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Longtime Welterweight and Light-weight athlete Anthony Rocco Martin is no for a longer time a member of the UFC roster for every MMAJunkie. Martin was past seen competing in June at UFC 250 reverse Neil Magny, coughing up a close conclusion to the veteran clinch fighter. Although that bout is nicely around 50 % a calendar year ago, it is only now that UFC and Martin have opted to go their separate ways.
“I am psyched for what the upcoming retains,” Martin told MMAJunkie in a penned assertion. “I’m ranked 22 on Tapology. I experience like I am getting into my primary and cannot wait around for a new dwelling. I want to locate a area that I can compete to be a entire world champion and thrust to be the ideal in the earth.”
Martin joined the UFC roster in 2014, diving into the deep conclusion of Light-weight competitors with losses to Rashid Magomedov and Beneil Dariush. He would find achievements at 155-pounds, but Martin’s most effective function arrived soon after returning to Welterweight, in which a 4-struggle acquire streak observed him briefly rating a location in the rankings and obstacle Demian Maia.
Even though he’s a short while ago lost two of three, Martin remained a rather high-amount Welterweight. Is he basically a sufferer in the latest roster purge, or is Martin opting to gun for a million greenback payday in Qualified Fighter’s League (PFL)?
Any individual got a guess as to what’s inside Paulo Costa’s “secret juice?”
The most recent challenge of Bantamweight beef:
Hey large mouth @funkmasterMMA why you went quiet recently? Don’t fear I’m not gonna beat you up far too tough. I will set you to sleep properly, you will not even realize what transpired! And your mate Merab can get the identical procedure from my bro Denis Lavrentyev on the same night way too
— Petr “No Mercy” Yan (@PetrYanUFC) January 29, 2021
Michael Chandler warming up prior to his significant knockout earn over Dan Hooker is rather amazing.
Ever toss an individual by means of entrance flip?
This clip of Francis Ngannou and Cyril Gane (lightly) sparring could improve pretty appropriate in the semi-close to potential … but which is only if Gane will get by Jairzinho Rozenstruik in what is now a key occasion!
Jake Paul has currently manufactured some off-colour remarks about Ben Askren’s wife, but “Funky” would seem unbothered. We seriously have two a lot more months of this buildup?
Slips, rips, and KO clips
It’s the 10-yr anniversary of a classic Nick Diaz brawl, so relive that wonderful second!
The moment Ikebunna was in a position to get his leg deep in Olajiga’s armpit, the armbar swiftly turned a real threat. Angle is important for bottom place submissions!
Heaps of still left hooks!
One for the journey targets checklist!
Midnight Music: I believe I have expressed this sentiment prior to, but it bears repeating: Freddie Gibbs is the greatest rapper spitting suitable now.
Snooze well Maniacs! Far more martial arts madness is constantly on the way.