Jorge Masvidal shares a teaser for his MTV Cribs appearance and UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz gets roasted in city council — all this and much, much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Video: Tito Ortiz Gets Roasted at First City Council Meeting
'The Huntington Beach Bad Boy' took part in his first City Council meeting, where he was sworn in to officially become apart of the Huntington Beach City Council. A number of residents called in to voice their displeasure with the former UFC star, who made several controversial remarks about the COVID-19 pandemic as well as the mandatory mask mandate due to the virus .
A Huntington Beach resident calls in and roasts Tito. pic.twitter.com/o4FVTvPIGP— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) December 8, 2020
In his first public comments as Huntington Beach Mayor Pro Tem, Tito thanks the Huntington Beach residents that gave him “an opportunity to speak in front of large groups.” Then he makes a COVID-19 “plandemic” reference. pic.twitter.com/Z3hxjXpbSW— Borrachinha Depot (@FullContactMTWF) December 8, 2020
Jorge Masvidal Previews 'MTV Cribs' Appearance
BMF champion Jorge Masvidal decided to give fans a preview of his upcoming appearance on MTV's latest episode of MTV Cribs. The episode is slated to air on Monday, December 14 at 8 p.m. ET.
Tony Ferguson Warns He'll Skip UFC 256 If Charles Oliviera Misses Weight
Former interim-UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson took to Instagram and warned Charles Oliviera that if he comes in overweight for their UFC 256 bout, they won't be competing. It is worth noting that Oliviera has never missed weight at 155-pounds but came in above the 145-pound limit at featherweight on a number of occasions.
Mike Perry Vows To Make Career Comeback
The controversial UFC welterweight yet again made headlines after his latest loss against Tim Means last month where he missed weight. According to the man himself, he didn't take the fight very seriously during preparations in the weeks leading up to the bout. However, "Platinum" has vowed to make a comeback and be back "stronger than ever" in his latest Instagram post.
Ali Abdelaziz Claims Tony Ferguson's Management Team Reached Out To Justin Gaethje
MMA super manager Ali Abdelaziz was recently back in the news having another online spat with a UFC fighter. This time with former-interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. Abdelaziz claims that Ferguson's management team reached out to Justin Gaethje t to secure his services after Gaethje brutally TKO'd Ferguson this past May at UFC 249.
Yes I have a question @TonyFergusonXT did you know your management team tried to reach out to Justin Gaethje after he beat your ass? You always ending up with some fucked up people but don’t worry I will slap them for you https://t.co/e6r7R0azOf— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) December 7, 2020
Claressa Shields Trains With Jon Jones and Joins Jackson-Wink MMA, Jordan Burroughs Offers A Helping Hand
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones posted the following on Instagram, where he's training with Olympic gold-medalist boxer Claressa Shields.
Olympic gold-medalist wrestler Jordan Burroughs took to Twitter to reach out to the aforementioned Shields and offered his services in her MMA training.
Let’s go! Let me know if you need some help!— Jordan Burroughs (@alliseeisgold) December 7, 2020
Jackson-Wink MMA has seemingly announced that Shields has joined the camp, posting the following training-hype video on Twitter.
Little preview of @Claressashields exploring her MMA standup abilities with @mmacoachwink... and yes... there will be plenty of wrestling and grappling education with @GregJacksonMMA and the coaching staff! It will be an interesting project for everyone involved! -- pic.twitter.com/O5O9RZQ2YD— JacksonWinkMMA (@JacksonWinkMMA) December 5, 2020
Shields, 25, signed with PFL last month and is planning on making her MMA debut in 2021.
Jamahal Hill Releases Statement After Breakout Performance Against Ovince Saint Preux
Arguably the biggest breakthrough performance at UFC Vegas 16 came in the form of Jamahal Hill and his vicious TKO of UFC light heavyweight staple Ovince Saint Preux. Hill (8-0) took to Instagram and thanked his fans after the biggest win of his career.
