In UFC again if conor MCGREGOR gets title shot, Justin gaethje would consider not battling

Justin Gaethje thinks that its ludicrous that Conor McGregor and his group are pushing for a set of three title session with Dustin Poirier soon after UFC 257.

McGregor did alright in the initial verse, yet Poirier’s leg kicks incurred significant damage before “The Diamond” won by means of second-round knockout.

McGregor stays a huge draw, however Gaethje doesn’t belive the advancement ought to take into account the Irish star after they did what’s needed of that paving the way to UFC 257.

“For them to come out and say he wants a title shot next, rematch with Poirier, they’re fing idiots,” Gaethje said.

“He’s been treated special over and over and he didn’t capitalize on this opportunity. That event was for him, it was for him to win. He wants to be ‘Mr. Humble’ now, but you know he would have been an asshole had he won that fight.”

Gaethje himself tested for lightweight gold at UFC 254 against Khabib Nurmagomedov, losing by second-round triangle stifle in the second round in Abu Dhabi on Oct. 24.

The previous Series of Fighting hero gives off an impression of being in the blend for one more shot at the belt with Nurmagomedov apparently agreeable in retirement.

Gaethje records McGregor among the adversaries he would be keen on confronting, alongside Poirier, Michael Chandler, Charles Oliveira and Nate Diaz.

He doesn’t see a McGregor battle happening as expected, and if the previous two-division champ battles for a title, Gaethje may take some exceptional measures.

“He’s not fighting for a title. I will think about never fighting in the UFC again if he fights for a title. That would be preposterous,” Gaethje said.

“He’s sitting at No. 6, he’s won one fight in his entire life in the lightweight division. He picks and chooses who he fights. I would love to fight him but I don’t think it should be next. But he ain’t gonna fight me.”


Marvin Vettori, Karl Roberson take contention to UFC confine

Karl Roberson and Marvin Vettori were booked for a session in Jacksonville precisely one month prior just to have the challenge canceled 24 hours before they were set to step in the confine. They about battled in any case, in an inn hall, making a quick serious competition that has started a lot of enthusiasm for the matchup.

Presently they are at last set to settle their disparities as their middleweight session will fill in as the co-headliner of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 172 card at the Apex office in Las Vegas.

“This is bigger now,” Roberson said. “The buzz is fantastic. People are looking at this fight. People consider this the main event. I’m looking forward to it.”

The May battle was canceled when Roberson became sick after fruitlessly attempting to cut weight the day preceding the session. Vettori consented to the battle despite Roberson coming up short, yet clinical staff proposed Roberson shouldn’t contend.

Because of the one of a kind conditions of that card, with the warriors all separated in a generally unfilled inn, a furious Vettori experienced Roberson in the hall and a warmed trade was caught on record, with Vettori moving him to battle.

The UFC immediately chose to rebook the battle at the earliest opportunity and gave it an elevated spot on the card because of the publicity.

“I’d rather get a co-main event purely on skill instead of theatrics and banter at a hotel, but it is what it is,” Roberson said. “We got here, so it’s time to show out.”

Roberson missed weight again on Friday, coming in 4.5 pounds over the breaking point at 190.5. Vettori consented to take 30 percent of Roberson’s tote as pay and the battle will continue, a situation Vettori was set up for on Thursday.

“I had some concern taking the fight again because he didn’t make weight and he was claiming to be so unwell a month ago,” Vettori said. “What is going to change in a month? Now that we’ve made it this far, he better step in the cage on Saturday. He better (expletive) show up.”

The 26-year-old Italian’s just misfortune in his last five battles was to current middleweight champion Israel Adesanya. He would like to say something with a third consecutive success on Saturday.

He lets it be known has gotten individual with Roberson.

“I’m going to make him pay,” Vettori said. “That’s all it is. I take the fact that he messed with my life and my team’s life kind of person. But at the end of the day, the best thing I can do is dominantly beat him.

“It’s too much work to not get to fight. You’re going to pull out the day before the fight, you’re going to get a reaction from me. … I just happened to see him in the lobby and I flipped.”

Roberson, who said he thinks the Jacksonville experience was set up by Vettori and his group, accepts he has just dominated the psychological match.

“It’s never personal for me,” the 29-year-old New Jersey native said. “I couldn’t care less about what he feels or how he thinks. He’s an emotional kid. He showed that in the hotel and he’s shown it in his interviews. He can’t control himself. I’m just going to pick him apart and whoop his (expletive).”

