- Conor McGregor continues to cash in on his persona, adding Burger King to his growing list of endorsement deals. The reigning UFC lightweight champion is featured in a promotional video released by the fast food company to promote its spicy chicken sandwich.
Burger King joins the likes of Beats by Dre, Monster Energy, Reebok and Bud Light under the McGregor endorsement banner. "Notorious" has not fought inside the Octagon since a 2016 win over Eddie Alvarez, opting to box Floyd Mayweather last year.
- If all goes as planned, we could be seeing Wanderlei Silva vs. Quinton "Rampage" Jackson in Brazil later this year. Silva is working with officials in his home country to bring a Bellator event there this September or October, according to a report.
Along with Silva-Jackson, the card would also feature Patricio and Patricky Freire and middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho.
"I'm going to do the main fight and I'm wanting to launch myself as an organizer. I have the event, I have the venue, I'm in the main fight. It's just fitting the pieces," Silva said. "Put the two Pitbull brothers, who are well at the event, our champion Rafael Carvalho and Goiti Yamauchi, who is from Curitiba. The event is done. The Bellator is very interested in the Brazilian market and Curitiba would be the perfect place," Silva said. "I'm going to talk to Petraglia, I want to make it happen. I do not want to do an isolated event. I want to help put the city on the world MMA circuit. I'm 99 percent sure we'll make it happen. I want our businessmen to help me bring this event here. Good business has to be good on all sides."
Silva and Jackson fought in 2008 at UFC 92, with Jackson scoring a first round knockout. They also meet in 2004 and 2003, with Silva earning wins both times via finishes.
- UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway had some positive words for Frankie Edgar after Edgar lost at UFC 222 this past weekend. Holliway was originally scheduled to defend his title vs. "The Answer" before an injury scrapped the bout.
Instead of sitting on the sidelines, Edgar fought Brian Ortega, suffering his first career knockout loss in the co-main event from Las Vegas.
You had nothing to gain from taking that fight @FrankieEdgar. But you took it you defended what you already earned. There's no belt for sacrificing everything but true fans and Jersey knows no belt can outshine what you bring to the sport. Chin up bratha— Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) March 4, 2018