Conor McGregor Challenges Israel Adesanya’s Record-Setting Performance At UFC 236

MMA’s biggest star Conor McGregor is sick and tired of the UFC crediting fighters with erroneous record-setting performances, or so he says. According to McGregor, Adesanya, who captured the interim middleweight title last weekend in a brutal war with Kelvin Gastelum, falsely holds a UFC knockdown record that he earned at UFC 236. The UFC […]

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MMA’s biggest star Conor McGregor is sick and tired of the UFC crediting fighters with erroneous record-setting performances, or so he says.

According to McGregor, Adesanya, who captured the interim middleweight title last weekend in a brutal war with Kelvin Gastelum, falsely holds a UFC knockdown record that he earned at UFC 236. The UFC sent a tweet out stating that Adesanya’s four knockdowns of Gastelum are tied for third-most in a single fight.

“Israel Adesanya’s (@Stylebender) knockdowns tonight are tied for 3rd most by a fighter in a single @UFC fight, behind Forrest Petz and Jeremy Stephens each connecting with five in a fight. #UFC236” – UFC on Twitter

Facts are facts, but “The Notorious” had something to say about it while responding to a fan on Twitter.

First, McGregor questioned what the UFC had done. Then, he demanded the promotion send him a ‘plaque,’ even if it a digital one.

What do you think? Did McGregor land five knockdowns on Eddie Alvarez? And if so should the UFC send him his digital plaque?

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Watch: Shaquille O’Neal and Poirier Comfort ‘Mini-Blessed’ After Holloway UFC 236 Loss

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of the world. After five great rounds of fighting, Poirier left the cage with t…

In the main event of UFC 236 this past weekend, Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier threw down in an instant classic. The pair competed for the interim lightweight championship of the world. After five great rounds of fighting, Poirier left the cage with the interim title and a decision victory. It was an emotional loss […]

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UFC 236 Prelims Average 893,000 Viewers On ESPN

UFC 236 saw a sharp decline on average preliminary viewership. On April 13, UFC 236 took place inside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Headlining the pay-per-view was an interim lightweight title showdown between Dustin Poirier and Max Hollowa…

UFC 236 saw a sharp decline on average preliminary viewership. On April 13, UFC 236 took place inside the State Farm Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. Headlining the pay-per-view was an interim lightweight title showdown between Dustin Poirier and Max Holloway. Poirier and Holloway went the distance but in the end it was “The Diamond” who […]

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Watch: Shaq & Poirier Console ‘Mini-Blessed’ After Holloway Loses

UFC 236 this past weekend presented fight fans with two of the best title bouts you’ll ever see inside of the Octagon. The main event featured UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway jumping up to 155 pounds. He faced off against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier for the interim UFC lightweight championship. When all was said and […]

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UFC 236 this past weekend presented fight fans with two of the best title bouts you’ll ever see inside of the Octagon.

The main event featured UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway jumping up to 155 pounds. He faced off against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier for the interim UFC lightweight championship. When all was said and done, Poirier left the cage the new interim lightweight champion of the world.

He will now likely unify his title with Khabib Nurmagomedov upon the Russian’s return from suspension this summer. The UFC recently released a clip from their upcoming UFC 236 “The Thrill and the Agony” video on Twitter. The clip featured the aftermath of the bloody war between Poirier and Holloway.

Holloway’s son, “Mini-Blessed” could be seen crying after his father’s loss, but was soon comforted by NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal who was cageside for the action. Check out the clip below:

As for Holloway, he always has the option to return to 145 pounds and defend his title, unless he decides to stick around at lightweight.

His defeat in Atlanta marked the end of an epic undefeated 13-fight win streak that stretched back to 2014.

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UFC 236 Prelims Suffer Major Dropoff From Previous Two PPVs

The numbers for the UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV) preliminary card are in. MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports that the UFC 236 prelims averaged 893,000 viewers on ESPN prior to the PPV. This is a major dropoff from the past two PPV events. UFC 235, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith for the light heavyweight […]

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The numbers for the UFC 236 pay-per-view (PPV) preliminary card are in.

MMA Fighting’s Dave Meltzer reports that the UFC 236 prelims averaged 893,000 viewers on ESPN prior to the PPV. This is a major dropoff from the past two PPV events. UFC 235, headlined by Jon Jones vs. Anthony Smith for the light heavyweight championship, turned in an average viewership number of 1,339,000.

At UFC 234, the prelims averaged 1,480,000 viewers, as the card was headlined by Anderson Silva vs. Israel Adesanya. UFC 234 was likely boosted by the strong college basketball viewership carried over in the lead-in.

However, UFC 236’s low preliminary numbers don’t come as too much of a surprise. The preliminary card simply lacked star power, as it was headlined by a lightweight bout between Matt Frevola and Jalin Turner. Perhaps the most notable name on the card was Wilson Reis, who was defeated by Alexandre Pantoja via first-round TKO just before the headliner.

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Conor McGregor Calls Out UFC Over Israel Adesanya Knockdown Record

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum put on a magnificant performance in their interim UFC middleweight title fight over the weekend. Both men left it all insdie the Octagon, but it was “Stylebender” who left with the interim 185-pound crown…

Israel Adesanya and Kelvin Gastelum put on a magnificant performance in their interim UFC middleweight title fight over the weekend. Both men left it all insdie the Octagon, but it was “Stylebender” who left with the interim 185-pound crown. However, it turns out he left with a little more than just the strap. He also […]

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