If Israel Adesanya were to show up to his next fight with a tattoo that reads “No Ragrets”, it wouldn’t come as a surprise to many. The drama between the two-time middleweight champion and Alex Pereira’s son is becoming legendary in the world of mixed martial arts.
Adesanya’s mocking of Pereira’s son during his knockout win against him drew both negative and positive reactions from the MMA community, including that of Chael Sonnen, an MMA fighter known for playing the villain role. Adesanya did acknowledge that his actions were petty but he stands by them.
Adesanya made it known that he doesn’t regret what he did and he did the young Pereira a favor by teaching him a life lesson. Despite the pettiness of this feud, it has not stopped the world of MMA from moving forward with its news.
In UFC 289, the highly anticipated match between Amanda Nunes and Julianna Peña was canceled due to Peña suffering from broken ribs. The focus now shifts to Nunes’ new opponent, Irene Aldana, and whether she can give the champion a run for her money. As the MMA Fighting community anticipates UFC 288, whatever outcome occurs will determine whether Cejudo’s victory helps or hinders the business’s growth.
The event is not without its disappointments, with the best fight outside of UFC 288’s top two being ruined Movsar Evloev vs. Bryce Mitchell. News reporter, Jed Meshew, has written a captivating story about the ranking of all-time best UFC rookie classes.
Meanwhile, the saga between Nate Diaz and Fauxgan Paul continues as Diaz set for a preliminary court hearing in June. In an interview with Damon Martin, bantamweight champ, Aljamain Sterling, reveals that his time in this division may be coming to an end and he plans to move on to other fights soon.
Thiago Oliveira demonstrates a somewhat abnormal technique on how to finish rear-naked chokes. Meanwhile, the hype around the upcoming fight between Demetrious Johnson and Adriano Moraes continues to grow, as it is set to be one of the main attractions of this weekend. Social media has always been a platform where fighters post their opinions and updates.