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  4. At the UFC Saint Petersburg weigh-ins, all 24 fighters taking part in Saturday night’s UFC Saint Petersburg fights will step on the scale Friday, and we’ll have the ceremonial video here at MMA Fighting at 11 a.m. ET. In the main event, Alistair Overeem and Aleksei Oleinik successfully weighed in under the heavyweight limit of 265 pounds (plus one pound allowance). The UFC Saint Petersburg official weigh-ins took place at 2 a.m. ET. See the official results below (courtesy of UFC.com): Main Card (ESPN+ at 1 p.m. ET) Alistair Overeem (245) vs. Aleksei Oleinik (237) Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Arman Tsarukyan (155) Sergey Pavlovich (254) vs. Marcelo Golm (250) Ivan Shtyrkov (206) vs. Devin Clark (204.5) Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125) Krzysztof Jotko (185) vs. Alen Amedovski (186) Preliminaries (ESPN2, ESPN Deportes at 10 a.m. ET) Movsar Evloev (146) vs. Seung Woo Choi (145) Sultan Aliev (170) vs. Keita Nakamura (171) Alexander Yakovlev (155) vs. Alex Da Silva (156) Marcin Tybura (249) vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov (258) Gadzhimurad Antigulov (204.5) vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk (206) Magomed Mustafaev (154.5) vs. Rafael Fiziev (155) Afficher l’article complet
  5. kozak

    [UFC] In & Out des combattants

    je ne suis qu'un simple homme du polk, lui c'est le chef. Et vu comme il se bat, je ne contesterais pas ses décisions!!
  6. Check out the results from today’s early and official UFC on ESPN+ 7 fighter weigh-ins, which kick off at 2 a.m. ET (11 p.m. PT). The early weigh-ins take place at the UFC host hotel in St. Petersburg, Russia, and precede the ceremonial weigh-ins for the fans, which take place at 11 a.m. ET at Yubileyniy Arena. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which streams on ESPN+. Among those weighing in are heavyweights Alistair Overeem (44-17 MMA, 9-6 UFC) and Aleksei Oleinik (57-11-1 MMA, 6-2 UFC), who meet in the main event. The full UFC on ESPN+ 7 weigh-in results include: MAIN CARD (ESPN+, 1 p.m. ET) Alistair Overeem () vs. Aleksei Oleinik () Islam Makhachev (155) vs. Arman Tsarukyan () Marcelo Golm (250) vs. Sergei Pavlovich () Devin Clark (204.5) vs. Ivan Shtyrkov (206) Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Antonina Shevchenko (125) Alen Amedovski () vs. Krzysztof Jotko (185) PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+, 10 a.m. ET) Seung Woo Choi () vs. Movsar Evloev () Sultan Aliev (170) vs. Keita Nakamura (171) Alex Da Silva () vs. Alexander Yakovlev (155) Shamil Abdurakhimov () vs. Marcin Tybura () Gadzhimurad Antigulov () vs. Michal Oleksiejczuk () Rafael Fiziev (155) vs. Magomed Mustafaev (154.5) For more on UFC on ESPN+ 7, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. Voir l'article complet
  7. Khagan

    [UFC] In & Out des combattants

    Tu peux voir ces quelques combats sur YouTube, il n a pas encore eu une grosse opposition mais de ce que j'ai vu il se défend bien au sol, il a de bons appuis, il travaille plutôt comme un lutteur dans se domaine. Apres il est au tiger muay thai depuis deux ans, même s ils leurs pensionnaires sont essentiellement des striker, beaucoup de Brésilien tournent là-bas. Mais il a un pieds poing redoutable, que se soit en clinch ou ces combinaisons en anglaise, il est précis puissant et assez technique, en bossant bien son sol, il peut devenir un crack de l'ufc. Apparemment dana White a posé les yeux sur lui après cette fameuse esquive en muay. D'ailleurs son pseudo "Ataman" n est pas loin du tiens "kozak"
  8. UFC on ESPN+ 7 ceremonial fighter weigh-ins take place today, and you can catch a live video stream of the proceedings here on MMAjunkie at 11 a.m. ET (8 a.m. PT). The weigh-ins take place at Yubileyniy Arena in St. Petersburg, Russia. The same venue hosts Saturday’s event, which streams on ESPN+. In addition to the video stream above, you can check out the early and official UFC on ESPN+ 7 weigh-in results from earlier in the day. For more on UFC on ESPN+ 7, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. Voir l'article complet
