MMA Chronicles

Coach: The UFC is really missing Conor McGregor

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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Boxing coach Owen Roddy talks about Conor McGregor’s absence and sheds some light on the Irishman’s UFC return. It has been a year and five months since Conor McGregor stepped inside the UFC Octagon. And due to his most recent misconduct at UFC 223 wherein he is facing multiple charges, the timetable for the return of “The Notorious” remains indefinite. In a recent exclusive interview with Express...

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Heavyweights and female featherweights invited to TUF 28 tryouts

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8 hours ago by Nick Baldwin
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The next season of The Ultimate Fighter has been announced. The Ultimate Fighter isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Tryouts for season 28 of the long-running, sports reality television series take place May 22 in Las Vegas, the UFC announced in a press release Wednesday afternoon. Heavyweights and women’s featherweights are invited to the tryouts, which will occur at Palace Station Hotel. Candidat...

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Holly Holm Understands Her Position, Feels “it is make or break” vs Megan Anderson at UFC 225

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8 hours ago by Drake Riggs
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A UFC career can be a true roller coaster ride in every sense of the phrase. You can go from incredible highs to devastating lows in the blink of an eye. For Holly Holm, she isn’t quite at a point of ‘rock bottom’, but the once champion has lost some steam since her phenomenal dismantling […] The post Holly Holm Understands Her Position, Feels “it is make or break” vs Megan Anderson at UFC 225 app...

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Holly Holm Understands Her Position, Feels “it is make or break” vs Megan Anderson at UFC 225

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8 hours ago by Drake Riggs

A UFC career can be a true roller coaster ride in every sense of the phrase. You can go from incredible highs to devastating lows in the blink of an eye. For Holly Holm, she isn’t quite at a point of ‘rock bottom’, but the once champion has lost some steam since her phenomenal dismantling […] The post Holly Holm Understands Her Position, Feels “it is make or break” vs Megan Anderson at UFC 225 app...

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Cro Cop vs. Nelson 2 is Bellator 200’s main event

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:30 PM Apr 25, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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A rematch between Mirko Cro Cop and Roy Nelson is going to be the Bellator 200 main event in London, England. Bellator MMA returns this weekend with a “tentpole” event in Illinois, as Fedor Emelianenko takes on Frank Mir in the heavyweight Grand Prix quarterfinals. One month from now, they’ll be in London, England for Bellator 200. While there is a middleweight title fight between Gegard Mousasi a...

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Jon Jones continues to go after Alexander Gustafsson on Twitter

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:34 PM Apr 25, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Earlier this week, light heavyweight rivals Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier finally found some common ground: a shared disdain for Swedish light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson, who they both hold a close decision victory over. It all began when Jones went after Gustafsson for his comments on the JRE MMA Show. “Beat me in three?” […] The post Jon Jones continues to go after Alexander Gusta...

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If I Did It: UFC Fires Leslie Smith, Hires Greg Hardy

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:18 AM Apr 25, 2018 by Nate Wilcox
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Welcome to If I Did It, the show where we grapple with PR kerfluffles from the world of MMA. This week we look at the UFC’s decision to not re-sign union organizer Leslie Smith while bringing controversial NFL veteran Greg Hardy into the fold. Right after the show, watch the same team tackle PR kerfluffles from the worlds of media and politics on If The Shoes Fit. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r...

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Antonio Carlos Junior wants to end 2018 close to UFC title shot

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Lucas Rezende
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UFC middleweight Antonio Carlos Junior wants two more fights this year after his submission win over Tim Boetsch. Fresh off a submission win over middleweight veteran Tim Boetsch at UFC on FOX 29, Antonio Carlos Junior is already making plans for his future, which involve getting as close as possible to a title shot before 2018 is up. As the Brazilian jiu-jitsu blackbelt told Portal do Vale Tudo, ...

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Leslie Smith planning legal action against UFC: “What the UFC did was illegal.”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:45 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Tom Taylor

If things had gone according to the initial plan, Leslie Smith would have fought Aspen Ladd on the undercard of last weekend’s UFC Atlantic City card. Regrettably, things took an incredibly ugly turn at the last minute, and the end result was Smith’s release from the UFC. The trouble began when Ladd missed weight for […] The post Leslie Smith planning legal action against UFC: “What the UFC did wa...

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TOTD: Jones backs up ‘DC’ in ridicule of ‘tough guy’ Gustafsson

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Lewis Mckeever
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Jon Jones joined in the fun on social media and took a dig at Alexander Gustafsson for having never won a UFC title. Top UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson was a recent guest on the Joe Rogan experience MMA show, and the Swede couldn’t help but take a few light-hearted digs at Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones. ‘The Mauler’ has also called out ‘DC’ and Jones on social media, and it di...

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Report: Teixeira vs. Latifi slated for summer UFC event

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Lucas Rezende
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A potential light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi is in the works for the upcoming UFC Hamburg card on July 22. A potential barnburner between UFC light heavyweight sluggers Glover Teixeira and Ilir Latifi is in the works, according to a report from Swedish website Kimura. Ag Fight later reported the bout will take place at UFC Fight Night 134, on July 22. The 38-year-old ...

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Lee: Ferguson will never be the same after knee injury

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Apr 24, 2018 by Milan Ordoñez
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Kevin Lee believes UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson will never be the same again after the recent knee injury. UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson is currently on the sidelines nursing a knee injury. It was an ailment that forced him out of his scheduled UFC 223 title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Along with a graphic photo of his stitched up knee that he posted on In...

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Ex-Bellator fighter Vila charged with second degree murder

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Tim Bissell
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The 47-year-old MMA fighter is currently being held, without bond, at Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, FL. Alexis Vila-Perdomo (aka Alexis Vila), a veteran of over 20 MMA fights, has been arrested in Miami-Dade County, FL and charged with Second Degree Murder. He is currently jailed at Turner Guildford Knight Correctional Center in Miami with no bond set. News of Vila-Perdomo’...

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Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and Marcos Rogerio de Lima All Get USADA Suspensions Lifted

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:42 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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Following Josh Barnett’s potentially groundbreaking reprimanding from USADA comes three more cases that have been reduced resulting in fighting freedom. Most notably is the former UFC heavyweight champion and two-time challenger, Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos who last fought at UFC 211 against Stipe Miocic in May of last year. The man often referred to as […] The post Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and M...

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Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and Marcos Rogerio de Lima All Get USADA Suspensions Lifted

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:42 AM Apr 24, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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Following Josh Barnett’s potentially groundbreaking reprimanding from USADA comes three more cases that have been reduced resulting in fighting freedom. Most notably is the former UFC heavyweight champion and two-time challenger, Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos who last fought at UFC 211 against Stipe Miocic in May of last year. The man often referred to as […] The post Junior Dos Santos, Lil Nog and M...

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