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MMA News Update April 2019

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MMA News Update April 2019

Somehow the lightweight division of the UFC appears in the news more often than just about any other. Not only do we see multiple news updates about Conor Mcgregor and his recent retirement announcement, but there is also news about Tony Ferguson who has been dealing with personal problems and has not been involved with UFC fighting much in 2019.

These are concerning matters as both Conor and Tony play a significant role in the lightweight division. With that said, don’t underestimate the other fighters as there are still loads of action to look forward to. However, for those who try to stay up to date on the latest news, here’s a quick and easy post about both Tony and Conor that’s ideal for getting up to date.

Tony Ferguson

Since the beginning of 2019, it seems as if Tony has been dealing with various personal problems, including a restraining order against him from his wife who has moved out just a few weeks ago along with their 2-year-old son.

Before anyone jumps to conclusions, it does not seem like there are problems in the marriage, but more of a safety concern. In February 2019, Cristina Ferguson made a call to police, saying that Tony is breaking things in the house and has gone as far as breaking the fireplace. She did not want police to respond as she was concerned for their safety.

Parleys responded anyway, sending out a total of six units which couldn’t do much as there was no criminal activity. The call was made from Cristina’s mother’s house as she had already moved out. Tony had collected their son and had also changed all the locks in the house.

She has made it clear that she is not concerned about the safety of her son or herself, but rather the safety of her husband. Police also recommended visiting the doctor, to which Tony agreed. There is also an ongoing investigation regarding domestic violence. For now, with these matters at hand, we don’t expect to see Tony in the octagon any time soon.

Conor McGregor

The Irishman remains a favourite subject for UFC news throughout the beginning of 2019. If he isn’t be charged with assault when breaking a fan’s phone for trying to take a photo, the UFC champion manages to find other ways to keep himself in the news, including the announcement of his retirement.

Just over a week ago, Conor posted a Tweet to say he is retiring. At the time, it made sense when you consider his lucrative whiskey business, and he has had an incredible record up to now in UFC. However, it later came about that the retirement might help just a treat towards the UFC who refuse to give Conor shares in the company for him to take part as a co-main event in July. There are also many other posts that give us reason to believe he will be back, but up to now, the retirement stands.

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MMA Giants Lined up for Huge Fight

»Posted by on Mar 26, 2019 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on MMA Giants Lined up for Huge Fight

MMA Giants Lined up for Huge Fight

If you’ve heard of either Iranian Hulk of Martyn Ford, you’ll know these are two of the most prominent fighters in MMA. Put these two in an octagon, and you’re bound to see a massive fight, unlike anything you’ve experienced before.

Well, in 2019, we might see the biggest fight of them all. Not because of marketing or a money fight, but instead with two of the most prominent MMA fighters stepping up for taking each other on.

It’s been said that these two massive fighters would be taking each other on later this year, which can only be described as a freak MMA fight. Martyn Ford is known as “The Scariest Man on the Planet” who weighs in at 143 Kg and stands at over two meters tall. The Iranian Hulk packs more weight at 178kg and is just a bit shorter at 1.85 meters.

Ford used to be a cricketer and rather skinny before he turned to bodybuilding on a whole new scale. An injury in cricket was the turning point for the massive man who has now found himself in films such as Final Score, which was released in 2018.

Now, a signed contract with Konfrontacja Sztuk Walki, a Polish organisation. He finds himself tapping into MMA to become one of the most critical fighters we have seen. After signing, Ford expressed his love for MMA and is looking forward to using his skills on the cage.

Up to now, he doesn’t have any professional fighting experience, but with his massive size and training, we might see a rookie take on other massive fighters and come out on top! That’s certainly what his 1.5 million followers are hoping for.

He also added a post on Instagram, further expressing how excited he is about the new adventure with KSW. He also tells fans about the tough training and that he is ready to take it all on and succeed.

Iranian Hulk, also known as Sajad Gharibi has become an overnight success as he is compared to the famous green muscle monster from the Marvel comics. He already has over 400,000 followers on popular social platforms who tune in often to see how the massive man lives and what he does daily.

He has dreams of joining the fight against IS by joining the Iranian Armed forces as he has a passion for his country and would like to defend it. However, with the new MMA opportunities, we might see him take on the octagon first, for which he would also need loads of training to get ready

Both these giants have been working hard on getting themselves prepared for the fight taking place later this year. Being an action-packed moment in the cage is sure. Would either of them manage a KO? Would it go through multiple rounds or would it be a boring fight that doesn’t reveal much to look at?

