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Bookies Drop Jones Vs Blachowicz Opening Line

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Even with all of the struggles Jon Jones has been experiencing as of late, the bookies don’t sound too shook when it comes …read more

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Thiago Santos eyeing July return, turned down UFC’s offer of unranked opponent

UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Santos says he is planning a comeback to the Octagon in July and he has already been offered an opponent by the UFC.
Santos last competed …read more

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Spinning Back Clique: What rematch? Jan Blachowicz is Jon Jones' next challenger. Or is he?

Welcome to “Spinning Back Clique,” MMA Junkie’s weekly show that takes a spin through the biggest topics in mixed martial arts. In this week’s episode, “Gorgeous” George, “Goze” and …read more

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Modafferi on flyweights missing weight: ‘Ladies, get your act together’

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Roxanne Modafferi would really, really appreciate it if her opponent’s stopped missing weight. Fun fact, in her six fights since returning …read more

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Paul Felder reacts to Stephen A. Smith’s comments, Conor McGregor taking aim at him during UFC 246 broadcast

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Paul Felder does his absolute best to always call fights down the middle whenever he’s serving as a color commentator during …read more

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Tyson Fury teases wild afterparty for Wilder rematch: ‘I’m going to binge on cocaine and hookers’

Tyson Fury is days out from a rematch with Deontay Wilder. The bout is being touted as one of the biggest heavyweight fights in recent boxing history, and if Fury …read more

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Ortiz Training At WWE Performance Center

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Rousey, Riddle, Velasquez … Ortiz?
Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Tito Ortiz, recently added a World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) championship to …read more

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ESPN Anchor Calls Out Henry Cejudo For ‘Racist’ Post Against Aljamain Sterling

ESPN anchor, Karyn Bryant called out Henry Cejudo for his “racist” callout of Aljamain Sterling. Cejudo is no stranger to calling people out on Twitter and on Monday night he …read more

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Al Iaquinta accuses Dustin Poirier of quitting against Nurmagomedov in heated social media skirmish

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta accused Dustin Poirier of quitting against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242 in a heated social media exchange.
Iaquinta and Poirier are both currently without opponents and considering …read more

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Dana White, Michael Bisping support Diego Sanchez amid UFC Rio Rancho criticisms

Diego Sanchez has been criticized by many members of the MMA community after accepting a disqualification victory against Michel Pereira in the co-main event. UFC President Dana White and former …read more

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Darren Till Willing To Serve As Backup Fighter For Adesanya-Romero At UFC 248

Darren Till is hoping to be the backup fighter for the middleweight title fight between Israel Adesanya and Yoel Romero at UFC 248. Originally, Till wanted to fight Jared Cannonier …read more

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Sterling wants to fight 'the boogeyman'; Poirier accepts Iaquinta challenge

Petr Yan’s hype train does not impress Aljamain Sterling, and Dustin Poirier responds to Al Iaquinta’s call-out. …read more

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Al Iaquinta has Dustin Poirier's attention after callout

Al Iaquinta heard Dustin Poirier is looking for a fight, and he’s more than happy to oblige.
Iaquinta (14-6-1 MMA, 9-5 UFC) and Poirier both have faced a common opponent in …read more

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Video, photo gallery: Dan Hooker greets Paul Felder in traditional Maori way ahead of UFC Auckland

Dan Hooker wasn’t about to disrespect Paul Felder in the traditional Maori greeting but made sure to look him straight in the eye while doing so.
The traditional Maori greeting involves …read more

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Aljamain Sterling rips Henry Cejudo following ‘Aljamima’ comment, ‘Triple C’ responds

Aljamain Sterling and Henry Cejudo continue to go back and forth on social media following Cejudo’s recent “Aljamima” remark.

