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Coach Says Daniel Cormier Wasn’t 100 Percent Going Into Stipe Miocic Rematch

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Image Credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Head coach Javier Mendez knows fans will think he’s making excuses, but that won’t stop from “telling the truth.” Back in Aug. 2019, Cormier put the UFC heavyweight title on the line against Stipe Miocic. Cormier scored a first-round knockout victory over......
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Myles Jury no longer bothered by trash talk: ‘A lot of them are just acting’

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A little older, a little wiser, Myles Jury has learned to block out the noise. Jury turned 31 in October. Since making his amateur MMA debut over 14 years ago, he’s been in almost nothing but high pressure situations, first competing for King of the Cage—one of North America’s longest-running......
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Nate Richardson fled a war-torn country, and now, he seeks the American dream in the UFC 

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Nate Richardson still has fond memories of his former home in Africa despite leaving the country when he was just a child. The featherweight prospect, who competes in the co-main event at LFA 82 this Friday, grew up in the west African country of Liberia, where his family made a......
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Chael Sonnen Says Diego Sanchez Taking DQ Win ‘Is A Very Smart Thing To Do’

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Image Credit: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Chael Sonnen believes Diego Sanchez did the right thing by taking the DQ win at UFC Rio Rancho over Michel Pereira. Late in the third round, Pereira landed an illegal knee and Sanchez said he couldn’t continue so he was awarded a......
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Missed Fists: William Whipple unleashes a Head Kick from Outta Nowhere, plus ‘Who Ref’d It Better?’

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Welcome to the latest edition of Missed Fists where we shine a light on fights from across the globe that may have been overlooked in these hectic times where it seems like there’s an MMA show every other day. This week, we’ve got a pair of ridiculous Muay Thai KOs,......
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Ed Ruth has no problem being ‘patient’ while Bellator champ Douglas Lima pursues a second world title 

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Three-time NCAA wrestling champion Ed Ruth made a fast rise up the welterweight ranks since joining the roster at Bellator MMA, but despite his desire to eventually become champion, he has no problem taking his time. Considering he entered the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix after only six fights it might......
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Morning Report: Javier Mendez admits they ‘are not in control’ if UFC makes Conor McGregor the backup for UFC 249

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has made it clear he doesn’t want to fight Conor McGregor again until McGregor works his way back up the lightweight rankings. But even Khabib’s coach Javier Mendez agrees that the decision will not be entirely up to them. Nurmagomedov defended his lightweight title (and won the lineal......
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Bellator 240/Bellator Dublin weigh-in video, results

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MMA Fighting has Bellator 240/Bellator Dublin weigh-in video and results for Saturday’s event at the 3Arena. In the Bellator Dublin main event, Leah McCourt takes on Judith Ruis. In the Bellator 240 main event, Brent Primus and Chris Bungard will have to make. lightweight limit of 155 pounds (with one-pound......
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UFC Auckland weigh-in results: Paul Felder, Dan Hooker hit the mark in main event

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The main event for UFC Auckland is now official after Paul Felder and Dan Hooker stepped on the scale at the official weigh-ins held in New Zealand. Both lightweights hit the mark for their five-round non-title bout, with Felder weighing in at 155.5 pounds and Hooker weighing 156 pounds. One......
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Maki Pitolo vs. Takashi Soto scrapped from UFC Auckland 

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A welterweight fight between Maki Pitolo and Takashi Soto has been scrapped from the UFC Fight Night card in Auckland, New Zealand. Sources close to the contest confirmed the news to MMA Fighting on Friday during the official weigh-ins that were taking place ahead of Saturday’s event. The news was......
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UFC 249 poster released – MMA Fighting

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Khabib Nurmagomedov. Tony Ferguson. What else do you need to know? The two lightweight stars adorn the official poster for UFC 249, which was released Thursday. THE WAIT IS OVER! Your Khabib vs Ferguson poster has arrived! #UFC249 pic.twitter.com/ulKZJd07Um — UFC (@ufc) February 20, 2020 Nurmagomedov brings his unbeaten record......
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Paul Redmond: Headlining Dublin’s 3Arena would be ‘icing on the cake’ for career

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DUBLIN – Paul Redmond responded to the outcry from fans for Bellator to give him a prominent place on Saturday’s card. The Irishfan favorite also discussed his bout with Georgi Karakhanyan and how a win would put him in title contention. The Team Ryano lightweight discussed juggling his fight career......
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Diego Sanchez coach Joshua Fabia explains choke warning to NSAC, chasing Emil Meek with a knife

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Diego Sanchez’s coach doesn’t deny his methods are unusual. But he challenges anyone who says they’re not effective, and he believes he’s unfairly being targeted because of them. “They all want to see what they expect to see, and they can’t understand what they don’t know how to see,” Joshua......
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Team Khabib Has No Control If McGregor Is UFC 249 Backup Plan

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Image Credit: Isaac Brekken/Getty Images Head coach Javier Mendez isn’t pretending that he or Khabib Nurmagomedov have control over the UFC’s decision making. Nurmagomedov is scheduled to put his UFC lightweight gold on the line against Tony Ferguson on April 18. The 155-pound title bout will headline UFC 249 inside......

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