Sport Not wanting to dwell on skid, Rogerio Bontorin glad he got quick turnaround at UFC 262
Beneil Dariush ready to serve as UFC 262 title fight backup: 'I've been training for five rounds'
Ahead of UFC 262, has prepared himself for a championship fight. Dariush (20-4-1 MMA, 14-4-1 UFC), who meets Tony Ferguson on the same night as the vacant lightweight title main event between Michael Chandler and Charles Oliveira on M ay 15 in Houston, is ready to jump in if either of the headliners are forced out. The streaking Dariush thinks he’s the leading candidate to serve as a backup for the title fight, even above former interim champ Ferguson (25-5 MMA, 15-3 UFC). “I’ve been training for five rounds,” Dariush told MMA Junkie.
HOUSTON – Rogerio Bontorin answered questions at media day ahead of his UFC 262 bout with Matt Schnell.
Bontorin (16-3 MMA, 2-2 UFC) meets Schnell (15-5 MMA, 5-3 UFC) in a bantamweight bout on Saturday’s preliminary card at Toyota Center. The Brazilian discussed why he took the short-notice bout, his mentality coming off back-to-back defeats for the first time in his career, and much more.
Bontorin vs. Schnell is as part of the televised prelims on ESPN, which air prior to the main card on ESPN+ pay-per-view.
Listen to Bontorin discuss the matchup with Schnell and more in the video above.
Edson Barboza details new contract before UFC 262: 'They gave me the number that I want'
's past several interviews with MMA Junkie centered around his displeasure with his contract situation. Going into his UFC 262 fight with Shane Burgos this month, though, his demeanor has completely changed. That's because Barboza (21-9 MMA, 15-9 UFC ) is happy and in good standing with the UFC, rather than frustrated and disgruntled. After beating Makwan Amirkhani at UFC on ESPN+ 37 in October, Barboza had just one fight remaining on his UFC contract and was bothered by the slowness of getting his final bout booked, as well as the lack of fruitful renewal talks. By February, Barboza was ready to part ways with the UFC.
Former UFC champ Conor McGregor, Dee Devlin welcome baby boy Rian .
and fiancee Dee Devlin have welcomed a third child to their family. One Monday morning, former UFC dual-division champion McGregor took to social media to announce the news of the birth of his new son, Rian (via Instagram): https://www.instagram.