“Triple C” has been keeping himself pretty busy over the course of …read more

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DC on bad weight cuts: I went through this Friday, became champ Saturday

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Daniel Cormier reminisces about his seemingly harrowing weight cuts to 205 pounds, as he thanked his team and demanded respect at the same time. …read more

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Eurobash: Episode 70 with James Gallagher, Molly McCann and Rhys McKee

On this week’s Eurobash, James Gallagher (13:00) discusses the injury that forced him from his Bellator Dublin main event fight against Cal Ellenor and how their rivalry has grown significantly …read more

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Sanchez: DQ Win Was ‘Smart, Veteran Decision’

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Diego Sanchez was losing his fight against Michel Pereira in the UFC Rio Rancho co-main event last weekend on ESPN+, and …read more

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After dominant win at UFC Rio Rancho, Macy Chiasson wants another booking with Nicco Montano

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Macy Chiasson beat Shanna Young with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Take a look inside …read more

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Diego Sanchez defends his ‘veteran decision‘ at UFC Rio Rancho

According to Diego Sanchez, he can sleep easy at night knowing he bagged a disqualification win against Michel Pereira at UFC on ESPN+ 25.
The welterweight fighters collided in the co-main …read more

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Karyn Bryant calls out Henry Cejudo for racist comment used against Aljamain Sterling

Henry Cejudo’s trash-talking antics have landed him in hot water. MMA reporter Karyn Bryant has called out the bantamweight champion for his use of racially loaded trash talk against Aljamain …read more

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MMA SQUARED: Dana White’s light heavyweight dilemma

Two compelling arguments for Jon Jones’ next challenger.

Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. …read more

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Thiago Santos discusses UFC light heavyweight title picture: ‘I won’t take a step back’ in return

Thiago Santos lost a split decision against UFC light heavyweight king Jon Jones in July 2019. | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Thiago Santos had fans clamoring for a rematch …read more

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Aleksandar Rakic signs new six-fight deal with the UFC

Light heavyweight prospect Aleksandar Rakic has signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC.
Rakic (12-2 MMA, 4-1 UFC) posted Monday on social media that he has inked a new six-fight …read more

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VIDEO | Conor McGregor rocked Zubaira Tukhugov in UFC 229 brawl

New footage has emerged which shows Conor McGregor rocking Zubaira Tukhugov during the infamous post-fight brawl at UFC 229.

While both McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have gone on to register victories …read more

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Fight video: Watch Ryan Bader KO Fedor to become a Bellator’s first double-champ

Re-live this epic KO, as we take a look back at the culmination of the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix and one of Ryan Bader’s most memorable moments in the Bellator …read more

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Diego Sanchez: I didn’t quit, I made a ‘smart, veteran decision’

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Diego Sanchez talks about taking the disqualification win over Michel Pereira at UFC Rio Rancho. “No. It was an illegal shot. …read more

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Morning Report: Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan engage in back-and-forth with Henry Cejudo

Guilherme Cruz, MMA Fighting

When Henry Cejudo won the vacant 135 lb. title last June with a TKO win over Marlon Moraes at UFC 238 he became only the …read more

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Active Humberto Bandenay capitalizing on ‘good rhythm’ ahead of Combate Americas title fight

Humberto Bandenay has a busy schedule and things won’t slow down anytime soon.
The Peruvian fighter won the Copa Combate 2019 tournament in late December, fighting three times in one night, …read more

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Cage Warriors 114: Nathias Frederick defends 185 title vs. Andreas Michailidis

The middleweight title will be on the line when Cage Warriors returns to Birmingham, England, in April.
Nathias Frederick (8-2-1) will put his 185-pound title on the line for the first …read more

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UFC anchor calls out Henry Cejudo for ‘racist’ tweet

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UFC champion Henry Cejudo’s latest attempt at trash talking has come under considerable criticism. UFC men’s bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo …read more

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John McCarthy on Diego Sanchez following UFC Rio Rancho: “How many fights is enough fights?”

