Frankie Edgar’s coach Mark Henry believes UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is ducking a fight with the former lightweight champion. Henry believes McGregor’s potential rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 200 is just another way out of fighting Edgar and believes a rematch between the two is meaningless.
“Of course he’s ducking Frankie. First, he said if Frankie ( a weaker version of Chad) beats Chad he would fight him, LIAR then he promises he would fight ONE fight – ONE and DEFINITELY defend 145 belt ( you know the one he supposedly has) in July – LIAR! THEN he said at press conference after he got wooped that he would go defend his belt and fight who the FANS want. ( You remember them right??!!) LIAR!
“Instead, he’s fighting a totally meaningless fight because he’s like a 5 YR old that has to keep going till he gets his way. Why is there a rematch he got killed from a guy off no camp that was sipping margaritas in Mexico on holiday. Why would Conor get rematch??!!”
Henry also believes that if McGregor does go ahead and take a rematch with Diaz he should vacate his UFC featherweight belt:
“He should definitely drop the belt. He is healthy and he is now going into his SECOND fight without defending it. If you can’t make a weight class because obviously your way too big for it ( bully) GET OUT!! People will say oh he just won the belt BUT this fight isn’t until July so IF he doesn’t get hurt in camp, or fight, or next camp it’s over a YEAR AND he’s healthy NOT HURT so defend it!!”
If Edgar and McGregor ever finally meet in the octagon Henry believes there will be only one outcome and that is an easy nights work for the former UFC lightweight champion.
“I could care less if Frankie and Conor EVER fight. I would love to see Frankie get 3 belts something Conor will NEVER accomplish even on a good night’s sleep and in a good dream. Frankie would smash him, Frankie would be a bigger version of Chad because Chad only had 8 days notice.”
So what happens for Edgar now that McGregor looks like he already has an opponent for UFC 200? A rematch with former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is what Henry would like to see.
“Would like Frankie to fight Aldo for the REAL belt ( because Conor is too scared, or weighs too much, or his coach and teammates don’t want him too, or doesn’t care about fans opinions enough, or needs more money to tweet pics in very expensive cars that his fans can’t afford even though they pay his bills and want a different fight)”.
Henry also believes McGregor is constantly ducking fighters with styles that don’t suit him and has not fought any high level wrestler in the featherweight division.
“Now I have a question for you? What do these guys at 145 that Conor never fought have in common? Lentz, Guida, Bermudez, Lamas, Mendes ( full camp) Olivera, Elkins and Frankie??? Conor NON-TORIOUS should go in to the military and clear landmines”.
Henry also says a rematch between McGregor and Diaz won’t be any different from the first fight.
“Nate is going to house him again!!! He’s a Gracie.”
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Exclusive: Derek Brunson: “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up”
Derek Brunson fought Anderson Silva back in February of this year, at UFC 208. Brunson would go on to lose the fight by controversial unanimous decision. However, the controversies didn’t stop at the questionable decision, Brunson also claims Silva was greasing during the fight. The Wilmington, North Carolina native, posted about it on Twitter a few days ago:
Just make sure you don’t put cooking oil all over your body like Anderson did so it’ll be easy to grab ahold of you @lyotomachidafw 👌
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) October 17, 2017
Speaking with MMA Latest, Brunson explained why he believes Silva was greasing during the fight. “Anderson was definitely a little lubed up. Every time I grabbed him he was just slipping out of everything, and his takedown defense was really good that night. I was definitely curious to know why he was very slippery, which I definitely think he had some kind of substance on his body. He knows I’m a wrestler obviously, he’s an old, savvy veteran, so he was definitely trying to play all the rules and be very strategic, and make it harder for a wrestler to grab him.”
Brunson is set to face Lyoto Machida come October 28, when asked about whether he was worried about Machida greasing, considering Gegard Mousasi accused him of doing so in their fight, Brunson admitted he wasn’t too worried.
“Well I’m not too worried, but like I said, I put it out there because I know they’re friends and I know, obviously, that’s kind of what the guys do when they know they’re fighting a wrestler. They want to lube their body up really good to make it hard to grab hold, Anderson did a great job defending my takedowns. It’s because he was all greased up so he was able to stop a lot of them. When I grab guys in the clinch, it’s very tough for them to get away and I’m pretty good with my Greco takedown. He was pretty much pulling through my clinch when I had a tight grip on him and if you have some kind of substance on your body it’s easy to pull them.”
Neither Silva nor his management have commented on the greasing allegations. Anderson Silva makes his return against Kelvin Gastelum later this year, in China. While Brunson makes his return to the Octagon on October 28th, in Brazil, where he looks to add Lyoto Machida’s name to his impressive list of victories.
Ovince Saint Preux Steps in to Face Corey Anderson at UFC 217
UFC 217 just got even more interesting. Earlier this week, Patrick Cummins pulled out of his light heavyweight matchup with Corey Anderson due to a Staph infection. Corey “Overtime” Anderson was not happy with his opponents decision, even calling out his opponent on Instagram asking how Cummins could, “call it quits so far from fight night”.
The UFC left Anderson on the card, and he found an opponent through the magic of Twitter. Ovince Saint Preux tweeted out directly to Anderson stating:
— Ovince Saint Preux (@003_OSP) October 19, 2017
It didn’t take long for Anderson to respond agreeing to the fight, tagging Mick Maynard and Dana White in his response.
Only a few short hours later, the fight announcement came from the official UFC twitter account.
Fight News update!!
— UFC (@ufc) October 19, 2017
This top 10 Light Heavyweight matchup should add to an already amazing card coming in November at Madison Square Garden. Saint Preux is coming off of back to back wins both due to the very rare von flue choke, he finds himself ranked #7th in the latest edition of the 205-pound rankings. Corey “Overtime” Anderson is 4-2 in his last 6 fights, but is coming off a brutal first round knockout loss to Jimi Manuwa in March.
With such a exciting fight added to this card, what do you see happening November 4th? Will Corey Anderson bounce back and look to jump into the top 5 of the rankings, or will Ovince Saint Preux go for a third straight von flue choke? Let us know.
*Watch* Bellator 185 Weigh in: Live Stream, Results
Watch the live weigh-ins for Bellator 185 here.
Gegard Mousasi takes on Alexander Slemenko live this Friday night October 20th at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville CT. This is the first appearance for Mousasi in the Bellator cage as he looks to secure a title shot with a win over the very tough former Bellator champion Slemenko. Joining these men of the main card will be a pair of welterweights as Neiman Gracie from the famous Gracie BJJ family takes on Zak Bucia in the co-main event.
Full Weigh-in Results: (Updated in real time)
Gegard Mousasi (185) vs. Alexander Shlemenko (186)
Neiman Gracie (170.5) vs. Zak Bucia (170)
Heather Hardy (126) vs. Kristina Williams (126)
Ryan Quinn (155.5) vs. Marcus Surin (155)
Ana Julaton (125.5) vs. Lisa Blaine (122)
Jordan Young (200) vs. Alec Hooben (194)
Costello van Steenis (185) vs. Steve Skrzat (186)
Vinicius de Jesus (170) vs. Joaquin Buckley (171)
John Beneduce (154.5) vs. Dean Hancock (155)
Timothy Wheeler (144) vs. Pete Rogers (144)
Don Shainis (150) vs. Matthew Denning (149)
Frank Sforza (149) vs. Vovka Clay (150)
Kevin Carrier (156) vs. Jose Antonio Perez (153)
John Lopez (126) vs. Billy Giovanella (125)
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