UFC 218 features featherweight champion Max Holloway defending in a rematch with former champion Jose Aldo. They held the media day face offs and you can see the chill between Max and Jose in the distance they keep. Check out the UFC 218 media day face off video.
Max Holloway faces Jose Aldo for a second time at UFC 218 and the fact that Jose Aldo took the December 2nd bout on short notice just seems odd. He goes in to detail about Jose’s injury claims, strange behavior, and mindset with Matt Serra. Check it out.
Francis Ngannou is well spoken and terrifying in the cage. He is the net big thing in the heavyweight division but we all know that moniker can be a curse. He faces legend Alistair Overeem and a win here will place him in the line for a title shot. Check out what he said.
We got a look at Alistair Overeem’s focus ahead of his co-main event bout with Francis Ngannou. He said he feels Francis Ngannou deserves the shot at him and that he was never as hyped as he was despite his skill sets. He answered quite a few questions and was truly a class act even after a violent striking session at the open workouts. He also said ‘who cares about Brock Lesnar’…ouch. Check it out.
Wednesday we got a look at MMA monster Francis Ngannou’s UFC 218 open workout. He is fast and ferocious with bad intentions in everything he throws, and his hype train is moving so fast with so many passengers on board that should it crash it may kill everyone. Check out this unique perspective from ground level and you may actually be able to feel him connect through your screens. Check it out.
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez appeared on The MMA Hour in advance of his bout with Justin Gaethje at UFC 218. Alvarez is a top tier fighter and Justin isn’t a slouch by any means. The winner of this fight may be in the title picture but right now the lightweight championship is being held hostage by Conor McGregor. Dana may strip Conor of the title if he doesn’t announce his intentions to return soon so who knows if this could be an interim title bout or not. Check out what Eddie said to Ariel Helwani.
Beef may be a strong term but it may apply here. Joe Rogan and long time friend Brendan Schaub go at it over the state of the middleweight division and interim titles then switch to Michael Bisping and his legacy. Check it out.
One of the best fighters to never fight in the UFC Octagon is Ben Askren. He is a long time veteran with a record of 18 wins and 0 losses to his name. He said some stuff, Dana White said some stuff when once upon a time it was a possibility he would sign with the UFC and it never went through. On the MMA Hour he said he wouldn’t retire if he could fight Georges St. Pierre. Sorry Ben but GSP may be done, too. Check it out.
It’s here! Marvel finally dropped their Avengers Infinity War trailer and we couldn’t be happier. Cap’s beard, Black Widow’s white hair, Bucky’s new arm, and Thanos! Check it out.
You can check out the full TUF 26 and UFC 218 media scrum by clicking this link. In this highlight clip from the scrum Dana White isn’t convinced that UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor will ever return to the UFC. Check it out.