Here’s your Fight Size MMA Update for the evening of June 3rd:
- As fans wait for an official announcement, Javier Mendez has added substance to the rumors of UFC 242 hosting Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Dustin Poirier. The AKA head coach is an integral part of Khabib's team and with a post on Instagram, he said that he's "excited to start camp" for that very fight.
I have to change to fight is not official yet---- but I am Excited to start camp with the -- @khabib_nurmagomedov should it become official for Sept 7th @ufc Abu Dhabi against a very tough challenge in Dustin Poirier. But at end of that Night----------it will be and Still -- photo credit @frujuice_athletics #family #professional #reebok #reeboksponsored
- Former UFC Lightweight Alex Gorgees has accepted a 16-month suspension from USADA. He failed an in-competition test that was submitted on Dec. 2, 2018, testing positive for metabolites of a pair of banned substances.
- Five years after his octagon debut, Nick Hein has announced his retirement from MMA. Hein exits the sport with a 14-5 record, bidding farewell on Facebook after being stopped by Frank Camacho at UFC Stockholm.
20 years of Judo. Ten years in the national team.
One decade of MMA, 5 years in the UFC.
I am ready for the next chapter.
Thanks to everyone.
I am looking for the future.
- The UFC is set to make their promotional debut in Denmark, heading to the Royal Arena in Copenhagen on September 28th. Tickets are set to go on sale in June, with general sale scheduled for June 21.
- Mikuru Asakura (10-1) vs. Yusuke Yachi (20-8) at Rizin 17, July 28th
- Hiromasa Ogikubo (18-4-2) vs. Yuki Montoya (23-6) at Rizin 17, July 28th
- Ulka Sasaki (22-6-2) vs. Shintaro Ishiwatari (25–7–4) at Rizin 17, July 28th
- Teemu Packalen (8-2) vs. Ottman Azaitar (11-0) at UFC 242, September 7th