It’s been a tough period for the sports world.
My thoughts are with everyone affected. Let’s move forward and excel.
I am pleased to report photographer Esther Lin’s UFC credentials have been restored. The company reversed its decision to revoke Lin and the MMAFighting.com team ‘s credentials after an outcry from the combat sports community.
Well done, but there are other journalists like Loretta Hunt who are still blackballed from attending and covering UFC events.
What happens to them?
Fight News Australia caught up with UFC strawweight Alex Chambers, who is recovering from a knee injury sustained in a submission loss at UFC 191 against Paige VanZant. She talks about a bunch of things, including the strawweight division and MMA in Australia. Click here to read it.
Team Joanna’s Ashley Yoder takes on Team Claudia’s Kate Jackson on Episode 9 of TUF 23. Check it out this Wednesday. In case you missed our thoughts on Episode 8, click here.
Naho Sugiyama (12-4-0) is your new Deep Jewels atomweight champion. She defeated Emi Tomimatsu (11-11-0) via unanimous decision at Deep Jewels 12 in Tokyo, Japan. North American fans may remember Sugiyama challenging Jessica Penne for the Invicta FC atomweight belt at Invite FC 3 back in 2012.
See you next week!