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UFC 206: Pettis v Holloway Will Go Ahead, But With New Stipulations

TORONTO, CANADA - DECEMBER 08: (L-R) Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis face off during the UFC 206 Ultimate Media Day event inside the Westin Harbour Castle Hotel on December 8, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The interim featherweight title bout between Anthony Pettis and Max Holloway is set to go ahead as planned, despite the former’s failure to make the weight limit,  Various sources have confirmed that “Showtime” weighed in at 148 pounds, which is 3 pounds over the limit allowed to fight. As reported by MMA Fighting, Holloway still wants the showdown to go ahead despite the ex-lightweight …

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Watch: Khabib Nurmagomedov Threatens Conor McGregor During His UFC 205 Bout With Michael Johnson

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 (24-0) reminded the world exactly why he feels like he is the number 1 contender in the UFC’s heavily stacked lightweight division last weekend at UFC 205. His three-round matchup with crafty striker Michael Johnson – for the most part – was a tour-de-force in grappling from the Dagestan-native. Khabib, in the eyes of many (including himself) is …

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Conor McGregor And Khabib Nurmagomedov Had A Friendly Twitter Exchange In 2014

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: Khabib Nurmagomedov reacts during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images) Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has added the lightweight belt to his featherweight title in the UFC, and there is no shortage of challengers. Many want to see him defend the 155lb strap against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Someone has pored over Conor McGregor’s Twitter account and unearthed this gem from September 2014. View post on imgur.com @TeamKhabib @Dethrone_Dan @ufc Lets do it brother!! I fly …

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Eddie Alvarez vs Conor McGregor: Breaking Down The Super-Fight

Anticipation has now officially reached fever pitch. This weekend we will finally get to see the long-awaited super-fight between UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and the man with history firmly in his sights, ‘The Notorious’ Conor McGregor, the current champion of the featherweight division. Madison Square Garden will finally host its first MMA event, and given the historic nature of this …

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Tony Ferguson Has His Sights Set On Three Championship Belts

UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson entered a truly scintillating performance against Rafael dos Anjos on Saturday night in Mexico City to claim his ninth straight victory. Having just beaten the former 155-pound king over the championship distance and set a new record for consecutive victories in the lightweight division, Ferguson has every right to feel as though he should be …

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Rafael Dos Anjos: Fighting Conor McGregor Is Not My Goal

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Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor were just over a week away from fighting each other for the UFC lightweight title earlier this year, but a foot injury that the Brazilian suffered in training scuppered the intriguing contest which had been scheduled to headline UFC 196. Instead, McGregor faced off against late-replacement Nate Diaz in a welterweight contest and was …

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Video: The Top Five Definitive Eddie Alvarez Performances

BOSTON, MA - JANUARY 17: Eddie Alvarez (R) fights Anthony Pettis in their lightweight bout during UFC Fight Night 81 at TD Banknorth Garden on January 17, 2016 in Boston, Massachusetts. (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

The career of Eddie Alvarez is one that deserves to be mentioned alongside some of the best to ever compete in the lightweight division. A perennial underdog, he has made a living out of defying the odds, odds that are stacked against him once more ahead of his upcoming super fight with featherweight champion Conor McGregor. It’s the perfect time …

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Rafael Dos Anjos Calls Out Conor McGregor For ‘Hiding’ His Featherweight Title Behind Lightweight Plans

The landscape of the UFC has come a very long way since the scheduled bout between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 196 fell through. A foot injury sustained by the then lightweight champion a mere two weeks out from his highly anticipated and potentially history-making clash with featherweight king Conor McGregor saw the Irishman embark on a …

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Straight-Talking Alvarez Slates Conor McGregor’s Defence

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In a fascinating interview with the Irish MMA podcast Talking Brawls, Eddie Alvarez has exuded supreme confidence in his ability to be able to handle anything that Conor McGregor throws at him in their upcoming bout. The highlight, of course, was towards the end of the interview when he was quizzed on why he has said that up until now …

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Opinion: Yet More Excuses From Nate Diaz’ Coach Starting To Leave A Sour Taste

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The amazing spectacle of both athleticism and respect between Conor McGregor at UFC 202 is continuing to be tarnished somewhat because of the litany of excuses still emanating from the Diaz camp. Speaking earlier this week on Submission Radio, the fighter’s boxing coach Richard Perez laid out an extensive list of injuries that Diaz had been dealing with in camp. He backed up Diaz’ claim …

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