MMA News Roundup: Conor McGregor Puts Out Unexpected Finish of Logan Paul Against Dillon Danis; Jon Jones’ USADA Numbers Out; Khamzat Chimaev Accused of DM’ing Paulo Costa’s Wife

Published 10/07/2023, 10:13 AM EDT

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As the year draws to a close, the UFC is putting on some fantastic cards to conclude the year. This is why the MMA world has seen a lot of buzz-worthy developments over the past twenty-four hours. And we are here to update you on all the hottest developments in the MMA world with our daily roundup.

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Let us begin with Paulo Costa and Khamzat Chimaev‘s hilarious back-and-forth involving the former’s girlfriend. We will then look at how many times Costa and Jon Jones have been tested by the USADA in 2023. Finally, we will discuss Conor McGregor‘s support and unique advice for friend Dillon Danis ahead of the Logan Paul grudge match.

Paulo Costa threatens to report Khamzat Chimaev for ‘harassing’ girlfriend

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It seems Khamzat Chimaev has taken a leaf out of Dillon Danis and Conor McGregor’s book as he targets Paulo Costa’s girlfriend. The two will face each other in the co-main event for UFC 294 in the UAE. The Brazilian shared screenshots of ‘Borz’s DMs to his girlfriend. The UAE citizen sent her images of Israel Adesanya humiliating ‘Borrachina’ after defeating him at UFC 253.

Costa tweeted the screenshots along with a cheeky caption, in which he said he would report Chimaev for harassment as he felt threatened by “this handsome guy [Chimaev]” being in her DM. He asked his girlfriend not to be fooled by Chimaev’s “beautiful face”.

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“I gonna report this harassment by Gourmet Chen Chen towards my girlfriend/future mother of my childres and manager. I felt threatened by this handsome guy calling her on dm please @Tamaraalves2  Don’t be fooled by that beautiful face  inshala,” he tweeted.

Jon Jones, Paulo Costa USADA testing numbers revealed

All UFC fighters are required to be in the USADA testing pool six months before they can fight in the promotion. And that means random testing by the anti-doping body at any time it wants. And it has come out with a list showing which UFC fighters have been tested the most in 2023.

Paulo Costa, who has credited his physique to his proprietary ‘Secret Juice’ has been tested a whopping 33 times by USADA, the most among all UFC fighters. Jon Jones has been tested 21 times by the agency, tied with bantamweight and Sean O’Malley beater Marlon ‘Chito’ Vera and Sharabutdin Magomedov who will make his UFC debut on October 21.

Conor McGregor backs Dillon Danis against Logan Paul

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As the grudge match between Logan Paul and Dillon Danis on October 14 in Manchester creeps closer, Danis’ friend Conor McGregor has come out in support of the Bellator fighter. Danis tweeted a clip of him talking about his relationship with ‘Mac’. He called the Irishman his close friend, training partner, and mentor and expressed how close they were to each other.

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McGregor replied to this and expressed support for the 30-year-old. He paid his respects to Danis and stated that Paul was already broken. All Danis had to do, according to McGregor, was walk out to the ring as he had already won. He even suggested that the New Jersey native should pull guard and break Logan Paul’s leg. Who do you think will win in the Danis-Paul boxing match? Let us know in the comments section below.

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Kanishk Thakur

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Kanishk Thakur is an MMA writer at EssentiallySports. A graduate in political science from Delhi University, his love for writing and MMA made him want to be part of telling the story of the sport. His journalist mother and love for philosophy and research inculcated a staunch rationalism in him, and the need to substantiate every statement he makes with good evidence.
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