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Midnight Mania! Roy Jones Jr. gets decision win in final fight, says Anderson Silva is only other option

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Roy Jones Jr. officially capped a long and illustrious career, tonight on UFC Fight Pass. He was unable to put away his overmatched opponent, Scott Sigmon, who he styled on for 10 rounds, winning 98-92 on all three scorecards. Sigmon stayed game, coming forward, thumping at Roy’s body with arm punches to the body.

Compared to Roy Jones Jr., he was clearly athletically out of his depth, something the commentators were very open about. Roy revealed that he had torn his bicep before the fight, perhaps the reason he wasn’t able to get the KO.

I don’t make excuses, but all y’all can call the Andrews Institute and they’ll tell you that last week, I tore my left bicep once again. But because it was Pensacola, I refused to pull out.

Roy reiterated afterwards what he stated beforehand- that Anderson Silva is the only matchup that could draw him out of retirement.

Last but not least, Dana, I know you listening. I know Anderson’s suspended, but that’s the ONLY fight that Roy Jones may return to the ring for. Other than that, chapter closed.


How to shake Andrei Arlovski’s hand so he doesn’t attack.

This Pay-Per-View (PPV) is… lacking in depth, but the main event is amazing.

#good vs #evil

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This is a fascinating matchup.

Looks like Chiesa vs. Pettis is official for Brooklyn!

UFC 223

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Happy birthday to Kimbo Slice. Rest in power.

Don’t ever do this.

Slips, Rips, and Left Hook Clips

I was thinking about left hooks today and look at this.

This was cool too


Great fight

Some Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu

Fight Bookings

Good Reads

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Firaz Zahabi lends his analytical weight to this matchup:

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With Nate Diaz Fight No Longer an Option, Tyron Woodley Elects to Undergo Shoulder Surgery

Since fighting Nate Diaz at UFC 219 is apparently no longer an option, Tyron Woodley is going to make sure he is 100 percent healthy before he makes his next Octagon appearance.
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Midnight Mania! Conor McGregor praises Holloway, says rematch is an option

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It’s been a good week for the young Hawaiian, Max “Blessed” Holloway, the UFC featherweight champion of the world. It was announced yesterday he will headline UFC 218 in Detroit, the main attraction of a card that also features Francis Ngannou vs. Alastair Overeem, Sergio Pettis against Henry Cejudo, and Justin Gaethje vs. Eddie Alvarez. His opponent is the venerable Frankie Edgar, whose never-say-die style means certain fireworks come December 2nd. Max is the considerable favorite:

As if that were not enough, Conor McGregor was singing his praises last week in Scotland (just before getting incredibly wasted and having a drink thrown in his face). McGregor said that Holloway has impressed him since they met back in 2012, a fight McGregor won by unanimous decision. McGregor first reminded the crowd how one-sided that fight had been, via MMAFighting.com’s Petesy Carroll:

“I sonned that young boy,” McGregor told Caroline Pearce to the elation of the crowd.

McGregor went on to say that, as someone who has taken high-profile losses, he has been impressed with how Holloway bounced back.

“He’s done a great job. He’s climbed up and claimed that featherweight belt. You see some fights, and so do the public, you see him go in there and you watch him win or lose and you watch how they act and how they carry on.

“He lost to me and he took it on the chin, he kept his mind frame sharp. Same with Poirier, he’s another guy who kept his mind frame sharp and carried on. Alvarez as well, he took it well – you’ve got to take it on the f**king chin.

“You’re gonna win some, you’re gonna lose some. Get back on your bike, study the game a bit more, put in that extra bit of work and correct those errors that you’ve seen – carry on.

“That’s what I’m doing. That’s what I’ve seen (Holloway) doing. He went on to capture the unified belt off of Aldo, even though I beat both of them. Look, it’s a hard one for me that one.”

McGregor is nothing if not a man with options. The absentee Lightweight champion is at the top of the MMA mountain in every possible way, enjoying his $ 100,000,000 payday from his foray into boxing against Floyd Mayweather. The 155-lb. division has proliferated with options in his absence. Kevin Lee and Tony Ferguson fight this weekend; Nate Diaz awaits his trilogy fight; Justin Gaethje could very well blossom into a must-see fight; Khabib Nurmagomedov has a unique stylistic and cultural appeal; Edson Barboza is a dark horse contender, and that is to say nothing of the chances McGregor fights someone like Georges St. Pierre, Tyron Woodley, or Paulie Malignaggi. But Holloway makes it onto that list regardless. McGregor doesn’t plan on returning to featherweight, but we could see a five-round rematch at lightweight down the road.

“If he wants to come up, then maybe. We’ll figure it out,” he said. “That’s another option, but it’s a low down the totem pole option.”

In the meantime, Holloway is happy with his new contract.


It’s good to be pissed off at the end of a training camp. Derrick Lewis is in the right head-space ahead of his bout with Fabricio Werdum.


