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.

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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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Quote: Conor McGregor Is Running Out Of Money

Is Conor McGregor running out of cash?

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The UFC needs him back in the cage immediately, but any real news about Conor McGregor’s supposed MMA return is difficult to find these days.

The former lightweight and featherweight champion is awaiting a court date in July to sort out assault charges stemming from his April 5 attack where he threw a dolly through a bus containing current UFC 155-pound champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, an incident for which he’s expected to ultimately not serve any jail time.

When that’s finally said and done, McGregor is expected to return for a massive megafight with “The Eagle,” although many are questioning if it will happen due to “The Notorious’” actions following his reported $85 million payday to box Floyd Mayweather last summer. However, he lives an extremely lavish lifestyle where even that much cash is drained quickly, so at least one person close to the situation thinks McGregor will have to return soon.

Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz recently told TMZ Sports that McGregor is running low on income and has “agreed” to fight Nurmagomedov for that one reason. If he does, Abdelaziz said they would contribute to his monetary gains because they owed him something:

“Conor’s running out of money. This is why he agreed to fight Khabib.

“It’s okay,” Ali says … “We’re gonna contribute of him making some money, but at the end of the day we owe him an ass whooping. He needs to get his ass whooped from Khabib.”

The outspoken representative then gave a take on McGregor’s so-called attitude of being a ‘gangster’ by claiming it never ends well for those kinds of men:

“He thinks he’s a gangster,” Ali says … “I don’t think he is. But, when you think you’re a gangster, you’re going to get treated like a gangster. And gangster, they end in jail or get beat up.”

Abdelaziz’s words suggest he’s trying to goad McGregor out of hiding, something he’s only done for his court date recently. Talk continues to swirl about his anticipated match-up with Nurmagomedov from both sides, but at this point, that’s all it is – just talk. The UFC and its fans could definitely use a fight of that magnitude as pay-per-view sales have dried up to frighteningly low levels of late.

But both sides have begun ramping up discussions of the fight, and it does have some possibility of being booked soon, at least hopefully. Three dates are being targeted according to Abdelaziz – October’s UFC 229, November’s UFC 230, and late December’s UFC 232, yet he didn’t believe he would be able to get licensed for UFC 230 due to the fact it will happen in New York City, where he is facing charges.

Seems like a lot of red tape remains for MMA’s biggest fight to get booked. It won’t be for a lack of trying to make it happen from Khabib’s camp, however.

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Video: Nate Diaz Allegedly Gets Into Another Public Brawl

Nate Diaz was reportedly involved in ANOTHER public brawl:

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UFC fan favorite Nate Diaz may be a new father, but apparently, that isn’t stopping him from getting into fights anywhere but inside the cage.

Nearly a month-and-a-half after Diaz was put under police investigation for allegedly brawling with UFC veteran Clay Guida at a regional MMA event in California, TMZ Sports reported today that Diaz was involved in a brawl at the all-grappling Fight to Win Pro 77 event at the Hyatt hotel in Sacramento, California last Friday (June 22, 2018).

Video of the alleged brawl, where Diaz winds up and takes a swing at an unidentified man in the melee, can be viewed here:

Diaz has been out of the cage since his thin majority decision loss to longtime rival Conor McGregor at UFC 202 in August 2016.

He’s teased an MMA return in recent months but nothing has come close to fruition, and with multiple reports of him brawling outside the cage coming out, the question of just why he is choosing to fight under the risk of arrest for no money when he could be making millions in the UFC simply has to be asked at this point.

For what it’s worth, witnesses reportedly stated that no one was arrested in connection with the melee and Diaz gathered his crew and left.

Coupled with his brother Nick’s concerning recent arrest on domestic violence charges, it hasn’t been the best year for the Diaz brothers.

Will they ever ditch the crime and get back to fighting professionally? At this point, it’s not looking good, Diaz fans.

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Say What? Nate Diaz Is A New Father

This came out of nowhere. Nate Diaz is now a dad:

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You probably didn’t see this one coming.

A report surfaced from TMZ Sports today that longtime UFC veteran Nate Diaz is a new father after his longtime girlfriend Misty Brown gave birth to a baby girl on June 6.

According to public records obtained by TMZ, Brown, who hails from Stockton, Calif., like Diaz, welcomed a healthy girl in a California hospital.

The two reportedly began dating in 2012 and have repeatedly posted pictures of one another on social media. A call to Diaz’ camp for comments on the newborn was reportedly not returned.

Diaz has been out of action since his ultra-close majority decision loss to rival Conor McGregor in August 2016 and has been rumored to be returning to MMA soon despite nothing concrete being officially announced.

There’s been no word if the birth of his daughter will delay that perceived comeback – or if it was even going to happen.

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Five Reasons Nate Diaz’ Shtick Is Growing Old

Here’s why it’s time for Nate Diaz to stop playing all the games and fight:

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Recently, the MMA universe has been entranced with the rumors that lightweight fan favorite Nate Diaz is finally returning from his self-imposed hiatus that’s approaching two years without a fight.

Diaz was linked to a bout with UFC legend Georges St-Pierre – at lightweight of all places – a fight that didn’t make much sense on paper but would have brought both eyeballs and dollar signs to August 4’s UFC 227 from Los Angeles nonetheless.

But Diaz, as he’s done with every single potentially huge match-up throw his way in the last two years, unceremoniously shot it down this weekend, stating that he wouldn’t fight St-Pierre because of some supposed shady business that went down when “GSP” fought his brother Nick in 2013.

Diaz claims he’s ‘interested in doing something’ but ‘nobody interests him,’ creating a scene where he appears to be waiting for the singular opponent who boosted his otherwise middling star power into the stratosphere with their record-setting, now-historic rivalry in 2016. However, while he waits for that elusive trilogy match, his shtick is simply growing tired as he calls out an entire division on Twitter and refuses to take huge fights most fighters wait their entire careers for by calling them ‘uninteresting.’

We broke down five reasons why Diaz’ teasing, entitled act is growing old. Check them out:

5.) He’s Calling Out Active Fighters While Refusing To Fight:

Diaz claims he wants to fight, going so far as to tease a comeback in ‘May or June’ earlier this year.

When that predictably didn’t materialize, Diaz got back on social media, the place where he’s been throwing all his blows as of late, to poke fun at Tony Ferguson for withdrawing from his main event versus Khabib Nurmagomedov at April 7’s UFC 223 due to a serious knee injury.

Diaz said Ferguson ‘couldn’t even make it to war,’ to which Ferguson clapped back that Diaz would first need to sign up to fight.

Like him or not, ‘El Cucuy’ has a point there, as it’s simply hypocritical that Diaz would call out a fighter looking to compete for a title for getting hurt while he sits on the sidelines doing nothing. He wants a big fight – or so he claims – but at this point, the fights with St-Pierre, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, Ferguson, and former lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez have all been discussed or offered and he’s admittedly turned them down.

That’s why it’s hypocritical to call out the fighters who are actually focused on competing, and it’s growing old if it hasn’t been for months already.

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