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Conor McGregor will be away from UFC until next year

After a series of questions about Conor McGregor’s future with UFC, President Dana White finalized the Irish star’s plan in 2020.

Has Conor McGregor really retired? This question is probably only the Irish star can decide for himself. As for UFC, President Dana White confirmed this information is true in 2020. Appearing on the My Mom’s Basement podcast, White said he didn’t have any plans with Conor until the end of this year. This is true of previous UFC executive statements.

Conor’s appearance on the stage required the approval of Dana White

Despite owning a media company – managing his own boxers, Conor McGregor has not ended his contract with UFC. Therefore, the fighting activities of the Irish puncher still need to be approved by UFC.

It can be said that with this information from Dana White, it will be difficult for the audience to see Conor appear on the octagon cage again in 2020. This may also be a consequence of the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. UFC’s activities, when an arena without an audience it will be difficult to satisfy the UFC superstar.

Conor McGregor as one of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2020

In 2019, Conor McGregor’s net worth reached $ 110 million, of which $ 85 million came from his victories in the octagonal cage. He also signed major advertising deals with Burger King, Beats by Dre, Monster energy and Reebok.

Currently, Conor McGregor competes with a relatively low frequency, about 12 months to play once in the match against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in January. However, that alone has helped Conor McGregor pocket up to 32 million dollars and is in the top sports players making money in the world for every minute of competition in 2020.

To make it easier to imagine how valuable the Conor McGregor punch is, OGBL has relied on data from the list of the world’s highest-paid athletes in 2020 (for one year to June / 2020) of Forbes.

Now, Conor McGregor has retired, but his influence in the world MMA village is still very large. In addition to making money from fighting, Conor McGregor is currently the owner of the wine company Proper No. 12 and also a shareholder of many companies, large and small. The fact that this fighter created his own promotions also shows that he is likely to become a boxing boss in the future.

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Betting on boxing

Revealing the will to fight GSP, Khabib takes advantage of the betting table

Upon revealing his intention to confront George St Pierre, Khabib received great support from the betting community when rated higher.

The return of Khabib Nurmagomedov in late October was confirmed by UFC president Dana White. However, besides the match of course must take place with Justin Gaethje to protect the throne, another opponent is also expected to be the last name encountered “Eagle Dagestan”. That is the legend, former two-weight champion George St Pierre.

It was a declaration of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Canadian fight in April 2021 in the 30th match of his career. Comments received over 14,000 likes and hundreds of responses after only a few hours of posting.

George St Pierre is the name Khabib wants to face in the last match

As soon as Khabib had news of his return to the will of confronting George St Pierre, bookmakers around the world announced the odds for this match.

Accordingly, Khabib is superior to (-200) compared to (+170) of George St Pierre. According to this calculation, a mermaid needs to put $ 200 in order to get $ 100 in case Khabib wins. Conversely, if you just bet $ 100, the bet will earn $ 170 if the winner calls the name GSP.

It can be said that Khabib is more appreciated because he is at his peak of form and in the continuous playing time from 2018 to the present. In return, after a long break from 2017, age has prevented George St Pierre from receiving too much confidence for a victory.

Khabib is on the upper hand compared to GSP in the betting world

More interestingly, also in Joe Rogan’s post, Conor McGregor – Khabib’s rival did not show interest in this match. He only leaves a sentence referring to the cause of his previous defeat against the champion.

Earlier, when asked about the 30th match at Khabib’s wish, chairman Dana White fully supported the champion’s opinion. Even though the fighter was George St Pierre, a retired player from early 2019, not a superstar like Conor.

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Boxing

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Justin Gaethje return at the end of October

Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s return schedule in the Justin Gaethje match was confirmed by UFC president Dana White in late October this year.

Stopping rumors of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return after his father died earlier this month, UFC President Dana White confirmed that “Dagestan Eagles” will return to the ring on October 24 this year.

Accordingly, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rival is still the person who currently holds the temporary belt – American boxer “Highlight” Justin Gaethje. The match will be the light unification championship as expected. Currently, the location and event of this match have not been determined. However, according to the timeline, Khabib vs. Vs. Gaethje will lead UFC 254 or UFC 255.

Earlier, sources familiar with the matter said Khabib had returned to training towards a 30-0 goal and met legendary George St Pierre before retiring. However, Khabib has not confirmed anything about this information.

Khabib has started to return to training to prepare for the match

Initially, Khabib vs. Gathje is expected to lead UFC 253 on 20 September. However, family events have greatly affected the preparation of the match for the Dagestan fighters. Perhaps this is the main reason why UFC decided to reschedule Khabib to fully focus on this match.

The UFC executive, Dana White, insists that the lightweight champion will have the right to choose his opponent in the last match of his career.

Currently, Khabib Nurmagomedov has returned to training after his father’s mourning period. However, his manager revealed very negative news – “Eagle” intends to play only two more games at UFC before retiring.

