MMA News Roundup: Conor McGregor Mocks Michael Chandler, Dillon Danis’s UFC Dreams Gets Alex Pereira’s Backing and Nate Diaz Responds to Unexpected Deontay Wilder Fight Talks

Published 11/09/2023, 3:08 AM EST

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Many new developments occur in the world of MMA on a daily basis. But fans often miss out on some of the most significant events due to the lack of time. However, there is nothing to worry about as we are here to keep you updated with another edition of the daily roundup. Catch the biggest headlines in just a few minutes of your time.

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We will start with Conor McGregor, who yet again mocked his probable opponent, Michael Chandler. Then we will shift our focus to Dillon Danis, who received support from Alex Pereira, to join the UFC. Finally, we will sum up the daily news compilation with Nate Diaz accepting a challenge to fight Deontay Wilder in an MMA contest.

Conor McGregor takes another jibe at Michael Chandler

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‘The Notorious’ called out a lot of fighters on social media. However, it seems like his comeback opponent is going to be Michael Chandler, which was Dana White‘s original plan. Meanwhile, Conor McGregor yet again mocked ‘Iron’ by imitating his accent and quoting what the American fighter said during a post-fight interview at UFC 274.

“Conor Mcgregor, you’ve gotta come back and fight somebody. I am the most entertaining lightweight on this planet,” said Conor McGregor. He turned his voice all the way and even changed to an American accent. It will be interesting to see how the fight turns out, with many people backing Michael Chandler to win. However, McGregor is determined to get his 20th career knockout.

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Alex Pereira backs Dillon Danis to join the UFC

After Conor McGregor’s friend Dillon Danis lost to Logan Paul in his first-ever boxing match, he shared a tweet and claimed that he was aiming to get signed by the UFC. Moreover, he was also released from Bellator. While fans did not like the idea of Danis coming to the UFC, former middleweight champion Alex Pereira seems to be in favor of the BJJ specialist.

“He’s a very talented kid. We had two [training] sessions. He’s a great guy and the fact that he’s actually in negotiation with the UFC or trying to get in is very awesome and I’m pumped for it. I am rooting for him,” said Alex Pereira.

It must have been an impressive sight for Dillon Danis to see one of the biggest UFC stars backing him to come to the UFC. Moreover, he already has Conor McGregor, who has a great relationship with Dana White, to offer him his help as well. It remains to be seen how things pan out for Danis in the future.

Nate Diaz accepts Deontay Wilder’s MMA challenge

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Former world champion Deontay Wilder bumped into an MMA media outlet. They asked him if he’d consider fighting Nate Diaz in an MMA fight, who expressed his urge to fight boxers. Wilder said, “Nate, call me up bro… I’d be down to get in there with Nate for sure.” The Stockton native quickly took notice of it and accepted the heavyweight boxer’s challenge on Twitter (X).

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“Let’s get these contract(s) written up asap..Real fight sh*t to a real fighter down to fight for real. All love to boxing But this is different real sh*t LFG 1993,” said Nate Diaz. We’ve seen many MMA fighters compete in boxing matches. However, a boxer has yet to challenge an MMA fighter in a cage fight. We will have to wait and see how that pans out.

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