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  3. Stream or download Wednesday’s episode of MMA Junkie Radio withJim Ross, Ian Heinisch, and Yves Edwards. Ross, the legendary broadcaster, joined to talk about Saturday’ AEW debut show, and talked about the pro wrestling and MMA crossover with the likes of Ronda Rousey and Brock Lesnar. Rising UFC middleweight Heinisch discussed his exciting win over Antonio Carlos Junior at UFC Rochester. Edwards talked about Thursday’s PFL card, for which he’ll be a color commentator. Stream or download the entire episode over at AudioBoom.com, or watch a replay in the video above. Voir l'article complet
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    Conor McGregor ‏à la retraite en MMA ?

    Puisque Connor veut absolument se re taper Khabib, et que Khabib veut se frotter à Maywaether... Pourquoi pas faire un re match mais en boxe cette fois. On a vus que Khabib est capable de l'allonger avec un coup. Je sais ça ne se fera jamais, mais ça serait un bon kiff, Khabib n'aurait pas l'avantage de sa lutte et Connor celui de ses jambes. Curieux de voir un re match quand même, avec un game plan basé sur l'attaque cette fois, puisque Connor disait qu'il s'était énormément préparé sur la défense. Il n'a pas été si mauvais que ça... Juste que le mental de Khabib est passé en mode vengeance, qui dépasse le cadre du sport. Si ça devait arriver, Connor devra retenir de ses erreurs. A commencer par rester dans le cadre du sport justement, on peut rien faire contre un mec qui est prêt à mourrir pour sauver son honneur. La pour un second combat, on ne sera plus dans ce cadre là... Ce n'est plus à faire pour Khabib.
  5. Follow Jake Hager throughout fight night as he prepares and celebrates his win at Bellator 221. Upcoming events: http://www.bellator.com/events Subscribe for ...
  6. I don’t have Snapchat, so I’ll admit that I don’t completely understand this: But the popular messaging app has a new “baby” filter that turns photos of adults into toddlers, and it’s currently all the rage on social media. If you ask me, it’s kind of creepy and weird. I mean, can’t I just look at old baby pictures of myself? But I digress. Not surprisingly, this has become a thing in the sports world. And while I may be out of touch because I don’t use Snapchat, I know an internet trend when I see one. And so do the folks running ESPN’s MMA social media account, because take a look at some of these “baby” photos of UFC fighters. Conor McGregor, Nate Diaz, Jon Jones, Amanda Nunes (via Twitter): Max Holloway and Anderson Silva (via Twitter): UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, who ESPN included in its original batch of photos, had the best reaction (via Twitter) Hey @espnmma I love the baby fighter photos you did, I didn’t see mine so i figured I’d send it to you It’s a baby goat. Get it? Because he’s the GOAT. Clever guy that “DC” is. Here’s the actual “baby” filter photo of the champ-champ (via Twitter): This concludes our silly blog post about fake baby photos of fighters. As you were. The Blue Corner is MMA Junkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly serious, and neither should you. If you come complaining to us that something you read here is not hard-hitting news, expect to have the previous sentence repeated in ALL CAPS. Voir l'article complet
  7. Are you worried about wasting your money at a BJJ competition? Should you compete at local BJJ tournament or one that is a few hours away? This Brazilian ...
  8. A political crusade to ban “ultimate fighting” successfully pressured the US pay-per-view industry to stop airing UFC events, nearly extinguishing the new sport.
