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Artem Lobov Lands Big Fight On April Card In Nashville

Artem Lobov didn’t land the spot on the UFC London card that he had campaigned so hard for in recent months, but the SBG Ireland featherweight has now been given an even bigger opportunity by the promotion. He won’t be competing so close to home, but Lobov will be facing an opponent ranked in the top 5 at 145lbs and …

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Twitter Reacts As Controversy Reigns At UFC 208

Officials were the big talking point in the aftermath of UFC 208, as both the co-main event and the Brooklyn show’s headline attraction were marred by controversy. Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva logged his first victory since October of 2012, as he was announced a unanimous decision winner over Derek Brunson after three rounds at the Barclays Center. The …

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Ian McCall’s Absolutely Astounding Run Of Bad Luck Continues, As He Is Removed From UFC 208

Only hours in advance of showtime, UFC flyweight veteran Ian McCall has been removed from UFC 208 and his bout with promotional newcomer Jarred Brooks on the recommendation of a doctor, after he was transported to a New York hospital with gastrointestinal issues. This is just the latest unlucky episode in a scarcely believable run of misfortune for McCall, who …

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Tony Ferguson Blasts ‘Full Of Sh*t’ Jose Aldo

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and his coach Andre Pederneiras are claiming that they tried to make a fight with Tony Ferguson at UFC 209 after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s camp nixed a proposed bout against the Brazilian, but that Ferguson caused negotiations to collapse by demanding too much money. Ferguson is calling that an alternative fact. Actually, the 32-year-old lightweight didn’t …

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Andy Lee To Face KeAndrae Leatherwood On Golovkin-Jacobs Undercard

Last week, trainer Adam Booth revealed that his middleweight charge Andy Lee will return to action on March 18th at Madison Square Garden in New York as part of the Gennady Golovkin vs Daniel Jacobs undercard. On Tuesday, K2 Promotions made the Irish veteran’s return official, announcing that Lee will face KeAndrae Leatherwood on the show(via ESPN). It will be …

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Jose Aldo Responds After Max Holloway’s Baffling Movie Announcement

One couldn’t help but notice the hypocrisy when Max Holloway started a recent interview with MMAJunkie by trumpeting the ‘Where’s Jose Waldo?’ hashtag only to subsequently reveal that he plans on taking a break from competition to make his first movie, the sure to be Oscar-nominated ‘Den of Thieves’. For months now the Hawaiian has accused Jose Aldo of trying …

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Tony Ferguson Responds To Conor McGregor Tweet With Searing Attack

March 4th 2017 is a date that MMA fans everywhere are anticipating with great fervour, as that Saturday in early spring will play host to UFC 209. Taking place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, the card is headlined by an intriguing welterweight title rematch between Tyron Woodley and Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. However, despite the fact that it’s the …

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Ariel Helwani Confirms Identity Of Opponent That The UFC Offered Nate Diaz

Last week, during an interview with USA TODAY Sports(via MMAJunkie), UFC president Dana White revealed that the promotion had offered Nate Diaz, who hasn’t fought since his majority decision loss to Conor McGregor last August, the chance to climb back into the octagon. Rumours quickly began to circulate that the opponent proposed to Diaz had been former UFC lightweight champion …

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Watch: Worrying Scene As Referee Doesn’t Realise MMA Fighter Has Been Choked Unconscious

Between December of 2011 and October 2015, California featherweight Sergio Quinones Jr. lost ten fights in a row, the last eight of which occurred inside the distance. However, on Thursday night at Tachi Palace Fights 30 in his hometown of Leemore, the journeyman pro picked up his third win in four bouts. Unfortunately, Quinones’ remarkable bounce back and resolve are …

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Watch: Quade Cooper Predictably Destroys Much-Ridiculed Foe Inside Two Rounds

Competing in his third professional boxing contest, Australian international rugby star Quade Cooper easily dismantled poor Jack McInnes inside two rounds at the Adelaide Oval in South Australia on Friday. Due to the fame he has amassed through his performances on the rugby pitch, Cooper’s forays into the ring have always garnered plenty of attention, and this one was no …

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Video Illustrates Astounding Progress UFC Heavyweight Mega-Prospect Francis Ngannou Has Made In Just 3 Years

A superhero physique and frightening punching-power are helping UFC heavyweight Francis Ngannou to capture the imaginations of MMA fans everywhere. But it’s his astounding backstory that is perhaps most responsible for endearing the 30-year-old to the MMA masses. Born in Cameroon, Ngannou was living rough on the streets of Paris when he first walked into the MMA Factory gym looking …

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