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Until one thing adjustments dramatically in his subsequent efficiency, Tony Ferguson’s fall from grace will standout as a very brutal one. The previous interim kingpin set a Light-weight file together with his massively spectacular, multi-year win streak, however his final three bouts have been painfully one-sided in the wrong way. At 37 years of age, “El Cucuy” simply doesn’t appear to pose the identical risk he as soon as did.
It’s one factor for Khabib to dunk on his “growing older” former rival — these two by no means truly fought. Kevin Lee, then again, was strangled in his bid for the Light-weight title by Ferguson, however he’s nonetheless bored with getting that one again as a consequence of Ferguson’s decline.
“That was a struggle I used to be involved in up till I noticed him get dismantled by Oliveira,” Lee defined to James Lynch. “Particularly on the bottom. That one would damage my coronary heart a bit, as a result of I might beat him so unhealthy that it could take away from our first struggle. I might do it; simple cash is straightforward cash. However, I believe he’s too far gone, too far over the hill. I don’t like beating up on people who don’t put up a very good struggle.”
Lee was within the bout as not too long ago as February 2021 however not. Up subsequent for Lee is a return from main knee surgical procedures as a Welterweight, as he’ll face late alternative Daniel Rodriguez on August 28. Lee ought to most likely win that bout earlier than casting additional stones, as “The MoTown Phenom” has misplaced three of his final 4 bouts.
As for Ferguson, he stays unbooked.
Kelvin Gastelum managed to make weight in the long run, however man, any hopes of him ever returning to Welterweight (which ought to be cheap for his body) are foolhardy.
Gastelum’s second try: 186 kilos. He’s good to go and the primary occasion with Jared Cannonier is official. #UFCVegas34
— Marc Raimondi (@marc_raimondi) August 20, 2021
Breaking: Sean Strickland continues to be a wierd fowl.
Gilbert Burns reluctance to sink into the ice tub could be very comprehensible.
Bellator’s abundance is Russian expertise is beginning to repay in wonderful match ups. Koreshkov and Khabilov are killers!
Gable Steveson is holding all his choices open.
That is certainly a fast, correct recap of Kayla Harrison’s current PFL performances.
Clay Guida was fairly deep into his skilled profession earlier than crossing into the Octagon, however he’s nonetheless set some information!
At #UFCVegas34 Clay Guida will probably be competing in his thirty first UFC bout.
Most UFC bouts:
Donald Cerrone: 37
Jim Miller: 37
Andrei Arlovski: 35
Jeremy Stephens: 34
Demian Maia: 33
Diego Sanchez: 32
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) August 19, 2021
Slips, rips, and KO clips
A bunch of cool angles on the shin-to-the-ear connection! Excessive kicks over the punch are nasty.
As soon as the lapel is beneath the chin, hazard!
One Championship’s Nguyen Tran Duy Nhat injures his foe’s lead leg then pounces on it:
Low gravity pants!
Midnight Music: It’s been 4 years since Lorde’s wonderful LP Melodrama, however the New Zealand pop star launched her comply with up Photo voltaic Energy at the moment. There are some critical ‘70s pop vibes on this factor!
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