Darren Till has praised UFC Middleweight Champion, Israel Adesanya after his dominant win against Paulo Costa at UFC 253 on Fight Island. Till also set out his own path for a title shot against the last style bender in the same tweet he praised the champion in. The number 6 middleweight contender, Till believes if […]
Till also set out his own path for a title shot against the last style bender in the same tweet he praised the champion in.
The number 6 middleweight contender, Till believes if he puts on a dominant performance in his next fight against the number 4 ranked middleweight, Jack Hermansson then he will have done enough to earn a fight against Adesanya.
Speaking to his 240,000 followers, Till said: ‘What a fight by the champ, he’s some striker. I have got to come back, beat Jack. Beat maybe one more, or if I beat jack badly… jump straight in & fight the champ!’ Till also believes he can beat Adesanya, explaining that if he works hard he can outstrike Adesanya by being quicker than him: ‘I do believe I can outstrike him if I’m faster… I have to work extremely hard now though. More than ever before!’
Till also continued his praise of Adesanya in a successive tweet in which he posted a picture of the champion with the caption ‘Champ!!!!.’
Till and Adesanya have been known to have a joke between the two of them. Both of the fighters have uploaded videos which they have DM’d to each other on Instagram. Recently Adesanya sent a video to Till asking if he was ‘going to show up to his next fight or will he have visa issues.’ referring to the Brit’s late trouble with getting into America before his fight with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 244.
Darren Till last fought against Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Island on the 25th July where he lost on a unanimous decision to the former Middleweight king. Till is next expected to fight against Jack Hermansson on December the 5th.
Will Darren Till ever get a Middleweight title shot and would he beat Israel Adesanya?
Former strawweight UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has posted her reaction to fellow Polish fighter Jan Blachowicz winning the light-heavyweight title. Blachowicz scored an upset win in the UFC 253 co-main event last night. The 37-year-old made quick work of Dominick Reyes, knocking his opponent out inside two rounds to claim the 205lb title recently made vacant […]
Former strawweight UFC champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has posted her reaction to fellow Polish fighter Jan Blachowicz winning the light-heavyweight title.
Blachowicz scored an upset win in the UFC 253 co-main event last night. The 37-year-old made quick work of Dominick Reyes, knocking his opponent out inside two rounds to claim the 205lb title recently made vacant by heavyweight bound former champ Jon Jones.
The Cieszyn, Poland native has reached the pinnacle of the sport after a tough 13-year career that has seen him compete on 35 different occasions. Blachowicz is currently riding a four-fight winning run after beating Luke Rockhold, ‘Jacare’ Souza, and Corey Anderson to earn his title shot. He also holds several other high-profile wins over the likes of Jimi Manuwa, Nikita Krylov, and Jared Cannonier. During his rise to the top Blachowicz has suffered eight defeats, He most recently lost to Thiago Santos who very well could be next in line at light-heavyweight if he gets by Glover Teixeira later this year.
Former strawweight queen Jedrzejczyk was quick to revel in having a new Polish UFC champion. The fan favourite took to social media posting the below video which shows her reacting to Blachowicz’s sublime win at UFC 253.
Jedrzejczyk last competed in March where she went to war with Weili Zhang for 25 minutes for the women’s strawweight title. After a fight many considered to be the greatest in women’s mixed martial arts history, it was Zhang who retained her title following a razor-thin split decision victory.
Jedrzejczyk notably took a lot of damage in the fight including a huge hematoma on her forehead. It was also her second failed attempt at regaining the title as well as her third overall since losing the strawweight strap to Rose Namajunas in 2017.
Do you like to see fighters like Joanna Jedrzejczyk supporting their countrymen?
Israel Adesanya has gone in on the coach of Paulo Costa after beating the Brazilian in the UFC 253 main event last night. Adesanya took exception to the pre-fight antics from his opponent who was being cheered on by Eric Albarracin who is most well known for his work with former dual-weight UFC champion Henry […]
Israel Adesanya has gone in on the coach of Paulo Costa after beating the Brazilian in the UFC 253 main event last night.
Adesanya took exception to the pre-fight antics from his opponent who was being cheered on by Eric Albarracin who is most well known for his work with former dual-weight UFC champion Henry Cejudo.
Speaking at the UFC 253 post-fight press conference Adesanya explained that he knew Costa was going to try and give him a white belt and speculated that Albarracin was the man who concocted the stunt, he said.
“At the weigh-ins, that stare down. I could see it already. I knew what he was gonna do. I knew he had a black belt underneath his shirt, and I knew he was gonna try hand me a white belt. I know that’s the work of old cringe, little gremlin, little smeagle. He tried to throw it in my face and I swooped it with my left hand and I whooped his face with my right hand.”
Adesanya clearly wasn’t happy with the antics from Costa’s cornerman and took time out to slam Albarracin while talking to reporters after his emphatic second round win over Costa, he said.
“That little gremlin. The guy with the white glasses, the jizz glasses. All his little antics. He was the one who was HAM’ing it up at the presser. Anything ‘Borrachinha’ said (hysterically laughs) like a little b*tch, like a little girlfriend. He was the one, it was his idea with the whole black belt – white belt thing.”
The antics didn’t stop even on fight night as Albarracin continued to try and get a rise out of the champ even as he was in the Octagon ready to go to war.
“Even before the fight I could see him through the fence, my peripherals could see him through the fence trying to like (waves arms) he was doing this sh*t. Literally he was doing this sh*t (waves arms and laughs),” Adesanya explained. “What do you think I’m going to do? Focus on you? I’ve got a beast in front of me. Someone who is actually going to try and f*ck me up. This is bulletproof (points to head), this is bulletproof you cant get through this. I said something to him I can’t remember. He said, ‘we’re coming for you and I said something like na I’m c*mming on you.”