Referee John McCarthy believes there is just “something completely different” about Diego Sanchez following last weekend’s UFC event in Rio Rancho.
The UFC legend, Sanchez, picked up a disqualification victory over …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho Scorecard

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Posted on February 18, 2020, 6:16 am By
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Matthews Assures Entertainment In Auckland

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Henry Cejudo chided by ESPN reporter for calling Aljamain Sterling 'Aljamima'

UFC bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is the self-proclaimed “King of Cringe,” but the direction he took things on Monday is something entirely different.
Cejudo was recently asked by ESPN about potential …read more

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Midnight Mania! ‘Racist’ Insult Lands Cejudo In Hot Water

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Henry Cejudo’s shtick is well-established …read more

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Denise Kielholtz believes great things (like her) come in smaller packages

Bellator 239: “Ruth vs. Amasov” takes place this weekend (Fri., Feb. 21, 2020) at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. live on Paramount Network and DAZN. Three time …read more

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Covington claims food poisoning almost forced him out of UFC 245

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Colby Covington partially blamed a pre-fight food poisoning incident for not performing his best at UFC 245. Colby Covington fought the biggest fight of …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 25 reactions: Winning and losing fighters on social media

Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor, the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and – perhaps most importantly – …read more

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Predictions! UFC ‘Auckland’ Undercard Preview - Pt. 1

Rob Kinnan-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is bringing a bevy of “Prelims” fights to ESPN+ this weekend (Sat., Feb. 22, 2020) when UFC Fight Night 168: “Felder …read more

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Triple Take: Who's the best opponent for UFC champ Jon Jones next?

The UFC light heavyweight division has more viable title contenders than any time in recent years, and that’s keeping UFC champ Jon Jones in the headlines.
Just one week after Dominick …read more

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Poirier Willing To Fight Iaquinta If...

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You have to believe matchmakers rejoice when one top contender calls out another, and the the response comes back mutual. …read more

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Bellator 239’s Yaroslav Amosov: My wrestling is better than Ed Ruth’s

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The undefeated welterweight is looking to overcome Ed Ruth on the way to claiming the …read more

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Vanessa Melo Replaces Duda Santana, Meets Sarah Alpar at UFC Oklahoma City

Vanessa Melo will replace Duda Santana and face Sarah Alpar at UFC Oklahoma City on May 2. …read more

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Report | Tito Ortiz training with WWE for pro wrestling appearances

Tito Ortiz is reportedly looking to transition to wrestling as he’s training with WWE.
Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Radio is reporting that Tito Ortiz is training to be a pro …read more

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Kazula Vargas embarrassed by UFC Rio Rancho DQ loss to Brok Weaver: 'I'm not a dirty fighter'

Things didn’t go according to plan Saturday for Kazula Vargas.
The Mexican fighter suffered a disqualification loss at UFC on ESPN+ 25 after landing an illegal knee on opponent Brok Weaver. …read more

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Marc Goddard breaks silence on Colby Covington, says he received death threats after UFC 245

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Veteran referee Marc Goddard chose to keep quiet when former UFC interim champ Colby Covington attacked him, even after two weeks’ worth of “incalculable” abuse …read more

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Marc Goddard Reflects On Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington Stoppage

Referee Marc Goddard has defended his decision to stop the Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington bout. Back in Dec. 2019, Usman and Covington collided for the UFC welterweight championship. This …read more

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Fighters Pick Fights - Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker - UFC Auckland

June M. Williams

In this exclusive SBN MMA Feature, Bloody Elbow Interviewer, Shakiel ‘Shak’ Mahjouri speaks with top-ranked MMA stars from UFC, PFL and beyond, who break down and …read more

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Interview: Director talks new MMA film ‘Rag Doll’

Check out Bloody Elbow’s exclusive interview with movie director Bailey Kobe, who has a new film ‘Rag Doll’ that follows female protagonist, Nora, around the MMA realm. Director Bailey …read more

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Usman Vs. Covington 2 Coming In July?

