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Nunes Believes She’s Already MMA’s GOAT

Amanda Nunes just became the greatest female fighter in mixed martial arts (MMA) history with a 51-second knockout of the seemingly unbeatable featherweight champion Cris Cyborg last month at UFC 232.

As a result of her massive victory over Cyborg, who was widely considered the best women’s fighter of all time, Nunes, who also holds the UFC women’s bantamweight title, now enters 2019 as a double champ. That status can only be shared with the likes of Conor McGregor and Daniel Cormier.

Nunes’ recent dominance over the 135-pound division, which includes finishes over former champions Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate, accompanied with her destruction of Cyborg at UFC 232, make it almost impossible not to consider her the best female fighter ever. Just ask the double champ herself.

“I’m 100 percent sure,” Nunes told TMZ Sports (shown above). “I think everybody says that. Everybody. It’s not even a question anymore. This is my answer: yes, yes, yes, I am.”

With that box checked off, it may be time to consider Nunes one of the best fighters of all time, both male or female. The list is obviously deep with legendary champions like Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre, Fedor Emelianenko, and the aforementioned Cormier, but “Lioness” is quickly creeping into the discussion.

Nunes, who defeated Cyborg, Rousey, and Tate in a combined 295 seconds, believes she’s already there.

“Yeah, definitely,” proclaimed Nunes when asked if she’s the best fighter ever, male or female. “I just beat the most dominant woman on the planet. I just beat the girl, all these female fighters are scared, I just beat that girl everybody thought nobody was ever going to beat again. Ever. She only loses one time in her life and one time after that she never loses for 13 years. I think it was 13 years. I take that fight and it’s only 51 seconds. That is amazing. I’m supposed to be considered everything. The best fighter, the best whatever. I’m supposed to be the No. 1.”

Is she right? Has Nunes done enough to be mentioned alongside the greatest male fighters in MMA history?

Sound off, Maniacs!

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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced.”

“First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the ‘Rizen Fighting Federation.’”

“What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of ‘One Entertainment’ was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide.”

“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately.”

“I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”

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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced.”

“First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the ‘Rizen Fighting Federation.’”

“What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of ‘One Entertainment’ was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide.”

“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately.”

“I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”

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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced.”

“First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the ‘Rizen Fighting Federation.’”

“What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of ‘One Entertainment’ was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide.”

“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately.”

“I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”

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Floyd Mayweather Has Already Bailed on RIZIN Fight

Well, that was quick.

Before the ink was even dry on all the news articles, famed boxer Floyd Mayweather went from fighting Japanese kickboxer Tenshin Nasukawa on RIZIN’s New Years Eve card, to, “Aw, hell no.”

Apparently it was all some sort of misunderstanding…? Or maybe Mayweather finally saw clips of Tenshin fighting and realized he was no Conor McGregor…? Who knows.

Here’s TMZ Sports:

“Now that I am back on U.S. soil after a long and disappointing trip to Tokyo, I now have the time to address you, my fans and the media in regards to the upcoming event on December 31st that was recently announced.”

“First and foremost, I want it to be clear that I, Floyd Mayweather, never agreed to an official bout with Tenshin Nasukawa. In fact (with all due respect) I have never heard of him until this recent trip to Japan. Ultimately, I was asked to participate in a 9 minute exhibition of 3 rounds with an opponent selected by the ‘Rizen Fighting Federation.’”

“What I was originally informed of by Brent Johnson of ‘One Entertainment’ was that this was to be an exhibition put on for a small group of wealthy spectators for a very large fee. This exhibition was previously arranged as a “Special Bout” purely for entertainment purposes with no intentions of being represented as an official fight card nor televised worldwide.”

“Once I arrived to the press conference, my team and I were completely derailed by the new direction this event was going and we should have put a stop to it immediately.”

“I want to sincerely apologize to my fans for the very misleading information that was announced during this press conference and I can assure you that I too was completely blindsided by the arrangements that were being made without my consent nor approval.”

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Dana White: Conor McGregor Has Already Called Wanting a Rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov

The future of the lightweight division will remain murky until the Nevada Athletic Commission decides how to handle to post-fight brawl at UFC 229 involving Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor McGregor and members of both fighters’ corners.
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Conor McGregor Already Training Hard for That Khabib Fight

Last week, troubled Irish lad Conor McGregor accepted a plea deal with the authorities in New York, putting his transgressions against a bus behind him.

