Categories
MMA

Watch UFC Fight Night Online: How to Watch UFC Fight Night Online for Free

Rolling Stone may receive an affiliate commission if you purchase an independently reviewed product or service through a link on our website. Although the UFC’s numbered events receive the most attention, UFC Fight Night should be on the radar of every MMA fan.
UFC Fight Night serves up everything we love about professional MMA, with young, up-and-coming talent and occasional appearances from established fighters. The events are a great way to meet new stars and, of course, watch some exciting fights.
How to Stream UFC PPV Events Online
One significant advantage of UFC Fight Night events is that they are free to watch online rather than through a pay-per-view system. Continue reading for more information on the fighting series, including how to watch UFC Fight Night online and when the next event will take place.

When Is the Next UFC Fight Night?
UFC Fight Night events are typically held twice a month on Saturday evenings, with broadcasts beginning at 7 p.m. ET / 4 p.m. PT.
Because UFC Fight Night events do not take place on the same night as UFC numbered events, you will not have to miss a Fight Night to watch a major match.
How to Stream UFC Fight Night Live Online
Looking to watch UFC Fight Night online? An ESPN+ subscription is required. ESPN+’s streaming service now has exclusive rights to the MMA promotion, so to watch any UFC events — including UFC Fight Night — you must be an ESPN+ member. Purchase: ESPN+ Subscription for $6.99+

Fortunately, with an ESPN+ subscription, you can watch UFC Fight Night live online for free. You can also watch UFC Fight Night on your smart TV, streaming devices, laptop, phone, or tablet because ESPN+ is a streaming service.
ESPN+ is currently available for $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year (the annual plan saves you about 15%). However, ESPN+’s prices will increase on August 23 to $9.99 per month and $99.99 per year for the annual plan.
With the Disney Bundle Deal, you can watch UFC Fight Night online.
Consider getting the Disney streaming bundle if you want to save a lot of money. This package includes ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu for just $12.99 per month. If you already have Disney+ and/or Hulu, we recommend canceling and signing up for the Disney bundle to save money on all three streaming services. Purchase: Disney Bundle for $13.99

How to Watch UFC Fight Night Online for Free
Although you can live stream UFC Fight Night for free online if you already have an ESPN+ subscription, ESPN+ does not have a free trial at the moment, making it hard to watch UFC Fight Night without paying anything.
However, there is a way to get ESPN+ for free — and subsequently stream UFC Fight Night for free: Verizon is offering the Disney bundle for free for six months with select Unlimited plans, meaning you can sign up for a Verizon Unlimited plan and get six months of ESPN+, Disney+, and Hulu for free. This is a great hack to live stream UFC Fight Night for free online (if you’re also in need of a new phone plan). Buy: ESPN+ Free Trial at Verizon

UFC Fight Night Events Schedule
A few exciting UFC Fight Night events are on the horizon for the rest of August and September. Up next is Marlon Vera vs. Dominick Cruz on August 13, pitting two highly successful bantamweight fighters against each other. Then comes a heavyweight match between Ciryl Gane and Tai Tuivasa on September 3.
Check out the full UFC schedule here.

Categories
MMA

Cleantech company Nuvve, Maine Maritime Academy team up on vessel-to-grid solution

Home Green marine Nuvve and Maine Maritime Academy collaborate on a “vessel-to-grid” solution. By the 11th of August, 2022,

Nuvve Holding Corp of California and Maine Maritime Academy (MMA) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to develop a framework of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) clean-energy solutions for a variety of maritime applications.

Illustration. Navingo created this image.

The collaboration is said to be a perfect fit for Nuvve’s efforts to expand its technology into nautical applications, thanks to MMA’s concerted efforts in engineering and technology for maritime applications.

Nuvve is concentrating on commercializing its patented vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology, which aggregates stored energy from electric vehicle (EV) batteries to form virtual power plants that can add capacity to the grid and perform services that help stabilize the grid and prevent blackouts.

“The Nuvve and MMA Center for Maritime V2G will serve as an operational maritime V2G hub to demonstrate the application of Nuvve’s V2G technology in maritime use cases at ports, islands, and waterways,” Ted Smith, Nuvve’s president and Chief Operating Officer, explained.

