MMA News Roundup – Dana White in Trouble as UFC Fight Night Headliner Cancelled, Conor McGregor Releases Latest Octagon Footage, Israel Adesanya Teases UFC 300

Published 02/01/2024, 2:38 AM EST

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Today, we will start with Dana White, who was dealt a major blow with the reported cancelation of the main event of UFC Atlantic City. Then we will shift our focus to Conor McGregor, sharing an image of him training inside an Octagon. Finally, we will sum up the daily news compilation with Israel Adesanya, who dropped a massive tease regarding UFC 300.

Dana White suffers UFC Atlantic City blow

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With fans eager to know what the main event of UFC 300 would look like, Dana White recently suffered a major setback after the cancelation of a headliner of a UFC Fight Night event. The promotion’s return to Atlantic City was scheduled to have Vicente Luque and Sean Brady battle it out in the main event. However, there appears to be a change of plans.

The event, which is scheduled for March 30, will see both Sean Sbrady and Vicente Luque getting replaced by two other fighters. The promotion has around two months to decide who’ll headline the event. Meanwhile, the reason behind the cancelation of the initial fight was not disclosed as we wait for further details on that front.

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Conor McGregor trains inside the Octagon

The UFC’s first-ever simultaneous two-division champion has been busy with ventures outside of the fighting world during his time away since 2021. The trailer for Conor McGregor’s first movie, ‘Road House’ dropped recently, and it created a lot of buzz amongst the fans. However, it seems like ‘The Notorious’ is done with his other endeavors, as he recently shared a picture on social media of him training inside an Octagon.

The Octagon in question is one from Conor McGregor’s gym that had Proper 12 sponsor labels all over it. Furthermore, the Irishman’s daughter Croia also looked on as her father was engaged in the training session. Although there’s no official word on his return, it doesn’t seem like it will be too long before we see McGregor in action again.

Israel Adesanya teases a UFC 300 return

There have been a lot of speculations surrounding Israel Adesanya’s UFC return. Rumors suggest that the former champion could come back at UFC 300 to fight Dricus du Plessis for the middleweight championship. As such, it seems like Adesanya is perhaps considering a UFC return at the historic triple-century event.

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‘The Last Stylebender’ took to Instagram and shared a story. The story was a poster of the movie ‘300’ that featured Gerard Butler. Israel Adesanya seemingly indicated that a return in April is not out of the question. He wrote, “The gods must be crazy.”

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Meanwhile, MMA legend and analyst Chael Sonnen recently confirmed that both Dricus du Plessis and Israel Adesanya have been offered to fight each other at UFC 300 by the promotion. However, none of the parties have given any confirmation, even though ‘Stillknocks’ called out ‘Izzy’ after his UFC 297 triumph.

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