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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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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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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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