Monthly Archives: December 2020

A confrontation with Georges St-Pierre might bring Khabib back

Former world champion Daniel Cormier said that only when facing Georges St-Pierre can Khabib Nurmagomedov return to the octagon.

As for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s close teammate at the American Kickboxing Academy, Daniel Cormier said that the money-stinging proposals of UFC President Dana White were not enough to attract Khabib Nurmagomedov after the announcement of the glove at UFC 254.

Only when the UFC staged a match between Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov did the Russian puncher get interested in entering the octagon again, Cormier said.

Khabib vs. GSP is still a dream game for many spectators

Meanwhile, Georges St-Pierre’s latest appearance at UFC 217 in November 2017. Former Canadian boxer has a variety of fighting styles and perfect defense. 

UFC President Dana White recently confirmed that he will meet with Khabib Nurmagomedov next month in Abu Dhabi. The head of the most prestigious MMA arena on the planet believes he can convince a 32-year-old boxer to change his mind to increase his achievement to 30 unbeaten matches.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has stated many times to the media that he has no interest in playing since his father and coach died of Covid-19. He promised his mother that he would not appear at the UFC again without his father by his side. Currently, Khabib is focusing on the development of personal business projects after retirement.

Khabib revealed his ambition to make the EFC tournament the backyard of the UFC

The Dagestan puncher has revealed his first plans for the Eagle Fighting Championship as well as a partnership with the UFC.

Khabib revealed his ambition to make the EFC tournament the backyard of the UFC

Recently, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced the acquisition of the MMA Eagle Fighting Championships (EFC) tournament – renamed from the old Gorrilla Fighting Championships – with the desire to find and develop brilliant fighters in the future. As the new owner of EFC, Khabib did not hesitate to call UFC chairman Dana White to talk about his new tournament deal and the largest MMA organization on the planet.

Khabib revealed the plans of the new tournament with the UFC

According to Khabib, he wanted to develop the EFC into a tournament with many talented boxers, but not a confrontation with the UFC. Instead, Khabib wants to accompany and help the good fighters at EFC have the opportunity to join the UFC like himself before.

Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the belt against Brandon Moreno

After 5 intense matches at UFC 256, defending champion Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the belt against Brandon Moreno.

Scheduled for just 20 days after the last victory of both boxers, UFC 256 saw a fly-off competition between defending champion Deiveson Figueiredo and ranked opponent Brandon Moreno. Thinking there would be an overwhelming posture, fly defending champion Deiveson Figueiredo faced many difficulties against American puncher Brandon Moreno.

Right from the first half, two boxers jumped into the double strike and compared each other score. After 5 innings, the hit stats of the two only differed a few points when Deiveson hit 137 compared with 132 hits from Moreno.

Better instance and on target, but being deducted points Deiveson Figueiredo suffered a close draw against Brandon Moreno. Fortunately, the Brazilian still successfully defended the championship.

Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the belt against Brandon Moreno

Dana White gave a hot bonus of $ 50,000 to Deiveson Figueiredo

The UFC president compensated Brazilian new star Deiveson Figueiredo with a direct bonus. At this UFC match, Deiveson Figueiredo defended the Flyweight title in just 2 minutes. He defeated Alex Perez with a quick slash choke.

This victory of the Brazilian boxer, although very impressive, did not surpass two other stars, Joaquin Buckley and Antonia Shevchenko, to win the “Performance of the Night” award with prize money of 50 thousand dollars.

Deiveson Figueiredo’s squeeze at UFC 255

However, finding himself a bit flawed, UFC chairman Dana White personally brought the $ 50,000 cash to the champion, as compensation for his wrong decision.

Of course, the martial artist nicknamed “God of War” could not hide his joy when his efforts were recognized. This is the number he deserves besides the 260,000 dollars in remuneration at the event.

Here, just 20 days after the UFC 255 event, Deiveson Figueiredo continues to take on the task of protecting the belt when facing Brandon Moreno at UFC 256, making him the fastest consecutive champion in the tournament.

Deiveson Figueiredo defended his belt at two consecutive major events for just 21 days

If successful, the Brazilian boxer will further enhance his position. Currently, Deiveson Figueiredo holds a record 7 finishing victories in the Flyweight category – on par with former champion Demetrious Johnson.

Deiveson’s potential rivals, in addition to Brandon Moreno, are former Bantamweight king Cody Garbrandt. This boxer had to withdraw at UFC 255 due to health problems.