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DALLAS, TX – MARCH 13: Phil “CM Punk” Brooks poses for a photo during a UFC photo session at the Hilton Anatole Hotel on March 13, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Mike Roach/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images) When the UFC signed former pro wrestler Phillip “CM Punk” Brooks last December, it brought about mixed emotions and strong opinions within the MMA community....
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

Eddie Alvarez and Edson Barboza gunning for fight with Anthony Pettis

Two top-10 lightweights are both gunning for a matchup with former champion Anthony Pettis, but as of yet the UFC hasn't decided on who will land the prized fight. According to a report via UFC Tonight, No. 4-ranked fighter Eddie Alvarez and No. 7-ranked Edson Barboza are both clamoring for a fight with Pettis later this year. Alvarez last competed in June when he won a close decision...
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5 days ago  |  Discuss

Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs Tony Ferguson Set For TUF 22 Finale

Khabib Nurmagomedov won’t be getting a fight with either Nate Diaz or Anthony Pettis after all as he’s just been confirmed for a TUF 22 Finale fight on December 11th against another top 10 opponent, Tony Ferguson. Nurmagomedov is one of the most feared lightweights in the division at this moment in time with his dominant wrestling and generally well-rounded skill set having helped...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

UFC stars talk about their fav junk food – Hendricks, Pettis, Masvidal, Herrig, OSP, Uriah & Urijah & more

In our latest segment piece, numerous UFC stars talk about their favorite junk food to eat is. The big names include Johny Hendricks, Anthony Pettis, Felice Herrig, Jorge Masvidal, Uriah Hall, Urijah Faber, Lorenz Larkin and others. We hope you enjoy the video!
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis: I will be ready to fill in for a December title fight if needed

Anthony Pettis lost his UFC lightweight belt to Rafael dos Anjos earlier this year in a shockingly one-sided affair. Speaking with Inside MMA recently, "Showtime" said he believes the biggest reasons for his loss were dos Anjos' power and his own wrong mind-set. "It's more of a mind-set thing. I'd never gotten hit in the face like that ever before in my life. It was more of a mental...
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14 days ago  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Targeting Return To Octagon Before End Of 2015

Injury-prone former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis told the ‘Inside MMA’ show on AXS TV this week that he’s hoping to fight again in the Octagon before the end of 2015 after recovering from an elbow injury. Pettis is currently targeting the end of year ‘UFC On FOX 17′ show which just so happens to be headlined by the next lightweight title bout between the man who...
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15 days ago  |  Discuss

Rafael dos Anjos vs. 'Cowboy' Cerrone headlines FOX UFC Fight Night in Orlando

The lightweight title will be up for grabs at FOX UFC Fight Night in Orlando as Rafael dos Anjos puts his championship on the line for the first time as he faces Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on Dec. 19. UFC officials confirmed the main event to FOX Sports on Thursday. This will be a rematch between the two lightweights after first meeting in 2013, with dos Anjos coming out on top...
Via Fox Sports
18 days ago  |  Discuss

CM Punk hoping for December UFC debut

Ever since he shocked the world and signed on to fight in the UFC, the sports world has wondered when former WWE star CM Punk would make his mixed martial arts debut. On Thursday, Punk (whose real name is Phil Brooks) told UFC.com that he was hoping to make his debut for the promotion in December. The 36-year-old Punk has been training in Milwaukee at Roufusport Academy since December...
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July 10, 2015  |  Discuss

5 more monster UFC fights that never came to fruition

Jose Aldo versus Conor McGregor may have marked the first time that the UFC spent millions (plural) on advertising for a fight that could never end up happening. However, there have been a number of big time contests, some scheduled, some scrapped due to injury like this one and some that the stars just never quite aligned for. Here’s a look at the first five that came to mind...
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July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 69 preview; Jedrzejczyk vs Penne

This weekend, UFC Fight Night 69 is traveling to Germany. The main event of the evening will feature strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk defending her belt against #3 Jessica Penne. For the first time in the history of UFC Fight Pass, there will be a title fight that will be shown on it’s platform. The bout between these two women will surely be one to look forward to, and...
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June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis’ injury opening doors for fellow contenders

Last week, an injury suffered by Anthony Pettis forced the former lightweight champ to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at UFC on Fox 16 on July 25th, and along with the recent injury to Khabib Nurmagomedov, the UFC’s deepest division has now temporarily lost two of it’s top contenders within the last two weeks. As a result of the division’s latest loss...
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May 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Out; Edson Barboza Vs Myles Jury Now In At UFC On FOX 16

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that has forced him to pull out of his upcoming fight with Myles Jury at UFC On FOX 16 on July 25th. The injury is serious enough that Pettis will now have to undergo surgery. At this stage there’s no word on how long he’ll be out for, but no doubt the injury-prone 28 year-old will be frustrated by having...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Injured (Again), Edson Barboza In At UFC on FOX 16 Against Myles Jury

