Michael Bisping Lays Into ‘Bully’ Conor McGregor After Latest Incident

Michael BispingMichael Bisping has let rip at Conor McGregor following his alleged attack on an Italian DJ during a family trip to Rome for the Christening of his new son Rian. Francesco Facchinetti took to social media on Sunday to show off the injuries he sustained in what he says was an unprovoked attack from McGregor. […]

Michael Bisping

Michael Bisping has let rip at Conor McGregor following his alleged attack on an Italian DJ during a family trip to Rome for the Christening of his new son Rian.

Francesco Facchinetti took to social media on Sunday to show off the injuries he sustained in what he says was an unprovoked attack from McGregor. The Italian musician’s wife corroborated his story on Instagram. Fancchinetti plans to sue McGregor for the assault.

Bisping, who has recently had a public falling out with McGregor, was quick to condemn ‘Notorious’ for his most recent skirmish with a member of the public. Just a few weeks ago, McGregor was trying to attack Machine Gun Kelly on the VMA’s red carpet. The former dual-weight UFC champion also infamously punched an old man at a bar in Ireland because he refused his offer of a drink.

Michael Bisping Is Not A Fan Of “Bully” Conor McGregor

“I’m not a fan of this guy [Conor McGregor] you know? I don’t think anyone is a fan of this guy, you know, and I think that soon he’s going to run out of steam, Bisping said. “The train is going to run out of steam, you know what I mean? It can’t continue like this and one day he’s gonna pick on the wrong person and by the way, the old guy at the bar, Machine Gun Kelly and DJ Francesco Facchinetti, these aren’t tough guys. I’m not trying to sound tough for myself but he’s not starting on me… Francesco Facchinetti looks like he couldn’t punch his way out of a wet paper bag. Machine Gun Kelly looks like the biggest wimp you’ve ever seen in your life and the old guy in the bar is an old guy at the bar. If you’re such a bada**, go and pick on someone your own size because someone not your own size isn’t hard is it? Pick up someone that can fight. You’re a professional fighter. You are supposed to be looking for challenges but what he is essentially turned into right now is a bully you know and no one likes a bully.” (Transcribed by Sportskeeda)

Do you agree with Michael Bisping? Is Conor McGregor a bully?

Ronda Rousey Wants To Normalize Breastfeeding

Ronda RouseyFormer UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wants to help normalize breastfeeding. The MMA legend gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in September. ‘Rowdy’ took to social media to announce the birth of La’akea Makalapuaokalanip? Browne and share some intimate family snaps. Less than a month later the Rousey-Browne family is still […]

Ronda Rousey

Former UFC and Strikeforce bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey wants to help normalize breastfeeding.

The MMA legend gave birth to her first child, a daughter, in September.

‘Rowdy’ took to social media to announce the birth of La’akea Makalapuaokalanip? Browne and share some intimate family snaps.

Less than a month later the Rousey-Browne family is still getting to grips with all the things that come with a new baby including breastfeeding.

The WMMA pioneer took to social media to recall a conversation she had with her two stepchildren about how she would feed the baby in public.

“Our boys asked me the other day how I’m gunna feed P? on the plane when we take her with us to Hawaii. And I was like “uhhh, same way I always do” Then it occurred to me that they probably never seen anyone breastfeed before and weren’t sure if it was appropriate in public,” Rousey wrote on Instagram alongside a picture of her breastfeeding.

“Motherhood’s some badass, primal, beautiful shit that shouldn’t be hidden. It still blows my mind that my body assembled this little person, pushed her out and now makes everything she needs to thrive It’s really nothing to be ashamed of, it’s something to brag about #normalizebreastfeeding #proudmama”

Do you think Ronda Rousey can help normalize breastfeeding?

Nate Diaz Advised Against Signing New UFC Deal By British Political Figure

Nate DiazNate Diaz has been given some career advice from an unusual source. On Sunday, the UFC fan favourite received a warning about re-signing with MMA’s premier promotion from Dominic Cummings, who served as Chief Adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson until November 2020. Cummings also played a key role in the Vote Leave campaign […]

Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz has been given some career advice from an unusual source.

On Sunday, the UFC fan favourite received a warning about re-signing with MMA’s premier promotion from Dominic Cummings, who served as Chief Adviser to British Prime Minister Boris Johnson until November 2020. Cummings also played a key role in the Vote Leave campaign that saw Britain exit the European Union.

“Do not sign new UFC contract, you will make more cash outside AND @danawhite will come do a deal at some point for trilogy @TheNotoriousMMA fight, but outside you’ll have much more leverage & make more $. Look how they screwed @GeorgesStPierre, now waiting for contract to expire,” Cummings wrote on social media in response to Diaz claiming he’s ready to fight.

Nate Diaz’s Return To Action Is Being Held Up By Contract Issue

Diaz hasn’t fought since dropping to a decision defeat against Leon Edwards at UFC 263 in June. The Stockton, California native was outgunned for large portions of the history-making five-round fight but almost sprung an upset in the dying embers of the bout. Diaz had ‘Rocky’ on wobbly legs in the final frame but was unable to capitalize fully before the round and fight came to an end.

Since then, Diaz has been angling for a fight with rising contender Vicente Luque. The American-born Brazilian has picked up four straight wins including back-to-back victories over Tyron Woodley and Michael Chiesa in his last two bouts.

Both men clearly want to fight and have been publicly calling each other out for some time now but the bout is yet to be finalized. According to MMA manager, Ali Abdelaziz, Diaz has just one fight left on his current UFC deal and the promotion is hoping he signs a new contract before agreeing to book a fight with Luque. Hence the comments from Cummings about opting against re-signing with the UFC to explore lucrative options outside the promotion such as a fight with either of The Paul Brothers.  

