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UFC Giving Khabib Nurmagomedov Time To Mourn The Loss Of His Father

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Khabib Abdulmanap (Photo: Valery Sharifulin/TASS) The UFC brass will not be rushing Khabib Nurmagomedov’s return to the Octagon. Nurmagomedov is the UFC lightweight champion. He’s due for a showdown with interim titleholder Justin Gaethje. Nurmagomedov was eager to get back to action and even said he could return as soon......
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Invicta FC 40 Highlights: Chelsea Chandler Drops & Taps Liv Parker

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Chelsea Chandler (Photo: Invicta FC broadcast) Liv Parker is no longer undefeated as she tapped to Chelsea Chandler. Chandler is from Stockton and her performance was so sharp, it would likely make the Diaz brothers proud. Parker was undefeated and making her Invicta FC debut. Chandler gave her a rude......
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Bas Rutten Explains Why Conor McGregor Is On His MMA Mount Rushmore

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Conor McGregor & Bas Rutten (Photo: Conor McGregor’s Instagram) UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten would include Conor McGregor on his own MMA Mount Rushmore. In mid-June, UFC president Dana White was asked who would be included on his MMA Mount Rushmore. White’s choices left many MMA fans debating. The......
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UFC Boss Dana White Says Booking Colby Covington Is More Difficult Than It Looks

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Image Credit: Suhaimi Abdullah/Getty Images UFC president Dana White has put Colby Covington in the category of fighters who are a bit tougher than others to deal with. White has dealt with a slew of fighters over the years. While some negotiations are done without a hiccup, others have proven......
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Daniel Cormier: ‘Sean O’Malley Has Star Written All Over Him’

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Image Credit: Jeff Botarri.Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Daniel Cormier sees serious star potential in Sean O’Malley. O’Malley was seen in action on June 6. He shared the Octagon with Eddie Wineland on the main card of UFC 250. The “Sugar” show delivered a spectacular one-punch knockout victory inside the......
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Eddie Bravo Says He Felt Off In Tony Ferguson’s Corner At UFC 249

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Image Credit: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Tony Ferguson’s coach Eddie Bravo admits something didn’t feel right while cornering “El Cucuy” at UFC 249. Ferguson collided with Justin Gaethje on May 9 for the interim UFC lightweight title. The bout served as the UFC 249 headliner. Ferguson ended up......
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Eddie Alvarez Thinks Conor McGregor Would KO Justin Gaethje

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Image Credit: Adam Hunger-USA TODAY Sports Eddie Alvarez expects Conor McGregor to stop Justin Gaethje if the two ever share the Octagon. Alvarez fought both McGregor and Gaethje. He was stopped by the “Notorious” one but knocked out Gaethje. With McGregor believing that he’ll eventually fight Gaethje, Alvarez has made......
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Darren Till Hopes To Coach On The Ultimate Fighter Opposite Israel Adesanya

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Darren Till wants to change Israel Adesanya’s mind on being a coach on The Ultimate Fighter. Till is scheduled to take on Robert Whittaker in August. While the UFC is hoping to book the fight for Dublin, the coronavirus pandemic may force a location change. With the UFC planning to......
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Glover Teixeira’s Coach Says Referee ‘Did A Great Job’ In Anthony Smith Bout

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Image Credit: Douglas P. DeFelice/Getty Images Glover Teixeira’s coach John Hackleman believes referee Jason Herzog did a great job reffing the fight against Anthony Smith. In the main UFC Jacksonville, Teixeira was taking on Smith where he won by fifth-round TKO. Yet, after the event, many complained about the lack......
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Coach Eric Albarracin Claims Henry Cejudo’s Retirement Is ‘Permanent’

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Image Credit: Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Henry Cejudo’s retirement is “permanent,” if Eric Albarracin is to be believed. Cejudo put his UFC bantamweight gold on the line against Dominick Cruz on May 9. The bout served as the co-main event of UFC 249. Cejudo found success early......
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Chael Sonnen Thinks Conor McGregor Can Compete For UFC Welterweight Gold

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Image Credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Chael Sonnen isn’t ruling out Conor McGregor as the number one contender for the UFC welterweight title. McGregor has his sights set on becoming a two-time UFC lightweight champion. In addition to that, the “Notorious” one has claimed he’ll be gunning......

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