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Dana White UFC 193 Q&A reveals some big news



One of the biggest events of the year will be underway in less than 24 hours. Following an electrifying weigh-in between Ronda Rousey an Holly Holm; Dana White took to a fan Question and Answer period where he continued the excitement with a few exciting announcements. Among these announcements were upcoming fights, Womens MMA news, and BJ Penn; yes, that BJ Penn!

Fight Announcement: Rory MacDonald vs. Hector Lombard

MacDonald will be looking to return to the win column, following a loss to current champion Robbie Lawler. Rory lost via 5th round TKO, a fight in which many consider to be the favorite for Fight of the year. Lombard, is also looking to return to the win column but for a reason different than MacDonald. Following his UFC 182 victory over Josh Burkman, Lombard tested positive or a banned substance and his win was switched to a no contest.

These two were originally slated to fight at UFC 186 in Montreal, the fight was considered to be a number one contender fight. Ultimately it was cancelled due to the suspension of Lombard and MacDonald was given the shot against Lawler.

Although the fight has been announced, there currently is not a time or place slated as of now.


Fight Announcement: Cat Zingano vs. Loser of 193 headliner?

Dana White- “Cat Zingano could have a fight coming up, pending the outcome of UFC 193”

Seeing as how there is only one Womens Bantamweight bout it has to be inferred that Dana is talking about the Rousey vs. Holm fight. Whether the fight will be against the winner or loser has not been revealed at this time; but coming off of a lose to Rousey it is hard to see Zingano jumping Miesha Tate for the next shot. But you never know, right Meisha??


BJ Penn is Motivated again? Working on a Hawaii Card Soon

Based off of his last fight, let us hope that BJ Penn is not planning a return. According to Dana White; don’t expect that to be the case.

Dana White “Maniac, BJ Penn is training again and texting me”

Dana went on further to say that they are working on bringing the UFC to Hawaii, expect Max Halloway to be on the card, win or lose at UFC 194, and not BJ Penn.


Chael Sonnen Said “Reports are Aldo is not going to show at UFC 194”

Dana White pumped the brakes on this statement very quickly and abruptly. Chael Sonnen claimed that he was receiving insider information out of Brazil that Jose Aldo would not be showing up for his title unification bout vs. Interim Champion Connor McGregor.

Dana- ‘Aldo is going to show up for UFC 194, he is not going to miss this one again”


Dana White on the Next Division

The next division added to the UFC will continue to expand on the growing world of Womens MMA. The next division to be added to the UFC will be a Womens 125 pound division. This will be the third division of Womens MMA in the UFC and it will be sure to see a mix of Strawweights moving up to 125 and Bantamweights moving down to 125. Meisha Tate, what do you think?


Dana White on Meisha Tate

Meisha Tate is still pretty sour about the UFC 193 title fight between Ronda Rousey and Holly Holm. Meisha has actually hinted at retirement after being “promised” a title fight after her latest victory over Jessica Eye; Tate is a winner of four straight UFC fights.

“I suppose I have to look at my options. And that’s not saying I will retire, but it’s something I’d have to think about.”- Meisha Tate on retirement

When asked about Tate’s thoughts, Dana White had some thoughts of his own on the whole situation,

“Meisha and I have not talked et, but when a fighter mentions the “R” word then they should probably do it”.

Stay tuned to MMA Latest News for follow up stories regarding Dana Whites UFC 193 Q & A!





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Who will Conor McGregor fight next in the UFC?



Conor McGregor has announced via Instagram that he intends to return to fighting and he even revealed that he had offered to replace the injured Max Holloway in the main event of UFC 222.

He did say however that the UFC rejected the opportunity to have him headline against Frankie Edgar as he was told “there wasn’t enough time to generate the money that the UFC would need”.

With his return seemingly imminent and an already proposed fight with Frankie Edgar falling through here’s a look at the men who could be standing across the cage from the “Notorious One” upon his return to the octagon.

Frankie Edgar

Let’s start with the man McGregor claims he was ready to fight next month, Frankie Edgar.

It’s a fight that has been rumoured and talked about for years now, but has always failed to become a reality and right now I believe each mans future lies elsewhere.

Although I believe Edgar would choose a fight with McGregor over a title fight with Holloway, his next bout should finally be for the real featherweight title, providing he beats Ortega at UFC 222. McGregor on the other hand, is unlikely to want the Edgar fight now given the much more lucrative options at his disposal.

If you’re a fan still clinging to hope that you will one day see this match up, I hate to break it to you but the only place you’ll be seeing this match up anytime soon is on UFC 3.

