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Bisping Alleges Current Fighters Still Use Vaseline Days Before The Fight For Unfair Advantage Despite Rule Change
Michael Bisping said he had been told by some present-day fighters about how they use Vaseline to their advantage. “The Count” narrated when did the UFC banned Vaseline during fights. While recapping the five times the UFC was forced to do an instant change in rules, Michael Bisping revealed...
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Fedor Emelianenko Names His Favorite Fight Of His Career And Has No Regrets On Not Fighting In The UFC
The long and successful career of a mixed martial arts legend is coming to an end. Fedor Emelianenko will be making his last walk to the cage on Saturday at Bellator 290. In many circles, Emelianenko is said to be the best heavyweight of all time. He has had 47 professional fights spanning over twenty years in multiple different fight promotions. Now at 46 years old, Emelianenko is ready to hang his gloves up for good.
Shamil Zavurov, the Eagle FC president and cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov, has detailed why ‘The Eagle’ is stepping away from MMA. After retiring from the UFC in 2020, ‘The Eagle’ continued to have a significant influence in MMA as a coach and promoter. Earlier this month, the former UFC lightweight champion announced he wanted to dedicate more time to his family. Zavurov recently spoke with a reporter in Russian to discuss Nurmagomedov’s decision. He had this to say:
Daniel Cormier believes that Jorge Masvidal is in a “must-win” situation at UFC 287 this April. “Gamebred” exploded into superstardom back in 2019 after a tremendous campaign inside the Octagon. The veteran picked up big victories over the likes of Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz.
One of the UFC’s brightest young stars, Raul Rosas Jr. has lofty goals for his UFC career. Last year the UFC made a bold move to bring a 17-year-old fighter on to compete in the Dana White Contender Series. That fighter was Raul Rosas Jr. He quickly turned heads as he defeated Mando Gutierrez by unanimous decision. He became the youngest fighter ever to be signed to the UFC but now has some big goals ahead of him to make another kind of history.
Bisping On Power Slap Contestant’s Near Withdrawal After Locker Room Slap: ‘Doctor Says That He’s Totally Fine’
A Power Slap League contestant claimed he felt ill after Michael Bisping slapped hours before his slap fight. “The Count” addressed the subject and shared his theory of what might have happened to the contestant. UFC commentator Michael Bisping was at the Apex to be a presenter at Dana...
Alexander Volkanovski Pinpoints The Exact Moment When Islam Makhachev And His Corner Will “Lose Their Heads”
Alexander Volkanovski thinks that Islam Makhachev and his corner will be second-guessing their game plan once the fight starts at UFC 284. One of the most anticipated fights of the year is just under two weeks away. The UFC lightweight strap will be on the line as champion Islam Makhachev looks to defend against the featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski in Perth Australia. This matchup is pitting two of the best fighters in the world against each other to claim the number one pound-for-pound spot and take home the 155-pound belt.
Henry Cejudo wants to see Conor McGregor stay at 145 or 155 pounds when, and if, he makes his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. ‘Triple C’ is currently in the process of his own return to competition after retiring nearly three years ago. Cejudo is rumored to return at a weight class he once ruled over whereas ‘The Notorious’ hopes to capture a third UFC title in the welterweight division thanks to his newfound physique and focus on power. Cejudo sees this as a big mistake, noting McGregor’s inability to reserve energy when competing at a higher weight class.
UFC color commentator Joe Rogan weighed in on the options for Francis Ngannou in boxing. Former UFC heavyweight champion Ngannou has been on the sidelines since his last outing against Ciryl Gane in Jan. 2022 at UFC 270. He powered his way through a harsh knee injury to come out on top of the contest and complete the final bout on his agreement with the promotion.
Aljamain Sterling is set to undergo stem cell treatment for a bicep injury that has been bothering him. Sterling has been dealing with a torn left bicep that is keeping him out of the Octagon, and from a much discussed clash with former division king Henry Cejudo, who is returning from retirement.
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Dana White has responded to the backlash of his Power Slap League. The UFC-associated slap-fighting league has received tons of negative feedback since launching. Earlier this month, former UFC fighter Eric Spicely revealed that he was offered $2k to show and another $2k if he won. Since Spicely’s claims, the Power Slap backlash has been refueled, including one fan on Instagram saying:
An undercard amateur bout generated quite a buzz on the internet after it ended with a nasty KO. Flyweight fighter Joe Perez knocked his opponent out via head kick in Round 1. Fans in attendance at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio were stunned after an amateur undercard bout at Fury FC 73 ended in a nasty knockout. It wasn’t as big as Leon Edwards’ head kick KO win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 but flyweight fighter Joe Perez put Drew Lopez to sleep by hitting him with the same technique that saw his opponent’s head snapping backward.
Yoshihiro Akiyama is returning to reality television. ‘Sexyama’ has appeared on several reality TV shows, including 2 Days & 1 Night and Now, Follow Me. The former UFC fighter is adding to his filmography resume by competing in a new Netflix show, Physical: 100. The South Korean competition is...
Israel Adesanya will once again attempt to solve the puzzle that is Alex Pereira. UFC president Dana White revealed in a blockbuster announcement that newly crowned middle champion Alex Pereira will defend his title in a rematch with the man he has beaten on three separate occasions, Israel Adesanya. The two strikers previously met under the GLORY Kickboxing banner with Pereira coming out on top in both instances. Pereira once again proved he had Adesanya’s number when he spectacularly knocked out ‘The Last Stylebender’ in the UFC 281 main event last year.
Oscar De La Hoya would “love” to speak to free agent Francis Ngannou in regard to a potential boxing career. Ngannou once ruled as the heavyweight champion of the UFC, before contract disputes with the Las Vegas-based mixed martial arts (MMA) promotion began. Unfortunately, the two sides were unable to come to a resolution.
Michael Bisping believes the size difference between Islam Makhachev and Alexander Volkanovski is overrated. Volkanovski has never been considered a big featherweight, which has created concerns about his move up to lightweight. It also doesn’t help that ‘The Great’ is fighting Makhachev, who has the Dagestani strength in the grappling department.
Scott Coker says that Bellator MMA has an interest in making a deal with free agent Francis Ngannou. Recently the UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou decided to step down as champ and left the UFC to pursue opportunities elsewhere. He and the UFC had not been seeing eye to eye for some time and since they were unable to come to a deal that suited both parties, he decided to leave. This makes Ngannou one of the biggest free agents on the market today. Of course, many MMA and boxing organizations are interested and Bellator is no different.