Warriors Heel Draymond Green’s WWE-Inspired Theatrics in NBA Finals Draws a Reaction From UFC Star

Published 06/21/2022, 9:45 AM EDT
Apr 27, 2022; San Francisco, California, USA; Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) talks with teammates before an inbounds pass against the Denver Nuggets in the fourth quarter during game five of the first round for the 2022 NBA playoffs at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Veteran UFC welterweight fighter Neil Magny shared a hilarious post regarding Golden State Warriors center Draymond Green on his official Instagram account. 

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During the NBA final against the Boston Celtics, Green collided against two of his opponents. In the video posted on Instagram, it appears as if the Warriors center slammed the opponents WWE style on the court.

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However, a basketball meme page on Instagram made a hilarious video out of the incident. The page uploaded the clip from the NBA finals with the caption, “Draymond treats a basketball court like a WWE ring.”

 

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After acknowledging the video, UFC welterweight star Magny reposted it on his Instagram stories. In the caption, he wrote, “Everyone needs draymond in their life lol.”

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‘The Haitian Sensation’ is a veteran of the sport with a professional fighting record of 26-9 under his name. Moreover, Magny has had a long career in the UFC. He is currently on a two-fight win streak and will look to extend it this weekend.

UFC Fight Night: Neil Magny vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov

After securing a win in his last fight in March, ‘The Haitian Sensation’ will return to the octagon to take on one of the most feared new welterweight prospects Shavkat Rakhmonov.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – AUGUST 29: (R-L) Neil Magny punches Robbie Lawler in their welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on August 29, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)

Rakhmonov made his UFC debut in 2020 with a stunning first-round submission win. Later, he won two of his next bouts in a similar style. His rise in the division is compared to that of the welterweight star Khamzat Chimaev.

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With just three wins under his name, the Kazakh fighter has entered the top 15 of the division. He currently stands number 15. Meanwhile, Magny stands at the number 10 position.

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Hence, it is an important fight for both to cement their positions on the roster. Although Magny has a good recent run, Rakhmonov can be a tough opponent for him, given his undefeated reign in MMA.

What is your prediction about this fight? What do you think of Draymond Green’s video? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Afnan Chougle

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Afnan Chougle is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. Besides writing, this Media graduate is an integral part of the digital web stories team for combat sports. Before joining EssentiallySports, Afnan gained valuable experience as an intern at Jiostudios Production House.

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