Despite not competing inside the Octagon since late 2019, Gunnar Nelson has now signed a new multi-fight contract with the UFC — this and much more on Monday's social media roundup.
Gunnar Nelson signs new UFC deal
Despite his MMA career seemingly being over, former UFC welterweight contender Gunnar Nelson has now shocked fans by revealing that he has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC and has told fans to expect a fight announcement very soon.
Nelson hasn't appeared in the Octagon since late 2019 where he was defeated by Gilbert Burns.
Nelson's UFC career to date has been incredibly up and down. He doesn't really have any wins over elite level competition but he has only lost to top contenders such as Gilbert Burns, Leon Edwards and Demian Maia.
Nelson's announcement has surprised many of his fans as many people believed that Nelson would not compete in the UFC again due to being out for so long and not showing any real signs that he was planning on getting back into things.
However, with this new deal signed, Nelson is going to be fighting in the UFC again very very soon.
Are you excited for Nelson's Octagon return?
Henry Cejudo fires back at Conor McGregor
Over the weekend, Conor McGregor tweeted calling Henry Cejudo a "little fart" in a now deleted tweet.
This was a strange move from McGregor as he has never been in any interactions with Cejudo on social media or in person.
However, this didn't make Cejudo hold back in his response to the Irishman.
What do you know about farting? You always run out of gas. https://t.co/IYISReW51v— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) January 16, 2022
Jake Paul teases fight against Canelo Alvarez
YouTuber turned professional boxer Jake Paul has fuelled speculation about a potential bout against Canelo Alvarez.
This comes after it was revealed over the weekend that Canelo's next opponent could be one which could upset a lot of boxing fans.
------ https://t.co/ypJNu3OOVV— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) January 17, 2022
Michael Bisping and Dominik Cruz have fun together on commentary
As far as UFC commentators go, there is probably not a funnier and more argumentative pairing than Dominik Cruz and Michael Bisping.
Check out this video which Bisping posted on social media over the weekend of the two having a spat whilst not on air.
It's UFC 270 Fight Week!
It is officially UFC 270 Fight Week!
This weekend heavyweight goliaths collide when Ciryl Gane will challenge Francis Ngannou for the UFC heavyweight title in the main event.
Happy Birthday to Muhammad Ali!
Happy Birthday to the legendary boxer Muhammad Ali!
Today would've been his 80th birthday.
Happy Birthday to Muhammad Ali!— Boxing on BT Sport -- (@BTSportBoxing) January 17, 2022
• 61 pro fights
• 56 pro wins
• 37 KOs
• 3,433 days as champion
• Olympic gold medallist
• Six-time Ring Magazine Fighter of the Year
• Three-time lineal champion
• 14 wins in unified title fights
The Greatest would've been 80 today! pic.twitter.com/JhoInaKuP0
Dana White shuts down Henry Cejudo's featherweight title shot hopes
After it was announced that Max Holloway was injured and out of his UFC featherweight title bout against Alexander Volkanovski, one man who immediately put his name in the hat to face Volkanovski was Henry Cejudo.
However, Dana White quickly shut down the idea of Cejudo returning and going straight into a title shot.
On this day in 2016...
On this day six years ago, Dominik Cruz returned to face T.J. Dillashaw and recaptured the UFC bantamweight title.
On the same night, Cruz gave this iconic interview response to Ariel Helwani.
Six years ago today, @DominickCruz returned from a long layoff to recapture the UFC bantamweight championship he vacated.— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) January 17, 2022
After the fight, @arielhelwani asked if it was the greatest moment of his life and Cruz gave an unforgettable answer... pic.twitter.com/exqQL0QAHm
Miesha Tate to drop down to 125 pounds
Miesha Tate will drop down to 125 pounds to women's flyweight and face Lauren Murphy in May.
Bellator returning to London
Bellator have announced their return to London where Michael Page will fight for the Bellator welterweight title.
Yaroslav Amosov vs. Michael ‘Venom’ Page! --— Bellator Europe (@Bellator_Europe) January 17, 2022
Bellator MMA returns to London with a Welterweight World Title fight LIVE at The SSE Arena, Wembley, 13/5 --------------#BellatorLondon pic.twitter.com/NcVqbVMKea