Despite losing to Charles Oliveira this past weekend at UFC 269, Dustin Poirier seems eager to get back into the Octagon right away — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz tease a fight against each other
This past weekend at UFC 269, Dustin Poirier took one of his most hurtful losses in his MMA career so far when he got submitted by Charles Oliveira in a fight for the UFC lightweight title.
Despite only just coming off the back of a cutting loss, Poirier seems ready to get back into the Octagon to fight straight away.
After Poirier's loss, Nate Diaz took to Twitter to call out Poirier for a fight in January.
Check out what Diaz had to say below.
I’ll fight Dp in January don’t be a scared lil bitch this time now or never pic.twitter.com/w5ly9o3m6y— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 16, 2021
Poirier then responded to Diaz by saying he'd fight him before the end of 2021, to which Diaz called his bluff.
I'll fight you this month— The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) December 16, 2021
Ur full of shit— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) December 16, 2021
Although it does seem pretty much impossible that a fight between Poirier and Diaz will happen this month, there could be a chance of it happening as early as January 2022.
Sean O'Malley joins the bantamweight rankings
After securing an impressive KO finish win at UFC 269, Sean O'Malley has now broken his way into the UFC bantamweight rankings.
Look who's finally joined the rankings.. --@SugaSeanMMA comes in at 1️⃣3️⃣ - now who next? pic.twitter.com/Ou1fUZK6qe— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) December 14, 2021
Gegard Mousasi's next opponent in Bellator revealed
It is official, Gegard Mousasi's next opponent will be Austin Vanderford.
#BREAKING: Gegard Mousasi vs. Austin Vanderford for the Bellator middleweight title is good to go for early next year. --— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) December 14, 2021
News via @mma_kings, @Farah_Hannoun and @MMAjunkieJohn: https://t.co/wu3PG8rilW pic.twitter.com/QKp0J41iZ4
Members of the Eagle FC broadcast team revealed
It has been revealed that Felicia Spencer and former two division UFC champion Henry Cejudo will be a part of Eagle FC's broadcasting team for their upcoming events.
Felicia Spencer and Henry Cejudo will be members of the Eagle FC broadcast team.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 15, 2021
Kevin Lee joins Eagle FC
Kevin Lee has officially joined Eagle FC and will fight in their new 165 pound division.
Khabib adds Kevin Lee to @EagleFightClub's roster and a 165 pound division— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 15, 2021
(via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/Z5faNz2FOF
UFC Vegas 45 card updates
Here are the latest updates to this weekend's UFC Vegas 45 card.
#UFCVegas45 update.— Marcel Dorff -------- (@BigMarcel24) December 16, 2021
- Pennington vs. Chiasson now at 145 lbs.
- A few updated pictures. pic.twitter.com/LwZNi1Va6B
Charles Oliveira moves into the top 5 in the pound for pound rankings
After defending his UFC lightweight championship for the first time at UFC 269, Charles Oliveira has now entered into the top 5 of the UFC pound for pound rankings.
The final men's P4P rankings for 2021 are here. --@CharlesDoBronxs moves into the Top 5.— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) December 15, 2021
Jake Paul's new custom made belt
Take a look at this belt which Jake Paul has just had custom made for himself.
My “Most Valuable Boxer” belt designed and painted by Alec Monopoly is my $500k Christmas present. It’s hand painted by one of the greatest artists of our generation and features a Hermes Birkin bag sewed into the side as well as a diamond Cartier and Rolex watch. 2 days. pic.twitter.com/tBNkJjWViC— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 16, 2021
Derrick Lewis details what his experience on Hot Ones was like
Take a look at this clip where Derrick Lewis explains what it was like going on the popular YouTube series show, Hot Ones.
Derrick Lewis describes the gruesome aftermath of his appearance on "Hot Ones." --️--#UFCVegas45 Full video: https://t.co/4R30qaD1PQ pic.twitter.com/7uk94cxMxT— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) December 16, 2021