MMA Chronicles

Poirier on Khabib saying he’s going to maul him: We’re not here to play tennis

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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“That means nothing saying ‘I’m going to maul him’. You’re supposed to. I expect the same from him when I say I’m going to hurt him, I expect the same that he’s going to try to hurt me and take me out. That’s what fighting is.” Dustin Poirier knows a thing or two about maulings, having battered the likes of Eddie Alvarez, Justin Gaethje and Max Holloway enroute to winning the interim UFC lightweig...

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Novitzky says USADA ‘still evaluating’ Costa’s use of stomach medication

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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According to Jeff Novitzky, USADA is still investigating Paulo Costa. There’s a lot of confusion surrounding Paulo Costa’s sudden withdrawal from his highly anticipated bout with Yoel Romero earlier this month. The Brazilian middleweight prospect claims he was pulled from UFC on ESPN 3 by the New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC) due to his use of a stomach medication from 2017, but the NYSAC...

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EXCLUSIVE | Chatri Sityodtong responds to praise from Joe Rogan

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:49 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Speaking on a recent episode of the Joe Rogan Experience MMA Show, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan shared his appreciation for ONE Championship and the way the Asian organization promotes mixed martial arts. “I appreciate the way ONE FC handles things,” Rogan said. “They just concentrate on fighters being honorable and fighting their best, and […] The post EXCLUSIVE | Chatri Sityodtong responds to...

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UFC rankings update: Nate Diaz exits, Alistair Overeem climbs

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:44 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Tom Taylor

The official UFC rankings have been updated in the wake of Saturday’s UFC St. Petersburg card, and as expected there have been some notable changes. The biggest change, however, seems to be unrelated to the card, as long absent lightweight star Nate Diaz has finally been ejected from the UFC rankings. In terms of UFC […] The post UFC rankings update: Nate Diaz exits, Alistair Overeem climbs appear...

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EXCLUSIVE | Chatri Sityodtong explains how ONE Championship and GAMMA will carry MMA to the Olympics

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:09 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Last week, it was announced that Singapore based martial arts powerhouse ONE Championship had signed a partnership with Global Association of Mixed Martial Arts (GAMMA), an independent governing body for the sport of mixed martial arts. The goals of this partnership are multifaceted, but the most notable mission of the two organizations is to bring […] The post EXCLUSIVE | Chatri Sityodtong explai...

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Paulo Costa plans to punch Yoel Romero hard, ‘make him pay’ for PED accusations

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Anton Tabuena
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Paulo Costa says things are getting personal with Yoel Romero. When their UFC 230 bout got scrapped, Yoel Romero stated that Paulo Costa failed a USADA test, only to immediately reel those comments back. The fast rising middleweight fighter wasn’t happy with those statements, saying that spreading those PED rumors just made their potential bout much more personal. “It’s not true. Romero is a bad g...

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Chael Sonnen trolls Lyoto Machida, Machida responds

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:27 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Tom Taylor

UFC veterans Chael Sonnen and Lyoto Machida are scheduled to collide in a light heavyweight showdown at Bellator NYC on July 14. Yet on Wednesday afternoon, Sonnen took to Twitter and cast doubt on the status of this matchup. “Machida: OUT,” Sonnen wrote in a Tweet that seemed to imply Machida had withdrawn from the […] The post Chael Sonnen trolls Lyoto Machida, Machida responds appeared first on...

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MMA fighter killed by drunk driver in Moscow 

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Karim Zidan
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A drunk teenager caused a fatal accident on a highway in Moscow that led to the death of a retired MMA fighter. Egor Lyachenkov, the grandson of the former Vice President of automobile manufacturer AvtoVAZ, Nikolai Lyachenkov, was reportedly driving at over 100 km/hour when his Mercedes crashed into another car at high speed. The 19-year-old was allegedly drunk at the time and drove through a red ...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov embarking on a three-city UK tour in June

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:25 PM Apr 24, 2019 by James Lynch

“The Eagle” will be landing in the UK this June. Khabib Nurmagomedov posted on his Instagram account that UFC fans will have the opportunity to meet him from June 11-16. The 30-year-old will be stopping in London, Manchester, and Midlands. This is an independent tour and not one run by the UFC. “I am really […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov embarking on a three-city UK tour in June appeared first o...

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Opinion | Justin Gaethje could be the foil to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s reign of dominance

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:19 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Jordy McElroy

There is nothing flashy about Justin Gaethje’s style of fighting—no fancy footwork or slick striking techniques. The former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion is more of a bite down on a mouthpiece, march forward relentlessly and shove his fists in your face kind of fighter. Couple that with a criminally underrated ground game, and […] The post Opinion | Justin Gaethje could be the foil...

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Rousey uncertain about WWE career due to pregnancy plans

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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With her plans to have a family with husband Travis Browne, Ronda Rousey is uncertain about her WWE future. WWE Diva and former UFC champion Ronda Rousey is currently focused on having a family with husband Travis Browne. So much so that she is uncertain about her professional wrestling career as of the moment. In a video she released on her YouTube channel, Rousey says she is unsure about how she...

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Yancy Medeiros still feels lightweight is ‘natural weight class’ for Max Holloway

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:57 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Back at UFC 236, UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway made his debut in the UFC lightweight division, taking on Dustin Poirier for the interim lightweight strap. Unfortunately for the Hawaiian and his ever-growing fanbase, this move to lightweight didn’t go as planned, as he lost a unanimous decision to Poirier and saw his 13-fight win-streak […] The post Yancy Medeiros still feels lightweight is ...

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MMA SQUARED: A cartoon explanation of the Sean O’Malley USADA suspension

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Chris Rini
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This is gonna clear everything up. Just don’t ask any questions about Paulo Costa. Chris Rini MMA Squared: A Cartoon Explanation of the Sean O’Malley USADA Suspension I’m just having fun with Sean, he’s a bright guy and is ready to throw down on July 6th. Take care of yourself and I’ll talk to you tomorrow. Chris....

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Tony Ferguson’s wife ends restraining order

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Apr 24, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Tony Ferguson’s wife Cristina has decided to put an end on the previous restraining order she filed. UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson seems to be headed on the right direction, in terms of his recovery. Early this month, he revealed that passed his medical evaluations, and shortly after, his wife, Cristina has apparently decided to drop the restraining order she previously filed against him...

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Nicco Montano releases statement following USADA suspension, aims for Summer return

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:28 AM Apr 24, 2019 by Drake Riggs

Yesterday, USADA announced that four fighters had recently accepted sixth-month suspensions for their positive testings due to ostarine usage. All of which were the result of tainted supplements. One of those fighters happened to be the inaugural UFC flyweight champion, Nicco Montano. Montano has been out of action since she won the title in December […] The post Nicco Montano releases statement f...

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