  9. Natan Schulte became a freshly minted millionaire during the inaugural season of PFL action, and now he’s coming back for more. The defending lightweight champion kicks off his campaign for back-to-back titles Thursday night at PFL 2019, Week 2, as he meets Bao Yincang on the ESPN+ prelims at Nassau Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. MMA Junkie recently caught up with Schulte and talked about last year’s experience and his upcoming fight. Can you talk about coming off a loss, and then going on to win the inaugural million-dollar tournament at the PFL? When I lost to Islam Mamedov at the WSOF, I was pretty sad since I had been on a 10-fight winning streak. I felt I needed to start from scratch to have a chance to get into a promotion like the UFC. When my contract was renewed, after the WSOF become the PFL, I was impressed. They renewed me even though I had just lost. There was only one problem which my coaches and training partners knew about – I had a torn meniscus. I did the entire tournament with that problem, including the final against Rashid Magomedov. It caused a lot of problems. I can talk about it now. My knee didn’t go out of place during my fights, but it always used to happen during training. My knee would shift and stiffen up. I couldn’t get it to go back to its proper place. After I made it past the first opponent, I made up my mind to do my best to try to get to the final. I only trained a few jiu-jitsu positions due to my knee problem. Ultimately, being able to fight through it gave me the confidence that I could beat anyone in front of me. Several fighters like Jon Fitch stated that the PFL would never pay those prizes at the end of the year. What are your thoughts on that? For about four days, the PFL brought us fighters of every weigh class to Orlando to reintroduce themselves, and to take photos and video. Some of the fighters wandered aloud if they were really going to pay the million-dollar prizes at the end. After each card, people started to realize this was for real. It’s normally very hard for someone who isn’t UFC-famous to win a big prize like that. Some people spend their entire careers in the UFC and never make close to a million. I was very happy to earn that money, and make my dream come true – to become an MMA champion. Now, I feel I might be able to train and fight full-time. Previously, I had to have another job to make ends meet. This is true of most fighters, since most promotions pay very little. The guys who won the grand prize are now laughing at those who thought the whole thing was a lie. Now, even after paying taxes, and the usual percentage to my academy and manager, I can train without the stress of having another job to pay the bills. In Brazil, we don’t have much of an investment culture. But I’ve been making investments that yield a higher dividend than a simple savings account. I’m making my money work for me. What can you say about your next opponent, Bao Yincang? I would never underestimate any opponent. Sometimes, someone who seems easy to beat can harden up and rise to the occasion. Guys from Asia, especially, are very resilient. So, we’re going to clash, whether on the feet or on the ground. I’m getting ready as if this was the final again. I plan to show up at 100 percent. My game is the same – I’ll pressure forward until I see an opening for a knockout or submission. How’s your training going? I’ve been training at American Top Team for almost three years now. My coaches are Marcos ‘Parrumpa’ da Matta, Katel Kubis, and Luciano ‘Macarrao’ (‘Macarrão’) dos Santos. Conan Silveira is our head coach. They’re also my cornermen. Everton ‘Veve’ Oliveira handles my physical conditioning. My sparring partners are helping simulate my opponent’s game. Plans for the future? I’m fully dedicated to the PFL. After I finish out this year, we’ll see what the future holds. Anything else? I had a lot of fear last year because of my injury. But I had faith in my abilities, and that I could make my dream of being champion come true. I feel that God had his hand on my knee. For more on PFL 2019, Week 2, check out our Rumors page. Voir l'article complet
  10. Lance Palmer had a New Year’s Eve celebration to remember last year — and he hopes history repeats itself by the end of 2019. The four-time NCAA All-American won a life-changing $1,000,000 purse on the final day of 2018 after emerging victorious in the inaugural PFL featherweight season. Palmer ran the table to do so, racking up a 5-0 record over a six-month span. In the process, he made history by becoming the first-ever three-time WSOF/PFL champion. The entire experience was a blur for Palmer, whose defense of his throne kicks off Thursday at PFL Uniondale with the start of season two’s featherweight bracket. And more so than anything else, the sense of accomplishment he felt last New Year’s Eve is a feeling that Palmer is eager to rediscover. “The money wasn’t really the high, honestly,” Palmer told MMA Fighting ahead of PFL Uniondale. “I mean, it was cool and I was able to do some stuff with it, be able to do some things that I’ve been wanting to do. We refinanced our house and put some into some investment accounts and stuff like that. But the high was really just from being able to get through five fights in six months and be healthy through it all. I was more happy with that than with anything else, to be honest. It was more of a relief than a high after the fight on New Year’s Eve, to get through such a great thing like a tournament like this.” That being said, the prize money certainly didn’t hurt either. Being handed a seven-figure lump sum can change a lot in one’s life. Fortunately, Palmer seems to have been prudent with his winnings thus far. Most of the money either went into investment accounts, savings accounts, or his house. Only once since the tournament has Palmer truly splurged — a fan of American muscle cars, who has long wanted a vehicle that could run a quarter-mile in less than 10 seconds, the 32-year-old wrestler bought himself a destroyer grey Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. He’s quite happy with his decision. But the only thing better than one $1,000,000 paycheck is two $1,000,000 paychecks, and that is exactly what Palmer is angling for in 2019. PFL’s second featherweight season kicks off this week in Long Island with a 12-man field headlined by multiple tournament veterans, including last year’s runner-up Steven Siler and former WSOF/PFL champion Andre Harrison. Such an experienced lineup means that Palmer won’t be the only returning veteran who picked up a few tips and tricks from last year’s marathon bracket. “The season wasn’t long, but it wears on your body when you’re literally in fight camp for about eight months out of the whole year, straight through, and there’s not really much time off in between,” Palmer said. “I mean, you have your time off in between fights, but you’re training for the next fight that whole time. “For me, it was more about just being smart with my training. Just knowing that I’m already in shape from the first fight. I’m already putting the work in, I’m already in shape, I’m already eating healthy. There’s no reason to go above and beyond, because most of the time that’s what you think — you think you’re not doing enough. You think just because you feel good after a practice, that you need to be doing more. That’s where a lot of guys either get injured or get over-trained. And a lot of times, once you’re over-trained, it takes weeks and weeks to get back to feeling good again. “I’ve done a good job of balancing training hard and recovering hard,” he continued. “And I think a lot of guys don’t do that. And that was the main thing that helped me with getting through that last stretch of the last eight weeks before the finals last year.” Other than the trio of Palmer, Siler, and Harrison, no other veterans of PFL’s first season are making their return for season two. The two that were supposed to — Brazilian featherweights Alexandre Almeida and Alexandre Bezerra, both of whom made last year’s playoffs — were removed from the tournament Wednesday due to weight-cutting related issues. That means plenty of new faces will be debuting in the bracket this week in Nassau Coliseum, and for Palmer, that feeling of journeying into the unknown is a familiar one. “When we went into it last year, I knew the guys that I had fought before,” Palmer said. “I knew Siler, I knew Almeida, I knew Harrison. This year, it’s pretty much the same as that — I know the guys that I’ve fought before. Like, Jeremy Kennedy is a tough guy because he only had one loss in the UFC and then he didn’t end up re-signing with them, and had a couple fights outside of the UFC, and he was a training partner for some of my time last year in Vegas, so he’s going to be a guy who’s definitely going to be tough in there. “There’s other guys that are tough but I just don’t know of them, so that’s the other hard part too. There’s a Russian guy who’s really tough. He’s a really tough guy but he’s mainly a striker from what I know. And then there’s a Brazilian guy who has a really good record — he has like 30 fights or something, but I don’t know the quality of all of those guys that he’s fought, so you can’t really just look at the record and be like, ‘dang, this guy’s really good.’ “The good part is we’ll get to see everybody fight [on Thursday] and get a really recent look at their fights, because it’s hard to tell sometimes — their fights either aren’t on YouTube or aren’t televised, or they haven’t fought in a little while so you don’t get the most recent version of them. So it’s good to have that tournament feel, because you know they can only do so much to improve from one fight to the next with these fights being so close together.” Palmer’s first opponent is one of those new faces. The reigning PFL featherweight champion is slated to face Alex Gilpin at PFL Uniondale, a 27-year-old prospect who captured victory on the UFC’s Contender Series in his most recent outing. With a 12-1 record and a litany of submission finishes to his name, Gilpin has a chance to be the darkhorse of the featherweight tourney, but Palmer has made it his mission to see that doesn’t happen. After all, being the only four-time PFL champion has a nice ring to it. “I see a lot of holes on his feet mainly,” Palmer said of Gilpin. “On the ground, he likes to be in the submission game. He likes to attack the neck, likes front headlock positions and d’arce positions and guillotines, stuff like that from trying to attack the neck with grappling. So just making him uncomfortable in those positions [is key]. “Guys are going to be trying super hard not to get finished,” added Palmer. “I mean, that’s just the way it is. So when I go into these fights, I’m going to be looking for the finish as always, but if the finish doesn’t accumulate, I’m not going to be down on myself just because three points is still three points. It’s still going to take you towards where you want to be, and they can’t deny you if you win. You’ve got to win and you’ve got to score points.” Afficher l’article complet
  11. Un petit HS, mais, à l'image du Champion Kyoji Horiguchi (qui fera le match retour face à Darrion Caldwell, dans le cadre d'un "Rizin vs Bellator" pour le titre Batam de ces derniers), la Championne de Shoot Boxing, Rena Kubota, fera également le déplacement au Pays de l'Oncle Sam et sera opposée à Lindsay Vanzandt. (Le gala aura lieu le 14 Juin prochain) https://mmajunkie.com/2019/05/rena-kubota-vs-lindsey-vanzandt-added-to-bellator-222
  12. Deux artistes parfois incompris sont ici réunis : le rappeur Disiz (41 ans) et le footballeur Hatem Ben Arfa (32 ans). Les deux hommes ont percé, brillé très jeune ...
