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Dana White Doubles Down On Conor McGregor Hiatus

There’s a fairly noticeable Conor McGregor-shaped gap slowly making itself more visible in recent weeks in the wake of his post-UFC 205 announcement concerning his plans for 2017.  After a dominant victory over Eddie Alvarez last month, Conor dropped the bombshell upon the MMA world that he would be taking an extended break from the sport in order to concentrate on …

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Watch: Stephanie McMahon Takes Shot At CM Punk Over UFC Debut

The WWE and the McMahon family rarely ever miss a opportunity to take a shot at a former employee, but their criticism of former WWE Champion and current UFC fighter CM Punk intensified this week. Ever since Punk was stopped in the first round of his MMA debut by welterweight prospect Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in September, the WWE …

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Dana White Doesn’t Want “Someone Special” Like Conor McGregor Damaged By Third Nate Diaz Bout

LAS VEGAS, NV - AUGUST 20: Nate Diaz (L) and Conor McGregor battle during their welterweight rematch at the UFC 202 event at T-Mobile Arena on August 20, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor won by majority decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

It’s hard to know if Nate Diaz will be really happy with Dana White’s latest comments on the possibility of a trilogy-completing clash between he and Conor McGregor, or really irked by them. “The problem with the rubber match is Diaz is a 170-pounder,” White said during a recent appearance on ESPN’s The Michael Kay Show. “He’s a massive guy. …

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Watch: Dana White Has Little Doubt About What Would Happen If Conor McGregor Met Floyd Mayweather

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The prospect of Conor McGregor facing Floyd Mayweather is one which has fight-fans all around the world shaking with excitement. A super-fight between the two would most likely break all records, and both fighters have been engaging in trash-talk in recent months. Today, UFC President Dana White weighed in on the potential bout, and did not sit on the fence, …

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Opinion: Anthony Pettis – Are The Curtains Closing On Showtime?

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Pettis of the United States looks on in his fight for the Interim Featherweight Title with Max Holloway of the United States during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Anthony Pettis’ latest loss to Max Holloway appears to mark the beginning of the end of a career which has failed to live up to its full potential. 2015 began the same way 2014 ended for “Showtime”- as a champion destined for greatness in the lightweight division. At UFC 181, the 155-pound king returned to the octagon following 16 months …

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Video: Exactly One Year On From Conor McGregor’s Decimation of Jose Aldo, The Featherweight Division Is Still In Turmoil

UFC 206’s interim featherweight title bout limped over the line late on Saturday night as Max Holloway defeated Anthony Pettis to claim the newly vacated belt. Drama over the belt has never been far away in recent weeks. In stripping of Conor McGregor of the title he won exactly one year ago today, UFC president Dana White was able to …

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Watch: Dana White All But Destroys Anthony Pettis’ Future At Featherweight Following Failed Weigh-In

UFC 206 is merely hours away, and even so close to the UFC’s return to Toronto on Saturday night controversy continues to follow the latest marquee event for the promotion. On Friday the hastily scheduled interim featherweight title clash between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway was dramatically scrapped following Pettis’ failure to make the required 145lb weight limit. While the …

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Watch: Matt Brown Ready To Expose ‘Bully’ Cerrone

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 09: (L-R) Opponents Donald Cerrone and Matt Brown face off during the UFC 206 weigh-in inside the Air Canada Centre on December 9, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Matt Brown pulls no punches when discussing how he feels about Donald Cerrone. MMA fan favourites “The Immortal” (20-15-0) and “Cowboy” (31-7-0) squared off in an intense staredown prior to their fight on Saturday night in Toronto. The MMA Hour’s Ariel Helwani captured the moment when both men took to the stage. Cerrone, kitted out in his trademark cowboy hat and slick …

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Watch: Ronda Rousey Returns In Inspiring Official UFC 207 Promo

GLENDALE, CA - OCTOBER 27: Fighter Ronda Rousey Hosts Media Day Ahead of The Rousey Vs. Holm Fight at the Glendale Fighting Club on October 27, 2015 in Glendale, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

Ronda Rousey will square off with Amanda Nunes on 30th December in her first bout since her loss to Holly Holm. It is time to get excited. “Rowdy” is back, and is looking in shape for her return to the Octagon following her stunning loss to Holly Holm at UFC 193. The promotional footage for UFC 207 was posted December 7th …

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Cerrone’s MMAAA Involvement Has Ruffled ‘Shocked’ Dana White’s Feathers

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC president Dana White answers a question during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

The UFC president appeared upset with being left in the dark by the popular welterweight regarding his instrumental role in the foundation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast on Tuesday (via MMA Junkie), White appeared to reluctantly accept the necessity for the recently established fighters union, but was bemused at what he feels is a lack of loyalty from ‘Cowboy’: “At …

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Dana White Explains Why He Stripped McGregor & Responds To Boxing Licence News

Despite the fact that it was recently announced that Conor McGregor would be taking at least six months away from the octagon, the Irishman’s name continues to dominate headlines.  Last week, the UFC announced that Conor McGregor had ‘relinquished’ his featherweight title with Jose Aldo once again being named as the undisputed 145 lbs champion. However, according to the most, …

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Conor McGregor No Longer Two-Weight Champion, As UFC Claims He Has Relinquished Featherweight Title

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor of Ireland celebrates after defeating Eddie Alvarez in their UFC lightweight championship fight during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

On Saturday, MMAFighting journalist Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC was on the verge of declaring Max Holloway vs Anthony Pettis an interim featherweight title bout in an apparent attempt to add prestige to the UFC 206 event, which had just lost UFC light-heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier through injury. Later in the day, Helwani confirmed that the bout had indeed …

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