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Opinion: The Top Five Fighters Currently Outside The UFC

Justin Gaethje makes his eagerly anticipated promotion bow, next week against Michael Johnson. ‘The Highlight’ will be hoping to live up to his moniker when he makes his UFC debut against Michael Johnson. Long touted as one of the best prospects outside the UFC, Gaethje now gets his chance to pit his talents against the best in the world, in …

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Chael Sonnen Requests A Fight With Yet Another Star Just An Hour After Calling Out Fedor

Far from being satisfied with redeeming himself in his first win since 2013, Chael Sonnen plans on a few more fights despite now being in his forties. That 2013 win came against Chute Boxe Academy’s Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua, and last night at Bellator NYC finally saw Sonnen overcome another Chute Boxe legend in Wanderlei Silva, following crushing defeats to Rashad …

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Teammate Makes Major Claim About Rory MacDonald’s Bellator Pay

At the UFC Athlete Retreat over the weekend, lightweight Kajan Johnson caused quite a stir by passionately speaking out against the promotion’s exclusive and infamous apparel deal with sports clothing giants Reebok, which has cost so many fighters thousands of dollars in sponsorship income. UFC welterweight Alan Jouban posted the following footage of the speech online… The rebel’s words brought …

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Fighter Of The Week: Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson

In this edition of Pundit Arena’s ‘Fighter Of The Week’, we’ll be taking a closer look at the man who is scheduled to appear in this weekend’s UFC 209 main event, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. There has always been a certain air of inevitability about Stephen Thompson’s title aspirations. On the back of a decorated career as a kickboxer, he made the switch …

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VIDEO: Georges St. Pierre Bows Down To Fedor Emelianenko At Bellator 165

Former UFC Welterweight champion Georges St.Pierre was filmed backstage bowing down to former PRIDE Heavyweight champion and MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator 165. After signing for Bellator at the SAP Center in San Jose, California, Emelianenko met and talked to Canadian MMA stars Georges St. Pierre and Rory MacDonald. The trio took pictures and shook hands with each other but a beaming …

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Rory MacDonald To Make Promotional Debut Against Paul Daley At Bellator 178 In May

Former UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald will finally make his long-awaited Bellator debut when he faces off against hard-hitting Englishman Paul Daley at Bellator 179. Rory MacDonald may well be the most promising high-profile fighter to make the switch between the UFC and Bellator in recent times. Yes, the former lightweight champion Benson Henderson and Josh Koscheck have made the …

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Bellator CEO Scott Coker: “We’ve Got The Best 170 Pound Division On The Planet”

Bellator CEO Scott Coker has said that his promotion ‘has the best 170 pound division on the planet’ after he was pressed on a potential fight between welterweight contender Rory MacDonald and champion Douglas Lima after Bellator 169 in Dublin on Friday. MacDonald, who is still recovering from a broken nose from his last fight against Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at …

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UFC 205 Preview: Tyron Woodley Vs Stephen Thompson

NEW YORK, NY - NOVEMBER 11: UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson face off during UFC 205 Weigh-ins at Madison Square Garden on November 11, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

Although a lot of the attention surrounding this weekend’s UFC 205 event has been focused on the historic super-fight sitting atop the card, the co-main event – a welterweight showdown between champion Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson – may well prove to be the most interesting match-up of the night. Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley shocked the world last …

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Canadian Fans Are Calling For UFC 206 To Be Boycotted

With UFC 206 already shaping up to have one of the worst pay-per-view cards the company has put together this year, things have gone from bad to worse for the Toronto event, with fans now suggesting that the whole thing should be boycotted. #CanadianFansansBOYCOTTUFC206Boycott UFC 206, send the UFC a message! — Robert French (@Bluerealm) October 17, 2016 With talk …

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Chael Sonnen Sends Out Stark Warning To Potential Opponents On Signing For Bellator

Former UFC Middleweight contender and new Bellator signing Chael Sonnen has put the Bellator roster on notice, after claiming he fights at ‘gangster weight’, following the news that the 39-year-old signed a multiyear, multi-fight deal with Bellator on Thursday. “I’m not sticking to one weight class either, I fight at ‘Gangster Weight’ and nobody is safe,” Sonnen said via a press release …

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Michael Page Wants To See A ‘UFC v Bellator’ Show

Welterweight sensation Michael ‘Venom’ Page has said that he would like to see a cross-promotional MMA card featuring fighters from both the UFC and his current promotion, Bellator, squaring off against one another. Bellator, the main rival promotion to North America’s MMA juggernaut, has grown exponentially in recent years and has signed a host of former UFC fighters such as Rory …

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