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Dana White advised Tyrone Woodley to consider retiring

Tyron Woodley’s slumping performance in 3 consecutive defeats is the reason why Dana White’s chairman advised him to think about leaving the ring.

Kamaru Usman, Gilbert Burns and most recently Colby Covington, Tyron Woodley’s three consecutive defeats showed that the former champion was no longer able to compete with the top fists of the weight class.

Despite being expected a lot when reuniting with teammate Jorge Masvidal before the match, Tyron Woodley could not find the explosion, precision and initiative as before. Proof is that in all 4 rounds, he let Covington play overwhelmingly in all aspects of strategy. This can be considered one of the most noticeably fierce boxing matches recently.

Losing to Colby Covington by TKO due to a rib injury, this was the first time Tyron Woodley ended his career at UFC. A milestone shows that “The Choosen One” is no longer as impenetrable as before.

Tyron Woodley completely outperformed an all-out Colby Covington

In this situation, UFC President Dana White must also admit, Tyron Woodley should consider his next move.

Tyron Woodley’s painful expression from a rib injury in the fifth half.

Although not officially stated, however, it can be seen that Tyron Woodley’s chances of staying at UFC are very slim. If lucky to be awarded one more match, the 38-year-old boxer will need a very convincing comeback because in the current situation, the Welterweight weight class is witnessing a lot of young and comprehensive talent than him.

After Tyron Woodley, Dana White plans to retire for Cowboy Cerrone

The draw against Donald Cerrone’s Niko Price at Fight Night 178 could be an unexpected result for the insiders themselves. When “Cowboy” did not show overwhelming opponents and even suffered more severe attacks.

After the match, president Dana White supported this result, but perhaps Cowboy’s slowdown caused him to question that is Cowboy still suitable at the UFC?

In the last 5 matches, Cowboy Cerrone did not win once – the worst achievement in his career. Through the time of guarding the gate in 2 weight classes for too long, it will be difficult for UFC to rank Cowboy with opponents too easily. Even when the chance to regain the defeat against a Pettis is not the same as before, “Cowboy” can not grasp.

Having had 3 consecutive defeats and still being given the chance to play by UFC, it can be seen that Dana White has been very generous with Cowboy.

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Deontay Wilder still maintains the No. 1 contender position at WBC

Despite experiencing a defeat by KO/TKO earlier this year, Deontay Wilder remains the No. 1 contender of heavyweight WBC.

In early 2020, Deontay Wilder lost the heavy WBC championship belt to Tyson Fury after 7 completely overwhelmed matches. Then, WBC had to see temporary heavyweight champion Dillian Whyte defeated by Alexander Povetkin in the fifth half. In less than 6 months, the heavy WBC had 2 changes in heavyweight.

However, contrary to Dillian Whyte, who fell to 5th place after the last defeat, Deontay Wilder remains the number one contender. This is good news for fans of heavyweight boxing.

Despite the defeat at the beginning of this year, Deontay Wilder still holds the No. 1 position in the WBC rankings

Because, when Dillian Whyte fails, this means that Tyson Fury is not obliged to defend the title against Dillian Whyte anymore and is likely to rematch soon with Deontay Wilder. The WBC only promised Whyte a title if he won, but promised nothing more to Alexander Povetkin.

According to originally planned, Deontay Wilder will have the opportunity to revenge against Tyson Fury on December 19 this year. This is also said to be a prerequisite match for one of the current 3 heavyweight pillars (Joshua, Fury, Wilder) to stand together.

Even Tyson Fury once frankly vowed to rematch with Deontay Wilder at any cost to prove he was the best. Hopefully, the rematch between the two heavyweight stars will quickly be signed.

Tyson Fury is only interested in the competition of Deontay Wilder

The only thing that mattered to the defending WBC champion was his third rematch with Deontay “Bronze Bomber” Wilder and nothing else.

Many people want “Gypsy King” to face other opponents such as defending champion Anthony Joshua, but Fury wants to settle his grudge with Wilder. It seems that after two games the result of one draw and one win is not enough for Tyson Fury. Fury wanted a third match to end the fight between the two boxers.

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Phil Davis won a close score against Lyoto Machida at Bellator 245

Continuing with a “slow but steady” game Phil Davis shows that his attack is still a match for a striker like Machida.

Leading Bellator 245, Phil Davis meets Lyoto Machida in Light-Heavyweight after 7 years. At the last meeting at the UFC, Phil Davis won the Brazilian puncher, Lyoto Machida, with his ability to wrestle and control the situation skillfully.

Understand each other’s game, however, at the age of 42, it is difficult for Lyoto Machida to change any style of 5 against a certain Phil Davis.

