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Lightweights Beneil Dariush, Bobby Green To Square Off at UFC 222 in Las Vegas

The UFC’s trip home to Las Vegas in March has a new addition to the card.
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Georges St. Pierre Hints That UFC Return Could Come at Madison Square Garden

The ideal date for Georges St. Pierre’s Octagon return, at least according to Dana White, is UFC 213 on July 8.
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Midnight Mania! Georges St-Pierre hints he may fight at Madison Square Garden ‘in a few months’

Bringing you the weird and wild from the world of MMA each and every weeknight …

Welcome to Midnight Mania! Tonight, we’ve got Georges St-Pierre hinting that he may be fighting at Madison Square Garden, Tony Ferguson the Super Saiyan, Jorge Masvidal blasting Michael Bisping, a 13 year old beating a 34 year old in mixed martial arts (MMA), knockouts, headlines from today, and much more!

What towel is he twirling?!?!?!

Georges St-Pierre has been unable to nail down a date for his dance with Michael Bisping yet, but while we are waiting on the “when,” he gave a clue as to a possible “where.” While Canadiens fans may be offended by his choice of Rangers-related paraphernalia here, he says he may be fighting in Madison Square Garden “in a few months.” That could mean late this summer or early fall. Madison Square Garden is an appropriate venue for a fight involving St-Pierre, and surely many of his fellow Canadians would make the trek down to New York City in support. Assuming the fight is still against Bisping, that would also be one flight away for many of the Middleweight champion’s British supporters.

Bobs and Weaves

Tony Ferguson is hungry!

Felice Herrig admits there is a devil inside her.

Jorge Masvidal is not holding back on his hot takes these days, and this isn’t the first shot he’s taken at Michael Bisping.

Also, a reminder that Masvidal is awesome.

Raymond Daniels with the most extra counter to a leg kick of all time.

You know that 12 year old who’s going to fight an adult? Well, time is a flat circle, especially in Japanese MMA. This has happened before, and guess what? The 13 year old won!

Pro Fight League (formerly WSOF) has the best ring girls, apparently.

Dominick Cruz meeting Sabertooth has me thinking of a movie scene …

This is more or less how Dominick Cruz fights, and more or less how he lost to Garbrandt. (More or less)

Interesting documentary:

Paul Felder is down to fight Stevie Ray:

Cain Velasquez messing with some big chickens

Speaking of Heavyweights, Francis Ngannou moved to Las Vegas recently

This is near-perfect technique, and it’s addictive to watch

Slips, Rips, and Knockout Clips

Joanna is the greatest female mixed martial artist competing today, while Jessica Andrade is a credible threat to her reign. In other words, looking forward to UFC 211’s co-main event!

Next Saturday night @joannajedrzejczyk heads to Dallas to defend her world title at #ufc211 #AndStill

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I forgot that Demian Maia was fighting at UFC 211 because it’s actually too deep. The question is, will he meet the same fate Jacare met against Whittaker, or will he do this again?

I posted this before, but it’s so fast:

I have a friend who spent a lot of time explaining how you can just spin and keep it going in a fight. It seems he was onto something.

This right here is why I don’t get into street fights.

This is the best I’ve seen a block work in a street fight. He caught the bicep to stop the hook. That’s the kind of centerline control Wing Chun talks about.

Quick Hits

  • Artem Lobov wants a fight with the Korean Superboy, and after seeing that his chin is pure titanium against Swanson, I’m completely fine with that.
  • Champions.co did a promo video to show you Derrick Lewis’ sophisticated side. It’s predictably hilarious.
  • An ACB event got canceled in Russia because of ethnic and political tension. Karim Zidan has the full story.
  • Chuck Liddell is thinking of coming back? Let’s not do this. Let’s please not do this.

Random Land

Stay woke, Maniacs!

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Georges St. Pierre Hints That UFC Return Could Come at Madison Square Garden

The ideal date for Georges St. Pierre’s Octagon return, at least according to Dana White, is UFC 213 on July 8.
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Georges St. Pierre Hints That UFC Return Could Come at Madison Square Garden

The ideal date for Georges St. Pierre’s Octagon return, at least according to Dana White, is UFC 213 on July 8.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Georges St. Pierre Hints That UFC Return Could Come at Madison Square Garden

The ideal date for Georges St. Pierre’s Octagon return, at least according to Dana White, is UFC 213 on July 8.
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Chael Sonnen vs. Wanderlei Silva to headline Bellator pay-per-view event at Madison Square Garden

Bellator has an historic card planned for later this year.

A grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will headline Bellator 180, a pay-per-view event set for Madison Square Garden, promotion officials confirmed with MMA Fighting on Monday. The Associated Press broke the news. The card will take place June 24 in New York City.

Sonnen and Silva have had a rivalry that dates back years. The two famously brawled during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter Brazil in 2014. They were supposed to fight in July of that year, but the bout was cancelled after Silva evaded a Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) drug test and Sonnen failed two drug tests. Both were ultimately suspended by the NAC and this will be Silva’s first fight back from the three-year ban.

Sonnen (29-15-1) stunningly signed with Bellator last year and fell to Tito Ortiz in his debut back in January. “The American Gangster” is a former two-time top UFC middleweight No. 1 contender and light heavyweight title challenger. Sonnen, 39, is one of the top-drawing fighters in MMA history, owed mostly to one of the best trash-talking games the sport has ever seen.

