Morning Report: Ben Askren credits Jorge Masvidal’s popularity to ‘authenticity’, says that’s why Kamaru Usman ‘can’t get fans’

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This Saturday, at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi, Jorge Masvidal will challenge Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship. This …read more

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Abu Dhabi rep: 'Fight Island' came at 'huge' cost but sets bar for sporting events around globe

ABU DHABI – As the UFC readies to kick off a run of four events on “Fight Island,” the government that partnered with the promotion to make it happen admits …read more

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UFC 251 -- The inside story of Kamaru Usman, his father and a Texas prison

Kamaru Usman’s father, Muhammed, will get to watch his son headline a UFC event for the first time Saturday as a new chapter in their relationship begins. …read more

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Leon Edwards wants winner of Usman-Masvidal title clash at UFC 251: 'I got history with both men'

Leon Edwards will certainly have his eyes peeled for the UFC 251 main event.
Welterweight contender Edwards (18-3 MMA, 10-2 UFC) has won his last eight fights and thinks he’s done …read more

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Video: Perry punches old man; police report states woman also struck

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Mike Perry was also seen screaming racial slurs after the incident that reportedly had three victims. Mike Perry is involved in another fight outside …read more

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Video: UFC's Perry hits man, uses racial slurs

In a video that surfaced online Wednesday night, UFC welterweight Mike Perry is shown striking an older man at a bar and using racial slurs during a dispute that included …read more

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Video shows UFC's Perry hitting man in Texas bar

In a video that surfaced online Wednesday night, UFC welterweight Mike Perry is shown striking an older man at a bar during a dispute that included at least one employee …read more

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UFC 251 Embedded: Dana White's The Snoring King

In the latest episode of “Embedded,” Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White arrives in Abu Dhabi ahead of the heavily-anticipated UFC 251 pay-per-view (PPV) event on “Fight Island,” which …read more

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Midnight Mania! Mojito-Drinking Perry Allegedly Assaulted Three People, May Face Theft Charge

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Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight! Welcome to Midnight Mania!
Earlier today, another video …read more

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Defining Fights: UFC 251's Petr Yan

Surging Russian contender Petr Yan will look to follow in the footsteps of his fellow countryman Khabib Nurmagomedov as he bids to capture UFC championship gold at his first attempt.
Yan …read more

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Video: Mike Perry punches older man in bar dispute, police say three assaulted

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UFC welterweight Mike Perry was caught on video punching an older man after an apparent dispute at a restaurant.
Perry, 28, punched the man …read more

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Defining Fights: UFC 251's Jose Aldo

Two-time former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will bid to become a two-weight UFC champ when steps into the octagon on “Fight Island” to challenge for the vacant bantamweight title.
Aldo …read more

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Daniel Cormier explains why Jorge Masvidal is in a “no-lose situation” at UFC 251

Daniel Cormier believes Jorge Masvidal is in a no-lose situation when he fights Kamaru Usman at UFC 251. Masvidal is entering this fight on just six days notice and is …read more

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Video Appears to Show UFC Fighter Mike Perry Punching Older Man at Restaurant

In a video posted on social media, UFC welterweight Mike Perry is seen punching an older man during an altercation outside of what appears to be a restaurant. …read more

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Video: UFC Fighter Mike Perry Drops Patron In Bar Fight

UFC welterweight Mike Perry was involved in a bar fight where he dropped a patron. Perry is known for having a unique personality. “Platinum” isn’t afraid to get in his …read more

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Video shows UFC's Mike Perry punch older man in restaurant altercation

A disturbing video emerged Wednesday night, showing UFC welterweight Mike Perry punching a man outside a restaurant.
The 1 minute, 43-second video, which can be viewed above, begins with Perry, accompanied …read more

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Video: UFC 251 Embedded, Episode 3: ‘Do you like snoring? Get ready.’

