UFC news, rumors: Conor McGregor calls out ONE Championship, CM Punk’s new MMA role

In a arise of a ancestral trade that saw former UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson sent to ONE Championship for undefeated welterweight Ben Askren, reports flush on Wednesday that UFC was dissolving a men’s 125-pound multiplication and behaving a mass-cutting of fighters in a process. The cuts had many job for ONE to pointer a fighters to a flyweight multiplication who are now looking for jobs, and among those propelling ONE to dip adult these 125-pounders is nothing other than Conor McGregor; though, a approach in that a former two-division champion went about a defence was a small head-scratching. 

McGregor took to Twitter on Thursday to disciple for a signing of a accessible flyweights, though on reading a tweet, it’s come opposite unequivocally as some-more of a open fixation of censure on ONE Championship for a retraction of a UFC flyweight multiplication rather than simply propelling them to to assistance out his associate fighters. 

Now, for context, there is a bit of story between McGregor and a chairman he privately enclosed in a tweet, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong. In an talk with CNN behind in 2017, Sityodtong announced that his association would never be meddlesome in signing a free-agent McGregor given his ardent antics are note “representative of loyal martial arts.” 

Even still, McGregor’s aim here seems to be a bit off if he’s obsequious that ONE’s enterprise to acquire Johnson was what eventually led to a genocide of a men’s flyweight division. The fact of a matter is, it’s unequivocally been no well-kept tip that UFC’s 125-pound multiplication has probably been on life support for utterly some time now; a reports that forsaken on Wednesday unequivocally didn’t leave too many fans dumbfounded in disbelief. 

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UFC has nonetheless to endorse a a exit of a flyweight multiplication from a promotion. 

More UFC news, rumors

  • CM Punk is returning to MMA — only not in a fighting capacity, and not for UFC. Cage Fury Fighting Championships announced on Thursday that Punk will be fasten a promote group for a initial eventuality on UFC Fight Pass that will take place on Friday, Dec. 14. Punk forsaken to 0-2 in his veteran career with a unanimous preference detriment to Mike Jackson during UFC 225 in Chicago. 
  • ONE Championship is all about creation blockbuster announcements these days, with another one dropping on Wednesday dusk here in a United States. ONE suggested that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has assimilated a classification as a new clamp president. Tate will be relocating to Singapore to perform her new veteran duties. 
  • Aaron Pico’s lapse to a Bellator enclosure is set. The graduation announced that a 22-year-old featherweight phenom will take on Henry Corrales during Bellator 214 on Jan. 26. On a four-fight winning streak, a hitch opposite Corrales should yield Pico with his initial genuine plea given his first-round entrance detriment to Zach Freeman final June. 

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