Israel Adesanya is taking his loss to Jan Blachowicz in stride.
Israel Adensanya Jokes About His Defeat To Jan Blachwicz
Adesanya has remained in good spirits after his first professional MMA loss. At the post-fight presser, he took the loss well. Now, on Twitter where Adesanya usually loves to joke, he continues by poking fun at himself after getting hit by the "legendary Polish power."
Wasn’t too bad. Got fed and I’m still hungry. pic.twitter.com/1A8pN9nfJ4— Israel Adesanya (@stylebender) March 7, 2021
The UFC Officially Announce Weili Zhang Vs Rose Namajunas
After being rumored to be the next fight in line for strawweight champion, the UFC have officially announced the bout for April 24th. Zhang's last Octagon appearance was a fight of the year contender against Joanna Jedrzejczyk.
Jake Paul Vs Ben Askren Finds A Location: Mercedes Benz Stadium In Atlanta
Jake Paul's third professional boxing fight will be against retired MMA star Ben Askren. The fight will be contested on April 17th & the venue has finally been announced. This will mark the first time a combat sports event has taken place at the Atlanta Falcons home arena.
Dan Hardy Says He Will Continue To Be An Analyst Elsewhere
After being let go from the UFC as a commentator and analysts, Dan Hardy has tweeted a few times regaring the incident. Now, Hardy has explained what he will do next. He will continue to posts analysis of fights on his personal YouTube and his tweet implies he may be working for a new organization soon.
Thank you for the kind words and support. I’m doing just fine, and am not going anywhere. I’ll still be breaking fights down on my channel, and elsewhere... --— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) March 7, 2021
I’m here in service of MMA, and sometimes that puts you on the other side of the line.
I’m fine with that. ----
After the incident, Hardy has been much more vocal about his return to the Octagon. He'd like to fight Matt Brown or Carlos Condit. The latter, he claims, he'll have to beat twice in one night since he already holds a loss to the "Natural Born Killer."
After 56 Days Away, Dan Hooker Finally Reunites With Family
Prior to his co-main event fight against Michael Chandler, much was made of how long Dan Hooker would have to be away from his family. Due to travel restriction and quarantine procedures Hooker knew that win or lose he would not see his family for over two months. While his fight against Chandler lasted less than five minutes, Hooker remained away from his wife and daughter for over fifty days, but this video captures their first moments reunited.
Behind The Scenes Video Explains Aljamain Sterling Posing With UFC Belt
To add controvery to an already controversial ending, after Aljamain's win by disqualification, many fans were upset when a picture of Aljamain Sterling surfaced with him posing with the belt, smiling. Opponent Petr Yan and Aljamain have gone back in forth regarding the picture, but this video sheds some light on the weird situation. Surrounded by friends and loved ones, Aljamain's friends comfort and encourage him to make the best of a tough situation.
This video makes me happy.— BAT-------------- (@BAT_MMA) March 8, 2021
Good on him and his friends
Aljamain Sterling proposes a fight against Henry Cejudo
While a rematch with Petr Yan seems inevitable, given the controversial ending to their fight at UFC 259, Aljamain was sure to mention Henry Cejudo, who has long been a rival despite his retirement. Here you can see an old photo of both men facing off.