MMA News Roundup: Multiple Weight Boxing Champion Advised Francis Ngannou; Dustin Poirier Made a Brash Claim Ahead of UFC 291; Michael Chandler Received Stern Remarks From UFC Veterans

Published 06/02/2023, 9:14 AM EDT

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The overwhelming number of MMA-related incidents that took place in the last 24 hours might cause several fans to miss out on a few noteworthy ones. This is what brings us back to you with our MMA News Roundup. It will give you an insight into a few eye-catching MMA world incidents from the last 24 hours to keep you co-ordinated with the fast-paced world of MMA.

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Today we’ll begin with a noted boxer’s advice for Francis Ngannou before he sets foot inside the boxing ring. Following that, we’ll also take a look at Dustin Poirier’s nonchalant words prior to his coveted next fight. Finally, we’ll draw the curtains for today after knowing about two former UFC personalities’ opinions on the noted Michael Chandler.

Terence Crawford advised Francis Ngannou to get well-versed before boxing the noted stars


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The famed WBC multiple-weight world champion boxer, Terence Crawford probably had an eye on the noted former UFC Heavyweight kingpin, Francis Ngannou, revealing his intention of fighting the noted Heavyweight boxers of the modern era. Although there had been a few rumors of Ngannou locking horns with the famed WBC Heavyweight champion, Tyson Fury. The 35-year-old Crawford saw no point in Ngannou opting to take on such noted boxers despite literally having no experience of professional boxing.

In his time on ‘The MMA Hour’, Crawford addressed Ngannou and stated, “He’s doing his thing in MMA, but it’s different over there, you know calling out the top heavyweights of the world today. I don’t see him having a chance with either one of those guys, and that’s just being honest.”


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The multiple-weight boxing champ also advised Ngannou, “I would tell him, get your feet wet, try to fight some of those lower-tier guys first. Just to feel yourself out, and get used to being in the ring, going rounds. It’s different. MMA and boxing are different.”

Do you also agree with Crawford’s opinion in this regard? Or do you think that ‘The Predator’ can obliterate them all with his fierce punching power?

Dustin Poirier won’t let the BMF title go to anyone else

The UFC took a lot of its fans aback with the announcement of the coveted UFC 291 main event between the famed Lightweights, Dustin ‘The Diamond’ Poirier and Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje. To their further surprise, Dana White also announced that the coveted ‘BMF’ title of the UFC will also be put on the line for it. However, looking at the career and rise of Dustin Poirier, a huge chunk of fans will probably chant for his victory.

Poirier also talked about his UFC journey and the BMF title in an interview with ‘MMA Junkie’. ‘El Diamante’ stated, “My first fight in the UFC was New Year’s Day of 2011. So I had to grind my way up you know to where I’m at now and I don’t think the BMF is stupid.” He further revealed his commitment to repeat his feat against Gaethje stating, “I like it[BMF title] and it’s going to get wrapped in my waist.”

Do you think that Poirier will be able to back his words and repeat his feat against one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC, Gaethje?

John McCarthy and Josh Thomson had a few remarks for Michael Chandler

A number of UFC fans might be aware of Michael Chandler’s nature of showing off. Be it his backflips after winning a bout, or his unique callouts, ‘Iron’ knows how to get fans enthralled. Recently, the noted UFC personalities, ‘Big’ John McCarthy and Josh Thomson, touched down on this feature of Chandler while talking about his upcoming bout against the UFC icon, Conor McGregor.

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In their ‘WEIGHING IN’ podcast, Thomson made a stern remark about Chandler calling him a “fu**ing attention wh*re”. But in a way, he also lauded Chandler stating, “He loves f*cking the media, he loves it. When you have a guy like him, he’ll make up well, he’s a salesman that’s what he is. He will do whatever it takes I think to win this fight this is.”

Would you like to agree with Josh’s iterations here? Do you also believe that Chandler will actually defeat McGregor in the octagon?


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Written by:

Souvik Roy


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Souvik Roy is an exceptional UFC writer with an impressive portfolio of over 500 articles at EssentiallySports. The young writer did not allow speech impairment to come in the way of his love for writing and covering fights. As a keen observer, Souvik's passion for MMA was sparked when he discovered the UFC after being introduced to WWE.
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Edited by:

Rohini Kottu




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