Dustin Poirier bids Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler a sarcastic Happy Father’s Day

Dustin PoirierDustin Poirier seems to be recovering well from the brutal beatdown he received from Islam Makhachev in front of…

Dustin Poirier

Dustin Poirier seems to be recovering well from the brutal beatdown he received from Islam Makhachev in front of his wife and child at UFC 302.

Despite a valiant effort, Poirier would be submitted by Makhachev in the fifth round and left the cage to console his obviously traumatized daughter. So, it seems fitting that such a father would wish some of his other “children” a sarcastic, happy Father’s Day.

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On the social media platform Instagram, Poirier would release a photoshopped image of Conor McGregor and Michael Chandler sitting on his knees, with a caption that read: “Happy Father’s Day!”

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Dustin Poirier clowns McGregor and Chandler while he recovers from Brutal UFC 302 Beat Down

The Instagram story hasn’t seemed to garner any snapbacks from McGregor or Chandler, but the picture is indeed funny.

Conor McGregor and Poirier go way back, all the way back to 2014, actually. Back then, McGregor was on his way up to superstardom, and he starched Poirier in the first round. Flash forward almost a decade later, and the two men would be solidified rivals.

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Dustin Poirier has since made the score 2-1 over McGregor and also picked up a victory over Chandler soon after at UFC 281. This is likely the root of why he is implying the men are his children, and in classic fashion, he has likely traumatized them as he did to his daughter at UFC 302.

All jokes aside, though, many fans did feel that Dustin Poirier’s daughter got traumatized for life that night at UFC 302. The look on her face was petrified as the camera panned to Poirier’s family, and what made it worse was that his wife had seemingly no concern for her child. The child obviously wanted to be picked up and held by her mother, but her mother practically pushed her away before her daughter forcibly buried her face into her belly, sobbing.

One can understand the mindset behind wanting your child to possibly see you attain a world championship, but on the other side of things, one must put the well-being of their child over any selfish needs or desires. Many fans also claimed that they had lost respect for the man for what he said during his post-fight interview.

In the post-fight interview, Poirier claimed that he didn’t know what he was fighting for anymore, despite failing to see that he was fighting on behalf of America that night against Russia and failed.

How do you feel about Dustin Poirier after his actions at UFC 302?

Chael Sonnen ready to fight ‘Overrated’ Jorge Masvidal in a boxing match

Chael Sonnen Jorge MasvidalAfter fighting to a draw with Anderson Silva this weekend, Chael Sonnen is not planning on slowing down now…

Chael Sonnen Jorge Masvidal

After fighting to a draw with Anderson Silva this weekend, Chael Sonnen is not planning on slowing down now as he looks to usher in the next phase of his combat sports career.

After the battle, Sonnen wasted no time before cutting a sinister promo on the mic during the post-fight media scrum. Blasting Jorge Masvidal for his foolish business practices and claiming he couldn’t remember the last time Masvidal won a fight.

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Chael Sonnen Speaks on Looming Jorge Masvidal Fight

“This whole thing was just part of the process,” Chael Sonnen began, speaking on the Anderson Silva fight (H/T MMA Fighting). “I’m boxing Jorge Masvidal. I got called out for that fight, I have agreed to that fight, this was all part of the training process, and I learned some stuff tonight. Anderson, when he gets going, he tricked me a number of times, and I do not like to get tricked in there. I like to see that stuff coming. But, I mean, he would move one way and hit you with the other, he’d show you the right hand and then hit you with the left. He was very tricky and he was very fast.

“I only say that because the guy is the better part of 50. If he is tricking me to the point that he can get some of those hands on me, I’m going to have to respect Jorge Masvidal a little bit more than I wanted to.”

Despite already being booked for a fight against Nate Diaz, Masvidal and Sonnen have publically traded insults a few times now.

“Masvidal’s a little bit overrated, in all fairness, within his own mind,” Chael Sonnen said. “I can’t remember the last time that he won a fight. He gave me a threat, he said, ‘I won’t even use my right hand. I’ll put that in the contract.’ I’m like, ‘OK, stupid, put that in the contract. I didn’t ask for that, but go ahead and put that in there.’ Then he talks about, ‘I’m going to pay you $10 million.’ Well, I didn’t ask for $10 million, but again, stupid, put that in the contract. Just keep talking.

“It just keeps getting worse for Jorge Masvidal. There’s some people you play with, there’s some people you don’t; put me in the category of ‘don’t.’ Do not challenge me unless you want to fight me.”

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Do you think Chael Sonnen stands a chance against Jorge Masvidal in a boxing match?

UFC CEO Dana White suggests he could be part of Saudi Arabia’s proposed $5 billion boxing takeover

UFC CEO Dana White suggests he is part of Saudi Arabia's proposed $5 billion boxing takeoverDana White has been itching to get into the business of boxing for years. He may have just found…

UFC CEO Dana White suggests he is part of Saudi Arabia's proposed $5 billion boxing takeover

Dana White has been itching to get into the business of boxing for years. He may have just found his way in.

