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Anthony Smith’s Coach Responds To Backlash Over Glover Teixeira Fight

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Image Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Anthony Smith’s coach, Marc Montoya has reacted to the hoopla surrounding his fighter’s TKO loss to Glover Teixeira. Smith took on Teixeira back in May. “Lionheart” was the favorite going into the bout but he appeared to lose steam early in the......
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UFC full fight video: Sean O’Malley returns in style

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Sean O’Malley was back with a bang at UFC 248. After a lengthy battle with the USADA, O’Malley returned to the octagon this past March with a first-round TKO against Jose Quinonez to earn a Performance of the Night bonus. Up next for “Sugar,” he takes on bantamweight veteran Eddie......
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Manager: UFC’s Jorge Masvidal In Camp, ‘Ready To Rock & Roll’

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Image Credit: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jorge Masvidal is ready to get back inside the Octagon if his manager is to be believed. Masvidal last saw action back in Nov. 2019. He defeated Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 244, capturing the one-time-only BMF championship. While......
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Aljamain Sterling feels ‘pretty good’ about odds he’ll fight next for UFC bantamweight title

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The UFC bantamweight title picture has turned into an interesting puzzle with Henry Cejudo’s retirement announcement at UFC 249. Should Cejudo’s retirement stick after his second-round TKO win over Dominick Cruz, Aljamain Sterling is certainly one of the pieces in play to crown a new champion. “Funk Master” recently joined......
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Alistair Overeem Wants Rematch With Jairzinho Rozenstruik So He Can ‘Finish Him’

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Image Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Alistair Overeem is hoping to get the chance to rematch Jairzinho Rozenstruik following UFC on ESPN 8. Back at UFC Washington last December, Rozenstruik stepped in on short notice to battle Overeem where he knocked out the veteran with just four seconds......
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Francis Ngannou opens as betting favorite in prospective matchups with Jon Jones, Daniel Cormier

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Francis Ngannou could have some big fights ahead of him. And if they’re booked, the oddsmakers like his chances right now. Betting site BetOnline.ag released odds for prospective matchups pitting Ngannou against Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier, respectively, and “The Predator” is slightly favored against both men. Ngannou has been......
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Morning Report: Joe Rogan signs podcast deal with Spotify worth more than $100M

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Though in the MMA world, Joe Rogan is largely seen as one of the chief commentators for the UFC, in reality, Rogan’s most successful business venture has been his podcast, The Joe Rogan Experience, which he has hosted for 11 years and has become one of the most popular podcasts......
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Khabib Nurmagomedov receives support from Vladimir Putin after father placed in medically induced coma

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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov received multiple calls from Russian president Vladimir Putin this week as his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, continues to receive treatment in a Moscow hospital. According to Nurmagomedov’s longtime manager, Ali Abdelaziz, Abdulmanap was placed in a medically induced coma by doctors this week as they continue......
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Anthony Smith Says His Rule With Cornermen Is Never Throwing In The Towel

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Image Credit: Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Anthony Smith claims he wouldn’t hesitate to ditch his cornermen if they ever stop one of his fights. A lot has been made over Smith’s fifth-round TKO loss to Glover Teixeira. Many believe the fight should’ve been stopped sooner. “Lionheart’s” corner took......
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DAZN Still Interested in Combat Sports if Bellator Relationship Does Not Continue

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DAZN and Bellator have been in business since the summer of 2018. However, with things changing over at ViacomCBS it would seem they might part ways with the streaming service. While the arrangement was made for a five-year deal, if it does not continue, DAZN still says it has an......
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Julia Avila vs. Karol Rosa rebooking in the works for June 13 UFC event

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The fourth time might be the charm after all for UFC women’s bantamweight contenders Julia Avila and Karol Rosa. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that the UFC is close to finalizing a fight between Avila and Rosa for a fight card on......
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Video: Cortney Casey eyes quick turnaround following slick submission win at UFC on ESPN 8

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JACKSONVILLE — Women’s flyweight Cortney Casey spoke with the media following her first round submission win over Mara Romero Borella at UFC on ESPN 8. “Cast Iron” discusses the bump up to 125, why she didn’t call anyone out, working with a mental coach, and when she’d like to return.......
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Report: Khabib’s Father On Life Support After Condition Worsens

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Image Credit: Valery Sharifulin/TASS via Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father is reportedly on life support. Numerous Russian media outlets reported that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was in a medically induced coma. It’s said that he awoke from the coma following heart surgery but he couldn’t talk or move. Things have reportedly taken......
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Dana White not sold that Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou really want to fight each other

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Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou have been exchanging messages on social media over the past week, teasing a potential fight between them. The chatter started after Jones teased a possible move to heavyweight — a move he’s talked about for several years — and before long, he was trading shots......
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Roxanne Modafferi vs. Lauren Murphy in the works for June 20 UFC event

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A possible women’s flyweight title eliminator bout looks to be heading to the octagon next month. Multiple people with knowledge of the promotion’s plans have confirmed to MMA Fighting that a fight between Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy is in the works for the UFC’s event on June 20. Currently,......
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Alistair Overeem Not Convinced Jon Jones Would Take Francis Ngannou Bout

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Image Credit: Dean Mouhtaropoulos/Getty Images Alistair Overeem believes Jon Jones can beat Francis Ngannou but he doubts the fight will happen. The MMA world has been buzzing over a potential clash between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Francis Ngannou. Jones has been teasing a move up to heavyweight.......

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