Cruel! Israeli MMA fighter pokes his knee in the face
MDP Live - MMA fighter Robert Whittaker was stabbed in the face by UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya in a brutal duel. Adesanya defended his belt in a fierce fight at the main event of UFC 271 in Houston, Texas, United States.
Israel Adesanya, a Nigerian-born New Zealand fighter, brutally crushed Robert Whittaker again in a clash two and a half years ago. But he failed to kill The Reaper in a more decisive manner the second time around, instead having to settle for a unanimous decision victory thanks to the scorecard 47, 48-47, 49-46.
After his hand was raised as a winner, Israel Adesanya vented his joy. "I know he will take everything, I know he will take everything because last time I took everything from him. So he has nothing to lose. And like I said, I am the champion! You want it, take it," said Israel Adesanya. .
A disappointed Whittaker, meanwhile, said: “I'm heartbroken. I think I did enough. I think I took it."
Adesanya has now set his sights on a summer clash with Jared Cannonier, who brutally beat Derek Brunson earlier on the main card. "I know June doesn't have a pay-per-view yet but, like I said, I'm the new dog in the yard. I'm a big dog," he said.
"And I know the other dogs in the yard are doing some work tonight. So, yeah, I'll be in this crate in June. Keep an eye on me."
Adesanya quickly took over in the center of the octagon after referee Herb Dean started the fight and fired several low shots in before changing stances. The champion unleashed a low foot and calf shot that blocked Whittaker's movement.
And seconds after missing a kick, Adesanya knocked his opponent down with a beautiful straight left hand past the guard. Whittaker quickly bounced back and it wasn't too long before he started two takedown attempts either side of a fine left-handed counter. A desperate Whittaker missed with a few jabs early in the second round and went wide of the target with a header. He lands a hard hit on the next try, though he does hit back for his troubles.
Whittaker looked desperate as he came out for a second. Whittaker's repeated left-hand strike drew a big reaction from the crowd but did little to disturb Adesanya. Whittaker, as many had expected, finally managed to finish the fight but was immediately disheartened after Adesanya bounced back.
Adesanya, 32, kept the pressure on in the third round and constantly bothered Whittaker with his tricks. Another attempt to ground the fight was made by a very confident Adesanya, although he briefly found himself on the canvas before interrupting the round with another heavy footed kick. Whittaker momentarily knocked Adesanya off a head kick but the champions quickly bounced back – albeit with a challenger.
The fourth round proved more successful for Whittaker as he began to find a place for his repeated left hook strokes, although he was unable to follow up with the right hand that usually accompanies him. Adesanya returned to a fine calf strike as he tried to set the distance, but he soon found himself in a precarious situation as Whittaker leaned his back against the railing. The outstanding former Glory player kept his cool and fought well enough to prompt Whittaker to react.
Whittaker countered Adesanya by landing a fine right-handed punch on the advancing champion before dodging a high kick with seconds of the round remaining. Whittaker landed a major takedown after a brief pause in action due to an accidental eye poke, but Adesanya quickly bounced back.
A powerful left hand hit Adesanya with a slick counter. After the fight was over, the two pairs quickly embraced after the final horn ended a tough five-round war.
Paying high dowry to MMA promoter, Jake Paul admits he hasn't been offered anything by Khabib Nurmagomedov
MDP Live - The famous YouTuber who is now playing boxing, Jake Paul, turned out to be placing a high dowry on an MMA promoter who wanted to work with him.
As is known, Jake Paul was attracted to MMA after stealing the spotlight in the boxing world with his celebrity fights.
He successfully challenged two former MMA champions, Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, to boxing.
The man nicknamed The Problem Child always wins. Askren and Woodley, not real strikers and more proficient in wrestling, were each knocked out once.
Paul's desire to try out MMA emerged recently. He claims to have experience wrestling, back in high school.
Paul plans to train first before jumping into MMA. However, if there is an offer, he is ready to listen.
"There is (interest in fighting MMA) and not in the near term, but in the medium term," Paul said in The MMA Hour, quoted from MMA Fighting.
