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Midnight Mania! A Life-Threatening Beating?

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2021, 5:16 am By
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McGregor will still be MMA’s biggest star

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Unless things go really, really wrong, even a loss as bad as his TKO at the hands of Dustin Poirier …read more

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Posted on January 26, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Nik Lentz announces retirement following UFC 257: 'I stand with my head high'

After 45 professional fights, including 25 appearances in the UFC, Nik Lentz is walking away from MMA competition.
On Saturday, in what would be his final fight, Lentz (30-12-2 MMA, 14-9-1 …read more

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Posted on January 25, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Nik Lentz Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Competition

Nik Lentz is calling an end to his 15 ½ year MMA career. UFC 257 saw Nik Lentz compete for what appears to be the last time when he lost …read more

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Posted on January 25, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Nik Lentz Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Competition

Nik Lentz is calling an end to his 15 ½ year MMA career. UFC 257 saw Nik Lentz compete for what appears to be the last time when he lost …read more

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Posted on January 25, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Nik Lentz announces retirement after UFC 257 loss to Movsar Evloev

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Veteran UFC lightweight and featherweight Nik Lentz on Sunday announced his retirement from MMA after a loss to Movsar Evloev …read more

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Nate Diaz calls out Dustin Poirier: “I’m training to whoop ur ass next”

UFC superstar Nate Diaz called out Dustin Poirier, tweeting at the lightweight star and saying to him, “I’m going to whoop your ass next.” The entire MMA world was watching …read more

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Nik Lentz announces retirement after split decision loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 257

Veteran UFC fighter Nik Lentz announced his retirement from MMA following his split decision loss to Movsar Evloev at UFC 257. Lentz fought hard and nearly came up victorious, but …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Conor McGregor sorts through emotions of UFC 257 knockout loss: 'It's hard to take'

Conor McGregor was on stage in front of reporters Saturday, a situation he’s become well accustomed to at this point in his career. Unlike every other MMA post-fight news conference …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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McGregor releases statement after loss to Poirier

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Conor McGregor suffered his first TKO loss in MMA at UFC 257. On the UFC’s so-called ‘Fight Island’ yesterday …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Twitter Reacts To McGregor’s First KO Loss

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Dustin Poirier shocked the MMA world last night (Sat., Jan. 23, 2021) at UFC 257 live on ESPN+ PPV from …read more

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Posted on January 24, 2021, 6:46 am By
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Jon Anik explains how Dustin Poirier’s past wars ‘could be a benefit, or detriment’ ahead of UFC 257 rematch with Conor McGregor

Like most of the MMA community, Jon Anik is excited to see how the upcoming blockbuster rematch between Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor plays out in the first pay-per-view event …read more

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UFC 257 Results: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

UFC 257 goes down tonight (Sat. January 23, 2021) from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion …read more

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UFC 257 Results: Dustin Poirier vs. Conor McGregor

UFC 257 goes down tonight (Sat. January 23, 2021) from Fight Island in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi and we have the results. The world’s leading mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion …read more

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Midnight Mania! Can Poirier Handle McGregor’s New ‘Extraordinary Level’ Of Power?

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Of course the Bernie Sanders meme crossed over to MMA and it's hilarious

The Bernie Sanders meme is touching all corners on the internet, including MMA.
The meme, which stems from Wednesday’s inauguration of President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris, portrays Sen. Bernie …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2021, 1:46 am By
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Olympic, Brazilian World Judo Champion Rafaela Silva Moves to MMA

Kayla Harrison will not be the only female Olympic judo champ that has moved to MMA. …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2021, 1:16 am By
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Conor McGregor reveals he has four fights left on UFC deal and wants to fight it out in the “first quarter of 2021”

Conor McGregor could soon be entering free agency. McGregor, who is the biggest star in MMA’s history and is known for being in the UFC, has revealed he has four …read more

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Posted on January 23, 2021, 1:16 am By
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Twitter Mailbag: How will Conor McGregor be impacted by a UFC 257 win – or loss?