  9. The highly anticipated bare-knuckle grudge match between Artem Lobov and Paulie Malignaggi has a locale. Lobov and Malignaggi will fight at a Bare Knuckle FC event June 22 in Manchester, N.H., promotion president David Feldman confirmed Thursday with MMA Fighting. Feldman said an exact venue has not yet been set, but Manchester will be the city. Malignaggi first mentioned the location in an interview Thursday with Helen Yee from LV Sports Network. The last three Bare Knuckle FC events have been in Mississippi after the inaugural show in Wyoming last year. Lobov set up the rivalry matchup with Malignaggi by beating Jason Knight by unanimous decision at Bare Knuckle FC 5 earlier this month in Biloxi, Miss. That matchup had the provision that if Lobov won, he’d fight Malignaggi in June. Malignaggi, the former two-division boxing world champion, has been going at it with Lobov on social media and in interviews for months. The feud stems from Malignaggi’s short stint as Conor McGregor’s sparring partner ahead of McGregor’s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. Malignaggi and McGregor, Lobov’s longtime friend and teammate, had a messy split that continues to boil over publicly. Days before Lobov’s fight with Knight, Lobov and Malignaggi got into a scuffle at a Bare Knuckle FC media day in New York. Malignaggi slapped Lobov in the face during a staredown. Lobov said at the time there would be no retaliation. “I need Paulie,” Lobov told MMA Fighting. “I need him wrapped up in bubble wrap. I need him there on June 22, that’s when the provisional date has been set. That’s when I need him. That’s when we get to go at it. Then, we’ll see what happens.” On The MMA Hour with Luke Thomas earlier this month, Malignaggi was unequivocal about his plans for Lobov in the matchup. “I’m gonna use his face like a dartboard,” Malignaggi said. “It’s not about winning and losing here, because it’s not even a question that I’m gonna win the fight. It’s about how bad I can hurt this guy. For me, if I don’t hurt him to a degree that there’s something permanent there, it’s not a win for me.” Afficher l’article complet
  10. LAS VEGAS – Manny Bermudez is feeling pretty appreciated right now. It’s no wonder, as the undefeated UFC bantamweight recently signed a new four-fight contract that could extend his impressive streak. “I feel like they like me,” Bermudez told MMA Junkie on Wednesday. Bermudez (14-0 MMA, 3-0 UFC) has been working at the UFC Performance Institute to shore up a few nagging injuries with an eye on returning this summer. He’s also reevaluating the caloric side of his job after a weight miss in his previous outing, a first-round submission of the previously unbeaten Benito Lopez in February. “It sounds like it’s going to have to be a dietary, lifestyle change,” Bermudez said. “I like my food, but you’ve got to do what you’ve got to do.” Related Marlon Moraes plans to silence 'The Messenger' with KO of Henry Cejudo at UFC 238 Henry Cejudo says he'll never fight T.J. Dillashaw again Before he pumped the brakes on his competitive schedule, Bermudez sought to steal the zero of another up-and-coming bantamweight, Sean O’Malley. But O’Malley remains in limbo with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency after a positive marijuana test. “I think International Fight Week would have been awesome,” Bermudez said. “I was looking at fighting Sean. I thought it would be cool to have two undefeated guys fighting each other. I think a lot of times, two guys like that don’t get put up against each other. “That’s what was cool about me and Benito. Somebody’s got to lose. I think that’s more interesting than having one guy that’s undefeated and one guy that has a couple losses. I think it makes it seem like the guy with a couple losses is going to lose.” If Bermudez is looking for unbeaten competition, there aren’t any other options besides O’Malley and “The Ultimate Fighter 27” winner Brad Katona. But either of those fights sound just fine to him. And with four more fights to burn, he’s got time to get to both. To hear our full one-on-one interview with Bermudez, watch the video above. For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. Gallery Manny Bermudez def. Benito Lopez at UFC on ESPN 1: Best photos view 10 images Voir l'article complet
