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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold Are Never, Ever Going to Rematch

When they met back at UFC 194, Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold were two of the best middleweights in the world. In fact, Weidman was the champ… before Rockhold smashed him and took his belt.

Since then, Rockhold crapped the bed against Michael Bisping, and has been plagued by injuries ever since.

Meanwhile, Weidman struggled to find a win in the Octagon, and after losing to Gegard Mousasi and Yoel Romero, finally beat Kelvin Gastelum.

So. The two were finally supposed to rematch in the co-main event of UFC 230 – you know, the UFC’s next, big Madison Square Garden show. But then Rockhold bowed out due to injury.

In case you forgot, these cats were supposed to face each other again before, but it was Weidman who suffered the bout-derailing injury.

I think it’s safe to say that, like Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, the Gods of War don’t want these two ever clashing in the cage, so it’s never going to happen again.

It’s also safe to say… who cares if they do or do not fight again? They may still be elite fighters, but their championship days are likely behind them due to all the wear and tear their bodies have suffered. And the world won’t cease spinning on its axis if they never fight.

Weidman is likely facing Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza now at UFC 230, and here’s the former champ wishing Rockhold a speedy recovery.

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Midnight Mania! UFC 229 Presser ‘Darkest Ever’, McGregor Better Than Ali

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Dana White said that the press conference featuring Conor McGregor and undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was the “darkest press conference I’ve ever been a part of.” He also had high praise for McGregor’s trash talk, saying it surpassed even that of the great Muhammad Ali. Transcript via MMAJunkie.com:

“It was dark, man,” White told reporters, including MMAjunkie, during a post-press conference scrum. “It was the darkest press conference I’ve ever been a part of. But Conor McGregor is the master of mental warfare. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: He’s better than anybody. Even (Muhammad) Ali. You don’t want to say anybody’s better than Ali, but I think when it comes to the mental war game in this sport, or any other sport, Conor McGregor is the best ever.”

The effusive respect for Conor McGregor’s trash talk was well-deserved, as the Irishman was making deep cuts in regards to Khabib’s shady associates. Dana White said that has been a hallmark of McGregor’s trash talk all through his historic rise to stardom in the sport.

“Here’s the thing about McGregor, too: He’s so good at it – he studies,” White said. “He studies every little thing. He talks to people. He finds out stories inside of a guy’s camp. Look at the whole thing he did on ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ with Urijah Faber, with T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt and all those guys. At one point he had Cody Garbrandt jumping up trying to fight him. He is the master. He is the best ever to do it. Nobody does it better than Conor does.”

Khabib seemed stoic throughout, despite the savage verbal assault — one of his few defensive moments was a result of McGregor calling him a “pullout merchant” — but Dana White said there is no way he was unaffected by McGregor’s barbs.

“You’re not human if that doesn’t affect you,” White said. “It’s not possible for that not to affect you. Conor knows that. Conor came in, and Conor did what Conor does. That’s why I say it: He’s the best ever. There’s never been anybody better at the mental warfare game than Conor McGregor. He’s the absolute best of all-time.”

UFC 229 goes down October 6 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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There was also this:

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‘The Greatest Fighter To Ever Step Foot Inside The Octagon’

Hey, remember back in April when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White told the mixed martial arts (MMA) world that Daniel Cormier — not Jon Jones — was the greatest light heavyweight of all time?

Yeah, he was just kidding.

Or perhaps he was trying to sell “DC” to a bunch of up-and-coming fighters (and a casual audience) when Cormier was coaching season 27 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). Either way, that opinion has changed now that “Teflon Jon” is back in business.

“Jon Jones … and many people will tell you this … is probably the greatest of all time,” White told ESPN’s First Take. “I think Jon Jones is the greatest fighter to ever step foot inside the Octagon. If he could have kept his personal life on track, God knows what this guy would be doing right now.”

Jones was will be reinstated by UFC next month after serving a reduced sentence from United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). That means White has to promote “Bones” for an upcoming pay-per-view (PPV), so I guess he’s “fixable” after all.

There were rumors of a UFC 230 return; however, White continues to put Jones back inside the Octagon in first-quarter 2019 against an opponent to be named. With Daniel Cormier tied up with Brock Lesnar, the next logical choice would be that Alexander Gustafsson rematch.

