UFC 209 has come and gone, now that the dust has settled, we have a look at the aftermath and fallout from the pay-per-view. The biggest story of the night came before the actual card started, Khabib Nurmagomedov was withdrawn from his bout with Tony Ferguson, after being hospitalised prior to the weigh in. We have since had statments from Dana White and Team Khabib camp but we haven’t heard anything from him until now. After all the drama prior to the card, what’s next Khabib? And where does Tony Ferguson go from here?
After another disappointing night for Arsene Wender as they crashed out of the Champions League, losing 10-2 on aggregate to Bayern Munich, with fans protesting before the game against the Arsenal manager. Is his time finally up?
As reported for the most part of the end of last year, George St Pierre was rumoured to returning to the UFC, with officials trying to negotiate a deal with the former welterweight champion. negotions between the two parties were seemed to be over after UFC 206, with Dana White unable to sign up GSP to a contract, but things somehow took a turn and he will now face Micheal Bisping for the Middleweight championship.
UFC 209 promised to be so much but didn’t dazzle as advertised, the main event did not provide the action that we anticipated with both men throwing caution to the win, to a sea of boos from the crowd during and after the bout. The UFC president Dana White publicly stated that he thought the champion, Tyrone Woodley lost the bout 3 rounds to 2, many would agree with this result. Woodley then went on to criticise the UFC president, stating he should get in the octagon with WonderBoy, was he right to do this?
After his heroics on Saturday night, Tony Bellew’s immediate future may lie in the heavyweight division, following his victory over David Haye. The bomber has shook up the boxing scene with this win, with multiple world champion heavyweights calling him out, such as Deonty Wilder & Joseph Parker. Would a move to heavyweight suit Bellew?
Tyrone Woodley did enough tonight to defend his UFC welterweight championship against Steven Wonderboy Thompson. The rematch took place in Las Vegas, at the T-Mobile Arena, live on pay-per-view. The bout was as close as their first match up, back at UFC 202, but at least produced a winner. Neither man stood to gain anything for another draw.
After 11 rounds of gruelling action, Tony Bellew against all odds defeated David Haye, with the Haymaker’s corner throwing in the towel. The bout was stopped when the David was knocked through the ropes and could not continue in his corners eyes. Could this signal the end of the Haymaker?