  11. Brazilian atomweight Monique Adriane has signed with Invicta Fighting Championship, the fighter announced on social media. Adriane (4-1), who suffered her only defeat last September, losing a split decision under the Shooto Brazil banner, bounced back with a second-round TKO victory, scoring her first stoppage as a professional fighter at March’s Future FC 3 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Invicta FC has yet to book her promotional debut. Watch Adriane’s recent TKO win below. Afficher l’article complet
  12. Firas Zahabi is not exactly known as an MMA personality who stirs the pot. The Montreal-based martial artist is best known as the head trainer for TriStar Gym, which has produced greats such as former UFC two-division champion Georges St-Pierre and current Bellator welterweight titleholder Rory MacDonald. So when Zahabi has a bad word to say about someone, it’s noteworthy. And it’s clear Zahabi is no fan of Jon Fitch. The 41-year-old Fitch will challenge MacDonald (20-5 MMA; 2-1 BMMA) for his title in the main event of Bellator 220 on April 27 in San Jose, Calif. Fitch (31-7-1 MMA; 1-0 Bellator) has won five straight fights and is 7-2 since being cut by the UFC in 2013, and Zahabi believes this is due to one reason: He believes Fitch is cheating, even after a failed drug test prior to a WSOF fight in 2015. “That’s why he had a resurgence,” Zahabi told DAZN. “He’s better now than he was before because of his steroids. He had a dip, and then he had a surge.” “In my opinion, let’s be honest: He’s a cheater,” Zahabi continued. “We’re not a group of guys playing golf here. We’re not playing soccer here. We’re hitting each other; we’re not hitting baseballs. We’re hitting each other. It’s highly immoral. It’s a crime in my opinion. Truth of the matter is, he’s not as good as people think he is. He’s really just a cheater.” Related Stream or download MMA Junkie Radio #2900 with Jon Fitch, Liam McGeary, Marcos Villegas Bellator 222's Neiman Gracie worried about Rory MacDonald-Jon Fitch timing Scott Coker isn't sure yet what'll happen if MacDonald-Fitch winner can't make Bellator 222 Zahabi has crossed paths with Fitch before: Zahabi was with St-Pierre when the then-welterweight champion put a one-sided beating on Fitch in a title fight at UFC 87 in 2008. But because Zahabi believes Fitch isn’t on the up-and-up, he’s not a fan of him getting a crack at MacDonald’s belt. “This is a highly objectable contest, because I know, I feel that for sure if he did it in 2015, here we are in 2019, and he has a title fight, of course he’s going to do it,” Zahabi said. “But we don’t have USADA or VADA testing in Bellator. We only have the testing of the week of the fight, which is very easy to get around. So in my opinion, Fitch is not an authentic fighter.” Zahabi gives Fitch props as a talented wrestler, but that’s about where the TriStar trainer’s respect level for the former WSOF titleholder ends. “This guy is a coward,” Zahabi said. “He’s a cheater. At the end of the day, he’s a true coward. In my opinion, he’s not a good fighter. He’s not a competent fighter. He really is just a guy on a lot of juice – he’s a good wrestler, I’ll give him that. But really he really is just a guy on a lot of juice. … The truth of the matter is, he can’t win without it. That’s the truth.” For more on Bellator 220, check out the Rumors section of the site. Gallery Photos: Best of Rory MacDonald view 68 images Voir l'article complet
