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Conor confident in conditioning, but Mendes believes wrestling will win at UFC 189

Despite his taking the UFC 189 interim featherweight title bout against Conor McGregor on short notice, neither Chad Mendes nor the Irishman seem to be putting much thought into the issue. During a recent media teleconference, both "Money" and "Notorious" addressed the topic of Mendes' extremely abbreviated training camp. For his part, McGregor didn't seem to care whether or not...
Via Fox Sports
52 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Is Fabricio Werdum the Greatest of All Time?

When Cain Velasquez tapped his hand on the mat at UFC 188, time stood still for a second. Outside of a flash knockout loss to Junior Dos Santos, Velasquez had looked unbeatable throughout his entire mixed martial arts career. Suddenly he was at his most vulnerable. When Fabricio Werdum clasped onto Velasquez’s neck in Mexico City and squeezed, it brought an odd clarity to Werdum’s...
Via The Sports Post
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 Embedded: Episode 1 (Video)

On Thursday, the Ultimate Fighting Championship revealed Episode 1 of “UFC 189 Embedded” for the highly-anticipated championship double-header featuring Conor McGregor vs. Chad Mendes for the interim featherweight title and Robbie Lawler vs. Rory MacDonald for the welterweight championship. In Episode 1, we get to see how everyone reacts to the news the featherweight champion...
Via Campus Sports Net
17 hours ago  |  Discuss

TUF weekly recap by NOS® Energy Drink

Sponsored by NOS® Energy Drink And it all comes down to the finale! The Blackzilians entered Episode 11 of Season 21 of “The Ultimate Fighter” leading their competition with American Top Team 300-200 points. A win for the Blackzilians would have ended the competition, while ATT needed a victory just to even up the series....Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: CM Punk looks ‘phenomenal’

If former WWE superstar CM Punk is destined to get his lunch money taken the day he steps inside the Octagon for his first match, Dana White does not want anyone to know ahead of time. In a recent interview with TMZ, White was asked how Punk is progressing with his training. The UFC president...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey Destroys Three Guys On Japanese Game Show

Before she took to destroying the female bantamweight division in the UFC, Ronda Rousey was making her presence felt in a different way. In 2011 before she was the face of the UFC Rousey appeared on this Japanese game show where she took on three consecutive comedians in a judo competition. I’m not sure why [&hellip The post Ronda Rousey Destroys Three Guys On Japanese Game...
Via No Coast Bias
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 ‘Mendes vs. McGregor’ is picking up right where ‘Aldo-McGregor’ left off

Let’s be honest, the recent injury to the world’s top pound for pound fighter, Jose Aldo, has put a damper on the UFC’s plans to break 1 million buys for their 189th numbered event. Luckily for them, they have a promotional workhorse in Conor McGregor who continues to give the MMA media more than enough fodder for headlines leading up to his interim title bout with “B Level...
Via Fight Booth
1 day ago  |  Discuss

X-Ray Of Jose Aldo’s Fractured Rib Released (Pic)

The American doctor who examined and cleared reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo to defend his throne against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 needs to have his license revoked. He claimed Aldo didn’t suffer a broken rib, as the original Brazilian doctor had diagnosed, but merely had a bruised rib and cartilage damage. Well, Brazilian MMA reporter Ana Hissa has just posted a picture...
Via 5thRound.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

New UFC 189 poster unveiled

On Tuesday night, the Ultimate Fighting Championship revealed that featherweight champion Jose Aldo was forced out of his UFC 189 main event matchup with Conor McGregor. As a result, Chad Mendes has filled in for Aldo and will face McGregor for the interim title. Wednesday afternoon, the UFC begin their new promotion for the fight by revealing the new fight poster for the event....
Via Campus Sports Net
1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 Update: Aldo officially out with injury; McGregor-Mendes interim title fight is on

The most anticipated UFC fight of the year is officially off. UFC President Dana White appeared alongside UFC featherweight Conor McGregor (17-2) on “SportsCenter” just moments ago to make it all official. Here’s what White had to say about the unfortunate situation: “Andre Pederneiras (his coach) called and basically said that his rib is too painful, and he will not be...
Via Fight Booth
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo out of UFC 189, replaced by Chad Mendes

No way, Jose! Yes way, Mendes… On Tuesday, UFC president Dana Whit announced on ESPN’ “SportsCenter” that the rib injury reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo (pictured) recently suffered in training will in fact force him out of his highly-anticipated UFC 189 showdown against Conor McGregor. McGregor will now face Chad Mendes for the vacant interim featherweight title...
Via 5thRound.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor’s Style Of Fighting Should Not Be Ignored