Episode 3 of UFC 251 Embedded follows UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman as he flies to Abu Dhabi with UFC President Dana White, Max Holloway getting a special toy surprise, …read more

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UFC Fight Night: Lewis vs. Oleinik fight card

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A look at the current card for an August 8th event in a location still to be determined. Once the UFC …read more

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UFC 251 Odds, Under Dogs And Best Bets!

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Get a detailed breakdown of the betting lines for UFC 251, which is set to hit “Fight Island” in Abu …read more

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UFC 251 'Embedded,' No. 3: Kamaru Usman arrives in Abu Dhabi

The UFC returns after a one-week break on Saturday with UFC 251, and the promotion’s popular “Embedded” series is back to help build the excitement ahead of the action.
UFC 251 …read more

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Raw Video Captures Mike Perry Involved In Bar Fight

Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Raw video footage has surfaced showing Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight veteran, Mike Perry, involved in a fight outside a bar / restaurant. While …read more

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VIDEO | Mike Perry involved in bar fight, caught dropping man with punch

UFC welterweight Mike Perry was allegedly involved in a recent bar fight that was captured on video and posted and social media. Twitter user @MMAEejit posted the video on his …read more

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UFC 251 Embedded, part 2 - ‘Just winning the fight on points’

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Check out the second episode of Embedded for UFC 251. UFC 251 is almost here, and as usual, Embedded is here …read more

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UFC 251 breakdown: Who takes the Petr Yan-Jose Aldo style clash?

MMA Junkie analyst Dan Tom breaks down the UFC’s top bouts. Today, we look at the the battle for the vacant bantamweight title at UFC 251 between Petr Yan and …read more

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Bellator MMA expected to partner with Showtime Boxing in July 24 return at Mohegan Sun Arena

Bellator MMA is ready to get back to business.
The ViacomCBS-owned promotion is targeting July 24 for its first show since the coronavirus pandemic forced it to cancel several cards between …read more

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Aldo:

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When Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) president, Dana White, announced that Jose Aldo would face Henry Cejudo at UFC 250 for the Bantamweight title, many …read more

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UFC 251 free fight: Jorge Masvidal bloodies Nate Diaz to become the 'BMF' champion

Jorge Masvidal’s memorable 2019 run that made him a top candidate for “Fighter of the Year” was closed out by a main event victory on one of the more unique …read more

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Masvidal devastated over coach Brown’s UFC 251 absence

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The absence of Mike Brown at UFC 251 is a big blow for Jorge Masvidal. Jorge Masvidal is deeply upset …read more

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Volkan Oezdemir plans on making a “statement” with KO win over Jiri Prochazka to get into title conversation

Volkan Oezdemir knows his UFC 251 fight against the promotional newcomer, Jiri Prochazka, will end by knockout. Prochazka is the former RIZIN light heavyweight champ and both he and Oezdemir …read more

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Ben Askren says he is the one who put “the spotlight” on Jorge Masvidal: “I let him shine”

Ben Askren believes he played a major part in Jorge Masvidal’s rose to superstardom. After “Gamebred” knocked out Darren Till in the main event of UFC London, “Funky” was taking …read more

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UFC full fight video: Jorge Masvidal beats Nate Diaz to win ‘BMF’ title

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Watch Jorge Masvidal vs. Nate Diaz full fight video to see Masvidal become the “BMF” champion by finishing Diaz at UFC 244 on Nov. 2 …read more

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UFC 251 Clash: Aldo Vs. Yan!

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Bantamweight strikers Jose Aldo and Petr Yan will duel this Saturday (July 11, 2020) at UFC 251 from “Fight Island” …read more

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Report: Bellator MMA aiming for July 24th return in Connecticut

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The Viacom owned promotion has not held an event since February. Bellator MMA could finally be restarting its event schedule later this month.
Sherdog reports that …read more

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Jessica Andrade hopes to get short-notice calls with move to Las Vegas, willing to fight heavier

ABU DHABI – Jessica Andrade won’t be going back to Brazil after her fight this Saturday.
The former UFC strawweight champion plans on relocating to Las Vegas after her bout with …read more

