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Jake Paul has hinted at a big move away from boxing to MMA. YouTube sensation turned boxer Paul is scheduled to take on legendary mixed martial artist Anderson Silva in a boxing match on Oct. 29 in Phoenix, Arizona. After defeating former MMA champions, including Ben Askren and former UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley.
Dana White Explains Decision To Release Aspen Ladd From UFC: ‘She’s Not Made Weight So Many Times, It Had to Happen’
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Joe Rogan believes Brendan Schaub should watch what he says. The former UFC fighter would cause quite a ruckus after he gave his thoughts on what went down at UFC 279. The main card of the pay-per-view would be quickly shuffled into three entirely new matchups after Khamzat Chimaev missed weight for his headliner against Nate Diaz. Diaz would instead draw Tony Ferguson, Chimaev would get Kevin Holland and Daniel Rodriguez would throw down with Li Jingliang.
Henry Cejudo backed Bo Nickal to thrive in wrestling over Khamzat Chimaev. Nickal is coming off a dominant first-round finish over Donovan Beard at this past Tuesday’s Dana White Contender’s Series. Beard could not get going as a fired-up Nickal submitted him in under a minute. The NCAA Division I wrestler joins the promotion as one of the most-hyped prospects.
Mateusz Makarowski and Krystian Blezien were unrecognizable after suffering severe damage in the face following a three-round war. Polish MMA fighters Mateusz Makarowski and Krystian Blezien generated buzz online this past weekend as graphic photos of their faces after enduring a three-round war were posted on social media. Both fighters were unrecognizable in the said photos, having incurred severe damages from their all-out striking battle at MMA Attack 4 held in Będzin, Poland.
Following his failure to make weight for his UFC 279 main event, Khamzat Chimaev appears to be headed to the middleweight division, and former UFC title challenger Paulo Costa may be the man to welcome him to 185 pounds. The undefeated Chechnyan was originally scheduled to face Nate Diaz in...
Henry Cejudo gives his thoughts on Conor McGregor’s lack of USADA testing. Henry Cejudo is giving his thoughts on the testing or lack thereof for Conor McGregor. McGregor has been out of competition for over a year while he heals up for a leg break that was suffered in his last bout against Dustin Poirier. McGregor has spent the last year and a half healing his leg and plotting his UFC return. However during this time, at least in the year 2022, he has not been tested by the U.S Anti-Doping Agency (USADA).
The UFC boss wants “Trailblazer” to continue fighting. Prior to the first-round submission loss to Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 279, Kevin Holland was looking primed for an impressive run in the welterweight division. However, shortly after the defeat, “Trailblazer” seemingly retired from fighting. UFC president Dana...
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In March 2020, businesses and sports began to shut down as the COVID-19 pandemic was in its infancy. With everybody in panic mode, Dana White and the company chose a different route, opting to keep their business moving forward with as little compromise as possible. It was a somewhat controversial move at the time, but the UFC proved they knew what they were doing to both keep fighters safe and to keep fans entertained on a weekly basis during quarantine.
UFC fighter turned BKFC brawler ‘Platinum’ Mike Perry is making headlines once again, this time for getting into a brawl during a press conference in Moscow. Perry traveled to Russia to be in the corner of his friend and teammate Alex Nicholson who is scheduled to fight under the Ren TV Fight Club banner. During a press conference for the event, Mike Perry came face-to-face with established Russian middleweight Magomed Ismailov. After calling Ismailov a “motherf*cker,” things quickly escalated with the two having an impromptu bare-knuckle brawl inside the studio.
Charles Oliveira and his wrestling coach Alireza Noei are preparing for Islam Makhachev’s wrestling. In the UFC many times fan will see two top fighters pitted against each other to see whose style will reign supreme. Many times strikers will be matched with grapplers and BJJ champions will be mixed with boxing specialists. Each fighter may have their own strength and background but to be the best you must master all the different aspects of mixed martial arts. That is exactly what two of the best fighters at 155 pounds will be trying to do on Oct. 22 in Abu Dhabi.
The UFC’s newest star, Bo Nickal, already has his debut lined up. It was been exactly one day since collegiate wrestling star turned MMA fighter Bo Nickal signed his UFC contract. Coming off his second Contender Series appearance, Nickal defeated his opponent, the experienced CFFC champion Donovan Beard by first-round submission. Despite only being 3-0 in MMA, Nickal’s wrestling resume preseeds him and the fans and the UFC are already high on the 26-year-old.
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