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Report | UFC, Reebok could soon “part ways”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Tom Taylor

Speaking to Dan LeBatard this morning, UFC President Dana White divulged that the promotion’s controversial outfitting deal with Reebok could soon come to an end. The UFC’s partnership with Reebok began in 2015, and was immediately the subject of much debate, as many fans, pundits and fighters felt to little money was ending up in […] The post Report | UFC, Reebok could soon “part ways” appeared f...

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Report | UFC, Reebok could soon “part ways”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Tom Taylor
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Speaking to Dan LeBatard this morning, UFC President Dana White divulged that the promotion’s controversial outfitting deal with Reebok could soon come to an end. The UFC’s partnership with Reebok began in 2015, and was immediately the subject of much debate, as many fans, pundits and fighters felt to little money was ending up in […] The post Report | UFC, Reebok could soon “part ways” appeared f...

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Dana White explains why he trademarked John Oliver’s “UFSEA” phrase

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Adam Martin
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UFC president Dana White explained why his organization recently trademarked late-night television host John Oliver’s “UFSEA” phrase. While speaking about the UFC Fight Island on a recent episode of his show, Oliver suggested several comical nicknames for it, including Brawlhamas and UFSEA. It seems like the UFSEA phrase is something White and the other UFC […] The post Dana White explains why he ...

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Dana White explains why he trademarked John Oliver’s “UFSEA” phrase

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Adam Martin

UFC president Dana White explained why his organization recently trademarked late-night television host John Oliver’s “UFSEA” phrase. While speaking about the UFC Fight Island on a recent episode of his show, Oliver suggested several comical nicknames for it, including Brawlhamas and UFSEA. It seems like the UFSEA phrase is something White and the other UFC […] The post Dana White explains why he ...

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Dana White doubles down, says Jon Jones asked for “obscene” sum for Ngannou fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1 hour ago by Tom Taylor

Dana White isn’t backing down on his claim that Jon Jones overreached in the negotiations for a potential fight with Francis Ngannou. A heavyweight scrap between Jones, the UFC light heavyweight champ, and Ngannou, the heavyweight division’s top contender, was dominating the headlines earlier this month. Regrettably, the negotiations for the bout fizzled out. According […] The post Dana White doub...

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The Mitchell Paradox - Part I: Into the Breach

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2 hours ago by Tim Bissell
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Artwork by Chad Stanhope The first of this 8-part literary non-fiction series introduces former UFC fighter David Mitchell, as well as the origins of both his MMA career and head trauma. We’re always making memories. Some last just a second – like a sound we here once, or a stranger’s face we pass by. Others are stored for only minutes, before getting flushed away. However, some memories stick and...

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Mackenzie Dern explains how training error played part in first MMA loss

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tom Taylor

This Saturday, at UFC on ESPN 9, Mackenzie Dern will take on Hannah Cifers in an effort to rebound from her first pro MMA loss: a late 2019 decision defeat at the hands of Amanda Ribas. Ahead of this fight with Cifers, Dern looked back on her loss to Ribas, acknowledging that she made an […] The post Mackenzie Dern explains how training error played part in first MMA loss appeared first on | BJPen...

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Mackenzie Dern explains how training error played part in first MMA loss

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tom Taylor
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This Saturday, at UFC on ESPN 9, Mackenzie Dern will take on Hannah Cifers in an effort to rebound from her first pro MMA loss: a late 2019 decision defeat at the hands of Amanda Ribas. Ahead of this fight with Cifers, Dern looked back on her loss to Ribas, acknowledging that she made an […] The post Mackenzie Dern explains how training error played part in first MMA loss appeared first on | BJPen...

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Live! UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns weigh-in stream

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3 hours ago by Tim Bissell
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Check out live streaming video of the weigh-ins for UFC on ESPN: Woodley vs. Burns. Saturday night sees the UFC move the action to its Vegas-based facility known as the Apex. Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the event — which has Tyron Woodley vs. Gilbert Burns as the headliner — will be held without fans in attendance. There’s not a ...

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Euro Fight Flashback: Edwards’ upkicks lead to KO at Bellator

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3 hours ago by Scott Lagdon
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Edwards lands an upkick | Bellator MMA The middleweight prospect gave his hometown crowd something to shout about when he delivered one of his most memorable finishes to date. With a drastically reduced MMA schedule over these last few months, Bloody Elbow’s European MMA writer, Scott Lagdon, has been diving down into the archives to highlight some of the wildest, weirdest and most fun fights from...

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Justin Gaethje targets three more matchups, then keen to “get the f**k out of here”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by Tom Taylor

UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje only has three names left on his hit-list: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Dustin Poirier. After those fights, he’s prepared to hang up the gloves. Gaethje is expected to get the next crack at undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s an opportunity he relishes. “I’m in a great […] The post Justin Gaethje targets three more ...

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Justin Gaethje targets three more matchups, then keen to “get the f**k out of here”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4 hours ago by Tom Taylor
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UFC interim lightweight champion Justin Gaethje only has three names left on his hit-list: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor, and Dustin Poirier. After those fights, he’s prepared to hang up the gloves. Gaethje is expected to get the next crack at undefeated UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. It’s an opportunity he relishes. “I’m in a great […] The post Justin Gaethje targets three more ...

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Eddie Hearn willing to co-promote with Dana White, open to Francis Ngannou vs. Dillian Whyte fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5 hours ago by Tom Taylor
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Eddie Hearn is open to a potential heavyweight showdown between boxer Dillian Whyte and UFC star Francis Ngannou. In fact, he’s interested in working with Dana White to promote an entire MMA vs. boxing crossover fight card. Hearn was asked about a potential Ngannou vs. Whyte fight during a recent Instagram live Q&A with fans. […] The post Eddie Hearn willing to co-promote with Dana White, open to ...

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Eddie Hearn willing to co-promote with Dana White, open to Francis Ngannou vs. Dillian Whyte fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5 hours ago by Tom Taylor

Eddie Hearn is open to a potential heavyweight showdown between boxer Dillian Whyte and UFC star Francis Ngannou. In fact, he’s interested in working with Dana White to promote an entire MMA vs. boxing crossover fight card. Hearn was asked about a potential Ngannou vs. Whyte fight during a recent Instagram live Q&A with fans. […] The post Eddie Hearn willing to co-promote with Dana White, open to ...

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Chael Sonnen rips Jon Jones after “Bones” accuses Dana White of lying about his demands

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5 hours ago by Harry Kettle
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Chael Sonnen has continued his ongoing war of words with former rival Jon Jones after the recent talks of a Francis Ngannou fight went south. It’s not exactly a secret that Sonnen and Jones don’t really like each other, and while “Bones” was able to get the better of “The Bad Guy” when they fought […] The post Chael Sonnen rips Jon Jones after “Bones” accuses Dana White of lying about his demands ...

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