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“Our rematch is going to be epic” - Jon Jones, immediately after the UFC 247 main event (HIGHLIGHTS).
As it turns out, that rematch may be coming sooner than anticipated. UFC seemed to imply that Jones would next be facing the victor of Jan Blachowicz vs. Corey Anderson, and Blachowicz lived up to his end of the bargain with a thunderous first-round knockout win. Blachowicz and Jones even faced off through the cage in a pretty cool moment just seconds after the finish.
Instead, BloodyCanvas’s Jon Realejo reports that Reyes will receive an immediate rematch.
Dana White just said on his Instagram live stream that they’re looking to book Jones/Reyes rematch. Tough break for Jan Blachowicz but I don’t hate it#UFC— Jon Realejo (@BloodyCanvasJon) March 6, 2020
It’s a tough situation, because both men do deserve a big opportunity. In the eyes of many, Reyes deserves the title itself, as there’s a strong argument that he was the better man in their first encounter. No one has ever been able to land on Jones as consistently as “The Devastator,” or force Jones to frantically wrestle to preserve his consciousness. Reyes absolutely deserves a rematch.
Blachowicz, meanwhile, his won his last three bouts and seven of his previous eight. The Polish striker has never looked better, and he’s certainly the most deserving of the contenders that have yet to face “Bones.”
Someone had to get left behind, and as of right now, it appears Blachowicz is the odd man out.
Well, this is f***ing weird.
After his scrap with Paulo Costa, I wrote an article about how Yoel Romero exists and fights while at odds with the entire concept of time. I present further evidence:
Yoel Romero Yoel Romero— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) March 5, 2020
2000 2019 pic.twitter.com/whldyxtNzq
Khabib gives his thoughts on jiu-jitsu:
Khabib on Brazilian Jiu-jitsu biggest problem pic.twitter.com/Wpfty6y2KS— Rafael "Ataman" Fiziev (Fan) (@AtamanFanUFC) March 6, 2020
Given her difficult exodus and journey to the states, it’s really cool to see Weili Zhang using both her own struggle and her country’s problems with the virus as motivation ahead of her title fight.
"I need a victory to inspire those who fought on the front lines against the virus. The doctors, nurses, police officers and the patients."— UFC News (@UFCNews) March 6, 2020
The champ @MmaWeili is fighting for more than herself this Saturday at #UFC248.
Order now: https://t.co/C8db6MBn4E pic.twitter.com/r1v7PjfFEu
And on that note, I am quite excited for UFC 248’s co-main event. Both women impress, but my money is on Joanna Jedrzejczyk!
For those who have been following the sexual assault charges against Abdul Razak Alhassan, he was deemed “Not Guilty” in court today.
@lthomasnews @arielhelwani We just walked out of Court. Abdul Razak Alhassan is Not Guilty of all charges of sexual assault. We are free to go back to life @JudoRazak @AliAbdelaziz00 @danawhite @seanshelby— Steven Wright (@steventhewarman) March 6, 2020
This is why I hate training takedowns in the gi. Judo guys stay back!
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Judging from the clip. Magomedov seemed to capitalize on his opponent’s leg injury, rather than finishing the fight solely via accumulation of low kicks. Smart!
lowkicks TKO by Muslim Magomedov (ACA105) pic.twitter.com/tYX4zlRf5b— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda1) March 6, 2020
I have no technical information to provide on this one.
A great example of offensive mindset and staying in the fight! Also, knees to the liver really hurt.
A different type of waterfall:
Midnight Music: Danny Brown might be my favorite rapper of the 2010s. Five projects released from 2010-2019, and the worst one is still very good!
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.