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Dustin Poirier vs. Joseph Duffy headlines the UFC's return to Ireland

The UFC's return to Dublin on October 24 now has a main event as lightweight contender Dustin Poirier will meet local favorite Joseph Duffy in the five round headliner from Ireland. Duffy made the announcement on Irish television early Wednesday morning. Poirier will look for his third straight win since moving back up to the lightweight division following a long run as a 145 pounder...
Via Fox Sports
38 minutes ago  |  Discuss

Bas Rutten: Fedor Emelianenko could find a way to beat Jon Jones

New UFC Hall of Fame inductee and former world heavyweight champion Bas Rutten spent years covering Fedor Emelianenko as a Pride broadcaster. Now that the former Pride heavyweight champion has said he is returning to competition, Rutten hopes that the Russian legend decides to fight in the world's top MMA organization and make his UFC debut. "I always say this - if you're a fighter...
Via Fox Sports
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Ronda Rousey willing to fight Miesha Tate a third time

The bitter rivalry between Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate lost some of its fire when Rousey beat Tate for a second time in December 2013. That doesn’t mean the two will never meet inside the Octagon again. Rousey, who is set to fight Bethe Correia at UFC 190 in Brazil Saturday night, said Monday that...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White Puts Stitch Duran On Blast After UFC On FOX 16

Backstage last night after UFC On FOX 16 Dana White confirmed that there’s no chance that long-time cut-man Jacob ‘Stitch’ Duran will be brought back into the UFC despite many believing that he overreacted by firing him for his comments regarding the UFC’s sponsorship deal with Reebok. Rather than trying to defuse the situation, in typical fashion White refused to back down...
Via Fight Of The Night
2 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dillashaw beats Barao at UFC on FOX

Renan Barao is one bad dude, but let’s just say TJ Dillashaw (pictured) has his number and he’s dialing the Brazilian up like a stalker.  Dillashaw shocked the world when he upset Barao 14 months ago to capture the UFC bantamweight title. The only thing surprising in Saturday’s rematch was how much easier Dillashaw made it look the second time around. Dillashaw entered...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

TJ Dillashaw TKO’s Renan Barao Again At UFC On FOX 16

Bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw showed off another vintage striking display tonight at UFC On FOX 16 to defeat Renan Barao in their long awaited rematch. Round One: The main event of the evening is underway with a touch of the gloves. Barao with a body kick. Another one from Barao. Front kick now. Barao tries to flurry and Dillashaw moves away. Dillashaw with lots of movement...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Lauzon TKO’s Takanori Gomi In 1st Round At UFC On FOX 16

Joe Lauzon didn’t take long to put away Takanori Gomi tonight at UFC ON FOX 16, taking him down and TKO’ing him with ground and pound mid-way through the first round. Round One: Gomi feeling out with the jab to start. He throws a left now as he goes in on the attack. Lauzon with a jab of his own. Two hard body punches from Gomi. Another couple of punches from him and two...
Via Fight Of The Night
3 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes reportedly did 1 million buys

Just how successful was July’s UFC 189 event featuring an interim featherweight title bout between Conor McGregor and Chad Mendes? Well, according to the UFC, it was as successful of a pay-per-view as there has been in recent memory. According to MMA Junkie, the event page for UFC has been updated and “the fight attracted a record 16,019 fans to the MGM Grand Garden Arena, plus...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 days ago  |  Discuss

From Fireball Kid to wise veteran, Takanori Gomi now enjoys the small moments

CHICAGO --- By the time former world champion Takanori Gomi got to the UFC, in 2010, he was already a living MMA legend. Now, as he heads into a UFC on FOX main event contest against Joe Lauzon on Saturday, Gomi is a nearly 17 year-veteran. He began his professional MMA career in 1998, while still a teenager. After all these years, we asked the fighter Thursday afternoon if he still...
Via Fox Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC fires cutman for speaking out about Reebok deal

Jacob “Stitch” Duran, a well-known cutman who works in MMA and boxing, lost his job with the UFC this month after he spoke out about a new deal the organization signed with Reebok. In an interview with Bloody Elbow on Monday, Duran revealed that the UFC’s new apparel deal with Reebok has stripped him of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Christy Mack opens up about night of War Machine assault

It has been almost a year since MMA fighter War Machine, whose real name is Jonathan Koppenhaver, allegedly beat his girlfriend Christy Mack and another man. Mack, an adult film star, recently sat down with HBO to discuss the incident for a “Real Sports” piece on domestic violence in MMA that will air on Tuesday...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Why Chad Mendes deserves another shot at Conor McGregor

For a few minutes, Chad Mendes shocked the world. Mendes, a last-minute replacement for UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, more than held his own against Conor McGregor at UFC 189, before ultimately giving way to a technical knock out and losing the interim featherweight belt in the second round. McGregor, the current face of UFC, came out firing. The moment the fight began...
Via NESN.com
17 days ago  |  Discuss
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