Jedrzejczyk claims White was ‘disgusted’ by UFC 223 scorecards too

Joanna Jedrzejczyk arrived in Poland and spoke about how she should’ve won the UFC 223 bout with Rose Namajunas. Almost two weeks since their UFC 223 rematch, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still sticking to the idea that she was robbed off a w…

Joanna Jedrzejczyk arrived in Poland and spoke about how she should’ve won the UFC 223 bout with Rose Namajunas.

Almost two weeks since their UFC 223 rematch, and Joanna Jedrzejczyk is still sticking to the idea that she was robbed off a win against Rose Namajunas. After coming back to Poland, the former strawweight champion spoke to the local media to double down on her original statements and claim that both Dana White and Namajunas’ coach agree with her.

“Even Rose’s coach said after the verdict that I won that fight,” Jedrzejczyk told PolsatSport.pl, as translated by Bartek Stachura. She again brought up the disparity in total number of strikes for both of them as “proof” that she should’ve won.

“Numbers don’t lie. Commission in New York is very young. They are still learing how to score fights,” Joanna said. “Dana White was also a little bit disgusted by the scoring.”

Jedrzejczyk also went on to say that she will be meeting with the UFC brass about her next move soon. Moving up to flyweight isn’t completely out of the question, but she mainly wants a trilogy with Namajunas, whether it happens immediately, or after she picks up one more win at strawweight.

For what it’s worth, at least publicly, Dana White didn’t mention or show any “disgust” about the scoring, and thought it was a pretty close fight.

“Rose looked incredible. If you look at how much she has grown since the Ultimate Fighter, she looked amazing tonight,” White said during the UFC 223 post-fight press conference. “Joanna did too. It was a great fight. I had it 2-2 going into the last round.”

It is also worth noting that 18 out of the 22 media members compiled by MMA Decisions scored it for Namajunas. The three official judges had it 49-46 for Namajunas, while the majority from the media had it 48-47, also for Rose.

Justin Gaethje says he only has five fights left in MMA career

Shortly after another insane FOTY candidate, Justin Gaethje says he probably has five fights left in his career, so fans should tune in while they can. Regardless of how it all plays out, the big winners on every single fight involving Jus…

Shortly after another insane FOTY candidate, Justin Gaethje says he probably has five fights left in his career, so fans should tune in while they can.

Regardless of how it all plays out, the big winners on every single fight involving Justin Gaethje always seem be the fans. If you ask the fighter aptly called “The Highlight,” that’s what really matters.

While Saturday night ended with a come from behind TKO from Dustin Poirier, Gaethje seems happy he was able to put on yet another fight of the year candidate.

“I didn’t come into this sport to win or lose. It is the entertainment factor for me,” he said. “I will be known and remembered as one of the most entertaining fighters that ever did it. I’m content with what just happened, as stupid and crazy as that sounds. I felt so comfortable in there, best I ever felt.

“I go in there to entertain people. This is the entertainment business,” he said. “I’ve never been worried about winning and losing. The only thing I’m scared of, is not performing, and not putting on an entertaining fight. That sounds stupid, but it’s what I signed up for. It’s my purpose.”

People have expressed concerns on the longevity of his career after constantly putting on all these wild slugfests. As for how long he plans to continue entertaining the masses, Gaethje himself says it won’t be very long.

“I got about five fights,” he said. “I want the biggest fights possible. Coming off two losses, that’s hard to say, but you want to see me fight. If you don’t see me fight live, you will regret it when I’m done. And it’s not going to be very long, I’ve got five left.

“I want to golf when I’m 60. I have a human services degree, I want to do social work. Hopefully I can buy a lot of houses and make money that way.”

Gaethje is still just 29-years-old. The #6 ranked lightweight is currently 1-2 in the UFC and 18-2 overall in his seven-year MMA career.

Rousey’s mother discusses struggles talking about UFC losses

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars spoke about her daughter, Ronda Rousey’s struggles with talking about her UFC losses. From suffering her first career loss to dropping back-to-back UFC fights, Ronda Rousey has always struggled about discussing these d…

Dr. AnnMaria De Mars spoke about her daughter, Ronda Rousey’s struggles with talking about her UFC losses.

From suffering her first career loss to dropping back-to-back UFC fights, Ronda Rousey has always struggled about discussing these defeats in public. The 6-time defending champion had been a media darling during her incredible reign, but has notoriously avoided the spotlight and any questions relating to those bouts immediately after those setbacks.

Her mother, Dr. AnnMaria De Mars, was a guest on Submission Radio and the judo world champion discussed various topics, including these very struggles and Rousey’s transition to pro-wrestling.

“Ronda’s always had trouble talking, and she had to go through speech therapy for years,” she explained about her daughter. “And she always had a thing, when she’s stressed out she has trouble coming out with the right words for things, and kind of expressing herself the way she wants to.

“And I think it’s actually very wise that if you’re not quite sure what you want to say, to say nothing,” De Mars said. “My late husband, her dad, used to always get mad at me, ‘you do that women thing when you’re mad at me and you don’t say anything and you give me the silent treatment’. And I said, no that’s not it at all. I mean, it’s true, when I’m really upset or I am really emotional I usually don’t say anything, but the reason is you can’t take it back.

“I don’t know if you guys are married, but if your spouse says something to you that’s really awful, and they can say later, ‘oh I didn’t mean it,’ but you still heard it and it doesn’t change that they said it. So it’s just better if you don’t really know the right words to say something, just don’t say anything until you figure it out. That’s wise in general.”

