Oddsmakers have Fury favored over Joshua, 2020 bout unlikely

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Check out the betting lines for Tyson Fury’s next possible matchup, including a heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua, and odds in a Deontay Wilder trilogy. The ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury stopped Deo…

Deontay Wilder v Tyson Fury

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Check out the betting lines for Tyson Fury’s next possible matchup, including a heavyweight unification bout with Anthony Joshua, and odds in a Deontay Wilder trilogy.

The ‘Gypsy King’ Tyson Fury stopped Deontay Wilder in the seventh round of their rematch this past Saturday to unify the WBC, Ring, and the lineal heavyweight titles. Naturally, the immediate question is: who will be next to face him? What are Fury’s odds against the IBF, IBO, WBA and WBO heavyweight champion, Anthony Joshua? Will that potential matchup occur in the year 2020? What are the moneylines in a trilogy fight with Wilder? Online gambling site SportsBetting.ag has released betting odds for those exact questions along with a few other prop bets.

The site favors Fury in a possible unification bout with Joshua. The ‘Furious One’ has been listed with a moneyline of -150, with Joshua in the underdog role at +130. If that match does happen, will it take place this year? The oddsmakers don’t seem to think so. The exotic bet ‘Tyson Fury to Fight Anthony Joshua in 2020’ strongly favors the ‘No’ option at -260, with a +200 comeback on ‘Yes.’

So what about a third installment of Fury vs. Wilder? Some people may say they don’t need to see it, since their last encounter was one-way traffic. Nonetheless, Fury is much more favored in a trilogy bout than the first two times they met. His moneyline currently sits at -215, with Wilder’s being listed at +185.

SportsBetting.ag has also released some prop options for this possible third act. The bet ‘First to be Knocked Down’ owns the same value of -120 for both sides of the equation, whether you select Fury or Wilder. There is also a proposition of who will be the ‘First to Bleed.’ Despite a total domination in the second fight, Fury is favored to shed plasma first, holding a moneyline of -130. The bet for Wilder bleeding first comes at a value of -110.

Their first dance went all 12 rounds, with the second one ending in the seventh frame. The over/under for a potential third tussle has been set at 9.5 rounds. Both the ‘Over’ and the ‘Under’ can be scooped up at a cost of -120.


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Ali Shoots Down McGregor-Gaethje Showdown

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A rumored Lightweight showdown between Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor — which was said to be going down sometime this summer — seems to be nothing more than premature talk.
That’s according to Gaethj…

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A rumored Lightweight showdown between Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor — which was said to be going down sometime this summer — seems to be nothing more than premature talk.

That’s according to Gaethje’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who took to social media to squash the potential bout once and for all, while stating his fighter is the true No. 1 contender at 155 pounds.

This rumor about @Justin_Gaethje fighting vs @TheNotoriousMMA is absolutely false. He had the opportunity to fight him already instead of cowboy but he didn’t. Justin is the number one contender and like Khabib said. Conor needs to win 10 fights.

Gaethje had been eying a fight against “Notorious” for some time now, but was passed over in favor of Donald Cerrone, whom “Highlight” knocked out just a few months prior to the booking. Conor went on to erase “Cowboy” in just 40 seconds at UFC 246, prompting UFC president Dana White to say his biggest cash cow was the front-runner for the next shot at the title.

Naturally, that statement didn’t sit too well with most top contenders, including Gaethje himself. A pairing between these two strikers would’ve been the natural fight to make, with the winner getting the rightful shot at either Khabib Nurmagomedov or Tony Ferguson later this year.

Nevertheless, it seems that fight will not be in the cards, which opens up the opportunity for Dan Hooker to get his much-desired showdown against Gaethje, assuming “Highlight” and his management team don’t sit out in hopes of landing the winner of UFC 249’s upcoming title fight.

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McGregor stresses importance of post-fight career plan: The fight game is cruel

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“Athletic life is short right? As cruel as it sounds no-one really cares about the athlete post career.”  Get in. Get rich. Get out.
Those were Conor McGregor’s infamous words pri…

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“Athletic life is short right? As cruel as it sounds no-one really cares about the athlete post career.” 

Get in. Get rich. Get out.

Those were Conor McGregor’s infamous words prior to his featherweight scrap with Dustin Poirier back in 2014 and, although McGregor has made more than enough money to retire several times over, ‘The Notorious’ is adamant about generating a post-fight income stream once he hangs up the gloves for good.