Of course, this decision partly comes from the influence of Father Khabib when he wants his children to finish their career with 30 victories, the ideal number for an MMA fighter.

According to UFC’s original plan, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s 29th match will be the confrontation with Justin Gaethje in September. As for the 30th opponent, according to Father Khabib’s wishes, it should be the legendary George St Pierre (GSP).

Dana White gave Khabib full control over the final opponent

This is not the first time Dana White has endorsed the Khabib vs. battle plan. George St Pierre. However, the success of the match schedule still came from the Canadian puncher when he had not clearly revealed his intention to return to the ring.

Along with the issue of age, weight is also something that hinders the match. When playing in Lightweight (155lbs) or Welterweight (170lbs), the disadvantage is obviously one of the two boxers before they hit the floor.

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Boxers

The famous couple in the martial arts world

Like a movie, these close brothers have dominated the martial arts for a long time that no one can surpass them.

1. The Klitschko brothers

No need to use too many words to talk about these two brothers. The Klitschko brothers have dominated heavyweight for more than 10 years. In particular, his brother Wladimir Klitschko had an unbeaten chain that lasted from 2004 to 2015. One of his most famous rivals is Alexander Povetkin and David Haye.

Meanwhile, his brother Vitaly Klitschko plays with a lower frequency, Vitaly’s achievement table is also really respectable. He lost only to Chris Byrd and legendary Lennox Lewis in a controversial match. Vitaly Klitschko has respectable power, he has 41 KOs in his 45 wins.

2. The Charlo brothers

Another pair of boxing brothers is storming at the moment. 2018 could have been another successful year for the Charlo brothers if Jermell Charlo did not face the confusing defeat against Tony Harrison in a year-end match. On December 22 last year, the joy of the Charlo twins was not complete when Jermall Charlo kept his winning circuit while Jermell again stumbled.

The close twins have been sweeping Boxing’s super welterweight and middleweight classes since 2007. Although 2018 didn’t end as expected, the Charlo brothers are still a scary force at Boxing.

3. The Diaz brothers

One of the most famous brothers and sisters in the world in terms of innocent, muddy, aggressive levels is unlike anyone. Although the Diaz brothers did not really win consecutive victories, they were always the factors that attracted the viewers by the unlike anyone disruptive acts.

Another element of the “Diaz Bros” brand is that of stubbornness. Win or lose, confronting the Diaz brothers is not easy. Diaz’s way of exchanging attacks is not afraid of collision and the ridiculous ability to withstand blows of the Diaz brothers always brings eye-catching entertainment to viewers.

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Deiveson Figueiredo is negative with coronavirus The Flyweight belt battle may be saved

Fortunately given the opportunity to compete for the second Flyweight belt, now the only obstacle for Deiveson Figueiredo is the evil COVID-19 virus.

Scheduled for the Flyweight belt at the UFC reunion on July 18 at UFC’s Fight Island, bad news came to Brazilian boxer Deiveson Figueiredo

First medical examination results before Figueiredo moved to Duel Island showed that he was positive for COVID-19. Boxers born in 1987 are at risk of 2nd time not touching the championship belt.

However, luckily, during the 2nd test, Deiveson Figueiredo gave negative results. According to information from the management of the 32-year-old boxer, this could be a sequel from the COVID-19 infection two months ago.

Deiveson Figueiredo is temporarily negative with coronavirus in the last inspection

Even so, to be able to reach the upper house on July 18, Figueiredo still needs to pass two required rounds of COVID-19 when it arrives on the Island of Fighting this weekend. If successful, his title battle will proceed as planned, otherwise, Alexandre Pantoja will be the replacement if Figueiredo re-positive for the evil virus.

At the end of February, Figueiredo defeated TKO Joseph Benavidez in the second half in the Flyweight belt match. However, by exceeding the standard weight of 125lbs makes Brazilian boxers unable to win the championship.

Defeating TKO Joseph Benavidez but Figueiredo still could not win the belt due to overweight

With the second chance, surely, the COVID-19 test with successful weight loss is the goal that “God of War” needs to overcome in order to play as intended.

Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez are expected to lead the UFC Fight Night 172 event on July 18 (July 19 according to Vietnam time). This is the third event in a series of 4 nights of UFC competition on Fight Island of UFC in July.

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Dana White is confident that Conor McGregor will return in 2021

UFC president is not surprised if Conor McGregor announced returning to the ring next year. Busy with matches on Fight Island and UFC 251, UFC president Dana White must not forget the retirement announcement that caused the tumultuous MMA of Conor McGregor.

However, contrary to previous times, White was quite apathetic and even claimed to never contact Conor to talk about this issue. He insisted he would consider Conor to be a retired martial artist.

