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MMA News Roundup: Dana White Shows Off Results After Water Fasting, Dwayne Johnson Remarks on Alternate Dreams to Joe Rogan and Conor McGregor Settles Beef With Manny Pacquiao

Published 11/16/2023, 4:07 AM EST

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Several developments take shape in the MMA world on a daily basis. The enthusiasts of our favorite sport often engage in reading several news stories. But it is often a challenge to stay abreast with the most significant in the sport. However, there is nothing to worry about as we bring to you yet another edition of the daily roundup.

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We will start off with UFC CEO Dana White, who recently underwent an 86-hour water fasting. Then we will shift our focus to Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, revealing to Joe Rogan that he once thought about fighting in MMA. Finally, we will sum up our news compilation with Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao settling their beef.

Dana White went 86 hours without water


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UFC CEO Dana White overcame his health issues a few months ago and now boasts a shredded physique. He’s now an avid fitness lover and often works out. However, White took his workout regimen to another level after indulging in an 86-hour water fasting method and he claimed to have felt like a superhero after the process.


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“I did an 86 hour water fast and I feel INCREDIBLE! Obviously I’m not a doctor, but I’ve been told by the experts that water fasting can help to significantly reduce the risks of cancer, alzheimers, and a ton of other health issues,” said Dana White while mentioning the benefits of water fasting.


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Dana White also encouraged people to try this method. However, he advised them to consult medical experts before venturing into such practices, since it could impact one’s health. “Do your own research and talk to your own medical professionals but, I absolutely recommend it,” added Dana White.

Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson considered jumping ship to MMA in the late 90s

There are only a few people in the professional wrestling world with a bigger name value than Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson. He was a third-generation wrestler, who’s built one of the biggest legacies in the history of WWE. However, there was a time when ‘The Rock’ was considering trying his hands at mixed martial arts. He made that confession in a recent appearance on the ‘Joe Rogan Experience’.


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“I should train MMA and go to Pride and make money, real money, and then I don’t have to smile,” Johnson told Joe Rogan. This idea came to his mind when he thought about switching from WWE to MMA in 1997. However, that did not happen, and ‘The Rock’ went on to become one of the greatest WWE superstars of all time.

Conor McGregor and Manny Pacquiao are now on good terms


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‘The Notorious’, after fighting Floyd Mayweather, had plans to fight Manny Pacquiao in a boxing match. However, those plans could not come to fruition and Conor McGregor’s management team ended up suing ‘PacMan’. The lawsuit was in relation to Pacquiao not following through with a proposed 2-fight deal with the Irishman. However, it seems like they’ve hashed things out.


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Manny Pacquiao recently shared a picture on Instagram of him posing with Roberto Duran, ‘Iron’ Mike Tyson, and Conor McGregor. All the individuals in the picture were all smiles and ‘PacMan’ even wrote a caption that read: “Tag team in a street fight anyone? I got my team.” This picture has made it clear that the conflicts have been resolved between Pacquiao and McGregor.

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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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Joyita Das