Conor McGregor Expresses Regret Over Tony Ferguson Treatment

UFC superstar Conor McGregor regrets how he handled himself on social media following Tony Ferguson’s KO loss to Michael Chandler. McGregor basked in Ferguson’s brutal loss to Chandler on the main card of UFC 274 just weeks ago. Ferguson has now lost four in a row, with his last victory coming against Donald Cerrone at…

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UFC superstar Conor McGregor regrets how he handled himself on social media following Tony Ferguson’s KO loss to Michael Chandler.

McGregor basked in Ferguson’s brutal loss to Chandler on the main card of UFC 274 just weeks ago. Ferguson has now lost four in a row, with his last victory coming against Donald Cerrone at UFC 238.

McGregor and Ferguson haven’t come face-to-face in the UFC Octagon to date, but the two fighters have gone at each other in the media and online for years. But while McGregor isn’t afraid to speak his mind and tease his rivals, he says he regrets how he knocked Ferguson on social media following the fight.

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“I’m upset I went at tony like that,” McGregor tweeted in a since-deleted tweet. “Out straight. Wtf team, this is not a nice app nor does it encourage nice behavior toward each other. 43bn, man pull that and say “sike” who give a fuck, really. No one. Dip to a dip on the ship. The carry the toys ship. Leave a beast a beast.”

While McGregor’s losing skid isn’t as severe, he’s looking to get back in the win column following back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier in 2021. He suffered a nasty leg injury in his last fight against Poirier at UFC 264 but is plotting a return to the Octagon for later this year.

It isn’t often that McGregor is apologetic for his social media remarks, but it seems like he feels he might’ve misstepped following Ferguson’s latest defeat.

What do you make of Conor McGregor’s tweet of regret?

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Henry Cejudo Continues To Provide Unsolicited Advice To Conor McGregor

Henry Cejudo is still handing out unsolicited advice to Conor McGregor. McGregor is in the middle of planning his UFC return for later this year against a to-be-determined opponent. He hasn’t fought in the Octagon since his devastating leg break against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264. Cejudo retired following his win over Dominick Cruz at…

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Henry Cejudo is still handing out unsolicited advice to Conor McGregor.

McGregor is in the middle of planning his UFC return for later this year against a to-be-determined opponent. He hasn’t fought in the Octagon since his devastating leg break against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264.

Cejudo retired following his win over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249 but has hinted at a UFC comeback. He’s previously called out McGregor for a fight at lightweight.

McGregor has shown off some of his training routines recently as he works his way back to fighting. Last month, Cejudo critiqued McGregor’s striking.

“Everything is done naked,” Cejudo opined. “No fakes, no faints, no level changes. But you think your going to get a different result. You work to much on combinations where you should be working entries, set ups, and setting traps. Just a tip from the goat mahhhh.”

This wasn’t the first time that Cejudo has poked McGregor on Twitter. He recently mocked McGregor following the former two-weight champion’s traffic arrest in Ireland.

McGregor dismissed Cejudo’s striking advice in a reply.

“The opening punches are the traps/feints/fakes. You ever hear or see that before?” McGregor replied. “Your little feints won’t draw me out, kid. But pump a few real shots you might get a response. You are a little fat novice with about 2 ko’s. At bantam. I’ve 20. Across 3 divisions. Quiet, you bum!”

Cejudo Continues To Provide “Free Advice” To McGregor

Thursday, Cejudo would once again provide some unwanted advice to McGregor after the Irish superstar posted another video of his pad work.

“MMA is different than boxing if you over turn your hips it leads to easy takedowns. It’s hard to recover your position if you over throw your hips. You essentially add more time to whatever punch you throw next. You really need to understand setup punches. – Sincerely the (GOAT),” Cejudo wrote.

McGregor has hinted at a move to welterweight to challenge the champion, Kamaru Usman, in his Octagon return. Usman will face Leon Edwards next but with a win, a McGregor fight may not be completely off the table.

Cejudo has taken a coaching role at Fight Ready in Arizona but is plotting a UFC return as soon as November of this year. While the chances of a fight between Cejudo and McGregor seem unlikely, the tension between them appears to be heating up.

