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Anderson Silva Indicates Final Foe

»Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Company News, Featured Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Anderson Silva Indicates Final Foe

Anderson Silva Indicates Final Foe

The final competitor that Anderson Silva could compete against in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is Uriah Hall. UFC fans have clamoured for the return of Anderson Silva, the former middleweight champion that defended his belt for ten back-to-back fights. The legacy of Silva isn’t entirely over, with it being known two fights remain for Anderson in his UFC contract. The Middleweight Champ is now revealing that his final bout could be against Uriah Hall on October 31st at UFC Fight Night. It’d mark the end of a 22-Year Era, with Silva first entering professional fighting in 1998.

Anderson Silva spoke with ESPN on the upcoming bout, where he’d evoke that this will likely be his last fight in professional combat sports. Anderson noted that the level of training being done daily is to do his absolute best while thanking his team for preparation over the last few weeks. The former Middleweight Champion remarked hope that he’ll dominate over Uriah Hall, and that his previous performance can be memorable for his long-time supporters.

MMA Sports Reporters have questioned Dana White (UFC President) on what he believes the future holds for Anderson Silva. UFCs President has evoked multiple times that Silva will retire after October 31st, that Uriah Hall will likely headline the 185-Pound bout, permitting that restrictions aren’t applied amid the coronavirus pandemic. White finalized his statements by saying “Yes, it will be Anderson’s last UFC fight”.

The Hope for UFCs GOAT

Few UFC fighters contend for the title of “Greatest of all Time”. He is considered the competitions longest-running champion, holding onto the Middleweight Championship Belt from 2006 to 2013. Multiple other fighters contest his GOAT status. Those include Daniel Cormier, Nick Diaz, Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Chris Weidman, and Michael Bisping.

The ultimate hope & desire for Anderson Silva is to reclaim his Middleweight Championship, then retire from the UFC while riding off into the sunset. However, Anderson is aware that it’s unlikely he’ll become a champion again from defeating Uriah Hall. That’s because Anderson Silva has lost six of the last several bouts he’s fought in the UFC.

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Justin Gaethje Mentally Prepares for Nurmagomedov

»Posted by on Aug 14, 2020 in Company News, Featured Fighter | Comments Off on Justin Gaethje Mentally Prepares for Nurmagomedov

Justin Gaethje Mentally Prepares for Nurmagomedov

The battle between UFCs highest-ranked lightweight contenders is heating up, with their fight slated to arrive by October 24th. Dedicated support of the Ultimate Fighting Championship has craved the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov, a Middle Eastern & Russian competitor that has dominated regularly over his competition. No UFC fighter has defeated Khabib, not even Conor McGregor. That zero-loss record for Nurmagomedov could end after battling against Justin Gaethje, one of the speediest fighters that the UFC has ever crossed.

Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov has begun engaging with her standard mental warfare, informing Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje that he’ll take the American into the deepest of oceans & drown him in-front of millions. Considering Justin Gaethje destroyed Tony Ferguson at his last UFC appearance, the long-time rival of Khabib, the Interim Lightweight Champion wasn’t deterred by Nurmagomedov. Warnings were issued back towards Khabib from the Gaethje camp, with Highlight informing the Eagle that it’ll be all-out carnage at UFC 254.

Justin Gaethje spoke with ESPN via videoconference on August 12th, where he’d emphasize that there’ll be a zone of death before him & that it won’t be Khabib Nurmagomedov that represents the Grim Reaper. Gaethje noted that it’s him who represents death, represents carnage, and creates horrific accidents in the octagon. Few fighters reach these levels in their retaliation, suggesting that Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje is looking to induce more damage to Khabib than any of his former opponents.

Who Will Win?

Justin Gaethje has stood on a formidable winning streak, defeating multiple opponents that were expected to dominate over the Highlight. When Justin dominated over Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 & became the Lightweight Interim Champion, his next goal was immediately acquiring the full championship from Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dana White would allow Gaethje the right to compete for six-months later against the Eagle.

Khabib fight with ferocity & anger after losing his father to the novel coronavirus. Competing against Justin Gaethje will mark one of Khabib’s final fights, with Nurmagomedov expected to retire by 2022. Justin is competing with young talent & faster speed than the “Aging Eagle”, which will be harder for Khabib to contend against after a prolonged vacation from fighting. Justin is active in the UFC, with Nurmagomedov having disappeared since COVID-19 arrived.

