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Dana White Will Unveil ‘The Future Of Fighting’ In The Next Two Months

The UFC president is teasing major announcements that could change the face of combat sports.

Big things are going on behind the scenes with the UFC, apparently.

That’s according to Dana White, who has been known to engage in a bit of hyperbole in the past. But even for a guy who gets way too hyped for every new season of The Ultimate Fighter, White legitimately seems to believe the company is about to revolutionize fighting again.

That was the claim in an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following the thrilling UFC 236, which featured two of the best title fights in recent memory.

”I told everybody yesterday, wait til you see what we’re working on in Vegas right now,” White said. “In the next two months, I’m going to unveil the future. Not of the UFC, of fighting. I’m going to unveil the future of fighting in the next two months. And the amount of talent that we’re looking at right now, the shows that we’re creating to create talent right now.”

”We’ve been on a roll for a while now where every weekend the fights are absolutely ridiculous and we’re going to continue. This partnership that we have with ESPN right now is … is a big deal, man.”

It’s unclear what White is referring to. There’s been talk of more UFC Performance Institutes around the world. Really big cards seem poised to be announced from July onwards, with a McGregor return seemingly inevitable. Aggressive pricing deals from Disney owned ESPN+ could make being a UFC fan a slightly less costly hobby.

Make me a believer, Dana White! All things are possible through ESPN and UFC and Endeavor!

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Dana White Will Unveil ‘The Future Of Fighting’ In The Next Two Months

The UFC president is teasing major announcements that could change the face of combat sports.

Big things are going on behind the scenes with the UFC, apparently.

That’s according to Dana White, who has been known to engage in a bit of hyperbole in the past. But even for a guy who gets way too hyped for every new season of The Ultimate Fighter, White legitimately seems to believe the company is about to revolutionize fighting again.

That was the claim in an interview with ESPN’s Brett Okamoto following the thrilling UFC 236, which featured two of the best title fights in recent memory.

”I told everybody yesterday, wait til you see what we’re working on in Vegas right now,” White said. “In the next two months, I’m going to unveil the future. Not of the UFC, of fighting. I’m going to unveil the future of fighting in the next two months. And the amount of talent that we’re looking at right now, the shows that we’re creating to create talent right now.”

”We’ve been on a roll for a while now where every weekend the fights are absolutely ridiculous and we’re going to continue. This partnership that we have with ESPN right now is … is a big deal, man.”

It’s unclear what White is referring to. There’s been talk of more UFC Performance Institutes around the world. Really big cards seem poised to be announced from July onwards, with a McGregor return seemingly inevitable. Aggressive pricing deals from Disney owned ESPN+ could make being a UFC fan a slightly less costly hobby.

Make me a believer, Dana White! All things are possible through ESPN and UFC and Endeavor!

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McGregor Suspended Six Months, Fined $50k

“Notorious” is eligible to return as early as April 6.

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, prepared a settlement agreement for Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) to answer for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl last October in Las Vegas.

During today’s (Tues., Jan. 29, 2019) hearing (watch the video here), McGregor was hit with a six-month retroactive disciplinary suspension and fined $ 50,000 for throwing hands after the bell, part of an arena-wide brawl that also included Khabib Nurmagomedov.

That said, it should be noted that commissioners are unhappy with McGregor’s behavior in recent years, because it appears to be escalating in intensity (pointing specifically to the bus attack in New York). Simply put, he’s walking on eggshells in “Sin City.”

I’m sure this watery incident didn’t help.

Speaking of Nurmagomedov, widely blamed for starting the chaos at UFC 229, he’ll be spending up to nine-months on the bench and coughing up $ 500,000 after today’s hearing (more on that ruling here).

With McGregor’s suspension expiring in just over two months, the promotion can already start lining up his next fight. Promotion president, Dana White, has this opponent in mind, though it may be up to the power-punching Irishman when it’s (finally) time to put pen to paper.

One of the benefits of “running the show.”

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Midnight Mania! Ortega Could Be Out Six Months

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UFC 231 medical suspensions are in, and in what should be no great surprise, a couple fighters got potentially lengthy ones. Brian Ortega, who took a record-breaking beatdown at the hands of Max Holloway, is suspended for 180 days or until medically cleared. Jimi Manuawa is suspended 60 days, and Alex Oliveira is suspended 30 days; both need medical clearance.

