In an interview with TSN, UFC president Dana White has said that when A.J. McKee's contract is up in Bellator he will "have to call," — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Dana White says A.J. McKee will "have to call" him when his Bellator contract is up
With A.J. McKee's superb finish over Patricio Pitbull this past weekend he cemented himself as one of MMA's biggest young stars.
McKee is still just 26 years old and is probably the biggest star in Bellator right now and one of the biggest rising stars in all of MMA.
After his win over Pitbull this past weekend, McKee started calling out several UFC fighters such as Max Holloway, Alexander Volkanovski, and Brian Ortega saying he could beat them all.
In an interview with TSN, UFC president Dana White spoke about McKee and his desire to take on the UFC's best featherweights.
Check out the clip below where White tells McKee he will "have to call" him once his Bellator contract is up and that he owes McKee lunch.
When speaking about fighters in other organizations, White is usually very dismissive of them but it was refreshing here to watch White essentially open the door for McKee to join the UFC sometime in the future.
How do you think McKee would do against some of the UFC's best featherweight fighters?
Chad Mendes to appear on the Joe Rogan Experience
Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chad Mendes has announced that he will be appearing on the Joe Rogan Experience and that he will be making a big fight announcement on the show too.
Let’s goooo pic.twitter.com/GXTcXGQbCM— Connoisseur of Combat (@ConOfCombat) August 4, 2021
Tommy Fury talks about his plans for fight week on the Jake Paul vs Tyron Woodley undercard
Check out this clip of Tommy Fury explaining what will happen to Jake Paul if Paul tries to involved Fury in any of his fight week antics when the two of them will fight on the same card.
The challenge has been issued to be @jakepaul --@tommytntfury plans on wearing a hat during Fight Week and says that if his rival tries to repeat Floyd Mayweather antics he will get a left hook -- pic.twitter.com/BusyJb0blb— Boxing on BT Sport -- (@BTSportBoxing) August 3, 2021
Jose Aldo vs Pedro Munhoz promo
Check out this awesome promo which is hyping up the fight this upcoming weekend between the two Brazillian bantamweight contenders, Jose Aldo and Pedro Munhoz.
Nick Diaz's awesome reaction to Nate Diaz hurting Leon Edwards in the last moments of their fight
Look at Nick Diaz’s reaction -- pic.twitter.com/THBsYSM5Av— ᴛʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴏꜰᴡᴀʀ---- (@TheArtOfWar6) August 2, 2021
Luke Rockhold has been offered a return fight
For the last 12 months or so, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been talking about his desire to return to the Octagon.
A few weeks ago Rockhold revealed that he was offered to fight Khamzat Chimaev in his return fight but Chimaev turned the bout down.
Rockhold has now been offered to fight Sean Strickland who is fresh off a dominant win over Uriah Hall.
Luke Rockhold has been offered Sean Strickland as his next opponent per Dana White.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 3, 2021
UFC set to rebook Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez
UFC president Dana White yesterday told TSN's Aaron Bronsteter that the UFC is targetting to rebook Max Holloway vs Yair Rodriguez for November.
It's not a done deal yet, but per Dana White, the UFC is looking to re-book Max Holloway vs. Yair Rodriguez as the main event for UFC Fight Night on November 13.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 3, 2021
Kai Kara France excited for his fight against Cody Garbrandt
It was announced several days ago that former UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be moving down a weight class to flyweight where he will face Kai Kara France.
Kara France is very excited about the fight which will go down in December.
UFC 267 to air live on ABC
Dana White announced yesterday that UFC 267 will air live and free on ABC.
The main reason why the card is being shown on ABC is because the fights will be set in Abu Dhabi therefore the card will start in the early morning in the USA.
Per Dana White, the hope is to have UFC 267 air on ABC.— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) August 3, 2021
The card will take place in the morning/afternoon in North America and take place in prime time locally in Abu Dhabi.
Conor McGregor still putting in the work despite recovering from broken leg
Conor McGregor is still going hard in the gym despite still recovering from his broken leg injury which he suffered in his trilogy against Dustin Poirier.