Brandon Moreno has returned home to Mexico for the first time since his UFC title win at UFC 263 — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Brandon Moreno returns to Mexico with his UFC belt
It is very fair to say that Brandon Moreno's win over Deiveson Figueiredo at UFC 263 was the win that made him a superstar.
Moreno is an exciting fighter and extremely likable and he received a hero's welcome when he returned home to Mexico for the first time since his world title win at UFC 263.
When Moreno landed back in his hometown of Tijuana, his family and friends were there to greet him and congratulate him as well as being serenaded by a Mariachi Band.
See Moreno's return to Tijuana below.
The reaction to Moreno's win in Mexico was incredible as he is now the first Mexican UFC world champion.
Hopefully Moreno can have many more of these successful returns back to Mexico as he now faces the tough task of defending his belt.
One of TUF's weirdest moments
TUF has produced many incredible moments since the show first aired.
From Forest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar's war in season 1 to Michael Bisping winning the show and going on to become world champion, TUF has provided fans with many moments of madness.
One of the show's most weird moments was when a fighter was pleading with a fellow fighter to hit him as hard as he could as he insisted he could not knock him down.
This moment is a must-watch, see the clip down below.
Dan Ige assesses the state of the UFC featherweight division
Dan Ige and Chan Sung Jung will meet inside the Octagon this upcoming weekend at the UFC Apex in what promises to be an incredible fight.
Ahead of the bout, Dan Ige has assessed the UFC's featherweight division and what it would take for him and the other contenders in the division to fight for the title next.
Alexey Oleynik's incredible ground game
UFC heavyweight veteran Alexey Oleynik returns to the Octagon this upcoming weekend at UFC Fight Night Ige vs Jung.
If you are not familiar with what Oleynik's style is like inside the Octagon then you may want to watch his unique submission win over Junior Albini.
Ricky Simon's mullet makes a return
For a very short period of time, UFC bantamweight Ricky Simon's infamous mullet went away.
Finally, after a short layoff, the mullet is back and looking better than ever.
I’m back baby! ------ https://t.co/AelIYPst2l— Ricky Simón (@RickySimonUFC) June 15, 2021
Colby Covington wishes Donald Trump a happy birthday
One of Colby Covington's main parts of his very unpopular gimmick is that he loves Donald Trump.
The UFC welterweight contender took to Twitter a few days ago to wish Donald Trump a happy birthday.
Happy Birthday To The Greatest President This Country Has Ever Seen!!! ---------- -- ---- pic.twitter.com/NSgRl9Pcxn— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) June 14, 2021
Daniel Cormier assesses Leon Edward's options at welterweight moving forward
After his win over Nate Diaz at UFC 263, Leon Edwards was incredibly confident that his next fight will be against Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight title.
This was quickly shot down by the UFC president Dana White in the post-fight press conference where White said that Colby Covington is still the next in line for Usman.
Former two-division UFC champion Daniel Cormier has assessed Leon Edwards' options moving forward and has said that the only fight which Edwards should consider other than a title shot is a fight against Jorge Masvidal.
Do you agree with Cormier's comments?
Take a look at Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder's intense face-off which lasted over five minutes at their press conference yesterday.
Teofimo Lopez reacts to himself testing positive for COVID-19
Teofimo Lopez was scheduled to fight this upcoming weekend but unfortunately, he tested positive for COVID-19.
Check out what Lopez had to say about his positive COVID-19 test below.
By now you’ve heard the news that I have had to withdraw from the fight due to COVID.— Teofimo Lopez (@TeofimoLopez) June 16, 2021
Being a champion means doing hard things. NO EXCEPTIONS. And I choose to keep my fellow athletes safe.
The king of the Twister
Chan Sung Jung returns to the Octagon against Dan Ige this upcoming weekend.
Will we see another finish like this from Jung?