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Daniel Cormier Lets Loose On ‘Cheater’ Jon Jones

Thanks to the ‘Embedded’ cameras, we all got to witness that awful moment last July when UFC president Dana White informed Daniel Cormier that bitter rival Jon Jones had been pulled from their scheduled bout at UFC 200 only a couple of days in advance of showtime due to a failed drug test. After weeks of intense training, Cormier’s chance …

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John Kavanagh Says Conor McGregor Is Already Training For The Floyd Mayweather Fight

During an interview with SportsCenter last year, conducted shortly after talk of a boxing match between he and Floyd Mayweather Jr. first began in the media, Conor McGregor used a rather interesting analogy to describe the difference between training for an MMA bout and training for a boxing match. “I’m in the game of spinning plates,” said the philosophical UFC …

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Nurmagomedov Adamant He Will Stay At 155lbs Despite Admission He ‘Almost Died’ During UFC 209 Weight-Cut

During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Khabib Nurmagomedov spoke to Ariel Helwani about his aborted cut to 155lbs ahead of UFC 209. Really, the Russian didn’t provide a huge amount of new information, partly because he claimed that his memory of the sequence of events which led to the collapse of an eagerly anticipated UFC interim …

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Watch: ‘Me And You Got Problems’ UFC Lightweight Kevin Lee Goes Straight At Ariel Helwani On The MMA Hour

UFC lightweight Kevin Lee hasn’t really needed any help in generating headlines as of late. In November, after he submitted Magomed Mustafaev in Belfast, Lee cut a very heelish promo in which he antagonized the hometown fans and called out UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The line, “I would put McGregor on his back right now in this arena and …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Explains Why He Thinks McGregor Vs Mayweather Is A Dangerous Fight For MMA

The fact that there exists out in the world some doubt, no matter how infinitesimally small, that Floyd Mayweather Jr. will beat Conor McGregor if they face each other in a boxing match is an “embarrassment” to the sport of pure pugilism, according to former UFC middleweight and light-heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen. And with every second that McGregor remains …

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Rafael Dos Anjos To Face Tarec Saffiedine In Welterweight Debut

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will make his welterweight debut at the UFC Fight Night 111 event in Singapore on June 17th, the promotion confirmed in a press release on Monday(via Channel News Asia). The Brazilian will face 30-year-old Belgian Tarec Saffiedine. Dos Anjos(25-9) dropped the UFC’s 155-pound title last July when he was bludgeoned to a first-round …

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Watch And Listen: Vicious Walk-Off Knee KO Just One Of Many Crazy Finishes From This Weekend’s MMA Action

After going 1-3 over the course of his first four professional outings, Russia’s Nashkho Galaev has now won four straight to ascend to 5-3 in MMA’s paid ranks. The surging 24-year-old bantamweight’s latest win came on Saturday, when he knocked Romania’s Mikhail Syrbu senseless at ACB 56 in Minsk, Belarus. A pernicious, ultimately potent and even percussive knee from Galaev …

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Watch: Russian Heavyweight Sergei Kharitonov Scores Vicious Walk-Off KO At Bellator 175

Due to the fearsome reputation that the Russian heavyweight carved out with displays of premium violence in the glory days of every nostalgic MMA fan’s favourite promotion, Pride FC, Bellator MMA’s signing of Sergei Kharitonov last year was greeted with a fair amount of enthusiasm. However, Kharitonov’s Bellator career got off to a nightmare start, as he was sparked in …

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Yoel Romero Responds To Michael Bisping’s Recent Threat To Abandon ‘GSP’ Fight

At the beginning of the month, the UFC announced it’s intention to pair middleweight champion Michael Bisping with returning former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre on an, as of yet, undetermined date later this year. However, on Monday’s edition of his podcast, ‘Believe You Me’, Bisping suddenly threatened to derail the fight. Hearing that ‘GSP’ wants to push the bout, originally …

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