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Quote: ‘I Don’t See Any Problem’ With Jorge Masvidal Cutting Weight For UFC 251

Jorge Masvidal isn’t one to miss when it comes to weigh-in day but the circumstances could be a bit tougher for UFC 251. Masvidal will be stepping up to save …read more

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UFC 251’s Jose Aldo Thinks It’s A ‘Horrible Time’ To Unionize

Jose Aldo advises disgruntled MMA fighters not to attempt starting a union during the coronavirus pandemic. Aldo will be in action this Saturday night (July 11). He’ll collide with Petr …read more

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“Conor McGregor Wannabes”

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Long before there was Colby Covington, there was Conor McGregor. And long before McGregor, there was Chael Sonnen and so on …read more

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Mark Hunt nearing return in boxing match versus ex-rugby player Paul Gallen

Esther Lin, MMA FIghting

Knockout artist Mark Hunt could make his return to combat sports in the boxing ring.
Australian rugby player turned boxer Paul Gallen confirmed to 2GB …read more

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Jose Aldo says now is a ‘horrible time’ to start a fighters’ union

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The former featherweight king praised the UFC for getting its fighters work at a time when others are losing jobs. Former WEC and UFC …read more

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Khamzat Chimaev tapped as replacement to fight John Phillips at UFC on ESPN 13

It didn’t take long for the UFC to find John Phillips a replacement opponent.
With Dusko Todorovic out, the UFC is now targeting Khamzat Chimaev to fight Phillips (22-9 MMA, 1-3 …read more

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Jorge Masvidal drawing big betting action heading into UFC 251: “Masvidal is the new Conor McGregor”

UFC welterweight superstar Jorge Masvidal is drawing big betting action heading into UFC 251, with bettors laying Conor McGregor kind of money on him. Masvidal takes on UFC welterweight champion …read more

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Paige VanZant feels excitement, not pressure, ahead of final bout on UFC contract

Paige VanZant knows what’s on the line on Saturday night, and she’s not stressing about it.
The 26-year-old flyweight fights the final bout on her UFC contract this weekend at UFC …read more

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Petr Yan Doesn’t Think Jose Aldo Has Improved Much Since They Trained Together

The pre-fight trash talk between Petr Yan and Jose Aldo has been limited heading into the bantamweight title clash at UFC 251 — and for good reason. …read more

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UFC 251 Embedded: Jorge Masvidal arrives sporting Trump and Versace

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Featherweight champ Alexander Volkanovski adjusts his training schedule to the time zone. Jessica Andrade, Rose Namajunas, and Max Holloway change …read more

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UFC 251 midweek odds: Usman, Volkanovski, and Yan all favored in title fights

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Check out the midweek betting odds for Saturday’s UFC 251 card, where Kamaru Usman is the betting favorite in his welterweight …read more

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Jon Anik: Alexander Volkanovski knew he’d have to beat Max Holloway twice

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While much of the attention is on the new main event between Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal, the lead play-by-play voice …read more

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Free Fight! Max Shatters Significant Strikes Record Against ‘T-City’

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Max Holloway will look to reclaim the Ultimate fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight title this Sat. night (July 11, 2020) at UFC 251 in Yas …read more

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Watch Jorge Masvidal bloody Nate Diaz to capture BMF belt (UFC 251 free fight)

Take a look back at Jorge Masvidal’s BMF title win over Nate Diaz in the UFC 244 main event. Masvidal bloodied Diaz en route to a controversial stoppage.
Masvidal next challenges …read more

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Amanda Ribas wants to bet on herself against Paige VanZant | UFC 251 Fight Island

Amanda Ribas wants to bet on herself for her fight against Paige VanZant, but there is one person who she must confer with before doing so: Dad.
Hear everything Amanda Ribas …read more

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Jack Hermansson Talks ‘Preferred’ Kelvin Gastelum Fight Over Chris Weidman

Jack Hermansson feels he’s in a better situation now fighting Kelvin Gastelum on July 18 as opposed to former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman. “They came with the Gastleum offer …read more

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Porn site hires ex-Bellator play-by-play man to call live webcams for blind users

Former Bellator commentator Sean Wheelock is back in the national spotlight, but he won’t be calling fights.
Those of you who follow sports outside of the MMA bubble might remember the …read more

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Video: Paige VanZant media day scrum

Paige VanZant | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

UFC star Paige VanZant sat down for a virtual media day with reporters before her UFC 251 showdown against Amanda Ribas and …read more

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Whittaker’s manager arrested after allegedly defrauding celebrity client

Titus Day [left] seated next to Robert Whittaker during a 2018 interview.