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The Black Beast also remains one of the funniest accounts on Instagram.

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Andrei Arlovski is finding a second career as an actor/stuntman. This scene is great.

Daniel Cormier responds to Oezdemir’s boasts of finishing him inside two minutes:

Kevin Lee’s choice of attire today drew mixed responses, to say the least.

Angela Hill responded to Kevin Lee’s attire with what I believe are Usher lyrics.

Forrest Griffin thinking maybe death threats are a step too far is Good Forrest Griffin:

Mike Perry responds to the nicest former UFC champion around:

Who… who says this?? Professional boxer Kid Chocolate, apparently.

Cast your bread upon the waters, and it will return to you after many days.

Nate Quarry’s response:

One thing about Cody Garbrandt: he has what they call loyalty. Here he works pads with his uncle:

Dillashaw, meanwhile, has been training his boxing with Cub Swanson:

#boxing #mma #striking #ufc217 #ufc #virusintl #musclepharm #roadback2gold @jarchmma @cubswanson : @marloweholt

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A UFC fighter, in this case Felice Herrig, sharing conspiracy speculation from a questionable source? What else is new?

Tony Ferguson explains why he capitalizes the first letter of every tweet. You want a thesis in APA format instead? He can do that too.

Rachael Ostovich is fighting Melinda Fabian next week on TUF:

Valentina Shevchenko might be the most outdoorsy WMMA fighter out there:

Slips, Rips and KO Clips


I’ll be honest: my knee doesn’t raise this high. That’s a KO via flexibility.

This does look like a fun card:

Podcasts and Video

In case y’all forgot:

Flyin Brian J breaks down the main even this weekend:

Heavy Hands:

Watch Mackenzie Dern fight for free. She returns to Legacy Fighting Championship next Friday.

Working and training MMA simultaneously is a more common occurrence than you might think.

Random Land

This actually happened and it is less ridiculous than anything else in the political landscape these days. Equifax somehow came out of this data-hacking scandal with the gift of a federal contract with millions of dollars attached.

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Bisping Still Doesn’t Deserve a Title Shot… But He’s the UFC’s Best Option

As Jim Genia reported earlier today, Michael “The Count” Bisping has received the next crack at UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Bisping will replace the injured Chris Weidman, who pulled out of the show due to a neck injury, in the main event of UFC 199 at the Forum in Los Angeles. Fans of “The Count” will say […]

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Sarah Kaufman still wants Miesha Tate, but Cat Zingano would be ‘a great option’

MONTREAL — After a submission loss to Alexis Davis, Sarah Kaufman talks wanting to face Miesha Tate or Cat Zingano, getting caught in the Davis armbar and whether or not she would be willing to fight Davis for a fourth time.

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Ronda Rousey Not An Option For UFC 173, Says Dana White

UFC president Dana White could call Ronda Rousey and ask the female bantamweight champion to step in and fill the main event slot vacated for UFC 173 by Chris Weidman. White, though, told Newsday that he’s “not gonna do that to her.” Rousey is currently filming scenes for her role in “Entourage” and has targeted […]

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Benson Henderson vs. T.J. Grant lightweight title fight an option for UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut


Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White teased earlier this week that there are a number of fights under consideration for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut event headliner, and now we know Benson Henderson vs. T.J. Grant for the lightweight title is on the list of possibilities.

Going in to Saturday’s (May 25, 2013) UFC 160 event, White said he had four potential fights in mind to serve as the main event on Aug. 17, 2013 in Boston, Mass., but first he had to see how a number of situations played out.

With Grant obliterating Gray Maynard for a first-round knockout in Las Vegas to secure his shot at the gold, White felt comfortable revealing the next 155-pound title fight could fall onto the FOX Sports 1 debut card; however, he was ultimately non-committal about the date for the match up, and was unwilling to share the other potential fights that could serve as the main event.

“There’s four fights we’re looking at right now for that show. That’s one of them,” White said following UFC 160.

With Grant coming out of his win over “The Bully” relatively unscathed, UFC officials could look to put the title fight together for just under three months from now.

The Canadian expressed interest in having the match up take place at UFC 165 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada this September, but at the end of the day is willing to fight “Smooth” anywhere.

As of now, only one major fight has been confirmed for the UFC on FOX Sports 1 debut card, and that’s a Heavyweight match up between Alistair Overeem and Travis Browne.

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Ronda Rousey: I’m Cris Cyborg’s Only Option

Ronda Rousey could fight Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos at 145 pounds, but she doesn’t see the need to.
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Michael Bisping: As of right now, training isn’t even an option (Video)

Although UFC  middleweight contender  Michael Bisping went through a successful surgery to repair his torn menisucs, his road to the belt will have to be put on hold for a bit longer. Bisping stated that as of now, he can’t even give the UFC an estimate of when he will return. “Who knows? I’ve never …

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