December 11th, 2014
Stipe Miocic deserves a shot at the big prize, at least according to him.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship or UFC Heavyweight fighter is preparing to face off against former UFC Heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos in December and during his preparations for the fight, he took time out to discuss how much he deserves to have a shot at the interim UFC Heavyweight Championship if he is successful in defeating the hard hitting Brazilian.
Miocic says that he thinks he is close to landing the big fight. He said that the Brazilian is ranked as the second best Heavyweight fighter in the UFC at the moment in terms of the current rankings and if he could beat him, then it would move him right behind Fabricio Werdum in the rankings and so, he believes whatever happens after that fight, he should be getting the shot at the title.
The Heavyweight added that Junior dos Santos has had his shots at the title, he has been a champion before and he has also been sidelined for a time as well. He added that if he could beat him, then he should definitely be given a shot at the title currently held by Fabricio Werdum.
According to Miocic, he has found the perfect way to beat Junior and has been spending his time studying tapes of the current UFC Heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez’s wins over Cigano in their last two fights as he tries to formulate a strategy that will earn him the win he craves.
Miocic believes the key to getting the win over Junior dos Santos will be keeping the pressure on him, and not letting the flow of punches drop. He added that Cigano is a great fighter, he moves a lot but he’s beatable and he hopes he can do that.
November 27th, 2014
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October 17th, 2014
Vitaly Klitschko, the only boxing world champion with a PhD degree is now the mayor of the Ukrainian city of Kiev. He has said that he is very much sure that the Russian President Vladimir Putin’s objective is to extend Russia’s border up to Kiev.
Klitschko started his career in politics in 2006 when he got second place in the race of becoming the mayor of Kiev. Klitschko became an important political leader during the Euromaidan protests of 2013-14. It was during these protests when he took his retirement from his career as a Boxer. He announced that he’d probably be running for the Presidency but instead of doing that he endorsed Petro Poroshenko. He was appointed as the Mayor of Kiev on 25th May 2014 by Poroshenko himself. Klitschko is in favour of Ukraine joining the EU, and he is also in favour of cooperation between NATO and Ukraine.
The EU imposed stricter sanctions on Russia for what it has been doing regarding the Ukrainian Conflict. Banks, Defense sector and energy firms have a stricter access to financing due to the sanctions and in addition to that, assets of senior politicians and Rebel leaders have been frozen.
United States too imposed its sanctions on Russia after the annexation of Crimea and Sending Russian troops to fight for pro-Russia separatists in the eastern part of Ukraine, with a view to putting pressure on President Putin.
Some EU countries are opposing the imposition of sanctions on Russia fearing retaliation of similar kind from the Russian side which they fear, would affect them.
Foreign minister of Russia has said regarding EU that it was “choosing the path of disrupting the peace process”, and he further added that Russia would respond in a calm, appropriate manner keeping in mind the protection of Russian national interest, according to the report of the Interfax agency.
October 1st, 2014
September 29th, 2014
Anderson da Silva is one of the veteran Mixed Martial Artist from Brazil. He has been hailed as the greatest Mixed Martial Artist of all time. The UFC President Dana White has also acknowledged him as one of the greatest person to be ever competing in the league. His Jiu Jitsu and Muay Thai skills have helped him over the years. He has also been involved with Judo Tai Kwan Do and Capoeira. He has fought in the light heavyweight and middleweight categories. Over the years his career has gone through a lot of ups and downs but he manages to keep his head cool and go for glory.
The Spider as he is known as, Silva broke his left leg in a recent bout with Chris Weidman. It was a very difficult point of his career. The rehabilitation program that he is going through now has been surely tough for him. But the fighter a she is he refuses to give up. With so much experience behind his back he is confident of success yet again in the near future. As a result of this he has hired a psychologist to improve the mental condition that he is in presently. The pain in his legs got to him and he seemed apprehensive about his fitness. As a result of which he was not being able to practice fearlessly. In order to get rid of the negative thoughts he is going through a rigorous counseling session. The grinding in the gym and the food that he is taking also goes a long way in maintaining the shape of his body and the correct physique required to maintain his dominance in UFC. As of May he was the number one contender in the light heavyweight category and he wishes to return in the same form to UFC.