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Max Holloway reacts to Kamaru Usman’s phenomenal victory over Gilbert Burns at UFC 258
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Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has reacted to Kamaru Usman's massive third-round knockout victory over Gilbert Burns in the main event of UFC 258.Holloway acknowledged that the welterweight champion brought his A-game to the fight and claimed that Usman has earned his respect with the incredible performance. The MMA community wanted to know if Burns would be the man who'd finally bring Usman's domination inside the octagon to an end.However, it turned out that Usman truly is the 'Nigerian Nightmare' who smashed Burns' dream of becoming champion.Kamaru Usman shows Gilbert Burns why he is the king of welterweightsThere was no customary touching of gloves between the ex-teammates before the fight and the tension in the air was palpable. Kamaru Usman as well as the viewers were in for an early surprise as Burns connected with a devastating right hook that rocked the champ.Usman got clipped right behind the ear and was down on one knee before managing to foil a flying knee attempt by Burns and transitioning into a takedown. Although Usman was ahead in terms of the total number of strikes at the end of the first round, Burns had clearly drawn first blood.It was in the second round that the champ truly started going to work. Usman used his five-inch reach advantage well, staying out of range and stinging Burns with hard jabs connecting flush on the chin. Usman had Burns clearly reeling from the jabs as he scored two knockdowns in the second round with a simple one-two combination.Burns was quickly fading and Usman realized that. The champion put his foot on the gas early in the round and managed to connect flush on the chin with a hard right-hand shot that sent Burns crashing down on the canvas.Kamaru Usman followed it up with some vicious ground and pound before Herb Dean stepped in to save Burns from further damage. Published 14 Feb 2021, 12:09 IST .
คาสิโน ออนไลน์ ฟรีเครดิต โปรโมชั่น คาสิโน คาสิโน 168 คาสิโน168 คาสิโน ออนไลน์ 888
“We accept!”- Jorge Masvidal responds after a heated Kamaru Usman calls him out following UFC 258 win
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In his UFC 258 post-fight interview, Kamaru Usman called out Jorge Masvidal for a rematch. The Nigerian Nightmare put Gamebred on notice for a rematch, to which the BMF champion has now responded.Taking to social media, Jorge Masvidal's manager, Malki Kawa, claimed that he and his client have accepted Usman's challenge. Kawa also added that both welterweight fighters should be coaches for the upcoming edition of The Ultimate Fighter.Here is what Malki Kawa tweeted out:Let’s do It. TUF. Masvidal vs usman. We accept.— malki kawa (@malkikawa) February 14, 2021Prior to UFC 258, UFC President Dana White claimed the promotion is looking to book two welterweight fighters as coaches for The Ultimate Fighter's upcoming season.With Usman being the reigning champion at 170, the ideal choice would've been to have arch-rivals Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal cross paths on The Ultimate Fighter, eventually leading to a fight between the pair.Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal have faced each other once in the pastKamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal faced each other at UFC 251. Usman was initially set to defend his title against Gilbert Burns on that pay-per-view. But with Durinho forced to withdraw from the fight, Masvidal stepped in on six days' notice.The Nigerian Nightmare dominated the reigning BMF champion in their five-round fight and retained his welterweight strap. Since the loss at UFC 251, Jorge Masvidal is yet to step into the Octagon. Despite talks of a potential fight against his former best friend Covington, Gamebred could end up fighting Usman in a rematch. Published 14 Feb 2021, 12:17 IST .
