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Conor McGregor: I Put My Name Forward to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

This week, it was reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Conor McGregor was negotiating to fight twice in the Octagon before 2018 was over. Well, if the champion is to be believed, we might not need to wait that long.
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Conor McGregor: I Put My Name Forward to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

This week, it was reported that Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight king Conor McGregor was negotiating to fight twice in the Octagon before 2018 was over. Well, if the champion is to be believed, we might not need to wait that long.
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No Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Rematch?

Given that the boxing match between superstar boxer Floyd Mayweather and superstar UFC champ Conor McGregor did monster business and made everyone even more fabulously wealthy, it seems like a given that a rematch – either in the ring or the cage – would be inevitable.

In fact, the duo have been trading barbs on social media back and forth like two wild animals performing a mating ritual.

But, business is business, and apparently Mayweather is no longer in the rematch business.

This is according to McGregor, who posted something along those lines to his Instagram.

Could it be…? Will we never see Mayweather in the a cage, getting choked unconscious by our favorite Irishman?

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Conor BFF Artem Lobov Predicts McGregor’s Future

McGregor training partner and buddy Artem Lobov dishes on what’s next for his superstar pal.

UFC 223 is going to be a big day for the sport of MMA. Not just because there’ll be two titles going down on the April 7th card from Brooklyn, New York, but because it also marks the return of Artem “The Hammer” Lobov!

Lobov has become a bit of a cult sensation amongst followers of the sport due to his close friendship to Conor McGregor, and the featherweight fighter will be taking on Alex Caceres on the undercard of 223, which is headlined by a fight between Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov for McGregor’s lightweight belt. So of course when people talked to Lobov about his fight, they also talked about McGregor and whether he’d be attending the event.

“It’s a little bit to soon to say now whether he’ll be there or not,” Lobov told the SevereMMA podcast (via BJPenn.com). “I of course always love seeing him at my fights. It means a lot to me when he is there and I know it means a lot to him to support me, and if he is able to be there, he will be there.”

Lobov also said McGregor was deep in negotiations with the UFC for a return fight and that the most likely opponent was the winner of Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov.

“Yeah, I think he will fight the winner of this fight,” Lobov said. “The winner of that fight will be the true, true challenger and he will fight Conor for the belt … Like I said, he’s the champion. So, you know, there will be a clear challenger decided April 7th and that’s who Conor is going to fight. That’s the way I see it.”

The UFC seems to already be setting up for a potential McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov showdown in Russia, with rumors swirling that the Olympic Stadium in Moscow has been reserved for a September date. That would also line up with the timeline UFC president Dana White said McGregor’s camp gave him for a return, the timeline that prompted him to set up April’s Tony vs. Khabib fight for McGregor’s soon-to-be stripped lightweight title.

Of course, who knows what’s ever going to shake out properly with the UFC. This is the fourth time Ferguson vs. Nurmagomedov has been booked, and what if Ferguson wins? Will McGregor still be as interested in the fight or will he turn to Nate Diaz or Floyd Mayweather instead? There’s a lot of moving parts, but the biggest gear gets in motion at UFC 223 on April 7th.

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The Never-Ending Dance Between Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz

We’ve been here before.

Last year, before the ground-breaking pay-per-view boxing match between superstar pugilist Floyd Mayweather and UFC superstar Conor McGregor materialized, it was all talk.

Insults and barbs, mostly, traded via social media. And at that stage, it seemed as if the talk would forever remain talk, because why the heck would a UFC champ ever want to step into a boxing ring – against the best – knowing full well they’d get slaughtered?

(Ah, how young and innocent we were then.)

But the bout happened, and Mayweather is a richer man for it, and McGregor has more money than he knows what to do with, and everyone that had a hand in putting the match-up together saw some love go directly into their bank accounts.

So now Mayweather and McGregor are back at it on social media. They’ve fought in a boxing ring, so why not in a cage, under MMA rules, next? Mayweather has no hesitation in teasing that idea. For the right price, Mayweather will get into the cage. If he can make a few hundred million getting humiliated in a sport he’s never trained in, why not do it?

And of course McGregor is on board. Another hundred million will ensure he never again has to sully himself with the company of lowly UFC fighters. Heck, he can just pal around with a mountain of cocaine and have an army of midgets do his bidding.

A real elbow in a real fight.

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But you know who else wants a seat at the table?

The last person to ever defeat McGregor in the cage: Nate Diaz. Because if another bout between Mayweather and McGregor doesn’t happen for whatever reason, a trilogy fight with Diaz is the next best thing in terms of raking in the dough.

