We’ve seen a bunch of pictures of Jake working out at Glendale Fighting Club with Ronda’s head coach Edmond Tarverdyan. Edmond is quickly becoming more and more popular with other fighters, and for good reason. Now that Ronda is in between fights Edmond can start to focus on other fighters, including The Juggernaut. We’ve all seen how quickly Rousey’s stand up has improved and Jake is facing an excellent striker in Tarec Saffiedine next so any tips he can get from the Armenian trainer will surely help.
Chris Weidman is spending some quality time with his daughter and training partner/friend Gian Villante getting a pedicure. It takes a confident dude to do this, let alone put it on social media, but for some reason I don’t think anyone is going to be questioning his toughness.
Welterweight stud Tyron Woodley gets ready to grind away before heading to LA to celebrate Black History Month. Tyron is scheduled to face #2 ranked Carlos Condit in Dallas, Texas on March 15th at UFC 171. Condit is certainly a huge test for Tyron but if Carlos has a weakness it is certainly his wrestling which Woodley should be able to capitalize on. It will be interesting to see what Woodley’s game-plan is coming into this fight as I would imagine this might be one where he needs to get on top and control The Natural Born Killer to earn himself a win. How do you all see this fight going down?
Sorry Alex, but Kenny still has the pound-for-pound best hair in MMA!
It is an exciting time for the Rua family as Shogun and his wife Renata welcome in their second child, a beautiful baby girl named Yasmin. This coming just three weeks prior to his rematch against Dan Henderson down in Natal, Brazil. This could be extra motivation for Rua or a bit of a distraction as having a new born around is definitely not ideal for a training camp when rest if vital. We will see on March 23rd when Shogun steps into the Octagon for the thirteenth time in his UFC career. Congratulations to Rua and his growing family.
Undefeated Jimi Manuwa is getting set to take on Alexander Gustafsson on March 8th at UFC Fight Night London and is seen here handling some media obligations with Men’s Fitness Magazine. Very interesting fight as Manuwa has proven to be a devastating striker but will have a lot to handle in the increasingly well-rounded Gustafsson! Predictions for this fight anyone?
Cannot imagine there is ever a dull moment when these two are around!
It appears that The Irish fighter has dabbled in acting while injured and out of competition. Not sure what this film is and there wasn’t much information out there regarding it, besides this billboard on Sunset Blvd in Los Angeles, but it is yet another opportunity for McGregor outside of the Octagon. Anybody know what this is for? Thanks to Bobby Razak for the pic.