Michael Bisping has officially confirmed that his management has received an offer from Jake Paul to fight in a boxing match — this and much more on Friday's social media roundup.
Michael Bisping receives Jake Paul fight offer
Recently, one of the most talked-about names in boxing, as well as MMA, has been YouTube star, Jake Paul. Paul, who is coming off the back of a vicious KO over former the three-time NBA Slam Dunk Contest champion, Nate Robinson. After who win, Paul went on to call out some names such as Conor Mcgregor and Dillon Danis. It now seems that Jake Paul and his team are targeting another MMA fighter. Paul is now targeting is former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. As everyone knows, Bisping has had many struggles with his health outside the Octagon, having a double knee replacement and only having one eye. Despite all of this, Bisping seems very keen on the idea of a well-paid fight with a YouTuber. The following footage is from Bisping's podcast, Believe You Me.
So Apparently Bisping has been offered a fight against Jake Paul and sounds like he’s up for it pic.twitter.com/AJNSvrFqij— 231 Lb Crute---- (@Bendaman2001) December 18, 2020
If you don't know, now you know
Dana White gives a rundown of some fights you may not be aware of at UFC Vegas 17.
If you don’t know, now you know.— danawhite (@danawhite) December 17, 2020
Last fight of the year this Saturday!!! Thank u to all the fans for all the support through this Shitty 2020!!! pic.twitter.com/UrocjwuRYE
Quick recovery for Tony Ferguson
Following on from his dominant unanimous decision loss to Charles Oliveira at UFC 256, it seemed like Tony Ferguson would have some seriously nasty damage to his arm. Oliveira caught Ferguson in a nasty armbar late in the first round and it seemed like Tony could not properly use his arm following on from this. Ferguson has released a video on Twitter of him back doing unorthodox exercises in the gym just days after the fight.
Happy birthday to Deiveson Figueredo!
Deiveson Figueredo was involved in a fight of the year contender with Brandon Moreno at UFC 256, just days later he celebrates his birthday! What a birthday gift retaining his belt is!
Tafon Nchukwi to make UFC debut at UFC Fight Night 183
Exciting prospect Tafon Nchukwi is set to make his Octagon debut at UFC Vegas 17. Nchukwi is coming off of a vicious head kick KO win in September on Dana White's Contender Series.
Philadelphia native, Eddie Alvarez has shared a very warm and friendly sign which was put up in a car park in his home town of Philadelphia.
Philly ---------- pic.twitter.com/iT4HoT4WWc— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) December 18, 2020
Dana White's dream fight for 2021
UFC President Dana White has revealed which fight he wants to see the most in 2021. The answer is quite predictable and is something everyone wants to see.
"That's the fight I would love to see."— UFC on BT Sport (@btsportufc) December 17, 2020
Adesanya v Jones is Dana White's dream fight for 2021. pic.twitter.com/n1LH9Vq1Uc
Carla Esparza ready for a title shot
In Dana White's recent interview with BT Sport, he revealed that the UFC was targeting Weili Zhang's next title defense to be against Carla Esparza and not Rose Namajunas. This comes after months of Dana White saying that the fight to make at women's strawweight was Zhang against Namajunas.
White mentioned that the reason why Zhang wouldn't defend her title against Namajunas is that Rose did not like the pressure of being a champion. Namajunas and her partner Pat Barry have both recently come out and called this fake news.
Fun fact of the day
UFC welterweight contender Geoff Neal fights Stephen Thompson this upcoming weekend at UFC Vegas 17. Neal revealed he returned to his job as a server at Texas Roadhouse following his frustrations about not being booked to fight this year.
Yes, that's definitely a 'fun' fact. Fun is the word. pic.twitter.com/ACTigxFz68— Baba (@BabaSmirs) December 17, 2020
Chris Weidman wants to punch Jake Paul
And to round off Friday's social media roundup, we finish with Chris Weidman's opinion that Jake Paul might have the most punchable face ever.
As punchable faces go, this might be the most punchable I’ve seen... pic.twitter.com/xlOQuOqTDE— Chris Weidman (@chrisweidman) December 16, 2020
Paul then responded to the former UFC middleweight king Chris Weidman.
the most punchable face that hasn’t been punched 1 time in 2 fights --— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 17, 2020
VS the face that got TKO/KO’D 5 times in your last 7 fights ---- https://t.co/SOZGcbVCf1