Israel Adesanya previews UFC 287 rematch with Alex Pereira: ‘We don’t keep scores, we settle them’

Israel Adesanya UFC 287 Alex PereiraFollowing the announcement of his impending middleweight championship rematch with fierce-rival, Alex Pereira at UFC 287, former division kingpin, Israel Adesanya maintains that he will settle the score with the Brazilian – whom now holds three career wins over him. Adesanya, a former undisputed middleweight champion and current #1 ranked division challenger, is set to […]

Israel Adesanya UFC 287 Alex Pereira

Following the announcement of his impending middleweight championship rematch with fierce-rival, Alex Pereira at UFC 287, former division kingpin, Israel Adesanya maintains that he will settle the score with the Brazilian – whom now holds three career wins over him.

Adesanya, a former undisputed middleweight champion and current #1 ranked division challenger, is set to headline UFC 287 on April 8. against Brazilian striker, Pereira, rematching for the undisputed 185lbs championship.

First meeting in professional mixed martial arts back in November of last year – reigniting their prior kickboxing rivalry, Israel Adesanya suffered a fifth round standing TKO loss to Pereira at UFC 281 in Madison Square Garden, marking the end of his title reign over the division.

Israel Adesanya previews his April re-run with Alex Pereira at UFC 287

Slated to headline UFC 287 in April against Pereira, Adesanya shared a promotional video on his official Instagram account ahead of the bout with the former duel-weight GLORY Kickboxing kingpin, stylized in the theme of horror movie franchise, Saw

In this game, we don’t keep score, we settle them,” Israel Adesanya posted on Instagram accompanied by a promotional video. 

Suffering his first professional loss at the middleweight limit in his professional mixed martial arts career, Adesanya had landed a prior five successful defenses during his time atop the middleweight pile.

Unifying the division championships with a 2019 knockout win over Robert Whittaker, City Kickboxing star, Adesanya defeated Yoel Romero, Paulo Costa, Marvin Vettori, Whittaker again, and most recently, Jared Cannonier during his time as undisputed champion.

Attempting to land a fourth combat sports career win over Nigerian-Kiwi slickster, Adesanya, Pereira would land just his fifth Octagon victory with a win in April – having previously bested Andreas Michailidis, Bruno Silva, and Strickland before his above-mentioned November championship triumph.

Along with a middleweight title rematch at UFC 287, the pay-per-view event is also set to host a high-stakes welterweight pairing between former division title challengers, Gilbert Burns, and the returning, Jorge Masvidal over the course of three rounds.

Photo – Charles Oliveira inks massive new back tattoo ahead of UFC comeback

Charles Oliveira TattooAhead of an expected Octagon return in May of this year, former undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira has inked a new, massive back tattoo of an entire lion’s head and an accompanying mane.  Oliveira, a former undisputed lightweight champion under the banner of the UFC, currently boasts the #1 rank in the official 155lbs […]

Charles Oliveira Tattoo

Ahead of an expected Octagon return in May of this year, former undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Charles Oliveira has inked a new, massive back tattoo of an entire lion’s head and an accompanying mane. 

Oliveira, a former undisputed lightweight champion under the banner of the UFC, currently boasts the #1 rank in the official 155lbs pile, most recently featuring in October of last year.

Headlining UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi, UAE against Islam Makhachev, Sao Paulo native, Charles Oliveira suffered a second round arm-triangle submission loss to the Makhackhala native, in the pair’s vacant championship matchup.

The loss snapped Oliveira’s stunning 12-fight winning spree, having previously minted himself as the undisputed lightweight titleholder, with a 2021 knockout win over Michael Chandler.

In December of that year, Oliveira stopped Dustin Poirier with a third round standing rear-naked choke to successfully defend the title, before submitting Justin Gaethje in Arizona last May in a non-title bout after the Brazilian missed championship weight.

Expected to make his UFC comeback in April or May of this year, Charles Oliveira, who plans to fight for the lightweight crown before the end of 2023, recently got some more tattoo work done in his native Brazil – this time in the form of an entire back piece.

“Charles Oliveira has an INSANE new back tattoo,” Amy Kaplan tweeted. “ARTIST: William Espósito” 

Charles Oliveira expected to make UFC return against Beneil Dariush

Linked with a slew of potential opponents for his Octagon return in the opening quarter of this year, Oliveira, the promotion’s most prolific submission ace and all-time finisher, appears to be on the brink of inking a deal to fight Iran-born contender, Beneil Dariush, who claimed recently the UFC approached him with a matchup against Oliveira for UFC 288 in May

“Here’s the thing I’ve been having with Charles (Oliveira) – the UFC were originally like, ‘Hey, what do you think about fighting him in Brazil?’ Which was like a couple weeks ago,” Beneil Dariush said. “I think – or it was last week, I don’t know. And I was like, can I get a little bit more time? It turns out my MCL was torn.” 