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As it stands, Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal are on a championship collision course for UFC 252, which is tentatively set to go down …read more

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UFC Rio Rancho Review & UFC Auckland Preview - Care/Don’t Care Podcast

June M. Williams

Sorry cry babies! It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Podcasts, with your talent: the illustrious Eugene S. Robinson, the indubitable John …read more

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Merab Dvalishvili credits Aljamain Sterling for development after UFC Rio Rancho win

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Merab Dvalishvili beat Casey Kenney with a unanimous decision Saturday on the preliminary card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Take a look inside …read more

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Sanchez and coach fire back at ‘smear campaign’ after UFC Rio Rancho

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Longtime UFC vet and new coach Joshua Fabia have been on the receiving end of a lot of criticism following Sanchez’s …read more

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Vanessa Melo replaces Duda Santana, meets Sarah Alpar at UFC Oklahoma City

Brazilian bantamweight Vanessa Melo is once again stepping in as a replacement in the UFC. | Jason Da Silva-USA TODAY Sports

Vanessa Melo is once again replacing Duda Santana …read more

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Free Fight! Hooker Takes Out Vick In San Antonio

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After having his nose busted up a bit, Hooker started utilizing his kicking game, which Vick defended well. Halfway through …read more

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Coronavirus forces ONE Championship to close door for next Singapore event

In light of the recent coronavirus outbreak, ONE Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong has decided to close the door on the promotion’s next event in Singapore.
“More than ever, the world needs …read more

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Al Iaquinta Says He’ll ‘F*ck Up’ Dustin Poirier, Poirier Responds

Al Iaquinta has his sights set on Dustin Poirier. Iaquinta has seen better days inside the Octagon. He’s gone 1-3 in his last four outings. While “Raging” Al always hangs …read more

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Holly Holm honored as first UFC fighter to notch 50 clean drug tests

At a time when it seems we’re constantly reporting on athletes that fail to meet the standard for anti-doping in mixed martial arts, it’s refreshing to report on a fighter …read more

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Diego Sanchez says he made 'smart, veteran decision' taking DQ over Michel Pereira

Diego Sanchez is completely comfortable with his disqualification win over Michel Pereira at UFC on ESPN+ 25.
The welterweight co-headline bout, which took place Saturday at Santa Ana Star Center in …read more

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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show -- Tyson Fury, Jan Blachowicz discuss future

Fury joined the show to discuss his rematch against Deontay Wilder. …read more

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Henry Cejudo takes aim at Aljamain Sterling and “ugly communist potato” Petr Yan in latest video

Henry Cejudo has slammed Aljamain Sterling and Petr Yan while responding to criticism for his callout of Jose Aldo.
Tonight Aljamain Sterling joined Ariel Helwani’s MMA podcast to discuss potential bouts. …read more

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Dustin Poirier believes Nurmagomedov will beat Ferguson, but thinks Gaethje could give ‘The Eagle’ problems

Dustin Poirier thinks Khabib Nurmagomedov will defend his lightweight title when he fights Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.
On April 18, Nurmagomedov and Ferguson are booked to fight one another for …read more

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Iaquinta calls For Poirier Fight

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No Nate Diaz? No problem. Dustin Poirier was hoping the Stockton slugger would sign on the dotted line again to …read more

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Nathias Frederick’s first MW title defense set at Cage Warriors 114

Nathias Frederick | Dolly Clew/Cage Warriors

The Team Renegade product looks to establish himself as one of the best middleweights in Europe on April 18 at Arena Birmingham. Nathias …read more

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MMA event to go on sans fans due to coronavirus

One Championship’s event set for Feb. 28 in Singapore will go on but with no fans in attendance due to the coronavirus outbreak in Asia …read more

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UFC on ESPN+ 26: Make your predictions for Paul Felder vs. Dan Hooker in Auckland

We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 26 event in Auckland, New Zealand.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote …read more

