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CSAC’s New Weight-Cutting Regulations Have Their First Major Impact

BRASILIA, BRAZIL - SEPTEMBER 23: Renan Barao of Brazil steps on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at Nilson Nelson gymnasium on September 23, 2016 in Brasilia, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The California State Athletic Commission is worried about Renan Barao’s ability to make the cut to bantamweight safely. The CSAC passed the largest set of weight-cutting regulations in MMA history back in May, and UFC 214 on the July 29 will be the first UFC PPV to take place under these new regulations. The Anaheim event has experienced its first enforced change due …

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Ex-Irish Pro Boxer Steve Collins Predicts McGregor Would Stop Mayweather

New York , United States - 17 March 2017; UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor ahead of Michael Conlan's fight at The Theater in Madison Square Garden in New York, USA. (Photo By Ramsey Cardy/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

One of Ireland’s greatest ever boxers, Steve Collins, has made a bold claim by backing Conor McGregor to shock the world in his potential bout with Floyd Mayweather. Long before Ireland’s most known fighter was McGregor, Collins was busy putting Ireland on the map. The 52-year-old was a champion in two weight divisions, both middleweight and super-middleweight. Collins has previously stated …

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Watch: Brutal Groin Shot Abruptly Finishes MMA Fight

Any male who is about to watch the video below, prepare to wince. The extraordinary pain that accumulates after a groin shot cannot be understated. Lying somewhere between being trampled by elephants and giving birth to triplets with large heads, on a pain-richter scale it isn’t pleasant. We often see moments in sport where a player may inadvertently take a hit …

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Watch: Vicious KO Uppercut Lights Up The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption

This is as clean an uppercut as you’ll see this side of Alexander Gustafsson’s versus Glover Teixeira. Hayder Hassan booked his place in The Ultimate Fighter: Redemption quarter-finals with a vicious uppercut knockout of Joe Stevenson on Thursday. Hassan took just 18 seconds to dispatch of Stevenson, who Cody Garbrandt felt shouldn’t have been in the wild card selection. The victory …

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Artem Lobov Calls Out Jose Aldo

Northern Ireland , Ireland - 19 November 2016; Artem Lobov ahead of his Featherweight bout against Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 99 in the SSE Arena, Belfast. (Photo By David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile via Getty Images)

Artem Lobov has over the past couple of months become very bold with his calls for fights. Now, however, he has taken it to the next level by calling out former featherweight king Jose Aldo. Lobov, whose record isn’t exactly outstanding, has been ambitious with his calls in the past. The Russian Hammer has never been one to shy away …

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Gustafsson Thinks Jones Was Taking PEDs At Time Of Their UFC 165 Bout

TORONTO, ON- SEPTEMBER 22 - Light Heavyweight Jon Jones retains his Light Heavyweight title against Swede Alexander Gustafsson at UFC 165 at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, September 22, 2013. (Steve Russell/Toronto Star via Getty Images)

UFC light-heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson provided Jon Jones with possibly his toughest fight of all time at UFC 165 in 2013, and the Swede has expressed his belief that Jones was using PEDs at the time of his victory. Gustafsson, who was speaking to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour, is himself coming off a recent victory over Glover Texiera …

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Jose Aldo Breaks Silence After UFC 212 Defeat To Max Holloway

“We fall so we can rise again.” These were the words from former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo after his third round TKO defeat at UFC 212 on Saturday night. The Nova Uniao team’s star member suffered the defeat at the hands of 25-year-old Hawaiian Max Holloway in front of a home crowd at the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. Aldo, who …

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Watch: Holloway Called Out By Cub Swanson Immediately After Aldo Win

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - APRIL 11: UFC Featherweight Max Holloway of the United States attends the media during the UFC 212 press conference at Morro da Urca on April 11, 2017 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. (Photo by Buda Mendes/Getty Images)

With the dust not even settled on Max Holloway’s performance of a lifetime versus Jose Aldo, he already has fighters throwing their name in the ring ahead of his next bout.  Holloway (18-3) confirmed what everyone in MMA circles has known for the past three years on Saturday night. He’s a world-class featherweight, capable of beating anybody on his day. …

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