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Stephen Thompson Still Wants To Fight Robbie Lawler But ‘Ball Is Now In His Court’

Two-time Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson reiterates he is still keen on a fight with former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler despite talks taking longer than expected.
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Woodley Still Chasing Respect Ahead Of UFC 228

Tyron Woodley wants to talk about … well, Tyron Woodley.

Unfortunately for the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight champion, the mixed martial arts (MMA) media seems more focused on what opponent Darren Till is doing (or not doing) ahead of this weekend’s title fight.

Probably because the Liverpool slapper has struggled to hit the 170-pound limit in recent years, to the point where the promotion was forced to throw top welterweight contender Kamaru Usman into the mix, just in case Till fails to make it to the Octagon.

The champ, however, would rather you focus on the true professionals of the sport.

“I’m tired of answering questions for his weight,” Woodley told MMA Junkie. “He’s the one that missed weight. He should answer questions about his own weight. People should want to know what I’m doing, how I’m ready, what I’m going to do different, what you guys expect to see from me], why do I think I’m better than this young buck. That’s what I want to focus on. Because, at the end of the day, I’m the one that’s the professional. When have you seen the scale tip over 170 on my scale?”

Never, but there are no accolades for doing the job you are contracted to do.

Despite his success in MMA, Woodley finds it difficult to get the respect he believes he’s entitled to (because of this). Perhaps the promotion is also to blame, as “The Chosen One” insists he’s treated unfairly and only marketed in a way that meets the bare minimum for championship title fights.

That probably won’t change with a victory at UFC 228 this Saturday night (Sept. 8, 2018) inside American Airlines Arena in Dallas, Texas (full fight card here), but it at least clears the way for a fight against a combatant who is perhaps more loathed than anyone in the sport.

Assuming his “sore vagina” is healed by then.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father: We Still Want the Tony Ferguson Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov has his long awaited showdown with Conor McGregor looming at UFC 229, but according to his father, there is still plenty of interest in another potential opponent down the road.
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Lazy Jake Ellenberger Is Still ‘100 Times Better’ Than Inferior Ben Saunders

“Nobody beats me but me.” —Jake Ellenberger

For a guy who is 2-8 over his last 10 fights — getting finished six times along the way — you would expect maybe a softer approach when assessing what went wrong. Instead, Jake Ellenberger simply s—t all over his last opponent because it probably makes him feel better about losing.

The fighter in question is Ben Saunders, The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 grad who also made a name for himself in Bellator MMA. I guess the idea of losing to “Killa B” at UFC Utica by way of knockout is too much for “The Juggernaut” to process, judging by his comments to Submission Radio.

Here’s a snip:

“I should never lose to a guy like Ben Saunders. Ben Saunders is not… he’s not a world-class fighter. That’s just not a guy I should ever lose to. I shouldn’t lose to him on my worst day. Like, that’s just me being real. And I would tell him that to his face. I am a hundred times better fighter than he is. And he knows that. But at the end of the day I fucking got lazy, I got complacent, he caught me. I wouldn’t say I looked past him, but I had no respect for him. Literally, I had no respect for him. And I was kind of like, the longer this fight goes the better. I hope it goes three rounds. I don’t even care. Like I said, I got comfortable, I got complacent in his clinch and he only just touched me, caught me, that’s all it was. But it is what it is.”

“It is what it is” is the new GOT CAUGHT.

Ellenberger (31-14) will have the opportunity to snap his three-fight losing streak when he battles the venerable Bryan Barberena at the upcoming UFC Fight Night 135 event on FOX Sports 1, scheduled for Aug. 25, 2018 inside Pinnacle Bank Arena in Lincoln, Nebraska.

A loss could mean the inevitable pink slip.

As for Saunders (22-9-2), he looks to build on his “Juggernaut” win by taking on dangerous Brazilian bruiser Sergio Moraes at the pending UFC Fight Night 137 fight card next month inside Ibirapuera Gymnasium in Sao Paulo, Brazil, also on FOX Sports 1.

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White Still Bashing Ngannou: ‘The Guy Completely Lost His Mind’

The fact that Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White loves to gamble has been well documented, and the way he continues to shit all over heavyweight power puncher Francis Ngannou leaves me wondering if White bet the house on “The Predator” and came up empty at UFC 220.

I don’t know how else to describe the constant fighter bashing, as White previously tore into the Cameroonian for acting like an egomaniac. I’m not sure what his behind-the-scenes crime was, but it’s not like he destroyed a fight card on two-days notice.

And we can’t even blame this three-round snoozer, because White gave “Black Beast” a free pass and even rewarded him with a co-main event slot on the biggest pay-per-view (PPV) card in history.

“Francis Ngannou, at the time that he was coming up, I believed this guy was going to be the guy, was going to be the heavyweight champion,” White said in a recent media scrum (via MMA Junkie). “And he lost his mind. This guy completely lost his mind and started to act in a way that you just don’t act.”

When I think of “lost mind” I think of this.

“Ngannou has a lot of things he needs to fix personally and professionally to see if he ever gets back on track again,” White said.

The Las Vegas fight boss has been forced to endure some pretty big hardships over the years, like former champion Jon Jones crashing cars into people and blowing up drug tests and McGregor getting arrested and hauled off to jail.

But Ngannou gets too cocky and it’s a national crisis.

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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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UFC Champ Max Holloway Disputes Stroke Rumors, Still Seeking Answers Regarding Health

Max Holloway doesn’t have a definitive answer as to why his health deteriorated just prior to his scheduled title defense at UFC 226, but he knows that he definitely did not suffer a stroke.
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