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The Main Event For UFC 200 Has Been Confirmed

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 14: A detail of gloves worn by Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos in the Lightweight Title bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Dana White has taken a tough stance and confirmed Conor McGregor wont be headlining UFC 200. Much has been made of the McGregor vs UFC power struggle this week. From McGregor’s shock ‘retirement’ announcement to his reasons for refusing to jump through the promotional hoops mandated by the company for UFC 200, the world of MMA has seemingly stopped and …

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The Biggest Winners And Losers Of UFC 197

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones joins in for a warm up during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)

The Ultimate Fighting Championship sold out the MGM Grand Arena on Saturday for UFC 197, producing a night of crazy knockouts, mundane decisions, and one long-awaited return. Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones returned from a 15-month layoff to face short notice replacement Ovince Saint Preux – standing in for current champion Daniel Cormier who withdrew due to injury. Flyweight champion Demetrious …

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Watch: Jon Jones Didn’t Exactly Ooze Class Upon Learning That He Broke Ovince St. Preux’s Arm

If Jon Jones had tweeted this himself, we have no doubt it would have been deleted already. Jon Jones returned to the octagon on Saturday night following a near 16-month layoff to take on dangerous late-replacement Ovince St. Preux in the main event of UFC 197. Understandably, the mercurial former light-heavyweight champion wasn’t at his best but the performance he turned …

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Watch: Candidate For Knockout Of The Year From UFC Featherweight

LAS VEGAS, NV - APRIL 23: (L-R) Yair Rodriguez of Mexico kicks Andre Fili in their featherweight bout during the UFC 197 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 23, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

‘Shin to chin’ – the most suitable way to describe this devastating flying roundhouse kick knockout in the UFC featherweight division at UFC 197. The culprit being highly rated striking sensation from Mexico, Yair Rodriguez. The man, who Joe Rogan picked as his standout fighter to watch for 2016, has a lethal stand up game based on unorthodox, hard to detect kicks …

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Watch: Mighty Mouse Steals The Show At UFC 197

The Conor McGregor retirement saga and the return of Jon Jones somewhat overshadowed Demetrious Johnson’s apparent toughest title defence to date in the build up to UFC 197, but ‘Mighty Mouse’ did what he does best by making short work of Olympic gold medallist Henry Cejudo. When Cejudo was announced back in December, as the next in line to face …

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Should Jon Jones Be Wary Of Ring Rust?

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 2: UFC lightweight champion Jon 'Bones' Jones joins in for a warm up during an open training session for fans and media at the Jackson's Mixed Martial Arts and Fitness on April 2, 2014 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Aaron Sweet/Getty Images)

After 15 months on the sidelines, this weekend we finally welcome back arguably the greatest mixed martial artist of all time, Jon ‘Bones’ Jones. The number one pound-for-pound fighter on the planet has been absent solely due to his reckless personal life shenanigans that have landed him in deep water with police officials on several occasions. The New York native …

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UFC 197: Main Card Predictions, Including Jones vs Saint Preux

LAS VEGAS, NV - JANUARY 03: Light heavyweight champion Jon Jones waits in a timeout as he defends his title against Daniel Cormier during the UFC 182 event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Jones retained his title by unanimous decision. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

There’s something rather underwhelming about an interim title, but it does mean Jon Jones is back where he belongs – as the former light heavyweight champion returns to the octagon this weekend. The king without a crown, Jones never lost the title – but was stripped of it after he was suspended by the UFC almost twelve months ago. Since …

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UFC 197: Predictions Part 2

Demetrious Johnson

In the famous words of UFC announcer Bruce Buffer “IT’S TIIIIME!”. UFC 197 is upon us and with two of the greatest fighters in UFC history headlining and co-headlining, the event it is sure to be one to be remembered. It also begins the countdown to UFC 200 as the title fights are coming thick and fast over the next …

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Watch: Stars Of UFC 197 Give Their Take On The Conor McGregor ‘Retirement’ Furore

The three main attractions of UFC 197 addressed the Conor McGregor situation during open workouts last night. It’s the hot topic in MMA that has overshadowed a huge pay-per-view. Inevitably, the question was raised to the UFC 197 combatants among their usual discussion of fight preparation. While Jon Jones and Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson were cool with the apparent decision …

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UFC 197 Predictions: Part 1

After a clean sweep at UFC on FOX 19: Predictions, we look to try and emulate that achievement in this huge card taking place on Saturday night in Las Vegas. In the main event, Jon Jones and Ovince St Preux square off for the Interim Light Heavyweight Title and in the co-main, long-time Flyweight Champion Demetrious Johnson, takes on Olympic …

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Watch: The First Episode Of UFC 197 Embedded

With UFC 197 right around the corner the promotion for the event is going to be coming thick and fast this week. The buzz around fight week is always more intense for the PPV cards and one of the reasons for that is the Embedded Series. Catch up with headliners Jon Jones and Ovince St Preux and co-headliners Henry Cejudo …

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Jon Jones ‘Felt Really Bad’ For Rashad Evans Following UFC On FOX 19 Loss

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - APRIL 08: (EDITORS NOTE: Image has been converted to black and white) UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones pauses during a UFC media event at Jackson?s Mixed Martial Arts & Fitness Academy on April 8, 2013 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. (Photo by Steve Snowden/Getty Images)

With one gigantic left hand, courtesy of Glover Teixeira at UFC on FOX 19 this past Saturday night, Rashad Evans said goodbye to his light heavyweight title ambitions. The former UFC champion is currently recovering from what he described as an “embarrassing” performance against the Brazilian, failing to make it to the second round of their five-round bout. Unexpectedly, his …

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Daniel Cormier Says He Believes Jon Jones is Primed for Defeat

Daniel Cormier Jon Jones and Daniel Comier on January 3, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Jon Jones has never lost the light-heavyweight belt in the ring, which is now held by Daniel Cormier. The one loss on the 28 year old’s record came via a disqualification. UFC president Dana White would later say that the disqualification should have been declared a no-contest. Jones had his light heavyweight title stripped from him in April 2015. The decision to …

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Is The UFC Setting Itself Up For A Huge Fall?

ufc LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 6: The Ultimate Fighting Championship belt on display during the Leaders UFC Breakfast at the Cafe Royal Hotel on March 6, 2014 in London, England. (Photo by Stephen Pond/Getty Images)

As the UFC embarks on its latest calender of fights entitled “Unstoppable”, many questions have been directed at the company for its liberal use of Interim Titles and making fights that make more business sense than fighting sense. The introduction of Interim Titles certainly can de-value the Undisputed Title should it fall into the wrong hands and with fighters such …

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