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High Profile Welterweight Contender Leaves UFC For Bellator

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 27: UFC president Dana White appears during a media availability for UFC 200 at Madison Square Garden on April 27, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

The UFC have been given a shot in the arm today, as long-time top welterweight star Rory MacDonald has signed for Bellator. As reported by FloCombat, the 27 year-old was a free agent briefly this week, and the promotion were unwilling to match Bellator’s offer. “The long-time top UFC welterweight has signed a new deal with Bellator MMA after a brief …

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Georges St-Pierre Open To UFC Return Against Tyron Woodley

ATLANTA, GA - JULY 30: (L-R) Tyron Woodley celebrates his knockout victory over Robbie Lawler in their welterweight championship bout during the UFC 201 event on July 30, 2016 at Philips Arena in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Georges St-Pierre has shown an interest in facing new 170-pound champion Tyron Woodley following his emphatic win over Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 this past Saturday. Woodley made clear in post-fight interviews that big money fights are all that interests him, quite cruelly leaving highly-ranked Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson out in the cold. Instead, he called out Nick Diaz, whose suspension ended …

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Watch As Nate Diaz Slams CM Punk In Relentless Rant

TORRENCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: Lightweight contender Nate Diaz peaks during a news conference with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

Now with the UFC’s appointment of Phil ‘CM Punk’ Brookes debut appearance within the octagon, as well as inaugural professional mixed martial arts fight, we take a look back to 2014 when Punk’s admission into MMA’s biggest promotion caused quite a bit of controversy and stir among the fighting community and the UFC’s elite. Brooke’s is now poised to fight …

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The Twelve Champs Of Christmas

Professional boxing has helped put the ‘Great’ back in Britain in 2015, giving us fans no less than a dozen reigning World Champions to celebrate. What a year for British and Northern Irish boxing. And how better to celebrate our record haul of championship belts at this time of year than with a carol? You know the original Twelve Days …

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Mayweather The Misogynist – The Story Nobody Wants to Write

Yesterday Floyd Mayweather Junior was stripped of his WBO World Title for declining to pay the $200,000 sanctioning fee levied against him for holding belts in multiple weight classes. It is wonderfully ironic that Mayweather’s love of money has come back to bite him. By failing to pay what is for him a tiny amount of cash, he has ended up forfeiting …

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Will Chris Algieri Be Let Out of the Cage Against Amir Khan?

Amir Khan has everything to lose, while the unfancied Chris Algieri has everything to gain. He’s gonna put him to sleep here in a few minutes. I’m gonna let him go in one more round. I’ve got him in the cage right now. I’m gonna let him out the cage.” Brooklyn, New York hosts a clash for the WBC Silver Welterweight title …

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Kell Brook Ready To Put Nightmare To Bed

After surviving a stabbing incident just over six months ago, Kell Brook defends his IBF Welterweight title against relative unknown Jo Jo Dan at the Motorpoint Arena in his hometown of Sheffield this weekend. There were doubts raised last year (by the doctor treating him, no less) as to whether Kell Brook could ever fight again. Thankfully, Brook has fully recovered and …

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