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Keep up to date with all the latest fight news, gossip and trash talk from around the world of MMA on Tuesday.
UFC’s Chechen-born Swedish prospect Khamzat Chimaev recalls 2018 trip to confront Conor McGregor ‘in the streets or at the gym’ for insulting Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Khabib Nurmagomedov says he wants to fight UFC legend Georges St-Pierre – not Conor McGregor – to go 30-0 if he unifies lightweight titles by beating Justin Gaethje.
‘You know why? Because I’m on the [expletive] card,’ says Jorge Masvidal, after Dana White insists UFC 251 is ‘trending as big as a fight I’ve ever seen in my career’.
SCMP MMA argues each fighter’s case for victory as interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje looks to do the unthinkable and topple undefeated king Khabib Nurmagomedov.
Before UFC 249 played out, Eddie Alvarez said he thought Justin Gaethje would need to implement a ground game against Conor McGregor because ‘I was able to catch him’.
UFC commentator and podcaster extraordinaire Joe Rogan says his hit YouTube show will remain free and Spotify will have no creative control.
Dominick Cruz lashes out at referee Keith Peterson after controversial stoppage in his bantamweight title fight against Henry Cejudo, saying ‘I wish they drug tested’ official.
Aleksei Oleinik cherishes split decision win against former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum in Florida – ‘if you want to be a legend you have to fight with legends’.
Bryce Mitchell puts on a grappling clinic against Charles Rosa on the UFC 249 prelims, with one judge scoring all three rounds 10-8 for ‘Thug Nasty’.
Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza seen with fellow fighters in hotel at official UFC 249 weigh-ins, in an Instagram story video uploaded by Fabricio Werdum which is later deleted.
Divisional rankings for MMA, kick-boxing and Muay Thai will be updated after each ONE event, decided by an independent panel of media and former fighters.
Chael Sonnen tells former UFC rival Jon Jones to steer into his ‘dirty’ reputation after light heavyweight champion’s latest brush with the law, because ‘the gig is up, everyone knows’.
Israel Adesanya continues war of words with Tyron Woodley after former UFC welterweight champ says he might move up to challenge ‘The Last Stylebender’
UFC champ Jon Jones tells Anthony Smith ‘a douchebag more like me could’ve completely had his way with you all night’ following violent home intrusion.