Khabib Nurmagomedov Trolls Conor McGregor For Submission Losses

Conor McGregor became the first fighter to secure TKO or knockout victories in three different weight classes back at UFC 246 last week. The pay-per-view (PPV) event was headlined by McGregor taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. After 40 seconds, McGregor took out Cerrone with a vicious onslaught. Now, the question remains – who […]

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Conor McGregor became the first fighter to secure TKO or knockout victories in three different weight classes back at UFC 246 last week.

The pay-per-view (PPV) event was headlined by McGregor taking on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. After 40 seconds, McGregor took out Cerrone with a vicious onslaught. Now, the question remains – who is next for McGregor? There are plenty of options, but the choice that UFC president Dana White seems to be leaning towards is a rematch between McGregor and lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Recently, Nurmagomedov took to Twitter to troll McGregor. While the Irishman boasts about having TKO finishes in three weight divisions, Nurmagomedov reminded McGregor he also has submission losses in those three divisions as well.

Nurmagomedov is gearing up to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in Brooklyn. However, McGregor wants to fight again before next summer. With that being said, he doesn’t sound like he’ll be waiting around for Nurmagomedov. Other options available for McGregor include Jorge Masvidal at 170 pounds, a Nate Diaz trilogy bout, or even a welterweight title fight with Kamaru Usman.

Whatever the case, it’s likely McGregor and Nurmagomedov will run things back before the year is up. The pair first met back in October of 2018 where they headlined the UFC 229 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Nurmagomedov dominated most of the fight with his grappling abilities, before submitting the Irishman in the fourth round with a neck crank.

Since, Nurmagomedov has racked up another successful title defense, when he also submitted Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi back in September. Should Nurmagomdov get by what will likely be his toughest test in Ferguson, a rematch with McGregor becomes even bigger. Of course, McGregor will have to continue his winning ways as well.

What do you think about Nurmagomedov trolling McGregor for his submission losses?

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Dana White Hands Conor McGregor $50K Bonus In Cash (Photos)

Conor McGregor made a lot of money from his UFC return last week. “The Notorious” made a $3 million flat fee for his appearance inside the Octagon, where he headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. It only took McGregor 40 seconds to take Cerrone out after some nasty shoulder […]

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Conor McGregor made a lot of money from his UFC return last week. “The Notorious” made a $3 million flat fee for his appearance inside the Octagon, where he headlined the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight.

It only took McGregor 40 seconds to take Cerrone out after some nasty shoulder shots, which fractured Cerrone’s nose and orbital bone, a head-kick, and some nasty ground-and-pound. For his performance, McGregor was awarded a $50,000 Performance Of The Night bonus. While most fighters will usually have to wait a while for that money to be wired into their bank accounts, McGregor got his bonus money delivered in cold, hard cash from UFC president Dana White himself.

Taking to his Instagram, McGregor shared photos of himself, White, and former UFC co-owner Lorenzo Fertitta enjoying some Proper 12 Irish Whiskey. During the photoshoot, McGregor was awarded huge stacks of cash by White. The Mac Life later confirmed that the cash was, in fact, McGregor’s bonus money. Check out the photos here.

McGregor picked up his first victory in combat sports competition since 2016 with his TKO over Cerrone. In his previous two combat outings, he was TKO’d by Floyd Mayweather in his professional boxing debut in 2017, before being submitted in a lightweight title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of 2018.

Now, back in the win column, McGregor has plenty of options for his next contest. Those include a rematch with Nurmagomedov, a welterweight mega-money fight with Jorge Masvidal, or, perhaps even a welterweight title shot against current champion Kamaru Usman. Regardless of what’s next for McGregor, the fact remains, it’s going to be a massive contest, and the entire combat sports world will be watching.

What do you think about White handing McGregor his $50k bonus in cash? Who do you think should be next in line for McGregor?

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Jorge Masvidal On Conor McGregor: ‘He Doesn’t Want This’

Jorge Masvidal is convinced that Conor McGregor isn’t ready to fight him. Masvidal has been setting his sights on UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman as of late. That’s because Masvidal feels McGregor is on a different path at this time….

Jorge Masvidal is convinced that Conor McGregor isn’t ready to fight him. Masvidal has been setting his sights on UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman as of late. That’s because Masvidal feels McGregor is on a different path at this time. UFC president Dana White has said he plans to book McGregor against the winner of […]

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Conor McGregor Trained Shoulder Strikes Years Before Breaking ‘Cowboy’s’ Nose (Video)

Although it’s not a new technique, Conor McGregor received plenty of praise for his use of shoulder strikes this past weekend. McGregor utilized shoulder strikes to hurt Donald Cerrone in the clinch during their UFC 246 headliner on Saturday night. It resulted in a broken nose for “Cowboy” who eventually succumbed to a 40-second TKO […]

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Although it’s not a new technique, Conor McGregor received plenty of praise for his use of shoulder strikes this past weekend.

McGregor utilized shoulder strikes to hurt Donald Cerrone in the clinch during their UFC 246 headliner on Saturday night. It resulted in a broken nose for “Cowboy” who eventually succumbed to a 40-second TKO defeat in the first round.

And it turns out, it’s something the Irishman has been drilling for many years. Recent footage emerged of him using shoulder strikes in a sparring session with Cathal Pendred.

You can watch it below:

In a way, it was McGregor’s way of responding to criticism that he only had a left hand leading up to the fight.

