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Khabib Nurmagomedov wants Floyd Mayweather Jr Fight

»Posted by on Jan 25, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Khabib Nurmagomedov wants Floyd Mayweather Jr Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov wants Floyd Mayweather Jr Fight

UFC champ Khabib Nurmagomedov and his team have begun to prepare for the upcoming title fight in the lightweight division against Tony Ferguson. However, thereafter, all energies will be directed to preparing for a fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr, the undefeated boxing champ who took on Connor McGregor and walked away with another win to his record.
It is expected that Khabib Nurmagomedov will enter the ring against Mayweather JR for an 11 round fight using standard boxing rules and one round using standard MMA rules. To date, Floyd Mayweather Jr, or as many call him, “Mr Money” has yet to lose a professional fight in his career. It is a feat not many can lay claim to, and at 42 few others have the ability to enter the ring still and perform at the levels required to be competitive, let alone win fights.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, also undefeated in his MMA career is expected to give Mayweather JR a healthy dose of completion. However, Mayweather is superior in the ring and understands how to go the distance. That was a skill that was lacking in Connor McGregor, and Nurmagomedov will most likely feel the challenges of others who have come before him and may very lose the fight as a result, much like McGregor did.

While speaking on his upcoming fight against Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov addressed questions relating to his desire to fight Mayweather. Commenting, Nurmagomedov stated, “Mayweather has statistics on fights of 50 wins and zero losses, he is the greatest in boxing. He wants to fight with the same champion who did not lose a single fight, Khabib, everything is fine, but now we have Tony Ferguson on the line. We said a long time ago: let us finish with Tony, after that we will work with the team of Ukrainian boxer Vasily Lomachenko for six months, then there will be a boxing fight. We offer any day anywhere, with only one condition – 11 rounds in boxing and one in mixed martial arts.”

If Khabib Nurmagomedov is successful against Ferguson, he will improve his MMA professional record to 29-0, which while impressive, pales in comparison to Mayweather’s 50-0 record. While Mayweather is officially retired, he had agreed to fight the Nurmagomedov, a bout that was cancelled by Dana White, however, the fight is still being discussed with White after Mayweather announced he would come out of retirement to fight in the octagon.

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Conor McGregor’s Zig Kinetica from Reebok

»Posted by on Jan 15, 2020 in Fighter, General, MMA | Comments Off on Conor McGregor’s Zig Kinetica from Reebok

Conor McGregor’s Zig Kinetica from Reebok

The Reebok Corporation is continuing to fight back against Nike and Adidas for popularity. It was announced today that Reebok would release the Zig Kinetica’s, a brand-new athletic sneaker that channels kinetic energy with every step made. It’s one of the most prominent announcements for the Reebok Corporation, as it was unveiled days before Conor McGregor returns to the Octagon. It also marks the 1st time that Reebok and McGregor have partnered since October 2018. The Rebook Corporation confirmed that a series of advertisements are slated to release with UFC 246. Considering that more than 10 million worldwide are anticipated to watch this fight, the potential profits for the Zig Kinetica by next week could be exponential.

The confirmation of this announcement begins the 3rd phase for Reebok’s “Sport the Unexpected” campaign, which has enabled them to become a pop-culture sensation amongst sneaker enthusiasts. This campaign is centred around individuals that reshape the culture of footwear and take risks that nobody else could. Considering that the footwear industry earns more than $25 billion yearly, it’s not surprising that Reebok would want a more significant market share percentage.

Zig Kinetica Details

The first instance of the Reebok Corporation released its Zig-Footwear Technology was 2010. The Zig-Pulse silhouettes were considered a new standard of innovation amongst footwear designers. Its disruptive concept enabled for athlete’s performance to skyrocket tenfold, with numerous individuals publicly supporting this product. Conor McGregor, one of the first to contest that the kinetic technologies implemented of this footwear weren’t a gimmick, but reality. Those that purchase any of the Zig-Footwear can anticipate a stylish design with highly functional capabilities, allowing for seamless transitions between the street and gym. It’s the perfect product for any athlete in a hurry.

Below are three of the most notable features that are provided with the Zig Kinetica’s – Conor McGregor Edition.

