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Few are envious of Megan Anderson lower than 24 hours faraway from her UFC 259 title shot vs. Amanda Nunes. It’s an incredible alternative to make certain, however Nunes is a outstanding 10-1 favourite over the Australian, and “Lioness” doesn’t normally win by way of something lower than a punishing smackdown.
Speaking with Jim Rome, UFC President Dana White defined that (cease me if you happen to’ve heard this earlier than) Nunes is trying higher than ever and has been placing beatings on her male coaching companions.
“She’s one among my all-time favorites,” White mentioned (by way of MMAFighting). “She doesn’t care who she’s preventing, she’ll combat anyone. One of the sweetest individuals that you just’ll ever meet, very, very simple to cope with, however as soon as she steps contained in the octagon, she’s an absolute savage. What’s scary about her proper now could be Dan Lambert, the man that runs her group, is saying he doesn’t perceive why however she seems to be higher than she’s ever regarded on this camp, and he or she was dropping guys in camp. So that is gonna be attention-grabbing.
“I feel [Nunes is] the best feminine fighter of all time,” White mentioned. “Personally, I like her. She’s an incredible human being. She’s the one one which’s held on to 2 titles and persistently defended each titles.
At the identical time, White wasn’t counting out the challenger fully, as he touted her personal ending capacity and punching energy. The Australian’s final two wins do come by way of end, and he or she may have one towards Nunes.
“She’s defending her 145-pound title towards Megan Anderson, who 9 of her 11 wins have come by the use of end. [Anderson has] acquired six knockouts, three submissions—You’ll have some ladies which can be very proficient, very technical, however don’t have that energy to knock out one other lady. Both of those ladies have unbelievable energy they usually can each knock one another out, which makes this combat a really, very superior combat.”
“The Korean Superboy” needs to be returning this Summer! Win or lose, Doo Ho Choi’s fights are at all times numerous enjoyable.
According to SPOTV, UFC featherweight “Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi has resolved his points with the navy. He will have the ability to journey overseas to compete this yr and appears to return in July. Who ought to he combat in his return? pic.twitter.com/ZxnHrE1DYv— John Hyon Ko (@JHKMMA) March 4, 2021
Israel Adesanya has the chance to make historical past in additional methods than one tomorrow evening.
Magomedsharipov on Magomedsharipov violence!
Leon Edwards seems to be jacked forward of his principal occasion vs. Belal Muhammad.
Which elite Bantamweight leaves the cage strapped with gold? This is my decide for finest matchup of the evening.
I can solely assume this man was concerned with the log girl from Twin Peaks.
Slips, rips, and KO clips
Unless one thing loopy occurs within the subsequent dozen hours, Glover Teixeira is not going to be wanted because the UFC 259 principal occasion backup. However, we will nonetheless admire his tenacious sturdiness:
I’ve by no means seen a leg break from this angle. Yikes!
A bareknuckle cross straight down the center:
DUCKS IN A ROW!
Midnight Music: Everyone has a couple of basic albums that they merely haven’t gotten round to listening to in full. I checked Cracked Rear View off my checklist — unsurprisingly, a lot of the songs on the nineteenth finest promoting album ever had been already at the very least a bit acquainted to me.
Sleep effectively Maniacs! More martial arts insanity is at all times on the way in which.