It’s a good thing Khabib Nurmagomedov is hurt right now, otherwise he’d really be laying into former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured). Late Thursday night, Fox Sports Live reported Pettis has suffered an elbow injury that will force the injury-prone Pettis from his July 25 tango against Myles Jury. Edson Barboza has agreed to step in and co-headline UFC on...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

UFC injury bug bites again – Pettis out, Barboza in against Jury at UFC on FOX 16

2012 KO of the Year winner Edson Barboza is always just one strike away from $50K “Showtime” fans will have to wait a little longer to see Anthony Pettis (18-3) make his return to the cage. As reported by FOX Sports Live just moments ago, Pettis will not be able to fight Reebok poster boy Myles Jury (15-1) due to an elbow injury that will set the former champion back until later...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis injured; Edson Barboza faces Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis has suffered an elbow injury in training forcing him to withdraw from his upcoming fight against Myles Jury at FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25. Edson Barboza has stepped up and will replace Pettis in the fight with Jury. The announcement was made via FOX Sports Live on Thursday night. Pettis was returning to action for the...
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May 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis to Khabib Nurmagomedov: Karma is a b*tch

After it was announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov had re-injured his knee and would not compete against Donald Cerrone at UFC 187 for a shot at the lightweight championship, former champ Anthony Pettis wasted little time in taunting the Russian on Twitter. After Pettis won the lightweight title, he suffered repeated injuries and had to wait over a year to fight again, before making...
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May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Gets Latest Laugh On Khabib Nurmagomedov

As the old adage goes, “People who live in glass houses shouldn’t throw stones.” Why? Because, well, as Anthony Pettis (pictured) puts it, karma will come back and bite you in the arse. Shortly after catching wind that Khabib Nurmagomedov suffered an injury that would force him out of his highly-anticipated UFC 187 showdown against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Pettis took...
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April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury set for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago

A lightweight matchup is in the works for FOX UFC Fight Night in Chicago on July 25 as former champion Anthony Pettis looks to bounce back from his recent loss as he faces Myles Jury in a pivotal matchup for both men at 155 pounds. Pettis will look to rebound after suffering a five-round unanimous decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 in Dallas where he surrendered the UFC...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis vs. Myles Jury, Miesha Tate vs. Jessica Eye Added to UFC on FOX 16

UFC on FOX 15 is just four days away, but Tuesday was all about UFC on FOX 16. Shortly after announcing a rematch between bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw and Renan Barao would headline the July 25 show, a lightweight showdown with former champ Anthony Pettis and Myles Jury, as well as a top contender bantamweight brawl between Miesha Tate and Jessica Eye was added to the roster...
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April 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz on Matt Brown fight: ‘Nah, I’m fighting Pettis’

Last night a welterweight scrap between Nate Diaz and Matt Brown was added to the already juiced UFC 189 card for International Fight Week. In true Diaz fashion, young Nathan immediately took to social media to let his voice be heard. Nah I’m fighting Pettis   Editors note: With Anthony Pettis likely out until later summer/early fall due to the massive beating he took from Rafael...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Surprised By Matt Brown Fight; Wanted Anthony Pettis Next

The UFC have announced that Nate Diaz will fight Matt Brown at UFC 189, but it seems they forgot to keep one of the fighters in the loop about the match-up. According to Diaz, he wasn’t informed ahead of time that he’d be fighting Brown and had actually been targeting a fight with recently displaced lightweight champion Anthony Pettis instead. “We were supposed to meet with...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Nate Diaz Thought Anthony Pettis Was Next, Surprised By Matt Brown Booking

When you’ve lost three of your last four fights, with the most recent defeat coming in a lopsided unanimous decision to now-UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, you don’t get the privilege of calling your next opponent. That’s a cold hard fact Nate Diaz (pictured) learned Wednesday when he was surprisingly assigned to Matt Brown. According to Diaz, not only was he under...
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April 09, 2015  |  Discuss

New champion Rafael dos Anjos wants Khabib Nurmagomedov rematch

New UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is on a roll. The Brazilian dominated Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, has won four straight bouts and nine out of his last 10.  The only speed bump on his recent record is a decision loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov one year ago. Dos Anjos admits that it just wasn't his night, against the Russian, and hopes to get a chance to fight him again,...
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April 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffered Broken Orbital Bone Against Rafael dos Anjos

Anthony Pettis suffered a fractured orbital bone in the first round of his unsuccessful title defense against Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185 this past Saturday night, but still fought on for the full 25 minutes before losing by unanimous decision on the judges scorecards. Pettis mentioned to his corner a couple of times during the fight that he had an issue with his right eye and in...
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March 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Anthony Pettis Suffers Broken Orbital Bone In UFC Title Loss

Former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis (pictured) said he couldn’t see out of his right eye after Rafael dos Anjos connected on his first punch. That means Pettis fought for nearly 25 minutes with a broken orbital bone in Saturday’s lopsided unanimous decision defeat at UFC 185. On this week’s edition of “UFC Tonight,” it was announced the facial injury will keep Pettis...
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March 18, 2015  |  Discuss
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