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  4. TAMPA, Fla. – Dustin Poirier would fight again this year if an opportunity that made sense materialized, but the former interim UFC lightweight champ has no intention of competing just for the sake of it. Poirier (25-6 MMA, 17-5 UFC), who is coming off a title-fight loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov (28-0 MMA, 12-0 UFC) last month at UFC 242, recently revealed he will soon travel to Colorado to see a hip specialist for a lingering issue. He doesn’t expect surgery, though, and sees his recovery only lasting a handful of weeks. Theoretically Poirier could jump right back into training camp once he receives treatment, but he doesn’t see the need to rush unless it’s for something truly significant. That’s why “The Diamond” wasn’t particularly keen on Dan Hooker’s (19-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) recent callout, even despite the surging contender offering to donate half of his fight purse to Poirier’s charity if the matchup came together. “That doesn’t get me excited,” Poirier told MMA Junkie of a potential fight with Hooker. “I think it would be a fun fight. That guy is a good fighter, and he’s on the up, he’s been looking really good and beaten some tough guys. But it’s just not that exciting to me. I want there to be something more than just a fight. I want there to be something on the line. “I know what he’s trying to do, and he’s doing a good job. He’s trying to make some noise and work his way up the ladder, and that’s what he’s doing. Hat’s off to him. But just right now to accept a fight, I want to be excited about it, and I’m not excited about that.” Related Dustin Poirier says timing right for Conor McGregor rematch: 'My star has never been brighter' Dan Hooker laughs at Dustin Poirier holding out for Conor McGregor: Take a 'real fight' Dustin Poirier adds Tony Ferguson to list of UFC names he'd like to face next So, what would get Poirier excited? He said there’s a number of possibilities. The frontrunner, of course, would be a rematch with Conor McGregor (21-4 MMA, 9-2 UFC), whom he suffered a knockout loss against in 2014 and has gone back-and-forth with over social media in recent weeks. Outside of “The Notorious,” anyone in the top five at 155 pounds would get Poirier’s excitement level up, he said. Be it a rematch with Nurmagomedov, a rematch with Justin Gaethje (21-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC), a clash with Tony Ferguson (25-3 MMA, 15-1 UFC), or even Donald Cerrone (36-13 MMA, 23-10 UFC). Poirier is not limiting himself to just lightweight fights, either. He said he walks around at roughly 184 pounds right now, and if the UFC came to him with a fight at welterweight that was logical, he would seriously consider that, too. “I would give Gaethje a rematch if he wanted it, (or) Conor obviously,” Poirier said. “I would love to fight Tony. I’ve been wanting to fight Tony. A rematch with Khabib, that feels so far away looking at the whole picture, but if there was a fun fight at 170, I would go to 170. I wouldn’t stay there; it wouldn’t be my home. But I would definitely go there for a fight or two if it made sense. “That’s just where I’m at right now. I want to have fights that are meaningful, I want to have fights that are exciting, and I want to be excited about the matchup. It all depends on the opponent and what they call me with. The when, the where, the who.” Gallery Photos: Best of Dustin Poirier view 67 images Voir l'article complet
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  7. Here's a video showing a BJJ lesson I really didn't figure out until I was a Brown Belt in Jiu-jitsu. It's a lesson concerning frames, being patient and escaping from ...
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  9. James Vick has broken his silence following a devastating knockout loss to Niko Price at UFC on ESPN+ 19. Vick (13-5 MMA, 9-5 UFC) suffered his fourth consecutive loss on Saturday when he became just the second fighter in UFC history to take a knockout stemming from an upkick, which Price (14-3 MMA, 6-3 UFC) perfectly executed in the second round of the welterweight bout at Amalie Arena in Tampa, Fla. Related Niko Price on rare upkick knockout at UFC Tampa: 'Who else does that?' Watch Niko Price knock out James Vick with brutal upkick at UFC on ESPN+ 19 The fight was supposed to represent a fresh start for Vick, who went from surging up the lightweight rankings to being on a skid and changing weight classes. The tough times continued, though, and two days after the loss Vick finally commented on what happened (via Instagram): Been a couple of days reflecting on everything. I remember a few yrs ago after I had my first loss in the UFC my brother @lockloadedmma sent me this. It is definitely meaning alot to me right now. During this camp I focused so hard on fixing some of the technical issues I have had in the past. Especially keeping my hands up. And I feel I have made significant progress in those areas. Then I go out and get caught with a up kick such a low percentage move and super embarrassing to get hit with that. Props to my opponent @hybridufc for being able to land that type of move in high level fight. Much respect to you. To the people who support me thank you so much and the ones that don’t I don’t really care. I am going to continue to be me. I am Texas born and raised. A lifelong hunter and outdoorsman so I will continue to hunt and fish and post pictures of this kind of stuff so if this is something you hate then please just unfollow me. I am home now with minimum damage. My CT scan was negative. My lip is busted up and probably have a MCL torn in my right knee from landing on it weirdly. I am at home with my son and family and am at peace at the moment looking forward to the holidays with them. What the future holds only God knows but I have to much to be thankful for and a son that looks up to me to be negative and allow this stuff to keep me down. Thanks to all and God bless. Vick told MMA Junkie prior to UFC on ESPN+ 19 that he felt another loss would spell the end of his UFC tenure. It remains to be seen whether the promotion will choose to keep him around, but given the details provided in his update as far as his lip and knee injuries, it’s likely his next fight won’t come in the near future, anyway. Gallery Niko Price def. James Vick at UFC on ESPN+ 19: Best photos view 14 images Voir l'article complet
  10. Joanna Jedrzejczyk hopes that her teammate (Colby Covington) loses against Kamaru Usman at UFC 245, Israel Adesanya shows off his new ride after big UFC ...
