UFC star Nate Diaz has predicted that he will be at the top of the UFC's welterweight division in 2021 — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Nate Diaz predicts he will be welterweight king in 2021
UFC megastar Nate Diaz has predicted that he will be the UFC welterweight champion in 2021. Diaz, who has been very inactive since his second fight against Conor McGregor, last fought at UFC 244 where he lost via doctor stoppage to fellow UFC star Jorge Masvidal. Diaz, who has been a consistent lightweight all throughout his professional career, hasn't fought at lightweight in over five years. On the UFC's official Instagram account they posted a picture of the current welterweight champion Kamaru Usman and asked fans for their predictions for the division in 2021. Diaz voiced his own opinions in the comments.
yessir -- pic.twitter.com/ruf9tAfOeq— --liam-- (@xdliamm) December 28, 2020
It would definitely be a huge ask for Diaz to defeat Usman who has looked dominant as of late but could the West Coast gangster be able to pull an upset?
UFC Fight Island 7 poster revealed
The UFC will return to Abu Dhabi in January 2021 for a string of three events. One of the events which will be taking place is UFC Fight Island 7 where former featherweight champion Max Holloway will face top contender Calvin Kattar. The poster for this event has been officially revealed.
Yair Rodriguez highlights
Enjoy this Twitter thread of UFC featherweight Yair Rodriguez doing some crazy stuff.
Thread of Yair doing some cool shit: pic.twitter.com/sniSnOLs1K— Sasuke -- (@UFC_Sasuke) December 28, 2020
Charles Oliveira wants the winner of the UFC 257 main event
Charles Oliveira has put his name forward to face the winner of Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor for the undisputed lightweight title.
High volume strikers
Here are some stats of the fighters who threw the most significant strikes in the UFC in 2020.
Most significant strikes landed in the UFC in 2020:— MMA By The Numbers (@NumbersMMA) December 28, 2020
1 @BobbyKGreen 349
2 @AngieOverkill 339
3 @drod_170 322
4 @TheProspectMMA 313
5 @ckmma135 309
6 @Nikohybridprice 279
7 @danthehangman 277
8 @SarJnCharge 256
9 @MeansTim 254
10 @sabinamazo 249 pic.twitter.com/8W1q9xpxmc
A.J. McKee on his way to becoming a megastar
The CEO of Bellator Scott Coker has claimed that A.J. McKee is "on his way to becoming a megastar for Bellator and the sport." McKee, who currently competes in Bellator's featherweight division has taken the MMA world by storm in just five years of being a pro with constant highlight reel and impressive finishes.
Scott Coker: A.J. McKee 'on his way to becoming a megastar for Bellator and the sport' https://t.co/HUVztf46sw— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) December 30, 2020
Leon Edwards still wants to fight on January 20th
After having his bout against Khamzat Chimaev cancelled for the second time, UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards has expressed his desire to still fight on January 20.
Khamzat Chimaev is out, but Leon still wants a fight. Who would you like to see step up? --— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) December 30, 2020
Source: Leon Edwards via Twitter pic.twitter.com/MrZF9fZbim
Derek Brunson plans to sleep Kevin Holland
Derek Brunson has taken to Twitter to say he plans on knocking out Kevin Holland when they meet on March 20.
Official ! Big mouth is sleepy he needs a nap! Main event March 20 on ESPN-- pic.twitter.com/t0FdI0rh45— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 29, 2020
Cris Cyborg teases fight with Cat Zingano
Former UFC women's featherweight champion and now current Bellator women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has teased a possible fight with Cat Zingano in the future.
Big fight -- https://t.co/sha99Lb2UF— @CrisCyborg NYE link in bio (@criscyborg) December 28, 2020
Conor McGregor's lethal left-hand shot
Is Conor McGregor's left hand more powerful than this strike?
McGregor’s left hand shot pic.twitter.com/bgPHjY7Eo1— MMA Gone Wild-- (@mmagonewild) December 23, 2020
Tony Ferguson posts old picture with Conor McGregor
Tony Ferguson has shared a very old photo of himself and Conor McGregor. It seems they were on much better terms than they are right now.
-- -CSO- ---------- pic.twitter.com/NlJmtJUiZL— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) December 30, 2020