Conor McGregor return update
Conor McGregor’s manager Audie Attar has claimed an opponent for the Irishman’s eagerly-anticipated return to the UFC has been finalised and an announcement could be made imminently.
During an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s ESPN Show, Attar said: “We had very productive talks this weekend with the UFC. I know Conor has announced a date, and in terms of discussions we have agreed on that date and we have agreed on that opponent.
“We’re not going to reveal anything tonight but a deal is imminent, I don’t see anything getting in the way barring some unforeseen circumstances.
“Both parties want to get it done, it’s in the best interests of everyone involved and more importantly the fans are really excited to see him back.”
Yoel Romero discusses Israel Adesanya fight
Perennial UFC middleweight title contender Yoel Romero has claimed 185lb champion Israel Adesanya has pulled a U-turn on fighting him.
Alongside an Instagram video of him calling out Nigerian-born New Zealander, the 42-year-old wrote: “@stylebender you calling me out and now you putting excuses to back out?
“What happen, you heard I send people to the hospital after my fights? Don’t back out now…#seeyousoonboi #soldierofgod.”
During an appearance on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on ESPN, ‘Gamebred’ said: “Is Canelo a better boxer than me? Has he thrown 10,000 jabs more than me, cause that’s what he does morning and night cause he’s just boxing? Yeah. He’s a better boxer.
“But can I bring some elements that boxers ain’t used to that are in the legal realm of boxing and throw Canelo completely off his game? F*** yes.
“I’m a natural bigger dude. … With boxing gloves on I’m not afraid of breaking my hand because I have that cast [of tape] on, it will be a little bit extra harder.
“I feel I can be a legitimate … threat in there. Plus I’m a little longer than him, too.”