Two-Cent Tuesday on 205, Merab's next fight, Khamzat, much more
Hope you’re doing well on this Two-Cent Tuesday.
Time now, once again, for some random thoughts/nugz/news/notes from around the world of fighting:
You know, I was thinking: as the UFC is starting to expand outside the exotic Apex, I wonder when they’ll go back to Lemoore, Calif. Remember the whole Tachi Palace deal?
Keep thinking about what they’ll do with Jiří Procházka next. I can really make a strong case for all three options on the table: Texeira 2, Blachowicz, Smith/Ankalaev winner. Call me crazy, but I think Blachowicz is in third right now because of how his last fight finished. I think UFC will make the call after Smith/Ankalaev. If that one doesn’t deliver, you gotta run it back with Teixeira.
Can’t get over that scene at the Procházka parade in the Czech Republic yesterday. I honestly had no idea his win would mean so much to the area and had no idea he was such a big deal.
I doubt his next fight will take place there, because he’s the champ and all, but damn it’s gotta be tempting after seeing that turnout.
More I think about it, more I think Miesha Tate gets Valentina Shevchenko next, if she beats Lauren Murphy next month. A win is all it takes. Doesn’t have to be something crazy.
I’m so happy for Leon Edwards.
I suspect the bantamweight clouds are going to open up here shortly. Stay tuned.