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Do you remember the title BMF? In 2019, the UFC and The Rock teamed up to decide that Jorge Masvidal deserved special recognition for becoming the 14th man to open Nate Diaz’s face inside the Octagon. He received a fancy silver belt for his victory, and despite a trio of defeats since then, there is yet to be a new BMF champion named.
Gilbert Burns seeks to change that fact. He was recently booked to fight Masvidal at UFC 287 on April 8, 2023 after numerous previous cancellations. Earlier Monday, Burns took to Twitter to call for a five-round fight and defense of the BMF title, demanding the title go to a proven athlete to face all comers.
“Go on @danawhite April 8 must be 5 rounds! Put that belt on the line! Everybody knows there’s only one guy in the game @ufc who fights ANYBODY!
It didn’t take long for Masvidal to respond. Shortly after, Masvidal responded on “The MMA Hour”. Although he doesn’t necessarily seem averse to more rounds or defending the title, Masvidal replied that the contract was already signed and that he wouldn’t do anything beyond a standard three-round fight without further prompting. .
“If they pay me ‘BMF’ money, which the UFC isn’t going to raise for more money,” Masvidal said (via MMAJunkie). “So, sorry Gilbert. I already have my contract, man. I already signed my shit. I could give less.
BMF belt or not, there’s a chance this match could produce a title contender. Leon Edwards has been practically begging ‘Gamebred’ to win a fight for months now, so if ‘Rocky’ leaves London short of gold, a win could equal a title shot for Masvidal.
The proposed weight class is odd, but it would be a quality match!
Fighting Bryce Mitchell next to 168 pounds
—Dan Ige (@Dynamitedan808) January 29, 2023
Askar Askarov signed with ACA after requesting his release from the UFC.
I was told that at the time, UFC vet Danny Castillo hugged a very young Andre Fili against his will to keep him inside the cage during a regional show while a crowd fight broke out. The commissions do not play, you have to wait for the official declaration of victory before going crazy!
This double leg has no right to be so clean. This angle cut!
More unexpected wrestling feats, because why not?
Nikita Krylov vs. Ryan Spann WILL be a great fight that ends before the final bell.
Damir Ismagulov returns for at least one more fight!
Slips, tears and KO clips
Jose Aldo and Chad Mendes faced off in 2014, and I would say it still stands out as one of the highest fights in MMA history.
The teepee starter is essentially an alternative finish to the triangle. Layer!
I consider myself pretty adept with modern technology, but I didn’t know the Notes app could do half of this thread! Iphone users, take note.
1. Scan documents and add them in PDF format to your note:
1. Click on the photo icon
2. Select scan documents
3. Scan your documents and click save
You now have a pdf in your note that is searchable: pic.twitter.com/d1KFigqipe
—Marius Hauken (@mhauken) January 28, 2023
Midnight Music: Blues, 1997
Sleep well fools! More martial arts madness is always on the way.
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