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Report: Talks Begin For Mouth-Watering Interim Middleweight Title Fight Ahead Of UFC 221

During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Luke Rockhold told Ariel Helwani that he wouldn’t be signing to fight anyone else while both middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titlist Robert Whittaker are without bookings. “There’s been talks all along the way, potential this, potential that,” Rockhold said. “They have to make up backup plans. They’re trying …

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Director Of ‘Notorious’ Doc Paints Surprising Picture Of McGregor Retirement Saga

“I have decided to retire young. Thanks for the cheese. Catch ya’s later.” On April 19th of 2016, then UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor sent the sports world into total meltdown with one tweet and these three simple sentences. That’s no exaggeration. McGregor had yet to reach the pinnacle of his fame and his social media following was a fraction …

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Recent Holly Holm Comments Suggest Mooted Fight With Katie Taylor Is Highly Unlikely

Based on recent comments from Holly Holm, a mooted clash between she and Ireland’s Katie Taylor seems highly unlikely. Murmurings about a potential boxing match between the pair emerged in late summer/early autumn, with both Taylor’s promoter Eddie Hearn and her manager Brian Peters suggesting that the fight could come together at a later date. “There’s huge interest from American …

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Tony Bellew – David Haye Rematch Gets New Date

Tony Bellew vs. David Haye 2 has been rescheduled for May 5th at London’s O2 Arena, it was announced today. The heavyweight rematch was originally scheduled to go down on December 17th at the same venue, but Haye suffered a bicep injury when he reached out to grab a nearby railing to save himself from falling during a round of …

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Holloway Addresses Recent Exchange With McGregor, First Fight & Potential Rematch

It’s only taken twelve consecutive wins, the last two of which were brutal annihilations of a legend, but it seems that UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has finally regained the attention of his old foe Conor McGregor. On Sunday, just hours after Holloway dispatched of former longtime featherweight kingpin Jose Aldo for the second time this year, the Hawaiian was …

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UFC Strawweight Claims She Was Victim Of Early Stoppage Because Of Gender

Using the hashtags #equalrightsinfights and the slightly jarring #letthegirlstakebeatingstoo, UFC women’s strawweight veteran Angela Magana has called for referees to treat female fighters the exact same way that they treat male combatants. There were a couple of somewhat controversial stoppages at UFC 218 in Detroit on Saturday night, as Herb Dean’s intervention in the Abdul Razak Alhassan vs. Sabah Homasi …

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Dana White Says Demetrious Johnson Vs. T.J. Dillashaw Super-Fight ‘Will Happen’ Next

That he provided so few details will undoubtedly make people wonder if both combatants have actually agreed to the contest, but Dana White told the assembled media at the UFC 218 post-fight presser that the mooted super-fight between flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson and bantamweight king T.J. Dillashaw is “going to happen.” The UFC president tried to make the fight earlier …

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UFC Immediately Books Rematch After Herb Dean Makes Controversial Stoppage At UFC 218

After dropping a split decision to Omari Akhmedov and losing the pretty zero that previously adorned his professional record, explosive welterweight Abdul Razak Alhassan got back to winning ways and back to scoring quick finishes at UFC 218 on Saturday night. Although, not in the devastating or definitive manner that he might have hoped. Alhassan, who Irish MMA fans might …

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Watch: Eddie Alvarez Drills Justin Gaethje With A Vicious Knee To Get Back In The Win Column At UFC 218

Eddie Alvarez scored his first win since July of 2016 on Saturday night in Detroit, knocking Justin Gaethje out with a vicious knee in the third round of an absolute barnstormer at UFC 218. Pre-fight, Alvarez claimed that the contest would determine the UFC’s most violent man and most were understandably expecting a legit ‘Fight of the Year’ candidate. Though …

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Watch: Francis Ngannou Scores Utterly Chilling One-Punch KO Win Over Alistair Overeem At UFC 218

Heavyweight phenom Francis Ngannou continued his terrifying run through the division of the giants on Saturday night in Detroit, as he st-st-st-starched – as Brendan Schaub might say – former Strikeforce champion and recent UFC title challenger Alistair Overeem with a sickening hook-cum-uppercut less than two minutes into the co-main event of UFC 218. Overeem ran to the centre of …

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Dana White Has A Very Stern Message For Georges St-Pierre

Should he attempt to sidestep a mooted unification fight between himself and interim 185-pound titlist Robert Whittaker, recently crowned UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre will incur the wrath of the boss. UFC president Dana White told the media at a luncheon on Tuesday that he was mere hours away from a business conversation with St-Pierre,  a conversation during which he …

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