Michael Bisping Agrees With Dana White’s Claim That Conor McGregor Is No Longer ‘The Man’

UFC president Dana White recently made headlines when he claimed Khabib Nurmagomedov, not Conor McGregor, was “the man” in the UFC. For many years, McGregor was at the top of the sport and still remains the biggest draw today. However, he has suffered two losses in his last four fights, the most recent of which […]

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UFC president Dana White recently made headlines when he claimed Khabib Nurmagomedov, not Conor McGregor, was “the man” in the UFC.

For many years, McGregor was at the top of the sport and still remains the biggest draw today. However, he has suffered two losses in his last four fights, the most recent of which saw him get dominated by Nurmagomedov in their lightweight title fight last year.

McGregor has since teased a comeback repeatedly but has also had to deal with plenty of issues outside the Octagon. Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, would defend his title against Dustin Poirier and seems set to face Tony Ferguson next.

And last week, White said “The Eagle” was the one who calls the shots now:

“Khabib is the man now,” White said. “Conor isn’t the man anymore, so Khabib gets to sit back and call the shots.”

The Irishman did not take too kindly to those comments and retorted back on social media:

However, for former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, he completely agrees with White:

“Dana went out there, and listen he said, ‘Conor’s not the man anymore. Khabib is the man, so I guess he gets to call the shots,’” Bisping said on his podcast (via BJ Penn). “That’s not a lie, he’s the champ. If you’re the champ, you’re the man. If you’re the only undefeated champ in the UFC, that also gives you a little more extra ‘the man.’

“If you’ve also got a ridiculously large following and you’re the biggest Muslim athlete out there, then also yeah that makes you the man. But it turns out Conor took exception to that. [He] wasn’t very happy and immediately went right back at Dana.”

Do you also agree with White?

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Michael Bisping Agrees With Dana White’s Claim That Conor McGregor Is No Longer ‘The Man’

UFC president Dana White recently made headlines when he claimed Khabib Nurmagomedov, not Conor McGregor, was “the man” in the UFC. For many years, McGregor was at the top of the sport and still remains the biggest draw today. However, he has suffered two losses in his last four fights, the most recent of which […]

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UFC president Dana White recently made headlines when he claimed Khabib Nurmagomedov, not Conor McGregor, was “the man” in the UFC.

For many years, McGregor was at the top of the sport and still remains the biggest draw today. However, he has suffered two losses in his last four fights, the most recent of which saw him get dominated by Nurmagomedov in their lightweight title fight last year.

McGregor has since teased a comeback repeatedly but has also had to deal with plenty of issues outside the Octagon. Nurmagomedov, meanwhile, would defend his title against Dustin Poirier and seems set to face Tony Ferguson next.

And last week, White said “The Eagle” was the one who calls the shots now:

“Khabib is the man now,” White said. “Conor isn’t the man anymore, so Khabib gets to sit back and call the shots.”

The Irishman did not take too kindly to those comments and retorted back on social media:

However, for former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, he completely agrees with White:

“Dana went out there, and listen he said, ‘Conor’s not the man anymore. Khabib is the man, so I guess he gets to call the shots,’” Bisping said on his podcast (via BJ Penn). “That’s not a lie, he’s the champ. If you’re the champ, you’re the man. If you’re the only undefeated champ in the UFC, that also gives you a little more extra ‘the man.’

“If you’ve also got a ridiculously large following and you’re the biggest Muslim athlete out there, then also yeah that makes you the man. But it turns out Conor took exception to that. [He] wasn’t very happy and immediately went right back at Dana.”

Do you also agree with White?

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PVZ Not Interested In Fighting Maycee Barber Due To Her ‘Disrespect’

Paige VanZant doesn’t plan on being goaded into a bout with rising women’s flyweight Maycee Barber. It’s clear that Barber has been trying to get a fight with VanZant. In her pursuit, Barber has made things personal with “12 Gau…

Paige VanZant doesn’t plan on being goaded into a bout with rising women’s flyweight Maycee Barber. It’s clear that Barber has been trying to get a fight with VanZant. In her pursuit, Barber has made things personal with “12 Gauge.” VanZant accused Barber of messaging her husband, Austin Vanderford, in an effort to get the […]

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Dominick Reyes Responds To Johnny Walker: ‘Back Of The Regular People Line’

Dominick Reyes fully intends on being the next challenger for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight crown. Reyes seems to be next in line for a title shot following his impressive TKO victory over Chris Weidman at UFC Boston last week. It took his UFC record to 6-0 while he remains undefeated overall at 12-0. However, another […]

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Dominick Reyes fully intends on being the next challenger for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight crown.

