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Dana White fires back at Oscar De La Hoya with extensive figures on Chuck Liddell’s UFC earnings

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:01 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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UFC President Dana White does not like Oscar De La Hoya. That’s been clear for awhile now. If there was any lingering doubt about how Dana White feels about the boxing turned MMA promoter, however, his comments in a recent interview with Yahoo! Sports should clear things up. The UFC boss did not hold back. […] The post Dana White fires back at Oscar De La Hoya with extensive figures on Chuck Lidde...

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Father suggests Khabib Nurmagomedov has already reached agreement with NSAC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:28 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Shortly after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, he leapt over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. At the same time, McGregor got into it with two of Nurmagomedov’s training partners inside the cage. Unsurprisingly, the Nevada State Athletic Commission […] The post Father suggests Khabib Nurmag...

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Father suggests Khabib Nurmagomedov has already reached agreement with NSAC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:28 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Shortly after UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 229, he leapt over the side of the cage and attacked McGregor’s training partner Dillon Danis. At the same time, McGregor got into it with two of Nurmagomedov’s training partners inside the cage. Unsurprisingly, the Nevada State Athletic Commission […] The post Father suggests Khabib Nurmag...

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Machida believes his Karate beats Carvalho’s Muay Thai

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Lucas Rezende
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Lyoto Machida bets on his Karate skills to surpass former Bellator champ Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 213, on December 15. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida feels no pressure ahead of his Bellator debut on Saturday night. A 11-year veteran of the Octagon, ‘The Dragon’ will meet fellow Brazilian and former middleweight titleholder Rafael Carvalho, who is eight years younger than th...

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Scott Coker shares timeframe for Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:24 PM Dec 13, 2018 by James Lynch
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With another welterweight tournament matchup happening this weekend, the big question has been when champion Rory MacDonald will face Jon Fitch in the final first-round tournament bout. Bellator President Scott Coker provided some clarity on the issue when speaking to MMAJunkie this week in Hawaii. “[Rory’s] healing up, but I think he’s starting to train […] The post Scott Coker shares timeframe f...

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Scott Coker shares timeframe for Rory MacDonald vs. Jon Fitch fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:24 PM Dec 13, 2018 by James Lynch

With another welterweight tournament matchup happening this weekend, the big question has been when champion Rory MacDonald will face Jon Fitch in the final first-round tournament bout. Bellator President Scott Coker provided some clarity on the issue when speaking to MMAJunkie this week in Hawaii. “[Rory’s] healing up, but I think he’s starting to train […] The post Scott Coker shares timeframe f...

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Alexander Gustafsson says Jon Jones seems ‘very insecure’ heading into UFC 232 fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:11 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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On December 29, in the main event of UFC 232, Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones will finally meet again — and with the vacant light heavyweight title on the line. Heading into this high-stakes rematch, there has already been quite a bit of heat between the two fighters, particularly at a recent press conference where […] The post Alexander Gustafsson says Jon Jones seems ‘very insecure’ heading i...

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Alexander Gustafsson says Jon Jones seems ‘very insecure’ heading into UFC 232 fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:11 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

On December 29, in the main event of UFC 232, Alexander Gustafsson and Jon Jones will finally meet again — and with the vacant light heavyweight title on the line. Heading into this high-stakes rematch, there has already been quite a bit of heat between the two fighters, particularly at a recent press conference where […] The post Alexander Gustafsson says Jon Jones seems ‘very insecure’ heading i...

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Kevin Lee explains why Max Holloway doesn’t belong in the lightweight division

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:44 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 231, UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway returned to the Octagon in dominant form, defeating formerly undefeated challenger Brian Ortega by doctor stoppage. In the wake of this dominant performance, fans and pundits have once again started calling for Holloway to move up to the lightweight division, where […] The post Kevin Lee explains why Max Holloway does...

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Kevin Lee explains why Max Holloway doesn’t belong in the lightweight division

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:44 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 231, UFC featherweight champ Max Holloway returned to the Octagon in dominant form, defeating formerly undefeated challenger Brian Ortega by doctor stoppage. In the wake of this dominant performance, fans and pundits have once again started calling for Holloway to move up to the lightweight division, where […] The post Kevin Lee explains why Max Holloway does...

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ONE Championship announces starting dates for flyweight, lightweight tournaments

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:05 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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In November, ONE Championship announced that it will it be promoting a flyweight and lightweight Grand Prix in the New Year. On Friday morning, ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong took to Twitter to announce the kickoff dates for these two anticipated tournaments. Per Sityodtong’s Tweet, the lightweight Grand Prix will kick off at […] The post ONE Championship announces starting da...

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ONE Championship announces starting dates for flyweight, lightweight tournaments

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:05 PM Dec 13, 2018 by Tom Taylor

In November, ONE Championship announced that it will it be promoting a flyweight and lightweight Grand Prix in the New Year. On Friday morning, ONE Championship Chairman and CEO Chatri Sityodtong took to Twitter to announce the kickoff dates for these two anticipated tournaments. Per Sityodtong’s Tweet, the lightweight Grand Prix will kick off at […] The post ONE Championship announces starting da...

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Gabi Garcia returns as RIZIN announces two additional bouts for RIZIN 14

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:04 AM Dec 13, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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It wouldn’t have been a RIZIN New Year’s Eve event without Gabi Garcia (5-0). And as the promotion announced today, she will be in action after all. The past three years during RIZIN’s big yearend events, the multi-time BJJ gold medalist Garcia has been featured. Earlier today, RIZIN Founder Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced two more fights to […] The post Gabi Garcia returns as RIZIN announces two ad...

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Gabi Garcia returns as RIZIN announces two additional bouts for RIZIN 14

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:04 AM Dec 13, 2018 by Drake Riggs

It wouldn’t have been a RIZIN New Year’s Eve event without Gabi Garcia (5-0). And as the promotion announced today, she will be in action after all. The past three years during RIZIN’s big yearend events, the multi-time BJJ gold medalist Garcia has been featured. Earlier today, RIZIN Founder Nobuyuki Sakakibara announced two more fights to […] The post Gabi Garcia returns as RIZIN announces two ad...

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Georges St-Pierre feels there’s ‘more to lose than gain’ vs Anderson Silva at this point

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:20 AM Dec 13, 2018 by Drake Riggs
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When it comes to the MMA super fight, there is one matchup that was once the one that was truer than any other possible pairing. That, of course, being none other than the fantasy fight between two of the sport’s all-time greats, the welterweight division’s best, Georges ‘Rush’ St-Pierre and middleweight’s best, Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva. Debates […] The post Georges St-Pierre feels there’s ‘mor...

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