Nurmagomedov’s rival promised to bleed him

Mixed Style American MMA fighter Dustin Porrier said that in a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov he will show that a Russian athlete can also bleed. He wrote about this in a column for MMA Junkie.

“I am confident in my abilities. I am going to do something that no one has ever done before, ”said Porrier. He recalled that Nurmagomedov’s account has no defeats, and therefore it seems that it is impossible to defeat him. “I’m going to show the world that this guy can also bleed, that he can be hurt, that he can make mistakes,” the soldier wrote.

Porje will become Nurmagomedov’s rival in the main fight of the UFC 242 tournament in Abu Dhabi. The fight will take place on September 7th. The Russian will defend the UFC lightweight champion title. This defense will be the second for him: for the first time he was stronger than the Irish Conor McGregor. In total, he won 27 victories in 27 fights.

Porrier won 25 victories and suffered 5 defeats. One duel with his participation was declared invalid.




UFC fighter nicknamed Predator will star in the new Fast and the Furious

Franco-Cameroonian mixed-style fighter (MMA) Francis Ngannu will star in the ninth part of the movie The Fast and the Furious. It is reported by Deadline.

What role 32-year-old Nganna will play in the upcoming picture is not clear. The ninth film of the cinema series has not yet received an official name.

It’s not the first time that an athlete from the Absolute Fighting Championship (UFC) appears in Fast and Furious. In the seventh part of the franchise, one of the roles was played by former UFC champion American Ronda Rosie.

Ngannu is ranked second in the UFC heavyweights ranking. On account of the African 11 fights under the auspices of the organization, in which he lost only twice. Eight out of nine victories in the UFC Ngannu won by knockout. In particular, he prematurely completed the fight against former UFC heavyweight champion Kane Velazquez at the February 17 UFC tournament. A native of Cameroon was nicknamed the Predator.

The original “Fast and the Furious” was released in 2001. The film spawned seven more sequels and one spin-off. The star of the film franchise is the American actor Vin Diesel. Also in the films of the series were Dwayne Johnson and Jason Statham.





“Real” took a loan for Neymar

Real Madrid President Florentino Perez issued a loan for the subsequent deal to transfer Brazilian striker Paris Saint-Germain Neymar. It is reported by Sport.es.

The head of the “royal club” turned to financial institutions and took a loan to prepare for negotiations on the transfer of a 27-year-old Brazilian. It is noted that the functionary pushed for such a decision by the failure in the proceeds of the proceeds from the sale of players. It is expected that the transaction will be completed next week.

Like Barcelona, ​​the Madrid club is interested in the Brazilian’s transition and is ready to offer a number of basic players in exchange for the player. In particular, Real Madrid, according to media reports, may part with the Croatian Luka Modric. In addition, according to Sport.es, Madrid are ready to offer Neymar a contract for a total of 200 million euros, according to which he will earn 40 million euros per season.

Neymar has been with PSG since 2017. His transfer from Barcelona cost the Parisians 222 million euros, which was a record for world football. In the 2018/19 season, he has 23 goals in 28 games for PSG.




Paulo Costa: Knockout Romero in the first round

UFC Middleweight Paulo Costa reiterated his confidence that he would be able to win an early victory over Yoel Romero.

“Yes, I have been waiting for Yoel Romero for a long time,” Costa told BJPENN.com. “I got hurt, then he got hurt, but I wanted this fight.” I know when I beat Romero, my next fight will be for the title. But for now, my focus is on Yoel Romero. ”

“He is a wrestling champion. But this is MMA. We are not going to fight according to the rules of free-style wrestling. Believe me, I will knock him out. And if he is not very smart, I will conduct him a takedown and end the fight by asphyxiation. I’m just telling Yoel to be careful what you want. I will fight Romero, as I always fight. From the first second I will try to knock him out. It will end in the first round. No one knows how to handle my power. I hit very hard, and Yoel just can’t handle it. ”

Anthony Joshua: Lennox Lewis is a clown, no respect for him

Former world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua reacted quite sharply to the criticisms of his compatriot, the undisputed world champion in this weight, Lennox Lewis. Earlier, Joshua already noted that Lewis’s words about the current boxers are too much negative, but now he spoke even more clearly.

“Lennox is a clown. “I don’t respect Lennox,” Joshua said in the AJ: The Untold Truth documentary on Sky Sports, and replied to the objection that Lewis left an outstanding legacy. – So what? So do I. Lennox and I are different. My legacy is to relax and enjoy the way the next generation makes its way to the heights, and not get into their business. Just appreciate what it costs to get to the top. Lennox is not like that. We are made from a different test. ”

Lewis in response to this suggested that this story that he allegedly envies Joshua, is specially hyped by someone from the team of the ex-champion.

“I’m disappointed with the words of Joshua, but I understand that this story with“ envy ”was inflated after my criticism of their negotiations with Wilder. Suddenly I became a hater. Think about who benefits from such a primitive story? Not Joshua, and not me, ”Lewis wrote in social networks.

