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Dana White Responds To Rumours Of Georges St-Pierre Vs Anderson Silva At UFC 206

Rumours have been swirling in recent days that the main event of December’s UFC 206 event in Toronto will be a long-awaited battle between former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva. When Silva’s son posted a picture of the two fighters to Instagram on Saturday with the tagline “Christmas month will be exciting” these murmurs grew louder. Did Anderson …

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Opinion: Yet More Excuses From Nate Diaz’ Coach Starting To Leave A Sour Taste

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The amazing spectacle of both athleticism and respect between Conor McGregor at UFC 202 is continuing to be tarnished somewhat because of the litany of excuses still emanating from the Diaz camp. Speaking earlier this week on Submission Radio, the fighter’s boxing coach Richard Perez laid out an extensive list of injuries that Diaz had been dealing with in camp. He backed up Diaz’ claim …

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UFC 202: Nick Diaz Must Pay Massive Price In Order To Corner Brother Nate Tonight

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 31: Nick Diaz stands in the Octagon after taking a hit from Anderson Silva in a middleweight bout against Anderson Silva during UFC 183 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 31, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Silva won by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

Following the incidents which unfolded in the run-in to UFC 202, the tension which has manifested itself between Nate Diaz’s ‘Skrap Pack’ and Conor McGregor’s ‘Straight Blast Gym’ teammates will surely endure beyond tonights proceedings. To that end, the presence of their respective band of brothers will play an imperative role in the fighter’s own personal preparation as McGregor and …

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The UFC Releases Full List Of Fighter Earnings From UFC 200

The UFC has doled out nearly seven millions dollars in payroll to the fighters on the UFC 200 card. When one takes into consideration that three of the four biggest draws in the sport, McGregor, Rousey and (sadly) Jon Jones, did not compete on the card, it is remarkable that the UFC paid out their highest ever disclosed purse. Surely, this …

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3 Things We Learned From UFC 200

The biggest event in MMA history has come and gone, and while some may chalk it down as a major disappointment, I do not. Sure, it lacked the fireworks to sate the general MMA community’s ravenous appetite for ultraviolence, but there was still an abundance of skill on show that seemed to pass people by. The undercurrent of storylines that also …

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Nate Diaz Blasts Steroid Use Once Again In Fascinating Interview

We all know what transpired at UFC 200 and the ramifications of Jon Jones failed drug test. We are also aware that Nate Diaz is not one to hold his tongue.  This was evident in his obscure cage side interview with Joe Rogan at UFC 200 itself. In another interview over the weekend with Fox Sports’ “The Buzzer,” the younger Diaz brother …

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Daniel Cormier Grinds His Way To A Win Over Anderson Silva, But Fans Were Left Very Unhappy

The impromptu light heavyweight bout between Daniel Cormier and Anderson Silva failed to live up to the fleeting hopes of the crowd in attendance at UFC 200. _____ The non-title match-up was necessitated by the forced withdrawal of Jon Jones courtesy of his failed USADA drug test. Former long-time middleweight champion Anderson Silva stepped up on just 48 hours notice for a three …

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Donald Cerrone Is Picking A Major Upset At UFC 200 And Plans To Put His Money Where His Mouth Is

It’s a testament to just how good a fighter Anderson Silva was in his prime that MMA fans have so enthusiastically embraced him as Jon Jones’ replacement at UFC 200. Since ‘The Spider’ was slotted into the spot opposite UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier on Thursday, certain salient facts and statistics have scarcely been mentioned. At 41, Silva is well …

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Following Anderson Silva Withdrawal, Uriah Hall Pulled From UFC 198 Card

Following the withdrawal of Anderson Silva from this Saturday’s UFC 198 in Curibita, Brazil, his scheduled opponent Uriah Hall has now been pulled from the card. First reported by Combate (via MMA Fighting), the Ultimate Fighting Championship were unable to find a suitable replacement for Hall on such short notice and decided to remove the middleweight from the card entirely. Silva …

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5 Current UFC Fighters With Professional Boxing Experience

In an unexpected and somewhat bizarre turn of events, the focus of the combat sports world has become fixated upon the story, substantial or otherwise, that Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor may be entertaining the idea of facing each other in a boxing match. While most have written this off as deluded fantasy or tabloid nonsense, …

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