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Midnight Mania! Cerrone Says He’s Fighting McGregor For Interim Lightweight Title

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According to Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, he is fighting Conor McGregor for the interim lightweight title. Via his Instagram:

Good News @thenotoriousmma looks like we get to fight for 155 Interim Title vs @properwhiskey vs @budweiser

It seems likely, considering comments made by Dana White after the UFC 234 press conference, in which he said that both men have ‘earned’ this opportunity. Via BloodyElbow.com:

“Those two want to fight each other, they’ve both earned it,” White told MMAjunkie following the UFC 234 pre-fight press conference in Australia. “‘Cowboy’s’ fought anybody we’ve ever put against him. We throw this young killer Hernandez at him, ‘Cowboy’s’ the underdog and he goes in and does it the way he did it, then Conor’s fought everybody.

“If these two want to fight, I’m down.”

According to Dana’s comments, he also thinks Tony Ferguson is next for current lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov, which makes the timeline interesting. If Cerrone fights McGregor this summer, the UFC will presumably want Khabib to fight Ferguson around the same time, but Khabib wants to wait until November. The man left out in the cold in that scenario, of course, is Dustin Poirier, who has been holding out hope for a title shot of his own.

Not everyone is going to end up happy in any scenario, particularly with the weight of McGregor’s drawing power warping the gravity around any hope of rational decisions involving the UFC lightweight title. Cerrone vs. McGregor is an easy sell, and that might be what ends up counting.


Insomnia

Joe Rogan is evidently a really popular tattoo for some reason

Dominick Cruz too?? Who is getting these tattoos?

I really wish I hadn’t seen this, this looks like an alien is trying to climb out the back of Gastelum’s neck.

This is a less gross version of the meme

Max Holloway is hilarious

In related news, Jose Aldo’s coach also wants that Alex Volkanovski fight.

“Bobby Knuckles” is hated by Dana, which is a great reason to keep calling Robert Whittaker that.

Nate Quarry having too much fun


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Ouch!

I can almost feel her pain

Dance like a butterfly, hit like a hammer

People are calling for Anderson to turn this around on Israel Adesanya


Random Land

I love this account, which is all abandoned places.

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Midnight Mania! Usman Claims He’s Next, Woodley Says He’s Lying

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Kamaru Usman says he’s signed a contract to fight for the welterweight title. Dana White said he’s fighting for the welterweight title. The only problem is, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley says he’s not fighting for the welterweight title just yet.

Woodley wants to face former interim champion Colby Covington first. Covington has been running his mouth for a long time, evidently to little effect, except to earn himself a White House visit with Donald Trump. The UFC seems uninterested in promoting a fight between Covington and Woodley, giving Kamaru Usman the same opponents Colby just faced, as if to negate his best victories, and promptly stripped him of interim gold when he couldn’t make his unification bout with Woodley in September.

Dana White has also been frustrated with Woodley, implicitly threatening to take his belt away unless he defends in March, though Woodley just defeated Darren Till in September. If the UFC did strip their sitting champion, it would be unprecedented, given that many champions have gone much longer between title defenses without this kind of visible frustration from Dana and Company.

Signed contracts are not a guarantee of a fight happening. In the past, the UFC has used contenders, such as Khabib Nurmagomedov, against each other to lower fighter pay. This also isn’t the first time Usman has claimed he had a bout agreement signed to face the champion. Woodley, though, insists that Usman is flat out lying.

How will the drama shake out? Will Woodley defend his title in March, and if so, will it be against Covington, or Usman?


Insomnia

Anthony Smith fires another shot at Jon Jones

Former UFC fighter Kajan Johnson points out a long-standing flaw in MMA: the judges are accountable to no one for individual decisions. This is somewhat understandable, but it screws with fighters’ paychecks and careers more often than it should.

Stipe Miocic is exactly the kind of silly that fits an Ohio firefighter.

In case people need more evidence for Tenshin-Mayweather was NOT a ‘work’.

MMA trainer Din Thomas with more explanation as to why MMA fighters might not be grasping the obvious reality of Mayweather destroying Tenshin.

I hope this guy goes to jail for assault. Glad she clocked him, but he deserves worse than that.

One of the greats

I just want to say that PFL’s million-dollar tournament, though I doubt its a sustainable business model, did give some lucky athletes amazing paydays, and thats always cause for celebration. 99% of MMA fighters do not get to retire with a million dollars in the bank, but Sean O’Connell does, and Louis Taylor does.

