Nathaniel Wood and Lerone Murphy have been engaged in a heated social media rivalry after Wood was forced to pull out of a matchup against ‘The Miracle’ due to a big knee wound that happened on a dogwalk.
Murphy continued his unbeaten MMA record with a split decision victory over Gabriel Santos at UFC 286.
Although Murphy emerged victorious, Wood used his Twitter account to tease his rival by using his dog as a dummy to demonstrate a takedown.
In the video, Wood mimicked Santos’ technique to carry Murphy across the octagon for a powerful takedown.
It’s unclear what sparked the social media feud between the two English prospects, but Wood’s taunting on Twitter suggests that he might want to face off against Murphy in the future.
Despite ‘The Miracle’s’ undefeated record in the UFC, Wood seems to be keen on a potential matchup after throwing numerous insults at Murphy on social media.
Murphy, on the other hand, seems content with his latest win and has dismissed Wood’s attempts to re-book the bout.
However, with Wood’s recent success since moving up to featherweight, and Murphy’s impressive record in the UFC, a potential matchup between the two prospects would be intriguing for MMA fans.
Murphy’s UFC record stands at 4-0-1, with the draw coming in his promotional debut against Zubaira Tukhugov.
Meanwhile, Wood has a 6-2 record in the UFC, with a 2-0 streak since moving up to featherweight in 2022. With both having impressive records, it’s not surprising that a potential matchup between them has garnered attention among MMA enthusiasts.
In their Twitter exchange, both threw verbal jabs at each other, with Wood poking fun at Murphy’s takedown and Murphy dismissing Wood’s insults. Despite the back-and-forth, it remains to be seen if the two fighters will face off in the octagon anytime soon.
What was the view like ? pic.twitter.com/B8Rqkvb2tr
— Nathaniel Wood (@TheProspectMMA) March 18, 2023
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.