MMA News Roundup: Joselyn Edwards Accused of Attacking Ailin Perez, Brendan Allen Sends Dana White a Demand, Conor McGregor Fight Still on Says Poirier

Published 11/19/2023, 5:43 AM EST

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We begin our journey with Joselyn Edwards‘ accusation of assaulting Ailin Perez. We will then make a brief stop at Brendan Allen’s demand for Dana White. Finally, we will reach our destination with Poirier’s statement that the Conor McGregor fight is still scheduled to take place. So without any further ado let’s get started.

Joselyn Edwards has been accused of assaulting Ailin Perez

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Ailin Perez showcased an impressive performance at the UFC Vegas 82 event, marked not only by her victory dance but also by a notable incident that captured the community’s attention. The fighter demonstrated incredible resilience by competing with an injured eye. In a post-match interview, Perez chose not to disclose the identity of the individual responsible for the sucker punch. Nevertheless, the media’s tenacity has since revealed the person behind the incident.

 

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As per various reports, it was Joselyn Edwards who sucker punched her and some witnesses claim that Perez’s coach launched an attack from behind toward Edwards. However, as per Edwards, she was engaged in a fight with Ailin Perez when the latter’s coach launched a sneak attack from behind.

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No additional statements have been issued by the adversaries. Given the conflicting nature of their statements, it would be wise to wait for the official statement.

Brenden Allen demands Dana White a ranking in the division

Following his impressive sixth consecutive victory, Brendan Allen made a bold move by challenging Dana White for a coveted top spot in the rankings and the opportunity to compete in a number-one contender’s match. Allen said “, “I need a no. 1 contender’s shot. I deserve it, I’ve earned it.” ‘All in’ in a further statement called out Jared Cannonier, Khamzat Chimaev, and even Robert Whittaker.

He further added “Whoever the UFC says that is, I don’t care who. Whittaker, Cannonier [and] c**shot [Chimaev], whoever. I don’t care,” Shortly after criticizing Khamzat Chimaev‘s middleweight ranking, he openly conveyed his desire to face him for the top contender position. If the UFC can arrange it, he’s eager to compete for the number 1 spot.

Dustin Poirier may fight Conor McGregor or maybe not

At UFC Vegas 82, Dustin Poirier made a notable appearance. ESPN’s Megan Olivi managed to interview him post-event, bringing up Conor McGregor‘s recent comment about not being finished with Poirier after their trilogy fight. When asked if he had thought about facing McGregor again, Poirier responded that the only circumstance under which he’d consider it is to silence him once and for all.

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“We’ll see. I probably would try to shut him up once and for all,” said Dustin Poirier. He further added that even if he defeats McGregor, he is sure that McGregor would still run his mouth against him. Poirier added, “But even if I slap his a** around again, he’s still gonna be chatting.”

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What’s your opinion on Dustin Poirier’s statement against Conor McGregor? Do you expect these stars to face again? Tell us in the comments below.

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I'm Suryakant Das, an avid sports enthusiast from a family that cherishes the world of sports. I still vividly recall the day my father took me to watch Indian wrestling, sparking my fascination with the discipline and the aura of those warriors. Over time, my love for combat sports grew, and now, I'm a UFC writer at EssentiallySports.
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