Conor McGregor angers UFC fighters with ‘GOAT’ thread as Jon Jones, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Nate Diaz react to claims on Twitter

24 May

Conor McGregor’s ‘GOAT thread’ on Twitter was met with ridicule by his fellow UFC fighters for putting himself at number two. It is hardly surprising the former two-division champion placed himself second in a greatest of all time list considering his usual boastful claims. Anderson Silva was the only person who he put above himself […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms father is in ‘critical condition’ with coronavirus and says ‘more than 20 people from my family’ have suffered from illness

19 May

Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed his father is in critical condition in hospital after contracting coronavirus. The UFC icon also opened up about the devastation the deadly disease is having on others on his family and friends of his. Speaking in his native Russian on Instagram, Khabib explained how his father, Abdulmanap, underwent heart surgery after […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father out of coma, Dana White reveals UFC lightweight champion is ‘busted up’ and when he will fight Justin Gaethje

15 May

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father has reportedly woken up from a coma following heart surgery. Adulmanap had the operation in his native Dagestan but was flown to a military hospital in Moscow when his condition worsened and was put in a medically-induced coma. Russian media claim, as reported by RT, the 57-year-old, who is also his son’s […]

Dana White and Conor McGregor tell UFC lightweight champion Khabib they are thinking about his dad, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, with reports he is in a coma

14 May

Dana White and Conor McGregor have paid tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dad, Abdulmanap, who is reportedly in a coma. The 57-year-old, who has coached the current UFC lightweight champion son for most of his career, is believed to be in a military hospital in Russia. Russian newspaper, Sport Express, report a source telling them: “Abdulmanap […]

What a disgusted Justin Gaethje said about Khabib Nurmagomedov after hurling UFC lightweight belt away

10 May

Justin Gaethje does not want to fight anyone other than Khabib Nurmagomedov after ending Tony Ferguson’s record-breaking lightweight run. ‘The Highlight’ well and truly lived up to his name at UFC 249 as he systematically broke down the man known as the boogeyman of the lightweight division with a clinical striking display. Powerful left hooks […]

MMA News: Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms UFC return date and issues chilling threat to lightweight rivals Conor McGregor, Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson

8 May

Khabib Nurmagomedov has vowed to ‘smash all’ of his lightweight rivals as he targets a return to MMA on May 23. The Russian was initially ruled out of the main event of UFC 249 in Brooklyn after being denied the right to travel owing to lockdown regulations in his country. It was suggested he may […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Georges St-Pierre closer than ever according to Ali Abdelaziz – ‘We can make this happen’

24 Apr

A return to the UFC for Georges St-Pierre to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov could be closer than ever. That’s according to The Eagle’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, who maintains the former two-weight world champion must do three things to make the fight happen. GSP last appeared in the octagon in November 2017 when he choked out Hall […]

Oleg Taktarov reignites war of words with Khabib Nurmagomedov and father about who is first Russian UFC champion

20 Apr

Oleg Taktarov has reignited his war of words with the Nurmagomedov family when discussing who is Russia’s first champion. The former UFC fighter, who won the sixth tournament in 1995 when the format of the company was based on crowning a genuine ‘Ultimate Fighting Champion’, appeared to be irked during a recent Instagram Q&A about […]

Georges St-Pierre says he was constantly scared in octagon against ‘psychopaths’ despite impressive UFC record, discusses Khabib fight

16 Apr

Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all-time, but even the best get scared. The Canadian walked away from the sport in 2017 after coming out of retirement to take Michael Bisping’s middleweight title, but he officially retired in 2019 after UFC refused to give him a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov, a […]

UFC ‘Fight Island’ latest: Where is it? When will Dana White open it? Could Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje fight there?

14 Apr

Justin Gaethje and Khabib Nurmagomedov could contest the lightweight title on Dana White’s ‘Fight Island’. The UFC president insists the exotic location is in the process of being built and will be able to host events by June. Gaethje is the interim lightweight king having beaten Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, putting him in the […]

Who is Justin Gaethje? Tony Ferguson’s opponent at UFC 249 has two defeats on his record and wants to fight Conor McGregor

7 Apr

Justin Gaethje will fight Tony Ferguson after stepping in to replace Khabib Nurmagomedov as the headline act of UFC 249. The UFC main event has been plagued with problems as the sport struggles to adapt to life during the global coronavirus pandemic. Only on the morning of the show, one of the fighters, Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ […]

UFC 249 card sees Justin Gaethje fight Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight title with possible September fight vs Khabib Nurmgomedov for the winner

6 Apr

Tony Ferguson will officially face Justin Gaethje for the interim lightweight title at UFC 249, Dana White has confirmed. ‘El Cucuy’ was set to face defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 18 in Brooklyn, but the event was moved after New York social distancing laws came into place in the battle to contain the coronavirus […]

Dana White confirms Justin Gaethje vs Tony Ferguson is UFC 249 headline amid rumours Conor McGregor was in line to replace Khabib

6 Apr

UFC chief Dana White confirmed Justin Gaethje will fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 for the interim lightweight belt. Defending champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of the main event due to the coronavirus lockdown in Russia. Despite most of the sporting calendar being demolished by the ongoing pandemic, White has remained determined […]

UFC 249 latest: Conor McGregor insists he ‘is in shape to fight NOW’ as he condemns rival Khabib in Twitter rant

2 Apr

Conor McGregor insists he is ready to fight NOW after Khabib Nurmagomedov officially ruled himself out of the main event of UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson. But the Irishman offered little sympathy towards his bitter rival, instead insisting the Russian had ‘scurried out of the US to return home’. The long-awaited lightweight title fight between […]

