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Rockhold Breaks Down Fight Between Longtime Friend Cormier & Recent Gym-Mate Oezdemir

Luke Rockhold believes that far too much has been made of his presence in the training camp of Volkan Oezdemir ahead of the Swiss fighter’s clash with Rockhold’s longtime friend and training partner Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 in Boston this weekend. Ahead of his fight with former two-weight WSOF champion David Branch last September, his first in fifteen months, …

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Dustin Poirier Vs. Justin Gaethje Official For UFC On Fox 29

UFC on Fox 29, which is scheduled for April 14th, does not yet have a venue but it does have a juicy main event. Speaking to Megan Olivi on Fox Sports 1 last night, Dana White announced that lightweight savages Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will collide in the homeless card’s headliner. “Another ridiculous fight. We have nothing but great …

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Dana White Provides A Little More Clarity On Conor McGregor’s Status & UFC Lightweight Title Picture

Last night’s UFC press conference in Boston, which trumpeted the upcoming UFC 222 and UFC 223 events, was one of the more bizarre and confusing in the promotion’s history. The media in attendance and fans around the world were expecting the presser to finally provide some clarity on the UFC lightweight title picture, but that’s not how things transpired. Instead, …

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Cyborg Rips ‘Over-Hyped’ Conor McGregor And Ronda Rousey

While it’s hard to argue against the suggestion that Ronda Rousey’s professional MMA resume lacks real depth, claiming that the overall level of Conor McGregor’s opposition has been poor seems more than a little unfair. Yet, that’s exactly what UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino did when she was asked to identify the UFC’s two most over-hyped fighters during …

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MMA Folk On Twitter Once Again Marvelled At The Will & Resiliency Of Darren Elkins After His Win Over Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson wasn’t happy last week when he discovered that his fight with Darren Elkins was scheduled to be the featured fight on the UFC Fight Night 124 prelims rather than the main card despite the fact that the show was taking place in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. “What a joke,” wrote Johnson on Twitter. “I don’t even know who …

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Watch: UFC Legend Matt Hughes Made An Emotional Walk To The Octagon Last Night In St. Louis

In early 2017, former two-time UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes claimed that he was “in talks” regarding a comeback fight. The UFC Hall of Famer had officially retired in 2013 and hadn’t fought since a loss to Josh Koscheck in September of 2011, but MMAFighting suggested that Hughes was discussing business with the UFC’s rival promotion Bellator MMA and that …

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Watch: White Strongly Suggests That McGregor Is On The Verge Of Being Stripped Of Lightweight Title

It’s looking increasingly likely that Conor McGregor will be a challenger rather than a champion when, or perhaps if, he makes his long-awaited return to the octagon. The Irishman hasn’t fought in the UFC since November of 2016 when he ripped the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez at New York’s iconic Madison Square Garden. In the meantime, Tony Ferguson has …

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Pic: X-Ray Confirms Paige VanZant Suffered Broken Arm During Fight With Jessica-Rose Clark In St. Louis

When she sat down on her stool during the break between the second and third rounds of her fight with Jessica-Rose Clark in St. Louis on Sunday night, Paige VanZant nonchalantly communicated to her corner that she thought her right arm might be broken. RT UFCONFOX: "I broke my right arm in the first round." — PaigeVanZant​UFC PVZ fought two …

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Watch: Wonderful Oxlade-Chamberlain Goal Gives Liverpool The Lead Against Man City

Liverpool have hit the front against runaway Premier League leaders Manchester City at Anfield thanks to a wonderful individual effort from Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain. Oxlade-Chamberlain showed great strength, pace and feet to beat Brazilian defensive midfielder Fernandinho before unleashing a low, hard strike past a helpless Ederson Moraes in the City goal after just nine minutes of play. Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain gives #Liverpool the …

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Video: Vitor Belfort’s Emotional Reaction To Cancellation Of Retirement Bout Is Genuinely Tough To Watch

Vitor Belfort hit the scales yesterday at 186lbs, the middleweight limit for non-title fights, and he was ready to write the conclusive chapter of his 21-plus-year professional MMA story tonight in St. Louis. As Belfort was stepping down from the scales, however, another story was unfolding elsewhere. It was immediately apparent after the close of the weigh-ins that Belfort’s fight …

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