Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To Dana White’s Plans For McGregor Rematch

It’s fair to say Khabib Nurmagomedov is not a fan of Conor McGregor getting a rematch. McGregor returns to action for the first time since his defeat to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October last year when he faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18. It is notably a welterweight bout but that’s […]

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It’s fair to say Khabib Nurmagomedov is not a fan of Conor McGregor getting a rematch.

McGregor returns to action for the first time since his defeat to Nurmagomedov at UFC 229 in October last year when he faces Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 on January 18.

It is notably a welterweight bout but that’s only because McGregor didn’t want to cut weight twice — which according to UFC president Dana White, means he plans on having a quick turnaround and facing Nurmagomedov if he wins.

In fact, White was even receptive to having McGregor challenge Nurmagomedov next if both of them win their upcoming fights which would mean the Irishman would leapfrog Justin Gaethje. “The Eagle” is slated to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April.

“Gaethje was on his way up too,” White said recently. “We’ve offered Gaethje a lot of fights that Gaethje hasn’t taken either. So, Conor is in line next for this fight if he beats ‘Cowboy’.”

However, if Nurmagomedov has his way, that won’t be what happens.

“I’m surprised Dana White is saying that if Conor beats Cerrone and I beat Tony Ferguson, there will be a rematch,” Nurmagomedov said in a recent press conference in Russia (via Chamatkar Sandhu). “I decided who I’m going to fight next… But to think he deserves the lightweight belt, while I’m champion that won’t happen.”

It will certainly be interesting to see what transpires in the next few months.

What do you think of Nurmagomedov’s response?

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Dana White Considering Adding Professional Slapping To UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Pass is home to not only the best action in the Octagon, but also fight content from WEC and Strikeforce as well as other sports such as boxing and grappling. And UFC president Dana White might be considering adding professional slapping to the library as well. In a social media post on Thursday, […]

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UFC Fight Pass is home to not only the best action in the Octagon, but also fight content from WEC and Strikeforce as well as other sports such as boxing and grappling.

And UFC president Dana White might be considering adding professional slapping to the library as well.

In a social media post on Thursday, White shared a clip of Russian slapper Vasiliy “Dumpling” Kamotskiy losing for the first time via “knockout” to a rookie named Vyacheslav Zezulya.

You can see the post below:

“These guys SLAP the SHIT out of each other!” White wrote on Instagram. “The guy in the red is the Champ “Dumpling” and he just lost for the first time. I’m thinking about putting these on [UFC Fight Pass] what do u guys think?”

It’s more brutal than one would think. According to reports, “Dumpling” was taken to the hospital as he suffered a mini-coma as a result of the fight-ending slap.

Would you watch men slap each other professionally? Which UFC star would be perfect for this sport?

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Khabib ‘Surprised’ Dana White Plans To Book Rematch With Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov has responded to UFC president Dana White’s plans depending on the outcomes of two 2020 events. On April 18, Nurmagomedov is scheduled to defend the UFC lightweight championship against Tony Ferguson. The bout is expected to h…

Khabib Nurmagomedov has responded to UFC president Dana White’s plans depending on the outcomes of two 2020 events. On April 18, Nurmagomedov is scheduled to defend the UFC lightweight championship against Tony Ferguson. The bout is expected to headline UFC 249 in Brooklyn, NY. Exactly three months prior, Conor McGregor will return to action to […]

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Dana White Explains Booking McGregor Despite Sexual Assault Investigations

Despite being accused of two separate allegations of sexual assault, Conor McGregor’s MMA career is moving onward, and there are some who are wondering why. This question was put forth to UFC President Dana White himself, who was unaware that Conor McG…

Despite being accused of two separate allegations of sexual assault, Conor McGregor’s MMA career is moving onward, and there are some who are wondering why. This question was put forth to UFC President Dana White himself, who was unaware that Conor McGregor’s booking to face Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 was receiving backlash at all […]

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Dana White Responds To Criticism Of Booking Conor McGregor Fight Despite Sexual Assault Accusations

UFC president Dana White has fired back at those who have a problem with Conor McGregor being booked to fight despite a couple of sexual assault accusations coming out of Ireland. McGregor will headline the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The Irishman […]

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UFC president Dana White has fired back at those who have a problem with Conor McGregor being booked to fight despite a couple of sexual assault accusations coming out of Ireland.

McGregor will headline the UFC 246 pay-per-view (PPV) event from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, January 18, 2020. The Irishman returns at 170 pounds against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. Speaking in an interview with Yahoo! Sports’ Kevin Iole, White was asked about the criticism he has received for booking McGregor to fight despite the sexual assault allegations.

White said he didn’t even know there was criticism for the booking, and noted that the allegations against McGregor are only just allegations, and McGregor hasn’t been charged with anything. He won’t stop someone from making a living based solely on accusations. (H/T BJPenn.com)

“I didn’t even know (about the criticism),” White said. “He hasn’t been charged with anything. You can’t accuse somebody and stop them from making a living when they haven’t even been charged of anything.

“Conor McGregor has made a lot of bad decisions in the past several years. He has paid for it. He walked into court and plead guilty to punching that guy in the face in Ireland. He paid for the slapping of the phone out of the thing. He attacked the bus and paid for that.”

White indicated he wasn’t sure where things stood in regards to the sexual assault allegations against McGregor, but noted, had he been charged with something, McGregor probably wouldn’t be fighting.

“He’s obviously done some things,” White said. “He’s been charged and paid and done everything he’s supposed to do. These other things, first of all I don’t even know. Has it said that he’s the guy that’s being accused?

“Listen, if he was being charged with something right now. It would be a different story. The New York Times have wrote those stories, but there are no other stories out there about Conor McGregor.”

What do you make of White’s response to the criticism of booking McGregor to fight despite sexual assault accusations?

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Justin Gaethje Laughs at Dana White Saying McGregor Would Get Title Shot Before Him

Justin Gaethje has some strong words for Dana White following White’s assertion that Conor Mcgregor will face Khabib Nurmagomedov next if he defeats Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. Even though Conor McGregor has not won a mixed martial arts battle since 201…

Justin Gaethje has some strong words for Dana White following White’s assertion that Conor Mcgregor will face Khabib Nurmagomedov next if he defeats Donald Cerrone at UFC 246. Even though Conor McGregor has not won a mixed martial arts battle since 2016 and Justin Gaethje is on a three-fight KO winning streak, it is McGregor, […]

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