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Khabib still hopeful for GSP fight after facing Ferguson

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 PM Nov 20, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Khabib Nurmagomedov isn’t giving up on a fight against Georges St-Pierre, which he plans after facing Tony Ferguson Khabib Nurmagomedov’s next fight is likely against top contender Tony Ferguson. While nothing has been finalized yet, the undefeated lightweight champion says there is already a 95 percent chance of it happening. No matter wh...

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Conor McGregor donates $1 million of Proper No. 12 whiskey profits to first responders

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:05 AM Nov 20, 2019 by Adam Martin

Conor McGregor’s Proper No. 12 whiskey has been a huge success, and the UFC superstar is giving back, donating $1 million to first responders. McGregor took to Instagram to announce that due to the incredible sales for his Irish whiskey, he will donate over seven figures to the first responders who help keep the rest […] The post Conor McGregor donates $1 million of Proper No. 12 whiskey profits t...

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Ngannou teases ‘big news coming soon’ on next fight

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 3:00 AM Nov 20, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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David Berding-USA TODAY Sports Could a title shot be next for Francis Ngannou? After a mostly disastrous 2018, Francis Ngannou’s 2019 has perhaps set him up for a massive 2020. The UFC heavyweight contender has been vocal about wanting the next title shot, accusing the promotion of treating him like a gatekeeper. Well after voicing his displeasure in media interviews, Ngannou has since tweeted of ...

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Cris Cyborg goes topless in new photo shoot

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 AM Nov 20, 2019 by Shakiel Mahjouri
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The former UFC and Strikeforce champion took some time to get a little artsy in a recent, revealing photo shoot. Cris Cyborg is showing off a little more of her feminine side in a new photo shoot. The former UFC women’s featherweight queen went topless during a recent photo session, and re-posted one of the images to Instagram—originally s...

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Michael Page felt he was ‘dominating’ Douglas Lima, eyes rematch

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:36 AM Nov 20, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Michael Page has only suffered one loss in his professional career and it came at the hands of current Bellator welterweight champion, Douglas Lima. Page and Lima fought in the semi-finals of the welterweight grand prix where Lima won the bout by knockout. Yet, the Englishman in Page believes he was having a ton of […] The post Michael Page felt he was ‘dominating’ Douglas Lima, eyes rematch appea...

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Cesar Gracie says Nick Diaz would crush Jorge Masvidal: He is the real ‘BMF’ champ

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 AM Nov 20, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images “That is his belt. The BMF belt, Nick is the BMF, if you will. That’s the perfect belt for Nick.” After almost five years away from the sport, former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz is back in the spotlight. All it took was a long-winded interview with Ariel Helwani and a few digs at newly-crowned ‘BMF’ champ Jorge Masvidal and...

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Amateur fighter dies after suffering a brain injury at a bout in the UK

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 AM Nov 20, 2019 by Tim Bissell
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Joanna Beames / YouTube Saeideh Aletaha passed away after suffering a brain injury at a kickboxing event. Saeideh Aletaha, 26, died on Sunday after reportedly suffering a brain injury during an amateur kickboxing fight in Southampton, England (per Sky News). Aletaha had been competing at Fast & Furious 19, an event that hosted MMA, kickboxing and boxing. According to the BBC Aletaha, who worked as...

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White: Zhang vs. Joanna is ‘going to be a very fun fight!’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Shakiel Mahjouri
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images The UFC president appears to be confirming the next UFC women’s strawweight title bout. It seems Joanna Jedrezjczyk did enough to earn herself a title shot. Jedrezjczyk took a unanimous decision win over Michelle Waterson at UFC Tampa and as a result, it looks as if she will have the chance to reclaim the women’s strawweight title in her next outing....

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Chris Weidman praises Ben Askren, calls him ‘huge inspiration’ for MMA career

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10:05 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Adam Martin

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman had high praise for Ben Askren, calling him a “huge inspiration” For his MMA career. Askren announced his retirement from mixed martial arts on Monday following back-to-back stoppage losses to Jorge Masvidal and Demian Maia. Askren said that the losses played a factor in his decision to retire, but […] The post Chris Weidman praises Ben Askren, calls ...

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Isaac Vallie-Flagg eager for more fights, bigger opportunities in BKFC ring

www.bjpenn.com Posted 9:00 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

When Isaac Vallie-Flagg walloped his fellow UFC veteran — and former roommate — Melvin Guillard to a stoppage win at BKFC 7 in August, he improved to 3-0 as a bare knuckle fighter. To long-time fans of MMA or boxing, that record might not seem like much, but in a sport as new as North […] The post Isaac Vallie-Flagg eager for more fights, bigger opportunities in BKFC ring appeared first on | BJPen...

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Shamrock on UFC 244 stoppage: ‘They both know what they’re in for’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Steven Ryan/Getty Images Ken Shamrock is not a fan of how UFC 244’s “BMF” title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz ended. UFC 244’s doctor stoppage ending remains to be a topic two and a half weeks later. It’s so far garnered mixed reactions, just like the making of the fight itself. Ken Shamrock stands with those arguing that the fight shouldn’t have been stopped. For the UFC Hal...

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Mookie & Crookie Show 46: UFC Sao Paulo recap, Franklin-Silva trilogy

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Stephie Haynes
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June M. Williams Episode 46 discussion: UFC Sao Paulo review, Rich Franklin wants trilogy fight with Anderson Silva, Horiguchi’s ACL injury, Andrade’s excuse for losing to Zhang, Iranian Hulk to BKFC Welcome to The Mookie & Crookie Show, a spinoff of The Level Change Podcast that goes a little more in-depth on major combat sports news, as well as takes a humorous look at the crazy world of combat ...

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Chael Sonnen caught off guard by Ben Askren’s retirement announcement

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:18 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Fernando Quiles

Chael Sonnen admits that Ben Askren’s decision to hang up his gloves for good surprised him. Askren went into the UFC with a ton of hype. “Funky” had captured Bellator and ONE Championship gold. While Askren initially retired, he ended up signing with the UFC via a trade with ONE for Demetrious Johnson. Askren went […] The post Chael Sonnen caught off guard by Ben Askren’s retirement announcement ...

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Trinaldo calls out Barboza for UFC Brasilia

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Lucas Rezende
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Photo by Alexandre Schneider/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Francisco Trinaldo wants a slugfest against fellow Brazilian Edson Barboza in March. Lightweight veteran Francisco Trinaldo does not want to wait around for too long after his unanimous decision win over Bobby Green at UFC Sao Paulo. In fact, ‘Massaranduba’ would like to perform in Brazil once again, namely at the upcoming Brasilia event on M...

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ATT owner wants Jorge Masvidal to fight Conor McGregor or Nick Diaz next

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:51 PM Nov 19, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Jorge Masvidal is now the owner of the UFC’s BMF title, and he could very well be fighting for the welterweight title in his next fight. Yet Dan Lambert, the owner of American Top Team, is hoping for something else for “Gamebred” next. Lambert and the team at ATT know Masvidal wants the biggest payday […] The post ATT owner wants Jorge Masvidal to fight Conor McGregor or Nick Diaz next appeared fi...

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