The UFC Corner
Injuries Mar UFC 199 Title Rematch; McGregor Stirs The Pot; UFC 200 Looming
UFC 199 – Rockhold vs. Bisping 2
The UFC 199 rematch on June 4th (June 5th in the Philippines) between newly crowned middleweight champion Luke Rockhold (15-2), and former champion Chris Weidman, has been scrapped due to an injury to Weidman. The new main event will feature Michael Bisping (28-7), with Rockhold coming out as an odds-on favorite.
The co-main event should produce a decent showdown when long time bantamweight foes Dominick Cruz (21-1), and Urijah Faber (33-8), lock horns for the first time since 2011. There’s a lot of bad blood between these two. Cruz’s sole loss was to Faber back in 2007, which he avenged in 2011 to earn the title. Cruz went on to be a dominant champion until injuries sidelined him for the better part of 3-years, forcing him to vacate the belt. He recently snatched the title back from TJ Dillishaw, who happens to be Faber’s teammate.
McGregor Gets Put In Check
The brash featherweight champion Conor McGregor cost himself a multi-million dollar pay day when he refused to show up for his promotional responsibilities for UFC 200, which is likely to be the biggest pay-per-view draw in UFC history.
Rumors are now purported from Las Vegas that boxer Floyd “Money” Mayweather has offered Conor $50 million bucks to fight against him. Given that the fight between Mayweather and Pacquiao took years to make, and not to mention the fact that McGregor is under contract with the UFC, the chances of this fight happening are about as good as me being struck by lightning while typing up this story.
UFC 200 – The Best Fight Card Of All Time
Here’s a pre-emptive announcement: Mark your calendar for July 10th (July 11th in the Philippines). Ten current or former champions will be featured in the biggest UFC card ever.