Conor McGregor made his retirement announcement in early June

After the match against Donald Cerrone at UFC 246, Conor McGregor returned to his native Ireland and began his activities as the COVID-19 epidemic spread in this country. On the UFC side, President Dana White said the reason why Conor has not returned because it has not been able to find a suitable opponent on both sides.

It is hard to find a suitable opponent for Conor

Ranked No. 4 at Lightweight, Conor McGregor no longer has a lot of options for the upper stage when now the most viable names are only Tony Ferguson and Dustin Poirier – the same punches in the Top 5 of the weight class.

Will Conor McGregor retire or not, and who will be the Irish fist punch nodded in agreement for the return date? Perhaps this question still takes time before Conor regains interest in playing again.

Does UFC no longer need McGregor?

Although Conor McGregor has retired a while ago, it now seems that UFC no longer needs his box office charm. The match between Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman in the semi-finals at UFC 251 helped the event attract 1.3 million purchases via cable television, the highest number UFC has earned since 2.4 million.

According to UFC, the number just lost was quite impressive because Masvidal had not been in the plan to attend the event before, but his presence just 6 days before the event witnessed a sudden increase.

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UFC is having a hard time due to Covid-19

UFC is having a hard time organizing the event because their fighters are continuously attacked by Covid-19.

As expected, Pedro Munhoz will stand at UFC Fight Night 172 on July 16. The opponent of Brazilian boxers is Frankie Edgar. However, the UFC has confirmed that Pedro Munhoz has been positive for Covid-19 and has never returned.

Pedro Munhoz has Covid-19

The UFC is currently looking for an alternative and the match with Frankie Edgar on July 16 will continue as usual. However, with too much time and the mandatory requirements of medical examination, it is possible that Edgar’s debut in the chicken weight class (53 – 55 kg) will have to be rescheduled.

Pedro Munhoz (18-4-1 MMA) is a 7th ranked fighter in the UFC chicken rankings. The Brazilian puncher has been blocked from a 3-match winning streak when facing Aljamain Sterling at UFC 238. With the forced withdrawal from UFC Fight Night 172, Munhoz’s time to return to the championship race will be greatly interrupted.

UFC Fight Night 172 currently has 8 matches scheduled, the match is the confrontation between Calvin Kattar and Dan Ige in featherweight class (61-66 kg).

There have been 4 matches canceled or affected because of Covid-19, besides the Battle of Munhoz – Edgar there are also matches Vinicius Moreira – Modestas Bukauskas, Anderson dos Santos – Jack Shore and Carla Esparza – Marina Rodriguez.

In addition to Munhoz, Moreira, along with Dos Santos, were infected with Covid-19, causing the matches with these fighters to change. A coach of Marina Rodriguez was positive for the virus so although Marina was not positive, UFC had to move this match to another event.

Before Pedro Munhoz, another Brazilian boxer Gilbert Burns was also positive for Covid-19 and withdrew from the title match at the imminent UFC 251. So, the players attending the upcoming martial arts events are very worried. UFC President Dana White has not yet commented on the incident.

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Conor McGregor unexpectedly challenged WWE president Vince McMahon

Targeting the CEO of the world’s leading wrestling tournament, Conor McGregor always knows how to polish his name.

Conor McGregor retired, which was one of the top MMA news in June. Even Dana White and Conor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh confirmed this to be true.

And recently, TheMacLife page continued to post stormy information: Conor McGregor wanted to encroach into the wrestling arena to perform WWE by challenging … President Vince McMahon.

In addition, Conor himself used his personal account to share the above post with the content “McMahon vs. McGregor CEO Flashmatch ”, a reference to the confrontation between him and the president of WWE empire – Vince McMahon.

Conor McGregor offered to switch to WWE by challenging President Vince McMahon

Was intended to attend WWE in 2017, however, this intention of Conor McGregor did not materialize. This is also considered the reason why Conor quickly turned to the Boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Conor’s gait is said to be cosplaying from Vince McMahon’s pitch walk.

The second time he revealed his intention to join WWE right after announcing his retirement from the MMA world, surely, many viewers were wondering if this would be another decision of Conor to roam, or continue to be just a how to make an Irish boxer grab the attention of the martial arts community

WWE champion Drew McIntyre warned of the challenge of Conor McGregor

Drew McIntyre, who holds the WWE championship, warns Conor McGregor of his intention to challenge the venerable president Vince McMahon.

Challenge WWE president Vince McMahon is the latest news Conor McGregor – UFC superstar brings to the audience. Of course, a shocking statement to get attention is something everyone understands when talking about this act of “The Notorious”.

But the current WWE champion Drew McIntyre did not consider Conor’s words to be a joke. Even McIntyre directly warned Conor about his intentions.

Drew McIntyre’s post about Conor’s intention to encroach

Winning the WWE title in early 2020, Drew McIntyre is the newest champion of the world’s largest performing wrestling tournament. The Scottish wrestler defeated 6 opponents, including the most famous champion Brock Lesnar in the important match to ascend to the throne at WrestlerMania 36.

