UFC 282: Jan Blachowicz Vs Magomed Ankalaev Press Conference
UFC 282 suffered some last-minute changes, as the champ Jiri Prochazka was forced to withdraw from the combat and a rematch with Glover Teixeira, so the 205-pound belt fight between Ankalaev and Blachowicz will headline the event because Prochazka vacated the title. Plus, Ovince Saint-Preux lost his opponent, and Ponzinibbio is fighting Morono on a 5-day notice. For more info on UFC 282 full card click here.
Unfortunately, this UFC press conference might not be super-entertaining to watch, as Ankalaev doesn’t speak English. But anyway, other interesting trash-talkers might hype the upcoming UFC Las Vegas PPV event up.
Blachowicz and Ankalaev go 𝑯𝑬𝑨𝑫-𝑻𝑶-𝑯𝑬𝑨𝑫 on Saturday 😤Who do you think will get the job done?
⬇️Give us your predictions below!
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— UFC (@ufc) December 8, 2022
UFC 282 Media Day
There was some back and forth at UFC 282 media day. You can take a look at the whole playlist with the most entertaining moments here.
Jan Blachowicz says “not my fault ‘cause I can make history with second vacant title win”. Magomed Ankalaev plans to be an “active champion”, and says he doesn’t “want to escape”.
Paddy Pimblett is pissed off because no one respects him. The Brit promises a breakout performance against Jared Gordon. Yet, Jared believes Paddy and him are “the true main event of UFC 282”.
Santiago Ponzinibbio says he’s glad because Canelo Alvarez apologized for Messi comments – he didn’t even talk about his upcoming bout on Saturday. On the other hand, Alex Morono said he didn’t hesitate to accept the combat against Santiago on a 5-day notice.
Darren Till badly wants to snap his negative skid and says he’s not motivated by fame or money. He also showed off a ripped physique ahead of his comeback combat. His opponent Dricus du Plessis believes Alex Pereira won’t be a dominant champ and doesn’t look too worried about Till’s fight.
Ilia Topuria says he’ll KO Bryce Mitchell but also accuses Paddy Pimblett of “avoiding me” during the fight week.
Chris Daukaus says “reaction to losing skid made me want to kill myself”, while Jairzinho Rozenstruik vows to give a “crazy performance” against Daukaus.
Jay Perrin laughed hard at Raul Rosas Jr’s championship belt dream, and said “and I want to be Santa Claus”. Yet, the young gun fired back at his opponent, claiming Jay Perrin “would be a better Santa Claus than a fighter”.
Billy Quarantillo aims to steal the show, while Edmen Shahbazyan is ready “to put on a performance of my life”.
Where To Watch UFC 282 Press Conference?
You can enjoy watching Jan Blachowicz Vs Magomed Ankalaev’s press conference on the UFC’s official YouTube channel. It will start at 8 PM ET (2 AM CET) on Thursday.
Paddy Pimblett Vs Ilia Topuria Confrontation At UFC 282 Press Conference
The UFC matchmaking is going to be easy in the future, especially if Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria score victories over their opponents. The two went pretty much far at the UFC presser, and the security had to stop the further incident. Topuria has already had issues with Paddy at UFC London in March, and they continued at UFC 282 presser.
Pimblett's opponent Jared Gordon was answering the question, but Topuria wasted no time off, and attacked Paddy.
“He just quit when he saw me coming,” Topuria shouted. “When he sees me, he goes for the back doors.”
As expected, Paddy “The Baddy” couldn't keep his mouth shut.
“He’s obsessed with me,” Pimblett said. “He hasn’t stopped tweeting about me all week. He needs to sort his life out. That little bum’s irrelevant.
“I haven’t seen him all week The UFC have kept us apart. Cause when I saw him last time, he got a hand sanitizer bottle bounced off his [head]. Hand sanitizer boy! You’re known as hand sanitizer boy, you little mongrel.”
"Who said that?"
Paddy Pimblett and Ilia Topuria went at it again, as the #UFC282 presser went a bit off the rails. 😡
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— MMA Junkie (@MMAJunkie) December 9, 2022
Hand Sanitizer UFC London Reminder And Further Escalation
Let's remember, back at UFC London, the security stopped the major incident, but the fighters threw some punches and Paddy threw a bottle of hand sanitizer on his opponent. The Georgian-Spanish fighter didn't forget that.
“Shut up,” Topuria yelled back at Pimblett. “F*** you. You want to talk to me man to man, I went to your country, I slapped your face. I walk like a king in your streets.
“Shut up, or I’m going to stand up and crush your face right now.”
Paddy invited Topuria to confront him face-to-face on the stage, and Ilia rushed towards the 27-year-old Liverpoolian. The security had to stop him.
“Do it, then you little p***** – do something,” Pimblett said. “What’ll you do? You’ll do nothing. Go and sit back down. Sit back down you little p****.”
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