MMA

UFC should be cautious with Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

While his fellow countrymen roared with pride and Dublin’s O2 Arena buzzed with anticipation, featherweight Conor McGregor confidently made his way to the octagon with the weight of the world on his shoulders, yet, seemingly transfixed on the task at hand and the duties associated with being Ireland’s biggest draw. But despite months of pre-fight hype, Ireland’s favorite son needed ...

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Gina Carano on verge of UFC contract, shot at Ronda Rousey’s belt

Gina

Since easily disposing of Alexis Davis at UFC 175 to earn her tenth consecutive victory, speculation regarding the next opponent to face women’s bantamweight champ and current queen of mixed martial arts Ronda Rousey has hit an all-time high. But on Friday, rumors of a meeting with either Cris Justino, top-ranked contender Cat Zingano, and UFC-newcomer Holly Holm took a ...

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Victory over Diego Brandao paramount for Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor

In one of the most highly-anticipated cards of 2014 thus far, outspoken featherweight Conor McGregor will finally have the opportunity to perform on the sport’s biggest stage in front of his fellow countrymen when he enters the octagon to face Diego Brandao in the main event of Saturday’s UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland. Just two fights into his first ...

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Donald Cerrone set for assault on top-five contender

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Heading into the main event of Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night, both Donald Cerrone and Jim Miller were hoping that a hard-fought victory over a top-ten opponent would be enough to advance up the lightweight ladder and into the cage with a big-name contender. But after an enticing opening round that featured more than a few crowd-pleasing exchanges, Cerrone unleashed a ...

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BJ Penn to be remembered as one of MMA’s greatest

BJ Penn

Nearly four years removed from his last title fight, future Hall of Famer BJ Penn chose to call it a career on Sunday night following a third-round, TKO-loss to former lightweight champ Frankie Edgar in the main event at the ”T.U.F 19” finale in Las Vegas. Now 35 years old, Penn has essentially been out of MMA since Rory MacDonald ...

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Chris Weidman puts finishing touches on historic first year as middleweight champ

Chris Weidman

On a night that will undoubtedly be remembered as one of his greatest, UFC Middleweight Champion Chris Weidman outlasted one of the sport’s most elusive contenders on the way to retaining his title with a five-round, unanimous decision win over Lyoto Machida. Constantly moving forward in order to limit Machida’s unorthodox approach, Weidman set the tone early with a series ...

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Ronda Rousey to be tested against well-rounded Alexis Davis

Ronda ROusey

In Saturday’s co-main event at UFC 175 in Las Vegas, women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will square-off against second-ranked contender Alexis Davis in search of her third title defense, and while the challenger remains unknown to many, the current queen of MMA may be in for her toughest test yet. Initially, it looked like Rousey’s next title defense would come ...

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Weidman vs. Machida is ‘super-fight’ fans have been waiting for

UFC 175

During his seven-plus years with the promotion, few have been able to solve the enigma that is Lyoto Machida. And while the Brazilian may no longer be the octagon assassin that he once was, Saturday night’s bout at UFC 175 against middleweight champ Chris Weidman has the potential to become the ”superfight” that MMA fanatics have been waiting for. No ...

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Will fight fans invest in UFC’s second double feature?

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On May 31st, MMA’s leading promotion made it’s first attempt to offer fans a full day of fights with a double feature that consisted of ”The Ultimate Fighter Brazil 3” finale in Sao Paulo, and UFC Fight Night 41 in Berlin. But while the concept initially inspired poorly-timed outbursts of joy and even a little dancing, MMA junkies such as ...

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Rory MacDonald’s latest win doesn’t necessarily equal title shot

Rory Macdonald

Heading into Saturday’s welterweight showdown between Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley at UFC 174, fight fans were rightfully expecting to witness a crowd-pleasing war that would leave both contenders bloodied and the promotion with another proven title threat. But while MacDonald held up his end of the bargain with an offensive attack that capitalized mainly upon his length and ability ...

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