Likelihood: 2/10

The winner of Ferguson vs Khabib

If UFC 223 goes as planned then we will see a new UFC Lightweight champion. It means Conor McGregor will be without a belt for the first time since December 2015 and it would be no surprise to see him want his belt back instantly.

As a competitor the winner of this fight represents the best the division has to offer. As a businessman the winner of this fight represents the best the division has to offer.

It is the fight that makes sense, but as we know, sense doesn’t always prevail in the UFC. But, the winner of this bout being the next to face McGregor, is a real possibility.

Likelihood: 9/10

Max Holloway

Conor McGregor is no longer the man at featherweight, Max Holloway is.

Does that hurt McGregor’s ego? Maybe. There has been a lot more activity on McGregor’s social media channels about his fight with Holloway. Most notably the “I miss those sunglasses” post. Which certainly has a hint of jealousy to it. Perhaps McGrgeor wants to remind fans of what he can do at featherweight?

Although I think McGregor’s days at featherweight are pretty much over, I don’t think it’s beyond the realms of possibility that we see this fight at lightweight. But I don’t believe this fight is next for either man.

Likelihood: 4/10

Nate Diaz

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor have both announced their comebacks in quick succession of each other. Could it mean they’re coming back for a fight this summer? Who knows.

But one things for sure, the trilogy fight will happen. It has the potential to be even bigger than the first two fights and will surely bring in a boat load of cash. Enough to motivate the two rivals to meet in the octagon again.

The fight seems inevitable and it has every chance of being the next fight for McGregor.

Likelihood: 9/10

Floyd Mayweather Jr.

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Mayweather Jr. in the octagon has been teased since before his boxing match with Conor McGregor and the ongoing speculation seems never ending.

But it’s wishful thinking to believe that Mayweather Jr. will repay the favour to McGrgeor by competing in his sport.

This sport has taught us to never say never and many of us would have never envisioned McGregor competing in boxing, but here we are. But this is just a whole new level of unlikely.

Likelihood: 0/10



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Dana White gives an update on the lightweight title picture



When it comes to the lightweight division there is always a lot of talk with very little clarification. But now it seems Dana White has had enough of waiting for champion Conor McGregor and plans to move on in his absence.

“The Notorious” Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight title back in November 2016 at UFC 205 where he became the first fighter to hold two belts simultaneously, however, he has not competed in MMA since.

Speaking on Sunday night’s after UFC Fight Night St. Louis UFC President Dana White said “Conor has said he is thinking about coming back in September if he comes back in September that’s almost two years, that can’t happen. It’s not fair to everybody else. Love Conor, respect Conor, love everything he’s done for this company, everybody knows that I say it all the time. The belt would have to move on.”

White also spoke about the two men that would fight for the lightweight belt saying “You do Khabib versus Tony, we’re working on that fight now and if and when Conor comes back he would get the first crack at the title.”

Then when presenter Karyn Bryant pushed for clarification and asked: “So you’re saying that Conor could possibly be stripped of his title?” Dana responded without hesitation “absolutely”.

The news will excite UFC fans across the globe who have been clamoring for the Ferguson vs Khabib matchup which they have been denied on three separate occasions. No date was confirmed for the potential matchup but rumors have been circulating that the UFC is targeting UFC 223 in April.

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Conor McGregor reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win at UFC 219



On Saturday night the world watched as Khabib Nurmagomedov dismantled the striking expert Edson Barboza at UFC 219. The reactions were filled with praise for the undefeated Russian fighter. Media members and fans alike were calling Nurmagomedov one of the best lightweights in the world, but there is one man the world was waiting to hear from, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. McGregor was silent following the fight between Nurmagomedov and Barboza, that is until Monday morning when he took to Twitter to state his opinion about the Number one contender.

“Truly truly truly get on your fucking knees and beg me,” McGregor wrote on Twitter.  “Otherwise, I don’t give a bollox.  My whiskey is out this year and that’s Diddy bread.” The whiskey that McGregor is referring to is his very own grand that he announced would be coming out following his loss to Floyd Mayweather this past August.

Rumors about McGregor’s return have ranged from him retiring from fighting to live a life of wealth with his family, to expect his return to the UFC this summer. No one really knows if McGregor will ever defend his UFC lightweight belt, but if he is to do so UFC President Dana White has said that it will be against interim champion Tony Ferguson.

Ferguson was also seeking a fight with Nurmagomedov prior to winning the interim belt against Kevin Lee. It is entirely possible that we will see these two battle for the interim title in the octagon before we see the return of Conor McGregor. Of course, these days there are no guarantees in regards to title contention, McGregor and his camp have publically stated that they would like to face Nurmagomedov in his home country of Russia. 


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