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A confrontation with Georges St-Pierre might bring Khabib back

Former world champion Daniel Cormier said that only when facing Georges St-Pierre can Khabib Nurmagomedov return to the octagon.

As for Khabib Nurmagomedov’s close teammate at the American Kickboxing Academy, Daniel Cormier said that the money-stinging proposals of UFC President Dana White were not enough to attract Khabib Nurmagomedov after the announcement of the glove at UFC 254.

Only when the UFC staged a match between Georges St-Pierre and Khabib Nurmagomedov did the Russian puncher get interested in entering the octagon again, Cormier said.

Khabib vs. GSP is still a dream game for many spectators

Meanwhile, Georges St-Pierre’s latest appearance at UFC 217 in November 2017. Former Canadian boxer has a variety of fighting styles and perfect defense. 

UFC President Dana White recently confirmed that he will meet with Khabib Nurmagomedov next month in Abu Dhabi. The head of the most prestigious MMA arena on the planet believes he can convince a 32-year-old boxer to change his mind to increase his achievement to 30 unbeaten matches.

Khabib Nurmagomedov has stated many times to the media that he has no interest in playing since his father and coach died of Covid-19. He promised his mother that he would not appear at the UFC again without his father by his side. Currently, Khabib is focusing on the development of personal business projects after retirement.

Khabib revealed his ambition to make the EFC tournament the backyard of the UFC

The Dagestan puncher has revealed his first plans for the Eagle Fighting Championship as well as a partnership with the UFC.

Khabib revealed his ambition to make the EFC tournament the backyard of the UFC

Recently, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced the acquisition of the MMA Eagle Fighting Championships (EFC) tournament – renamed from the old Gorrilla Fighting Championships – with the desire to find and develop brilliant fighters in the future. As the new owner of EFC, Khabib did not hesitate to call UFC chairman Dana White to talk about his new tournament deal and the largest MMA organization on the planet.

Khabib revealed the plans of the new tournament with the UFC

According to Khabib, he wanted to develop the EFC into a tournament with many talented boxers, but not a confrontation with the UFC. Instead, Khabib wants to accompany and help the good fighters at EFC have the opportunity to join the UFC like himself before.

Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the belt against Brandon Moreno

After 5 intense matches at UFC 256, defending champion Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the belt against Brandon Moreno.

Scheduled for just 20 days after the last victory of both boxers, UFC 256 saw a fly-off competition between defending champion Deiveson Figueiredo and ranked opponent Brandon Moreno. Thinking there would be an overwhelming posture, fly defending champion Deiveson Figueiredo faced many difficulties against American puncher Brandon Moreno.

Right from the first half, two boxers jumped into the double strike and compared each other score. After 5 innings, the hit stats of the two only differed a few points when Deiveson hit 137 compared with 132 hits from Moreno.

Better instance and on target, but being deducted points Deiveson Figueiredo suffered a close draw against Brandon Moreno. Fortunately, the Brazilian still successfully defended the championship.

Deiveson Figueiredo successfully defended the belt against Brandon Moreno

Dana White gave a hot bonus of $ 50,000 to Deiveson Figueiredo

The UFC president compensated Brazilian new star Deiveson Figueiredo with a direct bonus. At this UFC match, Deiveson Figueiredo defended the Flyweight title in just 2 minutes. He defeated Alex Perez with a quick slash choke.

This victory of the Brazilian boxer, although very impressive, did not surpass two other stars, Joaquin Buckley and Antonia Shevchenko, to win the “Performance of the Night” award with prize money of 50 thousand dollars.

Deiveson Figueiredo’s squeeze at UFC 255

However, finding himself a bit flawed, UFC chairman Dana White personally brought the $ 50,000 cash to the champion, as compensation for his wrong decision.

Of course, the martial artist nicknamed “God of War” could not hide his joy when his efforts were recognized. This is the number he deserves besides the 260,000 dollars in remuneration at the event.

Here, just 20 days after the UFC 255 event, Deiveson Figueiredo continues to take on the task of protecting the belt when facing Brandon Moreno at UFC 256, making him the fastest consecutive champion in the tournament.