After a lengthy court battle between celebrity manager Titus Day and Australian Idol winner and current The …read more

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Aljamain Sterling refuses to root for Petr Yan or Jose Aldo, he’s just anxious to fight the winner

Aljamain Sterling | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Aljamain Sterling has a vested interest in the bantamweight title fight at UFC 251, but he refuses to act like a cheerleader …read more

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Namajunas Eyes Zhang With Victory Over Andrade

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight champion Rose Namajunas has not competed since her knockout loss to Jessica Andrade at UFC 237 back in May …read more

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Jorge Masvidal ‘Devastated’ That ATT Coach Mike Brown Will Be Absent from Corner

While Jorge Masvidal got the thumbs up to travel to Abu Dhabi for
UFC 251 at the beginning of the week, the same can’t be said for one of his …read more

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Brendan Schaub on Geoff Neal working at Texas Steakhouse: ‘It’s such a bad look for the UFC’

Brendan Schaub has weighed in on UFC welterweight Geoff Neal having to return to his job at Texas Steakhouse. Back in Dec. 2019, Neal turned in a statement-making win over …read more

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Jose Aldo sees nothing controversial about UFC 251 title shot: 'I deserve to be here'

ABU DHABI – Jose Aldo sees nothing controversial about his title shot at UFC 251.
Aldo, the former UFC featherweight champion, fights Petr Yan for the vacant bantamweight title in the …read more

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Alexander Volkanovski: Max Holloway is “being a bit of a sore loser”

Alexander Volkanovski feels that Max Holloway is “being a bit of a sore loser” ahead of their UFC 251 featherweight title fight. Volkanovski defeated Holloway by decision in December, claiming …read more

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'Calm and cool' Rose Namajunas details rebuild to fighting comfortably before UFC 251

ABU DHABI – Rose Namajunas is back and says she’s mentally and physically prepared.
It’s been a while since fight fans have seen Namajunas (8-4 MMA, 6-3 UFC) compete in the …read more

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Bellator Reportedly Looking At July 24 Return In Mohegan Sun Arena

If a new report is to be believed, then Bellator may be back in business on July 24. Sherdog reports that Bellator is working on making its return this month. …read more

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Khabib’s father to have native village renamed in his honor 

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The village where Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov grew up will be renamed “Manap.” The village where Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov once lived and was buried …read more

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Jose Aldo thinks it’s a ‘horrible time’ to try to start a fighter union

Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Jose Aldo knows what it’s like to think about life after the UFC.
As recently as last year, the former featherweight champion—who looks to add a …read more

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Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast - 11

June M. Williams

Bloody Elbow Presents ‘The Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast’. The show is a deep dive with host, Trent Reinsmith, into the bigger news …read more

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Paige VanZant Feels Fearless

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Bellator set to return on July 24 for first show since February

Bellator is set to hold its first show since February as the promotion is scheduled to make its return to your television screens on July 24. Sherdog.com reported that Bellator …read more

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Dusko Todorovic out at UFC on ESPN 13; John Phillips needs new opponent

ABU DHABI – Welsh middleweight John Phillips is in need of a new opponent at next week’s UFC on ESPN 13.
Dusko Todorovic has been forced to withdraw from the card …read more

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Former UFC ‘Champ-Champ’ Henry Cejudo Explains Why Sean O’Malley Is ‘Completely Overrated’

