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UFC 224 Primer: Vitor Belfort Could Actually Retire This Time – No, Really

One-hundred year-old vial of synthetic testosterone Vitor Belfort might actually retired this weekend at UFC 224. No, really, it’s true.

The UFC 19 vet (!) is slated to face former champ Lyoto Machida, and as long as the fight doesn’t get canceled at the last minute (for whatever reason; seriously, just pick one), this could be it.

Oh man, this has been a long time coming. Especially since the UFC cracked down on testosterone replacement therapy, and steroids, and anything else that might enhance performance that Belfort has very likely already used ten times.

Here’s a clip of Belfort with superpowers:

Thankfully, stringent drug screening has seen those powers decline. Now, Belfort fights like he’s been in the game for ten years too long (which is accurate).

So yeah, this may be it for him, with UFC 224 and Machida giving Belfort the send-off he deserves after so many years of cheating.

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Invicta FC 29 Results: Sarah Kaufman Wins a Belt, Julia Avila Gets a Nasty Injury

Invicta FC 29 was Friday night, and the all-female MMA promotion brought us the usual gleeful violence and technique – as well as a pretty nasty injury.

In the main event, UFC vet Sarah Kaufman just about ate opponent Katharina Lehner for dinner.

Kaufman tore her up on the feet, worked her over on the ground, and finally, in Round 3, tapped her out with a choke. Kaufman earned an Invicta bantamweight belt for her efforts.

Meanwhile, UFC vet Pearl Gonazalez got a submission win over Barbara Acioly earlier in the night, while relative unknowns Julia Avila and Marciea Allen fought for just under a minute for Avila suffered a compound fracture in her finger while parrying a kick. Yikes.

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Here’s a recap in video form:

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Invicta FC 29 Results: Sarah Kaufman Wins a Belt, Julia Avila Gets a Nasty Injury

Invicta FC 29 was Friday night, and the all-female MMA promotion brought us the usual gleeful violence and technique – as well as a pretty nasty injury.

In the main event, UFC vet Sarah Kaufman just about ate opponent Katharina Lehner for dinner.

Kaufman tore her up on the feet, worked her over on the ground, and finally, in Round 3, tapped her out with a choke. Kaufman earned an Invicta bantamweight belt for her efforts.

Meanwhile, UFC vet Pearl Gonazalez got a submission win over Barbara Acioly earlier in the night, while relative unknowns Julia Avila and Marciea Allen fought for just under a minute for Avila suffered a compound fracture in her finger while parrying a kick. Yikes.

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Here’s a recap in video form:

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Bellator’s Promoter Driving Organization Fast and Furiously

Promoter Scott Coker made Strikeforce into something great – so great, in fact, that the UFC felt the need to buy it and take it apart.

Then Coker was brought on by Viacom to run Bellator, and now here we are, with a heavyweight grand prix tournament underway and… man, I can even begin to speculate what rapper 50 Cent’s tweet could mean. Is he going to fight in Bellator? Perform at an event? Invest? Who knows.

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Bellator’s Promoter Driving Organization Fast and Furiously

Promoter Scott Coker made Strikeforce into something great – so great, in fact, that the UFC felt the need to buy it and take it apart.

Then Coker was brought on by Viacom to run Bellator, and now here we are, with a heavyweight grand prix tournament underway and… man, I can even begin to speculate what rapper 50 Cent’s tweet could mean. Is he going to fight in Bellator? Perform at an event? Invest? Who knows.

Bellator

Bellator’s Promoter Driving Organization Fast and Furiously

Promoter Scott Coker made Strikeforce into something great – so great, in fact, that the UFC felt the need to buy it and take it apart.

Then Coker was brought on by Viacom to run Bellator, and now here we are, with a heavyweight grand prix tournament underway and… man, I can even begin to speculate what rapper 50 Cent’s tweet could mean. Is he going to fight in Bellator? Perform at an event? Invest? Who knows.