  • Float Ride Fuel: This is a specialized foam feature, allowing for the energy gained in the foam to be transferred outward for everyday needs.
  • The Zig Energy Shield: The return of kinetic energy can be challenging on internal systems, with this shield acting as a barrier for aesthetics. Subsequently, kinetic energy can be used without any risk to the athlete.
  • The Zig Energy Bands: The final element that crafts this unique footwear technology are the bands, which expand outside the sole and contract against a rubber band. By collecting kinetic energy, this gives a spring-like response with any movement. It’s perfect for MMA fighters or Basketball players.
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Mike Perry Picks Fight with Hollywood

»Posted by on Jan 9, 2020 in Featured Fighter, Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Mike Perry Picks Fight with Hollywood

Mike Perry Picks Fight with Hollywood

Those participating in the Ultimate Fighting Championship often never back down from a fight. Unfortunately, there are cases where certain fighters publicly embarrass themselves by creating media attention for no apparent reason. Most recently this applied to Mike Perry, who has threated Michael Jai White, an actor from Hollywood. This feud began when the UFC fighter viewed YouTube content that revolved around the actor, who provided knowledgeable insight on fighting for Blood & Bone, a film from 2009. This film centred around two actors from the UFC, including Gina Carano and Bob Sapp. Kimbo Slice also played a notable role in the film.

The content on YouTube displayed Michael White badmouthing Kimbo Slice, noting that he couldn’t take constructive criticism. This didn’t fit what Perry deemed respectful, which prompted the fighter to make public comments via social media. He publicly challenged the Hollywood actor, expressing that a bare-knuckle fight in his backyard would be ideal. Mike Perry also testified that Kimbo Slice could destroy Michael White in any scenario. The UFC Legend then expressed that the former MMA teachings undergone by Michael White created an individual who doesn’t know the subject anymore.

Michael White’s Response

Michael White wasn’t impressed with the statements made by Mike Perry via Twitter. The actor immediately responded to the aforementioned tweet, where he expressed that Mike Perry should learn the same MMA he was taught and that his Prison Move Technique would destroy him. White offered to teach the UFC fighter this move, claiming that if he did, Perry wouldn’t be ranked 20th in the UFC. Michael White finished his replying statement by mentioning that a bare-knuckle fight would be welcomed and that Perry is welcome to message him anytime he wants. Since that moment, the UFC Fighter has been silent on his various social media accounts.

It should be noted that Michael White isn’t the standard Hollywood actor, he’s maintained a professional martial artist career since the young age of seven. He’s acquired championship belts in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Karate. Those techniques he amassed throughout his young adult life allowed him to reach critical success amongst Hollywood Elitist, appearing in notable titles like The Dark Knight. He’s also appeared in Mortal Kombat: Rebirth and Tyson: The Movie. This extends to his role in Blood and Bone.

It’s not surprising that Mike Perry immediately backed down from his public fight. He clearly was trying to garner publicity towards his fighter career, which comes after having lost five of his last several fights. The most recent bout saw him getting knocked out by Geoff Neal. Perry continues to dropdown in the UFC standings and most likely won’t have a career after 2020.

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Tony Ferguson Details Negotiations

»Posted by on Dec 4, 2019 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Tony Ferguson Details Negotiations

Tony Ferguson Details Negotiations

Tony Ferguson, one of the most significant fighters in the UFC, has enlightened reporters into the negotiations that allowed him to battle it out against Khabib Nurmagomedov finally. He also called back onto past experiences during negotiations, as these two fighters have challenged one another on four separate occasions. The fifth and final chance for these two to fight is coming on April 18th, 2020. Fans cannot wait to see the Brooklyn, New York, scrap go down in the Octagon.

Just like any other significant fight in the UFC, there had to be extensive negotiations before these two prized fighters could enter the Octagon. Most of the time, both parties can come to an easy agreement so long as the payday is correct. However, when Ferguson spoke with Ariel Halwani, he mentioned that the negotiations weren’t as smooth as anticipated. Tony Ferguson talked in detail, revealing that the UFC and Khabib didn’t negotiate in the manner he is accustomed to, which caused significant rumours in the fighting league. The prized lightweight noted that he put his fans through hell, but that they remained loyal with him throughout the entire time. Subsequently, Tony plans to walk into this fight as the already victorious champion.

After the negotiation processes didn’t go as planned for Tony Ferguson. He demanded that the UFC sit down with him for a professional meeting, with Khabib and his team involved as well. He forced all parties to start having productive conversations that are personalized towards the company. Subsequently, the new negotiations became more positive over time. However, Tony noted that the process was lengthy and that he is grateful to have agents that have his back. The only downfall to these prolonged negotiations is that fanatics of the UFC have to wait another four months before this lightweight title bout occurs in Brooklyn, New York. Everyone can expect a lot of build-up for this fight, in a similar context as the battle between Floyd Mayweather Jr and Conor McGregor. There is a more than likely chance that the Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov will be the highest-selling and rated pay-per-view in the existence of the UFC.

