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Claressa Shields getting screen time
Before she makes her MMA debut on June 10 for the Professional Fighters League, fans of the sport will get a chance to know Claressa Shields better. The undisputed boxing champion will have a docuseries produced, focusing on her path to becoming a two-sport athlete. The program will air on ESPN+.
Combate Americas turns down Diego Sanchez
There is at least one MMA organization that will not be in the Diego Sanchez business. Campbell McLaren, CEO of Combate Americas, stated that his organization will not be looking into signing Sanchez. The first Ultimate Fighter winner, Sanchez was let go by the UFC following controversy surrounding coach Joshua Fabia.
Please don’t pitch me Diego Sanchez for @combateglobal— Campbell McLaren (@campbellcombate) May 20, 2021
Dan Hardy disappointed by the UFC
Former UFC fighter and commentator Dan Hardy is one of many fighters letting his voice be heard when it comes to Dana White. The UFC President reportedly stopped Georges St-Pierre from fighting Oscar De La Hoya in a boxing bout. Hardy believes it would have been an interesting business decision that should have been looked into further.
What are your thoughts on #GSP being denied the opportunity to fight de la Hoya?— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) May 20, 2021
I’m kinda disappointed... especially knowing that he and #Khabib wanted to face one another, and that was shut down as well.
Would have been a real superfight.
Referee gets in on the action at WEF event
It is the job of an MMA referee to protect the fighter by any means necessary. That is what a ref did at WEF Selection 35 in Kyzyl Turkoy, Kyrgyzstan. When a fighter would not break a hold after forcing his opponent to tap, the referee was forced to choke out the fighter until he let go.
Jessica-Rose Clark continues to make progress
It has been a long road back for Jessica-Rose Clark, who tore her ACL back in September. That was in a fight against Sarah Alpar, in which she won via TKO. Clark, who is active on social media, posted an update on her training, working on the basics.
Dan Ige stays true to himself
The UFC recently went from a 50k to a 75k bonus. This was due to a request by Tony Ferguson. Fans have been wondering if Dan Ige will change his name from "50k" to the higher bonus. Ige, who won his last fight in March, wasn't interested in changing his name for monetary reasons.
Everyone hitting me up to change my name to 75k. I guess 50k isn’t about the value it’s the principle of going the extra mile, going for the performance In and outside of the cage. I’m sure @50cent can relate lol. If it was about money I’d just go with Dan “milli” Ige -- #5IFTYK— Dan “50k” Ige (@Dynamitedan808) May 19, 2021
Conor McGregor honors winners of his competition
Conor McGregor has been busy in and out of the octagon. Forming a new challenge to involve fans, the"Notorious" one has been getting praised for his efforts. McGregor went on social media to show the personalized videos he has produced for the winners of the "FAST Fighting Words" challenge.
Chris Weidman praises Charles Oliveira
Two of the most respected fighters in the UFC had nothing but nice things to say about one another. Charles Oliveira, the new UFC lightweight champion, praised Chris Weidman for all of the progress he has shown following his recent surgery. In return, Weidman showed admiration for Oliveira, talking about his days in Ring of Combat and beyond.
Thanks so much Champ ! You are an inspiration. Been amazing to be able to watch your career from Ring of combat to cutting weight with you in Chicago 2012. You are a true champ!! https://t.co/6Cx041JMj0— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) May 20, 2021
Michael Bisping celebrates an honor
Former champion Michal Bisping has had a very fascinating life. With a documentary on the way, Bisping was proud to announce that the inside look at his life has been nominated for four awards.
Tony Ferguson thanks the fans
Although he lost at UFC 262, Tony Ferguson is already ready to return to action. Losing to Beneil Dariush via unanimous decision, Ferguson performed in front of thousands of fans in Houston, Texas. Ferguson couldn't help but thank them for making the experience worth it.