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The Level Change Podcast 38: Covington’s complaints, UFC Mexico preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Stephie Haynes
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Level Change Podcast | June M. Williams Episode 38 discussion: Colby Covington’s complaints about UFC negotiation tactics, Urijah Faber wants a new contract, Eddie Alvarez talks MMA’s best, Lawler-Ponzinibbio, UFC Mexico Welcome to the The Level Change Podcast, our combat sports themed variety show hosted by Stephie Haynes, Mookie Alexander and Victor Rodriguez, featuring the news of the week, fig...

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Mexico City - Main card preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Dayne Fox
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Get the lowdown on the main card action out of Mexico City, including a strawweight battle where Alexa Grasso will look to break out by attempting to upend former champion Carla Esparza. It shouldn’t come as any surprise that every contest on the main card of UFC Mexico City features a fighter of Mexican descent. It shouldn’t come as much of a surprise either that most of them aren’t facing top-fl...

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Correia believes she won’t have weight problems at UFC Mexico

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:30 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Lucas Rezende
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Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports After missing the bantamweight mark in her last bout, Bethe Correia puts her weight problems in the past ahead of UFC Mexico. It seems that the scale will not be a problem for former female bantamweight title challenger Bethe Correia at UFC Mexico. Only one day prior to her fight against Sijara Eubanks, the ‘Pitbull’ tells Combate she had a much easier weight cutting p...

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Colby Covington responds to Dustin Poirier: ‘He knows where to find me’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:15 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Colby Covington has been at odds with American Top Team teammate Dustin Poirier ever since Poirier lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 242. After 242, Poirier was asked if he would be willing to fight a training partner at American Top Team, and he said no because he isn’t a sellout like Colby Covington. Covington […] The post Colby Covington responds to Dustin Poirier: ‘He knows where to find me’ ...

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Fighter’s Perspecive: Modafferi talks recovering from her loss to Maia

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Roxanne Modafferi
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Roxanne Modafferi reflects on her recent tough rematch with Jennifer Maia and her success in competitive grappling. I lost my last fight against Jennifer Maia in Texas. No matter how a fighter loses, by decision or KO, the intense feelings of pain and sadness are there. I’ve made my walk to the cage (or ring) 44 times in my life and, of those, I’ve walked away with eighteen losses. Every fight and...

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UFC Mexico weigh-in results: Headliners on point, one fighter misses

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:18 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

On Saturday, the UFC will return to our screens with the under-the-radar UFC Mexico card. The card will be topped by a dynamite featherweight matchup between proven finishers Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. In this fight, Rodriguez will look to build on the momentum of a 2018 Knockout of the Year contender: a last second, […] The post UFC Mexico weigh-in results: Headliners on point, one fight...

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NAC admits error over handling of Fury-Wallin cut

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Nevada’s new instant replay system worked well in the Tyson Fury vs. Otto Wallin fight, but a failure to communicate led to controversy. Last week, heavyweight star Tyson Fury had a tougher than expected win over Sweden’s Otto Wallin, overcoming a horrible cut above his right eye to beat the huge underdog by unanimous decision. The cut was caused by a Wallin left hook with :40 left in round three,...

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Dana White bashes fan for fighter pay question

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:25 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Fighter pay is a hot button issue in MMA, and UFC President Dana White seems to be growing tired of it. During a fan Q&A on Twitter on Thursday afternoon, the UFC boss was asked why fighters are paid so little. He responded a with a bit of name-calling, and with an assurance that fighter […] The post Dana White bashes fan for fighter pay question appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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Live Stream: UFC Mexico official weigh ins

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:01 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Anton Tabuena
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Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports Watch the official weigh ins for the UFC’s event in Mexico. The UFC his hosting another event in Mexico City, and this time it will be headlined by a featherweight bout between entertaining strikers Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. Also featured as the card’s co-main event is a strawweight fight between former champion Carla Esparza and local favorite Alexa Grass...

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Shane Burgos vs. Makwan Amirkhani set for UFC 244

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Photo credit should read ERIK SIMANDER/AFP/Getty Images “Mr. Finland” is coming to America. A dynamite featherweight clash is on tap for UFC 244 in New York. Newsday reported that New York’s own “Hurricane” Shane Burgos is scheduled to fight “Mr. Finland” Makwan Amirkhani on the blockbuster November 2nd pay-per-view at Madison Square Garden. Burgos (12-1) is coming off a split decision win over Cu...

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Nate Diaz rips critics of BMF title

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:52 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

When Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal collide in the main event of UFC 244 on November 2, there will be a title on the line — but not the UFC welterweight title. Instead, the pair will compete for the newly conceived BMF title. While many fans are excited about this unique belt, some members of […] The post Nate Diaz rips critics of BMF title appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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Dana White shares timeframe for BMF belt reveal

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:36 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

We’re all waiting to get a look at the BMF belt that will be on the line when Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz collide in the UFC 244 main event, and from the sounds of it, we’re going to have to wait a little longer. Speaking during a fan Q&A on Twitter, UFC President Dana […] The post Dana White shares timeframe for BMF belt reveal appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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Chuck Liddell interested in pro wrestling career

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

Chuck Liddell has seemingly closed the curtain on his mixed martial arts career, but that doesn’t mean his days as an entertainer are done. Liddell recently divulged that he has some interest in working as a professional wrestler, particularly in the WWE ring. “I used to hang out with Shane McMahon every once in a […] The post Chuck Liddell interested in pro wrestling career appeared first on | BJ...

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PHOTO | Thiago Santos in incredible shape following recent surgery

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:52 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor
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Thiago Santos sustained some serious injuries in his July split decision loss to UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. Despite his valiant effort, the Brazilian challenger exited the cage with a torn ACL, MCL, PCL and meniscus in his left knee and a partially torn meniscus in his right. Unsurprisingly, these injuries required Santos to […] The post PHOTO | Thiago Santos in incredible shape fol...

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Greg Hardy has new opponent and date for next UFC fight

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Tim Burke
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Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images It looks like Greg Hardy will fight a little sooner than expected, and on a different continent. The UFC has been slowly building controversial heavyweight Greg Hardy, and the next bout they had originally booked for him seemed like a bit of a farce. He was scheduled to fight in Singapore on October 18th against Jarjis Danho, a 35-year-old w...

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