Henry Cejudo hasn’t been as impressed by Sean O’Malley as others. O’Malley has been making a name for himself in the UFC bantamweight division. He’s coming off a spectacular one-punch …read more

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Uriah Hall plans to “go after” Yoel Romero and earn a middleweight title shot

UFC middleweight Uriah Hall has outlined his strategy as he prepares to go head to head with top contender Yoel Romero next month. The former Ultimate Fighter finalist has had …read more

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Florida Man Blames Florida, Man

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People can walk around in public without a face mask and not catch coronavirus, just as people can stroll the streets …read more

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Rose Namajunas explains how she’s better prepared to be UFC champion now than during her first reign

Rose Namajunas | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Rose Namajunas always had a passion for martial arts but not necessarily everything that surrounded a career in the UFC.
In particular, it …read more

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Report: Without COVID-19 vaccine, Quebec may ban combat sports 

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According to boxing promoter Camille Estephan, the Ministry of Health and Services in Quebec is considering a ban on all combat sports during the …read more

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Bellator MMA Targeting Mohegan Sun Arena in Connecticut for July 24 Return

It’s been quiet on the Bellator MMA front in recent months, but that could change in the very near future. …read more

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Bubbly Amanda Ribas finds comfort zone entering UFC 251 fight vs. 'big name' Paige VanZant

ABU DHABI – Amanda Ribas was all smiles Wednesday ahead of her UFC 251 fight against Paige VanZant.
At a pre-fight media day, Ribas (9-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) giggled and, at …read more

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Jorge Masvidal Details Close Encounter With Kamaru Usman Ahead Of UFC 251

Jorge Masvidal and Kamaru Usman were in close proximity ahead of UFC 251. Masvidal is stepping in this Saturday night (July 11) to challenge Usman for the UFC welterweight championship. …read more

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Video: Jessica Andrade UFC 251 media day scrum

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YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — At UFC 251 media day, Jessica Andrade talks about the importance of her rematch with Rose Namajunas, how close she is to …read more

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Lightweights Nasrat Haqparast, Alex Munoz to Meet at UFC Event on Aug. 8

Nasrat Haqparast will square off with Alex Munoz in a lightweight scrap at an upcoming UFC card on Aug. 8. …read more

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Video: Rose Namajunas UFC 251 media day scrum

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YAS ISLAND, Abu Dhabi — At UFC 251 media day, Rose Namajunas talks about the adjustments that have to be made heading into a rematch with Jessica …read more

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Ribas ‘might copy’ Amanda Nunes and take two UFC titles

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Amanda Ribas wants to follow the footsteps of Amanda Nunes as she prepares to take on Paige VanZant at UFC 251. Hot strawweight prospect …read more

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UFC 251 | Pro fighters make their picks for Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 2 title fight

In the co-main event of UFC 251 on Fight Island, Alex Volkanovski looks to defend his featherweight belt when he rematches Max Holloway. Heading into the fight, the champ is …read more

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Makwan Amirkhani Finally Invested in Himself

Makwan Amirkhani is ready to make a statement at UFC 251.
Read the Full Article Here …read more

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Significant Stats UFC 251

Take a deep dive into the key stats of some of the biggest upcoming match-ups at UFC 251
Read the Full Article Here …read more

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Jorge Masvidal gives examples of Kamaru Usman’s “multiple personalities”

Jorge Masvidal claims UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman, who he’ll fight in the main event of UFC 251 this Saturday, has “multiple personalities.” Masvidal made this claim on Twitter on …read more

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Andreas Michailidis eager to put Greece on the MMA map

Greece has not been a hotspot for fighters lately, but mixed martial arts was basically born there in 648 BC, when Pankration was introduced for the first time as an …read more

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Jake Shields on COVID-19 Fight Island shake-ups: “Maybe it’s time for healthy people to stop being scared of this virus”

Former UFC welterweight title contender Jake Shields reacted on social media after COVID-19 led to several Fight Island bouts being scrapped. Numerous bouts set to take place this month have …read more

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Rose Namajunas on grieving and getting desire for fighting back | UFC 251 Fight Island

