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Ilia Topuria vs. Max Holloway in October—Who takes the win in this epic showdown?

The world of MMA is back with some spicy new stories, including a piece of fight news. Here’s another daily roundup edition for you highlighting the most significant developments in our sport over the last 24 hours. We’ll get things started with the big news of UFC legend Chael Sonnen‘s X account getting hacked, and guess what? There were some distasteful posts aimed at Conor McGregor and the UFC CEO, Dana White.

Then, we will turn our focus to the ever-vocal former champion Sean Strickland, who seems to be planning for another scrap with a Navy SEAL. Finally, we will end this news compilation with a probable featherweight title between Ilia Topuria and Max Holloway down the line.

‘Hacked’ Chael Sonnen goes on a rampage on Conor McGregor and Dana White

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The MMA community was caught by surprise in the past few hours. Member of the UFC Hall of Famer’s Fight Wing, Chael Sonnen’s account on X was reportedly hacked, and after gaining control of that account back, ‘The American Gangster’ deleted several posts that had some real steamy words about Conor McGregor, the UFC CEO Dana White, and even our current heavyweight champion. One of the tweets read, “F*** [Conor McGregor], [Dana White] and F*** [Jon Jones].”

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In another tweet, Dana White appeared to be the target of some harsh words, accusing him of shady business tactics and even taking a dig at how the 54-year-old promoter was trying to make Israel Adesanya his new “golden boy.” Some X accounts like ‘UFC Roster Watch’ confirmed that Chael Sonnen’s account was indeed hacked and could be trying to sell some kind of cryptocurrency scam. The UFC legend hasn’t yet addressed what went down with his social media account as reports claim that Jon Jones has blocked Sonnen due to those unsavory posts. Now let’s move over to the next news.

Sean Strickland wants the Navy SEAL again

‘Tarzan’ is back at it again! After dismantling former Navy SEAL Mitch Aguiar and garnering some backlash for it, Sean Strickland won’t mind getting into a scrap once again. Aguiar recently shared an update on the aftermath of the beatdown. He seemed to be in some pain as he sat in a tub of cold water, nursing the redness caused by Strickland on the side of his right thigh. However, the former middleweight champion suggests they should go once more inside the eight-sided cage.

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“It’s only fair. . . I’ll see you in Virginia. . let’s do some swimming,” wrote Sean Strickland on his Instagram stories. Now, fans might think he’s actually talking about swimming. However, Strickland could be cryptically insinuating another sparring showdown. We’ll have to wait and see what goes down when he catches up with Mitch Aguiar in Virginia.

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Is Ilia Topuria fighting Max Holloway in October?

ESPN’s Carlos Legaspi recently chatted with featherweight champion Ilia Topuria in the Spanish capital of Madrid during his documentary, ‘Matador’s, presentation. There, the ESPN reporter decided to take the opportunity to ask about the champion’s first title defense, which Topuria had no clue about. However, the Spanish star is looking to secure the top spot in Abu Dhabi when the city will host the UFC 308 pay-per-view. He hopes that somebody comes in to fight soon, but guess what? He also suggested fighting former champion Max Holloway.

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Max Holloway had called out Ilia Topuria after his BMF title win. However, he’s been away recently to cater to his personal life, and Ilia Topuria feels that ‘Blessed’ is trying to stall the eventual encounter between the two. The champion claims to be ready for scrap as he waits for an official announcement regarding his first title defense. Who do you think he’ll fight? Let us know in the comments down below.