The Weigh In #2: UFC 262 Wrap Up, Dana White vs. Triller, Wilder-Fury-Joshua & More

Mike and Brett weigh in on the weekend that was in the world of combat sports!

  • 3 Up 3 Down! Who’s trending up and who’s trending down after UFC 262
  • Barboza vs. Burgos = Fight of the Year?!
  • Last word on UFC 262
  • Dana White vs. Triller
  • Boxing’s Dilemma: Wilder vs. Fury must take place!

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3 Up 3 Down UFC 262 Edition: Trending Up

Welcome back to “3 Up 3 Down” our version of power rankings! UFC 262 proved to be a historical night. Here are the three trending up after Saturday.

Charles Oliveira

11 years and 26 fights.  That is how long it took Charles Oliveira to reach the pinnacle of the sport and win the UFC Lightweight Championship.  His first fight was on the undercard of the Jon Jones v. Vladimir Matyushenko card on Versus – a network that no longer exists during Jon Jones march towards earning the title!  Oliveira’s story is one of perseverance and growth.  Several times he put together impressive winning streaks, only to be met with a devastating loss or serious injury.  Now, after winning 6 fights, it’s clear that the uber-talented Oliveira has not only the championship skill, but mental toughness which is needed to wear the Gold in the premier mixed martial arts promotion in one of its toughest weight classes.  Congrats to Do Bronx!

Continue reading → 3 Up 3 Down UFC 262 Edition: Trending Up

This Week on “The Weigh In”

This week on “The Weigh In,” Mike and Brett weigh in on the historic UFC 262 card.

  • Brett’s three trending up and three trending down
  • New UFC lightweight champion
  • What’s next for the winners and losers from Saturday night
  • Burgos vs. Barboza = Fight of the Year?!
  • Dana White vs Triller

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UFC Offering Masks for Fans Attending Events, Donating Respirators to the Red Cross

Many people questioned the UFC’s judgement on holding full capacity events during the COVID-19 pandemic, UFC 261 and UFC 262 respectively . Frankly, the questions were warranted considering Dana White’s politically based stance on the pandemic.

But give credit where credit is due, the UFC is at least going to provide free face coverings to all fans attending the two events.

Through a partnership with O2 Industries, the UFC will provide 32,000 fans with the face mask that are emblazoned with both companies logos. Additionally, the companies will donate 5,000 respirators to the American Red Cross for use in emergency situations.

Nice gesture. Whether or not fans will be mandated to wear the masks is unknown. Texas recently lifted their mask mandate and Florida never had a mask mandate.

Just speculation but you’d have to imagine the Jacksonville crowd would have to wear the masks while in the arena when not eating or drinking. WWE recently held to nights of WrestleMania in the state and this was the scenario fans encountered.

Nope, UFC will not mandate masks.

UFC also announced fans attending UFC 261 in Jacksonville will have to fill out a COVID-19 health questionnaire in order to gain entry to the VyStar Veterans Memorial Coliseum.

The UFC was at the forefront of running shows in the early part of the pandemic. The UFC could be instrumental in the return to full capacity fans if these shows go off relatively safely from a health standpoint.