Khabib Nurmagomedov defeats Conor McGregor in UFC fiasco

UFC 229 ended with a black eye for the sport with a brawl after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor. Nurmagomedov (27-0) was able to defend his 155-pound championship by submitting McGregor (21-4) at 3:03 of the fourth round. What happened afterwards is detailed here, and this fiasco starts to make the UFC look more like the WWE. How will Dana White fix this mess?

  

Amanda Nunes destroys Ronda Rousey

It was a brutal end to Ronda Rousey’s career. With all the hype following her beatdowns of opponents, we had some fools discussing whether she could beat Floyd Mayweather. Now we see that Rousey doesn’t have much of a chin, and she’s pretty terrible if her opponent stays on her feet and makes her box.

Amanda Nunes destroyed Ronda Rousey in less than one round by teeing off on her face. Holly Holm beat Rousey with her boxing, and Nunes took that formula and used it for a brutal victory.

I guess we can all assume Rousey will be sticking to Hollywood and acting going forward.

  

Rise of UFC

This video offers an interesting perspective on the rise of UFC as a business. Lorenzo Fertitta is the CEO of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, and he and his brother Frank along with their friend Dana White bought the once failing brand for just $2 million. Fertitta explains how he and his team turned the business around and created the amazing UFC brand.

  

Dana White addresses possible Mayweather-McGregor fight

Will Conor McGregor ever fight Floyd Mayweather? Dana White explains in the interview above that this will only happen if Mayweather goes through him.

  

Betting on UFC 181: Johny Hendricks v Robbie Lawler

Everyone who follows the UFC is excited about the second meeting between Robbie Lawler and Johny Hendricks, which will take place in December. However from a UFC betting perspective, this is actually a pretty hard one to call, as there are factors that render it unusual. For starters few are used to evaluating Lawler as a challenger, as he has been defeated once in the last 18 months, with his only loss coming when Hendricks took him down at UFC 171 in February 2013. His record stands at 24-10-0, but he will seriously have to be at the top of his game to defeat the Bigg Rigg.

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