What are your thoughts on the recent Conor McGregor/Henry Cejudo beef?

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Abdelaziz: White Would Never Give McGregor Title Shot Off Three Losses

Ali Abdelaziz does not believe that UFC President Dana White will give Conor McGregor an immediate title shot upon his return from injury. Abdelaziz, the longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) manager, was recently interviewed by The Schmo, and asked about McGregor’s title shot chances. As someone who has known Dana White a long time, Abdelaziz…

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Ali Abdelaziz does not believe that UFC President Dana White will give Conor McGregor an immediate title shot upon his return from injury.

Abdelaziz, the longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) manager, was recently interviewed by The Schmo, and asked about McGregor’s title shot chances. As someone who has known Dana White a long time, Abdelaziz said he’ll be “f*cking shocked” if McGregor gets the nod for a title fight.

“Conor McGregor, like I said to somebody else earlier today, he’s rehabbing his injury,” Abdelaziz said. “He’s rehabbing his drug habits. Nobody cares about Conor McGregor. He has not won a fight since Obama was the president.

“He’s just popular because he’s a Twitter fighter now. He’s an Instagram fighter. When’s the last time he fought? And shown us he’s worthy enough to fight for a UFC title.

“Listen to me, I understand the UFC business, but I know Dana White like the back of my hand. Dana White will never give Conor McGregor a title fight coming off three losses. I know him. And if he did, I’ll be f*cking shocked. But I don’t think they will ever do that.”

McGregor is on a two-fight losing streak at the moment. His last victory came in January of 2020 against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at welterweight. In his last outing at 155-pounds, McGregor suffered a TKO loss to Dustin Porier via doctor stoppage, breaking his leg during the bout.

During his rehab, McGregor seems to have put on quite a bit of muscle and has been calling out UFC Welterweight champion Kamaru Usman for a title shot. However, given his current losing skid, it’s hard to imagine a scenario where McGregor is given a shot at the welterweight title.

What do you think of Ali Abdelaziz saying White won’t give McGregor a title shot next? Do you agree? Sound off in the comments!

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McGregor Drops On Forbes’ Highest Paid Athlete List, Jake Paul Enters

After topping Forbes’ highest-paid athletes’ list in 2021, UFC superstar Conor McGregor will have to wait until next year to earn the No. 1 spot. Soccer star Lionel Messi took the top spot on the 2022 list after reportedly earning $130 million while playing for top clubs Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona. McGregor landed at…

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After topping Forbes’ highest-paid athletes’ list in 2021, UFC superstar Conor McGregor will have to wait until next year to earn the No. 1 spot.

Soccer star Lionel Messi took the top spot on the 2022 list after reportedly earning $130 million while playing for top clubs Paris Saint-Germain and FC Barcelona. McGregor landed at No. 35 following a year in the Octagon that came to an abrupt halt following a horrific leg injury at UFC 264.

McGregor wrapped up the 12 months having earned a total of $43 million, a dip from his previously-earned $180 million he made to lead the 2021 Forbes list.

Boxers Canelo Álvarez, Tyson Fury, and Jake Paul were the only other combat sports athletes to join McGregor in the Top 50 for 2022. Paul made his first-ever appearance on the list at No. 46 following boxing wins over former UFC fighters Tyron Woodley and Ben Askren.

McGregor is plotting his UFC return following nearly a year away from the Octagon. He lost in back-to-back fights against Dustin Poirier last year and has hinted at a move to welterweight for his next UFC fight.

What are your thoughts on Conor McGregor’s spot on the latest Forbes list?

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Conor McGregor’s Teammate Dillon Danis Hints At Fight Against KSI

Dillon DanisDillon Danis teased a potential fight with KSI for his planned return to combat sports in August. Taking to Instagram to hint at the possible showdown, Danis directed his fans to the story of Briton’s latest boxing bow, Misfits boxing. YouTube sensation KSI announced his return to action after a three-year hiatus from exhibition matches. […]

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Dillon Danis teased a potential fight with KSI for his planned return to combat sports in August.

Taking to Instagram to hint at the possible showdown, Danis directed his fans to the story of Briton’s latest boxing bow, Misfits boxing.

