Corey Anderson Claims He’s The Best At 205lbs, Jan Blachowicz Responds

Corey AndersonJan Blachowicz had something to say after Corey Anderson declared himself the best light-heavyweight fighter in MMA. ‘Overtime’ made quick work of Ryan Bader at Bellator 268 on Saturday evening. Anderson needed just 51 seconds to dispatch of the current Bellator heavyweight champion and former 205lb titlist. Post-fight, Anderson told assembled media that he is […]

Corey Anderson

Jan Blachowicz had something to say after Corey Anderson declared himself the best light-heavyweight fighter in MMA.

‘Overtime’ made quick work of Ryan Bader at Bellator 268 on Saturday evening. Anderson needed just 51 seconds to dispatch of the current Bellator heavyweight champion and former 205lb titlist.

Post-fight, Anderson told assembled media that he is the world’s best at light-heavyweight. The Bellator Grand Prix finalist ranks himself ahead of UFC champion Jan Blachowicz despite the fact the Polish puncher knocked him out inside one round just last year.

“I already know I’m the best light heavyweight in the world,” Anderson said at the Bellator 269 post-fight press conference. “I already know the Jan (Blachowicz) it was a hiccup of mine in my own shield. I’m not going to say I underestimated him but I looked past him. I was thinking, ‘I whooped the sh*t out of this dude once and I’m going to do it again.’ But I shouldn’t have. I should have taken it one fight at a time.

“Like I’ve said in interviews all week. I learned my lesson. Now, I’m always worried about the moment now. I’m not worried about what’s the next. I’m not looking past anybody or anything or any moment. I know I can dominate Jan again. I know I can do the same thing that I did in 2015 when I only had six or seven fights under my belt. Now, even better with only 21 or 22.” (Transcribed by MMA Junkie)

Jan Blachowicz Shuts Down Corey Anderson’s Best In The World Talk

Blachowicz understandably took exception to Anderson’s claim.

“Hold up… So a guy who bolted from the UFC after I’ve slept him and almost made him retire, got a couple of wins in the 2nd league and claims he is the best? Maybe I’ve punched him to hard… No class in win or defeat Corey. There’s levels to this,” Blachowicz wrote on social media.

Who do you think is the best light-heavyweight in MMA? Corey Anderson, Jan Blachowicz or somebody else?

Jake Paul Urges ‘Coked Up’ Conor McGregor To Try Assault Him Following Alleged Attack In Italy

Jake Paul4-0 professional boxer, Jake Paul has urged former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor to attempt to assault him if they ever come face to face, after reports emerged over the weekend detailing how Italian DJ and television personality, Francesco Facchinetti had alleged McGregor attacked him at an event in Rome, Italy — leaving him with […]

Jake Paul

4-0 professional boxer, Jake Paul has urged former two-weight UFC champion, Conor McGregor to attempt to assault him if they ever come face to face, after reports emerged over the weekend detailing how Italian DJ and television personality, Francesco Facchinetti had alleged McGregor attacked him at an event in Rome, Italy — leaving him with a broken nose.

McGregor, who is currently holidaying with his family and fiancée, Dee Devlin, baptized the couple’s third-born child, Rían at the Vatican in Rome, before he was presented with the key to the city. Later that night at an event at the St. Regis hotel, Facchinetti alleged that McGregor had assaulted him in an unprovoked attack, leaving him with a broken nose. 

Facchinetti claimed that he and his partner, Wilma Fassiol had been speaking with McGregor and Devlin for the previous two hours, before McGregor allegedly invited them to another party later that night. Facchinetti explains that when he accepted the 33-year-old’s offer, he was then allegedly attacked in an unprovoked manner, before members of McGregor’s entourage corralled the Crumlin native, holding him against a wall.

Whilst McGregor nor his publicist have yet to address the alleged incident, a spokesperson from the St. Regis hotel released a statement, detailing how they would fully support police and law enforcement if they wished to carry out an investigation. 

We will offer the police our full support in their investigation,” The statement read. “The safety and security of our guests and employees is always our first priority.

Jake Paul Urges “Coked Up” Conor McGregor To Try Attack Him

In response to the alleged assault, the aforenoted, Paul, who is still attempting to entice the former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion to take a professional boxing match against him, claimed that McGregor was “coked up” and urged him to attempt to assault him if they ever crossed paths. 