Do you think Eric Albarracin stepped over the line while trying to get in the head of Israel Adesanya pre-fight?
Conor McGregor has been admiring his boxing skills ahead of a potential fight against eight-weight champion Manny Pacquiao. McGregor revealed earlier this week that a deal is done for him to square off against the boxing legend in the Middle East. A spokesperson for Pacquiao later confirmed the fight is set and the Filipino fighter […]
Conor McGregor has been admiring his boxing skills ahead of a potential fight against eight-weight champion Manny Pacquiao.
‘Notorious’ took to social media last night to admire his handy work in his lone boxing fight to date – a tenth round TKO loss to Floyd Mayweather back in 2017, he wrote.
“The very first shot of the fight. Right on the button through the guard. I didn’t even put anything into that shot. Just placed it. It was hard for me not to dwell on the full 12 rounds that were potentially ahead of me and hold back my shots early. Still tho right on the absolute button. The first punch thrown. Remember the experts saying I wouldn’t land even 1 lol. I landed more than them all. The picture above is the very first punch of the fight thrown, and landed, and inside the very first second of the fight. Bums all of them “experts”. Listen to none of them! Really I should have just sat right thru that shot and took his head off and fuck the distance. If it didn’t work out just give him a good boot into the neck and get DQ’d and fined and who’d give a fuck. I’m upset I fully followed the rules for that fight to be honest. Floyd deserved a volley at the least. A shoulder even, break the face.
“Manny not so much tho I don’t think, but I will see how the build up goes and wait to hear what bitter old Freddie Roach has to say and then make a decision. My Whiskeys at half a b and climbing I could take a fine. I’d rather fight MMA anyway not sure why I’ve been held back like this, it’s borderline criminal at this stage. The biggest number generator in the game asking for four fights since February this year and getting left on seen. It’s pretty fucked up when I keep thinking of it. I’ve been right here this whole time. Bob Chapek, do you copy! I repeat, Bob Chapek – Do You Copy! Anyways boxing it is for now and I’m up for this! I hope no bottling takes place here. I’m already agreeing to these limited rules and holding back my full array of weapons. Let’s get it going guys. Much love, the champ champ.”
Do you think Conor McGregor will actually box Manny Pacquiao?
The nearly men of UFC 253 have both issued statements after coming up short in their respective title bouts. In the main event, Paulo Costa was dominated by the reigning middleweight king, Israel Adesanya before being stopped in round two of their fight. The previously unbeaten Brazilian never really got going in Abu Dhabi last […]
The nearly men of UFC 253 have both issued statements after coming up short in their respective title bouts.
In the main event, Paulo Costa was dominated by the reigning middleweight king, Israel Adesanya before being stopped in round two of their fight. The previously unbeaten Brazilian never really got going in Abu Dhabi last night. He ate countless leg kicks before ultimately succumbing to a beautiful shot upstairs which was expertly followed up by ‘Stylebender’.
‘Borrachinha’ took to social media immediately after his first-ever professional loss and vowed to return stronger than ever.
Reyes came up short in his second straight title loss. ‘The Devastator’ previously fell to defeat in controversial fashion when facing Jon Jones at UFC 247. The Mexican-American fought well but ultimately lost a unanimous decision despite many spectators believing he did enough to dethrone the champ. Things where much more clear cut in his second defeat of 2020. Reyes got caught and finished by Jan Blachowicz in the second round of their light-heavyweight title. The title recently vacated by Jones who is set to move to heavyweight is now heading back to Poland with Blachowicz.
The 30-year-old was all class in defeat. Reyes first took to Twitter to react to his loss at UFC 253, he wrote.
“Well fuck! Gotta pull the trigger!!! Nothing left to do but get back up. Congrats to Jan, hell of a performance. #UFC253 #justgettingstarted”
Reyes later posted on Instagram where he again congratulated his opponent and thanked a whole bunch of people, he wrote.
“Not all gods lessons feel good. Thank you to @danawhite @ufc for the opportunity. Thank you to my team and all my supporters I’ll come back stronger and better @mcec_wellness @zignummezcalusa @toyotires @manscaped . I love this game and will continue to grow. Much love and huge congrats to Jan hell of a performance! #ufc253#rebuild“
Do you think Paulo Costa and Dominick Reyes will bounce back from their defeats?
Earlier this week Conor McGregor shocked the world by revealing he had asked UFC president Dana White to match him up against Diego ‘The Nightmare’ Sanchez. The Irishman released a series of tweets that explained why he had retired from the sport earlier this year and exposed the fact he was trying to fight Sanchez […]
Sanchez originally brought up a potential fight with McGregor when discussing what he wants to achieve before calling it a career. The TUF 1 winner said his goal was to have “legend fights” before name dropping McGregor and the soon to return Nick Diaz.
McGregor took to social media to accept Sanchez’s invitation to fight and reveal he had in fact been trying to make the bout earlier this year before walking away from the sport.
“To Diego Sanchez… I seen your recent comments about your final bout and I am in! After you fought Pereira, I had requested for myself and you to compete in Dublin,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “This was back in February when I was working on opposition for my season, pre covid. Good luck this weekend!”
Sanchez went on to lose a lopsided decision at UFC 253 but that hasn’t put ‘Notorious’ off fighting ‘The Nightmare’.
“I am still interested in a fight with you somewhere down the line Diego Sanchez,” McGregor wrote. “A true warrior and pioneer of this sport. It would be my honour! Some journalists and promoters and their lack of respect for what the fighters put into this game make me sick. Things must change!”
McGregor hasn’t fought since beating Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 246 earlier this year. The Irishman needed just 40 seconds to score a KO victory over the MMA veteran. He is set to face Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match later this year or in early 2021.
Do you want to see Conor McGregor vs. Diego Sanchez?