UFC News – Conor McGregor not deserving of Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch
Conor McGregor’s performance against Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t warrant a rematch, according to the UFC lightweight champion’s team-mate Daniel Cormier.
“The rematch is wanted because of what happened after the fight,” the UFC’s light-heavy and heavyweight champion told Express Sport at the UFC 230 media day.
“If that ended and the hugged and you thought competitively about that fight, people wouldn’t say, ‘I want to watch them again.’
“But after all that, the bad blood, people go, ‘I want to watch the fight.’
“From a competitive standpoint, there really is no reason for them to fight again.
“Because of everything else around it, everyone wants it.
“And trust me, I will be there again to watch it because of everything that surrounds the fight.”
UFC News – Dana White on Nate Diaz
UFC president Dana White doesn’t have any intention of trying to re-book Dustin Poirier vs Nate Diaz and has reiterated his claim that the promotion have done everything in their power to get the latter back inside the Octagon.
“I’m not interested. I’ve explained this a thousand times. We have a guy that loves the Diaz brothers,” White said.
“He tried to make this fight, this fight did not happen tonight. We call those guys and we offer them fights.”
UFC News – TJ Dillashaw to face Henry Cejudo
A super-fight between men’s bantamweight and flyweight champions TJ Dillashaw and Henry Cejudo will take place early next year.
135lbs champion Dillashaw will move down in weight to challenge Cejudo for the 125lbs title, a belt the latter claimed with a shock victory over Demetrious Johnson at UFC 227.
The champion versus champion bout, the fourth in UFC history, will headline UFC 233, which takes place at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California on January 26.