MMA Chronicles

Malignaggi thanks ‘f-cking stupid’ MMA fans for making Lobov fight possible

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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“I think of it like, thank god that this fan base in MMA is so f—king stupid that they actually have made this possible.” Paulie Malignaggi is using every trick in the book to promote his upcoming bare knuckle fight with Artem Lobov at BKFC 6. The former two-division boxing world champion has even gone as far as insulting the entire MMA fanbase, crediting them for being stupid enough to actually b...

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Undaunted by debut loss, Eddie Alvarez targets finish of Folayang and ONE Championship gold

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:49 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Eddie Alvarez was widely expected to blow through Russia’s Timofey Nastyukhin in his ONE Championship debut, which occurred on the stacked ONE: A New Era card in late March. In the end, however, the former UFC and Bellator lightweight champion was stopped by his unheralded opponent in the waning moments of the first round. Despite […] The post Undaunted by debut loss, Eddie Alvarez targets finish ...

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Chael Sonnen proclaims himself ‘best drug cheat’ of his era

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:08 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Last weekend, after a stoppage loss to former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, MMA star Chael Sonnen announced his retirement from the sport. Sonnen retires with an impressive resume. He reached tremendous heights in WEC, the UFC, and Bellator. He defeated top-flight foes like Quinton “Rampage” Jackson, Wanderlei Silva, Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Michael Bisping, […] The post Chael Sonnen...

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Paige VanZant doubts anybody will dethrone ‘terrifying’ Valentina Shevchenko

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:08 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Despite her lengthy absence from the cage, due to an unfortunate series of injures, Paige VanZant remains one of the most visible stars in the UFC flyweight division. Yet while she is likely only a few wins away from a title shot, she doesn’t envision anybody beating the division’s reigning champion, Valentina Shevchenko. Luckily, VanZant […] The post Paige VanZant doubts anybody will dethrone ‘te...

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Spicely returns to UFC to fight Winn on short notice

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Lucas Rezende
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UFC veteran Eric Spicely returns on a five-day notice to take on Deron Winn at UFC Greenville. It’s not the ideal return, but Eric Spicely is reportedly back in the UFC. After one year away from the Octagon, the 32-year-old came back as a very short notice replacement for Bruno Silva, who was scheduled to take on Deron Winn at UFC Greenville, but was forced out of the bout with an injury. This mar...

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UFC Greenville | Renato Moicano prepared to finish Korean Zombie and get back into the win column

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:42 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Renato Moicano is set to headline his first-ever UFC card this Saturday at UFC Greenville. The Brazilian is taking on Chan Sung Jung, AKA “The Korean Zombie” in a pivotal featherweight bout. Moicano is coming off of a TKO loss to Jose Aldo, which snapped his two-fight winning streak. Although the 30-year-old lost to the […] The post UFC Greenville | Renato Moicano prepared to finish Korean Zombie ...

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Ben Askren believes he could steal Colby Covington’s title shot at UFC 239

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:17 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Former Bellator and ONE Championship welterweight titleholder Ben Askren is scheduled for his second UFC appearance at UFC 239 on July 6, where he’ll battle fellow contender Jorge Masvidal. It’s conceivable that the winner of this clash will get the next crack at UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman — though that would mean Colby Covington […] The post Ben Askren believes he could steal Colby Co...

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UFC Greenville | Montana De La Rosa believes win over Andrea Lee puts her in title conversation

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:35 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Montana De La Rosa is set to return to the Octagon this Saturday at UFC Greenville. There, she is taking on Andrea Lee in a battle between two ranked flyweights. De La Rosa is 3-0 in the division so far, and she understands just how important this fight is for her career. Lee is on […] The post UFC Greenville | Montana De La Rosa believes win over Andrea Lee puts her in title conversation appeared...

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Combate Americas announces six new bouts for World Championship event

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:26 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

NEW YORK – June 4, 2019 –Combate Americas today announced six new bouts for its first-ever featherweight (145 pounds) world championship event that will headline the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) sports franchise’s debut in the state of New Mexico, live on television in Spanish in the U.S. on both Univision (12 a.m. ET/PT) and UDN […] The post Combate Americas announces six new bouts for World Champion...

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Valentina Shevchenko wants title fight with Liz Carmouche

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:20 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

The UFC had a difficult time locking down a main event for UFC San Antonio, which goes down on July 20. Eventually, the promotion landed on a welterweight contender bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards, but before that matchup was booked, several others were in consideration. One was a flyweight title fight between […] The post Valentina Shevchenko wants title fight with Liz Carmouche ap...

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MMA SQUARED: The real reason Dana White can’t book Cruise vs Bieber

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Chris Rini
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Dana says “we can talk,” but let me be perfectly clear, the UFC can’t make an offer that’ll get Tom Cruise to jump off his couch. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Chris...

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Bonded In Brotherhood: How Deron Winn and Daniel Cormier’s relationship grows through wrestling

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:59 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Mike Pendleton

When Deron Winn makes his UFC debut at UFC Greenville next weekend, Daniel Cormier won’t be in his corner, but there’s a good reason for that. “We argue all the time, even when we are coaching high school wrestling, we’ll be arguing throughout the meet.” That’s what brothers do, they fight and they argue, and […] The post Bonded In Brotherhood: How Deron Winn and Daniel Cormier’s relationship grow...

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Theodorou addresses UFC release, says it had to do with his paycheck

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Jun 18, 2019 by Anton Tabuena
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Elias Theodorou spoke about his UFC release. Elias Theodorou was released by the UFC despite a top 15 ranking, an 8-3 record with the promotion, and a TUF title to his name. The 31-year-old addressed the situation for the first time, saying that he doesn’t have any hard feelings towards how his career was handled by the promotion. “I have no ill will toward the UFC,” Theodorou told MMA Junkie. “I ...

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T.J. Dillashaw says Urijah Faber “probably should’ve stayed retired”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:13 AM Jun 18, 2019 by Mike Pendleton

Former UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw is currently serving a two-year suspension from USADA for his use of EPO, and recently spoke on his decision to take the banned-substance, but he also discussed more than that in his interview with Chael Sonnen. During his interview on the “You’re Welcome” podcast hosted by Chael Sonnen, Dillashaw […] The post T.J. Dillashaw says Urijah Faber “probab...

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Dillashaw: Faber ‘probably should have stayed retired’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 AM Jun 18, 2019 by Nick Baldwin
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Former UFC bantamweight champ T.J. Dillashaw isn’t surprised that his former training partner Urijah Faber is returning to MMA. T.J. Dillashaw isn’t surprised to see Urijah Faber back, but believes his former teammate is making the wrong move by exiting retirement. Faber, who retired from MMA in 2016, recently announced that he is returning to MMA competition. “The California Kid,” a former WEC ch...

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