Leon Edwards has once again called out his arch-nemesis Jorge Masvidal to fight him on January 20 — this and much more on Thursday's social media roundup.
Leon Edwards targets grudge match with Jorge Masvidal
After devastatingly knocking out Englishman Darren Till in early 2019, Jorge Masvidal attacked Leon Edwards who also fought on the same night. To watch the video of the altercation between Masvidal and Edwards click here. The seed for a fight between the pair seemed to have been planted that very night and logically seemed like the next fight to make for both parties. However, over 18 months later the two have still not fought. More talk of the feud between Edwards and Masvidal comes after Edwards' fight against Khamzat Chimaev was canceled once again. With Edwards left without an opponent but still wanting to fight on January 20, could his long time rival Masvidal step in on short notice and take the fight? Edwards took to Twitter to call out Masvidal.
Where that bitch Jorge at?— Leon 'Rocky' Edwards (@Leon_edwardsmma) December 29, 2020
A fight in January between the two seems near impossible as both fighters are in good positions in the welterweight division and have a lot to lose. How do you think a fight between Edwards and Masvidal would go down?
Cris Cyborg teases “big news soon” in Bellator
Current Bellator women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has teased she has "big news soon" in Bellator.
Cyborg enjoyed a superb 2020 in Bellator where she fought two times and won both times. Considering how COVID-19 completely ruined Bellator's 2020 schedule, the fact Cyborg managed to get two fights and win two fights in 2020 is severely underlooked in the MMA world due to the fact Cyborg is no longer in the UFC.
Are you intoxicated?
For the last few days, former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre teased that he had a huge announcement coming. It has been revealed that St-Pierre's announcement is that he has signed a sponsorship deal with Budweiser.
Tony Ferguson's wacky preparation for fights
In the past when preparing for fights, UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has raised a lot of eyebrows about his dangerous training techniques very close to his fight dates.
No one:— TheArtOfWar---- (@TheArtOfWar6) December 31, 2020
Tony Ferguson a week before the Khabib fights: pic.twitter.com/B9EBIFUr7Z
Dana White declares war on 2021
After an extremely successful year for himself and the UFC, UFC president Dana White has officially declared war on 2021.
Hey 2020!!! I beat the shit outta you and now I’m comin for you 2021!!!! pic.twitter.com/I2C2dESAzd— danawhite (@danawhite) December 30, 2020
Old school boxing footage of Holly Holm
Check out this brutal footage of former UFC women's bantamweight champion and women's boxing legend Holly Holm getting beat up pretty bad in some old school footage.
The ref let Holly go down bad lmfaooooopic.twitter.com/eJGJnLqMKH— ------ (@YugiMMA) December 30, 2020
2020 in pictures
Check out this awesome piece of art which shows the UFC's 2020 in pictures.
-- UFC 2020 pic.twitter.com/KUfP51ncfi— Full Violence (@Full_Violence) December 30, 2020
What are the chances?
Enjoy this bizarre footage of two Irishmen mimicking Conor McGregor then the man himself shows up to greet the men.
These two were mimicking Conor McGregor then he randomly pulled up in his SUV -- pic.twitter.com/nAaF1vx7Nf— MMA Gone Wild-- (@mmagonewild) December 31, 2020
Dana White reveals important news to The Schmo
UFC president Dana White revealed some pretty important UFC news, in an interview with The Schmo. Some of the news which White revealed was that the UFC was potentially looking at adding a women's atomweight division into the UFC, Neil Magny and Michael Chiesa is official and also huge news on the UFC 257 undercard. White revealed that former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler is going to fight Dan Hooker at UFC 257. To watch the full interview between White and The Schmo click here.
Dana White confirms to @TheSchmo312 that Michael Chandler will face Dan Hooker at UFC 257.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 31, 2020
Per White, original plan was for Chandler to face Charles Oliveira, but Oliveira had concerns about making the weight on short notice.
Dana White tells @TheSchmo312 that they have discussed the idea of eventually introducing a women's atomweight division.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 31, 2020
Sounds like it's just an idea that has been kicked around at this stage.
Jan Blachowicz ready for Israel Adesanya
A champion vs champion fight between middleweight king Israel Adesanya and UFC light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz seems to be a done deal for UFC 259. Blachowicz took to Twitter to update fans on the bout.
Eight years ago today
It has been eight years since Conor McGregor defeated Ivan Buchinger to become a double champion in Cage Warriors.
Dec31.2012— MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) December 31, 2020
8 years ago today,
Conor McGregor became Champ Champ for the first time when he finished Ivan Buchinger in Cage Warriors. pic.twitter.com/VlJG5BkR8V
Dustin Poirier looking a beast ahead of the UFC 257 main event
Check out some footage of Dustin Poirier looking like a beast ahead of his UFC 257 main event rematch with Conor McGregor.
Dustin hitting the bag --— ------------------ (@Eaglesmesh82G) December 30, 2020
Many don't think he can get it done but he might surprised us all -- pic.twitter.com/l4jUvTwjvt