Persistent with the famous Wrestling – the weapon that helped himself survive many strong opponents, Phil Davis continued to put Machida in a difficult position when he could not use his Karate forte.

Highlight a situation where Phil Davis uses wrestling to counter Machida

Although the gameplay was somewhat boring and put the game to a standstill, it was enough for Davis to get a close second win over Machida. After 3 rounds, two boxers launched less than 60 effective attacks.

However, passing at Bellator 245 also helped Phil Davis create a series of 3 consecutive wins. The American puncher aims to revenge two champions /former champions, Vadim Nemkov and Ryan Bader. In the previous two encounters, both Nemkov and Bader got only one split decision from Davis.

Lyoto Machida was cautious before Phil Davis reunited at Bellator 245

Although there is no official title battle, this event has received attention by the names of elders in the MMA world. In particular, the main match between Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis is attracting the most attention.

Seven years ago, Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis went head-to-head at UFC 163. Davis’s Wrestling style at the time gave him a close win against a Brazilian, even though it was seen as a victory. not very impressed.

Lyoto Machida and Phil Davis fought at UFC 163 in 2013

After 7 years, both Machida and Davis are no longer at the top, their skills have not changed too much. This is also the reason why Machida believes he should be careful about his opponent’s annoying game.

Machida is cautious but about the reunion of his old opponent

Joining Bellator in 2018, Lyoto Machida has gone through 3 matches (2 wins – 1 loss). Although he turned 42, he still performed well in front of younger fighters like Rafael Carvalho or defending champion Gegard Mousasi.

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Island Duel welcomes two UFC blockbusters back from late September

Starting from the UFC 253 event at the end of September, UFC will return to “Fight Island” with a series of blockbuster matches.

According to the announcement from the UFC, the event UFC 253: Adesanya vs. Costa on September 27 (Vietnam time) will officially return to Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE, opening the match at “Fight Island”.

Led by the Israeli Adesanya vs. Match Paulo Costa will contend for the mid-tier championship, UFC 253 has now announced eight scheduled matches to appear at the event.

In the main match (Co-Main Event), the owner of the heavyweight throne will be decided by the match between American puncher Dominick Reyes and “Polish Prince” Jan Blachowicz. Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa lead the UFC 253, which was the first event to return to Duel Island.

The next four nights of UFC matches

Following UFC 253, the next four nights of UFC matches will also be held on Yas Island with 3 Fight Nights and 1 highlight event: UFC 254 – the event is predicted to have the list of the year’s greatest boxers.

UFC 254’s Main Card was led by the light belt match. The defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov returns after a period of absence due to his father’s funeral, “Dagestan Eagle” will encounter temporary belt holder Justin Gaethje in the battle of reunification.

With the remaining 5 matches in the Main Card revealed, UFC 254 is expected to have the service of 2 former champions, 3 boxers who hold temporary belts, and 1 defending champion. Khabib Nurmagomedov himself had to praise the quality of this match.

UFC 254 ended series of events phase 2 with a group of terrible boxers.

Under the difficulty of the COVID-19 pandemic, the UFC has foreseen plans to organize until the end of the year with belt battles stretching from UFC 253 to UFC 256 December this year.

In which, the most awaited are the two main matches between Adesanya vs. Adesanya. Costa and Khabib vs. Gaethje. There is the presence of 3 punchers who are holding the victory, and the faces are all punchers with positive fighting style, UFC 253 and UFC 254 are blockbusters that will take place soon.

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Kamaru Usman vs Gilbert Burns scheduled at UFC 256

After missed the first appointment, the UFC 256 was the second chance for Kamaru Usman to defend the title against former teammate Gilbert Burns.

This morning, rumors of Jorge Masvidal vs. match Nate Diaz 2 is confirmed, the re-performance of two Welterweight gangsters was targeted by President Dana White in early January 2021.

The scheduled match made the audience wonder, so where will the unfinished title match between Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns take place.

Contrary to speculation that the 4 hottest and strongest Welterweight punchers will gather at UFC 256, it seems that only one official title match between Usman and Burns will appear at the event.

Kamaru Usman is scheduled to meet former teammate Gilbert Burns at UFC 256

According to UFC’s revelation, the Welterweight Championship title match will be UFC 256’s Main Event on December 12 (US time).

Once scheduled to face off at UFC 251, however, due to a sudden COVID-19 positive Gilbert Burns, he had to retreat and make room for Jorge Masvidal. With Kamaru Usman successfully defending the title, “Mourinho” Gilbert Burns was given a second chance right after his recovery.