  13. Combate Americas has inked a deal with another professional boxer. On Thursday afternoon, promotion officials announced Kenia Enriquez had put pen to paper on an exclusive multi-fight MMA deal, with the expectation being she will make her professional debut sometime in the fall. Eriquez (21-1 boxing, 0-0 MMA), the reigning reigning WBC interim light flyweight champion and a former WBC flyweight champion, joins Amanda Serrano (36-1-1 boxing, 1-0-1 MMA) as the latest female pugilists to transition to four-ounce gloves. In terms of competition, Eriquez was last seen defending her interim title with unanimous decision over Norleidys Graterol in October, extending her win streak to eight straight inside boxing’s square circle. Under her new deal, Combate Americas will allow Eriquez to continue her boxing career. Afficher l’article complet
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  15. MMA Junkie Radio kicks off today at 8 p.m. ET (5 p.m. PT) with boxing International Boxing Hall of Famer Ray Mancini, Chris Curtis, and Walt Harris. Curtis kicks off his quest for the PFL’s $1 million prize in their upcoming season when he faces Louis Taylor on May 9. Harris, the UFC heavyweight competitor, returns to action at UFC on ESPN+ 8 on May 4 when he meets Sergey Spivak. And Mancini, the former WBA lightweight champion, will talk about the upcoming PBC Fight Night card, for which he’ll serve as a commentator. MMA Junkie Radio airs from 8 to 10 p.m. ET (5 to 7 p.m. PT), live from Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino in Las Vegas. You can watch and listen live above or on MMAjunkie’s YouTube page. Additionally, SiriusXM Fight Nation (Ch. 156) airs the show live, or you can catch an on-demand replay on the SiriusXM app. MMAjunkie Radio listener guide: HOW TO WATCH (ONLINE): Watch a live stream on MMAjunkie’s YouTube page. HOW TO CALL: MMAjunkie Radio takes phone calls from listeners throughout the show. Call the MMAjunkie Radio hotline at (866) 522-2846. HOW TO VISIT THE SHOW: You can watch MMAjunkie Radio live and in person at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino on the world-famous Las Vegas Strip. The booth is located in the resort’s sports book next to the Mandalay Bay poker room. To plan a trip to Sin City and MMAjunkie Radio, go to www.mandalaybay.com. (Note: You must be 21 or older to enter the casino.) HOW TO INTERACT: Follow MMAjunkie Radio on your favorite social-media platforms, including Twitter, Facebookand Instagram. HOW TO SUBSCRIBE: Never miss an episode of MMAjunkie by subscribing via iTunes, Stitcher or Audioboom. Voir l'article complet
  16. Another star wrestler is set to step into the Octagon. After signing with the UFC last December, three-time NCAA All-American Deron Winn will make his debut for the promotion in a middleweight bout against Markus Perez (11-2) at an upcoming UFC on ESPN+ card on June 22 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena in Greenville, South Carolina. MMA Fighting’s Guilherme Cruz confirmed the matchup with sources following a report by Combate. Winn, 29, is 5-0 since beginning his pro MMA career in March 2017. He has competed for Bellator and Legacy Fighting Alliance. His most recent outing saw him defeat UFC veteran Tom Lawlor by unanimous decision at Golden Boy MMA: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 last November. Prior to that bout, Winn had finished all four of his opponents in the first round. He is a longtime associate of UFC heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and is currently being coached by UFC veteran Kevin Jackson. In four UFC appearances, Perez has alternated wins and losses. His pro victories include wins over Anthony Hernandez, James Bochnovic, Ian Heinisch, and Paulo Thiago. This will be Perez’s second appearance in 2019 after he defeated Hernandez by second-round submission at UFC Fortaleza in February. Afficher l’article complet