Jose Aldo is set to defend his title against Conor McGregor, whom many see as Aldo’s toughest challenge to date. McGregor has been dominant in all of his UFC fights. He is 5-0 in his young UFC career and 17-2 overall. The Featherweight has finished four of his five opponents in the octagon by way of TKO. Despite his dominance, he has been one of the most polarizing figures in MMA...
Via Oregon Sports News
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Robbie Lawler and Rory MacDonald have no problem being co-main event to Aldo vs. McGregor

Back in May, UFC president Dana White revealed that the organization spent more money putting together the commercial promoting Jose Aldo vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 189 than any other in history. The commercial features Aldo and McGregor surrounded by hordes of fans as the two featherweights meet in the center of a Las Vegas street before facing off in the Octagon. Conspicuous by...
Via Fox Sports
3 days ago  |  Discuss

These outtakes from Ronda Rousey's SI Swimsuit shoot are crazy

Ronda Rousey was shot on Captiva Island by the infamous Walter Iooss for the 2015 SI Swimsuit issue and dazzled in a variety of black swimsuits. And while you may have already scrolled through her best shots 100 times, we encourage you to admire her gorgeous figure and even better smile once more in the video below.Follow us on Twitter for exclusive stories, Subscribe by Email, ...
Via Bob's Blitz
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoel Romero's wrestling tops Lyoto Machida's defense

Yoel Romero is the best wrestler in the middleweight division, and he proved his bona-fides by taking down and smashing the defensive wizard, Lyoto Machida. The post UFC FIght Night: Yoel Romero’s Wrestling Tops Lyoto Machida’s Defense appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Article title: Is The Spider Silva One of the Best MMA Fighters?

When it comes to Mixed Martial Arts, there are some fighters who are the best of the bunch. When you search online for anything, whether it is a list of the best games available at Red Flush, you get a lot of top 10 list, top 5 lists and top 3 lists. So it makes sense that whenever you search online for the best MMA fighters, you will always see one guy on the list, and his name...
Via Between The Ropes
4 days ago  |  Discuss

FOX NASCAR introduces the 'Byrnsie Award' in honor of Steve Byrnes

To honor longtime FOX NASCAR broadcaster Steve Byrnes, the NASCAR on FOX crew has developed the annual "Byrnsie Award." The inaugural award was presented to Stewart-Haas Racing crew chief Rodney Childers for both his success atop the pit box and as a father. 
Via Shake and Bake
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Yoel Romero KO’s Lyoto Machida With Elbows At UFC Fight Night 70

Yoel Romero became only the second fighter ever to stop Lyoto Machida via strikes tonight in the main event of UFC Fight Night 70 as he flung him to the mat in the third round and landed a flurry of elbows that rendered ‘The Dragon’ unconscious. Round One: The main event is underway. Machida with an early kick. Again he throws up a high kick, but it’s blocked. Romero with...
Via Fight Of The Night
5 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Thiago Santos lands monster KO kick

Most of the time when you see a fighter land the definitive blow to his opponent in a UFC fight, and his opponent is still alive/conscious you see him jump on his victim and throw a few more blows until the ref pulls him off. After landing this kick to the side of Steve Bosse's head Thiago Santos didn't bother with any additional punches.The outcome was pretty darn clear. via...
Via FatManWriting
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Thiago Santos lands walk off head kick KO on Steve Bosse

Thiago Santos needed just one kick to put Steve Bosse down and out with one of the most vicious knockouts so far in 2015 as he got the finish at just 29 seconds into the first round. Santos is well known for being a very heavy-handed striker so facing a fellow knockout artist like Bosse was just inviting something bad to happen in this matchup. Santos came out aggressive and began...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Bellator 139 Results: Cheick Kongo def. Alexander Volkov

Mulvane, Kan. (June 26, 2015) – Cheick Kongo (23-10-2) utilized a vast array of elbow strikes to defeat Alexander Volkov (24-6) via unanimous decision in the main event of Bellator MMA: “Kongo vs. Volkov” from Kansas Star Arena in Mulvane, Kan., on Friday. The Frenchman was relentless with his takedown attempts and “Drago” was unable to use his length to ward them...
Via BadCulture
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Has the UFC slipped in its matchmaking skills?

By Michael Stewart / @MikeDaSportsman An altitude difference of 7,000 feet and a 602-day layoff were enough for former UFC Heavyweight Champion Cain Velasquez to cough up his belt at UFC..... The post Has The UFC Slipped In Its Matchmaking Skills? appeared first on The Sports Fan Journal.
Via The Sports Fan Journal
13 days ago  |  Discuss
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