MMA News Roundup: Joe Rogan Questions UFC 295: Prochazka vs. Pereira End, Conor McGregor vs Michael Chandler Rumors Dismissed, Khabib’s Cousin Usman Nurmagomedov Suspended

Published 11/12/2023, 5:30 AM EST

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With UFC 295 wrapped up, there have been a lot of new developments in the world of MMA. But often miss out on the most significant events in our favorite sport due to the lack of time. However, there’s nothing to worry about as we bring you another edition of the daily roundup. Catch the biggest headlines in just a few minutes of your time.

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We will start with Joe Rogan, who questioned the controversial decision of the light heavyweight title fight between Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka. Then we will shift our focus to Dana White, addressing the rumors surrounding Conor McGregor fighting Michael Chandler at UFC 300. Finally, we will sum up the daily news compilation with Usman Nurmagomedov, who recently failed a drug test.

Joe Rogan questioned the controversial ending to UFC 295

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UFC 295 saw the crowning of a new light heavyweight champion. Alex Pereira defeated a returning Jiri Prochazka in the second round to earn the vacant title. Moreover, ‘Poatan’ became the ninth two-division champion in the history of the UFC and it took him eleven fights to achieve that feat. However, Joe Rogan did not like the way the fight ended.

Marc Goddard was the referee for the main event fight for the light heavyweight strap. As such, he stopped the fight in the second round after Alex Pereira dropped Jiri Prochazka with a left hand, and continued to beat down the former champion with elbow strikes. It looked like ‘Denisa’ would get out of that predicament, but Goddard called for a stoppage. This did not sit well with Joe Rogan.

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“I’m not satisfied with that stoppage,” Joe Rogan stated while checking out the replay of the fight between Alex Pereira and Jiri Prochazka. He believes that although the former champion was hurt, there was a chance that could have continued. Despite Rogan’s thoughts about the decision, Prochazka appeared to have no complaints about it. Moreover, he promised to return stronger in the next fight.

Dana White clears the air about Conor McGregor fighting Michael Chandler at UFC 300

Although UFC 295 saw two new champions getting crowned, people were more interested in another fighter. That is none other than Conor McGregor. During the post-fight press conference, an MMA media personnel asked Dana White about ‘The Schmo’s recent claims about his sources stating that Conor McGregor is returning to fight Michael Chandler at UFC 300. The UFC CEO had an interesting response to it.

“If The Schmo said [then] it must be true,” Dana White said jokingly while addressing the rumor. He assured the fans that they are working on that behind the scenes while claiming that Conor McGregor is eager to get inside the Octagon. White further stated, “He [Conor McGregor] is definitely chomping at the bit to fight again.” However, when it comes to the date of his return, that is still not yet fixed. “There is no date,” added the UFC CEO. We will have to wait for any further developments on that front.

Usman Nurmagomedov gets suspended following a failed drug test

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UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov‘s cousin Usman recently failed a drug test. The Executive Director of the California State Athletic Commission, Andy Foster, confirmed it. Moreover, Nurmagomedov is now suspended for six months and his Bellator 300 win over Brent Primus has been overturned to a no-contest. Additionally, he has also been fined a sum of $50,000 for the infraction. Meanwhile, Usman Nurmagomedov opened up regarding this situation in a post on Instagram.

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The Bellator lightweight champion stated that the banned substance revealed by the drug test entered his body due to a prescribed medication. However, he failed to notify the CSAC officials. “A few months before my fight, I was undergoing treatment, but unfortunately I did not notify the athletic commission in advance,” said Usman Nurmagomedov. He further mentioned that he had provided the necessary documents, after which helped shorten his suspension, and thanked the commission for it. Nurmagomedov added. We will have to wait and see what more details come to light regarding this issue in the days to come.

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