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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

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I’ll be back.

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As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I’ll be back.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

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Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night

At UFC 229, former champ Conor McGregor took a beating at the hands of reigning champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Then, because of all the bad blood between them, Khabib spat on Conor, climbed over the cage, and leaped into the audience to scrap with McGregor’s teammate, Dillon Danis.

To make matters worse, Khabib’s teammates scampered over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor. It was total bedlam, and it ended with Las Vegas police escorting McGregor backstage.

A dismayed UFC boss Dana White made it clear that some of Khabib’s teammates were subsequently arrested. And for sure the Nevada State Athletic Commission was withholding Nurmagomedov’s fight purse pending a review of the chaos.

But you know who seems totally cool with what transpired? Conor McGregor.

Here’s what the Irish superstar said on both Twitter and Instagram afterwards:

 

View this post on Instagram

 

I’ll be back.

A post shared by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on

As for Khabib’s teammates who were arrested, McGregor even declined to press charges.

Those dudes ganged up on him and attacked him from behind. And McGregor is cool with that!

We’ll never know for sure, but I suspect that, had McGregor won the fight, he wouldn’t have spit on Nurmagomedov and attacked his team. He might have actually been respectful – complimentary even.

Here’s champ Daniel Cormier giving his two cents:

The post Conor McGregor Seems Totally Cool With What Happened Last Night appeared first on Caged Insider.

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One Last Look At UFC 229’s Fight Card!

Fight card no longer subject to change!

With the weigh-ins complete (see staredown here), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Lightweight kingpin, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and former 145- and 155-pound “champ-champ,” Conor McGregor, are now officially set to compete later tonight (Sat., Oct. 6, 2018) inside T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. And it’s going to be absolutely bonkers. Indeed, there hasn’t been this much excitement around a UFC pay-per-view (PPV) event since, well, when McGregor locked horns with Nate Diaz for a second time at UFC 202 more than two years ago. That’s actually right around the same time that “Notorious” last stepped foot in the Octagon — he has not competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) since stopping Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in Nov. 2016 to win the promotion’s Lightweight title. It’s a belt — along with the Featherweight strap he claimed in Dec. 2015 — that he would never defend. That’s because McGregor was somehow able to finagle a “money” blockbuster boxing match against Floyd Mayweather, which the Irishman would lose via technical knockout in round 10.

But, he didn’t really lose anything, amirite? Nah …

Nurmagomedov and McGregor are expected to step into the cage sometime before midnight later this evening. The bout, which will be contested at 155 pounds, is scheduled for five, three-minute rounds. And the longer the fight goes, the more it favors Nurmagomedov, who pushes a brutal pace that grinds his opponents into fleshy red pulps. McGregor, meanwhile, has only fought for 25 minutes once (Diaz rematch), averaging just under five minutes in the cage throughout his 24-fight MMA career.

Nevertheless, before Nurmagomedov and McGregor hook ‘em up, Fight Pass will kickoff the action online at 6:30 p.m. ET then FOX Sports 1 will pick up the broadcast at 8 p.m. ET before transitioning to pay-per-view (PPV) at 10 p.m. ET. There, UFC 229 will also feature a pivotal match between top-ranked Lightweight contenders, Tony Ferguson (No. 1) and Anthony Pettis (No. 8), with the winner likely competing against the winner of the main event.

That’s not all, though … not by a long shot.

Check out the finalized “Khabib vs. McGregor” line up below:

UFC 229 PPV Main Event:

155 lbs.: UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

UFC 229 PPV Main Card (10 p.m. ET start time):

155 lbs.: Tony Ferguson vs. Anthony Pettis
205 lbs.: Ovince Saint Preux vs. Dominick Reyes
265 lbs.: Derrick Lewis vs. Alexander Volkov
115 lbs.: Michelle Waterson vs. Felice Herrig

UFC 229 FOX Sports 1 ‘Prelims’ Undercard (8 p.m. ET start time):

125 lbs.: Jussier Formiga vs. Sergio Pettis
170 lbs.: Vincente Luque vs. Jalin Turner
135 lbs.: Aspen Ladd vs. Tonya Evinger
155 lbs.: Scott Holtzman vs. Alan Patrick

UFC 229 Fight Pass ‘Prelims’ Undercard (6:30 p.m. ET start time):

135 lbs.: Yana Kunitskaya vs. Lina Lansberg
155 lbs.: Gray Maynard vs. Nik Lentz
170 lbs.: Ryan LaFlare vs. Tony Martin

Remember that MAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 229 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FOX Sports 1 at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

For much more on UFC 229 click here.

