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Joe Rogan Defends Tony Ferguson

»Posted by on Feb 7, 2020 in Company News, Fighter | Comments Off on Joe Rogan Defends Tony Ferguson

Joe Rogan Defends Tony Ferguson

There are multiple individuals connected to the UFC that believe Dana White is writing off Tony Ferguson. The UFC President has expressed his desire to see a rematch between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, with the middle eastern champion himself declining this matchup publicly. The latest individual to believe this fight isn’t going to happen is Joe Rogan, one of the most infamous figures in UFC. Rogan believes that Tony Ferguson has the skillsets required to dominate over Khabib, which would make him the 1st individual to dominate over Nurmagomedov. It should be noted that Tony Ferguson stands as the Number 1 Ranked athlete in the Ultimate Fighters Championship. Nobody can deny that “El Cucuy” will be the hardest challenge for “The Eagle” yet.

Rogan Speaks Up

Joe Rogan spoke to loyalist with the Ultimate Fighters Championship under his podcast. Statements regarding that Tony Ferguson is the boogeyman of the UFC couldn’t be more accurate. El Cucuy is secretly terrifying and has been underestimated by all opponents. This man never gets tired in the octagon, regardless of the beatings ensuing. Anybody that has fought Tony Ferguson previously have been hospitalized immediately afterwards. Some individuals call this champion “The Freight Train” because that’s exactly how all his opponents look after being defeated. It should also be noted that Tony Ferguson has the most enormous hands in the UFC, with a significant reach over most competitors. This gives him substantial advantages over opponents and will be challenging for Khabib to overcome.

Rogan mentioned that Tony Ferguson is the most terrifying fighter he’s come across, that everything about his mental and physical warfare isn’t healthy. Eccentric behaviour dominates over his persona in the ring, forcing opponents to make continuous mistakes. Joe noted that this fight will be an epic pay-per-view, but that Dana White shouldn’t immediately set up another bout with Khabib. There’s a substantial chance that Ferguson will win and potentially compete against the Irishman. However, neither the Irishman nor El Cucuy has bad blood between each other. Getting the title shot immediately after beating Donald Cerrone would also be a cop-out from Dana White. McGregor wouldn’t rightfully deserve Ferguson’s championship belt until beating everyone in his desired weight class.

The PPV

Those wanting to witness the incredible battle between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov can watch the two fighters collide at UFC 249. This pay-per-view is slated for April 18th, 2020 and will be located in Brooklyn. It’ll be five rounds at the Barclays Center, with each round being five minutes. It’s expected that Khabib Nurmagomedov will win this battle, with Joe Rogan believing that Tony Ferguson will come out on top. We’d have to agree with that analytic determination.

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Bec Hyatt Chosen Chosen to Participate in The Ultimate Fighter 20

»Posted by on Dec 12, 2013 in Company News, Featured Fighter, Fighter | Comments Off on Bec Hyatt Chosen Chosen to Participate in The Ultimate Fighter 20

Bec Hyatt Chosen Chosen to Participate in The Ultimate Fighter 20

 

One month after signaling an interest to open a new UFC women’s division, the promotion has gone all in on strawweights.

UFC President Dana White today announced the promotion has acquired the contracts of 11 Invicta FC fighters, who will compete on the first all-women season of “The Ultimate Fighter” for the inaugural UFC strawweight title.

Filming for the show kicks off May 18 and features Carla Esparza (9-2), Alex Chambers(4-1), Claudia Gadelha (11-0), Felice Herrig (9-5), Bec Hyatt (5-3), Emily Kagan (3-1), Juliana Lima (6-1), Rose Namajunas (2-1),Tecia Torres (4-0), Paige VanZant (3-1) and Joanne Calderwood (8-0). A debut date for the first episode wasn’t immediately announced.

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Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Targeted for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas

»Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Company News, Uncategorized | Comments Off on Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Targeted for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas

Hector Lombard vs. Jake Shields Targeted for UFC 171 on March 15 in Dallas

 

After telling MMAjunkie he wanted a fight with fellow welterweight Jake Shields (29-6-1 MMA, 4-2 UFC), Hector Lombard (33-4-1 MMA, 2-2 UFC) received his wish.