“… So I’d like to just start my camp fresh,” Beneil Dariush continued. “Can I have a little bit extra time? So can we do February? And they said, ‘OK, yeah we’ll do February.’ February turned into March, March turned into April. And now they’re (the UFC) are talking about May.”

UFC star Conor McGregor details injuries suffered in road traffic accident: ‘I got away with my life’

Conor McGregor Bike InjuryFormer UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, has detailed the injuries he suffered following his involvement in a road traffic accident on a rural Irish road yesterday, in which the 34-year-old was struck by a vehicle while cycling his bicycle.  McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the UFC, […]

Conor McGregor Bike Injury

Former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, has detailed the injuries he suffered following his involvement in a road traffic accident on a rural Irish road yesterday, in which the 34-year-old was struck by a vehicle while cycling his bicycle. 

McGregor, a former undisputed lightweight and featherweight champion under the banner of the UFC, shared footage in the aftermath of his accident yesterday evening, in which the Crumlin native details how he was struck by a vehicle from behind travelling on a public road whilst cycling, knocking him from his bicycle onto the road.

Conor McGregor details the extent of his injuries suffered in yesterday’s accident

Claiming he was “lucky” not to have died in the incident, Conor McGregor detailed the extent of the injuries suffered in a post on his official Instagram account in the aftermath of the collision, which included road rash after he was struck from his bicycle. 

Earlier this week, reports emerged detailing how a lawsuit had been brought against McGregor by Dublin woman, Samantha Murphy, who alleges she suffered a fractured arm after an assault on the Crumlin fighter’s yacht during his birthday party in July of last year. 

Multiple reports have detailed how McGregor is alleged to have punched and kicked Murphy in the face and body after becoming suddenly aggressive toward here during the party, before lunging toward her and threatening to drown her. Murphy is then alleged to have jumped off of the yacht into the ocean, where she was then rescued by the Red Cross. 

Conor McGregor released an official statement through his spokesperson, Karen Kessler, in which he vehemently denied any allegations in relation to the alleged incident against him.

A further report this week detailed how Murphy’s vehicle had been the victim of an arson attack outside a residential premises in Drimnagh, county Dublin.

Arman Tsarukyan calls for fight with UFC rival Michael Chandler: ‘Defend your ranking’

Arman Tsarukyan Michael Chandler UFCOff the back of an impressive unanimous decision victory over Damir Ismagulov, Armenian-born lightweight contender, Arman Tsarukyan has urged one-time vacant title challenger, Michael Chandler to defend his slot in the official rankings, claiming the Missouri native has severely low fight IQ to boot. Tsarukyan, the current #8 ranked lightweight contender, returned to the winner’s […]

Arman Tsarukyan Michael Chandler UFC

Off the back of an impressive unanimous decision victory over Damir Ismagulov, Armenian-born lightweight contender, Arman Tsarukyan has urged one-time vacant title challenger, Michael Chandler to defend his slot in the official rankings, claiming the Missouri native has severely low fight IQ to boot.

Tsarukyan, the current #8 ranked lightweight contender, returned to the winner’s enclosure back in December against Ismagulov, landing a one-sided decision victory after seeing his impressive run of five consecutive victories halted by Mateusz Gamrot in his first UFC main event last June.

For Chandler, the #5 rated challenger has yet to book his next Octagon outing, having most recently suffered a third round rear-naked choke loss to former interim 155lbs champion, Dustin Poirier at UFC 281 in November at Madison Square Garden.

Arman Tsarukyan calls for a fight with top-5 contender, Michael Chandler

Criticized alongside the likes of Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje of only sharing the Octagon with each other, rather than tackle incoming contenders and other top-15 challengers, Arman Tsarukyan has called for Chandler to defined his #5 spot, as well as criticizing his fighting ability.

“Hey @MikeChandlermMMA it’s time to defend your rankings!” Arman Tsarukyan tweeted. “Lowest fight IQ in the division against new MMA generation. I won’t see you at the top (saluting emoji).” 