YouTube sensation KSI announced his return to action after a three-year hiatus from exhibition matches. KSI’s last outing was a winning effort against Logan Paul in a rematch in 2019. While he confirmed the date for his boxing comeback, few details have been shared regarding who the opponent will be with Alex Wassabiy leading the race.

Danis requested his fans to visit the Misfits’ Instagram story and vote on the poll asking who would win in a matchup between KSI and himself. It seems like the public has a pretty strong opinion on the probable fight with 80 percent voting for KSI to defeat Danis.

Dillon Danis also retweeted another Tweet suggesting his fight against KSI.

“BREAKING: @KSI potentially fighting @dillondanis on August 27th! See @ksinews_

Dillon Danis recovering from leg injury

Having only two MMA fights on his professional record, Dillon Danis may be more known for his affiliation with Conor McGregor than his fighting abilities. Although he’s been involved in a long-term feud with another YouTube star, Jake Paul, Danis has never fought inside the ring.

Jake uploaded a video of a drive-by water attack on Danis that went viral. Paul shut down all talks of fighting Danis after talks between the two camps collapsed.

Another teammate of Danis, Peter Queally detailed his struggles with a leg injury that held him back from fighting Paul. “He’s open to boxing if the right fight comes along,” Queally said. “If the right kind of marquee boxing match came along, like this Jake Paul fight which was a possibility for a while.

“Maybe it’s not now because Jake has gone on and won a lot of big fights since then and maybe he’s looking for something else. But that was a real possibility for a while, that was more or less done him and Dillon so I could see a fight like that happening. I hope he’ll fight next year, he just had surgery I think in July and that was his second one.”

Queally shared that Danis is recovering from a second surgery and expects him to return to fighting in MMA.

“He had to go back and do a second one and he’s recovering from that, it’s quite a serious surgery. He needs to recover from that and then I could see him fighting next year – I would bet on MMA.”

Are you excited to see Dillon Danis return to action against KSI?

Shore & Riddell Feature As Host Of UFC Fights Announced

On Monday, May 16, a host of UFC fights were announced for this summer, and MMA News is here to give you a rundown of all the matchups! With bouts announced across multiple divisions, including amongst the stacked bantamweight, lightweight, and welterweight rosters, as well as the bookings of a number of fan-favorite fighters, these…

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On Monday, May 16, a host of UFC fights were announced for this summer, and MMA News is here to give you a rundown of all the matchups!

With bouts announced across multiple divisions, including amongst the stacked bantamweight, lightweight, and welterweight rosters, as well as the bookings of a number of fan-favorite fighters, these scraps are bound to deliver some entertaining action.

Check them out below and see which excites you the most.

UFC Lightweight: Brad Riddell vs. Jalin Turner – July 2

How about this for an intriguing matchup? UFC 276 just got more exciting with the addition of entertaining lightweights Brad Riddell (10-2) and Jalin Turner (12-5). The pair will meet on the July 2 pay-per-view card, which is scheduled for International Fight Week.

Riddell, who is currently ranked #14 at 155 pounds, rose up the ladder with a perfect 4-0 start in the UFC that included decision victories over Magomed Mustafaev and Drew Dober. But in his latest outing, the New Zealander fell to defeat against a man he’d previously trained with at Phuket’s Tiger Muay Thai facility, Rafael Fiziev.

Having been the victim of a vicious wheel-kick finish last December, Riddell will look to rebound against the unranked Turner, who is riding a four-fight win streak. After an impressive TKO win against Jamie Mullarkey earlier this year, “The Tarantula” has earned a crack at adding a number next to his name.

This bout was confirmed by Iridium Sports Agency, the team that manages Turner.

UFC Bantamweight: Ricky Simón vs. Jack Shore – July 16

Perhaps the most important matchup put together in terms of divisional rankings sees undefeated bantamweight prospect Jack Shore (16-0) square off against experienced campaigner Ricky Simón (19-3).

