Exclusive | Raufeon Stots rips into Danny Sabatello ahead of Bellator 289 clash: “I can’t respect this guy as a man. And that’s why I call him a b*tch.”

raufeon stotsTensions are running high ahead of the upcoming Bellator 289 grudge match between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello. Stots and Sabatello are set to face off in the semi-finals of Bellator’s bantamweight tournament, in the main event of this weekend’s card. The rivalry between the two men has been well publicized in the build-up to […]

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Tensions are running high ahead of the upcoming Bellator 289 grudge match between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello.

Stots and Sabatello are set to face off in the semi-finals of Bellator’s bantamweight tournament, in the main event of this weekend’s card. The rivalry between the two men has been well publicized in the build-up to this fight, with multiple near-physical altercations being captured on camera.

Raufeon Stots recently took the time to speak with LowKickMMA’s Joe Reynolds about the fight and rivalry, stating:

“I cannot wait, just because I know it’s gonna feel really good to see the look on his face… I think he’s had enough. I think he’s had enough of being around me, which tells me that he’s annoyed and I’m in his head. I don’t think he likes me – I enjoy the talking s**t because I know what’s gonna come. Like okay, your gonna talk s**t, but at the end of the day, I’m (going to) beat the s**t out of you. I enjoy it. Keep it coming, more fuel for my fire. Him, I don’t feel that he’s enjoying this, because I think he knows that at the end, there’s going to be a lot of pain involved.”

Raufeon Stots further ripped into Sabatello by stating that he finds it impossible to respect him as a man.

“It’s not personal, but it’s probably as close as you can get to personal for me,” said Raufeon Stots. “Outside me being in a tournament and fighting him, I have no reason to hate him. But I don’t like the way he carries himself. I don’t like the way he talks to other people. I don’t like the was he portrays himself – I don’t like those things. Like Josh Hill, Kieth Lee, a lot of these other guys, I can respect them as men. I can’t respect this guy as a man. And that’s why I call him a b***h a lot. I think he hides from adversity – not only in the fight but how he carries himself in day-to-day life. I think he also – Everything he says is kind of a facade to what he’s actually trying to accomplish. Just things I can’t align with.”

Check out the full interview right here:

Stots and Sabatello will settle the feud this weekend, in the main event of Bellator 289. Also featured on this card is the other semi-final bout of Bellator’s 135lb tournament, as Patchy Mix takes on Magomed Magomedov. Juliana Velasquez also features, as she faces off against Liz Carmouche for the Bellator MMA Flyweight Championship.

Who are you backing in this bantamweight barn burner? Raufeon Stots or Danny Sabatello?

Exclusive | Raufeon Stots rips into Danny Sabatello ahead of Bellator 289 clash: “I can’t respect this guy as a man. And that’s why I call him a b*tch.”

raufeon stotsTensions are running high ahead of the upcoming Bellator 289 grudge match between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello. Stots and Sabatello are set to face off in the semi-finals of Bellator’s bantamweight tournament, in the main event of this weekend’s card. The rivalry between the two men has been well publicized in the build-up to […]

raufeon stots

Tensions are running high ahead of the upcoming Bellator 289 grudge match between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello.

Stots and Sabatello are set to face off in the semi-finals of Bellator’s bantamweight tournament, in the main event of this weekend’s card. The rivalry between the two men has been well publicized in the build-up to this fight, with multiple near-physical altercations being captured on camera.

Raufeon Stots recently took the time to speak with LowKickMMA’s Joe Reynolds about the fight and rivalry, stating:

“I cannot wait, just because I know it’s gonna feel really good to see the look on his face… I think he’s had enough. I think he’s had enough of being around me, which tells me that he’s annoyed and I’m in his head. I don’t think he likes me – I enjoy the talking s**t because I know what’s gonna come. Like okay, your gonna talk s**t, but at the end of the day, I’m (going to) beat the s**t out of you. I enjoy it. Keep it coming, more fuel for my fire. Him, I don’t feel that he’s enjoying this, because I think he knows that at the end, there’s going to be a lot of pain involved.”

Raufeon Stots further ripped into Sabatello by stating that he finds it impossible to respect him as a man.

“It’s not personal, but it’s probably as close as you can get to personal for me,” said Raufeon Stots. “Outside me being in a tournament and fighting him, I have no reason to hate him. But I don’t like the way he carries himself. I don’t like the way he talks to other people. I don’t like the was he portrays himself – I don’t like those things. Like Josh Hill, Kieth Lee, a lot of these other guys, I can respect them as men. I can’t respect this guy as a man. And that’s why I call him a b***h a lot. I think he hides from adversity – not only in the fight but how he carries himself in day-to-day life. I think he also – Everything he says is kind of a facade to what he’s actually trying to accomplish. Just things I can’t align with.”