It can be seen that Conor McGregor’s “invitations” to WWE not only attracted the attention of MMA fans. Now, even the champions of this tournament have to speak out about that intention, showing that the attraction of “The Notorious” is still huge after the announcement of the retirement of MMA in early June.

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The most noticeably fierce boxing matches recently

The boxer launched 232 punch knock-out opponents quickly

The puncher had a scary knock-out screen, using 232 punches to knock out the opponent.

The Covid-19 pandemic still has many complicated developments, so most of the martial arts events cannot take place. Although the United States is heavily affected by the disease, managers still organize mixed martial arts tournaments such as UFC, Bellator, Titan FC …

Joining boxing events in the US, over the weekend, Mexicans also held a boxing tournament in Mexico capital. The most notable competition took place in the super chicken class (58.97 kg) between the two home punchers, Miguel Berchelt (28 years old) and Eleazer Valenzuela (25 years old).

With a longer age and more experienced experience in battle, Berchelt played ahead of the young opponent in 5 rounds. In the sixth half, the 28-year-old puncher defeated his opponent after a series of punches described by Marca newspaper (Spain) as “brutal”, AS (Spain) said that this was a “wild” match.

In the post-match video compilation on social networking platform Youtube, Top Rank Boxing has statistics that Berchelt has hit 232 shots on target in a knock-out victory against Valenzuela.

After 39 games, Berchelt won 38 wins and lost only once, including 34 knock-out opponents. Loser Valenzuela spent the 39th match, losing the 14th, having 21 victories and 4 draws.

Fight for 25 minutes and then go to the emergency room

The UFC Fight Night event took place over the weekend with a very interesting focus match. Hosts Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker (New Zealand) offer fans a spectacular display with a total length of up to 25 minutes (playing 5 rounds, 5 minutes each).

From the first moments of the first half to the last second, the two punchers showed what the most quintessential they have. They repeatedly launched quality punches and strikes towards the opponent and stood firm until the last second.

The match closed with a victory for Dustin Poirier with a score (48–47, 48–47, 48–46) against Hooker and according to The Sun (England), both winners and losers were hospitalized shortly thereafter. The organizers decided to vote for this match as “the best of the night” with a prize of US $ 50,000 for winner Dustin Poirier.

The Daily Mail (UK) said that this is the “best match” in 2020 of UFC. After receiving medical treatment in the hospital, despite many wounds all over the body, the health of Dustin Poirier and Dan Hooker was stable.

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Boxing history

Did you know: Boxing was once on the verge of extinction?

Boxing is a sport with a long history. But in a long period of history, it once stood on the verge of extinction.

Around the 17th century BC, boxing through the Mediterranean island of Crete spread to ancient Greece. From the frescoes unearthed at the ruins on Santorini Island on the Aegean Sea, one can see the posture of a teenage boy fighting Boxing.

At a site on the Aegean coast of the 5th century BC, scientists also discovered a pair of porcelain vase with pictures of two people fighting Boxing. Archaeological findings in the Mesopotamian plateau also discovered the relics of Boxing activity 1700 years ago.

In addition, Ancient Greek Mythology tells of the 1000-year-old Prince of Athens, Sahias, who mastered boxing, practicing this type of Boxing. Contemporary, in ancient Greece Boxing is considered a sport of competition. These things make it clear Boxing was very popular in ancient Greece.

Boxing is the 3rd oldest sport after running and wrestling. In ancient Egypt, Boxing was a very flourishing sport. Then came the time of the ancient Roman Empire, due to the Roman emperor Theodores issuing a ban on Boxing so the sport seems to have stood on the verge of extinction.

At the same time, in fact, people no longer loved Boxing. The main reason is that the form of Boxing has changed, Boxing is no longer a sport that makes people enjoy anymore. It has turned into a form of entertainment that satisfies a part of the privileged class in society, while simultaneously showing its devastating side.

Boxing was once virtually eradicated in history

At that time, the privileged class captured criminals, prisoners, and Boxing practicing slaves. They arrested these men when fighting, with their hands wrapped in a special rope, which contained weapons such as pieces of steel, pieces of lead and barbed wire. When forced them to fight is very brutal brutal.

In the eyes of this privileged class, those who fight even if they die will be nothing small. They see fighting like children playing toys, playing around with criminals or being taken prisoner.

Another reason is that in Europe, horse-riding is a sport of the nobility began to flourish. The development of techniques on horseback limited the development of Boxing. People gradually stopped practicing Boxing. Boxing began to decline until almost disappeared.

Thereafter, over 1200 years, until the 17th century, in boxing was revived and developed again. During that 1200-year period, boxing was almost eradicated, and it was unnoticed by everyone.