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Paddy Pimblett has named the footballer he has a particular disdain for as he prepares for his return to the Octagon. Make no mistake about it: Paddy Pimblett is already one of the biggest stars in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. It may not seem like it, but it’s true. The...
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UFC commentator Daniel Cormier doesn’t believe that Conor McGregor will be back in action soon. ‘The Notorious’ has been out of action since his loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 last July. During the defeat, McGregor famously broke his leg in the closing seconds of round one. As a result, he’s been out of action for well over a year.
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Daniel Cormier admits he agrees with Glover Teixeira’s approach in declining new UFC 282 matchup: “I would do the same thing”
UFC commentator Daniel Cormier understands why Glover Teixeira isn’t fighting later this month. The Brazilian has been out of action since UFC 275 in June. In that outing in Singapore, Teixeira looked to make his first title defense against Jiri Prochazka. The bout was a back-and-forth one, but it was ‘Denisa’ who emerged victorious thanks to a fifth-round submission.
The UFC has released a statement on the James Krause situation. On November 5, a featherweight fight between Shayilan Nuerdanbieke and Darrick Minner took place. Minner – who is coached by Krause – was the betting underdog but in the hours before the fight, a ton of money came in on Nuerdanbieke to win and to win by KO.
Brendan Schaub agrees to Alex Pereira’s takedown bet regarding Khamzat Chimaev fight: “If you want the smoke, come get it big boy”
Fighter-turned-podcaster Brendan Schaub has responded to Alex Pereira’s bet offer. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his knockout win over Isreal Adesanya earlier this month. The victory saw the Brazilian become champion just four fights into his UFC stint, and earn his third win over ‘The Last Stylebender’. Albeit, two of those wins came in the kickboxing ring.
Brandon Moreno reacts after the UFC announces fighters can’t have James Krause as their coach: “Waiting for justice”
Brandon Moreno has reacted to the news that he can no longer have James Krause in his corner or as a coach. After Moreno lost his trilogy fight to Deiveson Figueiredo he looked for a change in gyms and settled on Glory MMA in Missouri. According to Krause, the relationship happened throughout their time seeing each other in Vegas, and since then the two started to work with one another.
Kayla Harrison admits she is “heartbroken” following her first career loss in MMA: “I fell on my face”
PFL sensation Kayla Harrison has opened up on her first loss in mixed martial arts to Larissa Pacheco. Last week, in the PFL finals, Kayla Harrison lost to Larissa Pacheco. It served as the third time she’s faced her rival as she attempted to become a three-time PFL champion.
Jorge Masvidal claims Gilbert Burns callouts were a “gimmick” to gain more followers: “Keep my name out your mouth”
Jorge Masvidal claims Gilbert Burns callouts were a ‘gimmick’ to gain more followers and tells him to ‘keep my name out of your mouth’. Masvidal (35-16 MMA) has suffered 3 losses in his last 3 fights in the Octagon. Potentially making a return in March or April of 2023 the welterweight was aiming to secure a place on the card headlined by Leon Edwards‘ first title defense.
Ariel Helwani provides positive update on latest contact negotiations between Francis Ngannou and the UFC
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Kevin Holland reveals his retirement is “still on the table” depending on what the UFC does with Khamzat Chimaev: “Favoritism is favoritism”
Kevin Holland will gladly go back into retirement. Holland retired following his first-round submission loss to Khamzat Chimaev but quickly ended it to take a main event fight against Stephen Thompson at UFC Orlando. Although not many expected his retirement to last, Holland says he will go back into retirement if Chimaev gets a title shot at middleweight next time out.
Maycee Barber has revealed that she had a pretty serious stalker situation that has now been resolved by his arrest. For years now, Maycee Barber has been seen as a rising prospect in the UFC. In addition to saying she wanted to be the promotion’s youngest ever champion, she’s also produced some fun moments since her debut on Dana White’s Contender Series.
Alberta is following in Ontario’s footsteps by banning UFC betting. On Thursday, it was revealed Ontario – the most populated province in Canada – decided to ban UFC betting due to integrity concerns. The AGCO oversees the regulated gaming industry in Ontario, and requires sports governing bodies to enforce codes of conduct that include prohibitions on betting by insiders and to have sufficient integrity safeguards in place to mitigate the risk of match-fixing.
UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling announces Henry Cejudo clash likely on for March: “This fight is going to happen”
UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling has confirmed Henry Cejudo is next. ‘Funk Master’ is fresh off his recent title defense at UFC 280 in October. Standing opposite the champion was T.J. Dillashaw. The former titleholder had missed over a year due to injury issues, but little did fans know that the injury problems were just getting started.
Francis Ngannou reveals issues with UFC stretch back to the first fight with Stipe Miocic: “They were trying to control the narrative”
UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou has been at war with the promotion longer than many realize. ‘The Predator’ has been out of the octagon since a decision victory over Ciryl Gane in January. Since that time, Ngannou has been held out of the cage due to a litany of knee injuries. Furthermore, the injury was reportedly pre-existing, meaning he fought ‘Bon Gamin’ with several torn ligaments in his knee at UFC 270.
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YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul is taking his victory lap over Dana White and the UFC. ‘The Problem Child’ is fresh off his unanimous decision victory over Anderson Silva in October. The bout was the most back-and-forth of the YouTuber’s career thus far. However, an eighth-round knockdown for Paul sealed his win over ‘The Spider’.
UFC heavyweight Tai Tuivasa has explained why he isn’t interested in competing at UFC 284 in Australia. This Saturday night, Tai Tuivasa will attempt to get back in the win column. After going on a fantastic run of form in the last few years, ‘Bam Bam’ fell to a spirited loss against Ciryl Gane at UFC Paris just a few months ago.