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  • White says Conor McGregor is 'taking 10 months off', Nate Diaz responds

    According to Dana White, Conor McGregor could be out until August 2017. This led Nate Diaz to announce a similar vacation.

    It looks like Conor McGregor could be out a few months longer than expected. The UFC lightweight champion (and recent UFC featherweight titleholder) was expected to be sidelined until May due to the birth of his first child. But according to Dana White during an appearance on Fox Sports Live, McGregor could be out until the fall, based on the timeline from his last fight.

  • White shoots down Nate Diaz return talk: ‘We offer him a fight every three or four months’

    UFC president Dana White isn’t buying into the Nate Diaz return banter.

    Diaz (21-10, 16-8 UFC) hasn’t competed in the Octagon since August 2016, when he dropped a unanimous decision to Conor McGregor in one of the highest-grossing events in the promotion’s history. Recently, Nate’s teammate Jake Shields said that Nate is very likely to fight again but wants it to be a big fight and worth his while financially.

  • White: ‘75 percent chance’ Mayweather vs. McGregor happens, 50-50 purse split ‘is pretty fair’

    UFC president Dana White hasn’t talked money with Floyd Mayweather yet, but he’s going to ask for a 50-50 purse split for a boxing match between Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

  • White: I’ll speak to Conor McGregor this weekend in Liverpool about his future

    The UFC president is going to sit down with his biggest star this weekend.

  • White: UFC planning on Conor McGregor fighting in 2017, responds to co-promotion demands

    Dana White is planning on having Conor McGregor fight by the end of this year, and he’s dealing with his “crazy” demands.

    The wheels are starting to spin on the UFC return of Conor McGregor, but as usual, there are bound to be some hiccups along the way. Last night while doing a Q&A for his movie, McGregor stated that he wouldn’t return to the UFC without being a co-promoter or part-owner (via MMA Junkie):

    “I was promoter on the Mayweather fight, and we’re in current negotiations. I ain’t stepping in that octagon again unless I’m part owner of the whole setup. I’m a promoter.”

  • Why did Conor McGregor call Khabib’s manager a ‘terrorist snitch’?

    Conor McGregor went after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdelaziz at the UFC 229 press conference.

    UFC superstar Conor McGregor took aim at current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov at Thursday’s UFC 229 press conference in New York City, but during staredowns, McGregor got into a heated confrontation with Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz.

  • Why Jon Jones probably isn’t getting a 4-year suspension

    Iain Kidd breaks down exactly what suspension length Jon Jones is facing and how likely each potential punishment actually is.

    There has been a lot of confusion around Jon Jones’ most recent positive test for Turinabol, with various outlets selectively reporting comments from the UFC’s Jeff Novitzky, to the extent that the man himself had to issue a correction.

  • With Mousasi gone, Thiago Santos now wants Boetsch or Brunson next

    Thiago Santos has set his sights on two fellow middleweights following his win at UFC 213.

    Fresh off a second-round TKO win over Gerald Meerschaert, Brazilian striker Thiago Santos felt like a rematch with Gegard Mousasi would be nice next logical step for him. However, now that Mousasi has closed a deal with Bellator, Santos was forced to change his mind. As he told Portal do Vale Tudo, he would like to take on veterans Tim Boetsch or Derek Brunson.

  • Woodley calls out McGregor, Bisping, GSP, Diaz brothers for July fight

    After announcing his July return, Tyron Woodley made a list of opponents he is willing to face.

    It has been two months since his rematch against Stephen Thompson, and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is already looking to make his Octagon return. Late last week, “The Chosen One” announced that he has commenced a training camp for a possible fight in July.

  • Woodley on Diaz turning down fight: He’s not scared, he wants to get paid

    Tyron Woodley explains why Nick Diaz turned down his challenge to fight at UFC 209.

    Since he won the UFC welterweight title in July of the previous year, Tyron Woodley has been clamoring for the “big money fights.” In December, he issued a challenge to Nick Diaz for a possible fight at UFC 209.

    However, Diaz had apparently turned down Woodley’s challenge. The champion did clarify that the former welterweight title challenger did not do so out of fear. Rather, it was because Diaz knows what he is worth.

  • Woodley won’t fight Usman if Till misses weight at UFC 228: ‘I deserve proper notice’

    Tyron Woodley says he’s fighting Darren Till at UFC 228 no matter what he weighs in at, and would not fight replacement Kamaru Usman on short notice.

    UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will defend his title against upstart Darren Till at UFC 228, and he has said that the bout is personal for him. Till has claimed he saw doubt in Woodley’s eyesduring a press conference to promote the fight, which Woodley obviously denied. They have continued to go back and forth with banter on social media.

  • Woodley: St-Pierre fighting Diaz is the ‘hugest b-tch move on the planet’

    UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley shares his thoughts on the talked about m

    UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been looking for his “big money fight” for a while now. After winning over Demian Maia at UFC 214 last July, he has been calling out two marquee names: former middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, and Nate Diaz.

  • WWE Executive Triple H invites Conor McGregor, Floyd Mayweather to Monday Night Raw

    The WWE is looking to capitalize on the hype around Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather by getting the two men on their television programming.

    When the boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather finally came to fruition, a lot of fans who don’t like the idea of it compared the whole idea to something that would happen in pro wrestling. So it should come as no surprise that the WWE is looking to get involved in the promotion of the August 26th bout as well.

  • Yair Rodriguez cut by UFC for turning down Lamas and Magomedsharipov bouts

    From being considered a rising star that could carry the Mexican market for the UFC, to being unceremoniously released from the roster, all in a year? That seems to be the case for Yair Rodriguez, according a report from LA Times’ Lance Pugmire.

  • Yancy Medeiros out of UFC 226 fight with Mike Perry, Paul Felder could replace him

    The UFC 226 card taking place on July 7th has taken it’s first major blow, as Yancy Medeiros is out of his fight with Mike Perry.

    The UFC 226 card taking place on July 7th has taken it’s first major blow, as Yancy Medeiros is out of his welterweight fight with Mike Perry.

  • Yoel Romero opens as big betting favorite over Michael Bisping

    The number-one contender to the UFC middleweight title has opened as a large favorite over the current champ.

    At this time last week, the UFC’s middleweight division was effectively stalled by a proposed fight between 185-pound champion Michael Bisping and the returning Georges St-Pierre. When GSP tried to delay the fight until November (or later), UFC president Dana White finally stepped in and took St-Pierre’s shot at the title away. Enter Yoel Romero.

  • Yoel Romero starts GoFundMe for Michael Bisping: ‘He will be needing money to survive’

    In the war of pre-fight banter, Yoel Romero just went nuclear.

    Sometimes all it takes for a fighter to become inspired is the right foil. For Anderson Silva it was Chael Sonnen, for Ronda Rousey it was Miesha Tate, for Conor McGregor it’s been just about everyone. And now it seems that Michael Bisping has sparked inspiration in Yoel Romero. The former Olympic silver medalist is tentatively scheduled to be the next title challenger for Bisping’s UFC middleweight title, following his November win over former champ Chris Weidman.

  • Zahabi: Georges St-Pierre should fight either Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping

    Tristar Gym head coach Firas Zahabi states his reasons why Georges St-Pierre should fight either Conor McGregor or Michael Bisping.

    After four years on the shelf, Georges St-Pierre was finally slated for his UFC return against Michael Bisping in a middleweight title fight. But after only two months since it was announced, the UFC has reportedly decided to scrap the matchup and have Bisping face Yoel Romero, instead.