Team Alpha Male head coach Justin Buchholz says that a possible superfight between Cody Garbrandt and Demetrious Johnson is something their interested in, after Garbrandt gets by T.J. Dillashaw.
The last time a bantamweight took interest in fighting Demetrious Johnson at flyweight, the UFC made a complete mess of it. T.J. Dillashaw – having found out his bout with Cody Garbrandt was off due to injury – called out ‘Mighty Mouse’ for a chance at the flyweight title. The UFC loved the idea and tried to get it booked as quickly as possible. But Johnson wasn’t all that keen, and what followed was a drawn out public spat between the flyweight king and Dana White.
Tristar head coach Firas Zahabi wants Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC to be a big one.
Last Friday, it was announced that former welterweight king St-Pierre had officially re-signed with the UFC, enabling his return to MMA competition after staying away from the sport for more than three years. St-Pierre left MMA after successfully defending his UFC welterweight title for a ninth consecutive time against Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 back in 2013. The Canadian walked away on a 12-fight winning streak and with an impressive record of 25-2.
Though Jon Jones is currently on a forced hiatus following a USADA anti-doping violation, MMA fans continue to ponder how the former light-heavyweight champion would match up against current heavyweight titleholder Stipe Miocic.
No more waking up at 11pm to begin training sessions for Conor McGregor. According to longtime coach John Kavanagh, 'The Notorious' has undergone a 'military style' training regime in preparation for Nate Diaz at UFC 202.
With Cody Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw scrapped from UFC 213, it looks as if Dillashaw will get to fight flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson in August.
Two weeks ago, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was reportedly uncertain to make July’s UFC 213 pay-per-view with a back injury, and now it’s been made official that he’s out. With Garbrandt vs. T.J. Dillashaw off, that opens the door for the former bantamweight champion to move down to flyweight and take on the sport’s pound-for-pound best, Demetrious Johnson. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto relayed this information on Tuesday night’s SportsCenter.
Cody Garbrandt didn't have to wait long until the callouts began. Just hours after Garbrandt scored a thunderous 48-second victory over Takeya Mizugaki at UFC 202, fellow bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway reached out to the UFC and requested a showdown with the fast-rising Team Alpha Male prospect.
UFC bantamweight Cody Garbrandt sees no reason a UFC 202 win shouldn’t get him a shot at champ Dominick Cruz, and he promises to make it a painful experience for “The Dominator.”
The fight that just won’t go away could be getting closer to becoming a reality... depending on who you ask.
We’re starting to trend into that weird territory so exclusive to combat sports where a fight can be both 99% a done deal, and at the same time nowhere near completion. The Pacqiuao-Mayweather zone, for short.
Conor McGregor doesn’t believe Floyd Mayweather will make it past the second round on Aug. 26.
It hasn’t been decided yet, but the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) is currently reviewing Floyd Mayweather’s request to change the 10-ounce glove size to eight-ounces on the night of his boxing showdown against Conor McGregor on Aug. 26.
Sometimes these sequels just don’t play out. After a holy grail of a first fight, the rematch between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonnar was a mostly limp affair in which Bonnar was decisioned and ultimately popped for an anabolic steroid.
It appears that Floyd Mayweather insisted on pure boxing rules for his fight with Conor McGregor, and it will cost Conor a lot of money if he goes off script.
A car hire company could be looking to take legal action against McGregor after he was pictured standing on the bonnet of one of their vehicles.
Conor McGregor may have put his troubles with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) behind him, reducing his $75,000 bottle-throwing fine to $25,000, but the Irishman could be facing legal action from a UK-based luxury car hire company after he was pictured standing on one of their Rolls-Royce vehicles.
In the aftermath of Sunday’s five-round battle with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in Las Vegas, featherweight champion Conor McGregor couldn’t help but revel in the ability of his opponent to keep pressing forward, despite taking a beating almost every time he did.
CONOR McGregor got cracked with a hefty fine on Monday for his part in the UFC 202 press conference melee that unfolded in August ahead of his rematch with Nate Diaz.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission held a meeting to determine the punishment for McGregor after the altercation that unfolded inside the MGM Grand in Las Vegas a couple of months ago.
The last time Conor McGregor fought Nate Diaz, the novelty of the pairing couldn’t help but play at the fight game libido. It was wildly imaginative, crossing the stalkton with the Irish feather, and it was equally ridiculous for McGregor to just say "yes" to another opponent switch on 11 day’s notice at a weight that was twice removed from the only weight he’d known in the UFC.
After a run of “money fights,” we may finally see a UFC title defense from lightweight champion Conor McGregor in the near future.
Conor McGregor seems finally ready to defend his UFC title. As the organization’s most popular fighter (by far) – and the only one currently who attracts a mainstream audience – the Irishman superstar has had a run of “money fights”; fights that don’t make the most sense going by the rankings but receive lots of attention and a lot of pay-per-views. Most notably, McGregor’s last bout, his boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather in August.
Conor McGregor claims he has yet to be contacted by the UFC regarding the stripping of his featherweight title.
In late November, reports surfaced about the stripping of Conor McGregor’s UFC featherweight title. After being unable to defend it for an entire year, the UFC had apparently decided to take it away from him and reinstate then interim titleholder Jose Aldo as the undisputed 145-pound world champion.
When your fines and tweets make it on a nationally syndicated sports show, you know you're doing something right.
Conor McGregor's massive $150,000 fine levied against him by Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his part in a water bottle battle with Nate Diaz and Co. -- and responding tweet -- was a topic on "Skip and Shannon: Undisputed" on FS1, where hosts Shannon Sharpe and Skip Bayless discuss the hot topics in sports.
Conor McGregor spoke about signing a deal to box Floyd Mayweather.
Dana White recently went on TNT after an NBA Playoffs broadcast to give an update about the Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor boxing match, and announce that McGregor’s side of the deal has been finalized. The two-division champion has since issued his own statement, saying he has signed a historic contract.
Retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. -- who walked away from the "sweet science" with a perfect record of 49-0 -- does not want you to compare him to Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor, because the former is an elephant and the latter is just an ant.
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