UFC News – Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov development
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has claimed the promotion are working on his proposed fight with Conor McGregor.
“Very soon, I’m going to come to the USA to begin my training camp,” the undefeated Nurmagomedov said during a Live Raise broadcast. “When the UFC give me fight, I’m going to come to California and I’m going to stay there in AKA with my family nine weeks before fight.
“I’m going to defend my Inshallah (god willing) this year. This year, I want to defend my title.
“About opponents, I don’t know, to be honest. I don’t know. But the UFC is working on fight, me versus Conor.”
UFC News – Georges St-Pierre called out by Kevin Lee
Former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre has been called out by Kevin Lee, who wants to fight the Canadian for the 165lbs title at Madison Square Garden.
“I want this Georges fight,” ‘The Motown Phenom’ said in an Instagram post this past weekend.
“And don’t get me twisted, like it ain’t nothing but respect between me and Georges. Especially coming from this way. But, at the same time, I am taking him as a man of his word.
“He wants the biggest challenge. I want the biggest challenge. So what’s happening?
“You know, November… Madison Square Garden… New York City. Georges, what you doing?”
UFC News – Chris Weidman discusses potential Robert Whittaker fight
Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman believes he’s the man to end Robert Whittaker’s reign atop of the 185lbs division.
“Obviously for me, that would be best-case scenario is to fight for the title, to fight Whittaker,” Weidman said during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour.
“I feel like that’s a guy I match up really well against. It’s a guy, I’d go out there and I believe I could finish. I’m the most decorated guy in the division, I’ve had the most title defences [since Anderson Silva]. I had a rough patch.
“I went undefeated my whole career, I lost one, I happened to lose three in a row. My mind, I felt like it wasn’t in the right spot.
“I came back and I put myself back where I needed to, got my mind back, and beat one of the top contenders Kelvin Gastelum. I felt like I dominated the fight and I went out there and finished him.
“So I feel like you’re only as good as your last fight and I finished the other guy that we’re talking about in my last fight.
“So I feel like I definitely deserve my shot at the title and that would be a good fight.”