Brendan Schaub recently tried to bet boxing personality Max Kellerman a cool $100,000 that not only would Conor McGregor land punches on Floyd Mayweather, but went as far as to say he’d even win a few rounds of their scheduled 12-round boxing match, which is set to go down on Aug., 24, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Dillon Danis, Conor’s jiu-jitsu coach, is doing one better, as he told TMZ Sports that “Notorious” will not only defeat the former best pound-for-pound boxer in the world, but he will knock him out in under six rounds.
Daniel Cormier believes him and Jon Jones as the new breed of light heavyweights are better than their predecessors.
Just a decade ago, the likes of Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell were the kings of the light heavyweight division. But in 2011, the new breed of 205-pound champion emerged in the form of Jon Jones.
Cristiane Justino will fight in the UFC octagon for the second time while Renan Barao is set to face off with Phillipe Nover according to a report from Brazilian site UOL.
Long before Cris "Cyborg" Justino was fighting in the UFC, she seemed like the ultimate test for former women's champion Ronda Rousey.
The fight was teased for years and even UFC president Dana White predicted that if "Cyborg" ever met Rousey in the Octagon that it would end up as the highest-selling pay-per-view of all time.
The last time Incivta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had to make the cut to 140 pounds was a harrowing affair. Justino looked gaunt and frail on the scales the day before her swift UFC 198 victory over Leslie Smith.
Cris Cyborg wants to continue fighting in the Octagon, but don't ever expect her to challenge for the UFC bantamweight championship.
She simply can't do it.
Cyborg currently holds the Invicta FC featherweight championship, and was the Strikeforce featherweight champion. While adding another belt to her collection would be a welcome addition, if the UFC continues to leave the 145-pound weight class on the sidelines, Cyborg will continue to take catchweight bouts.
Soccer superstar Cristiano Ronaldo stepped into the cage to face off with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.
Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC will be for Michael Bisping’s middleweight championship belt.
Legendary former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will mark his UFC return by fighting for a title. Dana White announced on ESPN’s SportsCenter that GSP will go up against reigning middleweight champion Michael Bisping, who has clamored for this fight for almost a full year. No date or venue has been confirmed, but White noted that it’ll be held during the second-half of 2017 and that there will be a press conference held in Las Vegas on Friday, March 3rd.
A bout for the new women’s featherweight title will headline UFC 208.
The newest UFC title will be competed for in the main event of UFC 208. The event, which goes down February 11th in Brooklyn, will be headlined by Holly Holm vs. Germaine de Randamie for the UFC women’s featherweight title. UFC president Dana White confirmed the news in an interview with Fox 5 in New York (via MMA Weekly).
The move was widely expected, considering they didn’t have another title bout to add to the card.
The $4 billion sale of the UFC to WME-IMG not only proved the financial viability of the company in the sports market, but it also raised several questions by fighters about the pay they are receiving for services rendered.
Will Brock Lesnar and CM Punk ever return to the Octagon? UFC president Dana White gives us an update on their status.
Two of the biggest MMA stories of 2016 involved popular pro wrestlers stepping into the Octagon for real fights. One was a return, as former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar ended five-year retirement to come back at UFC 200 to defeat Mark Hunt. The other was CM Punk, who finally stepped in for the first time but was beaten badly by Mickey Gall at UFC 203.
Mickey Gall will have to pick a new walkout song for his fight with CM Punk on Saturday night at UFC 203 after his first choice was nixed by the promotion.
UFC president Dana White gives an in-depth take on the altercation between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana.
Much has been made of the interaction between Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana at the Athletes Retreat a couple of weeks ago. Magana had been taunting Cyborg on social media and Cyborg confronted her about it, eventually punching her in the face. Cyborg was cited for misdemeanor battery, and while Magana made a huge deal of it, she was out partying with the rest of the fighters that very night.
Dana White feels almost obligated to make the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor match happen, for one specific reason.
In past interviews, UFC president Dana White has been vocal about his opposition on the much-hyped Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor boxing match. But at the same time, he never closed his doors on it.
Top Rank Boxing CEO Bob Arum recently took a handful of swipes at the UFC, claiming not only that the promotion is paying off lobbyists to avoid added government regulation but also that drug use in the sport far outweighed that of boxing.
Dana White fires back at both Jeff Mayweather and Bob Arum for their previous purse split claims.
The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor saga gained so much traction nowadays, so much so that boxing personalities have made their respective claims on the supposed purse split between the two fighters.
It looks like Yoel Romero earned a title shot at UFC 205.
“The Solider of God” arguably picked up the biggest win of his career on the main card of the landmark event, which took place in New York City’s Madison Square Garden on Saturday evening. He knocked out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman with a devastating flying knee, followed up by vicious ground-and-pound, just 24 seconds into the third round.
The last couple of weeks in the MMA world have been confusing, to say the least.
UFC 205, which will host the promotion’s long awaited debut in New York, was expected to feature a lightweight championship showdown between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor in the main event. After several conflicting reports, however, it’s now looking like Alvarez will defend the 155-pound title against Khabib Nurmagomedov instead.
UFC president Dana White is giving it a last-ditch effort to negotiate with Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather to get their boxing match booked.
If you go by UFC president Dana White’s words in recent days, things have taken a turn for the worse as far as booking Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. White went from thinking there’d be a better chance of him backing Tom Brady up in the Super Bowl than Mayweather-McGregor happening, to changing his stance and saying to Conan O’Brien that he believed it was going to happen.
Dana White ripped on Floyd Mayweather for the remarks made against Conor McGregor.
After a historic win at UFC 205, a good number of opportunities have opened up for Conor McGregor. Along with it also came the resurgence of talks about the much buzzed about super fight with Floyd Mayweather Jr.
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