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Diego Sanchez ends professional relationship with Joshua Fabia

UFC Hall of Fame member Diego Sanchez no longer works with Joshua Fabia as a manager, trainer and guru, he told MMA Fighting on Thursday. Sanchez declined to comment further on the situation, saying he would make a statement next week and need to put his thoughts together before speaking to the media. Sanchez’s attorney, […]

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Edson Barboza suggests fighting with Max Holloway next: ‘We would definitely crash in there’

Edson Barboza earned his first knockout victory since moving to the featherweight division at UFC 262, stopping Shane Burgos in the third round, and wants a crack at the elite of the 145-pound class going forward. After back-to-back wins over Makwan Amirkhani and Burgos inside the Octagon – and a controversial split decision loss to […]

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Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson credits Yoel Romero with ‘most dangerous’ fighter he has ever faced

Anthony “Rumble” Johnson has faced many high profile competitions throughout his career, but rarely has anyone been able to threaten him with the same kind of power he generates. Widely recognized as arguably the toughest hitter in light heavyweight division history, Johnson has turned the light on a number of fighters over the years, including […]

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Pros respond to Chris Weidman’s horrific broken leg at UFC 261

In a shocking turn of events, former UFC middleweight Chris Weidman suffered the same injury as his two-time opponent Anderson Silva when he broke his leg on a kick verified by Uriah Hall at the UFC 261. Weidman’s foot curled horribly around Hall’s shin, and he collapsed onto the mat, planting on his right foot. […]

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Khamzat Chimaev ready to crush champions in three weight classes

Khamzat Chimaev is preparing for his return to the UFC after a fierce battle with COVID-19 and, as usual, he’s aiming high. Not only is he looking for a UFC belt, but he has his eye on three different weight divisions. Asked in an interview with ESPN if he plans to go back to 170 […]

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ONE on TNT 4 map finalized with Eddie Alvarez and ‘Reug Reug’ reservation fights on the main map

The upcoming ONE map on TNT 4 has been finalized with some notable additions to the upcoming event. The show will close a busy April for Asia-based promotion as ONE Championship aired prime-time shows in the United States for the first time in the company’s history. The main card event on April 28 will feature […]

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Ben Askren didn’t ‘give a shit about the outcome’ in his fight with Jake Paul, found Triller entertainment ‘very unpleasant’

Ben Askren doesn’t hide his loss to Jake Paul, let alone allow this fight to change his demeanor no matter how it all turned out. Last weekend at the Triller Fight Club pay-per-view, the retired UFC fighter suffered a brutal first-round knockout after Paul hit him with a right hand that put him on the […]

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Kelvin Gastelum issues statement after UFC Vegas 24 loss: ‘I still believe I can do the job’

Interim title challenger Kelvin Gastelum released a statement on Sunday in which he vowed to continue after a loss to former champion Robert Whittaker in the main event of UFC Vegas 24. Gastelum was swept off the scorecards, losing every round to Whittaker for a 50-45 unanimous result. But he was optimistic about his future, […]

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UFC 262 poster highlights vacant lightweight title fight, return of Nate Diaz

For the first time since 2019, Nate Diaz is back on a fight poster. The fan favorite returns to action on May 15 to take on Leon Edwards in the UFC’s first untitled five-round co-main event at UFC 262. The welterweight bout will precede the main event to crown a new lightweight champion between Charles […]

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Jake Paul vs Ben Askren event sells over 1 million pay-per-views, with final numbers still being calculated

The Triller Fight Club card featured by Jake Paul’s knockout victory over Ben Askren will likely be one of the most successful pay-per-view payouts of 2021. The event, which featured four boxing matches on the main card, sold over a million pay-per-views with the show’s final numbers still being worked out. According to sources speaking […]

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Frank Mir felt 6 rounds with Steve Cunningham a better statement for MMA

Former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir was in the boxing ring against ex-IBF champion Steve Cunningham. But he continued to see the MMA setups as they traded punches on Saturday at Triller Fight Club. “I have the hardest thing to convert,” Mir told reporters after losing to Cunningham. “MMA, if you move your head, your […]

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Morning report: Conor McGregor accuses Nate Diaz of steroid use, Diaz responds

This summer, Conor McGregor will have his trilogy fight with Dustin Poirier in the main event of UFC 264. But despite McGregor rematching a man who just cold-knocked him out, that doesn’t mean “Notorious” Not having enough it’s time to keep another trilogy fight alive: his rivalry with Nate Diaz. Last week on social media, […]

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MMA: Rolando Dy calls ‘the Butcher’ Amir – ‘I can give you a real fight’

Filipino fighter Rolando Dy. Document photo MANILA, Philippines – Filipino mixed martial arts star Rolando “The Incredible” Dy is in a fighting mood, just a month away from war against Kyrgyz lightweight candidate Abdisalam “Omok” Kubanychbek in Bahrain. Seeking to redeem himself and return to the winning column, Dy, 29, called Egyptian murderer Ahmed “The […]

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Tony Ferguson calls recent losses ‘best learning experience’, without feeling pressure ahead of Beneil Dariush fight

Tony Ferguson’s 2020 campaign saw him do something he had never done before – lose back-to-back fights. Last year was a major disappointment for Ferguson, 37, who again missed a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov that was scheduled for UFC 249, was outplayed and finished in the fifth round by Nurmagomedov substitute Justin Gaethje , then […]

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The Ultimate Fighter 29 casting, premiere date announced

The 29th season of The ultimate fighter premieres June 1 on ESPN +, and the UFC announced the list of fighters competing for contracts with the promotion. With 145-pound champion Alexander Volkanovski and contender Brian Ortega as coaches, the season will feature eight bantamweight and eight middleweight. This is the third time Bantamweight has been […]

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Robert Whittaker steps back for Israel Adesanya rematch, gives Jake Paul his props

Marvin Vettori sat on the edge of the cage at UFC Vegas 24 and reportedly called for a No.1 contender fight with victorious Robert Whittaker. But the ex-champion had a message for his colleague at Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “I’ve only fought the No.1 contenders,” said Whittaker, who has beaten Darren Till, Jared Cannonier and […]

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UFC Vegas 24 results: Andrei Arlovski beats Chase Sherman with savvy veteran

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski rebounded from a resounding loss to prospect Tom Aspinall by outscoring veteran Chase Sherman in the UFC Vegas 24 main co-event. Arlovski won a unanimous score of 29-28, frustrating Sherman with superior movement and speed. At the end of the third round, Sherman lost his temper and assaulted the […]

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Paul vs Askren results: Regis Prograis wins technical decision over Ivan Redkach after phantom low blow

Regis Prograis claimed victory in the Triller Fight Club co-main event, but not without a set of bizarre circumstances surrounding the end of his fight against Ivan Redkach. Having dominated the majority of the fight, Prograis was in total control and it looked like he might be just a few hard knocks away from eventually […]