  17. Black-Belt/Adult/Male/Feather - Final.
  18. Carlson Gracie, one of the most important coaches in jiu-jitsu and MMA history, will be honored with a statue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in August. The idea to honor Gracie began after he died in 2006. The original plan was to try to get the Silva Castro Street, where his iconic gym is still located to this day, re-named to Carlson Gracie Street. However, a city law doesn’t allow it to re-name streets that are named after people. With that in mind, a group of ex-students came together and decided to try to get a bronze statue of Gracie built and installed next to the gym. The process took almost a decade after previous mayors and secretaries did not approve of the idea, but it was finally approved earlier this year. Photo via Marcelo Alonso Duvivier working on the statue. Brazilian artist Edgar Duvivier, who was the responsible for creating popular statues for Nelson Rodrigues, Clarisse Lispector and Isabel, Princess Imperial of Brazil, liked the idea so much that he kicked off working on the statue with no upfront payment. “It was a real fight to get this statue approved,” Mauricio Carneiro, a black belt under Carlson Gracie and one of the leaders of the project, told MMA Fighting on Thursday. ”The statue is expected to be installed on Aug. 12, which is when Carlson Gracie liked to celebrate his birthday. Even though his birth certificate said he was born on the 13th, he didn’t like that day, so he always celebrated on the 12th.” Carlson, son of Carlos Gracie, would have turned 86 years old on Aug. 2019. The group started a crowdfunding campaign to gather money to pay Duvivier and the costs of the statue, around $20,000. In less than 12 hours, the group already reached more than six percent of the goal. Gracie mentored a long list of future champions and coaches that includes Murilo Bustamante, Vitor Belfort, Paulo Filho, Ricardo Arona, Stephan Bonnar, Andre Pederneiras, Mario Sperry, Wallid Ismail, Amauri Bitetti, Ricardo Liborio, Conan Silveira, Ricardo De La Riva and Miguel Torres. Afficher l’article complet
  19. VIDÉO FOOT - En signant le troisième but de Chelsea face au Slavia Prague (4-3), l'attaquant français a confirmé combien il était efficace en Ligue Europa.
  20. RIO DE JANEIRO – Anderson Silva has a few fights left on his UFC contract – three or four, he said, though he couldn’t say for sure – and he intends to complete them. But speaking to reporters in Rio de Janeiro about his UFC 237 homecoming against Jared Cannonier, Silva acknowledged the end of his career is approaching. The former middleweight champion, who turned 44 this month, doesn’t rule out a new stab at the title in this final stretch. “Anything is possible,” Silva said, and “every fighter who’s in the UFC thinks about the title.” It was, after all, with the title in mind that Silva agreed to take on Israel Adesanya back in February. But after defending the belt 10 times throughout an almost seven-year long reign, Silva says he’s “absolutely” comfortable with the idea of retiring without touching UFC gold again. “I never put something in my mind like, ‘Oh I need to fight again for the belt,’” Silva told reporters, including MMA Junkie, in English. “No. That’s a part in my life I passed. But I continue to fight. But I don’t know – maybe I have a new opportunity to fight for the belt. I don’t know. “But I’m not putting my whole energy like, ‘Oh, I need to get back to fight for the title.’ No. That’s the (second) point for me, the first point is just continue to fight, continue to put my heart in the sport, then maybe I have a chance to fight for the belt again.” Related Anderson Silva: Israel Adesanya 'crossed the line' with disrespect of Jon Jones Jon Jones: Anderson Silva's performance vs. Israel Adesanya 'proves his greatness' Silva (34-8 MMA, 17-5 UFC) meets Cannonier (11-4 MMA, 4-4 UFC) on May 11 at Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro. The main card of UFC 237 airs on pay-per-view, following prelims on ESPN and ESPN+. Silva comes into the match off the applauded, but unsuccessful effort against Adesanya at UFC 234. Cannonier, in turn, comes off a knockout win over former WSOF champion David Branch this past November. The bout was Cannonier’s first at middleweight after UFC fights at both the 205-pound and heavyweight divisions. Despite Cannonier’s momentum, it’s fair to say his name isn’t quite as high-profile as the ones that Silva had been requesting – namely, fellow ex-UFC-champ Conor McGregor and former opponent Nick Diaz. So what led the former champion to say yes? Speaking to reporters earlier, in the Portuguese portion of the interview, Silva said it was a decision made after “months of negotiation” with UFC president Dana White, motivated by both business and something that he offer refers to as “the challenge.” Later asked about what that challenge is, specifically, Silva said he sees Cannonier as a “very strong” opponent, who’s had “a lot of experience in this sport.” But, also, Silva also says there’s more to it than the name on the contract. “Everybody talk about ‘fight this guy or this guy,’ but for me I think it’s more important you make something special for the fans,” Silva said. “In my opinion and my position now I’m trying to do something very special for my fans. When I fight Israel (Adesanya) everybody talk about, ‘Why you fight him? Why you take the fight?’ Because it’s a good challenge for myself, for my mind.” Asked directly how many fights he has left on his current UFC contract, Silva said he’d have to check, but that it’s either three or four, probably four. “I feel good – I intend to do all of them,” Silva said, before adding with a laugh. “For the joy of some and sadness of others, I intend to keep bothering people.” Whether they will involve a title shot or not is not in the forefront of Silva’s mind at the moment. But despite his recent 1-5 run and the scenario atop the 185-pound division, involving veterans like Yoel Romero and up-and-comers like Paulo Costa, Silva doesn’t think it’s entirely out of the picture. “I think everyone has their space,” Silva said. “What happens a lot is – everyone has their space, but everyone has created a different legacy in this sport. They’re just coming in. Romero not so much, but ‘Borrachinha’ (Costa) and many others, they’re coming in. They don’t understand that there’s a business behind all of this. “So when it comes time to choose someone to fight who’ll really make a difference, they’re going to pick the one who sells more. Regardless of whether the guy’s last in the rankings, it’s the guy who sells more against the guy who’s first in the rankings. This rankings thing doesn’t come into play that much when it comes to business, and that’s what some athletes need to understand.” To hear more from Silva, check out the video above. And for more on UFC 237, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. Gallery Photos: Best of Anderson Silva view 119 images Voir l'article complet
  21. When Dana White says he’s going to unveil “the future of fighting” soon, what could that possibly mean? And Ronda Rousey doesn’t think we “deserve” to hear her opinion on her legacy in MMA. So what conclusion should we arrive at on our own? That and other pressing questions in this week’s Twitter Mailbag. To ask a question of your own, tweet to @BenFowlkesMMA. * * * * We all know the future of fighting is coming in 2 months courtesy of Dana White. What this tweet presupposes is; maybe it isn't? What wacky changes would you make to unarmed combat. Keeping in mind moats, 1 night tournaments and whatever Camsoda did have already been tried? — Chap (@Chapperton) April 17, 2019 You know how some people say that the best approach is to under promise and over deliver? Dana White typically prefers to do the opposite. He can’t help himself. Maybe it’s the fight promoter in him. The man loves a big build-up, even when he’d be better off keeping expectations manageable so as to avoid making the final product seem disappointing by comparison. The truth is that “the future of fighting” probably looks a lot like its past. In the basic, fundamental ways, the combat sports world has changed very little since the bare-knuckle days. Whatever developments the UFC has in store might be a big deal to the company itself, but they will almost certainly not change any significant aspects of the nature of combat sports. And if you’re the UFC, why would you even want to alter the future of fighting? As White keeps telling us, the company is monstrously successful. You don’t go looking for ways to change the game if you’re already winning. Related The rock-solid, airtight case for adding a 165-pound division to the UFC – whether Dana White likes it or not As you point out, attempts at massive change are typically the province of the little guys, the companies that are just starting out and desperate for a unique selling proposition of their own. Even if it’s a terrible idea, you have to get our attention somehow. For established giants like the UFC, the only positive change is to exert even more control over even more areas of combat sports, which is what I expect this “unveiling” to amount to in the end. Max wants his next fight to be whatever gets him closer to being #1 PFP, but is that a goal he needs to temporarily pump the breaks on? Dustin has now beat him at FW and LW, & wasn't even champion or ranked #1 in those classes at the time. Max can't be #1 PFP with Dustin active. — No One (@GenericID10T) April 17, 2019 My hope is that Max Holloway will return to his division and focus on reminding us that while he’s a very good lightweight, he is the absolute best featherweight. The pound-for-pound stuff, it’s a made-up thing anyway. It’s