WWE’s Triple H: We’d Love To Do Something With Daniel Cormier

CormierCormier To The WWE? If things don’t pan out for Daniel Cormier, he always has a career in professional wrestling. Cormier is expected to face Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title later this year in a trilogy that is expected to be the final fight of his professional career. In the meantime, “DC” has recurring […]

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Cormier To The WWE?

If things don’t pan out for Daniel Cormier, he always has a career in professional wrestling.

Cormier is expected to face Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight title later this year in a trilogy that is expected to be the final fight of his professional career. In the meantime, “DC” has recurring gigs as a commentator as well as an analyst for the UFC and that looks like it will only continue even after he officially retires from competition.

However, it’s no secret that Cormier is a professional wrestling fan. He’s already had discussions in the past about being involved with the WWE in some form. And former wrestler and current WWE executive Triple H would love to be able to do something with Cormier in the future.

“I love Daniel. We’ve obviously talked a lot in the past,” Triple H told TMZ. “We’ve had conversations about him doing stuff with us in the past whether that’s in-ring or whether that’s commentary or doing different things. … I think we’d love to do something with him if the time is right — obviously, respectful to UFC and to Dana and everything else.

“We’d love to chat with him and we have an open relationship as far as communication so I’m sure shortly we will when he figures out what he wants to do.”

Cormier turned 41 earlier this year so a potential in-ring future with the WWE seems unlikely even if it’s a part-time gig. However, a one-off fight could work, especially if it’s to settle things with Brock Lesnar.

In reality, commentary seems to be the more realistic option. But given Cormier’s popularity as a UFC commentator, the WWE will have a hard task if they want to recruit the former two-weight champion.

Do you think Cormier will end up working for the WWE in the future?

Zabit Magomedsharipov Says He Is Returning In August

MagomedsharipovMagomedsharipov One Win From Title Shot? UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov is looking to compete before the end of the summer. Magomedsharipov hasn’t been in action since November when he outpointed Calvin Kattar in the UFC Moscow headliner. That win put him at 6-0 in the UFC as he called for a title shot soon […]

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Magomedsharipov One Win From Title Shot?

UFC featherweight contender Zabit Magomedsharipov is looking to compete before the end of the summer.

Magomedsharipov hasn’t been in action since November when he outpointed Calvin Kattar in the UFC Moscow headliner. That win put him at 6-0 in the UFC as he called for a title shot soon after.

For now, that doesn’t look like it will be the case as current featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is expected to run things back with Max Holloway in a rematch.

That means the Dagestan native will have to fight another contender with Yair Rodriguez likely to be his next opponent. If that is the case, it could happen in August which is when Magomedsharipov expects to be back in action.

“Returning in August, save your strength, I will need your support,” Magomedsharipov wrote in the caption of an Instagram post (translation via RT).

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Of course, there is some uncertainty right now given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Although UFC events have resumed and the United States is now granting foreign athletes visas to enter, international travel is still restricted in Russia as things stand.

Hopefully, the situation improves in the next few weeks so that the likes of not only Magomedsharipov, but lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and others are able to compete soon.

Who do you think Magomedsharipov will face next?

Dominick Reyes Responds To Jon Jones’ Supposed Title Vacating

Jones ReyesFor Dominick Reyes, the show must go on — with or without Jon Jones. Jones announced a bombshell Sunday as he claimed he was vacating his light heavyweight title and taking time off from the sport. He went on to announce that Reyes and Jan Blachowicz would fight for the vacant title in the meantime […]

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For Dominick Reyes, the show must go on — with or without Jon Jones.

Jones announced a bombshell Sunday as he claimed he was vacating his light heavyweight title and taking time off from the sport. He went on to announce that Reyes and Jan Blachowicz would fight for the vacant title in the meantime as he felt he had nothing to gain from facing them.

The decision comes on the back of his recent back-and-forth interactions with UFC president Dana White over failed negotiations for a Francis Ngannou super fight at heavyweight. Jones claims he was shut down by the UFC when he asked for a pay increase to move up and didn’t even have a chance to mention a figure.

White, however, says otherwise as he claims Jones was asking for Deontay Wilder money which “Bones” vehemently denies. All in all, it looks like Jones has had enough of the situation which led to his decision.

Reyes: Jones Vacating Is Disappointing

For Reyes, it was disappointing to hear.

“The Devastator” was the last person to fight Jones as he took the champion to his limit in a close-fought decision defeat in February. Many observers felt Reyes did enough to win and have since called for a rematch.

However, that doesn’t look like that will be the case anymore. That said, Reyes is ready to move on.

“Disappointing if it is true and he is serious, but the show must go on.”

Although Reyes could be robbed of the chance of definitively defeating Jones, he has already spoken in the past of facing someone else like Blachowicz if that led to UFC gold.

“I don’t know if you guys know or remember, I called him out right after the fight [with Jared Cannonier],” Reyes said of Blachowicz last month. “This is a guy I’ve been wanting to fight for a minute, so if there’s an interim then yeah, hell yeah, let’s do it. But I think we’re gonna get that rematch first.”

Do you think we’ll see Reyes and Blachowicz battle for the vacant title?

Tyron Woodley Receives Multiple Stitches For Cut Above Eye (Photo)

WoodleyWoodley: I Got 3,000 Stitches On My Eye Tyron Woodley suffered more visible damage against Gilbert Burns than any other opponent in recent history. Woodley was at the end of a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to Burns in the UFC Vegas headliner on Saturday night. Things got off to a bad start immediately as he […]

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Woodley: I Got 3,000 Stitches On My Eye

Tyron Woodley suffered more visible damage against Gilbert Burns than any other opponent in recent history.

