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There ended up lots of concerns major up to Weili Zhang’s very first title protection opposite Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Was the Chinese athlete the actual offer? Her preliminary ascent to the crown was so fast she could be argued as unproven. Jedrzejcyzk confronted the reverse challenge: did the former champion continue to have what it usually takes to contend at the optimum level? Ended up those people days very long long gone?
Thankfully, equally females proved any doubters mistaken, placing on one particular of the most effective fights in UFC history (HIGHLIGHTS). Zhang remained champion, owning gained a shut-break up conclusion, but Jedrzejczyk could maintain her head superior right after an exceptionally sturdy general performance.
Her achievement came at a charge, nevertheless. Jedrzejczyk’s head swelled with a large hematoma, one that left her quickly blind in a person eye for numerous days. Talking with BBC sport, Jedrzejczyk mirrored on the hurt, “I was like ‘holy moly.’ I looked like a zombie. One particular working day I’ll submit pics of how I appeared,” she said. “It was so funny some people today did not even recognize me.”
Jedrzejczyk’s inflammation and bruising have been long gone within a pair months, but their was first issue that the hematoma would pop. “It could’ve scarred 50 percent my experience,” said Jedrzejczyk. “It was so unpleasant. For a split-second, I questioned if I ought to halt, but I was still going forward. I knew I’d recover. I was much more mad at myself for the reason that I wished to have a number of great times in Vegas with my pals and relatives! But this is the price we spend. I’ve been carrying out this for 17 a long time so I know the recreation.
“I appreciate to obstacle myself. MMA’s violent, but it’s not just about smashing people. For me, it is about the activity, the competition, the respect.”
Irrespective of the problems done, Jedrzejczyk is pursuing a rematch with Zhang, delivered it will come with some “big money”. Neither girl is booked at the minute, so a rematch continues to be on the desk at minimum till the subsequent contender is named.
Recall people two title fights involving Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard? Don’t forget how they effectively finished Maynard’s standing as an elite fighter (10- (1) earlier vs. 3-6 afterward)? Evidently, they weren’t super successful.
They gave me a $100k reward. I don’t forget a thought crossed my brain strolling to the cage I was going to be broke if I lost. Because I invested $20k on my education camp. I was only guaranteed $26k. I never think it’s named a bonus, additional like “hush money” https://t.co/EW5clAQYXu
— Grey Maynard (@GrayMaynard) June 6, 2020
Talking of tensions between UFC and its independent contractors …
Tony Ferguson has not missing his funk #CSO!
Mike Perry has observed his very own resolution to the fighter finance dilemma: force your girlfriend to keep mitts and slice out any pesky teaching service fees. “Platinum” the innovator!
Michael Chandler’s write-up matches my individual experiences: medball throws/slams are an outstanding builder of explosive energy.
An powerful and enjoyable drill to strengthen defense and reactions:
Slips, rips, and KO clips
The other Anderson Silva scores with a brutal ideal hand counter:
Boxing returned tonight! Here’s a tight right hand to the temple.
… and a clean Southpaw uppercut from a two-time Olympic gold medalist!
This is practically impossible with no zooming in.
Midnight New music: Tonight, I checked out The New Abnormal, the most current LP from New York indie rock legends The Strokes. They’ve bought some thing of a poor reputation for slipping off after their debut vintage Is This It, but I very loved their most current selection of catchy tracks.
Snooze effectively Maniacs! Extra martial arts madness is often on the way.