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Ali Abdelaziz banned from PFL events pending resolution of battery case

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Manager Ali Abdelaziz’s recent legal troubles has the Professional Fighters League keeping him at arm’s length. The league told ESPN on Wednesday that Abdelaziz will be forbidden from attending events following his involvement in a physical altercation with fellow MMA manager Abraham Kawa at an Oct. 11 PFL event, an...
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Breaking down the PFL lightweight and featherweight playoff brackets

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The PFL’s October postseason has become very interesting. The lightweight and featherweight divisions — two of the best weight classes in PFL — completed their regular season with a mix of some obvious outcomes and a few surprises along the way. Both of the defending champions — Natan Schulte and...
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Morning Report: Greg Hardy planning to take over the UFC heavyweight division soon: ‘I’m going to knock out Derrick Lewis, knock out Francis Ngannou, knock out Stipe Miocic’

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On Friday night, one of the most controversial figures in the UFC is set to make his return to the octagon. Greg Hardy is facing Ben Sosoli at UFC on ESPN 6 in a main card fight that figures to once again be a lightning rod bout for the former...
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Conor McGregor To Frankie Edgar: ‘See You In December’

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Conor McGregor appears to want a December showdown with Frankie Edgar. McGregor and Edgar have long expressed interest in facing each other, but the bout never materialized. McGregor and Edgar were both in the featherweight division, but the “Notorious” one never defended the 145-pound gold after knocking out Jose Aldo....
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Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar call on UFC to make fight

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Conor McGregor and Frankie Edgar exchanged tweets on Wednesday saying they’re ready for a fight. Now they must wait for the UFC to actually make the bout happen. After a post by the UFC’s Twitter account celebrating Edgar’s 38th birthday, McGregor chimed in, wishing his fellow fighter a happy birthday...
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Boxer Patrick Day Dies Following Fight-Related Brain Injuries

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Image Credit: Bill Tompkins/Getty Images The boxing world has lost Patrick Day. Today (Oct. 16), Day passed away after suffering from traumatic brain injuries following a boxing match against Charles Conwell. The bout took place this past Saturday (Oct. 12). Day was knocked out in the 10th round and taken...
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Conor McGregor to UFC President Dana White: ‘Make the bout’ with Frankie Edgar

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Frankie Edgar appears closer than ever to getting a long-coveted fight with UFC star Conor McGregor. On Wednesday evening, McGregor popped up on Twitter to with Edgar a happy birthday and green-light a meeting with the ex-champ in December. He even ordered UFC President Dana White to “make the bout”...
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Yair Rodriguez Responds To Jeremy Stephens’ ‘If He Don’t Die, It Don’t Count’ Comment

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Image Credit: Dave Mandel/Sherdog.com Yair Rodriguez believes Jeremy Stephens is in a tailspin. Rodriguez and Stephens shared the Octagon last month, but it was brief. “El Pantera” accidentally poked Stephens in the eyes and “Lil’ Heathen” couldn’t continue. They’ll run it back this Friday night (Oct. 18) in the co-main...
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Dominick Reyes says he’s ready to be the champion the UFC deserves, that Jon Jones pretended to be

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Dominick Reyes might be gunning for Jon Jones’ light heavyweight title. But it wasn’t that long ago he when considered the multi-time UFC champion one of his favorite fighters. Long before the undefeated 29-year-old contender Reyes was competing inside the Octagon, he was a fan, and Jones was one of...
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Fortunes changed for five at UFC Tampa

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Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s performance this past Saturday night checked every box from someone looking for a title shot. Jedrzejczyk (16-3), the former strawweight champion, won a clear decision over Michelle Waterson (17-7) in the main event UFC Tampa at the Amalie Arena. While not explicitly stated, the winner was hinted as...
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Greg Hardy Knew Fans Would Call His UFC Boston Opponent A ‘Can’

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Image Credit: Michael Owens/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Greg Hardy isn’t surprised by the reaction to his UFC Boston opponent. This Friday night (Oct. 18), Hardy will meet Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series alum, Ben Sosoli. This will be Sosoli’s UFC debut. Hardy was set to meet Jarjis Danho at UFC...
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Video: Chris Weidman says Jon Jones, Anderson Silva deserve asterisks next to every accomplishment due to failed drug tests

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BOSTON — Chris Weidman compares the possibility of fighting Jon Jones to the two fights he had against Anderson Silva and how both fighters deserve to have asterisks next to everything they’ve accomplished after failing multiple drug tests. Source link
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Yair Rodriguez: Jeremy Stephens realized he was in ‘deep sh*t’ and he wanted out of their first fight

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BOSTON — Yair Rodriguez believes the pressure of fighting in hostile territory got to Jeremy Stephens in their first meeting, which is why he found a way out of there by claiming he couldn’t continue following an eye poke during the first exchange of their bout in Mexico City. Source...
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Dana White Discusses Potential Holdup In Hosting UFC Event In Hawaii

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Fernando Quiles Jr., MMA News UFC president Dana White implies that the Hawaii Tourism Authority could very well be what’s keeping the promotion from holding an event in Hawaii. Max Holloway is the UFC featherweight champion and has been pushing to headline a card in the “Aloha State.” Holloway was...

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