Kevin Holland jokes about training in Dagestan, fighters react to the news that Conor McGregor never fulfilled his promise to donate to Dustin Poirier's charity, and much more in Tuesday's social media round-up.
Kevin Holland Moves To Dagestan?
Holland, who notably won five consecutive bouts in 2020, is now on a two-fight losing streak in 2021. Holland couldn't withstand Derek Brunson's wrestling earlier this year on his way to losing a dominant decision. Holland took a short notice fight against rising contender Marvin Vettori and suffered a similar fate. Holland has since joked about moving to Dagestan, home of Khabib Nurmagomedov and other top-tier wrestlers. Now, he has posted an excellent photoshop with the common chin strap sported by nearly all the Dagestani fighters.
Cris Cyborg And Fabricio Werdum Post Viral Dance Challenge
Cyborg, the women featherweight champion was joined by former UFC heavyweight champ Werdum for an equally fun and weird dance challenge. Cyborg, dressed in full eighties attire tried her best to remain straight-faced as they tried to remain in sync.
Henry Cejudo Calls Out Floyd Mayweather
Cejudo is no stranger to calling out people. The now-retired bantamweight and flyweight UFC champion is always looking for a fight. He's called out women's GOAT Amanda Nunes, featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski, and reached into boxing to claim he'll beat rising young star, Ryan Garcia. His most recent call-out remains in the boxing world. Now, Triple C wants to fight fellow retired great Floyd Mayweather, who is supposed to fight internet personality Logan Paul sometime this year.
Arnold Allen Speaks about His Sick Dog
Arnold Allen's (@Arnoldbfa) priority after Saturday's win is to see his dog, who isn't doing so well: "Hopefully he hangs on." --#UFCVegas23 Full story: https://t.co/h40s5cg1Qx pic.twitter.com/SZzykv4zBN— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) April 11, 2021
At UFC Vegas 23 Allen remained undefeated with a win over fellow prospect Sodiq Yussuf. After his eighth win in the Octagon, Allen spoke to the media and mentioned hoping to return home to visit his dog, who he says is currently on his death bed. Allen remained in good spirits, however, and made light of the serious situation.
Robert Whittaker Is Not Chasing A Rematch With Anyone
"I've lost to other people before. I'm not going around trying to chase Wonderboy."— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) April 11, 2021
For @robwhittakermma, a rematch with Israel Adesanya is the "cherry on top," not the sundae -- (via @bokamotoESPN) pic.twitter.com/EO4EFpNfAg
In a new interview with ESPN, former middleweight champ Whittaker remained calm as always. While he would love to rematch Adesanya, he is not chasing anyone. Since losing his title, he has gone on to beat Darren Till and Jared Cannonier. Next, he fights Kelvin Gastelum.
Mike Perry Thinks Ben Askren Does Not Deserve A Huge Boxing Payday
So a fighter gets ko’d in 5 seconds so he gets a million dollar ppv opportunity— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) April 12, 2021
Askren has been on record that his boxing match against internet celebrity Jake Paul will be his biggest purse ever. "Platinum" has taken to Twitter to express his grievances, referencing Askren's unfortunate UFC run. Askren Will Fight Paul on April 17th.
Belal Muhammad Jokes About Dustin Poirier Charity Donation
Remember the show kept our promise -- pic.twitter.com/wdeXw1Qhjx— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) April 12, 2021
The MMA Twitter world has been set ablaze ever since Poirier publically called out Conor McGregor for not donating the $500,000 he promised to The Good Fight charity organization. Muhammad, a constant tweeter who loves to joke, did a poor photoshop to imply that he had donated. He later tweeted that "A Muhammad always pays his debts."
Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Conor McGregor's Failed Donation
a longtime foe of McGregor, Nurmagomedov replied to Dustin in regards to their current beef. Twitter User WolfColaMMA says that the rough translation is "I gave you my word, now I'm taking it back." This is Likely to add fire to an already intense exchange between Poirier and McGregor.
Michael Chandler Offers to Fight Conor McGregor After He Wins Title
May 15 and July 10...book it! #backtoback— Michael Chandler (@MikeChandlerMMA) April 12, 2021
With McGregor tweeting that his trilogy bout with Dustin Poirier is off, Chandler offers to make a quick turnaround after his lightweight title fight in May. Chandler has been very open about his desire to fight McGregor, and after a slew of tweets from Conor, Chandler is hoping to seize the opportunity. He is currently scheduled to fight Charles Oliveira for the vacant lightweight belt on the fifteenth of May.
Robert Whittaker And Kelvin Gastelum Take Off
Let’s not forget who this week really belongs to. pic.twitter.com/4DJO5yq77i— MS (@UFC_Obsessed) April 12, 2021
Social media can be naturally hostile, and amid an intense social media day in the MMA-sphere, Twitter user UFC_Obsessed reminds everyone that the next UFC card features these two men. A friendly reminder of what's to come.