Ranking the Best UFC Fighters Who Have Never Won a Belt

The UFC has seen almost every legendary figure in modern MMA walk through their cage doors, but never every great fighter was good enough to win the ultimate prize in the sport…

The UFC has seen almost every legendary figure in modern MMA walk through their cage doors, but never every great fighter was good enough to win the ultimate prize in the sport…

Anthony Pettis Calls Out Nate Diaz & Former Title Contender

It didn’t take long for Anthony Pettis to get over the high of his latest win and started calling out fighters.

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It didn’t take long for Anthony Pettis to get over the high of his latest win and started calling out fighters.

As seen on the main card of the UFC 226 pay-per-view event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, the former UFC lightweight champion was able to score submission win in the second round over Michael Chiesa to put him back to his winning ways.

Over the weekend, Pettis took to his official Twitter account to call out two fighters – Nate Diaz and Al Iaquinta – for his next fight as he wrote the following as a way to get his next fight booked inside of the Octagon under the banner of the Las Vegas-based promotion:

“Yo @ALIAQUINTA I’m down 2 Fight @ufc said you are out indefinitely @NateDiaz209 what’s up don’t be scared homie #teampettis #fuckthediazbrothers @danawhite.”

Diaz has not been seen in the Octagon since his rematch with Conor McGregor back at UFC 202 when he suffered a majority decision loss which came five months after Diaz submitted McGregor in their first bout at UFC 196. Since then, Diaz has been biding his time since a third bout has been off the table with McGregor.

It’s been documented that UFC President Dana White was attempting to make the next super fight that would see Diaz fight former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre at the upcoming UFC 227 pay-per-view event but GSP wouldn’t take the fight and thus, it got nixed.

Iaquinta is coming off the biggest fight thus far in his pro-MMA career as he agreed to step in on 24 hours notice and fight Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of the UFC 223 pay-per-view event after the promotion was seeking a replacement for both Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway, which led to Khabib ending up winning the fight by decision along with the undisputed UFC lightweight title.

Iaquinta won’t be fighting Justin Gaethje at UFC Lincoln despite the fact that the UFC officially announced the fight last month as it will not happen and now, there’s no word yet on when Iaquinta will fight again inside of the Octagon.

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UFC Could Use A Dose Of The Diaz Brothers Right Now

The UFC likes making money, and that’s why the promotion is always looking to book the biggest money fights possible. Lately, that’s been even more of an impetus for the organization. UFC president Dana White and co. are already looking for…

The UFC likes making money, and that’s why the promotion is always looking to book the biggest money fights possible. Lately, that’s been even more of an impetus for the organization. UFC president Dana White and co. are already looking forward to a huge heavyweight superfight between the new champion Daniel Cormier and the ex-champion […]

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Conor McGregor’s Trainer Slams UFC For Stiffing Him

Conor McGregor’s coach isn’t happy with the UFC.

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The UFC may have posted a record profit in 2017 thanks to Conor McGregor’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, but that apparently isn’t helping “The Notorious’” longtime coach John Kavanagh.

Kavanagh, the longtime SBG Ireland head man, recently took to Twitter to blast the promotion for supposedly stiffing him on expenses he incurred to corner one of the finalists for this week’s (Fri., July 6, 2018) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 Finale during International Fight Week.

And it was none too kind. Check out the since-deleted tweet right here:

i guess times hard at @ufc just messaged me to say they cant collect me from airport so need to make my own way to hotel. even though i’ve a @UltimateFighter finalist and undercard guy on friday. also paid for my own flight/hotel as they only cover 1 warm up each #prayforUFC

It’s not hard times for the UFC, so to say, thanks to their record profits last year, although other indicating factors may predict a storm on the horizon with slumping pay-per-view sales and ratings decline on just about every relevant measurable number.

But for now, the UFC has their record profit, and a lot of that was because of the massive cost-cutting measures implemented by UFC owners Endeavor (formerly WME-IMG) since they bought the company in 2016.

Just like the rest of the MMA world, it appears Kavanagh will need the “Notorious” megastar to return to the octagon sooner than later.

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Conor McGregor’s Trainer Slams UFC For Stiffing Him

Conor McGregor’s coach isn’t happy with the UFC.

The post Conor McGregor’s Trainer Slams UFC For Stiffing Him appeared first on LowKickMMA.com.

The UFC may have posted a record profit in 2017 thanks to Conor McGregor’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, but that apparently isn’t helping “The Notorious’” longtime coach John Kavanagh.

Kavanagh, the longtime SBG Ireland head man, recently took to Twitter to blast the promotion for supposedly stiffing him on expenses he incurred to corner one of the finalists for this week’s (Fri., July 6, 2018) The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 27 Finale during International Fight Week.

And it was none too kind. Check out the since-deleted tweet right here:

i guess times hard at @ufc just messaged me to say they cant collect me from airport so need to make my own way to hotel. even though i’ve a @UltimateFighter finalist and undercard guy on friday. also paid for my own flight/hotel as they only cover 1 warm up each #prayforUFC

It’s not hard times for the UFC, so to say, thanks to their record profits last year, although other indicating factors may predict a storm on the horizon with slumping pay-per-view sales and ratings decline on just about every relevant measurable number.

But for now, the UFC has their record profit, and a lot of that was because of the massive cost-cutting measures implemented by UFC owners Endeavor (formerly WME-IMG) since they bought the company in 2016.

Just like the rest of the MMA world, it appears Kavanagh will need the “Notorious” megastar to return to the octagon sooner than later.

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Conor McGregor Skipped Lawsuit Deposition To Commit UFC 223 Attack

McGregor has been in a ton of legal trouble lately.

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Conor McGregor’s legal issues continue to pile up.

Back in August of 2016 McGregor got into some hot water after engaging in a water bottle and Monster Energy can war with Nate Diaz and his team ahead of their UFC 202 pay-per-view (PPV) clash.

Some innocent bystanders suffered as a result, as William Pegg is suing McGregor for at least $95,000 after the Irishman allegedly hit him with a Monster Energy can ‘in the back near his left shoulder.’

McGregor missed his scheduled deposition for the incident as he was in jail for his UFC 223 fighter bus attack. The deposition was scheduled for April 6th, however, on April 5th “The Notorious One” stormed media day in Brooklyn ahead of the PPV and threw a dolly through a fighter bus window, injuring several fighters in the process. He turned himself in to local authorities several hours later.

The deposition was set to take place in Las Vegas, however, McGregor was jailed in New York after the bus attack and was unable to make it.

According to a report from The Blast, William Pegg is not happy about this:

“In his emergency motion to compel, Pegg says the fighter has delayed the depo since September 2017. He explains the deadline to have it done is in October but McGregor refuses to give him available dates. Pegg says McGregor’s deposition was scheduled for April 6, 2018, but “McGregor did not appear for his deposition. Instead, on the night of April 5, 2018, he was throwing metal barriers and other objects at the UFC 223, at which he was not scheduled to appear.”

“He accuses the fighter of delaying the depo for months and is demanding the judge order the fighter to sit and be grilled about the case.”

Pegg is also demanding six figures in damages as well as $5000 for medical costs. He also wants the former UFC featherweight and lightweight champ to turn over his financial information in order for the court to determine how much McGregor should be fined in order to teach him not to do something like this again.

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