“By incorporating Nuvve’s patented V2G technology into maritime infrastructure, electrified transportation – including marine vessels – can be converted into valuable grid resources.”

MMA will, as previously announced, expand its current academic and certification programs to include workforce training in V2G-related data science, operations, cybersecurity, and artificial intelligence. This will also include interoperability qualification, which is required to test and qualify vehicle/vessel/stationary storage and charging station combinations with Nuvve’s V2G platform.

“The programs developed through this strategic collaboration will allow Nuvve to delve deeper into the use of maritime V2G, while also developing cybersecurity risk management and AI tools specifically for maritime industry projects and applications,” said Gregory Poilasne, Nuvve’s co-founder and CEO.

“This’vessel-to-grid’ solution has the potential to impact a wide range of maritime use cases in which ships and other vessels can store and return energy to grids via ports, islands, and waterways.”

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference Registration:

View this post’s tag: electric

Maine Maritime Academy is tagged in this post.

View this post’s tag: Nuvve

Posted: approximately 1 month ago

Posted: about 1 month ago

Categories
MMA

Uriah Hall has announced his retirement from the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

Uriah Hall has left his gloves inside the Octagon.
After nearly 17 years of fighting, the UFC middleweight announced his retirement from the sport on Wednesday. Hall thanked his team, family, friends, and fans, as well as the promotion, in his heartfelt farewell message, for the commitment and dedication he received during his time as a fighter. He spent the majority of his professional career with the UFC, going 10-9 in 19 fights.
“It is with great sadness that I will be leaving the greatest sport in the world,” Hall wrote on Instagram. “I’m going to miss the incredible UFC staff who have become like family to me, as well as the mentors I’ve met along the way.” The UFC has provided me with the best opportunity to venture completely outside of my comfort zone. I’ve competed at the highest level against some of the best in the world over the years. Although I did not achieve the rank of world champion, I did gain some of my greatest achievements from MMA, which were facing my fears and being a champion in life. I’d like to thank the incredible fans who have helped shape the sport into what it is today.
“It’s critical to have the right people around you who care about you and encourage you to be a better version of yourself,” Hall continued. “I want to thank my team, coaches, friends, and family for always being there for me.” You have all been the driving force that has encouraged me on a daily basis. Finally, I’d like to express my gratitude to Dana White for providing me with the opportunity to clash with modern-day gladiators. Thank you for always being there for me in good times and bad… To the next generation you are the top 1% greatest athlete’s on the planet. Will be a pleasure to watch where you all take this sport from here. I will be watching! Goforth.”

Hall joined the UFC after an appearance on The Ultimate Fighter over nine years ago. A unanimous decision against Andy Enz saw Hall enter the TUF House, where he dispatched his next three opponents with relative ease. ‘Prime Time’ finished them by (T)KO, but the most noteworthy one was the spinning wheel kick knockout of Adam Cella during the preliminary rounds. That was awarded ‘Knockout of the Season,’ which saw him net a $25k bonus. Hall fought Kelvin Gastelum at TUF 17 Finale but suffered a split decision loss to his Team Sonnen teammate.
The TUF 17 finalist went on to compete against some of the best talents in the UFC middleweight division, earning wins over the likes of Gegard Mousasi, Anderson Silva and Chris Weidman. He was also tied with the aforementioned Silva and Thiago Santos for the most knockouts in divisional history (eight).
Hall was previously on a four-fight win streak that was halted after consecutive losses to Sean Strickland and André Muniz at UFC Vegas 33 and UFC 276, respectively. The 38-year-old leaves the sport with a record of 17-11.

Categories
MMA

Uriah Hall has announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.

Photographer: USA TODAY Sports 2 hours ago Last updated on August 10, 2022 Uriah Hall, a long-time UFC middleweight contender, has announced his retirement from the sport of mixed martial arts.
Hall was the Ring of Combat middleweight champion twice. He first appeared on the scene in season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter. He recorded three knockouts on the show, including a notable and widely-repeated spinning hook kick KO of Adam Cella.
Hall went on to make 19 appearances under the UFC banner, but at the age of 38, he has called it quits.