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  12. Cain Velasquez | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting Cain Velasquez has bid a fond farewell to his past life and is eagerly embracing his new one. On Monday, the two-time UFC heavyweight champion issued a statement on social media in which he addressed his departure from the promotion he’s called home since 2008. Velasquez, 37, is currently pursuing a career as a professional wrestler and he recently signed with World Wrestling Entertainment. In his post, Velasquez thanks the UFC while mentioning his dream of winning the heavyweight title and says “it’s time for the next chapter.” He then goes on to explain that he has fully immersed himself in professional wrestling training and that he expects to become a champion in the WWE in the future. See Velasquez’s full statement below. @ufc @WWE Thank you. Muchas gracias. #WWECrownJewel pic.twitter.com/k8axrZMRnW — Cain Velasquez (@cainmma) October 14, 2019 To the UFC, my family, friends, and all the fans, thank you for the past 11 years. Thank you to all my coaches, teammates and agents. I am so blessed to have been able to have a career doing something I absolutely love. I knew from the time I was a junior in college I wanted to be a fighter and after graduating from college, I set off on my journey of becoming a fighter with the goal of being UFC Heavyweight champion. There are few people in this world that can say they have achieved what I have, and I am forever grateful for the opportunities and position I held being a part of the UFC. With my official retirement from the UFC, it’s time for the next chapter. A year ago, when I went to my first WWE show, I fell back in love with a sport that I had watched and participated in since I was a child. From that moment, I have been doing a crash course on all things that relate to pro wrestling. I’ve been training at different gyms, going to shows and watching more matches then (sic) I would like to admit, but I can honestly say I eat, sleep and breathe (sic) wrestling now. The contract is signed and I’m on my way to my next goal which is Universal Champion. WWE Universe, thank you for welcoming me with open arms. Afficher l’article complet
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  14. Gallery Photos: Leslie Smith through the years view 94 images A pair of notable matchups will round out November’s Bellator 233 main card. A heavyweight bout between Tyrell Fortune (7-0 MMA, 7-0 BMMA) and Tim Johnson (12-6 MMA, 0-2 BMMA), as well as a women’s featherweight contest between Arlene Blencowe (12-7 MMA, 5-3 BMMA) and Leslie Smith (11-7-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA), are the latest additions to the upcoming event. MMA Junkie today verified both matchups with a Bellator official. MMAFighting.com was first to report Blencowe vs. Smith. Bellator 233 takes place Nov. 8 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The main card airs on Paramount following prelims streamed on MMA Junkie. The latest Bellator 233 card now includes: MAIN CARD John Salter vs. Costello van Steenis Andrew Kapel vs. Muhammed Lawal Tyrell Fortune vs. Tim Johnson Arlene Blencowe vs. Leslie Smith PRELIMINARY CARD Christian Edwards vs. Cesar Gutierrez Kyle Crutchmer vs. Sean Clements Gallery Tyrell Fortune def. Rudy Schaffroth at Bellator 225: Best photos view 13 images Voir l'article complet
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  16. Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports Former UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk had a really good weekend with a dominant performance over Michelle Waterson on Saturday night and then received some welcome news on Sunday. Following her five-round unanimous decision victory, Jedrzejczyk was forced to walk on crutches due to a badly swollen foot that definitely appeared to be broken. Despite the injury, she continued to throw her kicks throughout the fight as she secured a lopsided win and potentially put herself back in line for the next shot at the title. In the aftermath of her fight, Jedrzejczyk just assumed that she would receive the diagnosis of a broken foot when getting x-rays the next day and that’s when she got some surprising results from her physician. “It’s good news,” Jedrzejczyk told MMA Fighting on Monday while confirming she didn’t suffer a broken foot after all. “Both feet are very swollen but it’s good. I’m happy it’s not broken. I don’t need surgery. I will be back faster so I can fight faster.” Along with friends and members of her management team that accompanied her to the doctor, Jedrzejczyk was admittedly shocked when the results came back showing no broken bones in either foot. There is still some immense swelling that will take a few days to reduce but overall the former strawweight queen will be back on her feet in no time. “I was really surprised,” Jedrzejczyk said. “All the exams they did before when they touched the foot, they