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Video: Whittaker Issues Statement From Hospital Bed

Robert Whittaker was unable to defend his Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Middleweight title last night (Sat., Feb. 9, 2019) against Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC 234 in Melbourne, Australia due to an internal hernia.

As a result, “Bobby Knuckles” underwent emergency surgery, as it was discovered he had a twisted and collapsed bowel on top of the already-existing hernia. Facing an extended road to recovery, Whittaker will remain in the hospital for a few more days and will face a lengthy road to recovery.

Being the warrior that he is, Whittaker posted a video message for all of his supporters on Instagram updating us on his health.

Hey guys ! Still kicking. I’m sorry to all my friends, fans and family for not being able to get in there Sunday. Apparently if you get emergency surgeries you can’t be cleared to fight. Thanks for the overwhelming support from all my fans I am so blessed to know you guys have my back. A big thanks to my team mates @fabricioitte @alexprates07 @standstrongboxingcoachjustin @justinlang_ep @titusday77 and all the others from behind the scenes you guys were there from start to finish worrying and prioritizing my health above all. Lastly to @danawhite and @ufc for the immediate help and support throughout the process of testing and the emergency surgeries. I am blessed I found out when I did and avoided life long consequences. I’ll be back better than ever.

Despite his removal from the card, Whittaker is still UFC’s middleweight champion. As a result of Robert’s withdrawal, Anderson Silva and Israel Adesanya were bumped up to the headlining act and wowed fans for 15 minutes of striking action (full video replay here).

As for what “The Last Stylebender’s” win over “The Spider” means for the 185-pound weight class remains to be seen depending on Robert’s recovery time. That’s because Israel stamped his ticket to the big dance, though he won’t be able to tango until after Whittaker and Gastelum take care of their unfinished business.

Above all else, Whittaker seems to be in good spirits following his double surgery. Just last year, Robert was bounced from his title fight against Yoel Romero — also in Australia — after a sever staph infection spread to his stomach.

For complete UFC 234: “Silva vs. Adesanya” results, including play-by-play updates, click here.

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Video: McGregor Dropping Millions On Luxury Yacht

“When some trendy new atrocity has brought you to your knees, come with us, we’ll sail the seas of cheese.”

Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, appears to be dropping several million dollars on a personalized yacht, according to the fancy-shmancy brochure he’s flaunting on Instagram.

After all, that tequila won’t drink itself.

And there’s no better way to complement his new Spanish villa — also worth a few million — than by cruising the surf in a brand-new 2019 Prestige 750. Should we assume that Jesus Dillon Danis will assume the role of Burl “Gopher” Smith?

McGregor is expected to learn his combat sports fate when Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) convenes on Tuesday. “Notorious” is being held accountable for his role in the UFC 229 post-fight brawl last October.

“The Eagle” will also be on hand.

Promotion president, Dana White, has linked McGregor to several return fights (like this one) but as of this writing, nothing is official and probably won’t be discussed any further until NSAC hands down its judgment.

Though serving a suspension on a luxury yacht doesn’t sound that bad, to be honest.

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Video: Watch Rogan Lose His Sh*t After Pico KO Loss

Henry Corrales stunned the mixed martial arts (MMA) world last night (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) after he knocked out Aaron Pico in the very first round in the co-main event of Bellator 214 in Los Angeles Calif., handing Pico just his second loss in mixed martial arts (MMA).

See it all unfold here.

Naturally, the MMA world was tuning in, including Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) color commentator Joe Rogan, who was hosting a special Bellator edition of Fight Companion, a podcast he usually conducts with a few of his buddies for UFC events he isn’t calling.

Known for his priceless reactions following an upset, Rogan had another one last night after Corrales came back from the brink of defeat to knockout Pico. Seconds prior to delivering the crushing right hand that put the former Olympian out for the count, Henry found himself on the ground after eating a huge uppercut from the talented striker.

Once he was able to shake off the cobwebs, Corrales stood in the pocket and managed to sneak in a shot that stunned Pico on his feet before connecting a two-piece to seal the deal. The upset KO also had Brendan Schaub falling out of his chair, as evidenced in the video player above.

The loss is Aaron’s second under the Bellator banner, which will now slow his momentum after gaining some traction following his debut loss back in 2017. As for Corrales, that is now his fifth straight win after starting his Bellator MMA career with three straight defeats. And by the looks of it, “OK” is ready to become a legit a star for Coker and Co.

For complete Bellator 214 results and coverage click here.

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LIVE! Bellator 214 Early Weigh In Results, Streaming Video

The place is here, The Forum in Inglewood, Calif., and the time is now. The weigh ins for Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” tomorrow night (Sat., Jan. 26, 2019) on Paramount Network (and DAZN) officially go down today (Fri., Jan. 15, 2019) before the finals of the Heavyweight Grand Prix as Fedor Emelianenko (38-5, 1 NC) faces Light Heavyweight champion Ryan Bader (26-5).

The official weigh-in results will be updated for everyone below courtesy of a live stream from MMAFighting.com starting at 12 p.m. ET.

Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” Weigh-In Results:

Fedor Emelianenko (236.2) vs. Ryan Bader (227.8)
Aaron Pico (145.5) vs. Henry Corrales (145.7)
Jake Hager (238) vs. J.W. Kiser (224.3)
Juan Archuleta (135.8) vs. Ricky Bandejas (135.9)
Brandon McMahan (144.7) vs. Adel Altamimi (144.9)
A.J. Agazarm (159.6) vs. Jesse Roberts (159.8)
Chris Gonzalez () vs. Henry Mendez ()
Weber Almeida () vs. Odan Chinchilla (135)
Jay-Jay Wilson (146) vs. Tyler Beneke (144)
Sean Johnson (252) vs. Arturo Rivas ()
Jorge Juarez (154.2) vs. David Pacheco (155.8)
Jesse Merritt (169.4) vs. Thor Skancke (168.4)
Osman Diaz (188.3) vs. Christopher Reyes (187.9)
James Barnes (135.7) vs. Ryan Lilley (135.8)
Ian Butler (169.3) vs. Craig Plaskett (170.9)
Steve Ramirez (134.9) vs. Desmond Torres (135.1)

MMAmania.com will deliver coverage of Bellator 214: “Fedor vs. Bader” tomorrow night, with the main card on Paramount Network (and DAZN) at 9 p.m. ET.

