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Could Twist Of Fate See Conor McGregor Finally Face Rafael Dos Anjos?

Rafael dos Anjos was one of the stand-out performers of UFC 215 at the weekend where he made a pretty emphatic statement about his welterweight title credentials. Having made the jump up from the lightweight ranks following back-to-back defeats, the Brazilian, in his second fight at 170lbs, ripped through sixth ranked Neil Magny in the first round of the co-main event clash …

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Rafael Dos Anjos Almost Landed Welterweight Title Shot At UFC 214

Despite only having one welterweight win to his name, that being his only victory in three fights, Rafael dos Anjos almost landed himself a 170-pound title shot against Tyron Woodley at UFC 214. Dos Anjos faces dangerous welterweight contender Neil Magny at this coming weekend’s UFC 215 card in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada, but during a recently released preview of that …

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Two Years On, Relive The Best Moments Of Arguably McGregor’s Greatest Verbal Performance

Two years ago today, the UFC held a press conference to promote the biggest events and fights on their 2015 fall/winter schedule. They called it ‘Go Big’. Then just the interim featherweight champion, Conor McGregor paid heed to the instruction implicit within that title and hijacked the presser, turning it into a rip-roaring one-man show. The stage was littered with …

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Weight Cutting More Dangerous Than PEDs, According To Big John McCarthy

LAS VEGAS, NV - JULY 9: Referee Big John McCarthy looks on during the UFC 200 event at T-Mobile Arena on July 9, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Rey Del Rio/Getty Images)

In a recent interview with MMAjunkie Radio, veteran UFC referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy explained why he feels that the act of weight cutting causes more danger to MMA fighters than PEDs.  McCarthy doesn’t feel that fighters should be allowed to use PEDs. He is, however, keen to stress that the risk of death inside the octagon is far more likely to increase …

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Rafael Dos Anjos To Face Tarec Saffiedine In Welterweight Debut

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will make his welterweight debut at the UFC Fight Night 111 event in Singapore on June 17th, the promotion confirmed in a press release on Monday(via Channel News Asia). The Brazilian will face 30-year-old Belgian Tarec Saffiedine. Dos Anjos(25-9) dropped the UFC’s 155-pound title last July when he was bludgeoned to a first-round …

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UFC 209 Build-Up: Watch The Three Definitive Performances Of Tony Ferguson’s Career So Far

In this, the second part of our UFC 209 build-up, we’ll be taking a closer look at the three definitive performances of the man scheduled to take on the unbeaten Khabib Nurmagomedov this weekend, Tony Ferguson. Tony Ferguson versus Khabib Nurmagomedov may well be the most interesting stylistic matchup we’ve seen in recent times. If Khabib stands as the one …

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Responds To All Of Those Who Call His Striking His Weakness

UFC 209 interim lightweight title challenger Khabib Nurmagomedov has responded to those who have pointed to his striking as a chink in his otherwise bulletproof armour. Khabib Nurmagomedov has quickly become one of the UFC’s most talked-about stars. As an unbeaten title-challenger, he stands alone in a sport where picking up a loss isn’t considered to be as bad as …

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Nurmagomedov’s Manager Issues 6-Day Ultimatum To Ferguson & The UFC

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 12: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia reacts against Michael Johnson of the United States in their lightweight bout during the UFC 205 event at Madison Square Garden on November 12, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images )

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager Ali Abdel-Aziz has laid out (and then quickly deleted) an ultimatum to both Tony Ferguson and the UFC concerning their difficulties in getting a fight with the Dagestan-born grappler finalised. It’s commonplace these days for fighters to taunt one another and claim that certain figures are ‘scared’ to fight others but for the most part, we know …

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Opinion: Anthony Pettis – Are The Curtains Closing On Showtime?

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Anthony Pettis of the United States looks on in his fight for the Interim Featherweight Title with Max Holloway of the United States during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Anthony Pettis’ latest loss to Max Holloway appears to mark the beginning of the end of a career which has failed to live up to its full potential. 2015 began the same way 2014 ended for “Showtime”- as a champion destined for greatness in the lightweight division. At UFC 181, the 155-pound king returned to the octagon following 16 months …

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