Here lies the MMA Roundup for the 4th of April; here you’ll find all the top news stories of the day in a simplified, quick to read format.
UFC president Dana White gives his take on the “unacceptable” Twitter feud between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Reaches out to both camps in search for a resolution.
#1 ranked Middleweight Yoel Romero has been forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night Fort Lauderdale rematch with Jacaré Souza, after contracting pneumonia. Rising striker Kevin Holland has thrown his name into the hat to face Jacaré on short notice.
Neil Magny and Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos are not expected to clash after all. According to the Brazilian contender there has been a “misunderstanding” regarding the announcement. Magny expected to meet Vicente Luque in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night Rochester.
Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will return to Bellator MMA action against Brazil’s Lyoto Machida in June.
After his back and forth with Khabib throughout the week, former two weight world champion Conor McGregor seems to have made a retirement U-turn. “See you in the Octagon.”
A Bantamweight clash between top contenders Pedro Munhoz and Serra-Longo product Aljamain Sterling is expected to land on UFC 238 in June.
Aleksei Oleinik replaces Alexander Volkov, meets Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC Fight Night St. Petersburg.
Ahead of his Wrestlemania 35 appearance this Sunday, former division champion Brock Lesnar is expected to return in August to face Daniel Cormier for the Heavyweight crown.