Now he’s in the midst of training hard for the next big thing on his plate: a match-up against UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. And that training has apparently taken the form of working out in Central Park.

Look, it’s not really that special what McGregor is doing. You can’t walk 50 feet in that park without running across someone shadowboxing, practicing katas… heck, there are even occasional no-holds-barred fights in there.

But anyway, it’s Conor, so that warrants TMZ Sports capturing it on video.

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Midnight Mania! White: McGregor ‘Faced a Lot of Repercussions’ Already

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Whatever your criticisms of the UFC president, you have to hand it to him: Dana White is a master of hypocrisy whenever there is money involved. In the case of Conor McGregor, where hundreds of millions are potentially at stake, White is truly generous when it comes to letting bygones be bygones. (He has to keep paying for those million-dollar birthday parties, after all) The same man who banned Jason High for life for shoving a referee has decided Conor McGregor — who chucked a dolly at a bus in Brooklyn, injuring two fighters and causing three fight cancellations in an act White called “the most disgusting thing that has every happened in the history of the company” — has paid his dues.

Via MMAJunkie.com:

“Conor has faced a lot of repercussions,” White said after UFC on FOX 30 weigh-ins. “Conor has lost a lot of money and a lot of time. Conor and I are good. We’re good.”

McGregor’s plea deal avoided a felony charge, and instead called for anger management classes and five days of community service. White is now targeting a fight between McGregor and undefeated current lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov for UFC 229 on October 6.

He also gave a nod to the forgotten man at lightweight, former interim champion Tony Ferguson.

“I would love to put (Ferguson) on the same card as Khabib and Conor,” White said.


Insomnia

Zincorp is being sued by Carlos Diego Ferreira for providing tainted supplements- good for him.

Of course Floyd Mayweather is this petty

Accurate

And the wall come tumbling down…

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Jon Jones is just now every single dude on Facebook who posts a shirtless selfie with a semi-spiritual caption he thinks is deep, and also, he assumes, will inspire thirst for him among women.

I was not aware Eddie Alvarez had a Japanese nickname- ‘American Knuckle Star’, which I now prefer over ‘Underground King’.

Cub Swanson staring at Jose Aldo from behind is indeed hilarious


Insomnia

Now THIS is a submission- watch this hammerlock from back control.

Congratulations to Renzo Gracie on still being formidable at 51

Shinya Aoki is still fighting and winning too

Gaston Bolanos fighting in Rome a few weeks ago

There are always more fights


Podcasts and Video

Andrew Richardson and Andrew Coyne break down a winning gameplan for Dustin Poirier

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SwitchKick

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Thug Rose: Jedrzejczyk Already Psyched Herself Out

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) strawweight titleholder, Rose Namajunas, captured the 115-pound crown by obliterating Joanna Jedrzejczyk at the UFC 217 pay-per-view (PPV) event last November in New York City.

That’s probably why the former champion has already psyched herself out ahead of this weekend’s UFC 223 co-main event in Brooklyn, New York, where “Thug” Rose will give Jedrzejczyk a chance to avenge the first defeat of her pro career.

Namajunas talks to FloCombat:

“I think that I took [that intimidation] away from her the minute she knew about me, even before the fight. I think she’s been psyching herself out just by the presence of myself, ever since I’ve been on the scene. I’ve just been freaking her out ever since I’ve been around. I don’t think that’s going to change with this fight. We’re constantly improving my game. My reactions, my reflexes, physically and mentally, it seems like everything is perfect right now for me to be a dominant champion.”

The oddsmakers disagree.

Leading up to their 115-pound do-over, Jedrzejczyk promises to be even more arrogant than she was ahead of UFC 217, despite losing in dramatic fashion her last time out. Namajunas, meanwhile, will continue to play the strong, silent type.

The winner could move on to face Jessica Andrade later this year, unless Jedrzejczyk prevails and the promotion decides to stage a rubber match. To see who else is fighting at UFC 223 click here.

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Floyd Mayweather: I’ve Already Started Training for MMA Debut

Floyd Mayweather tells FightHype.com that he has already started training for his possible mixed martial arts debut, which could come by the end of 2018.
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