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  2. So Yair Rodriguez is no longer in the UFC and, now that a little time has passed, we’ve had a chance to hear both sides of the story. There’s the UFC’s side: Rodriguez turned down a fight with Ricardo Lamas and then one with Zabit Magomedsharipov, so forget him, he’s done here. Related Dana White: Yair Rodriguez released by UFC after refusing to fight Zabit Magomedsharipov Then there’s Rodriguez’s side: As he said on “The MMA Hour” this week, he accepted Lamas, who opted to fight Mirsad Bektic instead. Then he asked for either more money to fight Magomedsharipov in Los Angeles at UFC 227 on Aug. 4, or the existing price to fight him in Moscow on Sept. 15. The UFC, apparently unimpressed with both options, went ahead and cut him. “The guy’s off a year, rejects a fight with Lamas, and then doesn’t want to fight a guy below him in the rankings?” UFC President Dana White told latimes.com. “He can go somewhere else. We have no use for him.” But that’s not really true, is it? The UFC definitely has use for a featherweight like Rodriguez (10-2 MMA, 6-1 UFC), who at just 25 has built an impressive resume that includes a six-fight winning streak that was halted only by former UFC champion Frankie Edgar. In fact, the more you think about it, the more Rodriguez seems like exactly the kind of fighter the UFC can use. He’s young, with plenty of room for growth, and what looks like a bright future ahead of him. He’s got an exciting, dynamic style. He hails from Mexico, a market the UFC has wanted a piece of for years, but he’s also bilingual with an appeal to fans on both sides of the border. Related Daily Debate: Did Dana White make the right call with Yair Rodriguez's UFC release? And if that’s not enough? How about the fact that he’s just a damn good fighter, and one plenty of other promotions would love to have. So why would you haul off and cut a guy like that? And don’t tell me it’s because he turned down a couple fights. Even if White’s version of the story is completely accurate, since when is turning down fights cause for termination? Here’s White saying that he’s been offering Nate Diaz fights for months, all of which Diaz has turned down. Diaz hasn’t been cut. Here he is claiming that Vitor Belfort turned down both a late replacement and a fight the following week after Uriah Hall fell ill before their bout in January. Belfort wasn’t cut. Conor McGregor hasn’t fought in the UFC in a year and a half. Does anyone really think it’s solely because UFC management hasn’t seen fit to offer him any bouts? Here’s been out here fighting buses instead of contenders, and still he has a job. You can turn down fights in the UFC. People do it all the time. What Rodriguez’s firing tells us is that not everyone is allowed to do it. And maybe that was the intended message – not just to him, but to the whole UFC roster. Related Bellator's Scott Coker interested in signing Yair Rodriguez – if he's actually a free agent The problem is, what if the UFC accidentally did him – not to mention its own competitors – a favor? Featherweight is one of the most talent-rich divisions in MMA. A lot of promotions don’t have two decent light heavyweights to put together, but plenty can get some interesting action going at 145 pounds. Rodriguez would be an excellent free agent pickup for Bellator or Combate Americas. If PFL could throw him in that million-dollar tournament tournament pool, it would instantly have our attention. It’s not hard to picture a scenario in which Rodriguez ends up with more money and a bigger share of the spotlight, all because the UFC just had to go and cut him. And what kind of message would the rest of the roster end up getting then? For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez holds a Mexico flag as he celebrates his TKO of B.J. Penn (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (right) knocks down B.J. Penn with a kick in the second round during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (right) kicks B.J. Penn during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; B.J. Penn (right) is kicked by Yair Rodriguez during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; B.J. Penn (right) is kicked by Yair Rodriguez during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (left) against B.J. Penn during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (left) punches B.J. Penn during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (left) hits B.J. Penn during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (left) is pushed off B.J. Penn as the referee calls the fight by TKO in the second round during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez celebrates after defeating B.J. Penn (not pictured) by TKO in the second round during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; B.J. Penn is tended to my a doctor and the referee after being knocked out by Yair Rodriguez during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez (right) greets B.J. Penn following their fight during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; Yair Rodriguez holds a Mexico flag as he celebrates his TKO of B.J. Penn (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; B.J. Penn during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Jan 15, 2017; Phoenix, AZ, USA; B.J. Penn leaves the octagon after being TKO'd by Yair Rodriguez (not pictured) during UFC Fight Night at Talking Stick Resort Arena. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports Voir l'article complet
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    Kimura par Seth Daniels

