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Khabib Explains Why He Attacked Dillon Danis At UFC 229

Despite claiming the UFC lightweight championship in dominant fashion, Khabib Nurmagomedov is facing an extended spell on the sidelines, pending a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing. Of course, this is because of the extraordinary attack on Dillion Danis, teammate of Conor McGregor, immediately after UFC 229’s main event. Initially it was believed that Danis had personally insulted the Dagestani fighter during the …

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Paulie Malignaggi Rages At ‘Dirtbag’ Dana White

Paulie Malignaggi’s issues with Conor McGregor are well documented, but it was his boss, UFC President Dana White, that the ex-boxing champion took issue with when speaking to MMAJunkie. Boxing compadre Oscar De La Hoya recently got into the MMA promotion business, with his inaugural fight card being headlined by Tito Ortiz and Chuck Liddell last year. Naturally, that led …

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UFC 232 Does A Reported 700K Pay-Per-View Buys

The UFC’s gamble paid off. Jon Jones’ comeback after the debacle that followed his 2017 win over Daniel Cormier almost didn’t happen. A USADA drug test that found a picogram of M3 metabolite jeopardised Jones’ return bout against Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 232 last month. This necessitated the UFC moving the entire event to California instead just a week before, with sanctioning …

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Jon Jones Avoids Further Controversy With Clean UFC 232 Tests

A newly-crowned champion, the UFC and an athletic commission can breathe a sigh of relief. Jon Jones had his knockout win over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214 in 2017 overturned to a no-contest after he tested positive for turinabol. It wasn’t his first offence, following a similar scenario prior to UFC 200 a year previous. With Cormier set to vacate …

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Tyron Woodley’s Next Title Defence Is All But Official

The UFC welterweight division is about to receive some much needed clarity. Tyron Woodley successfully defended his belt for the fourth time last year, dominating Darren Till and hardening his status as the best 170lb-er in the sport. But since then an injury to his thumb has led to some time off, leading to UFC 233 scheduled for this month …

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White And Jones React To Cormier Relinquishing 205lb. Title

Daniel Cormier decided to walk before he was pushed. Last night saw DC give up the light heavyweight championship before he was due to be stripped of it. The winner of tonight’s UFC 232 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson will crown a new 205lb. champion, despite Cormier having defended the belt in January of this year, something …

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Daniel Cormier Gives Up UFC Light Heavyweight Title

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The double champ is no more. In reality, Daniel Cormier was due to be stripped of the 205lb. belt he won against ‘Rumble’ Johnson in 2015 (and temporarily lost in 2017). The main event of UFC 232, now in California, is due to see one of Jon Jones or Alexander Gustafsson crowned the new champion of the light heavyweight division, …

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Multiple Irish Fighters Added To Bellator Dublin Fight Card

The much anticipated Bellator 218: Dublin card in February is taking shape. The 3Arena hosts one of the biggest MMA promotions on February 23, and it is headlined by Straight Blast Gym star James Gallagher, who faces Steven Graham in the hopes of rebounding from his first professional defeat earlier this year. His SBG teammate Peter Queally was recently announced …

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Kevin Lee Considers Move To Welterweight After Iaquinta Loss

Lightweight contender Kevin Lee suffered a serious setback last night at UFC Milwaukee. The ‘Motown Phenom’ lost out to Tony Ferguson last year for the interim 155lb. belt, but he was eyeing up another title charge after a great fifth round victory over Edson Barboza back in April. A second unanimous decision loss to Al Iaquinta has scuppered those hopes …

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Cage Warriors 100 Saw Two New Champions Crowned

After 16 years and 99 numbered events, the Cage Warriors promotion reached the big century last night in Cardiff. Three UFC champions have competed under the CW banner (McGregor, Jedrzejczyk and Bisping), and it remains Europe’s premier MMA competition. The Viola Arena played host to Cage Warriors 100 on Saturday night, and it wasn’t short of action. In the main …

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Artem Lobov Offers To Fight As Replacement At UFC 231

That’s the spirit. Many have questioned how Artem Lobov can still be a part of the UFC roster despite his 2-5 record in the promotion. With his only non-exhibition UFC wins coming against Teruto Ishihara and Chris Avila, Lobov’s latest defeat to Michael Johnson would have spelled the end of many a fighter’s UFC tenure. But while his close proximity to …

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Ben Askren’s Epic UFC Debut In January Is Official

Ben Askren finally has a sanctioned UFC bout to look forward to, and in fairness to the unbeaten grappler, it’s a baptism of fire. With Fedor Emelianenko’s defeats in Strikeforce earlier this decade, Askren has long been touted as the best fighter available outside the UFC. But a grapple-heavy style proved anaemic to UFC president Dana White, and it looked …

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Dana White Very Unhappy With De La Hoya Bringing Liddell Back

The UFC President has had his say on the controversial main event that took place over the weekend. Boxing legend Oscar De La Hoya has been in the promotion business for years, but his Golden Boy Promotions creation has been restricted to the squared circle until now. His foray into MMA started with GBP’s inaugural MMA event at the weekend, …

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Joe Duffy Pulled From December Comeback Fight

The career of ‘Irish’ Joe Duffy has suffered another setback. It’s been a year since we last saw the promising Donegal man in the Octagon. On that occasion, he was bested by lightweight contender James Vick. That fight followed much deliberation about whether to stay in the UFC or test the free agency waters. Despite signing a new deal with …

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Watch: Ponzinibbio KO’s Magny To Stake Welterweight Claim

Santiago Ponzinibbio’s impressive rise through the UFC welterweight ranks continued apace on home soil last night. The main event of UFC Argentina featured the country’s most prominent fighter, and the home favourite didn’t disappoint against a game UFC veteran in Neil Magny. Boasting wins over the likes of Carlos Condit, former 170lb. champion Johny Hendricks, and Hector Lombard, Magny arrived …

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