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers:

Is Conor McGregor …read more

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Works of art: McGregor vs. Poirier inspires fantastic UFC 257 alternative posters

Like all niche online circles, MMA’s social media community has its pluses and minuses. When it comes to creativity, however, there’s no question the landscape is filled with many talented …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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MMA community reacts to Ottman Azaitar being cut from UFC for safety violation

The MMA community had some very interesting reactions to Ottman Azaitar being released from the UFC for a safety violation. Azaitar, who was slated to take on Matt Frevola on …read more

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Ex-UFC 257 Competitor Ottman Azaitar Released After ‘Health and Safety Violation’

The entire MMA community is waiting on pins and needles wondering what was in the bag that cost ex-Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight Ottman Azaitar his career. …read more

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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Outlander’s Sam Heughan Predicts Calderwood Victory at UFC 257

Actor Sam Heughan remembers the time he dodged sparring with Joanne Calderwood and shares his passion for MMA ahead of UFC 257.
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Posted on January 22, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Frankie Edgar reflects on Gray Maynard rematch 10 years later: ‘I don’t remember much of that fight’

Together, Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard gave us arguably the greatest trilogy in MMA history. As of the start of 2021, the rematch was 10 years ago. Incredibly, Edgar remains …read more

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Main Event Prop Bets! McGregor KO Pays Off Just 2-1

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! …read more

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ONE Championship 126's Shinya Aoki on how he keeps motivated nearing 60 professional fights

Shinya Aoki has basically seen it all in MMA.
The former DREAM, Shooto and ONE Championship titleholder has been fighting professionally since 2003 and has amassed 55 professional fights. Aoki (45-9 …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Fedor Emelianenko hospitalized in Russia due to COVID-19

Fedor Emelianenko, regarded as one of the greatest fighters in MMA history, has been hospitalized due to COVID-19.
Emelianenko on Thursday posted on Instagram to thank people concerned about his health.
“I …read more

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Midnight Mania! Chiesa Calls Out Covington, His ‘Toughest Match Up’

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight …read more

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Posted on January 21, 2021, 5:16 am By
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McGregor open to Holloway rematch: He’s not the best boxer in MMA

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“[Max] is not the best boxer and I’ll prove that on Sunday”. Max Holloway proclaimed himself the ‘best boxer in MMA’ …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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MMAWeekly plans extensive UFC 257: Poirier vs. McGregor 2 coverage

UFC 257: POIRIER VS. MCGREGOR 2 PROGRAMMING INCLUDES PRE AND POST FIGHT COVERAGE AND SPECIAL FEATURE CONTENT

New York, NY (January 20, 2021) — MMA Weekly, the award-winning trusted MMA news source, …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Rhys McKee released by UFC

UFC welterweight Rhys McKee has been released from the world’s leading MMA promotion after losing both of his fights inside the Octagon. UFC president Dana White promised up to 60 …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Here’s H2W UFC Fight Island 8 Live Stream TODAY!

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Watch UFC Fight Island 8 MMA event on both ESPN and ESPN+ today (Weds., Jan. 20, 2021) LIVE from …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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MMA rankings report: UFC on ABC 1 aftermath

UFC on ABC 1 was a memorable event for several reasons. It was the UFC’s 2021 debut card, it was the company’s return to network division, and oh, by the …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 12:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Watch Scary Ngannou Crush Pads From Trainer’s POV

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to …read more

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With career chapter over, Fabricio Werdum ranks his favorite UFC submission wins

Fabricio Werdum achieved what many fighters dream of achieving in their MMA careers.
The veteran heavyweight became a champion in the UFC – the leading MMA organization on the planet. Werdum (24-9-1 …read more

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Posted on January 20, 2021, 4:46 am By
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Ottman Azaitar details training with plethora of MMA stars ahead of UFC 257

ABU DHABI – Ottman Azaitar spoke to the media Tuesday ahead of UFC 257.
Azaitar (13-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) discussed his lightweight bout against Matt Frevola (8-1-1 MMA, 2-1-1 UFC), his …read more

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Holloway just redefined MMA

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Move over Conor McGregor, take a seat Khabib, Max Holloway is showing what the future of MMA will be all …read more

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Video | Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov miss each other by seconds in Fight Island hotel

Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov, two of the fiercest rivals in MMA history, nearly crossed paths on Fight Island in Abu Dhabi. See the pair’s near encounter, as captured by …read more

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Mookie & Crookie Show 105: stuff Dana said, UFC Fight Island 7 recap

June M. Williams

Episode 105 discussion: UFC Fight Island 7 recap, Dana White’s lip service, Ryan Garcia wants MMA transition in four years, Miocic-Ngannou 2 Welcome …read more

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Dan Hooker Believes Khabib Nurmagomedov Stays Retired

Dan Hooker doesn’t think Khabib Nurmagomedov will return. After Nurmagomedov submitted Justin Gaethje to defend his belt, he announced his retirement from MMA. However, Dana White wanted the champ to …read more

