Khabib Says Ferguson had his Chance at the Title

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Khabib Says Ferguson had his Chance at the Title

Recently stripped of his lightweight title to be rewarded to another interim fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov says he doesn’t get when Ferguson is upset. After the brawl at UFC229, Khabib was suspended for attacking teammates of his opponent Conor McGregor. The UFC boss, Dana White told Khabib he wouldn’t be able to hold onto the title while he sits out with teammates who received 12-month suspensions for their part in the chaos. Instead of completely stripping him of the title, UFC will reward the title to the winner of a UFC 236 fight, taking place on the 13th of April 2019. The winner will hold onto the title until Khabib returns later on this year.

With the title on the line, most boxing fans expected Tony Ferguson and Max Holloway to step into the octagon to see who gets to claim it. However, to the surprise of most, Ferguson refused the fight as he feels his hard work and training deserves more than just an interim title. It’s suggested that Ferguson only wants a fight with Khabib once he returns. They can take it out in the octagon to see who the ultimate lightweight fighting champion is for good.

Khabib Says Tony had his Chance and Missed it

Khabib takes to popular social media platform Instagram to deliver his thoughts on the title fight. Beginning by stating that he cannot fight Tony due to the suspension. He goes on to explain that it’s unfair for the UFC to strip him of the title as he fought three times within just nine months to defend the title.

He also adds that he had three opportunities of his own to claim the title, but didn’t for various reasons. Including a fight in 2016 where a possible battle against Ramadan was offered, which he turned down. The second opportunity was at UFC 205 in New York where he signed, but the title was given away. Finally, the third time, was at UFC 209 when he was taken to the hospital and almost died.

Finally, the Instagram message ended with Khabib explain that Tony is a great fighter and that he certainly deserves a title, but with the way things are now with him being disqualified, Tony would either need to wait for the fight or he would need to get in the fight now and claim the interim title. He also adds that the fight against him is unlikely since the UFC doesn’t want it.

If Tony waits for Khabib’s disqualification to be over, he would need to wait until the end of the year before the fight would be possible. The only problem would the winner of the interim battle for the title as they would need to take on Khabib to determine who would keep it. Therefore, Khabib would need to win, and then Tony can line up for the fight against Khabib.

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Professional Fighting News

»Posted by on Feb 28, 2019 in General | Comments Off on Professional Fighting News

Professional Fighting News

Fighting news has been a hot topic in the last week. We have seen multiple major shifts as fighters once again making news with major brawls at professional events. Luckily, there is some general news as well, but fights outside the fighting area have caused even this.

It’s quite disappointing to see these things happen as it puts a hold on possible fights and significant events for the sport. Not only do professional fighters get disqualified, but it puts a substantial shift on the respect we have for the fighters. On top of that, they destroy their careers, perhaps not instantly, but it positively affects what they can achieve. Below, we look at some of the latest news revolving around the UFC lightweight title and a massive brawl that took place at the BJJ event in Brazil.

Santos Attacks Pena’s Teammates at BJJ Main Event

Some of the biggest fighting news in the last week has to involve the jiu-jitsu fight between Erberth Santos and Felipe Pena, which started usually but didn’t end well for Santos at all. It all went well, and the fight was underway, but when Pena attempted to sweep Santos, it resulted in Santos falling to the ground in pain. He claimed his knee had been injured and the fight was put on hold to provide Santos with medical attention. While the team was looking him over, an argument broke out between Santos. Pena’s teammates who were saying he is faking the injury and he should get up and fight instead.

It wasn’t long after when Santos amazingly jumped to his feet and ran to the team to attack a black belt student, Daniel Thedit. Of course, the first thing wrong with this action is the fact that he was able to run with a supposed to be injured knee. He went on to start the fight, which was met with loads of people getting involved. Some were trying to add to the brawl by attaching team members while others were trying to stop the fight and get them separated.

With all this going on and Santos unable to get to Daniel, he changed his mind and set sights on another student named Servio Junqueira instead. He pushed Servio right off the podium, fell himself and was met by a series of punches and kicks as Pena fans attacked Santos.

