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Apr 7, 2016 11:35 am

Former manager of Fedor Emelianenko thinks that if Fedor wanted to be in the UFC, ‘he would have already been there’

MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko recently stated that he would like to get a rematch with UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The two met in Strikeforce in 2010 where Werdum pulled off a major upset on the highly touted Emelianenko. Vadim Finkelchtein, long-time friend and former manager of Emelianenko spoke about Emelianenko’s recent statement in a...

Oct 12, 2017 7:33 am

Manager outlines the options for Conor McGregor’s next fight

Now that Conor McGregor‘s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr in in the rear-view mirror, the whole world is waiting to see what the Irishman does next. He certainly has plenty of options. He could stick to boxing, where fights with opponents like Paulie Malignaggi, Manny Pacquiao and others could await. He could return to...

Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am

After talking with managers, Mike Perry updates on desired Robbie Lawler fight

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Pittsburgh, brick-fisted welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry picked up a thunderous knee-induced KO win over Alex Reyes, who stepped in to replace Thiago Alves on short notice. Shortly after this win, Perry made an exciting callout of former UFC welterweight king and fellow knockout...

Sep 17, 2017 3:44 pm

Manager drops big hints about Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s return

Dangerous Brazilian middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has not been seen in the cage since April, when he was smashed to a second round TKO by new UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. While nothing is official just yet, it sounds like that could change very soon. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Jacare’s manager Gilberto Faria explained that...

Aug 27, 2017 8:51 am

Manager assures there’s “much more of Conor McGregor” to come, lists five potential opponents

Last night, UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor bravely wandered into the boxing ring for a battle with undefeated defensive mastermind Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor had some legitimate success early on, he fatigued in the second half of the fight, at which point Mayweather cranked up the offense to author a 10th-round TKO win. Despite this loss, McGregor’s star appears...

Aug 18, 2017 1:38 pm

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager beef on social media

With the announcement that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting at UFC 216 for the UFC lightweight interim title, Khabib Nurmagomedov will be on the sideline preparing for his return to the Octagon. On Thursday, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdel Aziz reposted a message from Khabib stating that he will just be moving forward...

Aug 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager states the only fight options Khabib will accept

News erupted on Tuesday when UFC President Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Many were wondering what happened to the #1 UFC ranked lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. White addressed the question regarding “The Eagle” when he revealed the fight between...

Aug 1, 2017 9:48 am

Jon Jones manager not concerned with rift between Jones and Dana White

Prior to Jon Jones’ triumphant return to the Octagon this past Saturday in the main event of UFC 214, it was revealed that Jones and UFC President Dana White hadn’t talked since UFC 200, when Jones was pulled from the card for a potential USADA anti-doping violation just 48 hours before the fight was scheduled...

Jul 31, 2017 11:48 am

Jon Jones manager: We want the Brock Lesnar fight

Over the weekend, Jon Jones reclaimed the UFC light heavyweight title by knocking out his arch rival, Daniel Cormier. In the buildup to and fallout of this fight, Jones generated a tidal wave of headlines by expressing interest in a blockbuster super fight with former UFC heavyweight champion and long-time WWE star Brock Lesnar. On...

May 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Anderson Silva co-manager refutes retirement claims

Recently, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva released a a statement in which he informed fight fans that if the UFC doesn’t book an interim middleweight title fight to accommodate for the UFC booking a middleweight title fight between Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, then he could potentially be looking at...

May 10, 2017 10:14 am

Jon Jones manager reacts to main event snub

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been hindered by his troubles outside of the Octagon over the past few years. Most recently, Jones was pulled from UFC 200 just 48 hours before he was scheduled to step into the Octagon with Daniel Cormier in hopes of reclaiming the light heavyweight championship he never...

Apr 25, 2017 8:54 am

Conor McGregor’s manager gives Nate Diaz path to Conor McGregor trilogy fight

In 2016, UFC superstars Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put on two of the most iconic fights in UFC history. Just two weeks before Conor McGregor was scheduled to challenge Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight title at UFC 196, it was revealed that the lightweight champion was forced out of the fight with...

Mar 8, 2017 6:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager opens up on UFC 209 fiasco

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov was set to step into the Octagon with streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson for a highly anticipated interim lightweight title fight. Unfortunately, the morning of weigh-ins, reports began to surface that Nurmagomedov had been hospitalized. These reports were confirmed shortly thereafter, and Nurmagomedov was ultimately...

Feb 23, 2017 10:30 pm

Michael Bisping & Yoel Romero’s manager trade verbal shots

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has continued to find his name in headlines despite the fact that he is currently sidelined with a knee injury sustained in his UFC 204 title defense against Dan Henderson, where he picked up a unanimous decision win, defending his title for the first time. While UFC President Dana White...

Feb 22, 2017 9:15 am

Manager: Michael Bisping is “absolutely ducking Yoel Romero right now”

Back in November, streaking Cuban contender Yoel Romero knocked out former middleweight champion Chris Weidman with a third-round flying knee, earning himself a shot at the current middleweight champ Michael Bisping in the process. Regrettably, however, Romero’s title shot still hasn’t been booked, and there seems to be increasing reason for him to worry it...

Feb 16, 2017 7:21 am

Conor McGregor’s manager on Floyd Mayweather superfight: “It feels more real”

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports have continued to emerge that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has reached a deal for a Floyd Mayweather superfight in the boxing ring. To kick off the year, Mayweather offered McGregor $15 million for a boxing match, which resulted in UFC President Dana White firing back with a...

Dec 27, 2016 9:47 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager’s bold claim for Conor McGregor

Since his dominant UFC 205 win over Michael Johnson, top ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been looking for a fight with lightweight champion Conor McGregor. While it was initially reported that McGregor would be sidelined for 10 months due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn child, the ‘champ champ’ recently stated that he...

Dec 26, 2016 6:23 am

Nurmagomedov manager: reports of finalized UFC 209 bout with Ferguson “100% not true”

November was an incredible month for the UFC lightweight division. The most important moment of the month, of course, was Conor McGregor’s title-winning destruction of Eddie Alvarez. That said, the month also included huge wins from top contenders Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov, who defeated top-flight foes in Rafael Dos Anjos and Michael Johnson respectively. Under...

Nov 3, 2016 12:46 pm

Jacare Souza’s manager fires back at Michael Bisping for “running”

Several weeks ago, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made headlines when he and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre seemed poised for a fight at UFC 206 in Toronto. Unfortunately, as the story developed, St-Pierre took to social media to reveal that negotiations between he and the UFC didn’t go well, and he would be...

Sep 30, 2016 6:01 pm

John Lineker’s manager claims he made weight several days before weigh-ins

Friday morning at the ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ early weigh-ins, three fighters missed weight ahead of their scheduled fights Saturday evening. One of the three men to miss weight was UFC bantamweight John Lineker, who will be fighting in the main event of the card against John Dodson. Lineker, who sits at #3 on the UFC’s...