Coronavirus Kills Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father

»Posted by on Jul 4, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Coronavirus Kills Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father

Coronavirus Kills Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father

The international mixed martial arts community was shocked to learn that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had died after contracting COVID-19 in Dagestan. Abdulmanap is the father & trainer of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who stands as the current UFC Champion. Ramzan Kadyrov confirmed this information to supporters, which is unconventional for the Chechen Leader. Details were provided through Telegram Messenger & are considered disrespectful to the memory of Abdulmanap. The Chechen leader remarked that he’d received the news of Nurmagomedov’s passing, which is significantly upsetting for the Chechen People.

Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t been available to discuss the passing of his father, which falls in-line with how the UFC Champion has shown himself publicly since returning home. Khabib won’t go any further than providing condolences through social media platforms. Details regarding his fathers passing were supplied from other sources, including Hospital Directors.
It became known that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was hospitalized in April 2020 for COVID-19 in the North Caucasus Region, Dagestan. After his conditions worsened over a short period, Khabib Nurmagomedov forced Russian Medical Personnel to transport his father to Moscow. After fighting this virus for four months, complications that arose from COVID-19 has taken the life of Abdulmanap.

Social media postings from Khabib Nurmagomedov was shown through Instagram. His father wore training sessions tracksuit, with a simple message that read “Father”. Most weren’t aware that Abdulmanap had died & at that moment were praying for his recovery. It should be mentioned that Khabib Nurmagomedov was interviewed days before his father died, indicating that COVID-19 created significant damage throughout Abdulmanap’s Heart & Kidneys. It’s suspected that these complications took the life of Russia & Dagestan’s most influential fighting coach.

Legacy Remembered

Khabib Nurmagomedov during the interview mentioned that since April 2020, he wasn’t permitted to speak with his father under any conditions. Khabib was required to visit his father through an enclosed space with four-walls of glass. Abdulmanap could re-acquire the coronavirus unexpectedly with his complications & infect Khabib, which isn’t an option for those that make millions from the Nurmagomedov family. It should be mentioned that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov trained numerous champions, not exclusively Khabib. He’ll legacy will be remembered for generations of fighters to come.

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UFCs Fight Island Requires Coronavirus Testing

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UFCs Fight Island Requires Coronavirus Testing

After months of Dana White being vicious & horrific towards anyone that mentioned COVID-19 affecting UFC operations, the President has begun changing his heart towards this pandemic. CEO & President of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Dana White announced that new health measures are being implemented for the “UFCs Fight Island”. Slated to premiere in July 2020, this venue will be held in Abu Dhabi & now require that all competitors receive tests for COVID-19 before travelling for their planned match. Dana White is implementing this measure in hopes of avoiding an outbreak of the virus.

UFC Supporters & MMA Analysts weren’t surprised by the announcement made by Dana White. Identical measures were implemented in Las Vegas, which came after the UFC received public criticism for lack of health measures during the Florida matches in Late May & Early June. That would change upon their arrival in Las Vegas, which is the same period where Dana White began altering his mindset of the COVID-19 pandemic.

The UFC President understands that this pandemic won’t end until vaccines are released worldwide. It took months for Dana White to reach this clarification, forcing delayed saving on a potential secondary lockdown on international sports. It’s known that President White has begun saving additional reserve funds for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, enabling them to sustain any additional postponement periods. No other sports association worldwide has implemented similar measures, with them being unconcerned about their safety for resumed play.

American & International Competitors

UFC Fighters based outside the United States of America will receive COVID-19 testing in their local state or province. American fighters aren’t receiving the same convenience, with Dana White informing them they’ll be flown to Las Vegas for testing. After tests are confirmed negative, American competitors will be flown to Abu Dhabi. It should be mentioned that 26 Fighters from the United States are slated to compete at Fight Island. Those competitions will take place on July 15th, 18th, and 25th.

It should be mentioned that Brazilian Fighters with the UFC are receiving similar treatment to American competitors. UFC Opponents from Brazil are being sent to Sao Paolo for testing & confirmation, where they’ll then embark to Fight Island in Abu Dhabi.

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Dave Schmulenson Calls Out Ariel Helwani

»Posted by on Jun 19, 2020 in General, MMA | Comments Off on Dave Schmulenson Calls Out Ariel Helwani

Dave Schmulenson Calls Out Ariel Helwani

The President of the Ultimate Fighter’s Championship confirmed that Dave Schmulenson has called out Ariel Helwani to a grappling contest. Dana White could hardly control his laughter when announcing that these two have started online arguments. Most aren’t aware of Dave “The Schmo” Schmulenson, who is quickly becoming a celebrity in the MMA Community. His audience primarily relates to younger viewers of the Ultimate Fighter’s Championship, with Dave Schmulenson having interviewed several UFC Fighters. The Schmo Podcast was permitted an interview with Dana White recently, with the UFC President not deterred by the odd behaviour of Dave Schmulenson’s.

