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Jordan Johnson
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Undefeated middleweight Jordan Johnson explains why he is unlikely to re-sign with the UFC

James Lynch - October 18, 2018

Undefeated UFC middleweight Jordan Johnson is coming off arguably the most impressive win in his career and it may be the last time we see him in the Octagon. In an interview with Fightful, Johnson outlined why he’s unlikely to return to the UFC after amassing a 4-0 record on the octagon.

Alistair Overeem
Sergey Pavlovich

Report | Alistair Overeem to battle Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Beijing

Tom Taylor - October 18, 2018

Former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem could be back in our lives quite soon. According to a report from Farah Hannoun on Twitter, the decorated heavyweight star has been linked to a showdown with the debuting Sergey Pavlovich at UFC Beijing this November 24.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Floyd Mayweather says he will rematch Conor McGregor after fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tom Taylor - October 18, 2018

Undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather has recently been linked to a boxing match with undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Apparently, Mayweather is also hoping to rematch former UFC lightweight and featherweight champ Conor McGregor down the road. Floyd Mayweather called for rematch with Conor McGregor, who he bested in a 2017 boxing match, in a recent interview with TMZ.

Stephen Thompson, Robbie Lawler
Stephen Thompson

Stephen Thompson updates on his potential fight with Robbie Lawler

Tom Taylor - October 18, 2018

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson has repeatedly been linked to a January scrap with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. As of yet, however, the bout is still not official. Speaking to MMANytt recently, Stephen Thompson updated on the status of this fight. Apparently, he’s all for it, and it now comes down to Robbie Lawler to make it happen.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Michael Bisping: 'Khabib Nurmagomedov would go the distance with Floyd Mayweather' in boxing match

Drake Riggs - October 17, 2018

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been the hot topic of discussion since his big title defense at UFC 229. So much so that he’s even acquired Floyd Mayweather’s attention. The likelihood of this completely hypothetical and fantastical matchup happening is slim to none…but we kind of felt that way with Mayweather vs Conor McGregor didn’t we?

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Carla Esparza calls for UFC to create atomweight division, 'it needs to be brought in!'

Drake Riggs - October 17, 2018

The UFC is currently home to 12 different weight classes. Four of which belong to the female competitors. That’s also four more than was ever expected 10 years ago. In the UFC, the lowest division for the men is 125-pounds with the flyweight division. For the women, it’s 115-pounds with strawweight. There is a men’s strawweight division outside of the UFC but it’s almost exclusively seen in Asia and unlikely to ever end up in the UFC.

Alexey Oleynik, UFC rankings
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Alexey Oleynik eyeing fight with Stipe Miocic next

Drake Riggs - October 17, 2018

The heavyweight division is starting to really get fresh and exciting as new contenders are flowing into the ranks of the top 10. That doesn’t necessarily mean that they’re young contenders though. As is the case with the 41-year old Russian “Boa Constrictor” Alexey Oleynik.

Floyd Mayweather, Conor McGregor
Khabib Nurmagomedov

Floyd Mayweather lectures Khabib Nurmagomedov: 'You must conduct yourself like a professional'

Tom Taylor - October 17, 2018

Floyd Mayweather saw the frenzied brawl that unfurled shortly after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor at UFC 229, and he’s not impressed. In his eyes, it’s important for fighters to comport themselves like professionals, inside and outside the ring. The undefeated boxer, who has recently been mentioned as a potential opponent for Khabib Nurmagomedov, discussed the UFC champion’s post-fight actions in a recent interview with TMZ.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov

Dana White refutes reports of $15 million offer to Khabib Nurmagomedov

Tom Taylor - October 17, 2018

Earlier this week, Alex Nurmagomedov, the uncle of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, told Russia’s Sport Express that the champion had already been offered a $15 million payday for an eventual rematch with Conor McGregor. Uncle Nurmagomedov also also divulged that the champion wanted to fight Tony Ferguson next, and then retire from MMA. “From the start, they offered him 15 million if he agrees,” Alex Nurmagomedov said (via MMAjunkie). “But Khabib said no. Let Conor stand in line, let him fight with others. Khabib wants to fight Ferguson, and then finish his career.”

