MMA News Roundup – Conor McGregor Requests UFC 300 Fight; Sean Strickland Goes on Back and Forth With Jake Paul Over Sneako; Michael Bisping Joins Joe Rogan at UFC 298

Published 02/10/2024, 3:11 AM EST

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As UFC 298 draws near, the MMA industry is buzzing with fresh updates, especially with UFC 300 shaping up in the background. We present to you yet another edition of our MMA news roundup to make sure you are furnished with all the latest happenings from your favorite sport.

We will start with the former UFC simultaneous two-division champion, Conor McGregor yet again expressing his urge to compete at UFC 300 to Dana White. Then we will shift our focus to Sean Strickland who had a heated exchange with YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul after unleashing a beat down on Rumble streamer, Sneako. Finally, we will sum up the news compilation with Hall of Famer Michael Bisping, who will be joining Joe Rogan for next weekend’s pay-per-view.

Conor McGregor wants to be on the UFC 300 card


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‘The Notorious’ recently sent his fans into a frenzy after the trailer for his first-ever Hollywood flick, ‘Road House‘, dropped. What looked like an action-packed movie, it will be interesting to see how his debut in the movie industry turns out. Nevertheless, the fighter Conor McGregor still wants to be back inside the Octagon as soon as he can. As such, he recently took to Instagram to share a story, extending a request to Dana White.

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Conor McGregor shared a video clip that showed White introducing him during a press conference. The clip came with the caption: “UFC 300? Super Bowl announcement?” hinting at a potential announcement of the ‘Mac’s return this Sunday at Super Bowl LVIII. The Irishman then tagged the CEO and wrote, “[Dana White] [winky face],” as he confirmed his interest in fighting at the historic April pay-per-view. We will have to wait and see what White decides to do since McGregor’s return seems unlikely, as per prior speculations.

Jake Paul and Sean Strickland want to fight each other

Former middleweight champion Sean Strickland recently set social media ablaze after a video of a sparring Rumble streamer Sneako went viral. It was the 25-year-old streamer who invited ‘Tarzan’ to a sparring session. As we can expect from any professional fighter, Sneako was no match for the ex-UFC champion who left him bloodied with a barrage of punches.


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Furthermore, the middleweight star would continue to put the beatdown on the streamer even after several people outside the cage started throwing towels. But Hall of Famer Forrest Griffin was there to save the day, and he made sure Sneako did not suffer more damage than he already had. Meanwhile, the sparring footage caught Jake Paul’s attention, as he took shots at Sean Strickland and put forth a million-dollar challenge.

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However, Sean Strickland wasn’t interested in money. He instead wanted a private confrontation. Expressing his desire to be where there are no cameras and no one to see what will transpire, the former middleweight champion called Jake Paul out for a fight in the middle of a desert. Meanwhile, it remains to be seen how Jake Paul responds to the offer in the days to come.


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Michael Bisping will be alongside Joe Rogan on commentary for UFC 298

Joe Rogan recently confirmed that he will be a part of UFC 298’s commentary team next weekend at the Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Now, we have another confirmation for the commentary team. Unfortunately, Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier will not be calling the fights beside Rogan.

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According to ‘MMA Fighting‘, ‘DC’ has been replaced by former middleweight champion and fellow Hall of Famer Michael Bisping. Both Bisping and Rogan will join Jon Anik at the Alexander Volkanovski vs. Ilia Topuria headliner.


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Written by:

Himanga Mahanta


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I am a UFC writer at EssentiallySports, and my passion for MMA and a deep understanding of its intricacies have allowed me to churn out more than 1000 articles. I have covered numerous UFC events and fighters, with the aim of bringing my readers closer to the action and the athletes they admire. I have developed a knack for providing analytical coverage of breaking stories from the world of MMA.
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Yeswanth Praveen