Next step, get them inside the Octagon.
The world tuned in to see France and Croatia in the 2018 FIFA World Cup Final at the Luzhniki Stadium in Moscow, Russia. In an absolutely thrilling contest, France defeated the surprise first-time finalists 4-2, giving them their second World Cup triumph in their history.
The UFC had five pay-per-view events eclipse one million buys, four of which were headlined by Conor McGregor or Ronda Rousey.
The UFC’s 2016 was a fantastic one in terms of viewership. Through three Conor McGregor fights, Ronda Rousey’s end-of-year return, and Brock Lesnar’s one-off comeback, the UFC had an extraordinary five PPVs reach at least one million buys in a calendar year, which is a first for either MMA or boxing. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer broke down the numbers.
Conor McGregor is confident that he will compete in boxing, not MMA, on his next bout.
Conor McGregor doubled up on recent talks about a possible boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. According to the 2-division MMA champion, whether the UFC is on board on not, he is confident his next bout will be in a ring instead of a cage.
Conor McGregor believes he is still the UFC 145-pound champion, even if it is Max Holloway who holds the current title.
Conor McGregor set a new record in November 2016 at UFC 205 when he won the UFC lightweight belt. This made him the first and only fighter to hold two titles from two different weight classes at the same time.
Conor McGregor reveals what Floyd Mayweather was saying to him during their face off at the first presser in Los Angeles on Tuesday.
After almost a year of social media wars that led to the fight’s finalization in June, Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor finally shared the stage on Tuesday at the fight’s kick-off presser in Los Angeles. Their staredown afterward was already an event itself, but the words exchanged were inaudible from the crowd’s point of view.
Conor McGregor admits he needs to work on his conditioning for future fights.
While Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s superior boxing prowess was on display on Saturday night, another major factor for Conor McGregor’s loss was fatigue. It has been his problem since he fought Nate Diaz at UFC 196 more than a year ago.
Conor McGregor is calling for more weight divisions in mixed martial art
Many fighters in the UFC alone have been calling for more weight classes. Talks about a possible 165-pound title fight between Dustin Poirier and Nate Diaz at UFC 230 even surfaced recently, but the UFC simply dismissed them as mere rumors.
Conor McGregor sets his conditions for a third fight against Nate Diaz.
After his high-profile boxing match against Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor will now be facing his unfinished business in the UFC. One of them is a possible trilogy fight against Nate Diaz, among his other obligations as the undisputed lightweight champion.
Conor McGregor says it is impossible for any of his opponents to prepare to fight him.
Floyd Mayweather Jr. may be unbeaten and considered to be the best boxer in the game today, but it goes without saying that Conor McGregor is one of his more unique opponents in many aspects. In terms of fighting technique, The Money Team says they have covered all bases and will be expecting the “awkward style” that McGregor will be bringing to the table on fight night.
John Kavanagh revealed a game plan that was pretty different from what most pundits expected heading into UFC 229.
John Kavanagh sat down with Joe Rogan recently, discussing Conor McGregor’s loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov. While most coaches keep their cards close to their chest, especially coming off a devastating loss, the SBG Ireland head opened up and explained their game plan coming into the UFC 229 main event.
Tony McGregor, father of Conor McGregor, responded to the allegations of racism that have been directed at his son since his press conference antics building his bout with Floyd Mayweather.
The four-stop press tour that Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather went on to promote their August fight last week drew a lot of fans and generated a fair amount of controversy. Perhaps the most divisive thing that came up were some claims of racism that were thrown Conor’s way for comments early on in the tour.
An update on Conor McGregor’s legal situation as he approaches his next court appearance.
Conor McGregor’s legal team has denied reports that the Irishman is close to agreeing a deal with prosecutors in New York in regards to his bus attack that took place prior to UFC 223 in April.
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.
Daniel Cormier says Tony Ferguson’s glaring flaws would cost him in a future bout with Conor McGregor.
Tony Ferguson won the interim lightweight title at UFC 216 by beating Kevin Lee, which possibly lines him up for a title unification bout against Conor McGregor. According to current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier though, his glaring flaws would be his downfall in that potential match up.
Cortney Casey will look to snap her two-fight skid on short notice at UFC Lincoln.
UFC Fight Night 135 took a hit on Thursday — but it was only brief.
Alexa Grasso is out of her scheduled strawweight bout against Angela Hill due to a knee injury. ESPN’s Ariel Helwani first reported the news, saying Grasso was forced off the card due to “undisclosed reasons.” Grasso later said in an Instagram post she tore her LCL in training and is expecting to recover within “a few weeks.”
Colby Covington had some choice words for both Darren Till and Stephen Thompon’s performance at UFC Liverpool last weekend.
UFC Liverpool’s main event fight between Darren Till and Stephen Thompson was not exactly an exciting one. Both were criticized for essentially point-fighting and being overly cordial with each other, as well as the judging that led many, including “Wonderboy”, to believe that it was swayed by the pro-Till crowd in attendance.
A champ vs. champ fight might be headed to Dallas’ American Airlines Center in September.
Another superfight might be going down later this year.
On Wednesday, UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg said on Twitter that she has agreed to a fight against women’s bantamweight champion — and fellow Brazilian — Amanda Nunes at UFC 228. It doesn’t appear that Cyborg vs. Nunes is a done deal, but perhaps it’s one step closer to happening. Nunes has yet to comment on Cyborg’s tweet.
Ronda Rousey’s camp finally broke silence after nine months when coach Edmond Taverdyan brought up the idea of a possible fight with Cris Cyborg. It is a long overdue match-up that has been talked about since Rousey’s days as the dominant women’s bantamweight champion just four years ago.
Rousey is a far cry from that fighter that finished her opponents within 30 seconds. And now that the tables have turned, and Cyborg finally has a UFC title in her possession, she is no longer interested in what was once the most-buzzed fight in women’s MMA.
Strawweight Cynthia Calvillo believes her fight against Poliana Botelho will be the hardest one of her career.
UFC strawweight Cynthia Calvillo is ready to get back in the win column at UFC Argentina.
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