UFC bantamweight division stars Cody 'no love' Garbrandt and 'Sugar' Sean O'Malley have been involved in several back and forth spats on Twitter — this and much more on Tuesday's social media roundup.
Garbrandt and O'Malley involved in Twitter spat
Fellow UFC bantamweight stars Cody Garbrandt and Sean O'Malley have been involved in multiple Twitter spats over the weekend. O’Malley sure knows how to bait Garbrandt. O’Malley and Garbrandt appear to have verbally agreed to a matchup following a Twitter exchange where "Sugar" claimed "No Love" would get knocked out by YouTube star Jake Paul.
Garbrandt then responded to O'Malley.
You are the softest dude on the roster, wait you’re still are on the roster right?! Drink some more milk kid maybe one day you can fuck with the big dawgs. https://t.co/M5RfNnfOd2— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) December 17, 2020
O'Malley then responded to Garbrandt by saying he wants to fight him.
Fight me https://t.co/H9kSeTPOzN— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) December 17, 2020
Garbrandt then fired back by poking fun at O'Malley's last loss to Marlon Vera where O'Malley left the Octagon on a stretcher.
I’ll have a stretcher ready for you ---- https://t.co/kYQ61s9LZs— Cody Garbrandt (@Cody_Nolove) December 17, 2020
While the fight is hardly a done deal, both parties seem very interested in a future matchup which would definitely have a lot of eyes on it. Garbrandt is coming off the back of a knockout of the year contender against Raphael Assuncao while O'Malley is coming off the back of a TKO stoppage loss to Marlon Vera.
Colby Covington brings out the evil side of Stephen Thomspon
The NMF of MMA, Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson is well known to be one of the nicest and most polite competitors in the whole sport. However, UFC villain Colby Covington has provoked Thompson to say some of the harshest words he will ever say.
Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompsons harsh thought on Colby Covington. pic.twitter.com/jBvvp6tfeH— BirksMMA (@BirksMMA) December 17, 2020
Joe Rogan reacts to Jake Paul and Dillon Danis beef
One of the main stories dominating MMA media recently has been the beef between YouTuber Jake Paul and Bellator fighter Dillon Danis. UFC commentator Joe Rogan has reacted to the beef.
What is the best combination of UFC fighters' skills?
If you were able to combine several fighters' skills and abilities who's would you use/combine and what? The following tweet is probably one of the best examples of what the ultimate MMA fighter would be.
After Popular Demand I have Updated the ULTIMATE FIGHTER. pic.twitter.com/gLosXvTLCt— ----Sam--183-92---- (@sam_pixels) December 21, 2020
Sean O'Malley reacts to Marlon Vera's loss to Jose Aldo
Sean O’Malley was clearly not impressed with his former opponent Marlon "Chito" Vera’s performance against Jose Aldo at the final UFC card of 2020. "Sugar" took to Twitter to give his reactions to Vera's performance.
12-0. Chito sucks. ----— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) December 20, 2020
Should have kicked his nerve— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) December 20, 2020
It seems that O'Malley is still not over his loss to Vera.
Geoff Neal and Stephen Thompson share a great moment post-fight
Geoff Neal and Stephen Thompson were involved in a fantastic fight at UFC Vegas 17. Post-fight, Thomspon and Neal shared a great moment. Neal thanked Thompson for his willingness to take the fight against him.
Geoff Neal: You know how much it means to me for you to take that fight?— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) December 20, 2020
Stephen Thompson: I was in your shoes not too long ago.
Pure class from @handzofsteelmma and @WonderboyMMA after #UFCVegas17 -- pic.twitter.com/QNkP9pddof
Donald Cerrone submits Rafael Dos Anjos at SUG 19
At the most recent Submission Underground event, SUG 19, former opponents inside the Octagon Dos Anjos and Cerrone squared off yet again in a jiu-jitsu match.
Weili Zhang looking good in training
Enjoy this video of UFC women's strawweight champion Weili Zhang looking like a beast in training.
UFC resigns Matheus Nicolau
When the UFC had their clear out of the flyweight division last year, one of the most talented flyweights in the world, Matheus Nicolau was also released from the UFC. Nicolau has now been resigned to the UFC and already has his return fight booked.
The UFC has re-signed Matheus Nicolau. The Brazilian Flyweight talent was victim of the Flyweight purge in 2018. He got cut after losing to Dustin Ortiz. He went 3-1 in the UFC.— MaRCeL DoRFF -------- (@BigMarcel24) December 18, 2020
Nicolau will return on January 23rd at #UFC257 against Tagir Ulanbekov. Much deserved re-signing.
No UFC for a month
The UFC has officially finished all events for 2020. This will be a huge change for UFC fans as since July there has been a UFC event every Saturday.
No UFC for a month after a card every single Saturday since 4th of July. pic.twitter.com/kM6YsPVSTb— Casey (@CaseyJ516) December 20, 2020
T.J. Dillashaw ready to return to action
T.J. Dillashaw looks to be in the best shape of his career ahead of his return to the Octagon in 2021. Dillashaw, who is eligible to return to competition in January 2021 has raised quite a lot of eyebrows from several UFC fighters about what he wants when he returns. Dillashaw has made himself clear that he wants an immediate title shot on his return. Dillashaw is looking jacked ahead of his return.
One man who seemingly wants to fight Dillashaw when he returns is fellow UFC bantamweight contender Sean O'Malley.
Or because you are 5’3 ---- https://t.co/mLtK79uvaP— Sean O'Malley (@SugaSeanMMA) December 20, 2020
Whilst Dillashaw is still claiming ownership of the UFC bantamweight title, one man who has been extremely active, unlike Dillashaw in 2021 is Kevin Holland. Holland has taken to Twitter to slam Dillashaw about his claim that he is still the champion at bantamweight.
Aljamain Sterling breaks down UFC Vegas 17
UFC bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling has given his thoughts and has broken down this past weekend's card, UFC Vegas 17.
To watch the full video of Sterling's breakdown and analysis, click here.
KSW 57 highlights
UFC and Bellator vet Philip De Fries remains the KSW heavyweight champ after a devastating flurry of ground and pound.
KSW also has a new lightweight champion. Marian Ziolkowski landed a brutal body kick to win the KSW lightweight title.
KSW 57: Marian Ziółkowski vs. Roman Szymański pic.twitter.com/2oa2yiJOo4— Main Team (@MainTeamSports) December 20, 2020