Reyes seems to be next in line for a title shot following his impressive TKO victory over Chris Weidman at UFC Boston last week. It took his UFC record to 6-0 while he remains undefeated overall at 12-0.

However, another fighter who wants to challenge Jones is Johnny Walker. The Brazilian has had a meteoric rise in the promotion with three knockout wins so far. He notably takes on Corey Anderson — another fighter who wants Jones — at UFC 244 next month.

Following UFC Boston, Walker called out Reyes on social media. However, with Jones lacking motivation in fighting any light heavyweight contender, Walker decided to reply to him with a friendly warning.

Jones vs. Walker is a fight that many have been intrigued by and it’s certainly a possibility if the latter gets past Anderson. However, Reyes is not having any of it. “The Devastator” believes the fact that he is unbeaten should give him the nod over any other contender:

“You can walk your ass to the back of the regular people line,” Reyes responded. “I’m in the undefeated line. That means front of the line pass, Son!”

Do you think Reyes deserves to face Jones next? Or should he face the winner of Walker vs. Anderson?

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Greg Hardy To Appeal No Contest Against Ben Sosoli At UFC Boston

UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy will be appealing his no contest result against Ben Sosoli. Hardy outpointed Sosoli over three rounds to initially get the unanimous decision win at UFC Boston last week. However, it was later overturned as Hardy used an inhaler in between the second and third rounds. He received permission after asking a […]

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UFC heavyweight Greg Hardy will be appealing his no contest result against Ben Sosoli.

Hardy outpointed Sosoli over three rounds to initially get the unanimous decision win at UFC Boston last week. However, it was later overturned as Hardy used an inhaler in between the second and third rounds.

He received permission after asking a nearby commission inspector — stating it was USADA-approved — before using it. However, using an inhaler is illegal regardless as Hardy’s win as well as bonus was taken away from him. But because he did receive permission, the former NFL star now plans on appealing the result:

“I think it’s something that we’re gonna have to fight out in court and figure it out,” Hardy said (via ESPN). “The long and short of it is I had no idea [it was against the rules].”

Hardy claimed to have notified the doctor, UFC and USADA about the inhaler. But given that he’s only been in the sport since 2018, he admits he’s still unsure on all the rules.

“I’m in the middle of figuring it all out,” Hardy added. “This is all new to me. As shocking as it may be, Greg Hardy does not know all.”

Many thought that Hardy was slowing down in the second round and that the inhaler gave him an advantage in the third. Others claim using an inhaler has no impact other than to help asthmatic users with their breathing.

For Hardy, he claims to have not needed the inhaler at all. But given that he received permission, he did not want to put himself at a disadvantage:

“I didn’t need it at all,” Hardy said. “I wanted to take the inhaler, because I have asthma and I was at a breathing disadvantage. … When they’re telling you [that] you can, you don’t want to continue putting yourself at a disadvantage if you don’t have to.”

What do you make of Hardy’s plans to appeal the result?

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Urijah Faber vs. Petr Yan In The Works For UFC 245

The bouts keep coming as a bantamweight contest between Urijah Faber and Petr Yan is in the works for UFC 245. That’s according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who, citing multiple sources, reports that it is close to being finalized. Faber recently came out of retirement in June when he knocked out Ricky Simon inside one […]

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The bouts keep coming as a bantamweight contest between Urijah Faber and Petr Yan is in the works for UFC 245.

That’s according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto who, citing multiple sources, reports that it is close to being finalized.

Faber recently came out of retirement in June when he knocked out Ricky Simon inside one round in the co-main event of UFC Sacramento. He would set his sights on a potential fight with current champion Henry Cejudo next.

However, with Cejudo out until early next year after undergoing shoulder surgery, Yan is the next best option. “No Mercy” is undefeated in five UFC appearances and most recently came off a unanimous decision win over Jimmie Rivera.

The Russian has been calling out a number of names since, including Faber, and has seemingly got his wish.

The news comes on the same day that it was reported that former featherweight champion Jose Aldo would be competing against Marlon Moraes at UFC 245 in what would be his bantamweight debut.

UFC 245 is already stacked with three title fights and it looks like the UFC is doing its best in making the end-of-year show even more stacked. The event takes place December 14 in Las Vegas and will be headlined by a welterweight title showdown between Kamaru Usman and Colby Covington.

What do you think of the fight?

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