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Fedor Emelianenko Intends To Soldier On After Bellator NYC Defeat

Some, who perhaps can’t bear to let him go, will be delighted to hear that Russian heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko expressed a desire to continue his fighting career during last night’s Bellator NYC post-fight press conference. Others, too disturbed by the sight of the 40-year-old Emelianenko being brutally bludgeoned into unconsciousness by Matt Mitrione a couple of hours earlier, will …

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Chael Sonnen Requests A Fight With Yet Another Star Just An Hour After Calling Out Fedor

Far from being satisfied with redeeming himself in his first win since 2013, Chael Sonnen plans on a few more fights despite now being in his forties. That 2013 win came against Chute Boxe Academy’s Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, and last night at Bellator NYC finally saw Sonnen overcome another Chute Boxe legend in Wanderlei Silva, following crushing defeats to Rashad …

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Watch: When Trash Talking Goes Wrong In The UFC

Call it trash talk, call it psychological warfare, call it whatever you want. It has always been a part of the fight game.  From the days of Muhammad Ali’s poetically produced, cocky predictions, to Mike Tyson’s aggressive outbursts, to Floyd “Money” Mayweather’s brash, in-your-face, pure and utter smack talk, fight fans have an undying desire to see this style of …

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Chael Sonnen Among Host Of Fighters Who Offered To Face Fedor After Mitrione’s Last Minute Withdrawal

Heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko’s Bellator MMA debut was cancelled at the last minute on Saturday night, as his opponent Matt Mitrione was forced out of the pair’s scheduled bout at Bellator 172 in San Jose, California through illness. According to MMAFighting, the decision to cancel the bout was made at 3 p.m. local time. Mitrione, who is 2-0 since joining …

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Badass John McCarthy Reveals Nasty Method He Used To Force Tito Ortiz To Release Choke At Bellator 170

Veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy was not at all happy with Tito Ortiz when the former UFC light-heavyweight champion held on to a rear-naked choke for several seconds after rival Chael Sonnen had submitted last Saturday night at Bellator 170. However, McCarthy doesn’t agree with calls from some fans for the now retired Ortiz to be punished more seriously for …

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Tito Ortiz Chokes Out Chael Sonnen In Retirement Match, Holds On Beyond Tap Out

The former long-time UFC light heavyweight champion bowed out of MMA after doing a number on antagonist Chael Sonnen at Bellator 170. The original bad boy of MMA ended the final weeks his career in appropriate fashion, as the ever-mischievous Chael Sonnen made their contest personal at the pre-fight press conference. The swansong of the visibly intense Tito Ortiz lasted …

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Chael Sonnen: Grounded Fighter Rule Change ‘Extremely Dangerous’

BOSTON, MA - AUGUST 17: Chael Sonnen celebrates with his team after winning the fight with a tap out by guillotine choke against Mauricio Rua in their light heavyweight bout at TD Garden on August 17, 2013 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The new definition of a ‘grounded fighter’ is ‘extremely dangerous’ for the UFC, according to Chael Sonnen. Under the previous law, if a fighter had one hand on the canvass he was considered grounded – this is no longer the case. “I don’t know them all yet,” Sonnen said (via MMA Fighting) of the new rules on Wednesday at a Bellator 170 …

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TJ Dillashaw On Cody Garbrandt: “I’m Going To Break Him”

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 17: T.J. Dillashaw reacts after being defeated by Dominick Cruz (not pictured) in their bantamweight bout during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

TJ Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt seem destined to fight, with the bitterness between the two bantamweights growing by each passing day. Garbrandt defeated Dominick Cruz in spectacular fashion at UFC 207 in December to claim the bantamweight crown from “The Dominator”. Almost immediately after that fight ended speculation started to emerge around who would Garbrandt’s first title defence be against, …

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Joe Rogan & Bas Rutten Outline One Exploitable Weakness In Conor McGregor’s Stand-Up Game

Joe Rogan & Bas Rutten are two of MMA’s most boisterous personalities and on the most recent edition of the Joe Rogan Experience Podcast, they spoke briefly on the strengths of the promotion’s biggest star, Conor McGregor, as well as one weakness in his stand-up game they have yet to see fully exploited by his opponents. Conor McGregor can simply do …

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