Dana White has teased fans over an exciting UFC 300 line-up.
The CEO of the UFC has kept things largely under wraps. Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar have been ruled out of making a return on the card. Justin Gaethje and Dustin Poirier have thrown their names into the fight. Meanwhile, Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira have also been rumored for a trilogy bout. Islam Makhachev, Alexander Volkanovski, Sean Strickland, and Sean O’Malley are all scheduled to fight before UFC 300, leaving fans guessing who could appear. Nick Diaz and George St Pierre were also rumored to be in the running, but GSP has ruled that out.
GSP shuts down rumours of UFC 300 comeback pic.twitter.com/QuKaji4HCt
— calfkicker (@calfkickercom) December 13, 2023
“Absolutely not. I promise you, I always told myself that I will not fight in the cage after the age of 40. I don’t say I will never compete in any combat sport event. But a fight in a cage professionally in a serious thing for my legacy. I will not do it,” GSP said
The date and venue are yet to be disclosed, but White has promised a mega first fight on the prelim card without giving too much away.
Dana White talks UFC 300 with TNT Sports:
What you can expect is the first prelim of the night for you to be going like, 'Holy shit, this is the first prelim of the night? This is insane. This isn't even right, these two shouldn't be on the first prelim of the night.' That's… pic.twitter.com/269SUJMhtb
— Jed I. Goodman © (@jedigoodman) December 13, 2023
“There’s also much more to it with 300, what is the feel of the show going to be? We put on a live event and a television show too. What are we going to build around the event? What’s going to make 300 more special than this Saturday night, the last pay per view of the year?
“What you can expect is the first prelim of the night, you’re going to go ‘Holy s**t’! This is the first prelim of the night, this is insane, this isn’t even right. These two shouldn’t be on the first prelim on the night’ That is how good 300 is going to be,” White said
From what we can tell already, Holloway is definitely fighting. Hopefully Dustin is as well. Obviously not on prelims but I'd love to know what for sure they have fighting on this card. Maybe manel kape finally gets a ranked opponent?
— JayxNICE609MMA (@JayxNICE609) December 14, 2023
Conor Charles Dustin Justin Islam Chandler literally 6 of the top 10 LWs will be free by UFC 300.
UFC can make something very special here.
— Aian Chaharia (@iAiaaann) December 13, 2023
Paddy pimblet vs Jalin turner to headline the prelims then
— Carlos Martinez (@503carlosm) December 13, 2023