The full list of medical suspensions stemming from UFC 231, originally reported by MMAFighting.com, include:

Max Holloway: Suspended 30 days

def. Brian Ortega: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared

Valentina Shevchenko: Suspended 30 days

def. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: Suspended 30 days

Gunnar Nelson: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

def. Alex Oliveira: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Hakeem Dawodu: Suspended 14 days

def. Kyle Bochniak: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Thiago “Marreta” Santos: Suspended 14 days

def. Jimi Manuwa: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance

Nina Ansaroff: Suspended 14 days and needs medical clearance

def. Claudia Gadelha: Suspended 14 days

Gilbert Burns: Suspended 14 days

def. Olivier Aubin-Mercier: Suspended 14 days

Jessica Eye: Suspended 30 days

def. Katlyn Chookagian: Suspended 30 days

Elias Theodorou: Suspended 30 days

def. Eryk Anders: Suspended 30 days and needs medical clearance

Brad Katona: Suspended 14 days

def. Matthew Lopez: Suspended 30 days

Dhiego Lima: Suspended 14 days

def. Chad Laprise: Suspended 180 days or until medically cleared

Diego Ferreira: Suspended 14 days

def. Kyle Nelson: Suspended 60 days

Aleksandar Rakic: Suspended 14 days

def. Devin Clark: Suspended 60 days and needs medical clearance


Insomnia

This meme by Ben Askren made me chuckle.

Elias Theodorou goin’ nowhere, goin’ nowhere…

Katlyn Chookagian explains how you know who your true friends are

Conor McGregor congratulates Max Holloway on his win.

Some McGregor tweets are much less coherent.

Johnny Walker is back in action against Justin Ledet, which sounds like a good slow build for the Brazilian.

Brian Ortega has nothing if not heart.

I love how Tony Ferguson put the same words in the caption of his Instagram post as were in the screencap. Also, this would be one insane fight, but I want to see Ferguson vs. Poirier first.

I would prefer Holloway stay at featherweight if he can, but I’ll watch him fight anywhere.

Gunnar Nelson is one cold fighter

Some photoshop work of the Blessed One, Max Holloway.

This is a great idea from Angela Hill.

It’s always interesting to see what weight fighters actually weigh when they step into the cage to face each other.

Ben Henderson tried out a new cup

Oh, that’s it then. No more scrutiny or criticism, the boss man said so. We will all shut up and accept his wise decision now.


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Some really remarkable stuff went down this weekend.

Firstly, Vasyl Lomachenko is a god among boxers

Speaking of excellent boxing combinations…

Max Holloway is becoming a truly remarkable boxer in his own right

Sometimes things get wild

Rakic may be a hot prospect at 205 but he got wild and sloppy here. Still, aggression is good to see on any young gun.

When was the last time you saw a triangle choke with no arm in?

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No fist inside even

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This one was slick too- the definition of tying someone up in knots

A gogoplata will always make a ‘cool submissions’ list


Random Land

Wild, if true

This is a funny prank

Sleep well, Maniacs! A better tomorrow is always possible. Follow me on Twitter and Facebook @Vorpality

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‘TUF 28’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Juan Espino Potentially Sidelined 6 Months

Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa could be looking at a lengthy layoff after winning the heavyweight final of “The Ultimate Fighter 28.”
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‘TUF 28’ Finale Medical Suspensions: Juan Espino Potentially Sidelined 6 Months

Juan Francisco Espino Dieppa could be looking at a lengthy layoff after winning the heavyweight final of “The Ultimate Fighter 28.”
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UFC 229 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Pettis Among Five Fighters Facing 6 Months

Anthony Pettis is looking at a lengthy layoff following his loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229, but it isn’t for the injury that halted their lightweight fight.
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UFC 229 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Pettis Among Five Fighters Facing 6 Months

Anthony Pettis is looking at a lengthy layoff following his loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229, but it isn’t for the injury that halted their lightweight fight.
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UFC 229 Medical Suspensions: Anthony Pettis Among Five Fighters Facing 6 Months

Anthony Pettis is looking at a lengthy layoff following his loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC 229, but it isn’t for the injury that halted their lightweight fight.
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UFC Fight Night Utica Medical Suspensions: Jimmie Rivera Gets 3 Months After KO Defeat

Jimmie Rivera has received a 90-day medical suspension following UFC Fight Night 131 this past Friday.
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