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Dana White Tightening UFC Roster

»Posted by on Oct 4, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Dana White Tightening UFC Roster

Dana White Tightening UFC Roster

The 4th Quarter in 2020 will look drastically different for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). Dana White has announced that four fighters employed with the UFC for a prolonged period have lost their contracts. These individuals were formally ranked in the top ten, with their designing surprising the MMA community. Two notable athletes losing their UFC contract includes Mara Romero Borella & Iuri Alcantara.

Iuri Alcantara is an older fighter in the UFC roster, with his first appearance in the Ultimate Fighting Championship arriving after 2015. Alcantara is known amongst millions of MMA enthusiasts, with the Bantamweight Champion Contender previously compete in “World Extreme Cage Fighting”. Record statistics for Iuri Alcantara list him at 35 Victories, and Ten Losses. His last nine fights were in the UFC, with 4 Victories & 5 Losses.

Mara Romero Borella is another member on the roster that’s growing in age, with the female fighter aged 34. She started her career in the “Invicta Fighting Championship”, where her prowess & skillsets saw prominent popularity throughout the IFC. Her highest ranking in the IFC Flyweight Division was #9, which never could become replicated during her period at the UFC. Two submissions in the Ultimate Fighting Championship saw Mara Romero Borella lose her contract.

Jeff Hughes & Khadis Ibragimov are two other fighters that’ve been terminated by the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Hughes made his UFC debut on the Contender Series, where he’d become victorious & be permitted four opportunities in the Octagon. Jeff Hughes lost all official fights. Similar results were seen for Khadis Ibragimov, with Dana White demanding consistency over anything else.

The Kevin Croom Scenario

Mara Romero Borella, Iuri Alcantara, Jeff Hughes, and Khasis Ibragimov all maintained a lengthy persona with the Ultimate Fighting Championship. That wasn’t the case for another fighter recently terminated. Kevin Croom from Bellator was employed by the UFC for 24 hours, with CEO Dana White releasing him after determining his skillsets won’t be required. This is considered the embodiment of what Dana White has become, a man who refuses to honour his workforce & pay them adeptly for their time.

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Joe Rogan and Spotify at Odds

»Posted by on Sep 27, 2020 in General, MMA | Comments Off on Joe Rogan and Spotify at Odds

Joe Rogan and Spotify at Odds

An exclusive contract between Joe Rogan & Spotify is resulting in the two parties combating each other. What shocked headlines earlier this year has become the $100 Million Headache for Rogan. The UFC Commentator & Podcast Host signed an exclusive multi-year contract with Spotify, which promoted his growth across larger audiences. After months of this deal playing out for millions to see, Joe Rogan is finding it harder to locate viable guests for his podcast experience.

It’s become known that throughout several internal meetings, employed personnel with Spotify had expressed their discontent with controversial statements uttered by Joe Rogan. Controversial sentiments from Rogan wasn’t previously an issue, with the UFC Commentator exclusively hosting the podcast on his YouTube Channel & free podcasting services. Since Joe Rogan has made controversial statements on Spotify, the same employed personnel have demanded: “Direct Editorial Oversight” of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast. That included the capability to remove sections of interviews, and effectively terminate episodes that are deemed problematic.

Other employed personnel was the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast to maintain trigger warnings, fact-checked articles, and corrections at the end of each episode. This all came after Joe Rogan spread incorrect information regarding the Portland Fires, which would later require a prolonged apology from the UFC Commentator. Rogan himself hasn’t addressed issues surrounding the Spotify contract, with some inside comedic sources close to Joe, suggesting that he’d strike any demands for “Direct Editorial Oversight.”

The Controversy

Spotify should’ve been aware of which podcast host they were hiring. The Joe Rogan Experience Podcast has regularly caused controversy, with that attribute being a substantial factor for his fan’s viewership. Controversial statements are made with athletic personalities, Hollywood elite, political representatives, and pop culture icons.

Spotify trying to remove lively controversy from the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast would ruin all hopes of their $100 Million investment becoming profitable. Spotify wouldn’t want to anger Joe Rogan either, with the UFC Commentator & Podcast host infamous for not conducting business with untrustworthy parties. Rogan could move his personality onto a competing podcast hosted by his friends, like Bill Burr & Bert Kreischer.

