Months After Bullying Their Way to the NBA Championship, Nikola Jokic’s Wingman Takes His Talent to MMA World With UFC Champion

Published 09/20/2023, 11:56 AM EDT

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Last season, the Denver Nuggets bullied the entire league to reach the NBA Finals. Former back-to-back MVP Nikola Jokic, along with his wingman, took the regular season by storm. Meanwhile, also sifting through the playoffs just as easily. Ultimately, capturing their first NBA title, the Joker and his team silenced naysayers who doubted their dominance. However, a key factor in their success was their line-up.

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Throughout the run, they supported Jokic. While one of them, his wingman may have more of a contributing hand than others. Recently, he was spotted training with the UFC Champion and the fans are eating it up. Will MMA be the next core area of Jokic’s partners’ dominance?

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Jamal Murray has been on a high roll since June. After aiding Jokic win his first championship and finals MVP, the Nuggets star is training hard for MMA. In a recent photograph on Twitter, we see him posing with the UFC featherweight Champion Alexander Volkanovski. However, this isn’t the first time they are posing together. This offseason Murray is training hard with the UFC fighter. A few days ago, the 6 foot 4 point guard also appeared in an Instagram post shared by Volkanovski.

In the photograph, we see Murray immersed in his training session while the UFC champion shows him the ropes. “Get it in champ”, Volk captioned the post. Acknowledging the new champion status of the 26-year-old. The athletes seemed to be friends since Murray started supporting Volk in fights. Furthermore, their bond was strengthened when the NBA champion visited Australia the year prior. Even fans seem to be delighted by the two worlds of MMA and NBA interacting with one another seamlessly.

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Will The Nuggets Go Back To Back The Upcoming Season?

The offseason is the time for NBA teams to reinvent their roster learning from mistakes and recalibrating. Although keeping that in consideration, the Denver Nuggets still have a high chance of repeating. Nikola Jokic seems to be at the peak of his powers, performing consistently every game. Simultaneously, even Jamal Murray seems to be more comfortable in his role and understands his contributions are essential for the dub.

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While the Western Conference is packed with teams making crucial decisions, with the championship, the league might have entered the Jokic-Murray era. In the end, only in October things will be clearer than they are now.

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Written by:

Akashdeep Banerjee

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