UFC Rankings Update: Daniel Cormier Plummets On Pound-For-Pound List

The official UFC rankings have been updated following last weekend’s (Sat., August 17, 2019) UFC 241 from Anaheim, California. In the UFC 241 main event, Stipe Miocic made a triumphant return to the top of the heavyweight throne when he finished …

The official UFC rankings have been updated following last weekend’s (Sat., August 17, 2019) UFC 241 from Anaheim, California. In the UFC 241 main event, Stipe Miocic made a triumphant return to the top of the heavyweight throne when he finished Daniel Cormier by TKO in the fourth round. For the massive victory, Miocic rose […]

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Paul Felder Details ‘Peeing Blood’ Following First Edson Barboza Match-Up

Paul Felder is looking to get his first-ever loss back when he rematches Edson Barboza in the co-main event of September’s UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. The two talented strikers first met at 2015’s UFC on FOX 16 from Chicago, Illinois. There, th…

Paul Felder is looking to get his first-ever loss back when he rematches Edson Barboza in the co-main event of September’s UFC 242 from Abu Dhabi. The two talented strikers first met at 2015’s UFC on FOX 16 from Chicago, Illinois. There, the 10-0 Felder tasted defeat via decision after a crowd-pleasing battle. Felder has […]

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Conor McGregor’s Uncertain UFC Return Depends On Two Things

As usual, Conor McGregor’s next UFC return remains unknown. The former UFC two-division champ was recently sent down the pound-for-pound rankings to the point he’s nearly out of the top 15. Many wonder why “The Notorious” is sti…

As usual, Conor McGregor’s next UFC return remains unknown. The former UFC two-division champ was recently sent down the pound-for-pound rankings to the point he’s nearly out of the top 15. Many wonder why “The Notorious” is still on that distinguished list at all. He hasn’t fought since his fourth-round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov […]

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Nate Diaz: Dustin Poirier ‘Pu**ied Out’ Of Our Fight

Nate Diaz claims Dustin Poirier “pu**ied out” of their UFC 230 matchup last year and questions why nobody is asking him about it. Diaz returns to the Octagon at UFC 241 this weekend when he takes on Anthony Pettis in a welterweight bout. It will be the Stockton native’s first fight in nearly three years. […]

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Nate Diaz claims Dustin Poirier “pu**ied out” of their UFC 230 matchup last year and questions why nobody is asking him about it.

Diaz returns to the Octagon at UFC 241 this weekend when he takes on Anthony Pettis in a welterweight bout. It will be the Stockton native’s first fight in nearly three years.

However, he could have made his return sooner had his originally planned UFC 230 lightweight bout with Poirier gone through. In the end, Poirier had to pull out through injury. But Diaz didn’t take the news well, and when asked why the fight didn’t happen, he had this to say.

“[It didn’t happen] because Dustin Poirier pu**ied out is what happened,” Diaz told ESPN. “We were supposed to fight and there was whatever going on with me and the UFC was happening because they were f*cking with me or I was f*cking with them, however they want to say it, but he jumped out of the fight because he couldn’t deal with it.

“He couldn’t sleep at night. I’m like, ‘why are you even worried about me? You’re supposed to be a fighter, don’t worry about what I got going on. I’m showing up to fight you. Why did you pull out and why is no one asking you that? Why are you getting a title shot?’ That’s a win for me.

I already beat him. If me and you are supposed to meet for training tomorrow, for jiu-jitsu or boxing or MMA or whatever — we have an appointment. We’re going tomorrow at seven p.m. and we’re going to train. Me and you. And if you get a f*cking stomach ache or your tooth ache or your hair or any of that or something ain’t right or your girlfriend’s mad and you don’t make it to seven o’clock, you lost, dude.

You can’t make it, you can’t cut it. Straight up, that’s a L. Justify it however you want.”

What do you make of Diaz’s comments on Poirier pulling out of their fight?

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Michael Bisping: Conor McGregor Probably ‘Praying’ Dustin Poirier Defeats Khabib

Conor McGregor will be rooting for Dustin Poirier to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov according to former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Nurmagomedov and Poirier meet in a lightweight title unification clash in the main event of UFC 242 which takes place September 7 in Abu Dhabi. McGregor last suffered defeat to Nurmagomedov and despite talks of […]

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Conor McGregor will be rooting for Dustin Poirier to defeat Khabib Nurmagomedov according to former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping.

Nurmagomedov and Poirier meet in a lightweight title unification clash in the main event of UFC 242 which takes place September 7 in Abu Dhabi. McGregor last suffered defeat to Nurmagomedov and despite talks of a rematch, there’s a likelihood that “The Eagle” will face Tony Ferguson next if he wins.

However, Bisping believes McGregor has a chance at getting the next title shot if Poirier were to win — which is why he believes the Irishman is probably praying for an upset at UFC 242:

“He’s probably hoping and praying that Poirier beats Khabib in Abu Dhabi,” Bisping said on his podcast (via BJ Penn). “If Poirier beats Khabib, obviously we all know Conor has that massive win over Poirier. He did it very, very easily. He made short work of Poirier back in the day. Alright, it was back in the day, it was at [145 pounds], but even still, if Poirier wins, there’s a possibility of setting up that rematch. That’s his shot — and easier shot at the title.”

McGregor Needs A Win First

Of course, there’s always a chance the UFC could skip Ferguson and give McGregor the rematch if Nurmagomedov were to win. However, Bisping believes the former lightweight champion needs one more win before getting a chance to run things back:

“I don’t think he gets that [Khabib] fight [after UFC 242],” Bisping explained. “The Poirier fight, definitely, I can see them doing that. From the UFC’s perspective, they’re going to do it [the rematch with Nurmagomedov]. [The first fight] was the biggest pay-per-view ever, the rematch is going to be even bigger.

Rematches sell, especially with the amount of bad blood, especially with what happened after the fight outside the Octagon. The rematch is going to be huge. I just think Conor has to win another fight first.”

Do you agree with Bisping?

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UFC 242 Poster Officially Revealed

We now have the official poster for the upcoming UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event. The action will go down from The Arena in Yas Island from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. In the main event of the night, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will unify his title with interim champion Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov is undefeated in […]

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We now have the official poster for the upcoming UFC 242 pay-per-view (PPV) event. The action will go down from The Arena in Yas Island from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

In the main event of the night, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov will unify his title with interim champion Dustin Poirier. Nurmagomedov is undefeated in his mixed martial arts (MMA) career thus far. He takes on Poirier, who has been on a spectacular run at 155 pounds thus far.

Also, in the co-main event, Edson Barboza makes his return when he faces off against Paul Felder. Both men are two of the best strikers at lightweight, and should put on quite the show inside the Octagon. Earlier today (Thurs. August 1, 2019) the UFC released the official UFC 242 event poster.

Check out the poster, along with the full card, below.

UFC 242

  • Lightweight: (C) Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier
  • Lightweight: Edson Barboza vs. Paul Felder
  • Lightweight: Islam Makhachev vs. Davi Ramos
  • Heavyweight: Curtis Blaydes vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
  • Lightweight: Mairbek Taisumov vs. Carlos Diego Ferreira
  • Bantamweight: Khalid Taha vs. Bruno Gustavo Aparecido Da Silva
  • Lightweight: Ottman Azaitar vs. Teemu Packalén
  • Women’s flyweight: Joanne Calderwood vs. Andrea Lee
  • Women’s bantamweight: Liana Jojua vs. Sarah Moras
  • Welterweight: Belal Muhammad vs. Takashi Sato
  • Welterweight: Nordine Taleb vs. Muslim Salikhov

What do you think about the official UFC 242 poster?

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