Fedor’s subsequent combat, UFC futures for Nate Diaz, Paulo Costa, and extra – Boxing.org

Check out this week’s “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly present that takes a spin by way of the largest matters in combined martial arts.

This week, we take a look at Fedor Emelianenko’s beautiful efficiency, the saga between Paulo Costa and Marvin Vettori, the futures of Nate Diaz and Kayla Harrison, and what to anticipate at UFC 267.

Our “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Mike Bohn, Nolan King and “Gorgeous” George Garcia talk about these matters with host John Morgan.

  • This previous weekend, 45-year-old Fedor Emelianenko was in classic type, scoring an unimaginable walk-off knockout of Tim Johnson in Russia. It was a fairly particular second for the previous PRIDE champ, and Fedor appears to need to combat out his present take care of Bellator earlier than calling it a profession. So what combat must be subsequent?
  • It was an intriguing week within the UFC, as properly, with Paulo Costa admitting a bicep harm was the perpetrator behind his lack of ability to make middleweight in opposition to Marvin Vettori, resulting in the combat in the end happening at gentle heavyweight. Afterward Vettori’s win, UFC president Dana White mentioned he believes Costa might want to compete at 205 kilos transferring ahead, whereas the Brazilian steered possibly it was going to take somewhat extra money for him to make a transfer like that. Three questions: What is sensible for Costa now? Is the UFC setting a foul precedent for permitting this? And did Vettori get a uncooked deal in spite of everything was mentioned and completed?
  • After UFC Fight Night 196, White confirmed that Nate Diaz has one combat remaining with the promotion and that the corporate was presently engaged on reserving that contest. What is the very best combat to make for Diaz proper now, and do you imagine that would be the final time he fights for the UFC?
  • It’s championship week within the PFL, with the group set to crown six new champs and hand out six extra $1 million checks. It’s an enormous evening, and there must be some nice fights, but it surely’s exhausting to not give attention to what occurs afterward, once we know that undefeated star Kayla Harrison is ready to grow to be a free agent. Should she keep, or ought to she go? What’s the very best subsequent transfer for Harrison, and is it impacted by how issues prove in her combat with Taylor Guardado?
  • UFC 267 is that this Saturday in Abu Dhabi with a particular early begin time for everybody, and it’s loaded with some very significant fights. Jan Blachowicz-Glover Teixeira, Cory Sandhagen-Petr Yan, Dan Hooker-Islam Makhachev and Khamzat Chimaev-Li Jingliang are among the many fights producing essentially the most buzz. Who’s going to steal the highlight at Etihad Arena?

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