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Ex-UFC lightweight Olivier Aubin-Mercier signs with PFL
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Olivier Aubin-Mercier has found a new home. The former UFC lightweight announced Wednesday night on ESPN that he will join the PFL’s 155-pound division.
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:40AM by Braden - 1 comment
Filed under: MMA Personalities, Other MMA Organizations
 
Former UFC champ Daniel Cormier honored as first to 50 clean USADA tests
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Former two-weight UFC champion Daniel Cormier was the first MMA athlete under the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency program to reach 50 “flawless” drug tests, and Thursday he was honored for it...
Submitted Mar 6, 2020 12:39AM by Braden - 0 comments
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Henry Cejudo: 'I'm the only fighter in human history to defend my title on the couch'
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Henry Cejudo is no longer the UFC flyweight champion, but he views this past Saturday as a title defense. . .
Submitted Mar 4, 2020 3:56PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Dana White: Henry Cejudo deserves respect for wanting to fight Jose Aldo
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UFC president Dana White thinks Henry Cejudo deserves credit for chasing after a legend like Jose Aldo. Cejudo (15-2 MMA, 9-2 UFC) will attempt to make his first bantamweight title defense at UFC 250 when he takes on Aldo (28-6 MMA, 10-5 UFC) in enemy territory. Aldo failed to make good in his bantamweight debut and was narrowly defeated by Marlon Moraes in a controversial split decision loss, which prompted heavy criticism when the UFC decided to grant Cejudo’s wish. But White, who scored the fight for Aldo, understands where the former dual-champ Cejudo is coming from with his callout of the former long-time featherweight champ.
Submitted Mar 4, 2020 3:55PM by Braden - 2 comments
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Rose Namajunas says she declined Zhang Weili fight amid doubts about fighting future
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Following the loss of her UFC title, Rose Namajunas was in no rush to jump right back into the championship picture. According to Namajunas, she was in line for a shot at Zhang, but let officials know that her head wasn’t in the right place for it.
Submitted Mar 4, 2020 3:50PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Chuck Liddell says he’s ‘officially retired’ from MMA, interested in possible WWE match
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So often the MMA space is filled with the unfortunate and continuous issue of older legends refusing to hang the gloves up when they should, so it’s great when eventually, reason wins out. And now it seems like with regard to UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell, cooler heads are finally prevailing. Hopefully...
Submitted Mar 4, 2020 3:49PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Israel Adesanya says there are ‘no concerns’ about staph infection ahead of UFC 248
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This weekend, UFC 248 takes place in Las Vegas, main evented by newly minted middleweight champion Israel Adesanya making his first title defense against Yoel Romero. But this past weekend, concerns about the fight cropped up when, in a video interview with Combat TV, Adesanya was shown with an open wound on his left arm. This led to rampant speculation among MMA fans about Adesanya having a staph infection and how this might affect or even jeopardize the fight.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:36PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Colby Covington challenges 50 Cent to a fight, blasts Rosie O’Donnell
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As he seeks a rematch with UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman later this year, Colby Covington is currently taking aim at some celebrity detractors, who couldn’t help but dance on his grave after he suffered a fifth-round TKO loss this past December. After a back and forth war for more than 20 minutes, Covington ultimately got knocked down and finished by Usman in their bout at UFC 245. Afterwards, hip-hop star 50 Cent blasted Covington while calling him a “racist piece of sh*t” while celebrating the fact that he got his jaw broken during the fight. Actress Rosie O’Donnell also chimed in while saying that she enjoyed watching Covington “limp out with a broken jaw.”
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:34PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Manager: Deiveson Figueiredo open to Joseph Benavidez rematch at UFC 252
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Deiveson Figueiredo knocked out Joseph Benavidez at Saturday’s UFC Norfolk, but didn’t claim the flyweight championship after he missed weight by 2.5 pounds on Friday morning. The UFC has yet to announce what’s next for the weight class and the vacant title, but Figueiredo’s manager Wallid Ismail told MMA Fighting the company is interested in booking an immediate rematch for the 125-pound title.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:32PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Henry Cejudo: I’ll fight ‘ugly detached Siamese twins’ Figueiredo and Benavidez in one night
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Henry Cejudo is having a field day with the limbo at the top of the flyweight division. The former 125-pound champ, who relinquished his belt the moment Deiveson Figueiredo and Joseph Benavidez clashed at UFC Norfolk, talked tough after Figueiredo’s knockout win left the division without a successor. Responding to UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith’s frustration over the weight miss that ruled Figueiredo out of the title, Cejudo tagged Dana White and played to the UFC president’s political leanings.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:31PM by Braden - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ion Cutelaba wants loss to Ankalaev overturned: 'I had one of the worst calls in UFC history happen against me'
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Ion Cutelaba had his fight with Magomed Ankalaev stopped controversially this past Saturday. An enraged Cutelaba immediately contested the stoppage, baffled at the referee’s decision to intervene. He posted on Instagram to defend his case, hoping the commission overturns the loss.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:25PM by Braden - 0 comments
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Cat Zingano reveals first photo following surgery after suffering from breast implant illness
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Cat Zingano didn’t want to believe that her breast implants could be the culprit behind her health issues. The one-time UFC bantamweight title contender, who recently signed a deal with Bellator MMA, revealed on Thursday that she recently underwent surgery to have her breast implants removed due to her deteriorating health. Zingano posted a photo following her surgery while also offering details about how she got sick and struggled to understand what exactly was happening to her.
Submitted Mar 3, 2020 8:23PM by Braden - 1 comment
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Jake Walters from TheMMAPodcast has passed away
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Rest In Peace to @TheMMAPodcast aka Jake Walters. 30 years old. He had just graduated from Florida State University College of Law. Had a bright future ahead of him. Such a selfless and helpful person. Incredibly knowledgeable about MMA.
Submitted Jan 23, 2020 4:48PM by jjeans - 14 comments
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B.J. Penn issued restraining order; mother of children alleges years of physical, sexual abuse
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B.J. Penn is set to return at UFC 237 with an active restraining order against him. Penn’s estranged partner, Shealen Uaiwa, first obtained a temporary restraining order and petition for an order of protection this past October in Hawaii Family Court, alleging the UFC Hall of Famer abused her over the course of their 10-year relationship. The order was extended after a hearing in February; it expires Oct. 8, 2021.
Submitted Apr 10, 2019 11:36PM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Fan that Conor McGregor allegedly stole phone from tells his side of what happened
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On Monday, Conor McGregor was arrested in Miami, Fla. on charges of strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief. Per the arrest affidavit, McGregor and the alleged victim, Ahmed Abdirzak of England, were both exiting the Fountainebleu Hotel (home of the world-famous nightclub, Liv) at around 5:20 a.m. Monday when Abdirzak attempted to take a photo of McGregor with his phone. McGregor allegedly slapped the phone out of Abdirzak’s hand to the floor, then stomped on it several times, before picking the phone up and walking off with it, and according to Abdirzak, that’s exactly what happened.
Submitted Mar 14, 2019 12:04AM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Conor McGregor arrested for allegedly smashing, stealing cell phone outside Miami hotel
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Conor McGregor has been arrested in Florida. The former UFC two-division champion is being charged on two counts for allegedly smashing a fan’s phone early Monday outside a famous Miami Beach hotel, the Miami Beach Police Department confirmed with MMA Fighting.
Submitted Mar 11, 2019 9:08PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Ronda Rousey says wrestling is ‘scripted’: ‘None of those bitches can f*cking touch me’
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Anyone who has seen Furious 7 will tell you that Ronda Rousey is not the world’s greatest thespian. But either she’s getting better at acting, or she’s getting tired of her career in professional wrestling. Recently, the WWE has been building toward a triple threat match for the Raw women’s title between Rousey, Charlotte Flair and Becky Lynch, likely as the main event of WrestleMania on April 7 at MetLife Stadium in New Jersey. The match would be the first-ever women’s main event at a WrestleMania should this happen, but yesterday, Rousey broke the cardinal rule of professional wrestling, releasing a video on her personal Vlog where she angrily said that wrestling is scripted and she wasn’t playing by those rules anymore because at the end of the day, she could legitimately beat up every woman in the company.
Submitted Mar 9, 2019 11:58AM by grappler0000 - 2 comments
Filed under: Miscellaneous, MMA Personalities
 