McGregor launched his own Irish whisky, Proper No. Twelve in 2018 and the whisky featured as one of the main sponsors for Tyson Fury vs. Deontay Wilder II, which saw Fury TKO Wilder in Las Vegas this past Saturday to capture the WBC heavyweight title.

As one of the sharpest businessmen in the UFC, McGregor wants to continue making a fortune for himself long after he has retired from MMA.

McGregor opened up on his post-fight career in a recent interview with The MAC Life (h/t Jordan Ellis of Low Kick MMA).

“Athletic life is short right? As cruel as it sounds no-one really cares about the athlete post career,” McGregor said. “I mean it’s as simple as that and that’s not just fighting its in any sport. So, I have studied many athletes’ careers both in combat sport and in professional sport and just analysed it. I saw the do’s and the don’t and things that can create an after life in the game. For, me I’ve just gone down things I’m passionate about. I went down the fight game because I’m passion about it – I wouldn’t have reached the levels I’ve reached in the fight game without having passion for it. And the whisky game, the fashion game you know.”

“It’s all about finding what you love and figuring out how to make a living out of it. That’s what I’ve done. Not only have I done it once I’ve done it four or five times over with other things. So, I’m very, very happy and I’m very blessed.”

McGregor is teased to return to the Octagon this summer to take on top-five UFC lightweight Justin Gaethje.

Manager Denies Early Talks Underway For Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje

Ali Abdelaziz insists there’s no truth to the report that Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje is in preliminary talks. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC is in the very early stages of booking McGregor for a summer bout. Helwani noted…

Ali Abdelaziz insists there’s no truth to the report that Conor McGregor vs. Justin Gaethje is in preliminary talks. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC is in the very early stages of booking McGregor for a summer bout. Helwani noted that Gaethje and Nate Diaz are being considered with “The Highlight” pegged as the […]

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Contender Series Alum Gets ‘Violent Bob Ross’ At UFC Norfolk

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Luis Pena was set to Alex Munoz at UFC Fight Night 169, which is set to go down this Saturday (Feb. 29, 2020) in Norfolk, Virginia streaming exclusively on ESPN+. But an injury has now changed thing…

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Luis Pena was set to Alex Munoz at UFC Fight Night 169, which is set to go down this Saturday (Feb. 29, 2020) in Norfolk, Virginia streaming exclusively on ESPN+. But an injury has now changed things up, as Munoz was forced out of the event with an unfortunate health setback.

No fret, Octagon newcomer Steve Garcia has agreed to step in and face “Violent Bob Ross” on a week’s notice according to MMA Junkie. Winner of four straight, Garcia was last seen defeating Jose Mariscal at LFA 80 on Jan. 17. Prior to that, Garcia proved victorious on Dana White’s Contender Series, (DWTNCS), defeating Desmond Torres via first round knockout.

Pena, meanwhile, recently inked a new deal with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) after coming up short in his previous bout against Matt Frevola.

UFC Norfolk will be headlined by a Flyweight title fight as Joseph Benavidez and Deiveson Figueiredo will collide for the vacant 125-pound title. In the o-headlining act, Felicia Spencer and Zarah Fairn dos Santos will face off in a pivotal women’s featherweight bout.

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Sterling slams Cejudo-Aldo title fight: Nobody wanted to see this

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Aljamain Sterling says Henry Cejudo vs. Jose Aldo is “the fight that no one asked for and that nobody wanted to see.” As the No. 2-ranked bantamweight in the world, Aljamain Sterl…

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Aljamain Sterling says Henry Cejudo vs. Jose Aldo is “the fight that no one asked for and that nobody wanted to see.”

As the No. 2-ranked bantamweight in the world, Aljamain Sterling is [rightfully] frustrated with the UFC after the premiere fight promotion is poised to announce a bantamweight title fight between Henry Cejudo and Jose Aldo at UFC 250.

Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion, is coming off two straight losses and most recently dropped a split decision to Marlon Moraes in his bantamweight debut at UFC 245.

Although many pundits feel ‘Scarface’ should have been awarded the win at UFC 245, Sterling can’t understand how the Brazilian has leapfrogged him for a title shot and says no one wants to see Aldo headline UFC 250 opposite Cejudo.

“The fight that no one asked for and that nobody wanted to see!#MakeRankingsGreatAgain,” Sterling posted on Twitter yesterday.

Sterling, 30, is currently riding a four-fight win streak over Brett Johns, Cody Stamann, Jimmie Rivera and Pedro Munhoz.

UFC 250, which is expected to feature Cejudo vs. Aldo as the main event, is scheduled to take place on May 9 at Ginásio do Ibirapuera in São Paulo, Brazil.