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Conor McGregor shifts focus to Chad Mendes

  On Tuesday’s edition of ESPN’s SportCenter, UFC President Dana White delivered the news that nobody wanted to hear by announcing that the recent rib injury to featherweight champ Jose Aldo has forced the Brazilian to withdraw from his highly-anticipated headliner against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 on July 11th. From the moment that the injury was first announced, it seemed...
Via Sports-Glory
2 hours 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
3 hours 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
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo provides x-rays of broken ribs, fires back at Conor McGregor

UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is out to clear his name following allegations from his former opponent Conor McGregor saying the Brazilian was given the go ahead to fight but dropped off the UFC 189 fight card anyways. Aldo suffered a fractured rib in training a week ago although a subsequent report from the UFC stated he only had bruised ribs and cartilage damage. Now in the...
Via Fox Sports
3 hours ago  |  Discuss

Lyoto Machida has nose surgery, plots UFC return after recovery

Following a second consecutive loss last weekend, former UFC champion Lyoto Machida is on the mend after suffering a broken nose that required surgery after his fight against Yoel Romero in Florida. According to Machida's manager Ed Soares via UFC Tonight, Machida broke his nose during the fight and went directly into surgery on Sunday. Machida ate a series of hard elbows to the...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tyron Woodley medically cleared, hopes to fight Johny Hendricks

After winning his second straight bout in January, Tyron Woodley hoped to continue his march towards a welterweight world title fight. However, the American Top Team and Roufusport member broke his right foot the following month. After four months on the shelf, UFC Tonight reports that Woodley has been medically cleared to begin MMA training once more. Not one to shoot for anything...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader want to fight at UFC 192 in Houston

Sometimes the fighters try to make UFC matchmaker Joe Silva's job a little easier. Top-10 ranked light heavyweights Rashad Evans and Ryan Bader are both on board to face off at UFC 192 in Houston on October 3, and now they are awaiting the UFC's blessing to make the fight official. Evans has been targeting October for his return date from knee surgery that kept him out of action...
Via Fox Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dana White: CM Punk looks phenomenal; Likely to debut in early 2016

TMZ Sports caught up with Dana White in NYC yesterday to discuss a few fingers short of a handful of subjects. Here’s what the UFC President had to say about former WWE champion turned mixed martial artist CM Punk: “His training, first of all, let me start by saying this, the respect that this guy has earned from his team, his coaches – he’s a dog man. He actually just moved...
Via Fight Booth
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor: Jose Aldo is running and I don't think he'll be back

Conor McGregor wondered back in March when he was doing a worldwide press tour alongside featherweight champion Jose Aldo if the Brazilian would actually compete at UFC 189 or not. McGregor voiced those opinions but in reality a showdown with Aldo was his chance to win the featherweight title in one of the most lucrative fights in UFC history. Last week, reports from Brazil said...
Via Fox Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Doesn’t Blame Jose Aldo For ‘Running’ From UFC 189

Reigning featherweight champion Jose Aldo pulling out of his heavily hyped UFC 189 shootout against Conor McGregor (pictured) due to a rib injury cost McGregor a lot of money. However, McGregor doesn’t blame Aldo for “running” for safe haven because he was going to get dismantled.  McGregor has know for quite some time that Aldo was going to pull out of their scrap – even...
Via 5thRound.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Confidence running high at Team Alpha Male after Chad Mendes' announced title shot

We checked in with Team Alpha Male late Tuesday night to see what the mood was like at the Sacramento mega team after the UFC announced that their own Chad Mendes would replace featherweight champ Jose Aldo against Conor McGregor at UFC 189 in two weeks. Mendes had been sitting on standby since Aldo's rib injuries were first reported, in anticipation of what was finally decided yesterday...
Via Fox Sports
9 hours 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
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

‘UFC 189: McGregor vs. Mendes’ Media Call At 5PM ET/2PM PT (Live Audio)

Chad Mendes (pictured) and Conor McGregor will be hosting what’s expected to be a heated conference call Wednesday at 5PM ET/2PM PT to discuss their hatred for each other, which will culminate at UFC 189. It was announced yesterday that Mendes will replace injured featherweight champion Jose Aldo to headline the July 11 event against McGregor for the interim featherweight title...
Via 5thRound.com
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Conor McGregor Now Favored Over Chad Mendes At UFC 189

