Famous MMA fighter and Fight Nights Global light heavyweight champion Nikita Krylov negotiats about his return to the UFC and may perform at the tournament in Moscow. This was reported by the head of Fight Nights Kamil Hajiyev.
Irishman MMA fighter Conor McGregor can start working with difficult teenagers. The athlete in New York attacked the bus with the participants of the UFC 223 tournament on the eve of the show. The fighter faces a prison sentence, but if the parties can reach a compromise in the plea bargain, the imprisonment can be replaced by social works.
The top Russian MMA middleweight Alexander Shlemenko expressed his desire to have a rematch with the Brazilian Bruno Silva, and also shared his further career plans. "To be honest, I'm very glad that Silva signed with M-1 Global. I do not know yet on what terms and how many fights. But, if he signed with the organization, then we are close to the rematch. If I have this opportunity, then I will take it happily. And for myself, and for people who came to support me from different parts of the country.”
The legendary Croatian mixed martial artist Mirko Filipović actively supports the form, despite the recent surgery on the cruciate ligaments of his knee. 43-year-old Mirko was supposed to make his debut in Bellator in a fight against Roy Nelson on May 25, but in a few days before the fight he received a minor injury. Earlier Mirko expressed hope that the fight with Nelson would be organized after his full recovery.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov once again challenged Conor McGregor to fight, stressing that he was going to destroy the Irishman: "I do not know yet who will be my rival. The battle is likely to take place in Las Vegas. I want to fight McGregor, the fans are also waiting for this fight. I hope that Conor wants this fight. He talked a lot, but for some reason, as soon as it came to real negotiations, he fell silent.
At the WWFC 11 tournament, on June 16 in Kiev, Svetlana Gotsyk of Ukraine lost to Magdalena Sormova of Czech Republic and lost her WWFC title of the organization in the strawweight.
Today, June 16, at the arena of Palace of Sports in Kiev, Ukraine the evening of mixed martial arts WWFC 11 will be held with three title confrontations. The show will be headed by a fight between the women's minimum weight champ Svetalana Gotsyk and Magdalena Sormova from the Czech Republic. In the second most important event middleweight champion Sergei Guzev will hold the first defense of his title against former UFC fighter Wagner Silva.
Russian MMA fighter Alexander Shlemenko wants to complete the contractual obligations with the Bellator organization. "Most of all I'm thinking about rewinding life back. I want to go back to the page and do it all differently. With all due respect to Bruno Silva, but I lost to myself. It was careless of the fact that he could punch. I'm worried about this. I think that I should have a chance to correct the mistake. If you've done something like this, it's been following you all your life.
Today former UFC champion in two divisions Conor McGregor and his team of lawyers went to court in Brooklyn to discuss charges against the Irishman by bus with participants in the UFC 223 tournament. The trial session lasted only a minute and a half. During the hearing, the Irish lawyers notified the court that the Irishman was ready to conclude a plea bargain, as a result of which the session was closed.
UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley offered the holder of the interim title Colby Covington to make a bet as so this would make their duel more attractive to the audience: "If he wants to play, then I challenge him. Every time he tries to touch my leg or move me down, he'll owe me $10,000. Let's make a bet. I will not conduct a takedown fight.”