Dave “The Schmo” Schmulenson called out Ariel Helwani because of his controversial statements made over social media. The actions shown by Ariel Helwani over recent years prompted Dana White to ban this media figure from all UFC Events. It inspired Helwani to start online arguments with multiple fighters in the MMA community, who are contracted under Dana White. It’s gotten Ariel Helwani nowhere back into UFC Events & caused more rifts in the community, with Dave “The Schmo” Schmulenson wanting to stop the banned media reporter from ever returning to the MMA World.

Dana White confirmed that Dave Schmulenson was issuing a grappling match against Ariel Helwani, which genuine UFC Supporters know is considerably more tiring & challenging than standard MMA fighting. It’s an area of combat sports that Ariel Helwani has infamously questioned & remarked as weak. The Schmo wants to prove that this media representative is talking smack that cannot be backed by physical efforts. Accepting this grappling match must be accomplished in the 165 to 185 Weight Divisions, with the winner being awarded $25,000.00 towards their desired charity. Refusing to accept under these conditions will make Ariel Helwani look foolish & weak to what supports he still has in the MMA Community.

Laughing It Off

The hysterical nature of Dana White when confirming this announce is enough to make anyone laugh. He noted that calling out Ariel Helwani is like trying to fight a little girl, making light of the weakness associated with this media representative. It’s not known if Dana White will allow this grappling match to be hosted at “UFCs Fight Island” or under any venue with this competition. By his reaction, it’s unlikely.

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Fight Island Location Unveiled

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Fight Island Location Unveiled

Dana White provided UFC Supporters something excited to look forward to, with UFC 251s Fight Card being unveiled. This confirmation press release also mentioned that Fight Island would be located in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi. It’s not surprising that Dana White selected the Middle Eastern nation for the UFCs home base. Delegations with the Abu Dhabi Fighting Association have been consistent for years, creating powerful partnerships through Khabib Nurmagomedov & other Middle Eastern fighters.

The popularity of this MMA Sport has subsequently grown tenfold in this region, prompting Dana White to select Yas Island. White clarified that the primary headquarters for the UFC is the Apex Centres in Las Vegas & Florida. Those anticipating Fight Island won’t have to wait a prolonged period, with the event slated to begin on July 11th and end on July 25th. Dana White didn’t clarify if the UFC will return to Yas Island after July.

UFC 251

Three title fights were confirmed for UFC 251, with the first event involving Kamaru Usman. He’ll defend his welterweight championship belt against former training partner & notable friend, Gilbert Burns. This follows after Kamaru Usman was initially slated to compete against Jorge Masvidal, which was terminated after Masvidal & Dana White couldn’t agree on contract delegations.

Additional fights confirmed for UFC 251 include Alexander Volkanovski, who’s competing against Max Holloway for the Featherweight Division Title. Jose Aldo & Petr Yan are also fighting for the 1st time, which Aldo initially slated to compete against Henry Cejudo before COVID-19. This pandemic period would prompt Cejudo to retire from the UFC. Aldo is expected to win & reobtain a championship position in the Ultimate Fighting Competition.

Dana White announced that four women would also compete at UFC 251. Jessica Andrade is competing against Rose Namajunas, with both being former champions in the Strawweight Division. Another Strawweight bout will unfold against Amanda Ribas and Paige VanZant, with neither of these four women slated to compete for another championship until COVID-19 is defeated. Those wanting to watch UFC 251 can pay $100.00 for this Pay-Per-View, which will run roughly four hours.

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Dana White Refuses Masvidal a Fight

»Posted by on Jun 3, 2020 in Fighter | Comments Off on Dana White Refuses Masvidal a Fight

Dana White Refuses Masvidal a Fight

The UFC President has shocked supporters with his actions throughout the last six months. Dana White has altered his core principles of business since COVID-19 became a reality of our lives, first infecting China & then becoming an international pandemic. This forced all venues with the Ultimate Fighter’s Championship to be postponed, creating a volatile & aggressive version of Dan White. Harmful offences from the UFC President first began against the Media, branding them with ignorant terms & demanding they never attend his press conferences again. Anger from Dana White then began reflecting towards fighters on the UFC Roster. Opponents like Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Tony Ferguson, and Conor McGregor have had personal feuds with Dana White since COVID-19 broke out.

Now another feud is coming to light, with Jorge Masvidal confirming that Dana White refuses to book him for another fight. This follows after Jorge defeated Nate Diaz in November 2019 at UFC 244, acquiring the Bad Mother*** title. Obtaining this notable title should’ve immediately allowed Jorge Masvidal to recompete. However, Nate Diaz & Dana White are close friends. Dana White is known for picking favourites & it’s not surprising that the UFC President would force Masvidal to wait a prolonged period for vengeance. Additional fights conquered by Jorge in 2019 included Ben Askren and Darren Till.

