Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls Out Floyd Mayweather

Whether Khabib Nurmagomedov is claiming Conor McGregor’s bus attack was a UFC setup, responding to 50 Cent’s $2 million offer, or calling out the greatest boxer of all-time, he’s simply dominating the headlines. Khabib dug his heels in earlier this week when he took to social media to further explain his side of the UFC 229 […]

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Whether Khabib Nurmagomedov is claiming Conor McGregor’s bus attack was a UFC setup, responding to 50 Cent’s $2 million offer, or calling out the greatest boxer of all-time, he’s simply dominating the headlines.

Khabib dug his heels in earlier this week when he took to social media to further explain his side of the UFC 229 brawl. He expressed his willingness to walk away from the UFC if the promotion does indeed fire his longtime friend and training partner Zubaira Tukhugov.

Now Khabib sys he wants to follow his rival Conor McGregor right into the squared circle.

Boxing manager DeJuan Blake posted an Instagram video showing the Dagestani posing with Mayweather Productions CEO Leonard Ellerbe. To say Khabib looked happy would be an understatement.

“Hey, let’s go, Floyd, we have to fight now,” a smiling Khabib said. “50 and 0 versus 27 and 0, two guys who never lose. Let’s go, why not? Because in the jungle, only one king. Of course, I’m the king, because he can not drop McGregor, but I drop him easily, that’s why let’s go.”

Oddly enough, Khabib became the first fighter to drop McGregor in a fight. Not even the great Floyd Mayweather Jr. was able to knock down the brash Irishman in a 10-round boxing match last August.

It’s highly unlikely Khabib and Mayweather will ever meet each other in any form of combat. That’s especially true since both Nurmagomedov and McGregor have been suspended pending an investigation by the NSAC for their parts in the UFC 229 melee.

But hey, Khabib is doing all the right things to assume the mantle of MMA’s biggest star.

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Watch: Fedor Emelianenko Stops Chael Sonnen In New York

Bellator 208 is in the books and Fedor Emelianenko has advanced to the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Emelianenko went one-on-one with Chael Sonnen. Fight fans got nearly five minutes of fun action between “The Last Emperor&…

Bellator 208 is in the books and Fedor Emelianenko has advanced to the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Emelianenko went one-on-one with Chael Sonnen. Fight fans got nearly five minutes of fun action between “The Last Emperor” and “The American Gangster.” Emelianenko dropped Sonnen early, but wouldn’t go to the ground with […]

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Watch: Fedor Emelianenko Stops Chael Sonnen In New York

Bellator 208 is in the books and Fedor Emelianenko has advanced to the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Emelianenko went one-on-one with Chael Sonnen. Fight fans got nearly five minutes of fun action between “The Last Emperor&…

Bellator 208 is in the books and Fedor Emelianenko has advanced to the finals of the Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix. Emelianenko went one-on-one with Chael Sonnen. Fight fans got nearly five minutes of fun action between “The Last Emperor” and “The American Gangster.” Emelianenko dropped Sonnen early, but wouldn’t go to the ground with […]

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Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen Full Fight Video Highlights

Tonight’s (Sat., October 13, 2018) Bellator 208 from Uniondale, New York, featured some big moments, but none bigger than the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen main event in the semifinal round of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. The Nassau Coliseum was rocking when Emelianenko (38-5) entered the Bellator cage on Saturday night. A win for “The Last […]

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Tonight’s (Sat., October 13, 2018) Bellator 208 from Uniondale, New York, featured some big moments, but none bigger than the Fedor Emelianenko vs. Chael Sonnen main event in the semifinal round of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix.

The Nassau Coliseum was rocking when Emelianenko (38-5) entered the Bellator cage on Saturday night. A win for “The Last Emperor” will add to the legacy of one of the greatest of all time and put him one win away from the Bellator world title.

As for Sonnen (30-16), despite being a natural middleweight, he did quite well in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix. However, “The American Gangster” had an uphill battle from here on out in the tournament. Both men wasted little time as they met fist-first in the center of the cage. Fedor dropped Sonnen with some huge shots early.

The UFC vet persevered and got a takedown. He even took Fedors back at one point, but it was not meant to be. Fedor survived his attempt at a rear-naked choke and poured on the strikes for a first-round TKO stoppage.

