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Frankie Edgar Cool With Fighting Soon After Knockout Loss

Former lightweight champ and longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar was supposed to challenge Max Holloway for the belt. But injury put Holloway on the shelf, so Edgar took on up-and-comer Brian Ortega instead.

That didn’t end well. At UFC 222, Ortega knocked Edgar out.

It was the first time Edgar has ever lost via knock out. Shocking, yes. But it happens.

However, Edgar is jumping back in the cage at UFC Fight Night 128 to rematch with Cub Swanson. On April 21. Just a little over a month since he was KO’d.

Technically, the automatic suspension handed down by athletic commission to victims of knockouts is 30 to 60 (or sometimes 90) days. But neurological clearance by a physician can supersede that, so really, the only thing stopping Edgar from getting into the cage too soon is Edgar’s sense of self-preservation.

But when Edgar was on Ariel Helwani’s “The MMA Hour” yesterday, he seemed unconcerned.

“I’m the one in there. I’m the one putting it on the line, and there’s nothing like getting in there and getting a win to erase that last loss. And again, it’ll never erase it, but at least it’ll kinda help deal with that stink, and like you said, give me something positive to kinda focus on instead of focusing on the negative.”

“I was pretty with it,” Edgar said. “I recall the knockout because I didn’t get turned off or anything. Even when I was going down, I knew I had a short time. In my head I was saying, ‘Alright, short time, short time. Let’s try to get through this.’ But obviously he was able to capitalize on it with that uppercut. And even when I fell, as soon as the ref came over me, I said I was good, and maybe I wasn’t — I’m not really complaining about the stoppage, I can see why he stopped it — but I was with it. As soon as he stopped it, I said, ‘I’m good! I’m good!’ I was trying to argue. Obviously I needed a little help [to stand up], but I wasn’t all the way out. I didn’t even have a headache afterwards that night at the hotel or anything.”

Come on, Frankie. We love you. Take care of yourself.

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Rory MacDonald Discusses Teammate Georges St. Pierre’s Legacy, Fighting Future

Georges St. Pierre’s long-time friend and Tristar Gym training partner Rory MacDonald doesn’t believe the former welterweight and middleweight champion is done with the sport.
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Bisping To Rockhold: We’re Not Fighting, Stick To Modeling

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) middleweight champion, Michael Bisping, has once again poured water on matchmaking flames, insisting a rubber match with Luke Rockhold is NOT in the works for July.

Despite opening the door to it just last month.

“I can categorically on the record state that I have not been offered a fight with (Rockhold) on July 7,” the semi-retired Bisping told MMA Fighting. “He shouldn’t be so keen to get knocked out again anyway. Stick to modeling. Judging by his last three fights, MMA certainly doesn’t appear his thing anymore.”

Rockhold recently said his “Count” trilogy was “on the table.”

The 185-pound division has undergone a pretty serious facelift since the last time they shared the Octagon (UFC 199 in June 2016). Robert Whittaker is now the middleweight champion and Yoel Romero — fresh off last month’s romantic massacre of Rockhold — is the No. 1 contender.

What a difference a few months makes.

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Dana White: Chances of Brock Lesnar Fighting in UFC Again Are ‘Very, Very, Very Good’

Perhaps the picture of UFC President Dana White and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taken recently was more than just a publicity stunt.
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Dana White: Chances of Brock Lesnar Fighting in UFC Again Are ‘Very, Very, Very Good’

Perhaps the picture of UFC President Dana White and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taken recently was more than just a publicity stunt.
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Dana White: Chances of Brock Lesnar Fighting in UFC Again Are ‘Very, Very, Very Good’

Perhaps the picture of UFC President Dana White and former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taken recently was more than just a publicity stunt.
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Legacy Fighting Alliance 33 to Include Ex-NFL Star Greg Hardy’s Third Amateur Bout

Greg Hardy’s third mixed martial arts bout will occur on a slightly bigger stage.
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Legacy Fighting Alliance 33 to Include Ex-NFL Star Greg Hardy’s Third Amateur Bout

Greg Hardy’s third mixed martial arts bout will occur on a slightly bigger stage.
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Midnight Mania! St. Pierre had every intention of fighting Robert Whittaker until he got colitis

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Despite what Dana White might tell you, Georges St. Pierre had every intention of honoring his contract and fighting Robert Whittaker at Middleweight. That’s according to his coach John Danaher, who spoke today on the MMA Hour. Unfortunately, colitis, a very serious health condition that has him fasting every other day, interfered. St. Pierre tried to put on weight before his title fight against Michael Bisping at UFC 217; not only was he unable to do so, coming into the fight at just over 190 pounds, but the attempt took a serious toll on his health.