“It is with great sadness that I announce my retirement from the greatest sport in the world.” “I’ll miss the incredible UFC staff who have become like family to me, as well as the mentors I’ve met along the way,” Hall wrote. “The UFC has provided me with the best opportunity to venture completely outside of my comfort zone.” I’ve competed at the highest level against some of the best in the world over the years. Although I did not achieve the rank of world champion, I did gain some of my greatest achievements from MMA, which were facing my fears and being a champion in life.
“I want to thank the incredible fans who have helped shape the sport into what it is today.” It is critical to surround yourself with people who care about you and encourage you to become a better version of yourself. I’d like to thank my teammates, coaches, friends, and family for always being there for me. You all have been the driving force that encouraged me daily,” Hall continued. “Lastly, I want to specifically thank Dana White for giving me the opportunity to collide with modern day gladiators. Thank you for always supporting me thru the good and the bad… To the next generation you are the top 1% greatest athlete’s on the planet. Will be a pleasure to watch where you all take this sport from here. I will be watching! Goforth”
While the fighter never reached the stardom some had projected he would early on in his career, shared the octagon with the best of the best.
This decision comes off losses to Sean Strickland and rising contender André Muniz.

Categories
MMA

UFC on ESPN 40 Results, Matchups, Predictions and Rankings

Pound for Pound Comparisons Volkanovski, Alexander Win\s 24 Loss\s 1 Draw\s 0 Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway for the third time in his UFC featherweight title defense. Ngannou, Francis Win\s 17 Loss\s 3 Draw\s 0 Despite a slew of distractions and serious injuries, Ngannou was able to unify the UFC’s heavyweight titles and will now attempt to resolve a contract dispute. Miocic, Stipe Win\s 20 Loss\s 4 Draw\s 0 Miocic apologized for deviating from the gameplan against the dangerous Francis Ngannou, which cost him the UFC heavyweight championship. Figueiredo, Deiveson Win\s 21 Loss\s 2 Draw\s 1 Figueiredo is back as the UFC flyweight champion after a narrow victory over Brandon Moreno, and the two could meet for the fourth time in a row. Bader, Ryan Win\s 28 Loss\s 7 Draw\s 0 Bader dominated his opponent from beginning to end, relying on his main strengths of wrestling and ground and pound. Moreno, Brandon Win\s 20 Loss\s 6 Draw\s 2 Moreno was disappointed with the outcome of his third fight with Deiveson Figueiredo and is hoping they can reschedule the fight right away, and he’s willing to make a quick turnaround to do so. Poirier, Dustin Win\s 28 Loss\s 7 Draw\s 0 Poirier was extremely disappointed after failing to win the UFC lightweight title, but he appears to have a number of big fights ahead of him if he so chooses. Prochazka, Jiri Win\s 29 Loss\s 3 Draw\s 1 Prochazka wins a nail-biter in the fifth round of UFC 275 to claim the Czech Republic’s first UFC title. Mentions of Merit Mr. Max Holloway feather Win\s 23 Loss\s 7 Draw\s 0 The former champion suffered his third defeat to Alexander Volkanovski. Teixeira, Glover light-heavy Win\s 33 Loss\s 8 Draw\s 0 At UFC 275, Teixeira loses his light heavyweight title in the final 30 seconds of his first title defense. Covington, Colby welter Win\s 17 Loss\s 3 Draw\s 0 Covington soundly defeats his former friend and roommate to stay a title contender in the welterweight division. The light heavyweight division has a new contender in the mix.
In the main event of UFC on ESPN 40, Jamahal Hill took out former title challenger Thiago Santos in an impressive fashion. The back and forth battle ended abruptly after Hill rocked Santos on the feet and continued to throw ground and pound strikes until the fight was stopped by the referee. Hill entered the week at No. 14, but now holds the No. 7 slot with the victory.
Also on the move towards the top is welterweight Geoff Neal. In the co-main event, Neal became the first to knock out Vicente Luque, propelling him from No. 14 into the top 10 by taking the No. 9 spot.
Check out the latest rankings update following UFC on ESPN 40 in the dropdown menus above.
Ranking Criteria
The rankings take into account a fighter’s wins/losses, quality of competition, finishing rate/dominance and frequency of fights.
Fighters are no longer eligible to be ranked after they’ve been inactive for 24 months, either due to injuries, drug/conduct suspensions, contract disputes or self-imposed hiatuses.
Fighters serving drug/conduct suspensions are eligible to be ranked, so long as they’re not inactive for more than 24 months.
To the best of our ability, fighters will be ranked in their primary weight class. Catchweight fights and bouts outside the fighter’s primary weight class can have a positive or negative impact on the ranking. However, non-titleholders can be ranked in only one weight class at a given time, and in most cases, they won’t be ranked in a new weight class until they’ve had their first fight at that weight.

