Bellator heavyweight and AEW star Jake Hager has successfully trolled the MMA community with a post of a fake fight announcement of himself vs MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Jake Hager successfully trolls MMA fans
Last week, Bellator MMA announced that heavyweight MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko would be returning to the Bellator cage later this year in his home country of Russia.
No specific names as to who Emelianenko's opponent will be have been given yet, but fellow Bellator heavyweight and AEW superstar Jake Hager successfully trolled lots of MMA fans into thinking that he had secured a fight against one of the greatest heavyweights of all time in just his fourth fight.
As you can see on Hager's post, he photoshopped a date, arena, and VS onto the graphic which was originally a meet and greet for fans last year.
In the comments of the tweet, a large majority of people genuinely believed that Hager vs Emelianenko was happening.
Who would you like to see Emelianenko fight later this year?
Francis Ngannou's incredible Instagram post
After a tough few days in a verbal battle with the UFC, Francis Ngannou has said in an Instagram post that "we overcome challenges and most of all, we stand proud."
What are your opinions on the current situation between Ngannou and the UFC?
Take a look below at what the undercard of the trilogy between Tyson Fury and Deontay Wilder will look like.
It’s official, the #FuryWilder3 PPV card is an all-heavyweight slugfest.— ESPN Ringside (@ESPNRingside) June 29, 2021
-- Efe Ajagba vs. Frank Sanchez
-- Robert Helenius vs. Adam Kownacki 2
-- Jared Anderson vs. Vladimir Tereshkin pic.twitter.com/w6xDeUqfgO
Happy 55th birthday to the legend Mike Tyson!
Happy 55th birthday to Iron Mike Tyson. pic.twitter.com/ZIR2q5XIWB— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) June 30, 2021
Throwback to when Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier met for the first time
The rivalry of Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier has been one of the most fascinating rivalries which the UFC has ever seen.
Take a look back at when McGregor and Poirier met for the first time many years ago.
Updated Bellator rankings
Take a look at the new and updated Bellator rankings post-Bellator 262.
Georges St-Pierre reveals how he thinks Dustin Poirier vs Conor McGregor 3 will go down
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has given his prediction for the trilogy between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor.
See St-Pierre's prediction below.
Sean O'Malley finds a replacement for Louis Smolka at UFC 264
There was a lot of disappointment in the MMA community when it was announced that Louis Smolka was injured and out of his bout against Sean O'Malley at UFC 264.
However, O'Malley has a new opponent and will remain on the UFC 264 card.
O'Malley will now fight Kris Moutinho.
Kris Moutinho is the new opponent for Sean O’Malley on July 10 at UFC 264, sources confirmed with @espnmma. O’Malley first mentioned Moutinho as the replacement for Louis Smolka on his Twitch stream. Moutinho will be making his UFC debut.— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) June 30, 2021
History shows that Roxanne Modafferi is due for a win against Tatiana Suarez
Tatiana Suarez is targeting a return to the Octagon at UFC 266 against MMA veteran Roxanne Modafferi.
Going by Modafferi's up and down record, history shows that Modafferi is due for a win against Suarez.
I just remembered....Roxanne Modafferi is due for a win in her next fight. ---- pic.twitter.com/JpKn19ht2Q— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) June 30, 2021
Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia's hand speed is crazy
Gervonta Davis and Ryan Garcia are both young boxing superstars with bags of potential.
With both fighters being predominantly known for their excellent hand speed, who is the faster out of Davis and Garcia?