Russian heavyweight Alexey Oleinik announced today that he has signed two contracts with the UFC at once. The first deal is an improved league contract. And the second one is a contract for a fight. Already on February 20 "Boa" will have to fight Chris Daukas.
Top middleweight Magomed Ismailov of Russia wrote a post on his Instagram in which he addressed his fans. Maga thanked them for their support and wished them all the best.
UFC President Dana White has once again expressed confidence that Khabib Nurmagomedov will return and fight. He also announced that in the near future he will hold a meeting with Khabib. It will take place in Abu Dhabi. The functionary noted that he will inform the journalists about the meeting when necessary.
UFC On ESPN 18, which will take place on November 28 in Las Vegas, was left without a main event. As it became known, Curtis Blades passed a positive test for coronavirus, so his fight with Derrick Lewis was canceled. According to rumors, they want to transfer this fight to one of the December tournaments.
Recently it became known that Khabib Nurmagomedov intends to meet UFC President Dana White. Today "Eagle" announced that his meeting with Dana will be of a business nature. According to the fighter, he has something to offer to White, and White has something to offer to Khabib.
Recently, Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement. Nevertheless, as it turned out, the fighter is still doing doping tests. And today it became known that Nurmagomedov is actively training. He himself reported this by posting on Instagram a photo with his cousin Usman Nurmagomedov.
Renowned MMA fighter Alistair Overeem tweeted a post in which he stated that he would have a few more fights before retiring. According to the veteran of mixed martial arts, he wants to win the UFC championship belt before retirement.
Charles Oliveira shared his expectations for the upcoming fight against Tony Ferguson. Oliveira noted that this fight may turn into a war.
Dustin Poirier spoke about the rematch with Conor McGregor, noting that this fight could be a title fight.