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Before the ceremonial weigh-ins for UFC 227 went down the company held it’s “mega-presser” . And boy it has sent UFC fans into a tizzy. While the majority of opponents were gracious with each other there was some exceptions. DARREN TILL and TYRON WOODLEY ; face each other September 8th in Dallas at UFC 228, had to be separated and continued to chirp at one another. As did middleweights who square of November 3rd in NYC; ISRAEL ADESANYA and DEREK BRUNSON. Kind of surprising was the back and forth between JUSTIN GAETHJE and JAMES VICK. They fight at UFC Fight Night 135 on August 25th in Nebraska. James said that after he wins, there’s a bunch of people he’s gonna call out.

During the Q and A with the press; JOHN MORGAN of MMAJUNKIE point blank asked Dana White if there was any update on Conor-Khabib. His response was “hey we’re still working on it”. Although recently both fighters talking (separately) to TMZ had said, it’s gonna happen soon they were really close on a deal. Conor even posted on social media a video of him laughing maniacally. But there was a definite “buzz” in the auditorium that something was gonna be said. Then after the q and a session was done, Dana picked up a mic and said, “oh yea, we have one more thing we wanna show you”. Then on the video screen was footage of Khabib, then Conor, followed by the “Brooklyn bus attack”, and more footage; with the Conor audio “surprise surprise mutha f*** the king is back”. Then the date Saturday October 6 UFC 229 came on the screen. With the crowd going bananas Dana giggled and said; “sorry John Morgan I lied a little bit, they’re not here, but the fight is done”!!

Despite all the big fights announced, there’s one big fight left unannounced. NATE DIAZ – DUSTIN POIRIER is main event worthy, at least on paper. However; before that video package finished, Nate had tweeted  “i’m not fighting on that show f- the ufc” ; and stormed out of the building. His opponent Dustin; responded in the like with “i ain’t fighting on that show either f- the ufc”.  As a co-main it’s sad we only get 3 rounds of those two. But UFC 230 at MSG is yet to have a main event. PPV main events are reserved for mega fights, or title fights. That leaves 3 possible options:

1- a DANIEL CORMIER defense of 1 of his belts, 2- the AMANDA NUNES – CYBORG superfight, or 3- MAX HOLLOWAY defending or a solution to the featherweight title.


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