UFC’s Dana White: Conor McGregor vs. Donald Cerrone Fight ‘Not Even Close’

A matchup between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone has been making the rounds in the rumor mill, but UFC president Dana White threw cold water the idea Monday. “It’s not even close to being done,” he told TMZ Sports …

A matchup between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone has been making the rounds in the rumor mill, but UFC president Dana White threw cold water the idea Monday. “It’s not even close to being done,” he told TMZ Sports …

Max Holloway Teases Interim Lightweight Title Fight With Tony Ferguson

With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov likely sidelined until October or November, an interim 155-pound strap will likely be made. Tony Ferguson is certainly deserving of the opportunity, but who would he face off against? Perhaps a superfight with 145-pound king Max Holloway is the best option. “Blessed” teased as much in a recent Twitter […]

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With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov likely sidelined until October or November, an interim 155-pound strap will likely be made.

Tony Ferguson is certainly deserving of the opportunity, but who would he face off against? Perhaps a superfight with 145-pound king Max Holloway is the best option. “Blessed” teased as much in a recent Twitter post. He shared a screenshot of the upcoming UFC 236 Wikipedia page. The show goes down on April 13th and has yet to receive a main event.

The page was edited to show that an interim lightweight title fight between Holloway and Ferguson will headline the card. Holloway shared the picture and captioned it with the following:

“Tony Ferguson is the type of guy to copy my back tattoo then tell me I’ve just been blessed”

A meeting between the two inside the Octagon would certainly be a spectacle. Ferguson has won 11 fights in a row, defeating names like Anthony Pettis, Kevin Lee, Rafael dos Anjos, Edson Barboza, Josh Thomson, and more.

As for Holloway, he’s won 13 fights in a row. Those include back-to-back wins over Jose Aldo, Brian Ortega, Anthony Pettis, Ricardo Lamas, Jeremy Stephens, Charles Oliveira, and Cub Swanson. It remains to be seen if Holloway is hinting at the legitamite possibility that he could fight Ferguson next.

We’ll keep you updated as we learn more.

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Daniel Cormier Reveals Khabib Paying Teammates’ NSAC Fines

Khabib Nurmagomedov is truly loyal to his brothers and teammates. UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed in a recent interview on “The MMA Hour” that, not only is Khabib prepared to sit out until his teammates’ suspensions are also up, but he’ll also be paying their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) fines (via MMA Fighting): […]

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is truly loyal to his brothers and teammates.

UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier revealed in a recent interview on “The MMA Hour” that, not only is Khabib prepared to sit out until his teammates’ suspensions are also up, but he’ll also be paying their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) fines (via MMA Fighting):

“I think that Khabib is doing the most honorable thing I’ve ever seen in my life,” Cormier said. “Not many guys will pay the fine, the 500 grand, also pay the fines of your teammates and brothers. He’s paying their money too. Whatever they fine [Abubakar and Tukhugov], he’s gonna pay it too.

“Those are his brothers. They were acting to help him, I guess. They’re suspended longer, he will sit with them. That’s one thing about those guys and their lifestyle and their community is that they are family at the highest level and what he’s doing is so honorable. Not many people would do that.

“He’s doing it with the idea that even if they take his title, it does not mean more to him than standing next to his brothers. It doesn’t get any better than that. I appreciate it. I do think the fine was steep. Whatever. He also said that he’s not gonna fight there anymore. He’s very firm in his approach, he’s very firm in what he wants to convey to the world.

“I’m very proud of him. I’m proud of the man that Khabib has become from the moment he walked into AKA to who he is today, I’m very proud of him.”

Following his fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 in October, Khabib jumped the Octagon and attacked McGregor cornerman Dillon Danis. This set off a huge brawl between both teams, inside and outside the Octagon.

Khabib was given a nine-month suspension and $500,000 fine for starting the incident. His teammates, Abubakar Nurmagomedov and Zubaira Tukhugov, who attacked Conor McGregor, were suspended for one-year each, and also received $25,000 fines. As for McGregor, he was suspended six months and received a $50,000 fine.

“The Eagle” is expected to sit out until his brothers are also allowed to return to fighting action again. He has also suggested he’s done fighting in Las Vegas.

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Daniel Cormier Reacts To Khabib Paying Teammates’ NSAC Fines

Khabib Nurmagomedov is standing by his teammates in the wake of their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspensions. The UFC lightweight champ is expected to sit out-of-action until his teammates’ NSAC suspensions are also up. The trio were…

Khabib Nurmagomedov is standing by his teammates in the wake of their Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) suspensions. The UFC lightweight champ is expected to sit out-of-action until his teammates’ NSAC suspensions are also up. The trio were involved in a post-fight brawl at UFC 229 this past October. Following Nurmagomedov’s submission win over Conor […]

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Dana White: Khabib Can’t Sit Out Until October With UFC Title

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t sit out until October with his lightweight gold. Nurmagomedov was handed a suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the UF…

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White says Khabib Nurmagomedov can’t sit out until October with his lightweight gold. Nurmagomedov was handed a suspension from the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) for his role in the UFC 229 brawl. While he was given a nine-month sanction retroactive to Oct. 6, he can cut the time […]

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Report: McGregor vs. Ferguson Could Be Next If Khabib Sits

There are a host of entertaining options available for Conor McGregor after UFC 237 from Melbourne. One of those is McGregor vs. Ferguson, possibly for an interim title. UFC President Dana White entertained the idea that former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion McGregor could end up Ferguson. It all comes down to what UFC lightweight […]

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There are a host of entertaining options available for Conor McGregor after UFC 237 from Melbourne. One of those is McGregor vs. Ferguson, possibly for an interim title.

UFC President Dana White entertained the idea that former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion McGregor could end up Ferguson. It all comes down to what UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov decides to do for his 2019 plans.

Nurmagomedov is eligible to return to return as soon as April. This comes after getting his suspension from the NSAC following his actions in the UFC 229 brawl. However, Khabib has indicated he won’t compete until the one-year suspensions issued to his teammates for their roles in the brawl are complete in October.

Thus, while speaking with the media after UFC 234, the UFC President said that McGregor might end up facing Ferguson before Khabib does.

“Guys can’t sit out and wait that long when you have the title,” White said (H/T to MMAWeekly). “You can’t do it. So if that’s true and he’s going to do that, then we’d have to figure out something else and you start looking at whether it’s Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson or one of these other guys. When opportunity knocks, answer the door. We’ll see how this thing plays out.”

Indeed we will. In the meantime, McGregor has offered to fight Anderson Silva and Nate Diaz, both of which would be high-profile fights.

So even though he hasn’t won since 2016, the possibilities are still many for MMAs biggest name.

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