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Salon-quality hair and a right foot that could open a tin of peas. Twitter: @ahayde7

What’s Next For UFC Bantamweight Cody Garbrandt?

Six UFC fights and just over two years is all it took for Cody Garbrandt to capture a UFC title. Impressive, considering that’s how long the tornado that is Conor McGregor took to grab his first UFC belt. Even more impressive is the fact that Garbrandt took the title from the great Dominick Cruz in a dominant decision win. Now, …

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Who Should Daniel Cormier Fight Next?

Weighing up the options for Daniel Cormier: Who should the “Champ Champ” fight next? _____ For the first time in his UFC career, Daniel Cormier has escaped the shadow of Jon Jones and put forward his own very legitimate claim as the sport’s greatest of all time. Yes, “Bones” holds two victories over the new heavyweight champ, but it can’t …

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An In-Depth Look At Robbie Lawler: The Path Less Travelled

Mixed martial arts is a fickle sport. One minute, you’re king of the hill and the next, you’re dead to the world. Getting to the summit is the most difficult part and for every meteoric rise to the top, there are countless that never make it. However, there are also the select few who take the path less travelled. This path is …

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Opinion: Why Conor McGregor Will Silence His Critics At UFC 202

TORRENCE, CA - FEBRUARY 24: UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor poses after a news conference with lightweight contender Nate Diaz at UFC Gym February 24, 2016, in Torrance, California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)

He’s been somewhat out of the limelight recently by his own theatrical standards, but the shadow of Conor McGregor continues to loom large over the UFC. _____ Be it fighters calling him out, putting him down or bemoaning his perceived preferential treatment; there’s no doubt that the Irishman has had a profound effect on the MMA world since his breakthrough …

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3 Things We Learned From UFC 200

The biggest event in MMA history has come and gone, and while some may chalk it down as a major disappointment, I do not. Sure, it lacked the fireworks to sate the general MMA community’s ravenous appetite for ultraviolence, but there was still an abundance of skill on show that seemed to pass people by. The undercurrent of storylines that also …

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UFC 200: Main Card Predictions

With UFC 200 just around the corner, MMA mania is reaching fever pitch and even the most casual fans will be tuning into what looks to be the biggest event in UFC history. Despite the fact that Conor McGregor’s recent histrionics have ruled him out and Jon Jones has once again shot himself in the foot, the main card is still …

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