Categories
MMA

It seems that the only thing that matters is that Nick Diaz won’t be fighting again.

Cesar Gracie, Nick Diaz’s long-time coach, has revealed that his fighter was seriously compromised prior to his rematch with Robbie Lawler at UFC 266 and only fought to pay off a debt.

Diaz will return to MMA after a six-year hiatus in September 2021 to face ‘Ruthless’ in a rematch 17 years in the making.

Getty

Nick Diaz arrived at UFC 266 overweight, and many wondered what was wrong with him.

Diaz and Lawler previously fought in 2004, with Diaz winning with an epic one-punch knockout after two rounds of war.

It was a different story at UFC 266, and it was clear that things weren’t going Diaz’s way when he arrived at fight week out of shape and overweight, for a welterweight fight that was eventually bumped up to a middleweight match-up.

On fight night, the former Strikeforce champion gave a good performance but seemed off the pace and was eventually stopped by Lawler in the third frame.

The end of the fight was not what you’d expect from Diaz, who dropped to the floor and refused to fight on, resulting in the referee calling the fight off.

After almost a year of speculation about why Diaz was so off during UFC 266 fight week, his coach has finally revealed what was going on.

“So, Nick, he went into that fight with a pretty messed-up neck,” Gracie explained to Submission Radio.

Following the fight, ‘Ruthless’ expressed concern for his opponent.

Instagram: @cesargraciebjj

Gracie has been a coach and friend to the Diaz Brothers for many years.

wanted

Jorge Masvidal has called out Conor McGregor as a “little b****.”

hero

A UFC fighter defeats a man who attempted to attack his family with a baseball bat.

rematch

Usman vs. Edwards 2 start time in the UK, fight card, and how to watch UFC 278

dates

Every upcoming fight on the UFC schedule in 2022, including Usman vs. Edwards at UFC 278

risque

McGregor shows off his fiancée’s new tattoo before frightening fans.

history

Mohammed Usman, Kamaru Usman’s older brother, scores a brutal knockout in his UFC debut.

“Nick had an operation here about seven weeks ago. So, two of his cervical discs had ruptured prior to the fight. As a result, he had hand numbness.

“That’s why he didn’t get to 170.” He fought at 185 because training was impossible. He simply lacked the necessary strength. He didn’t have the Nick Diaz you’re used to, you know, he didn’t have it.”

This type of injury would almost always force a fighter to withdraw, but Diaz needed to compete to pay off a significant amount of money owed to the Nevada State Athletic Commission after testing positive for marijuana in 2015.

Because he owed NSAC $75,000, the 38-year-old fought through his injuries.

Instagram: @nickdiaz209

Diaz appears to be on the mend after putting heavyweight boxer Tyson Fury through his paces recently.

“Nick had to pretty much take that fight, There was a lot of things weighing in on him. What people don’t know is that the commission in Vegas was still demanding their money from — remember the marijuana test that we didn’t pass? They said ‘you still owe us that $75,000 [£62,000].’ I think it was some insane amount,” he added.

“You know, it was like, ‘What? You still have to pay it? Even though it’s legal now?’ When that happened, it wasn’t, and we want to, and so we gotta. ‘You’re gonna have to deduct it from your fight purse.’ And Nick really hadn’t signed the best contract in the world.

“So what happened was, they [UFC] said, we’ll pay you more money, but you have to fight this fight here, and on this date. It was a thing. It was like, if you don’t take that fight, you’re almost gonna fight for free, you know, by the time [you pay taxes and the fine].”

