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Complete ‘UFC 189 Embedded’ Series (Videos)

It started in Brazil and ended in Ireland. Technically, the beef between reigning featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) and Conor McGregor will conclude June 11 at UFC 189, but that’s such a long way away, so let’s just focus on the world tour the archenemies just wrapped. Plenty of madness occurred during their 12-day promotional tour, which covered several American cities...
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UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas Crystal Ball Predictions

This Saturday, trade in your cartoons and cereal for fights and...well, you can keep the cereal if you want. Point is, UFC action is coming at you bright and early this weekend on FOX Sports 1 from Fairfax, VA with one heck of a stacked free card. Check out all our analysis and picks on fights with the likes of Chad Mendes, Ricardo Lamas, Clay Guida, Julianna Pena, and more. Then...
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Injury Forces Miesha Tate Out Of July Fight With Jessica Eye

Twelve days ago, UFC president Dana White announced a top contender bantamweight brawl between Miesha Tate (pictured) and Jessica Eye for June event. Fast forward to Wednesday and Tate had yet to sign the bout agreement. Eye was quick to call “Cupcake” out on it. “@mieshatate why haven’t you signed the contract !!! What are you waiting for? WE ARE READY,” Eye probed...
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Miesha Tate says she's injured, unable to face Jessica Eye in June

It appears a fight destined to crown the next No. 1 contender in the women's bantamweight division will not happen in June after Miesha Tate suffered an injury, forcing her to withdraw from a potential matchup against Jessica Eye on June 6 in New Orleans. UFC president Dana White confirmed in March that a fight between Tate and Eye was in the works for June and it was later revealed...
Via Fox Sports
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John Hathaway Meets Gunnar Nelson at UFC 189

On Wednesday, a welterweight affair between John Hathaway (pictured) and Gunnar Nelson was added to UFC 189. The UFC announced the scrap via Twitter. The July 11 event takes place inside MGM Grand Garden Arean in Las Vegas, Nevada. Both 170-pounders will be looking to bounce back from disappointing outings. Hathaway found himself on the wrong end of a highlight reel KO when he ate...
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The Fast Fall of Gray Maynard

At UFC 125, Gray Maynard (pictured) came THIS close to beating Frankie Edgar to capture the lightweight title. Fast forward exactly four years and three months and Maynard is now fighting for his UFC life. Maynard has dropped three of his last four bouts, including three straight. All of those defeats came via some form of knockout. Many thought Maynard should have taken that razon...
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7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Stars In UFC 189 World Tour, But Jose Aldo Benefits

Twelve agonizingly long days, countless cities, five countries, four continents and one antagonistic Conor McGregor. That’s what reigning UFC featherweight king Jose Aldo (pictured) had to deal with during the UFC 189 World Tour to promote his June 11 shootout against the chatty McGregor. The “UFC Embedded” cameras were stuck to Aldo tighter than McGregor’s custom suites...
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Glover Teixeira to meet Alexander Gustafsson in June

While on the last legs of the UFC 189 World Tour in London on Monday, UFC President Dana White took the opportunity to announce that a light heavyweight clash between former top-contenders Alexander Gustafsson and Glover Teixeira will take place at UFC Fight Night on June 20th. In what will be the promotion’s fourth visit to Germany, both light heavyweights will have a chance...
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‘UFC Fight Night: Mendes vs. Lamas’ Betting Odds (Main Card)

Champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor have hoarded all of the MMA headlines from the featherweight front over the past two weeks with their UFC 189 World Tour, but there is a critical 145 pound scrap going down this Saturday that Aldo and McGregor could be keeping tabs on. Former top contender Chad Mendes (pictured) and Ricardo Lamas collide to remain towards the top of the featherweight...
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UFC Fight Night 64 Trailer

Eight years after Gabriel Gonzaga shocked the world by knocking out Mirko Cro Cop with a head kick, the two are set to fight again at UFC Fight Night 64 next weekend and you can watch a new trailer for the event in Poland below. —
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Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino Afraid of Losing Her Butt if She Drops Too Much Weight for Fight With Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is easily the baddest woman on the planet. She can break your arm at will and look so damn good doing it you want to ask her to join you for jello at the hospital (where they put your arm back in place). The only person that may have a chance of taking her down is Invicta fighter Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino. There is just one problem.She fights at 144 pounds and will...
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Drunk Fan and Little Kid Steal Show During UFC 189 Press Conference in Ireland

A small part of me is wondering what in the world Dana White was thinking when he decided to hold a press conference for UFC 189 featuring Jose Aldo and Connor McGregor in Ireland. Hmmm...is there a chance that the legions of fans that showed up might be heavily in McGregor's corner? Maybe....They were of course and two managed to get a hold of the microphone that was meant for the...
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20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Swipes Jose Aldo’s Title Belt At Dublin Press Event (Video)

Jose Aldo does not like it when you touch his title belt. The UFC featherweight champion was in Conor McGregor’s native Dublin on Thursday for their UFC 189 world tour, when Aldo declared himself “the king” of the Irish capital. McGregor obviously didn’t take too kindly to that comment, so he swiped Aldo’s belt off the table in front of him. That was where the Brazilian...
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22 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 Press Conference: Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo Get Fiesty

