The Nevada Athletic Commission suspends McGregor and Nurmagomedov for at least 10 days after their fight at UFC 229 ended with brawls spreading into the crowd. The suspensions are effective from October 15th but could be extended after the events have been investigated further. Nurmagomedov says he will quit UFC if one of his fellow fighters is punished for his role in the aftermath of the Russian’s victory over McGregor last Saturday.
Nurmagomedov beats McGregor with a submission win in Las Vegas to retain the lightweight title. Nurmagomedov dominated the fight before submitting McGregor late into the fourth round. McGregor struggled to evade Khabib’s clutches and was forced to eventually tap out from the chokehold.
According to the UFC’s official statistics, McGregor was taken down a total of three out of seven attempts by Nurmagomedov, which he struggled to get up from. Before getting the fourth round submission, Nurmagomedov also landed 70 significant strikes and 104 total strikes. McGregor on the other hand, only landed 50 significant strikes and a total of 96 overall.
With the victory, Nurmagomedov improved his unblemished record to 27-0 and retained his lightweight title.
McGregor is spotted doing squats in Central Park, using a person as a weight.
Danis shares photos of himself and McGregor working on the mats at Hamptons Jiu-Jitsu school in New York.
Solid training session today in the Hamptons.
To celebrate 25 years of existence, the UFC publishes a list of the top 25 fights in the promotion’s history. The McGregor vs. Diaz rivalry is awarded the top two spots. The first fight, which Diaz memorably won by submission is the runner-up to the dramatic five-round majority decision won by McGregor.
#5 – Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard II (January 2011)
#4 – Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald II (July 2015)
#3 – Mauricio Rua vs. Dan Henderson I (November 2011)
#2 – Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz I (March 2016)
#1 – Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II (August 2016)
McGregor is given a two-month suspension from all sport on medical grounds. The ban prevents McGregor from another fight – boxing or MMA – until at least October 26 and no physical contact at all until October 11. At the end of the ban period, Nevada State Athletic Commission will ask McGregor, 29, to take a medical exam. McGregor was spotted with a black eye hours after the fight, but otherwise looked in good shape. A medical suspension is given when a fighter is “determined by a physician to be unfit to compete” until “it is shown that he or she is fit for further competition.”
McGregor is set to overtake Cristiano Ronaldo on the Forbes athlete rich list, following his super-fight with Mayweather, which is expected to earn him around £77m — and that’s not including endorsement deals. Ronaldo topped the list this year with earnings of £71m. McGregor is renowned for his predictions, and foresaw overtaking Ronaldo when Ronaldo visited him in training last year.
McGregor: You were number one on the Forbes list, I was like number 35 or something. I’ll get up. Maybe next year I’ll get you.
Ronaldo: I don’t think so.
McGregor piled on more than a stone in weight in the hours before the fight with Mayweather. At Friday’s weigh-in he tipped the scales at 153lb — just under the 154lb limit for the contest. Then he started to refuel and rehydrate so that he claimed he was back to his ideal “fighting weight” of 170lb before entering the ring. McGregor reached the 154lb weigh-in limit by drinking little water over several days and not eating carbohydrates.
Floyd Mayweather beats Conor McGregor in the tenth round with a TKO. McGregor starts strong in the first two rounds. In the third round the fighters grapple more, with McGregor getting a warning for hitting Mayweather on the back of the head. In the fourth round, Mayweather comes back, while McGregor’s energy lowers. From the sixth round, Mayweather attacks aggressively. In the ninth McGregor appears very tired, with Mayweather going for the kill. In the tenth the referee stops the fight. Mayweather:
We talked about he’s a tough competitor. I told him that I owed him for the Pacquiao. He’s a lot better than I thought he was. He was a tough competitor, but I was the better man tonight. Out game plan was to go to him…Me and my dad talked about it. We wanted him to use all his heavy shots early…I guaranteed everybody that this fight wouldn’t go the distance. I want to thank all the fans around the world, and from Ireland, for coming…This was my last fight. Tonight I chose the right dance partner. Conor McGregor you’re a hell of a champion.
I took the early rounds pretty handy. He’s not that powerful, but he’s composed. Fair play to him. He’s had a great run. They should have let me keep going…I was just a little fatigued…I’ve been strangled on live TV and came back. I thought we were closed…Of course [I’ll get back to the UFC]…I’m just happy I’m here in the flag, with the fans.
