MMA News Round-Up: Jake Paul Tries Jiu-Jitsu; Conor McGregor Wants to Be ‘Joe Rogan’; UFC 283 Weigh-Ins Highlights

Published 01/21/2023, 11:01 AM EST

via Getty

The fast-paced world of MMA has advanced significantly with new happenings. Fight fans will never want to miss out on the most noted occurrences related to the MMA world recently. Today’s MMA news roundup is expected to charge the fans with information about the most noted events of the combat sports world. The UFC 283 is knocking at the door. Recently, the coveted pre-fight weigh-ins and stare-downs for the UFC 283 took place. Both fighters of the two title fights on the card made weight successfully. The noted YouTuber turned boxer had announced his entry into the PFL previously.

He probably has also started preparing for it. A recently surfaced video showcased ‘The Problem Child’ having jiu-jitsu training. The coveted MMA star Conor McGregor created headlines once more by expressing his desire to become the Joe Rogan of Dana White’s all-new presentation, ‘The Power Slap League’.

UFC 283 weigh-ins packed quite some action for the fans


Article continues below this ad

The UFC 283 card was set to feature two title fights with the UFC light-heavyweight championship and the UFC flyweight championship being put on the line. The main card combatants had a very calm and orthodox weigh-in except for Paul Craig, who showcased some aggression against his opponent, Johnny Walker.

However, co-main eventer Deiveson Figueiredo also showcased a bit of hostility and a banana for his opponent, Brandon Moreno. The main eventers, Glover Texeira and Jamahal Hill, also showcased mutual respect and had a calm weigh-in and stare-down.

Jake Paul is building up his ground game with jiu-jitsu training

The noted YouTuber turned boxer Jake Paul, created massive headlines after he announced that he would be joining the PFL. Further, he also stated that he would be joining the PFL as a promoter. Paul has also begun his training, sighting his future in the PFL. Recently, he posted a series of videos from his jiu-jitsu training session on his Instagram account.


View this post on Instagram


A post shared by Jake Paul (@jakepaul)

However, the majority of his followers decided to deride ‘The Problem Child’ with destroying comments on his post.


Undefeated Boxer Jake Paul Teased MMA Debut After Announcement of Training at a Former Two-Weight Champion’s Gym

6 months ago

Conor McGregor intended to take Joe Rogan’s position in Dana White’s Power Slap League

The arguably biggest star of MMA, Conor McGregor had always been vocal about his love for Dana White’s controversial new venture, The ‘Power Slap League’. McGregor had also challenged his former rival, ‘The West Coast Gangster’, Nate Diaz to a slap fight previously. But, recently, ‘Mystic Mac’ implied that he could also excel in the Power Slap League if he did what Joe Rogan does in the UFC.

via Imago

McGregor took to Twitter and posted a tweet that read, “I could potentially be the Joe Rogan of Power Slap”. 


Article continues below this ad

Following this, McGregor also posted a series of tweets displaying his knowledge about the techniques to absorb and deliver a perfect KO slap. However, a lot of fans chose to deride ‘The Notorious’ calling himself the Joe Rogan of Power Slap league.

Some more MMA news  


Article continues below this ad

  • The UFC 283 fighter, Paul Craig, is expected to hear ‘boos’ on his way to the Octagon.
  • On the other hand, Paul Craig’s UFC 283 opponent, Johnny Walker, gave his opinion about the return of the coveted Jon Jones. Walker stated that Jones might have “lost the timing” as he was returning as a heavyweight.

Watch This Story: Undefeated Boxer Jake Paul Teased MMA Debut After Announcement of Training at a Former Two-Weight Champion’s Gym



Souvik Roy

638 articles

Souvik Roy is currently a UFC writer at EssentiallySports. An avid UFC follower, Souvik combined his love for the sport and his passion for words to turn his interest into his Livelihood. A Diploma holder in Electrical Engineering, Souvik has worked as a Freelance Link Builder and Content Writer previously and wrote for various clients and businesses.

Edited By: Shibu Immanuel