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Max Holloway in for ‘Korean Zombie,’ Meets Akira Corassani at UFC Fight Night 53

Akira Corassani has been issued a new dance partner. After watching “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung exit their October 4 scrap with a shoulder injury, Max Holloway (pictured) has agreed to serve as substitute. The UFC announced the switcheroo Thursday via Twitter. Holloway is just five days removed from posting a highlight reel TKO on Clay Collard. “Blessed” will be riding...
Via 5thRound.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier's desire to fight Conor McGregor was financial, not personal

Dustin Poirier doesn't hold any ill will toward fast-talking Irish star Conor McGregor. He just knew the UFC 178 bout would make him money, so he pursued it.
Via Fox Sports
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor And Dustin Poirier UFC 178 Media Day Interviews

Believe it or not, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier weren’t the only two fighters in attendance at yesterday’s UFC 178 media day at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas – Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier were also promoting the event too and you can hear what they had to say about each other below. — Conor McGregor: Dustin Poirier:
Via Fight Of The Night
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Pre-sale event poster for UFC 178 released; Poirier vs. McGregor set for co-main event

Sorry Kings of Leon. The Nashville based rock band was originally slated to play the MGM Grand Garden arena as a stop on their 2014 Mechanical Bull Tour on Saturday September 27th. Unfortunately for them, big fights take precedence over everything else in Las Vegas. The particular fight in question pits the longest reigning champion in the UFC today, Jon Jones, against his toughest...
Via Fight Booth
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Set For UFC 178

Conor McGregor wanted to face Dustin Poirier and Poirier wanted to face McGregor. The UFC made their wishes come true. UFC officials announced that McGregor will battle Poirier at UFC 178. McGregor competed this past Saturday at UFC Fight Night 46 defeating Diego Brandao by first round stoppage. Poirier last fought at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale in April defeating Akira Corassani...
Via Between The Ropes
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: The Once and Future King, Aka the McGregor-nator

Conor McGregor was the biggest star of UFC Fight Night 46 in Dublin and lived up to the hype by delivering a first round finish. This performance had many fans excited and talking title shots in two different weight classes (there might have been some alcohol involved in some of those discussions). Immediately after the fight inside of the octagon he was already talking about soccer...
Via Fight Booth
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Makes Quick Return, Fights Dustin Poirier at UFC 178

They both wanted it, and Tuesday the UFC granted the featherweights their wish. Conor McGregor (pictured) will face Dustin Poirier at UFC 178. The beef between the two has been burning white hot since McGregor posted Saturday’s first round TKO victory over Diego Brandao. Poirier, much like many other 145-pounders, doesn’t like the perceived (clear) favoritism UFC brass has shown...
Via 5thRound.com
July 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Wants Dustin Poirier At UFC 178

Conor McGregor admitted he would welcome a fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 178 after his spectacular TKO win over Diego Brandao at UFC Dublin. Mandatory Credit: ufc.com Conor McGregor delivered on his promise of knocking out Diego Brandao in the first round at UFC Dublin. After the impressive victory, Dustin Poirier called out the Notorious on Twitter, eyeing up a bout with the...
Via The Sports Journal
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

‘The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale’ Fight Bonuses

After a night of MMA action, UFC president Dana White awarded Dustin Poirier (pictured), Akira Corrasani, K.J. Noons and Ryan Jimmo each an additional $50,000 for their special performances Wednesday night at “The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.” Poirier and Corrasani were only in the cage together for five minutes and 42 seconds, but their shootout was good enough to score...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Defeats Akira Corassani By TKO At The TUF Nations Finale

Akiri Corassani gave a spirited first round performance against Dustin Poirier tonight at the TUF Nations Finale and was giving a good account of himself on the feet, but early in the second ‘The Diamond’ started to turn up the heat and produced a TKO victory. Round One: Corassani throwing a few hard right hooks in the opening minute as Poirier tries to take the center of the...
Via Fight Of The Night
April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

TUF Nations Finale ‘Bisping vs. Kennedy’ weigh-in video and results

Before you put your hard earned money down at the sports book or on Kountermove, get one final look at the fighters involved on tomorrows Quebec City card as they step onto the scale in the video below to make things official. Main Card (FS1 – 7 p.m. ET) • Middleweight 5 Round Main Event: Michael Bisping (186) vs. Tim Kennedy (186) • Welterweight TUF Nations Coaches Fight...
Via hov-mma
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

The Kountermove Eight for the TUF Nations Finale

What is the Kountermove Eight you might be asking?  It is the place where you can find the eight keys to helping your Kountermove teams for UFC events.  It will contain the fighters to avoid, and the ones you must have on your teams. 1.  You should always be playing in the Crooklyn tournament on the Kountermove site.  For only $10 there is always a big payout for first.  This...
Via hov-mma
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC 168 Rewind: Poirier shines against Brandao

What more motivation do you need when your opponent comes in eight pounds overweight for one of the most important fights of your career? How about when that same man confronts you before you weigh-in and threatens to cut your neck? Well, a threat is a threat, I suppose. What we did learn in the end is that when you put Dustin Poirier and Diego Brandao inside of a cage on a Saturday...
Via hov-mma
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier Explains Rage Against Diego Brandao at UFC 168 Weigh-Ins