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Black Beast Second Loss in a Row

»Posted by on Mar 19, 2019 in Featured Fighter, Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Black Beast Second Loss in a Row

Black Beast Second Loss in a Row

Heavyweight fighter, Derick Lewis finds himself even further away from claiming a title after being defeated last week at UFC 146, taking place in Kansas.

Considered to be the fighter with the most post-fight regret, Lewis finds himself one step further away from claiming the title he has been hunting for so long. The fight was meant to be his way of forgetting the loss he suffered last year against the same fighter. Dos Santos, which was his first title fight ever.

Even though Black Beast agreed to the fight on short notice, there’s no denying that many were expecting more from the hard-hitting fighter. It would have been the perfect win to set him in line with a title match, but now, he is one step further behind.

How it All Went Down

The first round between Black Beast and dos Santos was somewhat strange for those who’ve come to know the fighting style of Lewis. While getting in a few hits, he seemed to have more focus on the leg strikes than anything else. Fans were hoping to see those powerful punches. Giving Santos a bit an of a wangle within the first round.

However, it seemed as if Santos was the one with all the advantage, hopping around with loads of energy and ready to give Black Beast the fight he wanted. However, in the first round, he didn’t manage to get much more than Black Beast.

Even the beginning of round two showed these fighters seemingly take it easy, but Santos managed to deliver a powerful kick to the midsection of Lewis, making him crumble in pain. Even with that kick, Santos remained careful of the powerful punches his opponent is capable of but decided to go for the kill when Lewis dropped after the kick. To no one’s surprise, Lewis tried to grab hold of Santos and almost delivered one of the punches. He just missed, causing Santos to reconsider his moves and draw back just a little.

With Santos stepping off, Black Beast was able to recover and get back to fighting. However, it wasn’t long into the second round when Santos managed to deliver a dominant right-hander. Once again dropping Lewis to the ground and now have the perfect opportunity to end the fight.

Was Black Beast Ready for the Fight?

The Black Beast team later revealed that the fighter wasn’t ready and suffering from a torn meniscus. This would have had a severe effect on his abilities to perform at his best. However, the short notice fight was accepted, and we’re sure Black Beast would’ve waited if he could do it all over again.

Now, he is has set back his career and opportunity of a title fight, but it’s certainly not the end of the fighter. We expect to see him enter the octagon again soon, possibly taking on Tuivasa.

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What’s 2019 Looking Like for McGregor?

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What’s 2019 Looking Like for McGregor?

Once one of the biggest stars in MMA and still with a huge fan-base behind him, Conor McGregor remains the topic of choice for many MMA fans. However, the fighter just doesn’t seem to have much of a future in MMA, but that’s mostly due to the suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, which followed what happened at UFC 229 in October of 2018.

The results of the suspension will be heard this month, which could reveal various options for McGregor. His manager did mention that they’re expecting this to go well with the hearing and that he would be allowed to return to the Octagon without any hassles. However, we haven’t really seen many fights lined up or competitors lining up to take him on, which could be due after the suspension has been lifted.

Focused on Private Life for Now

Dipping into what he has been up to, we see McGregor focusing more on his whiskey called Proper 12. It’s finally ready to launch, which is obviously a major achievement for the fighter and taking up a lot of his time.

Now, with another child on the way, we see McGregor have even less time for the gym and getting back into the desire to get in the Octagon and take on the biggest fighters. In the last two years, we’ve only seen McGregor appear in 1 major fight, which ended terribly and got him suspended.

However, according to his manager, McGregor would want to return to the gym and get his fitness levels back up before even considering a fight. This would be a recommended step of course, but we’ll have to wait and see if he actually manages to make time with everything else happening in his life.

Legend Fedor Emelianenko Says McGregor Needs to Watch His Mouth

Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has said Conor McGregor needs to watch his mouth as he delivers his personal opinion of the Irishman.

The 42-year old is set to take on Ryan Bader in what’s believed to be one of his last fights as he plans to retire soon. However, to ensure he goes out with a great fight, he is taking on Ryan for none other than the Bellator title.

The heavyweight legend tends to be rather held back when it comes to delivering comment and smack-talk before a fight, which is the complete opposite of what McGregor does. Fedor also delivered comment on Khabib for his role in the whole UFC 229 matter what got them both suspended, saying that Khabib should’ve picked up the mic and told McGregor exactly where he should go.

He reckons that professionalism went out the door for McGregor who was unable to keep it in and burst out with everything he said instead, allowing his emotions to take over what should always be professional.  

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Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega Match Results

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Max Holloway vs. Brian Ortega Match Results

Yet another action-filled fight as Holloway and Brain take to the ring. From the very beginning, it was easy to see Max Holloway trying every possible move, striking as hard as possible and giving every effort of dropping his opponent, but Ortega simply refused to quit or give in.

