Glover Teixeira ‘Didn’t Think Much’ of Misha Cirkunov’s Power Prior to TKO Victory

In the early moments of their featured light heavyweight contest, Glover Teixeira looked out of his depth against Misha Cirkunov at UFC on Fox 26.

UFC on Fox 26 Bonuses: Marquez, Stewart, Taleb, Di Chirico Receive $50K Awards

Julian Marquez, Darren Stewart, Nordine Taleb and Alessio Di Chirico were $50,000 bonus recipients at UFC on Fox 26 in Winnipeg on Saturday night.

Rafael dos Anjos Believes He’s Earned Title Shot: ‘I Just Beat the Toughest Guy in the Division’

The move to welterweight has revitalized Rafael dos Anjos’ career.

Paul Felder Likes the Idea of a Main Event Fight Against Justin Gaethje

Paul Felder is looking for a big fight.

Fresh off his third knockout win in a row, Felder hopes that 2018 will be his best year yet since joining the UFC roster and that’s why he hopes the promotion will finally book him in his first main event.

Felder has built a reputation as one of the most exciting fighters on the roster, but lately he’s also started to look like a legitimate threat to the top contenders in the lightweight division.

That’s why he’s anxious for the UFC to match him up against somebody willing to fight fire with fire against him in a five round main event but admittedly there’s one name that seems to stand above all the rest.

That’s two-time ‘Fight of the Night’ winner Justin Gaethje.

“If we’re just talking main event or five rounder and I know he’s coming off a loss, but he’s coming off an unbelievable, exciting, back and forth fight with Eddie Alvarez, who is one of the toughest guys in the division. He’s a Philly guy so it explains why he’s so tough. Gaethje, it’s just every time I talk to that guy I feel like we have the same mindset the way we just interacted in the past,” Felder told MMAWeekly about a potential fight with Gaethje. “He’s a no B.S. kind of guy like myself.

“We don’t need to hype a whole lot up. Just show up and throw down.”Paul Felder UFC 218 Fight Highlights

Now Felder makes it clear that he’s not calling out Gaethje or trying to make up some fake beef for the sake of landing a fight with a top 10 ranked opponent.

Instead, Felder prefers to let the records speak for themselves where alongside Gaethje, they’ve earned six performance bonuses between the two of them and there’s little doubt at least one would take home another if they stepped into the Octagon together.

“The hype would be lived up to whether it was over in 30 seconds or a 25 minute fight because you know damn well neither one of us are going down easy. That’s for damn sure,” Felder said about fighting Gaethje.

Now if Gaethje is unavailable or for whatever reason uninterested in the matchup, Felder would be happy with any number of potential opponents the UFC could throw at him so long as it’s going to be an exciting fight.

Perhaps more than anything else, Felder just wants his chance to compete a main event for the first time in his UFC career.

Even though he doesn’t expect to see the end of the fifth round, Felder just loves the idea of pushing his body to the limit to get ready for 25 minutes of war and now he just needs a willing opponent ready to go to battle with him.

“I want something that’s going to get me a high profile spot on a good card or the main event on a smaller card. I want to headline something next year,” Felder said. “I really want to do a five round fight. It’s something I did twice when I was with CFFC outside of the UFC, although I never got to go the distance.

“Hell, I hope I don’t ever have to go five rounds but I love training for it. I love training for these fights and it’s something I take very seriously. So a five rounder would be very exciting.”

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Conor McGregor Wants a ‘Real Fight’ in MMA Next, Erupts at Suggestion of Going to WWE

Conor McGregor has decided on his next move.

The reigning UFC lightweight champion has been hinting at his return to the Octagon for quite some time, but just recently he was caught up in rumors about potential negotiations for a boxing match against Manny Pacquiao.

Now McGregor has squashed that fight and now says he wants nothing more than to get into a real fight, which means coming back to the UFC.

“We’ll see what happens,” McGregor told TMZ in New York on Friday. “I think a true fight is what I want to do next.

“A real fight, what’s a real fight? MMA next.”

McGregor hasn’t competed in the UFC since 2016 when he won the lightweight championship with a second round TKO against Eddie Alvarez. Since then, McGregor took time off while awaiting for the birth of his son — Conor McGregor Jr. — and then was locked in preparation for his boxing match against Floyd Mayweather in August.

Following his fight with Mayweather that ended up as the second biggest pay-per-view in history, McGregor has largely been laying low outside of popping up on Instagram or making random appearances like his shopping trip to New York this week.

McGregor has been locked in negotiations with the UFC on his return to action but the two sides have yet to come to an agreement yet. McGregor has stated numerous times that part of the conditions for his return would be serving as a co-promoter alongside the UFC for his next fight.

There have been plenty of other rumors attached to McGregor’s name since the Mayweather fight as well including one about the Irishman potentially making an appearance in World Wrestling Entertainment.

Judging by his reaction when asked about that possibility, McGregor emphatically shut the door on those rumors.

‘F–k WWE,” McGregor shouted as he got into his car.

WWE and boxing are both out of the running so that means it’s now just up to the UFC to find a way to make McGregor happy so he will book his return fight, which will undoubtedly become one of the most talked about events next year.

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Jeremy Stephens vs. Doo Ho Choi Bumped Up to Main Event at UFC Fight Night in St. Louis

Jeremy Stephens and Doo Ho Choi have been promoted to serve as the main event for the upcoming UFC Fight Night card from St. Louis on Saturday night, Jan. 14.

The featherweights were already scheduled to do battle on the card but now the UFC has opted to bump them up to the headline slot after running short on time to book another bout with the event only a month away.

Stephens and Choi will definitely put on a show with both fighters well known for exciting styles inside the Octagon with both winning ‘Fight of the Night’ in their most recent performances.

This will also be the first time the UFC has done a card in St. Louis with the event airing live on FS1. 

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Alessio Di Chirico Lays Out Oluwale Bamgbose! (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)

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Check out highlights from Alessio Di Chirico’s brutal knockout of Oluwale Bamgbose at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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John Makdessi Takes the Nod Over Abel Trujillo (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)

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Check out highlights from John Makdessi’s unanimous decision victory over Abel Trujillo at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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Nordine Taleb Blasts Danny Roberts (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)

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Check out highlights from Nordine Taleb’s knockout of Danny Roberts at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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Chad Laprise Scores Amazing Comeback Victory (UFC on FOX 26 Highlights)

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Check out highlights from Chad Laprise’s come-from-behind victory over Galore Bofando at UFC on FOX 26 on Saturday in Winnipeg, Canada.

The fight promotion next returns home to Las Vegas for its year-end blowout. UFC 219 features the women’s featherweight championship between titleholder Cris Cyborg and challenger Holly Holm, as well as a pivotal lightweight battle between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Edson Barboza.

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