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Can Yair stay on his back foot? Can Stephens walk him down?

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Zane Simon
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June M. Williams Zane Simon & Connor Ruebusch return to breakdown this week’s UFC event in Mexico City. With picks and odds for every bout on the card. From Jeremy Stephens vs. Yair Rodriguez in the main event, all the way down to Claudio Puelles vs. Marcos Mariano. The UFC returns to Mexico City this week, with what is definitely a fight card with fights on it. The main event is a rock solid feat...

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Covington on Khabib wrestling bears: ‘Wait til’ PETA finds out what he does with sheep!’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:29 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Colby Covington gives his take on PETA’s investigation of Khabib Nurmagomedov. Earlier this week, it was revealed that animal rights organization PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) had called for the UFC to sever ties with undefeated lightweight champ, Khabib Nurmagomedov, over alleged animal cruelty. The criticism comes after PETA reviewed video footage of...

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Eddie Alvarez shares strategy for beating Khabib Nurmagomedov

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:21 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov looks more and more unbeatable every time he fights — that includes his recent submission victory over Dustin Poirier. That being said, former UFC lightweight champion and current ONE Championship star Eddie Alvarez believes Nurmagomedov can be beaten. It will just take a fighter with the right style to pull […] The post Eddie Alvarez shares strategy for b...

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Colby Covington: Wait till PETA finds out what Nurmagomedov ‘does with the sheep’

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:55 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov recently find himself in hot water with PETA. The animal rights organization was not impressed by his treatment of bears over the year. Yet according to top UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington, who has shown there are no limits to his trash talk, PETA should be more concerned with Nurmagomedov’s […] The post Colby Covington: Wait till PETA finds ...

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Ray Longo concerned for Donald Cerrone’s health following UFC Vancouver loss

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:42 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Fernando Quiles

Ray Longo isn’t calling for Donald Cerrone to retire, but he hopes “Cowboy” takes more time off between fights. Cerrone suffered his second straight TKO loss at UFC Vancouver. “Cowboy” was stopped by Justin Gaethje in the first round. Cerrone’s defeat at the hands of Gaethje came just over three months removed from his stoppage […] The post Ray Longo concerned for Donald Cerrone’s health following...

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Report | David Branch released by UFC after positive drug test

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:32 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Adam Martin

UFC middleweight David Branch has reportedly been given his walking papers after testing positive for banned substances and receiving a two-year suspension by United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the infraction. Veteran MMA journalist Mike Russell reported the news on Twitter that Branch has been released by the UFC after USADA announced his suspension yesterday. […] The post Report | Davi...

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Matt Serra names two fighters who are threats to Khabib

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:30 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Matt Serra doesn’t see Khabib Nurmagomedov as an invincible force, as he names two fighters who can pose a threat. With a 28-0 record and continuous dominant performance in the UFC alone, Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to be an unstoppable force in MMA. But for UFC Hall-of-Famer and former welterweight champion Matt Serra, “The Eagle” is b...

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Dustin Poirier interested in moving up to welterweight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:33 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Adam Martin

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier recently told fans that he is interested in potentially competing in the welterweight division. “The Diamond” responded to a fan on Twitter, who asked him if he was open to moving up in weight. Here’s what he said. 100% https://t.co/Gwu2uyaiQd — The Diamond (@DustinPoirier) September 18, 2019 “100%” Poirier is […] The post Dustin Poirier interested in movin...

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Sterling slams Malki Kawa for hypocrisy over Colby Covington tweet

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:30 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images “As fighters, we trust you guys w/our life/career. And you push us to side to only focus on guys already at the top.” Earlier this week, former UFC interim welterweight champion Colby Covington called out the UFC for ‘bully tactics’ and ‘slave labor negotiations’, and MMA manager Malki Kawa expressed sympathy for ‘Chaos’ while accusing his...

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VIDEO | Phoe Thaw takes us through his Saturday morning training in Thailand

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:06 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

ONE Championship featherweight contender Phoe Thaw is currently gearing up for a bout with Yoon Chang Min. The pair will collide on the undercard of ONE: Century – Part 1 on October 13 in Tokyo, Japan. Phoe Thaw, a native of Yangon, Myanmar, undertook some of his preparations for this contest at Tiger Muay Thai […] The post VIDEO | Phoe Thaw takes us through his Saturday morning training in Thaila...

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Miocic ‘upset’ with Covington for ‘saying stuff’ to his wife

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Joe Scarnici/Getty Images Stipe Miocic has a bone to pick with Colby Covington. Colby Covington is known to ruffle up some feathers within the UFC roster. But according to heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, “Chaos” may have crossed the line a little bit. “I’m kinda upset with that kid,” Miocic told TalkRadio 77 WABC (via The Mac Life). “He was saying stuff to my wife after my fight. I mig...

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UFC Mexico City | Pro fighters make their picks for Yair Rodriguez vs. Jeremy Stephens

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:49 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Cole Shelton

In the main event of UFC Mexico City, top-10 featherweights collide as Yair Rodriguez takes on Jeremy Stephens. Heading into the fight, the Mexican in Rodriguez is a -110 underdog while the American is the -120 favorite, meaning it is practically a pick’em fight. Ahead of the fight, BJPENN.com reached out to several pro fighters […] The post UFC Mexico City | Pro fighters make their picks for Yair...

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Francis Ngannou wants ‘revenge’ on Stipe Miocic in 2019

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:41 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Francis Ngannou fell short in his first bid to steal the UFC heavyweight belt from Stipe Miocic, but is eager for a chance to right this wrong. Now on a three-fight win-streak, he feels he’s earned a second crack at the champion, and hopes that opportunity comes before years’ end. “I’ve been waiting for it”, […] The post Francis Ngannou wants ‘revenge’ on Stipe Miocic in 2019 appeared first on | B...

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Honorio Banario honored to be with ONE Championship through 100 events

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:19 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Atilano Diaz

Back when ONE Championship first opened the doors to showcase mixed martial arts bouts, Honorio Banario was there. Now, as the premier promotion in Asia sets out for its 100th card, the former ONE Featherweight World Champion is honored to once again be scheduled to perform. Banario will take on Shinya Aoki at ONE: Century […] The post Honorio Banario honored to be with ONE Championship through 10...

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MMA SQUARED: The sad reality of Colby ‘the slave’ Covington vs Dana White

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Chris Rini
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Who do you turn to when you’ve alienated everyone? Colby shot himself in the foot, but I thought putting a gun in his hand would make it look like he was threatening Dana. As a person with strong feelings about fighter pay, the current situation with Colby Covington is painful to witness. While “he signed the contract” is a refrain I’ve often read, that argument would hold a lot more water if indi...

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