Coked up Conor [McGregor] likes to play tough guy with musicians… Conor PLEASE try and do something when you see me !!,” Jake Paul posted on Twitter.

Last competing in August, Paul improved to 4-0 as a professional boxer, taking home a split decision win over former UFC welterweight champion, Tyron Woodley over the course of eight rounds. 

The outspoken 24-year-old is reportedly in negotiations to tackle the undefeated, Tommy Fury in his boxing return next.

Vadim Nemkov Demolishes Julius Anglickas – Bellator 268 Highlights

Vadim NemkovBellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov faces short-notice replacement Julius Anglickas in the Bellator World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals at Bellator 268. Let’s find out who will meet Corey Anderson in the finals. Both fighters show patience on the feet in the opening seconds, but time is stopped due to an inadvertent eye poke […]

Vadim Nemkov

Bellator light heavyweight champion Vadim Nemkov faces short-notice replacement Julius Anglickas in the Bellator World Light Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals at Bellator 268. Let’s find out who will meet Corey Anderson in the finals.

Both fighters show patience on the feet in the opening seconds, but time is stopped due to an inadvertent eye poke by Anglickas. The fight resumes and Nemkov lands a huge right hand that briefly stuns Anglickas. But, Anglickas catches Nemkov with a big punch that briefly drops him, but he’s able to get back up to his feet quickly. Nemkov goes in for the takedown and gets top mount. Lands some heavy elbows from top position. Nemkov is controlling the fight on the ground and Anglickas is showing very little resistance and is struggling to work from the bottom. Anglickas finally escapes and gets the fight standing once again. As the opening round ends, Nemkov lands a pair of big combinations that damage Anglickas before time is called.

Vadim Nemkov overwhelmed Julius Anglickas en route to a submission win at Bellator 268

The second round begins and Nemkov is starting to outpace Anglickas on the feet. Anglickas is having a tough time dealing with the deceptive speed of Nemkov. Nemkov is starting to also find a home for the overhand right that is forcing Anglickas’ hands to drop. Nemkov scores another big takedown with ease. He lands some hard strikes from the top and forces Anglickas to the edge of the cage in the process. Nemkov is the busier fighter and wearing Anglickas down with some hard ground and pound combinations with about 20 seconds left in the round, and Anglickas barely survives to fight another round as Nemkov overwhelms him and nearly finishes the bout.

The third round opens up much like how the second round ended, with Nemkov imposing his will and scoring another big takedown on Anglickas. He lands some hard ground strikes and has Anglickas in big trouble early in the round. Nemkov nearly secures the armbar, but Anglickas slips out near the end of the round.

Both fighters appear exhausted as the fourth round begins. But, Nemkov scores another takedown and finishes the fight with a nasty kimura submission.

Check out the highlights from Nemkov’s dominant performance at Bellator 268 below.

Corey Anderson Blasts Ryan Bader in Seconds – Bellator 268 Highlights

Corey Anderson Ryan BaderFormer Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces former UFC standout Corey Anderson in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals at Bellator 268. Let’s find out who will get a spot in the finals. The fight opens up on the feet with both Anderson and Bader attempting to find their range with the jab. […]

Corey Anderson Ryan Bader

Former Bellator light heavyweight champion Ryan Bader faces former UFC standout Corey Anderson in the Bellator Light Heavyweight Grand Prix semifinals at Bellator 268. Let’s find out who will get a spot in the finals.

The fight opens up on the feet with both Anderson and Bader attempting to find their range with the jab. Just a minute into the fight, Anderson lands a massive right hand right behind Bader’s ear that drops him down to the canvas below. Anderson follows it up by landing some vicious ground-and-pound strikes that end up finishing the fight in one of the biggest wins of his career.

Anderson came into the fight off back-to-back wins in this new chapter of his career, after an up-and-down tenure in the UFC. Anderson has seemed to found a new home in Bellator after his vicious knockout of Bader to move on to the Bellator Light Heavyweight World Grand Prix finals.

Corey Anderson knocked out former Bellator champion Ryan Bader in 51 seconds to move on to the finals at Bellator 268

Bader came into the fight after a dominant performance over Lyoto Machida in the first round, and was looking to get revenge against Vadim Nemkov if he could get past Anderson. But, it wasn’t meant to be and Bader will now focus on defending his heavyweight title in Bellator.

