Mairbek Taisumov News

Jan 15, 2018 7:36 pm

Report | Mairbek Taisumov Finally Gets Opponent, But it’s Not Anthony Pettis

One of the lightweight division’s biggest dark horses has finally found someone who will fight him. It’s not the top 15 opponent that Mairbek Taisumov was hoping for, but that’s not his fault. As reported by Farah Hannoun, Evan Dunham is up to the task and the fight is expected to happen at UFC 223...

Dec 26, 2017 7:28 am

Mairbek Taisumov shares his thoughts on “bum” Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

Russian lightweight contender Mairbek Taisumov is having a hard time finding an opponent. Of course, that’s not really a surprise, given that he’s knocked his last five opponents out cold. Though Taisumov is having a hard time finding a willing dance partner, that’s not for lack of trying. Over the last few weeks, the surging...

Oct 23, 2017 10:47 am

PHOTO | Mairbek Taisumov roasts entire UFC top-10 with hilarious cartoon

Mairbek Taisumov has been angling for a ranked foe for some time. Despite his best efforts to coax stars like Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza┬áin the cage, however, he has not yet earned the opportunity he’s seeking. On Monday morning, the rising Russian lightweight took another crack at goading an elite lightweight into a fight,...

Oct 4, 2017 8:55 am

Mairbek Taisumov takes to Twitter to call out Edson Barboza

Mairbek Taisumov, one of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweight contenders, is hoping to set himself up with a big step up in competition. On Tuesday, the surging Russian knockout artist took to Twitter to call out long-time lightweight contender Edson Barboza. Tired of talking but the fans asked for this fight, I’m ready anytime! Are...

Jan 31, 2017 10:08 am

Mairbek Taisumov is “tired of waiting” for Anthony Pettis to sign his contract

Chechen-Austrian talent Mairbek Taisumov is one of the hottest prospects in UFC lightweight division. For the reasoning behind this claim, look no further than his four most recent fights in the Octagon. First, he put away Marcin Bandel with punches just 1:01 into the first round of an October 2014 bout. Then, he knocked Anthony...