It’s been more than 10 years since the California native last tasted victory, when he picked up a decision win over fight legend B.J. Penn at UFC 137 in 2011.

Now that he’s on the mend, Diaz is expected to return to the Octagon in 2023 to try to end his winless run which he will have a much better chance of doing if he is fully fit.

OFFER OF THE DAY
888Sport: Get Anthony Joshua to win at 15/1 or Oleksandr Usyk at 6/1 (£5 max bet)* CLAIM HERE
Deposit min £/$/€10 using promo code 888ODDS • Bet up to £/$/€5 on your selection at normal odds in the regular market • If your selection wins, we’ll pay you out at the normal price and any extra winnings from the advertised enhanced price will be paid to you in Free Bets • Free Bets are granted within 72 hours and expire after 7 days • Free Bet stakes are not included in returns • Deposit balance is available for withdrawal at any time • Restrictions apply to withdrawals, payment methods and countries & Full T&C’s apply 18+ begambleaware.org

Categories
MMA

Vera to fight Cruz: A story of a fight that didn’t happen

According to Chito Vera, the UFC called him to fight ex-bantamweight champion Petr Yan on Aug. 13 in Boston.
Vera stated that upon hearing that name, he immediately agreed. However, there were some unfavorable complications.
“Petr Yan, that fat c***, declined the fight because he was in Italy eating pizza, and he said, ‘Oh, I don’t have time to make the weight or prepare,'” Yan stated on The MMA Hour on Monday. “Why don’t you just say, ‘F*** it, I finish my slice and kick your ass,’ if I’m that easy money?” But he turned down the fight, saying he wanted to fight in November or October, so I told him, ‘You ain’t that cool to [wait] for you, buddy.’ So I said, “I want action.” I’m ready to fight. I’d like to make some money. Let’s get started. ‘Well, he declined, do you want to fight Dominick Cruz?’ they said. Sure, why not? I thought.
“Why should I lie?” There are no lies. You don’t need to remember anything when you speak the truth. That’s exactly what happened. That is not s*** speaking. He simply did not have the time. He was on a short trip to Europe. That’s awesome, dude. Congratulations to him.”
Vera will now face ex-champ Cruz at UFC San Diego on Saturday, while Yan will face Sean O’Malley at UFC 280 in his first fight since a failed attempt to reclaim the title from champ Aljamain Sterling at UFC 273. Cruz is not a bad matchup for Vera, though he admits the UFC commentator and fighter may be a slightly less appealing option.
“Just as equal,” Vera said of Cruz and Yan’s comparison. “There is no better or worse. Let’s be honest, Dominick is a little older. He won’t be able to keep up with Yan. But, dude, it’s still a fist fight. You can f***** if you break your pinky. A cut can turn a fight around. So I’m not expecting this to be any easier. Every day, I f****** wake up thinking this is going to be the hardest, bloodiest fight of my life, but I say that about every single guy.”
Vera repeatedly targeted Cruz for the same reason Yan did, criticizing him for not accepting his callout before they were scheduled to meet in San Diego. Cruz, for his part, emphasized his ranking and stated that his personal matchmaking decisions were centered on higher-ranked opponents and favorable dates for his preparation.
Vera gained the bargaining chip he’d long sought against Cruz with a three-fight winning streak that included a highlight-reel knockout of ex-champ Frankie Edgar and a decision over top contender Rob Font, moving ahead of the ex-champ by three places in the UFC’s top 15. Vera is ranked seventh in the MMA Fighting Global Rankings, while Cruz is ranked eleventh.
In any case, Vera is finally getting the matchups he needs to win titles. If he beats Cruz on Saturday, he might not have to wait long to face the winner of the upcoming O’Malley vs. Yan fight at UFC 280.

Categories
MMA

The issue with early stoppages in MMA: What is the issue?

