Video: White: Conor McGregor and I have ‘agreed on a deal’ for Floyd Mayweather bout

Dana White says they’ve agreed on the details with Conor McGregor’s side of things for the bout against Floyd Mayweather. Dana White recently gave an update on the much talked about boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. According to the UFC President, they’ve agreed in principle on all the details with McGregor’s side of things. White says they just need to put pen to paper, and expect it to be done on Sunday.
“(Conor and I) are not meeting. We’re right there to get this deal done. I would like to get it done this Sunday, and start negotiating with team Mayweather,” White told Brett Okamoto. “I think we’re there. Conor and I have agreed on a deal. Then you get a bunch of lawyers involved, and it (could get) stupid.”
“As soon as this is done, we go to work. It will be me an (Al) Haymon, in Vegas or LA.”
While things seem to be progressing with the UFC side of things, White reiterated his thoughts about moving on if they can’t strike a deal with Mayweather’s team very soon.
“If that deal can get done, then we’ll get it done. If we can’t, I’ll need to move on,” he said.
“It’s either going to happen this year, or it’s never going to happen at all. This isn’t something that I’m going to spend a bunch of time on, or I’m going to dedicate the next three months of my life to.” he said. “Conor wants to fight twice this year. He feels the same way. He wants one of those fights to be Floyd, if possible.”
Source: bloody

UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2 6th Round post-fight show

Zane Simon & Eddie Mercado recap all the night’s action from Dallas, Texas. With results and reactions to everything from Stipe Miocic’s title defense to Gadzhimurad Antigulov’s RNC. Be sure to subscribe to MMA NATION on YouTube and itunes, and check us out on SoundCloud as well.
Source: bloody

Stipe Miocic, Jason Knight each take home performance bonuses at UFC 211

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic didn’t need to go five full rounds against Junior dos Santos this time. The rematch at UFC 211 in Dallas on Saturday night lasted just 2:22 in the first round, with the current champion Miocic successfully defending his title via an emphatic TKO.

Miocic not only avenged his last loss in the UFC, but he pocketed an extra $50,000 in the process. Miocic was awarded a Performance of the Night bonus for his quick work of Dos Santos, which tied him for the most successful heavyweight title defenses in UFC history.

Also taking home a performance bonus was Jason Knight, who scored a third-round TKO over Chas Kelly for his fourth straight victory. Knight asked UFC president Dana White for a bonus during his in-Octagon post-fight interview, and was obliged. It was the third time he’s won an end-of-the-night bonus.

The Fight of the Night went to the heavyweight battle between Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter, which took place on the prelims. Sherman kicked Coulters lead leg continuously through the bout, all but rendering the leg useless. Yet Coulter stood in anyway, and kept fighting back.

He ultimately succumbed to a KO (elbow) in the second round, but the fight featured plenty of drama.

Each received $50,000 for their efforts.

Source: mmafighting

Video: Title challenger Jessica Andrade proposes to girlfriend after UFC 211 loss

Jessica Andrade proposed to her girlfriend after facing Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211. Jessica Andrade, who was a completely game opponent, came up short on her title challenge against Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 211. While she may have lost her bout, she still is coming home with a different kind of victory. Moments after the bout, Andrade took the mic and proposed to her girlfriend inside the cage.
“I came here to be champ, but I’m still early in my career. I will still be coming back,” Andrade said through a translator during her post-fight interview. “But today, I want to make a big special request to my girlfriend, who is here, I want to ask her (hand) in marriage.”
Andrade looked to her significant other in the crowd, and saw her say yes and accept the proposal. The title challenger may have lost to the dominant champion, but Andrade is still just 25-years-old with a bright future ahead of her — and the new fiancée.
Watch the clip above. Andrade’s post-fight interview starts at the 2:25 mark.
Source: bloody

Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 full fight video highlights

Watch Stipe Miocic vs. Junior dos Santos 2 full fight video highlights from UFC 211’s main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 took place May 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2) looked to defend his title in a rematch against former titleholder Junior dos Santos (18-5) in the night’s main event, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.

For more on Miocic vs. dos Santos 2, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMAFighting.com’s Chuck Mindenhall.