Deiveson Figueiredo defended his belt at two consecutive major events for just 21 days

If successful, the Brazilian boxer will further enhance his position. Currently, Deiveson Figueiredo holds a record 7 finishing victories in the Flyweight category – on par with former champion Demetrious Johnson.

Deiveson’s potential rivals, in addition to Brandon Moreno, are former Bantamweight king Cody Garbrandt. This boxer had to withdraw at UFC 255 due to health problems.

Looking back at the most controversial match in UFC history (Part 2)

From the scoreboard to the match result, even President Dana White was amazed at the ring. Not to mention the loser Hendricks, who thought he had won, knelt to the floor in disappointment.

In terms of stance, Johny Hendricks did a good job at damaging the opponent. He had more accurate attacks (142 hits compared to 125 attacks by GSP). He is only one successful drop from the champion (2/4 vs. 3/6 from GSP).

After the press conference, Dana White expressed frustration with the judges’ transcripts. He even asked the governor of Nevada to come in to check the transparency of the Sports Commission (NSAC) in this match.

George St Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks endured the ax

Immediately after the match, George St Pierre also announced a career pause and left the championship title. However, he did not admit to questionable results or a rematch with Johnny Hendricks.

George St Pierre vs. Johny Hendricks

The Canadian boxer decided to leave the UFC and left the buzz, right after that at UFC 171, Johny Hendricks overcame Robbie Lawler to win the Welterweight throne that he just missed.

Doubt after the game

2013 was also just before the time of USADA. This is the US Anti-Doping Commission participated in the process of “purifying” UFC with a series of boxers who were later banned. At the end of the match, GSP actively offered to pay for voluntary banned substance testing by VADA (Voluntary Anti-Doping Association). However, Hendricks declined the request.

The GSP asked Johny Hendricks to expand the scope of testing for banned substances

Since the USADA took over the UFC banned substance inspection with strict weight-cutting and testing laws, audiences have witnessed a brazen Hendricks with consecutive losses and overweight. This unusual performance of Hendricks further makes the audience believe that the American puncher has used unauthorized additives in the past.

However, the lack of concrete evidence at the time of the rooftop with George St Pierre made the controversy impossible to come to an end.

It has been 7 years since the controversial result, St-Pierre returned to the title streak against Michael Bisping in 2017. Meanwhile, the slumping performance caused Johny Hendricks to lose his position. He only had Achievements 3 wins – 6 losses after the match in the past.

It can be said that in terms of long-distance, George St Pierre is still a more successful man. However, when talking about 25 minutes on the stage at UFC 167, Johny Hendricks created a match that caused the most public opinion in history.

Things to know about UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje

The most awaited blockbuster in October, UFC 254: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje will take place on October 25 at Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

For the second time in a row, Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his title against a puncher who holds a temporary belt. The match at UFC 254 against Justin Gaethje will be the third belt defense of “Dagestan Eagle” at UFC.

Location: Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, UAE.

After defeating Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, Justin Gaethje is expected to be the name that can replace the “Grandfather” to threaten Khabib Nurmagomedov’s championship belt.

On the contrary, the Dagestan puncher had just stepped out from the long silence after his father’s death in July. However, fans hope that Khabib Nurmagomedov will use that as a driving force to realize the unbeaten 30-match goal, which is the 29th victory with Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

Dana White has special plans for Khabib Nurmagomedov after UFC 254

Khabib Nurmagomedov said president Dana White had already had a plan for him to continue to maintain the upper hand after UFC 254.

In the next 20 days, Khabib Nurmagomedov will enter the 3rd defense of the light belt against Justin Gaethje. If winning, Nurmagomedov will take one step closer to the goal of 30 wins in the MMA career.

Khabib confirmed his UFC competition would continue

However, who is Khabib’s next opponent? This question the Dagestan champion will let President Dana White decide with the special plan revealed previously.

UFC 254 will be Khabib Nurmagomedov’s third title defense, with his opponent Justin Gaethje

Just a few days ago, President Dana White said his intention to have Khabib lead The Ultimate Fighter 29 collapsed after the disclosure of messages from Conor McGregor. Not sure, this is the big plan of the UFC tycoon with the champion or not.

UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje will take place on Sunday morning, October 25. Currently, Khabib was present on Duel Island with his teammates from 2 weeks ago to prepare for the match.

UFC 254 with the participation of extremely powerful boxers

With the appearance of the hottest punches in weight categories, UFC 254 is expected by the audience to be the best quality Fight Card event of the year.

Tony vs. Dustin is likely to do Co-Main Event for Khabib vs. Dustin Justin.

Thus, all 4 punchers in the Main/Co-Main Event of UFC 254 are boxers who have and are holding the Lightweight title. When Khabib was holding the throne, the trio Tony – Dustin – Justin took turns holding the temporary belt.

But just 2 matches are not enough, besides, UFC 254 Main Card also has the appearance of two former champions – Robert Whittaker (former middle-class king) and Rafael Dos Anjos (former light king).

After overcoming “Gorilla” Darren Till, Robert Whittaker humiliated Dana White with “Killa Gorilla” Jared Cannonier. Having played in heavyweight before moving down to two weight classes, Cannonier’s mighty was the biggest threat that Whittaker faced.

The remaining former king, Rafael Dos Anjos, will encounter Khabib’s brother Islam Makhachev. Although not well known to the fan community, Islam Makhachev is considered the closest martial artist who can inherit the legacy that Khabib left behind.

The mission to welcome the new generation of former kings

Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier, Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Islam Makhachev. The Dagestan puncher won the world Sambo gold medal and possesses striking skills that are not inferior to his senior. In recent matches, Islam has performed well against world-class grapplers such as Davi Ramos or young talent Arman Tsarukyan.

It can be said that Rafael Dos Anjos is the most famous challenge. He is also the most difficult that Islam has to face. Even though its peak period, but the level and comprehensiveness of the “RDA” is a worthy test for Islam to win a ticket to the Top 10 light category.

Zabit vs. Yair – Two beautiful striking punches were also targeted for UFC 254

Finally, the matchup between the two most beautiful striker Featherweight: Zabit Magomedsharipov vs. Yair Rodriguez is also scheduled.

The venue has not been determined yet, but UFC 254 will likely be moved to “Duel Island” – Fight Island instead of Las Vegas as recent events.

Is Israel Adesanya vs Paulo Costa scheduled at UFC 253?

After the waiting time, the two hottest talents of UFC Middleweight, Israel Adesanya, and Paulo Costa were scheduled to face off at UFC 253.

According to sources from the Combate site of Brazil. UFC mid-range match between defending Israeli champions Adesanya and Paulo Costa – the second-ranked puncher in the weight category will take place at UFC 253 in September.

Paulo Costa and confirmation for next September

Initially, UFC 253 was expected to be led by the title match between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethhje. The exact venue has not been determined yet. It will be either in Las Vegas or the “Duel Island” in Abu Dhabi. Costa has made audiences believe that the UFC is placing a lot of expectations on the sales of this event.

Besides, about the possibility that Khabib could not return in September after his father’s death, Adesanya vs. Costa could also be an alternative to the event’s main match. Although not as charismatic as Khabib, the match between the two punches above is also what UFC audiences are expecting.

Israel Adesanya vs. Paulo Costa finally has a formal appointment

Since the time before taking the throne in 2019, Israel Adesanya has talked with Paulo Costa about the possibility of competing for the championship. Currently, both boxers have an unbeaten record in the professional MMA when entering this match.

Israel Adesanya (19-0 MMA) is the defending mid-tier UFC champions. The Nigerian-born New Zealand puncher is considered to be the most skilled standing martial artist in the tournament at the moment. In return, Paulo Costa (13-0 MMA) is also considered the most capable fighter to usurp the throne “The Last Stylebender” with his fierce attack.

Israel Adesanya will face Paulo Costa as a coach

Not only on the ring, but the two hottest UFC middle-class punchers will also add a new responsibility. It is the coaching position of The Ultimate Fighter.

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) – UFC’s popular reality TV show is expected to return soon. That is confirmed by President Dana White in a series of recent interviews on social networking site Reddit.