The phrase “early stoppage” irritates me. When I hear those two words together, I think to myself, “that referee saved me — the paying fan — from witnessing a professional athlete suffer unnecessary brain damage, and my entertainment is more important than that fighter’s safety.”
The most recent example of this phenomenon occurred at UFC 277, when referee Dan Miragliotta called off the fight between Sergei Pavlovich and Derrick Lewis. Miragliotta saw a fighter, in this case Derrick Lewis, face down and in danger of taking unnecessary damage at the moment he stopped the fight. By ending the competition, Miragliotta prevented Lewis from sustaining additional brain damage from Pavlovich’s strikes. Miragliotta completed the task assigned to him by the athletic commission and the UFC: ensuring the safety of the fighters inside the cage.
Miragliotta’s actions that night did not bother me. I still don’t know. And for those who did — and continue to do — I’d ask, what’s the problem? What, after all, is the problem?
Before you answer that, consider whether you believe the fight would have ended differently if Miragliotta had allowed it to continue. Or, in the words of former referee John McCarthy, “I don’t think the results would have changed…” And if you believe the outcome would have been the same if Miragliotta had allowed Pavlovich to continue throwing strikes, aren’t you really saying that the stoppage was just, fair, and not too early?
I’ll respond to that. That is precisely what you are saying. Every time you bemoan a “early” stoppage, you’re also lamenting the fact that you didn’t get to see someone fully separated from consciousness — that you didn’t get closure, that the entertainer, in this case a living and breathing professional athlete, didn’t require immediate medical attention — for your enjoyment.

Sorry, but the job of an MMA referee is not to give fans a twisted sense of satisfaction from seeing a fighter get knocked out cold unnecessarily. The ref’s job is to ensure that the fighter is as safe and healthy at the end of the fight as possible. Miragliotta accomplished this at UFC 277.
MMA is inherently risky. As sports fans, we are well aware of this. Fighters are aware of this. Referees are aware of this. There’s no reason to make things more dangerous by prioritizing entertainment over safety.
I know what will come up in this discussion, so I feel compelled to address it: pay.
The argument that the ref should let the fight continue until unnecessary damage occurs because it may cost a fighter the opportunity to receive their “full” paycheck is false. Instead of being concerned about the fighter not being able to collect the “win” portion of their pay, one should focus on the myth that the “win/show” pay structure results in more exciting fights. No, it does not. All fighters should be paid the same regardless of whether they win or lose. The referee who calls the fight off “early” does not cost any fighter anything. That responsibility falls squarely on the promotion who elects to use the antiquated “win/show” pay structure instead of paying a fighter a flat rate for their services — one that risks permanent damage to their body and brains for the sake of entertainment.
Almost all MMA stoppages, in my opinion, are good stoppages if they keep a fighter from taking unnecessary damage. I’m willing to accept the (extremely) rare legitimate and erroneous early stoppage. Why? Because I’d rather have 1,000 early stoppages than witness one late stoppage, because that late stoppage could be one that results in life-changing damage or even death.
So, next time there are cries of “early stoppage,” ask yourself, honestly, is the health — immediate and long-term — of an athlete worth more than your entertainment dollar? It ought to be.

Categories
MMA

A serious neck injury forced Nick Diaz into UFC 266 fight, coach Cesar Gracie says

You’ve probably heard the rumors about Nick Diaz being forced into his fight against Robbie Lawler and not being properly prepared. Much of that may have sounded like typical post-loss excuses, but now that the specifics are out, Nick’s performance against Robbie Lawler is astounding.
Cesar Gracie, Nick’s longtime coach and friend, spilled the beans in a new interview with Submission Radio, and it turns out Diaz was fighting with an extremely serious neck injury.
“So Nick got into that fight and his neck was pretty messed up,” Gracie explained. “Robbie is a fantastic, tough fighter.” And Nick was doing fantastic. And then you see Nick gradually fade away as the fight progresses. So, Nick had an operation here about seven weeks ago. So, two of his cervical discs had ruptured prior to the fight. As a result, he had hand numbness. That is why he did not reach 170. He fought at 185 because training was impossible.”
“He simply lacked strength.” He didn’t have the Nick Diaz you’re used to, you know, he didn’t have it. So we were finally able to go, and he had surgery and titanium discs placed in his neck. So he’s feeling great right now as a result of that. And it’s as if we’re getting the old Nick back, which is fantastic. So, now that that has occurred, we are awaiting the doctors. He has another appointment next month, I believe. Then he should be able to resume his rigorous training. Because he can only run and hit the pads and everything right now.”
“But he clearly wants to fight,” Gracie stated. “And the UFC, I’ve been in contact with them; they just called me the other day asking about Nick, and we’ve got some pretty cool fight options in front of us.”
Gracie went on to say that Nick was coerced into fighting at UFC 266 because he still owed the Nevada commission $75,000 for his marijuana suspension in 2015, as well as an unspecified amount in back taxes. While the UFC was willing to pay Diaz more than his current contract allowed, they insisted on him competing at UFC 266 if he wanted the pay increase.

