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Oscar De La Hoya Aims to Upend MMA and ‘Pay Fighters What They Deserve’

Former world champion boxer turned promoter Oscar De La Hoya doesn’t like the way mixed martial arts fighters are paid. In fact, he said that it makes him sick. So, he is proposing to do something about it by throwing his hat into the proverbial MMA cage. “I’m really looking forward to getting into

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Glover Teixeira Knocked Out of UFC Sao Paulo Headliner

Glover Teixeira has been knocked out of his UFC Fight Night 137 headlining bout opposite Jimi Manuwa less than two weeks after the original announcement. Teixeira suffered a shoulder injury that forced him out of the fight. Sources close to the bout confirmed the injury to MMAWeekly.com’s Damon

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Gleison Tibau Exits the UFC After 28 Fights and More than a Decade

After more than a decade on the roster, Gleison Tibau is parting ways with the UFC. The 35-year-old Brazilian has called the Octagon home for nearly twelve years and 28 bouts, but after having lost his last four fights, Tibau told AGFights that UFC off…

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Anderson Silva ‘Absolutely’ Interested in Fighting Georges St-Pierre

A fight between Anderson Silva and Georges St-Pierre has been talked about since 2011, when Silva reigned over the middleweight division and St-Pierre ruled the 170-pound weight class. The two held the top two spots on the pound-for-pound list, but the…

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Demetrious Johnson Provides Injury Update: Some Good, Some Bad

Demetrious Johnson has some good news about his UFC 227 injury, but he also has some bad news. Following his loss of the UFC flyweight title to Henry Cejudo via a split decision in Los Angeles, Johnson said that he thought he might have broken his foot…

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Sean O’Malley Returns Alongside Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor at UFC 229

Sean O’Malley on Monday announced that he is slated to return to the Octagon UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor on Oct. 6 in Las Vegas. He will square off with Jose Quinonez in a bantamweight bout. O’Malley (10-0), just two fights into his UFC tenure but already a fan favorite, announced the news

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TJ Dillashaw Soaks Up Every Moment on Fight Night

https://twitter.com/extratv/status/1029053812470820864 TJ Dillashaw spent just over four minutes in the Octagon to defend his UFC bantamweight belt against Cody Garbrandt in the UFC 227 main event recently in Los Angeles, but he spends a lot more time …

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Dana White Committed to Brock Lesnar, Not Stipe Miocic, Getting Next Title Shot

Even before Stipe Miocic stepped into the Octagon to battle Daniel Cormier, the UFC already had plans in place for the winner. According to UFC president Dana White, an agenda was set up prior to UFC 226 that would see the winner of the main event that…

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Tony Ferguson Says He’s Been Cleared for Some Chaos

Former interim UFC lightweight champion Tony Ferguson on Sunday declared that he has been cleared for a return to competition. Sitting below a his belt in a picture on Instagram, Ferguson said he has been cleared to return to the cage. “‘Cleared.’ Made that recovery my b–ch. Four months

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Dana White Expects Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov To Do Record PPV Buys

Getting the deal for Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor done just two months prior to UFC 229 doesn’t leave the UFC much time to promote the fight, but company president Dana White still believes it will do record numbers. And why wouldn’t he? McGregor has proven time and again – love him

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UFC Signs Back-Up Plan if Tyron Woodley or Darren Till Bails on UFC 228 Main Event

As has become common practice for the UFC, promotion officials have lined up a Plan B for UFC 228 if either Tyron Woodley or Darren Till is unable to fight on Sept. 8 in Dallas. Highly ranked Kamaru Usman is the UFC 228 back-up plan, according to a rep…

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Is Dana White Worried About Pre-Fight Violence Between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov?

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) Dana White addresses whether or not he has any concerns or if the UFC is taking any precautions to prevent and pre-fight violence between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov ahead of their UFC 229 showdown. TR…

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Greg Hardy on Playing Football and Fighting MMA at the Same Time

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) While Greg Hardy has made quite the name for himself with back-to-back, under-one-minute knockouts on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, little did most people know that at the same time he was fighting, Hardy was still playing football, as well.

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Mike Swick Recounts TUF Season 1: ‘No One Thought It Was Gonna Work’

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) When The Ultimate Fighter reality series launched in January of 2005, it was largely known behind the scenes as a last-ditch effort by Dana White and the Fertitta Brothers to get some mainstream traction to save …

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Dana White Addresses Conor McGregor’s UFC Ownership Demands

(Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) There was a time when Conor McGregor wanted an equity stake in the UFC before he would step into the Octagon again. Well, McGregor has inked a deal to challenge undefeated, undisputed UFC lightweight champion Kha…

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Dustin Poirier on Nate Diaz: ‘When He Signs a Contract, He Shows Up’

On Nov. 3 at Madison Square Garden, Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier is scheduled to face Nate Diaz on the UFC 230 main card. During the UFC 25th Anniversary Press Conference on Aug. 3, Diaz walked off stage when a promotional video was shown announcing Conor McGregor’s return against Khabib

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