Regarding the BMF title match between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz, it is likely that this pair will be pushed back to the Main Event at UFC 257, January 2021. Currently, the fans are waiting for confirmation. UFC’s last two hottest Welterweight matches at the moment.

Masvidal and Nate Diaz 2 will not share the event with Usman vs. Burns

Before the match, Kamaru Usman decided to leave the famous Sanford MMA gym to ask for coach Trevor Wittman – who was leading temporary lightweight champion Justin Gaethje.

The reason “The Nigerian Nightmare” made this decision because he did not want to embarrass coach Henri Hooft, the coach that has trained Usman and Burns for many years.

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UFC is scheduled to host the match “BMF” Jorge Masvidal vs Nate Diaz 2

The announcement of the rematch between the two boxers who won the “Baddest Motherf ** ker” title was revealed by President Dana White.

Since mid-2019, the return of Nate Diaz – a famous puncher with a “Gypsy” style has led UFC to the idea of ​​an iconic belt, “Baddest Motherfucker” with rising star Jorge Masvidal.

Not long after that, at UFC 244, the match between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz became one of the most notable events of the tournament in 2019. Besides, the appearance of superstar Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson as a belt giver made the UFC 244 more interesting.

Showing overwhelming from the first half, Jorge Masvidal quickly won against Nate Diaz when causing a serious tear on the opponent’s face. Although the match was stopped halfway, the fans regretted it, but Masvidal’s BMF belt was still considered a successful event.

Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz for the BMF belt at UFC 244 is a successful move for the UFC. Recently, the UFC confirmed that it is planning to hold a rematch match between Masvidal and Nate Diaz.

After the success at UFC 244, Jorge Masvidal failed in the title match against Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. The defeat did not affect too much on the name of “War Dog” but in return, made him not have the opportunity to immediately compete for the title.

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected many sports around the world including UFC boxing. In addition, the difficulty of finding a match with Nate Diaz is also a headache for UFC right now. From these problems, a rematch for Nate to reclaim the debt at UFC 244 with Masvidal, with the reward of the BMF belt is considered the most reasonable.

Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are very close to a rematch

According to president Dana White, the rematch will take place in January next year. Expected, two boxers will still compete for the BMF belt at the UFC 256 event – the first major event of the tournament in 2021.

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World boxing may need a villain instead of decent boxers (Part 2)

When a villain appears, fans always want the sport to appear as a hero to defeat that hateful villain. Thereby, these heroes create more attraction to the sport.

The stronger the villain, the harder it is to defeat, the higher the value of the heroes will be enhanced. There are famous hero-villains in the sports world such as Ronaldo-Messi, Mayweather-Pacquiao, McGregor-Khabib…

Mayweather’s hatred became a media magnet for small weight categories. Gradually as they cleaned up the mid-range, fans began to pull out names in other weight categories to find the Mayweather beater. It can be said that, as long as Mayweather appeared, a small weight boxing became a superstar weight class.

Contrary to Mayweather, Manny Pacquiao, when Pacquiao appeared, no one expected to find the person who defeated Pacquiao. Pacquiao only appeared as a good fighter capable of defeating Mayweather. In other words, the attention paid to Pacquiao also largely came from Mayweather’s disgust. In short, every sport needs strong villains.

MMA was at its peak before McGregor appeared, but only with McGregor, the media about MMA changed.

Barriers for the hateful

Choosing to be a villain means that the athlete chooses to be a hateful person with a high risk of being forgotten. It is not difficult to find video clips with content that is happy and excited in front of defeated arrogant people.

The number of the proud collapsed is too much compared to the people like Muhammad Ali, Conor McGregor. The only difference is that those arrogant have been long forgotten. That is the best evidence for the fierceness for the punches who choose the arrogant style.

Just 2 outstanding defeats, fans were able to hook up all the previous losses of Conor McGregor

People like Ali, CR7, Conor McGregor, or any other athlete as an apprentice all share a dream of becoming a world sports superstar. But few people dare to talk about their dreams when the fear of “speaking before the next step does not pass” is arguing

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World boxing may need a villain instead of decent boxers (Part 1)

Just play well, dedicate yourself and keep a decent lifestyle, with few scandals, athletes will be loved. However, those who bring change to the whole game are often the villains.

From around the 1960s, when Muhammad Ali chose his style of cocky arrogance, to the period when Mike Tyson identified himself as “the worst in the world”, the story has not stopped. Until now, Conor McGregor is also following in the footsteps of the seniors to become a “bastard” in the media.

In sports and football, there are famous and arrogant names, but many fans like Cristiano Ronaldo, Zlatan Ibrahimovich, or basketball with Michael Jordan, Shaquille O’Neal. These people are the ones who have contributed to creating attraction for the subjects they participate in.

