Dana White has revealed the reason why the UFC has cut Ottman Azaitar — this and much more on Friday's social media roundup.
Ottman Azaitar cut from the UFC
One of the most promising fighters in the UFC right now, Ottman Azaitar has been cut from the UFC for breaking rules to do with the COVID-19 bubble which the UFC has in place in Abu Dhabi. As the UFC 257 official weigh-ins were taking place it was revealed that Azaitar was out of his fight against Matt Frevola after weight cut struggles. It was then revealed after the ceremonial weigh-ins that Azaitar has been cut from the UFC for no reason to do with missing weight. The reason why Azaitar has been cut is because he breached the rules which the UFC has in place in Abu Dhabi. See below to see White's explanation of the situation.
Going by White's explanation of the whole situation, it seems that Azaitar's cut from the UFC was fully deserved.
Dustin Poirier makes a bet with a fan
Take a look at this bet which Dustin Poirier made with one of his fans.
Dan Hooker is not NSFW
Check out this video of Conor McGregor saying Dan Hooker's name but his last name gets bleeped out. It seems whoever is in charge with censorship considers Dan's last name too raunchy for broadcast.
Throwback to Dana White confronting MMA protestors
Take a trip down memory lane and check out this clip of Dana White confronting a group of angry MMA protestors in 2011.
THROWBACK: Dana White confronts a group of people protesting MMA outside an event (2011)— Out Of Context MMA (@oocmma) January 19, 2021
(They don’t know who he is) pic.twitter.com/QZbNBd4bxd
BT Sport drop another incredible promo
BT Sport has once again proved why they are one of the best and most creative companies out there for UFC coverage and content.
This is fighting. My obsession. My passion.— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 21, 2021
This is the fight game. A love that burns deep. A love that will never die.
These are the words that drive @TheNotoriousMMA to be the best every single day.#UFC257 Poirier vs McGregor 2 January 23 BT Sport Box Office pic.twitter.com/TCatiO4vuT
Dan Hooker and Michael Chandler's unique handshake.
On crip --— Brandon The Truth -- (@Brandon_Nocaute) January 21, 2021
Sanders with the armbar!
The memes of Bernie Sanders have gone to a new level.
This meme has gotten out of hand -- pic.twitter.com/iyvSfP5X0d— The Combat Hub (@combathubreal) January 22, 2021
BT Sport troll Michael Bisping
Check out this UFC 257 promo package by BT Sport including Michael Bisping. In the video BT troll Bisping by saying they only got Bisping because Georges St-Pierre was not available.
Who better to tell you about the return of Conor McGregor than an iconic UFC champion!— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) January 22, 2021
Take it away G̶e̶o̶r̶g̶e̶s̶ ̶S̶t̶-̶P̶i̶e̶r̶r̶e̶ .. Michael @Bisping! --
Watch UFC 257: Poirier v McGregor on January 23rd, live on BT Sport Box Office https://t.co/LmdecOCthi pic.twitter.com/Pqzbe1OiBO
Khabib Nurmagomedov shows respect to his cousin, Umar's opponent
After Umar Nurmagomedov’s win, Khabib goes in the octagon to hug him, then walks over to his opponent Sergey Morozov and his team to give them a hug too. All class #UFCFightIsland8 pic.twitter.com/49dyrrVJIR— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) January 20, 2021
Dan Hooker apologizes to Henry Cejudo
Take a look at this old clip of Dan Hooker apologizing to Henry Cejudo for taking banter a bit too far.
Dan Hooker apologizes to Henry Cejudo in the most Dan Hooker way possible -- pic.twitter.com/ebU2sJgWQL— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) September 30, 2020