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The year 2021 was a very important exam for the UFC. The business model changed after the pandemic and the company has adapted very well. He has


The year 2021 was a very important exam for the UFC. The business model changed after the pandemic and the company has adapted very well. He has reduced costs by taking Fight Nights to the Apex in Las Vegas (Precinct of his property) and only the PPV does with the public. The logistical part, although it might seem counterproductive to do the shows with very little public (usually VIP), went ahead.

On the sporting level, the challenge was also great. Khabib Nurmagomedov retired at the end of 2020, and although he was tried to return, he was out. For its part, Jon Jones is taking his rise to heavyweight in stride. He also had options to return, but turned them down. The top two names in the pound-for-pound rankings were out, and someone had to step up. Kamaru Usman was that fighter. The welterweight champion defeated Gilbert Burns, Jorge Masvidal (with one of the finishes of the year) and Colby Covington. He has swept his division and that takes him to number one on the UFC list and also to the pound-for-pound KO a la Carrera (AS Audio’s MMA podcast directed by Álvaro Carrera and which has journalist Andrés Lichtveld as a weekly commentator) .

He certainly deserves that position, he has swept his division and although Colvington seems to be uncomfortable, the Untouchable Cloak is still with him. He has 19 consecutive victories and six UFC titles in a row. Its ceiling seems not to be glimpsed. There are many names who want to challenge him, but at the moment he does it as the main fighter in the UFC. Everyone wants to be the best, but the pound-for-pound top 1 is yours. The best of the year.