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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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Dana White Breaks UFC Protocols

»Posted by on Apr 24, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Dana White Breaks UFC Protocols

Dana White Breaks UFC Protocols

May 9th will mark a significant date for the Ultimate Fighter’s Championship, with multiple bouts being announced for an upcoming Pay-Per-View. One of these matches includes Justin Gaethje, who’ll be competing against Tony Ferguson. Justin wasn’t aware of the May 9th fight until it was announced publicly to supporters. This is a direct breach of UFC Protocols, which has upset Gaethje. Dana White didn’t provide the fighter with a choice, which is inappropriate when considering these men can lose their lives in the octagon. The UFC President didn’t believe it an issue, with Justin Gaethje previously being slated to compete against Tony Ferguson on April 18th. This would’ve been for UFC 249, which was ultimately cancelled because of the novel coronavirus prompting social distancing measured in America.

Justin Gaethje provided his insight regarding the unexpected announcement, speaking with ESPN reporters via videoconference. Justin mentioned that his immediate reaction was “What the Hell?”, which the UFC fighter being upset that Dana White didn’t follow standard protocols. Gaethje clarified that he understands the particular predicaments with the situation, which is why he’ll happily oblige with the May 9th fight. Justin Gaethje prefers to have a prolonged training camp, which won’t be possible this time around. He’ll be provided two weeks to hone MMA skillsets before competing against Ferguson.

Gaethje is determined to become the UFC Champion, which follows after winning three fights back-to-back. Formidable skillsets prompted him the opportunity to compete against Ferguson after Khabib Nurmagomedov backed down. This American fighter expressed that when competing for the world championship, you fight whenever and wherever the boss tells you. It should be mentioned that the three most recent bouts from Justin Gaethje saw him knockdown his opponents in the first round, getting knockouts each time.

Khabib Backs Down

The UFC Champion was forced to cancel his appearance at UFC 249. This forced decision followed after Khabib Nurmagomedov made multiple mistakes while travelling before the pandemic broke-out worldwide. He moved between America, Dubai, and Russia within two weeks. Vladimir Putin then announced that travel restrictions would be imposed for a prolonged period. Because of these restrictions, Khabib cannot compete. There’s the potential he’ll be stripped of his title for these mistakes.

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Colby Covington Talks Down to Jon Jones

»Posted by on Apr 17, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Colby Covington Talks Down to Jon Jones

Colby Covington Talks Down to Jon Jones

The rivalry between Jon Jones and Colby Covington has continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. This follows after the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion was arrested for drunk driving. Colby Covington took this opportunity to destroy Jones in a public manner, calling him a dirtbag and demanding that Jon would be better off in jail. These remarks follow after Colby Covington was speaking with Mike Heck’s Podcast. Called What the Heck – Chaos Edition, he expressed that his former roommate has become a steroid addict. That’s why Colby believes that Jon Jones drinks excessively and cheats on his wife regularly. Claims from Covington weren’t responded by the Light Heavyweight Champion, who won’t compete for the minimum of twelve months after this latest arrest.

Colby Covington has attended numerous podcasts from the virtual seat in the last several days. An additional podcast with Alexander Lee’s MMA Fighting, where Colby noted that we’re going through the worst pandemic is 100+ years, and this man decides to drive drunk. Covington mentioned that this behaviour is consistent with the Jon Jones he knew in college, where the champion would continually break the rules and not care about the consequences. It should be noted that Jon Jones has a significant number of charges, often relating to violence and drinking.

Colby then got personal to his former roommate, informing the Light Heavyweight Champion that he’s still a dirtbag. That you even cheat on your wife like back in college, that those steroids won’t make you feel any better and that you’ll never return to normal. Considering that Colby Covington lived with Jon Jones, it’s safe to say these remarks would be devasting for the champion to hear. Statements with Alexander Lee finished by Colby noting Jon Jones is a piece of shit and deserves to go to jail.

Previous Run-Ins

Most fans behind Jon Jones aren’t aware that he’s maintained multiple run-ins with law enforcement throughout his MMA Career. These law enforcement issues started long before his career as well. Considering this foolish man believes he’s the greatest fighter of all time, Jon Jones sure doesn’t portray the role like Muhammed Ali. Jones doesn’t stand for advocacy groups, or his fellow man like Ali previously did. No, the Light Heavyweight Champion is most concerned about his image. Similar to Floyd Mayweather Junior.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Quarantined in Russia

»Posted by on Apr 2, 2020 in Fighter | Comments Off on Khabib Nurmagomedov Quarantined in Russia

Khabib Nurmagomedov Quarantined in Russia

The Russian Government has been severe in its approach towards the COVID-19 pandemic. Travel restrictions are more stringent than the standard country, with even notable athletes unable to locate flights outside their nation. This has prompted the UFC Lightweight Champion to announce he won’t be attending UFC 249. This has forced Dana White to establish a new title fight in two weeks. Khabib Nurmagomedov made this sombre announcement through social media platforms like Instagram and Twitter.

The Instagram post informed the MMA Community that he’s more upset at the concept of not fighting than anyone else. However, he understands the predicaments surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic. This marks the 4th time that a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson has been cancelled. Multiple athletes and sporting analysts predicted that the two men wouldn’t compete. It leaves Dana White in an awkward position of creating a 5th fight for these two men, which would be diminished in its reliability.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is an unbeaten lightweight champion, competing in 28 Professional Fights with the UFC. His bout against Tony Ferguson was initially slated for April 15th in Brooklyn. Government legislation for social distancing forced Dana White to begin locating a new venue location, with the UFC President providing minimal details on the new venue. When Dana White was questioned on Khabib Nurmagomedov’s forced decision, the president didn’t give any insight into his thoughts. The lightweight champion often disputed the actions Dana White displayed throughout this pandemic, which has been ignorant and disrespectful.

