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Paulo Costa was completely defeated after two games before being knocked out

Most likely, with this form, Israel Adesanya will be considered for a super fight with Jon Jones, champion Lightheavyweight who just dropped the title to move to heavyweight.

Knockout Costa, Dana White is likely to let Israel Adesanya fight Jon Jones

After overcoming the Paulo Costa challenge, the aspiration to challenge Jon Jones of Israel Adesanya was harbored by President Dana White. TKO win over Paulo Costa at UFC 253 helped Israel Adesanya increase their record 20-0 on the MMA. This is also his 100th win on both Kickboxing and mixed martial arts.

Paulo Costa was completely defeated after two games before being knocked out

However, at the UFC alone, Adesanya’s journey can now really begin. Because after two successful defending matches, the Nigerian puncher has the conditions to seek bigger goals – specifically, Jon Jones. This was confirmed by President Dana White just before UFC 253 when talking about the ability of two punches to encounter.

Since giving up the championship title, Jon Jones has yet to officially join Heavyweight

The UFC 253 ends up giving Jon Jones a lot of options. The heavyweight he once dominated welcomes a new king – Jan Blachowicz, who has challenged Jones earlier.

If you do not want to upgrade or return to win the title, the battle to Israel Adesanya is also a good choice for Jon Jones. Even this may be the hottest UFC match in these two weight categories for many years.

Israel Adesanya kicking Paulo Costa

Once referred to as the new generation Anderson Silva, Israel Adesanya with its flamboyant effect can do what the Brazilian legend has not done before – challenge Jon Jones. Because in the past, although he had played in the semi-heavyweight category, Silva could not complete a Superfight match as expected by the audience.

Now, when the mid-tier doesn’t have many names that can immediately compete for the title, Israel Adesanya has reason to urge the UFC to hold a Superfight with Jones.

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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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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.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje return at the end of October

Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s return schedule in the Justin Gaethje match was confirmed by UFC president Dana White in late October this year.

Stopping rumors of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return after his father died earlier this month, UFC President Dana White confirmed that “Dagestan Eagles” will return to the ring on October 24 this year.

Accordingly, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rival is still the person who currently holds the temporary belt – American boxer “Highlight” Justin Gaethje. The match will be the light unification championship as expected. Currently, the location and event of this match have not been determined. However, according to the timeline, Khabib vs. Vs. Gaethje will lead UFC 254 or UFC 255.

Earlier, sources familiar with the matter said Khabib had returned to training towards a 30-0 goal and met legendary George St Pierre before retiring. However, Khabib has not confirmed anything about this information.

Khabib has started to return to training to prepare for the match

Initially, Khabib vs. Gathje is expected to lead UFC 253 on 20 September. However, family events have greatly affected the preparation of the match for the Dagestan fighters. Perhaps this is the main reason why UFC decided to reschedule Khabib to fully focus on this match.

The UFC executive, Dana White, insists that the lightweight champion will have the right to choose his opponent in the last match of his career.

Currently, Khabib Nurmagomedov has returned to training after his father’s mourning period. However, his manager revealed very negative news – “Eagle” intends to play only two more games at UFC before retiring.

Of course, this decision partly comes from the influence of Father Khabib when he wants his children to finish their career with 30 victories, the ideal number for an MMA fighter.

According to UFC’s original plan, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s 29th match will be the confrontation with Justin Gaethje in September. As for the 30th opponent, according to Father Khabib’s wishes, it should be the legendary George St Pierre (GSP).

Dana White gave Khabib full control over the final opponent

This is not the first time Dana White has endorsed the Khabib vs. battle plan. George St Pierre. However, the success of the match schedule still came from the Canadian puncher when he had not clearly revealed his intention to return to the ring.

Along with the issue of age, weight is also something that hinders the match. When playing in Lightweight (155lbs) or Welterweight (170lbs), the disadvantage is obviously one of the two boxers before they hit the floor.

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UFC is having a hard time due to Covid-19

UFC is having a hard time organizing the event because their fighters are continuously attacked by Covid-19.

As expected, Pedro Munhoz will stand at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 16. The opponent of Brazilian boxers is Frankie Edgar. However, the UFC has confirmed that Pedro Munhoz has been positive for Covid-19 and has never returned.

Pedro Munhoz has Covid-19

The UFC is currently looking for an alternative and the match with Frankie Edgar on July 16 will continue as usual. However, with too much time and the mandatory requirements of medical examination, it is possible that Edgar’s debut in the chicken weight class (53 – 55 kg) will have to be rescheduled.

Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1 MMA) is a 7th ranked fighter in the UFC chicken rankings. The Brazilian puncher has been blocked from a 3-match winning streak when facing Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238. With the forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 172, Munhoz’s time to return to the championship race will be greatly interrupted.

UFC Fight Night 172 currently has 8 matches scheduled, the match is the confrontation between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige in featherweight class (61-66 kg).

There have been 4 matches canceled or affected because of Covid-19, besides the Battle of Munhoz – Edgar there are also matches Vinicius Moreira – Modestas Bukauskas, Anderson dos Santos – Jack Shore and Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez.

In addition to Munhoz, Moreira, along with Dos Santos, were infected with Covid-19, causing the matches with these fighters to change. A coach of Marina Rodriguez was positive for the virus so although Marina was not positive, UFC had to move this match to another event.

Before Pedro Munhoz, another Brazilian boxer Gilbert Burns was also positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the title match at the imminent UFC 251. So, the players attending the upcoming martial arts events are very worried. UFC President Dana White has not yet commented on the incident.