Conor McGregor stresses importance of post-fight career plan: "The fight game is cruel. Athletic life is short right? As cruel as it sounds no-one really cares about the athlete post career.”
Will exercise rematch clause
Deontay Wilder has a pretty unique explanation for his stoppage loss to Tyson Fury.
“Triple C” will attempt to make a once-dominant ex-champ bend the knee.
The lore of Tyson Fury began long ago.
There was his premature birth and skyscraper height, his post-fight singalongs, his out-sized personality and ring flair, his many, many victories. But the night he truly became a legend came in Las Vegas on Feb. 22, 2020, on a night he was supposed to lose. He had been knocked down twice in the first fight with Deontay Wilder and was the underdog in the rematch. He came in 16.5 pounds heavier than the first time around. He switched trainers just seven weeks before this fight. He sustained a cut that was slow to heal and threatened to open at the touch of Wilder’s power. He declared that he would change his defensive style to put himself in harm’s way in pursuit of a knockout.
We’re still eight weeks out, and history has told us we should temper any excitement for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson.
The epic showdown between Paul Felder and Dan Hooker lived up to its hype. Both fighters went toe-to-toe for the entirety of the five rounds, leaving every one uncertain of what the result would be.
Tyson Fury retained his lineal heavyweight title and became the new WBC heavyweight champion by stopping Deontay Wilder in the seventh round.
Chris Weidman’s middleweight return is set for UFC Oklahoma City on May 2nd, against Jack Hermansson.
A judge in a controversial decision at UFC 247 had a potential conflict of interest with one of the fighters involved, and the competitor on the wrong end of the scorecard is none too pleased.
Al Iaquinta is hoping to get back in the win column after losing his last two fights in the octagon, and “Ragin” Al wants to do that against Dustin Poirier.
Colby Covington partially blamed a pre-fight food poisoning incident for not performing his best at UFC 245.