Monday was a big day for sports wagerers that reside in the State of New York. After watching the New York Racing Association successfully launch their mobile app and seeing their fellow enthusiasts in other states being able to bet on NFL games right from their phones, New Yorkers can finally join the party. On Monday New York State Gaming Commission gave the OK for 9 operators to launch mobile sports betting sites for the state.
With Miocic Vs Cormier III in the books and Stipe is the "Baddest Man on the Planet" one question remains, Who's next? The world of fight sports is politicking to be the next to take on Miocic. With names like Francis Ngannou, Jon 'Bones' Jones, and well anyone looking for a Heavyweight payday calling out Stipe the next major UFC pay per view opponent. Who should the next UFC Heavyweight Championship contender be?
If you're a fan of the UFC you probably already know who Derrick "The Black Beast" Lewis is. Lewis is a heavyweight with superior knock out power and an even more superior post-fight interview power. Lewis has a mixed martial arts record of 24 - 7 - 1 with 19 0f those 24 wins coming via knockout. What's even more impressive is that Lewis is completely fearless with a mic in his face.
History will be made this Saturday night live from Abu Dhabi. UFC 251 will not be the first event from Yan Island but it will be the first from "Fight Island". The distinction could be lost on some but Fight Island is UFC president Dana White's answer to restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Obviously White was going to pull out all the stops on this fight card to prove he could make Fight Island work so we have a monster event. MMA insider from MMAFighting.com Mike Heck Joins Levack and Goz to preview the card and discuss which fighters have the most on the line Saturday night.
To be honest the card for UFC 251 already had the makings of a "Super Card" before the addition of the reigning BMF champion Jorge "Game Bred" Masvidal. However, it is must watch now. UFC 251 was already going to be super interesting due to the "Fight Island" aspect and three fights that have main event quality but Jorge Masvidal getting his first true title fight against Welterweight Champion Kamaru Usman takes it to another level.
Recently Conor McGregor joined Jon "Bones" Jones and Jorge Masvidal by "retiring" from the UFC. No one I know believes that any of the three superstar fighters have any intention of actually retiring but McGregor is known for retiring and then returning. This would be his third time retiring from the UFC. In a recent interview with TMZ, Ali Abdelaziz may have lit the spark that sees Conor return and could have possibly angered UFC president Dana White.
The long-awaited debut of Sony's next-gen game console the PS5 is scheduled for tomorrow June 11th, 2020 at 4 pm EST. The original debut was postponed due to the ongoing protests revolving around the murder of George Floyd. Sony felt as though it wasn't the right time but tomorrow the wait is over.
The UFC was the first live sport to return to the United States with UFC 249 last Saturday and they have a Fight Night tonight on ESPN. Richard Hunter from Phoneboothfighting.com where he hosts a podcast with former UFC Heavyweight Champion Frank Mir joined Levack and Goz to recap UFC 249 and talk the future of the UFC.