Former interim UFC lightweight champion, Justin Gaitzy, could replace Dustin Porrier and go out to fight Conor McGregor.
This was reported by the famous sports columnist Ariel Helvani.
“First of all, sources report that the fight between McGregor and Porrier is not approved – the contract is not signed,” the ESPN journalist is quoted as saying. “The problem is not with McGregor – he is in business and really wants to resume his career. The reason is the same, which did not allow the match between Porrier and Ferguson to take place on October 24. Porrier appears to be trying to make a better deal, and negotiations have reached an impasse. The UFC told me that they can replace Porier with Gaitji if McGregor agrees to it”
Recall that the fight of Conor McGregor and Dustin Porier is scheduled to headline the UFC 257 tournament in Las Vegas on January 23.
Maga Ismailov: “I will never fight with Fyodor!»
Popular Russian fighter Magomed Ismailov, who finished with a technical knockout of Alexander Emelianenko in the previous match, answered a question about whether he is considering a fight against Fedor Emelianenko.
“No, I will never fight with Fedor,” Ismailov said. “I can’t even afford to think about fighting with Fedor. After the fight with Alexander, I could turn everything around in one word and create a supershum in Russia, taking the microphone and just shouting ” Fedor!”, without explaining anything else. But it’s not me – I don’t do that. I respect Fedor, I respect what he did for us, for MMA, so I would never do that” we
Remind that at the moment Magomed Ismailov is preparing for a fight with Ivan Shtyrkov, who will head the ACA 115 tournament on December 12.
Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson’s title fight canceled
The largest MMA promotion continues to lose its main events. Less than a day after the cancellation of the fight between Islam Makhachev and Rafael DOS Anjos, the last numbered UFC event this year lost its main event.
The ESPN resource, citing informed sources, reported the cancellation of the women’s Featherweight title fight between Amanda Nunes and Megan Anderson, which was supposed to headline the UFC 256 tournament in Las Vegas on December 12.
Later, this information was confirmed by Anderson, who wished the current champion a speedy recovery, and also stated that the title fight will take place at the beginning of next year.
“I wish Amanda a speedy recovery,” wrote a contender for the championship belt on Twitter. “The UFC is moving the fight to the beginning of next year. The goal remains the same. I’ll be ready!»
Thus, in the card of the UFC 256 tournament there remains one title confrontation – the Bantamweight championship fight between Peter Yan and Aljamain sterling, which, most likely, will become the new main event of the number show.