MMA Chronicles

Matt Hughes criticizes UFC, explains why promotion is “not as special” as it once was

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:43 PM Nov 22, 2017 by Tom Taylor

Speaking on a recent edition of Undeniable with Joe Buck, former UFC welterweight champion and outright MMA legend Matt Hughes shared some criticisms of the modern UFC. In his opinion, the promotion’s frequent shows – there will be a show every weekend from now until year’s end – are making its product less enjoyable. “I... The post Matt Hughes criticizes UFC, explains why promotion is “not as spe...

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Chael Sonnen sides with Colby Covington, not “scumbag” Fabricio Werdum

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:18 PM Nov 22, 2017 by Tom Taylor

Colby Covington is one of the most talked about fighters in MMA right now. Unfortunately, much of the talk about him has been negative. Public discourse surrounding the welterweight star picked up when he insulted the entire country of Brazil after his recent win over Demian Maia. It reached a boiling point when he had... The post Chael Sonnen sides with Colby Covington, not “scumbag” Fabricio Wer...

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Chael Sonnen sides with Colby Covington, not “scumbag” Fabricio Werdum

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:18 PM Nov 22, 2017 by Tom Taylor
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Colby Covington is one of the most talked about fighters in MMA right now. Unfortunately, much of the talk about him has been negative. Public discourse surrounding the welterweight star picked up when he insulted the entire country of Brazil after his recent win over Demian Maia. It reached a boiling point when he had... The post Chael Sonnen sides with Colby Covington, not “scumbag” Fabricio Wer...

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Khabib Nurmagomedov goes off on Conor McGregor for Bellator 187 incident

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:01 PM Nov 22, 2017 by Tom Taylor

While Jose Aldo was surprisingly understanding of Conor McGregor‘s infamous rampage at Bellator 187, Khabib Nurmagomedov is not. Speaking on the Talk and Talker Podcast, Nurmagomedov went off on McGregor for his actions, suggesting he should have calmed down when he was told to leave the cage, and that he never should have gotten physical... The post Khabib Nurmagomedov goes off on Conor McGregor ...

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Breakdown: Sergey Kovalev vs. Vyacheslav Shabranskyy fight preview and prediction

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Nov 22, 2017 by Fraser Coffeen
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The Krusher is back in action, this weekend on HBO. Get a preview of Kovalev vs. Shabranskyy here. This Saturday, one of boxing's most dangerous KO artists is in action when Sergey Kovalev (30-2-1; 26 KO) faces Vyacheslav Shabranskyy (19-1; 16 KO). The winner will claim the vacant WBO Light Heavyweight title. The fight will air live on HBO this Saturday, November 25 with a fight time of 10:00 p.m....

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If I Did It: McGregor, Covington, Nate Diaz, Michael Carter-Williams and more

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:58 AM Nov 22, 2017 by Eugene Robinson
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Welcome to IF I DID IT where we analyze and solve PR kerfuffles from the MMA world (insert hand gesture) not beyond. Alexei Auld is back with a brand new book available 7 Secret Sources of Inspiration: A Snappy Guide for Creative Procrastinators to grill Eugene S. Robinson (who’s pushing OXBOW's new record THIN BLACK DUKE) and me, Kid Nate (who has a new podcast on the history of rock and roll), w...

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Bryan Caraway out, Andre Soukhamthath now fights Luke Sanders at UFC Fresno

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:30 AM Nov 22, 2017 by Mookie Alexander
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Another injury has forced Bryan Caraway out of a UFC fight. Top-10 UFC bantamweight contender Bryan Caraway has scarcely been active since joining the promotion via the WEC, and he’ll wind up not fighting even once in 2017. On Monday, MMAjunkie confirmed that Caraway suffered an injury and will not be fighting Luke Sanders at UFC Fresno on December 9th. He has since been replaced by Andre Soukhamt...

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Jon Jones Hearing for Failed Drug Test Rescheduled

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:00 AM Nov 22, 2017 by Adam Conklin

For what feels like the past decade, Jon Jones has been making headlines for basically everything in the world of MMA. From car accidents to drug tests and even a ‘successful’ return to former glory (albeit a brief return) Jones doesn’t seem to have to try hard to be the main topic of conversation. That... The post Jon Jones Hearing for Failed Drug Test Rescheduled appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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John Lineker vs. Jimmie Rivera set for UFC 219

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:30 AM Nov 22, 2017 by Lucas Rezende
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Bantamweight contender John Lineker has replaced former champ Dominick Cruz at UFC 219, and will take on Jimmie Rivera. John Lineker’s wish has been granted. Shortly after asking the UFC to be given the injured Dominick Cruz’s spot at UFC 219, against Jimmie Rivera, the UFC officially announced he will be on the December 30th card. John Lineker (30-8) got back on the horse in his last outing, when...

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Max Holloway Calls Jose Aldo’s Motivation Into Question During Media Call

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:52 PM Nov 21, 2017 by Justin Golightly

Max Holloway wants to make it clear that he has no problem being motivated. It’s hard to think that anyone out there would ever doubt that he isn’t. After all, Holloway went on a 10-fight win streak before finally he was given the chance at the UFC featherweight title. He was up to defend the... The post Max Holloway Calls Jose Aldo’s Motivation Into Question During Media Call appeared first on | ...

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Max Holloway Calls Jose Aldo’s Motivation Into Question During Media Call

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:52 PM Nov 21, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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Max Holloway wants to make it clear that he has no problem being motivated. It’s hard to think that anyone out there would ever doubt that he isn’t. After all, Holloway went on a 10-fight win streak before finally he was given the chance at the UFC featherweight title. He was up to defend the... The post Max Holloway Calls Jose Aldo’s Motivation Into Question During Media Call appeared first on | ...

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VIDEO | Carlos Condit Says Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley’s Possible Fight is ‘Strange’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:56 PM Nov 21, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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There was mixed reactions to the rumblings of the UFC trying to put together a match-up between Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz. The bout was agreed to and the contract signed by Woodley but was supposedly left blank by Diaz. This resulted in Woodley talking to every outlet he was featured on to convince the... The post VIDEO | Carlos Condit Says Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley’s Possible Fight is ‘Strang...

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VIDEO | Carlos Condit Says Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley’s Possible Fight is ‘Strange’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:56 PM Nov 21, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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There was mixed reactions to the rumblings of the UFC trying to put together a match-up between Tyron Woodley and Nate Diaz. The bout was agreed to and the contract signed by Woodley but was supposedly left blank by Diaz. This resulted in Woodley talking to every outlet he was featured on to convince the... The post VIDEO | Carlos Condit Says Nate Diaz and Tyron Woodley’s Possible Fight is ‘Strang...

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Jon Jones next PED hearing pushed back until February by California commission

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:30 PM Nov 21, 2017 by Zane Simon
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It sounds like the former UFC light heavyweight champion will wait until after the holidays to fight his latest drug test failure. For those hoping to get another gift as glorious as the “dick pills” excuse this holiday season, it looks like that particular package didn’t make it in Santa’s sleigh. Or, to put it more plainly, that MMA Fighting reports Jon Jones’ planned Dec. 12th hearing in front ...

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BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 59 // Mike Perry | BJ Penn

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:26 PM Nov 21, 2017 by Jason Kindschy
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BJPENN Radio returns live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with a special Thanksgiving episode! 8:15PM ET- First up we are joined by UFC welterweight and knockout artist, “Platinum” Mike Perry. With a showdown against Santiago Ponzinibbio approaching quickly, we’ll catch up with Perry as he prepares for yet another highlight-reel knockout in Canada on December 16th.... The post BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 59 // Mike Per...

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