It has been two decades because The Greatest Fighter very last aired a new period. That was Significant Hitters, which featured Robert Whittaker vs. Kelvin Gastelum as coaches.
UFC president Dana White has been talking about the sequence building a comeback soon on ESPN. The coaches for the comeback have still to be exposed, but White not long ago admitted that he was focusing on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor for the reboot… until eventually McGregor despatched it sideways.
White mentioned that his new trade with McGregor, who outed a non-public messaging conversation involving the two of them from previously this year, pushed issues much too considerably for Khabib, who has because nixed the strategy.
“(Khabib) was gonna do (The Top Fighter) until finally Conor did all this s–t,” White told Barstool Sports in a recent job interview. “That’s what I was expressing. I felt like I was in a fantastic place and we have been likely to get that performed.
“We were being likely to do The Greatest Fighter on ESPN and f—ing do the rematch, but Conor blew that.”
Even although White characterised McGregor’s the latest outing of their personal discussion as breaking the man code, he states it was Khabib who claimed he was done with McGregor, at minimum for The Best Fighter, at the time that full circumstance went community.
“Yeah, Khabib explained f— him,” White declared. “That was it.”
Possessing Khabib and McGregor mentor opposite just about every other would have absolutely developed huge quantities for a reboot of the venerable series, which is typically credited with preserving the UFC from extinction.
Just bringing the present again to air after a two-yr hiatus, having said that, will most likely also create sturdy viewership. But now White will have to go on to Program B, even though he hasn’t admitted to possessing 1 just but.
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