Jose Aldo vs. Marlon Moraes On Tap For UFC 245

It looks like Jose Aldo will indeed cut down to the bantamweight division to meet Marlon Moraes. Sources close to the situation told MMAJunkie that Aldo vs. Moraes is being targeted for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later received conf…

It looks like Jose Aldo will indeed cut down to the bantamweight division to meet Marlon Moraes. Sources close to the situation told MMAJunkie that Aldo vs. Moraes is being targeted for UFC 245 on Dec. 14. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto later received confirmation from UFC president Dana White, Aldo’s lawyer Ana Guedes, and Moraes’ manager […]

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Conor McGregor Claims Fight Announcement Is ‘Very Close’

Conor McGregor has been very vocal about wanting to return to the Octagon soon. In fact, McGregor would eventually like to fight the winner of Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244 as his second fight of 2020. As for his first fight, McGregor wants to get back to work in January. Who his […]

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Conor McGregor has been very vocal about wanting to return to the Octagon soon. In fact, McGregor would eventually like to fight the winner of Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz at UFC 244 as his second fight of 2020. As for his first fight, McGregor wants to get back to work in January.

Who his opponent for that bout will be remains to be seen, but speaking at a Parimatch Q&A in Ukraine recently, the Irishman teased the news is “very close” to being announced. Perhaps within the next few days of his trip.

“We are very very close to announcing it,” McGregor said. “Not just yet, but shortly over the course of this trip we should have an announcement. That’s what we’re aiming for.”

McGregor hasn’t fought since October of last year when he was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. Prior to that, his last fight inside the UFC’s Octagon was in November of 2016, when he beat Eddie Alvarez to become a two-division champion under the promotion’s banner.

With a return in early 2020, McGregor claims he wants to get back to being active inside the Octagon, the way he used to be during the early days of his UFC run.

“For me, I’m looking – I used to fight every couple of weeks, really, before the UFC came. Then it was every couple of months,” McGregor said. “Now the politics of the prize got involved and it’s almost – if I’ve won then I go off, I do not like that. You can not be like that in this game, I must continue. Consistency is another word, you must be consistent.

“So once we get the first one done and we get past the politics of this, I will continue to go. I’ve taken very little damage inside of the Octagon, so I am eager to get going and continue. If I look at the run I had going up to Eddie Alvarez, when I won the second world title, it was consecutive bouts. Bout, bout, bout. So I went into that Eddie Alvarez fight sharp. Aware. Fully prepared.

“What happened that night, one of the greatest performances in any title fight ever in the UFC. So that’s what we are looking to continue on the next time.”

Do you think McGregor will be more active inside the Octagon in 2020?

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Conor McGregor Offers Masvidal vs. Diaz Prediction, Claims He Designed BMF Title

Conor McGregor is ready to get back inside the Octagon. And it seems that the winner of the UFC 244 main event between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, for the one-off Baddest Mother F*cker Championship, is on his radar. McGregor recently took part in a Q&A for Parimatch in Ukraine. During the event, McGregor was […]

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Conor McGregor is ready to get back inside the Octagon. And it seems that the winner of the UFC 244 main event between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, for the one-off Baddest Mother F*cker Championship, is on his radar.

McGregor recently took part in a Q&A for Parimatch in Ukraine. During the event, McGregor was asked for his prediction for Masvidal vs. Diaz. McGregor picked his two-time Octagon foe, Diaz, to come out on top of the action.

“I think Diaz beats him,” McGregor said. “He’s got crisper boxing, way more experience, I think Masvidal has had a good run, he’s on a two-fight win streak, the game is very forgetfull I believe. Our sport is. I think Diaz has enough in him to do it, I think he’s in a better space. You’ve got to factor in that, what kind of space is a fighter in. Because everyone is the best on their day. I think Diaz beats him.”

The winner of Masvidal vs. Diaz will be awarded the BMF belt, which will be wrapped around their waist by none other than Hollywood mega-star and WWE legend The Rock. McGregor claims that he himself signed off on the design for the BMF Championship, suggesting he himself is the real “bad mother f*cker.”

“I designed that Bad Mother F*cker Belt,” McGregor said. “I actually designed that. I signed off on the design of how they are creating that belt. So most certainly, that belt was brought into fruition, brought to life, because of me, the real bad mother f*cker. So most certainly one of those men is on my radar.”

Do you agree with McGregor’s pick for Diaz to best Masvidal at UFC 244?

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Greg Hardy Steps In To Face Alexander Volkov At UFC Moscow

It looks like Alexander Volkov has received a replacement opponent for UFC Moscow. Ex-NFL star Greg Hardy has answered the call to step in on late notice and face the Russian in front of his native crowd. MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report from ESPN, confirming the matchup. Bout agreements have not been signed as […]

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It looks like Alexander Volkov has received a replacement opponent for UFC Moscow. Ex-NFL star Greg Hardy has answered the call to step in on late notice and face the Russian in front of his native crowd.

MMA Fighting confirmed an initial report from ESPN, confirming the matchup. Bout agreements have not been signed as of this writing, but the fight is expected to be finalized shortly. Now, the fight between Volkov and Hardy is shifted into the co-main event, with the featherweight matchup between Zabit Magomedsharipov and Calvin Kattar now serving as the main event.

The news comes just days after Hardy’s initial unanimous decision win over Ben Sosoli at UFC Boston was overturned due to Hardy’s apparent illegal use of an inhaler in between rounds. Hardy’s mixed martial arts (MMA) career has been widely criticized. Not only due to his history of domestic violence, but also due to the UFC throwing him low-tier opponents.

That will no longer be the case, however, as Hardy will step into enemy territory against the No. 7-ranked heavyweight in the UFC. The matchup likely won’t sit well with many UFC heavyweights, including Francis Ngannou, the clear-cut No. 1-contender for the heavyweight throne who volunteered to step in and face Volkov in Russia after ex-heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos pulled out.

He offered the following reaction on Twitter after news of Hardy’s entrance into the bout was broken.

What do you think about Hardy stepping in to face Volkov at UFC Moscow?

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Jon Jones Takes Dig At Tony Ferguson’s Personal Issues

Jon Jones fired back at Tony Ferguson’s remarks with a dig at his personal issues. Jones has been the target of many verbal spats for years, but he was surprised when Ferguson took aim at him. “El Cucuy” is a lightweight, who many bel…

Jon Jones fired back at Tony Ferguson’s remarks with a dig at his personal issues. Jones has been the target of many verbal spats for years, but he was surprised when Ferguson took aim at him. “El Cucuy” is a lightweight, who many believe is deserving of the next UFC 155-pound title shot. The number […]

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BREAKING: Greg Hardy Agrees To Fight Alexander Volkov At UFC Moscow

Greg Hardy is getting his step-up in competition. Many fans have been wondering when the former NFL star would be fighting a ranked opponent, and that will happen on Nov. 9 in Moscow, Russia. After Junior dos Santos pulled out of his fight against Alex…

Greg Hardy is getting his step-up in competition. Many fans have been wondering when the former NFL star would be fighting a ranked opponent, and that will happen on Nov. 9 in Moscow, Russia. After Junior dos Santos pulled out of his fight against Alexander Volkov, the UFC was searching for a replacement and has […]

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