UFC News Round up: Conor McGregor backed to beat Chandler by Dustin Poirier, Dana White remembers ‘amazing’ Damar Hamlin, Charles Oliveira speaks about his UFC return, Paddy Pimblett gains back his weight
UFC News Round up: Conor McGregor backed to beat Chandler by Dustin Poirier, Dana White remembers ‘amazing’ Damar Hamlin, Charles Oliveira speaks…
UFC News Round up: Conor McGregor backed to beat Chandler by Dustin Poirier, Dana White remembers ‘amazing’ Damar Hamlin, Charles Oliveira speaks about his UFC return; Paddy Pimblet gains back his weight. Here is a detailed UFC News round-up for today. Follow UFC News Updates with InsideSport.IN
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Conor McGregor backed to beat Chandler by Dustin Poirier
The former UFC two-weight champion has yet to announce a return date as he rehabilitates from a catastrophic leg injury he sustained in July 2021. Additionally, no opponent has been named, although lightweight contender Chandler has repeatedly lobbied for a matchup with McGregor.
Poirier, who has faced and defeated both McGregor and Chandler, asserted to Bloody Elbow that Chandler would lose in an octagon duel to the Irishman. “I’d choose Conor. Conor’s timing makes me believe Chandler is very hittable,” Poirier remarked. “With the layoff, too, we’ll see. may play a significant role for Conor. Conor would still be my choice in this scenario, though. Chandler is a target. He is shorter than Conor. Chandler eases off. He will slow down, move closer to Conor, and be more open to being touched if he wrestles heavily to avoid striking with Conor.”
“If the fight occurs, I’d wager on Conor. No, I can’t; I can’t wager. I can’t wager on MMA.”
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UFC News Round up: Dana White praises ‘amazing’ Damar Hamlin
Just one week after experiencing a heart arrest during an NFL game, Damar Hamlin has been discharged from a Cincinnati hospital and is headed back to Buffalo. Nine minutes into last Monday’s game against the Cincinnati Bengals, the 24-year-old Buffalo Bills safety collided with wide receiver Tee Higgins, and his heart stopped. To continue his recovery at a hospital in Buffalo, Hamlin was discharged on Monday from the University of Cincinnati Medical Center (UCMC), where he had been receiving care.
Recently, he tweeted about his recovery, and several well-known people praised his fortitude. The UFC president, Dana White, recently made headlines for a fight with his wife on New Year’s Eve and expressed his admiration for Damar Hamlin. He shared a photo of Damar Hamlin with the caption, “This kid is incredible.”
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Charles Oliveira speaks about his UFC return
Charles Oliveira, the former undisputed UFC lightweight champion, announced plans to return in the first quarter of 2023 as he was eager to compete at the sport’s top again this year. As part of his efforts to land a title fight this year, Oliveira recently told AgFight that he has his sights set on returning to the Octagon as early as the end of March or April. The lightweight fighter said he was only one victory away from another championship opportunity.
Charles Oliveira remarked, “I’ve been far with that belt. I’m only one fight away from him right now. The UFC is aware of my desires. I wasn’t here to have fun. I arrived to change history. I plan to fight sometime in late March or early April. On that day, I’ve got to battle. And I need a contender who is now winning and will unquestionably challenge for the title.”
UFC News round up: Paddy Pimblett gains back his weight
Between fight camps, Paddy Pimblett is known for overeating and gaining weight. Paddy has always claimed he doesn’t care about keeping a lean physique outside of fight camp and has been pretty public about his fondness for junk food. Paddy Pimblett defeated Jared Gordon by a highly contentious unanimous decision in the lightweight co-main event of UFC 282 to maintain his perfect record inside the octagon.
Paddy Pimblett’s fiancée, Laura Gregory, recently shared a photo of the UFC fighter in which it appeared that he had put on all the weight again. Meanwhile, the baddy reshared the picture on his Instagram story, writing, “Loves taking pics of me nowadays does @lauragregory1996x she taking the piss cause I’m fat or what?”
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