Round 1: Herb Dean is your referee for this heavyweight title fight — the rematch of the memorable 2014 encounter. They touched gloves. Miocic to center, and an inside…

Source: mmafighting

UFC 211 post-fight bonuses: Miocic, Sherman among $50K winners

Check out our breakdown of the post-fight bonuses from UFC 211: Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2, in Dallas, Texas. We tell you who won, who didn’t, and why. The American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas was home to a great night of fights, with five (T)KOs, one submission, one no-contest, and just five decisions, including two split-decisions. We also saw yet another controversial finish during the great Alvarez vs. Poirier fight because of the disunified rules of MMA.
Performances of the Night: Stipe Miocic and Jason Knight
Stipe Miocic avenged his loss to Junior dos Santos in emphatic fashion tonight, getting the TKO in the first round. JDS spent the fight with his back against the cage and Miocic stalked him, throwing hooks to cut the Brazilian off and finally, inevitably, he landed. As dos Santos tried to circle out, Stone Cold Stiopic launched a right down the pipe and finished it with ground-and-pound as JDS turtled up. Miocic earned himself $50K and the record for most UFC heavyweight title defenses.
Jason Knight and Chas Skelly put on the fight everyone expected them to. The first round saw a triangle attempt, an omoplata attempt, a gogoplata attempt, a kimura attempt, and a bunch of punches. The second round saw a bunch of kicks. Then punches, then submission attempts, then punches. The third… you get the idea. This was all action, all the time. It was such a great fight not even the ref wanted it to end, and he let Chas Skelly take way more shots than necessary at the end of the bout. That finish, being the first time Chas Skelly has ever been stopped, earned Jason Knight a cool $50K in bonus money.
Fight of the Night: Chase Sherman vs. Rashad Coulter
Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter had one of those rock-em, sock-em robot back and forth battles filled with drama and violence. The first round saw Sherman kick Coulter’s leg so hard he started fighting like a pirate. The second round saw Coulter try to fight back like only a one-legged man in an ass kicking contest can.
The crazy part is, it almost worked. Sherman got blasted with some huge shots, and looked Houston Alexander levels of exhausted by the time we got halfway through round two, and an improbable comeback didn’t seem to be in the cards. Then, Sherman launched an elbow straight into Coulter’s dome and separated his consciousness from his physical being. Chase Sherman and Rashad Coulter’s meat suit both walked away fifty grand richer for their efforts.
Source: bloody

Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade full fight video highlights

Watch Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade full fight video highlights from UFC 211’s co-main event above, courtesy of FOX Sports.

UFC 211: Miocic vs. dos Santos 2 took place May 13 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (13-0) eyed her fifth title defense against former bantamweight Jessica Andrade (16-5) in the night’s co-main event, which aired live on pay-per-view. Catch the video highlights above.

For more on Jedrzejczyk vs. Andrade, check out the play-by-play courtesy of MMAFighting.com’s Chuck Mindenhall.

Round 1: Referee for this strawweight title fight is Jacob Montalvo. Pretty intense stare-down beforehand. They did touch gloves. It’s Jedrzejczyk to center, and…

Source: mmafighting

UFC 211 Video: Stipe Miocic KO’s Junior dos Santos early to defend heavyweight belt

Watch the knockout blow that Stipe Miocic landed on Junior dos Santos at UFC 211. When Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos first fought, it was a back and forth war that went the distance. They rematched to headline UFC 211, and the outcome was completely different.
Miocic needed just a little over 2 minutes to knockout Dos Santos to get revenge and defend his UFC heavyweight title. After taking two early kicks that hurt his calf, the champion backed Dos Santos to the fence, and landed an overhand right to finish the fight.
Watch the knockout blow below, along with a snippet from our live blog to give more details on the contest that ended quickly.
Round 1 – Miocic with an inside leg kick. Junior returns it. Miocic walks Dos Santos down and clips him with a right. JDS responds with two leg kicks. Stipe landed with a right again. Miocic with an outside leg kick. Miocic with a left and a right close to the fence. Two rights soften up Junior’s nose. Big straight right again. Huge right sends JDS to the mat! A bevy of lefts on a turtled up Dos Santos and it is all over just like that!
Stipe Miocic defeated Junior dos Santos by TKO (punches), 2:22 of round 1

UNREAL.@StipeMiocicUFC ties the UFC HW title defense record. #UFC211 pic.twitter.com/P4ksJ9X57V— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2017

“Too easy.” @StipeMiocicUFC #UFC211 pic.twitter.com/vTwHap5cpG— UFC (@ufc) May 14, 2017

Source: bloody

UFC 211 Video: Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Jessica Andrade full fight highlights

Watch Joanna Jedrzejczyk completely outclass Jessica Andrade to defend her title at UFC 211. While Jessica Andrade looked great against other opponents, strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk showed that she was on a completely different level at UFC 211. She outclassed Andrade and landed the second most significant strikes ever in a UFC bout.
To give you an idea on her dominance, third on that significant strikes list, is also Joanna, during her title defense at UFC 193.
Watch highlights of the shut out, and a snippet of our live blog below:

