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. 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.
If Anthony Joshua does as expected on Saturday when he faces Eric Molina, he will defend his IBF heavyweight title on April 29, 2017, in a big-time fight against former world champion Wladimir Klitschko, according to ESPN.com. The fight is set for Wembley Stadium, where Carl Froch once beat George Groves in front of 80,000. Joshua (17-0, 17 KO) is a massive favorite on Saturday against Molina (25-3, 19 KO). Molina has received one world title shot in his career, against Deontay Wilder in June 2015. Wilder dominated and knocked Molina out in the ninth round. Molina is coming off of a win over a faded version of Tomasz Adamek, knocking out the Polish veteran on April 2 in Krakow. He trailed big
Henry Cejudo fought a back-and-forth battle with Joseph Benavidez on Saturady night at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale in Las Vegas. “I think my left hand, I might have broke it on his chin,” Cejudo said on Monday in an interview with The MMA Hour. “Might have been the first (round). Revealing that his next will be the final fight on his contract, Cejudo is ready to get back in the Octagon as soon as possible, but realizes that, depending upon what x-rays of his hand reveal, he might be sidelined a little longer than he had hoped.