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Dana White Warns Jon Jones To Take Israel Adesanya Threat Seriously

The UFC president has urged the light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones not to underestimate the threat posed to him by middleweight star, Israel Adesanya.  And for anyone else but the legendary light-heavyweight champ, the rangy, technical, striking master that is Adesanya would be an absolute nightmare. Jones, of course, is cut from a completely different cloth – a truly unique puzzle …

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UFC 236 Begins ESPN+ Era With Disastrous PPV Buyrate

UFC 236: Holloway vs. Poirier began the ESPN era of the world’s premier mixed martial arts promotion with a shockingly low pay-per-view buy-rate. All things considered, the show will live long in the memory as a result of the pair of soon-to-be-legendary showdowns in the night’s main and co-main events. Israel Adesanya’s five-round war with the former TUF winner Kelvin …

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Jack Hermansson Calls For Showdown With Kelvin Gastelum

The middleweight division’s newest top-5 contender has called for a showdown against the former interim-title challenger Kelvin Gastelum. The Swede managed to turn out expectations completely on their head with a strong and confident victory over Ronaldo Souza at UFC Fort Lauderdale last weekend. Diving into the dangerous waters of Jacare’s ground-game, Hermansson was able to come through looking strong …

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Robert Whittaker Calls For Adesanya Fight As Khabib/Poirier Co-Main Event

Robert Whittaker has called on the UFC to book his middleweight title unification showdown with Israel Adesanya as a co-main event to Khabib’s return. Earlier today we brought you some clues that would indicate that UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is preparing to headline a showdown in Abu Dhabi in September. It would make sense, given the extremely high level …

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Israel Adesanya Wants To Get Paulo Costa Before USADA Does

The newly-crowned UFC interim-middleweight champion Israel Adesanya has stressed his hope that he can fight contender Paulo Costa in the near future. Costa first took a shot at Stylebender following his UFC 236 war with Kelvin Gastelum last weekend. Borrachinha has been on something of a tear in the middleweight division since first signing for the UFC. His most notable …

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“It’ll Be Short & Sweet” – Whittaker Promises One-Sided Fight Vs Adesanya

UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker doesn’t seem to have been overly impressed by the performance of Israel Adesanya in his victory over Kelvin Gastelum in Atlanta on Saturday. The Last Stylebender defeated Gastelum in UFC 236’s co-main event as he clinched the interim 185lb belt in a five round war. With Adesanya securing the interim strap it now looks as …

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The Post-Conor McGregor Era Of The UFC Is Upon Us

Conor McGregor will likely fight again in the sport of mixed martial arts but it has become clear that the UFC is moving into a new era entirely. There was almost an anxiety to be felt within the actions of Dana and co. as they found themselves bending to the demands of a star, in Conor McGregor, who well and …

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Chael Sonnen: Israel Adesanya Just Became The Biggest Draw In UFC

Chael Sonnen has given his take on the superstar status of Israel Adesanya post-UFC 236, predicting that his next fight will break every live-gate record in the book. It seems like an outlandish claim to make so soon after Adesanya’s interim-title-winning performance over the weekend but despite the sensational manner in which he phrased his claim, Chael certainly comes through …

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Dana White Open To Jones Vs. Adesanya In The Future

The UFC president has revealed that he would be interested in making a fight between Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones in the future. It’s not exactly the first fight that springs to mind for either man but when you actually stop and think about, it does seem like the route to take for the UFC – given their increasing interest …

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Max Holloway: The Most Game Fighter In The Sport Today

In a time where those who hold titles are becoming increasingly detached from the traditional measure of a great champion, Max Holloway has continued to prove himself to be a special, special talent. 2016’s UFC 199 will be forever remembered as the night we witnessed one of the greatest shocks in the history of mixed martial arts. Our sport’s community …

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Watch: Israel Adesanya & Rumble Johnson Sparring Back In 2015

Israel Adesanya was drafted into the camp of the now-retired light-heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson back in 2015 as he prepared to fight Jon Jones. Of course, the fight never place due to the now-infamous incident involving Jones’ hit-and-run on April 28 – something that caused him to be stripped of his 205lb title. Johnson would go on to challenge for …

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