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The main event for the TUF 24 finale on Saturday is set with Tim Elliott fighting against UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson.
Demetrious is a massive favourite in the fight and is looking to make his 9th title defense with a victory.
That would tie him with Georges St-Pierre for 2nd most title defenses in the UFC by a champion. The record holder is Anderson Silva with 10 title defenses.
Johnson would like to break that record before he potentially starts thinking about making a move up to fight again at bantamweight.
He is currently ranked as the #1 pound for pound fighter in the world.
2 other marquee matchups on the card are Joe Benavidez vs Henry Cejudo and Jake Ellenberger vs Jorge Masvidal.
Tim Elliott asked if there are any holes in Demetrious Johnson’s game.
On the Joe Rogan Experience on Thursday, Jon Jones said he used to drink until he blacked out a week before every fight so he could use that as an excuse if he lost.
The only time he didn’t do that was before his last fight with Ovince St Preux.
UFC 208 won’t happen in Anaheim. Brooklyn was supposed to host UFC 209, but now UFC 208 take place in Brooklyn. Many people are hoping UFC 209 can now be in Stockton.
Tim Means on the new fighters association says: All us fighters should have talked about this before any meeting or call ever took place. He is one of the fighters
who did not mind the Reebok deal with the UFC, he says: it was very hard finding sponsors, stressful even. At One point I had 8 sponsors on my gear 1 paid me!
Not getting paid from sponsors was sometimes an issue with fighters.
Cole Miller on the MMA athletes association says: This sounds too good to be true. I’d break down and cry if I had any emotion left for this game
Miller is fighting on December 17th, but has recently talked about his strained relationship with the UFC, and he sounds like he has gotten to the point where
he is extremely de-motivated to train and fight, which is something that his opponent is likely happy to hear leading up to their fight on the 17th.
Joanne Calderwood complained about not being able to get tickets to UFC 206 in Toronto to watch her teammates fight, so Dana White hooked her up.
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