The first image of the UFC's new Venum apparel which is scheduled to be revealed in April has been leaked — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Pictures of the UFC's new Venum attire have been leaked
The UFC's deal with Reebok is set to end in April and the next company who will handle the UFC's fighter apparel/kit will be Venum. Unlike Reebox, Venum is a company that specializes in attire for multiple combat sports such as MMA, boxing, and jiu-jitsu, so the collaboration with Venum and the UFC has got fans and many of the fighters excited.
However, the first images of the attire have been leaked and it is fair to say that the attire so far looks very plain and underwhelming.
Below is an image of UFC featherweight contender Brian Ortega wearing the new attire.
First look at the UFC’s new Venum apparel— UFC 4 Leaks & News (@UFCLeaksNews) March 10, 2021
Thoughts? -- pic.twitter.com/wsxMhPmwaA
As you can see in the picture the attire looks very plain and looks like it has very little thought behind it which is disappointing as so many fans were looking forward to seeing the attire for the first time next month.
The Venum x UFC deal:— Stanky (@stankymma) March 10, 2021
what we wanted what we get pic.twitter.com/MARWtjlHYT
Islam Makhachev calls out Rafael dos Anjos
After putting on a very impressive performance against Drew Dober this past weekend at UFC 259, UFC lightweight contender Islam Makhachev is looking to get back in the Octagon in the next few months to fight former champion Rafael dos Anjos.
Makhachev earned a third-round submission win over Dober and did not really take any damage.
Makhachev and dos Anjos were originally scheduled to fight in November last year but Makhachev was forced to pull out of the fight which meant that dos Anjos would instead fight Paul Felder.
Dos Anjos put on a dominant performance over Felder landing multiple takedowns and really good ground and pound. Dos Anjos has recently spoken about his desire to get the lightweight belt back before he retires and a win over a guy like Makhachev would certainly have him on the right track to doing so.
How do you think a fight between Makhachev and dos Anjos would go down?
Big neck problems
As well as being one of the best fighters on the planet, Gilbert Burns is known for having an unusually huge neck.
Check out this hilarious post from Burns' coach Henri Hooft which shows Burns' neck blocking his view of the fights.
Floyd Mayweather back in the gym
Floyd Mayweather is back in the gym hitting the bag.
Mayweather was originally scheduled to fight YouTuber Logan Paul this year but the fight was pushed back to a later date due to a lack of interest in the bout.
Stefan Struve explains his decision to retire
UFC heavyweight veteran Stefan Struve has officially retired from MMA.
Check out the clip below of Struve explaining why he decided to retire.
Belal Muhammad's journey to the top
It has been a whirlwind few months for Belal Muhammad as he has gone from a low-ranked welterweight to fighting the number three ranked welterweight in a matter of months.
Prior to getting his shot in the UFC, Muhammad struggled to get fights anywhere which meant that he actually had to personally email promotions such as ONE FC and Ring of Combat to ask for fights.
Nastiest spinning wheel kick ever
Take a look at this clip of one of the nastiest spinning wheel kicks ever.
Wtf he almost kicked his head off --pic.twitter.com/imSKyFArc1— Antonio Pinnetta (@AntonioPinnetta) March 8, 2021
Michael Bisping still looking sharp on the pads
You would've thought that being retired for three and a half years, losing an eye, having a double knee replacement, and a neck surgery that Michael Bisping would've slowed down a little bit.
Well no, he hasn't.
Take a look at this footage of Bisping hitting the pads in 2021.
Highlights from Claressa Shields' most recent win
Women's boxing world champion Claressa Shields enjoyed yet another win this weekend in a dominant performance over Marie Eve Dicaire.
Check out the highlights from Shields' dominant performance.
Joanne Calderwood calls out Lauren Murphy
Fresh off an impressive win over Jessica Eye back in January, Joanne Calderwood is looking to get back into the Octagon against a very in-form Lauren Murphy.