Interim Lightweight Title Fight Declined by Ferguson

With Khabib out for most of 2019, thanks to a brawl he started in 2018, Dana White decided he cannot hold onto the lightweight title until he returns. Therefore, the UFC plans to line up a fight for someone else to retain the title until Khabib enters the octagon once again.

Naturally, the first and most deserving choice was Tony Ferguson, but not long after being offered the fight against Max Holloway, he decided the match and posted that he deserves more. Now, the title fight goes to Max Holloway and Dustin Poirier who will step into the octagon in April 2019.

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How to Wager on MMA

»Posted by on Feb 19, 2019 in MMA | Comments Off on How to Wager on MMA

How to Wager on MMA

MMA has been attracting fans and bettors since the 90s, and the sport has only grown bigger over the last few years. Now, with significant fights such as Tony Ferguson taking on Khabib and Mayweather interested in another money fight, it might just be the perfect time to learn how betting on MMA works.

Those who’ve expressed interest in wagering on boxing will fight various similarities with these unique fighting styles. Sure, there are differences, and the betting itself is unique in multiple ways, but just understand how wagers on boxing works will help a lot.

If not, no problem as we go through the basics of wagering on MMA below. To get started, it’s important to understand the fundamentals of MMA fights. This includes three rounds of five minutes each on standard fights and up to five rounds of the same time with title and special events. It’s interesting that the outcome betting is similar to boxing, but there is one major different, including the submission.

The sport includes the same results as boxing, including points, knock outs, technical knockouts and more. With submissions, the fight would end up on the ground as the fighters try to grip each other in the way that forces the opponent to tap out when he/she can’t fight a way out. It’s important to know this as some of the biggest fighters in the world, including Khabib use this technique to defeat his opponents. That includes the major fight that took place in 2018 at UFC229 where he forced Conor McGregor to tap out in the fourth round. Basic Betting on MMA.

Basic Betting on MMA

MMA fights are categorised by weight, just as with boxing, but the weights are a little different, but easy to keep track of. The fights can take place regularly, simply depending on whether you’re wagering on the smaller events or waiting for the big fights.

The first and most simple form of betting in MMA is moneyline, which works the same as with other events and sports. With this option, you simply place a bet on the victor and receive winnings based on the odds of the fight.

Total rounds is another interesting form of betting and a little more complicated than moneyline. However, it’s also straightforward as the bookie provides the options of just how long the fight will last. In MMA, it isn’t very common for bookies to provide various options as most fights online last for three rounds. Therefore, you might find two or three options, including 1.5 rounds, two rounds 2.5 and so on. Basically, you’re wagering whether the fight will go the distance, or will there be a TKO, KO or submission before the end.

To get into the basics of MMA betting, these two options are all you need. From here on out, it’s more about technical betting options for the specific fight and what the bookie has to offer.

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2019 Possibilities for Khabib

»Posted by on Feb 15, 2019 in MMA | Comments Off on 2019 Possibilities for Khabib

2019 Possibilities for Khabib

Both the end of 2018 and the start of 2019 has been filled with news revolving around the suspension of McGregor and Khabib following the UFC 229 chaos that occurred in October.

As most would know already, but the fighters were suspended right after the fight while the Nevada Athletics Commission decided on the punishment. In January 2019, the ruling was finally delivered, and both fighters received a fine and suspension for their part. This included six months for McGregor and nine months for Khabib, who also had the option of decreasing it to 6 months with an anti-bullying post, which wasn’t accepted.

While this seemed to have been the end of the matter and that we’d see both fighters return to the octagon within just a few months, the fact that Khabib’s teammates received a suspension of a year wasn’t going to go well with Khabib. The fighter didn’t take the news well and made it known that he won’t return to defend his title until his teammates are able to compete again. That means we won’t see him fight until November 2019.

Many might have made peace with with already, but the MMA board aren’t pleased with the choice as it places loads of strain on the possible fights lined up for 2019. Therefore, earlier this week, Dana White made an announcement that Khabib would not be able to sit out and hold onto the title.

