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Oct 17

Patrick Cummins Declares He’s Pulling Out of UFC 217

Patrick Cummins is apparently pulling the plug on UFC 217. Alongside a photo showing a grotesquely swollen right foot, Cummins said that he had a bad staph infection that would apparently force him off of the UFC 217 fight card. “IV antibiotics aren’t killing my mutant staph infection,” he wrote

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Oct 17

Dana White: Ronda Rousey Doesn’t Get Enough Credit

It doesn’t appear likely that Ronda Rousey will return to the Octagon, but that’s not going to stop UFC president Dana White with heaping praise on the former UFC women’s bantamweight champion. Despite the massive success that Conor McGregor has achieved, White credits much of the UFC’

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Oct 16

Khabib Nurmagomedov Trying to Block Conor McGregor vs. Tony Ferguson

With UFC president Dana White all but confirming that Conor McGregor will defend his title against Tony Ferguson in his next bout, undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking to spoil “El Cucuy’s” party. Ferguson earned his shot at McGregor by defeating…

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Oct 16

Dana White Lays Out a Path to Conor McGregor vs. Georges St-Pierre

In the age of the “money fight,” it’s tough to avoid the possibility of a showdown between cash cow Conor McGregor and former pay-per-view king Georges St-Pierre. McGregor has stated numerous times that he’s on board with the biggest fights that the UFC could offer him and he’s already competed

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Oct 16

Dana White: Jon Jones Could Have Been UFC Heavyweight Champion

When he was 23, former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones became the youngest person to win a UFC title. Weeks before the scheduled event, Jones was involved in a hit-and-run incident and stripped of the belt. Jones returned at UFC 197 in April…

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Oct 16

Dana White Reveals Conor McGregor’s Next Fight Destination, but It Won’t Be Against Nate Diaz

Recent social media barbs have been lobbed between McGregor and interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. White is zeroing in on the two meeting at UFC 219 at the end of the year to unify Ferguson’s interim belt with McGregor’s lightweight title.

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Oct 16

Michael Bisping Backtracks on Retirement

With less than a month to go until he steps into the Octagon with Georges St-Pierre, Michael Bisping is backtracking on his recent comments that he might retire following the fight. Welcoming St-Pierre back to the UFC following a four-year hiatus is the biggest fight of Bisping’s life, and that&

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Oct 15

Germaine de Randamie Cleared for UFC Comeback

Former UFC featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie is on the mend and poised for a comeback. There was further controversy when de Randamie refused to put her belt on the line against Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The UFC in turn stripped de Randamie of…

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Oct 15

Does Conor McGregor Have the Grim Reaper Coming for Him?

All signs are starting to point to a future showdown between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and interim titleholder Tony Ferguson, but “El Cucuy” isn’t leaving anything to chance. Although McGregor is the first UFC fighter to have held belts simultaneously in two divisions, he has never

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Oct 14

UFC Star Julianna Pena is Pregnant

UFC bantamweight contender Julianna Pena is pregnant.

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Oct 14

CM Punk Back in Camp; Looking for a Fight

It has been more than a year since former WWE champion CM Punk made his disastrous Octagon debut. Punk (real name Phil Brooks) rose to prominence in the professional wrestling world, making his way from Ring of Honor and TNA to ECW and finally the pin…

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Oct 12

Dana White Claims He’s Only Saving Mark Hunt from Himself

UFC officials stated that Hunt was removed from his fight with Marcin Tybura and replaced by Fabricio Werdum due to concerns about his health following comments he made in an interview with the Player’s Voice. “The truth is the legal case I have filed…

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Oct 12

Conor McGregor Mulling Over What is Next

WWE executives haven’t been shy in expressing their interest in McGregor joining the likes of Ronda Rousey in taking part in their promotion in some capacity. There is chatter about another boxing match for the UFC lightweight champion. “There are all these different things that pop up in the media

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Oct 11

UFC’s Jeff Novitzky Debunks Jon Jones Controversy

Fake news is one of the hottest terms in the media landscape. Following his victory over Daniel Cormier at UFC 214, Jones was notified that he had tested positive for the steroid Turinabol in a sample collected on July 28, the day prior to the fight.

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Oct 10

Cub Swanson to Headline UFC Fresno Then May Move On

Cub Swanson and Brian Ortega will make their returns to the Octagon opposite one another in the UFC Fight Night main event in Fresno, Calif. It will serve as the Dec. 9 headliner at Save Mart Center. For Swanson (25-7), No. 4 in the featherweight ran…

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Oct 10

Henry Cejudo, Despite Burned Foot, Still Fighting at UFC 218

According to a report by the San Francisco Chronicle, Cejudo was one of a number of athletes and other celebrities who fled fires in the California Wine Country on Monday after attending former San Francisco 49er Ronnie Lott’s celebrity fundraiser at M…

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