Report – Dana White confirms Khabib Nurmagomedov is ‘100% officially retired’

After months of lobbying and campaigning in order to entice UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov to make one final Octagon walk despite his October retirement, promotional president, Dana White has confirmed that Nurmagomedov is “100% officially retired“. Following his successful title unification win over Justin Gaethje on ‘Fight Island’ last October at UFC 254, Dagestan […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov teases return to the UFC amid meeting with Lorenzo Fertitta

Current undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov recently met with former organizational CEO, Lorenzo Fertitta, where he quipped an infamous quote of his — teasing a potential snapping on his October retirement. Nurmagomedov, still billed as the promotion’s lightweight champion and sat firmly atop the organization’s pound-for-pound rankings, announced his retirement from professional mixed martial […]

Dana White: I think Conor McGregor was overlooking Dustin Poirier at UFC 257

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UFC president, Dana White has claimed that he believes former two-weight world champion, Conor McGregor was overlooking UFC 257 opponent, former interim lightweight titleholder, Dustin Poirier prior to his January knockout defeat on ‘Fight Island’. Making his Octagon return for the firs time in just over a year, McGregor entered the potential lightweight title-eliminator against […]

Dana White: We’re lining up a title-eliminator return for T.J. Dillashaw

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Well, despite his well-documented interest in a championship outing upon his Octagon return later this year, former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, T.J. Dillashaw seems to be earmarked for a title-eliminator return instead. Recently completing his two-year retroactive suspension issued by anti-doping agency, USADA, Dillashaw was eligible to return to active-competition on January 19th. — after […]

Dana White claims Khamzat Chimaev isn’t retiring, expects June return

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Well, despite a worrying social media post last night, UFC president, Dana White has claimed that uber-prospect, Khamzat Chimaev isn’t calling time on his career, and expects the Chechen-born contender to push forward with plans for an Octagon return as soon as June. Posting on his official Instagram account last night, Chimaev seemed to announce […]

Khabib Nurmagomedov claims Dustin Poirier ‘deserves to be champion’, division needs to move on

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Current undisputed UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov has given his thoughts on the current state of affairs at 155-pounds since his October retirement — and has claimed that past-foe, Dustin Poirier deserves to be crowned the new titleholder. Nurmagomedov, who is still billed as both the pound-for-pound number-one and the UFC’s undisputed lightweight champion, announced […]

Dana White: I’m gonna press Khabib Nurmagomedov as hard as I can for one more fight

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Despite current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov’s decision to hang up his gloves from professional competition back in October at UFC 254, promotional president, Dana White has plans in place for a conversation regarding the possible snapping of his retirement, as he plans to press Khabib on the topic of a return “as […]

Dana White: Justin Gaethje vs. Charles Oliveira is ‘probably’ next

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Strap yourselves in for this one. If all the chips fall correctly, the UFC is hoping to put together a mouth-watering lightweight matchup between former interim titleholder, Justin ‘The Highlight’ Gaethje, and streaking grappling sensation, Charles ‘Do Bronx’ Oliveira. According to promotion president, Dana White who spoke with Laura Sanko during a live Q&A session […]