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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls for Conor McGregor Fight Following Plea Deal

News of Conor McGregor’s plea deal on Thursday makes him eligible to fight again, and also without travel restrictions. That news was not lost on McGregor’s lightweight rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who promptly called for a title fight against the former divisional champion.
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Khabib Nurmagomedov Calls for Conor McGregor Fight Following Plea Deal

News of Conor McGregor’s plea deal on Thursday makes him eligible to fight again, and also without travel restrictions. That news was not lost on McGregor’s lightweight rival, Khabib Nurmagomedov, who promptly called for a title fight against the former divisional champion.
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Paul Felder Considers Staying at 170 pounds Following Loss to Mike Perry at UFC 226

Paul Felder was a late call up at UFC 226 when he took on Mike Perry after Perry’s original opponent Yancy Medeiros withdrew from the fight a week out. Felder went on to lose to Perry via split decision, though he valiantly fought the majority of the bout with a broken arm and even outscored Perry on one of the judges’ scorecards. Now, the career lightweight is mulling an extended stay at 170 pounds.
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‘Mayday’ Avoids Hand Surgery Following Bellator 202

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Bellator 202 “Budd vs Nogueira” took place July 13, 2018 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Okla. The co-main event featured a vicious knockout by Michael ‘Mayday’ McDonald, after which he was sure that he had broken his hand AGAIN.

Bellator 202 “Budd vs. Nogueira” took place July 13, 2018 at WinStar World Casino and Resort in Thackerville, Oklahoma. The main event saw Julia Budd defend her Featherweight title with a third round TKO against the previously undefeated Talita Nogueira.

The co-main event also featured fireworks as former Bantamweight champion Eduardo Dantas looked to get back on track against former UFC star Michael McDonald. That did not happen though as Dantas got crushed by a right hand, then screwed up his ankle falling down from the blow, leaving himself defenseless for what was officially a knockout at 58 seconds of round one.

McDonald didn’t escape unscathed either and unfortunately that comes as no surprise given “Mayday” vowed to throw lighter punches to not break his right hand again. He didn’t — he broke his left hand instead. In the post-fight interview, he seemed concerned about his future going forward.

“You know man, I broke my left hand, I can feel it, I broke my hand,” he said. “I hit a little too hard for my body frame. I don’t know how long I can do this if I keep breaking my body in every fight.”

Fortunately after a visit to the doctor, McDonald got some better than expected news. The break is confirmed but if there’s such a thing as a “good break” he got it.

In a couple of months McDonald should know if the “no surgery” option worked out, which in theory at least means he could be fighting again before the end of the year.

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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Daniel Cormier Says He Doesn’t Need Jon Jones Following Heavyweight Title Win

Make no mistake, Daniel Cormier would still be up for a third bout with longtime rival Jon Jones.
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Ed Ruth Seeking Spot in Welterweight Grand Prix Following Victory at Bellator 201

Ed Ruth continues to make waves in Bellator MMA, and he’s about ready to set his sights on some bigger-name opposition.
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