Since arriving in the Octagon in 2019, Shore has maintained his perfect professional record with five Octagon triumphs, including submissions of Nohelin Hernandez and Aaron Phillips. Most recently, the Welshman thrilled the UK crowd at UFC London with unanimous decision victory over Timur Valiev, a win that eventually aided his ascent into the rankings, where he currently occupies the #14 slot.

Simón, who sits two places above “Tank” on the bantamweight ladder, is in similarly impressive form. The nine-fight promotional veteran has won four straight, including a December 2021 knockout victory over the ranked Raphael Assunção.

The pair of rising 135lbers will meet at the UFC Fight Night event scheduled for July 16, per Cageside Press’ Alex Behunin.

UFC Featherweight: Billy Quarantillo vs. Bill Algeo – July 16

In the featherweight division, the always-entertaining Billy Quarantillo (16-4) is set for his first appearance of 2022. At the July 16 UFC Fight Night, he’ll take on former CFFC champion Bill Algeo (15-6).

Since earning a contract through Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019, Quarantillo has gone 4-2 inside the Octagon. Across his last four outings, “Billy Q” has traded wins and losses, having his hand raised against Kyle Nelson and Gabriel Benitez, while falling to defeats against Gavin Tucker and, in a wild fight at UFC 268 last November, the ranked Shane Burgos.

While Quarantillo will look to rebound on July 16, Algeo will be fighting to secure back-to-back wins for the first time in his UFC career. In his 2-2 promotional slate, “Señor Perfecto” has outpointed Spike Carlyle and Joanderson Brito, but lost on the scorecards to a pair of Ricardos in Lamas and Ramos.

This matchup was first reported by Sherdog’s Tudor Leonte.

UFC Welterweight: Li Jingliang vs. Muslim Salikhov – July 16

If your plate hasn’t been filled with July 16 news, here’s a third bout announced for that particular UFC Fight Night card, this time in the welterweight division.

Per MMA Fight Universe, #13-ranked contender Li Jingliang (18-7) will make his first appearance since being decimated by Khamzat Chimaev this summer. In his way of a successful rebound will be elite striker Muslim Salikhov (18-2).

While “The Leech” will look to maintain his spot in the rankings and return to the kind of form that saw him brutally knock Santiago Ponzinibbio out last January, the “King of Kung Fu” will be targeting a sixth addition to his win streak, which has seen him collect victories over the likes of Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos and Francisco Trinaldo.

UFC Lightweight: Drew Dober vs. Rafael Alves – July 30

In another potential banger, this time at 155 pounds, lightweight veteran Drew Dober (24-11-1) will throw down with DWCS alum Rafael Alves (20-10) at UFC 277 on July 30, per MMA Fight Universe.

The formerly ranked Dober has been a mainstay in the Octagon since 2013, a period in which he’s faced the likes of Beneil Dariush and Islam Makhachev. Having rebounded from a two-fight losing skid last time out with a memorable come-from-behind TKO of the highly-touted Terrance McKinney, the entertaining Nebraskan will look to edge closer to the rankings against Alves.

The Brazilian has gone 1-1 in the Octagon since earning a contract. Following a decision loss to Damir Ismagulov last May, “The Turn” entered the win column in the UFC for the first time with a first-round submission victory over Marc Diakiese six months later.

UFC Middleweight: Gerald Meerschaert vs. Bruno Silva – August 13

Finally, in another intriguing scrap, this time in the middleweight division, veteran submission specialist Gerald Meerschaert (34-15) will share the Octagon with Brazilian brawler Bruno Silva (22-7).

After back-to-back losses, including a 17-second KO setback to Khamzat Chimaev, Meerschaert found form with three consecutive wins, all of which came via submission. Having failed to maintain his streak last time out against Krzysztof Jotko, “GM3” will hope to avoid falling to a losing skid when he battles Silva.

“Blindado” will also be targeting a rebound performance having had his lengthy win streak ended. After seven consecutive victories, including three UFC knockouts, Silva fell short in a memorable three-round fight against world-class kickboxer Alex Pereira earlier this year.

Per Brazilian outlet Ag.Fight, the pair will collide at the UFC event slated for August 13, where it’ll be 19 KOs versus 26 submissions.

Which of these UFC fights are you most looking forward to?

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