So far, we haven’t seen a response from Khabib’s management team, and we’re not sure what the future might hold for the current title holder, but here are some possibilities;

If Khabib Returns

The most logical move for Khabib would be to return to the octagon and defend his title against interested fighters. Sure, he would still need to wait for the few remaining months of his suspension, but even that could be decreased with the anti-bullying option that’s available.

Not only would it mean great things for 2019 MMA, but the fighter wouldn’t be wasting time by sitting on the sidelines, let’s face it, retirement is coming up for all the fighters, even those that have proven to be the best.

His income would also take a punishment if he sits out as sponsors would need to reconsider deals and he would obviously be losing out on some brilliant money fights that might just include Mayweather taking on another MMA title holder.

If Khabib Doesn’t Return

If he doesn’t return, we might just see him being stripped of his title, which would mean it can be fought for or it will go back to McGregor who was the holder before Khabib. Of course, this would line up many other fights, once again involving McGregor.

It could also mean that Khabib loses the title until he returns, but this would just make it confusing for those interested in entering the octagon to fight for the title. However, it could also mean that Khabib would need to fight to get it back.

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What’s 2019 Looking Like for McGregor?

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What’s 2019 Looking Like for McGregor?

Once one of the biggest stars in MMA and still with a huge fan-base behind him, Conor McGregor remains the topic of choice for many MMA fans. However, the fighter just doesn’t seem to have much of a future in MMA, but that’s mostly due to the suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission, which followed what happened at UFC 229 in October of 2018.

The results of the suspension will be heard this month, which could reveal various options for McGregor. His manager did mention that they’re expecting this to go well with the hearing and that he would be allowed to return to the Octagon without any hassles. However, we haven’t really seen many fights lined up or competitors lining up to take him on, which could be due after the suspension has been lifted.

Focused on Private Life for Now

Dipping into what he has been up to, we see McGregor focusing more on his whiskey called Proper 12. It’s finally ready to launch, which is obviously a major achievement for the fighter and taking up a lot of his time.

Now, with another child on the way, we see McGregor have even less time for the gym and getting back into the desire to get in the Octagon and take on the biggest fighters. In the last two years, we’ve only seen McGregor appear in 1 major fight, which ended terribly and got him suspended.

However, according to his manager, McGregor would want to return to the gym and get his fitness levels back up before even considering a fight. This would be a recommended step of course, but we’ll have to wait and see if he actually manages to make time with everything else happening in his life.

Legend Fedor Emelianenko Says McGregor Needs to Watch His Mouth

Heavyweight champion Fedor Emelianenko has said Conor McGregor needs to watch his mouth as he delivers his personal opinion of the Irishman.

The 42-year old is set to take on Ryan Bader in what’s believed to be one of his last fights as he plans to retire soon. However, to ensure he goes out with a great fight, he is taking on Ryan for none other than the Bellator title.

The heavyweight legend tends to be rather held back when it comes to delivering comment and smack-talk before a fight, which is the complete opposite of what McGregor does. Fedor also delivered comment on Khabib for his role in the whole UFC 229 matter what got them both suspended, saying that Khabib should’ve picked up the mic and told McGregor exactly where he should go.

He reckons that professionalism went out the door for McGregor who was unable to keep it in and burst out with everything he said instead, allowing his emotions to take over what should always be professional.  

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Khabib vs. Mayweather Rumour

»Posted by on Jan 29, 2019 in General | Comments Off on Khabib vs. Mayweather Rumour

Khabib vs. Mayweather Rumour

UFC 229 has Khabib vs. McGregor, and those who follow MMA would know that ended badly after Khabib simply had McGregor giving up by round 4. However, after the fight, lots of things went wrong, so much so that both the fighters were suspended by the NAC (Nevada Athletic Commission).

However, they’ll soon be ruling on what’s to happen with the case, but most suspect both fighters will once again be allowed to return to the octagon.


