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CM Punk’s Pro Wrestling Background Played A Role In Him Getting Licensed To Fight This Weekend

The UFC don’t normally sign fighters without any professional MMA experience, but they made an exception for Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brooks. They did so because, lets face it, they are a business and the fame that Brooks acquired during his time as a WWE superstar meant guaranteed attention/revenue. It seems however, that the UFC aren’t the only ones making exceptions …

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Max Holloway and Jeremy Stephens in a featherweight fight during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC Featherweight Veteran Picks Max Holloway Over Jose Aldo In Possible Future Bout

A fight between UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo and the division’s third ranked contender Max Holloway looks increasingly likely to happen at sometime in the near future. For now, Conor McGregor remains the king at 145lbs, but his days atop the throne are numbered. With the Irishman claiming on numerous occasions recently that he doesn’t feel motivated to face …

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Kell Brook Believes A Win Over Gennady Golovkin Would Be Biggest In British Boxing History

If Kell Brook manages to beat the world’s number one middleweight Gennady Golovkin next Saturday night at the O2 Arena in London, it will undoubtedly be the biggest win of his often frustrating career. Based on comments he made recently however, Brook likely views that as a pretty modest assessment. Speaking about the prospect of an upset victory over the …

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Watch: Alexander Gustafsson And Jan Blachowicz Share A Beer After Trading Blows At UFC Hamburg

Usually when a story features both fighting and beer, it’s not being reported for positive reasons. However, today we bring you a very rare exception. Following their bloody showdown at UFC Hamburg on Saturday night, light-heavyweights Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz were filmed chatting and having a drink together. Before the pair raised their glasses, Poland’s Blachowicz could even be …

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Watch: Joe Rogan And Co. Discuss How Tough It Will Be For Conor McGregor At Lightweight

Conor McGregor inhabits a cruel and unforgiving landscape. After back to back wars with a man whose savage relentlessness is the envy of even the most indefatigable horror movie villains, the Dubliner stares headlong into a future littered with yet further mammoth challenges. Things just aren’t going to get any easier for the charismatic Pay-per-view sensation. In the eyes of …

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Watch: Ryan Bader Massacres Ilir Latifi With One Of The Most Brutal Knees You Will Ever See At UFC Hamburg

UFC Fight Night 93 from Hamburg, Germany needed something…anything. After eight fights at the Barclaycard Arena, there had been just one finish, a third round TKO victory for Ashley Evans-Smith over Veronica Macedo, and the action had not been particularly inspiring. Thankfully, German fans received the shot of excitement they were looking for when the promotion’s fourth ranked light-heavyweight contender …

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Watch: John Kavanagh Reveals Fascinating New Insight Into Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Preparation

Just a couple of weeks before his rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, Conor McGregor posted a picture to Instagram in which he could be seen sitting on a stool between rounds of sparring. “Round four hundred and twelve,” McGregor wrote alongside the photo. “They’ll study this camp.” Round four hundred and twelve. Against middleweights. They’ll study this camp. …

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Georges St-Pierre’s Comeback Looks Far From Certain, As He Claims UFC Brass Have Become ‘Unreachable’

Earlier in the week, Pundit Arena acknowledged that rumours of a bout between Conor McGregor and former longtime UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had begun to swirl online. They weren’t just rumours of ongoing negotiations either. Reports from a couple of websites were actually claiming that the fight was a done deal and on the verge of being unveiled. However, …

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Conor McGregor gestures

Dana White Confirms That Lightweight Title Fight An Option For Conor McGregor After UFC 202 Victory

Conor McGregor’s options going forward have been discussed with great fervour in the hours since his enthralling majority decision victory over Nate Diaz on Saturday night in Las Vegas. This intense interest in McGregor’s next move is entirely understandable, as there are so many different and exciting avenues he can seemingly go down. However, other than a rematch with Jose …

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Watch: Errol Spence Jr. Looks Sensational In Destroying Tough Veteran Leonard Bundu

‘The Truth’ shall not set you free, he shall knock you spark out, son! On Sunday night in Coney Island New York, undefeated welterweight contender Errol Spence Jr. became the first man ever to finish experienced and tough veteran Leonard Bundu. Bundu had previously extended hard-hitting alphabet titleholder Keith Thurman the full 12-round distance, but he couldn’t make it out …

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