The fundamental card, featured by a ladies’ flyweight session between Cynthia Calvillo and Las Vegan Jessica Eye, will air on ESPN and stream on ESPN-Plus at 6 p.m.

Eye additionally missed load on Friday and will relinquish 25 percent of her handbag.

Primer card activity will likewise air on ESPN and ESPN-Plus at 4 p.m., a later beginning time accelerated by the expulsion of a featherweight session between Jordan Griffin and Darrick Minner from the card because of Minner’s weight-cutting intricacies.


Nate Diaz says – they couldn’t care less about ‘BMF’ belt: ‘Nate’ is one person who made it’

NEW YORK – Nate Diaz has never thought much about belts, so for what reason should that change now?

With or without a glossy gold knickknack, Diaz sees himself as the game’s “BMF.” It’s constantly been that way. In his psyche, he comes to battle more frequently than any other person – that is “BMF” status.

“To be honest with you, I don’t care about the belt,” Diaz told reporters, including MMA Junkie, at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden following their open workout Wednesday. “The belt just had to add to it. The whole time, the belt is just a credential for all these guys to think they’re ahead of the game, ahead of everybody in the game. I’m like, ‘I already know I’m ahead of the game, anyways.’ I’ve never chased a belt.”

“My whole career, I was never after the belt. I was just after a fight, a win. BJ Penn was a champion forever when I was (coming up). I had a lot of respect for him. I grew up watching him. So I was never hunting him down. I was just fighting, showing everybody I was the best fighter. I was never chasing a belt like the rest of these guys.”

Diaz concluded their idea, “So now, a belt just comes with it, I guess. The belt’s already mine anyways. I’m the one who created it.”

Enthusiastic and fit to be finished with the media commitments which accompany a significant occasion in one of the world’s preeminent battle scenes, the Stockton, Calif. local said they wished it was battle day.

Rather, Diaz (20-11 MMA, 15-9 UFC) should hold up until Saturday to put on the gloves and toss down with Jorge Masvidal (34-13 MMA, 11-6 UFC) at Madison Square Garden in the UFC 244 headliner.

“I’m far from excited at all the more of this (media) there is,” Diaz said. “It makes me just want to get to the point, get done, and get out of here. It comes with the territory, but it’s all good. I can deal with it. What day is it? Wednesday? I wish it was Friday or Saturday already.”

Devotees of the UFC may believe it’s insane how history carried us to this point. Diaz and Masvidal – two OG’s of the game, meeting in an impossible matchup in one of the UFC’s marquee occasions of the year for a one-time-just “BMF” title. The just a single unsurprised by this is Diaz theirself.

“I knew personally before he had his last fight a long time ago,” Diaz said. “… If I was a fan of the sport, I’d want to see me versus Masvidal or Masvidal versus my brother. Because everybody else is weak and whack. There are some great fighters out there – great attitudes, great personalities and all that. But as far as straight up fighting – what we all tuned in for initially anyways – I figure if anyone was paying close enough attention, the best fight you could probably imagine would be me and him.”

Diaz perceives Masvidal’s “BMF” status. However, past “Gambred,” there aren’t many “BMF’s” who stick out to Diaz. All together for the following challenger to get a turn the recently stamped title, Diaz said contenders need to begin demonstrating their value and believability.

“Look, anybody who fights me, it’s going to be like this,” Diaz said. “This is what it is. Baddest (expletive), that’s what I already am. I don’t need that. I was just letting it be known and now it’s on a large scale. Win, lose, belt, no belt – every fight I fight is going to be the biggest fight. The baddest (expletive) fight. Because I ain’t fighting no suckers. No more. Anymore. I said that years ago, just not to you guys. I ain’t fighting no more suckers.”

“… They’re going to have to bring some attention to themselves to make us recognize. We’ve gotta hear them. I’ve gotta hear them. I’ve said that before. It’s like, you want to fight? We better hear it. We better see it. You better do something impressive. Something good. That’s what I’m doing. I’m fighting the guys who are doing something good. I would expect the same.”

UFC 244 happens Saturday at Madison Square Garden in New York. The principle card show on pay-per-see following prelims on ESPN2 and ESPN2/ESPN+/UFC Fight Pass.


Jose Aldo replies Conor McGregor, tells sorry to Alex Volkanovski

Former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo was a popular man on Twitter after his vintage succeed at UFC on ESPN+ 2.

