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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.
UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira blasts Brendan Schaub over Khamzat Chimaev comments: “He’s running his mouth”
UFC middleweight champion Alex Pereira isn’t happy with Brendan Schaub. ‘Poatan’ is fresh off his UFC 281 headlining role earlier this month. Standing opposite the Brazilian was his longtime foe, Israel Adesanya. The pair previously faced off twice in kickboxing, with Pereira winning on both occasions. Earlier this...
Chael Sonnen admits he would put his money on Jon Jones in any form of combat sports: “I’d bet on Jon in anything”
Chael Sonnen is admitting he would put his money on Jon Jones in any form of combat sports. Jones and Sonnen have a history together, they coached a season of ‘The Ultimate Fighter’ and also got in the Octagon in a light heavyweight battle at UFC 159 back in April of 2013. It was Jones (26-1 MMA) who would defeat Sonnen (31-17 MMA) via knockout at 4:33 of the first round.
Belal Muhammad doesn’t think Kamaru Usman should get an immediate rematch against Leon Edwards: “If you want to make this a real sport”
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.
Paddy Pimblett doesn’t buy into Jake Paul’s boxing success after watching recent footage: “I think his fights are fixed”
Rising UFC star Paddy Pimblett is under the impression that Jake Paul’s boxing fights are fixed after watching footage of his bout against Anderson Silva. Pimblett is all set to make his pay-per-view debut against Jared Gordon at UFC 282 on December 10th. Pimblett and Gordon will meet in the co-main event.
BKFC’s David Feldman reveals plans to make bid for Nate Diaz after Triller buyout: “I want everybody”
BKFC president David Feldman plans to get make a bid in the Nate Diaz sweepstakes. The Stockton native fought out his UFC contract in September. While he was originally slated to face Khamzat Chimaev in his final bout, ‘Borz’ badly missed weight, causing the promotion to change plans. As a result, Diaz faced Tony Ferguson instead.
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.
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...
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.
Nate Diaz officially free agent after UFC removes him from the roster, manager reveals Conor McGregor trilogy still possible
Nate Diaz is now free to fight wherever he chooses. The Stockton slugger has been out of action since September at UFC 279. While he was originally slated to face Khamzat Chimaev, the fight was scrapped after ‘Borz’ missed weight. Diaz instead faced Tony Ferguson in the pay-per-view headliner.
Conor McGregor claims Artem Lobov is now suing him and his father for defamation: “Artem you look like an uncooked sausage of a thing”
Conor McGregor has taken another shot at Artem Lobov. Recently, it was reported that Lobov was suing McGregor for millions alleging that he was pivotal in developing McGregor’s Proper No. 12 Irish Whiskey. Lobov reportedly had an agreement that entitles him to five percent of the money McGregor made from the sale.
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.
Stephen Thompson has revealed his plans for a special walkout at UFC Orlando. UFC Orlando takes place this coming Saturday, December 3rd featuring Stephen Thompson vs Kevin Holland in the welterweight main event. Thompson (16-6 MMA) will be entering the Octagon having lost his past 2 fights to Belal Muhammad...
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).
Stephen Thompson not thinking about retirement, preparing for “the hardest fight imaginable” against Kevin Holland at UFC Orlando
Stephen Thompson was pumped when he got the fight offer to headline UFC Orlando against Kevin Holland. After Thompson lost back-to-back fights to Belal Muhammad and Gilbert Burns, he told the UFC he wanted to fight a striker. He admitted he turned down a fight with Shavkat Rakhmonov as he just wanted a fun fight and gets his wish as he will headline UFC Orlando against Kevin Holland.
Kyle Daukaus details injuries he sustained in Roman Dolidze fight, reveals Eryk Anders fight at UFC Orlando is the final one on his contract: “This is do-or-die for me”
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...
Larissa Pacheco’s manger takes aim at Ali Abdelaziz, says he was “cheating” during Kayla Harrison fight: “This kind of stuff has to be stopped”
Larissa Pacheco’s manager, Alex Davis, thinks Ali Abdelaziz cheated during the PFL main event between Pacheco and Kayla Harrison. During the fight, Abdelaziz passed through the barriers and went into a neutral corner to give Harrison advice. That, of course, is not legal and Davis is not happy with it and during the fight got the commission to stop it.
Israel Adesanya explains why he strongly favors Alex Volkanovski to beat Islam Makhachev at UFC 284: “I could bet my whole house on him”
Israel Adesanya has explained why he’s confident Alex Volkanovski can defeat Islam Makhachev at UFC 284. In less than three months, Alex Volkanovski will attempt to become a two-weight UFC champion. When doing so, he will challenge Islam Makhachev. These men are ranked #1 and #2 in the UFC’s...
Tyson Fury suggests his father and Jake Paul should have a bare knuckle boxing fight: “I think my dad would rip his heart out and feed it to him”
Tyson Fury believes his father John should have a bare knuckle boxing match against Jake Paul. It’s no secret that Jake Paul isn’t a well-liked man within the Fury family. His main rival, of course, being Tommy Fury. The two haven’t fought yet but after John Fury took his shirt off and threatened Jake during their last interaction, we’d say negotiations are progressing – or, at least, they should be.
USADA reveals Conor McGregor needs to be in the testing pool for six months before being cleared: “McGregor is not enrolled in our testing pool”
USADA has issued a statement saying Conor McGregor needs to be in the testing pool for six months before being cleared to fight. It has been reported that McGregor is no longer in the USADA testing pool which has caught many by surprise. However, the Irishman has said he will be cleared to fight in February as he has a special exemption from USADA.