    Sa première technique sur le Twister était sympa, voici la seconde technique qu'il enseigne, la Kimura / clé de bras / clé de poignet que je trouve aussi intéressante.    
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    Bellator 200: Aaron Chalmers Profile

    Take a closer look at Aaron Chalmers before he debuts at #Bellator200! #Bellator200 | FRIDAY, May 25th, 2018 | On Paramount Network at 9/8c Subscribe for ...
  5. boboss

    World 2018 Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship

    jusqu’à
    Début du World 2018 Jiu-Jitsu IBJJF Championship le 31 mai dès 03h00, l’événement se terminera le 04 juin. Il sera diffusé en direct sur flograppling.
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    Bellator 200: Best Walkouts - David Rickels

    We recapped David Rickels' best walkout moments as he prepares to fight at #Bellator200! #Bellator200 | FRIDAY, May 25th, 2018 | On Paramount Network at ...
  7. MMAjunkie Radio kicks off today at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) with guests George Sotiropoulos and Dave Terrel. Former UFC lightweight contender Sotiropoulos recently opened a new gym in Melbourne. WEC vet Terrel (not to be confused with former UFC title challenger David Terrell) recently helped broker Chuck Liddell’s negotiations with Golden Boy Promotions for a possible MMA return. MMAjunkie Radio airs from 1 to 3 p.m. ET (10 a.m. to noon PT), live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. You can watch and listen live on MMAjunkie’s Facebook and YouTube pages. Additionally, SiriusXM Rush (Ch. 93) carries a replay later in the day (8-10 p.m. ET) and the following morning (7-9 a.m. ET), or catch a replay on demand. MMAjunkie Radio listener guide: HOW TO WATCH (ON WEB): Watch a live stream on MMAjunkie’s Facebook or YouTube pages. HOW TO CALL: MMAjunkie Radio takes phone calls from listeners throughout the show. Call into the MMAjunkie Radio hotline at (866) 522-2846. HOW TO DISCUSS: The MMAjunkie MMA Forums has a section devoted solely to MMAjunkie Radio. Stop by the MMAjunkie Radio forum to discuss the show, interact with the hosts, suggest future guests and catch up on the latest MMAjunkie Radio news. HOW TO VISIT THE SHOW: You can watch MMAjunkie Radio live and in person at the Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The booth is located in the resort’s Race & Sports Book next to the Mandalay Bay poker room. To plan a trip to Sin City and MMAjunkie Radio, go to www.mandalaybay.com. Voir l'article complet
  8. Stream or download Monday’s episode of MMAjunkie Radio with guests Jake Ellenberger and Vinc Pichel. Ellenberger fights Ben Saunders in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night 131 in Utica, N.Y., on June 1. Pichel fights Gregor Gillespie in the lightweight co-main event on the same card. You can stream the episode over at AudioBoom.com. You also can watch a replay below. Voir l'article complet
  9. boboss

    UFN Moscou : Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexey Oleynik

    @JoDrago j'ai la même analyse que toi, je ne vois pas du tout Oleynik battre Werdum, j'attends de voir la côte des parieurs.
  10. Beatriz Lina/GRACIEMAG In the lead-up to the 2018 Jiu-Jitsu Worlds, which will kick off next week, today we remember one of the semifinal absolute matches held in 2017. Leandro Lo, stronger and more offensive, was facing Luiz Panza and his sneaky leg attacks. The result: a beautiful clash of a passer and a guard player. Lo fought on top for most of the match while Panza was trying to sweep or attack his foot. They both reached deep into their toolboxes to try and advance to the final. With pressure from the top, Lo managed to pass and score three decisive points. He even played guard in the final minutes, as Panza took his last shot — but, indeed, the win belong to the NS Brotherhood leader. Remember the bout in the following video, and stay tuned to Graciemag.com as well as our Instagram accounts for coverage of the 2018 Worlds. Afficher l’article complet
  11. JoDrago

