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Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov explains why he would never betray retirement promise to his mother
Former UFC champion Khabib Nurmagomedov is explaining why he would never betray the retirement promise he made to his mother. ‘The Eagle’ (29-0 MMA) last fought in the UFC in October of 2020, defeating Justin Gaethje (23-4 MMA) at UFC 254. Following the victory, after being presented with the belt, Khabib laid his gloves down in the center of the Octagon, a traditional gesture indicating retirement from the sport.
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Belal Muhammad doesn’t believe Kamaru Usman should receive an immediate rematch with Leon Edwards. In the main event of UFC 278, Edwards became the new welterweight champion with a fifth-round head kick KO over Usman. It was a fight he was losing but in the final minute, he landed the head kick beautifully, and right after the scrap, all sides agreed to run it back right away, likely in the UK.
Trio of former UFC champions shoot guns in Chechnya following warlord Ramzan Kadyrov’s personal invitation
A trio of former UFC champions shot guns in Chechnya following a personal invitation from warlord Ramzan Kadyrov. Kamaru Usman (20-2 MMA), Justin Gaethje (23-4 MMA) and Henry Cejudo (16-2 MMA) were all photographed at the Russian Special Forces University, which is a private academy in Gudermes, Chechnya. The special...
Alex Pereira claims he asked to fight Khamzat Chimaev at UFC 283 in Brazil but the Swede turned him down
Alex Pereira wanted to fight Khamzat Chimaev in Brazil at UFC 283. After Pereira became the UFC’s new middleweight champion, Khamzat Chimaev called him out. The Swede was confident he would dethrone Pereira and wanted to fight him at UFC 282 on December 10. However, Pereira was still medically suspended so instead he asked the UFC to face Chimaev at UFC 283 in Brazil on January 23 – but the fight would be at light heavyweight.
Paddy Pimblett accepts Jake Paul’s sparring challenge: “I fight Saturday, I’ll chill Sunday and I’ll beat you up Monday”
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The 103rd episode of Just Scrap Radio on BJPENN.com with host Cole Shelton is live ahead of UFC Orlando. We’re first joined by sixth-ranked UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson (1:55) ahead of his UFC Orlando main event. Next, UFC middleweight Kyle Daukaus (19:22) comes on. UFC featherweight Jonathan Pearce (36:40) then stops by. Closing out the program is UFC lightweight Natan Levy (45:13).
Conor McGregor claims Artem Lobov is now suing him and his father for defamation: “Artem you look like an uncooked sausage of a thing”
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Jake Paul offers to spar Paddy Pimblett after ‘The Baddy’ claims the boxer’s fights are rigged: “If you win, I’ll give you a million dollars”
YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul has responded to Paddy Pimblett’s recent comments. ‘The Problem Child’ is fresh off his win over Anderson Silva last month on Showtime pay-per-view. The bout was the most back-and-forth of the YouTuber’s career thus far, but an eighth-round knockdown sealed the win for Paul.
Jorge Masvidal shoots down BMF title clash with Michael Chandler: “Will Brooks hit him so hard he quit”
UFC welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal doesn’t seem interested in facing Michael Chandler. ‘Gamebred’ has been out of action since March, when he lost to Colby Covington by decision. Weeks after the defeat, Masvidal reportedly assaulted ‘Chaos’ at a Miami bar. As of now, he’s facing charges of felony battery, with a trial date of next year.
Aspen Ladd dismisses the resumes of PFL champions Larissa Pacheco and Kayla Harrison: “It’s absolutely nothing compared to the people that I have fought”
Aspen Ladd isn’t impressed with the resumes of PFL champions Larissa Pacheco and Kayla Harrison. On Friday past, Ladd made her debut with the PFL after being cut from the UFC due to missing weight on numerous occasions. The 28-year-old made a successful start to life in her new home with a split decision over Julia Budd.
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Kyle Daukaus didn’t think he would be fighting again in 2022. Back in June at UFC Austin, Daukaus suffered a first-round KO loss to Roman Dolidze. Daukaus got caught quickly with a knee and the fight was stopped 73 seconds in, which was disappointing for the Philly native. “In...
Jiri Prochazka explains why he’s still “grateful” despite vacating title and withdrawing from UFC 282
Jiri Prochazka has explained why he feels grateful despite having to vacate his UFC light heavyweight championship. Last week, it was announced that Jiri Prochazka vs Glover Teixeira will no longer be taking place at UFC 282. It was supposed to serve as the main event but instead, Jan Blachowicz vs Magomed Ankalaev will be contested for the belt.
Alex Volkanovski has found a subtle and amusing loophole to Tyron Woodley‘s ‘trademarked’ title of champ camp. At UFC 284 in February, Alex Volkanovski will attempt to become a two-weight UFC champion. He’s already the king at featherweight but now, he wants to claim the gold at lightweight.
After PFL championship upset, Larissa Pacheco hoping to face Kayla Harrison in quadrilogy matchup next: “She’s winning 2-1”
After pulling one of the biggest upsets in MMA history, Larissa Pacheco is ready to do it again. The Brazilian is fresh off her trilogy with Kayla Harrison at PFL 10 last Friday. The pair headlined the promotion’s first foray into pay-per-view, something the Judoka wasn’t happy with. Heading into the third matchup, Harrison was a massive favorite, despite Pacheco riding a five-fight knockout streak.
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Paulo Costa claims “nice guy” Israel Adesanya helped a mother with her baby at UFC 253: “He pulled up his shirt ans breastfed the baby there and then”
Paulo Costa has once again gone after rival Israel Adesanya with another troll job on, you guessed it, social media. When it comes to fighters who have a good time on Twitter, Paulo Costa is located towards the top of that list. The Brazilian, who is coming off the back...