MMA Chronicles

Report | Dustin Poirier turned down Michael Chandler fight out of loyalty to Tony Ferguson

www.bjpenn.com Posted 36 minutes ago by Adam D Martin

UFC lightweight Dustin Poirier reportedly turned down a fight against Octagon newcomer Michael Chandler out of loyalty to Tony Ferguson. When the UFC announced this week that it signed the former Bellator lightweight champion to a free-agent contract, the signing came with a unique stipulation. UFC president Dana White confirmed that Chandler would be the […] The post Report | Dustin Poirier turne...

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Price delighted to be fighting one of heroes

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 51 minutes ago by Tim Bissell
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC UFC welterweight Niko Price is feeling thankful heading into his fight with Donald Cerrone this weekend. The co-main event for this weekend’s UFC Vegas 11: Covington vs. Woodley is an intriguing welterweight bout which promises plenty of action. It features the exciting Niko Price taking on wily Octagon veteran and bonus-hunter Donald Cerrone. Price, who comes into ...

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC: Covington vs Woodley - Main card preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1 hour ago by Dayne Fox
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Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports Get behind the scenes on all the hard-hitting action of this weekends UFC card, headlined by former welterweight champions Colby Covington and Tyron Woodley settling their longtime grudge. I’m sure you’ve already heard it from just about everyone else, but… WHAT A CARD!!! I say that with the perspective of this being a Fight Night card and in comparison to some ...

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Live Stream! UFC Vegas 11: Woodley vs. Covington weigh-in

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tim Bissell
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Handout Photo-USA TODAY Sports See what happens on the scales ahead of UFC VEGAS 11: WOODLEY VS. COVINGTON. The UFC is back in the APEX for another of it’s ‘UFC Vegas’ series. Tomorrow’s offering—UFC Vegas 11—is headlined by a welterweight clash with plenty of bad blood; Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley. Woodley and Covington once trained together at American Top Team. However, since Covington de...

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Dana White says he is “very excited” about adding Michael Chandler to the UFC roster

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Adam D Martin

UFC president Dana White says he is “very excited” about adding former Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler to the UFC roster. On Thursday, White announced that the UFC has signed Chandler to a free-agent contract. His first task with the UFC will be to be the backup fighter for the UFC 254 main event between […] The post Dana White says he is “very excited” about adding Michael Chandler...

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Tyron Woodley responds to every question at the UFC Vegas 11 press conference with: “Black Lives Matter”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Harry Kettle

Tyron Woodley caused quite the stir during his UFC Vegas 11 press conference appearance by responding to every question with “Black Likes Matter”. Woodley is gearing up for his huge grudge match against Colby Covington this Saturday night in what many believe to be a vital moment in the former champion’s mixed martial arts career. […] The post Tyron Woodley responds to every question at the UFC Ve...

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Former UFC title challenger Thiago Santos provides update after contracting COVID-19

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2 hours ago by Harry Kettle

UFC light heavyweight contender Thiago Santos has provided an update to fans after he contracted COVID-19. Santos was set to square off with Glover Teixeira in a vital showdown between two of the division’s top stars on October 3, but due to “Marreta” testing positive for Coronavirus, that date will no longer be possible. It […] The post Former UFC title challenger Thiago Santos provides update af...

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UFC brings back Damon Jackson

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2 hours ago by Kristen King
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The featherweight returns to the promotion after more than four years. Damon Jackson is back in the UFC and will take on fellow featherweight Mirsad Bektic on just two-days’ notice at UFC Vegas 11. Bektic was expected to face Luiz Eduardo Garagorri, but due to a positive COVID-19 test from one of his cornermen, Garagorri was pulled from the...

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Adesanya joins Joshua on Hot Ones; says Costa uses ‘extra supplements’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3 hours ago by Anton Tabuena
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Watch as Israel Adesanya and Anthony Joshua tried some crazy hot sauces from a popular food and interview web series. Israel Adesanya and Anthony Joshua were both guests at First We Feast’s popular YouTube series Hot Ones: Truth or Dab. The two combat sports champions tried fiery hot sauces while answering questions from host Sean Evans. The two fighters’ personalities shined on the entertaining w...

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Tyron Woodley believes he is still the best welterweight in the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by Adam D Martin

Despite dropping his last two fights, former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley believes he is still the best welterweight in the UFC. Woodley takes on long-time rival Colby Covington at UFC Vegas 11 this Saturday night. The former UFC welterweight champ is coming off of two straight losses to Kamaru Usman and Gilbert Burns where […] The post Tyron Woodley believes he is still the best welter...

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Invicta FC 42 Results: Zappitella taps Cummins for atomweight title

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4 hours ago by Tim Bissell
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Dave Mandel/Invicta FC Check out what happened at Invicta FC 42: Cummins vs. Zappitella. Invicta FC put on their latest show last night at the Police Athletic League gym, aka ‘Fight Church’, in Kansas City, KS. In the main event the Invicta FC atomweight title was on the line in a bout between Ashley ‘Smashely’ Cummins and Alesha ‘Half-pint’ Zappitella. The belt had been vacant since Jinh Yu Frey ...

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Michael Chandler releases first statement since signing with the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by Adam D Martin

New UFC lightweight contender Michael Chandler has released his first statement since leaving Bellator and signing with the UFC. Chandler is a former three-time Bellator lightweight champion and for years he has been one of the top 155lbers outside of the UFC. On Thursday, UFC president Dana White confirmed the world’s leading MMA promotion has […] The post Michael Chandler releases first statemen...

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Israel Adesanya signs multi-year deal with Puma ahead of UFC 253

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4 hours ago by Anton Tabuena
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Israel Adesanya becomes the first MMA fighter to sign with Puma. Ahead of his UFC 253 title defense, Israel Adesanya is announced to have a new major sponsor, becoming the first MMA fighter to sign an endorsement deal with Puma. Adesanya is now a Puma ambassador, and will have an apparel and shoe deal with the German multinational company. “We’re ecstatic to be welcoming one of New Zealand’s most ...

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Colby Covington reacts after Tyron Woodley sports “Make Racists Fade Again” hat at UFC Vegas 11 presser

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5 hours ago by Adam D Martin

UFC welterweight Colby Covington reacted after Tyron Woodley sported a “Make Racists Fade Again” hat at the UFC Vegas 11 presser. Covington and Woodley were set to be the stars of the press conference and had been advertised as such all week long, but the UFC chose to bring in several undercard fighters instead such […] The post Colby Covington reacts after Tyron Woodley sports “Make Racists Fade ...

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Dana White explains why Michael Chandler got the call for UFC 254 instead of Tony Ferguson

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11 hours ago by Christopher Taylor

Dana White announced some huge news for UFC 254 earlier today, but it did not involve former interim lightweight title holder Tony Ferguson. Instead the brash UFC boss confirmed that the promotion had come to terms with coveted free agent Michael Chandler, who will now serve as the back-up for October’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin […] The post Dana White explains why Michael Chandler got the ca...

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