Former MMA fighter John Lewis is now officially promoting MMA fights in space — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
John Lewis officially promoting MMA fights in space
The MMA world in the past year has seen lots of changes to the sport which include fights without crowds as well as the UFC jetting to Abu Dhabi to host shows on Fight Island during the COVID-19 pandemic but no change in MMA tops this one.
Former MMA fighter John Lewis is now officially promoting MMA fights in space.
Former MMA fighter John Lewis is promoting fights in space.— TheRealSnowden (@JESnowden) May 4, 2021
I want to do this story soooo bad. pic.twitter.com/UiIGrWbYrq
According to the statement which you can see above, the final two fighters left in the tournament/competition which John Lewis is putting together will fight it out in space.
The statement reads "the dramatic and intense season final will see two combatants fight aboard a custom retrofitted rocket (shuttle) as it orbits earth for 90 minutes, which is time it takes a rocket to circle the earth. Inside the rocket will exist a specially designed fighting capsule."
The official name of the show is "Galactic Combat."
No news about when the show will air have been revealed yet but it is bound to get people intrigued.
Conor McGregor loves a bit of self-acknowledgment
Conor McGregor has always been a very self-praising individual and this post to his Instagram page once again shows that.
Jiri Prochazka explains why he deserves a title fight next
After knocking out Dominick Reyes this past weekend with an incredible spinning elbow, it seems very likely that Jiri Prochazka will face the winner of Jan Blachowicz vs Glover Teixeira for the UFC light heavyweight title.
Check out this clip of Prochazka explaining his "vision" and why he does deserve the next title shot.
“I think I deserve this [title] fight, because Dominick was a great opponent.”@jiri_bjp's tells @arielhelwani his "vision" is to fight the winner of Blachowicz-Teixeira next. pic.twitter.com/WzcTcGEr2M— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) May 5, 2021
Eddie Alvarez reunites with his family after a long time away in Singapore
Eddie Alvarez has finally been reunited with his family after spending over a month in Singapore which included fighting twice in ONE.
Alvarez's first fight in April ended up finishing as a no contest and Alvarez's second fight was a decision loss where he was dominated throughout the bout.
Kayla Harrison's journey to the 2021 PFL season
Kayla Harrison has had a very emotional time leading up to the 2021 PFL season which included her adopting her niece and nephew.
Check out the video below where Harrison explains her journey.
Donald Cerrone returns to the Octagon this weekend
Donald Cerrone will return to the Octagon this weekend at UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs Waterson in the co-main event against Alex Morono.
Cerrone was originally scheduled to fight his fellow UFC veteran Diego Sanchez before Sanchez was released from the promotion last week.
This fight will be Cerrone's 37th fight in the UFC.
Jake Paul has had a crazy two weeks
Since Jake Paul knocked out Ben Askren, quite a lot has gone on in his life since then.
In the past 2 weeks I... pic.twitter.com/NfP8YwlG29— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) May 4, 2021
Canelo Alvarez calls Billy Joe Saunders' team "pussies"
Canelo Alvarez and Billy Joe Saunders will meet in their highly anticipated boxing match this upcoming weekend in Texas.
Yesterday, Saunders threatened to pull out of the fight because of the size of the ring.
The issue has now been resolved and the fight will go ahead as planned.
Check out this clip of Canelo expressing his feelings to the team of Saunders below.
Canelo just came thru the lobby to head into the private training room and exchanged words with Saunders’ team over the ring size dispute - Canelo just kept callin them “pussies” #CaneloSaunders pic.twitter.com/11hWaZQhUg— Robbie Fox (@RobbieBarstool) May 4, 2021
Diego Sanchez goes off on Dana White and the UFC
Damn, very much doubt Dana White is meeting up with Diego Sanchez anytime soon. What a tough watch --pic.twitter.com/gtPI3X8di5— Michael Morgan (@mikewhoatv) May 5, 2021
Promo for Rodriguez vs Waterson revealed
Check out the promo for this weekend's main event for UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs Waterson below.