Boxing champion Claressa Shields is ready to make the transition to the cage when she debuts for the PFL — Fightful has all the latest social media news here for your viewing.
Claressa Shields looks ready for MMA debut
Undisputed middleweight champion Claressa Shields is counting down the days until she can step inside an MMA cage. Set to fight for the PFL in June, Shields continues to show her progress. Busy on social media, Shields sent a message to her opponents, fans, and doubters.
Mma debut soon Big paper! Can’t wait to show y’all what hard work & Faith over Fear can get you ! pic.twitter.com/C3vEpvwS21— Claressa Gwoat Shields (@Claressashields) May 3, 2021
Chris Weidman continues to share updates from his surgery
After injuring himself at UFC 261 following a leg kick, Chris Weidman is on the road to recovery. The former UFC middleweight champion is just a few days out from surgery but is feeling better by the day. Weidman continued his promise of posting updates on social media, explaining to fans what he is going through.
Giga Chikadze offers his services
Fresh off of a quick win against Cub Swanson at UFC Vegas 25, Giga Chikadze is ready to fight again. On an eight-fight win streak, Chikadze offered to fight Donald Cerrone this weekend after Cerrone's fight with Diego Sanchez was nixed following the latter getting cut by the UFC. Cerrone is rumored to be facing Alex Morono now but Chikadze will be preparing, just in case.
I’m back at it and ready to cover main event fight this weekend if @ufc wants that smoke @danawhite @AliAbdelaziz00— GIGA CHIKADZE (@giga_chikadze) May 3, 2021
Had great rounds with @beneildariush @MarvinVettori @KelvinGastelum @urketaraketa and many more! pic.twitter.com/5UHy5888Qy
Amanda Ribas is excited to fight
Looking to rebound following a loss to Marina Rodriguez at UFC 257, Amanda Ribas is ready to get back out there. The strawweight is expected to fight Angela Hill at UFC Vegas 26 on May 8, and she hyped up fight week the only way she could.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk requires medical attention
Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk appears to be training hard for a fight. Joanna shared a post on Instagram highlighting a huge gash on her leg. It appears that she will be OK, however, and could go back to training whenever.
Randa Markos reflects on fight against Luana Pinheiro
You can add Randa Markos to the list of individuals (Paul Felder) who are questioning the end of her fight against Luana Pinheiro at UFC Vegas 25. Pinheiro beat Markos following what was called an illegal upkick. It appeared that Pinheiro was down for the count. Markos is not buying any of it and expressed how she is currently feeling on Instagram.
Aleksandar Rakic wants Jiri Prochazka
It was a wild ending at UFC Vegas 25, as Jiri Prochazka took out Dominick Reyes with a vicious spinning back elbow. Violence was on display, and many wondered what's next for Prochazka. One of the top light heavyweight contenders appears to be ready for him. Aleksandar Rakic, coming off of a win against Thiago Santos, has nominated himself to fight Prochazka.
Leslie Smith ready for her moment
It has been about five years since Leslie Smith last fought Cris Cyborg. On May 21 at Bellator 259, they will meet again for Cyborg's Bellator featherweight title. Smith, who is 4-1 since the Cyborg loss, reflected on her journey leading up to the fight.
Rematch. Title fight. Main event. I am living the reality I've been visualizing. May 21st make sure you watch me on Showtime! pic.twitter.com/ozHH0WwA4c— Leslie Smith (@LeslieSmith_GF) May 1, 2021
Patricio Freire calls out AJ McKee
A true fighting champion, Patricio Freire is not afraid to call out those who are in his way of greatness. He appeared to do so at the expense of A.J. McKee, who will be fighting "Pitbull" for the latter's Bellator featherweight title. Freire responded to McKee's claim that he looked worried when staring down McKee.
Conor McGregor sends a warning
We are close to seeing Conor McGregor return to the cage against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 on July 10. McGregor, who lost to Poirier back in January, is looking to complete the trilogy with a win. McGregor sent a warning on social media that he will be coming back with aggressive blows exclusively for Poirier.