UFC news – Conor McGregor vs Khabib Nurmagomedov prediction made
Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has revealed he doesn’t think Conor McGregor will ever avenge his 2018 loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“I don’t like the style matchup for him with Khabib,” ‘The Underground King’ told the Score MMA. “I don’t think he has enough experience in that realm to overcome Khabib at any point.”
Alvarez, however, does reckon McGregor would get the better of both Tony Ferguson and Justin Gathje, who will face one another for the interim lightweight title on May 9.
He added: “I think Conor would put Tony away.
“I’d like to see him fight Gaethje, but I’m off the belief he beats Gaethje.
“But I would like to see the fight. I’d still like to see it.”
UFC news – Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov speaks out
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, has spoken out after his admission to hospital, insisting he’s in good spirits.
The Dagestani coach was taken to hospital in Makhachkala on Saturday after exhibiting pneumonia and flu-like symptoms.
The 58-year-old has been treated for his symptoms and tested negative for COVID-19.
He told Russian news agency TASS: “I feel fine, everything is well.”
UFC news – Dana White discusses UFC 249
UFC 249 Dana White reckons the reshuffled UFC 249 card – which will take place in Jacksonville, Florida on May 9 – will be one of the best events the promotion have ever held.
In an interview with TMZ, the 50-year-old said: “From top to bottom, it’s probably the best card we’ve ever had. The main event is Tony Ferguson vs. Justin Gaethje, which is a ridiculous fight. The co-main event is Henry Cejudo vs. Dominick Cruz. Ridiculous. Francis Ngannou vs. Jair Rozenstruik. Ridiculous.
“Jeremy Stephens and Calvin Kattar, Greg Hardy and Yorgan de Castro, Cowboy Cerrone and Anthony Pettis, Aleksei Oleinik vs. Fabricio Werdum, Carla Esparza vs. ‘The Karate Hottie’ Michelle Waterson, Uriah Hall and Jacare Souza, Vicente Luque vs. Niko Price, Bryce Mitchell and Charles Rosa, Ryan Spann and Sam Alvey. Stupid card.
“Three-and-a-half hours of fights on ESPN. The prelims are three-and-a-half hours on ESPN. Then we go to pay-per-view (on ESPN+)”