MMA Chronicles

Khabib Nurmagomedov explains how Conor McGregor can earn rematch

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:13 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

From the sounds of it, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is open to a rematch with his last opponent, Conor McGregor, who he submitted at UFC 229 in October. Before this prospective blockbuster can occur, however, the champ wants to see the Irish star put in some work and earn it. “Have to deserve. I […] The post Khabib Nurmagomedov explains how Conor McGregor can earn rematch appeared ...

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Dana White: ‘I assume Tony Ferguson is next’ for lightweight title fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:53 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Mike Pendleton

The complicated UFC lightweight title picture is starting to look a little clearer. While Khabib Nurmagomedov is scheduled to defend his title against Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September, UFC President Dana White has an idea as to who is likely to get the next title shot thereafter. Following his win over Donald Cerrone […] The post Dana White: ‘I assume Tony Ferguson is next’ for lightweight t...

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Scott Coker on Aaron Pico: ‘Don’t count this kid out’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:45 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Aaron Pico has long stood out as one of the hottest prospects on the Bellator MMA roster. Regrettably, the 22-year-old has been brutally knocked out in his two most recent bouts, leaving some real concerns about his future in the sport. Speaking at the Bellator 222 post-fight press conference, shortly after Pico’s knockout loss to […] The post Scott Coker on Aaron Pico: ‘Don’t count this kid out’ ...

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Mousasi: ‘For a long time, it was suspicious’ that Dillashaw was on PEDs

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Gegard Mousasi sounds off on T.J. Dillashaw PED mess, while blasting other fighters who’ve failed their respective drug tests. Throughout his storied MMA career, Gegard Mousasi was never embroiled in any PED-related issue. He is also known for calling out fellow fighters, even the likes of Lyoto Machida who came forward to USADA about using a banned substance. During a recent interview with The Sc...

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Dana White says he’s signed a new deal with the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:12 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

UFC President Dana White has recently expressed interest in investing in the purchase of an NFL team with former UFC owners Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta. When asked about this topic on a recent episode of LVSportsBiz Guerrilla Cross Radio, however, the UFC President peppered in another very interesting detail with respect to his career as […] The post Dana White says he’s signed a new deal with the ...

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Dana White on Justin Bieber vs. Tom Cruise: ‘We can talk’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:01 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Justin Bieber recently made his way into MMA headlines by calling for a fight with Mission Impossible star Tom Cruise and asking the UFC President Dana White to promote it. I wanna challenge Tom Cruise to fight in the octagon. Tom if you dont take this fight your scared and you will never live it […] The post Dana White on Justin Bieber vs. Tom Cruise: ‘We can talk’ appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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MMA SQUARED: The two most important things from Bellator 222 (and Danis)

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Jun 17, 2019 by Chris Rini
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It was the end of an era, as one legend stepped down while another added to their growing legacy. I was cageside at Madison Square Garden, drawing during the fights. It was a cool experience that I’d love to do again. While Rory Macdonald vs Neiman Gracie was an excellent technical fight and part of an ambitious tournament, there were two pivotal moments that have to be noted. First: Chael Sonnen ...

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Deontay Wilder reacts after Tyson Fury TKO’s Tom Schwarz

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:50 AM Jun 17, 2019 by Christopher Taylor

Current WBC heavyweight champion Deontay Wilder was not all that impressed after Tyson Fury defeated Tom Schwarz via second round TKO this weekend. Fury had made it look easy against the previously undefeated Schwarz. The ‘Gypsy King’ dropped the German fighter in round two before eventually forcing the referee to step in and call the […] The post Deontay Wilder reacts after Tyson Fury TKO’s Tom S...

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Nate Diaz is looking shredded ahead of UFC 241 fight with Anthony Pettis

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:15 AM Jun 17, 2019 by Christopher Taylor

Fan favorite Nate Diaz will return to the octagon at August’s UFC 241 event for a welterweight bout with former 155-pounch champion Anthony Pettis. Diaz has not stepped foot inside the octagon since August of 2016, where he suffered a controversial majoirty decision loss to Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 202. ‘The […] The post Nate Diaz is looking shredded ahead of UFC 241 fight with Anth...

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Heather Hardy reacts to loss, responds to fans negative hateful comments

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:33 AM Jun 17, 2019 by Christopher Taylor

Former WBO featherweight boxing champion Heather Hardy suffered a TKO loss to Taylor Turner at this Friday’s Bellator 222 event in New York. The setback dropped Hardy’s career mixed martial arts record to 2-2. The loss also prompted many pundits to call for Heather’s return to boxing. Heather Hardy has gone perfect inside the squared […] The post Heather Hardy reacts to loss, responds to fans nega...

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Rising boxing star Prograis calls out Conor McGregor

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:30 AM Jun 17, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Newly crowned WBA junior welterweight champion Regis Prograis eyes a couple of fights with Conor McGregor. You may have recently read that Conor McGregor was itching to fight actor Mark Wahlberg on the same card as Justin Bieber vs. Tom Cruise, which has since been cancelled. The absurdity of that previous sentence aside, McGregor’s Wahlberg call-out did produce a call-out from an actual fighter. ...

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UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards fight card

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Check out the fight card for UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards, set for July 20th in San Antonio, Texas. It took a little longer than hoped, but the UFC finally has a main event for its ESPN show in San Antonio, Texas on July 20th. Welterweight contenders Rafael dos Anjos and Leon Edwards will do battle in a five-round bout that represents the most important fight of Edwards’ career to date. ...

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Mitrione vs. Kharitonov rematch set for August 24th

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:30 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Hopefully there’s no fight-ending groin kick this time around. After a highly painful and unfortunate ending to their first fight, Matt Mitrione and Sergei Kharitonov are headed for a rematch. As was announced during Friday night’s Bellator 222 card, the two heavyweights will square off in the main event of a Bellator MMA show on August 24th at Webster Bank Arena in Bridgeport, Connecticut. No bro...

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Tyron Woodley: Henry Cejudo is ‘annoying everybody’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 9:11 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion Henry Cejudo is not just a tremendous fighter but also an interesting character. While some members of the MMA community find his personality charming, however, not everybody is on board with it. File former UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley into that latter group. Woodley sounded off on Cejudo on a […] The post Tyron Woodley: Henry Cejudo is ‘annoying...

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Gegard Mousasi was ‘suspicious’ TJ Dillashaw was doping ‘for a long time’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:05 PM Jun 16, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Earlier this year, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw tested positive for the banned substance EPO and suspended for two years by the United States Anti-Doping Agency as a result. Bellator middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi says he suspected the bantamweight of doping for “a long time.” “The stupidity of fighters, knowing that they’re gonna get […] The post Gegard Mousasi was ‘suspici...

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