Joshua also admitted that now he does not think about the title of absolute world champion, but focuses on returning his champion titles in rematch with Andy Ruiz Jr.

“I don’t think about that anymore,” said Joshua. – I had 22 fights, and they said that I can become an absolute champion. What would I do after? Boxed with Otto Wallin? Thoughts about the absolute championship seemed to say that I was already at the end of my path. I became a champion, combined titles twice, and now my goal is to become a two-time world champion. When I reach it, I can think about becoming an absolute champion. ”

Tyson Fury: Next time I will knock out Wilder

Former world heavyweight champion, Briton Tyson Fury, in an interview with ESPN’s “First Take” program, dedicated to the announcement of his fight against Otto Wallin on September 14 in Las Vegas, said that he will strive for early victory, because in the first fight, which ended in a draw in the United States in December last year, the judges were too supportive of the American.

“Last time, on my part, a mistake that I will no longer make was to believe that we are on an equal footing, which we don’t know, so I have to knock him out,” said Fury about the second fight with Wilder, which is tentatively planned at the beginning of next year. “I don’t think I can win on points here [in the USA], because I obviously won that fight.” I outboxed him in all rounds except the two in which he knocked me down. ”

“Obviously, it will not be possible for me to win on points, so I need to change my style, which I am glad because I have never been so strong, I have never beat so hard, I have never been so confident in myself as at the moment. This time I will knock him out. I’m not going to box, because we know what it gave us last time, isn’t it, so I think this time he or I will be knocked out. ”


Hearn responded to Ruiz’s statement about revenge with Joshua in the USA

Promoter Eddie Hearn ruled out the possibility of a rematch between WBA, IBF and WBO champion Andy Ruiz and former U.S. title holder Anthony Joshua, announced today by Ruiz. According to Hearn, an American can’t influence the place and other conditions of the battle, although he is now the champion.

“The contract for a rematch was signed before the first fight,” Hearn explained in an interview with Sky Sports, commenting on Ruiz’s statement. – There is no other contract. Our responsibility is to notify Ruiz of the time, date and place of the match. We did it. That’s all. The contract obliges them to hold a rematch. There were no conversations between our teams that the battle might not take place. I don’t see any problem. ”

“Any delay – and Ruiz will lose titles that he is unlikely to like,” added Hearn. – He has a choice: to start a lawsuit, which can exclude him from boxing for many years, or to defend his belts against an opponent whom he has already won, and get a lot of money for it. I have no doubt that he will prefer to fight ”.

Recall that Andy Ruiz, communicating with fans during a live broadcast on Instagram, said that he was not satisfied with Saudi Arabia as a venue for the fight, and the rematch should take place on his terms, and he wants to hold it in the United States.



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Promoter Puleva: Rematch clause contrary to IBF rules

John Wirth, co-promoter of mandatory IBF heavyweight contender Kubrat Pulev, believes his decision to appeal to the IBF verdict to grant Andy Ruiz a deferral of mandatory defense to hold a rematch against Anthony Joshua is perfectly correct in light of recent events.

“We are worried about reports that Ruiz has not yet given his consent for a rematch,” Wirth quoted BoxingScene.com. – The fact that Joshua and his team forced Ruiz to accept the condition for an immediate rematch is a direct violation of paragraph 3B of the IBF rules [“The contract for a champion match cannot contain conditions or provisions guaranteeing any participant a return champion match, if such a condition or the situation hinders the mandatory title defense ”- IBF Championship Rules], and I’m not sure that Matchroom will be able to enforce it.”

Recall that according to the IBF decision, Ruiz received a postponement on two conditions: a rematch with Joshua must pass no later than December 7, and his winner must hold mandatory IBF title defense no later than May 31. According to Wirth, they want Ruiz and Joshua to confirm in writing their acceptance of these conditions and commit themselves to comply with them.

“We also want to know the deadline by which fighters must accept the IBF terms, especially in light of the fact that an agreement on the fight has not yet been reached. We need to know in which direction we should move: if a rematch takes place and all three zones are played in it, we plan to organize another fight for Puleva in November, ”the promoter said.

“I want to say one more thing: Pulev would agree to box with Ruiz even in the USA, even in Mexico or even in Timbuktu. Joshua and his team forget one of the main rules of boxing: when a boxer becomes a champion, everything changes, ”added Wirth.

Stipe Miocic about the McGregor scandal

Former UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic noted the jaw of an elderly man in an Irish pub hit by Conor McGregor. Miočić said the video published yesterday on April 6 of this attack is not enough to conclude what happened.

“I watched this video in the morning. Strong old man, holds a blow well. Took a hit like a champion, ”Miocic said in an interview with Fight Hub TV. – We do not know what exactly happened there. Everyone drank there, so I don’t know. I’m not justifying anyone, but we don’t know all the details. There are always two sides to history. ”