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UFC To Build New Multi-Million Dollar Performance Institute In Shanghai

UFC made a major play for the potentially huge Chinese market on Tuesday, saying it will invest $13 million to open the world’s largest MMA training and development base in Shanghai. Performance Institute Shanghai will open in mid-2019 and help nurture the next generation of Chinese mixed martial arts fighters, the United States-based UFC said. The announcement was made four …

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Report: UFC To Dissolve The Flyweight Division By Year’s End

The UFC are reportedly planning on scrapping their flyweight division ahead of champion Henry Cejudo’s move up to bantamweight to challenge TJ Dillashaw for the title. FloCombat reported first that the promotion are planning on following up the exit of the division’s most successful champion by axing the weight-class from their roster. According to the same reports, not all of the current …

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Dana White: “Conor And I Talked For An Hour Last Week”

Dana White addressed the media following UFC 230 last night and explained how he spoke to Conor McGregor for an hour last week. We’re just under a month removed from the unforgettable UFC 229. Of course, the melee that followed the night’s main-event is still fresh in the memory but as time goes on, we’re slowly focussing more on the …

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Cormier Speaks About Possibility Of Future As UFC President

Dana White spoke about DC’s suitability for the role of UFC president during his post-fight press conference and when Cormier took to the stage, he responded. It’s a suggestion that has come out of nowhere but when Dana was asked by a member of the media for his thoughts, he expressed enthusiasm for the dual-weight world champion’s chances. “Oh definitely. …

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Demetrious Johnson Reveals Reasons For Joining ONE Championship

Demetrious Johnson has revealed exactly why he decided to leave the UFC in favour of a move to Asian MMA promotion ONE Championship. Speaking to the media on Sunday night via conference call, Johnson explained how his views on fight-promotion in the US contributed to his decision to leave the world’s biggest MMA organisation. “I was always never the biggest …

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Cormier Vs. Jones III: The Most Significant Fight In MMA History

We’re very close to potentially witnessing a super-fight unlike anything the sport has ever seen, the third showdown between Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. In June, just over a week before Daniel Cormier’s UFC 226 super-fight against the heavyweight champion of the world Stipe Miocic, I wrote a piece that looked at the public’s perception of DC and his rival Jon Jones. …

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Watch: Dana White On Khabib Rift – “We Worked It Out”

UFC president Dana White has played down reports a rift between the promotion and their lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov after the Russian’s rather public ultimatum last week. Khabib certainly stirred up something of a storm within the MMA community when he made it very clear that he would walk away from his contract if his sparring partner Zubaira Tukhugov or …

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Nate Diaz Makes Bizarre Request Of Dana White Amid Khabib-Drama

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Nate Diaz just posted a hilariously confusing tweet in the direction of UFC president Dana White as his fellow lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future remains unclear. Nate just shook up the world with this one! Well, not really. But for what it’s worth, the man who handed the former champion Conor McGregor a submission loss at UFC 196 certainly grabbed some attention …

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No Opponent For Nate Diaz As Poirier Withdraws From UFC 230

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Dana White has confirmed that Nate Diaz will not be involved in UFC 230 next month after Dustin Poirier withdrew from their scheduled fight through injury. Just after the announcement of a heavyweight battle between Derrick Lewis and Daniel Cormier, Poirier withdrew from the card with a hip injury. While many were hoping another fighter would step up at short …

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White Confirms Khabib Won’t Be Stripped Of Title Following 229 Brawl

Unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov will not be stripped of his UFC lightweight title despite his role in a post-match brawl Saturday, UFC president Dana White said in a website posting Tuesday. The 30-year-old Russian kept his crown with a fourth-round submission victory over Conor McGregor in Las Vegas, improving to 27-0 in his professional career and 11-0 in UFC bouts. McGregor was issued …

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Dana White: Conor Has Already Called Me Requesting A Rematch

Dana White has revealed that Conor McGregor has already called him to request a rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.  McGregor suffered defeat in the fourth round of Saturday night’s eagerly-anticipated bout when he tapped out after Nurmagomedov executed a rear naked choke on the Dubliner. What we know already is that McGregor, once he suffers a loss, will want to rectify the …

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