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Bisping Alleges Current Fighters Still Use Vaseline Days Before The Fight For Unfair Advantage Despite Rule Change
Michael Bisping said he had been told by some present-day fighters about how they use Vaseline to their advantage. “The Count” narrated when did the UFC banned Vaseline during fights. While recapping the five times the UFC was forced to do an instant change in rules, Michael Bisping revealed...
Jorge Masvidal apparently tried to make a fight with Conor McGregor happen – but the Irishman seemingly turned it down. Masvidal hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since his loss to Colby Covington last year, marking his third-straight defeat inside the Octagon. Now, “Gamebred” is preparing to return to fighting action against Gilbert Burns this April.
Colby Covington earned his USADA jacket for passing his 50th drug test. Since partnering with the UFC in 2015, USADA has dedicated its resources to limiting the usage of illegal substances in MMA. The drug-testing agency awards fighters who stay clean by giving them a jacket after successfully passing 50 tests. Covington is the newest fighter to reach the milestone, with the UFC making the announcement on Twitter by saying:
Michael Chandler discussed a potential TUF matchup against Conor McGregor. “Iron” is open to fighting “The Notorious” even at 170. Michael Chandler just laughed off Tony Ferguson’s claim that he will be coaching at The Ultimate Fighter against Conor McGregor and said it’s a no-brainer that he’s more deserving to face “The Notorious.”
Dwayne Herelle, an 0-2 MMA fighter, has been arrested for murdering his girlfriend. Herelle has thrown his life away after a deadly altercation with Irene Torres. According to police reports, the 28-year-old showed up at Torres’ house in Nashville, Tennessee, on Sunday, January 29, at approximately 1:30 am, leading to an argument for an unknown reason. The situation escalated, leading to Herelle stabbing his girlfriend until she died.
World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE) star Hulk Hogan is "paralyzed" from the waist down, at least according to another legendary wrestler, it has been revealed. Kurt Angle, speaking on an episode of his top-rated podcast on Sunday, said that he and Hogan, 69, spoke backstage when they both appeared at the 30th Anniversary special for WWE’s program “Monday Night Raw.”
Bisping On Power Slap Contestant’s Near Withdrawal After Locker Room Slap: ‘Doctor Says That He’s Totally Fine’
A Power Slap League contestant claimed he felt ill after Michael Bisping slapped hours before his slap fight. “The Count” addressed the subject and shared his theory of what might have happened to the contestant. UFC commentator Michael Bisping was at the Apex to be a presenter at Dana...
Shamil Zavurov, the Eagle FC president and cousin of Khabib Nurmagomedov, has detailed why ‘The Eagle’ is stepping away from MMA. After retiring from the UFC in 2020, ‘The Eagle’ continued to have a significant influence in MMA as a coach and promoter. Earlier this month, the former UFC lightweight champion announced he wanted to dedicate more time to his family. Zavurov recently spoke with a reporter in Russian to discuss Nurmagomedov’s decision. He had this to say:
Daniel Cormier believes that Jorge Masvidal is in a “must-win” situation at UFC 287 this April. “Gamebred” exploded into superstardom back in 2019 after a tremendous campaign inside the Octagon. The veteran picked up big victories over the likes of Darren Till, Ben Askren, and Nate Diaz.
Dana White has responded to the backlash of his Power Slap League. The UFC-associated slap-fighting league has received tons of negative feedback since launching. Earlier this month, former UFC fighter Eric Spicely revealed that he was offered $2k to show and another $2k if he won. Since Spicely’s claims, the Power Slap backlash has been refueled, including one fan on Instagram saying:
Israel Adesanya will once again attempt to solve the puzzle that is Alex Pereira. UFC president Dana White revealed in a blockbuster announcement that newly crowned middle champion Alex Pereira will defend his title in a rematch with the man he has beaten on three separate occasions, Israel Adesanya. The two strikers previously met under the GLORY Kickboxing banner with Pereira coming out on top in both instances. Pereira once again proved he had Adesanya’s number when he spectacularly knocked out ‘The Last Stylebender’ in the UFC 281 main event last year.
Aljamain Sterling is set to undergo stem cell treatment for a bicep injury that has been bothering him. Sterling has been dealing with a torn left bicep that is keeping him out of the Octagon, and from a much discussed clash with former division king Henry Cejudo, who is returning from retirement.
Scott Coker says that Bellator MMA has an interest in making a deal with free agent Francis Ngannou. Recently the UFC heavyweight champion Francis Ngannou decided to step down as champ and left the UFC to pursue opportunities elsewhere. He and the UFC had not been seeing eye to eye for some time and since they were unable to come to a deal that suited both parties, he decided to leave. This makes Ngannou one of the biggest free agents on the market today. Of course, many MMA and boxing organizations are interested and Bellator is no different.
Yoshihiro Akiyama is returning to reality television. ‘Sexyama’ has appeared on several reality TV shows, including 2 Days & 1 Night and Now, Follow Me. The former UFC fighter is adding to his filmography resume by competing in a new Netflix show, Physical: 100. The South Korean competition is...
An undercard amateur bout generated quite a buzz on the internet after it ended with a nasty KO. Flyweight fighter Joe Perez knocked his opponent out via head kick in Round 1. Fans in attendance at the Cowboys Dancehall in San Antonio were stunned after an amateur undercard bout at Fury FC 73 ended in a nasty knockout. It wasn’t as big as Leon Edwards’ head kick KO win over Kamaru Usman at UFC 278 but flyweight fighter Joe Perez put Drew Lopez to sleep by hitting him with the same technique that saw his opponent’s head snapping backward.
UFC flyweight Muhammad Mokaev will be sticking around the UFC for a while with a new contract. Over the past year, up-and-coming flyweight contender Muhammad Mokaev has been turning heads. He made his promotional debut in March of 2022 and immediately showed that he was going to be a problem in the UFC 125-pound division. Over the course of 2022, Mokaev was able to rack up three wins and is showing no sign of slowing down.
Despite being critically panned, Dana White’s Power Slap League will move forward with plans to close out its first season on pay-per-view. The Power Slap finals will air live from The UFC APEX in Las Vegas on March 11 according to a report from Sports Illustrated. The event will bear witness to the crowning of the first-ever Power Slap champions in four different weight classes including heavyweight, light heavyweight, middleweight, and welterweight. Headlining the event will be a heavyweight title matchup between Darius “The Destroyer” Mata-Varona and “Wolverine” Ron Bata, the two head coaches of Power Slap: Road to the Title.
Laura Sanko is making her UFC commentary debut at UFC Vegas 68. On February 4, Sanko’s hard work and dedication will be rewarded by becoming the second female UFC commentator in promotional history. The first woman to commentate a UFC event was Kathy Long, who appeared at UFC 1 alongside Bill Wallace and Jim Brown. The UFC released an official statement about Sanko that read: