There have been many recent advancements in the MMA world within the past day. Unfortunately, fans may not always catch the most important events in their favorite sports due to time constraints and busy daily schedules. But fear not, as we have returned with another daily roundup to keep you informed on the most recent news.
First, we will discuss Dana White’s desire to host events at the recently built MSG Sphere Arena. Next, we will turn our attention to Islam Makhachev, who stated his goal of winning another UFC championship. Lastly, we will conclude our news roundup with Stipe Miocic, who shared his thoughts on potentially retiring after facing Jon Jones.
Dana White is organizing a UFC event at the MSG Sphere on Mexican Independence Day.
The UFC event, Noche UFC, was a huge success, despite the controversial outcome. It earned over $2 million in ticket sales. CEO Dana White is committed to hosting another event next year on an even larger scale. He also has his sights set on the $2.3 billion MSG Sphere in Las Vegas as the location for the next Mexican Independence Day celebration.
Dana White expressed his desire to host the Mexican Independence Day celebration at MSG Sphere, stating that it would make for an amazing show. He also commended the Madison Square Garden Company during the Contender Series press conference.
Conor McGregor’s recent statements about USADA have shed light on his desperation for a fight, causing a shift in his attitude.
Conor McGregor’s recent comments regarding USADA have exposed his eagerness for a fight and brought about a change in his demeanor.
Dana White stated that the creators of Madison Square Garden accomplished an impressive accomplishment with the creation of the Sphere. Despite this, the CEO of UFC had full confidence in their skills as he sees them as leaders in the arena industry.
Islam Makhachev has his sights set on winning another UFC title.
The current lightweight title holder is preparing for a rematch against Charles Oliveira at UFC 294. In a recent interview with ‘ESPN’, Islam Makhachev expressed his desire to dominate another weight division, specifically welterweight. He hopes to challenge the victor of the Colby Covington vs Leon Edwards fight.
“I am currently under contract, so I will fight whoever the UFC chooses without any hesitation,” stated Makhachev. He also expressed, “I have confidence that I can defeat the winner of the Edwards vs Colby match.” It is not unexpected that the fighter from Dagestan desires to hold the welterweight title. Numerous athletes have aspired to become dual champions, and even Colby Covington has called out Islam Makhachev in the past. It is possible that this bout may occur in the future.
Will Stipe Miocic retire after his fight against Jon Jones?
Stipe Miocic, a former UFC heavyweight champion, is set to make a comeback in November to face Jon Jones. This will be Jones’ first defense of the heavyweight title and Miocic’s first fight in over two years. In an interview with ‘MMA Fighting’, the part-time firefighter and UFC fighter discussed the possibility of retirement after facing Jones, following Jones’ statement about potentially retiring after their fight.
Despite being 41 years old, Stipe Miocic is not heavily considering his future. He is currently focused on delivering a strong performance. Miocic stated, “I considered retirement after my first UFC fight… but right now, my main focus is November 11.” He added that he will contemplate his future after his upcoming fight. Only time will tell what his decision will be.
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