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Watch: Unbeaten British Heavyweight Nick Webb Just Scored A Vicious One-Punch KO In London

Daniel Dubois’ string of quick, terrifying knockouts have established him as the must-see British heavyweight prospect of the moment but another emerging big man scored a KO that will garner some attention at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night. The undefeated Nick Webb needed less than two rounds to see off Croatian journeyman Ante Verunica and improve his …

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Ulster Rugby Confirm That They Have Parted Ways With Les Kiss

Ulster Rugby have confirmed that Les Kiss will be leaving his post as the province’s Director of Rugby, effective immediately. Kiss parts ways with the province by mutual consent according to a statement released to the press this evening. The Australian was defence coach when Ireland won the Grand Slam in 2009 and later served as interim Head Coach after …

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Five Fighters Take Home Six-Figure Disclosed Purses From UFC 220 In Boston

For his MMA masterclass at UFC 220 in Boston on January 20th, UFC heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, earned a flat payout of $600,000. The figure was reported on Tuesday after The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation released Miocic’s purse details and those of all the fighters that competed on the show at the TD Garden to MMAFighting. Miocic showed great …

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John Kavanagh Provides Frustrating Update On Gunnar Nelson’s Status For UFC London

Gunnar Nelson’s head coach, John Kavanagh, has given a rather frustrating update regarding the stoic Icelandic submission savant’s status for UFC Fight Night 127, which takes place in London on March 17th. Nelson hasn’t fought since suffering a brutal and controversial first-round stoppage defeat to hard-hitting Argentine welterweight Santiago Ponzinibbio last July in Glasgow, but on a recent edition of The …

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Master Troll Mayweather Teases Fans With Octagon Entrance Video, McGregor Responds

At a press conference ahead of his boxing match with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor last year, Floyd Mayweather Jr. sent millions of eyes rolling when he suggested that the Pay-per-view peddling pair might one day rematch inside McGregor’s native combat environment – the octagon. Few, if any, believed Mayweather but that hasn’t stopped him from continuing to tease the …

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Eddie Alvarez’s Theory On Why UFC Haven’t Stripped McGregor Is Soundest Yet

During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani, Eddie Alvarez detailed the soundest theory we’ve heard thus far on why the UFC have yet to strip Conor McGregor of the lightweight title. At a rather confusing press conference earlier this month in Boston, the promotion announced that interim lightweight titlist Tony Ferguson will face top …

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Eddie Alvarez Claims The UFC Have Already Contacted Him About Nate Diaz Fight

When Nate Diaz teased a May/June comeback via social media last week and aimed derision at basically the entire UFC roster, the promotion’s former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was the first guy to respond with a call-out for the Stockton slug n’ subspecialist. “May-June is perfect [Nate Diaz], see you then big guy,” the always game Alvarez wrote on Twitter. There …

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Northampton Saints Secure Chris Boyd As New Director Of Rugby

Northampton Saints today confirmed that current Hurricanes head coach Chris Boyd has signed a three-year contract that will see him take over as the Aviva Premiership club’s Director of Rugby later this year. Saints parted ways with longtime director Jim Mallinder in December following a string of poor results that saw them plummet to tenth in the Aviva Premiership. Attacking …

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Robert Whittaker Offers Heartening Update Following Recent Health Issues

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker has posted a heartening health update to social media. The New Zealand born, Australia bred fighter was forced to withdraw from February’s UFC 221 card and his first scheduled defence of the middleweight strap against former champ Luke Rockhold earlier this month, with reports suggesting that he had suffered multiple injuries. However, speaking to TSN’s Aaron Bronsteter …

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Interesting Breakdown Highlights McGregor’s Unique Takedown Defence

A video uploaded to the BJJ Scout YouTube channel last week provides a fascinating analysis of Conor McGregor’s takedown defence and highlights just how unique it is. Though it’s often claimed that McGregor matches up badly with wrestlers, two of the Irishman’s most significant and memorable victories since joining the UFC in 2013 have come against fighters whose wrestling skills …

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Watch: Mirsad Bektic Finishes Godofredo Pepey With Sickening Body Shot At UFC On Fox 27

Mirsad Bektic got back to winning ways at UFC on Fox 27 in Charlotte, North Carolina on Saturday night. Fighting for the first time since suffering his maiden pro defeat to the unfathomably resilient Darren Elkins in dramatic fashion last March, Bektic finished Brazilian veteran Godofredo ‘Pepey’ Castro with a sickening straight right hand to the body. Castro immediately collapsed …

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