said oh it’s broken, it’s fractured but in the end when after I was at the [emergency room] yesterday morning, they came and told me that it was not broken. I was like really? “We were all really surprised. But it was good news. It was a good message. I need to rest, get better and I can be back to training sooner than later.” As debilitating as the injury probably should have been during the fight, Jedrzejczyk refused to take away one of her primary weapons, which did a ton of damage to Waterson over the course of 25 minutes. “After the fourth round, I decided to not kick anymore but in the fifth I did,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I’m a warrior. I was like if it’s broken, what worse can happen? It’s going to be broken in three or four pieces, they’re going to put it back together in one piece.” Now that she knows she didn’t suffer a broken foot, Jedrzejczyk won’t have to take as much time off before hopefully booking her next fight. Jedrzejczyk expects that will come at some point in 2020 against reigning strawweight champion Weili Zhang, who just captured the belt in August with a stunning first-round knockout against Jessica Andrade. “I wouldn’t have signed this agreement for the fight with Michelle Waterson if my next fight wasn’t going to be for the belt. My next is going to be for the belt,” Jedrzejczyk said. “If they make me wait, I will wait but I sent a strong message with this fight.” It had been a tumultuous two-year span in Jedrzejczyk’s career after she lost the strawweight title to Rose Namajunas in Nov. 2017, came up just short in the rematch and eventually moved up to 125 pounds for a flyweight title fight against Valentina Shevchenko. Now with both her mind and body in a good place, Jedrzejczyk is ready to climb back to the top of the mountain where she ruled the 115-pound weight class for more than two years. “I think I sent a strong message to all the strawweights that Joanna is back from the edge and they don’t know what to expect,” Jedrzejczyk said. “I fought for three rounds not with a broken foot but a very swollen foot, it was painful but I did my best. I feel like you could see I can adjust. You can have the perfect plan through the first punch but then you have to take the fight second by second. “I sent a strong message. They don’t know what to expect.” Afficher l’article complet
  17. Bellator 230/Bellator Europe 5 took place on Saturday in Milan, Italy, and it was yet another split-card event. Although the lineup didn’t carry the biggest names, there were some notable results. For more on the numbers, check below for 16 post-event facts to come out of Bellator 230/Bellator Europe 5 * * * * General Betting favorites improved to 10-5 (with two no contests and one draw) in Bellator main events this year. Total fight time for the nine-bout Bellator 230/Bellator Europe 5 main cards was 1:30:03. Bellator 230 Vadim Nemkov’s (11-2 MMA, 4-0 BMMA) four-fight Bellator winning streak in light heavyweight competition is the longest active streak in the division. Nemkov has earned 10 of his 11 career victories by stoppage. Nemkov earned his first submission victory since Apr. 24, 2015 – a span of 1,632 days (more than four years) and 10 fights. Rafael Carvalho (16-4 MMA, 7-3 BMMA) was unsuccessful in his Bellator light heavyweight debut. Carvalho fell to 1-3 in his past four fights dating back to May 2018. Domingos Barros (6-1 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) had his six-fight winning streak snapped for the first defeat of his career. Dragos Zubco (3-1 MMA, 1-0 BMMA) earned the first decision victory of his career. Walter Pugliesi (7-2 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) earned the first decision victory of his career. Related Bellator 230 results: Vadim Nemkov spoils Rafael Carvalho's LHW debut, wins by choke Watch Alessio Sakara dismantle his opponent in 23 seconds at Bellator Europe 5 Bellator Europe 5 results: Melvin Manhoef rolls to first-round finish, ponders future Bellator Europe 5 Melvin Manhoef (32-14-1 MMA, 4-3 BMMA) improved to 2-0 since he returned to the light heavyweight division in June. Manhoef has earned 29 of his 32 career victories by knockout. He’s finished 26 of those wins in Round 1. Ashley Reece (8-2 MMA 2-1 BMMA) has suffered both of his career losses by decision. Alessio Sakara (21-13 MMA, 4-2 BMMA) improved to 5-2 (with one no contest) since his UFC tenure ended in October 2013. Sakara has earned 17 of his 21 career victories by stoppage. That includes all four of his Bellator wins. Sakara’s four knockout victories in Bellator light heavyweight competition are third most in divisional history behind Muhammad Lawal (five) and Liam McGeary. Voir l'article complet
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    UFC 244: Miami vs Stockton

    Fan favorites for their no nonsense, take no prisoners style in the Octagon, welterweights Diaz and Masvidal come into this highly anticipated bout on the heels ...
