Josh Emmett, a talented UFC featherweight, has been facing challenges in gaining the recognition he deserves. Despite his impressive performances inside the Octagon, his skills and achievements have often gone unnoticed by the wider audience.
Emmett made his UFC debut in May 2016 and showcased his potential as a rising star in the sport. However, in April 2017, he experienced his first professional defeat at the hands of Desmond Green during UFC 210.
Despite this setback, Emmett bounced back with consecutive victories against Ricardo Lamas and Felipe Arantes. Unfortunately, his winning streak was interrupted by a loss to Jeremy Stephens, and an injury sustained during the bout forced him to take a break from competition for over a year.
After making a full recovery, Emmett resumed his winning ways and secured notable victories against stars like Michael Johnson, Mirsad Bektic, Shane Burgos, Dan Ige, and Calvin Kattar. However, during his bout with Burgos, he suffered a second knee injury, which sidelined him for an additional 1.5 years.
Following his bout with Kattar, the UFC granted Emmett the opportunity to compete for the interim title. As the highly anticipated matchup against Yair Rodriguez at UFC 284 approaches, some old photos have resurfaced, drawing attention from fans.
While Emmett has never failed a test or faced suspension by the USADA, concerns about his physique have been raised by MMA enthusiasts. Specifically, fans have pointed out his allegedly enlarged pectoral muscles, which they attribute to a condition called gynecomastia. This condition has been associated with PED usage in the past, with Israel Adesanya being a prominent example.
However, it is important to note that Emmett has consistently tested negative for PEDs throughout his career, dispelling any suspicions of PED use. Recent images of Emmett fueled the rumors once again, with a flare up of the mentioned condition obvious at weigh ins for this weekend’s event.
Emmett’s upcoming bout against the undefeated Ilia Topuria presents a significant opportunity for him to solidify his position in the UFC. Despite the attention drawn to his physique during weigh-ins, Emmett remains focused on his performance inside the Octagon.
Since 2014, Benny A. King has been fully immersed in the world of combat sports. Starting with a blog about Greco Roman wrestling, Benny’s passion for combat sports has led him to explore various disciplines.