Check out the full interview right here:

Stots and Sabatello will settle the feud this weekend, in the main event of Bellator 289. Also featured on this card is the other semi-final bout of Bellator’s 135lb tournament, as Patchy Mix takes on Magomed Magomedov. Juliana Velasquez also features, as she faces off against Liz Carmouche for the Bellator MMA Flyweight Championship.

Who are you backing in this bantamweight barn burner? Raufeon Stots or Danny Sabatello?

Exclusive | Chris Daukaus predicts Paddy Pimblett will make the top 5 of the lightweight division: “He may challenge for the belt.”

Chris Daukaus, Paddy PimblettUFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus has backed Paddy Pimblett to enter the top five of the UFC’s lightweight division, and believes he may even fight for the 155lb title. Chris Daukaus and Paddy Pimblett are both set to compete on the same upcoming UFC card. Daukaus faces off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik, whilst Pimblett will fight Jared […]

Chris Daukaus, Paddy Pimblett

UFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus has backed Paddy Pimblett to enter the top five of the UFC’s lightweight division, and believes he may even fight for the 155lb title.

Chris Daukaus and Paddy Pimblett are both set to compete on the same upcoming UFC card. Daukaus faces off against Jairzinho Rozenstruik, whilst Pimblett will fight Jared Gordon, both on UFC 281.

Daukaus likes Pimblett’s chances of defeating Gordan, stating the following in a recent interview with LowKickMMA:

“I think if he has the right type of gameplan against Jared (Gordon), if he doesn’t start getting crazy and start swinging wild, I think he can pick Jared apart. I think he might have the better ground game than Jared, I don’t wanna say for sure. But Paddy’s a little wild man, he’ll throw that to the wolves and just start throwing down. So it’ll be a good fight for however long it lasts.”

Chris Daukaus believes Paddy Pimblett will be a top 5 UFC lightweight

Not only does Chris Daukaus think Paddy Pimblett will succeed against Jared Gordon at UFC 282, he believes he will make it all the way to the top. The No.11 ranked heavyweight stated:

“He’ll definitely be a star for as long as it lasts. He’ll definitely break the top 10. I’ll say top 5. He may challenge for the belt. It depends on how things play out. If he keeps himself skinny, if he doesn’t jump up to 200lbs, 205. But yeah, I think he’ll be able to challenge for the belt, at least one day. Whether he gets it, that’s on him. But I definitely think he has the ability.”

Check out the full interview with Chris Daukaus below:

Exclusive | Chris Daukaus backs Francis Ngannou to ‘Knock Out’ Jon Jones in a potential heavyweight clash

Chris DaukausNo.11 ranked UFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus has backed Francis Ngannou to KO Jon Jones, should the two men ever face off in the octagon. Chris Daukaus is currently preparing for his own heavyweight clash, as he is set to take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 282 in the T-Mobile Arena. Daukaus is riding a two-fight […]

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No.11 ranked UFC heavyweight Chris Daukaus has backed Francis Ngannou to KO Jon Jones, should the two men ever face off in the octagon.

Chris Daukaus is currently preparing for his own heavyweight clash, as he is set to take on Jairzinho Rozenstruik at UFC 282 in the T-Mobile Arena. Daukaus is riding a two-fight skid, having come up short against Derrick Lewis and Curtis Blaydes. However, prior to those losses, Daukaus was considering one of the surging future contenders in the division, alongside the likes of Ciryl Gane and Tom Aspinall. At UFC 282, Daukaus will be looking to reclaim his place in the top 10, and begin his own title run.

Chris Daukaus recently took the time to speak with Mike Owens of LowKickMMA about his upcoming fight, as well as the future of the heavyweight division. When asked about a hypothetical matchup between current heavyweight champ, Francis Ngannou, and one of the MMA Goats, Jon Jones, he had the following to say:

“I think that Francis (Ngannou) will be able to walk Jon (Jones) down. Even though how crazy that sounds to say. I think that Francis is so big – Jon’s a big guy, don’t get me wrong. Jon’s a big guy, his reach. But I think that Francis would have the bigger reach… And Jon, he’s never been hit by a heavyweight as big as Francis. He’s never been hit by a heavyweight, let alone a heavyweight as big as Francis. As big as the guy who literally flatlines everyone.”