Rose Namajunas talks about getting her heart for fighting back and grieving after two family members died from Covid-19.
Hear everything Rose Namajunas had to say at the UFC 251 Media …read more

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Jorge Masvidal comments on “trippy” close encounter with Kamaru Usman at hotel

On Monday, UFC welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and his challenger Jorge Masvidal nearly came face-to-face at their hotel in Abu Dhabi. See this tense moment below: Close call 😬 #UFC251 …read more

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Heartbreak for Jorge Masvidal, Mike Brown after coach's positive COVID-19 test

Jorge Masvidal won’t have American Top Team coach Mike Brown in his corner for the biggest fight of his career, and he’s feeling down about.
Masvidal (35-13 MMA, 12-6 UFC) is …read more

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Jose Aldo criticizes Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal on fighter pay, ‘Not the right time’

Jose Aldo criticized Jon Jones and Jorge Masvidal for complaining about fighter pay, “Not the right time to do that.”
“I think this is a horrible time to do that.” He …read more

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Lightweights Nasrat Haqparast, Alex Munox to Meet at UFC Event on Aug. 8

Nasrat Haqparast will square off with Alex Munoz in a lightweight scrap at an upcoming UFC card on Aug. 8. …read more

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Dana White: ‘BMF’ Belt Won’t Be on the Line in UFC 251 Headliner

Kamaru Usman has designs on leaving UFC 251 with the “BMF” title in tow, but it appears that belt won’t be on the line in Abu Dhabi. …read more

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Rogan Fans Getting Duped In Bitcoin Scam

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Joe Rogan and Ben Shapiro have teamed up for a Bitcoin giveaway? TAKE MY MONEY!!! Joe Rogan is not giving away free money.
That …read more

Source:: MMAMania

Posted on July 8, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Joe Rogan rails against win bonuses in MMA: “I just don’t think it’s fair”

Long-time UFC commentator Joe Rogan is not a fan of win bonuses in combat sports. In combat sports, particularly in mixed martial arts, it’s typical for fighters to be paid …read more

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'Battle of the undefeated': Edmen Shahbazyan sees potential in future Israel Adesanya fight

Undefeated middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan sees his upcoming bout with Derek Brunson as a key part of his greater plan to be UFC champion.
Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC) has been a …read more

Source:: MMAJunkie

Michael Bisping: Paul Felder will miss ‘Fight Island’ shows due to possible COVID-19 exposure

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Michael Bisping finds himself with an extra gig on “Fight Island.”
The former UFC middleweight champion announced on his Believe You Me podcast …read more

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Posted on July 8, 2020, 4:16 pm By
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Fighters’ pick: Spencer, Luque and more favor Usman

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Former UFC title challengers, ranked contenders and rising prospects break down the UFC 251 main event scrap between Kamaru Usman and …read more

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UFC Color Commentator Joe Rogan Strongly Opposes Win Bonuses

Joe Rogan is not a fan of win bonuses in the UFC or any other MMA promotion. Rogan hasn’t been shy in expressing his views on a number of topics. …read more

Source:: MMANews

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Petr Yan on death of Khabib’s father and Henry Cejudo bowing out | UFC 251 Fight Island

Petr Yan addresses Henry Cejudo bowing out as the UFC bantamweight champion and the death of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father ahead of his championship fight with Jose Aldo for the vacant …read more

Source:: MMAWeekly

Dustin Poirier Says Jorge Masvidal Has Been Training For Kamaru Usman This Entire Time

Dustin Poirier says his teammate, Jorge Masvidal has been training for Kamaru Usman even when Gilbert Burns was booked for the title fight. Masvidal and Usman were expected to fight …read more

Source:: MMANews

Michael Bisping Says Paul Felder Is Off UFC ‘Fight Island’ Commentary Duties

It appears Paul Felder won’t be on commentary duties for the UFC’s “Fight Island” events for precautionary reasons. When he isn’t putting in work inside the Octagon, Felder is often …read more

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