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Bellator’s Promoter Driving Organization Fast and Furiously

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Promoter Scott Coker made Strikeforce into something great – so great, in fact, that the UFC felt the need to buy it and take it apart.

Then Coker was brought on by Viacom to run Bellator, and now here we are, with a heavyweight grand prix tournament underway and… man, I can even begin to speculate what rapper 50 Cent’s tweet could mean. Is he going to fight in Bellator? Perform at an event? Invest? Who knows.

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Invicta FC 29 Primer: The Adventures of Sarah Kaufman

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Tonight is another installment of the all-female promotion of Invicta FC, with Invicta 29 giving us the latest in the adventures of Sarah Kaufman.

You might recall Kaufman as the veteran fighter who, alongside the likes of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, ushered in the modern era of female mixed martial arts. And sure, her career in the Octagon sort of petered out, but she’s in the minor leagues of Invicta now, which is like putting an old shark in a pool full of guppies.

The shark is still a shark, and it’s gonna eat.

Anyway, Kaufman is headlining the event opposite Katharina Lehner, and there’s a bantamweight title up for grabs. Also on the card: UFC vet Pearl Gonzalez, Pannie Kianzad, and a bunch of other ladies you don’t know.

If you’re considering tuning in, do it for Kaufman, who could conceivably punch her ticket back to the UFC with an impressive win.

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Invicta FC 29 Primer: The Adventures of Sarah Kaufman

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Tonight is another installment of the all-female promotion of Invicta FC, with Invicta 29 giving us the latest in the adventures of Sarah Kaufman.

You might recall Kaufman as the veteran fighter who, alongside the likes of Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, ushered in the modern era of female mixed martial arts. And sure, her career in the Octagon sort of petered out, but she’s in the minor leagues of Invicta now, which is like putting an old shark in a pool full of guppies.

The shark is still a shark, and it’s gonna eat.

Anyway, Kaufman is headlining the event opposite Katharina Lehner, and there’s a bantamweight title up for grabs. Also on the card: UFC vet Pearl Gonzalez, Pannie Kianzad, and a bunch of other ladies you don’t know.

If you’re considering tuning in, do it for Kaufman, who could conceivably punch her ticket back to the UFC with an impressive win.

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The Mystery of the Disappearing UFC Champ

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It’s easy to forget what happened on any given season of The Ultimate Fighter. After all, there have been about two billion of them.

But what if that particular season crowned a champion in a new UFC division?

It seems like maybe forgetting about that champ would be harder to do… so congrats to TUF 26 winner and inaugural women’s flyweight champ Nicco Montano for pulling off the impossible.

Montano beat Roxanne Modafferi at the TUF 26 Finale and was crowned queen of an entirely new weight class. Then the Navajo warrior fell off the face of the Earth. What the heck happened?

According to Montano, tons and tons of health issues. Yikes.

4/24/18 This is where you should be getting your resources. #Repost @ndnsports with @get_repost ・・・ Fight Status Update from UFC Flyweight Champion Nicco Montano (Navajo): “I’ve been working on keeping an optimistic mindset through my chronic bacterial infection. It’s been keeping me out of the gym 2 weeks at a time. So I did blood work to make sure my system wasn’t crashing…and everything looked healthy, however my immune system is its own thang and is total crap right now, and has been for the whole year. It’s most likely due to a number of things, 4 weight cuts in 4 months is one. My birth control was another, so first thing I did was take out my implant. Second thing I’m going to do is remove my tonsils since my body randomly started rejecting them, however due to my immune system failing I currently have a respiratory infection and might not be able to undergo the surgery anytime soon. Since the beginning of the year I’ve been sick with streptococcus, flu, ear infections, sinus infections, and now this. All I want to do is train, that’s all I know! If you watched The Ultimate Fighter Season 26 or been around me in training, you know how hard I work, so being off the mats for weeks on end is not part of my regimen. I’m letting y’all know so I can stop getting asked when my next fight is. I clearly would love to get back in the octagon, but I’ve got to handle my battles one at a time.” #NativeAthlete #Navajo #UFC #TheChamp #GetWellSoon

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