Silva (35-12-1, 1 NC) was supposed to return over the winter in the Rizin grand prix against Mirko Cro Cop, but was sidelined due to injury. The Brazilian star has not fought since March 2013. Silva, 40, has had a Hall of Fame-level career, beating the likes of Dan Henderson, Quinton Jackson, Guy Mezger and Kazushi Sakuraba.

No other fights for Bellator 180 have been announced yet. It’ll be only the second Bellator pay-per-view event. The first, under previous promoter Bjorn Rebney, was in May 2014 and headlined by a fight between Quinton Jackson and Muhammed Lawal.

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Badr Hari refuses to square off with Rico Verhoeven, storms out of GLORY: ‘COLLISION’ press conference

As of Tuesday, the head games between GLORY heavyweight champion Rico Verhoeven and Badr Hari are now officially underway.

Hari, 31, whose had a reputation for being kickboxing’s bad boy for the majority of his career, stared long and hard at the champion throughout the GLORY: COLLISION press conference at Heineken Music Hall in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Meanwhile, Verhoeven — like usual — remained his calm and collected self.

The fight, which takes place on Dec. 10, 2016, at Konig-Pilsener Arena in Oberhausen, Germany, was announced this past July and is being billed as the biggest heavyweight kickboxing match of all time. It will be shown on UFC.TV via pay-per-view for an expected price of $ 29.95.

Verhoeven, 27, was asked how it felt now that he and Hari were finally in the same room with one another.

“For me it feels good,” he said. “I’m excited. Like I said, I never get out of the way of a good challenge. I always try to challenge myself to the max, and I think I’m doing it this time again. So, yeah, I’ve been performing on a top level now for several years. And to jump into what I mean with the ‘new school vs. old school,’ he said he was fighting in Japan when I was still fighting with shin guards, so he’s putting himself on the pedestal that he is older.”

“I’m coming up, I think I’ve fought some old school guys as well. I think he’s an old school guy because he’s from the K-1 days. He was in the top eight in the finals of K-1. He did very well. I miss those days. That’s what I meant with the old school vs. new school. Now we have the new school rules and if you want to go for the title you have to go for five rounds. Well, he didn’t want to go five rounds because back in the day they only fought three rounds. But, like I said it’s new school now. It’s old school vs. new school time.”

“The Golden Boy” then gave his reasoning for the fight not being a five-round affair.

“It’s a challenge,” said Hari, who last fought in August of 2015, a technical knockout win over Ismael Londt. “He’s the GLORY champion. I don’t want to restrict the GLORY brand, so I will say that he is a champion. Whether or not he thinks the title holds any value is completely up to him. And then he claims that I don’t want to fight five rounds for the title. Let me … I will also address those rumors, to my best abilities. It’s not that I don’t want to fight for the title, but I am thinking about long-term possibilities. Where he thinks this will be a ‘fun’ affair for honor and other things.”

“I think about the pay because I’m a real prize fighter. Money gets me in that ring and when it’s challenging that helps too. The problem is when I KO Rico in the first round, I will also direct this to Cor Hemmers, so he’s prepared for 2017 and the rest of GLORY. When I KO Rico in the first round, the title won’t be worth jack shit. Not a damn Euro. So, what will be the next match? That we’ll be the battle for the title of course, for real this time. That’ll be a double payday for me this year and next year if I read Cor correctly (looking at Hemmers on the dais). That’s the whole reason of that title. Where he thinks I don’t want to fight five rounds. I am thinking about two great paydays.”

*Dutch translation into English and transcription via Fight Pirate

Verhoeven, who clarified he said it would be a “fan” fight and not a “fun” fight, said he thinks it will end quick, but it will be him who is the victor in Oberhausen, Germany in December.

“I definitely think it will be over quick, but it will go my way,” Verhoeven said. “I am in top shape. You cant prepare for a top guy like me in just four months.”

“I feel good,” the champion added. “I am ready for this fight. I was ready a few months ago, I am ready now. For me the fight could be next week. He is getting ready, I was already ready. I was born ready!”

As the two combatants were called up to square off for the fans in attendance, Hari stormed off the dais and left the press conference.

“That’s the kind of character you’re looking at, that’s him right there,” Verhoeven told Todd Grisham immediately afterward.

Earlier in the press conference, GLORY CEO Jon J. Franklin announced a new television deal with Ziggo Sport, an Amsterdam station. In addition to that news, the three remaining fights for GLORY: COLLISION were revealed. Nieky Holzken vs. Cedric Doumbe for the Welterweight title, Ismael Londt vs. Jamal Ben Saddik in a heavyweight clash, and the women’s Superbantamweight tournament final.

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UFC 207 Continues to Expand: Johny Hendricks to Square Off with Neil Magny

The Ultimate Fighting Championship announced Tuesday that former welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will return to the Octagon to face Neil Magny in one of the featured bouts of UFC 207.
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Five fights announced for UFC 205 at Madison Square Garden

The UFC’s maiden voyage to Madison Square Garden in New York City finally is taking shape.

On Wednesday night, five fights were made official for UFC 205, which takes place Nov. 12 at MSG. Among them was the welterweight clash between Donald Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum, along with a featherweight bout between Frankie Edgar and Jeremy Stephens. The fights were announced on UFC Tonight.

Also made official for the card was middleweight bouts between former 205-pound champion Rashad Evans and Tim Kennedy, as well as a Tim Boetsch and Rafael Natal. The other fight that was announced as a women’s strawweight bout between New Jersey-based fighter Katlyn Chookagian and Liz Carmouche, who hasn’t fought since April 2015.

UFC 205 will be the first event the promotion has ran in the state of New York since UFC 7 back in 1995.

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