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Gokhan Saki Calls Out Mark Hunt For Hunt’s Last Fight at UFC Adelaide

Fans were wondering who Mark Hunt would face for his swan song fight inside the Ultimate Fighting Championship after his recent loss to Alexey Oleynik. Now, it looks as though someone has volunteered his services.
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Derrick Lewis Believes He Has Been Operating At ‘Probably Like 70-Percent’ Capacity The Last Few Years

Standing 6-foot-3 and cutting weight to make the 265 pound heavyweight limit, Derrick Lewis is one of the most intimidating men to compete in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Even more frightening is the notion that we haven’t really seen everything he can do.
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Cyborg Thinks Nunes Fight ‘Will Be My Last In The UFC’

It sounds like the rocky relationship between the UFC and Cris Cyborg will continue right up until her contract expires in early 2019.

Cris Cyborg is not happy about the timing of a proposed champion vs. champion superfight with Amanda Nunes. We mentioned this earlier in the weekend when the women’s featherweight champion took to Twitter to complain about the UFC sending contracts with a December 30th date, which would be 10 months since she last fought in March.

But unbeknownst to us, Cyborg had done a video interview with Globo’s Combate around the same time getting much deeper into the situation than even Twitter’s new 280 character limit could allow.

”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).

“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”

”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”

Having Cyborg sit out for 10 months at the peak of her athletic career isn’t the only thing bugging her about the UFC right now. There’s also the issue of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season with women’s featherweights, which Cyborg claims is actually just a bunch of puffed up bantamweights.

”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”

All in all, it makes for an unhappy Cyborg who sounds uninterested in re-signing with the UFC once her contract ends early next year.

”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”

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Cyborg Thinks Nunes Fight ‘Will Be My Last In The UFC’

It sounds like the rocky relationship between the UFC and Cris Cyborg will continue right up until her contract expires in early 2019.

Cris Cyborg is not happy about the timing of a proposed champion vs. champion superfight with Amanda Nunes. We mentioned this earlier in the weekend when the women’s featherweight champion took to Twitter to complain about the UFC sending contracts with a December 30th date, which would be 10 months since she last fought in March.

But unbeknownst to us, Cyborg had done a video interview with Globo’s Combate around the same time getting much deeper into the situation than even Twitter’s new 280 character limit could allow.

”If Amanda needs six months to get ready for this fight – actually a year, right, because she challenged me in December … It’s the same thing that someone comes to your house, knocking at your door and saying ‘I want call you to fight’ and then suddenly saying ‘Hey, wait there, I need a year to get ready,’” Cyborg said (via the magic of Google Translate).

“When you challenge, you have to be prepared for the time that the fight happens. I find it disrespectful to myself, waiting for the person for a year. I have no problem fighting Amanda on December 29, she wants some time to prepare. But I believe I could fight before and at least not wait all this time, because we get paid when we fight, and you do not get paid when you don’t fight.”

”There are girls that can fight from my category,” she said. “Only they do not want it, they want me to fight only with Amanda. Only we have to wait 10 months, almost a year for this fight to happen!”

Having Cyborg sit out for 10 months at the peak of her athletic career isn’t the only thing bugging her about the UFC right now. There’s also the issue of the upcoming Ultimate Fighter season with women’s featherweights, which Cyborg claims is actually just a bunch of puffed up bantamweights.

”They made the TUF house and cut all the girls who were 145 pounds,” Cyborg said. “They just signed up girls who can make 135.”

All in all, it makes for an unhappy Cyborg who sounds uninterested in re-signing with the UFC once her contract ends early next year.

”I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract goes until March and I doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last one the guys will see me fight.”

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Warns That Amanda Nunes Fight Could Be Her Last UFC Appearance

Last week, news broke that the Ultimate Fighting Championship was targeting Dec. 29 for a superfight between featherweight queen Cristiane Justino and bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes.
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TUF 27 Finale Cash! ‘Last Stylebender’ Leads $50K Winners

It all went down last night (Fri., July 6, 2018) at TUF 27 Finale live on FOX Sports 1 from inside Pearl Theatre in Las Vegas, Nevada, as undefeated middleweight sensation Israel Adesanya continued his UFC takeover with a five-round beatdown of hard-nosed veteran Brad Tavares.

In addition to “Last Stylebender’s” first UFC main event win, Mike Trizano and Brad Katona captured Ultimate Fighter honors, veteran Roxanne Modafferi scored a third-round TKO, Montana De La Rosa choked out Rachael Ostovich late, Luis “Violent Bob Ross” Pena put a quick stop to Richie Smullen, and Alex Caceres edged out Martin Bravo in a featherweight barn burner.

In order to sift through the action and see which fighters took home an extra $ 50,000, we take a closer look at the official TUF 27 Finale bonus winners below:

Fight of the Night: Alex Caceres vs. Martin Bravo

Performance of the Night: Israel Adesanya

Performance of the Night: Luis Pena

For complete TUF 27 Finale results and coverage click here.

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