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Khabib: Tony Ferguson Is “Finished,” Should Fight Makhachev

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov does not believe Tony Ferguson will ever be the same fighter again after losing to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249. It has been years that fans have been begging and longing to see a fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The latest near collision...

Dana White Calls String Of UFC Events In Jacksonville A ‘Home Run’

UFC president Dana White is pleased with the success of the promotion's three-event week in Jacksonville. On May 9, the UFC held an event for the first time since March 14. It was the start of a three-event week for the UFC. All three cards were held inside the empty...

Coach: Tony Ferguson Needs Mental Break From MMA

Tony Ferguson's boxing coach feels a mental break from MMA would benefit his fighter. Ferguson had his 12-fight winning streak snapped on May 9. "El Cucuy" traded leather with Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC 249. The bout was contested for the interim UFC lightweight title. Ferguson was...

Stephen A. Smith Thinks Justin Gaethje & Tony Ferguson Were Hesitant To Grapple Due To COVID-19

ESPN personality Stephen A. Smith has a theory as to why Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson didn't engage much in the grappling department. On May 9, Gaethje and Ferguson did battle in the UFC 249 headliner. "The Highlight" served as a replacement opponent. Ferguson was initially set to challenge Khabib...

Joe Rogan Explains Why He Decided To Commentate UFC 249

Joe Rogan has gone over why he decided to do commentary for UFC 249. Rogan was initially against the idea of being in the booth for the event. That was due to the coronavirus pandemic. The promotion tried running UFC 249 on tribal land in California. Doing so meant that...

Jacare Souza Issues First Statement Since Positive COVID-19 Test

Jacare Souza has released his first statement since his positive COVID-19 test that forced him to be pulled from his UFC 249 fight against Uriah Hall. Souza took to Instagram to inform his fans he is healthy and hopes his fight against Hall can be rebooked when he is healthy. https://www.instagram.com/p/CAJOqw8AHoR/?utm_source=ig_embed “I...

Herb Dean Responds To Dominick Cruz’s Claim That Keith Peterson Smelled Like Alcohol & Cigarettes

Herb Dean has weighed in on a claim Dominick Cruz has made about another referee. Dean has been highly regarded as a referee in the sport of MMA. Following his UFC 249 loss to Henry Cejudo, Cruz said he wishes Dean was the third man inside the Octagon. Instead, it...

Dana White Comments On Joe Rogan’s Gripes With UFC 249 Commentary Setup

UFC president Dana White has given his take on Joe Rogan's issue with distancing measures. Rogan served as a color commentator for UFC 249 this past Saturday night (May 9). The UFC initially claimed that post-fight interviews would be conducted at a distance. At the conclusion of UFC 249, Rogan...

UFC 249 Reportedly Nabs 700K PPV Buys

It looks like UFC 249 was a home run despite the coronavirus pandemic. The UFC held its first event since March 14th this past Saturday night (May 9). UFC 249 was held inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. No fans were in attendance. The main event featured...

UFC 249 Medical Suspensions: Tony Ferguson Out Pending Results

UFC 249 is in the books, which means the medical suspensions have been dished out. This past Saturday night (May 9), UFC 249 took place inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, Florida. This was an empty arena show as the world is still in the midst of the...

Dana White to Other Sports Looking to Return ‘Do it in Florida’

Dana White had to both defend and promote his decision to put on UFC 249 and so far, it seems to have been a successful move to make based on reported pay-per-view buys and being the first sport returning since the pandemic began.  With two more events in Jacksonville...

Dominick Cruz Not Retiring Following UFC 249 Loss

Dominick Cruz won't be hanging up his gloves yet. Cruz competed for the UFC bantamweight championship against Henry Cejudo this past Saturday night (May 9). It was Cruz's bid to become a three-time UFC 135-pound champion. It wasn't meant to be as Cruz was stopped via second-round TKO. Cruz Will Not...

Donald Cerrone Says He’s ‘Not Going Anywhere’ Following UFC 249 Loss

Donald Cerrone is now on a four-fight losing streak but "Cowboy" says he isn't going anywhere anytime soon. Cerrone was looking to snap his three-fight skid and put the 40-second loss to Conor McGregor behind him when he fought Anthony Pettis at UFC 249. It was a rematch seven years...

UFC 249 Salaries: Tony Ferguson Emerges As Top Earner

The UFC 249 salaries are in. The Florida State Boxing Commission has released the fight purses. Topping the list is Tony Ferguson at $500,000. His opponent, Justin Gaethje, receives $350,000. Of course, the salaries do not include any pay-per-view bonuses. Gaethje stopped Ferguson in the fifth round via TKO. In the...

Joe Rogan Wasn’t Having It With Distancing At UFC 249

UFC color commentator Joe Rogan wasn't interested in interviewing fighters from a distance. Rogan was on duty for UFC 249 this past Saturday night. He was joined by play-by-play ace Jon Anik and former UFC "champ-champ" Daniel Cormier. The three were separated while calling the action. Initially, the UFC planned...