Khabibs Backlash Against Dana White

Another moment where Khabib expressed anger towards Dana White was in his Instagram announcement. Nurmagomedov mentioned that he felt angry over specific individuals compelling him to fight, to risk his life during a pandemic. Khabib expressed that the entire world should be quarantined and that all individuals should be limited on travel. This extends towards government employees, celebrities and millionaires. The only individuals permitted should be medical staff needing to safe millions worldwide. Khabib couldn’t believe that Dana White would urge a fight to move forward, even if it risked the lives of his employees and fighters. It shows that money is more important than human beings for Dana White.

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Conor McGregor Speaks with Bleacher Report

»Posted by on Mar 19, 2020 in Featured Fighter, Fighter | Comments Off on Conor McGregor Speaks with Bleacher Report

Conor McGregor Speaks with Bleacher Report

Supporters behind the Irishman won’t have to wait long for his re-entrance into the UFCs Octagon or the Boxing Ring. This follows after Conor McGregor confirmed that he’d be competing sooner than later, with the Irish-born athlete having competed twice in the last seventeen months. There was a fifteen-month period where McGregor wasn’t seen in a fighting capacity, which came after his defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Conor would return at UFC 246 to demolish Donald Cerrone within 40-Seconds. It’s one of the fastest knockouts in sports history.

Millions worldwide engage with Connor McGregor’s fights. His presence is something that MMA enthusiasts have often enjoyed. It’s the buildup that’s more exciting than the actual battle, and it earns the UFC millions. Proof of McGregor’s value came when he boxed Floyd Mayweather Junior in 2017, which again saw the Irishman get knocked out. However, the money earned through this bout was extensive.

One of the future opponents for Conor McGregor could be Justin Gaethje, who is trying to implement mental warfare against the Irishman. McGregor hasn’t seemed interested in this opponent, with him indicating he’d prefer to combat Khabib Nurmagomedov or Floyd Mayweather Junior for a second time. It should be mentioned that Mayweather, Nurmagomedov and McGregor are all slated to fight each other. The Boxing Champion Mayweather could earn upwards of $300 Million to battle Khabib and Conor.

Conor’s Remarks

McGregor spoke with Bleach Report on his future. The Irishman mentioned that nobody wants a dull fight, that fans want the original version of Conor and deserve a passionate bout. These statements followed after competing against Khabib in 2017, where Conor didn’t take training seriously and prompted serious injury onto himself. It was expressed that he wants to win for the McGregor supporters and his family, that he’ll fight anybody to prove that he’s capable of re-acquiring the championship.

Conor McGregor closed out his remarks by expressing he’d compete in the Octagon shortly and would also be boxing in 2020. Now speculation regarding who those potential opponents will begin amongst UFC and Boxing Analysts. One thing is almost for sure; at some point, there’ll be a secondary bout between Khabib and Conor. Dana White will make it so.

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UFCs ESPN+ 28 Cancels Mass Gathering

»Posted by on Mar 13, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on UFCs ESPN+ 28 Cancels Mass Gathering

UFCs ESPN+ 28 Cancels Mass Gathering

Brasilia saw their first Ultimate Fighters Championship event cancelled for spectators following the coronavirus. It’ll be a “Behind-Closed-Doors Event” moving forward, with it still be broadcasted on March 14th through ESPN+. Titled the ESPN+ 28 UFC Event, it’ll be held at the Nielson Nelson Gymnasium in Brazil’s capital. Thousands would’ve gathered to watch their favourite fights compete, but the Brasilia Governor determined that a “Large Gathering Ban” should be declared throughout the city. This decision was made after a confirmed coronavirus outbreak within Brasilia.

The implemented ban has prompted the immediate cancellation of Concerts, Sporting Events, School and Religious Services. Gatherings must be limited to a maximum of one-hundred Brazilians. This means that ESPN+ 28 can allow for roughly eighty VIPS to watch this fight live, with the remaining 16 thousand seats remaining empty. Supporters that purchased tickets will be provided refunds through electronic ticket sellers. Returns won’t be supported in-person, with ticket booths being shut down for the foreseeable future.

The Ultimate Fighting Competition didn’t provide any insight to reporters regarding the fate of this venue, with detailed information having the come from other outlets. This follows after Dana White has publicly expressed his disbelief towards the coronavirus and its rate of spreading. It’s not surprising that Dana White wouldn’t believe scientific records, with this man being a substantial supporter and friend of Donald Trump. Sporting associations have mentioned their disappointment towards the minimal sanitation efforts and closures being enforced by the UFC.

Insiders close with the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Brasilia privately noted to news outlets that Dana White was furious with the announcement that mass gatherings would be cancelled in the capital. Considering that the UFC President cannot outweigh the government’s decision, he was forced to abide by these conditions and provide refunds to consumers. Dana White lost millions in the process.

Additional Cancellations

There have been multiple cancellations for the Ultimate Fighters Championship within Brasilia. The Ceremonial Weigh-In before any title fight was terminated, which extended to the Media Day. Obligations with these fighters require that they compete regardless of global conditions. Sporting analysts suspect that UFC Fighters will begin ignoring contract obligations and remain home in self-isolation. Dana White could be forced in the coming weeks to terminate the UFC until the coronavirus is solved. How he’ll react will be an exciting discussion.

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