See you then!

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Video: Hardy Comes Face-To-Face With One Of His Biggest Critics

Much of the talk surrounding the upcoming UFC on ESPN+ 1 fight card — which is set to pop off this Saturday (Jan. 19, 2019) in Brooklyn , N.Y. — has been the debut of Greg Hardy, which will be a co-main event slot against Allen Crowder.

Indeed, the controversial figure simply can’t escape his past after he was embroiled in an ugly domestic violence case a few years ago. And despite how much UFC president Dana White wants everyone to move on, many people simply can not.

And they are under no obligation to do so.

Among Hardy’s biggest critics is longtime mixed martial arts (MMA) journalist Ariel Helwani, who has gone on record on multiple ESPN platforms recently to express his unhappiness with having Hardy get such a big opportunity in his UFC debut. Above all else, however, putting Hardy on the same card as Rachael Ostovich — who was recently involved in a domestic violence case herself — was simply a “tone deaf” decision, according to Helwani.

Not one to hide behind the camera, though, Ariel came face-to-face with Hardy earlier today (Jan. 17, 2019) in Brooklyn during a media day to talk about — among other things — his criticism toward him.

This is what Hardy had to say.

“I would say two things, it’s a two-fold answer. One, you would not be where you are now if you were shooting for low-level journalism. The only way to get there is to shoot for the stars. So I encourage everybody out there to shoot for the stars,” said Hardy.

“Opportunities come and you have to take them. That’s the only thing that I am doing. And the other answer is, God bless you, brother. I would be just like everybody you’re talking about that wants to hate me or throw me away as a human being and devalue me and act like I don’t have worth if I sat here and said I’m upset with you because you have an opinion.”

“You are allowed to have an opinion and that should not affect how I feel about you because you have done no wrong to me man. You’re awesome,” he concluded.

One person who does take issue is UFC president Dana White, who didn’t take too kindly to Helwani’s criticism of the former NFL defensive end. Though that battle has been on-going for years now.

Nevertheless, Hardy added that he hopes the time will come that he no longer has to keep answering the same questions about his past, and says the 2019 version of himself is here to stay and is determined to prove that the opportunities he’s getting on the big stage are warranted.

To see Hardy’s full interview click play in the embedded video player below:

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Live! UFC Brooklyn Press Conference Video

Here is news that will shock you:

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight Greg Hardy, despite his placement in the UFC on ESPN+ 1 co-main event, will not be a part of today’s pre-fight press conference, which gets underway at 2 p.m. ET in the embedded video above. It’s almost like they don’t want the media to ask him any tough questions.

Weird.

Anyway, the flyweight headliners, Henry Cejudo and TJ Dillashaw, will take the stage to rap with nosy reporters and talk about Saturday night’s (Jan. 19, 2018) title fight, taking place inside Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

Joining them will be “Prelims” standouts Donald Cerrone and Alex Hernandez. “Cowboy” and “The Great” will be the final fight on ESPN before the telecast switches over to the ESPN+ streaming service and I’m sure they’ll be good for a quote or two.

To see the entire UFC on ESPN+ 1 fight card click here.

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Video: Gabzilla Nearly Devours Old Lady In Japan

Anyone else digging that Beat Street-esque track suit?

Retired Japanese professional wrestler, Shinobu Kandori, who also competed in mixed martial arts (MMA) in the mid-nineties, won a bronze medal at the World Judo Championships in Vienna, Austria, back in 1984.

Gabi Garcia wasn’t even born.

But combat sports is based on the prize fighting model, so it should not come as a surprise to learn that Kandori is still trying to fight Garcia after their previous two attempts to throw hands went up in smoke.

First it was Kandori’s injury (2016), then it was Garcia’s weight cut (2017).

Now 54, the Japanese spark plug is making her presence felt after storming the ring to confront Garcia following the Brazilian’s submission win over Barbara Nepomuceno at RIZIN 14 on New Year’s Eve in Japan.

Have a look at the sequence below:

And here you thought Mayweather-Nasukawa was rigged.

Garcia moves to 6-0 (1 NC) with the victory, which I’m sure does not surprise you considering she stands 6’2” and weighs 225 pounds. Kandori (4-1), meanwhile, is just 5’7” and weighs in the neighborhood of 165 pounds.

No doubt the Japanese Commission on Safety in Athletics (JCSA) will refuse to sanction this bout, just as soon as it’s created and put into place to keep someone old from having their brittle bones busted by a musclebound submission specialist.

For all the RIZIN 14 results and updates click here.

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Video: Professional Fighters League ‘2018 Season PFL Championships’ Press Conference

The Professional Fighters League championship event press conference takes place Friday at 11 a.m. from Chase Square at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
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Video: Professional Fighters League ‘2018 Season PFL Championships’ Press Conference

The Professional Fighters League championship event press conference takes place Friday at 11 a.m. from Chase Square at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Recent News on Sherdog.com

Video: Professional Fighters League ‘2018 Season PFL Championships’ Press Conference

The Professional Fighters League championship event press conference takes place Friday at 11 a.m. from Chase Square at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
Recent News on Sherdog.com