Round 5 – Jab from Joanna. Nice combo. Andrade whiffs on a big right hook, as Joanna easily circles away. Nice right cross from Jedrzejczyk. So many jabs. Body kick. Andrade misses with a spinning back fist. Short elbow from Joanna after a brief clinch. Front kick to the belly. Andrade fires back with a combo and ends with a right hook. Joanna peppers her with jabs and a right hook. Nice elbow from Jedrzejczyk. Big combo from Joanna as Andrade steps into the pocket. Jumping knee to the body. Jedrzejczyk backing off a bit in the last minute, and clinching up a bit. Huge right hook from Jedrzejczyk to close out an incredible performance.
Joanna Jedrzejczyk defeated Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision (50-45, 50-44, 50-45)

Andrade with the early takedown#UFC211 pic.twitter.com/lwHlQiHDyy— UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) May 14, 2017

Champ with the first round #UFC211 pic.twitter.com/t8oeJAtjFX— UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) May 14, 2017

#UFC211: @JoannaMMA finding her range pic.twitter.com/xzwqpnsqYg— UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) May 14, 2017

Champ’s leg kicks paying dividends #UFC211 pic.twitter.com/2ukn7c5Spt— UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) May 14, 2017

Combos on combos on combos by @JoannaMMA#UFC211 pic.twitter.com/H1omiZNnky— UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) May 14, 2017

Championship production by @JoannaMMA#UFC211 pic.twitter.com/JGmWIZDvcr— UFC_Asia (@UFC_Asia) May 14, 2017

Source: bloody

They said what?! Pros react to Stipe Miocic’s TKO of Junior dos Santos at UFC 211

Champion Stipe Miocic defended his title again with a first round TKO of Junior dos Santos in the UFC 211 main event. Pro fighters praised him on Twitter. Stipe Miocic scored his second title defense with a first-round TKO of the last man to defeat him, Junior dos Santos, at UFC 211. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed his performance.

Gotta give it up for the champ @stipemiocicufc #ufc211— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) May 14, 2017

Can JDS stop coming out to Rocky? He is a former champ. I don’t think he got the subtext of the first film. #ufc211— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) May 14, 2017

Let’s go @stipemiocicufc #UFCDallas— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) May 14, 2017

Main #UFC211 #jds— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) May 14, 2017

Let’s go JDS ! — Patricky Freire (@PatrickyPitbull) May 14, 2017

Oh my goodness— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) May 14, 2017

JDS letting himself get maneuvered up against the fence by Stipe. #ufc211— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) May 14, 2017

Stipeeeeeee!!!!!!— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 14, 2017

Yeah babyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy. Way to go @stipemiocicufc— The Prototype (@AdamMilstead) May 14, 2017

JDS still hasn’t learned from the Cain fights to circle out and keep his back off the cage. Weird. #ufc211— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) May 14, 2017

JDS still hasn’t learned from the Cain fights to circle out and keep his back off the cage. Weird. #ufc211— The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) May 14, 2017

What a night of fights.. so glad first round ko 6am need to sleep @ufc #UFC211— Arnold billy allen (@Arnoldbfa) May 14, 2017

STIPE!!!! AndStill!! What a damn savage!!#UFC211— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 14, 2017

Well, what does Stipe need to do now to prove himself as a star? Savage! UFC211— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) May 14, 2017

@stipemiocicufc I could take you … no biggie not impressed (lie) I’m all jacked up on @MountainDew (truth) let’s get wild!!!!— Ian McCall (@Unclecreepymma) May 14, 2017

@stipemiocicufc you are a great heavyweight champion sir— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) May 14, 2017

Dope fights time for some dragon ball super— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) May 14, 2017

Stipe vs Cain. Anything else is silly. #UFC211— Brendan Schaub (@BrendanSchaub) May 14, 2017

My tv got a bad static sound when Stipe got the mic and I couldn’t understand when he was talking.— Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 14, 2017

Beautiful short right hand to wrap up a great event. #UFC211— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) May 14, 2017

He dead!! #AndStill #UFC211 Let’s start signing the featherweight!! #SignThe45ers— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) May 14, 2017

Translator! Lol— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 14, 2017

Translator! Lol— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) May 14, 2017

Stipe is not a matter for me lol #thepredator— Francis NGannou (@francis_ngannou) May 14, 2017

Source: bloody