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Robert Whittaker – “I’m Better At Everything Than Gastelum”

The UFC middleweight champion will defend his title against Kelvin Gastelum after spending six weeks filming the next season of The Ultimate Fighter alongside him. Robert Whittaker might just have claimed iconic status within the UFC’s middleweight division following his pair of scintillating victories over Yoel Romero. Two contrasting styles met over ten rounds to decide the title of 185lb champion and …

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Darren Till: Side-Kicks To The Knee Should Not Be Banned

Darren Till has responded to his UFC Liverpool opponent Stephen Thompson’s thoughts on the controversial practice of throwing sidekicks to the knee. Thompson found himself in the headlines shortly after his welterweight title-eliminator against the Liverpudlian due to comments he made about the tactics employed by the man who ended up defeating him on the judge’s scorecards. After tearing his …

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Former Real President: ‘Selling Ronaldo Was A Historic Error’

The former Real Madrid president Ramon Calderon has spoken on his disappointment at the club’s decision to sell star man Cristiano Ronaldo. Ramon Calderon played a key role in Ronaldo’s original transfer from Manchester United to Real Madrid and in a recent interview he gave to Spanish newspaper AS, he made it clear that he feels as though Madrid have made a …

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Arsene Wenger Regrets Staying At Arsenal For 22 Years

The former Arsenal manager gave an incredibly honest interview recently in which he spoke about his regrets during his tenure in charge of the Gunners. When the 22-year reign of the legendary Arsenal coach Wenger came to an end this year, the reaction from the fans was one that was a bit too heavy on relief, all things considered. Despite …

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Michael Bisping – “The Word Is Holloway Got KO’d In Training”

Michael Bisping heard through the grapevine that the UFC’s featherweight champion Max Holloway was knocked out in sparring just prior to his scrapped UFC 226 showdown with Brian Ortega. It’s funny to think about how this month’s UFC 226 would have looked had the originally-scheduled co-main event between Holloway and Brian Ortega actually gone ahead. Would the rest of the …

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Anthony Pettis Wants Al Iaquinta Next After UFC 226 Win

UFC Anthony Pettis

Anthony Pettis has called for a matchup against Al Iaquinta following his impressive UFC 226 victory over Michael Chiesa. For all the talk about Daniel Cormier’s heroics, the brawl between Mike Perry and Paul Felder as well as the shockingly bad showdown between heavyweights Francis Ngannou and Derrick Lewis, one man who all-but-stole the show has gone criminally underappreciated. Sure, …

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Breaking: Bellator’s Welterweight Grand-Prix Lineup Revealed

UNCASVILLE, CT - APRIL 22: Michael Page (black trunks) walks to the cage for his bout against Jeremie Holloway (not shown) at Bellator 153 at Mohegan Sun Arena on April 22, 2016 in Uncasville, Connecticut. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

Bellator MMA have confirmed nine of the fighters that will take part in their upcoming welterweight grand-prix. The grand-prix format is making a comeback and boy, does it look like Bellator are on to something here. Today, the lineup for their 170lb tournament has been announced and on paper, it really does seem as though we are in for a treat. With …

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Katie Taylor To Face Cindy Serrano On Oct 6 In Chicago

Katie Taylor has been confirmed to defend her titles against Cindy Serrano on October 6 in Chicago, Illinois. Eddie Hearns first US DAZN card will now officially include the IBF and WBA lightweight champion Katie Taylor, who will look to defend her titles against Cindy Serrano. The card will also feature Jessie Vargas and Demetrius Andrade. 👑 👑 @KatieTaylor will defend …

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Watch: Schaub Explains Why He Thinks Dana White Should Leave The UFC

Following their rather public Instagram feud last week, Brendan Schaub took a moment during his Below The Belt podcast to speak his mind on the suitability of Dana White for the role of UFC president. It was petulance of the highest order from White when these two clashed. We’ve seen Brendan Schaub make his fair share of misinformed, poorly-judged and downright bizarre …

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