MMA Rumours: Conor-Khabib 2, Brian Ortega and UFC 248 PPV Buys

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SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA - OCTOBER 17: Brian Ortega(right) and Chan Sung Jung also known as Korean Zombie face off in front of Gwanghwamun in Seoul, South Korea on October 17, 2019 ahead of the mixed martial arts event produced by the Ultimate Fighting Championship that is planned to take place in December in Busan, Korea. (Photo by Woohae Cho/Zuffa LLC)

Here is the Monday edition of MMA Rumors. With fight announcements, the odd piece of breaking news and more, we figured we’d change it up and throw some rumours at you. Today’s MMA rumours feature Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov 2, the Brian Ortega incident, and UFC 248 PPV buys from China.

MMA Rumors 

Conor-Khabib 2

Rumour: Brett Okamoto of ESPN is reporting that Khabib will not accept a rematch with McGregor unless he fights and beats Justin Gaethje first.

If McGregor wants another shot at Khabib he will need to fight and defeat Justin Gaethje first according to Khabib’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz. If this fight is to ever happen it has the potential to be the fight of the year in 2020. Both fighters possess nasty knockout power and will be looking to end it early. But, the big boss Dana White makes the decisions and in theory, the “money fight” is Conor-Khabib 2.

The Ortega Slap

Rumour: Multiple sources on twitter confirmed that Brian Ortega was involved in an incident with Chan Sung Jung in the crowd at UFC 248.

It was later confirmed by Dana White that this in fact did happen. But it was actually between Ortega and Jung’s friend, rapper Jay Park. Ortega allegedly went up and slapped Park in the face while Jung was in the washroom, this all stems from an interview on the Ariel Helwani show where Park was Jung’s translator.

A weird situation for all and it gets worse for Ortega. According to MMA Junkie, a police report has been filed because of what happened.

PPV in China 

Rumour: Zach Aittama from Combat Press shared on twitter that over 20 million people purchased the PPV for UFC 248.

According to Tapology.com UFC 229 had the most PPV buys at 2.4 million. If this rumour is in fact true, then UFC 248 just blew that record out of the water all because of Weili Zhang and her supporters from China. We can be sure that Dane White has a big grin on his face after seeing these numbers and realizing the worldwide superstar he has on his roster.

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