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Chris Weidman is ready to start the healing process
It was a brutal scene at UFC 261 as Chris Weidman suffered the same injury to the leg as Anderson Silva did against him at UFC 168 in 2013. Following successful surgery, the former champion needs to rest and heal his body. "The All-American" posted an update to his fans on social media, showing his progress since last Saturday.
Jon Jones congratulates Jake Paul, then deletes tweet
An interesting situation regarding Jon Jones and the UFC has already been elevated. Jones, who has been fighting with the UFC over pay the past year, congratulated Jake Paul for his win over Ben Askren a few weeks ago. This comes after Paul called out Dana White over the issues of fighter pay within the UFC. Jones has since deleted the tweet.
Jon Jones congratulated Jake Paul on his Knock Out victory over Ben Askren pic.twitter.com/lp9ZuEeK07— Search Fight lounge on YouTube (@fightlounge_) April 26, 2021
Conor McGregor encourages fans to join him
Former double-champion Conor McGregor has been a busy man outside the octagon. An entrepreneur, McGregor is starting another project, one where he can work out with his fans.
Kamaru Usman reflects on his journey
At UFC 261, Kamaru Usman took out Jorge Masvidal to defend the UFC welterweight title. With Francis Ngannou, the UFC heavyweight champion, in his corner, Usman made a statement. He looked back on his journey with Ngannou, from partners and friends to champions.
How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/Ab9A8cS9lG— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) April 26, 2021
Valentina Shevchenko adds another ruby to her collection
Since the UFC announced the new design of the new UFC titles, there has been a challenge to see who could step up to the plate. Nobody, however, has done it better than Valentina Shevchenko, who has defended the belt five times under the new format. As a result, she is closer to filling out the belt with red rubies than any other champion.
Michael Page ready to impress at Bellator 258
Looking to prove his doubters wrong, Michael Page is getting ready for Bellator 258 on May 7. Fighting Derek Anderson, MVP posted a determined picture of himself with a simple caption.
Petr Yan is a fan of the Oscars
Former UFC bantamweight champion Petr Yan is still not done talking about his loss to Aljamain Sterling via DQ. Yan has called out Sterling several times for acting hurt, among other things. He was looking forward to Sterling being rewarded for his efforts by Hollywood.
Aljamain Sterling provides a medical update
The aforementioned Sterling didn't win an award at the Oscars, but he did manage to take a big step during rehab. Getting surgery for a nagging injury, Sterling appears one step closer to getting back inside the octagon.
Amazing morning of PT!! Starting earlier but as the doctor said, as long as my neck is in neutral position and I have NO PAIN! ----— Aljamain Sterling (@funkmasterMMA) April 26, 2021
Slow and steady but we’re working!! #UnfinishedBusiness
Justin Gaethje praises "Thug Rose"
Someone who is very close to Rose Namajunas, Justin Gaethje was proud watching her regain the UFC strawweight title at UFC 261. Gaethje defended his excitement, and brought up how powerful her win was that night against Zhang Weili.
All the dudes that made fun of me for crying from excitement a few years back when Thug Rose KO’d Joanna now know exactly what I felt. She been the best for a long time but it feels unreal to see someone face their fears and inspire people like that #ufc261 #thugrose— Justin Gaethje ---- (@Justin_Gaethje) April 26, 2021
Michael Bisping celebrates his son's birthday
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was not able to physically be there with his son on his birthday, but he was able to provide him with all the support in the world. It appears that Bisping's son is ready to become the next big athlete in the family.