Ngannou breaks silence on his UFC 226 performance
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McGregor named world's 12th highest-paid celebrity by Forbes
#1: Floyd Mayweather, 41, $285M • #2: George Clooney, 57, $239M • #3: Kylie Jenner, 20, $166.5M • #4: Judge Judy, 75, $147M • #5: Dwayne Johnson, 46, $124M • #6: U2, $118M • #7: Coldplay, $115.5M; #8: Lionel Messi, 31, $111M • #9: Ed Sheeran, 27, $110M • #10: Cristiano Ronaldo, 33, $108M • #11: Bruno Mars, 32, $100 M • #12: Conor McGregor, 30, $99M • #13: Neymar, 26, $90M • #13: Howard Stern, 64, $90M • #15: Ellen DeGeneres, 60, $87.5M • #16: James Patterson, 71, $86M • #17: LeBron James, 33, $85.5M • #18: Rush Limbaugh, 67, $84.5M • #19: Katy Perry, 33, $83M • #20: Robert Downey Jr., 53, $81M
'Notorious' Conor McGregor hanging out with notorious Vladimir Putin at World Cup finals
Cyborg: I think my next fight will be last for UFC
UFC women's featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is the best fighter in WMMA history. However, she is frequently at odds with UFC management over the lack of a full division at 145. Another dispute has arisen over the timing of a superfight vs. bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes. 'The Lioness' wants the fight on 12/29, while Cyborg wants 9/8. “I think this fight will be my last in the UFC, because my contract expires in March,” said Cyborg to Combate News. "Doing this fight in December, I think it will be the last that people will see me fight.”
Bermudez: I don't know about my future in fighting
UFC featherweight Dennis Bermudez has lost four in a row, the last three via Split Decision, and the latest a controversial SD to Rick Glenn at UFC Fight Night 133. 'The Menace' was asked by MMAjunkie what's next. “I don’t know. We’re going to let it sink, and I’ll get back to you,” he replied. “I mean, I’ve got kids. I’ve got a house. Financially, it sucks. I have to pay my coaches, my manager. I’m paying for my week out here, the flights. It doesn’t pay to lose. It doesn’t. I mean, if you’re in the NBA and you lose, you still go back to your Ferrari. Here, man, it’s tough to pay taxes on it. It sucks."
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Watch Volkanovski tear an intercostal Wed before UFC Fight Night 133
Gastelum pokes fun of himself in hilarious promo
Northcutt muses over move to middleweight
'Super' Sage Northcutt has moved back and forth between lightweight and welterweight in the UFC, but after a win at UFC Fight Night 133, 170 is his new home. And at 22, he may not be done growing. “Who knows?” said Northcutt post fight to MMAjunkie. “If you look at my brother, my brother’s like (6' 4"), and he’s only 19 years old. So I hope I’m as tall as him. I might be 6-5. I could be 220, 230 pounds. I have no idea. My mom’s dad was 6-5. I could be fighting at 185 in the future. But first, 170.”
Eduardo Dantas will have surgery on Monday afternoon for fractured leg
Brazilian bantamweight Eduardo Dantas broke his leg in a :58 KO loss to Michael McDonald at Bellator 202 on Friday. He tells Guilherme Cruz for MMA Fighting that he went to the hospital post-fight in Oklahoma and was told no surgery was necessary, but upon his arrival in Brazil, multiple MDs said he needed emergency surgery. "I fractured the fibula and will have to have surgery mostly because of the fibula, but also because of the ligaments," he explained. The former Bellator champ has now lost two in a row for the first time in his career.
Volkanovski calls out Mendes after beating Elkins at UFC Fight Night 133
Alex Volkanovski pushed his winning streak to 15 with a tough unanimous decision win over Darren Elkins at UFC Fight Night 133. It broke Elkins' six-fight win streak. Chad Mendes TKOed Myles Jury in Round 1 on the same card, and Volkanovski wants him next. “I’d like [Mendes]. He’s a big name," said Volkanovski … He’s coming off a suspension. I don’t know the case in that situation, but I don’t like that sort of s***. He obviously got caught doing something. They’re the guys I want. Some of us are naturally strong. He got caught doing something, and that pisses me off. So I want him.”
Nurmagomedov defends SD win over Scoggins
MMADecisions.com noted that 17 of 17 websites tracked had Justin Scoggins the winner over Said Nurmagomedov at UFC Fight Night 133 on Saturday. However, two of the three judges saw it the other way; Nurmagomedov naturally agrees. “For all three rounds, I was pressing him,” said Nurmagomedov via a translator to MMAjunkie post fight. “I was putting a lot of pressure on him, but sometimes I did a mistake. I was staying in front of him too long, but overall, I think I won this fight because I was constantly pressing him. ... He belongs in the top 10 of (flyweights), even despite all of his losses." Scoggins has now lost three in a row. It was the sixth straight win, and UFC debut for Khabib's cousin.