Seven MMA Fights You Never Knew You Wanted To See Until Now

On the heels of Derrick Lewis challenging Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title at UFC 230, we wanted to get a deeper look at some possible match-ups that we maybe never knew we wanted to see. As the UFC and MMA celebrate 25 years of success, one thing remains the same today as it did […]

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On the heels of Derrick Lewis challenging Daniel Cormier for the heavyweight title at UFC 230, we wanted to get a deeper look at some possible match-ups that we maybe never knew we wanted to see.

As the UFC and MMA celebrate 25 years of success, one thing remains the same today as it did on that fateful night in November 1993.

Fans love compelling characters.

Perhaps there is no more charismatic fighter competing today than “The Black Beast”. Lewis parlayed his most remarkable come-from-behind KO win over Alexander Volkov into a heavyweight title shot against “DC” at UFC 230. That’s not to say Lewis isn’t deserving this opportunity. He has gone 12-3 in his UFC career, beating nine of his last 10 opponents during that stretch.

It remains to be seen if Lewis can cash in as a sizable underdog at UFC 230. But given the recent unpredictability of matchmaking in MMA, anything seems possible as of late. That is precisely why we here at LowkickMMA have created our list of seven MMA fights you never knew you wanted to see…until now.

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Ryan Bader vs. Stipe Miocic

You probably never thought about Bader and Miocic fighting in the heavyweight division until now.

With the recent emergence of Bader in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix, the former Arizona State wrestler could become Bellator’s first fighter to hold two titles simultaneously.

Moreover, a fight between Bader and Miocic definitely has me interested. Both guys have similar wrestling pedigrees, Bader with a slight advantage, and their hands are comparable as well, with Miocic holding the edge in that department.

At this point in their careers, a fight between these two may be wishful thinking. But if Bader does return to the Octagon to close his career out, or if Miocic takes his talents to the Bellator cage, we could see this fight play out right before our eyes.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson Is The Right Fight To Make

Ever since UFC 229, the number one question fans and media have been asking is, “Who’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?” The undefeated Russian tapped out Conor McGregor in the main event of the UFC’s biggest-selling pay-per-view e…

Ever since UFC 229, the number one question fans and media have been asking is, “Who’s next for Khabib Nurmagomedov?” The undefeated Russian tapped out Conor McGregor in the main event of the UFC’s biggest-selling pay-per-view ever earlier this month, and at this point we are all still wondering who is the next opponent for […]

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Dana White Believes Tony Ferguson Deserves Khabib Fight Next

UFC President Dana White says as a fan, he thinks Tony Ferguson is next in line against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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Dana White believes that former UFC interim champion Tony Ferguson should be next in line for Khabib Nurmagomedov. This is from a different standpoint though. Not as the UFC President but rather as a fight fan.

This has been a fight that fans have wanted to see for years but something has always gotten in the way of it happening.

After a third attempt, they did not fight each other. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson’s highly-anticipated lightweight match-up was scrapped when Nurmagomedov was rushed to the hospital the day before the weigh-ins prior to the UFC 209 event. He was unable to compete in his scheduled interim lightweight title match in the co-main event, which was dubbed as the people’s main event.

Then, the promotion tried to make it for the fourth time at UFC 223. But that fight got scrapped after Ferguson suffered a knee injury. In his latest fight, Ferguson beat Anthony Pettis by second round TKO in the co-main event of UFC 229 pay-per-view event.

Obviously, a rematch between the UFC lightweight champ and Conor McGregor would be a huge fight. But White doesn’t see this bout as the one to make next. Instead, he stated in an interview with ESPN.com that he would like to see Ferguson get the next shot at the title.

Dana White Believes In Ferguson

“As a fight fan, you’ve gotta go with Tony,” White said. “Tony had the belt, tweaked his knee, got stripped. (McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov) happens. Tony never lost the belt in a fight.”

White pointed out that both Ferguson and McGregor have lost their lightweight titles without defending them. However, Ferguson has not received another shot at the crown, unlike McGregor.

“Neither did Conor, but Conor actually got the opportunity to fight for the belt. I think Tony deserves the next shot.”

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Dana White: Tony Ferguson Deserves Next UFC Lightweight Title Shot

Dana White gives Tony Ferguson the ultimate backing. Fight fans are wondering who will be next in line for a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov awaits a punishment from the Nevada State Athl…

Dana White gives Tony Ferguson the ultimate backing. Fight fans are wondering who will be next in line for a shot at the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title. Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov awaits a punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission as does Conor McGregor. White says McGregor, who was submitted by Nurmagomedov at UFC […]

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Joe Rogan: Khabib Nurmagomedov Should Fight Tony Ferguson Next, Not Conor McGregor Rematch

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t even two weeks removed from his dominant victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 but speculation about his next fight began almost as soon as he stepped out of the Octagon (or jumped out of the Octagon as it was that nigh…

Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t even two weeks removed from his dominant victory over Conor McGregor at UFC 229 but speculation about his next fight began almost as soon as he stepped out of the Octagon (or jumped out of the Octagon as it was that night). Because Nurmagomedov’s fight against McGregor reportedly broke every UFC record […]

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Dustin Poirier Out Of UFC 230 Fight With Nate Diaz

Dustin Poirier has been forced out of the biggest fight of his career. News unfortunately broke tonight from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto tonight that Poirier has been forced out of his UFC 230 match-up with Nate Diaz. Poirier suffered an undisclosed injury. The news is devastating to the No. 3-ranked ‘Diamond’s’ career trajectory. He has won three […]

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Dustin Poirier has been forced out of the biggest fight of his career.

News unfortunately broke tonight from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto tonight that Poirier has been forced out of his UFC 230 match-up with Nate Diaz. Poirier suffered an undisclosed injury.

The news is devastating to the No. 3-ranked ‘Diamond’s’ career trajectory. He has won three straight fights and eight out of his last 10. Poirier most recently most recently finished Eddie Alvarez at July’s UFC on FOX 30.

He was set to welcome Diaz back to the Octagon. The fan favorite Stockton slugger has been out of action since a decision loss to Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in 2016. It is unknown if Diaz will remain on the card.

Poirier’s withdrawal also comes on the same night that UFC 230 got its Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis main event. Here is how the card looks as of now:

Daniel Cormier vs. Derrick Lewis
Nate Diaz vs. TBA
Chris Weidman vs. Luke Rockhold
Ronaldo Souza vs. David Branch
Derek Brunson vs. Israel Adesanya
Brian Kelleher vs. Domingo Pilarte
Jason Knight vs. Jordan Rinaldi
Jack Marshman vs. Karl Roberson
Matt Frevola vs. Lando Vannata
Julio Arce vs. Sheymon Moraes
Sultan Aliev vs. Lyman Good
Shane Burgos vs. Kurt Holobaugh

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