It appears Jon Jones is set to come back to activity in only half a month's time. UFC light heavyweight champion Jones (25-1 MMA, 19-1 UFC) took to Twitter to additionally affirm his indications that Dominick Reyes is straightaway and said the date will be uncovered very soon. With "The Devastator" and Corey Anderson developing triumphant in their most sessions, it appeared to be a two-horse race to see who might get the following shot until Jones concluded that he needed to confront Reyes (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) next on the grounds that he's the more "perilous" warrior.
Jones reacted to an inquiry on Twitter, offering a clue that his next rival shares something for all intents and purpose with two of his past enemies, Ryan Bader and Daniel Cormier. The appropriate response, as per Jones, was that both were undefeated when they confronted "Bones," who had the option to effectively grab the zero from both their records – proposing that the undefeated Reyes will be the beside meet that destiny. Half a month away could insinuate the UFC's arranged Jan. 18 card, which is anticipated to be UFC 246 on pay-per-see. It is generally accepted that Conor McGregor will return on that card, too, which may happen in Las Vegas, yet nothing has been formally reported right now.
Conor McGregor has taunted Khabib Nurmagomedov's cousin, Abubakar, following his fruitless UFC debut. The previous PFL champion made his Octagon bow in Moscow in the prelims of UFC Battle Night 163, which occurred at the CSKA Field. Abubakar's introduction in the advancement saw him lock horns with Poland's David Zawada, who was in a sink or swim circumstance following consecutive misfortunes because of Danny Roberts and Li Jingliang. Abubakar had to tap to triangle stifle just before the third moment, which left him despondent. Updates on Abubakar's first-round accommodation misfortune before long got around to McGregor, who didn't keep down when giving his considerations on the Dagestani's destruction.
McGregor's ridiculing of Abubakar comes barely 24 hours after Khabib demanded the Irishman must go on a ten-battle win streak so as to acquire a rematch with him. He stated: "With respect to a rematch, to battle for a belt in the UFC, I recollect that I had something like nine or 10 battles. In the event that he wins 10 battles in succession, at that point that is totally conceivable." McGregor, 21-4, hasn't set foot inside the Octagon since losing his fight with Nurmagomedov last October, which he lost by means of fourth-round accommodation. The Dubliner is set to profit to the pen for January 18 at UFC 246 in Las Vegas, however an adversary for the previous two-division champion hasn't been declared.
During an appearance on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on ESPN, the Worldview Sports The executives boss stated: "We had profitable talks this end of the week with the UFC. I know Conor has reported a date, and as far as talks we have conceded to that date and we have concurred on that adversary. We're not going to uncover anything today around evening time yet an arrangement is fast approaching, I don't see anything disrupting the general flow notwithstanding some unexpected conditions. The two gatherings need to complete it, it's to the greatest advantage of everybody included and all the more significantly the fans are truly eager to see him back. UFC welterweight contender Leon Edwards guarantees the UFC has offered him a battle against previous victor Tyron Woodley at an up and coming occasion in January 2020. As indicated by Leon Edwards, the UFC offered him a co-headliner space against Woodley at UFC 246. That card is relied upon to be featured by UFC hotshot Conor McGregor against either Donald Cerrone or Justin Gaethje.
"On the off chance that they give me Woodley, the discussion is that it would be in America. They said to me this week that they offered Tyron Woodley the battle for January, a similar date as Conor, a similar card as Conor in January. They offered us that battle for the co-primary, I stated, 'No doubt,' and whatever, so (we'll keep a watch out)," said Edwards (h/t Sherdog.com). A potential battle between Leon Edwards and Tyron Woodley bodes well considering the two men are positioned in the best five at 170lbs, yet the two men are right now without adversaries. Leon Edwards has been having some fantastic luck starting late as he's flooded into title conflict at 170lbs. The British bloke is 10-2 generally in the UFC and is as of now riding an eight-battle win streak, which incorporates a success over previous UFC lightweight victor Rafael dos Anjos in his last battle. He said he offered the UFC to be a reinforcement contender for the UFC 244 headliner between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal, yet the advancement declined.