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Video: Joe Rogan Explains Why Rousey Lost To Holm At UFC 193

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - NOVEMBER 15: Ronda Rousey of the United States (L) and Holly Holm of the United States compete in their UFC women's bantamweight championship bout during the UFC 193 event at Etihad Stadium on November 15, 2015 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Quinn Rooney/Getty Images)

Seven months on from her upset loss to Holly Holm, former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is showing no signs of returning to the octagon. Coming back from a defeat is always tough, but Rousey’s knockout loss to Holm hurt more given her undefeated streak and stock within the promotion at the time. Outside the octagon Rousey’s star power led …

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Luke Rockhold Mourns Death Of Father, One Week On From UFC 199 Loss

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Michael Bisping of England throws a right at Luke Rockhold during the UFC 199 event at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is mourning the death of his father, Steve Rockhold, this week, nine days on from his title loss to Michael Bisping at UFC 199. Rockhold re-published a photograph on Instagram and Twitter showing him with his late father and brothers Matt and Nate. View this post on Instagram #Repost @mattrockhold ・・・ One of my favorite …

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Here’s Why Conor McGregor Wasn’t In Jose Aldo’s Biopic

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA - DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland leg checks Jose Aldo of Brazil in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The Jose Aldo biopic ‘Mais Forte que o Mundo’ (Stronger Than the World) is to hit theaters in Brazil on June 16 and one brash and influential figure from the Brazilian’s past has failed to make the final cut. Originally scheduled for release in December 2015, the film was delayed following Aldo’s 13-second knockout loss to Conor McGregor at UFC …

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Video: Relive Michael Bisping’s Historic UFC 199 Win In Slow-Motion

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Michael Bisping (blue gloves) and Luke Rockhold (red gloves) during their middleweight championship bout at UFC 199 at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

For some, UFC 199 last weekend will be remembered for all the wrong reasons, but Michael Bisping’s emphatic win over Luke Rockhold won’t be one of them. The British fighter walked away with the middleweight belt after taking the title fight on two-weeks notice, this following the withdrawal of former champion Chris Weidman due to an injury. The co-main event …

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Mark Hunt Incandescent Over Brock Lesnar’s USADA Exemption

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)

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his return to the octagon at UFC 200 this July, but challenger Mark Hunt isn’t happy with the special attention the current WWE star is receiving. Fighters who come out of retirement and resume competitive fighting are subject to testing from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. This policy is to stop fighters …

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Conor McGregor Included In Forbes’ Highest-Paid Athletes List

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Conor McGregor (R) punches Nate Diaz during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

According to Forbes, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is officially the highest earning mixed martial artist in the world, earning a reported $22 million(€19.3million) in endorsements and purse money over the past year. His addition to Forbes’ list of the 100 highest-paid athletes is somewhat iconic, with the brash Dubliner coming in at No. 85 and becoming the first MMA …

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Picture: Dan Henderson Welcomed Home In Style Following UFC 199 Win

INGLEWOOD, CA - JUNE 04: Dan Henderson climbs the cage after winning his middleweight bout at UFC 199 at The Forum on June 4, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jayne Kamin-Oncea/Getty Images)

Following his emphatic win over Hector Lombard at UFC 199 this past Saturday night, Dan Henderson was in good spirits and found quite the surprise on his garage door when he returned home. Hendo is known for dropping opponents with his signature right hand, but the former Olympic wrestler sent Lombard packing with a powerful back elbow and follow-up ground …

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Bisping Continues to Taunt Rockhold With Hilarious Instagram Post

Following their short-lived war at UFC 199 this past weekend, Michael Bisping is still throwing sly punches at Luke Rockhold through social media. The Mancunian caused a major upset inside The Forum on Saturday Night when he knocked out an over-confident Rockhold inside the first round to become the new UFC middleweight champion. Both fighters showed their dislike for one …

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Dana White Addresses MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani’s ‘Lifetime Ban’

The removal of renowned MMA journalist Ariel Helwani from UFC 199 on Saturday night ruffled a few feathers, but UFC president Dana White is standing his ground on the decision. Helwani, along with photo journalist Esther Lin and videographer E. Casey Leydon, were shown the door before the Rockhold/Bisping main event shortly after Helwani broke the news of Brock Lesnar’s return and …

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How Does Conor McGregor Beat Nate Diaz At UFC 202?

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 5: Nate Diaz punches Conor McGregor during UFC 196 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on March 5, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

After weeks and weeks of rumours and constant speculation over who the ‘Notorious’ would fight next, we find ourselves back where we started. Diaz vs McGregor 2, had a very negative response when it was first announced for UFC 200 back in March but now, after all the drama that has ensued, it suddenly has a new appeal. On March …

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Watch: UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2 Official Weigh In Results

The weigh-ins for UFC 199 took place on Friday afternoon at The Forum in Inglewood, California, with current middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and challenger Michael Bisping both making weight. UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and old rival Urijah Faber also made weight and will face each other for the third time in the co-main event. With new weight-cutting guidelines put …

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Charlie Ward To Return To Fighting For First Time Following Death Of Joao Carvalho

Straight Blast Gym welterweight and Conor McGregor teammate Charlie Ward will return to competitive fighting this weekend for the first time since the untimely death of Portuguese fighter Joao Carvalho in April this year. The Dubliner will be competing in the co-main event at Adrenalin Fight Night: Swansea in Wales on Saturday night, stepping into the cage with Gareth Williams, according …

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Watch: Things Got A Little Heated Between Rockhold & Bisping At UFC 199 Press Conference

The Ultimate Fighting Championship went ahead with their UFC 199 pre-fight press conference on Thursday afternoon and it didn’t disappoint, delivering scathing insults, wild allegations, and tense stare-downs. Current middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is scheduled to defend his title against Michael Bisping after original opponent Chris Weidman withdrew from the fight due to an injury. With Bisping taking the fight …

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Watch: Countdown to UFC 199: Rockhold vs. Bisping 2

UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold defends his title for the first time this Saturday at UFC 199, stepping inside the octagon against a Michael Bisping basking in newfound confidence since his win over Anderson Silva. Rockhold was originally scheduled to fight Chris Weidman at the event, but following his withdrawal due to an injury last month, “The Count” jumped at …

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WWE Star Wouldn’t Mind Stepping in the Ring With Conor McGregor

World Wrestling Entertainment star Sheamus may know very little about the world of mixed martial arts, but it hasn’t stopped the Dubliner from calling out UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. The wrestler will make his film debut as character Rocksteady in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of Shadows and was in attendance at the film’s premiere in Dublin this week. Speaking …

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Watch: McGregor-Mayweather Could Happen, Just Not In 2016 Says Nelson

The speculation surrounding a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. has dominated headlines over the past number of weeks. While some are confident the bout will go ahead sometime this year, others are refusing to buy into the hype. Amongst the latter group is Gunnar Nelson, training partner and close friend of McGregor, who is adamant the rumoured bout …

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