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Charles Oliveira boasted his new back tattoo on social media. The former lightweight champion eyes fighting for the title this year. While ensuring that he will be a much better fighter when he steps back inside the Octagon, Charles Oliveira decided to have a massive tattoo on his back. It may not help his performance but undeniably, the new tat looks epic.
Israel Adesanya sure knows how to promote a fight. The former UFC Middleweight Champion is set to return in the main event of UFC 287 where he looks to avenge three losses to rival and current king Alex Pereira. UFC President Dana White announced the fight just days ago and Adesanya is already doing his best to hype up the already highly-anticipated rematch.
Alex Pereira vs. Israel Adesanya 2 Set To Headline UFC 287, Gilbert Burns vs. Jorge Masvidal Added As Co-Main
The UFC 287 main event and co-main event have been announced. Earlier today, the UFC released a statement that Dana White had a special announcement to make. Rumors started circulating about White potentially revealing the coaches for the next Ultimate Fighter season, which was offered to Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson. After showing up nearly an hour after expected, the UFC president didn’t discuss TUF, but the news was more intriguing.
MMA prospect Bella Mir has signed with the UFC becoming the promotion’s first NIL ambassador. The combat sports juggernaut signed Mir, the daughter of former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir, to a name, image, likeness deal. ESPN first reported news of the signing. Mir is currently attending the University of Iowa and is a member of the school’s women’s wrestling team.
Conor McGregor had a near-death experience. On Friday, the UFC superstar was riding his bicycle like he usually does, but this time around McGregor was hit by a car from the back. Fortunately enough, McGregor didn’t suffer any major injuries from the collision as he only sported a small cut on his thigh.
UFC Vet Jimmie Rivera Officially Becomes A Police Officer: ‘Can’t Wait To Get Out There And Be That Change!’
Ex-UFC fighter Jimmie River revealed he is now a full-fledged police officer. “El Terror” has had a remarkable MMA career before joining the police. Former UFC bantamweight Jimmie Rivera was happy to announce that he has officially become a police officer. The 33-year-old has also vowed to be the “change” the nation has been yearning for.
Beneil Dariush sees a way for the smaller Alexander Volkanovski to defeat lightweight champion Islam Makhachev. The UFC lightweight division has, for many years, been considered the most stacked division in the organization. Now with a massive champion versus-champion fight atop the division, all the other fighters at 155 pounds have to keep their eyes open and their gloves ready. One man who has a special interest in this upcoming bout between Alexander Volkanovski and Islam Makhachev is top-ranked contender Beneil Dariush.
Mixed martial arts icon Chael Sonnen backed Alex Volkanovski to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 284. Reigning UFC featherweight champion and pound-for-pound king Alex Volkanovski has cemented his status as an all-time great with dominant performances bout after bout. He was last seen in action against former champion Max Holloway in a trilogy clash at UFC 276. ‘The Great’ turned in an impressive showing and came out on top of the judges’ scorecards by unanimous decision.
Colby Covington earned his USADA jacket for passing his 50th drug test. Since partnering with the UFC in 2015, USADA has dedicated its resources to limiting the usage of illegal substances in MMA. The drug-testing agency awards fighters who stay clean by giving them a jacket after successfully passing 50 tests. Covington is the newest fighter to reach the milestone, with the UFC making the announcement on Twitter by saying:
Tony Ferguson claims that the UFC has offered him a spot on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter to coach against Conor McGregor. It seems that the newest upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) could be featuring two huge names in the sport. The reality fight show has been on the air for almost twenty years and has seen some of the sport’s biggest stars find their way into the UFC by winning the competition. For those who do not know the premise is two teams made up of eight fighters compete against each other for a spot on the UFC roster and a contract. Each team is coached by a current fighter in the UFC.
Jake Paul and Tommy Fury are finally set to face off inside the boxing ring on February 26 in Saudi Arabia. Throughout Jake Paul’s short boxing career so far it seems that one fight has continued to evade him, the match against Tommy Fury. Paul has done a great job of growing his following in the boxing world and carving out a niche audience in “celebrity boxing.” His claim to fame so far has been fighting and beating former MMA champions and he has done that well. Despite the success he has had so far, fans have been calling for him to face a man who is a boxer by trade, cue Tommy Fury.
Shamil Zavurov, the Eagle FC president and cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov, has detailed why ‘The Eagle’ is stepping away from MMA. After retiring from the UFC in 2020, ‘The Eagle’ continued to have a significant influence in MMA as a coach and promoter. Earlier this month, the former UFC lightweight champion announced he wanted to dedicate more time to his family. Zavurov recently spoke with a reporter in Russian to discuss Nurmagomedov’s decision. He had this to say:
Marcus Brimage had another rough night at BKFC 35. ‘The Bama Beast’ returned to action on January 27, hoping to secure a win for the first time since 2014. Unfortunately for him, Trevor Loken had other plans and won his BKFC debut by knocking out Brimage in 40 seconds. The 37-year-old now holds a BKFC record of 0-1-1 after signing with the bare-knuckle promotion in 2021.
Anthony Smith takes a look at the allegations against Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor seems to always be in the news for one thing or another. Since winning his first world title the MMA community became obsessed with McGregor and wanted to know everything about him. Over the past few years, it seemed that McGregor was in the headlines more for his troubles than his fighting. McGregor has been arrested several times and now is being accused of assault.
Daniel Cormier weighed in on Israel Adesanya’s seemingly abrupt decision to rematch Alex Pereira. DC shared his bold speculation that it could be because of Jamahal Hill. Daniel Cormier reckoned that Israel Adesanya rightfully deserves a rematch with Alex Pereira. But on the other hand, “DC” thinks Izzy felt the pressure to do it sooner rather than later because of the emergence of Jamahal Hill.
Francis Ngannou gives fans an update on his contract talks with Tyson Fury. It has only been a few weeks since Francis Ngannou left the UFC, relinquished his heavyweight title, and set out to test free agency. Since his departure, he has expressed interest in making a move to boxing and has had a few names on his list. The biggest fight that looks to be made for Ngannou outside the UFC is a boxing match with one of the top heavyweights. Tyson Fury has expressed mutual interest and now that fight could be in the works.
Bare-knuckle boxer Tomar Washington was ready to celebrate his win with a Jigsaw mask but everything went sideways after he realized he actually lost by disqualification at BKFC 35. Washington started his career in professional mixed martial arts competitions in 2009. He made a name for himself competing in the...
Sean O’Malley admitted he couldn’t watch the actual slap fighting in Dana White’s Power Slap League. “Suga” is joined by a handful of MMA personalities in thinking slap fighting is dangerous. Contrary to how Dana White promoted it, Power Slap League has earned more negative than...
UFC fan-favorite Kevin Holland was reportedly involved in a physical altercation at Friday’s Xtreme Knockout even in Dallas. ‘Ugly Man’ Joseph Holmes was in attendance for the event at The Statler in downtown Dallas when hands were allegedly thrown between the two UFC middleweights. Visibly upset over the incident, Holmes took to Instagram and shared details of what he claims happened between the two.
Ben Rothwell Respects Francis Ngannou’s Decision To Leave The UFC: ‘It’s Going To Help All The Fighters’
Ben Rothwell has shown support for Francis Ngannou leaving the UFC. ‘The Predator’ chose to part ways with the UFC for reasons beyond money. Ngannou’s courage has inspired a majority of the MMA community, including Rothwell, who currently fights for Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship. ‘Big’ joined MMA Junkie Radio for an interview and had this to say about the former UFC heavyweight champion: