A few shout outs, a desired venue for a GIANT PPV and many more this week in the Weekly Wrap. Here’s what you may have missed in the past week.
McGregor vs. Mayweather goes Rocky IV
Every week there seems to be something new for all of us to gossip about this potential fight. Recently, Floyd has expressed interest in his and McGregor’s fight to take place in Moscow, Russia. That would mean that the fight being scheduled for the T-mobile Arena in Las Vegas is probably false. Anderson Silva has stated that if the fight happens, he would like to compete on the same card.
Diaz Brother Award
At UFC Fight Night 104 last month, 3 fighters failed their in-competition testing for Marijuana. Niko Price, Curtis Blaydes and Abel Trujillo have all been suspended 90 days and must pay a $1,000 fine. Niko Price’s and Curtis Blades both scored second round stoppage victories, but both wins have been subsequently been recorded as No-Contests due to the failed drug tests.
Joanna Is Not Impressed
In a recent interview, Joanna Jedrzejczyk showed much favoritism towards Michelle Waterson over Rose Namajunas. She expects Waterson to get the win over Rose and believes that she will be her next competitor. Michelle Waterson’s last win was over Paige Vanzant, who she disposed of in the first round. Rose Namajunas also fought Paige, who she submitted in the 5th round. Joanna is currently scheduled to fight Jessica Andrade at UFC 211, but expects another successful title defence.
Ryan Bader Says Farewell to the UFC
Ryan Bader has officially signed with Bellator. He had recently spoken about his unhappiness in the UFC, so this move was possibly inevitable. Bader is currently on a two fight win streak and owns a win over current Bellator light heavyweight champion Phil Davis. He is already petitioning for a title fight and hopes to get it at Bellator 180.
Bellator Returns to PPV
Speaking of Bellator 180, Bellator is coming to Madison Square Garden on June 24th. It will mark the promotion’s first card in New York and sees the promotion attempt to return to pay per view (for the first time since 2014).
The Main-Event has already been announced, it will be the long awaited grudge match between Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen. The two men were originally set to fight in 2014, but a number of drug-test related issues saw the original fight scrapped. Sonnen became the first victim of out of competition testing, whilst Wanderlei evaded an out of competition test. Both men received lengthy bans for their respective indiscretions.
The co-main event has also been announced. It will see the rescheduled bout between Fedor and Matt Mitrione. Hopefully this card holds up to its value.
That’s a wrap for last week. What was your favorite story of the past week in the MMA world? Let us know below in the comments section.
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