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In today’s issue, we discuss Dana White talking to Stephen Thompson unpaid, Elon Musk vs. Mark Zuckerberg talking about the fight and more.
#3. Former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy calls for promotion of fighter payout rules.
After Michel Pereira failed to lift weights at UFC 291, his opponent Stephen Thompson refused to fight and the match was removed from the cards. He described in a post on social media as a way of caution on his part to avoid his championship ambitions.
As a result, ‘Wonderboy’ revealed that he was not paid the show for his fight despite gaining weight for the match.
When asked to comment on the matter, Dana White clarified that in the event of an opponent losing weight, Fighters will be offered another fight on notice if the original matchup fails. Boxers also receive a percentage of their overweight opponent’s purse. However, the UFC president has made it clear that there is little chance that a fighter will receive all of his fight payouts. If he doesn’t fight
Former UFC fighter Tim Kennedy responded to White’s comments. by telling his own experience
It seems that the UFC rules that apply to opponent weight dumping are not always fair to fighters. The bout Kennedy mentioned in the tweet was his last MMA fight in 2016. He was knocked out by Kelvin Gastelum in the third round. He enlisted again in the US Army after retiring from the sport.
#2. Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg will be tested for drugs, according to Dana White.
Dana White recently appeared on Hotboxin’ with Mike Tyson podcasts and speaking on various topics, among them apparently being the raging topic of the battle between Elon Musk and Mark Zuckerberg.
The UFC president has shared several pieces of information on the matter. He also spoke to the Italian authorities about the Colosseum as a potential venue for the tournament.
He also revealed that the two billionaires will undergo a PED test before their fight:
“We’re talking about the Colosseum for that fight. I actually had a meeting with the Minister of Culture in Italy… no steroids These people will be tested for drugs.”
He also estimated that the fight would gross billions of dollars.
During the Power Slap League’s post-match press conference, White confirmed that he had spoken to Musk and Zuckerberg over the past few days and was working on dating.
#1. The new photo of Rose Namajunas with long hair shocks fans.
Rose Namajunas has had her buzz cut looking unbelievably good for years now, however, some longtime MMA fans will remember the days when she wore her hair long. which she eliminated before her main event against Paige VanZant in 2015.
Here’s a younger ‘Thug’ Rose with long blonde hair:
Under a recent photo of her in long hair posted by Twitter user @DovySimuMMA, fans said they liked Namajunus with her long hair and liked her look. Some even said they would. “Invade Troy for Her,” a clear reference to Helen’s beauty from Homer’s book. Iliad and Odessa.
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She gave two reasons for her decision over the years in an Instagram post last year. She emphasized that her hair interfered with her training. Which is why she had to get rid of it.
In the media battle before VanZant’s fight, when her appearance was still fresh and the talk of the town, She addressed this and said it was like ‘Shaking off her past’ and becoming a new person:
“I don’t even know what to do. [my hair]. I have to put all the products on it. I just want to wake up in the morning feeling beautiful without doing a lot of work. [to my hair]. It’s like throwing off my ex. Hurt both mentally and physically. and tear it apart.”
Rose Namajunas will make her flyweight debut against Manon Fiorot at UFC Paris on September 2, 2023.
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