this weird hypothetical conversation that we can’t seem to stop having. It’s not something I’d want to see Holloway chase at the expense of what could very well turn out to be a dominant title reign at 145 pounds. Go beat up some featherweights, Max. See if that doesn’t make you feel better. Ronda was recently asked about her legacy in MMA and she said that she didn’t know if fans deserve to hear it, because apparently it’s something precious to her, so we don't get to hear it, we just get to have our own opinion. I’ll spare you what I think of her, but what say you? — MMA Goddess (@MMAGoddess) April 18, 2019 The best way to think of Ronda Rousey’s legacy in MMA is to focus only on what she did and ignore virtually all of what she said. Or maybe that’s just the kindest way to think about it. Rousey has often been a poor spokesperson for herself. We know this. We saw it in action often. While she undeniably did a ton for women’s MMA, she didn’t always sound like she cared about any women in MMA other than Ronda Rousey. Related Daily Debate results: What has been Ronda Rousey's biggest accomplishment so far? Still, I don’t see how anyone could deny that Rousey is the single most important female fighter in the history of MMA to date. She pried open the doors of the UFC. She proved that women could headline blockbuster events. She laid the foundation for everything that women’s MMA has since become, even if she herself benefitted from a foundation laid down by others (which is still too often ignored in the ongoing Rousey myth-building). But whatever we may think of Rousey the person, we have to give Rousey the fighter credit. Was she the best women’s fighter ever? No, clearly not. But did she shatter the sport’s biggest glass ceiling? Absolutely. And that, more than anything, is what she’ll be remembered for in MMA. Why are we pretending Jon Jones can fight Israel Adesanya? Jones is way too big, no? — Óskar Örn Árnason (@OskarEagle) April 17, 2019 I don’t get this one either, and not solely for that reason. Israel Adesanya just won the interim middleweight title. That means he has to face actual champion Robert Whittaker next, and “Bobby Knuckles” is a handful for absolutely anybody. Will Adesanya beat him? I seriously doubt it, at least if Whittaker is healthy. And even if Adesanya does win, we might need to see him defend that title once or twice before we start talking about him moving up in weight. Related Daily Debate: How long before Israel Adesanya is ready for Jon Jones? Anderson Silva: Israel Adesanya 'crossed the line' with disrespect of Jon Jones Meanwhile, Jon Jones has more interesting future possibilities at heavyweight, assuming he can stay out of his own way that long. He gains nothing by beating up smaller fighters. What fans would really like to see him do is take on someone bigger. Point is, just because two fighters from different weight classes start sniping at each other on social media, it doesn’t mean we need to jump on it like it’s the most pressing issue of our times. It’s not. It’s a dumb thing between two fighters who are probably separated by at least 40 pounds on most days. We ought to be capable of just letting that one go. Russia has enough MMA promotions to have an fight card every other evening. Their production includes lasers, orchestras and giant spider puppets falling from the ceiling. Are you surprised at the quality of cards the UFC has there are so pedestrian? How can the UFC compete? — Devin Scott (@TheDevinScott) April 18, 2019 When it comes to international expansion, the UFC is a like McDonald’s. It knows one way to do this, and it will do it more or less the same whether the event is in Sao Paulo or St. Petersburg. The formula is pretty simple: You get some fighters from the region you’re visiting, put at least a few of them in advantageous match-ups so the crowd can get hyped when they win, then make sure Bruce Buffer knows just enough of the language to do his usual spiel in Russian or whatever, and boom, there you are. The appeal of this is that, like McDonald’s, you know what you’re getting regardless of where you are. It’s also efficient. The UFC can put up its tent, do its thing, then move on the next city without ever having to sweat the details of trying too hard to tailor the product to the local audience. The machine rolls on. Is that underwhelming for a Russian MMA crowd that’s used to a lot more pageantry? Maybe. But the brand name is what’s doing the bulk of work in this sales pitch. The UFC goes to Russia seldom enough that, if you’re a fight fan there, you probably want to buy your ticket and see the show while you can. Even if there’s a noticeable lack of giant spiders and dance routines. Ben Fowlkes is MMA Junkie and USA TODAY’s MMA columnist. Follow him on Twitter at @BenFowlkesMMA. Twitter Mailbag appears every Thursday on MMA Junkie. Voir l'article complet