"I need to practice my kicks and a bit of jiu-jitsu for two years, maybe two and a half years before I fight."
"Unless the money offers are really good, but nothing brings up anything quite interesting," he added.
Khabib Nurmagomedov's Eagle FC is one of the MMA competitions that Paul has been linked with.
The former UFC lightweight champion even stated that he had made an offer to Paul to join Eagle FC
Paul denied Nurmagomedov's statement.
"That's not true. They never offered me anything. Eagle FC has never even held an event," said Paul.
"It's not that I'm not happy with what they're doing, I need a lot more than I make in boxing to take the plunge into MMA."
"People have to come up with 25 million to 35 million to open negotiations with me," he added.
The dowry proposed by Paul is quite large in the MMA universe. Even for UFC class promoters.
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou pays less than $1 million from his last fight at UFC 270.
Former UFC number one fighter, Jon Jones, also clashed with the promoter of the MMA match for asking for double-digit fees.
Paul himself is ready to face Nurmagomedov if anyone dares to fulfill the dowry he has set.
"Because the match will be interesting. It will excite me, especially if I have more time to train," continued Paul.
"It's going to be a big fight. Maybe one or two million pay-per-views."
“What I had to do was practice my wrestling skills. I could beat him in a standing fight,” explains Paul.
Former UFC fighter Maiquel Falcao was killed
MDP Live - Sad news comes from the world of MMA (Mixed Martial Arts). According to the MMA Fighting report, Tuesday (25/1/2022), former UFC fighter, Maiquel Falcao, died on Sunday, January 23, 2022, Brazilian time.
Falcao's cause of death was the multiple stabs he received in front of a bar in his hometown of Pelotas, Brazil. Had been taken to the hospital, but Falcao's life was not saved. Falcao died at the age of 40.
For your information, this Brazilian fighter had a career in the UFC in 2010-2011. Falcao's career in the UFC was very short because he was fired by UFC President, Dana White.
The reason for Falcao's dismissal was that he was arrested by the police for allegedly assaulting a woman. The UFC cannot tolerate such actions.
“Sexual assault, hitting a woman or something, you are off the list. It doesn't matter if you are a winner or a champion or something. You go. Keep your hands off women," Dana White said two years after Falcao's sacking, quoted by MMA Junkie.
A year after being fired by the UFC, Falcao joined Bellator. However, Ballator fired Falcao on July 25, 2013 for being involved in a street fight in Brazil.
Falcao's last fight was when he lost to Sergey Romanov in Sochi, Russia, in December 2019. Unfortunately, after not fighting for a long time, Falcao actually appeared with sad news.
The local police have released a statement regarding Falcao's death. The authorities are currently conducting an investigation to resolve this case.
Get to know Francis Ngannou, Owner of the Gledek Blow at UFC
MDP Live - The name Francis Ngannou in the UFC heavyweight is very feared because he is difficult to beat and has a hard punch.
The name Francis Ngannou is currently making a scene in the UFC heavyweight division, following his prowess because he is hard to beat. The latest is Ciryl Gane who became a victim at UFC 270.
Competing at the Honda Center, Anaheim, California, United States, last Sunday (23/01/22), Ngannou started the first round with a hard punch in Gane's stomach and head.
But he managed to survive Ngannou's attack. Not only that, this heavyweight king also dominates the battle on the octagon.
Throughout the first round, Gane dodged several times and was pushed into the fence. In the second round, Ngannou appeared more and more pressing, but Gene made a mocking move.
When entering the third round, Gane attacked more by releasing kicks. After being able to be cornered throughout the first to third rounds, Gane was only able to appear attacking in the fourth round.
Entering the fifth round, Gane again pushed Ngannou with a series of aggressive kicks. Gane tries to heel hook, but Ngannou manages to dodge.
From the results of the calculations, Ngannou came out as the winner. The Cameroonian fighter is ahead of Gane with an absolute number of 48-47, 48-47, 49-46.
Francis Ngannou's Dark Ages
The name of Francis Ngannou is increasingly flying and is respected by many fighters in the UFC heavyweight division. The success of the 35-year-old man was certainly not easy to achieve.
