UFC 230 Ticketing Information Released

The UFC will be returning to New York City from Madison Square Garden for their UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV). While the main event has yet to be announced for the card, several high-profile bouts are confirmed. The co-main event will be a lightweight bou…

The UFC will be returning to New York City from Madison Square Garden for their UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV). While the main event has yet to be announced for the card, several high-profile bouts are confirmed. The co-main event will be a lightweight bout between Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier. Also, a rematch between former […]

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Surging UFC Contender Vows To Win Three Titles & Retire

Paulo Costa may be the most powerful rising contender in mixed martial arts (MMA) right now. The hulking Brazilian knockout artist has surged to four straight wins since debuting in the UFC in March 2017. His most recent win came over longtime vet Uriah Hall in a bad blood-fueled bout at July’s UFC 226. The […]

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Paulo Costa may be the most powerful rising contender in mixed martial arts (MMA) right now.

The hulking Brazilian knockout artist has surged to four straight wins since debuting in the UFC in March 2017. His most recent win came over longtime vet Uriah Hall in a bad blood-fueled bout at July’s UFC 226. The win earned him a perceived shot at former interim title challenger Yoel Romero at November 3’s UFC 230 from New York City.

That bout fell apart, unfortunately, when “The Soldier of God” was forced to heal from facial injuries. That put Costa’s return timetable on hold for the time being. However, it’s not affecting his extremely lofty career goals as a result.

Costa recently told Ag Fight (via Bloody Elbow) that he’s aiming to win three UFC titles and retire. He claimed he can fight at welterweight, middleweight, and light heavyweight:

“My career plan is simply to retain three belts and retire. I can fight at welterweight, middleweight and light heavyweight. I want to do boxing afterwards, before I turn 35. Who was a plan B never accomplishes plan A or B. You can’t have a plan B in life. When you have a plan B, you’ll give up in the first adversity you face. So what did I do? I said I would never have a plan B. My only one is plan A.”

Accomplishing those goals would obviously rank Costa as one of the best UFC fighters of all-time – if not the best. But it’s tough to doubt him at this current point of his career.

Costa has racked up a spotless 12-0 record in MMA, and he’s finished every single one of those wins. He now owns the No. 8 spot on the official UFC rankings at middleweight There’s little doubt he’s fully deserving of a fight against someone like Romero, a scary thought considering he only made his octagon debut last year.

His full focus is on becoming UFC champion. To him, he never had any other plan because he simply couldn’t afford one:

“I never had money to catch the bus to go train, nor to buy my supplements. I spent six months away from home, I spent Christmas, New Year’s, everything, away from my family, with no means to go visit them, I simply soldiered through all that, because I had no plan B.”

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Dustin Poirier Calls For 165-Pound Title Against Nate Diaz

Dustin Poirier wants to up the stakes for he and Nate Diaz’s fight at UFC 230.

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Dustin Poirier wants to up the stakes for he and Nate Diaz’s fight at UFC 230.

The pair of lightweights will go one-on-one on the November 3rd pay-per-view (PPV) card from Madison Square Garden. Poirer vs. Diaz has been announced as the co-main event of the evening. There has been a lot of speculation as to what the main event will be.

Many have suggested Jon Jones could fill that role, however, UFC President Dana White has shot that rumor down. Tyron Woodley is out of the question due to an injury. With that being said, who could main event over a star the caliber of Diaz?

Poirier has offered up an interesting idea. He suggests his fight with Diaz be for the inaugural 165-pound title:

“What about me and Nate for the 165lbs belt?”

This would certainly be an interesting thought, if neither Jones or Woodley can step in to main event the MSG PPV with a title bout. This would be the first title opportunity of both Diaz and Poirier’s careers. We should know in the coming weeks what the UFC has in mind for the card’s headliner.

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Conor McGregor Wishes Nate Diaz & Dustin Poirier Good Luck

Conor McGregor wishes Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier good luck ahead of their UFC 230 match-up. McGregor is set for his own massive bout on Oct. 6. He’ll challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. The bout will take place inside t…

Conor McGregor wishes Nate Diaz and Dustin Poirier good luck ahead of their UFC 230 match-up. McGregor is set for his own massive bout on Oct. 6. He’ll challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov for the UFC lightweight title. The bout will take place inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC president Dana White claims UFC […]

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Twitter Reacts To Jon Jones’ USADA Suspension & Return

Jon Jones’ USADA suspension make it seem like he got off easy. Today Jones was given a 15-month suspension for his second USADA violation. Jones was suspended when he tested positive for anabolic steroid Turinabol. He knocked ‘DC’ out to regain his long-held light heavyweight belt in a thought-to-be historic scene. The knockout then became a […]

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Jon Jones’ USADA suspension make it seem like he got off easy.

Today Jones was given a 15-month suspension for his second USADA violation. Jones was suspended when he tested positive for anabolic steroid Turinabol. He knocked ‘DC’ out to regain his long-held light heavyweight belt in a thought-to-be historic scene. The knockout then became a no contest.

The troubled-but-historic great had been on the sidelines awaiting his punishment ever since. Jones has teased a return to action on social media. That seemed like a longshot considering he was facing a potential four-year suspension. Today, we just found out the opposite is true.

Jones will be eligible to return on October 28, putting his return at November 3’s UFC 230 as a distinct possibility. The MMA world was understandably abuzz with the news. Find out how MMA Twitter reacted to the news here:

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Quote: Woodley Won’t Get UFC 230 Main Event Because ‘UFC Hates Him’

The loudest trash talker in the UFC says Tyron Woodley won’t get the coveted UFC 230 main event slot. Interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington (or former champion, who knows) has ramped up his callouts of Woodley. A sinus injury for Covington prolonged their expected title fight earlier this year. The consensus is they’ll meet for […]

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The loudest trash talker in the UFC says Tyron Woodley won’t get the coveted UFC 230 main event slot.

Interim UFC welterweight champion Colby Covington (or former champion, who knows) has ramped up his callouts of Woodley. A sinus injury for Covington prolonged their expected title fight earlier this year. The consensus is they’ll meet for the title next because of their long-standing rivalry.

Woodley recently stated he would be ready to face Covington at November’s UFC 230 on one condition. Covington isn’t buying that, however, telling BJ Penn (via MMA Mania) that was “fake news.” They won’t be fighting at that coveted event because the UFC simply hates Woodley according to Covington:

“Tyron, that’s fake news about his hand being hurt. He was saying he was ready to go, but I think it’s more that the UFC, they don’t want to give him that spot.

“They don’t want to reward him that main event, ’cause they hate him. He doesn’t know how to sell fights, he doesn’t know how to promote fights, he just complains, man. He just consistently shoots himself in the foot every time he opens his mouth.”

Woodley has received an endless amount of criticism for many topics. Some fans believe he is not promoted due to the fact he put on two boring title fights against Demian Maia and Stephen Thompson last year. UFC president Dana White has repeatedly blasted Woodley in the media.

Woodley claims the UFC is unwilling to promote him, at least in part, due to racism. He believes the UFC has failed to secure him the African-American contingent of Floyd Mayweather fans.

Regardless, November 3’s UFC 230 from Madison Square Garden in New York City is without a main event. The pay-per-view card features the long-awaited return of Nate Diaz against Dustin Poirier. That means it should sell well on pay-per-view.

It’s unknown who will headline the event, however, and the UFC may not want to give Woodley the massive PPV cash that comes along with it.

Should they?

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