UFC President Dana White meets with UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, ESPN's Ariel Helwani teases an interview with "The Notorious" Conor McGregor, and much more — this is Friday's social media roundup!
Video: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Dana White finally come face-to-face
UFC President Dana White has been teasing a meeting with seemingly retired UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for months. The day finally arrived as White and Nurmagomedov stepped into a private room on Friday.
It's about to go down -- pic.twitter.com/mV8b1YLPGt— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 15, 2021
Ariel Helwani shares slick Conor McGregor promo
Ariel Helwani has an upcoming interview with Conor McGregor and has released a trailer that will excite fans for the return of "The Notorious" at UFC 257.
Kamaru Usman shares sick UFC 258 poster
Kamaru Usman vs. Gilbert Burns will take place at UFC 258 on February 13. Usman shared this awesome poster to promote the event.
Khabib Nurmagomedov posts motivational photo
Khabib Nurmagomedov has posted a fan-made photo showing a kid looking up to the reigning lightweight king. The caption read "From nowhere - to the top of the mountains", symbolizing his rise from obscurity to becoming a global superstar.
Valerie Loureda excited for her next fight
Valerie Loureda has had a great start to her Bellator career and posted a recent video to announce she has a new fight date coming up. No details were released but Loureda definitely seems excited to fight once again.
just got a fight date..... -- pic.twitter.com/T6IeCPDIH4— Valerie Loureda (@valerielouredaa) January 15, 2021
Ali Abdelaziz reveals he has had surgery on his back
Ali Abdelaziz has announced via Instagram that he has had an operation on his bask to repair a disk replacement. We're all wishing Abdelaziz a speedy recovery after the operation.
Matt Riddle happy after USADA took marijuana off the anti-doping policy
WWE star Matt Riddle got "the greatest birthday gift of all" when USADA announced that marijuana is no longer forbidden on their policy. Riddle competed in the UFC and was eventually cut for repeatedly failing drugs test for smoking weed.
Conor McGregor preparing for UFC 257 clash
Conor McGregor has shared a photo of him and coach John Kavanagh in preparation for their clash vs. Dustin Poirier.
Michael Chiesa looking for an opponent on Fight Island
Michael Chiesa is looking for an opponent on Fight Island. Thankfully for fight fans, it is only on Mario Kart, and his fight vs. Neil Magny at UFC: Fight Island 8 is still going ahead.
If anyone at The W wants the smoke at Mario Kart, holla at your boy.— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) January 14, 2021
Anthony Pettis celebrates his girlfriend's birthday
Anthony Pettis shared a post of himself and his girlfriend celebrating her birthday on the beach.
Al Iaquinta gives some relationship advice
Al Iaquinta has been giving love advice in his free time. A fan tweeted "Raging Al" asking what he should do to get rid of his ex, and Iaquinta replied with some direct advice.
Get rid of her?— Al Iaquinta-- (@ALIAQUINTA) January 15, 2021
Merab Dvalishvili back working out after testing positive for COVID-19
Merab Dvalishvili has recovered well from COVID-19 and shared a video of him working out. Some people have had issues with fatigue after having coronavirus but thankfully "Tha Machine" is back in action.
No more Covid ----. Back to work— Merab “The Machine” Dvalishvili (@MerabDvalishvil) January 14, 2021
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ONE Championship to gatecrash WWE Royal Rumble?
ONE Championship have shared a video that hints at a Royal Rumble invasion perhaps? The crossover we never knew we needed!