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CSAC’s New Weight-Cutting Regulations Have Their First Major Impact

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 23: Renan Barao of Brazil steps on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Nilson Nelson gymnasium on September 23, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The California State Athletic Commission is worried about Renan Barao’s ability to make the cut to bantamweight safely. The CSAC passed the largest set of weight-cutting regulations in MMA history back in May, and UFC 214 on the July 29 will be the first UFC PPV to take place under these new regulations. The Anaheim event has experienced its first enforced change due …

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Ex-Irish Pro Boxer Steve Collins Predicts McGregor Would Stop Mayweather

New York , United States - 17 March 2017; UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor ahead of Michael Conlan's fight at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of Ireland’s greatest ever boxers, Steve Collins, has made a bold claim by backing Conor McGregor to shock the world in his potential bout with Floyd Mayweather. Long before Ireland’s most known fighter was McGregor, Collins was busy putting Ireland on the map. The 52-year-old was a champion in two weight divisions, both middleweight and super-middleweight. Collins has previously stated …

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Watch: Brutal Groin Shot Abruptly Finishes MMA Fight

Any male who is about to watch the video below, prepare to wince. The extraordinary pain that accumulates after a groin shot cannot be understated. Lying somewhere between being trampled by elephants and giving birth to triplets with large heads, on a pain-richter scale it isn’t pleasant. We often see moments in sport where a player may inadvertently take a hit …

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Watch: Vicious KO Uppercut Lights Up The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption

This is as clean an uppercut as you’ll see this side of Alexander Gustafsson’s versus Glover Teixeira. Hayder Hassan booked his place in The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption quarter-finals with a vicious uppercut knockout of Joe Stevenson on Thursday. Hassan took just 18 seconds to dispatch of Stevenson, who Cody Garbrandt felt shouldn’t have been in the wild card selection. The victory …

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Artem Lobov Calls Out Jose Aldo

Northern Ireland , Ireland - 19 November 2016; Artem Lobov ahead of his Featherweight bout against Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 99 in the SSE Arena, Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Artem Lobov has over the past couple of months become very bold with his calls for fights. Now, however, he has taken it to the next level by calling out former featherweight king Jose Aldo. Lobov, whose record isn’t exactly outstanding, has been ambitious with his calls in the past. The Russian Hammer has never been one to shy away …

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Jose Aldo Breaks Silence After UFC 212 Defeat To Max Holloway

“We fall so we can rise again.” These were the words from former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo after his third round TKO defeat at UFC 212 on Saturday night. The Nova Uniao team’s star member suffered the defeat at the hands of 25-year-old Hawaiian Max Holloway in front of a home crowd at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Aldo, who …

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Watch: Holloway Called Out By Cub Swanson Immediately After Aldo Win

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: UFC Featherweight Max Holloway of the United States attends the media during the UFC 212 press conference at Morro da Urca on April 11, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

With the dust not even settled on Max Holloway’s performance of a lifetime versus Jose Aldo, he already has fighters throwing their name in the ring ahead of his next bout.  Holloway (18-3) confirmed what everyone in MMA circles has known for the past three years on Saturday night. He’s a world-class featherweight, capable of beating anybody on his day. …

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UFC 212 Bumper Preview: Jose Aldo Vs Max Holloway

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: UFC Featherweight Champion Jose Aldo of Brazil (L) and challenger Max Holloway of the United States face off during the UFC 212 press conference at Morro da Urca on April 11, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

The UFC returns to pay-per-view this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. After the excellent action in Stockholm just a week ago MMA fans are gifted with UFC 212 on Saturday night. This card is heavy with Brazilian talent, Brazilian legends and Brazilian champions. The crowd chant for death and winning on this soil isn’t easy for visitors. Check out …

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UFC 212 Bumper Preview: Part One

The UFC is back in Brazil. No Anderson Silva? No problem! The featherweight title fight, and a Brazilian-rich card, should make for a hectic night’s fighting. Don’t sleep on the featured prelim between bantamweight contender Raphael Assunção (24-5-0) and newcomer Marlon Moraes (18-4-1). A win here could catapult either man into title contention and Moraes’ debut is highly anticipated. For …

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Watch: Conor McGregor’s Top 10 Press Conference Moments

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 10: UFC Featherweight Champion Conor McGregor addresses the media during the UFC 205 press conference at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on November 10, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

When Conor McGregor fights, the entire build-up is more often than not equally as entertaining. Have a look at Conor McGregor’s top 10 press conference moments. Ever since achieving global fame in 2013, the Notorious has never failed to amuse us. The UFC lightweight champion is extremely quick witted, this gives him a mental advantage long before a punch is …

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Yet Another Renowned UFC Fighter Joins Bellator

KANSAS CITY, MO - APRIL 15: Roy Nelson (r) battles Alexander Volkov (l) during their Heavyweight bout on UFC Fight Night at the Sprint Center on April 15, 2017 in Kansas City, Missouri. (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

Another well known fighter in the UFC has jumped ship to Scott Coker’s promotion. Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson (22-14) has signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, Ariel Helwani announced via Twitter on Friday. Roy Nelson signs with Bellator — https://t.co/bf7mghcF6U pic.twitter.com/VgZedsNuOx — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 26, 2017 The rotund 40-year-old was a firm fan favourite during his 18-fight stint with the UFC. …

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Watch: Relive One Of The Ultimate Fighter’s Funniest Moments

The Ultimate Fighter season 25 has seen the return of several former contestants as they seek ‘redemption.’ One such fighter is Julian Lane, who provided us with one of the funniest moments in the history of the series. The Ultimate Fighter has provided the UFC with some outstanding fighters such as Michael Bisping, Nate Diaz and Forest Griffin. One participant in …

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Watch: Jedrzejczyk Brought To Tears By Ariel Helwani Question About Coach

As one of the most respected MMA journalists in the world, Ariel Helwani, unsurprisingly, knows how to draw a myriad of information out of any interviewee.  And it was this very talent which unintentionally led to Joanna Jedrzejczyk coming to tears in her post-fight press conference following UFC 211. Jedrzejczyk recorded a comprehensive victory over Jessica Andrade in their strawweight bout on Saturday …

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