Dana White assault exposes media hypocrisy

For the better part of two decades Dana White has been the Vince MacMahon of combats sports and like MacMahon, rather than just making and promoting the fights, White wanted to get in on the action himself. Footage recently came to light of UFC President Dana White getting physical with his wife. In the video White and his wife appears to be in some sort of disagreement. White’s wife hit him in the face, and White , with no hesitation , proceeded to out the paws on her, striking his…

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Khabib unsurprised by Poirier v McGregor result

From Blake Schuster of B/R: Khabib Nurmagomedov immediately took shots at Conor McGregor after the Irishman suffered a technical knockout from Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 on Saturday. It just wasn’t the loss that the lightweight champion found notable—it was McGregor’s preparation for the bout. Reality caught up to McGregor real quick. Poirier damaged his legs early in the second round, began forcing McGregor to defend and ultimately put him on his back moments later as the referee called the fight. McGregor had been hoping to earn a rematch with…

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UFC 254 Results Khabib retains title and rides off into sunset

from Brent Brookhouse of cbssports.com : Justin Gaethje followed through with his gameplan against lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in the main event of UFC 254. Unfortunately for Gaethje, a good gameplan wasn’t enough to beat a perfect fighter. Nurmagomedov scored a win with a second-round submission, unifying his lightweight title with Gaethje’s interim championship. Gaethje said leading up to the fight that he just needed to land solid kicks to the legs of Nurmagomedov to take away the champ’s wrestling game and open him up to the challenger’s huge power…

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Connor McGregor says he is boxing Manny Pacquiao

from Ariel Helwani of ESPN UFC star Conor McGregor is in serious talks to fight boxing legend Manny Pacquiao, but the bout isn’t a done deal yet, McGregor’s manager, Audie Attar, told ESPN on Friday. McGregor said Friday on Twitter that he is “boxing Manny Pacquiao next in the Middle East.” The McGregor-Pacquiao boxing match would take place in late December or early January, said Attar, who represents both fighters. The Middle East is one of a few locations being discussed to host the fight, he added. Attar recently told ESPN he…

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Reebok will be out; UFC signs apparel deal that starts in 2021

From Mark Raimondi of ESPN: The UFC’s oft-criticized apparel deal with Reebok is coming to a close next year. Venum will take over as the UFC’s apparel partner beginning in April 2021, the promotion announced Friday. The UFC’s apparel deal with Reebok runs through March 2021, but the company will stay on as the UFC’s official footwear brand through the end of next year, according to a release. Unlike Reebok, Venum is a company that has focused mainly on combat sports and martial arts since it was founded in France…

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GSP Vacates UFC Middleweight Title

The UFC announced earlier Thursday that George St. Pierre has, effective immediately, vacated his middleweight title. St. Pierre captured the middleweight crown at UFC 216, after being retired for four years, by defeating Michael Bisping. The victory made St. Pierre only the fourth fighter in the promotion’s history to hold crowns in more than one division. GSP released this statement via the UFC: “My fight at UFC 217 was one of the greatest nights of my life but I now need to take some time to focus on my health.…

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