This runs counter to Dana White’s claim that St. Pierre never intended to fight Whittaker. Danaher refuted another claim made by White- that GSP didn’t want to fight anyone at welterweight. According to Danaher, GSP DID want to come back for the welterweight crown once Tyron Woodley became champion. It was Danaher who talked him into moving up to middleweight, and a group of coaches, including Zahabi, Roach, Danaher, met with GSP to come up with a career plan.

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Robert Whittaker is finding some picturesque places to train:

Remember how Jason Knight got docked a point for biting Gabriel Benitez’s fingers? Well, guess what? Benitez shouldn’t have put his fingers in Jason’s mouth, according to the Kid.

Nicco Montano finally has money- but no one will take it without credit.

Will Cain Velasquez actually stay healthy this time?

The two best actors who are also UFC lightweights, want to fight each other. Felder is a trained thespian (theater actor) while Iaquinta apparently was a surprising natural in a TV pilot that was never picked up. What’s really important, though, is that there’s no way this isn’t a barnburner.

Whoever is running Sylvester Stallone’s account pranked us with a “big announcement” that had nothing to do with Brock Lesnar.

Remember Keaton Jones, that kid who was bullied at school? Well, what was apparently a fake account was using that to try and scam folks out of their money.

This was, apparently a fake account.

Aljamain Sterling is surprisingly cool with all the memes about him dabbing after getting knocked out.

This kid is gonna be a monster

Logan Gibson working on his kicks at the @bmfranch tonight. #OhWeThrowingSpinningShitNow

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“Cub Swanson issues a statement after his loss” feels too formal to say he said this:

Even in a loss, Swanson set a record:

McGregor wants this to come across tough, but it’s just a sappy new dad post

My little beast in the making ❤️

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Slips, Rips, KO Clips

A man won an MMA fight with a dragon sleeper.

DRAGON SLEEPER IN MMA! #mma #submission #ufc #prowrestling

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Another knee to the head


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Georges St-Pierre doubles down on disinterest in fighting Conor McGregor

What’s next for GSP after UFC 217? Who knows, but he doesn’t seem interested in fighting Conor McGregor.

While Georges St-Pierre’s return to the UFC isn’t as hotly anticipated as you might expect, there’s still some buzz behind rumors that he and Conor McGregor may scrap if GSP wins at UFC 217 on November 4th. But the hype there sounds more like wishful thinking than anything real. Georges shot down the possibility of them fighting before by saying he doesn’t call out smaller fighters, and now here he is again with Sports Illustrated saying thanks but no thanks to a McGregor fight.

“Nah, I don’t look to set up a fight with Conor,” St-Pierre said. “I’m happy for Conor. He made a lot of money and deserved it. He raised the bar for everybody. He’s the most charismatic guy in MMA right now, the one who sells the most. I am happy for him. He deserve, he work hard for it.”

“I’m focusing on Michael Bisping. We’re in different weight class. I’m focusing on Michael Bisping, one step at a time and you never know what’s going to happen in MMA, you know? I’m not afraid of nobody. I’m very confident in my skill and what I can bring on the table but at the same time I focus on one step at a time, what is ahead of me. I made the mistake in the past of overthinking stuff and when you do that, things doesn’t happen the way you want and waste energy, what I think.”

Well, I feel like that may be a record for canned responses in a single statement. We can only hope that maybe behind St-Pierre’s muted response is some big plans he’s just keeping close to his chest right now. What happened to the GSP that promised to do the biggest fights available, with the hottest stock fighters?

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