“You know they say I’ve just got a left hand,” McGregor said at the UFC 246 post-fight press conference (via MMA Mania). “They’ll have to say I’ve just got a left shoulder as well. It’s a good shot in the clinch. You can really catch a man. I know I caught him the first one off guard, and I caught him with one or two more and when we separated, the nose and the eye were busted.”

What did you think of McGregor’s shoulder strikes against “Cowboy”?

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Jorge Masvidal: I’ll F*ck Up Kamaru Usman While I Wait For McGregor

Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor, but he’s in no rush to do so. Masvidal has been a long-rumored opponent of the Irish superstar, but those talks vamped up even more so after McGregor’s return last weekend. McGregor headlined UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in a […]

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Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor, but he’s in no rush to do so.

Masvidal has been a long-rumored opponent of the Irish superstar, but those talks vamped up even more so after McGregor’s return last weekend. McGregor headlined UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in a welterweight bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The former two-division champion only needed 40 seconds to put Cerrone away with a beautiful performance.

“Gamebred” was front-and-center in the crowd, watching the action unfold. However, Masvidal, nor anyone else, was specifically called out by McGregor after his win. Speaking to the “Le Batard & Friends” podcast, Masvidal said he doesn’t think McGregor is ready for him.

The UFC’s BMF Champ won’t be losing any sleep if that’s the case, as he’s more than willing to move on to a potential UFC welterweight championship fight with current titleholder Kamaru Usman. (H/T MMA Fighting)

“He’s talking a lot of sh*t. But it’s all sh*t cause he doesn’t want this,” Masvidal said. “He could have cut the sickest promo — he could have cut the sickest promo of life. Had everybody extra wanting it and talking about it. We kind of understand where they’re going. Certain things he said on the microphone as well that he doesn’t feel he’s not up to speed, that he needs to work on this, he needs to work on that.

“I get it, man. Go back in there, find your timing, when you feel you’re ready for the challenge, we do it. There’s no rush. I’ll go get my title meanwhile. I’ll go f*ck up [Kamaru] Usman meanwhile, and then me and Conor can talk in the future if he wants to or not. It doesn’t really matter. I’m not here to bully people into fights or keep asking for the fight. I’m going to go about my business like I said I always will.”

Masvidal comes off a Fighter Of The Year run in 2019, in which he finished all three of his opponents. The first being Darren Till, who Masvidal knocked out in dramatic fashion in front of Till’s own native English crowd. He followed that up with a record-breaking five-second knockout of Ben Askren, ending “Funky’s” undefeated streak.

And finally, Masvidal picked up a TKO win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November, following a Doctor Stoppage, to win the BMF Championship. With the tremendous amount of hype carried into 2020 by Masvidal, it should be noted that, whatever the American Top Team (ATT) product decides to do, it’s going to be huge.

What do you think about Masvidal saying he’ll “f*ck up” Usman while he waits for McGregor?

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Jorge Masvidal: I’ll F*ck Up Kamaru Usman While I Wait For McGregor

Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor, but he’s in no rush to do so. Masvidal has been a long-rumored opponent of the Irish superstar, but those talks vamped up even more so after McGregor’s return last weekend. McGregor headlined UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in a […]

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Jorge Masvidal wants to fight Conor McGregor, but he’s in no rush to do so.

Masvidal has been a long-rumored opponent of the Irish superstar, but those talks vamped up even more so after McGregor’s return last weekend. McGregor headlined UFC 246 on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada in a welterweight bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The former two-division champion only needed 40 seconds to put Cerrone away with a beautiful performance.

“Gamebred” was front-and-center in the crowd, watching the action unfold. However, Masvidal, nor anyone else, was specifically called out by McGregor after his win. Speaking to the “Le Batard & Friends” podcast, Masvidal said he doesn’t think McGregor is ready for him.

The UFC’s BMF Champ won’t be losing any sleep if that’s the case, as he’s more than willing to move on to a potential UFC welterweight championship fight with current titleholder Kamaru Usman. (H/T MMA Fighting)

“He’s talking a lot of sh*t. But it’s all sh*t cause he doesn’t want this,” Masvidal said. “He could have cut the sickest promo — he could have cut the sickest promo of life. Had everybody extra wanting it and talking about it. We kind of understand where they’re going. Certain things he said on the microphone as well that he doesn’t feel he’s not up to speed, that he needs to work on this, he needs to work on that.

“I get it, man. Go back in there, find your timing, when you feel you’re ready for the challenge, we do it. There’s no rush. I’ll go get my title meanwhile. I’ll go f*ck up [Kamaru] Usman meanwhile, and then me and Conor can talk in the future if he wants to or not. It doesn’t really matter. I’m not here to bully people into fights or keep asking for the fight. I’m going to go about my business like I said I always will.”

Masvidal comes off a Fighter Of The Year run in 2019, in which he finished all three of his opponents. The first being Darren Till, who Masvidal knocked out in dramatic fashion in front of Till’s own native English crowd. He followed that up with a record-breaking five-second knockout of Ben Askren, ending “Funky’s” undefeated streak.

And finally, Masvidal picked up a TKO win over Nate Diaz at UFC 244 in November, following a Doctor Stoppage, to win the BMF Championship. With the tremendous amount of hype carried into 2020 by Masvidal, it should be noted that, whatever the American Top Team (ATT) product decides to do, it’s going to be huge.

What do you think about Masvidal saying he’ll “f*ck up” Usman while he waits for McGregor?

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