Tyson Fury’s co-promoter Bob Arum claims Dana White ‘ought to be ashamed of himself’ for trying to save UFC 249

2 Apr

Bob Arum has lashed out at rival promoter Dana White for trying to keep UFC 249 alive despite the COVID-19 pandemic. The world of sport has ground to an agonising halt to try and stop the spread of the deadly coronavirus which has claimed thousands of lives around the globe. Despite the state of New […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms he is OUT of UFC 249 fight with Tony Ferguson in emotional Instagram post

1 Apr

Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed he will NOT be fighting on April 18, thus quashing any faint hopes he could face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. The reigning lightweight champion was set to defend his belt in Brooklyn against ‘El Cucuy’ at the Barclays Center . However, given the severity of the COVID-19 outbreak in New […]

Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier offer to replace Khabib Nurmagomedov in Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 249

1 Apr

Jorge Masvidal and Dustin Poirier have offered to fight Tony Ferguson in place of Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 249. Khabib appears set to miss the April 18 fight with the Russian stuck in his homeland due to travel restrictions amid the coronavirus pandemic. Reports claim Justin Gaethje is being lined up as a replacement to […]

Conor McGregor predicted Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight at UFC 249 would not happen… back in January

1 Apr

Conor McGregor made a ridiculous prediction that the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight would be cancelled… all the way back in January. Khabib looks unlikely to defend his lightweight title against Ferguson at UFC 249 on April 18 due to the coronavirus pandemic. The Eagle is currently stuck in Russia and unable to leave […]

Conor McGregor’s coach teases Tony Ferguson fight as Khabib Nurmagomedov suggests he is OUT of UFC 249

31 Mar

John Kavanagh has suggested Conor McGregor could replace Khabib Nurmagomedov as face Tony Ferguson’s opponent at UFC 249. The coach has been with ‘The Notorious’ from the very beginning of his mixed martial arts career and the duo have been on a crazy ride together, which has seen the Dubliner reach the very top of […]

Justin Gaethje lined up to replace Khabib for Tony Ferguson fight as ‘f****** relentless’ Dana White plots UFC 249

31 Mar

Justin Gaethje is being lined up to face Tony Ferguson in the main event at UFC 249 if Khabib Nurmagomedov pulls out of the event. The undefeated lightweight champion was finally scheduled to face Ferguson at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18, but the COVID-19 pandemic has put the event in jeopardy. UFC […]

UFC 249 latest: Khabib vs Tony Ferguson to be cancelled for a FIFTH time with ‘The Eagle’ under quarantine in Russia

30 Mar

Khabib Nurmagomedov has told the UFC to organise the main event of UFC 249 ‘with or without me’ after being denied entry to the USA. After learning his lightweight title fight with ‘El Cucuy’ was not going to be at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 18, the champion returned to his native Russia. […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson: Dana White says UFC 249 location is ‘99.9%’ set – here are four possible venues for UFC 249, including Russia

24 Mar

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC lightweight title fight against Tony Ferguson WILL go ahead despite the coronavirus outbreak, according to president Dana White. Having worked with matchmaker Sean Shelby for five years to try to get the two in the octagon together, White was as dismayed as any fan to learn of the deadly virus spreading across […]

Dana White posts Nate Diaz interview meme on Instagram to sum up his struggle to stage Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson at UFC 249

20 Mar

Dana White faces an uphill battle to stage the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight, but the UFC boss can see the funny side. The organisation has had to cancel its next three live events, with one of those due to be in London on 21 March as a result of the escalating coronavirus pandemic. […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach believes ‘it makes sense’ to move UFC 249 main event against Tony Ferguson to Abu Dhabi after COVID-19 outbreak

20 Mar

The UFC lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson which is scheduled for UFC 249 could well be saved if the scrap is moved to Abu Dhabi. That’s according to Nurmagomedov’s coach Javier Mendez, who believes ‘it makes sense’ to change the venue from Brooklyn to the United Arab Emirates in the wake […]

Blood in the lungs, tiramisu and near-death experiences: Why Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson have STILL never fought in the UFC

20 Mar

As Mike Tyson wearily climbed off the canvas inside the Memphis Pyramid in 2002, there was little satisfaction for fight fans. Lennox Lewis had convincingly clobbered the boxer former known as the baddest man on the planet, with ‘Iron Mike’ looking like a shadow of his former terrifying self. For those who were old enough […]

UFC could move Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson to outside United States due to coronavirus pandemic

17 Mar

Dana White insisted the fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will go ahead despite the global coronavirus pandemic. Covid-19 has seen dozens of sporting events postponed or cancelled across the world and has had a huge impact on the UFC’s upcoming events. The next three planned events have now been postponed, including the UFC […]

UFC postpones next three events due to coronavirus but Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson fight will go ahead

17 Mar

The UFC has postponed three upcoming events due to the coronavirus pandemic, but Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson will still happen. The deadly disease has infected more than 180,000 people worldwide, with the death toll exceeding 7,000. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson were originally set to square off in New York on April 18. […]

Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson WILL happen as UFC London relocated to United States due to coronavirus pandemic

15 Mar

Dana White insists Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson WILL go ahead despite the coronavirus pandemic. Fights will have to be moved to alternate locations and possibly contested behind closed doors, but the UFC president has no intention of scrapping events entirely. UFC 249 was due to take place in New York on April 19 but […]

Conor McGregor’s next opponent depends on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson result at UFC 249, says Justin Gaethje

12 Mar

Justin Gaethje has revealed who Conor McGregor’s next opponent is likely to be and it depends on the result of UFC 249. Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will finally face each other at the event in April, if coronavirus does not cause its cancellation. Gaethje thinks all will become clearer once that fight is over […]