Cagewriter

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Feb 15

UFC fighter suffers gruesome groin injury during training

Sports injuries don’t really get worse than what Devin Powell had to endure.

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Feb 04

Referee Mario Yamasaki unbelievably fails to stop bout in which fighter had 217-1 edge in strikes

Valentina Shevchenko celebrates her submission of Priscilla Cachoeira Saturday in Belem, Brazil, as referee Mario Yamasaki waves it off. Yamasaki let the one-sided bout go dangerously long. On Saturday in a bout televised nationally in the U.S. on Fo…

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Jan 30

What if Ronda Rousey sucks at pro wrestling?

Wrestling fandom doesn’t necessarily translate into wrestling talent. And there’s little indication yet that Rousey can, you know, act. So what does that mean for her WWE future?

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Jan 30

Conor McGregor uses cute son for profane tweet at Floyd Mayweather

Earmuffs!

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Jan 27

Edward ‘The Ferocious’ Kelly lives up to nickname with devastating KO

There have been many great knockouts in the history of mixed martial arts, and it’s often a matter of personal preference as to which one was the best. Edward “The Ferocious” Kelly caught Meas Meu with a knee to the face in their featherweight bout in…

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Jan 26

Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier to coach TUF, will fight for heavyweight title on July 7 in Las Vegas

The UFC has put together a mega-match for its heavyweight title, announcing Friday that champion Stipe Miocic and light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will meet for the belt at UFC 226 on July 7 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. The duo, who each s…

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Jan 25

Frankie Edgar says bout with Max Holloway at UFC 222 ‘is my toughest test’

Frankie Edgar will challenge champion Max Holloway for the featherweight title at UFC 222 on March 3 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas. If Edgar wins, he’d become only the fifth fighter to hold a UFC belt in two weight classes, joining Randy Couture, B.J…

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Jan 21

Bellator 192: Chael Sonnen grinds out unanimous decision over Rampage Jackson

Sonnen will face the winner of the April 28 clash between Frank Mir and Fedor Emelianenko in the next round of Bellator’s heavyweight tournament.

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Jan 21

Rory MacDonald captures Bellator middleweight title with unanimous decision over Douglas Lima

It was a tale of two fights when Douglas Lima and Rory MacDonald clashed for Lima’s middleweight title in the co-main event of Bellator 192. In the end, it would be Rory MacDonald winning the war of attrition and becoming the new Bellator middleweight…

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Jan 19

Kevin Iole makes picks on UFC 220, Bellator 192

Saturday will be a Super Bowl of sorts for MMA fans, as there are two great cards set.

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Jan 18

Uriah Hall reveals he had a ‘mini seizure’ and ‘slight heart attack’ after failed UFC St. Louis weight cut

Weight cutting in the UFC has been an ongoing issue that has resulted in fighters being unable to compete due missing their contracted weight and various health concerns that come along with shedding extra pounds. The latest victim of the dreaded weig…

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Jan 16

Jon Jones passes polygraph test to prove he didn’t knowingly take banned substance

The former UFC light heavyweight champion took a polygraph test last month in an effort to prove that he did not knowingly take a banned substance prior to his UFC 214 knockout victory against Daniel Cormier.

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Jan 12

Stipe Miocic-Francis Ngannou match will join list of most significant UFC heavyweight title bouts

It was obvious almost from the opening seconds of his first bout in the UFC on Dec. 19, 2015, that Francis Ngannou was going to be a significant factor in the UFC’s heavyweight division. By May 2017, he had made such an impression that it wasn’t a str…

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Jan 11

Ronda Rousey’s dinner with Triple H fuels speculation of transition to WWE ring

A Tuesday dinner with Triple H has people wondering about Ronda Rousey’s WWE plans.

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Jan 11

Scott Coker: Bellator heavyweight grand prix ‘perfect tournament’ for Fedor Emelianenko

Scott Coker and I go back a long time in the fight game. Now the president of Bellator MMA, Coker joins me for a lengthy discussion on the growth of Bellator and its upcoming heavyweight Grand Prix.

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Jan 07

Marlon Moraes signs contract to fight Jimmie Rivera, ball now in Rivera’s court

Marlon Moraes (L), shown during a knockout win over Aljamain Sterling last month in Fresno, Calif., has signed a deal to fight Jimmie Rivera. On Thursday, Jimmie Rivera called out Cody Garbrandt, a challenge that Garbrandt’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, sa…

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