  19. Leslie Smith (pictured) fights Arlene Blencowe in a featherweight bout at Bellator 233 in Thackerville, Okla., on Nov. 8. | Bellator MMA The next contender for Bellator’s featherweight title could emerge soon. On Monday, officials told MMA Fighting that Leslie Smith (11-7-1) and Arlene Blencowe (12-7) will fight on the main card of Bellator 233 on Nov. 8 at WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. Both women competed at Bellator 224 this past July, with Smith making a successful promotional debut by defeating Sinead Kavanagh via majority decision, and Blencowe needing just 22 seconds to punch out Amanda Bell. Smith has won three straight fights, including her last two in the UFC, while Blencowe has won five of her last six. The Bellator featherweight title is next expected to be contested on Jan. 25, 2020, when defending champion Julia Budd takes on former UFC, Strikeforce, and Invicta FC champion Cris Cyborg. The winner of Smith-Blencowe will likely produce a No. 1 contender. Smith previously fought Cyborg in a 140-pound catchweight bout at UFC 198, with Cyborg winning by first-round TKO, and Blencowe has already fought once for the Bellator title, losing a split decision to Budd at Bellator 189. Afficher l’article complet
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  21. MMA fight announcements are hard to keep track of. With so many outlets and channels for news to break through, it’s nearly impossible to organize. But here at MMA Junkie, we’ve got your back. Each week, we’ll compile all the newly surfaced fights in one spot. Every Monday, expect a feature listing everything you might have missed from the UFC and Bellator. Here are the fight announcements that were broken or confirmed by MMA Junkie from Oct. 7–Oct. 13: Bellator 231: Oct. 25, Uncasville, Conn. Lightweight: Mandel Nallo (7-0 MMA, 2-0 BMMA) vs. Killys Mota (11-1 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) (MMA Junkie) Bellator 232: Oct. 26, Uncasville, Conn. Flyweight: John Lopez (11-4 MMA, 1-1 BMMA) vs. Dan Cormier (8-9 MMA, 0-0 BMMA) UFC on ESPN+ 21: Nov. 9, Sao Paulo Lightweight: Rustam Khabilov (23-4 MMA, 9-3 UFC) vs. Sergey Khandozhko (27-5-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) More matchups on next page: 1 2 …3Voir l'article complet
  22. Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports UFC Mexico was a mixed bag for many, including bantamweight contender Irene Aldana. The event, which took place this past month at Arena Ciudad de Mexico in Mexico City, hosted one of Aldana’s most impressive and dominant wins in her MMA career. It was also her first UFC outing in her home country, and her first win since a setback to Raquel Pennington that snapped a three-fight winning streak. But along with those positives, UFC Mexico also saw some very controversial results, which brought more controversial reactions from the crowd that night in Mexico. “It was a behavior that embarrassed me a lot, and I feel ashamed of that,” Aldana told MMAFighting. “I wasn’t expecting that they were going to act that way, or anything of that level. It was very rude.” In the headliner between Yair Rodriguez and Jeremy Stephens, a commission doctor waived-off the highly anticipated fight just 15 seconds in after an accidental eye poke from Rodriguez rendered Stephens unable to continue. And in the co-main event, an exciting, back-and-forth battle between former strawweight champion Carla Esparza and Alexa Grasso ended in a majority decision win for Esparza. Many thought Grasso had done enough to win, and they loudly booed the result. The unfavorable results for Mexican fighters led to one of the most hostile and disrespectful crowd reactions in UFC history. Both Stephens and Esparza had beer thrown on them and had to be escorted out of the arena by security. “The fact someone poured beer on Carla is a complete insult,” Aldana said. “I wouldn’t like to fight somewhere and have beer poured on me. I think this is something that you can’t let slide or tolerate. I think we need to talk to the people. It’s not really anyone’s fault. These things happen, and I understand that people get angry and get upset. But that’s not the way to be heard. “I’m very proud of Mexico and the people of Mexico, and I know that it wasn’t everyone –only a few. It’s not fair that for those few people, everyone has to pay the price. It was very disappointing to see that disrespect from the public. My dad had beer thrown at him. “I just want to publicly apologize to everyone who was affected at the event and outside of it, because that’s not an image that we want to portray. Maybe they were too passionate – plus, some alcohol (was involved). But either way, it’s not justifiable.” Aldana doesn’t believe the attack towards Stephens and Esparza was personal, but more toward