Charles Oliveria has responded to Dustin Poirier's praise and challenge following UFC 257 and more — this is your Fightful social media roundup on Monday.
Charles Oliveira responds to Dustin Poirier
Charles Oliveira has agreed with Dustin Poirier's belief that "Do Bronx" should be next to face off with "The Diamond". Poirier had dismissed talk of Michael Chandler fighting next for what would appear to be a lightweight title shot but the Lafayette native doesn't think Dana White should look past Oliveira.
I hope to see you soon, @DustinPoirier. Once again congrats for last night's performance. Hard work pays off, and you delivered.— Charles Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) January 24, 2021
Let's do it #UFCLightweight #UFC #UFCFightIsland https://t.co/4r2qJIrS5Q
Nate Diaz calls out Dustin Poirier which provokes Justin Gaethje
Nate Diaz has posted a tweet that seemed to set his sights on fighting Dustin Poirier. The pair were meant to fight at UFC 230 but Poirier was forced to pull out and the fight never materialized after that.
I’m training to whoop ur ass next.— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 24, 2021
Be about it don’t talk about it ---- pic.twitter.com/M7FKHvIbFu
This didn't go down to well with Justin Gaethje, who called out Diaz and accused him of "only talking about it."
From the dude that only talks about it. https://t.co/9Ak7snW7pn— Justin Gaethje ---- (@Justin_Gaethje) January 24, 2021
Anthony Pettis leaks video of Max Holloway attempting the "showtime kick"
Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway have faced off before but after "Showtime" revealed a video of "Blessed" attempting his famous "Showtime kick", Holloway saw the funny side of his failed attempt to replicate it. Despite his claim to being the best boxer in the UFC, it's unlikely Holloway will attempt this kick again.
Bro ---- did it no justice ------— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) January 25, 2021
Dustin Poirier calls himself the "uncrowned world champion"
Dustin Poirier has made it clear how he sees himself following his phenomenal performance at UFC 257 vs. Conor McGregor. Many felt the lightweight title should have been on the line or at the very least an interim champion crowned. and "The Diamond" has made it perfectly clear how he sees his position in the division.
Floyd Mayweather vs. Logan Paul canceled?
A tweet has suggested that the boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Logan Paul will no longer be facing each other. The report is unconfirmed but it alleges that the fight has been canceled due to a "lack of interest" from the public.
Lmaooooo pic.twitter.com/cNcC2SeCyc— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) January 23, 2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov to make soccer debut?
Khabib Nurmagomedov has always been an avid soccer fan, hanging out with Cristiano Ronaldo and regularly being seen ina Real Madrid jersey. "The Eagle" has now posted a video and called himself a "free agent" and said he is "ready to accept offers."
The internet continues memes of Conor McGregor, Derek Brunson disapproves
The internet was as supportive and compassionate as you would expect following Conor McGregor's knockout defeat at UFC 257 to Dustin Poirier. The content has been plentiful and the latest one pokes fun at how effective Poirier's strategy of targeting the lead leg of "The Notorious."
One man who hasn't approved of the teasing McGregor has received is UFC middleweight Derek Brunson, who tweeted the following at those making fun of a trained fighter. Do you agree with Brunson?
Ok before you start making memes about Conor/ making knock out jokes . Ask yourself “If I was man to man with a professional fighter would I hold that same energy I display online” . If the answer is no . Delete and go to bed! --— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 24, 2021
Drunk fan apologies to Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping tweeted his praise of Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor following UFC 257 and one drunk fan decided to accuse Bisping of wishing to be Irish, despite his mother being Irish. Of course, "The Count" had no qualms about "correcting" this particular fan.
------ pic.twitter.com/NxfjGUfTSs— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) January 24, 2021
Pierre Ngalani kicks very hard
Pierre Ngalani is returning to ONE UNBREAKABLE 2, and the promotion has released a video showcasing his kicking ability. All we can say is it's not quite right that the person holding your pads should fly after you kick the pads.