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UFC 232 Primer: Cyborg vs. Nunes Is the Biggest Fight in WMMA But No One Cares

Next weekend, after all your presents have been unwrapped and you’ve cashed in those Walmart giftcards, is UFC 232. It’s the UFC’s year-end pay-per-view, and since the organization likes to make a big deal of those, they’ve finagled Jon Jones to come back and rematch Alexander Gustafsson.

Naturally, the Jones vs. Gustafsson fight is garnering all the attention. Which sucks, because the biggest female match-up to make in the entire sport is going down with featherweight champ Cris Cyborg fighting bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes. And no one cares!

Here’s Cyborg falling on her face because she gets no love:

Few champs can claim the kind of dominance Cyborg has shown – not just in the UFC, but in her entire MMA career. She’s an absolute killer. And after taking out Holly Holm, who was perceived to be the greatest striking threat in the division, what’s left? A superfight, of course.

Which brings us to the other half of this equation: Nunes. Nunes is a power puncher, and blah, blah, blah. Look, the greatest thing Nunes has ever done outside of becoming champ is this:

So who’s going to be tuning in to watch two of the best female fighters go at it in a superfight vs. who’s tuning in for unrepentant drug addict Jon Jones?

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UFC 232 Primer: Cyborg vs. Nunes Is the Biggest Fight in WMMA But No One Cares

Next weekend, after all your presents have been unwrapped and you’ve cashed in those Walmart giftcards, is UFC 232. It’s the UFC’s year-end pay-per-view, and since the organization likes to make a big deal of those, they’ve finagled Jon Jones to come back and rematch Alexander Gustafsson.

Naturally, the Jones vs. Gustafsson fight is garnering all the attention. Which sucks, because the biggest female match-up to make in the entire sport is going down with featherweight champ Cris Cyborg fighting bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes. And no one cares!

Here’s Cyborg falling on her face because she gets no love:

Few champs can claim the kind of dominance Cyborg has shown – not just in the UFC, but in her entire MMA career. She’s an absolute killer. And after taking out Holly Holm, who was perceived to be the greatest striking threat in the division, what’s left? A superfight, of course.

Which brings us to the other half of this equation: Nunes. Nunes is a power puncher, and blah, blah, blah. Look, the greatest thing Nunes has ever done outside of becoming champ is this:

So who’s going to be tuning in to watch two of the best female fighters go at it in a superfight vs. who’s tuning in for unrepentant drug addict Jon Jones?

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Colby Covington on Scrapped Nick Diaz Fight: He’s Washed Up, He’s Done

A welterweight bout between former interim welterweight champion Colby Covington and Nick Diaz was rumored to be in the works for the main event at UFC 230 last month before the promotion decided to go with the heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Derrick Lewis.
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Who Should Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Next? – Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the game “Who Should Khabib Fight Next?” The premise is that UFC lightweight champ in Khabib Nurmagomedov is dominant, and needs an opponent after he clears the gaping legal maw of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib ideally deserves a money fight. But he just beat Conor McGregor pretty handily, forcing the Irishman to tap. So… who should be next? I say a good option would be Al Iaquinta.

Forget names like Tony Ferguson. The MMA Gods have made it clear that pairing will never happen. And Conor needs an easy fight next, otherwise he’s in danger of losing some of his precious luster. Who else is there that could move the needle?

How about the last person to go the distance with the Dagestani grinder? You know, the dude who took the matchup on about a day’s notice, and ended up going the distance. Heck, for his sheer grit, Iaquinta earned Khabib’s respect. So much so that Khabib watched “Ragin’ Al” beat up Kevin Lee this past weekend intently.

If Iaquinta was able to withstand Khabib’s withering beatdown and go a full five rounds, how well would Iaquinta do with, say, a full fight camp to prepare?

After beating up Lee, Iaquinta wasted no time crapping on McGregor and demanding a rematch with Khabib. As per MMAFighting:

“If Conor thinks he’s getting a rematch before me, I think that’s some nonsense,” Iaquinta said after defeating Kevin Lee via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday night.”

“I’m the guy who if he wants to get a rematch, I’m the guy,” Iaquinta said. “No immediate rematch for him, he tapped out. I took it like man on a week’s notice, he had all the time in the world to prepare, and he wanted a way out.”

In case he hadn’t made his point clearly enough, he made sure to punctuate it “Raging Al”-style.

“I’m the f*cking guy in this division.”

What do you think? Not just if Iaquinta has a chance in beating Khabib, but if this is a worthwhile fight to make?

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Who Should Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Next? – Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the game “Who Should Khabib Fight Next?” The premise is that UFC lightweight champ in Khabib Nurmagomedov is dominant, and needs an opponent after he clears the gaping legal maw of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib ideally deserves a money fight. But he just beat Conor McGregor pretty handily, forcing the Irishman to tap. So… who should be next? I say a good option would be Al Iaquinta.

Forget names like Tony Ferguson. The MMA Gods have made it clear that pairing will never happen. And Conor needs an easy fight next, otherwise he’s in danger of losing some of his precious luster. Who else is there that could move the needle?