Watch the fight-ending highlights here:

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Highlights: Cheick Kongo Scores Strange TKO At Bellator 208

Tonight’s (Sat., October 13, 2018) Bellator 208 from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York closed out the Viacom-owned promotion’s back-to-back East Coast weekend. So far, it has not disappointed fans and Cheick Kongo continued that trend. The Heavyweight Grand Prix is the central focus of this weekend, but there were a couple of other big men […]

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Tonight’s (Sat., October 13, 2018) Bellator 208 from the Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, New York closed out the Viacom-owned promotion’s back-to-back East Coast weekend. So far, it has not disappointed fans and Cheick Kongo continued that trend.

The Heavyweight Grand Prix is the central focus of this weekend, but there were a couple of other big men fighting on the main card that wanted to make a statement.

Kongo entered Bellator 208 on fire. Having won six straight fights, Kongo possibly could set himself up for a title shot if he can get past his opponent. Tim Johnson is the man tasked with ending Kongo’s impressive win streak. Johnson made his Bellator debut tonight after having a winning record in the UFC.

The French striker seized his opportunity early in the fight. Kongo absolutely smashed Johnson with a flurry of right hands on the ground prompting the referee to end the fight. It was an odd finish where it looked like Johnson gave up rather quickly.

Watch the somewhat unsatisfying TKO here:

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Ronda Rousey Sounds Off On UFC 229 Melee

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey didn’t get a chance to watch UFC 229, but she sure hasn’t missed the aftermath. Now WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Rousey recently spoke to TMZ on the now-infamous UFC 229 melee. She was accompanied by her husband and former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Travis Browne. As usual, Rousey […]

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Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey didn’t get a chance to watch UFC 229, but she sure hasn’t missed the aftermath.

Now WWE Raw Women’s Champion, Rousey recently spoke to TMZ on the now-infamous UFC 229 melee. She was accompanied by her husband and former Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Travis Browne. As usual, Rousey wasn’t afraid to say her piece.

Rousey’s UFC 229 Thoughts

“I understand promoting fights and having to sell them,” said Rousey. “I really do, I get it. But I don’t think people have to get arrested in order to do that. I think I’ve been able to prove that you can make a fight exciting and make people really wanna see it without crossing any legal lines.

“But I’m glad it was a great match. I’m sorry it’s kind of soured by the aftermath. Their performances aren’t going to get enough credit because of what happened and I really hope it doesn’t become an ongoing trend. I want people to feel safe bringing their kids to fights.”

Its impossible to point the finger at one person. Yes, Khabib Nurmagomedov lept over the cage and pandemonium ensued, but as Khabib pointed during the post-fight press conference his actions were a direct result of months of disrespect from Conor McGregor.

The lack of punishment by the UFC is another area of discontent. Rousey believes the Brooklyn bus incident was a far greater offense. One that essentially went unchecked by the UFC.

Rousey On Equal Treatment

“I think that Khabib jumping out of the octagon was not as bad as throwing objects at a bus because my friend Rose Namajunas was on that bus. My friend, Michael Chiesa, missed his fight because [he suffered an injured from broken glass],” said Rousey. “So I just feel like there has to be equal treatment all the way across the board. I don’t think that anyone should get special treatment because they’re a bigger draw.

“I think that’s the same when it comes to performance-enhancing drugs when it comes to felonies when it comes to hit and runs or anything like that, I think there’s too much preferential treatment given to high-profile fighters. There needs to be equal discipline across the board because people are going to start thinking that once they get to a certain level then the rules don’t apply for them.”

Nurmagomedov’s $2 million dollar fight purse is still being withheld by the Nevada State Athletic Commision pending a full investigation. However, McGregor did receive his $3 million dollar payday. Although both men were issued temporary suspensions pending the completion of the NSAC’s investigation.

“I would be much more strict about everything. I say you get popped for steroids once, you’re banned for life. You know, but then again I’m not the promoter of a multi-million dollar organization. It’s just – you have to think about, you know, from their perspective when is it not worth it anymore? I don’t want the company to be prioritizing this quarter over the next 10 years.

“I don’t want it to get to the point where people are not buying tickets to go see fights live, because they are afraid of what could happen in the arena.”

Watch Ronda Rousey talk to TMZ Sports here:

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