Anderson will get his first title shot after falling short time and time again in the UFC. His last fight with the promotion ended on a sour note, as he lost via TKO to the eventual light heavyweight champion Jan Blachowicz in a UFC Fight Night headliner. Before that, Anderson had won four fights in a row over the likes of Glover Teixeira and Johnny Walker.

Check out the incredible knockout below, as Anderson moves on to the Grand Prix finals with a title on the line.

Miesha Tate Roasts Aspen Ladd’s Coach for Controversial Corner Advice

Miesha Tate Aspen LaddAspen Ladd struggled mightily to put anything together against Norma Dumont in the UFC Vegas 40 main event. But, former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate thinks that she wasn’t helped by her coach Jim West with his aggressive and angry tone with his corner advice in between rounds. Ladd made a return to the octagon […]

Miesha Tate Aspen Ladd

Aspen Ladd struggled mightily to put anything together against Norma Dumont in the UFC Vegas 40 main event. But, former UFC bantamweight champion Miesha Tate thinks that she wasn’t helped by her coach Jim West with his aggressive and angry tone with his corner advice in between rounds.

Ladd made a return to the octagon after a two-year layoff following injury woes and filled in on short notice to face Dumont at UFC Vegas 40. Dumont was supposed to face one of Tate’s former rivals, Holly Holm in the main event before she pulled out due to injury.

Many around the MMA community were split with their reactions to Ladd’s corner advice, but Tate made her thoughts on West perfectly clear in a series of tweets during and after the fight.

Miesha Tate had a lot to say about Aspen Ladd’s coach, Jim West during UFC Vegas 40

Ladd and Tate have had their differences in the past, especially leading up to the UFC Vegas 40 main event. Tate criticized Ladd for her bad weight miss ahead of UFC Vegas 38 and went as far as accusing her of cheating. Ladd responded in kind but was clearly disappointed in the allegations.

With the loss against Dumont, Ladd has now lost two of her last three fights with her sole victory coming against Yana Kunitskaya at UFC on ESPN 7.

West has been the coach for Ladd for many years, leading up to her rise in the UFC. Ladd has long been considered to have star potential in MMA but hasn’t yet completely realized her potential due to a series of weight-cutting issues to go along with injuries.

It was a disappointing loss for Ladd, who fell by unanimous decision and seemed hesitant throughout the bout. One can make the case that her coach might have done more harm than good with the harsh talk in between rounds.

Do you agree with Miesha Tate’s comments regarding Aspen Ladd’s coaching at UFC Vegas 40?

Norma Dumont Takes One-Sided Decision Win Over Aspen Ladd – UFC Vegas 40 Highlights

Norma DumontNorma Dumont has lodged her third straight Octagon victory and may have just inserted herself into featherweight title contention, scoring a rather comfortable, straightforward unanimous decision win over the #3 ranked bantamweight, short notice replacement, Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40. A real promising opening round for the Belo Horizonte native, […]

Norma Dumont

Norma Dumont has lodged her third straight Octagon victory and may have just inserted herself into featherweight title contention, scoring a rather comfortable, straightforward unanimous decision win over the #3 ranked bantamweight, short notice replacement, Aspen Ladd in the main event of UFC Vegas 40.

A real promising opening round for the Belo Horizonte native, Dumont, who has managed to find home with a flurry of jabs as well as following straight right hands, resulting in some redness on the face of Ladd. 10-9 for the Brazilian.

Some more sharp striking in the second round from Dumont who looks to be a lot quicker on the feet than Ladd who remains patient. however, has lost the last two rounds 10-9 now. Coach Jim West urging Ladd to get to work.

West audibly disappointed in his student Ladd, informing her that she is likely three rounds down heading into the fourth frame. Dumont’s striking showing on the face of the Folsom native now.

One Way Traffic For Norma Dumont Approaching The Final Round

Ladd again urged to pick up the pace in the fifth and final round, with West explaining, with a fair share of profanity, that the #3 ranked bantamweight is in need of a finish in the last frame.

Ladd dominant in the clinch at the fence in the fifth, amassing considerable control time, however, it’s too little too late for the divisional debutante, with Dumont taking home a unanimous decision win off the back of an early, impressive start.

Below, catch the highlights from Dumont’s unanimous judging victory over Ladd.