Cedric Doumbe is arguably the best kick-boxer in the world today and was scheduled to make his UFC debut in just a few weeks time in the UFC's first ever event in Paris. However, he has just been released by the promotion before he even has a chance to fight — this and much more in Thursday's social media roundup.
Cedric Doumbe released by the UFC before he gets a chance to fight in the promotion
Cedric Doumbe signed with the UFC several months ago and was one of the most hyped UFC signings in quite a while.
Doumbe is probably the best kick-boxer in the world today and could even be one of the best of all time so the hype around him signing with the UFC was very much warranted.
The Cameroonian-French fighter was scheduled to make his UFC debut against Darian Weeks in just a few weeks at the first ever UFC event in France but it was revealed by multiple sources today that Doumbe has just been released from the promotion.
Currently there has been no reason given as to why Doumbe has been released by the UFC before he has even had a chance to fight but there will most definitely be a reason behind it as it is incredibly bizarre given the hype and excitement around Doumbe entering the UFC.
Tom Aspinall hilariously recounts his fight against Curtis Blaydes
Check out this hilarious clip of Tom Aspinall recounting his short fight against Curtis Blaydes at UFC London.
Paulo Costa in incredible shape ahead of his bout at UFC 278
Check out this side by side comparison of Paulo Costa's physique for his fight this weekend against Luke Rockhold and his last fight against Marvin Vettori almost a year ago.
Paulo Costa is absolutely shredded compared to his last fight. pic.twitter.com/ylwNi5wDx0— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) August 18, 2022
It is great to see Costa in fantastic shape after his horrific weight issues which he had for his last fight.
Rory MacDonald retires from MMA
Following his defeat in PFL last weekend, former UFC welterweight title contender Rory MacDonald has officially retired from MMA.
Dana White admits the UFC made a big mistake in letting Shane Burgos go
Out of all the UFC fighters who's contracts have expired this year so far, probably the most surprising fighter who wasn't re signed was Shane Burgos.
In a recent interview, UFC president Dana White admitted that the UFC made a mistake in not keeping Burgos in the promotion.
See below to see what White had to say about the situation.
A huge weekend for combat sports in Britain
This weekend is arguably the biggest weekend in British combat sports history.
There are four big events this weekend involving big names in British combat sports, the two biggest being Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk and Kamaru Usman vs Leon Edwards.
Saturday night has to be the most STACKED night in British combat history. ------— The MMA Media (@The_MMA_Media) August 16, 2022
Usyk vs. Joshua 2
MVP vs. Perry
Wade vs. Loughnane
Usman vs. Edwards 2
Combat sports in the UK is at an all time high. --#UsykJoshua2 #BKFC #PFL #UFC278 pic.twitter.com/R5jWZQ6LFP
Exciting welterweight fight scheduled for UFC 282
A fun welterweight bout between veterans Santiago Ponzinibbio and Robbie Lawler is scheduled to take place in December this year at UFC 282.
Dana White warns Paddy Pimblett that what he is doing with his weight is 'very bad' and will not prolong his career
Although a lot of people make fun of and laugh at how much weight Paddy Pimblett puts on after his fights, it is clearly not good for him to be constantly blowing up that much and coming back down to 155 pounds just a couple of months later.
Dana White has commented on Pimblett's weight issues and he doesn't seem a fan of what he is doing.
Dana White won't tell Paddy Pimblett to get his weight under control, but warns the rising star what he's doing is "very bad."— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) August 17, 2022
"We have to be very specific when we plan fights for him, because he’s nowhere near close to weight."
Full story: https://t.co/J5cds3cayq pic.twitter.com/X3DuRwVEhD
17 year old Paul Rosas Jr. to compete on Dana White's Contender Series
17 year old Mexican fighter Paul Rosas Jr. will get the chance to earn a UFC contract and become the youngest fighter in UFC history when he competed on Dana White's Contender Series on September 20.