The past year has been a wild ride of up’s and down’s for many as well as myself. COVID realized that I’m the image of health and had since decided to stay away. Recently graduated college in December, have zero clue what I want to do with my life, so I decided to start the blog again. I stopped doing the blog because of school work as well as college athletics. Now that I’m finished, I have all the time in the world to talk about MMA and all the thing’s that go on in the sport.
Looking back at UFC 257, There are many things that come to mind. First, the whole card from top to bottom was stacked with talent. All the fighters knew the position they were in being on a Conor McGregor undercard, and they took full advantage of the spotlight. Five of the eleven fights were finishes, and the decisions were dominant performances. Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier seemed to steal the show with their KO’s over Dan Hooker (Chandler) and Conor McGregor (Poirier). Michael Chandler recently made his UFC debut and shocked many as it only took 2:30 into the very first round for him to knock Hooker out cold. This is a statement win for Chandler, and instantly catapults him into the top 5 of the division. Poirier was able to pull off arguably the upset of the night with his second round stoppage of Conor McGregor. He was able to avenge his loss from UFC 178 when Conor McGregor starched him in less than two minutes. Dustin looked calculated, and he came into the fight with a bulletproof game plan that he executed flawlessly.
Looking ahead at UFC 258, I believe there is more value in the card than most see. Many look at the card from top to bottom and don’t see much. They think since there isn’t a Nate Diaz or Jorge Masvidal on the card, it isn’t worth watching. I’m here to tell you that’s nonsense. Each week a new fighter makes a name for themselves with a spectacular finish or absolutely dominating their opponent. Belal Muhammad, Ricky Simon, Maki Pitolo, Bobby Green, Kelvin Gastellum and Gilbert Burns are all certified killers that can put anybody’s lights out at any moment. Three picks that can win you some money would be Gilbert Burns, Macy Barber, and Maki Pitolo. Gamble Responsibly, See you guys next week.