Many have called featherweight, Irish fighter Conor McGregor as the future of the UFC. The fiery 26 year-old red head has been known to stir up controversy and spark crowds with his exciting fighting style, and charismatic personality. McGregor is undefeated in the UFC with a 5-0 record and has finally gotten a shot at... The post UFC 189 Press Conference: Conor McGregor and Jose...
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23 hours ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Conor McGregor steals Jose Aldo’s belt at UFC 189 press conference

UFC featherweight contender Conor McGregor and champion Jose Aldo nearly came to blows during the final leg of a 10-city world tour to promote their upcoming fight at UFC 189. Aldo declared himself the “King of Dublin,” through his translator. “When I got here it was raining, but I brought brought the sun with me.” McGregor, the Irishman, stepped past UFC President Dana...
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Dustin Poirier: A lot of fighters are cutting way too much weight

Just over four years ago, Dustin Poirier made the same decision so many fighters make when trying to gain a competitive advantage over potential opponents. While he had fought most of his career at 155-pounds as he transitioned to the UFC, Poirier believed his best shot at success was to be a massive featherweight instead of an average sized lightweight. The gamble paid off as Poirier...
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UFC: Dana White Verbally Smacks-down Reporter

Dana White and the UFC are doing a World Tour press conference to promote UFC 189 which will feature two championship fights, Jose Aldo vs. Conor Mcgregor and Robbie Lawler vs. Rory McDonald.  I will break these fights down in a later edition of my blog.  This world tour marks the first time the UFC has begun promoting a fight card four months before the actual event and things...
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Watch Conor McGregor Steal Jose Aldo’s Belt During Crazy Press Conference

It’s fair to say it was complete and utter pandemonium today at the final UFC 189 World Tour press conference in Dublin, Ireland. The Irish crowd generated enough noise to rival a packed soccer stadium and tensions between Aldo and McGregor threatened to spill over into a physical confrontation. The highlight of the at times chaotic presser came after Aldo tried to dismiss the...
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McGregor catches the champ slipping, swipes Aldo’s belt in Dublin

There were enough classic moments on the UFC 189 world tour to keep MMA media typing away until Conor McGregor and Jose Aldo do battle on July 11th. The tour came to a close today in Dublin, the backyard of the challenger, and it nearly came to fisticuffs after he decided to steal the champion’s belt right out from under his eyes. When Aldo would refer to himself as the “King...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

UFC 189 ‘Aldo vs. McGregor’ world tour ends with a classic belt swipe, intense staredown, and hilarious madness

The craziest press tour in the history of combat sports that began in the champion Jose Aldo’s hometown of Rio de Janeiro 12 days ago ended in the hometown of the challenger, Dublin, Ireland, earlier today. And it was pure chaos. For Conor McGregor, today was his homecoming party. For Aldo, it was the end of a long grueling tour that couldn’t have ended any sooner. McGregor...
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Conor McGregor snatches Jose Aldo's title before nearly coming to blows in Ireland

The UFC 189 world tour finally came to an end on Tuesday in Dublin, Ireland and right on cue, featherweight champion Jose Aldo and challenger Conor McGregor had to be separated by UFC president Dana White after nearly coming to blows on the stage. The moment happened just a few minutes into the proceedings as a loud and raucous Irish crowd supported their hometown fighter as McGregor...
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Conor McGregor Takes Jose Aldo’s Belt, Chaos Ensues At UFC 189 Press Conference (Video)

The UFC 189 World Press Tour covered several American cities, three countries and two continents in the matter of one week. It was only a matter of time before featherweight champion Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor (pictured) tried to get physical. Tensions came to a head on the tour’s final leg Tuesday in McGregor’s backyard of Ireland. McGregor has been on 100 at every stop,...
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Dennis Bermudez vs. Jeremy Stephens Shootout Added to UFC 189

Only two fights have been made official for UFC 189, but they are expected to be wild shootouts between welterweight champion Robbie Lawlar and Rory MacDonald and featherweight champ Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. Make that three nasty gun fights. The UFC has added a 145-pound affair with Dennis Bermudez and Jeremy Stephens to the July 11 lineup. Both featherweights will be looking...
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Watch UFC 189 World Tour: Ireland Press Conference Video

Today sees Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor make the final stop on their UFC 189 World Tour as they take part in a press conference in Ireland. It’s sure to be an electric atmosphere in Dublin and you can watch what happens live via the video below starting at 1pm ET (6pm UK). —
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Chad Mendes: 'I trained for Ricardo Lamas like it is a world title fight'

In 2012, an undefeated Chad "Money" Mendes lost via sudden and last-second KO in the first round to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo, after the champion got away with illegally grabbing the Octagon chain link fence. By October 25, 2014, Mendes was back in the cage to challenge Aldo once more, after winning five straight fights – four by way of stoppage. This time, Mendes...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss
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