MMA Chronicles

Jorge Masvidal explains why there will be no trash talk ahead of Nate Diaz fight

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12:58 PM Sep 19, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Don’t expect any trash talk from Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz ahead of their UFC 244 fight. Speaking on Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show on Monday, Masvidal explained why any trash talk with his next opponent would be super unnecessary. “Man he knows everything that there is to know about me,” Masvidal said (via MMA News) “Between […] The post Jorge Masvidal explains why there will be no trash talk ahead ...

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Colby Covington slams UFC for ‘slave labor negotiations’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 2:00 AM Sep 19, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images “They don’t want to pay any of the fighters because they want everybody to be poor, so they keep back coming back and fighting all the time, and fighting six times a year.” Colby Covington has once against put the UFC on blast for their business ethics, this time accusing the premiere fight promotion of using ‘bully tactics’ and ‘slave labo...

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Masvidal doesn’t need to be ‘talking sh-t’ to Nate Diaz prior to UFC 244

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:00 AM Sep 19, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images “In the case of a lot of other dudes, they just gotta talk it because they can’t bring it in a fight.” Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz are expected to arrive in New York tomorrow to promote their highly anticipated headlining title bout at UFC 244, but don’t expect things to get too heated between the two fan favorites. Masvidal vs. Diaz may be one of the most ant...

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UFC rankings: Justin Gaethje rises at lightweight

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 12:00 AM Sep 19, 2019 by Tim Burke
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC Justin Gaethje’s latest win has him moving up some more at 155 pounds. UFC Vancouver has come and gone, and we got to see another Justin Gaethje highlight (no pun intended). The exciting lightweight picked up his third first round finish in a row, cementing him as a contender in the crowded 155-pound division. After that though, it was slim pickings. Guys ...

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Jeremy Stephens has violent plans for Yair Rodriguez

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:05 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Cole Shelton

Jeremy Stephens will look to get back into the win column when he takes Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Mexico City on Saturday. Although he is going into hostile territory to fight the Mexican in Rodriguez, Stephens isn’t worried about that. Instead, he believes his experience will be too much for the […] The post Jeremy Stephens has violent plans for Yair Rodriguez appeared first on | BJ...

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David Branch suspended two years for failed USADA test

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images David Branch’s career has taken a huge setback after testing positive for a banned substance. We now know why David Branch was pulled from his scheduled UFC Vancouver fight, and you won’t be seeing him in the Octagon any time soon. USADA announced on Wednesday that the veteran middleweight failed an out-of-competition drug test, and he’s r...

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McGregor and Poirier continue to trade shots on social media

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier continue to test the waters for a potential rematch. Conor McGregor continues to berate Dustin Poirier on social media, hinting that the Irishman may be interested in a rematch with the former UFC interim lightweight champion. In his latest Tweet, McGregor mocked Poirier by posting a picture of his finishi...

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Stipe Miocic ‘upset’ with Colby Covington, plans to have conversation with him

www.bjpenn.com Posted 9:38 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Thomas Taylor

UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic wants a word with welterweight contender Colby Covington. Miocic recently heard through the grapevine that Covington was being disrespectful to his wife at UFC 241 — although he’s not sure how exactly. “I’m kinda upset with that kid,” Miocic said on TalkRadio 77 WABC (via The Mac Life). “He was saying […] The post Stipe Miocic ‘upset’ with Colby Covington, plans ...

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Bisping expects ‘uneventful’ buildup for Masvidal vs. Diaz fight

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Anton Tabuena Michael Bisping isn’t expecting a huge buildup for UFC 244’s headliner title fight between Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz. Jorge Masvidal and Nate Diaz will be fighting for the inaugural “Baddest Motherfu—er” title this November at UFC 244. Given what both men bring to the table, the fight itself is expected to be fireworks. But for former UFC middleweight champion and reputed smack ta...

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UFC Mexico City predictions, results, PBP, highlights, more

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:56 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Mookie Alexander
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Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Check out Bloody Elbow’s pre-fight, fight night, and post-fight coverage for UFC Fight Night: Rodriguez vs. Stephens, set for Saturday, September 21st in Mexico City, Mexico.. The main event is a five-round featherweight clash between exciting strikers Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens. The main card streams live on ESPN+ at 8 PM ET/5 PM P...

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Gaethje sent DM to McGregor: ‘Fight me in Ireland, I need that chaos in my life’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Lewis Mckeever
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje awaits a response from Conor McGregor. Streaking UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje is still very much interested in a fight with Conor McGregor, as ‘The Highlight’ revealed that he sent a direct message to ‘The Notorious’ pleading for a fight in Ireland. Gaethje posted a screenshot of the mes...

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Pull No Punches 35 - Creating the Definitive BMF Division

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by June M. Williams
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June M. Williams Your hosts ‘Shak’ Shakiel Mahjouri & former UFC fighter, Kajan Johnson are here each Wednesday as “MMA’s most colorful and entertaining personalities”. They will present you a half hour or so of MMA content, varying from fighter interviews to discussions on current MMA Topics. Your hosts ‘Shak’ Shakiel Mahjouri & former UFC fighter, Kajan Johnson are here each Wednesday as “MMA’s ...

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Frota suspended two years by USADA, released from UFC

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 7:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Tim Burke
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Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images UFC women’s flyweight Sarah Frota has run afoul of USADA and no longer fights for the UFC. Sarah Frota is not a member of the UFC roster any more following a two-year suspension issued by USADA for a failed drug test in-competition for steroids around UFC 240. Frota, who was stopped by Gillian Robertson at the Edmonton event, had her fate an...

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Ngannou ‘ready’ to have his ‘revenge’ on Miocic before end of 2019

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Milan Ordoñez
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Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Francis Ngannou expects an entirely different outcome in a rematch against current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. Heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou was on an undefeated run in the UFC before he ran into Stipe Miocic at UFC 220 in early 2018. It was followed by another loss to Derrick Lewis, putting him in a brief slump. “The Pr...

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Jacare Souza opens up on mental health struggles

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:53 PM Sep 18, 2019 by Tom Taylor

Former Strikeforce middleweight champion and long-time UFC middleweight contender Jacare Souza has recently been dealing with some mental health struggles. These issues were severe enough that they almost led him to give up on fighting. Jacare opened up on this struggles in a recent interview with MMA Fighting. “Man, I was thinking about stopping (fighting),” […] The post Jacare Souza opens up on ...

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