According to a document obtained from the Nevada Athletic Commission, McGregor will take home a disclosed purse of $30 million, which is 10 times bigger than any public one he’s made in the UFC. Mayweather will make $100 million. Both McGregor and Mayweather will both make much more than those purses in total. McGregor has said he’ll make upwards of $100 million for the bout, while Mayweather has floated that he could make $300 million. McGregor’s highest public purse up until this point was $3 million for his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August 2016 at T-Mobile Arena.
McGregor weighs-in at 153 pounds, one pound under weight, and 3.5 pounds heavier than Mayweather.
He looks like dogsh*t. Blown up. Full of water. That’s the worst shape I’ve ever seen him. I’m gonna breeze through. 153! I’m a professional. I make weight…I put in the work, as everyone can tell… I’ll be a lot bigger [when I get into the ring]. [I’ll be] 170. You can’t beat us. We roll in and we take over. Las Vegas is Ireland now…I won’t go nowhere other than the center of the ring. So let’s see who can take it. He’s over there twiddling his thumbs…I see a man afraid.
Mayweather weighs in at 149.5 pounds, 4.5 pounds underweight.
I’ve been here before. I know what it takes. He did a lot of [talking] but tomorrow it comes down to the fighters. Weight doesn’t win fights. Fighting wins fights…It won’t go the distance. Mark my words…I just want to thank the fans. The will become the greatest last fight also…The fans can’t fight for you. It comes down to the two competitors. 49 times I went out there it was one on one.
The Official Weigh-In for McGregor vs Mayweather is happening now. McGregor weighs 153 pounds. Mayweather weighs 149.5 pounds.
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Malignaggi fights McGregor, shortly after arriving on a cross-country flight. Their spar is described by Tiernan Bradley as a “full-on fight”. Bradley:
I was in Paulie’s corner and although he hasn’t fought since March and is retired, he’s getting sharper by the day. You can see he’s still a class operator, and it was an interesting spar to watch – more a full on fight actually. Conor told us all when Paulie came into camp ‘this is not a spar, I want to fight him. I’m ready for a war’.
We had 12 rounds of sparring last night. It was good work, hard work. I actually wasn’t too thrilled that they wanted me to go twelve rounds 24 hours after getting off a cross-country flight. Especially when I hadn’t worked all last week, so I wasn’t thrilled and I kinda came into the gym last night with a bit of a chip on my shoulder and the sparring got intense, it got heated. We went 12 hard rounds and I think I made my point last night I’ll say that. Basically, don’t f— with me. I’m here to help, I’m here to do the best I can for you guys, so don’t try to take advantage of me. Don’t try to make like you’re running a two-time world champion out of your camp or whatnot. Honestly I questioned last night whether I could go twelve rounds and the first five rounds of back-and-forth action, I wasn’t really sure I could go the full twelve. Then as we got to round six, he started fading a little bit and that’s when I really tried to dig in there and that’s when I said you know what I’m going to stay in here, I got a point to make tonight. I managed to last until about 12, but in rounds 11 and 12 he came back and put it on me. I just totally gassed out in the eleventh and twelfth. So we returned the favors to each other last night.
WME-IMG, owners of the UFC, set a $10 million asking price for the title sponsor of the McGregor-Mayweather fight. The $10 million would nearly double boxing’s largest single-fight sponsorship, the $5.6 million that Tecate paid for Mayweather-Pacquiao in May 2015. The sponsoring company would get its logo at the center of the ring at Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena, its branding on ring girls, on two of the ropes and in the two nonfighter corners of the ring. The deal also includes sponsorship of the first minute of every round on the broadcast and $500,000 in tickets. For $5 million sponsors can buy one of the fighters’ corners that would include signage in that corner, sponsorship to the broadcast corner cam and $250,000 in tickets.
Bradley, a six times Irish champion with a record of 98-2, joins McGregor’s camp. Insiders say he has been chosen because his style is similar to Floyd Mayweather’s.
So it’s official!! I’m Team McGregor, contracts signed for the next two weeks I will be one of his three sparring partners down here in Dublin! Great opportunity to be apart of one of the biggest fight in combat sports history which should surpass all records! I will give my all to make sure McGregor is at his best so we can really make history! ☘️??
Johnson, ex-UFC fighter and former Manny Pacquiao sparring partner, announces he has joined the McGregor camp.
GOD is so good to me!!! ITS OFFICIAL!!! IM TEAM MCGREGOR!!! Headed to Ireland to help out the legend himself Conor mcgregor for his upcoming bout against Floyd mayweather which is stated to be the biggest fight in combat sports history! I was fortunate enough to be apart of the biggest boxing fight in history when I helped manny pacquiao prepare against Floyd mayweather, now I’ll be apart of this mega fight which should surpass all records…ESCONDIDO stand up!!! I will give every ounce in me to make sure mcgregor is at his best so we can really make history!!!
