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McGregor: UFC should sign PFL Champion Brendan Loughnane

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By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

According to the Daily Mail, UFC great Conor McGregor said that his former employer should sign PFL Champion Brendan Loughnane. He became the PFL Featherweight Champion with a win over Bubba Jenkins on Friday at Madison Square Garden.

The UFC previously had a chance to sign Loughnane. However, UFC President Dana White passed on the opportunity in 2019.

PFL fighter Brendan Loughnane squares off with Bubba Jenkins in their fight at PFL 10: 2022 Championships
Brendan Loughnane squares off with Bubba Jenkins in their fight at PFL 10: 2022 Championships (Photo by Cooper Neill/Getty Images)

“UFC, sign Brendan Loughnane. Exciting fighter,” McGregor said in a tweet. “A back story with the company. And of the European side. A money in the bank UK/Europe signing. Congrats on the win @BrendanMMA”

Loughnane stopped the fight with Jenkins in the fourth round to claim the win. He also won $1 million in the PFL season finale.

The Manchester, England fighter improved to 26-4 in his MMA career.

He previously ties to the UFC. He previously competed on The Ultimate Fighter.

A decade ago, he suffered a unanimous decision loss to Mike Wilkinson on UFC on FX 6 on December 14th, 2012. Before the loss to Wilkinson, he defeated Patrick Iodice on The Ultimate Fighter.

He also lost to Norman Parke on TUF. He also fought in Dana White’s Contender Series on June 18th, 2019. He defeated Bell Algeo by unanimous decision.

“If I’m wrong, he’s a free agent,” White said to ESPN MMA at the time as to why he did not sign Loughnane. “Somebody else can pick him up, and according to people who are complaining about it, it must be a big score. So, go for it.”

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Anthony Caruso III
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Anthony Caruso III is the Publisher of The Capital Sports Report. He has been in the sports journalism field since 2002 and has covered numerous high-profile events, including 12 Heisman Trophy ceremonies.
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