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Luke Rockhold has officially called out Logan Paul for a boxing match. Rockhold is looking for a high-profile boxing opponent after parting ways with the UFC. He initially called out Jake Paul, but he’s now turning his focus to the older Paul brother. After attending Bellator 290, the former UFC champion was approached in the parking lot for a quick interview with InsideFighting.
Ciryl Gane is not worried about the wrestling danger of Jon Jones. Gane believes Jones will be ready for a move up to the heavyweight. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been out of action since defeating Dominick Reyes in Feb. 2020 at UFC 247. He relinquished the title following the win and embarked on a mission to become the heavyweight champion. Three years later, he will finally make his debut in the heavyweight division against former interim UFC heavyweight titleholder Ciryl Gane at UFC 285 on Mar. 4.
Alexander Volkanovski Ready to Smack the Smirk off Islam Makhachev’s Face: ‘I’ll Be the One Smirking’
Alexander Volkanovski plans on smacking the smirk off of Islam Makhachev’s face this weekend. The top two best pound-for-pound fighters in the world will meet in a champion vs. champion superfight on Saturday night as the UFC heads to the land down under for UFC 284. Fresh off his second-round submission victory over Charles Oliveira in October to capture the lightweight championship, Makhachev will defend his title against reigning featherweight titleholder and No. 1 ranked fighter in the world, Alexander Volkanovski in a main event for the ages.
Former UFC two-division champion Daniel Cormier does not think Fedor Emelianenko is the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time. Emelianenko is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists ever. He boasts a stellar resume with multiple championships under his belt and a dominant unbeaten run between 2001 and 2009 under the Pride and Affliction banner. He walked away from professional competition after a final outing against Ryan Bader at Bellator 290.
John McCarthy explained why doesn’t think Michael Chandler made a smart decision in agreeing to fight Conor McGregor. “Big John” also doubts that “Iron” Mike could beat “The Notorious”. While many are thrilled to have learned about Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler going head-to-head in...
Daniel Cormier Says Michael Chandler Should Sustain ‘Constant Attack’ From ‘Annoying Guy’ Conor McGregor
Daniel Cormier weighed in on the upcoming clash between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler at The Ultimate Fighter Season 31. DC said the key for “Iron” Mike to be at his best is not to let “The Notorious” get into his head. Daniel Cormier agrees that...
Laura Sanko Surprised By Conor McGregor Coaching The Ultimate Fighter: ‘That’s A Ton Of Work And Commitment’
Laura Sanko is surprised Conor McGregor decided to coach The Ultimate Fighter again. Dana White announced last week that ‘The Notorious’ and Michael Chandler will be the TUF 31 coaches, with a highly-anticipated matchup after the season. Sanko joined Sean O’Malley and Tim Welch on the TimboSugarShow to discuss the big announcement. The UFC commentator was asked if she was surprised about McGregor’s decision and had this to say:
Diego Sanchez has a few options laid out following his upcoming BKFC debut. The first-ever ‘TUF’ winner will be facing off against former boxing champion Austin Trout on Feb. 17. While beating Trout remains Sanchez’s main focus, he has also been thinking about his hit-list of potential opponents after their fight concludes.
Ciryl Gane is all good if he never gets a rematch with Francis Ngannou. One year after defeating Gane in a closely-contested bout, the UFC Heavyweight Champion would part ways with the company, leaving his title for the taking. ‘Bon Gamin’ will take on the returning Jon Jones for the vacant heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 285 on March 4th.
Dillon Danis has found himself in another controversial headline. ‘El Jefe’ seems to always be surrounded by negative publicity nowadays. The 29-year-old is being accused of promoting a fake NFT project. Danis has claimed in the past that he makes most of his money on social media, including companies paying him to promote products. He recently advertised an NFT company on Twitter by saying:
Even Steve-O has chimed in on the criticism towards Dana White’s new Power Slap League. The league launched earlier this year shortly after the sport of slap fighting began to go viral on social media. However, given some controversy involving UFC president Dana White and his wife on New Year’s Eve, the league faced a bit of backlash upon its launch.
Dana White Refuses To Hail Fedor Emelianenko As Heavyweight GOAT: ‘He Never Got To Test Himself Over Here’
UFC president Dana White explained why he still thinks Fedor Emelianenko is not MMA’s heavyweight GOAT. “The Last Emperor” has announced his retirement after a TKO loss to Ryan Bader. MMA pioneer Fedor Emelianenko has often been widely regarded as the greatest heavyweight fighter of all time. UFC...
Ryan Bader Says Beating Francis Ngannou Makes Him ‘Legit’ But Doubts Ex-UFC Champ Will Join Bellator
Ryan Bader will be down to fight Francis Ngannou the moment the former UFC champion signs with Bellator. The reigning Bellator heavyweight champion knows beating “The Predator” will be good for his career. After spoiling Fedor Emelianenko’s farewell fight with a TKO win at Bellator 290, Ryan Bader...
Kevin Lee Joins the UFC roster once again with an exclusive deal. Kevin Lee’s exclusive contract with UFC confirmed by ESPN. Former Lightweight Contender to rejoin roster, an announcement made with the statement. “I met with [president] Dana White and [chief business officer] Hunter Campbell, and I feel like...
The Game Of Throne TV series on HBO came to a close back in 2019, and even UFC champion Alexander Volkanovski, along with many other fans, were left unsatisfied with the story’s conclusion. After airing for eight years, the popular medieval series came to its conclusion in 2019 with an ending that fans were not too pleased with, voicing their frustrations on social media.
Demetrious Johnson Reacts To Francis Ngannou’s Explanation Video: ‘I’d Love To See Him In ONE Championship’
Demetrious Johnson has posted a reaction to Francis Ngannou explaining his departure from the UFC. After Ngannou parted ways with the UFC, Dana White discussed the topic in a press conference. ‘The Predator’ decided to tell his side of the story, claiming White lied several times. Two weeks later, ‘Mighty Mouse’ watched the video and stopped to comment on what the former UFC heavyweight champion said.
You can add New Zealand heavyweight boxer Sonny Bill Williams to the list of athletes that disapprove of Dana White’s Power Slap League. The former professional rugby league and rugby union player recently took to Twitter asking fans if they would allow their children to compete in the quote-unquote sport that some have called nothing more than sanctioned brain trauma.
Dana White Predicts Makhachev vs. Volkanovski Could Break Conor McGregor’s UFC All-Time PPV Buys Record
Dana White said UFC 284 could possibly break the promotion’s current all-time record in PPV buys. The UFC boss said the numbers have been showing overwhelming results as early as now. UFC president Dana White has successfully organized and promoted numerous high-grossing pay-per-view events. He expresses great optimism that...
Unlike Dana White, Scott Coker dubs Fedor Emelianenko as the heavyweight GOAT. At 46 years old, ‘The Last Emperor’ had his last dance at Bellator 290 where he faced heavyweight champion Ryan Bader in a rematch. Unfortunately, Fedor fell short once again, being TKO’ed by Bader in the opening round. Despite the loss, Fedor would ride off into the sunset, retiring right next to a star-studded lineup of other MMA legends.
A few more details have been released about the upcoming fight between Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler. Last week the UFC announced a huge matchup slated for later this year. The long-awaited return of Conor McGregor is now on the horizon as he has signed on to coach the next season of The Ultimate Fighter. Coaching across from him will be none other than Michael Chandler. Chandler has been asking for the bout with McGregor for a long time and now it seems he will be getting his wish. The timeline is still a bit unclear but it is confirmed that they will be fighting when filming is through.