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It has been a slow news week since UFC 228, but we got the news we have all been waiting for.
UFC 229 Announcement
Finally the date when Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off for the first time was revealed.
I know there have been a lot of questions about this, so here's a big update …
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor will both attend a UFC press conference next Thursday at Radio City Music Hall in NYC.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) September 12, 2018
Details of the #UFC229 press conference:
Who: Dana White, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor.
When: Thursday, September 20th at 2pm PT / 5pm ET / 10pm BST.
Where: Radio City Music Hall, New York
The event will be closed to the public. Media only.
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) September 12, 2018
We cannot wait.
Conor posted a second round of videos to show his training regime.
He can be seen here taunting his sparring partner – maybe a sign of things to come for Khabib.
Conor seems to be working heavily on his uppercuts.
The fight king. pic.twitter.com/HPQcaSiFZc
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) September 12, 2018
Conor also posted a rough looking pic of him with a bruise under his eye.
He seems to be taking this fight serious.
Step by Step, Khabib is counting down the days till he gets his hands on Conor.
Bantamweight O’Malley seemingly has more power than the WW champ Woodley
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) September 13, 2018
In other news…
Ariel Helwani reveals new logo for his MMA Show on ESPN
Excited to share the new logo for my Monday show. Dare I say the original was the alpha version and now we have the beta (get it?). Thanks to the incredibly-talented Ted Park for making this happen. Hope you dig it as much as I do. More coming. pic.twitter.com/ojNoevJz4F
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) September 14, 2018
Corey Anderson has some good news!
LHW contender, Corey Anderson seems to be on a career revival and this could be the reason.
— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) September 13, 2018
He might even land a dream UFC title fight.
If this is how @dc_mma really feels, hopefully he sticks around long enough to get this "easy work". Champ or contender… talk is talk theres only one way to settle all the talking. SQUARE UP! #ufc #MMA #champ #justwaitonit #stickaround https://t.co/9Jv1Zw01NM
— Corey Anderson UFC (@CoreyA_MMA) September 12, 2018
Mark Hunt and Fabricio Werdum get down and dirty
Earlier in the week, former HW champion Fabricio Werdum got banned for 2 years by USADA for testing positive for trenbolone.
Former challenger Mark Hunt had some choice words for the shamed Werdum.
Mark Hunt has some extremely harsh words for Fabricio Werdum after he recently popped for Steroids. *Warning – Strong Language* pic.twitter.com/xEQK3UFvHx
— Full Mount MMA (@MMAFullMount) September 14, 2018
Werdum retaliated on his Instagram page.
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“Oh hey, look….it’s the fat little Samoan ( @markhuntfighter )bobble-head trying to make himself relevant again by putting my name in his mouth. I’ve got something else you can stick in your mouth: This time, it’s going to be my left knee…… Here’s a little reminder just in case you forgot. Actually you probably don’t remember any of it anyway. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 And do not forget to follow me on Instagram. 😎 @canalcombate @ufc_brasil @mmaweekly @mmajunkiedotcom @mmafightingdotcom
Mark Hunt sent a message to Wanderlei Silva and Fabricio Werdum on Instagram. 👀 pic.twitter.com/xciGqzv7jc
— FloCombat (@FloCombat) September 14, 2018
Mark Hunt however is doing well for himself, headlining UFC events.
Mark Hunt and Oleinik had a fun stare-down before their main event tonight @ UFC Russia.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) September 14, 2018
Tyron Woodley drops his first Rap single
The moment we have been waiting for since Tyron Woodley broke the news in his post-fight interview at UFC 228.
— Tyron T-Wood Woodley (@TWooodley) September 14, 2018
Dana White finally seeing the potential Tyron Woodley has.
UFC fighters were in praise for Woodley’s new venture.
Shout outs to @TWooodley for his new track “I’ll beat yo ass”. Respect brotha! 👊🏾✊🏾
— Kajan Johnson (@IamRagin) September 15, 2018
— bjpenndotcom (@bjpenndotcom) September 14, 2018
Colby Convington as usual wasn’t impressed with the champion.
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) September 15, 2018
You can download Tyron’s single in the link below.
Dont forget to catch UFC Russia tonight on Sony ESPN and Sony ESPN HD at 11:30 PM IST
And, that’s a wrap for now.
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