How about the last person to go the distance with the Dagestani grinder? You know, the dude who took the matchup on about a day’s notice, and ended up going the distance. Heck, for his sheer grit, Iaquinta earned Khabib’s respect. So much so that Khabib watched “Ragin’ Al” beat up Kevin Lee this past weekend intently.

If Iaquinta was able to withstand Khabib’s withering beatdown and go a full five rounds, how well would Iaquinta do with, say, a full fight camp to prepare?

After beating up Lee, Iaquinta wasted no time crapping on McGregor and demanding a rematch with Khabib. As per MMAFighting:

“If Conor thinks he’s getting a rematch before me, I think that’s some nonsense,” Iaquinta said after defeating Kevin Lee via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday night.”

“I’m the guy who if he wants to get a rematch, I’m the guy,” Iaquinta said. “No immediate rematch for him, he tapped out. I took it like man on a week’s notice, he had all the time in the world to prepare, and he wanted a way out.”

In case he hadn’t made his point clearly enough, he made sure to punctuate it “Raging Al”-style.

“I’m the f*cking guy in this division.”

What do you think? Not just if Iaquinta has a chance in beating Khabib, but if this is a worthwhile fight to make?

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Latest Bellator 214 Fight Card, Rumors For ‘Fedor Vs. Bader’

Fedor vs Bader

Event: Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader”
Date: Sat., Jan. 26, 2019, on Paramount Network
Location: The Forum in Inglewood, California

Bellator 214 Main Event:

265 lbs.: Fedor Emelianenko (38-5, 1 NC) vs. Ryan Bader (26-5)

Bellator 214 Main Card (9 p.m. ET):

185 lbs.: Middleweight champion Gegard Mousasi (45-6-2) vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. (9-0)
145 lbs.: Aaron Pico (4-1) vs. Henry Corrales (16-3)
265 lbs.: Jake Hager (0-0) vs. J.W. Kiser (0-1)

Bellator 214 “Prelims” Undercard (7 p.m. ET):

155 lbs.: Mike Segura (9-6) vs. Richard LeRoy (7-1)
155 lbs.: Jorge Juarez (3-0) vs. David Pacheco (0-0)
145 lbs.: Jay-Jay Wilson (1-0) vs. Tyler Beneke (0-0)
185 lbs.: Bobby Newman (0-0) vs. Christopher Reyes (0-0)
170 lbs.: Jesse Merritt (5-4) vs. Thor Skancke (10-8-1)
265 lbs.: Sean Johnson (3-1, 1 NC) vs. Arturo Rivas (5-2)

To check out the latest Bellator MMA-related news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive news archive right here.

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Who Should Khabib Nurmagomedov Fight Next? – Part 2

It’s time for part 2 of the game “Who Should Khabib Fight Next?” The premise is that UFC lightweight champ in Khabib Nurmagomedov is dominant, and needs an opponent after he clears the gaping legal maw of the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Khabib ideally deserves a money fight. But he just beat Conor McGregor pretty handily, forcing the Irishman to tap. So… who should be next? I say a good option would be Al Iaquinta.

Forget names like Tony Ferguson. The MMA Gods have made it clear that pairing will never happen. And Conor needs an easy fight next, otherwise he’s in danger of losing some of his precious luster. Who else is there that could move the needle?

How about the last person to go the distance with the Dagestani grinder? You know, the dude who took the matchup on about a day’s notice, and ended up going the distance. Heck, for his sheer grit, Iaquinta earned Khabib’s respect. So much so that Khabib watched “Ragin’ Al” beat up Kevin Lee this past weekend intently.

If Iaquinta was able to withstand Khabib’s withering beatdown and go a full five rounds, how well would Iaquinta do with, say, a full fight camp to prepare?

After beating up Lee, Iaquinta wasted no time crapping on McGregor and demanding a rematch with Khabib. As per MMAFighting:

“If Conor thinks he’s getting a rematch before me, I think that’s some nonsense,” Iaquinta said after defeating Kevin Lee via unanimous decision in the main event of UFC on FOX 31 on Saturday night.”

“I’m the guy who if he wants to get a rematch, I’m the guy,” Iaquinta said. “No immediate rematch for him, he tapped out. I took it like man on a week’s notice, he had all the time in the world to prepare, and he wanted a way out.”

In case he hadn’t made his point clearly enough, he made sure to punctuate it “Raging Al”-style.

“I’m the f*cking guy in this division.”

What do you think? Not just if Iaquinta has a chance in beating Khabib, but if this is a worthwhile fight to make?

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Bellator 213 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; Carvalho, Kala Hose Heavy

The undefeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is set to defend her belt in her home state of Hawaii, fighting there for the first time in her career against Valerie Letourneau
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Bellator 213 Weigh-in Results: Title Fight Set; Carvalho, Kala Hose Heavy

The undefeated Ilima-Lei Macfarlane is set to defend her belt in her home state of Hawaii, fighting there for the first time in her career against Valerie Letourneau
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Kamaru Usman Reveals Signed Bout Agreement for Proposed Tyron Woodley Fight

Kamaru Usman is putting the pressure on Tyron Woodley.
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