Tony Ferguson has enlisted the help of legendary boxing coach Freddie Roach to get his career back on track and Francis Ngannou continues the body shot challenge ahead of his UFC 260 clash with Stipe Miocic and much more — This is Thursday's social media roundup.
Tony Ferguson training with Freddie Roach
Tony Ferguson has suffered back-to-back losses in the UFC and has reached out to Freddie Roach for assistance in getting back in the win column. Roach is widely regarded as one of the best trainers for boxing and has trained most notably Georges St-Pierre and Manny Pacquiao. Is this what "El Cucuy" needs to get back to lightweight glory?
Francis Ngannou gets punched in the body repeatedly
Francis Ngannou has a heavyweight title match with Stipe Miocic at UFC 260 and he seems well prepared for any attempt at body shots the champ may try.
Dan Hooker not letting his loss to Michael Chandler impact his thinking
Michael Bisping takes on Instagram live
Michael Bisping was always a fan favourite for his brash, British cockiness that seen him become the first UK champion in the UFC. Bisping went live on Instagram and words cannot describe how great this minute is. All we needed was Luke Rockhold to join in.
I watched a minute of Michael Bisping’s ig live and what a minute it was -- pic.twitter.com/9uHsf3PG74— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) February 25, 2021
Tyson Fury sat down with ESPN's Brett Okamoto and explained why he licked Deontay Wilder's blood during their rematch in February of last year. Fury is always good for a headline or two and this interview was no different. Check it out below.
Jairzinho Rozenstruik is very big and Henry Cejudo is not
Really glad the UFC are doing this style of photo again. Been a fan of them since the Cejudo shoot. pic.twitter.com/bB1FOMxJKE— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) February 24, 2021
Ali Abdelaziz dismisses Stephen Thompson's title hopes
Ali Abdelaziz has taken to Twitter to suggest that Michael Chiesa is more deserving of a UFC welterweight title shot than Stephen "Wonderboy" Thompson. Abdelaziz is the manager of champion Kamaru Usman so whether this is a tactical ploy to avoid a dangerous opponent like Thompson or not is to be seen. Chiesa is no.5 in the rankings and Thompson sits at no.7 so perhaps he has a point. Who should get a shot at the title next?
Cheisa Way more deserving 4 fight winning streak https://t.co/4NGmGReH2d— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) February 23, 2021
Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira makes the most of his surroundings to get a workout
COVID-19 has seen home workouts become more popular than ever and UFC veteran Alex Oliveira is no different. Oliveira said the following on his Instagram:
"My birthday and then let's work! Tomorrow is the day to travel to Las Vegas #sportcanchange."
Kevin Croom ready to "gamble on myself" for victory at UFC Vegas 20
Kevin Croom seems pumped and ready to go for UFC Vegas 20. Croom will face Alex Caceres and will be looking to back up his nickname of "The Hard-Hitting Hillbilly."
Joe Lauzon hands out two stripes to his students
We're sure Joe Lauzon was very proud of his two latest students being given their stripes in Jiu-Jitsu. This is the wholesome content we love to see.