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Video: Nate Diaz shuts down media heckler for dumb vegan question

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Sep 20, 2019 by Anton Tabuena
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Photo by Michael Owens/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC UFC 244 press conference had some of the worst questions in recent memory. Thursday night in New York, a press conference for UFC 244 was held to promote the headlining “BMF” title bout between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. There’s a lot of mutual respect between the two fighters, so the lack of hostile smack talk was already expected, but the amount of t...

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UFC President Dana White confirms Daniel Cormier will fight again: “We’re going to do the trilogy”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:53 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Natasha Hooper

UFC President Dana White has confirmed that former promotional ‘champ champ’ Daniel Cormier will be making at least one more walk to the Octagon. Earlier tonight, the UFC boss spoke to Barstool Sports where he announced that the UFC is planning on booking a rubber match between Daniel Cormier and current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe […] The post UFC President Dana White confirms Daniel Cormier w...

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Branch released by UFC following USADA suspension announcement

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:30 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Tim Burke
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Former two-division WSOF champ David Branch no longer fights for the UFC. David Branch has not had a good week. After accepting a two-year suspension from the United States Anti-Doping Agency following a positive drug test, his home promotion has released him from his contract. MMA journalist Mike Russell was the first to announce the news ...

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Dana White explains why Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington isn’t happening at UFC 244

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:46 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Cole Shelton

After Colby Covington beat Robbie Lawler at UFC Newark, all signs pointed to him fighting welterweight champion, Kamaru Usman next. Many also expected that fight to be at UFC 244 in Madison Square Garden. Yet, that is not the case. Instead, negotiations between the two fell apart and the UFC booked Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal as […] The post Dana White explains why Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covingto...

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Ketlen Vieira eyes UFC 245 return, believes she can ‘trouble’ Nunes

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:30 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Lucas Rezende
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Perry Nelson-USA TODAY Sports UFC contender Ketlen Vieira wants to step back in the Octagon before 2019 is up. Away from the Octagon ever since March 2018 due to torn knee ligaments, undefeated women’s bantamweight contender Ketlen Vieira wants to step back into the Octagon at least one time before 2019 is over. In an interview with Combate, the 28-year-old explained how her financial situation du...

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Greg Hardy gets new opponent and date for next fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:22 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Greg Hardy’s next opponent and location has changed. Originally, the former NFL pro-bowler was set to take on Jarjis Danho at UFC Singapore. But, Danho had pulled out of the fight, so the UFC decided to move Hardy to UFC Boston, according to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. Breaking: Greg Hardy's next fight in the UFC will […] The post Greg Hardy gets new opponent and date for next fight appeared first on | ...

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Video | Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal staredown for first time ahead of UFC 244

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:33 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Cole Shelton
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In the main event of UFC 244 on November 2 at Madison Square Garden, Nate Diaz will take on Jorge Masvidal. The two will also be fighting for the inaugural BMF title. The fight was put into place after Nate Diaz called out Jorge Masvidal following UFC 241. “With this belt, I want to defend […] The post Video | Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal staredown for first time ahead of UFC 244 appeared first on...

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Masvidal: UFC didn't make McGregor fight as they ‘don’t want a murder charge’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:30 AM Sep 20, 2019 by Harry Davies
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Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Jorge Masvidal has explained why the UFC didn’t match him up with Conor McGregor after his UFC 239 win. Top UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal has said the UFC didn’t let him fight former two-division champion Conor McGregor. Following Masvidal’s record-breaking five-second KO over Ben Askren at UFC 239 in July, Masvidal called out the ‘f-cking G’ Conor McGrego...

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Grappling report: ADCC tried to book Silva vs. GSP

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:30 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Roy Billington
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A rundown of the biggest headlines and news from the world of competitive grappling. One of the biggest failures the UFC has made in the modern era is not booking Georges St-Pierre vs. Anderson Silva. When St-Pierre and Silva were in their prime, they were the best fighters on the planet and in the era of the super fight it’s sad that we never got to see the biggest champ vs. champ fight possible....

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Dana White expects Conor McGregor to fight in early 2020

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:25 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Cole Shelton

For the past couple of months, one of the biggest questions in MMA has been when will Conor McGregor fight again. The Irishman has been tweeting and hinting at returning but no fight has been booked by the promotion. McGregor has remained adamant he wants to have his rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov. But, in an interview […] The post Dana White expects Conor McGregor to fight in early 2020 appeare...

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Jacare opens up on struggles: ‘I’d drive to the gym and cry in the car’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:30 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Harry Davies
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Jacare Souza has revealed he almost quit MMA for good after suffering a serious psychological problem. Jacare Souza has opened up about his psychological issues that almost forced his exit from MMA, and also discussed his decision to move up in weight and fight Jan Blachowicz later this year. Souza (26-7) hasn’t fought since suffering a un...

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Watch Nate Diaz vs. Jorge Masvidal press conference live stream

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:15 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Watch the live stream of the first UFC 244: Diaz vs. Masvidal press conference on Thursday, September 19th at 7 PM ET/4 PM PT. In less than two months, UFC 244 will feature a highly anticipated main event that’s not for a UFC title, but rather the “BMF” belt. Popular welterweights Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal are slated to square off on November 2nd a...

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Dana White: Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier 3 is next

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:58 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Nick Baldwin
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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images Heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic and ex-titleholder Daniel Cormier will run it back a third time, according to the UFC president. Daniel Cormier is not stepping away from MMA just yet, according to UFC president Dana White. White said Thursday in an interview with Barstool Sports that the UFC is planning to book a trilogy fight between current heavyweight champi...

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Diggin’ Deep on UFC Mexico City: Prelims preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:30 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Dayne Fox
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Get the scoop on UFC Mexico City’s early contests, featuring fan favorite Angela Hill welcoming Ariane Carnelossi to the UFC, plus a clash between Sijara Eubanks and Bethe Correia. Last week, I defended the quality of the prelims of UFC Vancouver despite knowing they weren’t the best. Not that I hid that fact, as that’s not the point I’m trying to make. Looking at the prelims for UFC Mexico City, ...

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Jorge Masvidal: I can’t fight Conor McGregor because ‘I don’t wanna go to jail’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:45 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Shortly after he knocked out Ben Askren at UFC 239, streaking welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal began campaigning for a fight with former UFC featherweight and welterweight champ Conor McGregor. In the end, however, talk of this matchup fizzled when UFC President Dana White claimed that Masvidal is “too big” for a matchup with McGregor, and […] The post Jorge Masvidal: I can’t fight Conor McGr...

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