  13. Sage Northcutt isn’t fully recovered from extensive facial surgery, but he at least looks better. Last week, Northcutt suffered a brutal loss in his ONE Championship debut when he was knocked out with one punch by Cosmo Alexandre in just 29 seconds at ONE Championship 96. Even though the finish was devastating, with Northcutt face-planting onto the canvas, he appeared OK just a few minutes later. But the next day, Northcutt shared the news that he’d undergone a nine-hour surgery in Singapore to repair eight facial fractures. Four days later, on Wednesday, Northcutt followed up with an update, naturally seeming upbeat while also looking better than before (via <a href=" Still in the hospital recovering in Singapore getting better.. thanks for all the prayers! Northcutt didn’t provide a date for when he’d be released from the hospital or a timetable for his return to the cage. UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber, who was in Northcutt’s corner at ONE Championship 96, provided more context to the injury during an appearance this week on “The MMA Hour.” “Sage went one way and then the other way, first time in a ring, and literally gets manhunted with the nastiest punch and crushes his whole face,” Faber said. “Basically splintered his cheek into 30 pieces and broke his orbital bone. He had eight different fractures and literally they had to pick the pieces of the bone fragments out, 30 different pieces out of his face.” For more on ONE Championship 96, check out the MMA Events section of the site. Voir l'article complet
  14. MMA vet Damon Jackson once vowed to retire by age 30. Things haven’t gone according to plan, but he’s just fine with that. “Here I am at 30, and I couldn’t imagine doing anything else,” Jackson told MMA Junkie Radio in advance of his PFL debut opposite Movlid Khaybulaev on Thursday at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Uniondale, N.Y. A few years back, Jackson had an eye on the exit door. He’d fought through the regional circuit to earn a UFC contract, only to lose in his debut opposite Yancy Medeiros. His next opponent, Rony Jason, caught him in a triangle and then popped for a diuretic. A majority draw served as his walking papers. Jackson didn’t quit, though. A new contract with Legacy FC – and later LFA – proved the right move to revitalize his career. He went 7-1 with five straight stoppage finishes. Soon enough, a UFC feeder, Dana White’s Contender Series, called with an offer. But the gap between his fight was too long for a father of four children, so he accepted an invite to the PFL’s second season. “If I’m going to wait around that long, I’m going to go to PFL, because that’s a guaranteed payday,” he said. “You get two fights guaranteed, and if you win, you get a lot of money.” Like every other fighter on the PFL roster, the $1 million tournament prize is the ultimate goal for Jackson. UFC fighters have even inquired about his regular season fights. “If I’m out there putting as much work in as I do, I want it to be paying off,” he said. “I feel like fighters don’t get treated the right way in a lot of promotions, and I feel like people are starting to see that.” As he nears his promotional debut, Jackson is confident that all of his experience has served to ready him for this moment. He expects a wrestling-heavy fight against Khaybulaev, but he believes he’ll be able to catch his opponent in a submission. “I’ve definitely grown a lot as a fighter,” he said. For more on PFL 2019, Week 2, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site. Voir l'article complet
