UFC superstar Conor McGregor, through an Instagram post, has lent his support to India as the country battles the second wave of COVID-19. McGregor, while training with India's Ramston Rodriguez, wrote, "I know first hand how strong India and its people truly are! I stand with India in their fight through Covid." McGregor also tipped Rodrigues as India's next heavyweight champion.
UFC President Dana White on May 10 confirmed that Derrick Lewis is being targeted as heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou's next opponent later this summer. With the confirmation, White settled the argument if former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is next for Ngannou. Earlier, Jones was expected to fight the winner of the heavyweight title. However, Jones' demand of $30 million for the fight halted the negotiations.
Adding more millions to his fortune, UFC Megastar Conor McGregor sold a majority stake of his whiskey brand Proper Twelve to Proximo Spirits for a whopping $600-million deal. Proximo Spirits reportedly owned 49% stake earlier, but the current stake and length of the deal is still unknown. However, McGregor still remains the brand's face, along with his partners Audie Attar and Ken Austin, having a fair share.
Speculations about MMA veteran Nick Diaz's UFC return with a fight against Khamzat Chimaev are being made after the former was spotted at UFC 261 on April 25. While UFC President Dana White had stated, "Nick wants a fight", he also said that Diaz might be the comeback opponent for Chimaev. Diaz had last competed in the UFC in 2015, reason majorly being his spat with the company.
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The UFC Megastar Conor McGregor, over a tweet on April 20 announced his idea of buying Manchester United in the newly formed European super league. Citing his decision, the two-division world champion wrote, "Hey guys, I'm thinking about buying Manchester United! What do you think?" Reportedly, the nascent tournament has drawn criticism from many including FIFA and UK PM Boris Johnson for allegedly being… read-more
Two-division World Champion Amanda "The Lioness" Nunes is set to defend her UFC Bantamweight title against Julianna Pena at UFC 265. Pena called Nunes out after her victory against Olympic silver medalist Sara McMann at UFC 257. Considered by many as the greatest female fighter to walk the earth, Nunes currently rides a 12 fight win-streak with the recent one being against Megan Anderson at Featherweight.
Clearing all speculations over the trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier, UFC President Dana White has stated that the fight is confirmed for UFC 264 on July 10. Moreover, the event will take place in Las Vegas' T-Mobile arena with a full capacity of 20,000 fans in attendance. McGregor, after his Twitter spat with Poirier, had confirmed to sign the agreement on April 14.
Former two-division champion Conor McGregor looks determined to cancel his fight against Dustin Poirier as he put out a tweet searching for his next opponent. McGregor wrote, "Looking to start the foundations of a good fight you guys, who's in? McGregor Vs ...?" As of now, fighters like Michael Chandler, Kevin Lee, Rafael Dos Anjos and Michael Johnson have checked in their name for UFC 264.
Former two-division UFC champion Conor McGregor has predicted to knock out opponent Dustin Poirier in round four of their trilogy bout at UFC 264 on July 10. Sharing his picture on Instagram, the 'Mystic Mac' wrote that victory will come via a front kick to the nose. The competition currently stays tied at 1-1 after Poirier defeated McGregor in round two of their second fight at UFC 257 in January.
Lightweight contender Dustin Poirier has reportedly signed the contract for a trilogy bout with two-division champion 'The Notorious' Conor McGregor at UFC 264 on July 10. But the deal is only halfway done as McGregor is yet to ink the contract and the UFC's official announcement is also awaited. With the potential trilogy, Poirier is aiming at a massive payday as he chose to fight McGregor over the vacant lightweight title.