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  • It took Cris 'Cyborg' Justino a little more than one round to finish off Lina Landsberg. (Getty)
    Will Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino’s next fight in the UFC be at featherweight? (Getty)

    The ongoing saga of what weight Cris “Cyborg” Justino’s next fight would be at has been a complicated one. However, it appears that the UFC was willing to finally open the door for one of the most dominant women in all of MMA to compete in a newly formed featherweight division.

    Although Justino had fought twice in the UFC at a catchweight of 140 pounds, the Brazilian struggled mightily to make weight on both occasions and stated that she wouldn’t be able to cut below that without having severe medical issues. Without a 145-pound division, she essentially was a fighter who floated around with nothing at stake.

    UFC president Dana White revealed on the UFC Unfiltered podcast that Justino, who currently holds the Invicta FC 145-pound title, was offered a pair of fights against Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie for what would be the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight title. Unfortunately, Justino turned both

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  • Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
    Conor McGregor of Ireland warms up in his locker room prior to his lightweight title fight against Eddie Alvarez during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

    UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may be taking some time off from the Octagon, but that doesn’t mean he’ll be out of the spotlight.

    The only person in the UFC to hold world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously is reportedly scheduled to make an appearance in HBO’s “Game Of Thrones.” According to a report by Belfast Live, one of the directors of HBO’s popular show is a huge fan of McGregor and thought that the Irishman would be a perfect fit on the show. The report also said that Mystic Mac would appear in one of the final two seasons of the show.

    Although the reports have yet to be confirmed by McGregor or HBO, the lightweight champion’s manager recently told MMA Junkie that HBO has been after McGregor

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  • Jon Jones looks on while he defends his title against Daniel Cormier at UFC 182. (Getty)
    Jon Jones revealed that he used to party and get drunk before every fight. (Getty)

    Jon Jones made a startling admission about his alcohol abuse during his appearance on the Joe Rogan Experience. The former light heavyweight champion is currently serving a suspension for failing a drug test prior to his UFC 200 fight and decided to deliver a tell-all interview with Rogan that revealed some interesting things about Jones.

    Perhaps the most shocking thing about the two-hour interview was Jones revealing that he used to get “black out drunk” before all of his fights.

    “I had this crazy thing that I would do where I would party one week before every fight,” Jones said. “And I did it throughout my whole career. And it was stupid, but it was this mental crutch that I had.”

    Jones said he would drink and party all night, deprive himself of sleep and essentially do everything wrong so that he would have a built in excuse just in case he ever lost.

    “I literally would, one week before every fight,”

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  • Conor McGregor is the only UFC fighter to ever hold two belts simultaneously. (Getty)
    Floyd Mayweather isn’t moved by Conor McGregor obtaining a boxing license in California. (Getty)

    If nothing else, Conor McGregor is certainly stirring the pot in regards to a rumored boxing match with retired boxer Floyd Mayweather.

    The Irishman obtained a license to professionally box in the state of California this week, further fueling speculation that the UFC star is angling toward a fight with Mayweather. McGregor’s agent and the California State Athletic Commission both confirmed with ESPN.

    The current UFC lightweight champion is taking a brief hiatus away from the sport as he awaits the birth of his first child in early 2017. But he’s been adamant about fighting Mayweather and has demanded $100 million if the fight were to come to fruition. However, Mayweather remains retired and hasn’t expressed interest in fighting again.

    Mayweather recently posted a $100 million check from his blockbuster fight with Manny Pacquiao last May and stated he was “happily retired” in the Instagram

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  • Dana White created interim featherweight belt because of huge logjam

    UFC president Dana White (L) laughs with Conor McGregor at a news conference last month in New York. (Getty Images)
    UFC president Dana White (L) laughs with Conor McGregor at a news conference last month in New York. (Getty Images)

    There were a lot of disappointed fans when the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had given up the featherweight title he’d won at UFC 194 by knocking out Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds.

    There was also speculation, including from John Kavanagh, McGregor’s highly respected coach, that the decision wasn’t McGregor’s. UFC president Dana White vehemently disputed that contention in an interview Thursday with Yahoo Sports.

    McGregor won the lightweight belt at UFC 205 on Nov. 12 when he stopped Eddie Alvarez in the second round. White promised at the post-fight news conference that night that McGregor would be forced to make a decision which belt he wanted to keep, and on Sunday, it was announced he’d decided to keep the lightweight.

    McGregor hasn’t commented publicly, though, and so Kavanagh’s words attracted a lot of attention.