During the weigh-ins for a Universal Reality Combat Championship event in the Philippines, Kiko Matos comes face to face with opponent Baron Geisler for a staredown. After squaring off for the cameras, Matos puts his hand behind his back where he is handed a squirt-bottle full of his urine. Then he pulls the trigger and spraying his own urine into Geisler’s face.
Baron, drink my piss.
During a fight with Braidwood at the Shaw Conference Centre in Edmonton, Hague is knocked out in the second round. Hague, who had a 1-2 record as a pro boxer before the fight, falls heavily to the canvas, appearing to smack his head on the mat. He is able to get back to his feet and stumble backstage, but falls seriously ill just minutes later and is rushed to hospital. Close friend and fellow MMA fighter Cody Krahn wrote:
As many of you know Tim suffered a severe knockout in his boxing match. Once we got Tim backstage and with the doctor we could tell he needed to go to the hospital. Tim is currently in a coma. He had to have surgery to relieve pressure from his brain.
In Rio de Janeiro, Holloway beats Aldo to become the undisputed featherweight world champion. Halfway through the third round Holloway puts Aldo on the mat and rains blows onto his opponent’s face. Jose is not able to get back up and after Hollway repeatedly hits the back of Aldo’s head the referee calls an end to the fight at 4m13s.
Dana White where’s my 50K? I want my check!
— UFC (@ufc) June 4, 2017
In 53rd second of the first round of their light heavyweight bout at LFA 13, Reyes takes advantage of Powell’s taunt to land a leg kick to the side of his head, knocking Powell out.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) June 3, 2017
Conlan says he will be joining McGregor’s camp in preparation for the fight with Mayweather.
[Conor] asked me would I come down and be a part of his camp. He would like me to be part of his camp for the fight if it happens. He didn’t even say if it happens, he said he would like me to be a part of the camp for the fight. I’m not saying I’m going to spar him or nothing. He wants me to come down and be part of it and experience it all with me. I think it’ll be a fantastic opportunity to go down and do that. I definitely bring something to the table. I’d definitely be able to spot things, if things are wrong, if he’s throwing punches wrong, little things people who aren’t in boxing do naturally. There’s a lot of things I’d be able to give him pointers on, or tips on…I’m not going to say I’m going to teach him how to beat Floyd Mayweather!
During Dorian’s bout against Lecat at Max Muay Thai Stadium in Pattaya, Thailand, both fighters land flush blows on each other at the same time, resulting in a double KO that knocks each man to the canvas. Price is the less hurt of the two and manages to rise from the canvas before the 10-count, winning the match.
It happened again – doubler! knock down & knock out
Dorian Price Ko's Jonathan Lecat – Max MT pic.twitter.com/9mRXvtmjqb
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) May 21, 2017
In the first round of a bantamweight bout at Centurion FC 1 Davis has to stop punching Malsam to tell the referee that the fight is over. Davis is awarded the fight via TKO. Davis:
Had to stop the fight myself because the ref seemed to want me to kill the guy.
Joshua knocks out Klitschko in the eleventh round at Wembley to retain his world heavyweight title. At one point Joshua looked to be in serious trouble, and was dropped by the Russian in the sixth.
At the UFC 210 early morning weigh-in, Cormier requires two attempts to make weight. Cormier initially weighs 206.2-pounds, which would have likely caused his fight with Johnson to become a non-title bout. However, the New York State Athletic Commission allows Cormier a second attempt, where he weighs in at 205-lbs, losing almost a pound and a half in a few minutes. NYSAC officials deny Cormier was pushing down on towels to disperse his weight.
Garner, who says he is a strength coach & nutrition specialist, says that Rousey has joined his team.
McGregor announces a partnership in Ireland with HR Owen, the high-end car dealer.
I am now officially teaming up with @HROwen and @hrowenvipservices to change that! We are in the process of building a network here where we will bring multiple high end luxury motor vehicles on to Irish shores for sale and supply!
Ahead of his clash with Cody Garbrandt in the Ultimate Fighter finale, Dillashaw has a sparring session in California with Lomachenko.
At the lightweight KnockOut Promotions (KOP) fight between Nehm and Brink in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Brink gets a knockout, and Nehm goes down. In a dazed state Nehm starts to choke the referee. Nehm’s cornermen are able to intervene and stop their fighter, before the referee loses consciousness. Brink is awarded the win, his third in the tournament.
The Shamrock FC 285 bout between Vasquez and Cazares ends with both fighters knocking each other out, and Vasquez getting a badly broken nose. Despite the injury, Vasquez is declared the winner as he was able to get to his feet first.
