“As of right now, me and Poirier are the only guys that are not matched up inside the top 5,” ‘Iron Mike’ told media members at a UFC London press scrum. “There’s no secret Dustin Poirier and I have been on a collision course to stepping inside the octagon… I think everybody’s calling out Conor McGregor — and I have called him out…. But we need to see a healthy Conor McGregor inside the octagon. He doesn’t need to rush back, we’ll see when he comes back.
“So I’m not waiting. I think you’re going to hear some fight news coming pretty soon and it could be me and Dustin Poirier. We’ll see.”
When probed on the status potential scrap, Poirier told MMA Fighting: “The golden boy probably knows more than I do.”
The AllStar MMA roundup
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The best of the rest
- Tom Aspinall addresses ‘freak injury’ loss at UFC London: ‘Sometimes these things happen’ – BloodyElbow.com
- Curtis Blaydes won’t rematch Tom Aspinall after UFC Fight Night 208: ‘I’m not risking my ranking ‘ – MMAJunkie.com
- Molly McCann wants Antonina Shevchenko next to prepare for Valentina Shevchenko clash – MMAFighting.com
- Rafael Fiziev tells wild story about forcing himself to throw up night before his UFC Vegas 58 win – MMAJunkie.com
- Jack Hermansson apologizes to Chris Curtis after UFC Fight Night 208, hesitant to sign up for Darren Till again – BloodyElbow.com
Here are your main and co-main event odds, as they stand at the time of writing, for UFC 277.
Juliana Pena (11-4) vs Amanda Nunes (21-5)
Brandon Moreno (19-6-2) vs Kai Kara France (24-9)
UFC London fighters react to their performances:
The morning view
Hear what rising lightweight star Terrance McKinney has to say about the upcoming 155-pound title match:
Bryan Battle chops it up with JHK ahead of UFC Vegas 59:
MMA analyst The Weasle breaks down Tom Aspinall’s injury from UFC London:
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- Brogan Walker to fight Juliana Miller at UFC Vegas 59 on August 6th
- Zac Pauga to fight Mohammed Usman at UFC Vegas 59 on August 6th
- Jamie Pickett to fight Denis Tiuliulin at UFC 279 on September 10th
On this day in MMA…
On the 25th of July 2015 Paul ‘The Irish Dragon’ Felder slid to 10-1 after suffering the first defeat of his professional career at the hands of Edson Barboza at UFC on Fox 16.
He wasn’t too happy with the unanimous decision ruling.