    They felt they had to make this for a title in order

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  • Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
    Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates his KO victory over Eddie Alvarez of the United States in their lightweight championship bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

    Daniel Cormier’s removal from the main event at UFC 206 has caused a ripple effect throughout the MMA world that ended up seeing Conor McGregor having to “relinquish” his UFC featherweight title.

    The light heavyweight champion was scheduled to defend his title in a rematch with Anthony Johnson at the pay-per-view event on Dec. 10 in Toronto. However, his injury caused the UFC to elevate the co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway to the main event and turned that bout into a UFC interim featherweight title fight. But in order to do so the UFC had to promote fellow interim titleholder Jose Aldo to full titleholder and strip McGregor of the title he won last December when he knocked Aldo out in 13

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  • Jose Aldo may be featherweight champion again, but he still wants a piece of Conor McGregor. (Getty)

    Jose Aldo is not completely satisfied with being UFC featherweight champion.

    The UFC announced on Saturday that Conor McGregor would “relinquish” the UFC featherweight title, which would make Aldo the champion, while Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway will compete for the interim featherweight title at UFC 206.

    “I was always the champion and will always be as long as I’m in the featherweight division,” Aldo told Brazilian TV show Planeta SporTV. “No matter what happens, I will always be the champion. I had no doubt about it. The moment I lost, I knew the belt would be mine. It was a matter of time. It’s not the way I wanted, but I’m happy because I know I’m the champion.”

    Although Aldo said that it wasn’t the way he wanted to become champion again, he isn’t surprised by how it all transpired.

    “I knew that would happen,” Aldo said. “To me, I never stopped being champion. I lost that fight

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  • Fedor Emelianenko has signed with Bellator and will fight next February. Could GSP be next? (Twitter)
    Fedor Emelianenko has signed with Bellator and will fight next February. Could GSP be next? (Twitter)

    One of the greatest heavyweights of all time is coming to Bellator.

    During the broadcast of Bellator 165: Chandler vs. Henderson, the MMA promotion announced the signing of Fedor Emelianenko and that “The Last Emperor” will be making his promotional debut at Bellator 172 on Feb. 18 against Matt Mitrione at the SAP Center in San Jose.

    “It’s great to be back in business with Fedor,” Bellator MMA president Scott Coker said about the man he worked with during his time at Strikeforce. “The man is a legend both inside and outside of the cage and I’m elated to bring him back stateside for the American MMA fans to witness him fight Matt Mitrione in San Jose. He and I go quite a ways back, and I look forward to continuing to build our partnership here in Bellator MMA.”

    Interestingly enough, Fedor will return to the very arena where he suffered defeat at the hands of Fabricio Werdum in a massive

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  • Nate Diaz believes the UFC wants to keep him far away from Conor McGregor. (Getty)
    Nate Diaz believes the UFC wants to keep him far away from Conor McGregor. (Getty)

    Now that Conor McGregor has disposed of Eddie Alvarez and become the UFC’s first fighter to hold world titles in two different weight classes simultaneously, the options for his next fight are plentiful. But according to Nate Diaz, the one fight the UFC doesn’t want to make is a rubber match between him and McGregor.

    As a matter of fact, Diaz questions whether the UFC wants him and McGregor in the same building.

    Diaz spoke to ESPN about what he feels is the MMA promotion protecting their prized possession. He even went as far to suggest that he was denied tickets for UFC 205 by Dana White because there wasn’t enough room.

    “As soon as [McGregor wins], hundreds of people are turning around and staring at me,” Diaz said. Instead of having floor seats, he was relegated to watch the fight from a club box at Madison Square Garden. “I’m like, ‘Hey, what do you want me to do? The UFC didn’t even want to give me

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  • Conor McGregor’s stock soared to new heights when he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in separate weight classes simultaneously when he knocked out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205.

    Already a wanted man by fellow UFC fighters, the target on the brash Irishman’s back has grown exponentially. The UFC featherweight and lightweight champion has plenty of options when he returns to the cage to defend either title. But if he wants to add a third world title to his collection, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is more than open to granting McGregor the opportunity.

    Woodley, who is coming off a majority draw at UFC 205 against Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson, may be forced into an immediate rematch. But there is money to be made if McGregor wants a crack at his title. The two engaged in a brief war of words over the weekend and Woodley is ready to revisit that challenge.

    “I’m gonna talk to my management team and we’re gonna see what’s next for me,” Woodley said at the

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