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Rockhold Breaks Down Fight Between Longtime Friend Cormier & Recent Gym-Mate Oezdemir

Luke Rockhold believes that far too much has been made of his presence in the training camp of Volkan Oezdemir ahead of the Swiss fighter’s clash with Rockhold’s longtime friend and training partner Daniel Cormier at UFC 220 in Boston this weekend. Ahead of his fight with former two-weight WSOF champion David Branch last September, his first in fifteen months, …

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Dustin Poirier Vs. Justin Gaethje Official For UFC On Fox 29

UFC on Fox 29, which is scheduled for April 14th, does not yet have a venue but it does have a juicy main event. Speaking to Megan Olivi on Fox Sports 1 last night, Dana White announced that lightweight savages Dustin Poirier and Justin Gaethje will collide in the homeless card’s headliner. “Another ridiculous fight. We have nothing but great …

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Dana White Provides A Little More Clarity On Conor McGregor’s Status & UFC Lightweight Title Picture

Last night’s UFC press conference in Boston, which trumpeted the upcoming UFC 222 and UFC 223 events, was one of the more bizarre and confusing in the promotion’s history. The media in attendance and fans around the world were expecting the presser to finally provide some clarity on the UFC lightweight title picture, but that’s not how things transpired. Instead, …

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Cyborg Rips ‘Over-Hyped’ Conor McGregor And Ronda Rousey

While it’s hard to argue against the suggestion that Ronda Rousey’s professional MMA resume lacks real depth, claiming that the overall level of Conor McGregor’s opposition has been poor seems more than a little unfair. Yet, that’s exactly what UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino did when she was asked to identify the UFC’s two most over-hyped fighters during …

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MMA Folk On Twitter Once Again Marvelled At The Will & Resiliency Of Darren Elkins After His Win Over Michael Johnson

Michael Johnson wasn’t happy last week when he discovered that his fight with Darren Elkins was scheduled to be the featured fight on the UFC Fight Night 124 prelims rather than the main card despite the fact that the show was taking place in his hometown of St. Louis, Missouri. “What a joke,” wrote Johnson on Twitter. “I don’t even know who …

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