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Gegard Mousasi claims Conor McGregor threatened him with a knife

Gegard Mousasi claims Conor McGregor threatened him with a knife

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Former Strikeforce and Dream champion Gegard Mousasi picked up another big win this past Saturday in Machester when he scored a second-round TKO victory over former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in the co-main event of UFC 204.

The victory vaulted Mousasi in to the top 5 of the UFC’s stacked middleweight division and has him closer than ever before to a shot at UFC gold.

Gegard Mousasi Vitor Belfort

Following his UFC 204 victory over “The Phenom”, Mousasi made headlines at the evening’s post-fight press conference when he called out the middleweight divisions best fighters and then took some serious verbal jabs at the promotions biggest star, current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor.

According to Gegard, when McGregor caught wind of his UFC 204 post-fight press conference remarks about the Irishman being nothing but a loud mouth trash talker, Conor actually sent him a private message where he threatened him with a knife!

Here is what Mousasi told FloCombat in a recent interview:

“People liked it.” Mousasi said. “I just spoke the truth. Sometimes you have to say stupid sh*t before people notice you. I got a private message from Conor McGregor. He was cursing at me, the little f**k. He was threatening me. I said ‘What are you going to do with your 50 kilos?’ The f****r was threatening me with a knife. He knows I could beat his ass any day.”

He continued:

“I said some stuff that I didn’t mean,” Mousasi said. “I said ‘People don’t know who the real fighter is or not.’ Of course he’s a top fighter. English is not my first language and I just blurt stuff out sometimes. I thought it was funny that he was messaging me.”

The current UFC featherweight champion, Conor McGregor, has yet to confirm or deny that he actually threatened Gegard Mousasi in a private message.

Meanwhile,Gegard Mousasi has now won three fights in row and five of his past six octagon appearances overall.

Who would you like to see “The Dreamcatcher” fight in his next octagon appearance?

Conor McGregor weighs in on a potential trilogy bout with Nate Diaz

Conor McGregor weighs in on a potential trilogy bout with Nate Diaz

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Most fight fans would love to see a trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put together by UFC officials.

The rivals first met at March’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas, this after Nate Diaz stepped up on short-notice to fill in for Rafael dos Anjos (the promotions lightweight champion at the time), who was forced to pull out of his scheduled super-fight with Conor McGregor due to an injury.

The bout took place in the UFC’s welterweight division of 170-pounds, as Diaz did not have the necessary time to cut down to his usual weight class of lightweight (155-pounds).

Nate would ultimately shock the world in the headliner of March’s UFC 196 event as he was able to score a second-round submission (rear-naked choke) victory over Conor McGregor, marking the first loss of “Mystic Mac’s” UFC career.

Nate Diaz

Following his first career setback under the Zuffa fight banner, Conor McGregor became admittedly obsessed with avenging his loss to Nate and so the pair were eventually scheduled to rematch in the headliner of UFC 202 this past August in Las Vegas.

There second encounter turned out to be nothing short of a war, as Diaz and McGregor duked it out for five rounds in a back and forth blood spattering affair.

In the end, Conor McGregor was awarded a majority decision from the judges, thus evening up the score between himself and the “Stockton Slugger”.

The current UFC featherweight champion, McGregor, did a Facebook interview with The LAD Bible on Friday and was asked if he thought a potential trilogy fight with Nate Diaz might happen. Conor responded with the following:

“I think potentially so. The more I think about it Nate is going to be… There was a lot of damage done to Nathan in that last fight. You know looking at his face it just didn’t look the same. I know those close to him will understand what I am talking about. So there could be a potential fight maybe down the line for the lightweight belt after I win this one. To see him have to make the weight. And then to see the damage that he took in the last fight and then come in at a much lower weight.. It wouldn’t end good for him. So I’d imagine and I would probably hope that his people close to him would stop him from doing it. It’s done now. Cash your money and bounce.”

What do you think of the statements made by Conor McGregor regarding Nate Diaz?

Vitor Belfort: “I’m not retired. ‘The Phenom’ is back!”

Vitor Belfort: “I’m not retired. ‘The Phenom’ is back!”

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Yesterday afternoon it was reported that mixed martial arts legend Vitor “The Phenom” Belfort was hanging up his gloves and retiring from the fight game.

Belfort had taken to Instagram and posted the following photo which included the statement “I decided that I will end this chapter of my life looking at the mirror and recognizing myself.”

However, when reached by MMAJunkie, Belfort stated that his Instagram post was not what it seemed and proclaimed the following:

“I’m not retired,”
Belfort said emphatically. “I want to fight again soon. I am driven to get back on my feet and honor the nickname I so proudly carry. ‘The Phenom’ is back.”

He continued:

“I am not pleased with my two last performances and changes are being made,” Belfort said. “I don’t want to end my career the way it is right now. I want to look at the mirror and recognize myself as a the fighter I always have been. I have 20 years in this sport, and I intend to honor that legacy.”

The 39-year-old former UFC champion has suffered back-to-back TKO losses in his past two octagon appearances at the hands of Jacare Souza and most recently Gegard Mousasi.

Prior to those setbacks, Vitor had scored a head kick knockout victory over fellow mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson at UFC Fight Night 77 in November of 2015.

Vitor Hendo

Who would you like to see “The Phenom” fight in his next octagon appearance?

Conor McGregor on UFC 205 post-fight announcement “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big!”

Conor McGregor on UFC 205 post-fight announcement “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big!”

By: Chris Taylor (Kalapaki Joe’s Staff Writer)

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has confirmed that he will be making a major announcement following his UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez this November in New York.

McGregor has remained tight-lipped about the announcement and recently told MMAJunkie that he will not be spilling the beans until his business with Eddie Alvarez is finished on November 12:

“Buy the pay-per-view and stay tuned,” McGregor told MMAjunkie. “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big.”

UFC president Dana White also recently commented about McGregor’s mystery announcement telling the following to WFAN’s “Outside The Cage” podcast.

“There are… how can I say this? There are other circumstances involved in this that will be played out after the fight,” White stated. “It’s something completely out of left field but it’s Conor’s business, it’s not mine, and I’ll let Conor announce it when he’s ready to.”

Conor McGregor was most recently seen in action in the headliner of August’s UFC 202 event in Las Vegas. “Mystic Mac” squared off with rival Nate Diaz for a second time that evening in Sin City and after a thrilling five-round war was awarded a majority decision victory from the judges.

Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor

The brash Irish superstar has gone 8-1 while fighting under the UFC banner, scoring finishes in six of those eight victories.

Conor’s UFC 205 opponent, UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, is currently riding a three-fight win streak. Alvarez’s latest effort saw him dethrone former UFC lightweight kingpin Rafael dos Anjos this past July in Las Vegas.

Prior to the title-earning victory over “RDA”, Alvarez had picked up back-to-back split decision victories over Gilbert Melendez and Anthony “Showtime” Pettis respectively.

UFC 205 takes place November 12 live from Madison Square Garden in New York.

The historic event features three title fights and a six-bout main card.

What do you think Conor McGregor’s major announcement will be following his UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez?