MMA Chronicles

UFC Apex to host boxing event featuring Dana White’s son

www.bjpenn.com Posted 29 minutes ago by Adam Martin

UFC president Dana White has long promised he would get into the boxing business, and it appears that dream is nearing reality. Speaking to reporters on Tuesday before the new season of the Contender Series at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, White said the newly-built facility will host a boxing event in the coming […] The post UFC Apex to host boxing event featuring Dana White’s son appeared first on ...

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Dana White: “Brock Lesnar made right decision” not returning to UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 9 hours ago by Mike Pendleton

After a year of speculation that his return was happening, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar decided not to return to the UFC and opted to re-sign with WWE instead. Following Lesnar’s decision, the UFC booked a heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Stipe Miocic, who waited out the rumors of […] The post Dana White: “Brock Lesnar made right decisio...

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Paulo Costa says ex-trainer was a ‘snitch’ and tried to blackmail him with IV video

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11 hours ago by Cole Shelton

Paulo Costa is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 241 against Yoel Romero. It will be the Brazilian’s first fight since being sidelined for six months due to a USADA suspension. His suspension came in part due to a leaked video of Costa using IV’s after weigh-ins. There, the Brazilian says he found […] The post Paulo Costa says ex-trainer was a ‘snitch’ and tried to blackmail him with IV video ap...

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Sonnen responds to being branded ‘one of the worst drug cheats’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11 hours ago by Tim Burke
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Even in retirement, you can always count on Chael Sonnen for some humor on social media. Chael Sonnen did a lot of things in his career. He’s an uncrowned WEC champ. He fought for titles in the UFC three times. He made people actually believe that the Nogueira brothers fed carrots to a bus. But he’ll also be remembered for something else - failing drug tests. After becoming the man who brought TRT...

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Shevchenko vs. Carmouche headlines UFC Uruguay

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12 hours ago by Mookie Alexander
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Valentina Shevchenko’s next defense of her UFC women’s flyweight title will be in South America. UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko’s next title defense will see her try to avenge the first loss of her professional MMA career. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported on Tuesday that Shevchenko is set to face Liz Carmouche in the main event of UFC Uruguay in Montevideo on August 10th. There h...

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Dana White’s Contender Series 2019 - Week 1 live results and discussion

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12 hours ago by Mookie Alexander
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Discuss the season three premiere of Dana White’s Contender Series, which features Jamie Pickett and Punahele Soriano. Tonight (June 18th) is the season three premiere of Dana White’s Contender Series, which highlights up-and-coming talent as well as some former UFC fighters looking for a second crack at the big time. Winners aren’t guaranteed a UFC contract, but it certainly helps to both win and...

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Costa claims ex-manager tried to blackmail him with video

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12 hours ago by Tim Burke
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Video of Paulo Costa taking IVs ahead of fights has allegedly been used against him for purposes of blackmail. UFC middleweight Paulo Costa apparently found him in a strange situation recently when a now ex-manager tried to extort him over a video of Costa taking an IV. Costa, who received suspensions from both USADA and CABMMA for illegal IV usage before his last two fights, says that a trainer (...

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Valentina Shevchenko to defend title vs Liz Carmouche at UFC Uruguay

www.bjpenn.com Posted 13 hours ago by Mike Pendleton

UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko is getting right back into the Octagon after her first successful title defense. Shevchenko defeated Jessica Eye at UFC 238 in Chicago with a highlight reel head kick earlier this month, and she’s getting a quick turnaround for her second title defense. According to Brett Okamoto of ESPN citing […] The post Valentina Shevchenko to defend title vs...

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Manager believes Conor McGregor is next if Anthony Pettis defeats Nate Diaz

www.bjpenn.com Posted 13 hours ago by Cole Shelton

Anthony Pettis is set to take on Nate Diaz at UFC 241. But, that isn’t stopping his manager, Abraham Kawa from thinking of what could be next for the former lightweight champ. Kawa believes if “Showtime” gets past the Stockton native, a fight against Conor McGregor should be next on the agenda. “Even Conor fighting Khabib […] The post Manager believes Conor McGregor is next if Anthony Pettis defea...

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VanZant looking to test free agency after 2019

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 13 hours ago by Zane Simon
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The notable flyweight talent is hoping to fight out her UFC contract by the end of the year, and start 2020 on the free agency market. Despite a victory over Rachael Ostovich back in January, the past year and a half has been something of a rough on professionally for Paige Vanderford (née VanZant). The 25-year-old aspiring flyweight contender has been battling complications from an arm injury suf...

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Cannonier wants to fight Gastelum at UFC Mexico City

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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UFC middleweight contender Jared Cannonier has an opponent in mind for his next fight. A former heavyweight, Jared Cannonier has quickly established himself in the top ten of the UFC’s middleweight division. “The Killa Gorilla” (12-4) has won both of his fights at 185 lbs thus far, stopping David Branch via strikes at UFC 230, followed by leg kicking Anderson Silva to an injury TKO at last month’s...

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Askren feels win over Masvidal could warrant him next title shot

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Harry Davies
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If he gets past Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239, Ben Askren feels he could be next in line for welterweight gold. Ben Askren believes if he gets past Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239 next month, he could leapfrog Colby Covington to receive the next welterweight title shot. Askren (19-0) extended his undefeated record by rallying to beat Robbie Lawler in his UFC debut in March. That win placed Askren in the top...

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Browne charged for violating protective order, again

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tim Bissell
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WBA interim light heavyweight champion Marcus Browne has been charged multiple times in connections with domestic violence involving the mother of his child. [CW: The following story discusses alleged domestic abuse and harassment] According to the NY Daily News pro boxer Marcus Browne, 28, was arrested last Wednesday for allegedly violating an order of protection designed to protect the mother of...

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Elias Theodorou discusses release from UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:17 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Despite an 8-3 promotional record against solid competition, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou was recently released by the UFC. The move, though widely derided by fans, has not left Theodorou with any ill will toward the UFC. “I have no ill will toward the UFC,” Theodorou told MMA Junkie. “I don’t think being upset about it does […] The post Elias Theodorou discusses release from UFC appeared...

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Coach says McGregor is motivated again: ‘He loves training, he loves competing’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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“I think what has come back around is the love of the sport. He loves doing it, he loves training, he loves competing.” Does Conor McGregor still have the drive and tenacity to compete in the UFC? Does he still have the fire burning inside him that ignited his epic featherweight title run from 2013-2015, when he eventually went on to KO former pound-for-pound No. 1 Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds to ...

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