Former UFC Star Trolls ‘Bums’ Canelo Alvarez and Oscar Valdez

Published 02/21/2021, 10:52 PM EST


Former UFC light-heavyweight and middleweight title challenger, Chael Sonnen, took to Twitter recently to take a shot at Oscar Valdez and Canelo Alvarez. The Mexican superstar, Saul Alvarez, was spotted congratulating his fellow countryman Valdez for his exceptional knockout win over Miguel Berchelt.

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Michael Benson posted this video of the warm interaction between the two boxers on his Twitter, and Sonnen noticed it. ‘The Bad Guy’ responded in his typical fashion, using the word “BUM” to refer to Alvarez and Valdez. He wrote, “Here’s a BUM, talking to a BUM, on a BUM device. Btw, my name is Michael.

This shouldn’t be much of a surprise to the fans who have followed him for a considerable period, as Sonnen never misses an opportunity to take a dig at people.

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Valdez added to his undefeated professional record as he handed his counterpart the second loss of his professional boxing career via a crushing left hook. Boxing fanatics including ‘Canelo’ were left stunned by Valdez’s performance.

The former Olympian, Valdez, is the current WBO Super featherweight champion. The 30-year-old Mexican boxer has held the WBO featherweight title previously from 2016 to 2019.

Canelo Alvarez returns to action next weekend

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The four-weight class boxing champion, Saul Alvarez, will return to the ring to fight Avni Yildirim next weekend. Alvarez’s WBC and WBA super middleweight titles will be up for grabs at the event in Miami. Yildirim has dropped only one of his last 6 bouts and is in red-hot form.

Dec 19, 2020; San Antonio, TX, USA; Canelo Alvarez (red trunks) and Callum Smith (white trunks) during their WBA, WBC and Ring Magazine super middleweight championship bout at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX. Mandatory Credit: Ed Mulholland/Handout Photo via USA TODAY Sports

Alvarez captured the vacant WBC super middle title in a classic performance when he defeated the formerly undefeated British boxing sensation Callum Smith. He showed up in his vintage form and will look to recapitulate his showing when he returns at the Hard Rock Stadium in Miami.

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Yildirim, though, is no pushover and will look to put in a splendid display in his biggest bout yet.

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Apratim Banerjee

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Apratim Banerjee is an MMA author for EssentiallySports and has been writing professionally for almost a year. Before his current gig, Apratim worked as a UFC writer for Sportskeeda. A long-time MMA fan, Apratim has developed a critical eye for the sport that has helped him transfer his vast knowledge to his copies and give hardcore and casual readers a detailed insight into the fights and fighters.

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