Note to Self: Never threaten to stab Dustin Poirier (pictured) in the neck. That’s generally my rule of thumb with everyone, but I’ll definitely follow that policy if I ever cross paths with Poirier. According to Poirier, the reason he got in Diego Brandao’s face at Friday’s UFC 168 weigh-ins was because Brandao threatened to stab him in the neck just seconds before they...
Via 5thRound.com
December 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier exacts revenge on Diego Brandao with TKO win

After his opponent badly missed weight, Dustin Poirier angrily got in his face and promised to make him suffer for the mistake. Mission accomplished. After a back-and-forth first round, Poirier found an extra gear and turned on the offense, battering Diego Brandao for a first-round TKO win. The finish came at 4:54. The ending sequence was starting by a stinging series punctuated...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier TKO’s Diego Brandao In The First Round At UFC 168

Dustin Poirier looked impressive tonight as he weathered the early storm in the early stages of his fight with Diego Brandao and then came on strong in the second half of the round to produce a convincing TKO finish. Round One Poirier starts off with a low kick, then Brandao attempts a high kick in return that misses, as does a follow-up punch. Another low kick for Poirier and Brandao...
Via Fight Of The Night
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Despite two tries, Diego Brandao misses weight badly for UFC 168

Diego Brandao stepped on the scale with exhilaration on his face. His arms were outstretched, his face was calm, a common reaction after days of cutting weight. He was finished with the torture. But then Nevada state athletic commission executive director Keith Kizer read off the number. "One-fifty-three," he said. In a blink, Brandao's face wore confusion, as if...
Via Fox Sports
December 28, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 168 adds two barnburners

The UFC's year-end card is only about halfway completed, yet it's fair to say it's loaded with talent. On Thursday, two more additions were made to the Dec. 28 show, including one that features a highly ranked featherweight. Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao has been agreed upon for UFC 168, along with a matchup between recent Ultimate Fighter star Uriah Hall and slugger...
Via Fox Sports
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Dustin Poirier vs. Diego Brandao Added to UFC 168

On Thursday, a thrilling featherweight shootout between Dustin Poirier (pictured) and Diego Brandao was added to the UFC 168 roster. After blasting out of the UFC gates with four straight wins, Poirier has been inconsistent over his past four outings with a 2-2 mark. However, “The Diamond” was last seen scoring a decisive win over fellow up-and-comer Erik Koch at UFC 164. Brandao...
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September 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC 164 Results: Anthony Pettis is your new lightweight champion

UFC 164 went down this Saturday night from the BMO Harris Bradley Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin headlined by the rematch almost three years in the making between Benson Henderson and Anthony Pettis. Entering the fight the common consensus was that Pettis needed a knockout to take the title from Henderson who is the master of winning decisions. It didn't work out that way. Henderson...
Via hov-mma
September 01, 2013  |  Discuss

Boxing champ Timothy Bradley's MMA workout

In a recent feature on UFC Ultimate Insider, it was revealed that UFC featherweight contender Cub Swanson is childhood friends with WBO welterweight boxing champion Tim Bradley and as the video shows, he actually does full-blown MMA workouts with him. For everyone wondering why Cub's striking seems to have improved so much over his last few fights, it appears an answer has been...
Via Fox Sports
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC On Fuel TV 7 results and takeaways

Another Saturday afternoon has passed and with it has passed another UFC event. With a somewhat strange airtime of 3:30 in the afternoon, the UFC still managed another successful event in the United Kingdom.
Via The Camel Clutch Blog
February 19, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC on Fuel TV 7: Swanson vs. Poirier Co-Main Event Breakdown

This Saturday the UFC returns to London England for UFC on Fuel TV 7 where Renen Barao defends his interim bantamweight title against the young standout, Michael “Mayday” McDonald. However, before those two square off, I personally wanted to take a deeper look at the co-main event of the evening, a featherweight scrap between the surging Cub Swanson and the young and talented...
Via The Flying Knee MMA
February 14, 2013  |  Discuss

The Weekend in Violence Playlist (Dec 14 - 16): TUF KO's, Arlovski, and Bellator Season Finale

From Vegas to Hammond, Indiana. From Australia to Moscow, and then back to Vegas. Here are is the 'Weekend in Violence' playlist from the jam packed MMA weekend of December 14th - 16th, 2012. 1. Dustin Poirier and Pat Barry post-fight interviews and fight highlights from TUF 16.  Poirer sunk in the d'arce on Brookins to get back on track to his inevitable title shot...
Via hov-mma
December 17, 2012  |  Discuss

Jonathan Brookins vs. Dustin Poirier set for TUF 16 Finale

UFC officials have announced that a featherweight bout between Jonathan Brookings and Dustin Poirier has been verbally agreed to by both fighters for The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale show. The Ultimate Fighter 16 Finale takes place December 15 at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be
Via BoneSnapper.com
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss
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