Whenever UFC makes its way to Orlando in Florida, it demands a memorable outing! Fans in Florida have been an absolute treat and this time around, UFC is leaving no stone unturned to make it a special event. Several notable names will feature on the fight card, with Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland in the headliner.
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) December 2, 2022
On another note, UFC will also use the occasion to pay homage to late journalist Stuart Scott with his trademark saying, “boo-yeah” etched all over UFC’s media proceedings in Orlando. From ring girls to analysts and presenters, UFC personnel paid their respect to the legend.
What does “Boo-Yah” stand for at UFC Orlando
Stuart Scott had a way with words. No wonder, he has had several catchphrases attached to him, and they are not just limited to the media but have made their way to mainstream culture. “Boo-yah” is just one among them. “Hallah”, “As cool as the other side of the pillow”, and “It’s your world, kid … The rest of us are still paying rent,” are some other catchphrases from Scott that captivated the audience’s attention during his stint with ESPN/ SportsCenter.
Scott was a regular face for NBA and NFL coverage. However, it’s important to note, he was among the very few back in the day to give relevance to mixed martial arts. Scott took his last breath on 4 January 2015 after a valiant fight with cancer at the young age of 49. It was back in 2007 that Scott learned that he had an appendectomy and an appendix that was cancerous. He went into remission, however, was diagnosed again in 2011 and 2013.
The chemotherapy sessions became so regular, that the doctors inserted a chemotherapy port into Scott’s chest. Several years before his passing, Scott paved the way for mixed martial arts in mainstream media, becoming an MMA student himself. Even during his last days in the battle against cancer, Scott trained in mixed martial arts and would often spend his time after his chemo sessions watching UFC fights.
Even in the most darkest of his days, Stuart Scott found inspiration in mixed martial arts and left many inspired with his courageous battle with cancer.