Russian UFC fighter Gadzhimurad Antigulov was in the midst of a wedding punch-up in his native Dagestan — this and much more craziness on Friday's social media roundup.
Russian UFC fighter involved in wedding fight.
Russian UFC light heavyweight Gadzhimurad Antigulov was at the center of a wedding brawl in his native Dagestan after the fighter reportedly refused to stop drinking alcohol at the alcohol-free celebrations. Watch the video of the bust-up here.
In the video, Antigulov was filmed throwing food at women at a nearby table. One of the guests approached Antigulov, the latter dressed in blue, and appeared to try and calm him down. This clearly did not work as the UFC fighter rose from his chair and lashed out before being struck in return.
A day after the wedding, Antigulov issued a public apology via Instagram.
"I am an ordinary person. I am a mixed martial artist. I am not a prophet," wrote Antigulov in Russian (h/t RT Sport). "And like all mortal people, sometimes I make mistakes, I confess, I correct myself."
In the post, Antigulov rejected reports that he injured a guest but offered to pay for treatment of the injuries sustained.
Demetrious Johnson gets his first shot at ONE Championship gold
Chatri Sityodtong, CEO of ONE Championship, has officially confirmed that former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will have his first crack at promotional goal in late February. The news comes after Johnson's successful venture through the ONE Championship Flyweight Grand Prix.
BREAKING NEWS: ONE Flyweight World Grand Prix Champion Demetrious Johnson (30-3) will challenge ONE Flyweight World Champion Adriano Moraes (18-3) for all of the marbles on February 24, 2021 in Singapore. LET'S GOOOOO!!!— Chatri Sityodtong (@yodchatri) December 4, 2020
Yair Rodriguez suspended by USADA
UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez has been suspended by USADA due to a whereabouts failure. USADA announced on Thursday that Rodriguez has failed to fill out whereabouts information three times over the last 12 months. Rodriguez has received a six-month suspension.
Yair Rodriguez has been suspended six months due to a whereabouts violation, USADA announced Thursday.— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 3, 2020
Rodriguez failed to fill out whereabouts information or was not available when sample collectors arrived three times over a 12-month span, leading to the suspension. pic.twitter.com/AdQPqlCoY0
UFC 256 poster released
The poster for UFC 256 is pretty dope.
Why does it look so normal?
Enjoy this face swap between Tony Ferguson and Charles Oliviera which looks quite scarily normal to say the least.
Why does this look normal pic.twitter.com/jZADPp9QAv— TheArtOfWar---- (@TheArtOfWar6) December 3, 2020
T.J. Dillashaw not focused on former teammate Urijah Faber
T.J. Dillashaw is not interested in fighting former coach, teammate and friend Urijah Faber. Dillashaw and Faber were friends for many years when they trained together at Team Alpha Male. This all changed when Dillashaw decided to leave the gym to go and train full time with Duane Ludwig.
Jake Paul wants to fight MMA fighters in the boxing ring
Fresh off his brutal second-round knockout win over former professional basketball player Nate Robinson, Jake Paul has expressed his desire to "embarrass" UFC fighters in the boxing ring. Paul has revealed that he and his team are calling Dana White trying to make "massive" fights.
"We’re already calling up Dana [White] and we’re like, ‘Yo, bring your UFC guys into the ring and let’s make massive fights.’”@jakepaul says he wants to "embarrass" MMA fighters in the boxing ring. (via @marc_raimondi) pic.twitter.com/RG8dlkQ957— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 4, 2020
One man who seems to be interested in fighting Paul is beastly UFC middleweight title challenger Yoel Romero.
2020 continues to get stranger...
Out of all of the strange things which have happened in 2020, one of the weirdest has been seeing George St-Pierre with hair. Well, GSP has taken this to the next level and he has gone and colored his hair white for the holiday season.
Georges St-Pierre grew out his hair and colored it white.— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) December 3, 2020
2020 continues to get stranger. pic.twitter.com/YiN9MYJ12K
Marvin Vettori looking for Adesanya rematch
And to round off Friday's social media roundup, UFC middleweight contender Marvin Vettori has said that a fight between himself and the current middleweight king Israel Adesanya is the "fight to make." Adesanya and Vettori fought to a split decision in 2018 with Adesanya coming out victorious.
.@MarvinVettori says a rematch with Israel Adesanya is the 'fight to make':— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) December 3, 2020
"We had such a close fight the first time. I think I won, he thinks he won."
Watch full video: https://t.co/2A20Yd1VM8 pic.twitter.com/ZAXcFmjBFY