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Conor McGregor’s teammate unsure if he’ll ever fight again after Mayweather

Gunnar Nelson is unsure if McGregor will ever fight again if he beats Mayweather.

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Recent rumours have suggested that UFC lightweight Conor McGregor would walk away from a fight with Floyd “Money” Mayweather a cool $75M US. If they are true on top of McGregor’s reported $40M US earnings last year he would have plenty to retire from fighting and give his family the high life for generations to come.

Teammate, friend and fellow UFC fighter Gunnar Nelson recently spoke on submission radio and he said that if McGregor was to walk away with a win he is unsure that he would ever fight again.

“You never know what he’s going to do next. If he beats Mayweather, I’m not sure that he will ever fight again, to be honest. I don’t know, but I could see him just floating off and doing something else crazy.”

Nelson is basing his comments on his experience with McGregor and that he know’s him very well. He doesn’t think that he will want to go back to purses which would nearly less than 40x his Mayweather earnings.

“I don’t really see what he wants to come into the UFC again for. I’m not sure. Obviously there’s always something. But he’s also having a baby, and I’m not sure where his mind is going to be. He’s going to have a ton of money anyway. Maybe he’ll do another boxing match or something if it goes well. Maybe he’ll get more money there and be more interested in that. I don’t know, we’ll see I guess. I have no idea.”

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Michael Bisping set to take on Vitor Belfort in London

Bisping to take on Belfort at UFC London in March

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Following the news that Vitor Belfort’s matchup at UFC Fight Night 124 had been scrapped at the last minute, it looks like he won’t have to wait long to find a new opponent.

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Vitor Belfort was supposed to make his final walk to the Octagon tonight to face off against Uriah Hall, in what he says would be his final career fight – However, Hall was unable to make it to the weigh-ins after suffering an alleged seizure and so the bout was scrapped.

Now it looks as though the UFC has found a replacement fight for Vitor Belfort, one which could make for a night of double retirements. Globo has reported that the UFC is set to make Michael Bisping vs Vitor Belfort the main event of UFC London, set to take place in March.

Bisping who recently lost his Middleweight title to a returning Georges St-Pierre and then suffered a devastating knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum just three weeks later has expressed his desire to fight one last time in London before he retires from the sport.

Bisping has already met with Belfort in the past, to pair traded kicks and punches in 2013, where Belfort head kicked Bisping and then finished him off with subsequent punches in the second round.

Although the UFC has yet to confirm the booking, this would be a perfect curtain call for both fighters, and a great addition to the UFC London card which features a rematch between Jimi Manuwa and Jan Blachowicz. Top Welterweight prospect Darren Till is also rumoured to be appearing on the card.

What do you think of this potential match up? Sound off in the comments below.

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Ronda Rousey closing in on WWE deal?

Could we see the former UFC bantamweight champion in a WWE ring?

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Ever since Ronda Rousey became the poster girl for women’s MMA, talk of opportunity away from the sport begun to arise.

Although she made a cameo appearance at Wrestlemania 31, rumours of Ronda Rousey signing with the WWE grew bigger when she was thought to have ‘retired’ from the UFC.

On December 30, 2016, Ronda Rousey‘s highly anticipated UFC return ended in heartbreak when she suffered a TKO loss to Bantamweight champion, Amanda Nunes, just 48 seconds into the first round.

After her disappointing loss and speculation of her retirement, Ronda Rousey was strongly linked with a move over to the WWE, and now, just over a year later, the rumours could finally be coming true.

 

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On Tuesday night, Ronda Rousey was seen exiting an expensive restaurant and shared a joke with a TMZ representative who questioned her on her meeting with Triple H.

“I really enjoy fine dining”

 

Also spotted leaving the area on that night was WWE Legend, Triple H.

 

 

Will Ronda Rousey join the WWE? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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Jon Jones Entertains The Idea Of Facing Brock Lesnar.

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Earlier this week rumours where spreading about a MMA super-fight. Between former light-heavy weight champ Jon Jones and former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar. Although there has been no confirmation that this fight will happen, Jones has welcomed the idea of it.

 

He recently spoke to fans via Facebook and had this to say: I would love to fight Brock Lesnar,” Jones continued. “He’s a massive dude, it would be a massive draw, really big for the sport. It would be a great challenge. That’s a big old boy. I doubt Brock Lesnar would take that fight, though. I definitely wouldn’t try to wrestle with him the whole time. I can’t tell you what I would do.”

Jones Vs. Cormier.

Before Jones can even get into negotiations about moving up to heavyweight, he first has to beat Daniel Cormier. Jones will face Cormier at UFC 214, Saturday July 29th. If Jones does come up victorious, he may live up to his promise of moving up a weight class. But another obstacle which stands in the way of the fight happening is Lesnar‘s suspension. Brock Lesnar was rumoured to be entering the USADA testing pool, following his suspension for P.E.D’s. It is said though, that promotion executives refused to comment on the matter.

 

There hasn’t been much news on the return of Lesnar to the UFC, but it is still a possibility it could happen. MMAThread will keep you up to date as that news unfolds.

Would you like to see Jon Jones take on Brock Lesnar? Do you think Lesnar is past his prime?

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Dillon Danis – “Conor McGregor will return to the UFC”

Will Conor McGregor ever return to the Octagon?

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After the mega-fight between UFC Lightweight champion Conor McGregor, and Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather was officially scheduled, MMA fans everywhere began questioning whether the Irishman would return to the Octagon after his rumoured $100M+ payout in his first ever professional Boxing match.

Although Dana White has claimed that Conor McGregor has expressed his interest in returning to the UFC later this year, there are still many who doubt him, but one man who remains confident of his return, is his continuous training partner, Dillon Danis.

 

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While speaking with TMZSports, Dillon Danis spoke about the cross-promotional super-fight between McGregor and Mayweather and the possibility of ‘The Notorious‘ returning to the UFC.

 

Also mentioning that he has options, will Conor McGregor ever return to the sport of MMA?

Will McGregor make a return to the UFC? What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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