“I mean, he did better than I expected him to do,” Gracie said. “Because I can tell you, Nick’s training, before, the guy trains like a maniac every day, he runs triathlons.” And I’d take him to the gym, and he’d do a little thing before saying, ‘I can’t, I can’t.’ And I had no idea what was wrong with him, you know?”
“So, after the fight and everything, we kept looking for what’s going on – cause he passed his pre-fight stuff – and finally we got these MRIs on his neck, and the doctor said, ‘look, I cannot believe you just fought. You shouldn’t be walking’. So, the UFC did on his insurance thing, whatever, they paid for his operation. He went to the same place where I think Ozzie Osborne the singer just had his neck operated on. He went to the same place of Los Angeles and got that operation.”
“They took out the old discs, two of them,” Gracie continued. “They cut you in the neck right here. They go in. They pulled out the disc, they put titanium discs in. And now the bone has to fuse with that, and it’s a process. There’s been a guy, a couple of fighters actually that have that operation. Usually it’s one disc, Nick had two. So yeah, so that’s why he fought hurt, and he had his back up against the wall, and it is what it is.”

Cesar Gracie confirmed with Submission Radio that Nick was looking to get back in the Octagon and fight again in the future.
“He does enjoy competing, he does enjoy being a martial artist,” he said. “And if he can do things on his terms like that, then he loves it. And so that’s where he’s at. And so he does wanna fight again. He feels like, especially now, I think he feels like he has something to prove. For me, I don’t care if he ever fights again. Because he’s an amazing teacher, there’s all kind of stuff that he can do. But he wants to do it for him. So, that’s where we’re at.”

Categories
MMA

The Notorious Conor McGregor has got his fiancee a tattoo to celebrate her 35th birthday.

Dee Devlin got a tattoo to commemorate her “forever” love for long-term boyfriend Conor McGregor. The couple is getting married after the UFC fighter proposed to the Walkinstown native. Since they met, the couple has welcomed three children: Conor Jr, 5, Croia, 3, and one-year-old baby Rian. Dee, 34, got her future husband’s name tattooed on her ribcage. The name is followed by two heartbeats and a heart outline. More information: Critics of Clontarf Cycle Lane have been chastised for ‘jumping on the negativity bandwagon.’ The fiancee captioned the Instagram post: “This is my world. I will always love you with all of my heart “. The McGregors have had a string of birthdays, as they celebrated Aoife’s birthday in Ibiza last week and the Notorious’ 34th birthday the week before. Dee’s 35th birthday isn’t until August 9, but the celebrations have already begun with a gushing Instagram post from the UFC fighter. He posted on social media, “More Don Juan living for you all.” On this lovely Tuesday! After a long weekend, today is the first day back on the hunt! However, I continued to hunt throughout the weekend.

A photo of the tattoo with the engagement ring clearly visible.

“There’s a lot of fantastic news on the way!” I’ll see you tomorrow, hahaha. It’s also the week of my baby Dee’s birthday! Happy birthday, my baby; daddy adores your bones. “As well as the rest.” Dee D, the kids adore you, and the rest of the world adores you. I can’t wait to marry you soon, baby girl, keep shining, you are our shining light, my sunshine! “My life’s love.” Continue reading: A large amount of heroin and cannabis has been seized in south Dublin. The cost of redeveloping Dalymount Park has risen to €52 million, making it ‘unviable.’ Ireland will experience a ‘creeping’ recession, according to a top economist. An increase in stolen vehicles over the weekend causes ‘huge distress’ in a Dublin suburb. A homeless man in his fifties was discovered dead in a city center hostel in Dublin. Subscribe to receive all of the latest Dublin news in your inbox.