    Youssef Boughanem pour la Ceinture du Lumpini

    SPOILER Okay boy, Youssef l'a fait! Il met ko son opposant lors de la 4ème reprise, et devient donc le première Farang a choper un Titre dans les 2 stadiums Légendaires du Siam (3, si on compte l'Omnoi): le Radja et le Lumpini! Un peu plus tôt dans la soirée, le Français Rafi Bohic a tenté en vain d'ajouter la ceinture du Phoenix à son palmarès (finalement mise en jeu, à défaut de celle du Lumpini, détenue par le Tricolore). Hélas pour le Frenchie, il ne parviendra pas à empêcher le Thaï Pongsiri d'obtenir sur lui une 4ème victoire (en 5 match!) Pour terminer, et toujours lors du même gala, le poids lourds Youcine Boughanem, avait ouvert le chemin de la victoire à son grand frère, en disposant par décision de James McSweeney, défendant ainsi son titre HW du Phoenix.
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  14. VIDEO GIRO - Vainqueur du chrono entre Trente - Roveroto, Rohan Dennis (BMC Racing) livre ses impressions au micro de Claire Bricogne et de la chaîne ...
  15. Paul Daley’s relationship with Bellator was not in a good place prior to his recent outing at Bellator 199. That’s putting things mildly. But, rather surprisingly, Daley’s anger toward Bellator appears to have noticeably softened since his decision loss to Jon Fitch. So what changed? “You know what it was? Fight week, I managed to spend a little bit of time with Scott Coker,” Daley revealed Monday on The MMA Hour. “It was a little bit awkward, and it seemed like it was very awkward for him to do what he did, but it got my respect in that he went around the room and I could see he was like, ‘Should I approach Paul? Is he going to do something crazy or not?’ But in the end, he came over and we exchanged some words. “We’re going to be meeting at Bellator London next week. We’re going to have a sit-down and we’re going to hash things out, see exactly what can be done to keep ‘Semtex’ happy.” That change of tone represents a massive shift from where Daley’s relationship with Bellator was prior to Bellator 199. The 35-year-old Englishman has loudly and publicly feuded with the promotion since his September 2017 knockout win over Lorenz Larkin. In various interviews and social media posts, Daley said he felt undervalued and expressed disappointment with what he perceived to be a lack of a promotional push he was given after the Larkin fight. He vowed to leave the organization after the competition of his current contract, at one point spelling out his frustration in simpler terms on Facebook: “F*CK Bellator.” But much of that animosity appears to have faded after Daley’s week in San Jose earlier this month, and “Semtex” said his current standing with the Bellator brass is now promising. “Very promising,” Daley said. “Just the fact — like I said to you when I spoke to you last time, I’d never spoken to Scott on a personal level apart from pre- and post-fight press conferences. So for him to make time, come over and say, ‘Look Paul, I’ve heard what you’ve been saying, I do want to sit down and have a chat with you’ — he wanted to do it there and then. I’m like, ‘I’m cutting weight right now. Can we do it maybe some time in the future?’ So we set the date for Friday at Bellator 200.” In the meantime, Daley said he still has two fights left on his Bellator contract. Still, after scoring one of the best wins of his career against Larkin, Daley likely saw his hopes of climbing back toward title contention dashed when he met Fitch at Bellator 199. In classic Fitch style, the American grinder shut down “Semtex” with a methodical wrestling attack en route to capturing a unanimous decision win at San Jose’s SAP Center. Reflecting back on the fight, Daley said he was frustrated by what he felt was a stall-heavy gameplan employed by Fitch. Daley suggested that referee Jason Herzog was “under instructions” to not stand up the two fighters regardless of Fitch’s offensive output — or lack thereof — and instead was to instructed to “allow Jon Fitch to work his tactics” against the Englishman who had spoken ill of Bellator executives for months. “You could see how the fight was,” Daley said. “Four minutes? Four minutes against the cage [in the first round], with Jon Fitch doing nothing but burying his head underneath my ballsack? What the heck is that? What is that? Four minutes of that. He did nothing. There were no strikes from him. It wasn’t effective wrestling. It’s like me double-jabbing thin air for four minutes, that’s not effective. That’s not effective, that’s not a fight. The referee would say, ‘Come on Paul, do something.’ He wasn’t doing anything. “Someone didn’t want me to win that night. Someone didn’t want me to win. I know as an MMA fighter, yes, it’s up to me to make an attempt to bring the fight where I want it or whatever. But it’s also up to Jon Fitch to try to finish the fight or do something, advance position, which he really wasn’t trying to do, or something. I feel like I was up against it that night. Up against the ref, up against Bellator, up against the home crowd. “If that fight was in England, maybe Marc Goddard as a referee, maybe (Mike) Beltran as a referee, there would’ve been a lot more breaks in action, where the ref would’ve said, ‘Enough’s enough. Four minutes of doing nothing, Jon Fitch, you ugly bastard. That’s enough of your stalling on the ground with your pitter-patter punches. Stand back up.’ Or something. There would’ve been more moments for the fans to see like that 30 seconds that we got at the backend of the first round, and if that would’ve happened, he would’ve gotten knocked out.” Daley actually voiced his frustration regarding Fitch’s tactics in a bizarre and somewhat hilarious mid-fight moment late in the third round. With Fitch draped on top of him, Daley cursed out Bellator officials and booed his own fight in an instantly viral sequence. “Do you know what it was, I think there was about a minute left on the clock, the ref was obviously not going to stand the fight up, they were not going to give me my post-fight interview, I was not going to a post-fight press conference, so I had to air it while I had the opportunity,” Daley explained. “I was in a situation where I felt comfortable, his ground-and-pound was pathetic — as you can see after the fight, I had no marks, I wasn’t concussed — his submission attempts, I don’t even think he attempted to submit me. “He was allowed to stay on the ground peppering away with these ineffective shots, so I thought I’d let whoever was watching know that I was comfortable; he’s pathetic; Bellator, at the time, my opinion of them was that they’re pathetic; and I felt like, with everyone against me, this is the best time to let them know exactly how I feel.” Moving forward, Daley reiterated that he expects to figure out his future with Bellator this Friday at Bellator 200, which takes place in London, England. Following the Fitch fight, Daley signed on with MMA manager Ali Abdel-Aziz of Dominance MMA. Abdel-Aziz’s company represents an extraordinary stable of top-level fighters, many of whom ply their trade in the UFC. So could Daley joining forces with Abdel-Aziz — a manager who has an excellent relationship with the UFC — be a sign of a potential “Semtex” return to the Octagon once Daley’s Bellator contract is up? “Who knows?” Daley said. “I’ve got two fights on my contract. We’ll see what Bellator does. I had a lot of promises at the start. Hopefully the meeting with Scott next Friday goes very well and we can sort things out, we can make entertaining fights that can keep me active as promised, allow me to do kickboxing for Bellator Kickboxing as promised, and we can get a lot of things done. Otherwise, I’m going to have to drag Nick Diaz out of rehab. “I heard he’s in rehab, he’s having a tough time, so I’ll have to drag his ugly ass out of rehab and get the rematch with him and put on another entertaining fight for the fans. And who knows, maybe we get Nick Diaz over to Bellator. Maybe I do these two fights, I go across to the UFC and help the dude out. We’ll see what’s up.” Afficher l’article complet
  16. JoDrago