Bookies lay odds on Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor UFC fight … and it’s not pretty

Bookies will lay odds on anything (proof), so we shouldn’t take this latest betting line between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor as an indication that a potential mixed martial arts (MMA) fight in on the horizon.

Not that it’s stopped Mayweather from fanning the flames.

According to our fiscal friends at Bovada, “Money” is anything but inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Octagon, limping in at +550 (11/2) against the reigning UFC lightweight champion at -900 (1/9).

Those numbers are nearly identical to their first go-round (in favor of Floyd).

Mayweather stopped McGregor in their much-ballyhooed boxing match last August, a performance that brought in big bucks for the “Notorious” MMA fighter. Now the trash-talking Irishman wants “Money” to return the favor and meet him inside the cage.

This is what it would cost.

Fortunately for the “sweet science,” Mayweather is retired and not holding up any of the weight classes he once ruled with an iron leather fist. The same can’t be said for McGregor, who has the lightweight division chasing its own tail.

Which hopefully gets caught here.

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Conor McGregor Throws Some Shade at Max Holloway

It’s hard to imagine a scenario where Conor McGregor comes back to the Octagon and fights anyone that won’t make him millions of dollars.

So it’s a bit puzzling that, after featherweight king Max Holloway bowed out of his fight against Frankie Edgar due to injury, McGregor took to social media to throw some shade at the Hawaiian slugger.

I mean, it’s not like McGregor didn’t beat him or something. And there is no way in hell McGregor – the lightweight champ – is cutting down to featherweight again.

Well, regardless of McGregor’s motivation, here’s the Irishman’s latest jab.

When there is no referee to save you.

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Conor McGregor bust: Please buy $4600 worth of ‘Notorious’ bronze so we can all laugh at you

Makes a great gift!


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Conor McGregor was a bust.

No, really, as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight titleholder was already carved up by French sculptor Jean Baptiste Seckler back in 2016 (see it here), shortly before “Notorious” got smoked by Nate Diaz at UFC 196.

A lot has changed since then and now.

McGregor avenged his Diaz loss at UFC 202, then captured the 155-pound crown from Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205. The following summer, he tried — unsuccessfully — to hand Floyd Mayweather his first professional defeat in boxing.

And got even richer in the process.

Now, the gang at Noodies is one-upping Seckler with this bronze bust of the “Notorious” one, limited to just 150 copies at roughly $ 4600 apiece, according to MMA Junkie, unless you want to order the plaster version for about $ 325.


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You may actually have a better chance of seeing the bronze bust than the real thing, based on these comments.

Either way, the show division must go on.

See more photos of McGregor — who appears to be sculpted from the UFC 189 weigh ins and therefore looks like an Irish Abe Lincoln — by heading over to the Noodies website right here.

While you’re at it, please buy one so we can all laugh at you.

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Max Holloway hits back at Conor McGregor on Twitter with sick Mayweather burn

Don’t be dragging Max Holloway into your social media beefs because he brings the fire.

Conor McGregor isn’t fighting in the featherweight division any more, but that didn’t stop him from throwing some shade at current 145 pound champion Max Holloway on Saturday afternoon. Shortly after Holloway was forced off UFC 222 with a leg injury (his first pull out in 18 fights with the UFC), McGregor posted this:

When there is no referee to save you.

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”When there is no referee to save you,” the caption read – a not so subtle jab at Floyd Mayweather, who has been teasing an MMA rematch against the Irish UFC champ.

Holloway didn’t appreciate being dragged into the beef, and here’s how he responded…

”When there is,” he said with a picture of McGregor being saved from Mayweather by the ref in the 10th round of their boxing superfight.

McGregor beat Holloway back in 2013, but Max can take a little pride in being the only UFC featherweight the Irish fighter didn’t manage to finish. Since then Holloway has gone on an impressive 12 fight win streak, taking the 145 pound title off Jose Aldo and then defeating him again in a rematch six months later.

We doubt Max and Conor will meet in the cage again now that McGregor is fighting at moneyweight, but you have to wonder how he’d fare against Holloway these days.

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Conor McGregor Gushes About Ronda Rousey in the WWE

Ronda Rousey has signed with the WWE and will doing some professional wrestling. You know who’s really happy for her?

UFC lightweight champ and international superstar Conor McGregor.

In the video below, McGregor talks a bit about boxing rival Floyd Mayweather entering the cage. He also mentions that he’s begun negotiating with the Powers That Be over his next fight. But the real talk comes when McGregor is asked his thoughts about Rousey joining the WWE.

McGregor is absolutely stoked for her.

Say what you will about McGregor, but his respect for Rousey and all her accomplishments is genuine. It’s an amazing thing to see.

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