Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez is just about set to face Dustin Poirier at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas.
An extremely exciting lightweight bout is on course to happen at UFC 211 in Dallas, Texas. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on Tuesday that former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has verbally agreed to fight Dustin Poirier at the American Airlines Center on Saturday, May 13th. The UFC has not officially announced the matchup, although they are expect to do so shortly.
The rematch between Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez will have to wait.
The good news is that, according to MMA Fighting, the UFC is looking to book a rematch between lightweight standouts Dustin Poirier and Eddie Alvarez, after their pulsating bout at UFC 211 ended in a controversial no contest.
Eddie Alvarez has stared down some of the toughest fighters at 155 pounds over the course of his career. He's looked everyone from Michael Chandler to Donald Cerrone to Gilbert Melendez to Anthony Pettis to Rafael dos Anjos square in the eyes and never flinched.
Eddie Alvarez did not attend the UFC 205 post-fight press conference and has been relatively quiet since the weekend. On Tuesday, he took to Instagram to react to his loss to Conor McGregor.
The morning after his removal from Saturday’s UFC 200 main event against Daniel Cormier due to a potential anti-doping violation, interim UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones addressed the media at MGM Grand, and was clearly contrite for the situation while also denying any wrongdoing.
“I want to start by apologizing to all the fans who came out to support me for UFC 200, the UFC and the Fertittas for not being able to perform, all the staff of UFC, and I want to apologize to Daniel Cormier,” he said. “The fight meant a lot to him and a lot to me, and I want to apologize sincerely. I’m really sorry about this happening.
UFC matchmaker Joe Silva has informed the company that he will leave his job with the organization, possibly as soon as the end of 2016, MMAjunkie has learned from a person close to the situation.
UFC welterweight Erick Silva is looking to overturn his loss vs. Yancy Medeiros to a no-contest.
Erick Silva’s quest for a rare two-fight UFC winning streak came to a crashing halt earlier this month at UFC 212, as Yancy Medeiros knocked him down and eventually got the TKO victory. The timing of the stoppage by referee Eduardo Herdy, who is no stranger to controversy, was considered premature even by Medeiros himself.
Georges St-Pierre finally revealed the reason for the delay of his UFC return.
After announcing Georges St-Pierre’s Octagon return against Michael Bisping in March, the UFC decided to scrap the fight earlier this month. According to UFC president Dana White, it was because St-Pierre would only be available to fight around November.
DECORATED local combat sports fighter Jenel “The Demolition Man” Lausa made a successful debut at the Ultimate Fighting Championship yesterday, beating opponent Yao “The Conqueror” Zhikui by unanimous decision in their three-round preliminary flyweight contest at “UFC Fight Night 101” in Melbourne, Australia.
Fighting in the first of his four-fight deal with the UFC, 28-year-old Lausa did not disappoint in his maiden outing in the world’s biggest mixed martial arts organization as he dominated his opponent from start to finish en route to the UD (unanimous decision) win, 30-27, 30-27 and 30-27, in the opening fight of the UFC event at Rod Laver Arena.
Floyd Mayweather is getting more and more positive about a potential boxing match with Conor McGregor.
Now that Conor McGregor has apparently signed his side of the deal for a boxing match with legend Floyd Mayweather, everyone is asking Floyd about the status of his side of things. Over the weekend Mayweather was in the UK for his protege Gervonta Davis’ bout with Liam Walsh, and was quizzed about it at every turn.
UFC lightweight Kevin Lee will now be helping emulate Conor McGregor in sparring sessions with Mayweather.
While a contract has yet to be signed between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor for a much anticipated boxing showdown, both fighters have begun making preparations for the now seemingly inevitable superfight. One of the wildcard questions surrounding the fight is what exactly Conor McGregor will bring with him to the ring, which makes him somewhat difficult to prepare for. But Floyd is still doing what he can to find bodies to spar against that may be similar to the Irish UFC star.
Floyd Mayweather issues another response to Dana White’s $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor.
Last week, Dana White offered Floyd Mayweather a sum of $25 million to fight Conor McGregor in a boxing match. Floyd Jr. simply laughed off the offer, calling the UFC president a “f----ng comedian.”
On Saturday night, the retired undefeated boxer was at the Badou Jack-James DeGale fight, where he was showing support for the former, who was signed under Mayweather Promotions. Speaking to Fight Hype backstage, Mayweather explained further why the $25 million offer that was presented to him would not be enough.
Floyd Mayweather was in England to support his fighter, Gervonta Davis, but he was inevitably asked about fighting Conor McGregor.
After Gervonta Davis (18-0, 17 KOs) stopped Liam Walsh (21-1, 14 KOs) in England to successfully defend his IBF junior lightweight (130 lbs) title, BT Sport seized the opportunity to interview Davis’ promoter, Floyd Mayweather (49-0, 26 KOs), and of course he was asked about getting back into the ring to fight UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While Mayweather didn’t provide an answer to reporters when the topic of McGregor was brought up on Thursday, he did offer up something different on Saturday.
Maybe we should just forget about all that “embarrassing” Floyd Mayweather talk.
That’s because Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion Conor McGregor could have the greatest fight of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career if he instead battled former 170-pound kingpin Georges St-Pierre.
Ricardo Mayorga vs Conor McGregor? Looks like everyone just wants to get paid.
In the age of superfights and crossover appeal, we’ve seen a rise in fighters clamoring for fights that will net them bigger paydays via pay-per-view revenue.
Chael Sonnen has been hinting at a return to MMA for quite some time, and while he will be returning to competition, it won’t be in the UFC. The Associated Press’ Greg Beacham reported on Thursday night that Sonnen has signed a multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA.
Frank Mir would like to compete in Submission Underground, possibly against Jon Jones.
Frank Mir is coming off a first-round knockout defeat to Mark Hunt last March. With that loss marking his second consecutive one so far and also facing a long suspension, the former heavyweight champion has been forced to contemplate his future and has some second thoughts about his professional fighting career.
Back in April of last year, when Frank Mir was notified that he had been flagged by USADA for a drug test failure, one thought seemed to spring to the forefront: Retirement. For the then 36-year-old heavyweight, who started his career way back in 2001, a potential two years away from active competition seemed like a surefire career killer.
"That was probably my last time fighting," Mir said.... "I don't see any other way around it. Age is catching up to me now. I'm not gonna get any younger in the next two years,” Mir said, when faced with the possibility of suspension.
The UFC 205 card in New York is slowly but surely coming together with the full card set to be announced in just a few days.
The latest matchup added to the historic card at Madison Square Garden is a featherweight matchup between Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens.
Count Mark Henry, coach to fighters like Frankie Edgar and Edson Barboza, among those who give Conor McGregor a real shot against Floyd Mayweather.
Since the idea of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather was first floated as a possibility, there have been no shortage of fans, fighters, and pundits quick to throw shade at the competitiveness of the matchup. Mayweather, a multiple time world champion boxer, undefeated through 49 pro bouts, taking on a man in Conor McGregor who, for all his combat skills, has never boxed professionally in his life. 49-0 against 0-0 doesn’t exactly scream ‘close fight’.
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