Dustin Poirier gets his openweight on against four-time World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw, Nate Diaz achieves a similar feat, and more news — here is your Saturday social media round-up.
Dustin Poirier rear-naked chokes World's Strongest Man
Dustin Poirier puts in some grappling rounds with four-time World's Strongest Man Brian Shaw.
Shaw has competed in various strongman competitions between 300 and 440-pounds. Poirier achieves a standing backpack before sinking in a quick rear-naked choke for the tap. You can watch the video above.
Nate Diaz rolls with Big Boy
Nate Diaz is moving back up to welterweight for his UFC 262 fight with Leon Edwards, but he is training with even bigger partners.
Diaz put in some grappling rounds with YouTuber Big Boy.
Paul Capaldo makes spinning back kick KO look easy
Paul Capaldo pitched a picture-perfect spinning back kick that landed flush at CFFC 95.
Capaldo earned himself a highlight-reel finish on UFC fight pass with this wicked spinning back kick KO on Chris Vasil. The finish officially came at 0:21 of round three on Friday's card.
Logan Paul spars with Ryan Garcia
WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia (21-0) helps Logan Paul prepare for his big-money boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
Garcia released a six-minute video of his training session with Paul. The two drilled, sparred and shot social media content.
Khamzat Chimaev proclaims "I'm the champ"
Khamzat Chimaev has found his brash and bold streak.
Chimaev appears to be on the mend from long-term COVID-19 complications that had him considering retirement at one point. On Friday, Chimaev posted a doctored photo of him facing off with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.
All of you have lost, im undefeated and im the champ here -- pic.twitter.com/ZC0ggqcwCH— Khamzat Chimaev (@KChimaev) April 3, 2021
Jon Jones takes aim at Jan Blachowicz
While Jon Jones is eyeing up Francis Ngannou, he is not shying away from UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz.
Jones took aim at Blachowicz for calling him out. "Bones" told the reigning champ to focus on crafting his own legacy.
Hey Jan, how about you build your own legacy without talking shit about me. Go out, win 10 world titles and then parade yourself as some unbelievable fighter. Someone I ran away from. ---- just another option for you— BONY (@JonnyBones) April 2, 2021
Sergio Pettis explores new training methods
MMA fighters are always looking for the next great training innovation, but Sergio Pettis probably doesn't think this is it.
Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland poster
UFC has made Marvin Vettori vs. Kevin Holland official with the poster for UFC Vegas 23.
Holland might just be the first UFC fighter to ever headline to consecutive Fight Nights after stepping in on short notice for an injured Darren Till. Holland also headlined UFC Vegas 22, losing to Derek Brunson via unanimous decision.
UFC 262 sells out in minutes
UFC President Dana White says that UFC 262 has sold out in minutes.
The UFC boss proclaimed that UFC 262 — which is headlined by a vacant UFC lightweight title fight between Charles Oliveira and Michael Chandler, plus Leon Edwards vs Nate Diaz in the co-main event — sold out immediately. The event will be held in front of a full capacity audience in Houston, Texas.
Colby Covington and Ben Askren... are on the same page?
Colby Covington has nice things to say about Ben Askren, shockingly.
"Hopefully Ben Askren goes out there and knocks out Jake Paul. I'm sick of hearing him talk. He's just running his mouth and there is no substance behind anything he says," Covington told Helen Yee. "I think he will. I think he will put that pressure on him. If he uses the clinch and ties him up and gets him tired, there is no doubt he has a better gas tank than Jake Paul, some little YouTuber. The kid is a complete joke. He is an embarrassment to society. He is an embarrassment to the MMA and boxing worlds in general. I hope Ben goes out there and shuts his mouth."
Colby Covington is hoping @Benaskren knocks out Jake Paul and thinks Ben Askren will beat Jake, who he calls “an embarrassment to society and the MMA & boxing world” -- My full interview with @ColbyCovMMA here ——> https://t.co/IuhokfYnDH pic.twitter.com/J2AscGnex5— Helen Yee (@HelenYeeSports) April 2, 2021