Heroes in the dark

The price of becoming a villain is not cheap, because when you choose to play the villain, it means you choose to attract attention in an extreme way. And before people get to know and love it, in the beginning, everyone will hate the arrogant.

To get the title match with Liston, young boxer Cassius Clay (Muhammad Ali) had to speak up cursing and killing his senior within a few months. Mr. trash talk is so much that the public has turned from interesting feelings to headaches with the mouth of the young boxer. However, Muhammad Ali at that time stopped only when he got the title match he wanted.

Muhammad Ali is also a talkative, single-worded, and extremely arrogant man. During that time, everyone hated Ali, no one wanted to hear a brat bragging about himself.

Honestly, Muhammad Ali’s evil play strategy or any other puncher is a reckless one. Because if Muhammad Ali was beaten to the ground in the match against Liston, he would never have the chance to compete with anyone, and he would not be a world legend.

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Tyson Fury may fight at the end of the year, but not rematch Wilder

Tyson Fury wants to finalize the contract terms in the year 2020 signed earlier. For this reason, the British puncher is ready to be back before the end of 2020. If Wilder is unable to take charge by the end of the year, fear Fury will skip this rematch.

Manager Frank Warren (Fury’s boss) said, if the Fury vs Wilder III match cannot be reached by the end of the year, he will want Fury to play Anthony Joshua.

According to Warren, he would not be surprised if the third match between Fury and Wilder was postponed to February 2021. Warren would even find it more interesting if the match could be held in antiquity. dance of spectators instead of with empty stands.

Tyson Fury defeated Deontay Wilder in his first rematch

On the side of champion Anthony Joshua, he is also unable to participate in his plan to play against Fury at the end of 2020 because he needs to defend the WBO belt against mandatory opponent Kubrat Pulev before 2020 ends.

With Wilder and Joshua potentially unable to negotiate with Fury this year and Fury also stuck with the terms of the contract before, it is likely that all three boxers will continue to miss each other.

Tyson Fury will not wait for Wilder until 2021

Another unanswered question is whether Frank Warren really tried to persuade Fury to wait until 2021 or just a move that made himself want to add new terms. Because on the negotiating table, usually the side of British boxers is always the underdog compared to the US Boxing bosses – the group that holds the power of the media as well as the economy.

Fury is a star, Joshua is a star while America has only one defeat to General Deontay Wilder. This is also a great advantage if British boss Frank Warren wants to pressure his opponent.

Tyson Fury may not rematch Deontay Wilder

Chances are, Tyson Fury will not be able to rematch Deontay Wilder but instead a less famous name to match the world economic situation.

According to initial expectations, Tyson Fury will rematch Deontay Wilder and Anthony Joshua will face Kubrat Pulev. If both defending champions succeed, a heavyweight match between Joshua and Fury is entirely possible.

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Conor McGregor will be away from UFC until next year

After a series of questions about Conor McGregor’s future with UFC, President Dana White finalized the Irish star’s plan in 2020.

Has Conor McGregor really retired? This question is probably only the Irish star can decide for himself. As for UFC, President Dana White confirmed this information is true in 2020. Appearing on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, White said he didn’t have any plans with Conor until the end of this year. This is true of previous UFC executive statements.

Conor’s appearance on the stage required the approval of Dana White

Despite owning a media company – managing his own boxers, Conor McGregor has not ended his contract with UFC. Therefore, the fighting activities of the Irish puncher still need to be approved by UFC.

It can be said that with this information from Dana White, it will be difficult for the audience to see Conor appear on the octagon cage again in 2020. This may also be a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. UFC’s activities, when an arena without an audience it will be difficult to satisfy the UFC superstar.

Conor McGregor as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2020

In 2019, Conor McGregor’s net worth reached $ 110 million, of which $ 85 million came from his victories in the octagonal cage. He also signed major advertising deals with Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster energy and Reebok.

Currently, Conor McGregor competes with a relatively low frequency, about 12 months to play once in the match against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January. However, that alone has helped Conor McGregor pocket up to 32 million dollars and is in the top sports players making money in the world for every minute of competition in 2020.

To make it easier to imagine how valuable the Conor McGregor punch is, OGBL has relied on data from the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2020 (for one year to June / 2020) of Forbes.

Now, Conor McGregor has retired, but his influence in the world MMA village is still very large. In addition to making money from fighting, Conor McGregor is currently the owner of the wine company Proper No. 12 and also a shareholder of many companies, large and small. The fact that this fighter created his own promotions also shows that he is likely to become a boxing boss in the future.