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Tyron Woodley Stands for BLM Movement

»Posted by on Sep 18, 2020 in Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Tyron Woodley Stands for BLM Movement

Tyron Woodley Stands for BLM Movement

The Welterweight Division in the UFC, saw one of its former champions stand behind the Black Lives Matter Movement on September 17th. Tyron Woodley participated in the “UFC Vegas Eleven” press conference, discussing questions regarding his match-up with Colby Covington. The two men have been long-time rivals, with their upcoming bout being highly anticipated by UFC supporters.

When attending the virtual press conference for “UFC Vegas Eleven”, Tyron Woodley wore a T-Shirt that read “Black Lives Matter”. Woodley also wore snapback hate that stated, “Make Racists Catch the Shade Again”. His political statements being in direct reference to Donald Trump’s 2016 Campaign Slogan. What happened next wasn’t considered appropriate by the press, or UFC President Dana White.

Tyron Woodley refused to answer questions with legitimacy, retorting with Black Lives Matter in all responses. One reporter asked the Ex-Champion how he feels to compete against Colby Covington, where Tyron Woodley would evoke his excitement behind Black lives Matter. His statements didn’t make logistical sense, and information regarding how he’ll compete against Covington wasn’t provided. This isn’t professional behaviour in the UFC and could see President Dana White removed Tyron Woodley from future press conferences.

The Beginning of BLM

African Americans began supporting the “Black Lives Matter Movement” several years ago in 2013. It was a response to George Zimmerman shooting Trayvon Martin, resulting in the Black Mans life being lost. Multiple conditions surrounded that case & the numerous others that’ve come since 2013. For instance, Breanna Taylor’s Boyfriend was a drug dealer & Trayvon Martin was entering his home through the window. Unexpected scenarios prompt unexpected outcomes, which the BLM Movement doesn’t account.

The Black Lives Matter Movement came back to prominence when Minneapolis Law Enforcement murdered George Floyd. It’d be revealed that the police officer that took Floyd’s life had a former connection with the assailant. All three officers were arrested and placed into protective custody. It’s suspected their in-witness protection. It should be noted that the BLM Movement hasn’t lost traction for months, with multiple riots & protests unfolding throughout America. It’s prompted a notable increase of White Supremacy & Black Supremacy.

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Anderson Silva Indicates Final Foe

»Posted by on Aug 30, 2020 in Company News, Featured Fighter, MMA | Comments Off on Anderson Silva Indicates Final Foe

Anderson Silva Indicates Final Foe

The final competitor that Anderson Silva could compete against in the Ultimate Fighting Championship is Uriah Hall. UFC fans have clamoured for the return of Anderson Silva, the former middleweight champion that defended his belt for ten back-to-back fights. The legacy of Silva isn’t entirely over, with it being known two fights remain for Anderson in his UFC contract. The Middleweight Champ is now revealing that his final bout could be against Uriah Hall on October 31st at UFC Fight Night. It’d mark the end of a 22-Year Era, with Silva first entering professional fighting in 1998.

Anderson Silva spoke with ESPN on the upcoming bout, where he’d evoke that this will likely be his last fight in professional combat sports. Anderson noted that the level of training being done daily is to do his absolute best while thanking his team for preparation over the last few weeks. The former Middleweight Champion remarked hope that he’ll dominate over Uriah Hall, and that his previous performance can be memorable for his long-time supporters.

MMA Sports Reporters have questioned Dana White (UFC President) on what he believes the future holds for Anderson Silva. UFCs President has evoked multiple times that Silva will retire after October 31st, that Uriah Hall will likely headline the 185-Pound bout, permitting that restrictions aren’t applied amid the coronavirus pandemic. White finalized his statements by saying “Yes, it will be Anderson’s last UFC fight”.

The Hope for UFCs GOAT

Few UFC fighters contend for the title of “Greatest of all Time”. He is considered the competitions longest-running champion, holding onto the Middleweight Championship Belt from 2006 to 2013. Multiple other fighters contest his GOAT status. Those include Daniel Cormier, Nick Diaz, Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson, Forrest Griffin, Rich Franklin, Chris Weidman, and Michael Bisping.

The ultimate hope & desire for Anderson Silva is to reclaim his Middleweight Championship, then retire from the UFC while riding off into the sunset. However, Anderson is aware that it’s unlikely he’ll become a champion again from defeating Uriah Hall. That’s because Anderson Silva has lost six of the last several bouts he’s fought in the UFC.

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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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