Henry Cejudo does his best Cardi B impression, and Dominick Cruz and Phil Davis get their K-pop on — this and much more on Friday's social media roundup.
Henry Cejudo covers Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP"
You know the MMA the Fighters Only MMA Awards are en route because another UFC champ-champ and Olympic wrestler is getting into the music video game. Henry Cejudo performed this self-aware and acceptably cringy cover of "WAP" by Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion. The song was written by comedian Adam Hunter.
“CRINGE ASS HENRY”....Check out the song I wrote for the @FightersOnly MMA Awards airing next Saturday on CBS Sports Network starring @HenryCejudo Directed by @RickJLee produced by @DaveFarra sang by @jredjones. pic.twitter.com/UvVrFORFE9— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) December 18, 2020
Dominick Cruz and Phil Davis get their K-pop fix
Henry Cejudo was not the only former champion to get into the performing arts. Former UFC bantamweight king Dominick Cruz and former Bellator light heavyweight titleholder Phil Davis covered BTS' "Dynamite" for the Fighter's Only MMA Awards.
tMove over BTS! @DominickCruz and @PhilMrWonderful are taking over K-Pop! Check out the song wrote for the @FightersOnly MMA Awards 12/26 on CBS Sports Network. The great @RickJLee directed and it was produced by @DaveFarra and his amazing crew. Sung by @jredjones pic.twitter.com/HJX57FMK7b— MMA Roasted (@MMARoasted) December 19, 2020
Sexy Saxophone Man Gerald Meerschaert
Gerald Meerschaert showers you with sweet, sensual music. The UFC middleweight fighter channels the viral sensation Sexy Sax Man, rocking a pair of shades and jamming out on his saxophone.
You're welcome -- pic.twitter.com/IRVc8KFa0S— Gerald Meerschaert (@The_Real_GM3) December 18, 2020
One Banana Split, please
Jacob Dorman was in visible pain after being fed a banana split by Jose Perez at CFFC 91 on Friday night. Perez managed to pry his opponent's legs apart, leading to a quick tap in the first round. Dorman looked alright at first glance; however, a grimace splashed across his face as he held his groin in pain.
Happy birthday, Tatiana Suarez!
Undefeated UFC fighter and Olympic wrestling hopeful Tatiana Suarez is celebrating a milestone birthday. The strawweight contender celebrated her 30th birthday on Saturday. Happy birthday, Tatiana!
Believe Alexa, me
Someone programmed their Alexa to take a dig at Jake Paul, one which earned Michael Bisping's seal of approval. Read the transcript below:
Man: "Alexa, who's Jake Paul?"
Alexa: "Jake Paul is a popular YouTuber, but also a c**t. Michael Bisping would knock him the f**k out."
Alexa is spot on here. https://t.co/OT6Rw1M98B— michael (@bisping) December 18, 2020
Michael Bisping is not a sucker
That was not the only amusing exchange involved Bisping and Paul. In case it needed saying, Bisping wants to remind everyone there will be no "sucking" going on between him and Jake Paul. This, for some reason, needed saying as the conversation picked up about a potential Bisping vs. Paul boxing bout.
I won’t be sucking anything out of him. https://t.co/bEi0gUxbuy— michael (@bisping) December 18, 2020
A much-needed break for some, not for others
The time between UFC Vegas 17 and UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs. Kattar will mark the first gap in UFC cards since the original UFC Vegas card on May 30. Fans, fighters and media will get a three-week break after 24 consecutive weeks of UFC events. For some, it is a much-needed relief. For others, however, it is a traumatic realization.
Michel Pereira has got the moves
Michel Pereira deserves acknowledgement for being more deliberate with his wild creative movements in his latest victory. Heading into a face-off with UFC Vegas 17 opponent Khaos Williams, Pereira showed off his renowned athleticism and dance moves.
Heading into UFC Vegas 17, ESPN MMA posted a throwback of Jamie Pickett's wowwing 22-combo finish on "Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series".
Brendan Fitzgerald gets festive
Brendan Fitzgerald is not letting an otherwise dreary 2020 break his festive spirits. The UFC commentator rocked his best ugly Christmas sweater to UFC Vegas 17.
Israel Adesanya gets hacked
UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya revealed on Twitter that he was the victim of a hack. It is uncertain what the hacker tweeted; however, one Twitter user says the now-deleted tweet involved "Stylebender" claiming he paid Paulo Costa to take a dive in their fight at UFC 253.