    UFN Moscou : Fabricio Werdum vs. Alexey Oleynik

    Aussi fort que soit Alexey Oleynik au sol, on déjà vu par le passé que (comparé à la Boxe) les grappleurs en MMA arrivaient rarement (voir jamais) à surpasser les champions dans ce domaine en combat. Dernièrement, on a eu Gunnar Nelson (pourtant monstrueux au sol) qui a prit une leçon face à Demian Maïa; Pareil pour Carlos Condit face à ce même Brésilien; ou encore Rodrigo Nogueira face à....Werdum! (Après y'a toujours des surprises, comme le striker Ben Rothwell qui parvient à soumettre Josh Barnett), mais, dans le cadre de ce duel Fabricio/Alexey, j'ai du mal à y croire, car le Brésilien est vraiment très expérimenté au sol (je ne le vois pas se faire surprendre par le Russe, à moins d'avoir été préalablement sonné par des frappes avant). -Même en stand up, j'ai trouvé Oleynik assez "primaire" et "brouillon" comparé à Fabricio Werdum, qui n'est certes pas un crack en Muay Thaï, mais il lui a déjà fait ses preuves dans des duels debout, et à même souvent été dominateur face à des cogneurs (Browne x2, Hunt, Nelson, à fait danser la polka à Overeem sur des frappes) donc je lui donne également l'avantage dans ce domaine. Bref, je trouve ce duel original, mais je vois le Brésilien remporter ce duel de n'importe qu'elle manière (Décision, soumission et même Tko!). On verra ce que donnera la suite de cette Fight Night.
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  18. Were you among those who just presumed that a hard-hitting and hellacious heavyweight showdown between Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes was a slam-dunk for the UFC 225 main card? If so, then you no doubt were among those who were surprised to learn Blaydes (9-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC) vs. Overeem (43-16 MMA, 8-5 UFC) was recently demoted to the prelims. Two other heavyweights – former UFC champ Andrei Arlovski (27-15 MMA, 16-9 UFC) and unbeaten up-and-comer Tai Tuivasa (7-0 MMA, 2-0 UFC) – remain on the main card. Related Curtis Blaydes, Alistair Overeem react to being bumped from UFC 225 main card to prelims Overeem and Blaydes might be better off on the prelims, though. Why? The June 9 show at United Center in Chicago has early prelims on UFC Fight Pass, then more prelims on FS1, including Overeem-Blaydes, before the pay-per-view main card. And being on free TV might mean more exposure. We asked the question in the latest Daily Debate video for MMAjunkie Radio if the heavyweights will get more exposure on the prelims, and by a pretty big margin, you think they will. Here are the full results (via Twitter): Today's #DailyDebate question for @MMAjunkieRadio: Will Alistair Overeem and Curtis Blaydes ultimately get more visibility as the featured #UFC225 prelim than they would with a main-card PPV slot? — MMAjunkie (@MMAjunkie) May 21, 2018 Check out the video above as the MMAjunkie Radio discuss the bout order and the value of that last prelim spot on a PPV card. And for more on UFC 225, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. MMAjunkie Radio broadcasts Monday-Friday at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino’s Race & Sports Book. The show is hosted by “Gorgeous” George Garcia, Brian “Goze” Garcia and Dan Tom. For more information or to download past episodes, go to www.mmajunkie.com/radio. February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes brings down Mark Hunt during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes pins Mark Hunt to the cage during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes pins Mark Hunt to the mat during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes pins Mark Hunt to the mat during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes pins Mark Hunt to the mat during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Mark Hunt defends against Curtis Blaydes during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes applies a hold against Mark Hunt during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Mark Hunt defends against Curtis Blaydes during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Mark Hunt defends against Curtis Blaydes during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports February 10, 2018; Perth, Australia; Curtis Blaydes pins Mark Hunt to the mat during UFC 221 at Perth Arena. Mandatory Credit: Stewart Allen-USA TODAY Sports Voir l'article complet
