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NUNES IN LAS VEGAS
UFC welterweight and commentator Dan Hardy previews this bantamweight title bout * Saturday 8 July 2017 11:26 BST Click to follow and Valentina Shevchenko of Kyrgyzstan face off during the weigh-in Getty Las Vegas has once again been taken over by UFC fans, as they flood into the city for another International Fight week. The crescendo of card, featuring two of
one contender, but as middleweight champion Michael Bisping is out with a knee injury, the fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will be for the interim world title. Romero has been lingering near the top of the division for some time and many feel like he was deserving of a title shot a while ago. With a win here over Whittaker, Romero is guaranteed to be next in line to challenge Bisping. The closer the fight gets though, the more opinion seems to be shifting towards Robert Whittaker: since moving to middleweight six fights ago he has looked unstoppable
and his last victory over Jacare Souza confirmed that he is the dark horse at 185lbs. Representing Australia and New Zealand, Whittaker is driven by the possibility of being the first to take a UFC belt back to that part of the world. He is a quiet, friendly, family man with a great work ethic and some obvious natural physical gifts. Speed and power are his most useful attributes and with a lifetime of martial arts training under dangerous strikers. Yoel Romero on the other hand, is an Olympic level wrestler with more physical attributes than most of the rest of the division combined.
LITTLE OVER AN HOUR UNTIL ROUSEY AND NUNES GO AT IT
What have they had to say about each other? Having previously been one of the most promotionally savvy fighters in the UFC, Rousey has shunned the limelight in the build-up to her return. Her media blackout has meant UFC 207 will happen without any of the usual press conferences or media workouts, after her request for privacy was granted by president Dana White.
A LITTLE OVER AN HOUR UNTIL ROUSEY AND NUNES GO AT IT
What have they had to say about each other? Having previously been one of the most promotionally savvy fighters in the UFC, Rousey
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Instagram post, the very next day. existence. And still very much are. I understand the feeling
of you want we can organise a fight no problem. I will give you a fair 80/20 split purse in my favour seen as your last fight bombed at every A feud was born. As interest in a fight with Mayweather began to increase, McGregor threatened to retire not just from MMA, but from sport altogether. UFC president Dana White announced that the promotion has pulled McGregor from the main event at UFC 200, because
Things came to a boil in May 2016. British tabloid The Sun reported to a deal, with an unnamed source telling the paper that The story attracted so much attention that Dana White, the president of the UFC, felt compelled to finally address the situation. He laughed off suggestions the super-fight would ever take place,
instead pointing out that McGregor was contracted to the UFC, and would thus be in breach of contract should he attempt to organise a fight himself away from the confines of the Octagon. AFP/Getty Images
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Mayweather, I mean, who would not like to dance around the ring for would ever be tempted into switching sports. Mayweather then rekindled the speculation, that December. In an interview with FightHype on the worldwide adulation McGregor had received for knocking out Aldo
in just 13 seconds, the American complained that he would never receive such acclaim from the public because of the colour of his skin. Getty Images
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... McGregor arrived in Las Vegas, to much excitement. Mayweather tweeted the following. Getty Images to the point. "I am in Las Vegas. Floyd has retired on my arrival," he observed. would still be a daydream. In March he invited Dana White onto his show, who said the following. a lot of egos involved in this deal and a lot of people, so that always makes it tougher.
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In an attempt to get discussions back on track, McGregor got personal. "Call me
CJ Watson!" he tweet, with a cartoon of him standing triumphantly above a knocked out Mayweather. The caption was explosive: Mayweather was sent to prison in 2010 for the assault of his then-girlfriend. He was reportedly angry about text messages she had received from NBA star CJ Watson. Getty Images
AMANDA NUNES: ON THE ROAD TO ROUSEY
By Thomas Gerbasi September 22, 2014 - Amanda Nunes bantamweight division top ten, the trio of Amanda
Nunes, Bethe Correia, and Jessica Andrade has been setting the standard for female train in, a good manager, and everything is better in my life. Here Living in Miami, Florida, where she trains with the MMA Masters team, Nunes left her family behind in Bahia to chase her dream of a world for her family and home country. this as a way of establishing something that she can bring home to her starting to reach the potential so many saw in her as she ripped through her early opponents. Losses to Alexis Davis and Sarah got
to the UFC, she looked like the ferocious fighter her nickname But of course, this is MMA, and momentum has a way of screeching to a halt at the most inopportune times, and for Nunes, that meant seeing an April matchup with Sarah Kaufman hit the skids due to injury. She stayed positive throughout though, looking at the time off as not just a way to better her game once she was greenlighted to train again, but to wait for the big fight she wanted. for me. I kept training, so
I kept getting better and better, and That good opportunity arrives this Saturday in the form of a bout high-profile return fight, as well as a way to make a case for herself as the next challenger to champion Ronda Rousey should she win. Zingano, but she has also not shied away from saying that she wants Nunes laugh. dismissing any talk of shots going to fighters not even in the UFC Brazil.
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