UFC Fighters React To Dana White's Plan To Cut 60 Fighters
At the UFC Vegas 16 presser, UFC President Dana White revealed that the promotion plans to release upwards of 60 fighters from the roster in the coming weeks. The announcement has spurred quite the reaction of several members of the UFC roster as well as a number of others inside the MMA community.
Hope the 60 guys getting cut, have been smart about money and make the right decision on the next chapter ------------— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) December 7, 2020
In life, nothing lasts forever, and it's usually over before you agreed to it. https://t.co/jizLvH7Gbo— Din Thomas (@DinThomas) December 7, 2020
------ think https://t.co/rwE5zj3uCK— malki kawa (@malkikawa) December 6, 2020
Cody Durden Reveals Why He Was Pulled From UFC Vegas 16 Card
UFC flyweight Cody Durden took to Twitter to reveal that he was pulled from the UFC Vegas 16 card due to him having pink eye. Durden (11-2) was scheduled to face fellow flyweight prospect Jimmy Flick last weekend.
I did everything in my power to make the fight go on. I was not cleared by the UFC doctor to fight last night. I woke up in Vegas with pink eye Wednesday. Called the UFC doctors, picked up the prescription eye drops, did exactly what I was suppose to do in this situation. pic.twitter.com/YQUsvIDb2V— Cody Durden (@Cody_Durden) December 6, 2020
Chris Leben Shows Gruesome Injuries After First BKFC Bout
Former UFC veteran Chris Leben made his BKFC debut back in June 2019 at BKFC 6 and dropped a decision to Dakota Cochrane. During the bout, Leben got pretty badly cut-up and decided to share a photo of the injuries on Twitter.
*VIEWER DISCRETION IS ADVISED*
Rise and shine. It could be worse pic.twitter.com/CqSh3xd9ph— Chris Leben (@ChrisLebenMMA) December 7, 2020
Daniel Cormier Laughs Off Rumors Of Potential Mike Tyson Bout
Former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier told co-host of DC & Helwani Ariel Helwani that he has absolutey no interest in a boxing match against the recently un-retired Mike Tyson. This came after Helwani informed Cormier that there are betting odds on him being Tyson's next opponent.
Edmen Shahbazyan Announces He's Fully Recovered From COVID-19
UFC middleweight prospect, Edmen Shahbazyan revealed on Twitter that he's COVID-free after finally tested negative. Shahbazyan never publicly announced that he tested positive for the coronavirus.
Finally Covid Negative!! We are back babyyyy— The Golden Boy (@edmenshahbazyan) December 6, 2020
Shahbazyan (11-1) hasn't fought since taking his first professional MMA loss at the hands of Derek Brunson via TKO back in August.
Jake Paul Roasts Henry Cejudo
Coming fresh off of his viral KO of former NBA star Nate Robinson, YouTuber Jake Paul is drawing the attention of many in the world of boxing and MMA and now the viral sensation. Paul has drawn the attention of former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo.
I had no idea this dirt bag @jakepaul was a fanboy! Sign the contract and you might have your dream of meeting your idol Triple C! Ps I’m sending a digital autograph for you baby -- -- pic.twitter.com/4VOarKc5yN— Henry Cejudo (@HenryCejudo) December 7, 2020
I’m a huge fan!! You’re the mini champ!— Jake Paul (@jakepaul) December 7, 2020
But it seems like I’m your only fan because the purses I buy my girlfriend are worth more than your fight purses--------------------------
where your PPV #’s at champ? https://t.co/S3cdXDXThx
Anthony Pettis Compares Himself To Mortal Kombat
UFC veteran Anthony Pettis took to Twitter to post a hilarious meme of his kicks being compared to Mortal Kombat character.
Who made this?-- pic.twitter.com/Bdw6DkxGUz— Anthony Pettis (@Showtimepettis) December 9, 2020
Israel Adesanya Earns BJJ Purple Belt, Threatens To Submit Future Opponents
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has earned a purple belt in BJJ from the legendary Andre Galvao. "Stylebender" admitted in the post that he was bored of knocking his opponents out and threatened that it's "time to start tapping them out."