Do you agree with Dominic Cummings? Should Nate Diaz opt against re-signing with the UFC?

Francis Ngannou: Ciryl Gane Is A Good Fight But Not On Level Of Jon Jones

Ngannou GaneFrancis Ngannou doesn’t believe a matchup with Ciryl Gane is on the same level as Jon Jones. Although not official, Ngannous is expected to face Gane in a heavyweight title unification clash at UFC 270 which takes place early next year on January 22. Gane, of course, won the interim strap when he TKO’d Derrick […]

Ngannou Gane

Francis Ngannou doesn’t believe a matchup with Ciryl Gane is on the same level as Jon Jones.

Although not official, Ngannous is expected to face Gane in a heavyweight title unification clash at UFC 270 which takes place early next year on January 22.

Gane, of course, won the interim strap when he TKO’d Derrick Lewis at UFC 265 in August. But it could have very easily been Jones facing Ngannou instead as it looked like the matchup to make — until Jones ran into pay issues with the UFC again.

And while Ngannou believes a matchup with Gane is still a good fight, the reality is it’s nothing compared to one with Jones.

“Not particularly,” Ngannou said when asked if it was as exciting as a fight with Jones (via MMA Fighting). “But it’s a good fight. You have to be aware of the danger of any fight, so it’s a fight, he’s a good opponent, but not on the level of a Jon Jones fight for example if that’s what you’re asking. It’s not the same thing.”

One may think that Ngannou and Gane being former teammates in France would make the matchup even more interesting with a backstory and everything.

However, “The Predator” played down the extent of their relationship stating that they were not close friends and that Gane was briefly helping him out for his fight with Cain Velasquez.

That is also one reason why fighting Gane won’t be awkward for Ngannou.

“That will not be awkward,” Ngannou added. “Fighting for me is my job first of all. I take it as a job. Maybe some people take it as a personal issue, but it’s just a job.”

Who do you see coming out on top?

Javier Mendez Sees More Options For Justin Gaethje To Win Than Michael Chandler

Gaethje ChandlerAmerican Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez is leaning towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 268. Gaethje returns to action for the first time in over a year when he faces Chandler at UFC 268 which takes place November 6 in Madison Square Garden, New York. Just about everyone is expecting a knockout within the first […]

Gaethje Chandler

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez is leaning towards Justin Gaethje at UFC 268.

Gaethje returns to action for the first time in over a year when he faces Chandler at UFC 268 which takes place November 6 in Madison Square Garden, New York.

Just about everyone is expecting a knockout within the first five minutes as both fighters carry heavy power.

Mendez, however, believes Gaethje has more tools in his toolbox which should see “The Highlight” come out on top and return to the win column.

In particular, Mendez mentioned Gaethje’s leg kicking ability.

“Chandler’s a hell of a fighter. He’s got good speed, good power,” Mendez said on Mike Swick’s podcast (via Middle Easy). “Gaethje’s got a bigger chin and he’s fantastic at those low calf kicks. I don’t think Michael is as proficient with those leg kicks, just as I warned Khabib.

“… I don’t think Michael is going to be able to stop him on those calf kicks. Even if you practice them, he’s so good at them that even Khabib couldn’t really stop those calf kicks from coming in. He went through him because Khabib is just mentally tough.”

Whether Chandler can get through them as well remains to be seen. But in the end, Mendez simply feels Gaethje has more pathways to victory than Chandler.

“Justin Gaethje is going to be a handful for Michael but anything can happen. Michael’s got the power, the speed, they’ve both got good wrestling,” Mendez added. “I think the stronger chin is definitely Gaethje, I think the stronger kicker is definitely Gaethje and I think they match up well as far as power. … I think Gaethje has more options to win.”

Do you agree?

Norma Dumont Calls For Interim Title Fight With Holly Holm

Dumont HolmNorma Dumont has suggest an interim title fight with Holly Holm. Dumont was originally supposed to face Holm in a women’s featherweight headliner at UFC Vegas 40 last night. However, Holm ended up pulling out with Aspen Ladd stepping in on short notice. Unfortunately for nearly everyone, it turned out to be one of the […]

Dumont Holm

Norma Dumont has suggest an interim title fight with Holly Holm.

Dumont was originally supposed to face Holm in a women’s featherweight headliner at UFC Vegas 40 last night. However, Holm ended up pulling out with Aspen Ladd stepping in on short notice.

Unfortunately for nearly everyone, it turned out to be one of the most dull main events in recent history with little action over the course of the five rounds.

However, Dumont did more than enough to get the unanimous decision verdict as she made it three wins in a row.

She still wants Holm next and given that it might be some time before Amanda Nunes returns to 145 pounds, Dumont believes a potential fight should be for the interim title.

“I don’t want the division to get stagnant and for us not to have fights,” Dumont said at the UFC Vegas 40 post-fight press conference (via MMA Fighting). “I would be totally willing to have that fight [with Holm]. I understand Amanda’s going to do a title defense and then later on a possible fight with Valentina [Shevchenko] so we’d only be able to face each other by mid-year next year.

“So I definitely do not want to be not fighting for that long. I think a fight even for an interim belt with Holly could bring not just a fight for its own but to bring some attention to the division and to have other athletes come into the division with this particular winner of this fight to go on and fight Amanda.”

Of course, given the lack of contenders — or simply fighters — in the division, there really is no need for an interim title. However, Dumont wants to stay active given the uncertainty in the division.

“That’s the problem,” Dumont explained. “It’s a division that we basically don’t know who we’re fighting. I’m going to leave it to the hands of the UFC as I’ve always done.

“I’ve never backed down from a fight and I’m going to continue to prepare at the gym and I hope it is a big name and I hope it’s going to be a main event as well cause I thought this was pretty cool.”