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Georges St-Pierre Is Rooting For Nick Diaz To Fight For The World Title

A former double champion in the UFC, Georges St-Pierre is hopeful that his previous opponent will one day fight for a world title. Nick Diaz and St-Pierre faced each other in 2013. The final results had “Rush” ahead on the scorecards. With the return of the elder Diaz brother looming over this weekend, St-Pierre is rooting for Nick Diaz and is holding out that he will one day fight for a world title. Last night, the two-division titleholder completed the last leg of his arduous MMA journey by being inducted into The UFC Hall of Fame.
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Michael Bisping Hopes ‘Stain’ Dillon Danis ‘Will Disappear Now’ After Recent Arrest

Michael Bisping isn’t a fan of Dillon Danis. Danis was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an alleged incident that took place at a bar in New Jersey according to MMA Fighting. Danis allegedly “created a disturbance” at the Beachcomber Bar and Grill, which led to his arrest, a court summons was cited in the report.
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UFC 266 weigh-in video

At the UFC 266 weigh-ins, all 26 fighters on Saturday’s fight card in Las Vegas are set to step on the scale Friday, and MMA Fighting will have live weigh-in video, which can be seen above. In the main event, UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega will have...
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Knee Surgery Prevented Alexandre Pantoja From Scoring Title Rematch With Brandon Moreno

Brazilian finisher, Alexandre ‘The Cannibel’ Pantoja was widely expected to meet with reigning UFC flyweight champion, Brandon ‘The Assassin Baby’ Moreno in a rematch before the close of this year off the back of a highlight victory in August, however, it appears knee surgery to address a lingering injury forced his hand on the issue.
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Awkward! Dana White might run into Jon Jones this week — ‘If I see him, I see him’

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion Jon Jones will be heading into Las Vegas this week for the promotion’s annual Hall of Fame induction ceremony. “Bones” is being honored alongside longtime rival Alexander Gustafsson for their epic five-round war atop the UFC 165 pay-per-view (PPV) event back in Sept. 2013.
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Manon Fiorot vs. Mayra Bueno Silva off of UFC 266 due to COVID-19 protocols, moved to Oct. 16 event

A key flyweight matchup has been pushed back to October. The UFC announced Wednesday that a bout between Manon Fiorot (7-1) and Mayra Bueno Silva (7-1-1) has been removed from Saturday’s UFC 266 event at UFC APEX in Las Vegas due to COVID-19 protocols. Fiorot’s manager told MMA Fighting that her team has contracted the virus, but Fiorot has no symptoms and will stay in Las Vegas with the bout being rescheduled for Oct. 16.
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BJJ legend Marcus Buchecha considered not making jump to MMA after lowball offers, being ‘treated like anyone else’

One of the most anticipated MMA debuts in the history of the Brazilian jiu-jitsu community goes down Friday in Singapore when 13-time world champion grappler and two-time ADCC gold medalist Marcus Almeida enters the cage for the first time at ONE Championship. “Buchecha” battles former GLORY heavyweight title contender Anderson...
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Knee surgery forced Alexandre Pantoja to turn down UFC title fight with Brandon Moreno

Deiveson Figueiredo is getting his trilogy bout with Brandon Moreno at UFC 269 on Dec. 11 — and he has Alexandre Pantoja to thank for it. Pantoja was expected to face the flyweight champion next after submitting Brandon Royval with a rear-naked choke this past August but had to go under the knife to fix a knee injury, MMA Fighting has learned.
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Francisco Trinaldo steps in for Gabe Green to fight Dwight Grant at Oct. 23 UFC event

Dwight Grant won’t be facing Gabe Green next month. MMA Fighting confirmed with sources with knowledge of the new matchup that Grant (11-3) will now fight Francisco Trinaldo (26-8) in a welterweight bout at an Oct. 23 UFC event at a location still to be determined. Grant was originally scheduled to face Green, who has withdrawn from the card for reasons that are yet to be disclosed.
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New video shows Bellator's Dillon Danis being choked by security guard before arrest

New video of Bellator fighter Dillon Danis’ arrest shows the former Brazilian jiu-jitsu world champion in an unflattering light. Danis, a longtime friend and training partner of Conor McGregor, was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct after an alleged incident that took place at a bar in Seaside Heights, N.J., according to MMA Fighting, which cited a court summons. Danis allegedly “created a disturbance” at the Beachcomber Bar and Grill, which led to his arrest.
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Nick Diaz On Return To Fighting Ahead Of UFC 266: "I Never Enjoyed Fighting, It's Just Something I Do"

Perennial fan favorite and former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at UFC 266 this weekend. Diaz spoke with ESPN's Brett Okamoto ahead of his rematch with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and explained his feelings about returning to active competition. He talked about while he's glad to make others happy with his return to fighting, Diaz himself doesn't get much joy out of the process anymore but does feel he's got a few more fights left which is a better option to him than not fighting.
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ONE champion Christian Lee still ‘sitting here waiting’ for Eddie Alvarez to get a win so they can finally fight

In a very short period of time, ONE Championship lightweight champion Christian Lee has nearly wiped out every top contender the division has to offer him. After he won the title with a second-round TKO over Shinya Aoki in 2019, Lee dispatched highly touted Dagestani prospect Saygid “Dagi” Arslanaliev and then needed less than four minutes to take out both Iuri Lapicus and Timofey Nastyukhin in consecutive fights.
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Alexander Volkanovski calls Brian Ortega ‘f*cking drug cheat’ in tense press conference staredown – MMA Fighting

It was already clear heading into the UFC 266 press conference that featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski didn’t like Brian Ortega. But when standing face-to-face with his opposing coach on The Ultimate Fighter 29, Volkanovski took things up a notch by calling attention to Ortega’s past with performance-enhancing drugs. UFC President...
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‘It was time, man,’ Condit says of MMA retirement

It was Carlos Condit’s manager, not Condit himself, who announced the Albuquerque MMA fighter’s retirement on Sept. 16. As of Thursday, Condit still had not posted anything on social media regarding his decision. He did, however, talk at length on Monday with MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani about his retirement and...
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Dillon Danis Charged With Disorderly Conduct

Bellator fighter Dillon Danis has been charged with disorderly conduct after an incident that happened last Saturday night in a Seaside Heights, New Jersey bar. After a video was posted to Instagram yesterday showing Danis being apprehended by police officers, MMA Fighting was able to confirm his arrest with a spokesperson for the courts in Seaside Heights. They also obtained a court summons that reveals that the "disturbance" Danis created happened at the Beachcomber Bar & Grill and he is due in Seaside Heights Municipal Court on October 19 for the charge.
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Dana White says Nick Diaz vs Robbie Lawler is ‘a better fight’ at middleweight

Ultimate Fighting President (UFC) Dana White signed Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler as a welterweight contest; however, he expects good things from a move to middleweight at UFC 266. Diaz vs. Lawler serves as a marquee fight on the pay-per-view (PPV) main card of UFC 266: “Volkanovski vs. Ortega,” which...
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Jake Paul issues ‘final’ message to Tommy Fury: ‘You’re too busy taking molly instead of taking fights’

Jake Paul apparently has run out of patience trying to book his next fight and is issuing an ultimatum to fellow Tommy Fury. In a video takedown posted to Paul’s Twitter account, the social media star turned boxer used DMs, social media videos and even Google Trends to savage the half-brother of heavyweight boxing champ Tyson Fury.
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