Social media completely rules our modern lives in awkward and sometimes negative ways. A fighter like Jon Jones would have been a huge star and everyone's favorite in a pre-internet era, but in an age where he can take to Twitter or Instagram and say something stupid, he tends to do exactly that and it only hurts him and everyone around him. His latest little mistake was addressing fans on Instagram in regards to him "ducking" Gustafsson and wanting to fight Cormier instead. He quickly took the video down, but this is the internet and nothing truly goes away.
As for Gustafsson, he wants his UFC Light Heavyweight Championship bout and he wants it now, which prompted him to hit Facebook with a call out of his own.
Jon "Bones" Jones, be a man, be a champ and sign that bout agreement and stop running. Keep in mind that after I beat you and become the champ I might be doing the same to you when you chase me for a rematch, as a revenge for not accepting my challenge.
Sooner or later you will have to face me, just make it sooner!
The fans wants this fight, UFC wants this fight and I want this fight, and I damn deserve it.
If there is one thing that you can say for Badr Hari it is that he always seems to be surrounded by drama. Reports surfaced yesterday of Badr Hari detained while trying to leave Dubai after a two week stay and a successful evening at GFC 3. There have been sparse details surrounding the circumstances of the situation and if it was an "arrest" or if he was simply taken in for questioning. For someone who has been through the legal ringer over the past few years like Hari, those sorts of minutiae are important.
Social media has been abuzz about Badr Hari yet again, with his hordes of fans once again coming out to decry anyone speaking about Hari, claiming that anyone reporting on the news was a "hater." As for word from Hari himself, per usual, Badr Hari is elusive and maintains his aura. We won't hear anything from Hari, but we have seen the strange disconnect that is Hari's social media give mixed messages. Badr Hari himself has stated that he doesn't have Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, but that doesn't stop multiple accounts claiming to be official and speaking for him. At some point they might have, but we never know if they are or aren't, which in 2014 is just ridiculous on many levels.
His Facebook page, on the other hand, only has a message up about celebrating 2 million likes after telling GLORY that he likes that "Arab money" and to not come to him with "coins" again.
On June 21st Daniel Ghita and Rico Verhoeven will meet in the ring for the second time, this time with the GLORY Heavyweight Championship on the line, making it an even bigger deal. Ghita vs. Verhoeven II will headline the GLORY Last Man Standing PPV event -- immediately following GLORY 17 on Spike TV -- which could be GLORY's biggest event to date.
So here is a look at GLORY's preview of Ghita vs. Verhoeven II, which I'd consider a good way to kick off your day.