Manager to the stars Ali Abdelaziz takes a jab at Tony Ferguson's jiu-jitsu skills following on from his loss against Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 — this and much more on Monday's social media roundup.
Ali Abdelaziz takes a shot at Tony Ferguson
Following on from Tony Ferguson's unanimous decision loss over fellow UFC lightweight contender Charles Oliveira at UFC 256, Ali Abdelaziz took to Twitter to mock Ferguson's jiu-jitsu skills in the fight.
Black belt VS White belt— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) December 13, 2020
Abdelaziz, who is the manager of Ferguson's long-time arch-rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, poked fun at Tony Ferguson's performance on the mat against Oliveira. Ferguson is currently on a two-fight losing streak following on from his loss against Oliveira. The two losses he suffered were extremely dominant and were ways in which we have never seen Ferguson dominated before. It is not much of a surprise that Ali Abdelaziz took to Twitter to mock Ferguson as Abdelaziz has a long history of starting rivalries with his client's rivals.
Bruce Buffer delivers a heartbreaking break up message
On the video message request site Cameo, fighters and other personalities or celebrities are often asked to say and do some quite weird and unorthodox things. This Cameo message from UFC announcer Bruce Buffer may be the funniest, yet most heartbreaking message ever.
Imagine that this is how you learned that you were being dumped -- pic.twitter.com/nKdHxPzAVp— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) December 13, 2020
On the bright side, what a great way to be dumped!
Tyson Fury issues a warning to Anthony Joshua
Current Lineal and WBC heavyweight boxing champion Tyson Fury has sent a message to his potential next opponent Anthony Joshua.
Joshua is coming off a very impressive and emphatic win over fellow heavyweight boxer Kurbrat Pulev. He has been entertaining the idea of an all-British boxing match with Tyson Fury for a while. After Joshua's emphatic knockout win over Pulev, however, he constantly swerved around questions asking him about who he wants to get in the ring with next. It seemed like the perfect time for Joshua to call out Fury but instead, Joshua went on to give the less entertaining answer of whoever is next is next. It's fair to say that this was a big opportunity missed to build some hype around the potential next fight for both men.
UFC releases an insane UFC 257 promo
The UFC has released an epic spine-tingling promo for Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor at UFC 257.
Brandon Moreno's story to the top of the flyweight division
After his fight of the year contender with Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 256, MMA media and the fans have looked back on what a tough journey Brandon Moreno has had to the top of the UFC flyweight division.
Kevin Holland teases bout with Khamzat Chimaev
Kevin Holland, fresh off a unique knockout win over Ronaldo Souza, has teased at a potential one week turn around to fight rising UFC start Khamzat Chimaev.
Holland, who has already set a record for the most wins in a calendar year in the UFC, is looking for the opportunity to get his sixth win of 2020 over fast-rising star Khamzat Chimaev.
Tony Ferguson is not human
Check out this gruesome picture of the armbar which Tony Ferguson survived against Charles Oliveira.
Would Eddie Bravo's crazy techniques help Tony Ferguson against Charles Oliveira?
Over the years, Eddie Bravo has given him some bold and characteristically unique instructions from his corner. Would these techniques from Bravo help Ferguson against Oliveira?
Fighting for your job!
Since Dana White said that the UFC was looking to cut over 60 fighters over the new year, we have witnessed some insane wars and fantastic performances. It's almost like it has got people fighting for their jobs.
Everyone fighting on this card like Dana White said he was gonna cut 60 fighters or some shit. #UFC256— MacMally-- (@MacMallyMMA) December 13, 2020
Fighters who we did not get to see in 2020
And to round off Monday's social media roundup we finish with a list of the fighters who unfortunately we did not get to see in 2020. The year has been a hugely successful and monumental year for the UFC. We have witnessed some insane fights and performances this year but there are a ton of fighters who we did not get to see compete. Here are some of the main ones.
Some fighters that we didn't get to see compete in the UFC in 2020:— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 14, 2020
Imagine how much better this year would have been if we got to see some of these guys in the Octagon!