The newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira has opened up about his current financial struggles despite being a UFC champion — this and much more on Tuesday's social media roundup.
Charles Oliveira details his current financial struggles
One of the main problems which many UFC fighters face is not being paid enough.
The payment of UFC fighters has been a hot topic of conversation for many years and it has led to many former and current UFC fighters leaving the promotion and speaking out against Dana White and the UFC for the lack of good pay for fighters apart from the likes of Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz.
In an interview with a Brazilian TV station, Oliveira was very open and honest about his current financial issues despite being a UFC champion in one of the most competitive divisions.
Check out the translation of the interview below.
A translated Olivera interview (thread)— Smesh (@SmeshJitsuOnly) May 30, 2021
Olivera on his financial situation pic.twitter.com/egJGQ9sCuK
Oliveira said that two of the main issues which impact him financially are the obligation to pay his coaches and sparring partners as well as having to exchange the dollars which the UFC pays him to Brazilian real (Brazilian currency) which has a very poor exchange rate currently.
Hopefully, Oliveira can find some financial stability soon as he very much deserves it.
Do you think that the UFC needs to change the structure in which it pays its fighters?
Conor McGregor takes a shot at impressionist Al Foran
Al Foran is one of the most famous and popular impressionists in the world who has been very successful doing impressions of people such as Conor McGregor, Gordon Ramsay, and Tyson Fury.
However, it seems that one man is not happy with the impressions which he has been doing.
That man is Conor McGregor who took a shot at Foran on Twitter criticizing Foran's "terrible impressions."
See McGregor's tweet below.
I’ll fight this imposter in the co-main! Terrible impression’s of me he is doing years. https://t.co/70rqFoxeVz— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 31, 2021
UFC Vegas 28 video package released
The UFC returns this upcoming weekend with a big heavyweight fight between Jairzinho Rozenstruik and Augusto Sakai.
The video package for the bout has now been released.
Tresean Gore tells emotional story about his journey to TUF and his wife's support
Tresean Gore is a competitor on this season's The Ultimate Fighter series and he has a very emotional story going into the series.
In the clip below, Gore opens up about the struggles he faced early on in his career and how his wife supported him through it all.
"I told my wife, 'Babe, it's okay, right now, if you just suck up your pride and leave me. It's okay...' She looked at me and said, 'We're gonna go through this together.'"— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) June 1, 2021
Tresean Gore's wife never left his side when they struggled early in his career (via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/wXpZp6gTPl
Jairzinho Rozenstruik's freak power
Jairzinho Rozenstruik returns to the Octagon this upcoming weekend against Augusto Sakai.
If you are not familiar with Rozenstruik's style inside the Octagon, this clip might give you an insight into what he is like.
Robert Whittaker looking sharp hitting the pads
Robert Whittaker is back training after his win over Kelvin Gastelum.
Whittaker is looking very sharp on the pads.
Having a bit of fun in the lab. @standstrongboxingcoachjustin pic.twitter.com/BqqVwce3YF— Robert Whittaker (@robwhittakermma) May 31, 2021
Michael Bisping gives high praise to Stephen Thompson
UFC commentator and Hall of Famer Michael Bisping has given UFC welterweight contender Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson some incredibly high praise.
Check out the praise which Bisping gave Thomspon in the clip below.
Hasbulla Magomedov looking incredible in training camp
Hasbulla Magomedov has quickly become a viral sensation in the lead up to his fight against Abdu Razik.
Take a look at some training footage of Hasbullah getting prepared for Abdu.
[NEW] Footage from Hasbulla’s fight camp -- pic.twitter.com/O7cGZjUeyo— Hasbulla ---- (@HasbulIah) May 31, 2021
Jake Paul opens as a betting favorite ahead of his boxing match against Tyron Woodley
Yesterday, Jake Paul's next boxing opponent was announced and he will face the former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.
Despite Woodley being one of the most decorated champions in the UFC's welterweight division, he has opened as a betting underdog against Paul.
Check out the odds below.
Michael Bisping's dog going through some health issues
On Twitter, Michael Bisping shared some very sad news that his dog, Alfie, is going through some very bad health issues currently and may not be around for much longer.
Bisping posted an emotional picture of himself and his dog then went on to post a more positive post.
He’s still with us the big softy, but not sure if he’ll be here much longer. Fingers crossed though. pic.twitter.com/7WPgLaD7tR— michael (@bisping) June 1, 2021
Still bloody licks though -- pic.twitter.com/el8kG3195o— michael (@bisping) June 1, 2021