Now that Nate Diaz's final fight in the UFC has a date, owners and important members of other fighting promotions are now showing their interest, one of them being David Feldman, the president of BKFC — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
David Feldman expresses interest in signing Nate Diaz to BKFC
Last week it was revealed that Nate Diaz's last fight on his UFC deal would take place in September at UFC 279 where he will face arguably the toughest test of his career against the hottest prospect in MMA, Khamzat Chimaev.
This will be the last time Diaz competes in the UFC as he has made it clear for many months now that he intends to not sign another contract with the UFC.
Now that Diaz's last UFC fight has a date, this will give other fighting promotions such as BKFC and Bellator to plan out potential fights for Diaz and put offers on the table for him in the future.
Bellator president Scott Coker has been openly expressing his interest in bringing Diaz to Bellator for a very long time now and yesterday another president of a fighting organisation also showed interest in Diaz.
David Feldman who is the president of BKFC has revealed he thinks Diaz would be a very good fit in BKFC and that he has interest in bringing him into the promotion when his contract is up.
If this move does happen it will be interesting to see how Diaz fairs considering how much damage he has taken in his career.
Tyson Fury reveals he is in talks to have an exhibition boxing match with Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson
Even though Tyson Fury announced his boxing retirement after he knocked out Dillian Whyte back in April, Fury made it clear he would be open to exhibition bouts in the future.
One man who Fury has been trash talking with for the past few months is Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson who also recently competed in a boxing match against fellow strongman Eddie Hall.
Fury has now revealed that there have been talks about the bout taking place in November at a stadium in London.
Tyson Fury has revealed that an exhibition fight with Hafthor 'Thor' Bjornsson is in talks for November at a stadium in London: "It'd be great to get in there in front of 70,000 fans and show him what boxing is all about. Make him miss and knock him out." [@TelegraphSport]— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 26, 2022
Cub Swanson set to move down to bantamweight
UFC featherweight veteran Cub Swanson will be moving down to 135 pounds.
It has been revealed that he will face Jonathan Martinez at a UFC event in October for his bantamweight debut.
Incredible Paddy Pimblett mural created following his inspirational post fight speech at UFC London
After Paddy Pimblett defeated Jordan Leavitt at UFC London, he opened up about a tragic incident which took place on the day of his weigh in.
Pimblett revealed that he was woken up just a few hours before he was scheduled to weigh in to a message saying that one of his close friends had committed suicide.
After he revealed the news, Pimblett went on to give an inspirational and emotional speech encouraging men who are struggling to speak up and get their problems off their chests.
Following Pimblett's words at the weekend, an incredible mural has been created of him.
Graffiti artist SYKE painted this mural of Paddy Pimblett --— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) July 25, 2022
via IG/sykedundee pic.twitter.com/HUxu4ZSlpW
Dana White tells funny Vince McMahon story
Following Vince McMahon's retirement last week, many people who have worked with or been involved with McMahon in the past have been telling stories about him, both positive and negative.
Dana White told a story last night about Vince and some WrestleMania tickets when Ronda Rousey had her debut match in WWE.
The Rock hands over The People's Elbow to Molly McCann
At UFC London, Molly McCann made it two spinning elbow KO's in a row when she knocked out Hannah Goldy.
In a Twitter exchange, The Rock officially handed over The People's Elbow to McCann.
Calvin Kattar reveals he has accepted a fight with Arnold Allen
After Arnold Allen finished Dan Hooker earlier this year at the first UFC London of the year, he called for a fight against his fellow featherweight top contender Calvin Kattar.
Kattar has now revealed that he and his team accepted a fight against Allen earlier this week.
Arnold Allen has called for a top 5 opponent and Calvin Kattar wants to oblige him. -- pic.twitter.com/G4LilA5igj— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) July 25, 2022
Muhammad Mokaev explains his issues with Paddy Pimblett
One rivalry which MMA fans might not really be aware of yet is the rivalry and dislike between Paddy Pimblett and Muhammad Mokaev.
The two fighters have had a public dislike for each other for the last three years.
Watch the video below to see Mokaev explain the feud between himself and Pimblett.
.@muhammadmokaev explains his issue with Paddy Pimblett.— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) July 25, 2022
"In 2019, he said on Twitter, ‘This guy [Muhammad Mokaev] shouldn’t represent England, he’s not born here. He shouldn’t lift the British flag, he’s not born here.’"