Conor McGregor vows to leave Eddie Alvarez ‘unconscious’ and take his title at UFC 205

The Irish MMA star said that Alvarez poses him no threat and also had some choice words for the WWE roster

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Conor McGregor expects an easy fight as he moves up a weight class to take on Eddie Alvarez in the headline event at UFC 205 in November .

The Irish MMA star is hoping to become the first ever fighter to hold UFC belts in two separate weight classes, and had some disparaging words for Alvarez, who he will face in the octagon on November 12th in New York City’s Madison Square Garden.

Speaking in a live Facebook video Q&A for the Lad Bible, McGregor said: “I don’t think he poses any threat.

“He’s tough, he’s a tough kid. He’s got some good fights under his belt, good experience.

“I’m expecting him to come in and fight with his heart but I don’t see it going well for him. I feel he will be unconscious.”

Asked if his brand of psychological warfare verges on disrespectful, he said: “This is the fight business, I’m not going out thinking ‘psychological warfare’.

“That last press conference… I walked in happy, positively. I’m set for life. I am set for life. My family will never go hungry.

“I just wanted to enjoy it. Then they try and come at me, the whole lot of me. But if you want to come at the king you better be prepared because the king will come and take you out.

“It’s all fair in this business. Anything goes in this game. It’s a ruthless business. And I’m the most ruthless.”

When asked about disparaging comments he made towards the WWE roster earlier this year, he again reiterated his disdain for professional wrestling.

“Yeah – they’re dweebs! The whole lot of them,” he said.

Asked if he would ever make the switch from UFC to WWE in the future, McGregor said: “Maybe as CEO – maybe to take Vince out of the chair. But I don’t know.”

While Ronda Rousey is the only UFC fighter to appear in WWE after featuring in Wrestlemania 31 alongside The Rock last year, several wrestlers have made the transition to UFC competition, including Brock Lesnar and CM Punk – who lost his long-awaited debut fight at UFC 203 to Mickey Gall.

McGregor’s last fight was at UFC 202 in August, where he got revenge over welterweight fighter Nate Diaz after the American forced him to submit at UFC 196 in March – that’s still the only blemish in is UFC career, which currently reads 8-1 (20-3 MMA).

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Source: mirror.co.uk

Conor McGregor to walk away from MMA after UFC 205 due to strained relationships

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UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor left the MMA world stunned back in April when he took to social media to announce his retirement ahead of UFC 200. At the time, McGregor was slated to fight Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 200 in a highly anticipated rematch.

While the MMA community speculated as to whether or not McGregor’s retirement was real, or simply a negotiation tactic, McGregor and his team maintained that he featherweight champ was truly retired. It was only when UFC President Dana White announced that McGregor’s retirement would result in him being stripped of the featherweight title, and would have USADA ramifications that McGregor revealed that he wasn’t retired. Ultimately however, McGregor refused to fly to Las Vegas to do a press conference for the event, and as a result was subsequently pulled from the entire card.

With that being said, McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, has recently been open about the fact that McGregor only plans to stick around for another 2-3 years before hanging the gloves up. In addition, McGregor has stated on occasion that his plan has always been to take the fight game by storm, rise to the top, and then retire.

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Ahead of McGregor’s UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez on November 12th, the featherweight champion apparently has a big announcement “out of left field” to make according to UFC President Dana White. While there has been no official word yet as to what the announcement is, a report from SmackHisFace.com has revealed that after UFC 205 McGregor will announce his retirement from MMA.

According to the report, teammates at SBG Ireland have stated that the stress of press conferences, media and television obligations, and training, in addition to fighting, have put strain on McGregor’s relationships back home, and as a result he will walk away from the sport for a “significant amount of time” in order to “get his life in order”.

In addition, it has been revealed that McGregor, who will give up one of the titles if victorious according to Dana White, will be relinquishing both title belts.

Source: http://www.bjpenn.com/

UFC fighter Josh Samman dead

UFC fighter Josh Samman  died 05 October 2016 morning in South Florida. He was 28 years old.

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Samman was found unresponsive in his apartment last Thursday by a friend, who discovered the fighter alongside his roommate and friend Troy Kirkingburg. The friend immediately called 911 and began CPR until police arrived.

When authorities arrived on the scene, Samman was still unresponsive and Kirkingburg, 28, was found dead. No foul play was suspected.