A wild brawl erupted today at KSW 58 in Poland, and Khabib Nurmagomedov gets an offer to play soccer — this and much more on Saturday's social media roundup.
Wild Brawl Erupts Post-Fight At KSW 58
Today at KSW 58 in Lodz, Poland, a wild brawl erupted after the fight between Shamil Musaev and Uroš Jurišič leading to a picture-perfect technical takedown from Musaev
As always, reliable MMA Twitter member @GrabakaHitman had the breakdown of the action.
Looked like Jurišič's corner was upset with the decision maybe. Meanwhile off camera Musaev and Jurisic started going for round 4 and all of a sudden there's madness in the cage— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 30, 2021
Here's where things really took off. The corners had already been jawing at each other before this, but off camera the two fighters were approaching each other. Need replay of that final Musaev takedown https://t.co/1jYTJG5CbP— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) January 30, 2021
Khabib Nurmagomedov Receives Offer From Third Tier Russian Soccer Team
In the wake of his retirement from MMA, UFC lightweight champion has received an offer to play soccer for third-tier Russian club FC Kamaz.
"We offer you to make your football debut as part of our team," as translated by RT Sport. "PFL is the football UFC... We play every match only to win [and are] an ambitious team with the task of entering the FNL."
With Nurmagomedov retiring from MMA contests in late 2020 speculation has gone to what he has in mind for his future, and his love for soccer has been well documented.
Khabibs got 99 pace pic.twitter.com/ccWhMJcLF7— ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ---- (@TheArtOfWar6) January 10, 2021
Jolie Poirier Meets With Conor McGregor Post-Fight After UFC 257
Following her husband's hard-fought victory at UFC 257, Dustin Poirier's wife Jolie paid a visit to Conor McGregor and had a touching moment which was captured by cameras for the UFC's forthcoming "Thrill and Agony" docu-series.
In a short exchange captured by the UFC cameras, Mrs. Poirier is seen thanking McGregor for his contribution to the Poiriers' Good Fight Foundation.
“Thank you for everything – it’s going to help change a lot of lives,” she said.
Poirier is also auctioning off his fight kit from the fight in order to raise further funds for the foundation.
Michael Chiesa Tells Mario Yamazaki "The Sport Is Better Off Without You"
With reports that longtime UFC referee Mario Yamazaki is looking at a return to the cage, UFC welterweight Michael Chiesa has responded in an incredibly negative fashion.
The conflict between Chiesa and Yamazaki stems from Chiesa's fight with Kevin Lee in which Yamazaki made a stoppage that Chiesa vehemently disagreed with. The story would result in Chiesa challenging Yamazaki to a grappling contest.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk Dispels Rumors Of Her Coming Back For UFC Singapore
With the UFC announcing they plan to bring a fight card to Singapore headlined by Weili Zhang, there had been speculation that could mean the return of former strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk, but she took to social media to dispel that thought.
prayers answered -- god bless everyone enjoy your weekend!!!!!! pic.twitter.com/m9m4eIrrcD— Joe (@jcoco95) January 30, 2021
“Cheers for the upcoming fight… No I am not fighting.” – Joanna Jedrzejczyk said in the above video (h/t BJ Penn.com).
UFC Confirms UFC 259 Will Take Place In Las Vegas
Tho its largely been assumed for weeks not, the UFC has finally officially stated that the highly anticipated UFC 259 card will take place at the UFC Apex, in Las Vegas Nevada.
UFC 259 will be headlined by a super fight between light heavyweight champion Jan Błachowicz and middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. The card will also feature two other title fights, a bantamweight title fight between Petr Yan and Aljamain; and a featherweight bout between Amanda Nunes, and Megan Anderson.
Dan Ige Does The #BodyShotChallenge With Francis Ngannou
UFC heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou posted a video to his social media of bantamweight Dan Ige taking his best shot at the #BodyShotChallenge.
UFC Releases Poster For Alexander Volkov vs. Alistair Overeem
The UFC has released the poster and graphics for next weekend's card headlined by a heavyweight fight between Alexander Volkov and Alistair Overeem.
The UFC's first card back in Vegas after its short time away in Abu Dhabi will be headlined by the aforementioned heavyweight bout, and supported by a bantamweight contender fight between Cory Sandhagen and Frankie Edgar.