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Tyson Fury remains suicidal every Sunday ‘it’s a very difficult day for me’

Tyson Fury is at the peak of his boxing career, with his anticipated Deontay Wilder rematch just around the corner. However, the undefeated boxer reveals he still suffers from suicidal …read more

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Al Iaquinta calls for fight with Dustin Poirier: ‘I’m gonna f**k him up’

Al Iaquinta is looking to get back to his winning ways and believes fellow former lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier is the guy that should be standing across the Octagon …read more

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Adesanya’s coach talks about using portable brain scanners in MMA

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Eugene Bareman spoke to the New Zealand Herald about traumatic brain injuries in combat sports Eugene Bareman and Auckland’s City …read more

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Cage Warriors president backs Rhys McKee to be next Irish fighter signed to UFC

Dolly Clew, Cage Warriors

Ever since Thursday’s announcement that the promotion would return to Dublin on Aug. 15, conversations regarding who will be the next Irish fighter signed to …read more

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Sanchez Banks Big Reebok Bucks In Rio Rancho

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UFC Fight Night 167 went down last Sat. night (Feb. 15) inside Santa Ana Star Center in Rio Rancho, New Mexico, …read more

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Jon Jones Relishes In Corey Anderson Tasting ‘Humble Pie’ At UFC Rio Rancho

Jon Jones is happy to see Corey Anderson eat his words. This past Saturday night (Feb. 15), Anderson took on Jan Blachowicz in a rematch. Anderson defeated Blachowicz back in …read more

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Max Holloway suggests UFC version of NBA's All-Star Weekend for 'International Fight Week'

Max Holloway may have just come up with a brilliant idea.
Following the 69th edition of the NBA’s mega successful All-Star Weekend, the former featherweight champion would like to see the …read more

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One Championship’s Feb. 28 Event in Singapore Closed to Public Due to Coronavirus Concerns

One Championship “King of the Jungle” will be a spectator-less event. …read more

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The power of love: This cage-fighting couple that fought on the same UFC card

At Saturday’s UFC Fight Night, Mark and Montana De La Rosa became the first husband-wife duo to share a card. Here’s a look back at their wild, historic week. …read more

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Matchmakers Just Told Poirier To Move On From Diaz

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Dustin Poirier has been campaigning to fight fellow lightweight contender, Nate Diaz, ever since their UFC 230 showdown was canceled …read more

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Devin Clark laments up-and-down run, but still has eyes on sport's ultimate prize

RIO RANCHO, N.M. – Devin Clark beat Dequan Townsend with a unanimous decision Saturday on the main card at UFC on ESPN+ 25 in Rio Rancho, N.M.
Take a look inside …read more

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Cut nixes Poirier vs. Tonon grappling match

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Poirier vs. Tonon had been scheduled for February 21st. Former UFC lightweight title challenger Dustin Poirier was supposed to test his grappling skills …read more

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Mike Perry interested in dropping to 155lbs

UFC welterweight fan favorite Mike Perry says he is considering a move down to 155lbs after struggling in his last few fights at 170lbs.
Perry has dropped back-to-back fights to Geoff …read more

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Darren Till willing to serve as backup for Adesanya-Romero title fight

If disaster strikes, and Israel Adesanya or Yoel Romero is unable to make it to the cage for their UFC 248 title fight, Darren Till hopes to be ready to …read more

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Colby Covington Says He Had Food Poisoning Before Kamaru Usman Fight

Colby Covington is claiming that he had food poisoning before he shared the Octagon with Kamaru Usman. Covington challenged Usman for the UFC welterweight championship back in Dec. 2019. The …read more

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Daniel Cormier reflects on brutal weight cuts down to 205 lbs

Daniel Cormier has spent the majority of his career competing as a heavyweight, but from 2014 to early 2018, he spent a nine-fight stint in the light heavyweight division.
While Cormier …read more