Over the last two decades, White turned the Ultimate Fighting Championship from glorified cockfighting into a global juggernaut valued at more than $11 billion. During that time, Dana White and Co. have built themselves a monopoly, buying up promotions and signing the biggest names in the world to compete inside their Octagon.

For years, the UFC CEO has looked for an opportunity to do something similar in the world of boxing.

After dipping his toe into a handful of boxing endeavors, most notably the cross-promotional clash between Irish megastar Conor McGregor and legendary pugilist Floyd Mayweather, White may be ready to dive in head-first

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Per a report from Reuters, Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund is currently in talks with multiple boxing promoters, including Matchroom Boxing, Golden Boy Promotions, and Queensbury Promotions, to combine their assets into one organization valued at a whopping $5 billion. Turki al-Sheikh, chairman of the Saudi General Entertainment Authority, is said to be overseeing the final discussions.

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Dana White teases potential partnership with Turki al-Sheikh

Speaking with Sports Business Journal, White suggested that he could be involved in the potential merger, though he stopped short of coming right out and saying it.

“Hmm. It’s a possibility,” White told SBJ when asked about partnering with Turki Alalshikh, with whom he is working on a first UFC show in Riyadh. “It’s definitely a possibility… I think he’s the only one who can do it. This guy is making fights no one else can make.”

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On Saturday, June 22, White will take the UFC to Saudi Arabia for the first time as the promotion presents a stacked fight night card inside Kingdom Arena. In the main event of the evening, former middleweight world champion Robert Whittaker will square off with short-notice replacement opponent Ikram Aliskerov after Whittaker’s originally scheduled opponent, Khamzat Chimaev, was forced to bow out after becoming “violently ill” during his training camp.

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Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen fight to a draw in uneventful boxing bout – Silva vs. Sonnen Highlights

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen fight to a draw in uneventful boxing bout - Silva vs. Sonnen HighlightsMore than 12 years removed from their last meeting inside the Octagon, former middleweight world champion Anderson Silva and…

Anderson Silva and Chael Sonnen fight to a draw in uneventful boxing bout - Silva vs. Sonnen Highlights

More than 12 years removed from their last meeting inside the Octagon, former middleweight world champion Anderson Silva and three-time title challenger Chael Sonnen went toe-to-toe in a five-round exhibition boxing match in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Unfortunately, the fight failed to live up to the hype as both men were simply going through the motions for much of the contest. From the opening bell, Sonnen attempted to put pressure on Silva, peppering him with a series of strikes with very little behind them. Silva avoided any real damage and landed the cleaner shots for the majority of the matchup.

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Once in the later rounds, ‘The Spider‘ started to look like his old self, dancing around the ring and doing a brilliant bit of counterstriking, but by then, it was far too late to redeem their lackluster clash.

Official Result: Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen is ruled a draw after five rounds.

Check Out Highlights From Anderson Silva vs. Chael Sonnen at Spaten Fight Night in Brazil

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals rematch with John Gotti III will go down on August 24 in Mexico City

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals rematch with John Gotti III will go down on August 24 in Mexico CityFloyd Mayweather Jr. and John Gotti III are finally ready to run it back. Mayweather revealed that the rematch…

Floyd Mayweather Jr. reveals rematch with John Gotti III will go down on August 24 in Mexico City

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and John Gotti III are finally ready to run it back.

Mayweather revealed that the rematch would go down on Saturday, August 24 in Mexico City, a little more than a year removed from their chaotic clash in June 2023.

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Aside from the finish, their first meeting inside the FLA Live Arena was fairly forgettable. In the sixth round, referee Kenny Bayless disqualified Gotti III for repeatedly grabbing Mayweather. An infuriated Gotti III attempted to restart the scrap himself, prompting an all-out brawl inside the ring.

Gotti III was slapped with a six-month suspension from the DBPR Florida Athletic Commission. Mayweather was not penalized.

“Punk b*tch, you my enemy for life. [Conor McGregor], we need back up. Bum never put me down or stopped me it was a DQ for no reason,” Gotti III wrote on social media immediately following the incident.

Gotti III later confirmed that he and ‘Money’ had squashed their beef during an appearance on The MMA Hour and were in active talks for the rematch.

Floyd Mayweather continues his exhibition world tour with Gotti III rematch

Gotti III, the grandson of notorious mafioso and Gambino crime family boss John Gotti, got his combat sports career started in the cage, amassing an impressive 5-0 record in mixed martial arts before suffering an upset against Nick Alley under the CES banner 2020.

Since then, Gotti III has transitioned to boxing, earning back-to-back wins against Albert Tulley and Alex Citrowske before scoring the exhibition match with Mayweather.

