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Ben Askren & Scott Coker In Heated Exchange Over Failed Negotiations

UFC’s newest signee Ben Askren is certainly no stranger to an argument on social media. On this occasion, Askren called out Bellator president Scott Coker who had claimed in an interview that “The Funky One” was almost apart of their welterweight Grand Prix, with ONE Championship reaching out to Bellator about some kind of co-promotion with their former 170lb champion. The …

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Watch: ‘Cowboy’ Laughs During Perry Faceoff But Holds Serious Grudge

Two mouth-watering fights headline UFC Fight Night: Denver tomorrow. The main event features a personal favourite of ours in Yair Rodriguez. The Mexican’s fighting style is as effective as it is spectacular – with former lightweight champion Frankie Edgar comprising his only UFC defeat to-date. Rodriguez steps up on late notice after Edgar himself was forced to pull out of …

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Eddie Hearn Reveals Talks With Team McGregor Over Boxing Grudge Match

A potential curveball has been thrown into the future of Conor McGregor. There’s always been uncertainty over the Irishman’s next move since his rise to super-stardom. Title shots, rematches and even boxing debuts have occurred involving McGregor over the past few years. But following a crushing defeat to Khabib Nurmagomedov last month, he posted a statement accepting that an immediate …

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Classy Artem Lobov Makes Good On Pre-Fight Michael Johnson Promise

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Artem Lobov has kept his word and has returned the fine which Michael Johnson received for missing weight in their featherweight bout at UFC Fight Night 138.  Lobov said prior to the fight that if Johnson missed weight, he would return the money received from the athletic commission who would have taken it from Johnson’s purse. Lobov’s original opponent for …

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Jon Jones Re-Enters The Pound-For-Pound & 205lb Rankings

The former UFC light-heavyweight champion of the world Jon Jones has officially re-entered the UFC’s rankings at both light-heavyweight and pound-for-pound. Jon Jones is back and as the time goes on, the athlete who became the youngest fighter to ever win a UFC title will again take precedence over the often troubled man who eventually lost it. Facing Alexander Gustafsson …

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UFC 230’s Estimated Pay-Per-View Buyrate Has Been Revealed

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The pay-per-view buy-rate estimates for last weekend’s UFC 230 have reportedly been released according to WON. And to be honest, if you’re looking at these numbers from the perspective of the UFC brass, it’s not exactly anything to celebrate about. According to reports made by WON, UFC 230 brought in an estimated 250,000 views. WON reports the early estimate for …

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Paulo Costa Out, Yoel Romero Reportedly Now Wants Anderson Silva

LAS VEGAS, NV - DECEMBER 12: Yoel Romero celebrates after a middleweight fight against Ronaldo Souza during UFC 194 on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Brazilian powerhouse Paulo Costa has pulled from his UFC Brooklyn showdown with Yoel Romero, the second time this fight has been unsuccessfully booked. And what a fight it would have been! Two of the middleweight division’s most violent customers locked into a cage together? That sounded good to us. Romero has only come up short against the reigning champion Robert …

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Dominick Cruz Set For UFC 233 Return Against John Lineker

Dominick Cruz is reportedly set to step into the octagon for the first time since December of last year, facing John Lineker in a pivotal bantamweight clash. When Cruz was last seen in action, he was on the receiving end of an absolute masterclass by Cody Garbrandt. One would have to assume that he was left as shocked as the rest …

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Report: UFC To Dissolve The Flyweight Division By Year’s End

The UFC are reportedly planning on scrapping their flyweight division ahead of champion Henry Cejudo’s move up to bantamweight to challenge TJ Dillashaw for the title. FloCombat reported first that the promotion are planning on following up the exit of the division’s most successful champion by axing the weight-class from their roster. According to the same reports, not all of the current …

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Mayweather Deletes Every Mention Of Tenshin Fight From Social Media

Floyd Mayweather has deleted every social media post relating to his recently announced showdown with RIZIN superstar Tenshin Nasukawa. It really did seem like a winning deal for all parties – with reports from Japan estimating that Floyd would come away with $88 million from the New Years Eve date. Robbie Fox of Barstool Sports noted that Mayweather has effectively erased every …

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Watch: Tenshin’s Exhilarating RIZIN Super-Fight With Kyoji Horiguchi

Floyd Mayweather’s RIZIN 14 opponent Tenshin Nasukawa’s last in-ring outing was one of the year’s most entertaining fights, a kickboxing super-fight showdown with the elite MMA star, Kyoji Horiguchi. The announcement that Nasukawa will be fighting the legendary undefeated boxer was perhaps the most surprising news story of the year to date. For those of you who are (understandably) confused by …

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ONE Announce Flyweight & Lightweight Grand Prix Tournaments

ONE Championship has made yet another big play, announcing grand-prix tournaments for both their flyweight and lightweight divisions. The Asian promotion have done everything in their power to elevate their status within the MMA world in recent times with marquee signings like Eddie Alvarez and Demetrious Johnson. Competition across the field is always a healthy thing for the sport as …

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Chad Mendes Confirmed To Fight Alex Volkanovski At UFC 232

The latest addition to the UFC 232 lineup has been confirmed with Chad Mendes set to fight Alex Volkanovski in a featherweight bout.  Mendes (18-4 MMA, 9-4 UFC) made his return to the octagon in July after more than two years out following a U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) suspension. It was an emphatic return as he scored he scored a first-round technical …

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