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YouTube removes Kadyrov’s MMA channels to enforce U.S. sanctions 

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YouTube’s decision drew ire from the Chechen leadership, who called YouTube’s action’s “illegal.”  In the wake of the …read more

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Dan Hooker Believes Khabib Nurmagomedov Stays Retired

Dan Hooker doesn’t think Khabib Nurmagomedov will return. After Nurmagomedov submitted Justin Gaethje to defend his belt, he announced his retirement from MMA. However, Dana White wanted the champ to …read more

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Meng Bo: ‘I can definitely defeat Weili Zhang again’

Weili Zhang only has one loss on her MMA record. And that belongs to the UFC champ’s fellow Chinese standout, ONE Championship’s Meng Bo. On Nov. 9, 2013, Bo and …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 6:16 am By
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Midnight Mania! Video: Watch ‘The Mountain’ Make Boxing Debut

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
2020 provided many strange …read more

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Posted on January 19, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Morning Report: Matt Brown unhappy with ‘ridiculous’ scoring in his fight with Carlos Condit

This past Saturday at UFC Fight Island 7, MMA fans were finally treated to a bout they’ve been wanting to see for a long time, Carlos Condit vs. Matt Brown. …read more

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Coach reveals injuries sustained by Calvin Kattar in lopsided loss to Max Holloway at UFC Fight Island 7

Calvin Kattar entered his UFC Fight Island 7 event-headlining matchup with Max Holloway hoping to prove that he had the best boxing in MMA. Unfortunately for ‘The Boston Finisher’, that …read more

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Max Holloway Strongly Advises Fighters To Stop Sparring

Max Holloway has some advice for his peers as well as fighters just now coming into MMA: do not spar. Sparring is the closest thing there is to real, live-action …read more

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Posted on January 18, 2021, 2:16 am By
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Santiago Ponzinibbio releases statement after suffering KO loss in return at UFC on ABC 1

Santiago Ponzinibbio’s return to MMA didn’t go as planned.
The Argentine returned to action at UFC on ABC 1 on Saturday in Abu Dhabi after a layoff of more than two …read more

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Diego Sanchez issues warning about brain trauma in MMA: “My soul has been raped many times in this business”

UFC legend Diego Sanchez issued a warning about brain trauma in MMA, suggesting that his “soul has been raped many times in this business.” One of the most durable fighters …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Max Holloway Strongly Advises Fighters To Stop Sparring

Max Holloway has some advice for his peers as well as fighters just now coming into MMA: do not spar. Sparring is the closest thing there is to real, live-action …read more

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Posted on January 17, 2021, 8:46 pm By
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Khabib Temporarily Lifts Retirement Pending UFC 257 Performances

We finally know the outcome of Dana White’s meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shocking MMA retirement may be over almost as abruptly as it was announced. Yesterday, Khabib and …read more

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Khabib Temporarily Lifts Retirement Pending UFC 257 Performances

We finally know the outcome of Dana White’s meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shocking MMA retirement may be over almost as abruptly as it was announced. Yesterday, Khabib and …read more

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Khabib Temporarily Lifts Retirement Pending Peers’ Performances

We finally know the outcome of Dana White’s meeting with Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s shocking MMA retirement may be over almost as abruptly as it was announced. Yesterday, Khabib and …read more

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Ryan Garcia plans to retire at 26, then switch to MMA

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“I will go to MMA to prove a point that God is greatest and I’ll beat whoever in MMA that …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Two Title Fights Targeted For UFC 260

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2021, 5:16 am By
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Twitter Mailbag: Which UFC fighters will break through in 2021?

Questions on your mind about recent happenings in the UFC or sport of MMA in general? MMA Junkie’s Twitter Mailbag is here – and this week, @mma_kings answers:

Which UFC fighters …read more

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Posted on January 16, 2021, 12:16 am By
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Carlos Condit meets Matt Brown in hardcore fans’ fantasy match-up at UFC Fight Island 7

At long last, hardcore MMA fans will finally be able to see the highly anticipated match-up between UFC welterweight veterans Matt Brown and Carlos Condit at UFC Fight Island 7 …read more

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WBC Champ Ryan Garcia Plans for Retirement at 26, Transition Into MMA

A star undefeated boxer plans on only sticking around the ring for another few years before possibly moving on to MMA. …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Jon Anik hopes relationship between Dana White and the MMA media can improve in 2021

