UFC 209: Conference Call. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson engage in war of words.

UFC 209: Conference Call. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson engage in war of words.

The UFC 209 media call happened today and Tyron Woodley, Stephen Thompson, Tony Ferguson, and Khabib Nurmagomedov all chimed in. Wonderboy and Tyron kept their answers simple and civil. Khabib and

Ferguson and Nurmagomedov engaged in a few heated exchanges. Tony Ferguson was the one who seemed to continue escalating things. He got easily agitated and the result were a few unpleasant back and forths with Nurmagomedov. March 4th can’t come soon enough for the two lightweight contenders.

Highlights of the call.

“I’m just excited. I’m a complete martial artist. I’ve got the power, the ground game, endurance and mental toughness to put anyone away. I’m just excited that I’ve got one more opportunity to prove that I’m the greatest welterweight of all time.”
-Tyron Woodley

“I’m not worried about GSP right now. I don’t have time to go back and forth on that roller-coaster ride.”
-TW

“What did he do to me in that last fight to make should make me concerned? I’m not the one that got knocked down four times in one round.”
-TW

“This is another fight. There’s no other difference, he’s just another name on the wrestling chart. I’ve always looked at it that way.”
-Tony Ferguson

“I have no injuries, nothing. I’m gonna break this guy.”
-Khabib Nurmagomedov

“You ain’t breaking shit.”
-TF

“Why are you worried about my weight?”
-KN

“Because you’re fat, dude. You never make weight and your conditioning sucks.”
-TF

“My wrestling is far superior and my style is completely different than his.”
-TF

“If you are so confident, why are you running away from this fight?”
-KN

“There’s nobody fu**ing running from you. You’re a punk. You’re a fu**ing bully, just like everybody else at AKA. Nobody’s running. The only person that’s fu**ing running is fu**ing Conor.”
-TF

“What I want to do is break your face. I want to break your arm.”
-KN

“I need to be mindful of his power and have to hit and move, baby.”
-Stephen Thompson

“This should be the main event. I don’t know why Stephen Thompson and T Woodley are the main event.”
-TF

“Because I’m a world champion.”
-TW

“(Conor McGregor) Go do what you gotta do and come back when you’re ready to be a man.”
-TF

“I think this is the greatest match-up in the UFC lightweight history.”
-KN

“I don’t need the money. I just want to beat your ass.”
-TF

“I’m a fu**ing machine now. You have no idea what you’re dealing with. You just woke me up!”
-TF

*Laughing* “You’re just funny.”
-KN

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A most unpleasant animated Valentines Day for Dana White.

A most unpleasant animated Valentine's Day for Dana White.

February 14th, 2017 will go down as a most unpleasant Valentine’s Day for Dana White. Through the eyes of Mojahed Fudailat’s animated video, everything goes South for the boss.

In all fairness, every video Mojahed posts, things do no go well for Dana. Surprisingly in his last animated video, Dana White survived. Don’t start cheering for his survival just yet. The video ends by saying, ‘to be continued’.

This can only mean that there is a gruesome ending coming for Dana in part two. The video posted today is technically part 1.5.

Casted with some of the usual suspects like Joe Rogan, Conor McGregor, and Khabib Nurmagomedov; It’s just a nice ‘Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you that actually care about this Hallmark holiday.

Hey Dana, be nice to Ariel Helwani. That man gave you chocolates.

Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 209 Q & A highlights

Khabib Nurmagomedov UFC 209 Q & A highlights

As part of fight week for UFC 208, the UFC did a little something different to promote its following pay-per-view event, UFC 209. Khabib Nurmagomedov, the #1 ranked lightweight, sat down for a Q & A session in Brighton Beach, a predominantly Russian neighborhood of Brooklyn. Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to face Tony Ferguson for the … Read moreKhabib Nurmagomedov UFC 209 Q & A highlights

Khabib Nurmagomedov: “If you want to fight with me, you can fight me in the street or inside the cage.”

Khabib Nurmagomedov: "If you want to fight with me, you can fight me in the street or inside the cage."

Well now… Khabib Nurmagomedov has some things to say! Khabib spoke with TMZ Sports and I think it’s safe to say that he’s done messing around. When you read the quotes, read them like you are Ivan Drago. It makes it sound way better.

Tony Ferguson

“I’m going to broke his arm. I’m going to smash this guy. Make him tired. Broke his arm. Make him tap.”

Khabib boxing Floyd Mayweather

“If you want to fight with me, you can fight me in the street or inside the cage. I’m not boxer. I’m MMA fighter.”

Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather fighting

“They can fight. It’s okay. They can make pay-per-view. Lot of shit like this. But, you know I’m UFC fighter. I’m not boxer.”