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  21. Conor McGregor is MMA’s lone representative on a new top 100 list of the world’s most popular athletes. Officials today unveiled the ESPN World Fame 100. According to ESPN, the rankings are based on a formula devised by ESPN Director of Sports Analytics Ben Alamar, and they combine endorsements, social-media reach and other data. Atop this year’s list, which debuted in 2016, is all-time soccer great Cristiano Ronaldo, followed by NBA legend LeBron James (No. 2), soccer players Lionel Messi (No. 3) and Neymar (No. 4), and tennis standout Roger Federer (No. 5). Related Brian Ortega isn't impressed by the Conor McGregor clones Former UFC lightweight champion McGregor is the only MMA fighter on this year’s list, and he checks in at No. 18 – four spots behind boxer/former opponent Floyd Mayweather, who joins the list with fellow pugilists Anthony Joshua (No. 46), Canelo Alvarez (No. 58), Gennady Golovkin (No. 61), Manny Pacquiao (No. 63) and Wladimir Klitschko (No. 74). Only three different MMA fighters have appeared on the ESPN World Fame 100 list during its short existence. Former UFC champ Ronda Rousey (No. 23) appeared on the 2016 list, where McGregor was No. 37. In 2017, Rousey moved up to No. 17, McGregor was No. 25, and Anderson Silva was No. 39. Rousey and Silva both fell off this year’s list, leaving McGregor as the sport’s lone rep. Related Ronda Rousey admits she never learned how to lose: 'I did a whole lot of crying' after UFC defeats However, “The Notorious” has enjoyed a recent popularity boost largely for non-MMA reasons. He hasn’t fought since late 2016 – if you don’t include 2017’s mega-boxing fight with Mayweather, as well as April’s unsanctioned scrap with a UFC 223 fighter bus and his subsequent arrest. Still, there’s no doubting the 29-year-old Irishman’s influence on the international stage. Despite his lack of recent MMA fights, he’s still a bigger part of the scene than other fighters with crossover appeal, including Rousey (who’s now performing for the WWE), Silva (failed drug tests and possible retirement), Jon Jones (drug suspension) and Brock Lesnar (back in the WWE). McGregor, whose UFC title was stripped this past month, hasn’t been booked for a return MMA fight. For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. The Blue Corner is MMAjunkie’s blog space. We don’t take it overly seriously, 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. Gallery Photos: Best of Conor McGregor view 74 images Voir l'article complet
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  23. Less than a week before his first shot at a Bellator title, Gegard Mousasi now will be the headliner, as well. Mirko Cro Cop (36-11-2 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) suffered an injury that knocked him out of the Bellator 200 heavyweight main event against Roy Nelson (23-15 MMA, 1-1 BMMA). And now Mousasi (43-6-2 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) will fight in the main event for the middleweight title against champ Rafael Carvalho (15-1 MMA, 6-0 BMMA). Bellator 200 takes place Friday at The SSE Arena in London. The main card airs via same-day delay on Paramount following live prelims on the Bellator app. Ahead of the title fight, go inside the bout with Mousasi in the promotion’s Road to Bellator 200 feature. Mousasi, a former Strikeforce champion, came to Bellator this past fall and topped former champ Alexander Shlemenko with a unanimous decision. The win gave him six straight victories, including his final five in the UFC before moving over as a free agent. When he left the UFC, he had four straight knockout wins over Thiago Santos, Vitor Belfort, Uriah Hall and Chris Weidman. Carvalho currently is Bellator’s longest-reigning titleholder. He is on a 15-fight winning streak and hasn’t lost since his pro debut in Brazil in late 2011. The Brazilian debuted in the promotion at Bellator 125 in 2014 and knocked out Brian Rogers in the first round. After a decision win over Joe Schilling, he won the vacant middleweight title in October 2015. Since then, Carvalho has defended the belt with a split-decision win over Melvin Manhoef in May 2016, a head-kick knockout win over him in their rematch in April 2017 and in December, a 44-second KO of Alessio Sakara. Go in depth about the fight with Mousasi in the video above. And for more on Bellator 200, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site. Voir l'article complet
  24. Saul Rogers is without a dance partner for his promotional debut this Friday night at Bellator 200. Bellator has confirmed that Canadian Jeremy Petley has pulled out of his bout with Rogers due to an undisclosed injury. Nolan King first reported the news of Petley’s withdrawal on May 17. Bellator are currently looking for a short-notice replacement for “The Hangman”, who has gone 2-1 since reaching the finals of TUF 22 in 2015. Rogers was unable to compete in the season finale after he failed to fill out his visa application correctly. Speaking to MMA Fighting following his signing in late 2017, Rogers described his Bellator signing as a “life-changing deal”. Petley has gone 2-0 under the Bellator banner thus far. He took a unanimous decision win over Chase Morton in his debut at Bellator 179. Seven months later, he earned a split decision nod over Lewis Monarch at Bellator 191. Afficher l’article complet
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