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Lead mixed martial arts writer who can be contacted at cillian@punditarena.com.

Joe Rogan Weighs In On Sean O’Malley’s Recent USADA Issues

Joe Rogan has given his take on the latest major career setback to have happened to the promising prospect Sean O’Malley ahead of his originally scheduled return at UFC 239. Sean O’Malley was withdrawn from July’s UFC 239 and his matchup against Marlon Vera after he tested positive for trace amounts of the banned substance ostarine in a recent test. …

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Colby Covington Vs. Robbie Lawler Verbally Agreed For UFC Newark

A welterweight title-eliminator featuring two of the division’s most recognizable names has reportedly been verbally agreed for the UFC Newark headliner. The UFC’s next stop in Newark, New Jersey is scheduled to take place on August 3 and according to reports turned in by ESPN, it will feature a clash between these two former teammates. Lawler’s last outing saw him lose …

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José Aldo Signs New Eight-Fight Deal With The UFC

José Aldo has flipped the script on his plan to retire from the sport this year, signing himself down to an eight-fight deal with the UFC. The news will come as something of a shock to those who were watching the most recent bouts of the Brazilian in the knowledge that they would be his last. All in all though, …

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Watch: Jorge Masvidal Obliterates Donald Cerrone At UFC Denver

Jorge Masvidal managed to put on a career-best performance when he thoroughly dominated the streaking contender Donald Cerrone at UFC Denver in 2017. Cerrone was the man bringing all of the momentum to the table after racking up four incredibly impressive wins as a welterweight in a row before running into a Jorge Masvidal-shaped wall. The fight itself saw Cowboy …

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DC ‘Disappointed’ In Brock Lesnar, But Confident He Made A ‘Smart Decision’

Daniel Cormier has expressed his disappointment in the WWE superstar Brock Lesnar’s decision to remain retired from the sport of mixed martial arts. After DC’s first-round KO finish of Stipe Miocic, it really did seem as though the first steps were being taken in the promotion of a big-money showdown for the heavyweight title between the newly-crowned champion and one …

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Jeremy Stephens Calls Out Korean Zombie For Electric Featherweight Clash

Jeremy Stephens has issued a callout to UFC Greenville’s main-event winner Chan Sung Jung after his stunning first-round TKO of top contender Renato Moicano.  And it was an incredibly impressive victory for the former title-challenger, one that he needed less than a minute to earn. Moicano’s progress through the featherweight division has been stunted by a string of incredibly tough …

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Artem Lobov Vs. Paulie Malignaggi: Our Official Prediction

Artem Lobov will welcome Paulie Malignaggi to the world of bareknuckle boxing tonight as the pair engage in a grudge match in the BKFC 6 main-event. We’ve compiled an easy guide of everything you will need to know ahead of tonight’s clash between the UFC veteran and the former world champion boxer which can be read here. This fight gets …

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