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Former UFC star Chael Sonnen has decided to go after John Cena in a string of strange tweets on social media. One thing we all know and love Chael Sonnen for is his trash talking ability. In addition to being one of the best middleweight contenders of his generation, ‘The American Gangster‘ was also incredibly talented when it came to selling a feud and a fight.
Joe Rogan discusses what “changed everything” for Charles Oliveira and turned him into a “ferocious assassin”
Joe Rogan is discussing what ‘changed everything’ for Charles Oliveira and turned him into a ‘ferocious assassin’. It will be Charles Oliveira (33-8 MMA) vs Islam Makhachev (22-1 MMA) battling it out at UFC 280 for the vacant lightweight throne. UFC 280 takes place on Saturday, October 22nd at the Etihad Arena in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi.
Henry Cejudo takes issue with Dustin Poirier being added to the men’s pound-for-pound rankings: “There is no way you can put guys that have been knocked out and submitted”
Henry Cejudo has taken exception to Dustin Poirier featuring in the UFC’s pound for pound rankings. While he may not currently be an active member of the roster, the fact that Henry Cejudo is back in the USADA testing pool indicates that he’ll be ready to return to action sooner rather than later. Even if he wasn’t, though, the man known as ‘Triple C’ is still able to offer a fascinating insight on mixed martial arts, as he’s been doing ever since he retired.
Chael Sonnen takes issue with Jorge Masvidal’s recent “life’s a beach” post: “That’s a bit feminine in all fairness”
Chael Sonnen is taking issue with Jorge Masvidal’s recent ‘life’s a beach’ post. Jorge Masvidal (35-16 MMA) has not entered the Octagon for over six months. ‘Gamebred’ last fought and was defeated by Colby Covington (17-3 MMA) at UFC 272 in March of this year.
Jake Paul down for difficult matchups after Anderson Silva, but still interested in boxing KSI: “I can step in there and knock them out”
Despite his want for better competition, Jake Paul is still down to box his longtime YouTube foe KSI. ‘The Problem Child’ has been out of action since his rematch with Tyron Woodley last December. In that outing, Paul ended the rivalry with a brutal sixth-round knockout. Since that time, he’s taken some time off due to several canceled comeback fights.
Daniel Cormier made his first appearance on WWE RAW last night ahead of his special guest referee spot at Extreme Rules this weekend. The former two-weight UFC champion has made no secret of the fact that he’s been a fan of professional wrestling for years now, and after teasing a run in WWE in the past, Cormier was recently confirmed as the special guest ref for Matt Riddle vs Seth Rollins at WWE Extreme Rules.
Aspen Ladd issues statement after signing on with PFL: “I look forward to testing myself against the best women’s featherweights in the world”
Aspen Ladd has issued a statement after signing on with PFL. Ladd, 27, was recently released from the UFC roster after a seven-fight run with the promotion. The Californian had her struggles making weight as a UFC bantamweight and had lost her 2 most recent fights against Raquel Pennington (14-8 MMA) in April of this year, and Norma Dumont (8-2 MMA) in October of last year.
Henry Cejudo explains how his perspective has changed after analyzing previous kickboxing fights between Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira: “Israel was right”
Henry Cejudo has explained how watching Israel Adesanya vs Alex Pereira in kickboxing has changed his perspective on their UFC 281 fight. Long before their mixed martial arts days, Israel Adesanya and Alex Pereira met on two separate occasions in the wonderful world of kickboxing. In both fights, Adesanya was extremely competitive – only to fall to two defeats at the hands of ‘Poatan’.
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Chael Sonnen has explained how and why Bo Nickal could end up fighting Darren Till at UFC 282 in December. While he may not be on the best run of form right now, Darren Till is still one of the most recognisable names in the middleweight division. ‘The Gorilla’ has made a habit of making waves through social media and as we look ahead to the next couple of months, he has the opportunity to finally get back in the win column when he goes head to head with Dricus du Plessis at UFC 282.
