Hello SEScoops readers, my name is Fernando. I’m an editor over at MMANews.com, the affiliate website of SEScoops. Every Friday, I’ll be doing a “roundup” piece recapping the top mixed martial arts news stories of the week.
Conor McGregor in Trouble With Dublin Cartel?
Let’s get started with Conor McGregor. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight title holder reportedly found himself in some trouble in Ireland. McGregor allegedly punched an associate of an infamous drug cartel in Dublin. One reporter went as far as to say McGregor’s life could be in danger. McGregor’s father has denied the claims.
Chuck Liddell Set to Make a Comeback?
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell hasn’t competed since June 2010. He was knocked out in the first round by Rich Franklin. It was “The Iceman’s” third straight knockout loss. UFC President Dana White had seen enough and urged Liddell to retire.
Fast forward to late 2017 and Liddell dropped a major hint that he’s planning on making a comeback. The former UFC light heavyweight king said he “could fight tomorrow” if the right deal comes along. He then posted a photo of himself in the gym saying he was motivated and “back at it.”
Nate Diaz Blasts Dana White And Tyron Woodley
Stockton native Nate Diaz is amused by UFC President Dana White and welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Rumors swirled that Diaz and Woodley were in talks to have a bout signed for UFC 219 on Dec. 30. Later on, those talks were confirmed by numerous MMA reporters, but they noted a deal was far from done.
White claimed an employee had made up the whole thing and presented it as a leak to reporters. Woodley said Diaz was too scared to fight him. Diaz fired back by calling both Woodley and White liars and “thirsty bi*ches.”