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Fights between old people are all the rage right now. MMA fighters crossing over into the ring against much better boxers is similarly popularly. Why not combine the two and have retired UFC legend Georges St. Pierre square off against Oscar De La Hoya, one of the greatest boxers of all time (who is also 48 years of age)?
Well, UFC President Dana White stands in opposition of the fight. Since St. Pierre is still under UFC contract, White has the final say on such matters, and it seems that not even a million dollar charity offer is enough for White to allow St. Pierre’s “dream come true” boxing match up.
When honey fails, turn to vinegar! De La Hoya, who has a longstanding feud with White, took the opportunity to both demand St. Pierre be allowed to compete and challenge White himself to a scrap. “@Danawhite Quit blocking @GeorgesStPierre’s chance to fight,” De La Hoya tweeted, “How about we get into the ring first little B*#ch then after I kick your ass, I’ll fight a real man #DeLaHoyaGSP #LetGSPFight”
Perhaps De La Hoya would have better luck (and fewer contractual roadblocks) convincing a Paul brother to step into the ring with him, because this sure seems like a case of spitting in the wind.
Two quality Heavyweight contenders coming off difficult losses will look to rebound.
Okay, last post about Tony Ferguson until someone breaks his shoulder or something similarly crazy.
This is a premium grappler vs. striker match up.
Lando Vannata really used his head to defeat Mike Grundy.
I don’t know that I agree with this person’s order, but the main idea that unranked Lightweights are incredible is ON POINT!
Unranked lightweight is pretty good pic.twitter.com/AQI1MxbqXT— mmaconscience (@mmaconscience) May 20, 2021
Is this the secret method to gaining iron shins and an unbreakable body?
Some interesting stats/accomplishments ahead of UFC Vegas 27’s main and co-main event.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Will Chris Barnett make a successful UFC debut opposite Ben Rothwell tomorrow night?
A two-tap high kick counter to the body kick is crafty!
Lethwei and dirty old man subway fight aside, there is an important message here: headbutts are serious business in a street fight!
Spike Ball is the greatest lawn sport on Earth.
Midnight Music: British Jazz group Sons Of Kemet ALSO released a new album last week — titled Black To The Future — and it’s excellent.
Sleep well Maniacs! More martial arts madness is always on the way.