5 years on from being verbally destroyed by Conor McGregor, Jeremy Stephens is hoping that "The Notorious" will be his next opponent in the Octagon — this and much more on Wednesday's social media roundup.
Jeremy Stephens believes that himself vs Conor McGregor is the fight to make
It is no secret that Conor McGregor and Jeremy Stephens have quite a brief but incredibly documented history together which dates back to the UFC 205 press conference where Stephens told McGregor that he would be his toughest fight in the 145-pound division.
To which McGregor of course responded by saying " who the f**k is that guy?"
It seems that Stephens has still not got over the comment which McGregor made and he is now campaigning to fight him next.
See Stephens' tweet below.
Just thinking… the true fight to make is me and Connor. He broke his ankle, someone dove for my ankle. We both like to fight and keep it standing. Both power both different. Plus I like to calve kick and have wide range of KO’s— Jeremy Stephens (@LiLHeathenMMA) July 20, 2021
Even though the fight would probably be exciting and a good stylistic matchup, it pretty much has a 0% chance of happening.
Gilbert Burns calls out Jorge Masvidal
Gilbert Burns, who is fresh off a victory over Stephen Thompson has called out his fellow UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal to fight in either October or November.
What’s up @GamebredFighter what you doing October or November? ------— GILBERT BURNS DURINHO (@GilbertDurinho) July 21, 2021
Dustin Poirier successfully auctions off his UFC 264 fight kit
Dustin Poirier has raised a huge $28,000 dollars for his charity The Good Fight Foundation by auctioning off his fight kit which he wore at UFC 264 in his second win over Conor McGregor.
Corey Sandhagen outlines his goals in MMA
Take a look at some of the goals which UFC bantamweight contender Corey Sandhagen has outlined to achieve in his MMA career.
Anthony Joshua vs Oleksandr Usyk officially announced
The highly anticipated heavyweight boxing match between Anthony Joshua and Oleksandr Usyk has officially been announced for September and will take place at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium in London.
Olympic Gold v Olympic Gold, Unified World Heavyweight Champion v Undisputed World Cruiserweight champion. The belts go up in the air in front of over 60,000 at the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium Sept 25!! #JoshuaUsyk @anthonyjoshua @258mgt @matchroomboxing -- pic.twitter.com/ZvYwjDQq77— Eddie Hearn (@EddieHearn) July 20, 2021
---- Come Sept 25th, Oleksandr Usyk will have faced:— Michael Benson (@MichaelBensonn) July 20, 2021
---- Krzysztof Glowacki in Poland
---- Michael Hunter in America
---- Marco Huck in Germany
---- Mairis Briedis in Latvia
---- Murat Gassiev in Russia
---- Tony Bellew in the UK
---- Dereck Chisora in the UK
---- Anthony Joshua in the UK pic.twitter.com/eb76pcMgES
Updated UFC lightweight rankings
Check out the newly updated UFC lightweight rankings which sees Islam Makhachev enter the top 5.
The new LW rankings.. Islam Makhachev enters the top 5 --------..— Pablo_Escobar (@JM97_79) July 20, 2021
his next fight will most likely be against beneil dariush ---- pic.twitter.com/dvwj3w47ep
Michael Chandler wants to fight Justin Gaethje
Check out Michael Chandler's reasoning for wanting to fight the former interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje so bad.
Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor's fans scrap against each other
Watch the video below which is all the way back from UFC 229 where fans of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor were fighting against each other in the arena.
Throwback to this altercation between -- fans and -- fans at UFC 229 -- pic.twitter.com/8DlW0aWtev— Rahumma (@Rahumma218) July 19, 2021
T.J. Dillashaw steps into a UFC Octagon for the first time since early 2019
Check out this video of T.J. Dillashaw entering and warming up inside a UFC Octagon for the first time since early 2019 where he was knocked out by Henry Cejudo and then suspended by USADA.