Aldo (28-4 MMA, 10-3 UFC), who halted prospect Renato Moicano (13-1-1 MMA, 5-1 UFC) cold in the co-headliner, got congrats from former and prospective opponents including featherweight champ Max Holloway and Alex Volkanovski. The latter even offered a short-notice battle (by means of Twitter).

Complimenting as the consideration seems to be, Aldo said he has a rundown of 50 names he gave to UFC President Dana White that definite those he will battle. It sounds like Volkanovski (19-1 MMA, 6-0 UFC), who as of late halted two-time Aldo adversary Chad Mendes, probably won’t be on the rundown.

“Sorry to that guy,” he told reporters at the post-event press conference at Centro de Formacao Olimpica do Nordeste in Fortaleza, Brazil.

Aldo then included, “I don’t know, but you can be sure, if you want to fight in Curitba, if I have the opportunity, I’m in.”

An old companion even flew in to applaud the activity on Saturday night. Former two-division champ Conor McGregor was on Twitter longing for a battle in Brazil and noticing a close miss at UFC 224.

A rematch with the Irish star has dependably been Aldo’s dream after a 13-second knockout misfortune at UFC 194. With respect to whether it really occurs, that is another story.

“To me, it would be great,” Aldo said. “I don’t know if this fight was close in Rio. It didn’t get to me. But if I have that opportunity in a division above, that way I don’t have to suffer through the weight cut, I think it would be a great fight.”

“I think in the first fight, I wasn’t able to show my work. He connected with a great punch, but if you have another opportunity, I think the story is going to be different.”

Another inquiry approaching over Aldo’s career now is what number of more chapters are left to go. After a couple of misfortunes to Holloway, a title shot seems more removed than any time in recent memory, and a craving to attempt different sports stays strong for the Brazilian star.

“I don’t know if I’ll be able to fight for the title again,” he said. “If I get that, I would have to negotiate the contract and sit down with everyone. I’m not trying to take advantage of anything, but I’d like the opening to test myself in other sports.”

In any case, for the interim, he’ll knock a couple of names off that rundown.


Former Cowboys DL Greg Hardy excluded in UFC debut

Former Dallas Cowboys defensive end Greg Hardy made his UFC make a big appearance tonight, losing to Allen Crowder in the fundamental heavyweight session by preclusion. By the clip beneath, you can see Hardy convey an illicit knee to Crowder’s head while he was endeavoring to ascend to his feet.

The hit knocked his opponent down, where he was taken care of by surgeons. The official proclaimed Hardy to be excluded at 2:28 in the second round. This was not the result that Hardy was searching for subsequent to beginning his MMA profession 3-0 and gaining an agreement with the UFC, particularly after the objection in the week paving the way to the misfortune that he ought not be permitted on the battle card.

Back in July 2014, Hardy was convicted for attacking and undermining a lady who said that he tossed her in a bath and onto a couch secured with weapons before compromising to murder her. He claimed, and examiners in North Carolina eventually dismissed the domestic violence charges in February 2015, saying that the informer for the situation couldn’t be found. Hardy was likewise captured for cocaine ownership in September 2016.

Following the domestic violence arrest, Hardy arrived with the Cowboys for part of the 2015 season, filling in as a practical pass rusher for Rod Marinelli’s defense. Be that as it may, this was his last year in the NFL. The Cowboys declined to bring him back after the season because of worries of being a negative impact on the more youthful players, so Hardy went off looking for other athletic undertakings, just as a chance to recover his name.

He started with an amateur MMA career in November of 2017. The former NFL protector showed substantial hands while thumping out every single one of his rivals in the first round, for the most part in under one moment. Hardy found his approach to Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, where he knocked out former NFL guarded end Austin Lane. His battle was impressive to the point that White marked him to an agreement with the UFC, prompting Hardy’s legitimate debut on ESPN+. While he might be excited at the prospect of performing for the greatest MMA organization, Hardy is as yet worried about the issues of his past.

“I do revisit the past at night,” Hardy told the Associated Press . “I’m haunted and I am a broken man. But at the end of the day, I’ve got to build myself back up…I’ve grown in every way possible and the people around me have helped me do that. Everything’s changed as far as the sport, the venues and myself. Please keep watching and find out for yourself.”

“Let’s work together and use this to help other people from both sides,” Ostovich said following her decision to meet with Hardy. “It wasn’t bothering me. It was just something that was on my mind and on my heart that I wanted to go in and meet with him.”