10 reasons to watch UFC 231, starting with two of the highest caliber title fights


Two title fights headline UFC 231, which goes down Saturday night in Toronto. In the main event, featherweight champion Max Holloway returns from a 371-day layoff to face unbeaten challenger Brian ‘

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UFC 231 takes place at Scotiabank Arena. The main card airs on pay-per-view following prelims on FS1 and UFC Fight Pass.

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‘He’s good,’ Holloway said at the UFC 231 press conference. ‘He’s a dangerous man. But everybody keeps talking about Brian and this and that. Everything the guy did, I did better.

‘He’s on, what, a six-fight win streak? I’ve got 12. He beat a champion? I beat two, and I beat one of them twice. At the end of the day, the ‘Blessed’ express is going around in a circle. We lapping you, bro. And I’m younger than you, so congratulations.’

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A lot of that, of course, is due to McGregor’s star power, Nurmagomedov’s undefeated record and an infamous incident involving a bus in Brooklyn. The hype is real — but so is the fight itself. Perhaps the biggest attraction here is how these two match up stylistically.

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Diaz Threatening to Pull from UFC 230?

Arguably the biggest highlight from this week’s UFC announcements was the booking of Dustin Poirier vs. Nate Diaz at Madison Square Garden this November for UFC 230 ‘ Diaz’s first bout since his two 2016 fights with Conor McGregor. And now, Diaz is teasing it may all be for naught.

Diaz was late to arrive at the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference, held on Aug. 3 prior to the UFC 227 ceremonial weigh-ins. Diaz spoke few words when asked questions by the media, stating’It’s time to go, so it’s time to go,’ and calling his fight with Poirier a championship caliber fight.

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