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Daley agrees to new Bellator deal, ‘MVP’ showdown eyed next

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Mookie Alexander
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It looks as if Paul Daley will be entering the 10-man welterweight tournament, with Michael Page as his first opponent. Much was made about the curious exclusion of Paul Daley during Tuesday’s announcement of the ten-man Bellator MMA welterweight tournament. As it turned out, Daley hadn’t actually signed a new contract yet, and now that’s been taken care of, paving the path for him to enter the Gr...

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Brendan Schaub and four fighters that have beefed with Dana White

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:45 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Jordy McElroy

Brendan Schaub drew a line in the sand with UFC President Dana White last Thursday in what might have been the most visceral social media clap-back of the year. A minor disagreement quickly escalated into all-out war between the UFC boss and former UFC heavyweight. It wasn’t the first time a former or current employee […] The post Brendan Schaub and four fighters that have beefed with Dana White a...

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Brendan Schaub and four fighters that have beefed with Dana White

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:45 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Jordy McElroy
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Brendan Schaub drew a line in the sand with UFC President Dana White last Thursday in what might have been the most visceral social media clap-back of the year. A minor disagreement quickly escalated into all-out war between the UFC boss and former UFC heavyweight. It wasn’t the first time a former or current employee […] The post Brendan Schaub and four fighters that have beefed with Dana White a...

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“Vindicated” Anderson Silva will be eligible to return to the Octagon this October

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:05 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Good news for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his legions of fans. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has determined that his failed drug test was due to a contaminated substance. As a result, he’s been handed a one-year suspension, retroactive to October 2017. This means he’ll be eligible to fight again this […] The post “Vindicated” Anderson Silva will be eligible t...

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“Vindicated” Anderson Silva will be eligible to return to the Octagon this October

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:05 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Good news for former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and his legions of fans. The United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has determined that his failed drug test was due to a contaminated substance. As a result, he’s been handed a one-year suspension, retroactive to October 2017. This means he’ll be eligible to fight again this […] The post “Vindicated” Anderson Silva will be eligible t...

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Surfer Kelly Slater accuses Paulo Costa of doping, Costa fires back

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:49 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Paulo Costa, who now holds the number-eight spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, boasts one of the most impressive physiques in MMA. His physique is so impressive, in fact, that some naysayers have accused him of doping. Surfing legend Kelly Slater is one of these naysayers. ”Didn’t Cung Le get caught because he looked suspect in a […] The post Surfer Kelly Slater accuses Paulo Costa of doping, ...

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Surfer Kelly Slater accuses Paulo Costa of doping, Costa fires back

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:49 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Paulo Costa, who now holds the number-eight spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, boasts one of the most impressive physiques in MMA. His physique is so impressive, in fact, that some naysayers have accused him of doping. Surfing legend Kelly Slater is one of these naysayers. ”Didn’t Cung Le get caught because he looked suspect in a […] The post Surfer Kelly Slater accuses Paulo Costa of doping, ...

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Colby Covington suggests Jon Jones’ management could be bribing USADA to expedite UFC return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:12 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor

UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has never been shy when it comes to comments on his former roommate Jon Jones. His latest comments on Jones, however, might just take the cake. Speaking on Chael Sonnen’s Beyond the Fight podcast, Covington accused the former UFC light heavyweight champion and his management of bribing the United […] The post Colby Covington suggests Jon Jones’ man...

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Colby Covington suggests Jon Jones’ management could be bribing USADA to expedite UFC return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:12 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington has never been shy when it comes to comments on his former roommate Jon Jones. His latest comments on Jones, however, might just take the cake. Speaking on Chael Sonnen’s Beyond the Fight podcast, Covington accused the former UFC light heavyweight champion and his management of bribing the United […] The post Colby Covington suggests Jon Jones’ man...

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Update: Rory MacDonald’s title will be up for grabs throughout Bellator welterweight tournament

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:50 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Bellator’s anticipated welterweight Grand Prix will be a little different from the other tournament’s Bellator President Scott Coker has promoted in the past. Because Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald will be involved in the tournament, the welterweight belt will be up for grabs starting with MacDonald’s first tournament bout. In other words, the tournament winner […] The post Update: ...

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Update: Rory MacDonald’s title will be up for grabs throughout Bellator welterweight tournament

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:50 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Bellator’s anticipated welterweight Grand Prix will be a little different from the other tournament’s Bellator President Scott Coker has promoted in the past. Because Bellator welterweight champion Rory MacDonald will be involved in the tournament, the welterweight belt will be up for grabs starting with MacDonald’s first tournament bout. In other words, the tournament winner […] The post Update: ...

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Russian MMA promotion M-1 announces deal with the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:09 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor

According to an Instagram post from Russian MMA powerhouse M-1 Global, the promotion has signed a deal with The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Apparently, this deal will give M-1 Challenge champions the opportunity to sign with the UFC. From the sounds of it, this deal will also see M-1 scout talent for the UFC. See the […] The post Russian MMA promotion M-1 announces deal with the UFC appeared f...

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Russian MMA promotion M-1 announces deal with the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:09 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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According to an Instagram post from Russian MMA powerhouse M-1 Global, the promotion has signed a deal with The Ultimate Fighting Championship. Apparently, this deal will give M-1 Challenge champions the opportunity to sign with the UFC. From the sounds of it, this deal will also see M-1 scout talent for the UFC. See the […] The post Russian MMA promotion M-1 announces deal with the UFC appeared f...

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Mike Perry and Sage Northcutt issue brief comments on possible fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:20 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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“Platinum” Mike Perry and “Super” Sage Northcutt are two of the most interesting characters in MMA. They’re also two of the most exciting fighters in the game. Based on those reasons alone, it’s easy to understand why people want to see them fight. The buildup to the fight would be massively entertaining, and the fight itself […] The post Mike Perry and Sage Northcutt issue brief comments on possi...

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Mike Perry and Sage Northcutt issue brief comments on possible fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:20 PM Jul 18, 2018 by Tom Taylor

“Platinum” Mike Perry and “Super” Sage Northcutt are two of the most interesting characters in MMA. They’re also two of the most exciting fighters in the game. Based on those reasons alone, it’s easy to understand why people want to see them fight. The buildup to the fight would be massively entertaining, and the fight itself […] The post Mike Perry and Sage Northcutt issue brief comments on possi...

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