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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...
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.
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.
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.
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...
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Khamzat Chimaev rips Alex Pereira for suggesting he turned down a fight at UFC 283: “Fake belt, fake coach, fake fighter”
UFC welterweight contender Khamzat Chimaev has responded to Alex Pereira. ‘Borz’ has been out of the octagon since a submission win over Kevin Holland in September. However, Chimaev wasn’t originally supposed to face ‘Trail Blazer’ at UFC 279. Originally, he was supposed to face Nate Diaz. However, the fight was scrapped on weigh-in day, as the Chechen badly missed weight.
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.
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...
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.
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...
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.
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.