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Earlier on this year I published an article discussing the Women's Featherweight Division in the UFC. Unfortunately this division, without question is the weakest division in the whole UFC. They don't even have an official top 10 ranking. Amanda Nunes is the Women's 145lb champ and that's it. As it stands even with the prospect of Kayla Harrison making her way to the UFC for a "super-fight" with Amanda Nunes. That's really all we have to look forward to regarding that division. Unless of course out of nowhere Dana fines an absolute monster of a woman with a following that rivals Conor McGregor. Which let's be real, what are the odds of that happening? I still have faith the division can grow given enough time and love, but while we wait on that. If we can't go heavier, let's see what would happen if we went lighter for the 5th UFC women's weight class.
Double champ is back
I'm a little late but sue me. I still have to work my day job so I'm not writing as much as I would like but I'm working on that I promise. Anyways, Amanda Nunes is back, that fight was a freaking war! Wow, that fight definitely lived up to the hype and certainly earned the UFC way more fans. I have to give it up to both Pena and Nunes. I didn't really mind who won the rematch, the narratives both ways were great. But it is amazing to literally watch history be made, as Amanda said in her post fight interview she's the only double champ to regain her double champ status after losing one of her belts.
New Worlds challenge
"Nobody can hear a scream in the vacuum of space, or so they say." I hate to break it to everyone reading this, but that fact is most certainly wrong. Let me explain. Very few people can say they've been to space, I happen to be one of those people who can say that. My name is Reed, I'm here to share my story. I hope this doesn't deter you from space, but I need to share my first hand experience in space. This story takes place about 6 months ago when I got a call from an old friend.
I wake up to bright florescent lights and loud noises. For some reason things are shaking, I think to myself "This feels like the hangover from hell. What the hell happened to me? The noise, the lights, and the movement means I have to be on the train. My eyes are still fuzzy, I'm blinking hard hoping to get my vision back. Thankfully after a few moments I'm able to open my eyes. From what I can see it is dark though outside, strangely dark. It is winter and I know this time of year is usually dark, but I can't identity anything outside through the windows.
The year was 1912, I was 20 years old and I'd gotten a job aboard the Unsinkable Titanic. I was just a general crew hand so anything and everything that was needed of me, I'd help where I could when I could. Essentially sun rise to sun set I was working and afterwards I was free to do what I pleased. It was good money I could send back home to my wife and son. Forgive me, where are my manners? My name is Howard Trevor, pleasure to meet you. This is my story aboard the Titanic.
TUF 30: Pena/Nunes
I legitimately thought I was done talking about the UFC for a while but this is huge news. It's official, TUF season 30 will be coached by current Women's Bantamweight Champion Vanessa Pena and former Women's Bantamweight Champion/current Women's Featherweight Champion Amanda Nunes. After the season is done, the two coaches will square off in their immediate rematch for the 135lb belt.
Ranking the 4 Disney+, MCU TV shows of 2021
Although I miss the Marvel Netflix series, and it breaks my heart Netflix will be removing those shows on March 1st. The Disney+ shows we've gotten so far, has me incredibly excited for the future of the small screen MCU. Especially with shows like Moon Knight, She-Hulk, Secret Invasion and even Ms. Marvel on the way in 2022. So why not rank the first 4 live action shows in order from my most to least favorite. Key word though, live action. I'm going to write about "What-If?" soon enough, but with how much I can work with for "What-If?" that show deserves its own article.
Super bowl LVI
It's official the Cincinnati Bengals and LA Rams are going to the Super Bowl this weekend, Sunday kick off at 3:30pm PST. It has been a crazy year to say the least. The 2020-2021 NFL season was played in it's entirety, but the stands were completely empty. We finally were allowed to have stands full of fans back in attendance for the first time since the pandemic started. This season was also extended from 16 to 17 regular season games, this was done by converting one of the four preseason games into a regular season game. Covid of course was a problem all throughout the season across all 32 teams. The Football world lost John Madden, RIP. Then last but not least, the craziest news dropped only a few days ago. Tom Brady has officially retired after 22 long seasons in the NFL, honorable mention to Ben Roethlisberger's farewell tour this season. So now onto the big game.
Just win baby
Let's go, Raiders! Finally, as of Sunday 1/9/2022 the Las Vegas Raiders have punched their ticket to the 2021-2022 NFL playoffs. The Raiders clinched their Wildcard spot in an insane OT win over the LA Chargers. Just a quick refresher for context of how this could have played out. Either team wins they eliminate the loser from the playoffs and the Steelers get in. They tie and they both get in, but the Steelers are eliminated from the playoffs. At first the Raiders seemed like they had this game in the bag, until Justin Herbert decided he just didn't feel like losing that night. Multiple 4th and long conversions in the last 5 minutes of the game, and a touchdown in literally the last seconds to tie the game for overtime. Both teams get field goals and now it's Raiders ball. The Raiders are running down the clock running the ball, and according to Carr and Bisaccia they were prepared to just take the tie. That was until LA called a time out, so the Raiders decided to just go for the game winning kick and take playoff ticket if LA didn't want to tie.
Will we ever see a 3 division UFC champion??
At the time of publishing this article, we're about a week removed from UFC 269 where Amanda Nunes dropped her 135lb title to Julianna Pena. No sleep lost for Amanda though, she still has her 145lb belt and there's definitely no Featherweights coming to challenge her any time soon. I mean MAYBE if the UFC signs Kayla Harrison and she drops down to Featherweight. But that's a big if. So yeah, Amanda's 145lb belt is going to stay safe around her waist for a very long time.
Double champ Valentina?
Very recently I published an article discussing the future of the UFC Women's Featherweight division now that Amanda has dropped her Bantamweight belt to Julianna Pena. While writing said article, I very briefly talked about their rematch. Then; Valentina's rematch against Amanda then came to mind. This was/is a very controversial victory for Amanda. We'll never see the trilogy though, but that's fine. However, let's say Amanda loses the rematch against Pena, doesn't take the rematch at all, or decides to wait for the rematch for some tune up fights first. What if Valentia steps up and wants Pena's Bantamweight belt?
UFC Women's Featherweight division
At the time of publishing this article, it has only been a few days since Julianna Pena's crazy upset victory over Amanda Nunes for her Bantamweight title at UFC 269, on 12/11/2021. Which got me thinking, sure Amanda and Pena are definitely going to run it back for an immediate rematch. They absolutely have to and Pena immediately offered a rematch, but as it stands we're waiting on Amanda's word for a rematch. Let's say it doesn't happen though for whatever weird reason. What about Amanda's Featherweight belt, what is she and the UFC going to do with that belt?