Time till tell.

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Dana White Strips Nicco Montano of Title, Ending Reign of Worst Champ Ever

Last December, Nicco Montano won a season of TUF and the women’s flyweight title, all in one fell swoop.

Today, she failed to step on the scale for her first title defense, and now, according to UFC boss Dana White, she’s no longer the champ.

Montano was supposed to face Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of UFC 228. With the former 125-pound queen’s sudden exit, Shevchenko was left with no one to dance with, and the UFC was left scrambling.

You could say that probably factored into the UFC’s decision to strip Montano, but really, it probably has more to do with the fact that Montano simply hasn’t been able to make weight and fight. For ten months the new weight class has been on ice, with potential challengers ambling around like lunatics waiting for the ghost of Elvis to appear. That’s no bueno.

Here’s MMAFighting with the news:

UFC president Dana White said Friday on the FS1 UFC 228 weigh-in show that Montaño is no longer the UFC women’s flyweight champion after she was taken to the hospital Friday morning, stopping her weight cut short. Montaño’s title defense against Shevchenko was cancelled later in the morning.

White told interviewer Megan Olivi that the flyweight title is now vacant and Shevchenko will fight another opponent for the belt in the near future. White said that title bout will happen “before the end of the year.”

“The belt becomes vacated,” White said. “So, the title is vacated. Obviously, Shevchenko is dying to fight for this title. So we’re in the process right now of trying to make another fight.”

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Dana White Strips Nicco Montano of Title, Ending Reign of Worst Champ Ever

Last December, Nicco Montano won a season of TUF and the women’s flyweight title, all in one fell swoop.

Today, she failed to step on the scale for her first title defense, and now, according to UFC boss Dana White, she’s no longer the champ.

Montano was supposed to face Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of UFC 228. With the former 125-pound queen’s sudden exit, Shevchenko was left with no one to dance with, and the UFC was left scrambling.

You could say that probably factored into the UFC’s decision to strip Montano, but really, it probably has more to do with the fact that Montano simply hasn’t been able to make weight and fight. For ten months the new weight class has been on ice, with potential challengers ambling around like lunatics waiting for the ghost of Elvis to appear. That’s no bueno.

Here’s MMAFighting with the news:

UFC president Dana White said Friday on the FS1 UFC 228 weigh-in show that Montaño is no longer the UFC women’s flyweight champion after she was taken to the hospital Friday morning, stopping her weight cut short. Montaño’s title defense against Shevchenko was cancelled later in the morning.

White told interviewer Megan Olivi that the flyweight title is now vacant and Shevchenko will fight another opponent for the belt in the near future. White said that title bout will happen “before the end of the year.”

“The belt becomes vacated,” White said. “So, the title is vacated. Obviously, Shevchenko is dying to fight for this title. So we’re in the process right now of trying to make another fight.”

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Dana White Strips Nicco Montano of Title, Ending Reign of Worst Champ Ever

Last December, Nicco Montano won a season of TUF and the women’s flyweight title, all in one fell swoop.

Today, she failed to step on the scale for her first title defense, and now, according to UFC boss Dana White, she’s no longer the champ.

Montano was supposed to face Valentina Shevchenko in the co-main event of UFC 228. With the former 125-pound queen’s sudden exit, Shevchenko was left with no one to dance with, and the UFC was left scrambling.

You could say that probably factored into the UFC’s decision to strip Montano, but really, it probably has more to do with the fact that Montano simply hasn’t been able to make weight and fight. For ten months the new weight class has been on ice, with potential challengers ambling around like lunatics waiting for the ghost of Elvis to appear. That’s no bueno.

Here’s MMAFighting with the news:

UFC president Dana White said Friday on the FS1 UFC 228 weigh-in show that Montaño is no longer the UFC women’s flyweight champion after she was taken to the hospital Friday morning, stopping her weight cut short. Montaño’s title defense against Shevchenko was cancelled later in the morning.

White told interviewer Megan Olivi that the flyweight title is now vacant and Shevchenko will fight another opponent for the belt in the near future. White said that title bout will happen “before the end of the year.”

“The belt becomes vacated,” White said. “So, the title is vacated. Obviously, Shevchenko is dying to fight for this title. So we’re in the process right now of trying to make another fight.”

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