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Daniel Cormier on third Jon Jones fight: I don’t know if I can put myself through that again

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 9 hours ago by Milan Ordoñez
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UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is exhausted just by the mere idea of a third fight with rival Jon Jones. Right after his first title defense as the reinstated UFC light heavyweight champion, Daniel Cormier could not help but point back to his rivalry with Jon Jones. It may have been a low point in his life, but for “DC”, it just made his UFC 220 victory over Volkan Oezdemir a sweet ...

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VIDEO | Dana White discusses Francis Ngannou’s first UFC setback and what could come next for Stipe Miocic

www.bjpenn.com Posted 10 hours ago by Chris Taylor

Dana White discusses Francis Ngannou’s first UFC setback and what could come next for Stipe Miocic. "I don't see why he couldn't fight at heavyweight."@danawhite asked @dc_mma if he'd be interested in a title shot with @StipeMiocicUFC. Can we get this, please? #UFC220 https://t.co/FljOglKMIB — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) January 21, 2018 Stipe Miocic defeated... The post VIDEO | Dana White discuss...

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UFC 220 Reebok Outfitting Payouts: Headliners Miocic and Ngannou combine for $70,000

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11 hours ago by Chris Taylor

UFC 220 Reebok Outfitting Payouts The octagon returned to Boston last night for UFC 220. The pay-per-view event was headlined by a heavyweight title fight between current champion Stipe Miocic and surging contender Francis Ngannou. Miocic was able to weather an early storm from Ngannou before eventually taking control of the highly anticipated title fight.... The post UFC 220 Reebok Outfitting Pay...

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Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue statements following their war at Bellator 192

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11 hours ago by Chris Taylor

Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue statements following their war at Bellator 192. Rory MacDonald and Douglas Lima went to war in the co-headliner of last night’s Bellator 192 event. MacDonald, who spent that better part of the championship rounds fighting on just one leg, was ultimately awarded a unanimous decision victory after five-rounds of... The post Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald issue ...

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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson issues statement following loss to Chael Sonnen

www.bjpenn.com Posted 11:20 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Chris Taylor
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Quinton “Rampage” Jackson issues statement following loss to Chael Sonnen. Former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson suffered a unanimous decision loss to Chael Sonnen in the headliner of last night’s Bellator 192 event. Sonnen (30-15-1 MMA) was able to smother Jackson by utilizing his superior wrestling and was eventually awarded a 29-28 unanimous... The post Quinton “Rampag...

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UFC 220: Miocic vs. Ngannou - Fights to make

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 10:00 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Zane Simon
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All the best, most interesting, and unquestionably coolest bouts the UFC must book following their latest card in Boston, MA. Depending on your expectations, UFC 220 was either just fine, or a bit of a dud. If you showed up to see chaos and new champions crowned, you likely walked away a bit disappointed, despite a largely good night of action fights (and whatever Villante vs. Barroso was). If you...

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Highlights: Errol Spence Jr forces Lamont Peterson’s corner to throw in the towel

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 8:51 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Mookie Alexander
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IBF welterweight champion Errol Spence Jr stayed undefeated with a thrashing of a tough but overmatched Lamont Peterson. Boxing’s first high-profile championship fight of 2018 saw IBF welterweight titleholder Errol Spence Jr (23-0, 20 KOs) beat up former junior welterweight champion Lamont Peterson (35-4-1, 17 KOs) in front of just over 12,000 fans at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. Thi...

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Stipe Miocic explains why he let coach, not Dana White, put belt on him after win

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:27 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Last night, UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic made easy work of surging knockout artist Francis Ngannou, defending his title with a lopsided, unanimous decision. If you watched the pre-fight promos for this fight, however, this result might have come as a bit of a surprise. In the buildup to this fight, many members of the MMA... The post Stipe Miocic explains why he let coach, not Dana White, put belt...

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Stipe Miocic explains why he let coach, not Dana White, put belt on him after win

www.bjpenn.com Posted 7:27 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last night, UFC heavyweight Stipe Miocic made easy work of surging knockout artist Francis Ngannou, defending his title with a lopsided, unanimous decision. If you watched the pre-fight promos for this fight, however, this result might have come as a bit of a surprise. In the buildup to this fight, many members of the MMA... The post Stipe Miocic explains why he let coach, not Dana White, put belt...

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Francis Ngannou issues quick statement on UFC 220 loss to Stipe Miocic

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:34 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last night, in the main event of UFC 220, hulking French-Cameroonian knockout artist Francis Ngannou lumbered into the cage with the goal of defeating Stipe Miocic and winning the UFC heavyweight title. In the end, however, the massively hyped Ngannou was outclassed by the champion, whose cardio and wrestling were simply too much to deal... The post Francis Ngannou issues quick statement on UFC 22...

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Dana White gives grim update on Robert Whittaker: “he’s in serious condition”

www.bjpenn.com Posted 6:12 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

If things had gone according to plan, UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker would have attempted the first defense of his title against Luke Rockhold at UFC 221, this February 10 in Perth, Australia. Unfortunately, Whittaker was forced out of this contest with health problems, and replaced by his most recent opponent, Yoel Romero, who will... The post Dana White gives grim update on Robert Wh...

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Volkan Oezdemir has classy reaction to first UFC loss

www.bjpenn.com Posted 5:33 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 220, Volkan Oezdemir attempted to succeed where 20 other men have failed, and defeat Daniel Cormier. Despite a strong start, Oezdemir quickly fell victim to Cormier’s incredible pressure and wrestling, and ultimately succumbed to a second-round TKO. This loss is Oezdemir’s first in the UFC. Apparently, however,... The post Volkan Oezdemir has classy reaction...

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Bellator 192 salaries: Sonnen, “Rampage” earn 3 time more than MacDonald and Lima

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:52 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 192, arguably one of its biggest cards to date. In the main event, Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision, advancing to the second round of the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix in the process. In the co-main event, which was originally supposed to... The post Bellator 192 salaries: Sonnen, “Rampage” earn 3...

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Bellator 192 salaries: Sonnen, “Rampage” earn 3 time more than MacDonald and Lima

www.bjpenn.com Posted 4:52 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Tom Taylor
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Last night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 192, arguably one of its biggest cards to date. In the main event, Chael Sonnen defeated Quinton “Rampage” Jackson by unanimous decision, advancing to the second round of the Bellator heavyweight Grand Prix in the process. In the co-main event, which was originally supposed to... The post Bellator 192 salaries: Sonnen, “Rampage” earn 3...

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Francis Ngannou: I ‘underestimated’ Stipe Miocic, learned ‘new parts of this sport that I ignored’

www.bloodyelbow.com Posted 1:30 PM Jan 21, 2018 by Nick Baldwin
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Francis Ngannou was gracious in defeat after a UFC heavyweight title loss to champ Stipe Miocic in the UFC 220 main event on Saturday. His first crack at UFC gold was a major learning experience for Francis Ngannou. “The Predator” met heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the UFC 220 main event Saturday night in Boston. Although he was the betting favorite, Ngannou was dominated over five rounds, l...

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