It wasn’t until the 4th round that the fight ended in a technical knockout in favour of Holloway as the repeated punches and hard knocks filly paid off in battering his opponents face. Despite the efforts to continue fighting from Brian, it was the cage side doctor ending the fight after Holloway got in a punch that completely closed Ortega’s left eye.

As the main event of Saturday’s UFC 231, the featherweight title was sure one not to miss as it was available on pay per view. The event took place in Toronto as the Scotia-bank Arena, which aired just after the UFC fighting past on FS1.

The Fight

From the very beginning, we saw great promise from Holloway. He managed to deliver precise punches, was smooth around the ring and sing knew exactly when to strike. The fight showed a number of aggressive combinations, which worked well and certainly earned him an easier fight as Ortega absorbed the punishment.

Even though it seemed to be Holloway’s fight from the start, there was no question that Ortega wasn’t going to give in easily. He might not have had the same number of strikes or done as much damage, but he certainly managed to deliver multiple hard strikes of his own. From the fight round, Ortega took a hard knock though, earning him a bloody nose, which didn’t stop him, but it certainly influenced the rest of the fight.

Those who know Ortega would see him struggling to take down Holloway and get started on the popular submission tactic that’s earned him a reputation in the past. He almost managed to get hold of Holloway a few times, which certainly had an effect, but just wasn’t enough to tilt the odds in his direction. In fact, throughout the fight, we saw Holloway need a couple of seconds after getting out of the grips, but one of the biggest things that rewarded him a victory was how quickly he recovered and jumped straight in with multiple punches once again.

With these combinations and multiple punches, the 4th round didn’t look good from the start for Ortega as he kept moving around the ring to avoid his opponent. Despite his efforts, Holloway still managed to claim his way to getting in multiple combinations.

Halfway through the 4th round, you could see Ortega’s left eye begin to swell and get surrounded by a dark blue colour, which is when the ringside doctor decided to take action and put an end to the fight, rewarding Holloway with a TKO.

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Two of the Most Memorable UFC Fights in 2018 So Far

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Two of the Most Memorable UFC Fights in 2018 So Far

2018 has certainly been an exciting year with the majority of fights giving us more than enough to talk about the next day. The octagon has certainly been one well-wroth keeping an eye on, special with major fights such as the build up to multiple Conor McGregor fights. However, with so many events in the last year, it’s hard to choose just a single fight.

Jan Blachowicz vs. Jimi Manuwa

On the 17th of Match 2018 during the 127th UFC fight night, spectators were given all the action with a rematch between these light-heavyweight strikers in London. There wasn’t much hope for the fight as the previous match in 2015 delivered a rather unexciting and dull event.

It’s clear that both the men decided this would be completely different as they entered the ring and delivered one of the best 2018 fights that continued for 3 rounds. It all started with Manuwa seemingly having the lead with his shooting style, but it didn’t last long as Blachowicz returned well and eventually go his opponent in a ramrod jaw that gave him the opportunity to throw multiple combinations at the brit who found himself wobbly, even during the first round.

The second round was somewhat the same, both men trying their best, but Blachowicz once again introduced multiple combinations with his jab. By round 3, both men were tired, drawing back the action, but still offering a power fight. However, Blachowicz once again come with a jab attack, leading him to the victory. While no knockouts formed part of the third round and no clear winners were featured, there’s no denying that Blachwicz has the match.

Yoel Roman vs. Robert Whittaker

Yet another rematch, the Yoel and Robert fight seemed somewhat unlikely after Robert beat Yoel in 2017 to claim the middleweight title and was then upgraded. He even signed to defend his title against Luke Rockhold, but due to infection was unable to fight. However, Romano stepped in and beat Robert with a knockout, making the rematch possible.
The first round was rather strange as Whittaker presented his usual game with multiple kicks and jabs. At one point is almost seemed as if it’s working on Roman, but now after the fight he was trying to lure Whittaker in instead.

By the third round, Roman’s plan was laid out and ready for action as the fighter simply came out with a mission to win. A massive right hander almost sent Whittaker down, but despite to power of the punch we say with Rockhold, Whittaker managed to hold on. In fact, he managed to come straight back with power blows of his own, causing quite the commotion with the crowed as a full-blown flight was on happening in the octagon.

The action continued with the 4th and even the 5th round, both fighters making each move count. At the end of the fight, there was no telling who the winner is as the action was just too fast and exciting to keep up with. However, Romero was technically closer to finishing his opponent, which got him the win.

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