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UFC 196 On Course To Be Highest PPV Event In UFC History

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 4: Conor McGregor of Ireland entertains the fans during the UFC 196 Weigh-in at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 4, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

The showdown between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz at the weekend may have helped UFC 196 to become the biggest UFC event to date. UFC President Dana White must have been in revenue loss-induced convulsions when lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos withdrew from his scheduled bout with Conor McGregor on just twelve days notice. This came after the original UFC …

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Opinion: Conor McGregor Must Fight Frankie Edgar At UFC 200

NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 13: Frankie Edgar, UFC lightweight champion, speaks during a press conference to announce commitment to bring UFC to Madison Square Garden and New York State at Madison Square Garden on January 13, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Cohen/Getty Images)

When Conor McGregor dethroned Jose Aldo in December, he referred to the featherweight division as dead. But through all the talk, one contender remains, and McGregor must now silence his critics and face Frankie Edgar at UFC 200. McGregor hoped to become the first person in the promotion’s history to hold two world titles at the same time, but a …

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Georges St-Pierre Gets Called Out For UFC 200

DAYTONA BEACH, FL - FEBRUARY 22: Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone looks on as he presents NASCAR driver Kevin Harvick (not pictured) with an UFC belt at Daytona International Speedway on February 22, 2014 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Jared C. Tilton/Getty Images)

UFC 200 could be the biggest event in the history of the promotion, especially if Donald Cerrone gets his way. Anticipation is already growing for UFC 200 following the shock defeats to Conor McGregor and Holly Holm last weekend at UFC 196. With both looking for redemption, both will likely be part of the headliners for the July event. Now, …

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UFC 196 – Conor McGregor Set To Earn Huge Paycheck

Much has been reported and hyped about UFC196 and you could almost feel sorry for Holly Holm, who defends her title against Meisha Tate in the nights co-main event. There is however really only one show in town, Conor McGregor. The golden boy of MMA is the UFC’s biggest draw, raking in huge pay-per-view figures since he burst onto the …

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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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UFC Referee Has An Absolute Nightmare At Fight Night 83

Veteran UFC referee Mario Yamasaki won’t remember Sunday’s Fight Night 83 event with fondness. Yamasaki officiated 3 fights on the bill at Pittsburgh’s Consol Energy Centre, but his performances in his final 2 assignments have drawn him criticism. And with good reason. The first calamity occurred during the 142lb catch-weight contest between Team Alpha Male product Cody Garbrandt and jiu-jitsu …

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Ronda Rousey’s Suicide Comments Highlight Problems With UFC Hype Machine

Ronda Rousey had reached such heights prior to her UFC 193 defeat that nothing could have prepared her for the fall which followed. The second scene of the third act of Shakespeare’s Twelfth night provides a poignant line. Destitute and abandoned by his friends, Sir Andrew Aguecheek utters the words: “I was adored once too”. More than 400 years after Shakespeare penned …

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Watch: Conor McGregor Dismisses UFC Top Brass Rift In Typical Fashion

A rumour that has ballooned since December’s UFC 194 event has seemingly been nipped in the bud. Frank Fertitta (owner of Zuffa) and his questionable reaction to Conor McGregor’s shock win over Jose Aldo gave rise to speculation surrounding the once water-tight relationship between UFC executives and their star fighter. Dana White vehemently denied the reports, and Conor McGregor has …

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CM Punk Finally Has An Opponent For His UFC Debut

An eyebrow or two was raised when the UFC announced former WWE superstar CM Punk had signed a multi-fight deal – but after a year of waiting, he finally has an opponent. Punk, who’s real name is Phil Brooks, will meet welterweight Mickey Gall later in the year, after Gall submitted Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82 on Saturday night. …

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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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