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It’s no secret that the relationship between UFC president Dana White and the MMA media has been a bumpy one to …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Boxing star Ryan Garcia willing to do MMA, fight Conor McGregor to 'prove a point'

Ryan Garcia is on an upward trajectory in the world of boxing – but that doesn’t mean he’s focused solely on the present.
Garcia, 22, plans to retire from boxing at …read more

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Ryan Garcia aiming to retire at 26, then try MMA

Interim lightweight titlist Ryan Garcia says he’s aiming to retire from boxing at the age of 26 and then try his hand at MMA. …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 9:16 pm By
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Level Change Podcast: UFC Fight Island 7, Spencer Fisher, Diaz, Bisping

Level Change Podcast | June M. Williams

Episode 106 discussion: Fight Island 7 predictions, Spencer Fisher’s unfortunate situation, Bisping calls out MMA judging, Dana says …read more

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MMA community reacts to UFC, USADA’s new rules on marijuana

Yesterday afternoon, news surfaced that the UFC and the United States Anti-Doping Agency will no longer be penalizing fighters for marijuana use. While fighters are still subject to punishment from …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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Ryan Garcia lays out plans to retire from boxing, move to MMA

WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia has plans to hang up his boxing gloves and try his hand at mixed martial arts in the future. Garcia, 22, is currently riding …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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Missed Fists: 3 vs. 1 MMA fight in Russia ends in epic fail for trio, more

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Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Morning Report: WBC interim lightweight champion Ryan Garcia says he plans to retire at 26, then compete in MMA

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Ryan Garcia is one of the hottest up-and-comers in boxing. Following an extensive amateur career, Garcia turned professional in 2016 …read more

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Posted on January 15, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Money Mac Flexes Million Dollar Watch, New Rolls-Royce

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Conor McGregor hints at 2021 boxing clash with Manny Pacquiao: 'I am ready for it all'

Conor McGregor plans to be a busy man in 2021 as he plots his fighting future in both MMA and boxing.
McGregor is all set to return to the octagon in …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 11:16 pm By
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2020 Year in Review: The rest of the divisions

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2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Conor McGregor explains how he’s changed since MMA career began

Former two-division UFC Conor McGregor says he’s matured since he began his mixed martial arts journey back in 2007. McGregor is currently gearing up for a lightweight showdown with No. …read more

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Michael Bisping wants more accountability for MMA judges: “One judge’s decision can change your life”

Former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping wants MMA judges to be held accountable for their errors. The former champ weighed in on the topic on a recent episode of his Believe …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 5:16 pm By
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Watch: 3 vs. 1 MMA fight in Russia

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Strength in numbers? Not so much. Three goofs in Russia recently found out that there’s not always strength in …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 4:16 pm By
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Max Holloway Brewing Something Special For National Audience

Max Holloway will be looking to convert a new batch of MMA fans when they tune in to UFC Fight Island 7 on January 16. The UFC will be making …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 3:16 pm By
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MMA Rank 20-11: Which fighters will have the best 2021?

After a 2020 unlike any year before it in the world of MMA, which fighters will step forward in 2021? …read more

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Posted on January 14, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Jacked Jon Jones Topping 250 Ahead Of Heavyweight Debut

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Moving on …read more

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UFC on ABC 1's Li Jingliang touts Zhang Weili's title reign as game changer for MMA in China

ABU DHABI – Li Jingliang spoke to the media on Wednesday ahead of UFC on ABC 1.
Jingliang (17-6 MMA, 9-4 UFC) discussed his welterweight bout with Santiago Ponzinibbio (27-3 MMA, …read more

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Jiu-jitsu legend Hannette Staack plans MMA debut for 2021

Hannette Staack celebrates a win over Ida Hansson in 2011, capturing her seventh IBJJF world title. | Eduardo Ferreira

One of the all-time best jiu-jitsu …read more

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Max Holloway Brewing Something Special For National Audience

Max Holloway will be looking to convert a new batch of MMA fans when they tune in to UFC Fight Island 7 on January 16. The UFC will be making …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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Dana White says brain injury is “just part of the gig” in MMA

UFC President Dana White says brain injury is “just part of the gig” for those who compete in combat sports like mixed martial arts. Brain injury has been a widely …read more

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Free agent Gaston Reyno no longer with Combate Americas, looks to resume career in 2021

Gaston Reyno is in search of a new MMA home.
The Uruguayan fighter is no longer with Combate Americas and has become a free agent. Reyno (9-2), who is also a former …read more

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Morning Report: Michael Bisping calls for accountability in MMA judging: ‘In any other walk of life if you do a sh*t job, you get fired’

Michael Bisping riles up the crowd | Esther Lin

Don’t say “don’t leave it in the hands of the judges” around Michael Bisping.
This weekend, former …read more

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MMA Rank 21-30: Which fighters will have the best 2021?

