At the last UFC event they announced that Maurice Smith will be inducted into the Hall of Fame under the Pioneer Wing. He was the second ever heavyweight champion. He had a 14-14 mixed martial arts career and was known for being one of the first strikers introduced in the UFC.
This week is rather light on news. Dan Cormier has started to actively taunt Jon Jones into accepting the title fight at UFC 214. Speaking of taunting, Tony Ferguson is calling out Nate Diaz. T-Ferg doesn't want to wait for Khabib to get healthy to fight again so he is trying to get Nate to accept a fight.
In non-UFC MMA news, Phil Davis is going to defend the Bellator Light Heavyweight title against Ryan Bader in June. On a side note I think it shows the level of Bellator's competition when someone can leave the UFC and immediately get a title fight. 12-year-old MoMo is looking to make her MMA debut against 24-year-old Momoko Yamazaki in Deep Jewels, an organization in Japan.
And this week with Conor: This week Showtime has made a lot of noise about the official standings of the McGregor vs. Mayweather fight. They claim that Dana is only talk right now as there has been no outreachings from the UFC to the boxing promotion. They also say that not only can the fighters not agree on the purse split, but they can't even agrre on official rules of said match. Then they move to claim that the UFC may actually be pushing against the development of this match because once Conor gets paid this well that he probably won't come back to the UFC.