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Seamus Raftery
Seamus is the Lead MMA Writer at Pundit Arena and you can reach him via [email protected] or follow him on Twitter @SeamusRaftery

Confused Bisping Claims White Has Told Him St-Pierre Doesn’t Want To Fight

LAS VEGAS, NV - MARCH 03: (L-R) UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping of England faces off against Georges St-Pierre of Canada during the UFC press conference at T-Mobile arena on March 3, 2017 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Earlier this month, following a conversation with UFC president Dana White, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre said he was “positive” that a fight between he and middleweight kingpin Michael Bisping would eventually materialize. A bout between the pair had been announced back in March, just prior to UFC 209. Although a date was not specified at the time, White identified July …

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Badou Jack Vs Nathan Cleverly In The Works For McGregor – Mayweather Undercard

Even before the Conor McGregor vs Floyd Mayweather Jr. fight was announced last week, fighters were slinging challenges at each other from both sides of the MMA/boxing divide in the hope that they might land a spot on the undercard. Pundit Arena reported on three particularly absurd cross-codes call-outs earlier this week, but that list wasn’t comprehensive and more fighters …

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Sage Northcutt Gets New Opponent For UFC 214

Sage Northcutt had been scheduled to fight fellow 21-year-old Claudio Puelles at UFC 214 on July 29th, but Puelles has been forced to withdraw from the event through injury and Northcutt has now been penciled in to face a far more seasoned foe, John Makdessi, instead. While Puelles has only logged nine professional fights and fought just once in the UFC, …

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Stipe Miocic Puts Anthony Joshua Firmly In His Place With Cutting Tweet

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic put boxing heavyweight titlist Anthony Joshua firmly in his place on Twitter yesterday, days after the towering Englishman had essentially dismissed him as a nobody. Apparently believing that the UFC’s willingness to even entertain the idea of a boxing match between their lightweight champion Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr. had opened up the opportunity …

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Georges St-Pierre Offers Some Kind Words On Recently Hospitalized Former Rival, Matt Hughes

The MMA world was in shock on Friday when news emerged that former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes had been involved in a terrible accident and was in a coma at HSHS St. John’s Hospital in Springfield, Illinois. According to police, Hughes had driven past a railroad grade crossing “directly in front of a train” just before 11 a.m. on Friday …

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Pic: Walls Of McGregor’s Gym Now Adorned With Mural Of Mayweather Eating ‘That Left-Hand Shot’

Conor McGregor has spoken in the past about the power of visualization, something that is an important part of his belief in the so-called ‘Law of Attraction’. As he stood, fully in control of the dais, at the UFC 194 post-fight press conference, moments after he had starched Jose Aldo in just 13-seconds, McGregor listened on proudly as MMA analyst …

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De Randamie Stripped Of Featherweight Title, Cyborg To Face Anderson For Vacant Belt At UFC 214

The UFC have stripped Germaine de Randamie of the women’s featherweight title and announced that Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino will face Invicta FC titlist Megan Anderson to crown a new champion at UFC 214 on July 29th. BREAKING! @CrisCyborg vs. @MeganA_mma at #UFC214 as Germaine de Randamie is removed as featherweight champ. pic.twitter.com/aVGymI2upQ — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) June 19, 2017 De …

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Michael Cheika Actually Phoned Disappointed Wallabies Fan Who Wrote Viral Facebook Rant

Disappointed, apparently sickened and “hurt” by the standard of the Wallabies’ performance in their 19-24 loss to Scotland in Sydney on Saturday, Australian rugby fan Jack Quigley authored a passionate but cutting letter on the side’s official Facebook page. Quigley attacked those involved with the squad for not giving it their all and he urged those in charge of running …

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