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Jose Aldo Announces When He Will Finally Face Max Holloway

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Frankie Edgar punches Jose Aldo during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

It appears Max Holloway’s amusing post-fight antics of calling Jose Aldo ‘Jose Waldo’ were unnecessary as, according to the Brazilian, he had already agreed to fight the winner of that match-up at UFC 208. The event to take place in Brooklyn on February 11. The featherweight champion sounded none too pleased with the Hawaiian’s post-fight jibes either, when quoted by media in Brazil …

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Conor McGregor Launches Blistering Attack On Frankie Edgar And The Featherweight Division

It’s fight week! In four days time Conor McGregor takes on Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title at Madison Square Garden in New York, the headline fight of UFC 205. Billed as one of the biggest fights of the year, the Irishman has a chance at making history by becoming the promotion’s first simultaneous two-weight champion. Already the featherweight …

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Who Will Replace Conor McGregor As Featherweight King?

TORRANCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor holds up the championship belt during a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

The word on the street is that should Conor McGregor make history on November 12 and become the first UFC two-weight world champion, he will shortly after relinquish his featherweight title. Even if McGregor is defeated by the current lightweight champion, Eddie Alvarez, it is still unlikely we will see Ireland’s favorite son return to the 145lb division. The simple …

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Graph Illustrates McGregor’s One Major Flaw And One Immense Asset

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

As hype surrounding UFC 205 ramps up with each passing spine-tingling promo video or bogus Twitter rumour regarding sparring, it can be tough to find detailed, level-headed analysis. But ESPN’s Reed Kuhn this week delivered some fascinating insight into the fighting habits of all of the participants at the upcoming New York event. Kuhn tweeted out the below graph earlier …

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Top 10 Highest Paid UFC Featherweights Released – Conor McGregor Thwarts Competition

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MMA Manifesto have released the financial figures for the top 10 highest paid fighters in the UFC Featherweight division. The Featherweight division is among the UFC’s most competitive division, and while it is largely still undecided as to who will succeed current champion Conor McGregor for the featherweight title, there is no question as to who will surpass him in the financial …

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Alvarez’s Coach, A Longtime McGregor Critic, Suddenly Very Complimentary Of ‘The Notorious’

Conor McGregor has no dearth of detractors in the UFC, that’s for sure. Despite the fact that he won the featherweight title by starching one of the longest reigning and most respected champions in the history of the sport after just 13 seconds of action – some still question his skills. His willingness to fight late-replacements at unfavourable weights, the …

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‘Wonderboy’ Thompson Makes Startling Claim About Eddie Alvarez After Training Session

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 17: Eddie Alvarez celebrates defeating Anthony Pettis (not pictured) in their lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

For all of the amusing one-liners and quips that came from this week’s press conference for UFC 205, it may well be that the most substantial piece of information regarding Conor McGregor’s next fight came the day after from one of MMA’s most soft-spoken stars, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Speaking on the UFC Unfiltered podcast yesterday, Thompson explained how he partook in …

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Max Holloway Does Not Hold Back In Lengthy Rant About Aldo & McGregor

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Ricardo Lamas (blue gloves) and Max Holloway (red gloves) during their featherweight bout at UFC 199 at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Number three ranked featherweight contender Max Holloway has said that if he was Jose Aldo or Conor McGregor, he wouldn’t want to fight him either, after news emerged that McGregor may fight against Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title while Jose Aldo has stated his desire to fight featherweight newcomer Anthony Pettis. Of course, if McGregor fights Alvarez he will have …

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Conor McGregor: Two Fights From Becoming A Hero Or A Zero

In a matter of weeks Conor McGregor will look to right the wrongs of last March, where, at UFC 196, he suffered an unexpected and crushing defeat to Nate Diaz, his first loss inside the UFC octagon. The featherweight king had taken a chance at welterweight and had come up short, both figuratively and literally. Commended for the manner in which …

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Mark Hunt’s Ultimatum Is The First Real Test For The New UFC Ownership

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - MARCH 20: Mark Hunt prepares for battle in his against Frank Mir during their UFC Heavyweight Bout at UFC Brisbane on March 20, 2016 in Brisbane, Australia. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

UFC Heavyweight Mark Hunt is very rarely the ‘David’ when it comes to professional fighting. Hunt’s immense physical stature and heavy hands generally make him the proverbial ‘Goliath’ in any fight he takes part in, but when the Super Samoan was tasked with fighting former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar at UFC 200 earlier this month, he switched to the role of David… and in more …

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The UFC Releases Full List Of Fighter Earnings From UFC 200

The UFC has doled out nearly seven millions dollars in payroll to the fighters on the UFC 200 card. When one takes into consideration that three of the four biggest draws in the sport, McGregor, Rousey and (sadly) Jon Jones, did not compete on the card, it is remarkable that the UFC paid out their highest ever disclosed purse. Surely, this …

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