Dana White makes it sound so simple. In a conversation with Yahoo Sports, he said he plans to have lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez defend his belt against unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov. Nurmagomedov told Yahoo Sports he’d signed two contracts to fight Alvarez: one for UFC 205 in New York in November and another to fight him at UFC 206 in Toronto in December.
The son of former heavyweight champ Tommy Morrison looked like a chip off the old block Friday night. Morrison, 26, the college football player turned boxer, was facing the toughest opponent of his young career in undefeated Ed Latimore. The fight, aired on Showtime’s ShoBox: the New Generation, was Lippe Morrison’s TV debut. But Morrison, using a powerful right and newly developed left hand, dropped Latimore (13-1, 7 KOs) twice in the first round and was on the verge of a third before referee Gary Ritter stepped in and stopped it at 2:19 of the round in the scheduled six-round heavyweight bout. With the victory, Lippe Morrison, who played four years as a defensive end at Central Arkansas before
Heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury pulled out of his rematch with former champion Wladimir Klitschko on Friday because Fury is "medically unfit to fight," his promoter said. The fight had been scheduled for Oct. 29 in Fury's hometown of Manchester, England. Multiple sources with knowledge of the correspondence between Fury's camp and Klitschko's camp on Friday said it included a letter from Fury's doctor. The letter said Fury had mental health issues and would be "unavailable for the foreseeable future." Mick Hennessy, Fury's promoter, released a statement Friday afternoon, but he did not divulge Fury's medical issue. "It is with the deepest regret that we have to announce that the world heavyweight