Dwayne Johnson will go down as one of the most smooth transitioners from combat sports to the film industry. Under the name ‘The Rock’ he won multiple belts in the WWE and had an extremely storied career. As a result, his popularity soared in other spheres too which led to the UFC summoning him to present the symbolic BMF belt to the winner of the UFC 244 main event. Eventually, Jorge Masvidal claimed the win over Nate Diaz via 3rd round doctor stoppage and had the title wrapped around his waist.
Now, in a kind gesture, the UFC has seemingly presented ‘The Brahma Bull’ with his replica of the belt. The megastar took to Instagram to share this news with his followers. He wrote, “This BMF (Bad Motherf*cker) Title just arrived and displayed in my office. A gift from my brother (Dana White) and the (UFC)”
The Rock went on to term the gesture as “good timing.” Furthermore, he tagged both the BMF Champion Jorge Masvidal as well as Kamaru Usman who is his opponent for the UFC 251 main event. He ended his post by praising the UFC for their efforts to host international events amidst a global pandemic and hyped the mega event.
Dwayne Johnson is eager to witness UFC 251
“Huge fight.Strong card. Can’t wait. I appreciate and respect all the fighters’ inspiring efforts as the show must always go on.”
He places the belt near his bottles which led to a debate on sampling various spirits on SandhuMMA’s Twitter post. Here, the BMF belt holder stepped in and tweeted
Send Abe your address
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) July 9, 2020
The UFC President Dana White is a firm believer in the last line. He has hosted 9 events in Jacksonville, Florida, and the UFC Apex over the last 2 months. ‘Fight Island’ is the company’s first overseas offering amidst the pandemic and will feature a whole host of international names. These include Jose Aldo, Petr Yan, Alexander Volkanovski, Jessia Andrade, and Amanda Ribas.
Excitement is at a fever pitch given the star power that will be on showcase at the octagon on the beach. Furthermore, the unique prospect of witnessing three championship fights with at least one new champion guaranteed will have fans glued to their screen on Saturday. One can safely assume that ‘The Rock’ too will be watching and no prizes for guessing who he will be backing for the main event.
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