Well, Here’s the Good News

It’s not all doom and gloom in the MMA world. Some members of the MMA community have been doing some great things and announcing great personal news. It’s important to stay positive and I’m here to help you achieve that goal. We have decided to help keep that positivism flowing the best that we can. Nothing but good news for you to feast your eyes on.

Tony Ferguson doing some good work for the Make-A-Wish foundation. The news was reported by Ariel Helwani.

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Real Champ S**t Only. Good man, Tony. 👏

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Last week Jared Gordon was without a corner after him team contracted COVID-19. More on that later. Without a corner Gordon still wanted to fight. In steps Paul Felder. The current lightweight contender decided to help Gordon out and be in his corner. Such a classy move.

Here is Felder leaving his commentary position in order help his former training partner.

Moving onto the fight a Gordon put in a phenomenal performance winning his bout comfortably on all three judges scorecards.

The real story her is what Gordon persevered to get to that moment. The buildup to this fight was hectic and heartbreaking. See below.

It takes a special kind of human to be able to get through what Jared Gordon has gotten through. Here is a link to the full ‘The Unbreakable Man‘ piece that Shaheen Al-Shatti published years back. A remarkable story about his past battles with drug addiction. A must read story.

Ian O'Neill is a Kilkenny man living in Canada. You can catch him on Twitter most of the time talking all things MMA. Follow me on Twitter and on Instagram @ioneillmma.