Elbows

Dominance MMA is Ali Abdelaziz’s management company. He appears to have quite restrictive contracts with his athletes.

Alexander Volkanovski is my pick to beat Max Holloway, if anyone at featherweight can beat him.


Random Land

Going into the new year, getting it right

He really tried to iron his clothes while still wearing them

I had a high school teammate named Czarnecki and man, you could hear the announcer pause before trying that one. That was nothing compared to this.

Visit this website if you want your mind blown by insanely powerful cameras pointed at cityscapes.


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Paige VanZant Says Reebok Did Not Renew Her Endorsement Contract

Paige VanZant was one of a handful of UFC athletes to sign exclusive contracts with Reebok after the athletic apparel company became the official outfitter of the Las Vegas-based promotion. Now, it appears that VanZant’s endorsement deal with Reebok has come to an end.
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Paige VanZant Says Reebok Did Not Renew Her Endorsement Contract

Paige VanZant was one of a handful of UFC athletes to sign exclusive contracts with Reebok after the athletic apparel company became the official outfitter of the Las Vegas-based promotion. Now, it appears that VanZant’s endorsement deal with Reebok has come to an end.
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Paige VanZant Says Reebok Did Not Renew Her Endorsement Contract

Paige VanZant was one of a handful of UFC athletes to sign exclusive contracts with Reebok after the athletic apparel company became the official outfitter of the Las Vegas-based promotion. Now, it appears that VanZant’s endorsement deal with Reebok has come to an end.
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Teruto Ishihara Says He’s Fighting Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234 in Melbourne

It appears that Teruto Ishihara will meet Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234.
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Teruto Ishihara Says He’s Fighting Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234 in Melbourne

It appears that Teruto Ishihara will meet Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234.
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Teruto Ishihara Says He’s Fighting Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234 in Melbourne

It appears that Teruto Ishihara will meet Kyung Ho Kang at UFC 234.
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Daniel Cormier vs. Brock Lesnar Remains a Possibility, UFC President Says

Jon Jones proved in emphatic fashion that he is indeed back with a dominant win over Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232.
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White Says Jones Could Have Been ‘LeBron Of The Sport’

Amidst the controversy surrounding his most recent drug test, Jon Jones will step back inside of the Octagon tomorrow night (Sat., Dec. 29, 2018) at UFC 232 live on pay-per-view from inside The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and try to reclaim what he never actually lost in competition.

Jones, who will make his return to fighting after testing positive for a banned substance back at UFC 214, is set to headline tomorrow’s PPV event in a highly-anticipated title fight rematch opposite rival Alexander Gustafsson. The two will be competing for the UFC light heavyweight title that was just relinquished by former champion and current heavyweight king Daniel Cormier.

Ahead of UFC 232’s massive title fight, UFC president Dana White recently broke down the career of Jones and what a win this weekend will do for his legacy. Remember, Jones was well on his way to becoming the greatest fighter of all time before his numerous mistakes outside of the cage.

“Probably the greatest to ever do it,” said White about Jones in a recent interview with FOX Sports 1’s “Undisputed” (shown above). “Had he stayed on track and done all the right things in his life and in his career God knows what this guy could have accomplished. He could be the LeBron of the sport. Could be the heavyweight champion of the world and the light heavyweight champion of the world.”

“Jon Jones right now is the story of what could he have been,” continued White. “If this guy can win on Saturday night, try to pull his life together, and try to put together a nice little run here with the time that he has left — as a professional athlete you never know how long that is — he could go down as the greatest ever.”

As UFC’s frontman, White has had to deal with all of Jones’ issue firsthand. It hasn’t been easy and White will be the first person to tell you that. But at the end of the day, White’s disappointment in “Bones” only exists because the former UFC champion is so darn talented.

“The most,“ said White when asked if Jones is the most frustrating fighter he has ever had to deal with. “The most of anybody I’ve ever dealt with. He’s so talented.”

If Jones is able to defeat Gustafsson in their rematch tomorrow night at UFC 232 and do so in spectacular fashion maybe he can gain back a little notoriety among his peers, and more importantly fight fans. Because despite his actions outside of the cage, Jones remains one of the most gifted athletes to ever step foot inside of the Octagon.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 232 fight card, starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 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.

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