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Retired Middleweight Believes Conor McGregor Currently In ‘Contract Dispute’ With UFC

Retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen has weighed in on the recent Conor McGregor retirement news and the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s decision to pull him from the UFC 200 card. McGregor began the circus show on Tuesday when he tweeted saying he plans to ‘retire young’ from the sport, starting a social media storm and putting his scheduled welterweight bout against Nate …

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Daniel Cormier Says He Believes Jon Jones is Primed for Defeat

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones and Daniel Comier on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jon Jones has never lost the light-heavyweight belt in the ring, which is now held by Daniel Cormier. The one loss on the 28 year old’s record came via a disqualification. UFC president Dana White would later say that the disqualification should have been declared a no-contest. Jones had his light heavyweight title stripped from him in April 2015. The decision to …

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Watch: Dana White Offers Update On Ronda Rousey And Suggests Possible Return Date

In a March interview with Sports Illustrated, recently crowned UFC women’s bantamweight queen Miesha Tate expressed a belief that her old rival Ronda Rousey’s mind was no longer on fighting. Speaking about a Rousey return, “Cupcake” said that she expected any comeback campaign to be brief, just “one or two” fights perhaps. “One if she loses and two if she wins …

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Dana White Has His Brutal Say On The Jon Jones Debacle

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones and Daniel Comier on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jon Jones, former UFC light heavyweight champion, last week revealed that he had received a total of 5 traffic citations during an incident in Albuquerque, New Mexico. During an interview on the MMA Hour, Jones recounted the events that led to him being pulled over. “I am driving and following the law doing what I can to stay out of …

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The UFC Truly Is Unstoppable – As Advertised

As we embark on the latest chapter in the UFC’s ascension to one of the most recognisable sporting brands globally, the promotion appears to have its foot firmly down on the accelerator. At the beginning of the month the company held a press conference entitled UFC: Unstoppable at which they announced some of the upcoming shows and their main events. …

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UFC 196: Why Nate Diaz Is The Right Choice For Conor McGregor

When news broke of Rafael Dos Anjos’ injury, a queue of hungry fighters lined up on social media for a chance at MMA’s biggest attraction and the payday that goes with it. For this writer, the first name that came to mind was one Nathan Donald Diaz. Granted, Donald Cerrone was probably the more logical choice in terms of ranking …

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BJ Penn: A Polarizing Prodigy

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA - FEBRUARY 27: BJ Penn of the USA watches the big screen after his drawn fight against Jon Fitch of the USA during their welterweight bout part of UFC 127 at Acer Arena on February 27, 2011 in Sydney, Australia. (Photo by Mark Kolbe/Getty Images)

MMA fandom could accurately be described as a passionate yet highly fickle endeavour. Fighters are loved and hated in simultaneously equal amounts and fan allegiances are about as solid as a soup sandwich. It is an environment that cultivates a tribal level of support which consequently results in popular fighters becoming exceptionally polarizing figures. Perhaps there has been no fighter …

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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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The Curious Case Of Cain Velasquez

SAN JOSE, CA - OCTOBER 10, 2013: UFC fighter Cain Velasquez poses for a portrait during his media day workout at American Kickboxing Academy to promote his October 19, title fight with Junior dos Santos on October 10, 2013 in San Jose, California. (Photo by Alexis Cuarezma/Getty Images)

The news of Cain Velasquez’s injury and decision to step out of his upcoming title fight with Fabricio Werdum will not come as a major shock to avid followers of mixed martial arts. Indeed, Dana White’s Facebook post to announce the news was so drab and straightforward that he seemed almost expectant of the situation. Cain Velasquez is out with a …

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Dana White Attacks Journalist Over Claims That He And Conor McGregor Are Currently At Odds

Dana White seems a bit miffed…. Jeremy Botter’s recent appearance on Newstalk’s Off the Ball has stimulated plenty of chatter within the MMA media and among fans. The Bleacher Report journalist made a number of sensational claims whilst he was a guest on the show pertaining to the financial terms of Conor McGregor’s new UFC contract, the Irish fighter’s future and …

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Dana White Has His Say On Rousey-Holm Rematch

UFC president Dana White has had his say on the potential of a rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey.  White’s comments come following Holm’s incredible knockout kick on Rousey at UFC 193 in Australia, which made the 34-year-old the first woman to defeat Rousey. However, now a rematch is certainly on the cards with White sounding pretty determined to have …

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