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Closing out his career as a pro with an undefeated 50-0 record, ‘Money’ has stayed busy with a series of exhibition bouts around the world. He’s squared off with current WWE Superstar Logan Paul, Japanese kickboxing icon Nasukawa Tenshin, former sparring partner Don Moore, RIZIN star Mikuru Asakura, and Deji Olatunji, the younger brother of YouTube sensation KSI.

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P4P great Demetrious Johnson shares his unfiltered thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson: ‘I’m not here for a circus’

P4P great Demetrious Johnson shares his unfiltered thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson: 'I’m not here for a circus'Demetrious Johnson is not a fan of Jake Paul fighting Mike Tyson. Tyson and Paul were originally scheduled to…

P4P great Demetrious Johnson shares his unfiltered thoughts on Paul vs. Tyson: 'I’m not here for a circus'

Demetrious Johnson is not a fan of Jake Paul fighting Mike Tyson.

Tyson and Paul were originally scheduled to face each other inside the 80,000-seat AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Saturday, July 20. However, their highly anticipated clash was postponed after Tyson experienced a medical emergency during a cross-country flight last month. Fortunately, the incident was attributed to nothing more than an ulcer flare-up. Still, Tyson was forced to take a break from training, prompting promoters to push the fight from this summer to November 15.

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Johnson, on the other hand, thinks they should just scrap the whole thing altogether, or at the very least, find an opponent for ‘The Problem Child’ who isn’t 30+ years his elder.

“He’s 58 years old,” Johnson said of Tyson during an appearance on The MMA Hour. “I don’t know what his health history is, and I think the biggest thing is you have someone who is 58 years old trying to push his body to the absolute limit, moving. I don’t know if he’s sparring or anything like that. I love Jake Paul, I just think there are so many f*cking boxers out there that he can fight and build, pad his record with. I understand Mike Tyson is a big name and Netflix wants to do it, but I don’t think they should revisit it.

“There are plenty of guys out there that Jake Paul could fight. KSI is one of them. He could fight T-Wood [Tyron Woodley] again. He could fight Mike Perry, ‘Platinum.’ He could fight Jorge Masvidal. There are so many guys! He could fight Anthony Pettis. There are so many guys who are younger than Mike Tyson but a little bit older than him that he can beat and have a big name.

“But I just think him fighting Mike Tyson, the guy is 58. I don’t want to see Mike Tyson get hurt. For what? … This is the stupidest f*cking thing that’s happening right now. You’re telling me there is literally nobody out there that can fight Jake Paul that’s his age, that is 8-0 as a boxer?” (h/t MMA Fighting).

Tyson is one of the biggest names in the history of boxing, amassing a 50-6 record with 44 of his wins coming by way of knockout over the course of his two-decade-long career. Along the way, he captured the undisputed heavyweight world championship, carrying the crown from 1987 to 1990.

‘Kid Dynamite’ returned to the boxing ring in 2020 for an exhibition bout with fellow legend Roy Jones Jr., but the clash with Paul will be his first professional boxing match since a 2005 loss to Kevin McBride.

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“If they want something that’s big, get a very good boxer that’s really good and have [Paul] fight him,” Johnson argued. “His skills should sell enough. I’m not here for a f*cking circus. I’m here for, are you legit or not? Fight a legit boxer who is 8-0.

“Let’s have a legit boxing promoter like Eddie Hearn give us somebody. ‘Hey, who do you think would be a good fight for Jake Paul? Who?’ Ask Eddie Hearn that and see if he can get the guy to sign on the dotted line and have a fight.”

Demetrious Johnson has the perfect opponent in mind for jake paul

So if Demetrious Johnson doesn’t want to see ‘The Problem Child’ throw hands with Tyson, who would be a suitable opponent? Well, ‘Mighty Mouse’ has the perfect candidate in mind: current BKFC star and the King of Violence, ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry.

Demetrious Johnson wants to see Paul vs. Perry

“One of the things Mike Perry does very well is he puts a lot of damage on his opponents with bare knuckles,” Johnson said. “With those gloves, I don’t know if he can do the same type of damage, because cutting someone in the face and all that stuff, I don’t think he could do that. But I would watch.

“I’m more excited to see Mike Perry vs. Jake Paul in a boxing match. Netflix, f*cking sign it. Mike Perry vs. Jake Paul. … That’s a way better-selling fight than Jake Paul and Mike Tyson. Let Mike Tyson enjoy his retirement. Don’t bring that man back to fighting. Let him enjoy the rest of his life and let Mike Perry and Jake Paul fight.”

Paul and Perry have teased a potential clash for some time with ‘Platinum’ even serving as the backup for Paul’s fight with former UFC star Nate Diaz last summer. Recent rumors suggest that a date has been discussed for what feels like an inevitable showdown between the two, though no announcements have been made.