Rumoured Fight

Jorge Masvidal was initially rumoured to be competing against Kamaru Usman, the Welterweight Champion. Negotiations regarding that fight didn’t follow through after White informed Masvidal that he’d have a re-match with Nate Diaz. This follows in-line with the vengeful acts displayed by the UFC President since January 2020. When questioned on his thoughts towards the delayed contract negotiations, Jorge Masvidal didn’t issue positive sentiments towards Dana White. He noted that the complications surrounding his return are complete Fery.

Cancelled Contracts

Most have forgotten already that Dana White cancelled the contracts of multiple fighters. This followed after the UFC President confirmed all employed competitors would be contracted to Fight Island. Various opponents remarked this disapproval towards this decision, with thousands dying worldwide from the coronavirus. Those individuals were relieved of their contracts with the Ultimate Fighters Championship. It showed that Dana White would terminate those that don’t agree with his mindset.

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Dana White Turns Back on Jon Jones

»Posted by on May 31, 2020 in Company News, General | Comments Off on Dana White Turns Back on Jon Jones

Dana White Turns Back on Jon Jones

Nobody anticipated that Dana White would turn against his fighters. That’s been the conventional approach of UFCs President since the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in the United States. It prompted numerous cancellations of UFC Events, with multiple fighters refusing to compete for their safety. Dana White responded by releasing those contestants from their contracts, with those fighters mostly having a minimal presence in the UFC. Now Dana White is implementing similar tactics towards his most notable contenders, including Jon Jones.

The statistically best fighter in the UFC Light Heavyweight Division has requested Dana White release him from his contract. It followed after negotiations for a bout against Francis Ngannou didn’t reach an agreement. Reporters questioned Dana White on why this match-up was declined, with the UFC President noting that Jon Jones requested an obscene payment. The Light Heavyweight Champion denied these claims from Dana White, stating the President was lying to avoid additional backlash against his recent actions. The remarks follow more in line with White’s past behaviour.

When Dana White verbally attacked Jon Jones in the press, it prompted the champion to make a series of remarks through Twitter. The 1st sentiments from Jones stated that if Dana White is going to continue lying, that Jon will defend himself & contact his lawyer, Hunter Campbell. Jones threatened to release text messages that would show White was lying & trying to destroy the reputation of the UFCs most notable fighter.

Jones most likely didn’t request a massive payday, with him being similar to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. These men care more about the competition than anything else. However, Jon Jones should receive payments identical to other leading fighters in the UFC. This includes Deontay Wilder, Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje, and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Considering that Jones is statistically the greatest fighter in UFC history, it’s shocking that Dana White wouldn’t already offer a massive payday to Jon Jones.

Fighting analysts speculate that under the recent behaviour of Dana White, He’ll meet the requests of Jon Jones & cancel his contract. It’s thought that this would be the final deterrent that angered his remaining fighters. McGregor, Wilder, and Nurmagomedov would become concerned about their contract safety if Jones can enter the lousy side of Dana White by requesting to much cash, who else will be attacked internally.

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The Return of Mike Tyson

»Posted by on May 24, 2020 in Fighter | Comments Off on The Return of Mike Tyson

The Return of Mike Tyson

He was once considered one of the most potent and influential boxers in history, with this man now returning to the ring for charity. That individual is Mike Tyson, the former heavyweight boxing champion of the world. He’s continuously caused social media to explode with every video entry on his Instagram. It shows a man who’s more than 53 obtaining a young-mans physique, with speed and prowess that hasn’t been demonstrated by Tyson for decades.

When Mike Tyson announced that he’d return to the boxing ring for charity, it didn’t take long for professional leagues to provide him with an official contract. The Bare-Knuckle Fighting Championship announced that they’d contract Mike Tyson for $20 million, with this contract sustaining a single fight. Tysons remittance into professional boxing has also prompted additional ageing competitors to consider a revival. This includes Evander Holyfield, who believes a fight with Tyson is possible.

Dana White Reacts

Everyone isn’t excited at the concept of Mike Tyson returning. Competing in professional boxing at 53 is risky and challenging, with potential injuries causing lifelong damage. One individual requesting that Mike Tyson not return to professional boxing is Dana White. He noted that the physique of this former champion is incredible, that his skillsets are explosive, and that Tyson remains powerful. Dana White is even considering the possibility of hosting this fight is Mike Tyson refuses to stop. That way the UFC President could stop the fight if the former boxing champion were outmatched.

It says something with the most notable fighting league’s President requests a competitor not return. However, there are multiple promotors interested in the concept of catering to Mike Tyson. Dana White will find himself outmatched in trying to have this fight under his terms.

Tyson’s Thoughts

The former heavyweight boxing champion revealed that he feels unstoppable, that anything is possible and that the gods of war have reawakened inside him. Tyson remarked these statements when being interviewed by T.I. Via Instagram Live. Mike would note that he’ll continue to get in shape and prepare for the next fight. Tyson also clarified that a maximum of three rounds could be sustained at his age. This is a clear indicator that the former champion is concerned about his stamina.

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