Co Main event was a great intro for Mike Chandler into the UFC. With Khabib "retired" I wouldn't be surprised if they do Poirier vs Chandler for the belt.
Rocsteady wrote:I don't think he'll fight in the UFC again. He'll talk it up but we're at the point where he's getting on a bit, is insanely rich and is 3-3 in his last 6.
His checking of the leg kicks was non-existent. Looks too in that boxing mind-state, as though he's lost the fluidity between kicks and punches.
I'd love to know how much money he's made from Proper Twelve, sales have increased year on year so it must be a fair whack. It's actually quite a nice whiskey* despite the snobbery it gets from "connoisseurs".
I don't think Conor's ego would allow him to retire on a loss but unlike most UFC fighters, he's financially set for life and his side income is immense.
Got to be a Nate Diaz trilogy fight now.
It's a guaranteed huge payday and Nate's older than Conor and been inactive for years with the only fight being the BMF title fight presented by The Rock.
Conor's only 32 (but looks older) but his fighting style is not one that leads to longevity as that explosive speed is the first part of physical fitness to decline and his gas tank has been noted as a weakness for years.
I don't drink whiskey regularly and never drink it neat and have a very small sample range of whiskeys to compare it with.
UFC 258 tonight but I'm way too tired to get up halfway through the night. Usman has to be the obvious favourite. I've watched his fights since he first appeared in The Ultimate Fighter. Hard to see who beats him.
I've still not even caught up on 258 but I'm so happy the boxing's back. That Warrington fight was an absolute shock - he was 1/50 on sky to win! That's the longest odds I've ever seen in a two horse race.
Looking forward to the Josh Kelly fight tonight, then Canelo's return next week - should be over in 3/4 rounds but it's a privilege to watch him at the height of his powers.
Curtis Blaydes vs Derrick Lewis is the kind of heavyweight fight I like to see but the anger of watching a fight at 5am that lasts 2 minutes isn't something I want to risk so will watch it on Sunday morning at a sensible hour.