UFC’s plans for Conor McGregor revealed
The UFC brass are hoping to have Conor McGregor combat the winner of Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov, who will vie for the Irishman’s light-weight title at UFC 223 on April 7.
“All of the pub proper now could be Mayweather below MMA guidelines however I can’t see Mayweather agreeing to that, regardless that it’s large cash,” MMA Combating’s Dave Meltzer mentioned in his subscription-only e-newsletter.
“The UFC combat thought is the winner of Tony Ferguson vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov.”
McGregor, 29, hasn’t set foot contained in the Octagon since his historic UFC 205 victory over Eddie Alvarez, a triumph which noticed him grow to be the primary fighter within the promotion’s historical past to carry two titles concurrently.
Brock Lesnar receives warning
UFC commentator Joe Rogan reckons the promotion’s former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar ought to take a warm-up combat earlier than even contemplating taking over Jon Jones.
“If I used to be Brock, I wouldn’t take that combat,” he mentioned throughout a current episode of The Joe Rogan Expertise Podcast.
“No, get a combat below your belt first.”
CM Punk hints at subsequent combat
Former WWE celebrity CM Punk has revealed that his subsequent combat will happen at UFC 225 on June 9.
Punk, real-name Phillip Brooks, broke the information final evening whereas responding to a Twitter troll, who mocked the Chicago native for crying after shedding his UFC debut.
“When are we gonna see you cry once more within the octagon?” the troll tweeted.
Punk responded by saying: “June 9, after I win and lock eyes with my lovely spouse, embrace my coaches and shout out my total group.”
Punk, Zero-1, hasn’t set foot contained in the Octagon since shedding to Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September 2016.