คาสิโน ออนไลน์ ฟรีเครดิต โปรโมชั่น คาสิโน คาสิโน 168 คาสิโน168 คาสิโน ออนไลน์ 888
Leon Edwards vs. Khamzat Chimaev is off again due to ‘lingering Covid-19 symptoms’
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Khamzat Chimaev is out of the long-awaited welterweight bout against Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 187 on March 13 due to COVID-19.It is the third time that Chimaev versus Edwards needs to be put on hold. Khamzat Chimaev had withdrawn from the fight previously in 2020 because of the disease, as did Edwards. The Swedish-Russian MMA sensation is suffering from lingering physical effects caused by the virus.ESPN's Brett Okamoto reported that UFC president Dana White told him on Thursday that Khamzat Chimaev is still facing difficulties to return to his best shape after having a severe case of COVID-19.The two were initially scheduled to fight on December 19, but Edwards had to be removed after contracting a rigorous infection related to the virus. It was reported at the time that Edwards lost twelve pounds due to the severity of his case.Per sources, Leon Edwards' (@Leon_edwardsmma) case of Covid-19 was pretty severe. He couldn't train at all, and he lost 12 pounds in four days. He's in the process of recovering at home. Wishing him a speedy and full recovery.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 1, 2020The UFC rebooked the fight to January 20. However, this time it was Khamzat Chimaev who had to withdraw after testing positive to COVID-19. Like Edwards, Khamzat Chimaev also experienced a difficult battle against the virus and has not yet fully recovered.According to White, the UFC will have to drop the fight until Khamzat Chimaev recovers his form completely. Edwards is not expected to face a different opponent, with the fight likely to be moved to a new date.What is Khamzat Chimaev's condition after a severe case of COVID-19?Khamzat Chimaev was seen destroying heavy bags in the first week of February in a video displaying his training ahead of the now-cancelled fight with Leon Edwards. In addition to the footage posted by MMA Fighting, the UFC welterweight rising star also declared that he had completely recovered from the disease:"Now I'm back to a hundred percent. My lungs are good. We work hard day after day. I've always worked hard, but we have never trained for five rounds before. Now I train extra hard with longer sessions. I want to smash him [Leon Edwards], brother. I want to destroy him," Khamzat Chimaev said.The fight with Edwards was seen as a possible title eliminator to challenge the winner between current champion Kamaru Usman and challenger Gilbert Burns.Khamzat Chimaev took the UFC by storm after winning his first three fights in promotion in an interval of only two months - all of them on UFC Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. Published 12 Feb 2021, 05:57 IST .
คาสิโน ออนไลน์ ฟรีเครดิต โปรโมชั่น คาสิโน คาสิโน 168 คาสิโน168 คาสิโน ออนไลน์ 888
How Justin Gaethje reacted when he saw teammate Kamaru Usman in Eminem’s ‘Higher’ video
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Justin Gaethje sure had a funny response to his teammate featuring in the music video of 'Higher', which is Eminem's latest single. Gaethje and Usman are both teammates, and 'The Highlight' had a hilarious take on his sparring partner's appearance in Eminem's new song.Gaethje revealed on his Twitter account that he asked Usman whether 'The Nigerian Nightmare' was paid for his cameo in the Higher music video.I’m sitting next to @USMAN84kg and I just asked him if he got paid to be in this new Eminem video.... 😆— Justin Gaethje 🇺🇸 (@Justin_Gaethje) February 7, 2021Eminem's latest track was broadcast live during UFC Vegas 18. 'Slim Shady' had previously shared the glimpse of his new music video ahead of UFC 257 as well. Higher also saw the 48-year-old rapper appearing on an ESPN segment where he exchanged words with UFC president Dana White.Gaethje, the No.2 ranked UFC lightweight, is coming off a loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 254. The 32-year-old lost the fight via submission in the second round. Whereas, Kamaru Usman is set to defend his welterweight title for the third time at UFC 258 against Gilbert Burns.Which other UFC superstars featured in Eminem's song?Apart from Kamaru Usman, several other UFC stars appeared in Eminem's new music video. Conor McGregor, Israel Adesanya, Amanda Nunes, and Dustin Poirier were among the fighters to feature in Higher. The music video also saw Eminem showing up at a UFC press conference.  UFC Vegas 18 ended with the main event bout between Alistair Overeem and Alexander Volkov, where the latter emerged victorious via TKO in the second round. In the co-main event, Cory Sandhagen defeated Frankie Edgar after he landed a spectacular flying knee in the first round.The next UFC event will take place on February 13 which will be headlined by the current champion Kamaru Usman and the No.2 ranked welterweight Gilbert Burns. Published 07 Feb 2021, 11:54 IST .
คาสิโน ออนไลน์ ฟรีเครดิต โปรโมชั่น คาสิโน คาสิโน 168 คาสิโน168 คาสิโน ออนไลน์ 888