Dana White told fans the winner of Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor will likely get a crack at the next UFC lightweight title shot — this and much more on Saturday's social media roundup.
Winner of Poirier vs McGregor "is probably next" for a title shot
UFC president Dana White told fans that the winner of the UFC 257 main event between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor "is probably next" for a shot at the lightweight title. He made the statement during a fan Q&A.
During a UFC fan Q&A, @danawhite said the winner of Poirier-McGregor II "is probably next in line" for a lightweight title shot.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) January 7, 2021
Stream the full Q&A now on ESPN+ https://t.co/IF6v9yraQU pic.twitter.com/v2lLolopRr
Poirier and McGregor will fight for the second time when the UFC returns to Fight Island for a string of three events which start on January 16 and ends with UFC 257 on January 23 which is headlined by the lightweight contenders, Poirier and McGregor.
Dana White's video scrutinizing the media gets removed from Twitter
In December, Dana White released a video that included soundbites of MMA media all around the world criticizing and doubting him on the return of the UFC early in the pandemic. In typical Dana White style he could not just shut the media up by proving them wrong but he had to go an extra mile and create a video package that scrutinized and tore down many MMA journalists and MMA media outlets. The video has now been deleted from Twitter.
A video Dana White's Twitter posted in December criticizing the media's coverage of UFC and COVID-19 has been removed. pic.twitter.com/pmgy0GmwgX— JackWannan (@JackWannan) January 7, 2021
Michael Bisping goes under the knife again
Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has once again undergone another surgery. Bisping, who went through a double knee replacement in 2020, has now had his first surgery of 2021 with a procedure on his neck.
Best dressed man of the year 2020. About to go under again, wish me luck :) pic.twitter.com/DBWyVOiNEa— michael (@bisping) January 8, 2021
Sweet chin music!
Take a look at the UFC's version of WWE legend Shawn Michael's trademark move, sweet chin music.
Jordan Burroughs appears on JRE
One of the best wrestlers in the world Jordan Burroughs has made an appearance on JRE.
JB x JRE pic.twitter.com/0nwWukn8iZ— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) January 8, 2021
Tatiana Suarez nearing a return
One of the top women's fighters in the UFC Tatiana Suarez has been out of action for a while. She is now ready to return to the Octagon.
Max Holloway's story on how he learned his striking
Check out this clip of Max Holloway explaining how he learned his striking skills.
Max Holloway's story on how he learned his striking technique from the UFC games never fails to amuse me. pic.twitter.com/01RK8Sz0nI— BirksMMA (@BirksMMA) January 7, 2021
Conor McGregor's coach submits bodybuilder
Check out this clip of Conor McGregor's striking coach Owen Roddy submitting a bodybuilder who weighs over 200 pounds.
Conor Mcgregor’s striking coach Owen Roddy submits a 200+ lbs bodybuilder. pic.twitter.com/wfVuZcL76p— Manolo ------------ (@manny_martiro) January 7, 2021
Joe Rogan's biased commentary
Is this an accurate representation of what Joe Rogan's commentary would be for the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor fight?
If Joe Rogan would’ve commentated Mcgregor vs Mayweather pic.twitter.com/AfCoS0uO5B— Λ-------- (@ImAntoMMA) January 8, 2021
Conor McGregor believes he is currently the best version of himself ever
Conor McGregor has taken to Instagram to tell fans that he is currently the best version of himself there has ever been and he believes he would demolish the Conor McGregors who fought Eddie Alvarez and Donald Cerrone.
Conor McGregor on his IG today: pic.twitter.com/VLeXXfjKEt— Spinnin Backfist (@SpinninBackfist) January 9, 2021