Jorge Masvidal has been pictured backstage at an AEW show in Jacksonville, Florida, Conor McGregor turns impromptu director for his whiskey, and much more — This is your Fightful social media roundup on Thursday.
Jorge Masvidal photographed with AEW star Jon Moxley
Jorge Masvidal has ventured into the professional wrestling world and was photographed with AEW star Jon Moxley. Masvidal was kitted out in his finest gear in Jacksonville in what could have been a friendly meeting or perhaps a hint at a future relationship.
Conor McGregor turns impromptu director for Proper No. Twelve
Conor McGregor may have been bought out of his whiskey brand but that hasn't stopped him from promoting it to the hilt.
WATCH: Conor McGregor directs an impromptu Proper No. Twelve PR campaign -- pic.twitter.com/eZtB4BIdJa— Shakiel Mahjouri (@Shak_Fu) March 4, 2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov teaches Manel Kape about soccer
Khabib Nurmagmedov has always been dominant in the Octagon and when it comes to knowledge of soccer, poor Manel Kape has learned he is just as dominant in general conversation. Another 10-8 round for "The Eagle."
Poor Manel Kape, just wanted to discuss and Khabib made him feel like a casual -- pic.twitter.com/3a60k9X3ks— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) March 4, 2021
Anthony Johnson looking shredded for his Bellator debut
Petr Yan breaks down how he expects his UFC 259 fight with Aljamain Sterling to go
“He has two game plans. One game plan: he gets takedown, second game plan: he will [be] running. It’s [the] game plan [of a] mouse, yeah?”@PetrYanUFC believes he knows Aljamain Sterling’s plans for their #UFC259 fight -- (via @arielhelwani) pic.twitter.com/ryL8P9DlfL— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) March 3, 2021
Sterling meanwhile will be just as prepared as he challenges for UFC gold for the first time. Let's hope not quite this ready for Yan's sake.
Aljamain Sterling is prepared. Petr Yan will never walk the same. pic.twitter.com/ZxCiJFlvJE— Super Fan---- (@McGregorRousey) March 3, 2021
Internet reacts to Alistair Overeem and Junior Dos Santos being released by UFC
Junior Dos Santos holds the all-time UFC records for both knockdowns (14) and significant strikes landed (1109)— MMA By The Numbers (@NumbersMMA) March 4, 2021
Alistair Overeem holds the overall UFC record for highest significant strike accuracy rate (74.3%)
Junior dos Santos: Cut— MMA mania (@mmamania) March 4, 2021
Alistair Overeem: Cut
Scott Coker: pic.twitter.com/uq4tRK5NnO
UFC fighters not allowed to retire anymore
Man's holding on for dear life pic.twitter.com/cLUuPT8alH— Stockton Kangaroo ------ (@StcktnKangaroo) March 3, 2021
Ottman Azaitar brings a bag again to UFC
Ottman Azaitar just ran into the media day, held up a bag and pointed at it, then ran out.— Oscar Willis (@oscarswillis) March 3, 2021
It has since been revealed that Azaitar was carrying potatoes in his infamous backpack that almost cost him his UFC career.
I did an IG live with Ali the other day. He said Ottman is back in UFC and said that there were potatoes in the bag!— Kevin Iole (@KevinI) March 3, 2021
Belal Muhammad's Twitter is very underrated
Belal Muhammad is a dangerous contender in the welterweight division and his Twitter game has been on fire too recently. Daniel Cormier and Max Holloway content are always great.
------ pic.twitter.com/m6gOD2xIhb— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) March 3, 2021
Paulo Costa can't catch a break
Paulo Costa may regret his hangover excuse for his loss to Israel Adesanya.
Costa if he was sober pic.twitter.com/FEAere1Dpq— Evil Rob (@NarutoMMA) March 3, 2021
2021 is the year of the calf kick (viewer discretion advised)
Conor McGregor was the victim of some vicious calf kicks when he lost to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 but thankfully for him, it wasn't as bad as this one. In the Urban Fight Night 24 main event, Dean Maxwell headlined against Rayment Randall and Maxwell had his leg broke by the duly named "Limb Reaper" Randall. MMA Junkie reports that the promoter, former UFC fighter Suman Mokhtarian, revealed Maxwell snapped his fibula and tibia, which required plates and screws.