McGregor or the title

“Conor has to be careful, because I’m going to smash Tony Ferguson. After, I’m going to smash Conor McGregor. After this one, people will begin forgetting about this guy.”

“I don’t care about him. I only care about title. This is what I want. I don’t care about Conor or Floyd Mayweather.

How he’s the ‘Floyd Mayweathwer’ of MMA

“Floyd Mayweather is one of the greatest boxers, but I think I am the Floyd Mayweather in MMA. 24-0 now and I think I can become 26-0. 10-0 in the UFC. Undefeated and undisputed lightweight champion. I want to become the greatest lightweight ever. This is what I want.”

The real reason Travis Browne left Edmond and the return of ‘head movement’.

The real reason Travis Browne left Edmond and the return of 'head movement'.

Mojahed Fudailat has stepped it up with his 3D animated MMA videos. This is his second video this week and it’s exactly what we want out of a Mojahed Fudailat Youtube video. We will never get sick of hearing Coach Edmond Tarverdyan’s “Head movement.”

Judging by the video, Travis Browne is plenty sick of it. It turns out that the real reason he left Edmond, was because he can’t fly a single propeller plane worth a damn. Of course, in true Mojahed fashion, things go awry quickly.

Khabib Nurmagomedov appears, after Ed and Travis’ crash landing in the Russian mountains. Khabib does his best to console the injured coach, but not really. Actually, quite the opposite.

 

Khabib vs. Ferguson for interim LW title is finally official

Khabib vs. Ferguson for interim LW title is finally official

In what might be one of the worst kept secrets for a huge fight, the top two contenders in the lightweight divsion, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson, are officially booked for UFC 209. FINALLY. And it will be a 5-round battle for the interim lightweight title. Ferguson (22-3) is on an 9-fight win streak and … Read moreKhabib vs. Ferguson for interim LW title is finally official

Tony Ferguson locked, loaded, and tested for Khabib

Tony Ferguson locked, loaded, and tested for Khabib

UFC 209 is shaping up to be one hell of a card. Yesterday we broke the news that the main event would feature a UFC 205 rematch between welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and #1 contender Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Their first fight ended in a draw so no one is disappointed to see them run it … Read moreTony Ferguson locked, loaded, and tested for Khabib

Nurmagomedov: I want to beat Tony Ferguson. Take interim bullsh*t belt. Then after, Conor for the real belt.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: I want to beat Tony Ferguson. Take interim bullsh*t belt. Then after, Conor for the real belt.

Khabib Nurmagomedov is never at a loss for words. Ever. Not even when he’s fighting. In his last fight with Michael Johnson, he was talking while punching. For all the talking Khabib does, his fighting is even scarier. He wants that UFC Lightweight Title and he wants it right now. If that doesn’t happen, he’ll … Read moreNurmagomedov: I want to beat Tony Ferguson. Take interim bullsh*t belt. Then after, Conor for the real belt.

*Exclusive* AKA’s Javier Mendez talks Cain, AKA, and more

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MikeSwick.com sat down with AKA owner and head coach Javier Mendez. The first thing we spoke about with Javier was related to Cain Velasquez. Everyone wants to obsess about his back pain. We wanted to know how Cain is looking a week before his rematch with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207. “Right now, Cain is … Read more*Exclusive* AKA’s Javier Mendez talks Cain, AKA, and more

Dana White: “The next fight could be Conor vs. Khabib.”

Dana White: "The next fight could be Conor vs. Khabib."

And just like that the lightweight title picture got even more interesting. Over the past few days there was talk from Jose Aldo about being offered an interim lightweight title match and current champ Conor McGregor maintaining that he’s not relinquishing his title anytime soon. Then there’s #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov practically pleading for a fight with Conor while allegedly turning one down with Aldo. Well, add another wrinkle to that equation.

While speaking with FOX5 in New York promoting UFC 208, UFC president Dana White discussed the company’s interest in putting on an invent in Russia. “We’re focused very heavily on Russia right now. There’s tons of talent coming out of Russia, and a lot of fans. There’s a fighter named Khabib who’s from Russia, and he’s insanely popular. The next fight could be Conor vs. Khabib.”

Could be is the integral phrase there. As we’ve seen with the UFC anything can or cannot happen, no matter how much it is being talked about. A match bewteen Conor and #1 ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been talked about heavily ever since Conor claimed the title at UFC 205.

 

 

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Khabib and Holloway strike back at Aldo

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Khabib & Ferguson engage in Twitter war.

Khabib Ferguson

Both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson feel they are the number 1 contender for the UFC Lightweight Championship. Both of them happen to be correct. Neither man will get a shot at that title any time soon, because current champion Conor McGregor, is on a much needed vacation from the spotlight. Strange things have been … Read moreKhabib & Ferguson engage in Twitter war.