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The Long Awaited Return Of Jon Jones Is Officially Set

A rematch between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will headline UFC 197, it was announced on Saturday during UFC Fight Night 82. On April 23 at UFC 197 the wait will finally be over. Jon “Bones” Jones will be looking to reclaim his UFC light-heavyweight title against Daniel Cormier and we are positively giddy with excitement. This will easily be …

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CM Punk Finally Has An Opponent For His UFC Debut

An eyebrow or two was raised when the UFC announced former WWE superstar CM Punk had signed a multi-fight deal – but after a year of waiting, he finally has an opponent. Punk, who’s real name is Phil Brooks, will meet welterweight Mickey Gall later in the year, after Gall submitted Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82 on Saturday night. …

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Terrifying Rafael Dos Anjos Training Montage Should Have Conor McGregor Fans Very Concerned

Rafael Dos Anjos Conor McGregor

Rafael dos Anjos appears extremely focused ahead of his March 5th showdown with Conor McGregor. Everyone loves a good training montage. Few things hype a fight quite like a well pieced together moving collage that illustrates the intensity of a combatant’s preparation. Of course, if you are deeply entrenched in one camp, they can also make for scary viewing. The …

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Watch: Stephen Thompson Makes Massive Statement With Destruction Of Johny Hendricks

Stephen Thompson inserted himself into the argument for a shot at the UFC welterweight title when he obliterated former titleholder Johny Hendricks inside the opening frame at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Saturday night. In doing so “Wonderboy” became the first man to ever finish Hendricks, a fighter who has survived gruelling battles with the likes …

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New UFC 196: Dos Anjos Vs. McGregor Official Promo Embraces The Darkness

That won’t stop Conor McGregor from wearing sunglasses, though. The latest official promo for UFC 196 is on point. Moving away from the usual bombastic, overbearing soundtrack of your typical trailer, a shadow is cast upon the four protagonists of the blockbuster event in a satisfyingly minimalist fashion. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor can make genuine history on March 5 at …

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Video: Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson Believes A 170lb Conor McGregor Would Be ‘Stronger’

Stephen Thompson main events tonight’s UFC Fight Night against Johny Hendricks, and also knows a thing or two about movement, much like Conor McGregor. The UFC welterweight contender is an undefeated, mutiple-time kickboxing world champion with a fifth degree back belt in kempto karate. To make a successful transition to the world of MMA, Thompson has had to embrace the ‘movement’ mantra …

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Benson Henderson: Many UFC Fighters Have Been Asking For My Advice Since I Left For Bellator

On last week’s edition of The MMA Hour, Bellator MMA president Scott Coker told Ariel Helwani that the organisation’s acquisition of former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson was “just the tip of the iceberg”. The former Strikeforce CEO explained that the company plans to pick up more ex-UFC free agents over the course of the year in an effort to …

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Conor McGregor Claims Top Honours At World MMA Fighting Awards

Conor McGregor was named world MMA fighter of the year last night, at the annual end of year award ceremony in Las Vegas. Voted for by the fans, the Irishman trumped a field that included his UFC 196 opponent Rafael Dos Anjos. Women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm collected 4 awards, following her stunning KO of Ronda Rousey at UFC 193. Male …

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Conor McGregor’s Sway Once Again Apparent, As Dana White Admits Irishman Caused UFC 196 Poster Change

Conor McGregor’s most recent opponent and victim, Jose Aldo, stated last month that he felt the Irishman had been given too much room to “grow” by the UFC. This, Aldo added, had resulted in McGregor accumulating a great deal of power within the promotion. “Today he’s playing the game, now he’s the boss,” said the frustrated ex-featherweight champion. Aldo’s assertion that …

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Insane Conor McGregor Acceptance Speech Leaves Award Ceremony In Stunned Silence

Well this was absolutely mental… Although Conor McGregor’s PR work is at times controversial, it’s usually rather easy to see the method behind the madness. Last night however, was a different kettle of fish entirely. Having been named as the Fighters Only MMA Fighter of the Year, McGregor elected to send in a video acceptance speech that left the attending audience …

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Looks Like Jose Aldo’s Rant Might Pay Off As Dana White Suggests Title Fight Is Next

Jose Aldo recently broke his silence on his stance regarding a rematch with Conor McGregor… and he did so in pretty spectacular fashion. After Conor McGregor obliterated Jose Aldo to win the featherweight title in 13 seconds flat, three options essentially presented themselves to the ‘Notorious’ Irishman; allow Frankie Edgar a deserved shot at the featherweight crown, move up to …

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Watch: KO Artist Roy Nelson Gives His Verdict On Conor McGregor Vs Rafael Dos Anjos

Ahead of competing at UFC Fight Night, heavyweight contender Roy Nelson gave his thoughts on the 155lb. title fight between UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor and lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos. Conor McGregor is moving up ten pounds to challenge for Dos Anjos’ lightweight title at UFC 196 on Saturday, March 5th, and yet another fighter in Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson is …

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Dana White “Doesn’t See How Conor McGregor Can Win” At UFC 196

The UFC president has made the extraordinary claim ahead of Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos’ title fight at UFC 196 next month. White and commentator Joe Rogan have an infamous hype-battle before each pay-per-view which previews the night’s upcoming fights. Both on and off the air, White usually does his best to play up the chances of both fighters whenever …

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Boxing Coach Freddie Roach Evaluates Conor McGregor’s KO At UFC 194

The legendary trainer gave his take on Conor McGregor’s knockout of Jose Aldo at UFC 194 to FightHub. All 13 seconds of it. Nonetheless, Roach’s insight into how Conor McGregor pulled off the most preposterous win in UFC history is worth listening to. He finds the featherweight champion ‘fun to watch’, but put the shock knockout down more to inexperience on Aldo’s behalf …

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MMA Judging Is Seriously Flawed, But Can It Be Fixed?

in their featherweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at the Prudential Center on January 30, 2016 in Newark, New Jersey.

The saying: “Never leave a fight in the hands of the judges” has always been thrown around in the sport of mixed martial arts. However, as the standard of fighters constantly increases throughout the years, the need for them to be separated on the scorecard has increased, particularly in five-round championship bouts. This in turn, has led to criticism against …

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Five Irish MMA Fighters Outside The UFC To Watch Out For

Since the rise of Conor McGregor, there has been a sudden surge in the number of Irish competitors in the UFC, the world’s premier mixed martial arts organisation. However, while the likes of Paddy Holohan, Joseph Duffy and Neil Seery have been doing the Irish proud on an international scale, the number of Irish prospects making waves in both the …

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Watch: Brendan Schaub’s First-Hand Insight Into Conor McGregor’s Unshakeable Belief

Onnit CEO Aubrey Marcus joined The Fighter and The Kid podcast, and heard a first hand account of Conor McGregor’s self-belief with former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub. Marcus spoke of an example of using belief as a ‘pure offensive weapon’. Schaub recalled sitting down for lunch with the enigmatic Irishman, and was blatantly fascinated with what he saw. “There’s a persona …

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