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Anthony Johnson Explains UFC Return

»Posted by on Aug 20, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Anthony Johnson Explains UFC Return

Anthony Johnson Explains UFC Return

Fans of the Ultimate Fighting Championship were surprised to learn that Anthony Johnson had announced his return from retirement. Johnson confirmed he’d make a 2nd attempt at obtaining the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship, which escaped Anthony on two previous occasions. Reactions from the fans have been relatively positive, with UFC fighters presenting a more negative response. These competitors have evoked that Anthony Johnson coming out of retirement is pointless, that he’s “Mopped Up”.

These sentiments haven’t deterred Anthony Johnson in his quest to dominate over the Light Heavyweight Division. ESPN & BKFC both questioned the former champion contender on his time away, where Johnson clarified that often he’d miss the sport. Anthony hasn’t competed in professional MMA since 2017, which was an entirely different era of the UFC. Fighters disagreeing with his return could be correct in assuming Johnson’s skillsets aren’t formidable enough to compete in the modern UFC era. Still, Anthony Johnson evokes that he’s missed MMA & missed fighting against the world’s most influential martial artists.

Anthony Johnson revealed his thought process behind returning to the UFC with ESPN & BKFC. He’d remember that during his post-retirement career in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, there were multiple instances where he’d stand against someone returning from retirement. Johnson noted that most that return end up losing horribly & tarnishing their reputation. However, Anthony clarified that he isn’t like these men, that his time in the UFC saw minimal injuries & barely any contact other than in his two championship fights, which Johnson lost.

The Time of Anthony Johnson

Dana White’s Ultimate Fighting Championship is an ever-changing sport, where an athlete that once made formidable headway in the standings is quickly forgotten about after retirement. This was similar for the 36-Year-Old Anthony Johnson, who last competed against Daniel Cormier at UFC 210. Johnson lost via submission to the former Light Heavyweight Championship.

However, before losing to Daniel Cormier, Anthony Johnson acquired three back-to-back knockout victories. His talents once made this contender the “Most Dangerous UFC Fighter”. Anthony Johnson has defeated Glover Teixeira, Jimi Manuwa, and Ryan Bader. It should be clarified that Dana White & Anthony Johnson haven’t made any formal announcement regarding a return fight, meaning an official contract might not be signed.

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Ronda Rousey Refuses UFC Return

»Posted by on Aug 9, 2020 in Featured Fighter, Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Ronda Rousey Refuses UFC Return

Ronda Rousey Refuses UFC Return

The Ultimate Fighting Championship isn’t the priority for Ronda Rousey any longer, with the former UFC Champion remarking that she’ll likely not return to the UFC. This follows after Ronda Rousey left Dana White’s UFC in 2016, getting knocked out by Amanda Nunes in the first round within less three minutes. Most claim that Ronda Rousey left the UFC out of embarrassment from her loss, never against to return after the competition has grown to outweigh her skillsets. Ronda Rousey’s story is identical to Conor McGregor’s.

UFC President Dana White clarified that he remains on speaking terms with Ronda Rousey, though the two haven’t discussed any possibility of her returning for an upcoming fight. Dana White was asked about her future after Ronda Rousey was clarified as the 44th Best UFC Fighter to date.

Ronda Rousey was questioned regarding her position within the UFC, where the former Bantamweight Champion indicated that she’s unconcerned with competing in the Octagon for individuals that don’t care about her. This was a direct shot towards UFC Corporate Personnel, who are infamous for not carrying about their fighter’s safety & personal requirements, with their concern regarding the competitor’s skillsets only.

Fight for Who?

The Bantamweight Champion clarified that everyday people are informing her to fight, that she could become the “Greatest of All Time”. Ronda Rousey noted that the title of GOAT used to be critically essential for her to, with that goal becoming insignificant compared to her physical sacrifice. She’d remark how competing also put sacrifices onto her family, which isn’t needed any longer. Ronda Rousey finalized her recent remarks by noting those that tell her to compete wouldn’t do anything for her, that their desires are purely financial & that they’ll never be recuperated.

Ronda Rousey has often said since leaving the UFC in 2017 that fighting became her identity, that her husband showed her that there is much more to life. She’d indicate that the UFC didn’t want Ronda to maintain a life outside of fighting, risking financial losses by her exploring life. That’s to be expected when everyone values you based on fighting skillsets & doesn’t care about anything else you can bring to their corporation. Similar stories have been uttered by numerous fighters, including Jorge Masvidal & Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Edmen Shahbazyan Aiming for Championship Status

»Posted by on Jul 30, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Edmen Shahbazyan Aiming for Championship Status

Edmen Shahbazyan Aiming for Championship Status

Most that join the Ultimate Fighting Championship set themselves high goals, with most finding themselves unable to obtain those feats. Few have reached notable success as champions, with the likes of Jon Jones & Anderson Silva being two of the UFCs youngest winners that would ultimately maintain their championship status for numerous fights to come. Another competitor plans to steal the title of “Youngest UFC Champion”, which is presently held by Jon Jones.