“Anyone in the world that Francis decides to punch in the face, their going unconscious. And I don’t think Jon Jones is any different than any other human being on this world. So, if I would make a prediction, I would say Francis would knock out Jon Jones.”

Jon Jones announced he would be making the move to the heavyweight division back in 2020, the same year in which Chris Daukaus made his UFC debut. Since then, Daukaus has fought 6 times in the UFC’s heavyweight division, going 4-2. In comparison, Jon Jones holds a UFC heavyweight record of 0-0.

Do you agree with Chris Daukaus?

Exclusive | Aleksandar Rakic believes Jon Jones is “going to do good at heavyweight, if he’s going to fight ever again”

Aleksander Rakic Jon JonesAleksandar Rakic is hesitant to offer his thoughts on Jon Jones moving to the heavyweight division. The former UFC light heavyweight world champion ‘Bones’ Jones had vacated his title years ago saying that he was moving to heavyweight but has yet to make his debut. It is rumored that the UFC is putting together a […]

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Aleksandar Rakic is hesitant to offer his thoughts on Jon Jones moving to the heavyweight division. The former UFC light heavyweight world champion ‘Bones’ Jones had vacated his title years ago saying that he was moving to heavyweight but has yet to make his debut. It is rumored that the UFC is putting together a Francis Ngannou vs Jon Jones fight.

In an exclusive interview with James Lynch for Low Kick MMA, the top-ranked light heavyweight ‘Rocket’ Aleksandar Rakic commented:

“How long he’s [been] bulking? Two, three years? That’s too much. He did a great job and did great things in the light heavyweight division. The heavyweight division is of course a little bit different.”

Jon Jones at heavyweight?

The Austrian-born Rakic has faith that Jon Jones could perform well if he moves to heavyweight. He continued:

“But this guy, it doesn’t matter what he’s doing, this guy is intelligent in fighting. And his fight IQ is very good. I think he’s going to do good at heavyweight, if he’s going to fight ever again. I’m going to believe when I see it.

See the full interview below:

Jon Jones created an incredible legacy at light heavyweight. He defeated generations of former champions and contenders during his reign. He never lost the belt in the Octagon. Issues outside the cage would plague ‘Bones’ but inside the UFC his talents put him among the all-time greats in the history of MMA.

Aleksandar Rakic is still an active fighter and highly ranked in the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Most recently, he defeated Anthony Smith and Thiago Santos before losing due to an unfortunate injury against Jan B?achowicz.

Exclusive | Aleksandar Rakic gives his pick Jiri Prochazka vs. Glover Teixeira 2: “Some guys are never coming back after a war.”

Aleksandar Rakic Jiri Prochazka vs Glover TeixeiraThe top-ranked light heavyweight Aleksandar Rakic recently sat down with James Lynch for an exclusive interview with Low Kick MMA. The Austrian-born fighter discussed the upcoming UFC light heavyweight world championship rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira. While speaking to Low Kick MMA, Rakic commented on their first fight, he said: “This was a […]

Aleksandar Rakic Jiri Prochazka vs Glover Teixeira

The top-ranked light heavyweight Aleksandar Rakic recently sat down with James Lynch for an exclusive interview with Low Kick MMA. The Austrian-born fighter discussed the upcoming UFC light heavyweight world championship rematch between Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira.

While speaking to Low Kick MMA, Rakic commented on their first fight, he said:

“This was a crazy fight, the first [match]. I feel really sorry for Glover because it was like, what, thirty seconds before ending the fight. He was already winning that. But MMA, this sport is so crazy.”

The UFC title matches have seen an increase in the trend of one fighter winning much of the fight then getting finished in the final round. Aleksandar Rakic continued:

“We had this the last couple of times; Adesanya – Pereira, Usman – Leon, now Jiri – Glover. You need to be focused all five rounds.”

Aleksandar Rakic discusses Jiri Prochazka vs Glover Teixeira II

Earlier this year, Jiri Prochazka and Glover Teixeira went to war for the UFC light heavyweight title in a highly exciting clash. These two fighters are booked for a title rematch at UFC 282 on December 10.

Aleksandar Rakic made his pick, he said:

“But, in my opinion, for the second fight I think Jiri is going to win again. Because those wars, what those two had, this feeling, that fight is going to follow you for a couple of years. And some guys are never coming back after a war. Again, Jiri will take this better than Glover because of the age … I think Jiri is going to win this fight maybe by knockout or TKO.”

See the full interview below: