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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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Looks Like Jose Aldo’s Rant Might Pay Off As Dana White Suggests Title Fight Is Next

Jose Aldo recently broke his silence on his stance regarding a rematch with Conor McGregor… and he did so in pretty spectacular fashion. After Conor McGregor obliterated Jose Aldo to win the featherweight title in 13 seconds flat, three options essentially presented themselves to the ‘Notorious’ Irishman; allow Frankie Edgar a deserved shot at the featherweight crown, move up to …

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Dana White “Doesn’t See How Conor McGregor Can Win” At UFC 196

The UFC president has made the extraordinary claim ahead of Conor McGregor and Rafael Dos Anjos’ title fight at UFC 196 next month. White and commentator Joe Rogan have an infamous hype-battle before each pay-per-view which previews the night’s upcoming fights. Both on and off the air, White usually does his best to play up the chances of both fighters whenever …

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Dana White Comments On The Conor McGregor/Floyd Mayweather Racism Row

The UFC president spoke to the Huffington Post regarding Floyd Mayweather’s racism in sport theory that implicated Conor McGregor. Conor McGregor himself wasn’t too happy with the rant, replying with the following on Facebook earlier in the month. “Don’t ever bring race into my success again. I am an Irishman. My people have been oppressed our entire existence. And still very …

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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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