President Dana White only reveals the return of The Ultimate Fighter. He did not add any more details about the show that made audiences curious. Who will be the coach of the upcoming TUF season, who will lead the clash of new talent to the UFC.

When the UFC fight island events are taking place?

UFC Fight Island events are going to take place this October in Abu Dhabi. Dana White, UFC President, has confirmed Khabib Nurmagomedov will return to the octagon cage at the next Fight Island event.

UFC president confirmed Khabib will return in October at Fight Island event

Previously, Fight Island took place for 4 days, starting with UFC 251 on 11/7 and 3 events on July 15, July 18, and July 25. In particular, UFC 251 will have 3 championship matches. To ensure safety, the event took place without any audience.

Abu Dhabi is the venue for the UFC 251 event from July 12. It witnessed Kamaru Usman defeat Jorge Masvidal to successfully defend the semi-middleweight championship belt. UFC President Dana White seemed very pleased with what happened here and confirmed that the Fight Island event will return to Abu Dhabi in October with the biggest star Khabib Nurmagomedov.

With what UFC President Dana White has announced, fans will have a chance to witness Khabib Nurmagomedov’s octagon cage re-release in Abu Dhabi in October. The lightweight champion was unable to play after successfully defending his belt at UFC 242 last September. At the upcoming event, the betting odds for the fight island seem to be unpredictable.

The Eagle must miss the battle with Tony Ferguson at UFC 249. If he wants to regain his belt from interim champion Justin Gaethje, the Russian boxer will have to defeat his opponent at the Fight Island event in October to come.

When the UFC fight island events are taking place?

After all, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return schedule in the Justin Gaethje match was confirmed by UFC President Dana White himself on October 24. Accordingly, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s opponent is still the person who currently holds the temporary title – “The Highlight” Justin Gaethje.

This will be the UFC lightweight championship match as expected. Currently, the location and event of this match has not been determined. However, it is likely that the Great Khabib – Gaethje war will take place at UFC 254, or UFC 255.

Initially, Khabib – Gaethje match was expected to lead UFC 253 on September 20. However, the events of the family greatly affected the preparation of the match for the Russian boxers. Perhaps this is the main reason why UFC decided to reschedule Khabib to fully focus on this match.

Is Jorge Masvidal really avoiding the competition with Usman?

Suggesting a rematch with Nate Diaz while probably competing with Kamaru Usman, is there any evasion from Jorge Masvidal?

On the eve of UFC 249 in April, Jorge Masvidal and defending champion Welterweight Kamaru Usman challenged each other to appear at the event. In particular, the Nigerian champion has accused Masvidal of not accepting competition, though he still claims that he is “free” and ready to confront anyone.

Recently, Masvidal’s suggestion of a rematch with Nate Diaz has made his theory of dodging Usman a reality. Although at the present time, Masvidal is a boxer with achievements, popularity and has built up a gripping story with the champion.

Masvidal is the most viable name for a title match against Kamaru Usman

Playing MMA since 2003 with nearly 50 times of the upper stage, only in 2019 did Masvidal’s name really reach the “world” status. Even during the first 7 years of joining UFC, “Gamebred” has not really won any competition. The BMF belt he earned when defeating Nate Diaz at UFC 244 was just a symbolic title.

Therefore, Masvidal’s act of not promoting a fight with Usman was considered to be a dodge and wanted to cling to the temporary glory of the BMF title. Some even argue that the Miami-based puncher is afraid of losing and losing the position to try to build in 2019.

Leon Edwards – the boxer who has an 8-match winning streak is the No. 2 contender candidate at Welterweight.

Currently, the Welterweight class has the most potential UFC fighters. Besides Jorge Masvidal and Leon Edwards, another emerging name, Gilbert Burns, has just made the list.

Defeating the former King Tyron Woodley at UFC on ESPN 9 over the weekend, Gilbert Burns immediately rose to No. 1 on the Welterweight chart. The absolute overwhelming performance of “Durinho” helped him to win the 6th straight and the first opportunity to compete at UFC right before his eyes.