His childhood had to be passed darkly. Ngannou was born and raised in the village of Batie, Cameroon. He grew up in poverty and did not receive a complete formal education, just to get food he needed to fight, let alone to get boxing training.
Ngannou is a living joke in his hometown and a victim of bullying, therefore he wants to be strong.
"I was the subject of shame, so I didn't want to be humiliated again," said Ngannou, quoted by Essentially Sports.
"That's why I decided to get up and do something to be appreciated and stand out from all the kids."
At that time, 13-year-old Ngannou decided to practice boxing to become stronger.
"When I met the sport of boxing, there was no gym and boxing place to practice. Then how do I do it," he said.
"I then decided to move to the city, pursuing my dream after several years of living in an incomplete village," Ngannou added.
Even so, the dark story has passed. Ngannou is currently at the peak of his career as the undisputed UFC heavyweight champion.
UFC 270: Francis Ngannou vs Cyril Gane Title Battle
MDP Live - Today's UFC 270, there is the main duel for the heavyweight title between Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane, Sunday (23/01/22) starting at 06:00.
Finally, the most prestigious MMA promoter in the world held a grand battle titled UFC 270 which took place at the Honda Center, Anaheim, United States.
The meeting between Francis Ngannou (16-3-0) vs Ciryl Gane (10-0-0) will be the main duel on the main card at UFC 270 this weekend.
Francis Ngannou is the king of the UFC heavyweight division. He won the title throne after defeating Stipe Miocic via KO (punch) in the second round of UFC 260 on March 27, 2021.
Now the fighter nicknamed The Predator for the first time will try to defend his title against Ciryl Gane, always the number 1 fighter as well as the interim title winner.
Besides Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane, there was also another exciting duel between Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo who was fighting for the flyweight title.
Deiveson Figueiredo will try to reclaim the flyweight title he once had, after losing to Brandon Moreno via submission (rear-naked choke) at UFC 263.
Not only Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane that will be the main headline of UFC 270, but also a series of battles on the main card, preliminary card and early prelims card that took place excitingly.
UFC 270 Streaming Schedule, Sunday (23/01/22):
Main Card – 10:00
Francis Ngannou vs Ciryl Gane – heavyweight title fight
Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo – flyweight title fight
Michel Pereira vs Andre Fialho – welterweight
Cody Stamann vs Said Nurmagomedov – bantamweight
Serghei Spivac vs Greg Hardy – heavyweight
Prelims Card – 08:00
Rodolfo Vieira vs Willington Turman – middleweight
Raoni Barcelos vs Victor Henry – bantamweight
Ilia Topuria vs Charles Jourdain – featherweight
Jack Della Maddalena vs Pete Rodriguez – welterweight
Early Prelims – 06:00
Tony Gravely vs Saimon Oliveira – bantamweight
Trevin Giles vs Michael Morales – wetlterweight
Silvana Gomez Juarez vs Vanessa Demopoulos – women strawweight
Matt Frevola vs Genaro Valdez – lightweight
Kay Hansen vs Jasmine Jasudavicius – women flyweight
UFC boss calls best MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov not yet recognized
MDP Live - UFC president Dana White reveals the best MMA fighter he's ever seen.
The debate over who is the best MMA fighter in history has always been a hot topic.
Not only for the fans, this also applies to Dana White as the leader of the UFC event.
As the leader of the UFC, Dana White has certainly witnessed the birth of the best MMA fighters in his organization.
No doubt, the bald-headed man certainly already has names that deserve this status.
In an interview with The Dave Portnoy Show, Dana White said there were four fighters who were included in the best MMA athlete category.
The four names according to Dana White are Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre (GSP), Jon Jones and Kamaru Usman, all of whom are labeled champions.
"You have to look at Anderson Silva, GSP, Jones, Kamaru Usman were there too," said Dana White, quoted by BJPENN.
