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No fights have been announced for the card yet, but as would be typical of a year-end UFC pay-per-view, the main event is likely to be a big one. Naturally, a McGregor-Diaz rubber match would fit that bill. McGregor has just one fight in — and it was his boxing match against Mayweather. But two weeks later, the UFC stripped his featherweight belt, leaving him to focus his attention on pounds.
But he has yet to defend that lightweight title, and next month an interim belt will be up for grabs in the division when Tony Ferguson fights Kevin Lee at UFC McGregor has received much criticism for winning UFC titles, but never defending them. But rather than defending that title, he met Diaz at welterweight, instead, at UFC Then he fought him in the UFC rematch.
Then he went to lightweight for the Alvarez fight. Then he took time off while his longtime girlfriend had their baby ahead of the Mayweather blockbuster. McGregor' press conference set for Sept. Khabib-McGregor winner 'probably not going to happen'. No world tour for Conor-Khabib, can't decipher Nate Diaz. What are fight fans hoping for when Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz meet for a third time, and will it be enough to convince scores of viewers to pony up for the pay-per-view?
Check out the best social media posts from fighters and their lives outside of the cage in the past week. Mairbek Taisumov continued riding his big wave on Saturday, even if there was a major bump in the road to get there. Magomed Ankalaev had to have been thinking about redemption when he stepped in the cage Saturday in Moscow. Zabit Magomedsharipov has a perfectly simple reason for wanting to share the octagon with Chad Mendes.
It caught the best moment of the pre-fight hype with Werdum-Hunt singing together. The UFC and Fathom Events put the event on movie screens across the country hoping that the event would gain more eyes. Unfortunately, if we look at the tweet from Mike Bohn , it did not. The Octagon sponsors were without UltimatePoker. Hunt wore his own clothing brand Juggernaut on his shorts. Werdum most prominent sponsor was clothing brand Torque.
Doritos was a prominent sponsor for this event as it banked heavily on the Werdum-Velasquez matchup including producing in-store placement of 2. With Cain falling out, the campaign likely fell short of its goal.
Werdum-Velasquez should be next although White indicated that if Cain were to have another injury that forces him from action, he could be stripped of the title. It was a good night of fights but the lack of brand-name power was one of the detracting factors about this event.
Entering a new market and the quick sell out appeared to be good signs for the PPV. Ouch, I hope not for the UFCs sake. This new low bar is going to be hard to come back from. Regardless of star power, this is a HW title fight.