On the night of February 14, the stage was set as fighters lined up for the UFC 258 card at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. Headlining the card was Kamaru “The Nigerian Nightmare” Usman, defending his welterweight belt against Gilbert “Durinho” Burns.
The stage was set for the perfect blood-boiling rivalry between two titans in the welterweight division (170lbs) for UFC Fight Night 178 to reach its climax. After two years of anticipation, on Saturday, September 19, these two combatants had more at stake
In 2009, in the chilly, volcanic region of Anchorage Alaska, Jared Cannonier, a current middleweight contender in the Ultimate Fighting Championship, was doing maintenance on air traffic control equipment for the Federal Aviation Administration. Cannonier was ready to welcome a new member
“It’s fake.” “Everything is already predetermined.” “I have better things to do than watch a bunch of scantily-clad people pretend to fight each other.” As a professional wrestling fan, I’ve heard it all. And none of what they say is factually wrong