Welcome to today's edition of Sportskeeda's daily MMA News Roundup, where we present the biggest UFC updates and other stories from the world of mixed martial arts.
In the latest issue, we talk about a female bantamweight getting real on Twitter about fighter pay, Israel Adesanya revealing he bet money for UFC 278, and more.
#3. "I had to get a job to make ends meet and have insurance to cover my pregnancy" - Julia Avila
For the Conor McGregors and Israel Adesanyas of the MMA world, fighter pay might not pose as much of an issue. However, for most people who exist in their shadows, things are not too comfortable.
Women's bantamweight contender Julia Avila took to Twitter today to give fans a glimpse into the life of a professional fighter.
She revealed how having 9 canceled fights and an injury in the same year forced her to get a job to make ends meet and take help from insurance to cover the costs of her pregnancy. She called the UFC a "dog and pony show," emphasizing how replaceable most fighters are on the roster.
Under the tweets where Avila bared her soul, fans were once again divided in their opinion on fighter pay.
#2. Israel Adesanya bets big money on Jose Aldo for UFC 278
Israel Adesanya is a betting man and wagers money on fighters in almost every pay-per-view event. Ahead of this weekend's UFC 278, 'The Last Stylebender' seems to have put his money on Jose Aldo. He shared a screenshot of his bet on 'Stake' which showed that he had wagered $7,978.81 worth of Bitcoin on Aldo for an estimated payout of $16,516.14.
The Brazilian MMA legend will face Merab Dvalishvili on the main card and is eyeing a shot at the bantamweight title next if he wins the bout.
#1. Jon Jones has a date in mind for heavyweight debut
Jon Jones finally seems to have a date in mind for his heavyweight debut.
'Bones' mentioned UFC 282 in a short tweet yesterday, followed by another saying he wants to make his heavyweight debut look like his first light heavyweight title fight.
Earlier, Dana White confirmed that Jones was indeed ready to make his return to the octagon and was waiting for an opponent to be booked against. Given the current situation in the heavyweight division, it is most likely going to be Stipe Miocic or the champion Francis Ngannou.
Given it has been well over two years since Jones last competed inside the octagon, fans have understandably grown a bit frustrated with his constant empty promises. They let him know how they feel with their reaction tweets.