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UFC 190 Preview: Rousey Vs Correia From Rio

The headline fight of this weekend’s UFC 190, between women’s bantamweight champion, Ronda Rousey, and undefeated Brazilian, Bethe Correia, is about as personal as it gets. If you are a fight fan who likes to see real hatred between two competitors then this battle from Rio de Janeiro is for you. Rousey is known for her ability to finish opponents …

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UFC Dublin Main Event Confirmed

Donegal’s Joseph Duffy this morning confirmed that he will headline the UFC’s October 24th event in Dublin against Dustin Poirier. Duffy, who is 2-0 in the UFC thus far, announced the news on TV3’s Ireland A.M. There had been a great deal of speculation online in recent days that suggested a fight pitting the Irish lightweight against the former Conor …

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Dana White Is A “Little Errand B***h” – Josh Koscheck

Josh Koscheck is giving Dana White a taste of his own bitter medicine. UFC president Dana White has been hitting the headlines this week for his harsh treatment of critics on twitter. Dana came under fire from a number of MMA fans due to his firing of Jacob “Stitch” Duran, who was released by the company for making negative remarks …

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Conor McGregor On Tigers And His Aspirations Of Becoming US President

Conor McGregor never fails to entertain when given the chance to speak. The Irishman recently appeared on US news network CNN. In the interview, Conor gave his opinion’s on an oddly diverse range of topics. McGregor spoke about his study of animal movement and how it influences his training methods. “You don’t see a gorilla sitting and lifting weights, you see …

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Are The UFC Putting Too Much Pressure On Their Athletes?

In a recent interview with bloodyelbow.com’s Mark Bergmann, former UFC welterweight champion, Georges St-Pierre, gave some insight into his departure from active competition. “It’s a very stressful life”, said GSP of his time as a champion with MMA’s biggest organization. “For my mental health I needed to step out”, added the French-Canadian icon. Though it is not uncommon for professional athletes to …

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UFC: Brutal Spin Kick Right To The Felder Family Jewels

Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder’s chances of producing little dragons took a major blow last night thanks to the cruel feet of Edson Barboza. The UFC card from Chicago delivered some great action top to bottom. Ben Saunders and Kenny Robertson tore lumps out of each other in a welterweight scrap that was exhausting to watch. Later, in the main …

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UFC Fight Night Preview: Dillashaw Vs Barao 2

“This is what I love most about fights”. Those were the words that UFC commentator Joe Rogan uttered between rounds 4 and 5 of the first fight between TJ Dillashaw and the man who will once again be his opponent tonight, Renan Barao. Joe’s excitement was warranted. The sight that he was witnessing was a shocking, but inspiring one. Dillashaw …

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Former WWE Star CM Punk Discusses Journey Before UFC Debut

We. Can’t. Wait. In the 45 minute sit-down interview with Ariel Helwani of mmafighting.com, Phil Brooks (a.k.a CM Punk) reveals how the insane deal came about, how his training with Roufusport is going, what he envisions for his first two fights, when he wants to debut, and talks about not being happy in WWE. The interview covers a lot of ground, and …

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Conor McGregor And The Fighter’s Delusion

To be able to enter into an enclosure, be it a ring or a cage, and fight with another human being, one has to have a certain mentality. Combat athletes, more so than competitors in other sports, seem very aware of their mortality. Of course, other sports men and women aren’t forced to confront the possibility of fatal injury through …

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The UFC Is Playing A Dangerous Game!

Last night some troubling news broke in the MMA media. Jacob “Stitch” Duran, the UFC’s most famed cut-man, has apparently been fired by the organization due to dissenting comments he made about the recently signed Reebok sponsorship deal. Duran had expressed to the media that he was considering leaving MMA based work altogether, due to the fact that the new …

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Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber Are At It Again!

According to Urijah Faber, he and Conor McGregor have already had a rematch of their little scuffle from backstage at the UFC 189 weigh-in.  The fighters, who are currently facing off as coaches on the latest installment of The Utimate Fighter series, famously engaged in a rather strange tussle outside a bathroom in the MGM Grand Garden Arena, on the …

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“Tip-A-Fighter” – A Strange But Intriguing Concept Looking To Change MMA For The Better

Many people were probably appalled to hear that Rory MacDonald’s base wage for his UFC 189 battle with Robbie Lawler was only $59,000. When you consider what Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao made for their bloodless dance in May of this year that figure becomes even more jarring. MacDonald endured a career shortening level of punishment and shed crimson on …

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UFC Glasgow: Scot’s Celebration Will Hit You Right In The Feels!

Last weekend Conor McGregor tugged at the emotions of Irish MMA fans with his post fight display of teary joy, but this week it was our Celtic neighbours that were welling up. Yesterday, the UFC held their first ever show in Glasgow, Scotland. The card featured three Scottish scrappers, in Joanne Calderwood, Steven Ray and Robert Whiteford. On the night …

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Two Violent K.O’s Highlight Bellator 140!

Bellator MMA continues to be the best alternative to the UFC in Mixed Martial Arts. One of the growing organisation’s recent cards did huge television numbers in the United States. It was, unfortunately, headlined by a nostalgia laced match-up between Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock. I say unfortunate because the company has so much more to offer than side show …

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Irish UFC Star Plans Move To Boxing

An Irish fighter currently signed to the UFC has today revealed plans of trying his hand at boxing. Irish MMA star, Cathal Pendred, today tweeted that he plans on taking a six month hiatus from fighting in the cage to pursue a professional boxing contest. Pendred, who lost to John Howard last Saturday night on the huge UFC 189 card, …

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UFC Scotland Preview: Michael Bisping, Joseph Duffy, Paddy Holohan, & JoJo Calderwood In Action

The first ever UFC Scotland Fight Night boasts a stacked card, as Pundit Arena previews the night’s action. The SSE Hydro in Glasgow, Scotland sees various British and Irish stars compete for glory as Scotland makes it’s debut in the UFC’s rotation. Main Card (BT Sport) Michael Bisping vs. Thales Leites (Middleweight) Ross Pearson vs. Evan Dunham (Lightweight) Joseph Duffy vs. Ivan …

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