This man is Edmen Shahbazyan, aged twenty-two. He’s quickly rising in the UFC Rankings with a 4-0 winning streak. When accounting for Edmen’s full MMA career, he maintains an 11-0. Discussions regarding the future of Shahbazyan have increased before his upcoming fight with Derek Brunson at UFCs Las Vegas Apex Arena. This newcomer will compete against an MMA veteran, with most bookmakers suggesting Derek Brunson will be victorious. Edmen Shahbazyan won’t allow sportsbooks & analysts to be correct, clarifying that he’ll defeat Brunson & move forward to become the youngest UFC Champion in history. Edmen hopes to accomplish this goal before July 2021.

Media personnel have interviewed Edmen Shahbazyan via videoconferences, requesting information on his future in the UFC. He’d emphasize that he has twenty months to dominate over the record obtained by Jon Jones. This is ample time for Shahbazyan to accomplish his goals of becoming a champion, which requires a minimum of three more victories for Edmen. Reviewing his short time with the UFC shows that Edmen Shahbazyan can outperform veterans & other newcomers, maybe giving some truth behind his statements.

The History of Edmen Shahbazyan

Dedicated UFC supporters would’ve seen Edmen Shahbazyan previously. He’d assisted Ronda Rousey, working alongside her as a sparring partner. That was several years ago in 2013 for Edmen Shahbazyan, meaning he’s eagerly awaited an opportunity to compete against formidable opponents. Sustaining 10+ years of training under the UFC division had adequately prepared him beyond personal & supporter expectations. There’s an opportunity that under the right conditions, Edmen Shahbazyan could find himself obtaining the UFCs Middleweight Championship Belt.

Edmen Shahbazyan emphasized that though he’s focused on becoming a champion, the primary goal for this month is dominating over Derek Brunson.

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1.3 Million Viewers Tune in to UFC 251

»Posted by on Jul 16, 2020 in Fighter | Comments Off on 1.3 Million Viewers Tune in to UFC 251

1.3 Million Viewers Tune in to UFC 251

Profits soared tenfold for the Ultimate Fighting Championship last weekend. The promise of Jorge Masvidal & Kamaru Usman competing against each other saw 1.3 million viewers purchase this PPV for $100.00, meaning that UFC 251 garnered hundreds of millions in profit. That’s because the popularity associated with Jorge Masvidal has increased since 2019 after Gamebred acquired victory over Nate Diaz. UFC supporters same Masvidal as the modernized rendition of Diaz, supporting the same egotistical attitude that’s inevitably humorous. Dana White wasn’t inclined to provide details on the company’s total profits, with finances dispersed amongst multiple organizations.

ESPN reporters questioned Dana White via videoconference shortly after UFC 251. The President remarked the success of their latest PPV that investors & himself are happy with the results. UFCs President would then utter twice the awesome-factor of Usman and Masvidal battling it out. It’s this core attribute that sustained growth volumes, more than likely accounting for lost profits since COVID-19 became an international pandemic.

The attribute of Masvidal & Usman wasn’t the sole factor adding to the lucrative profits obtained on July 11th. Dana White believes that UFC fans getting to witness fight island for the first-time increased viewership. Additional attributes include the re-entrance of Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, Amanda Ribas, and Petr Yan. All four competitors have their respective fanbases that would’ve to purchase this Pay-Per-View in hopes of their victory.

White Recalls Former Statements

The UFC President informed ESPN reporters that their last conversation detailed similar points. Remarking the same sentiments for the 2nd time, White clarified that when you combine a melting pot of top-rated fighters & then propose a new locations never-before-seen, it’s destined to create soaring profits. Dana White did mention that Jorge Masvidal played a significant factor behind their viewers, noting how Usman has struggled to acquire fans over her UFC Career.

When ESPN asked Dana White if investors & himself particular areas of improvement for their 251st Pay-Per-View, the UFC President indicated that everyone collectively had agreed nothing could’ve done better. That’s because bouts were successful, not expectedly being postponed or cancelled because of a COVID-19 infection. No infections were seen throughout UFC 251 after days of testing.

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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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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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