At Octagon Fighting Sensation 11 Atalwal secures a guillotine on Golaszewski from the clinch, before picking him up and spinning him around several times like a helicopter. After several seconds the referee steps in and saves Golaszewski, giving Atalwal the win.
WHAT WAS THAT ??? Carousel guillotine ! Ajimal Atalwal (Afganistan) vs. Krzysztof Golaszewski (Poland) – Octagon Fighting Sensation 11 pic.twitter.com/8ozru9Yv8k
— Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) March 4, 2017
Dana White confirms St-Pierre has officially signed his new contract with the UFC. The news follows reports that St-Pierre and the promotion were in the process of finalizing a multi-fight contract which the terms of had already been agreed upon.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) February 17, 2017
Frampton loses for the first time in his professional career as Santa Cruz beats him on points at the the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas to regain the WBA featherweight title. One judge scored the fight a draw, but the other two favoured Santa Cruz 115-113. Frampton asks for a rematch in Belfast. Santa Cruz:
He is a great fighter and a great counter-puncher. It was tough to change my style. In my head I wanted to go for it, but I was told to box him and that’s what I did. I am a man of my word. Let’s go again.
Leo probably deserved it. It was my fault and I want to apologise to the travelling fans. I hope we can do it again – we need to do it again…My feet were a bit slow. I needed to let my hands go a bit more when I got close. We had a fantastic training camp, I felt completely prepared. I feel like I’ve let the people down.
Garrett records the world’s fastest knockout, with a head kick that flattens Heron in 1.13 seconds.
In a unanimous decision Garbrandt beats Cruz after five rounds to become the UFC bantamweight champion. Garbrandt ends the first round with a cut over his right eye. In the third round a headbut leaves Cruz bleeding from a deep cut over his left eye. In the fourth round Garbrandt drops Cruz four times.
It sounds amazing. I’ve been waiting to hear that and visualise that since I was 12years old…I thrive on that [trash talking] environment. Hats of to Dominick. He’s the champion for a reason.
Garbrandt then gives the belt to a young fan.
— #UFC207 (@ufc) December 31, 2016
Nunes retains the bantamweight championship, defeating Rousey in 48 seconds with a TKO.
I am dedicated fighter and I had my team behind me. All those guys have made me an amazing fighter and brought me onto another level. This is my moment. She had her time, she done her actress parts – thank you Ronda Rousey but right now I am the champion. I prepared my mind, body and spirit. I know they love Rousey but I was ready for this fight. I trained for this girl since my first fight in UFC. I am the best on the planet…I knew I was going to beat the shit out of Rousey like that.
Rousey and Nunes will appear at the official weigh-in for UFC 207 at 6pm/3pm ET/PT (11pm UK time) live from T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
Holloway beats Pettis with a TKO in the interim featherweight title fight in the night’s main event at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Holloway stopped Pettis at the 4:50 mark of the third round. Holloway:
We’re trying to fight (Jose) Aldo, so I thought I’d call him Waldo – Jose Waldo. Hashtag Jose Waldo, and tell him meet me in Brooklyn in February. Let’s get the real one!
During Mannheim Harbor Brawl 5 in Germany, Wroblewski dislocates his left shoulder while throwing a looping overhead right. He heads back to his corner to seek assistance. Tschapelia comes over to Wroblewski’s corner and pulls his arm, setting it back in position. The bout continues and Tschapelia wins with a one-punch knockout (not shown in video).
The UFC confirms McGregor has vacated his featherweight title, and that Aldo, who defeated Frankie Edgar for the interim title at UFC 200 in July 2016, is now the undisputed champion of the division. The UFC 206 main event on Dec. 10 between Max Holloway and former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be contested for the interim featherweight title.
McGregor beats Alvarez to become lightweight champion, and take two belts. After three knockdowns in the first round, Alvarez is beaten in the second by KO at 3:04.
— UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) November 13, 2016
McGregor and Alvarez appear at the UFC 205 Ceremonial weigh-in. Alvarez (to boos from the audience):
I’m here to represent the beast coast, the East Coast, I’m gonna silence all of you.
This is just another day for me. I do this every week. Raise double gold. Ireland stand up, we’re about to do it again.
McGregor makes his weight at the official UFC 205 weigh in. When he steps up to the podium the lights in the room go out. His recorded weight is 154.4 pounds.
— MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) November 11, 2016
McGregor and Alvarez will appear at the UFC 205 official weigh-in at 6pm/3pm ETPT (11pm UK time) live from Madison Square Garden in New York City.