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Joe Rogan

Ilia Topuria calls out Joe Rogan: "UFC never offered me this fight"

Zain Bando - May 1, 2024

Ilia Topuria (15-0 MMA, 7-0 UFC), the UFC’s newly minted featherweight champion, is unhappy after recent comments from UFC color commentator Joe Rogan regarding Topuria’s intention not to immediately rematch Alexander Volkanovski (26-4 MMA, 13-4 UFC) at UFC 305 in Australia in August. On a recent episode of “JRE,” the most widely-consumed podcast in the world, Rogan, who has been with the UFC since 2002 after a brief stint in the mid-90s, suggested that Topuria would not fight the former champion in Volkanovski based on rumors he had heard around the community.

Max Holloway, Ilia Topuria
Max Holloway

Max Holloway hits back after Ilia Topuria questions his desire to fight for the featherweight belt: 'You're spiraling!'

Curtis Calhoun - May 1, 2024

BMF titleholder Max Holloway wasn’t one to hold animosity toward other UFC fighters, until Ilia Topuria claimed the featherweight throne. Holloway earned the BMF belt by knocking out Justin Gaethje with one second left at UFC 300 last month. The win was his first career UFC lightweight victory and opened up many options for his next fight.

Alexander Volkanovski and Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria

Alex Volkanovski tells Ilia Topuria to step up and start acting like a champion: “He’s saying no to everyone”

Susan Cox - May 1, 2024

Alex Volkanovski is telling Ilia Topuria to step up and start acting like a champion. The undefeated Topuria is the current UFC featherweight champion.

Max Holloway, Ilia Topuria
Ilia Topuria

Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe Ilia Topuria “has much say in this as he thinks he does” with potential Max Holloway title fight

Harry Kettle - May 1, 2024

Daniel Cormier has questioned how much of a say Ilia Topuria has in his potential showdown with Max Holloway. Since knocking out Alexander Volkanovski, Ilia Topuria has been enjoying life as one of the UFC’s biggest new stars. He’s a huge name in Spain, he’s the featherweight champion of the world, and he has plenty of fighters calling him out.

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Max Holloway

Ilia Topuria claps back at Max Holloway over BMF title talk: “If you don’t like the terms I’m sure Ortega will oblige”

Cole Shelton - April 18, 2024

Ilia Topuria has fired back at Max Holloway and claims Brian Ortega could be getting the next featherweight title shot. In the lead-up to Holloway’s UFC 300 fight against Justin Gaethje for the BMF belt, the Hawaiian took shots at Topuria. He claimed there was a reason that the UFC never offered him Topuria before he got a title shot and called him questionable.

Max Holloway, Ilia Topuria
Max Holloway

Max Holloway blasts Ilia Topuria for naming lone stipulation for accepting title fight: "That's un-BMF"

Curtis Calhoun - April 18, 2024

Tensions between BMF titleholder Max Holloway and UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria are ramping up ahead of a potential fight. Holloway knocked out Justin Gaethje with one second left in the fifth round at UFC 300 last Saturday. The former UFC featherweight champion earned his first UFC lightweight win and has many options for his next fight.

Ilia Topuria, Max Holloway, UFC, BMF
Max Holloway

Ilia Topuria names the one stipulation he requires to accept a fight with Max Holloway: “If not, I’m going to fight with Volk”

Susan Cox - April 18, 2024

UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria is naming the one stipulation he requires to accept a fight with Max Holloway. It was just last weekend that saw Max Hollowy (26-7 MMA) defeat Justin Gaethje (25-5 MMA) by KO in a lightweight bout to become the newly crowned UFC BMF champion.

Ilia Topuria, Sean O'Malley
Sean O'Malley

Ilia Topuria reveals details of run-in with Sean O'Malley at UFC 300 after recent fight talks

Curtis Calhoun - April 17, 2024

UFC titleholders Ilia Topuria and Sean O’Malley came face-to-face at UFC 300 after recent back-and-forths about a potential super fight. Topuria sat cage-side to take in all of the high-octane action at UFC 300 on Saturday in Las Vegas. Just two months ago, he defeated Alexander Volkanovski for the UFC featherweight title to cap off a remarkable run inside the Octagon.

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Max Holloway

Ilia Topuria reacts to Max Holloway's sensational KO over Justin Gaethje at UFC 300

Fernando Quiles - April 14, 2024

UFC Featherweight Champion Illia Topuria has admitted that he’s probably going to share the Octagon with Max Holloway following UFC 300. Holloway challenged Justin Gaethje for the BMF hardware inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on April 13th. While Gaethje had the edge in power, he struggled finding “Blessed” all night. Holloway was picking “The Highlight” apart before finally scoring a buzzer-beater knockout with just one second remaining in the fight.

