Mousasi Claims McGregor Threatened Him With A Knife During Recent Private Conversation

Ladies and gentlemen, Conor McGregor isn’t playing around!

UFC Middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi noted during a recent interview that after made comments about the UFC Featherweight Champion at the UFC 204 post-fight press conference this month,…

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Ladies and gentlemen, Conor McGregor isn’t playing around!

UFC Middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi noted during a recent interview that after made comments about the UFC Featherweight Champion at the UFC 204 post-fight press conference this month, McGregor and he went back-and-forth in private messages, leading to McGregor threatening Mousasi with a knife.

“People liked it.” Mousasi told Flo Combat regarding his comments about “The Notorious” one at the UFC 204 post-presser. “I just spoke the truth. Sometimes you have to say stupid sh*t before people notice you.”

Regarding their private back-and-forth conversation, Mousasi claims that McGregor threatened him with a knife when he asked him what he was going to do about the comments he made, pointing out that he is substanially larger than the Irish mega-star.

“I got a private message from Conor McGregor. He was cursing at me, the little f*ck. He was threatening me. I said ‘What are you going to do with your 50 kilos?’ The f*cker was threatening me with a knife. He knows I could beat his ass any day.”

Jon Jones’ USADA Arbitration Hearing Set For October 31st

A new date for Jon Jones’ arbitration hearing against USADA was set on Friday, as the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will look to become the first fighter to officially appeal a USADA sanction via arbitration.

Hopefully it won’t be a scary da…

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A new date for Jon Jones’ arbitration hearing against USADA was set on Friday, as the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion will look to become the first fighter to officially appeal a USADA sanction via arbitration.

Hopefully it won’t be a scary day for “Bones” Jones, as he will look to be the first person since the Anti-Doping Policy was implemented by the UFC to follow through with the arbitration process on Halloween, with his new date officially scheduled for October 31st.

In addition to the process Jones has to play out with USADA, he also has a hearing scheduled with the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) on November 10th.

Conor McGregor Talks In-Depth About $150,000 Fine, Tells NAC: “Good Luck Trying To Get It”

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It looks like Conor McGregor is dealing with preparations for two different battles these days — one for the UFC Lightweight Championship when he fights title-holder Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York and another with the Nevada Athletic Commission, who he could end up battling in court for a while if he does what he mentioned on Friday.

Today, RollingStone.com released a brand new interview with the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion who seemingly doesn’t intend to pay the hefty fine handed down to him by the NAC this week.

“Whatever,” McGregor said regarding the NAC fine of $150,000 for his end in the “Bottle-Gate” fiasco with Nate Diaz ahead of their UFC 202 rematch in August. “It is what it is. Good luck trying to get it.”

Additionally, McGregor reiterated the point he made to UFC President Dana White about no longer wanting anything to do with fighting in the state of Nevada as a result of the NAC’s decision to fine him in an amount that both he and White said was “insane.”

“I don’t see Nevada in my future, for the foreseeable future is how I see it,” McGregor told Rolling Stone in the interview that was released today. “I’m free to do what I want. … I’m good. I’m good. New York, New York. That’s what I think.”

As he continued, he explained that he tried to own up to his actions but feels like the NAC is going overboard to the point that it feels like disrespect.

“I thought they might respect [McGregor calling in] a little bit more,” McGregor says. “I owned up. I man’d up. I’m here. I apologized. I’m not trying to blame nobody, although they fired the rounds off first. I didn’t think they would even go that route because I didn’t think this was like a real thing. Are they going to come and arrest me or what the fuck is that? I wanted to give them the respect and I felt they would have respected that but they didn’t. So, whatever. It is what it is. Good luck trying to get it.”

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It looks like Conor McGregor is dealing with preparations for two different battles these days — one for the UFC Lightweight Championship when he fights title-holder Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York and another with the Nevada Athletic Commission, who he could end up battling in court for a while if he does what he mentioned on Friday.

Today, RollingStone.com released a brand new interview with the reigning UFC Featherweight Champion who seemingly doesn’t intend to pay the hefty fine handed down to him by the NAC this week.

“Whatever,” McGregor said regarding the NAC fine of $150,000 for his end in the “Bottle-Gate” fiasco with Nate Diaz ahead of their UFC 202 rematch in August. “It is what it is. Good luck trying to get it.”

Additionally, McGregor reiterated the point he made to UFC President Dana White about no longer wanting anything to do with fighting in the state of Nevada as a result of the NAC’s decision to fine him in an amount that both he and White said was “insane.”

