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RDA reveals surgery image after almost losing an ear at UFC 225

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 5:30 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tim Bissell
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The former UFC lightweight champion’s left ear almost detached at Chicago’s United Center earlier this month. In the first round of Rafael dos Anjos versus Colby Covington, at UFC 225, a stream of blood began trickling from behind the former UFC lightweight champion’s left ear. Now, after the dust has settled on RDA’s decision loss to Covington, the extent of the injury he suffered that night has ...

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Tyron Woodley explains why he’s a bad matchup for “Walking Dead” Colby Covington

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:17 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley believes he’s a nightmare matchup for new interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. The champ explained why he feels this way on a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast, using some of his previous victories as examples. “If [a fighter’s] number one attribute is cardio, they’re up shit creek because […] The post Tyron Woodley explains why he’s a b...

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Tyron Woodley explains why he’s a bad matchup for “Walking Dead” Colby Covington

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:17 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley believes he’s a nightmare matchup for new interim welterweight champion Colby Covington. The champ explained why he feels this way on a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered podcast, using some of his previous victories as examples. “If [a fighter’s] number one attribute is cardio, they’re up shit creek because […] The post Tyron Woodley explains why he’s a b...

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Monson: Russia will reach ‘quarter-final or further’ at World Cup 

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 4:00 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Karim Zidan
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Former UFC fighter Jeff Monson expects the host nation to reach the quarter-final stage of the World Cup. Ahead of the opening match at the 2018 World Cup, Russian fans were pessimistic about their national team’s chances at the quadrennial tournament. Their team had not won in the last seven matches and looked uninspired during their final warm-up matches. Many expected Russia to join South Afric...

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Firas Zahabi thinks he knows why Conor McGregor gets tired in fights

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:01 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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At several times over the course of his illustrious MMA career, we’ve seen Conor McGregor get tired in fights. It seemed to happen in both of his unforgettable scraps with Nate Diaz, and also in his blockbuster 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Highly respected Tristar MMA head coach Firas Zahabi feels he knows why […] The post Firas Zahabi thinks he knows why Conor McGregor gets tired in f...

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Firas Zahabi thinks he knows why Conor McGregor gets tired in fights

www.bjpenn.com Posted 3:01 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

At several times over the course of his illustrious MMA career, we’ve seen Conor McGregor get tired in fights. It seemed to happen in both of his unforgettable scraps with Nate Diaz, and also in his blockbuster 2017 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Highly respected Tristar MMA head coach Firas Zahabi feels he knows why […] The post Firas Zahabi thinks he knows why Conor McGregor gets tired in f...

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VIDEO | Sean O’Connell orders pizza for opponent at PFL 2 weigh-ins

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:31 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Throughout his MMA career, light heavyweight fan favorite Sean O’Connell has delighted us with his tradition of hilarious interactions with his opponents at the weigh-ins for each of his fights. Now a competitor in the PFL’s first light heavyweight season, O’Connell kept the tradition alive at the weigh-ins for tonight’s PFL 2 card. This time […] The post VIDEO | Sean O’Connell orders pizza for op...

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VIDEO | Sean O’Connell orders pizza for opponent at PFL 2 weigh-ins

www.bjpenn.com Posted 2:31 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Throughout his MMA career, light heavyweight fan favorite Sean O’Connell has delighted us with his tradition of hilarious interactions with his opponents at the weigh-ins for each of his fights. Now a competitor in the PFL’s first light heavyweight season, O’Connell kept the tradition alive at the weigh-ins for tonight’s PFL 2 card. This time […] The post VIDEO | Sean O’Connell orders pizza for op...

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Dern staying at strawweight despite UFC 224 weigh-in miss

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Milan Ordoñez
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Despite her recent struggles to make the 115-pound limit, Mackenzie Dern is not planning any weight class move for now. UFC strawweight fighter Mackenzie Dern badly missed the mark during her weigh-ins for UFC 224 last May. The multiple-time Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world champion tipped the scales at 123 pounds, which was seven pounds over the limit. The 25-year-old Dern ended up defeating opponent Am...

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Jon Jones weighs in on Daniel Cormier’s claim to GOAT status

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:44 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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If reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier topples Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, he’ll capture the UFC heavyweight belt, become one of just two fighters in UFC history to wear two belts concurrently, and in the eyes of many fans, cement himself as one of the sport’s best ever. Jon Jones, the only man […] The post Jon Jones weighs in on Daniel Cormier’s claim to GOAT status appeared first...

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Jon Jones weighs in on Daniel Cormier’s claim to GOAT status

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:44 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

If reigning UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier topples Stipe Miocic at UFC 226, he’ll capture the UFC heavyweight belt, become one of just two fighters in UFC history to wear two belts concurrently, and in the eyes of many fans, cement himself as one of the sport’s best ever. Jon Jones, the only man […] The post Jon Jones weighs in on Daniel Cormier’s claim to GOAT status appeared first...

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Donald Cerrone explains why he hasn’t studied tape on Leon Edwards

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:28 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

On Saturday morning, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Singapore, longtime welterweight and lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will battle rising British welterweight contender Leon Edwards. While Edwards represents a dangerous challenger for Cerrone, Cerrone doesn’t seem to be too stressed about the fight. He doesn’t believe the young contender will bring […] The post Donald Cerrone...

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Donald Cerrone explains why he hasn’t studied tape on Leon Edwards

www.bjpenn.com Posted 1:28 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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On Saturday morning, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Singapore, longtime welterweight and lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will battle rising British welterweight contender Leon Edwards. While Edwards represents a dangerous challenger for Cerrone, Cerrone doesn’t seem to be too stressed about the fight. He doesn’t believe the young contender will bring […] The post Donald Cerrone...

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Curtis Blaydes is “hunting legends,” wants Miocic-Cormier winner next

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:54 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Currently riding high on decisive defeats of legendary heavyweights Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blaydes feels he’s earned a shot at the winner of UFC 226’s Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier winner. Blaydes issued his latest call for a fight with the Miocic vs. Cormier winner — the next legend on his hit list — […] The post Curtis Blaydes is “hunting legends,” wants Miocic-Cormier winner n...

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Curtis Blaydes is “hunting legends,” wants Miocic-Cormier winner next

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:54 PM Jun 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Currently riding high on decisive defeats of legendary heavyweights Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem, Curtis Blaydes feels he’s earned a shot at the winner of UFC 226’s Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier winner. Blaydes issued his latest call for a fight with the Miocic vs. Cormier winner — the next legend on his hit list — […] The post Curtis Blaydes is “hunting legends,” wants Miocic-Cormier winner n...

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