Max Holloway, Ilia Topuria
Max Holloway

Max Holloway's manager opens up on his desire to face Ilia Topuria after UFC 300: 'He feels like he's going to whoop him'

Curtis Calhoun - April 11, 2024

Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway seems locked in on a move back to 145lbs after his UFC 300 BMF title fight. Holloway will face Justin Gaethje for the latter’s BMF title this Saturday at UFC 300. This will be his second career lightweight fight and his first since a loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 236.

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Max Holloway

Max Holloway believes Dana White and the UFC protected Ilia Topuria on his route to the title

Susan Cox - April 10, 2024

Max Holloway believes that Dana White and the UFC protected Ilia Topuria on his route to the featherweight title. The undefeated Ilia Topuria (15-0 MMA) is the current UFC featherweight champion.

Sean O'Malley and Merab Dvalishvili
Merab Dvalishvili

Merab Dvalishvili applauds Ilia Topuria for rejecting the Sean O’Malley fight: “He knows what real men should do”

Susan Cox - March 14, 2024

Merab Dvalishvili is applauding UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria for rejecting the Sean O’Malley fight. UFC 299, which took place last Saturday in ‘The Sunshine State’, saw bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley (18-1 MMA) defeat Marlon Vera (23-9 MMA) by unanimous decision.

Ilia Topuria, Alexander Volkanovski UFC 298
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Ilia Topuria's coach advises Alexander Volkanovski to take a tuneup fight before rematching ‘El Matador’

Harry Kettle - March 6, 2024

Ilia Topuria’s coach Jorge Climent has given his thoughts on Alexander Volkanovski getting a rematch for the title. Just a few weeks ago, Ilia Topuria knocked out Alexander Volkanovski to become the new UFC featherweight champion. In doing so, he brought an end to the Australian’s incredible reign as the king at 145 pounds.

Sean O'Malley
Sean O'Malley

Sean O’Malley reacts after Ilia Topuria says he’s not interested in a super fight: “I’m the biggest fight for him”

Harry Kettle - March 1, 2024

UFC bantamweight champion Sean O’Malley has reacted to the idea that Ilia Topuria isn’t interested in fighting him. Following his win at UFC 298, Ilia Topuria has been a pretty popular guy. A plethora of fighters have been calling him out, with Sean O’Malley even throwing his name in the hat.

Alexander Volkanovski UFC 298
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Alexander Volkanovski breaks silence after UFC 298 loss to Ilia Topuria: "I'm gonna let my head rest"

Josh Evanoff - February 29, 2024

Former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski is going to take some time off. ‘The Great’ is fresh off his return earlier this month against Ilia Topuria. The featherweight champion was back for the first time since a knockout loss to Islam Makhachev in October, a short-notice bout for him. Unfortunately for Alexander Volkanovski, he suffered yet another stoppage loss against ‘El Matador’.

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Ilia Topuria

Coach Eugene Bareman provides update on former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski: “He definitely needs to rest”

Harry Kettle - February 28, 2024

Eugene Bareman has provided an update on the condition of former UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski. At UFC 298, Alexander Volkanovski suffered a pretty devastating loss. He was knocked out cold by Ilia Topuria, who claimed the belt in a blockbuster main event in California. Ever since then, fans and media members alike have wondered what’s next for ‘The Great’. The short answer, for the time being, is that nobody knows for sure.

Ilia Topuria at Real Madrid
UFC

UFC champion Ilia Topuria receives hero’s welcome at Real Madrid vs Sevilla match

Harry Kettle - February 26, 2024

UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria received an incredible welcome at the weekend prior to Real Madrid’s clash with Sevilla. Earlier this month, Ilia Topuira knocked out Alexander Volkanovski to become the new king of the featherweights. It completed his remarkable rise to the top of the 145-pound division, with Topuria himself predicting this would happen for quite some time.

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UFC

Ilia Topuria to honored for UFC title win at upcoming Real Madrid football match in Spain

Harry Kettle - February 23, 2024

UFC featherweight champion Ilia Topuria will be celebrated at an upcoming Real Madrid match this weekend. Earlier this month, Ilia Topuria became the new king at 145 pounds. He did so by knocking out Alexander Volkanovski – something that nobody in the UFC had been able to do at featherweight. He’s undefeated, he’s getting better with every fight, and his star power is growing rapidly. At this rate, the promotion may have their next big European sensation.

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