MMA Chronicles

McGregor donating $1M to first responders from Proper No. Twelve sales

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:30 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images Conor McGregor is planning to donate up to $1 million to first responder organizations from sales of his Proper No. Twelve whiskey. A year ago, former UFC champion Conor McGregor launched Proper No. Twelve, his very own Irish whiskey product. While it did garner mixed reviews from consumers, he did achieve success from it through “The Notorious” brand alone. To c...

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Ken Shamrock Committed Armed Robbery As A Kid, Says New Podcast Series - Pull No Punches Ep. 43

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 by June M. Williams
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June M. Williams Your hosts ‘Shak’ Shakiel Mahjouri & former UFC fighter, Kajan Johnson are here each Wednesday as “MMA’s most colorful and entertaining personalities”. They will present you a half hour or so of MMA content, varying from fighter interviews to discussions on current MMA Topics. NOTE: Thank you so much for listening to us over the past 43 weeks. Starting in December, 2019, The Pull ...

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Tito Ortiz teases potential Combate America fight with Cain Velasquez

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:54 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

On December 7, former UFC lightweight heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz will collide with former WWE superstar Alberto El Patron. The pair’s fight will headline the biggest Combate Americas card to date. Speaking to Shakiel Mahjouri of Bloody Elbow ahead of this fight, Ortiz divulged that he has signed a three-fight deal with Combate Americas, and […] The post Tito Ortiz teases potential Combate Ame...

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From boxing to acting: 5 stars with legit boxing backgrounds

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:30 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Carolyn Lee Adams
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Tony Danza and his parents celebrate a boxing win. Plenty of actors have dabbled in the ring, but these five put in real work and found success in competition Everyone knows that Sylvester Stallone put in some hard ring work to get ready for Rocky. Just as Robert De Niro did for Raging Bull. In fact, many actors over the years have proved they have what it takes to at least train like a pro, when ...

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Isaac Vallie-Flagg skeptical ‘Iranian Hulk’ will do well in BKFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:14 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

During the broadcast of last weekend’s BKFC 9 card, it was announced that the “Iranian Hulk” Sajad Gharibi has joined the bare knuckle promotion’s roster. Gharibi, who allegedly weighs almost 400lbs, is expected to make his debut in 2020. Isaac Vallie-Flagg, one of the best-established competitors in bare knuckle fighting today, doesn’t see the Iranian […] The post Isaac Vallie-Flagg skeptical ‘Ir...

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Ben Askren wants to give television commentary a try

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:54 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Adam Martin

Recently retired UFC welterweight Ben Askren says that he wants to give television commentary for MMA events a try now that his fighting career is over. Askren announced his retirement Monday on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show, citing a need for hip replacement surgery as the main factor behind his decision. Askren was undefeated heading into […] The post Ben Askren wants to give television commentary a ...

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MMA: A sport & entertainment

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Roxanne Modafferi
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UFC fighter Roxanne Modafferi examines the spectacle of mixed martial arts, and the debate over its sporting and entertainment aspects. “Fighting is in our DNA.” When a fight breaks out, we all look. The energy, the excitement, the emotions; the technique, the fighters—there is so much that calls our attention. Mixed Martial Arts has evolved a lot over time, but one thing hasn’t changed: it’s alwa...

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Jan Blachowicz responds to Jon Jones snub

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:18 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Jan Blachowicz, fresh off a split decision win over Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the UFC Sao Paulo main event, wants a crack at UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The Polish light heavyweight contender has been calling for this opportunity ever since his win over Jacare was announced. “Who’s next? I don’t know. I want […] The post Jan Blachowicz responds to Jon Jones snub appeared first on | B...

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UFC Moscow medical suspensions: Greg Hardy facing prolonged sit

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Greg Hardy has been incredibly busy in 2019, fighting five times since his UFC debut in January. From the sounds of it, though, his momentum will slow after his short-notice UFC Moscow loss to Alexander Volkov. Because the UFC Moscow card occurred outside the jurisdiction of an Athletic Commission, the UFC handled medical suspensions internally. […] The post UFC Moscow medical suspensions: Greg Ha...

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Opinion: UFC live gate numbers say, expect McGregor to fight next year

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Trent Reinsmith
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Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports With overall attendance up, but live gate income down, the UFC needs Conor McGregor to fight in 2020. As 2019 winds down, it’s a good time to look at the effect Conor McGregor’s absence has had on the UFC’s bottom line. UFC president Dana White has said the promotion is on pace to break attendance records in 2019. Judging from the numbers they have disclosed for the...

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Dillon Danis targeted for next fight at Bellator Los Angeles

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:47 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Adam Martin

According to a new report, Bellator star Dillon Danis is likely to take on Ian Butler at the Bellator Los Angeles event in January. Amy Kaplan of FanSided reported Tuesday that Danis is being targeted for the fight against Butler at Bellator LA, which takes place January 25, 2020, at The Forum in Inglewood, California. […] The post Dillon Danis targeted for next fight at Bellator Los Angeles appea...

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Ortiz: Cain Velasquez fight is on the table in Combate Americas

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Shakiel Mahjouri
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Photo by Tom Hogan/Golden Boy/Getty Images Tito Ortiz said he was pitched a fight with Cain Velasquez, should he beat Alberto El Patron at Combate Americas on Dec. 7. Cain Velasquez may not be completely done with MMA, according to Tito Ortiz. Ortiz spoke with Bloody Elbow ahead of his fight with Alberto El Patron at Combate Americas on Dec. 7. ‘The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’says a fight was pitche...

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Luke Rockhold is ‘happy not fighting’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:52 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold isn’t officially retiring, but after a string of tough losses, including a knockout at the hands of Jan Blachowicz in his last fight, he says he’s happy to be focusing on other things. “My head is content where I’m at right now,” Rockhold told MMA Fighting. “I’ve done a […] The post Luke Rockhold is ‘happy not fighting’ appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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PHOTO | Cris Cyborg strips down for new photo shoot

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:40 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Tom Taylor
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Former UFC featherweight champ Cris Cyborg recently stripped down for a photo shoot with Larissa Reis. See the first photo from this shoot below: View this post on Instagram 🤗🤭🤫❤️ #Repost @larissareis007 with @get_repost ・・・ @criscyborg, you are so beautiful. From the old days of Brazil until now you have never changed. You are my […] The post PHOTO | Cris Cyborg strips down for new photo shoot...

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Jason Knight open to Artem Lobov trilogy but also wants to shut up Johnny Bedford

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:49 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Jason Knight is now 1-1 in Bare Knuckle Fighting Championship as he TKO’d Artem Lobov at BKFC 9 over the weekend. It was a very good performance for Knight, who predicted he would finish Lobov. But he believes, had he not hurt his hand, the knockout would have come a lot sooner. “I was very happy […] The post Jason Knight open to Artem Lobov trilogy but also wants to shut up Johnny Bedford appeare...

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