Fan Explains Why He Ran Inside The Octagon During UFC 229 Brawl

A fan explains why in the midst of danger during the UFC 229 brawl, he decided to head inside the Octagon. UFC 229 was wild for several reasons, but none more prominent than its conclusion. The exciting night of action capped off with the main event li…

A fan explains why in the midst of danger during the UFC 229 brawl, he decided to head inside the Octagon. UFC 229 was wild for several reasons, but none more prominent than its conclusion. The exciting night of action capped off with the main event lightweight title bout between champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor […]

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Dana White Responds to Khabib’s Threat to Leave UFC

Last Thursday, undisputed UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made the bold claim that should his close friend and training partner Zubaira Tukhogov is fired from the UFC for his role in the UFC 229 aftermath, that Khabib would no longer fight…

Last Thursday, undisputed UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made the bold claim that should his close friend and training partner Zubaira Tukhogov is fired from the UFC for his role in the UFC 229 aftermath, that Khabib would no longer fight for the UFC. Dana White was well aware of these comments when TMZ caught […]

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Anderson Silva’s Coach Hints At New Weight Class For Conor McGregor Fight

Anderson Silva’s coach suggests a new weight class for a possible fight with Conor McGregor.

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Prior to his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229, Conor McGregor sparked speculation about a possible fight with Anderson Silva.

In an interview with his own website, The MacLife, McGregor noted that he’d be extremely interested in testing himself against a legendary striker such as “The Spider”:

”I would be interested in an Anderson Silva bout. I swear to God. Anderson is a legend in the game. What’s the difference between him and Georges? Same damn thing. I’m going to do fights that interest me or have meaning.”

Silva is widely regarded as one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. He dominated the UFC’s middleweight division for years before finally being bested by Chris Weidman. Now, with his MMA career winding down, it makes sense that Silva would chase money fights at this point.

Soon after McGregor’s comments made waves, Silva issued out a response. Silva said he’d be willing to fight McGregor and would consider it an “honor.” Silva’s coach, Rogerio Camoes, told Portal do Vale Tudo a bit more on the matter.

A New Weight?

Given the size discrepancy between the pair, one of the hardest aspects to nail down, in regards to a fight between McGregor and Silva, would be weight. Camoes said that Silva could get as low as 179 pounds for a fight with “The Notorious”:

“If you really force him, Anderson Silva can make 179, 180 pounds,” Camoes said. “I was in Los Angeles one month ago and we talked about his return. It was nice because he called me up the next day and said he had a fight lined up and was just waiting for an opponent.”

Camoes went back to Silva’s short-notice fill-in for Jon Jones at 2016’s UFC 200. Apparently, McGregor vs. Silva was on the table if ‘The Spider’ beat Daniel Cormier then:

“There was this McGregor thing, too. I was at UFC 200, when Anderson fought Daniel Cormier, I remember Jorge Guimares talking to me. I remember Jorge talking to Lorenzo Fertitta about matching up Anderson with Conor, if he defeated Cormier.

“McGregor was in his prime. I was by his side and he said that they thought it was a good fight, they were interested. That’s when it all began.”

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Uncle Reveals His Fight & Retirement Plans

These plans do not include a rematch with Conor McGregor.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s uncle has revealed the plans that the UFC lightweight champion has place regarding his pro-MMA career.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Uncle Reveals

Alex Nurmagomedov recently conducted an interview with Russian website Sport Express where he brought up how his nephew has a specific idea of how he wants to end his career. Alex did state that Khabib has already been offered $15 million for a rematch against former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor.

Tony Ferguson Fight

The only problem with that is Khabib not being interested in this fight. Instead, he wants to fight former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson to close out his career and call it a day.

“From the start, they offered him 15 million if he agrees,” Alex Nurmagomedov told Sport Express (via Google Translate). “But Khabib said no. Let Conor stand in line, let him fight with others. Khabib wants to fight Ferguson, and then finish his career.”

Potential Timetable

The reason that the UFC champ wants to fight Ferguson is due to the promotion trying to book a few times in the past. Also, it’s because of Ferguson’s TKO win over Anthony Pettis in the UFC 229 co-main event.

“We planned (a Ferguson fight), but it can pass only if Khabib remains in the UFC,” Alex Nurmagomedov told Sport Express. “Many organizations with large prize funds offered him to sign a contract: Bellator, Akhmat, Fight Night. If Khabib remains in the UFC, then in April or May there will be a battle with Ferguson.”

The Bellator Offer

Alex also addressed the big-money offer made by 50 Cent for Khabib to fight under the Bellator MMA banner that is owned by Viacom. At this time, Khabib will only fight for some big bucks which would be for no than $5 million.

“For $2 million (from Bellator), Khabib will not fight. Now he is ready to go into battle for no less than $5 million. In Bellator we were told to name our amount and they are ready to sign a contract. If Khabib leaves UFC, another eight people can leave with him. I can not list them all, but they are powerful, good fighters. I will not yet call their names. The UFC asked Khabib not to hurry, because they have not yet made a final decision.”

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Daniel Cormier Doesn’t Want Khabib To Box Floyd Mayweather

There has been a lot of talk about another crossover MMA boxing match. However, this one doesn’t involve Conor McGregor. McGregor was defeated earlier this month (Sat. October 6, 2018) at UFC 229 by Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” su…

There has been a lot of talk about another crossover MMA boxing match. However, this one doesn’t involve Conor McGregor. McGregor was defeated earlier this month (Sat. October 6, 2018) at UFC 229 by Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” submitted the Irishman in the fourth round via neck crank. Shortly after, Khabib called out undefeated boxing […]

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Firas Zahabi Believes “GSP” Dominates McGregor “Even More” Than Khabib

Prior to UFC 229, many were discussing a superfight between Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre. Unfortunately, McGregor wasn’t able to get past Khabib Nurmagomedov, who submitted him in the fourth round. Now, McGregor is calling for a rematch a…

Prior to UFC 229, many were discussing a superfight between Conor McGregor and Georges St-Pierre. Unfortunately, McGregor wasn’t able to get past Khabib Nurmagomedov, who submitted him in the fourth round. Now, McGregor is calling for a rematch against the Russian sometime next year. As for “GSP,” it remains unclear what’s next for the Canadian […]

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