“I certainly didn’t have people removed” Conor McGregor refutes allegation of replacing fighters on TUF 31

Even though production on the newest season of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) has not yet begun, Conor McGregor has already stirred up controversy, presumably for withdrawing fighters from the competition; however, McGregor has denied any involvement in the matter.

The former two-division champion arrived in Las Vegas, Nevada last Thursday to begin preparing for shooting of the 31st season of The Ultimate Fighter, and in just two days, as expected from The Notorious, had begun to generate excitement and chaos. 

MMA manager Daniel Rubenstein claims that Conor McGregor has already eliminated three competitors to guarantee opportunities for three other fighters he knows. In a tweet, Daniel mentioned three fighters’ names saying, “Ken Cross, Mitch Ramirez, and Brandon Jenkins all got pulled off to make room for 3 of Conor’s [guys] to be on the show, ”

What Rubenstein claims is still to be determined by the officials of TUF; however, numerous other competitors from the UFC have already supported the claim and taken a swipe at McGregor for doing something like this.

Middleweight fighter Chris Curtis, who competes for the UFC, has already tweeted his support for Rubenstein’s assertions, writing, “Most definitely true. What a f*cking asshole.” 

But, the Irish superstar refuted all of the charges that have been brought against him, and he also tweeted in response to Curtis, disputing the allegations of his removing fighters is certainly not something he did. 

“not true. I only know 1 guy on this show and he put himself forward for it. And he is now, after today, set to fight the No. 1 seed! I didn’t ask nor request anything! And I certainly didn’t have people removed. I’m just tryna get back in the mix myself so f*ck off. ” Conor tweeted.

In 2015, during the 22nd season of the MMA-based reality TV show “The Ultimate Fighter,” Conor McGregor made his first appearance as a coach. As was to be expected, it did not go off without a hitch, and instead the former featherweight and lightweight champion found himself in the midst of a storm of trash-talking, physical altercations, and controversy.

Later this year, McGregor, after an absence of nearly two years due to injury, will return to the octagon to face Michael Chandler, and for that, he appears more pumped up and passionate than ever before. The 34-year-old fighter’s coaching gig on The Ultimate Fighter’s forthcoming 31st season was confirmed by Dana White earlier this month. 


Khandaker Muntasir

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As a passionate UFC enthusiast, Khandaker Muntasir Hossain provides coverage of MMA, wrestling, and boxing on multiple platforms. With his deep knowledge of sports, he immerses readers in the excitement of various arenas, whether it's the octagon, squared circle, pitch, court, or ring. Through his writing and love for sports, he aims to motivate others to explore their own sporting interests and experience the magic that sports bring.


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