As we all know, McGregor has been pushing Khabib for yet another fight, but with the way it went last time, he doesn’t think McGregor actually deserve it. Decides, it seems as if Khabib has bigger fights in mind once he returns. There are various options available for the fighter, and he is even reconsidering a match up with Tony Ferguson, which is bound to be a powerful event as both these fighters are at the top of the line-up.


However, if Khabib has to consider a “money fight” like Mayweather and McGregor had just a few years ago, he would have to take on Mayweather himself. Just the idea of the fight already has sparks flying as MMA considers the possibilities.


Khabib has mentioned the idea before but made it a bit more realistic by stating that he has about three serious fights go before retiring and he’d like at least one of them to be a boxing event against no one but Mayweather. Not surprisingly, Mayweather seems all for it and ready to go, but it doesn’t seem as if the fighters have everyone onboard, including Joe Rogan, a UFC commentator.


Millions listen to the podcasts created by Joe, and in a recent one, he spoke to Brendan Schaub and Eddie Bravo where he mentioned it would be better for Khabib to stick to MMA instead of taking part in the super-fight against Mayweather. The podcast also included Rogan stating that he would also advise that Khabib remain with MMA and not take on Floyd who might just be the best boxer, not only of the era but possibly of all time.

The team behind Khabib feel that the results of the fight involving McGregor and Floyd showed them a lot and they are confident that Khabib could have an advantage. Sure, he is a grabber, but when you look at the success, Khabib had against McGregor while on his feet, it simply gives them even more reason to push for the fight. Sure, Floyd also taught McGregor a lesson, but so did Khabib, making it an almost perfect match up.


The fight itself is playing second on the importance as everyone looks at the pay-per-view opportunities of the fight. Rogan stated that the fight could produce as much as a million PPV, provided they set up the fight for two months from now.

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2019 Ends Jose Aldo’s UFC Career

»Posted by on Jan 21, 2019 in General | Comments Off on 2019 Ends Jose Aldo’s UFC Career

2019 Ends Jose Aldo’s UFC Career

As yet another season of fighting action lines up, we get excited about the new matches and possibilities the New Year could hold. Unfortunately, we start the year by seeing a brilliant career end.

Jose Aldo, former UFC and WEC champion has recently made it known that his career will be coming to an end in 2019. The fighter has been one of the best in the featherweight division and always delivers an exciting fight when he steps into the octagon.

On the bright side, we’ll still get to see Jose in action for another three fights, giving us reason to believe the best fights Jose has to offer are still to come. The fighter has arranged to attend three more events, which ends his contract and is hoping all the fights will be taking place in Brazil, allowing him to step out of the UFC in the way he has always wanted to.

Fights to Come for Jose Aldo

The news of his retirement come through on Wednesday where he told the media he will be done after the fights coming up in 2019. He is set to enter the rink again on the second of February 2019 where he takes on Renato Moicano.

Other than that, his other opponents haven’t been announced for the remaining 2 fights, but Aldo did mention that the first fight would be in Brazil, the second fight would be in Curitiba, and the final match would take place in Brazil as well.

The fight in February would be in the Fortaleza event where he takes on Moicano, which plays a major role in the other fights he would be completing this year. The next fight would be in May 2019 during the UFC 237 event, but as mentioned, no opponents have been mentioned for the fight.

Jose’s manager and coach has been talking about possible names for the fights, but nothing has been confirmed by the UFC. One thing we do know is that they asked Dana White to make the last three events in Brazil, which seems to have gone well and has been accepted.

We doubt they’ll put Jose up against Max Holloway as he is the current title holder. It would be a great fight, but should Jose end up winning, it would force him to sign another contract.

Why Aldo Retire?

One of the goals for Jose has been to fight but end his career on his own terms instead of not being able to fight anymore. He says he would’ve hated to retire and then use his money to get himself back to health before he can enjoy his time with the family and travel.

He also adds that he wanted toe final fights to be in Brazil so his fans could be at the fights and enjoy the action he has to offer from next to the rink. It seems all has gone well for Jose and that his perfect exit plan is coming together nicely.   

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