Anderson Silva may be 41 years old now, and has lost four of his last five fights, but Derek Brunson isn't expecting a walk in the park on Saturday night.
Anderson Silva strode onto the stage toward his opponent, extended his hand and went for the hearty shake. Who is Ronda Rousey and will she retire?
UFC 208 may not be the most anticipated pay-per-view (PPV) card in recent memory, but it certainly serves as a pivotal one for some of the fighters competing on it. "I respect Conor, and I think this would be a great show, a great fight for the rest of my life, the rest of my story in the UFC", he said, according to Yahoo Sports.
Holly Holm holds the distinction of handing Ronda Rousey her first loss, something most believe started the decline of the former UFC women's bantamweight champion. At stake is the newly created UFC featherweight title, which she can add to her collection.
Silva wants his crack at McGregor inside the octagon before it slips away the same way a potential fight with Georges St-Pierre seems to have had the window closed.
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But McGregor looks unlikely to fight in MMA next as he and Floyd Mayweather trade public blows over a potential boxing clash.
"I understand it's a big deal", Holm said.
"I don't want my whole career to be defined around getting the belt from Ronda", Holm said. "My biggest thing is, I don't want to screw it up".
A win at UFC 208 would make Holm the first ever two division champion in UFC history and that would go a long way towards her goal to move past the win over Rousey as she moves forward in her career.