Rumored to train Jake Paul in MMA, coach Khabib Nurmagomedov opens his voice
MDP Live - Khabib Nurmagomedov's coach, Javier Mendez, responded to the discourse that he would coach Jake Paul if he was willing to enter MMA.
After showing quite good performances in several boxing duels, Jake Paul has the desire to explore the world of MMA.
Despite getting the spotlight for this, Jake Paul still made his determination.
In the midst of many who doubt him, Jake Paul believes he can achieve great success as an MMA fighter.
"For sure, 100 percent I think it (moving to MMA) will happen," said Paul, quoted from Talksport.
"Why not? If I can learn boxing in two years and beat someone like Tyron Woodley."
"If that's the case, why can't I learn MMA in two years and then beat an opponent like Woodley?"
"That's my answer. It will happen on several occasions, 100 percent," he said again.
Former UFC's strongest fighter is believed to not be able to subdue the heavyweight king
MDP Live - Mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter, Jon Jones, is believed to not be able to beat the UFC heavyweight king.
Jon Jones is the former UFC's strongest fighter ever to top the pound-for-pound rankings.
He is also a former light heavyweight title holder who decided to switch divisions two years ago.
At that time, Jon Jones was determined to step up to the heavyweight division by challenging the top fighter, Francis Ngannou.
However, the UFC has not approved the fight because Jon Jones demanded a large fee.
The situation that occurred finally made Jon Jones vacuum from competing and had not yet debuted in the heavyweight division.
Meanwhile, Francis Ngannou, he has become the king of heavyweights after winning over Stipe Miocic.
He is currently scheduled for a title defense against interim belt holder, Ciryl Gane.
Pretending to want to join the UFC, Jake Paul wants to be killed by Khamzat Chimaev
MDP Live - Boxer Youtuber, Jake Paul, becomes the target of Khamzat Chimaev if he is really serious about joining the UFC.
Khamzat Chimaev took part in the take-up involving UFC President Dana White with Jake Paul.
Following up on Jake Paul's offer to switch to MMA, Khamzat Chimaev was willing to become the first opponent in the UFC.
Khamzat Chimaev is a new UFC star who has collected four consecutive wins in the octagon.
The welterweight ranked 11th fighter is even claimed as Dana White is one of the most feared figures in the UFC.
With such a brilliant record, Chimaev became one of the names Paul called to make White emotional.
Paul himself gave a challenge to another welterweight star, Jorge Masvidal.
Paul is willing to retire from review and fight Masvidal and other UFC stars in the octagon with three conditions that must be met first.
White must provide a salary and share a 50:50 profit of the UFC's annual earnings to the fighter.
Paul apparently did not get a positive response from the Swedish fighter.
Chimaev signaled a threat by uploading a photo of himself with Jake Paul's older brother, Logan Paul.
"Don't joke with me, you know what I mean," Chimaev said, quoted by Sportskeeda.com.
Chimaev then asked Dana White for permission to fight Jake Paul if he really joined the UFC.
The fighter nicknamed Borz will silence Jake Paul's big mouth if given the opportunity to fight with him.
"Dana White, let me smack Jake Paul's big mouth," said Chimaev
Khabib Nurmagomedov Becomes MMA Promoter, Oscar De La Hoya Asks To Solve Old UFC Problems
MDP Live - Boxing legend, Oscar De La Hoya, asked Khabib Nurmagomedov to eradicate the problems often faced in the UFC.
Khabib Nurmagomedov made a new breakthrough in the business world after choosing to retire as an MMA fighter.
After hanging up his MMA gloves, Khabib Nurmagomedov founded his MMA fighting business with the Eagle Fighting Championship (Eagle FC).
He then tried to take Eagle FC to tour various parts of the world. After exploring the Asian market, the United States became the destination.
The United States is the benchmark in the sport of MMA.
Holding a fight in Uncle Sam's country means it will be able to raise Eagle FC's rating.
In their debut tour in the United States, Eagle FC is planning to hold a fight on January 28, 2022.
It is planned that several top fighters in MMA such as Tyrone Spong, Sergei Kharitonov, and Rashad Evans will be featured at the celebration titled Eagle FC 44.