Mackenzie Dern announces pregnancy, puts fighting career on hold
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Mackenzie Dern won’t be fighting any time soon in the UFC, and it’s for a good reason. The undefeated strawweight, who last competed in the UFC in May 2018, announced on Friday that she’s expecting a baby with her boyfriend Wesley Santos, a professional surfer from Brazil.
Submitted Mar 3, 2019 3:00PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes served restraining orders from wife, brother
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UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes, according to a report citing court documents, has been served multiple restraining orders from his wife and twin brother for alleged abuse and threats. TMZ.com, citing court documents it had obtained, today reported Hughes’ wife Audra this past December filed for a restraining order against the retired fighter after he allegedly hit her in front of two of their children and her step-father. According to the report, documents show Hughes allegedly hit her after she accused him of texting other women.
Submitted Feb 26, 2019 7:40PM by grappler0000 - 5 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
Why Ben Askren absolutely cannot afford to lose his UFC debut
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You look at the matchup between Ben Askren and Robbie Lawler at UFC 235 and right away it jumps out as the kind of fight that everybody knows what each guy’s thing is, and it’s just a question of finding out which one of them will get to do it. For Askren, that thing includes takedowns, top control, the kind of striking any bullying big brother would respect, maybe even a submission if the situation cries out for one.
Submitted Feb 26, 2019 7:37PM by grappler0000 - 0 comments
Filed under: UFC, MMA Personalities
 
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