The only thing more volatile than the stock market are the betting lines for Conor McGregor (pictured) and Chad Mendes. Immediately after it was announced Tuesday the two would battle for the vacant interim featherweight title at UFC 189, Mendes emerged as the early -130 odds-on favorite to capture the manufactured crown. Minutes later Mendes jumped to -160. By late last night...
Via 5thRound.com
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes Reacts To Getting Interim Title Fight With Conor McGregor

Chad Mendes has spoken to FOX Sports about the moment he found out that he would be replacing Jose Aldo in the headline fight at UFC 189 on July 11th against Conor McGregor for the interim featherweight title. “I just found out maybe two or three hours ago,” Mendes said. “I was actually training and my girlfriend was at the gym and I was hitting mitts and she interrupted the...
Via Fight Of The Night
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 70 / Bellator 139 TV Ratings

The TV ratings are now in for the two big MMA events of the past weekend, UFC fight Night 70: Machida Vs Romero and Bellator 139: Kongo Vs Volkov. Let’s start with Bellator 139 which took place on Friday night on Spike TV and delivered an average audience of 764,000, peaking with 940,000 viewers during the main event which saw Cheick Kongo claim a unanimous decision victory over...
Via Fight Of The Night
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

New UFC 189 Trailer Served Up Featuring McGregor Vs Mendes

The UFC have spent a fortune promoting a UFC 189 headline clash between Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor, but with the champion now out injured they are having to scrap a boat-load of content and instead are now scrambling to get people hyped up for an interim title fight between McGregor and Chad Mendes instead. As such, here’s the first new trailer featuring the McGregor Vs Mendes...
Via Fight Of The Night
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jose Aldo Out; Conor McGregor Vs Chad Mendes Now Set For UFC 189

The news we’ve been dreading for the past few days has finally come to pass – Jose Aldo has been forced to pull out of his heavily-hyped UFC 189 featherweight title fight with Conor McGregor due to the rib injury he suffered in training last week. ““Andre Pederneiras, his coach, called and basically said that Aldo’s rib is too painful, and he will not be fighting,” White...
Via Fight Of The Night
20 hours ago  |  Discuss

Chad Mendes: Conor McGregor will get knocked out, tapped out or just cry for five rounds

When Chad Mendes got the call from UFC president Dana White asking if he'd be willing to play back up for featherweight champion Jose Aldo in case of injury and facing Conor McGregor on July 11, the No. 1 ranked fighter at 145 pounds didn't blink and immediately asked for a contract to sign. From that moment forward, Mendes has been training and preparing as if he was already going...
Via Fox Sports
22 hours ago  |  Discuss

UFC: Jose Aldo Out Of UFC 189

It’s all over before it started, after weeks of hype and tons of money spent on promotions. Tuesday night the official word came down for UFC 189. Featherweight champ Jose Aldo has officially pulled out of the main event at next weekend’s UFC 189. Aldo was force out of his title defense against Conor McGregor due to a rib injury. With him off the card, Chad Mendes will step in...
Via BadCulture
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reebok Unveils UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear. Hilarity Ensues.

via Evan Shoman (@shomanart) Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement.  The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering.  Just check out former UFC Welterweight...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reebok Unveils UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear. Hilarity Ensues.

via Evan Shoman (@shomanart) Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement.  The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering.  Just check out former UFC Welterweight...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reebok Unveils UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear. Hilarity Ensues.

via Evan Shoman (@shomanart) Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement.  The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering.  Just check out former UFC Welterweight...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reebok Unveils UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear. Hilarity Ensues.

via Evan Shoman (@shomanart) Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement.  The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering.  Just check out former UFC Welterweight...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Reebok Unveils UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear. Hilarity Ensues.

via Evan Shoman (@shomanart) Reebok unveiled their long-awaited UFC Fight Kits and Fan Gear lines today, and to say they’re a joke would be a huge understatement.  The fighters in the UFC are the baddest people on the planet, yet Reebok managed to outfit them in these “fight kits” that redefine the words bland & unflattering.  Just check out former UFC Welterweight...
Via Total Sports Blog
1 day ago  |  Discuss
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