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👋 Hola Ariel!!!
First and foremost AMAZING interview on Monday with Francis Ngannou. Really shed some light into all the obstacles he had to face both inside and outside the octagon. The cojones it took to go against doctor’s recommendation and go out there and put it all on the line is just simply admirable. It peaked my curiosity that on the Tuesday before the fight, a licensed doctor would recommend a fighter to NOT fight due to injuries but would still clear him to do so.
My question is if Francis would’ve pulled out of his fight with Gane due to the knee injuries, would he potentially have been given an extension letter? Basically I want to learn if injuries count towards declining a fight and potentially being extended.
Viva Heelwani 🦹🏻♂️
Good morning Ariel, first off I must apologize there was no handicapped hot take last week as I had covid. Now my question this week is how close are we really to seeing open scoring implemented? It seems like within the last 2 years more and more people are talking about it but are we actually close to it being a reality?
This weeks handicapped hot take for you Colby Covington is going to send Masvidal into retirement after he 50-44’s him.
Also last night I got to meet my favorite fighter of all time. Khabib was doing a speaking engagement in Detroit and I was lucky enough to go. I never in my life thought I would be able to meet him. It was truly so very special to me and he even took the time for a picture with me. I am still in shock.
Much love - Zack