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  • Khabib Nurmagomedov calls out Conor McGregor on heels of Mayweather TKO loss

     The top ranked UFC lightweight took to social media to propose a time and place for a fight with The Notorious One.

    Moments after he was TKO’d in his pro-boxing debut by Floyd Mayweather Jr., Conor McGregor was challenged by one of his long-time UFC rivals.

    On instagram, Khabib Nurmagomedov posted a picture of himself alongside McGregor with arms raised in an Octagon. The accompanying caption read “Let’s go” tagging the UFC and Dana White. The post also included a proposed time and place for the potential match-up: UFC 219 on December 30th in Las Vegas, NV.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov not retiring, didn’t eat tiramisu: ‘I don’t eat this cake’

    Things have not been going easy for Khabib Nurmagomedov lately. The Dagestani lightweight was poised for one the biggest fights of his career back in March at UFC 209, when liver problems due to weight cutting caused him to be removed from the bout. Alongside that blow, Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap gave an interview to the press, telling them that he wants his son to retire in the next year and a half.

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov would like to ‘play with’ Conor McGregor and ‘make him give up’

    Khabib Nurmagomedov believes he would toy with Conor McGregor in the Octagon.

    Top-ranked UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely manhandled Michael Johnson at UFC 205, and the Dagestani fighter believes he’d do the same to two-division champ, Conor McGregor.

  • Khabib reiterates plan to face Ferguson in the fall: ‘If you started business, you need to finish it’

    The lightweight contender told Russian media that he has no interest in facing any other fighter until he crosses paths with Tony Ferguson. 

    Despite a lengthy absence from competition, Khabib Nurmagomedov remains a significant talking point in the lightweight discussion.

    During a recent charity visit to the Scientific and Practical Center of Pediatric Psychoneurology in Moscow, the 155-pound contender was asked delve into his professional plans for the remainder of 2017. Khabib explained that he plans to being training camp shortly following the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

  • Khan not scared of McGregor: Give me six months of MMA training and I'd be 'bang on'

    Amir Khan seems serious about a switch from boxing to MMA. Last week, the Olympic silver medalist posed inside the Octagon, claiming that 'UFC training' had started.

  • Lesnar victorious in retrun to octagon

    Back in the Octagon for the first time since 2011, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar may have answered the questions he had about himself after two bouts with diverticulitis shortened his first stint in MMA, as he returned with a unanimous three-round unanimous decision over Mark Hunt in Saturday’s UFC 200 co-main event at T-Mobile Arena.

  • Lesnar, Jones will not be fined by UFC after testing positive for same substance

    After both men tested positive for estrogen blockers, neither Brock Lesnar or Jon Jones will be fined by the UFC.

    It appears that both Brock Lesnar and Jon Jones tested positive for the same banned substance.

  • Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa signs new UFC contract

    Michael Chiesa has opted to sign a new UFC deal, as opposed to exploring the free agent market.

    Lightweight contender Michael Chiesa has signed a new four-fight deal with the UFC, as confirmed by MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani. Chiesa had one fight left on his old contract, but instead of completing his old deal and exploring free agency, he opted to re-sign with the promotion he’s been with since 2012.

  • Lingerie Fighting Championships angling to sign Ronda Rousey if she retires from the UFC

    If Ronda Rousey never fights in the UFC again, she has a spot reserved for her in the... Lingerie Fighting Championships.

  • Lobov: McGregor stops Mayweather in six rounds, Pacquiao in two

    Artem Lobov predicts how Conor McGregor would fare against either Floyd Mayweather or Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match.

    If there is one fighter who has closely worked with Conor McGregor for a long time, it would be UFC featherweight and SBG Dublin fighter Artem Lobov. “The Russian Hammer” has been present in training camps as one of the sparring partners helping McGregor prepare for many major fights.

  • Luke Rockhold happy for Dan Henderson, calls out Anderson Silva

    While the rest of the middleweights are losing their shit, thanks to the promotion’s decision to grant Dan Henderson a crack at the middleweight crown, former 185-pound kingpin Luke Rockhold is not butthurt about playing second fiddle to “Hendo.”

  • Luke Rockhold says UFC middleweight division is 'f-cked', vows to return 'in style

    Rockhold sounds off on the middleweight division and promises to 'make some noise' in his UFC return.

    It's been over one year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last set foot in the Octagon.

    Since losing his title last June to heavy underdog Michael Bisping, the top middleweight contenders have been shafted due to the UFC's questionable matchmaking policy.

  • Luke Rockhold wants to fight Mousasi but open to stepping in for Romero or Whittaker at UFC 213

    It's been over a year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last stepped foot inside the Octagon.

    The No. 2 ranked contender lost the belt in a shocking upset to Michael Bisping at UFC 199 and has kept a low-profile ever since.

    That could be about to change, however, as Rockhold told media outlet TMZ that he's training hard and 'looking for a good fight'.

  • Lyoto Machida vs. Derek Brunson to headline upcoming Sao Paulo card

    Lyoto Machida will take on Derek Brunson at UFC Fight Night 119, in October.

    Following an 18-month USADA suspension for admitting to taking a banned substance, former UFC light heavyweight champion, Lyoto Machida now has an oficial date to step back into the Octagon. As Combate reported, Machida will take on Derek Brunson in the main event of the upcoming Sao Paulo card.

  • Manager confirms Henry Cejudo will fight at UFC 218, despite injuries from California fire

    Manager Ali Abdelaziz has confirmed that Henry Cejudo’s fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC 218 will go as planned.

    UFC flyweight contender Henry Cejudo went through a terrifying ordeal on Monday, when he was caught in the middle of the Northern California wildfires. But this incident will not be an impediment to his upcoming fight against Sergio Pettis at UFC 218.

  • Manager: Anthony Johnson planning return to the UFC as a heavyweight

    Anthony Johnson and his team are meeting with the UFC this week to discuss a return to MMA, which, if it happens, would be at heavyweight.

    Anthony Johnson is planning a return to mixed martial arts, according to the former two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger’s manager — but in a new weight class.

  • Marcin Tybura devastates opponent with crushing kick to the head

    OUCH. That has got to sting.

    Marcin Tybura scored his first UFC win Saturday night after dropping opponent Viktor Pesta with a vicious head kick during the UFC Fight Night prelims.

  • Mark Hunt destroys UFC, Brock Lesnar in epic MMA Hour rant

    Hunt has fired repeated angry barbs at the UFC and Lesnar since the July 9 (US time) fight, after which two positive drug tests for Lesnar were announced by USADA.

  • Mark Hunt gets TKO over Derrick Lewis in the 4th

    The UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Hunt marquee matchup saw the #7 ranked Mark Hunt get a standing TKO on the #6 Derrick Lewis in the fourth round. The tempo was rather slow to open up the UFC Auckland main event, with both men conserving energy while being extra cautious of the other man’s power. The second frame saw the action pick up, as Hunt was able to wobble Lewis with a well placed elbow. Lewis would recover and return some fire of his own, as the big men flurried as the second round came to a close.

  • Mark Hunt rips ‘chicken sh-t’ coward Fabricio Werdum for accepting Derrick Lewis fight

    Mark Hunt is not happy about the UFC’s decision to book Fabricio Werdum against Derrick Lewis.

    Mark Hunt believes former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is ducking him.

    Hunt, who was knocked out by Werdum in an interim title fight in 2014, was hoping for a rematch with the Brazilian after beating Derrick Lewis at UFC Fight Night 110.