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B.J. Penn Wouldn’t Turn Down Opportunity to Fight at UFC Event in Hawaii

There’s at least one opportunity that could convince B.J. Penn to step Octagon one more time.
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UFC’s Jon Anik Discusses How he Treats Every Event Like it’s His Last

Ultimate Fighting Championship lead commentator Jon Anik has talked about his mindset going into each event and how he treats every production like it’s his last.
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Midnight Mania! Porn Site to Stream A Truly Wild MMA Event

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A porn website will be blending their regular product with an MMA event, and I have so many questions.

The webcam streaming site Camsoda will be putting on a mixed martial arts (MMA) event in Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on April 26th. Headlined by former UFC heavyweight champion Ricco Rodriguez against former UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson, “Camsoda Legends” is the most Florida event to happen since bath salts became a thing. It even features Charles “Krazy Horse” Bennett. And yes… the ring girls will be available after the fights as a “special bonus”- as cam girls, in other words.


What makes this even weirder? The fans watching via livestream will be able to pay money to tip the fighters… and to get the fighters to do the moves they want. This is the part I still have questions about. As Ben Fowlkes explains, the press release makes it seem straightforward… but it’s not exactly clear how it will work in reality.

“For the first-time ever, fans will be able to directly interact with fighters in real-time,” it states. “As the fights occur, fans watching the livestream will be able to determine bonus money and provide extra incentive for specific finishing moves.”

The release goes on to say that “specific requests” will be relayed to the fighters during their fights.

“The more a user tips, the more direction over the fights they are afforded,” it adds.

Will the fighters get that money if they go for, say, an armbar, but don’t get it? How are these wishes communicated to the fighters? Won’t the opponent be able to hear that and be able to counter it? Isn’t it somewhat degrading to take MMA fighters, notoriously hard up for cash, and put them onto a porn stream where they have to perform tricks for cash?

Yes, I know, you could ask the same about the cam girls.


Sex and violence have always gone together… so perhaps this was inevitable. Still… it all feels a little like an episode of Black Mirror to me.


Insomnia

Should champions defend their belts against the toughest contenders, or spend their time looking for superfights?

Ouch

Oezdemir vs. Shogun is a good matchup but it’s pretty wild Shogun is still relevant at light heavyweight so far into his decline.

This wrestling counter is interesting

Aljamain Sterling is convinced PED users are pathetic.

Masvidal shut Ali Abdelaziz down for saying he turned down Kamaru Usman


Slips, Rips, KO Clips

Takeru, is, of course, incredible.

This flurry was incredible


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Heavy Hands

Fights Gone By


Random Land

Did he just bounce the puck off his stick mid-air and then knock it into the goal without it ever touching the ice?

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Alexander Volkov Seeking Heavyweight Title Shot at UFC’s Debut Event in Russia

Stipe Miocic is already slated to defend the heavyweight crown against Daniel Cormier in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 226, but once that concludes, Alexander Volkov believes he has the resume to be next in line.
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Alexander Volkov Seeking Heavyweight Title Shot at UFC’s Debut Event in Russia

Stipe Miocic is already slated to defend the heavyweight crown against Daniel Cormier in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 226, but once that concludes, Alexander Volkov believes he has the resume to be next in line.
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Alexander Volkov Seeking Heavyweight Title Shot at UFC’s Debut Event in Russia

Stipe Miocic is already slated to defend the heavyweight crown against Daniel Cormier in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 226, but once that concludes, Alexander Volkov believes he has the resume to be next in line.
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Alexander Volkov Seeking Heavyweight Title Shot at UFC’s Debut Event in Russia

Stipe Miocic is already slated to defend the heavyweight crown against Daniel Cormier in a champion vs. champion superfight at UFC 226, but once that concludes, Alexander Volkov believes he has the resume to be next in line.
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Bellator 196 Gets New Main Event with Benson Henderson vs. Roger Huerta

Roger Huerta will return to the Bellator cage for the first time since 2010 when he meets Benson Henderson in the new Bellator 196 headliner.
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Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicila to Serve as Co-Main Event at Bellator 198

A featherweight showdown pitting Emmanuel Sanchez against Sam Sicilia will co-headline Bellator 198.
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Emmanuel Sanchez vs. Sam Sicila to Serve as Co-Main Event at Bellator 198

A featherweight showdown pitting Emmanuel Sanchez against Sam Sicilia will co-headline Bellator 198.
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