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Miocic Rips UFC, Dana White For Brock Lesnar ‘S—t Show’

Prior to his UFC 226 title defense against Daniel Cormier, then-heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, told the combat sports media he would be willing to fight Brock Lesnar after giving birth to his daughter and taking some time off to enjoy her arrival.

But now that Lesnar — and the monster payday that comes with him — has been afforded to Cormier after “DC” captured the crown earlier this month in Las Vegas, Nevada, Miocic has changed his tune on the “shit show” that transpired on fight night.

“It was a shit show and it was disrespectful,” Miocic told ESPN. “I didn’t think that was what the UFC was all about. How can you give a guy a title shot who hasn’t fought in over two years, is suspended, and his last fight is a no-contest because he was taking PEDs?”

To be fair, this happens in other sports too. I remember when the Dallas Cowboys were eliminated from the playoffs in early 2017 but went on to play in the Super Bowl anyway because they can sell more tickets and more network ad space than the Atlanta Falcons.

Oh wait, that never happened, because football is a real sport where records and rankings actually mean something! So sorry. Let’s get back to Miocic, who doesn’t understand the difference between sports and prizefighting, but does recognize the difference between a real apology and a fake one.

“It was like a two-second conversation, [White] apologized for everything that happened in the cage,” Miocic said. “I just said, ‘Whatever.’ The apology didn’t mean anything. That’s what they want to happen.”

I can’t believe Miocic is suggesting this was planned.

Either way, Cormier is expected to fight Lesnar in early 2019, assuming Mark Hunt’s attorneys don’t pull off some kind of wacky injunction. Then again, if you ask this ex-champ, the WWE import is never going to make it to fight night anyway.

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Ronda Rousey Steals The Show At WWE “Money In The Bank”

Former UFC female bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey entered the WWE with mixed reviews.

However, just months into her pro wrestling career, the former Olympian has propelled herself to the top of the list in terms of must-see TV.

On Sunday night, Rousey took on champion Nia Jax at the “Money in the Bank” event from just outside Chicago. And while she was unable to secure the title, Rousey earned raving reviews for her work:

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Is ‘The Sugar Show’ Returning At UFC 229?

Could ‘The Sugar Show’ be the fight that comes right before McGregor vs. Khabib?

The Sugar Show may be returning in October.

That’s according to “Sugar” Sean O’Malley himself, who claimed he was getting the co-main event slot at UFC 229 in October.

”CO MAIN EVENT October 6th in Las Vegas,” the 23 year old prospect wrote on Instagram, alongside video of him knocking out a victim with a spinning hook kick. No potential opponent was named.

CO MAIN EVENT October 6th in Las Vegas . #sugarshow repost: @videofolder

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O’Malley has been out of action since a March 2018 win over Andre Soukhamthath where he badly injured the ligaments in his foot.

“What I understand is it would be better if it was broken because it would be easier to heal than ligament tears,” O’Malley told the MMA Hour back in March. “I think I would almost rather it would be broken, but we’re going to check it out and we’ll see where we can go from there.”

A co-main event placement on any pay-per-view card would be pretty big for O’Malley, but UFC 229 on October 6th could be a career changer: that’s the date the UFC is rumored to be targeting for the massive Conor McGregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov lightweight title fight.

The UFC has been pushing O’Malley hard as a future star since the bantamweight arrived in the organization via Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series a year ago, and he’s rewarded them with gutsy and entertaining wins. A spot just before McGregor vs. Nurmagomedov could help propel O’Malley to proper stardom. At the very least, it guarantees we’ll see a barnburner of a fight leading into the big main event.

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Staredowns! Belfort’s Bathrobe Steals The Show

Casual Thursday?

I guess it was “take your pajamas to work day” in Brazil.

I’m not sure how else to explain Vitor Belfort’s bathrobe at the UFC 224 media day, designed to promote the upcoming pay-per-view (PPV) event this Saturday night (May 12, 2018) in Rio. Credit to opponent Lyoto Machida for staying in character.

Also coming nose-to-nose were Amanda Nunes and Raquel Pennington. They’ll collide for the women’s bantamweight strap in the five-round headliner, while Ronaldo Souza and Kelvin Gastelum try to stay alive in the middleweight title chase by way of UFC 224 co-main event.

See the entire UFC 224 fight card and line up here.

MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC 224 fight card on fight night (click here), starting with the Fight Pass “Prelims” matches online, which are scheduled to begin at 6 p.m. ET, then the remaining undercard balance on FX at 8 p.m. ET, before the PPV main card start time at 10 p.m. ET.

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Watch ‘Bullet’ Show Off Bruised Elbows From UFC Belem

Remember when former UFC women’s bantamweight title challenger Valentina Shevchenko put together one of the most dominant one-sided beatdowns ever in her flyweight debut opposite Priscila Cachoeira at UFC Fight Night 125 in Belem, Brazil, this past February?

Well, despite that submission victory over Cachoeira being nearly two months in the book, “Bullet” is still feeling the after effects of her destruction in South America.

Shevchenko, 30, hurt Cachoeira so badly with ground-and-pound before choking her out in the second frame that her elbows are still battered and bruised. Being in the gym and using those same elbows to train isn’t going to help the Russian’s healing process, but Shevchenko was proud to show off her face-splitting bows earlier this week in the following Instagram post:

#FightersLife #MuaythaiElbow

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“I was thinking, No, I cannot believe that it’s still after from my last in Belem, I still have this injury on my elbow,” Shevchenko said.

“This is what I have — full-of-bruises elbow,” Shevchenko added after taking off her rash guards.

Pretty gnarly, huh?

We see a lot of ferocious ground-and-pound each and every week in mixed martial arts (MMA), especially when UFC is on display, but we rarely see aftermath like this two months removed from a fight. Shevchenko’s complete and utter decimation of Cachoeira didn’t just earn her her first UFC victory at 125 pounds, but it scored her these awesome battle wounds.

Look for Shevchenko to parlay her recent victory at UFC Belem into an eventual title shot with current champion Nicco Montano. And if Cachoeira’s demise is any indication of what “Bullet” can do one weight class lower than her usual stomping grounds then the entire flyweight division better take a vacation to Barbados.

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PFL Partners Up With Reality TV Show King Mark Burnett for Upcoming Season

Professional Fighters League has landed itself a big shark.
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PFL Partners Up With Reality TV Show King Mark Burnett for Upcoming Season

Professional Fighters League has landed itself a big shark.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

PFL Partners Up With Reality TV Show King Mark Burnett for Upcoming Season

Professional Fighters League has landed itself a big shark.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

PFL Partners Up With Reality TV Show King Mark Burnett for Upcoming Season

Professional Fighters League has landed itself a big shark.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Conor McGregor and Max Holloway Show Frankie Edgar Some Love

Frankie Edgar didn’t have to take his UFC 222 fight against Brian Ortega.

Edgar was supposed to face featherweight champ Max Holloway for the belt. But when Holloway dropped out with an injury, young buck Ortega offered up his services. Despite having a well-earned title shot waiting for him, Edgar took the Ortega fight.

And he got knocked out.

Since then, both Holloway and former featherweight (and current lightweight) champ Conor McGregor have chimed in to show Edgar some love. Edgar is, after all, a no-nonsense fighter who’s given everything he has in every fight – a trait that has made him a fighter’s fighter.

How’s that for respect from your peers?

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