Need to Know

Both of these fighters have a long history in the UFC, with neither one of them having been knocked out by their opponents. Both Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov have held the lightweight title in their careers, which means this bout will be the fight to end all others. The only thing that could be more exciting than this upcoming April 15th battle is the rematch of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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UFC Returning to New Zealand

»Posted by on Nov 19, 2019 in MMA | Comments Off on UFC Returning to New Zealand

UFC Returning to New Zealand

The Ultimate Fighter Competition is returning to New Zealand in 2020. The UFC made their official confirmation with the New Zealand Herald that an event would take place in Auckland on February 23rd, 2020. This will be the second time that the fighting competition has arrived in New Zealand, with the first event taking place back in 2017. Fans of the UFC can attend the Auckland Spark Arena in four months to witness multiple matches. Unfortunately, the UFC hasn’t confirmed who the title fighters will be for this event or how much tickets will cost. It’s anticipated that more information on the Auckland Spark Arena UFC Fight will be released on December 1st.

The last time UFC was at New Zealand, more than eight thousand individuals went to the Auckland Spark Arena to witness Derrick Lewis and Mark Hunt battle it out. Fans can expect this 2020 event to be centred around New Zealand and Australian Fighters, which is similar to the 2017 Fight Night. Since the confirmation, fans in New Zealand have requested that Kiwi Fighters be represented. These are the indigenous fighters for NZ and would highlight the nation’s history. Potential Kiwi Fighters include Kai Kara France and Brandon Moreno.

Fans are also debating if any titleholder like Israel Adesanya, the Middleweight Champion for the UFC, will arrive at the New Zealand Fight Night. Considering that these events are meant to display the national talent of NZ, it’s unlikely that this champion will partake at the Auckland Spark Arena festivities. However, there is always the chance that he could demand entry into the NZ Fight Night. Regardless, this upcoming battle will be one remembered in New Zealand History.

Derrick Lewis

Lewis won’t be attending the New Zealand Fight Night. This fighter is anticipated to battle Ilir Latifi in his first heavyweight division battle. This fight is taking place on February 8th on the UFC 247 Pay-Per-view. Multiple sources close to both fighters have confirmed that they have made verbal and contractual agreements. Dana White is the only individual who hasn’t confirmed the fight, which isn’t surprising with his recent actions as leader of the UFC. Regardless, this fight will take place at the Houston Toyota Centre. Latifi will have a lot on the line in his first Heavyweight Battle, where Derrick Lewis is an experienced fighter. Most are anticipated that Latifi will suffer minor to major injuries, with a TKO Final Blow.

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Logan Paul Loses Boxing Match

»Posted by on Nov 12, 2019 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Logan Paul Loses Boxing Match

Logan Paul Loses Boxing Match

After months of advertisements and fight promotions campaigns, the Logan Paul and KSI Boxing Match finally went underway. Televised on SkySports and DZVN, the YouTube Stars entered the boxing ring and for Logan Paul, the ensuing bout ended with a dramatic loss. These two superstar men met on Saturday Night at the Staples Center in Los Angeles in front of a sold-out crowd. Their first boxing match was in 2018, one that ended in a split decision after six rounds. However, this wasn’t the case for their second fight as KSI was declared the victory winner after the referee, Jack Reiss, gave Logan Paul a two-point deduction. This deduction was accessed for Logan Paul illegally hitting KSI while holding him in Round Four.

Logan Paul took his left arm and held KSI’s head in an unmovable position, immediately throwing punches afterwards with his right fist. Logan Paul also hit him a final time with a right hook when KSI was on his knee, which led to the fight being broken up by refs. Ultimately the refs choose to accept this punch but gave Logan the deduction of two points. Two of the three judges rooted for KSI, with the third in favour of Logan Paul’s tactics.

Before this event took place, both boxers spent a great deal of time training with some of the greatest fighters alive today. Both personalities took six months to work out, train extensively, heal their body and repeat the process. Furthermore, the two boys who are known for partying also had to complete drug tests and screenings weekly from the California State Athletic Commission. This was because both at the time were undercard fighters who required licenses before the event transpired. Shockingly, both Logan Paul and KSI shook hands before embracing after the fight completed. Most wouldn’t have expected this sportsmanship out of Logan Paul, who is known for his horrible acts of the past.

Logan’s Bad History

Logan Paul received a bad reputation after New Year’s Eve 2017 when he uploaded a new YouTube Video where a deceased corpse was seen. This deceased corpse hanged himself in Aokigahara, a famous forest located at the bottom of Mount Fuji. This wilderness is also named Suicide Forest, which is a renowned location near Tokyo for Japanese Citizens to take their lives. Ultimately, Logan Paul received backlash from the media and celebrities. His channel was almost removed from YouTube when 500+ Thousand individuals signed a petition to have it terminated. He will forever be known for his insensitivity towards suicide victims.

Additional instances of controversy for this foolish young man include illegally taking a forklift in a Japanese fish market, fighting with individuals half-naked on the streets and hitting nearby citizens with a giant ball. Many would state that they’re thrilled that Logan Paul lost the fight and got beat up twice by KSI.

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