Dana White Theorizes Why Conor McGregor Is Still On UFC Rankings

UFC president Dana White has a theory as to why Conor McGregor remains on the UFC rankings. McGregor has claimed to be retired from MMA competition. Despite this and having last competed as a welterweight back in January, McGregor is the number four-ra…

UFC president Dana White has a theory as to why Conor McGregor remains on the UFC rankings. McGregor has claimed to be retired from MMA competition. Despite this and having last competed as a welterweight back in January, McGregor is the number four-ranked UFC lightweight. McGregor hasn’t competed at 155 pounds since his Sept. 2018 […]

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Dana White Explains Why Conor McGregor Is Still In The UFC Rankings

Dana WhiteUFC President Dana White was interviewed by The Schmo after yesterday’s UFC 252 Press Conference and was asked about Conor Mcgregor’s status being in the rankings, while Henry Cejudo is not, since they are both technically retired. White went on to explain, “I think Cejudo probably dropped out of the USADA testing pool and Conor […]

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UFC President Dana White was interviewed by The Schmo after yesterday’s UFC 252 Press Conference and was asked about Conor Mcgregor’s status being in the rankings, while Henry Cejudo is not, since they are both technically retired.

White went on to explain, “I think Cejudo probably dropped out of the USADA testing pool and Conor Mcgregor didnt.”

The Schmo and Dana White talked about a multitude of topics, including The UFC 252 Presser, Jon Jones, future heavyweight title fight, Francis Ngannou, Munhoz vs Edgar, Khabib vs GSP, and more. Check out the video below!

Do you think Conor McGregor is really retired If He’s Still In The USADA Testing Pool?

Dana White Isn’t Buying UFC 252 Being Daniel Cormier’s Last Fight

UFC president Dana White isn’t convinced that Daniel Cormier’s final bout will be on Aug. 15. Cormier is set to clash with UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic a third time. The trilogy bout will serve as UFC 252‘s main event inside …

UFC president Dana White isn’t convinced that Daniel Cormier’s final bout will be on Aug. 15. Cormier is set to clash with UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic a third time. The trilogy bout will serve as UFC 252‘s main event inside the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. “DC” insists this will be the last […]

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Dana White Doesn’t Believe Daniel Cormier Will Retire After UFC 252

Daniel CormierThe Heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 is set to determine the greatest UFC heavyweight fighter of all time. More than that, this fight is set to be Daniel Cormier’s final walk to the octagon. The former champion has said win or lose this will be his final fight, […]

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The Heavyweight title fight between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier at UFC 252 is set to determine the greatest UFC heavyweight fighter of all time.

More than that, this fight is set to be Daniel Cormier’s final walk to the octagon. The former champion has said win or lose this will be his final fight, however, UFC president Dana White does not seem convinced.

Speaking to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, White stated that he doesn’t see Cormier walking away after this fight.

“No its not. It’s obviously going to depend on how the fight plays out on Saturday night. If Cormier wins in spectacular fashion this will not be his last fight. And knowing him the way I do if he loses then it will be I can’t go out like this.” Said White.

“You know me when people start talking about retirement I think they should, Stipe who people were saying is probably going to retire after this too, but he squashed that tonight. I don’t think either one of them should retire, they’re two of the best in the world and they’ve still got a lot left in them.”

Okamoto continued on asking White what if they are planning to do a trilogy bout between Cormier and Jon Jones should he get the win this Saturday to which Dana said there was no plan. He will be watching the fight on Saturday and then decide on what is next in the matchmaking meeting the following Tuesday.

Jones has been vocal about his desire to move up to heavyweight calling out top-ranking contender Francis Ngannou earlier this year. However, the UFC was unable to come to terms with Jones on money so this matchup was not possible. For Jones to complete the trilogy with Daniel Cormier that he leads 2-0 would be a fight that both guys have expressed interest in doing in the past.

Dana White Says Travel Issues Are Keeping Khamzat Chimaev From Fighting Sooner

UFC president Dana White wanted another quick turnaround for Khamzat Chimaev but it hasn’t been as easy as he hoped. Chimaev has made quite the impression early in his UFC run. His first two outings under the UFC banner were just 10 days apart. F…

UFC president Dana White wanted another quick turnaround for Khamzat Chimaev but it hasn’t been as easy as he hoped. Chimaev has made quite the impression early in his UFC run. His first two outings under the UFC banner were just 10 days apart. First, he submitted John Phillips in the second round. Then, he […]

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Dana White: Daniel Cormier Could Match Georges St-Pierre Exit With UFC 252 Win

CormierEvery fighter wants the chance to leave the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) on top and Daniel Cormier can do just that this weekend. Cormier will compete for the final time when he challenges Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title in a trilogy match that will headline UFC 252 on Saturday night. Despite claiming […]

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Every fighter wants the chance to leave the sport of mixed martial arts (MMA) on top and Daniel Cormier can do just that this weekend.

Cormier will compete for the final time when he challenges Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title in a trilogy match that will headline UFC 252 on Saturday night.

Despite claiming to retire earlier, “DC” maintains this will be his last bout as he plans on emulating Georges St-Pierre by leaving on top. St-Pierre notably took a four-year break from MMA as the welterweight champion before returning in 2017 to win the middleweight title.

He would officially retire last year and according to UFC president Dana White, Cormier retiring as a two-time heavyweight champion could match St-Pierre for greatest exit.

“He’d be neck and neck for greatest exit with [Georges] St-Pierre,” White told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports recently (via MMA Fighting). “I mean, GSP left with the title, then came back, won the 185-pound title, and then left again.”

White: Miocic vs. Cormier Is UFC’s Best Trilogy

While that will certainly be a debatable topic, one thing is for sure — Cormier retiring with the heavyweight title would be one heck of a way to go out.

It’s even more so the case given how the trilogy has gone so far according to White.

“The beautiful thing about this one is, it’s probably the best trilogy we’ve ever had in the UFC, and it’s for the heavyweight championship, and to determine who’s the GOAT,” White added.

The stakes are certainly high.

Do you agree with White’s comments?