A fight at the UFC 209 which would have been the biggest fight of his career for an interim lightweight title was missed out on by Tony Ferguson after the undefeated KhabibNurmagomedov pulled out of the game.
This however has not been enough to break the fighting spirit of the Californian as he looks forward to his next match. Following the disappointment, he was offered a replacement fight to go into the cage against Michael Johnson, but the smaller pay package the UFC offered him and the fact that the title had been scrapped, made him turn down the fight.
Nurmagomedovfondly known as ‘The Eagle’ was forced to pull out of the title bout with Ferguson after he was hospitalized due to weight cutting issues.
The boss at UFC, Dana White said that the news of The Eagle’s withdrawal from the match had left Ferguson devastated. Read more »
Speculations abound if they could be a light weight title fight on the line for the fighter.
This will be an interim bout ahead of the proposed feather championship face off between the fighter and Max Holloway.
The fight is set to go down in February 11 and is set for Brooklyn New York. But before then, the fighter might be setup for a light weight duel. Jose Aldo spoke recently about his schedule for the upcoming months. According to him, his next fight is likely to be a showdown for an interim lightweight championship.
“I now expect and believe I will be fighting in early march. Either March 3 or march 4, I can’t remember. I believe they will soon announce an interim lightweight title fight with me,” he said.
Aldo has said that since his UFC 208 fight would no longer be held, they have been trying to set him up with a new opponent.
“They’ve been trying to find me an opponent, and surprise, surprise at least one has already turned down the fight against me. I’m waiting to see who they’ll find.” Read more »
One of the ways fighters gets their fans all irked up about an oncoming fight is to tell them how they are confident of beating their opponent or how much they are looking forward to getting down in the ring with a certain opponent with whom they have faced a match before.
Jose Aldo has been talking in a similar way about Frankie Edgar. The fight they had initially took place back in 2013 in the featherweight division. At that time he had defended his title and had gained victory as well. The game had been held in Las Vegas. The rematch is now planned at UFC 200. Jose of Brazilian origin, has been studying the moves and the evolution of his opponent over time. He feels that his style has not changed and that this time too he will be able to seek easy victory as easy as beating him with one arm.
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The rematch that is scheduled between Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo is much talked about.
Edgar feels that he has an advantage in the upcoming match. His momentum is better placed this time as compared to Jose. Frankie had fought Jose initially in 2013 in the month of February. The fight was part of the UFC 155 event. Frankie debuted in the 145 pound category.
Even though the previous match resulted in a loss for Edgar, he feels that the next upcoming rematch will be different. The fight is scheduled in July this year, to be part of the UFC 200 event. Benson Henderson had been his opponent in the lightweight category and he suffered losses against him. Edgar feels that the three years that have passed since the last match has brought a lot of differences in both of them. Both have different experiences and expertise now and Edgar feels that he has the momentum this time. Both fighters have been talking about their expectations about the upcoming UFC 200 event. Read more »
Wladimir Klitschko and Tyson Fury got involved in a war of words when they were on a TV interview before their World Heavyweight Championship fight scheduled for 28th Nov, 2015, in Germany. Finally, it was Tyson’s verbal jabs which seemed to have got a lot of attention to a smiling yet bewildered Wladimir.
Tyson Fury, boasting his changes to win, said that in Germany, the world would change as they would have the most charismatic, most colorful and the most controversial heavyweight champ since the days of Muhammad Ali. The world has been waiting for this day quite long. The world needs me to change the landscape of the division.
“I’m so worried,” replied Klitschko in a sarcastic manner. The show called ‘Klitschko vs Fury:The Gloves Are Off’ was hosted by Johnny Nelson, the former world cruiserweight champion Johnny Nelson. The show was shot before the champ from Ukraine pulled out of the original date of 24th October because of a calf injury.
During the show, Fury, sporting a flamboyant checked suit, eerily predicted that Wladimir would withdraw. He said, “I’ve got to ease off you now. I remember when I put it on David Haye strong with heavy talking twice, he pulled out. So I’d better back off in case Wladimir Klitschko gets the jitters and doesn’t turn up.”
Meanwhile, Wladimir Klitschko, who holds a PhD in sports science, told his opponent that he was “an experienced therapist”. If you want to have a bet on Klitschko vs Fury, look out for our pre-match preview which will feature all the latest odds and opinion.