Sean O’Malley explains how betting odds have motivated him for UFC 280 fight against Petr Yan: “To the dummy, the odds seem about right”
Sean O’Malley has explained how being the betting underdog heading into his fight against Petr Yan has motivated him. Later this month at UFC 280, Sean O’Malley will go head to head with Petr Yan in a bout that serves as a huge step up in competition for him. ‘Suga’ will be locking horns with a former UFC bantamweight champion and a man who, all things considered, is pretty determined to make a statement and get back to a third fight with Aljamain Sterling.
Conor McGregor says he would KO Charles Oliveira in a potential fight: “I’ve KO’d every Brazilian I’ve fought”
Conor McGregor is saying he would KO Charles Oliveira in a potential fight. Conor McGregor (22-6 MMA) has been out of commission since his fight with Dustin Poirier (28-7 MMA) in July of 2021 at UFC 264. The 34 year old, no only lost that lightweight bout but also broke his leg in the process. The Irishman has been recuperating, rehabilitating and training ever since. The current speculation is that ‘Notorious’ will make his return to the Octagon in the 1st quarter of 2023.
Tyron Woodley doesn’t think Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the top-10 fighters of all time. Nurmagomedov retired with a record of 29-0 and many consider him one of the greatest, but a knock on him was he retired too early and there were still many fights for him to take. Yet, after his father’s passing, he didn’t want to fight anymore. So, for Woodley, he says Khabib isn’t on his all-time top-10 list.
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Jorge Masvidal has fallen out of the UFC’s welterweight top 10 rankings, being replaced by Shavkat Rakhmonov. Over the course of the last few years, Jorge Masvidal hasn’t quite enjoyed the success he did upon breaking out into the mainstream in 2019. He lost consecutive title bouts to Kamaru Usman and, most recently, was handily beaten by rival Colby Covington in what proved to be a fairly one-sided affair.
Tito Ortiz predicts former foe Anderson Silva will easily defeat Jake Paul: “he thinks him being 47 is going to make a difference?”
Tito Ortiz believes that Jake Paul is in for a rude awakening against Anderson Silva. ‘The Problem Child’ has been out of action since his rematch with Tyron Woodley last December. In that outing, Paul scored a highlight-reel knockout victory over the former UFC welterweight champion. Since that time, the YouTuber has had two canceled returns against Tommy Fury and Hasim Rahman Jr.
Casey O’Neill reveals she was contacted by UFC executive Hunter Campbell due to her beef with an internet troll
UFC star Casey O’Neill has revealed that she was contacted by UFC executive Hunter Campbell after trying to set up a spar with a troll. Within the context of the UFC women’s flyweight division, Casey O’Neill is one of the most exciting fighters out there today. The 24-year-old has a seemingly endless amount of charisma, she’s 4-0 in the promotion and holds a 9-0 record as a mixed martial arts pro with five stoppages to her name.
UFC bantamweight contender Frankie Edgar is set for his final fight. ‘The Answer’ has been out of action since his fight with Marlon Vera in New York last November. In that outing, ‘Chito’ scored a sensational comeback head kick knockout to get the victory. The loss was the second in a row for Edgar, who had previously been finished by Cory Sandhagen.
Anthony Smith is revealing health complications he suffered following leg surgery. Smith, (36-17 MMA) last fought in July of this year at UFC 277 where he went down to defeat against Magomed Ankalaev (17-1 MMA). Following the bout, ‘Lionheart’, had to undergo surgery for a broken leg. Speaking...
Michael Chandler believes it’s “crazy” that Charles Oliveira is the betting underdog against Islam Makhachev, hopes to face the winner
Michael Chandler is surprised that Charles Oliveira is the betting underdog against Islam Makhachev. Oliveira and Makhachev are set to headline UFC 280 for the vacant lightweight title in one of the most anticipated lightweight title fights in quite some time. The Brazilian is coming off a submission win over Justin Gaethje but missed weight and was stripped of his belt. Prior to that, he submitted Dustin Poirier and knocked out Michael Chandler to establish himself as 155’s new kingpin. Makhachev, meanwhile, hasn’t fought a top-10 opponent yet which is why Chandler is surprised that the Russian is listed as the betting favorite.
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