It’s Super Bowl week and Houston is the center of it all. UFC fighters are just as big fans of football as anybody else and they shared their picks to win Super Bowl LI this Sunday. The New England Patriots are the favorites both with the fans as well as in the betting odds, however the Atlanta Falcons have had a great season and might have what it takes to pull the upset.
So who is the favorite among the UFC roster? Out of 15 fighters surveyed it came down to the very last vote. 3 UFC current champions gave their predictions and the Atlanta Falcons were favored, as welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley and interim featherweight champion Max Holloway believe ‘The Dirty Birds’ will get the Lombardi trophy, as oppose to flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson who thinks Bellichick and Brady will get one more ring tomorrow night.
Although Donald Cerrone was the only guy who openly said his pick was all about him brown-nosing boss Dana White, the Patriots got support from other fighters as well.
(click on page #2 to watch the fighters make their picks)