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ONE ‘King Of The Jungle’ Coverts To Closed Event

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The novel coronavirus has now infected more than 71,000 people around the world, which includes a death toll of 1,775, …read more

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Blachowicz: 'It's my turn' for shot at Jones' title

After knocking out fellow contender Corey Anderson on Saturday night, Jan Blachowicz believes he’s earned the next shot at Jon Jones and the UFC’s light heavyweight title. …read more

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MMA Junkie reader predictions: Make your picks for Bellator Europe 7/Bellator 240 in Dublin

We want your predictions for Saturday’s Bellator Europe 7/Bellator 240 event in Dublin.
Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each …read more

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Justin Tafa offers advice to Juan Adams

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Justin Tafa and Juan Adam’s fates are strangely intertwined: Tafa lost on home soil before beating Adams on the latter’s home …read more

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UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz training with WWE

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Former UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz, who at one time was the biggest star in U.S. MMA, is now training for pro wrestling.
Ortiz has …read more

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Dustin Poirier says UFC matchmakers told him to move on from Nate Diaz

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier has been chasing a fight against Nate Diaz for months, but now he’s finally decided to move on.
Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, Poirier …read more

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Marc Goddard defends Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington stoppage

MMA referee Marc Goddard has spoken publicly for the first time about the controversial stoppage in the Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington fight at UFC 245.
Goddard stopped the welterweight title …read more

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Matchup Roundup: New UFC and Bellator fights announced in the past week (Feb. 10-16)

MMA fight announcements are hard to follow. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize.
But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your …read more

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Ariel Helwani's MMA Show -- Tyson Fury, Jan Blachowicz discuss future

Fury joined the show to discuss his rematch against Deontay Wilder while Blachowicz made his case for a title shot. …read more

Source:: ESPN

Texas commission stands by controversial judge at UFC 247

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The Texas commission is standing by a judge at the center of controversy after UFC 247.
Joe Solis, who gave UFC light heavyweight champ Jon …read more

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UFC Auckland’s Aguilar wary of ‘dangerous’ Tukhugov

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Kevin Aguilar has only lost twice in his professional career, but he says nothing will ever sting worse than the first defeat. Kevin Aguilar (17-2) …read more

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Jimmy Crute reveals simple game plan for Michal Oleksiejczuk: ‘I’m testing his f***ing chin’

Jimmy Crute is looking to return to the win column at UFC Auckland when he battles Michal Oleksiejczuk.
Crute is coming off a first-round submission loss to Misha Cirkunov at UFC …read more

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Adesanya Can’t Fight Jones Unless His Coach Gives Him Permission

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Israel Adesanya’s coach reminds me of that girlfriend I had in college who would have to approve which friends I was allowed to hang …read more

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Posted on February 17, 2020, 7:16 pm By
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Marc Goddard stands by Colby Covington stoppage in Kamaru Usman fight at UFC 245: 'I handled it on the money'

Referee Marc Goddard is adamant he handled his officiating of the UFC 245 main event the best way he could.
It was a back-and-forth competitive fight between UFC welterweight champion Kamaru …read more

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Diego Sanchez calls out MMA media for criticism of UFC Rio Rancho fight

Diego Sanchez is one of the most colorful characters in mixed martial arts history. From his run to becoming a King of the Cage champion to winning the inaugural edition …read more

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Posted on February 17, 2020, 6:46 pm By
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Michel Pereira takes shot at ‘chicken’ Diego Sanchez

Michael Pereira is not happy with the way his fight with Diego Sanchez ended.
The pair fought in the co-main event of last Saturday’s UFC Rio Rancho card on ESPN+. After …read more

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6-foot-8 heavyweight Steve Mowry withdraws from Bellator 239 due to 'a health concern'

Undefeated heavyweight prospect Steve Mowry will have to wait a little longer for his next fight.
Just five days prior to when he was supposed to compete at Bellator 239, Mowry …read more

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