UFC bans comments during live broadcast, Veteran fighters don’t believe Khamzat Chimaev’s reason for weight loss, Conor McGregor’s coach “kicked out” of T-Mobile Arena (September 11, 2022)

Welcome to today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA News Roundup, where we present the biggest UFC updates and other stories from the world of mixed martial arts.

In the latest issue, we talk about which UFC brass saved the day after the weight-missing debacle, Dana White being accused of “scripting” this week’s events, and more.

#3 The UFC restricts comments under tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II

UFC PPV starts off with a moment of silence in remembrance of Queen Elizabeth, which is met with boos and then a USA chant.

Here’s a video of the crowd’s response:

To avoid similar negative reactions online, the UFC restricted comments when they posted the same graphic of the Queen on their social media platforms.

The UFC bans comments under the Queen's tributeKhamzat Chimaev


However, several fighters did not buy the story and expressed doubts about a doctor instructing Chimaev to stop cutting weight.

Ben Askren noted how he never had a medical professional check on him during his weight cuts. Chase Hooper chipped in, hinting that ‘Borz’ might have intentionally called for a doctor to avoid cutting weight.

I’ve never even talked to a doctor during a weight cut, where do they come from? twitter.com/chase_hooper/s…

Neil Magny made a similar statement as well.

In 50 plus fights…..I’ve had a doctor check on my weight cut 🤔 but, hey there’s a first time for everything I guess 🤷‍♂️ #UFC279

Former UFC fighter Corey Anderson reminded fans of the time when the promotion pushed Apsen Ladd to fight despite fainting on the scales.

If you really believe the “Dr told Khamzat to stop cutting weight cuz he was cramping” gimmick. You 1. NEVER cut weight. 2. Will believe anything Dana says. Yall forget about when Aspen Ladd fainted on the scale and they still were gonna let her fight?#ufc279

In previous instances of doctors interfering with a fighter’s weight cut, Khabib Nurmagomedov was famously stopped and hospitalized after a bad cut ahead of one of the many scheduled Tony Ferguson bouts.

#1 Conor McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh asked to leave the MGM Grand Arena

John Kavanagh and Conor McGregor (via coach_kavanagh on IG)

So @ufc just came and kicked us out. No tickets for us and not allowed to stay back stage to watch. Pulled out back door, kicked out, no even shoes on 😅 https://t.co/av78OBETZM

Kavanagh later posted a video as well after reaching the front of their hotel in Las Vegas:

When asked about the matter at the press conference, Dana White deemed it to be part of the COVID-19 protocols.

“I guess ever since COVID, they started this thing where they get the fighters right out of here. I don’t know why that happened or what happened. I mean, we’re not throwing Johnny Walker out in the streets shoeless, I I’m sure.”

After one journalist pointed out that there’s a video of Walker on the street still in his fighting gear, White joked that “it’s rough around here.”

Watch the video below:



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