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Final year journalism student in DCU. Will criticize top class athletes for money.

Kelvin Gastelum Pulled From UFC 212 Bout With Anderson Silva

TORONTO, ON - DECEMBER 10: Kelvin Gastelum of the United States prepares to fight Tim Kennedy of the United States in a Middleweight bout during the UFC 206 event at Air Canada Centre on December 10, 2016 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

The rise of Kelvin Gastelum has hit another roadblock. The surging middleweight contender has ben pulled from his spot on the June 3 card in Rio de Janeiro due to a potential USADA violation. The official statement released by the UFC states that the test revealed the presence of marijuana metabolites (via Bloody Elbow). The UFC organization was notified today …

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Dillon Danis Claims To Be Bellator’s Highest Paid Fighter

During his time as Conor McGregor’s training partner, Dillon Danis has learned about more than just kicking and punching. Some of McGregor’s legendary trash talking skills appear to have rubbed off on the 23-year-old New Jersey native. While he has yet to fight a professional MMA bout, Danis has been making headlines in recent months having called out fighters such as …

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Johny Hendricks’ Next Middleweight Fight Has Been Announced.

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 14: Johny Hendricks fights with Matt Brown in the Welterweight bout during the UFC 185 event at American Airlines Center on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

Johny Hendricks will continue his renaissance in the middleweight division as he takes on perennial contender Tim Boetsch on June 25th in Oklahoma City. Hendricks announced the fight on his twitter page last night. Next fight is 📝. Let's get it! @CowboyWrestling #oklahoma here we come. pic.twitter.com/mrlyMxXbW3 — Johny Hendricks (@JohnyHendricks) March 23, 2017 This will be the former welterweight …

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Luke Rockhold Calls Out Fabricio Werdum For Heavyweight Fight

NEWARK, NJ - APRIL 18: Luke Rockhold celebrates defeating Lyoto Machida of Brazil by tap out in their middleweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Prudential Center on April 18, 2015 in Newark, New Jersey. (Photo by Alex Trautwig/Getty Images)

Weight classes? What weight classes? Luke Rockhold has obviously had enough of the politics and shenanigans around the middleweight championship, and has his eyes set on a ‘money fight’ with former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum. The outspoken Werdum had some less than complimentary things to say about Rockhold on the MMA Hour this week, which prompted Rockhold to issue a challenge. …

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Anderson Silva To Face Kelvin Gastelum At UFC 212

It’s official – Anderson Silva will fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 on June 3rd in Rio de Janiero. The news was confirmed Tuesday night by ESPN combat sports journalist Brett Okamoto. Just confirmed Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum is official for UFC 212 on June 3. First reported in Brazil. — Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) March 14, 2017 The 25-year-old …

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The Worst Title Fights In UFC History

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 04: UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, leaves the Octagon after his title defense against Stephen Thompson at UFC 209 on March 4, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Woodley defended his title with a majority-decision win. (Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images)

As you may have heard, the main event of UFC 209 was not very good at all. This isn't a joke. There was a soccer match yesterday with more hurtful strikes than the #UFC209 main event. Madness. — Seán Sheehan (@SeanSheehanBA) March 5, 2017 What was billed as a high level chess match, and the sequel to one of the …

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The Cast For The UFC’s TUF 25 Has Been Revealed

LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: UFC fighter Joe Stevenson (top) battles with UFC fighter Spencer Fisher (bottom) during their Lightweight bout at UFC 104: Machida vs. Shogun at Staples Center on October 24, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/Getty Images)

The 14 cast members for “The Ultimate Fighter 25” have been announced, and on the list are two former winners of the reality show, along with a current UFC welterweight coming off of back-to-back wins. The winner of ”TUF 2” Joe ”Daddy” Stevenson (33-16 MMA, 8-8 UFC) returns for another shot at UFC glory, having left the organisation in 2011 …

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Two-Weight World Champion David Branch Signs With The UFC

NEW YORK, NY - DECEMBER 31: David Branch (yellow trunks) and Louis Taylor (blue trunks) trade punchesduring their World Series of Fighting middleweight championship fight at The Theater at Madison Square Garden on December 31, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Getty Images)

The UFC have added one of the top free agents in the world to their middleweight division. David Branch, the former World Series of Fighting light heavyweight and middleweight champion, has signed a multi-fight contract with the organisation, according to MMA Fighting. In his wildly successful run as a two-weight world champion in WSOF, Branch defended the middleweight championship three times …

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Three Ideal UFC Debut Opponents For Tom Duquesnoy

Tom Duquesnoy

Fans of European MMA will have been overjoyed this week to hear the news that Tom Duquesnoy is set to put pen to paper and join the ranks of the UFC in the coming days. One of the worst-kept secrets in MMA, the 23-year-old Frenchman has been at the top of pundits’ prospect lists for several years. Already a double …

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