UFC officials recently announced the bout, via ESPN.com, for UFC 171.

UFC 171 takes place March 15 at American Airlines Center in Dallas. The main card, featuring a light heavyweight title fight between champion Jon Jones and Glover Teixeira, airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie. Lombard vs. Shields likely will be part of the main card.

This past week, Lombard said he might be able to force the “boring” Shields into a good bout.

“I think he’s been so boring and me always trying for the KO, it’s going to be exciting,” Lombard said. “He’ll make it boring, or I’m going to end up knocking him out. It’s going to be one or another.”

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Demain Maia & Rory MacDonald to Face Off at UFC 170 in Las Vegas

»Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Company News | Comments Off on Demain Maia & Rory MacDonald to Face Off at UFC 170 in Las Vegas

Demain Maia & Rory MacDonald to Face Off at UFC 170 in Las Vegas

 

An important welterweight fight has been added to UFC 170.

Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia will take place on the Feb. 22 card in Las Vegas, the promotion announced Friday. News of the fight being in the works was first reported on FOX Sports 1’s “UFC Tonight.”

Both MacDonald (15-2) and Maia (18-5) are coming off loses. MacDonald dropped a unanimous decision to Robbie Lawler at UFC 167 in November, while Maia lost a split decision to Jake Shields at UFC Fight Night 29 in October. MacDonald’s loss snapped a fight-fight winning streak, while Maia’s streak ended at three wins in a row.

UFC 170, which will take place at the Mandalay Bay Events Center, will be headlined byRashad Evans vs. Daniel Cormier.

Thanks to MMA Fighting for the story.

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Virgil Zwicker Scores 1st Round Knockout Over Mike Hayes at KSW 25 (Video)

»Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Company News, Fighter | Comments Off on Virgil Zwicker Scores 1st Round Knockout Over Mike Hayes at KSW 25 (Video)

Virgil Zwicker Scores 1st Round Knockout Over Mike Hayes at KSW 25 (Video)

 

Virgil Zwicker may have had to travel a long way to fight Mike Hayes, but it took him just 1:12 to knock him out in the first round at KSW 25 in Poland this weekend.

Zwicker improved his record to 12-3 with 9 KO/TKO’s and 2 submissions. Check out the fight in its entirety below.

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Danny Castillo Battles Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 9 This Weekend in Sacramento

»Posted by on Dec 9, 2013 in Company News, Fighter | Comments Off on Danny Castillo Battles Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 9 This Weekend in Sacramento

Danny Castillo Battles Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 9 This Weekend in Sacramento

 

UFC on FOX 9 could also be known as UFC: Team Alpha Male.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) continues to stack its return to California’s state capital with hometown fan favorites. The latest addition is a lightweight bout between Edson Barboza vs. Danny Castillo and is set to go down on Dec. 14, 2013 at the Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento.

Castillo, who trains nearby at Team Alpha Male, joins team founder Urijah Faber, who meets Michael McDonald, and Chad Mendes, who fights Nik Lentz, as the plethora of local gym fighters on the card.

UFC officials announced the fight on Wednesday.

“Last Call” has won back-to-back fights since suffering a knockout loss to Michael Johnson (who found out his next fight today, too) nearly a year ago. He went on to beat Paul Sass at UFC on FUEL TV 7 by way of unanimous decision and then in July, at UFC on FOX 8, he outpointed Tim Means for his fifth win in six fights.

He won’t have it easy.

The Brazilian-born Barboza also has won two straight fights since an upset loss to Jamie Varner, who knocked him out in the first round at UFC 146 back in May 2012. Since that setback, the first of his MMA career, Barboza has stopped Lucas Martins at UFC on FX 7 in January, then finished Rafaello Oliveira with leg kicks at UFC 162 in July, which I saw in person and it was nasty.

Thanks to MMA Mania for the story.

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