Megan Olivi has opened up on her feelings on Stephen A. Smith not including her in a tweet praising ESPN's coverage and much more — This is your Friday social media roundup.
Megan Olivi "hurt" by Stephen A. Smith's coments
Stephen A. Smith continues to make no friends in the women's MMA circle. The ESPN broadcaster has previously said he isn't a fan of women fighting in the Octagon and most recently left out the likes of the brilliant Laura Sanko who contributes to the UFC broadcast.
Ummm hey there - you’re forgetting someone --— Megan Olivi (@MeganOlivi) March 28, 2021
At first, Megan Olivi seemed to joke about the lack of female presence in his tweet but she has admitted that not being included "genuinely hurt."
.@MeganOlivi felt 'genuinely hurt' by Stephen A. Smith's tweet that failed to recognize her as part of the #UFC broadcast team:— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) April 23, 2021
"It's unfortunately something that the women in this room have dealt with before."
Watch full video: https://t.co/YcBaWHIqJS pic.twitter.com/Pi4pfDNHTT
Dillon Danis question's the calibre of Jake Paul's opponents
Dillon Danis is really angling for some of that boxing cheese huh?
jake paul’s last opponents let this sink in... pic.twitter.com/ntieC6G7GF— Dillon Danis (@dillondanis) April 21, 2021
Stephen Thompson appears on Joe Rogan's podcast
Stephen Thompson continued his streak as the longest-reigning "Nicest Motherfucker" in MMA. "Wonderboy" was on "The Joe Rogan Experience" and gave his views on the upcoming UFC 261 main event between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman. Highly recommend you all check it out!
Michael Bisping scores a 10-8 on Adam Catterall of BT Sport
Michael Bisping may be retired but very few enjoy winding up people quite like "The Count." Hairline remarks are an automatic decision win in our book.
Julian Marquez takes a random couple skydiving
What better way to recover between fights than skydiving?
Met a random couple while shopping at @lululemon in Jacksonville. They always wanted to skydive but have been overthinking it. I talked them into it & in 10 hrs from now were all jumping :) . #winning— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) April 23, 2021
John Wayne Parr scores a slick takedown
Happy to land at least one good technique in my fight -- https://t.co/xqEJ4iQcfP— John Wayne Parr (@johnwayneparr) April 23, 2021
- This weekend's big fight odds are out, via SportsBettingDime.com
Kamaru Usman -400
Jorge Masvidal +300
Weili Zhang -195
Rose Namajunas +155
Gilbert Burns not happy that Colby Covington is next in line for welterweight title
Gibert Burns seemed less than pleased to see Colby Covington be declared next in line. Should Burns and Covington have fought to decide the number one contender?
Fuck that! https://t.co/HqgrZOxCyr— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) April 22, 2021
UFC Press Conference template revealed
If John Morgan doesn't ask the first question, is it really a press conference?
Ok last one pic.twitter.com/VwV52iX1wh— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) April 23, 2021
This UFC 261 fan art looks insane
Francis Ngannou is a meme all by himself
6'4", 265lbs and has all the charisma in the world? This is Francis Ngannou's world and we're all living in it.
Ben Askren's week gets worse
Ben Askren has had better weeks since getting knocked out by Jake Paul at Triller Fight Club despite his mammoth payday. But no his stand-up skills are being compared to Brendan Schaub's? The MMA Twittersphere's two favourite sons meet. Who you got?