Woodley was at the end of a lopsided unanimous decision defeat to Burns in the UFC Vegas headliner on Saturday night. Things got off to a bad start immediately as he was dropped by “Durinho” early on in the first before an elbow on the ground opened up a nasty cut above his eye.

Luckily for the former champion, his cutman did an excellent job of fixing it up so it wouldn’t affect him for the rest of the fight. However, that didn’t help Woodley turn the fight around in his favor as he was ultimately outclassed by the Brazilian over 25 minutes.

After the fight, he received a number of stitches to fix the cut above his eye. You can see an image of it below courtesy of UFC doctor Greg Hsu:

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Woodley offered no excuses following the defeat as he posted a video on Instagram soon after. He notably questioned how Burns was able to land the elbow and also mentioned the good job Hsu did on his eye.

“I hoped I was going to win the fight to be honest. I know the first round started off rough. I don’t know how that motherf*cker elbowed me. I know he kicked me in my damn leg and that thing hasn’t been right since. I don’t know what he hit me with on the feet if it was a elbow or what. You motherf*ckers saw it but whatever. He kicked me in my damn leg and then ever since then that thing was just not right. I could not get a rhythm going. So injury wise I think I am fine. I’ve got a nice little cut that you can’t see because I’ve got the best plastic surgeon dude on earth Dr. Greg, who hooked me up with some stitches. So I got like 3,000 stitches in my eye. Because that thing was split wide open. But yea my leg, that motherf*cker look like I got a watermelon inside my skin. So I just wanted to come and face you guys. I don’t understand all of this, but I just know that I have to trust God.”

What did you think of Woodley’s cut?

Jon Jones Claims He’s Vacating Title, Announces Reyes vs. Blachowicz

JonesIt looks like Jon Jones is taking a stand. After going back-and-forth with UFC president Dana White over recent pay allegations, Jones has seemingly had enough. Having already hinted at taking time off from the sport, the light heavyweight champion announced Sunday that he would be vacating his title. In addition, he announced a light […]

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It looks like Jon Jones is taking a stand.

After going back-and-forth with UFC president Dana White over recent pay allegations, Jones has seemingly had enough. Having already hinted at taking time off from the sport, the light heavyweight champion announced Sunday that he would be vacating his title.

In addition, he announced a light heavyweight title fight between Dominick Reyes and Jan Blachowicz — both of whom were contenders to face him next. He also told the promotion to call him when they’re ready to pay him his worth.

“ESPN Reyes vs Jan For the UFC light heavyweight championship of the world. As of right now, I got nothing to really gain fighting either of them. Let me know if you guys want to set up a day in 2021 for that Izzy fight. Hopefully you guys will be willing to pay by then.

“Bones out, when you see me in the streets just call me JJ ??

“To the light heavyweight title Veni, vidi, vici”

When a fan responded that Jones was hurting himself more than anyone with this decision, he felt otherwise.

“I hurt myself every time I walk out there and take a punch to the head and Not feel my pay is worth it anymore.”

Jones was recently campaigning for a super fight with Francis Ngannou. However, he claims he was shut down by the UFC when he asked for a pay increase before he could even come up with a figure.

White, on the other hand, has claimed Jones did mention a figure and was asking for Deontay Wilder money. Since then, the pair have stated conflicting versions of the truth.

What do you make of Jones’ tweets? Do you think he’s really leaving the sport?

Gilbert Burns Eyes Title Shot After Woodley Win Open To Covington, Edwards Fights

Gilbert BurnsWelterweight contender Gilbert Burns is hoping he will get the next shot at UFC champion Kamaru Usman after dominating the former 170lb king Tyron Woodley over five rounds at UFC on ESPN 9. Burns put a beat down on Woodley for 25 minutes in the main event at the UFC Apex last night. He hurt […]

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Welterweight contender Gilbert Burns is hoping he will get the next shot at UFC champion Kamaru Usman after dominating the former 170lb king Tyron Woodley over five rounds at UFC on ESPN 9. Burns put a beat down on Woodley for 25 minutes in the main event at the UFC Apex last night. He hurt ‘The Chosen One’ early and did so on several occasions throughout the fight. Woodley fought with no urgency and appeared at a loss for ideas throughout his second straight loss.

Gilbert Burns Wants Welterweight Title Shot In July

Speaking to media post fight Burns revealed he is hoping to fight his teammate Usman next for the welterweight title and has told the UFC bosses he will be ready to go in July should they need him, he said.

“It’s going to be weird. But we’re both professionals. I like the guy a lot. He motivated me a lot when he became champion. I saw him at zero. We grappled a lot since the beginning. It will be weird, but I want to fight for the title and be the champion. He’s the champion, and that’s the only reason I would call for the fight. Otherwise, it wouldn’t make any sense. I know it might be [Jorge] Masvidal and all that craziness, but I told [UFC President] Dana [White], I’m available for July.

Even if he doesn’t get a title shot next Burns doesn’t want to sit around and wait for his turn. ‘Durinho’ is eyeing fights with fellow contenders Leon Edwards and Colby Covington after picking up the biggest win of his career.

“If you book another guy for the title, give me who’s available. If it’s not Colby [Covington], give me Leon Edwards. I just want to stay busy.” (Transcribed by MMA Fighting)

Edwards believes he is next in line should Masvidal pass up on his shot in favour of a fight with Nate Diaz. Covington is looking to rebound from his loss to Usman at UFC 245. He is currently without a gym and has no fight planned.

Who do you want to see Gilbert Burns fight next?