UFC 249 is a pay-per-view event put on by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) on May 9 in Jacksonville, Florida. The main event features Tony Ferguson vs Justin Gaethje for the interim title. The co-main event features UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo defending his belt against former champion Dominick Cruz.
Tony Ferguson says he will be ‘back to business’ after his medical suspension from the Justin Gaethje fight runs out; lightweight Dan Hooker offers to fight him on return.
UFC president Dana White, who accused Last Week Tonight host John Oliver of using ‘selective facts’, confirmed that his lawyer secured the ‘UF-Sea’ trademark.
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’.
Dana White says clip of Last Week Tonight host John Oliver criticising UFC 249 and ‘Fight Island’ is the ‘perfect example of how you can control the narrative’.
Eddie Bravo says Tony Ferguson fighting Conor McGregor ‘makes most sense’, and reveals ‘El Cucuy’ is already training again after brutal UFC 249 war with Justin Gaethje.
Eddie Bravo reveals he ‘froze’ when entering the Octagon to give Tony Ferguson advice before fifth round against Justin Gaethje, and says throwing in towel ‘crossed my mind’.
Justin Gaethje took inspiration from Bruce Lee’s famous ‘be water’ motto as he tried to stay emotionless at UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson – ‘you can’t be swayed by anything’.
Tony Ferguson tells Khabib Nurmagomedov to ‘keep training for the real finale’ as he returns show of respect to UFC lightweight champion after shock loss to Justin Gaethje.
UFC interim lightweight champ Justin Gaethje shuts down Conor McGregor’s demands for fight, telling him ‘Dustin Poirier’s sitting there ready to go like I was for three years’.
Conor McGregor says Paradigm Sports Management would be ‘embarrassed’ to represent Tony Ferguson after he was ‘fumbling over his feet like a buffoon’ in Justin Gaethje loss.
Dominick Cruz says Jeremy Stephens told him he had to carry UFC referee Keith Peterson back up to his room before because ‘he’s so hammered’ as he doubles down on criticism.
Henry Cejudo posts picture of himself sleeping with UFC belts and customised pillows adorned by faces of Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw and Dominick Cruz after shock retirement.
UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic insists he is going to fight Daniel Cormier for a third time as contender Francis Ngannou knocks on the door for a title shot.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and manager Ali Abdelaziz return fire on social media after Conor McGregor calls the UFC lightweight champion ‘an embarrassment to real fighting’.
Conor McGregor taunts Tony Ferguson after TKO loss to Justin Gaethje, saying his preparation for fight was ‘embarrassing’ and Dustin Poirier would do the same to him.
Conor McGregor tries to goad new UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje into fighting him next instead of Khabib Nurmagomedov, tweeting ‘I’m going to butcher you’.
Daniel Cormier says that if Stipe Miocic won’t fight, the UFC needs to match him up with Francis Ngannou for the heavyweight title – ‘it’s a simple as that’.
Justin Gaethje isn’t entertaining a fight with Conor McGregor any time soon, but says ‘I’ll go to Ireland and do what I gotta do’ after he gets done with Khabib Nurmagomedov.
UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov tells Tony Ferguson to keep his ‘head up’ before warning new interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje ‘I will never fall’.
Tony Ferguson posts a video strutting to Midas Touch in his gown and drip, and shows off his broken orbital bone in hospital bed selfie with his wife after UFC 249 heartbreak.
MMA fighters required to sign waiver that states they can lose money if they criticise or state the company lacks appropriate health and safety measures.
Dana White plays down fears of coronavirus transmission after infected Jacare Souza was filmed mingling with fighters at UFC 249 hotel in Jacksonville, Florida.