After a 2020 unlike any year before it in the world of MMA, which fighters will step forward in 2021? …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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Midnight Mania! ‘I Want To Experience Fighting An MMA Fighter’

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
It seems that no matter how UFC President Dana White …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2021, 5:16 am By
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USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, Jan. 12: Business about to pick up

The holiday season through the start of the New Year is traditionally the closest thing MMA has to an offseason.
And now that these three weeks or so has come and …read more

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Posted on January 13, 2021, 3:16 am By
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Manny Pacquiao wants to box Conor McGregor: “I want to experience fighting an MMA fighter”

Manny Pacquiao is looking to box Conor McGregor in the very near future. Ever since McGregor lost to Floyd Mayweather, there have always been talks about the Irishman boxing Pacquiao. …read more

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2020 Year in Review: The women’s flyweight division

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2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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On The Doorstep: 5 fighters who could make UFC or Bellator with January wins

Every champion in MMA history started out somewhere.
For those who make it to the highest stage, the journey starts long before they strap on UFC or Bellator gloves. Modern-era fighters …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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2021 New year’s fight resolutions - Amanda Nunes edition

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Amanda Nunes may or may be done with MMA. But her legacy isn’t. It was a quiet year for …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Carano has ‘dream’ of spreading ‘big news’ & ‘big tech’ theories

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The former MMA fighter and Mandalorian star was criticized for her controversial tweets and conspiracies about QAnon, …read more

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Posted on January 12, 2021, 1:46 pm By
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Midnight Mania! Is McGregor’s ‘Head In The Right Place?’

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome …read more

Source:: MMAMania

2020 Year in Review: The strawweight division

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2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With all the action that took …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2021, 10:16 pm By
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White Warns Of ‘Massive Hurdles’ Blocking Jones-Adesanya

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For those MMA fans who lived through the never-ending tease of Jon Jones vs. Anderson Silva, which UFC President Dana …read more

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Feature: How the UFC and MMA fighters pushed Trump’s far-right agenda

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In the aftermath of the failed insurrection at the Capitol, Karim Zidan delves into the UFC’s role in spreading President …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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Georges St-Pierre makes his pick for MMA GOAT, but it admits “it’s a subjective thing”

UFC legend Georges St-Pierre believes Royce Gracie is greatest fighter in MMA history, but admits it’s “a subjective thing.” St-Pierre, who previously held the UFC welterweight and middleweight titles, but …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2021, 2:46 pm By
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How to watch UFC on ABC 1: Fight card, start time, results, where to stream Holloway vs. Kattar

The UFC is back Saturday for its first event of 2021 – and the first live MMA broadcast in ABC history. Here’s how to watch. …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2021, 2:16 pm By
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Morning Report: Conor McGregor predicts knockout of Dustin Poirier ‘inside 60 seconds’ at UFC 257

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

The UFC is finally back and so too is “Mystic Mac”.
Following a hectic 2020, the world’s premier MMA organization hasn’t held …read more

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Posted on January 11, 2021, 1:16 pm By
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MMA's week out of the cage: Jan Blachowicz recognized among Poland's top athletes

Social media has become a significant part of the sporting landscape. But few, if any, professional sports match the level of interaction and personal access provided by MMA.
In an individual …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2021, 11:46 pm By
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How the UFC's developmental program in Latin America has paid off – but can still grow

In today’s MMA landscape, it’s not uncommon to see Hispanic fighters thrive at the highest level, and that’s not by coincidence.
Many Hispanic fighters from Latin America can be found across …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2021, 9:46 pm By
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2020 Year in Review: The heavyweight division

Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

2020 was a wild year for MMA, that feels like it lasted a lifetime. With …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2021, 6:16 pm By
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Anthony Pettis explains how the UFC’s “rat race” resulted in him signing with PFL

Newly-signed PFL lightweight Anthony Pettis explained how the UFC’s “rat race” resulted in him leaving the UFC and signing with PFL instead. Pettis shocked the MMA world when he announced …read more

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Posted on January 10, 2021, 5:46 pm By
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