Dana White: Conor McGregor More Likely to Fight Floyd Mayweather Than Nate Diaz

UFC President Dana White said an MMA fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is more likely than a third meeting between McGregor and Nate Diaz.
On Saturday, TMZ Sports passed along comments from White, who noted Diaz hasn’t shown a recen…

UFC President Dana White said an MMA fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. is more likely than a third meeting between McGregor and Nate Diaz.

On Saturday, TMZ Sports passed along comments from White, who noted Diaz hasn’t shown a recent desire to get back in the Octagon.

“We’ve been hitting him up since the last time he fought [UFC 202], offering him fights, and he’s not interested in fighting,” White said.

White also told TMZ Sports he’s talked with Mayweather’s camp about another potential cross-sport encounter, but there are no “active discussions” between the sides.

The undefeated boxer said in a December Fight Hype video he believed there was a massive amount of money available if he switched sports, per Brett Okamoto of ESPN.com.

“Exactly what I said is this: If I could make over a billion dollars before, I could do it again,” Mayweather said. “If I chose to get in the UFC and fight three fights or fight four fights and then fight Conor McGregor, I could make a billion dollars. Which I can. I could do it in three fights or even four fights—I could make a billion dollars if I choose to get in the Octagon and fight.”

The 40-year-old Michigan native cruised to a 10th-round knockout victory over McGregor in their August boxing match.

Although the outspoken Irishman drew praise for keeping the fight competitive in the early going, Mayweather was never in any serious danger and didn’t appear to amplify his offensive attack until he went for the KO in the final rounds.

The opposite would likely be true in a UFC fight. It’s hard to imagine the longtime boxer making a seamless transition to MMA against a lightweight and former featherweight champion.

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Dana White: ‘I Think Nick Diaz is Interested in Fighting Right Now’

We may finally get to see Nick Diaz inside the Octagon once again. Diaz last competed in a professional mixed martial arts bout back in Jan. 2015. He initially lost a unanimous decision to Anderson Silva. “The Spider” was popped for banned …

We may finally get to see Nick Diaz inside the Octagon once again. Diaz last competed in a professional mixed martial arts bout back in Jan. 2015. He initially lost a unanimous decision to Anderson Silva. “The Spider” was popped for banned substances, so the fight result was changed to a no contest. Diaz soured […]

Betting Odds For UFC on FOX 28: Close Call In Main Event

UFC on FOX 28 is here, and it goes down tonight (Saturday, February 24, 2018) from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. The main card will air on FOX at 8 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC […]

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UFC on FOX 28 is here, and it goes down tonight (Saturday, February 24, 2018) from the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

The main card will air on FOX at 8 p.m. ET while the preliminary card will be split broadcasted on FOX Sports 1 at 6 p.m. ET and the promotion’s streaming service, UFC Fight Pass 4 p.m. ET.

Josh Emmett vs. Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight bout will headline this show while Jessica Andrade vs. Tecia Torres in a women’s strawweight bout will serve as the co-main event.

Rounding out this four bout main card is Ovince Saint Preux vs. Ilir Latifi in a light heavyweight bout and Mike Perry vs. Max Griffin in a welterweight bout.

Here are the full betting odds:

Jeremy Stephens (-165) vs. Josh Emmett (+145)

Jessica Andrade (-320) vs. Tecia Torres (+260)

Ovince Saint Preux (-120) vs. Ilir Latifi (EVEN)

Mike Perry (-340) vs. Max Griffn (+280)

Renan Barao (-155) vs. Brian Kelleher (+135)

Sara McMann (-220) vs. Marion Reneau (+180)

Angela Hill (-145) vs. Maryna Moroz (+125)

Alan Jouban (-240) vs. Ben Saunders (+200)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier (-170) vs. Gilbert Burns (+130)

Marcin Prachnio (-285) vs. Sam Alvey (+205)

Rani Yahya (-400) vs. Russell Doane (+280)

Alex Perez (-190) vs. Eric Shelton (+150)

Manny Bermudez (-195) vs. Albert Morales (+155)

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Amanda Nunes Expected to Face Raquel Pennington at UFC 224 in Brazil

UFC 224 just landed a title fight. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is expected to return to action on May 12 where she will face Raquel Pennington at the upcoming pay-per-view card from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sources close to the cont…

UFC 224 just landed a title fight. Women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is expected to return to action on May 12 where she will face Raquel Pennington at the upcoming pay-per-view card from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Sources close to the contest confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the title fight showdown with […]

Midnight Mania! Mike Perry Pantses Max Griffin At Weigh Ins

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Mike Perry tried to ‘pants’ Max Griffin at the weigh ins.

The first ‘pantsing’ in UFC history?! @PlatinumMikePerry takes on…

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Mike Perry tried to ‘pants’ Max Griffin at the weigh ins.

Then he tweeted,

some mf’s don’t deserve the entertainment I bring with their bullshit comments. I’m gonna fuck him up so bad you mf’s gonna beg me to come back # [middle finger emoji]

So that’s fun.


Insomnia

A lot going on in this Instagram post from Werdum, directed at Wanderlei Silva.

Urijah Faber is for the children.

Heaters! The next generation is coming! Alpha Females #Alphafe’s

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I chuckled.

Image credit: @8entai

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This is a reminder that Sage Northcutt would be totally at home in 1950s America.

Claudia Gadelha is feeling good and posting.

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Nick Diaz knows how to pick ‘em. Fortunately, he also knows his boxing defense.

Meisha Tate is pregnant and showing

Wakanda Forever. In the Reebok era, it’s pretty hard to stand out, but Angela Hill does a pretty good job.

Almost time. #UFCOrlando #WakandaForever #BlackPanther

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I don’t know who this is but that’s not cool.

Rousey training her wrestling. Personally, I prefer her MMA

Israel Adesanya and Marvin Vettori are added to the All-Violence card that also includes Matt Brown vs. Carlos Condit and Justin Gaethje vs. Dustin Poirier.

This meme has been going around and I appreciated the MMA spin

UFC PPV numbers- years later


Good Reads


Slips, Rips, and KO Clips

Ass Kick TKO!

I haven’t used this adjective in a while, but this is sick.

Body knees

UFC veteran Luke Barnatt with the win

Savage

Dramatic referee

Dead.

Yves Edwards back in the day was a beast


Random Land

If you have not had a great day (or even if you have) these clips will probably make it a little bit better.

#BeHuman

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I Love these little guys… Vid by @qoomaiboo

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Stay woke, Maniacs! Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

Mike Perry: I Want to Fight ‘Cowboy’ Donald Cerrone

Mike Perry already has his sights set on another barn burner. Tomorrow night (Feb. 24), Perry meets Max Griffin. The bout takes place inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. It’ll be featured on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. Perry has an e…

Mike Perry already has his sights set on another barn burner. Tomorrow night (Feb. 24), Perry meets Max Griffin. The bout takes place inside the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. It’ll be featured on the main card of UFC on FOX 28. Perry has an eye towards the future. If he gets past Griffin, he […]