“I don’t see Nevada in my future, for the foreseeable future is how I see it,” McGregor told Rolling Stone in the interview that was released today. “I’m free to do what I want. … I’m good. I’m good. New York, New York. That’s what I think.”

As he continued, he explained that he tried to own up to his actions but feels like the NAC is going overboard to the point that it feels like disrespect.

“I thought they might respect [McGregor calling in] a little bit more,” McGregor says. “I owned up. I man’d up. I’m here. I apologized. I’m not trying to blame nobody, although they fired the rounds off first. I didn’t think they would even go that route because I didn’t think this was like a real thing. Are they going to come and arrest me or what the fuck is that? I wanted to give them the respect and I felt they would have respected that but they didn’t. So, whatever. It is what it is. Good luck trying to get it.”

Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes Title Fight Announced For UFC 207

UFC 207 @RondaRousey vs @Amanda_Leoa on Dec. 30 pic.twitter.com/rrBk0h0YOU— Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) October 12, 2016

Fight fans … we finally have an official date and opponent for the highly-anticipated Octagon return of Ronda Rousey.

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Fight fans … we finally have an official date and opponent for the highly-anticipated Octagon return of Ronda Rousey.

UFC President Dana White revealed during his appearance on “The Herd” with Colin Cowherd on Tuesday that the former UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion and UFC mega-star will be making her UFC fighting return against the current Women’s 135-pound champion Amanda Nunes.

According to White, the Rousey-Nunes bout will serve as the main event for the promotion’s UFC 207 pay-per-view event.

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey takes place on Saturday, December 30, 2016 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Join us here at MMANews.com on 12/30 for live coverage of the pay-per-view.

[ARCHIVES] McGregor Reportedly KO’d While Doing Sparring Training

On This Day Five Years Ago… [ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 10, 2016, 2:03 PM] Reports started circulating Monday that Conor McGregor was knocked out during a sparring session ahead of his UFC 205 lightweight fight with Eddie Alvarez. John Kavanagh, the head coach for McGregor, addressed the rumors on social media. Kavanagh also added a few […]

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On This Day Five Years Ago…

[ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED OCTOBER 10, 2016, 2:03 PM]

Reports started circulating Monday that Conor McGregor was knocked out during a sparring session ahead of his UFC 205 lightweight fight with Eddie Alvarez.

John Kavanagh, the head coach for McGregor, addressed the rumors on social media. Kavanagh also added a few more replies, saying “because I’m trying to teach you how to think critically. Otherwise my time wasted on the next silly rumor and the one after that” when asked why he wouldn’t directly address the claims.

Alvarez had his own fun with the rumors, as well, as he took to his official Twitter page to share the following comment regarding the McGregor KO rumor:

UFC 205: Alvarez vs. McGregor takes place on Saturday, November 12, 2016 from the world-famous Madison Square Garden arena in New York City. Join us here at MMANews.com on 11/12 for live coverage of the UFC 205 pay-per-view.

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Several UFC Fighters & Personalities React To Dan Henderson’s Retirement

As witnessed at the UFC 204 pay-per-view in Manchester, England on Saturday evening, MMA legend Dan Henderson officially hung up his fight gloves for the last time.

Hendo came up short in his attempt to win the UFC Middleweight Championship from for…

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As witnessed at the UFC 204 pay-per-view in Manchester, England on Saturday evening, MMA legend Dan Henderson officially hung up his fight gloves for the last time.

Hendo came up short in his attempt to win the UFC Middleweight Championship from former rival Michael Bisping in the main event of Saturday’s pay-per-view. He lost via unanimous decision on scores of 48-47, 48-47 and 49-46, despite knocking Bisping down twice in the early rounds and coming extremely close to finishing “The Count” in the first round.

As promised, win, lose or draw, UFC 204 was advertised to be Hendo’s final appearance as an active competitor inside the Octagon, and apparently that’s exactly what MMA fans who ordered Saturday’s show witnessed.

Following the UFC 204 pay-per-view, which featured Hendo’s retirement, several MMA fighters took to social media to comment on the owner of the fan-friendly “H-Bomb” finally calling it a career at age 46. Below is a collection of tweets from various MMA personalities reacting to the retirement of Dan Henderson.

For video highlights of Dan Henderson’s final pro MMA fight at UFC 204, click here.

For a video archive of the UFC 204 post-fight press conference featuring Dan Henderson, click here.

For a post-UFC 204 backstage interview with Dan Henderson, click here.