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  16. Cosmo Alexandre’s return to mixed martial arts only lasted 29 seconds, but he doesn’t feel 100 percent happy about it. Alexandre, one of Brazil’s most experienced kickboxers, took on UFC veteran Sage Northcutt in his first MMA bout in almost three years, and stopped him with a brutal right hand at Friday’s ONE Championship event in Singapore. A day after the contest, Northcutt revealed on social media that he suffered eight fractures and had undergone a nine-hour surgery in Singapore to fix the injuries sustained in the short bout. ”When the fight was over and he got back up his face was already swollen, and that’s something unusual,” Alexandre told MMA Fighting. “I had a feeling that it wasn’t 100 percent. I left the ring and went backstage to see the doctor, he was in a different room, but I decided not to get in there because there was too many people out there. When they brought a stretcher, I knew something serious had happened.” Alexandre only heard about the effects of his right hand when Northcutt posted about it on his social media. ”The next day I heard that he had a long surgery. I hate that, man,” Alexandre said. “I’m doing my job there, to go in there and win. I know we can get hurt, but nothing that serious. I was sad because that’s his job and I don’t wish that to anyone.” The vicious knockout went viral immediately, but the Brazilian didn’t approve the way some fans talked about Northcutt in the aftermath. ”When I got back to the hotel there were a lot of messages online, people talking trash at him,” Alexandre said. “I honestly don’t know why. I can’t understand why people hate him so much. I don’t know if it’s because he’s good looking, like a model. I can’t understand, and I don’t like that. I asked people to stop tagging me on those messages.” An 89-fight veteran under kickboxing rules and 8-1 with six knockouts in MMA, Alexandre did not expect to win that quickly. However, he admits to be surprised with the amount of hype around Northcutt going into the fight. A former Bellator fighter himself, Alexandre doesn’t watch UFC events that often. In fact, he didn’t even know how to correctly pronounce Northcutt’s name until after the event. He had only watched a video of one of Northcutt’s UFC wins, and was told “that’s what he always does.” His initial reaction was, “no big deal.” Alexandre worked on his takedown defense after learning that Northcutt was training at Team Alpha Male, but mostly sharpened his already deadly striking skills for his MMA return. ”Americans would tell me he was badass, and my question was always the same: What did he win?” Alexandre said. “I was not being arrogant, it was an honest question. I wanted to know who did he beat, what did he win. He never beat nobody, never won anything that I know of.” Alexandre and Northcutt met in a 185-pound contest in Singapore, since ONE doesn’t allow fighters to dehydrate. The Brazilian says he weighed around 185 pounds when he entered the ring on Friday, and that people can’t blame the weight on the result. ”I thought it would take longer, but I forget about the size of gloves,” said Alexandre, who fought most of his career in Bellator as a lightweight, between 2011 and 2012. “I’m used to fighting with 8oz, 10oz gloves, and it never crossed my mind that with small MMA gloves, if one good hand landed clean, he would probably go down.” JUST. LIKE. THAT! Cosmo Alexandre knocks out Sage Northcutt 29 seconds into the first round @CosmoAlexandre #WeAreONE #EnterTheDragon #Singapore #MartialArts pic.twitter.com/Nh32Z1LNjU — ONE Championship (@ONEChampionship) May 17, 2019 Alexandre considered to retire from combat sports after such an impressive victory in Asia. With three bouts left on his contract with ONE Championship, though, he plans on pocketing some cash before walking into the sunset. If offered the same amount of money going forward, Alexandre would choose going back to muay thai over kickboxing and MMA next, and welcomes new sponsors after the spotlight that his win over Northcutt brought. ”I’ve fought everyone and won everything I could win in muay thai. The major titles, I’ve fought and won them all, so there’s no goal left. And neither in MMA,” Alexandre said. “Being the ONE champion, being a UFC champion, I don’t have that (desire). The thing for me now is making money. I want to retire soon, so all I think about is money. “Having good fights, of course, to finish my career on a high note, and make money. It’s up to ONE now. I have can fight muay thai, kickboxing or MMA there.” Afficher l’article complet
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