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Khabibs Manager Confirms Return for 2020

»Posted by on Jul 21, 2020 in Company News, Featured Fighter | Comments Off on Khabibs Manager Confirms Return for 2020

Khabibs Manager Confirms Return for 2020

The return of Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov is something desired by hundreds of thousands who support MMA. Most were anticipating his arrival earlier this year at UFC 249, where Nurmagomedov would’ve competed against Tony Ferguson. Concerns with travel from Russia to the United States during the COVID-19 pandemic forced this fight into cancellation status, with Khabib replaced by Justin Gaethje.

It’s officially thirteen months since Khabib Nurmagomedov last competed in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, holding onto his title belt longer than any other in UFC history without having to fight. Khabib’s last battle stood against Dustin Poirier during UFC 242 in June 2019. Most believe Nurmagomedov shouldn’t be provided special treatment, with it ultimately being Khabib’s fault for not attending UFC 249. The Middle Eastern/Russian fighter decided to return home while the pandemic was breaking out.

Sentiments towards special treatment for Khabib Nurmagomedov have changed after the death of his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. His passing was prompted from complications with COVID-19. The untimely & tragic death of Abdulmanap was left Khabib into an understandable position of mourning. Dana White emphasized on the July 18th weekend that Khabib would be given all the time required to mourn.

Ali Abdelaziz has given hope for dedicated supporters of Khabib Nurmagomedov, remarking that “The Eagle” will compete before 2020s end. This UFC Manager emphasized that Dana White will make the announcement shortly & that Khabib isn’t completed accomplishing his MMA goals. Abdelaziz then confirmed that Nurmagomedov would fight Justin Gaethje before any other opponent, dismantling any chance for a return against Tony Ferguson.

Details Not Released

ESPN and NBC Sports reporters asked that Ali Abdelaziz provided an exact date for the “Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Justin Gaethje” fight. The manager refused to give these details, indicating that promoters are meant to make an official announcement. Ali noted that Dana White would deliver details on a highly speculated fight when they’re available.

Speculation first indicated that Khabib Nurmagomedov would battle Justin Gaethje at Fight Island in September at UFC 253. After the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, that period could be postponed later into November & December in 2020.

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Jorge Masvidal on Nate Diaz Rematch

»Posted by on Jul 8, 2020 in Company News, Fighter | Comments Off on Jorge Masvidal on Nate Diaz Rematch

Jorge Masvidal on Nate Diaz Rematch

The UFC community were shocked to learn that Jorge Masvidal would return to competition. He’d actively disobeyed the wishes of Dana White & focused on making his employer look foolish to media personnel. The BMF Titleholder was provided with another unexpected opportunity to compete against Kamaru Usman. Their initial bout was terminated after Masvidal demanded finances that Dana White couldn’t provide amid COVID-19. It prompted the UFC President to inquire Gilbert Burns for UFC 251 against Kamaru Usman. Bruns contracted the novel coronavirus & this reopened negotiations with Masvidal.

MMA Analysts are now questing on what’ll be the next move from Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal is he’s victorious in defeating Kamaru Usman next week. Most anticipated that Jorge would focus on inquiring fights more suitable for holding a championship belt for a prolonged timeframe. Masvidal confirmed this wouldn’t be his strategy, indicating a continued promise with Nate Diaz. Gamebred promised Nate Diaz the 2nd fight after UFC Doctors terminated their initial belt. This stoppage was forced & considered unfair towards Diaz, who hasn’t competed since that 2019 loss.

The Interview

ESPN spoke with Jorge Masvidal via Zoom, mentioning that two men should expect rematches. Gamebred emphasized a desire to refight Nate Diaz, indicating that the global MMA community deserved something more exciting & riveting than what was displayed months ago. The interview in question that penetrated Masvidal with revealing questioned was Adam Martin. Fans of Gamebred were given valuable insight into his training camp, mental status, and determination to be the UFCs highest-rated competitor. It should be mentioned that Jorge Masvidal is also planning a rematch with Stephen “Wonder Boy” Thompson.

Masvidal finalized his sentiments with Adam Martin by clarifying he’s spoken with Nate Diaz since their last fight. Jorge knows the desire Nate has in rerunning this matchup. Gamebred remarked that he feels similarly & not entirely deserving of the BMF Belt. It’s for this core reason that Jorge Masvidal isn’t pitting the BMF Belt against Kamaru Usman, claiming that Nate has the first opportunity. Witness the clash of Jorge Masvidal & Kamaru Usman at UFC 251 on July 11th. This fight will be hosted in Abu Dhabi, Yas Island.

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UFCs Fight Island Requires Coronavirus Testing

»Posted by on Jun 24, 2020 in Company News | Comments Off on UFCs Fight Island Requires Coronavirus Testing

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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Fight Island Location Unveiled

»Posted by on Jun 11, 2020 in Company News | Comments Off on Fight Island Location Unveiled

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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