Fight fans react to new viral combat sport trend, Ice Fights
Ice fighting, which has been called “the most extreme combat sport ever conceived” by Ice Wars International, consists of two one-minute rounds in which competitors wear MMA-style gloves and spar with each other on a sheet of ice. Fights can be ended by a knockout, technical knockout, or judges’ scorecards.
According to the IWI’s website, there are three different weight classes: cruiser, for fighters weighing more than 190 lbs but less than 205 lbs; heavy, for fighters weighing between 205 and 220 lbs; and heavy, for fighters weighing 220 lbs and heavier.
Needless to say, fight fans were thrilled by the latest format and wrote:
“In Canada we call this Tuesday”
Another fan wrote:
“Whoever created this sport must be a big fan of that movie Goon”
Another fan wrote:
This is way better than Slap Fights and I don’t even hockey
Fan makes side by side comparison of Khamzat Chimaev and Colby Covington’s popularity: Check out who comes out on top
UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington can not comprehend the fervour around Khamzat Chimaev.
Covington weighed in as the backup fighter for the Leon Edwards vs. Kamaru Usman trilogy. Edwards went on to defeat Usman via majority decision, retaining the welterweight title.
Covington, who has not competed since his UFC 272 victory over Jorge Masvidal, will likely receive the next opportunity at the championship. The UFC has not scheduled a bout with Chimaev, despite the fact that rumours of a bout have been rife in recent months.
Despite the fight not occurring, Covington and Chimaev seem to have a disdain for each other.
During a press conference for UFC 286, Covington criticised Chimaev and explained why negotiations for a fight fell down:
“He talks all this shit, he talks about me in the media. They gave him a fight against ‘soy boy’ Nate Diaz and he couldn’t make weight by nine pounds. The guy sucks at fighting. He’s unprofessional. The guy couldn’t hold my fu*king jockstrap.”
A fan made a side by side comparison of the post-fight interviews of Covington and Chimaev. The Chechen fighter is head and shoulders above the American in terms of views, precisely more popular than Colby by 3.758million views.
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