There were times that interviews didn’t go so well, and Rousey did act or say regrettable things that she can’t take back. Perhaps that’s one of the situations De Mars was referring to, but in any case, things seem to be looking up for Rousey right now.

The former UFC champion impressed on her debut at Wrestlemania, and she seems to be happy enough on her new career that she has already started to open up more about her past setbacks.

UFC ‘discussed’ McGregor vs RDA for interim welterweight belt before arrest

Conor McGregor reportedly could’ve finalized a new UFC contract if he didn’t start that bus attack. Before all the madness that came from Conor McGregor’s rampage and subsequent arrest, he was close to signing a new deal with the UFC.
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Conor McGregor stands with his lawyer Jim Walden during an arraignment in Brooklyn Criminal court 

Conor McGregor reportedly could’ve finalized a new UFC contract if he didn’t start that bus attack.

Before all the madness that came from Conor McGregor’s rampage and subsequent arrest, he was close to signing a new deal with the UFC.

“We were actually working on a new deal and a new plan for him all this week,” UFC president Dana White told ESPN on Friday. “Then he shows up and this happens.”

According to MMA Fighting, there were “stumbling blocks” that remained in negotiations, but the UFC was optimistic they could finalize a new contract with McGregor and announce it on Friday night’s press conference. White also seemed to hint at this as he went on record earlier in the week to say that he was “100%” confident of Conor’s return.

Interestingly enough, one of those earlier plans was for McGregor to fight for the interim welterweight title. From Ariel Helwani:

“Another plan discussed was to book Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos for the interim welterweight title in the spring, though McGregor and the UFC had to come to terms on a new contract first.”

All their plans about McGregor’s future were obviously scrapped after the bus assault, and the UFC announced that it will be Dos Anjos vs Colby Covington instead. The interim title bout was also moved from Brazil to UFC 225 in Chicago, reportedly to avoid another incident like this.

McGregor and Dos Anjos were originally set to fight for the lightweight title at UFC 196, before Nate Diaz stepped in an an injury replacement. The idea didn’t seem to get very far, but had this plan come to fruition, it would’ve set up the Irishman to gun for a third belt in as many divisions — albeit an interim one.

Tyron Woodley had already questioned the legitimacy of that “boo boo” interim belt when news of Dos Anjos and Covington first popped up.

The actual welterweight champ hasn’t even been out for a year and he claims he would’ve been ready to compete in July. Prior to that, Woodley also defended his belt three times in just eight months, making the creation of yet another interim title a bit of a head-scratcher.

McGregor is currently out on bail, and is facing multiple charges of assault.

Live Stream: Watch Khabib vs Holloway official early weigh ins

Watch the live stream of UFC 223’s early and official weigh ins. The UFC is in Brooklyn, New York and the promotion is hosting a pay-per-view card featuring a lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and the featherweight champ…

Watch the live stream of UFC 223’s early and official weigh ins.

The UFC is in Brooklyn, New York and the promotion is hosting a pay-per-view card featuring a lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and the featherweight champ and late replacement, Max Holloway. Co-headlining UFC 223 is a strawweight title rematch between Rose Namajunas and Joanna Jedrzejczyk.

Much have been made about the weight issues for three of those four fighters topping the UFC 223 card, and now the early — and official — weigh ins are underway. You can watch it on the live stream below: (If the embed doesn’t work, watch it on this link)

Here’s the full fight card, which is now three fights down because of Conor McGregor’s bus attack.

Main Card

Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Rose Namajunas vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Calvin Kattar vs. Renato Moicano

Al Iaquinta vs. Paul Felder

Preliminary Card

Karolina Kowalkiewicz vs. Felice Herrig

Chris Gruetzemacher vs. Joe Lauzon

Evan Dunham vs. Olivier Aubin-Mercier

Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)

Bec Rawlings vs. Ashlee Evans-Smith

Devin Clark vs. Mike Rodriguez

Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Kyle Bochniak

Fighters react to Conor McGregor’s arrest, bus attack

MMA fighters and personalities took to social media to react to Conor McGregor’s bus attack and subsequent arrest. As you may have heard, Conor McGregor has managed to turn a simple UFC 223 media day into a chaotic scene. The Irishman, alo…

MMA fighters and personalities took to social media to react to Conor McGregor’s bus attack and subsequent arrest.

As you may have heard, Conor McGregor has managed to turn a simple UFC 223 media day into a chaotic scene. The Irishman, along with his friends and teammates, stormed the arena, attacking a bus that was holding Khabib Nurmagomedov and the entire red corner for UFC 223. This eventually led to cuts, injuries, and three fights being called off, along with McGregor being in police custody and facing multiple charges.

Social media has been abuzz as the story developed, with Nate Diaz seemingly siding, at least partly, with McGregor, UFC executive Reed Harris tweeting about how he thought he was going to die, Colby Covington offering to be a bounty hunter, and Jim Miller writing a hilarious song about McGregor, cocaine, and the whole incident.

Apart from those, there’s a whole lot of other noteworthy reactions from other fighters and UFC personalities alike.

Khabib’s teammate Daniel Cormier reacted to the attack, asking for an unorthodox punishment and dispelling some rumors at the same time.

While the rest of the fighters seem disgusted by McGregor’s actions: