While doubt swept over the immediate future of professional sports due to the coronavirus pandemic, UFC boss Dana White remained adamant his promotion would be the first major organization back.
A throwback to when Israel “The Last Stylebender” Adesanya toured his home of Lagos and Ogun, Nigeria after his middleweight championship win.
In an interview in January of 2016 Adesanya predicts his rise to UFC champion status(at just 4-0 and not signed to the UFC at the time) and his goals for being idolized long after his reign.
Israel Adesanya, Alexander Volkanovski, Daniel Hooker, Brad Riddell, and Kai Kara-France are featured in the video going through the Spyda MMA trainings with other members of the City Kickboxing fight team.
Follow Alex ‘The Great’ Volkanovski on the road to UFC 245, will take on defending featherweight king, Max Holloway at UFC 245 in Las Vegas on Dec 14th.
Brad ‘Quake’ Riddell will become New Zealand’s sixth current homegrown UFC fighter alongside Adesanya, Hooker, and fellow City Kickboxing teammates Kai Kara-France and Shane Young when he debuts in UFC 243 in Melbourne on October 6th.
Check out EMG’s newest sports documentary featuring rising kickboxing and MMA standout, Carlos Ulberg as he trains and fights to become the new 92kg King in the Ring tournament champion
I thought that given my role as a promoter for Eternal MMA I would give a little insight into matchmaking and a little guide to those who are looking to get fights on the national scene. This applies to most countries and most promotions.
If you look back to 1993 when the athletes were one dimensional and for the most part only mildly talented in comparison to today’s stars. How many of the old school champions would be able to hold belts these days?