MMA Chronicles

Conor McGregor Won’t Return Until April, According to his Coach

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10 hours ago by Adam Conklin

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s return is currently one of legend. The 29-year-old left the limelight after his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, a fight that looks to have broken most, if not all, applicable records back in August. According to McGregor’s longtime coach John Kavanagh, the champ won’t return until ‘April or mid-next year’,... The post Conor McGregor Won’t Return Until ...

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UFC Sydney: Bec Rawlings vs. Jessy Rose-Clark Toe-to-Toe preview

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10 hours ago by David Castillo
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Phil and David break down everything you need to know about Rawlings vs. Rose-Clark in UFC Sydney, and everything you don’t about the cabaret backlot abattoir. Bec Rawlings vs. Jessy Rose-Clark co-headlines UFC Fight Night: Werdum vs. Tybura this 18 November 2017 at the Qudos Bank Arena in Sydney, Australia. One sentence summary Phil: This is certainly a fight, in Australia, between Australians. D...

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Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Signs Contract Extension with the UFC

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11 hours ago by Adam Conklin

Its been a good week for UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino. First, she books the first defense of her title against former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm in what is one of the most sought after matchup in MMA. Next, Cyborg confirms to the media via her website that a new deal has... The post Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino Signs Contract Extension with the UFC appeared first...

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Marlon Moraes accepts short-notice fight vs. Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fresno

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 11 hours ago by Mookie Alexander
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With Rani Yahya injured, Marlon Moraes will not fight Aljamain Sterling at UFC Fight Night: Swanson vs. Ortega in Fresno, California. Sometimes you see UFC fights fall apart due to injury or drug test failures, and the replacement opponent represents an arguable upgrade in fight quality. It’s fair to say that this is a textbook example of such a scenario. Earlier this month, bantamweight veteran R...

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UFC Fight Night Sydney Weigh-In Results

www.bjpenn.com Posted 12 hours ago by Adam Conklin

Before UFC Fight Night Sydney kicks off Saturday night, watch all 26 fighters weigh in during a hybrid ceremony where the ceremonial and actual weigh-ins blend. The main event will feature former UFC heavyweight Fabricio Werdum as he looks to continue his path back to a title shot. He will have to do so... The post UFC Fight Night Sydney Weigh-In Results appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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UFC 217: GSP vs. Bisping Draws an Estimated 875K Viewers

www.bjpenn.com Posted 13 hours ago by Adam Conklin

The return fight of the man many believe to be the greatest of all time (a moniker aided by the failed drug tests and inactivity of others) now has an estimated PPV total attached to it. According to MMAFighting, UFC 217 drew an estimated 875,000 buys. This marks the most bought PPV of the year,... The post UFC 217: GSP vs. Bisping Draws an Estimated 875K Viewers appeared first on | BJPenn.com....

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Fabricio Werdum wants more young fighters to follow Rose Namajunas’ example

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Zane Simon
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Following his recent fracas with Colby Covington, Fabricio Werdum is worried about the lack of respect he sees coming from young fighters. Fight week hasn’t quite gone to plan for Fabricio Werdum. The former UFC heavyweight champion hit Sydney, likely with every intention of going through the media motions, until he could get the chance to punch Marcin Tybura in the main event of this weekend’s Fi...

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Jorge Masvidal on Colby Covington: ‘He’s crazy, he’s on a different vibe’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9:00 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Zane Simon
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Jorge Masvidal discussed the recent boomerang-infused dust-up between teammate Colby Covington and Fabricio Werdum outside a hotel in Sydney. Jorge Masvidal knows his street fights. The Floridian has chalked up wins on YouTube as a competitor in Kimbo Slice’s backyard fight videos, as well as what have likely been a few less public affairs. But, even he was a little surprised by what went down in ...

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VIDEO | Max Holloway is Dropping a Must-See Shirt Inspired by Tupac

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:56 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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It is what it is! Dropping soon! @moskova pic.twitter.com/cCliKDFnfA — Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) November 17, 2017 Fresh off the heels of the announcement of his rematch with Jose Aldo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will drop a shirt thanks to a collaboration with Moskova. When Frankie Edgar unfortunately had to pull out of the initial... The post VIDEO | Max Holloway is Dropping a Must...

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VIDEO | Max Holloway is Dropping a Must-See Shirt Inspired by Tupac

www.bjpenn.com Posted 8:56 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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It is what it is! Dropping soon! @moskova pic.twitter.com/cCliKDFnfA — Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) November 17, 2017 Fresh off the heels of the announcement of his rematch with Jose Aldo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will drop a shirt thanks to a collaboration with Moskova. When Frankie Edgar unfortunately had to pull out of the initial... The post VIDEO | Max Holloway is Dropping a Must...

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Congressman to UFC, Bellator: You 'need to move to a real league system' if you don’t want Ali Act expanded

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:00 PM Nov 17, 2017 by John S. Nash
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The UFC has made it clear they don't want the Ali Act coming to MMA, but the Congressman who's pushing it says they'll have to learn to accept it unless they change the way they do business. Last week a subcommittee hearing entitled "Perspectives in Mixed Martial Arts" was held by the Energy and Commerce Committee in the House of Representatives. The two-hour proceeding saw a wide range of subject...

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VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum Says Francis Ngannou Isn’t Ready For Stipe Miocic

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:50 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Justin Golightly

If Fabricio Werdum’s turnaround from UFC 216 seems quick, that’s because it is, but Werdum knows what he’s doing. He’s been doing everything he can to get back the title that Stipe Miocic took from here and stacking together dominant performances in a short amount of time will only sway his chances. In an interview... The post VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum Says Francis Ngannou Isn’t Ready For Stipe Mioc...

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VIDEO | Joe Rogan Praises ‘Straight Up Killer’ Max Holloway For Jose Aldo Rematch

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:50 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Justin Golightly

After Frankie Edgar was forced to back out of his fight with Max Holloway at UFC 218, all of us were devastated. It’s a fight that we somehow haven’t seen in Holloway’s career, fresh off the heels of the Hawaiian’s dominant performance against former featherweight king Jose Aldo. That was, until we found out it... The post VIDEO | Joe Rogan Praises ‘Straight Up Killer’ Max Holloway For Jose Aldo R...

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VIDEO | Joe Rogan Praises ‘Straight Up Killer’ Max Holloway For Jose Aldo Rematch

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:50 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Justin Golightly
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After Frankie Edgar was forced to back out of his fight with Max Holloway at UFC 218, all of us were devastated. It’s a fight that we somehow haven’t seen in Holloway’s career, fresh off the heels of the Hawaiian’s dominant performance against former featherweight king Jose Aldo. That was, until we found out it... The post VIDEO | Joe Rogan Praises ‘Straight Up Killer’ Max Holloway For Jose Aldo R...

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Anderson Silva releases new statement on failed drug test: My team is working ‘very closely’ with USADA

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 6:00 PM Nov 17, 2017 by Lewis Mckeever
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Anderson Silva has released another statement on his potential USADA anti-doping violation. Last week, it was announced that former pound-for-pound great Anderson Silva had been removed from his headlining middleweight bout with Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai due to a failed drug test. Silva, the former UFC middleweight champion, failed an out-of-competition drug test administered by the United S...

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