Nothing like a good Saturday Afternoon Fisting

It’s been a very boring few weeks in the MMA community. Dana White recently said that he’s aiming for UFC 249 to take place on May 9, pending a location. Since this headline, many analysts have been talking about the many matchups that are set to take place in two weeks. Me and my friend started a podcast yesterday where we went into depth about the possible outcomes of the upcoming event. If you want to check out our youtube, the link is embedded with the rest of our social media handles at the bottom of the website. I’m here to tell you the things that flew under the radar but have the potential to be big news in the coming future.

Jon Jones on Twitter.. Again

Jon Jones goes by the name Jon “Bones” Jones, recently people have been calling him twitter warrior. Jon recently got into legal trouble after operating a vehicle under the influence. Many analysts as well as other fighters took to social media to comment on the matter, some nicer than others. Comments ranged from “I hope he gets the help he needs” to “Classic Jon doing classic Jon things”. Bottom line is Jon has a substance problem and it is reflecting poorly on his hall of fame career. That being besides the fact, Jon gave us a view of what the future looks like for his next contender. Many people speculated and assumed that the UFC would run back Reyes V Jones since the first fight was razor close, as even some people scored the fight for Dominick Reyes. Dominick Reyes recently took to twitter to let his fans know that he is ready for the rematch, The UFC is ready for the rematch, and they were just waiting to hear from Jon’s camp. Jon in a string of rants last night commented on Anthony Smiths recent home burglary, as well as other things. Anthony Smith, A fellow light heavyweight and top contender in the UFC had his home broken into last week. He got into a physical altercation with the intruder and was able to get the police to the home before anyone was hurt. He told Anthony Smith “Anthony if you’re going to leave your garage door open all night, hurry up and by the family a gun, some mace or something. A douchebag more like me could’ve completely had his way with you all night, that could’ve been bad for everyone.” (via twitter). He then went on to comment about Dominick Reyes, stating “Now suddenly i’m afraid of a good dog fight? Pretty sure I walked him down for 25 minutes straight when we fought. One thing about being the champion of the world, you got to search for fresh meat on every soil. Im feeling like popping some (cherry emoji) in Poland, haven’t had that yet.” (via twitter). Referring to Jan Blanchowicz, another top contender in the UFC. Jan then commented back “So its a date. Cant wait to fist you.” (via twitter). First of all, LMFAO. It’s hilarious when foreign fighters try to talk shit and botch it completely. I think that Jon needs to regain his confidence with a big win over a surging contender like Blanchowicz in order to go into the Reyes rematch with a clear head. If he is to rematch Reyes immediately, He may get inside his own head and make a tragic mistake that could cost him his title.

Mcgregor Congratulates Ferguson, Takes to twitter afterwards

Conor Mcgregor is no stranger to talking his fair share of nonsense on twitter, and it continued this week. Tony Ferguson was set to face Khabib Nurmagomedov this weekend at UFC 249 before it was cancelled due to Covid-19. Tony Ferguson being a man of his word decided to cut weight and weigh in at 155 Friday afternoon, as a part of his “Champ Shit Only” campaign. Mcgregor, stirring the pot, commented “Congrats on an excellent victory, Tony Ferguson!! Now lets have the other guy on the scale please” (via twitter). Tony and Conor have yet to meet in the octagon, but Tony has been nothing but vocal about wanting to match up with “Mcnuggets”. About 15 minutes later, Mcgregor uploaded the image of Tony post weight cut saying “hahahajaja. You will be beat to the absolute nucleus pulpous when I get you, kid.” (via twitter). By Mcgregor doing this, he think’s he is setting himself up for the winner of Tony Khabib. Conor Mcgregor is possibly the smartest marketer in the UFC, and before you say “Conor bandwagon” hear the reasons. Mcgregor is one of the only fighters in the UFC that is able to make a whole event about himself. He owns all the PPV records and was able to have one of the largest draws in Boxing in the past decade. Regardless of his fighting skills, Conor Mcgregor is a business man through and through. I’m assuming that Mcgregor is writing off Gaethje against Tony, and is setting himself up for the winner of Khabib and Ferguson/Gaethje pending UFC 249. Nobody should write off Justin Gaethje, because he is one of the most violent men on the planet. Mcgregor loves to talk a big game, and he said he was planning on fighting a “Season” this year which consisted of 3 fights. He had his first against Donald Cerrone, so who’s next? Realistically, they should be booking Dustin Poirier V. Mcgregor for a few weeks before and or after Khabib V. Winner of UFC 249. Depending on the outcome of the fights, there’s a potential to see Mcgregor V. Ferguson or Khabib, by making his comments now it allows him to build the storyline.

UFC files patent on “Fight Island”

Recently, The UFC filed 22 patents under the aliases “Fight Island” and “UFC Fight Island”. The patents are for a wide range of products that range from hosting live events, to even merchandise like T-shirts, Posters, and fight gear such as head gear and gloves. The UFC is attempting to jump on a very lucrative opportunity in the middle of chaos and it is vintage Dana White. By purchasing the island, It allows international fighters to continue to fight, as well as fighters in the U.S that are prepared. While this sounds absolutely ludicrous and inappropriate to even be discussing in the middle of an Epidemic, it’s very smart. Many people are stuck in their home at the moment and have been itching to get outside. Many people are also struggling with not having sports at the click of a button. Holding fights during a time like this can be very good for the UFC. By them holding fights, it brings more eyes to the TV screen and more opportunity for the brand to expand into different markets. By putting on shows in the middle of this chaos, It shows that Dana White is willing to take risks to make the UFC blow up and be potentially as large as other professional sports. Signing the ESPN deal in the beginning of 2019 began the start of UFC’s expansion. Fight Island IS NOT a myth and is coming sooner than most think.

Published by tigheee

Expert fight analyzer minus the expert.

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