Michael Chiesa, Colby Covington
Michael Chiesa

Michael Chiesa says his family has been receiving hateful messages from Conor McGregor fans amid lawsuit

Tom Taylor - October 17, 2018

Back in April, Conor McGregor went ballistic in Brooklyn, and launched dolly through the window of a shuttle bus carrying several fighters on the UFC 223 bill. One of those fighters was Michael Chiesa, who was lacerated by a piece of flying glass, and forced out of his UFC 223 fight with Anthony Pettis as a result. Given the injury he sustained, and the fact that he was deprived of his expected UFC 223 payday, Michael Chiesa and his team elected to pursue legal action against Conor McGregor. And while it’s very possible Chiesa receives a nice chunk of cash at the end of this ongoing case, he says he and his family have been faced with the wrath of McGregor’s ornery fans as it all unfurls.

Daniel Cormier, UFC 230
UFC 230

PHOTO | UFC releases official poster for UFC 230, featuring Cormier, Lewis, Rockhold and Weidman

Tom Taylor - October 17, 2018

UFC 230, which goes down inside New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden on November 3, is just around the corner, and the promotional has finally released an official poster for the card. Any delay in releasing this official poster, of course, can be attributed to the fact that the card didn’t even have a main event until very recently. See the new UFC 230 poster, which features main event fighters Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis, and co-main event fighters Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold, below.

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Justin Gaethje

Report | Bout between Justin Gaethje and Alex Hernandez in the works

Drake Riggs - October 17, 2018

It’s hard to find a matchup in the lightweight division that won’t be exciting. When it comes to many of the fighters, we’re just guaranteed fireworks. That statement couldn’t read any truer when it comes to speaking about the former World Series of Fighting champion Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (19-2).

Conor McGregor
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VIDEO | A fan actually ran into the cage to help out Conor McGregor at UFC 229

Christopher Taylor - October 16, 2018

Undefeated UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov improved to 27-0 earlier this month in Las Vegas, scoring a fourth-round submission win over Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229. Immediately following his victory over the Irish superstar, “The Eagle” proceeded to leap out of the octagon and attack McGregor’s teammate Dillon Danis.

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Ali Abdelaziz unsure why Conor McGregor thinks he deserves a rematch

Cole Shelton - October 16, 2018

At UFC 229, Conor McGregor made his long-awaited return to the Octagon when he took on undisputed lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. Ultimately, the two years off of MMA looked to prove costly as Nurmagomedov defeated McGregor relatively easily by fourth-round submission. However, following the fight, McGregor has pleaded for a rematch against Nurmagomedov. Ali Abdelaziz, Nurmagomedov’s manager, seemed to shut down the idea of a Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor 2.

Ariane-Lipski
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KSW champ Ariane Lipski ready for new phase in career, 'I want to earn my place in the UFC'

Drake Riggs - October 16, 2018

The UFC will crown their second ever flyweight champion at UFC 231. But before that happens, we’ll get to see the promotional debut of a future star. The 24-year old former KSW flyweight champion Ariane Lipski is set to make her UFC debut on November 17 when she fills in for the injured Veronica Macedo to take on Maryna Moroz.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
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Dana White on status with Khabib Nurmagomedov, 'We're good. He's staying.'

Drake Riggs - October 16, 2018

The madness that was UFC 229 hasn’t slowed down all too much since the event itself concluded. But all appears well again in UFC land. After some newly acquired fame, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been all the rage since successfully defending his title against Conor McGregor.

Ilir Latifi
Ilir Latifi

Ilir Latifi vs. Corey Anderson set for UFC 232

Cole Shelton - October 16, 2018

UFC 232 is shaping up to be a great card. The end of year card always seems to have some of the biggest names in the UFC on it. This year is no different. In the main event, Jon Jones will be making his long-awaited return to the Octagon in a light heavyweight title fight with Alexander Gustafsson, while a women’s super fight will serve as the co-main event, as featherweight champ Cris Cyborg will defend her belt against bantamweight titleholder Amanda Nunes.

Daniel Cormier, UFC rankings
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Daniel Cormier admits hand is not 100% ahead of UFC 230 battle with Derrick Lewis

Tom Taylor - October 16, 2018

After much scrambling, the UFC was finally able to lock down a UFC 230 main event that most fans to be happy with. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning champion Daniel Cormier and surging contender Derrick Lewis. Unfortunately, it took the promotion quite a while to arrive at this main event. That means that neither Cormier nor Lewis will have much in the way of time to prepare.