The career of legendary UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem may be coming to a close following his TKO loss to Alexander Volkov at UFC Vegas 18 — Fightful has you covered on what Overeem had to say following the loss and other viral social media moments from around the world of combat sports.
Alistair Overeem Releases Statement Following UFC Vegas 18 Loss
Legendary UFC heavyweight Alistair Overeem suffered a brutal TKO loss to fellow heavyweight contender Alexander Volkov in the main event of UFC Vegas 18.
Prior to the bout, Overeem admitted that he's probably on the final true title run of his career and the aforementioned main event bout against Volkov was a must-win.
Following the loss, Overeem released a statement on Instagram, citing that he suffered a broken nose early on in the bout and wasn't able to recover:
Beneil Dariush Comments After UFC Vegas 18 Victory
Surging UFC lightweight contender Beneil Dariush most likely propelled himself into the top-10 after notching his sixth-consecutive win in the form of a split-decision (unanimous decision on most people's scorecards) over Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 18.
Dariush took to Instagram to thank his family, friends and team for the support:
B.J. Penn Shows Support After Frankie Edgar's UFC Vegas 18 Loss
Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion B.J. Penn offered support to Frankie Edgar following the latter's brutal flying knee KO loss against Cory Sandhagen in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 18.
Penn lost to Edgar twice during his UFC career, dropping a pair of unanimous decisions at UFC 112 and UFC 118.
The UFC Hall of Famer called the future UFC Hall of Famer "the toughest guy" he's ever known:
Toughest guy I’ve ever known @FrankieEdgar. Keep that head high champ --— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) February 7, 2021
Dana White Reacts To Cory Sandhagen Flying Knee KO Against Frankie Edgar
During the co-main event of UFC Vegas 18, rising UFC bantamweight contender Cory Sandhagen brutally knocked out legendary former UFC champion Frankie Edgar with a vicious flying knee which sent MMA Twitter into a frenzy.
The highlight KO caught the attention of UFC President Dana White:
Jason Herzog Has Funny Interaction With Fan On Twitter After UFC Vegas 18
Hardcore MMA fans know the familiar face of longtime referee Jason Herzog...however he's not the biggest guy in the word, especially when working on the same cards as massive referees, such as John McCarthy, Herb Dean and Dan Miragliotta.
You could imagine how small Herzog looked in the octagon during the main event of UFC Vegas 18 when officiating the bout with the 6 foot 7 Alexander Volkov and 6 foot 4 Alistair Overeem.
The size difference caught the attention of a certain fan on Twitter who asked why the athletic commission would put Herzog in the octagon with the 2 behemoths:
Because the UFC understands that should the need arise, Keith Peterson and I would join together to form Voltron... https://t.co/SaT9RCjEUh— Jason Herzog (@JasonHerzogMMA) February 7, 2021
Molly McCann Clears Up Retirement Rumors Following UFC Vegas 18 Loss
Fan-favorite UFC women's flyweight Molly McCann left her gloves in the octagon following being on the wrong end of a unanimous decision against Lara Procopio at UFC Vegas 18.
The gesture wasn't signifying her retirement, as many thought, but it was to honor her late-father, Paul, who's birthday recently passed:
Merab Dvalishvili Challenges Cody Stamman
Following Cody Stamman's UFC Vegas 18 bout against Askar Askar falling through due to the latter not being medically cleared for the bout, surging UFC bantamweight Merab Dvalishvili has offered his services for a future bout with the aforementioned Stamman:
Charles Rosa Offers Support To NFL's Rob Gronkowski Ahead Of Super Bowl
Today's the day where the Tampa Bay Buccaneers will go head-to-head with the reigning-Super Bowl champion Kansas City Chiefs to determine the 2020 NFL season's champion in Super Bowl 55.
It's no secret that longtime New England Patriots' Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have made the move down south to join Tampa Bay before the season began and UFC featherweight, Massachusetts-native Charles Rosa, posted a picture with the aforementioned Gronkowski, wishing him well in today's big game:
Tony Ferguson Calls Out Justin Gaethje And Charles Oliveira
Former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has been angling for a bout with several top lightweights following back-to-back losses to both Justin Gaethje and Charles Oliveira.
"El Cucuy" wants payback on both Gaethje and Oliveira, calling both out in an expletive-filled Twitter post:
I’ll Give You Elite, Fuck----You @Justin_Gaethje & @CharlesDoBronxs You Didn’t Finish Shit. Told You I’d See You Soon. Crew--Much Easier To See The Targets When They Are In Front. Beyond--Disciplined. New Camp, New Times -Champ -- -CSO- ---------- @CervezaMontejo ThisIsForLaRaza-- pic.twitter.com/RMyBx1ZvKN— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) February 7, 2021