  22. Black-Belt/Adult/Male/Open-Class - Semifinal.
  23. Ray Borg’s struggles with the scale have been well-documented, and if he loses that battle again, it could be for the last time. That’s what the 25-year-old UFC fighter suggested on Twitter on Wednesday evening, vowing that if he ever missed weight for a fight again or was forced to withdraw for any reason besides a “serious injury,” he “will leave the sport of MMA forever.” #Accountability @ufc @danawhite @seanshelby pic.twitter.com/I1LrkRrIlD — Ray Borg (@tazmexufc) April 18, 2019 Borg’s full statement can be read below (edited for grammar): “Since arriving home after my last fight, I have made some drastic changes to my lifestyle habits. I used to be very careless with my diet and stopped spending time in the gym in between fights, which turned fight camps into weight-cut camps. I have taken my career to a whole new level mentally and have started taking the steps to go from dieting/fight camps to lifestyle. “With this lifestyle change I believe that the world will finally see my true talent and potential, I also want it to go on record that if I ever miss weight again or miss a fight due to anything other than a serious injury I will leave the sport of MMA forever. I’m coming back better than ever.” Borg’s last fight took place on March 30, 2019 at UFC Philadelphia. He was supposed to be competing at 135 pounds for the first time inside the Octagon after a successful run at flyweight that saw him once challenge Demetrious Johnson for the UFC flyweight championship. However, Borg came in a pound over the bantamweight limit before losing a unanimous decision to Casey Kenney. It was his third official miss after previously coming in heavy for a pair of 125-pound bouts. He has also withdrawn from several bouts just days before fight night due to illnesses and other undisclosed medical issues. In his statement, Borg does not elaborate on the lifestyle changes he is making, only describing them as “drastic” and admitting that he was “very careless” with his diet. He closed by writing, “I’m coming back better than ever.” Afficher l’article complet
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  26. @eijsberg l'excitation du duel; j'en perd mes notions élémentaires de calcul. @Manoushlight Les juges ont été du même avis que toi, mais c'est vrai que ce rd5 à clairement la diff. et le noter en 10-7 n'est en effet pas trop mal.
  27. Conor McGregor didn’t put up a fight when Miami police officers took him into custody on suspicion of strong-arm robbery last month. But the former UFC two-division champion certainly made the cops wait while he called for legal help, according to bodycam footage obtained by MMA Junkie and first reported by TMZ. Eventually, officers tired of waiting outside McGregor’s Airbnb mansion and knocked on the front door. A man who appeared to be a bodyguard asked for five minutes while the Irish star got his affairs in order. “He is going to cooperate,” the McGregor rep told officers. “I get it – I just don’t want to be out here waiting forever,” one officer responded. Related Conor McGregor: I broke my foot before Khabib Nurmagomedov fight, 'happy' with result Civil lawsuit against Conor McGregor for alleged cell phone incident dropped Twitter Mailbag: How did it come to this for Conor McGregor? Police arrived at McGregor’s rented home on March 11 after he allegedly destroyed and stole Ahmed Abdirzak’s cell phone outside the Fontainebleau hotel hours earlier. He was charged with strong-arm robbery and criminal mischief – second and third-degree felonies, respectively – before bonding out of jail. Prosecutors with the Miami state attorney’s office reduced the charges to sudden snatching, a third-degree felony, and misdemeanor criminal mischief. McGregor’s attorney pleaded not guilty to the charges at an arraignment on May 10. Abdirzak claims he was taking cell phone video of McGregor when the fighter approached him and extended his hand, only to slap the phone away and stomp on it. He later picked it up and made off with the device. Surveillance video released by the state attorney’s office appears to back up Abdirzak’s account. McGregor’s attorneys are likely to push for a plea deal as any conviction could prevent him from traveling into the U.S. The 30-year-old fighter announced his retirement from MMA this past month, though he is widely expected to return to the cage. For more on the UFC’s upcoming schedule, check out the UFC Rumors section of the site. Gallery Photos: Conor McGregor through the years Voir l'article complet
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