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Exploring Irish MMA – Part II: Richie Smullen

Last week we had the opportunity to chat with Blaine O’Driscoll as he edges towards a BAMMA flyweight title-shot and in this, the second edition of Exploring Irish MMA, we spoke to unbeaten lightweight Richie Smullen ahead of his UFC debut in Las Vegas on July 6.  This series is intended as a means of shining a spotlight on the current …

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Kevin Lee Trashes ‘Brain Dead’ Gaethje And Alvarez, As Well As Upcoming Season Of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’

A couple of weeks ago, Ariel Helwani reported that the UFC were targeting a bout between former WSOF lightweight champion Justin Gaethje and former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for later in the year, adding that the pair were also being considered as potential coaches for ‘The Ultimate Fighter 26’. However, shortly thereafter, another top lightweight contender, Kevin Lee, claimed …

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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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Watch: Latest TUF Episode Shows Remarkable Difference In Dillashaw/Team Alpha Male Relations Since McGregor’s ‘Snake’ Comment

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Tensions reached an all time high this week on the Ultimate Fighter as TJ Dillashaw and his former team almost came to blows. The showdown last Wednesday on Season 25 of TUF concerned the acrimonious circumstances surrounding TJ Dillashaw’s departure from Team Alpha Male in late 2015. His opposing coach (and next opponent until an injury occurred after the show’s …

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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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Exciting British Lightweight Marc Diakiese To Face Fellow Unbeaten Fighter Drakkar Klose In July

Today, the UFC announced that British lightweight Marc Diakiese will return to the octagon on July 7th. ‘Bonecrusher’ will face fellow unbeaten prospect Drakkar Klose at The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada. Two undefeated records on the line! Brit @Marc_Diakiese vs. @drakkarklose at #TUFFinale! pic.twitter.com/PIdujBAzT1 — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) April 26, 2017 Since signing with the promotion …

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Watch: Urijah Faber Reminisces About His ‘TUF’ Banter With Conor McGregor In Fun New Vignette

The Ultimate Fighter 22 will always be remembered for one thing, the interplay between rival coaches Conor McGregor and Urijah Faber. The pair had been involved in a bizarre but hostile altercation the night before UFC 189, at which McGregor defeated Faber’s teammate Chad Mendes via second round stoppage to claim the interim featherweight title. This incident occurred just before …

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TJ Dillashaw Accuses Urijah Faber Of Orchestrating Team Alpha Male’s Beef With Him

The ongoing feud between the members of Sacremento-based gym Team Alpha Male and the UFC’s former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is showing absolutely no signs of letting up ahead of TJ’s coaching stint on the Ultimate Fighter opposite Cody Garbrandt. Dillashaw, who left MMA pioneer Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male to follow striking coach Duane Ludwig when he left to start …

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Opinion: Why Booking A Garbrandt/Dillashaw Season Of The Ultimate Fighter Could Be Pure Genius

The UFC recently made the announcement that their upcoming 25th season of the Ultimate Fighter would feature both Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw in opposing coaching roles. The UFC’s bantamweight division has all of a sudden become one of the promotion’s most talked about weight classes. This has been a result in equal parts due to a huge influx of …

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Cody Garbrandt And T.J. Dillashaw To Fight For Title Following Stint As Coaches On TUF 25

Super-fights will have to wait, because Cody Garbrandt has some business to settle in the UFC bantamweight division. After he topped Dominick Cruz to claim the promotion’s 135-pound title at UFC 207 in December, Garbrandt said that he was interested in bouts with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and lightweight kingpin Conor McGregor. However, those divisions are in a mess …

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