the controversial results for both bouts. “I don’t think the attack was directly towards them,” Aldana said. “The person that threw the beer on Carla had to be drunk and upset about what happened, and I wish that wouldn’t have happened. But I’m happy they stopped him, (and) from what I was told, the guards were able to spot the guy and detain him. “The Mexican people are very warm and receive people who are visiting very well. That was just a moment of anger towards the decision, the judges (and) the outcome. I hope they don’t feel personally attacked and understand that it was just the fault of a few people who got out of hand. We don’t have to generalize.” Esparza also alluded that the incident was fueled by a few “bad apples” in the crowd in her post-fight scrum with the media. But despite it being an issue only involving a some fans, Aldana is concerned that the UFC might be discouraged from returning to Mexico. “I loved fighting in Mexico, and I would love to fight here again, but I’m not too sure the UFC wants to come back after what happened,” she said. “It be a real shame to see them not come back and lose the opportunity to fight in Mexico again because of the few idiots in the crowd. “I think that can happen, and I wouldn’t blame them if they don’t want to return. Maybe they can take certain measures like stop selling alcohol at a certain time. I know it’s nice to be there as a spectator having your beers and all that. But I do think there are strategies worth looking at to make sure crowds don’t get out of control and avoid these type of things.” Despite the unfortunate situation with the crowd, the win over Vanessa Melo at UFC Mexico was still a very important moment in Aldana’s career. Now ranked eighth in the division and being 4-1 in her last five outings, Aldana will continue to look to climb the 135-pound ladder. “Robles” is happy with her performance that night in Mexico, and her progression in her game. “I’ve had harder fights in the UFC, harder opponents, but this was a different test because it was against someone I didn’t really know what they were going to bring to the fight,” Aldana explained. “I wasn’t sure of her fighting style, so it was something that I had to figure out in the moment, but I felt really good. “I was actually more happy with the fact that I felt very comfortable in the Octagon, and I tried new things than the actual victory. I experimented with new techniques that in the past I wouldn’t have dared to try, a lot of new kicks, knees, and a little bit of everything.” Aldana hoped to get a rematch with Pennington next after hearing of Holly Holm’s injury. But she was informed by the UFC that they’re looking to rebooked the matchup for a later date. Regardless, the 31-year-old fighter still got high-profile bout, as she was recently booked to take on second ranked contender Ketlen Vieira at UFC 245 in December. Afficher l’article complet
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  24. Chris Weidman delivered a stunning knockout punch to Anderson Silva and become the UFC Middleweight champion back at UFC 162 in 2013. Weidman faces ...
  25. Ilir Latifi is making a big career change in hopes of turning things around. Latifi will move to heavyweight for his next bout, according to his team. Although Latifi never has missed weight at light heavyweight, he is coming off back-to-back losses for the first time in his career, against Corey Anderson and Volkan Oezdemir, respectively. Latifi (14-7 MMA, 7-5 UFC) fought his first two professional bouts at heavyweight in 2008, a no contest vs. current UFC fighter Blagoy Ivanov and a knockout win over Roman Mihocka. Latifi then made the move down to light heavyweight in 2009 and has competed at 205 pounds ever since. Latifi’s last win came in early 2018, when he scored a “Performance of the Night” submission win over Ovince Saint-Preux. But since then, the 36-year-old has suffered back-to-back losses. He most recently was knocked out by Oezdemir in August at UFC on ESPN+ 14. Latifi alluded to some news coming soon on Instagram. Gallery Volkan Oezdemir vs. Ilir Latifi at UFC on ESPN+ 14: Best photos view 15 images Voir l'article complet
  26. We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN 6 event in Boston. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout below, and we’ll use the official tallies that are registered by Thursday at noon ET (9 a.m. PT). Those MMA Junkie reader consensus picks will be part of the UFC on ESPN 6 event staff predictions we release Thursday ahead of the event. UFC on ESPN 6 takes place Friday at TD Garden in Boston. The card airs on ESPN2. Make your picks for six main card fights inside: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 …8Voir l'article complet
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