19-3 as a professional, prior to his win over Ismagulov and his loss to Gamrot, Tsarukyan had landed back-to-back victories over Olivier Aubin-Mercier, Davi Ramos, Matt Frevola, Christos Giagos, and finished Joel Alvarez with a second round ground strikes barrage.

Prior to his submission loss against Poirier last November, Chandler, a former three-time Bellator MMA lightweight champion stopped former interim champion, Tony Ferguson with a highlight reel front kick KO in May of last year. 

Making his Octagon debut back in April 2019, Tsarukyan, who has been touted as a future title challenger at 155lbs, suffered a unanimous decision loss to current division pacesetter, Islam Makhachev.

Henry Cejudo mocks Conor McGregor’s cardio following bike accident: ‘Heard you ran out of gas’

Conor McGregor Henry CejudoFormer two-division UFC world champion Henry Cejudo has some choice words for the former dual weight champ-champ Conor McGregor after his recent bike accident. On Friday, Irish-born superstar Conor McGregor shared on Social Media that he was struck by a car while riding his bike. Luckily, he did not suffer any serious injuries. Olympic wrestling […]

Conor McGregor Henry Cejudo

Former two-division UFC world champion Henry Cejudo has some choice words for the former dual weight champ-champ Conor McGregor after his recent bike accident.

On Friday, Irish-born superstar Conor McGregor shared on Social Media that he was struck by a car while riding his bike. Luckily, he did not suffer any serious injuries.

Olympic wrestling gold medalist Henry Cejudo has had a long history of trash talk against ‘Notorious,’ and added a little more in a recent Tweet. Henry Cejudo shared:

“Glad you are ok. Heard you were on a bike because you ran out of gas. ? [Conor McGregor]”

Conor McGregor and Henry Cejudo

The two former double champs have shared back-and-forth trash talk on Social Media in the past. Cejduo previously said:

“Conor McGregor needs to take his training seriously if he ever wants to contend again. Wasn’t he the one that said precision beats power? Get back to that Conor. Full episode of “Fight Feedback” featuring McGregor up on my YouTube!”

Additionally:

“On a real note, how was that slurp from [Dillon Danis] ? Gave me the chills.”

In since-deleted Tweets, McGregor has responded by saying:

“Haha show me your head kick on the power pad, my bro … The opening punches are the traps/feints/fakes. You ever hear or see that before? Your little feints won’t draw me out, kid. But pump a few real shots you might get a response. You are a little fat novice with about 2 ko’s. At bantam. I’ve 20. Across 3 divisions. Quiet, you bum! … I’m the fuckin goat an ya know it”

Neither Conor McGregor nor Henry Cejudo have any upcoming bouts scheduled but both have been rumored to return to the UFC in 2023.

Inactive MMA fighter Dillon Danis shares messages with Sean Strickland

Dillon Danis Sean StricklandOccasional MMA fighter Dillon Danis exchanged some words with UFC middleweight Sean Strickland in a private message on social media. On Twitter, the irregular Bellator MMA fighter posted the following exchange in a since-deleted Tweet: Sean Strickland said: “Yeah man but you still gotta look yourself in the mirror…go read your comments. The whole world […]

Dillon Danis Sean Strickland

Occasional MMA fighter Dillon Danis exchanged some words with UFC middleweight Sean Strickland in a private message on social media.

On Twitter, the irregular Bellator MMA fighter posted the following exchange in a since-deleted Tweet:

Sean Strickland said:

“Yeah man but you still gotta look yourself in the mirror…go read your comments. The whole world thinks you’re a joke…you gotta look yourself in the mirror at night and know that most people on this planet dislike you…. if you ever wanted to check out one day…Well no one would blame you for taking that way out…in a lot of societies that is the honorable thing to do in your situation.”

Danis responded by saying:

“lick mr balls bitch id literally hold you down and make you like my arse”

It continued onward from there

In a screenshot captured by BJ Penn.com, fans believed Dillon Danis failed to impress with his trash talk.

Dillon Danis and Sean Strickland

Dillon Danis was a talented submission grappler who once trained alongside Conor McGregor. In the Bellator MMA cage, he has a 2-0 record with his only MMA fights being from 2018 and 2019. Both fights were catchweight bouts at 175 lbs. He was scheduled to have a boxing match against YouTuber KSI but pulled out of the fight due to his failure to cut weight.

Sean Strickland is a controversial UFC middleweight fighter well known for saying dubious things in interviews. Since making his debut in the UFC in 2014 the US-born fighter has earned a record of 14-5 with his most recent victory being earlier this year in January 2023.