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Firas Zahabi Believes People Are Underestimating Artem Lobov

Firas Zahabi breaks down the grudge match between the former two-weight world champion boxer Paulie Malignaggi and MMA star Artem Lobov. Artem’s bare-knuckle career kicked off with an absolutely bonkers showdown against UFC veteran Jason Knight at BKFC 5 about seven weeks ago – a fight he was able to edge out slightly on the scorecards. Malignaggi, on the other …

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Watch: Firas Zahabi On A Showdown Between Khabib & GSP

The famed Tristar head-coach has given his prediction for a 165lb showdown between his fighter Georges St-Pierre and lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. Speaking to YouTube channel MMABetz (via BJPenn.com), Zahabi gave his take on the possibility of a 165lb division and how an inaugural championship matchup between St-Pierre and Khabib would be the perfect way to get things started. “As of …

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Firas Zahabi Responds To Recent Comments From Conor McGregor

Tristar head-coach Firas Zahabi has responded to Conor McGregor public criticism of him following his prediction for a rematch between him and Max Holloway. Speaking during a recent AMA session (via Bloody Elbow), Zahabi used the possibility of a rematch between McGregor and Max Holloway as a foundation to give his take on the weaknesses he feels are present in the Irishman’s …

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Conor McGregor Fires Back At ‘Twerp’ Tristar Coach Firas Zahabi

Conor McGregor wasted no time firing back at Tristar head-coach Firas Zahabi after he made comments about the blueprint on defeating him. Speaking during a recent AMA session (via Bloody Elbow), Zahabi used the possibility of a rematch between McGregor and Max Holloway as a foundation to give his take on the weaknesses he feels are present in the Irishman’s game. “If …

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Fighter Of The Week: Georges St-Pierre

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s Fighter of the Week, we take a closer look at the man who many consider to be among the greatest to ever compete in mixed martial arts, the Canadian superstar, Georges St-Pierre. What exactly is it that makes the former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre as remarkably good as he is? For years, we watched in awe as …

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Fighter Of The Week: Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s ‘Fighter Of The Week’, we’ll be taking a closer look at the man who is scheduled to appear in this weekend’s UFC 209 main event, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. There has always been a certain air of inevitability about Stephen Thompson’s title aspirations. On the back of a decorated career as a kickboxer, he made the switch …

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Top MMA Coach Explains Why McGregor’s Strategy In Diaz Rematch Won’t Work Vs Alvarez

Firas Zahabi’s advice for Conor McGregor ahead of his super-fight with lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 – revert to type. It was McGregor’s faith in his punching power, specifically that which is contained within his vaunted left-hand, that seemed to get him into trouble when he fought Nate Diaz back in March. The featherweight king, competing at welterweight …

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Will Georges St. Pierre Return To The UFC In 2016?

A story that seemed to be beaten to death is the possible return to the UFC of Georges ‘Rush’ St. Pierre but in light of recent speculation, perhaps the story still has life in it. Firas Zahabi (long-time coach of GSP), appeared on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani to discuss stories arising from the famed Tristar gym …

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