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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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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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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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