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Georges St-Pierre dismissed talk of a potential Nate Diaz fight and hinted that lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov could be more enticing.

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Ricardo Lamas Confirms Yair Rodriguez Initially Accepted Fight Before Backing Out

On May 11, the Ultimate Fighting Championship controversially released one of its hottest young stars in Yair Rodriguez, with the promotion citing the fighter was released for turning down fights with Ricardo Lamas and Zabit Magomedsharipov.

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The story behind that Cheick Kongo leg-kick prank on Paul Kelly at Nordstrom

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Mike Perry Just Called Woodley The "N" Word To His Face, And Tyron Gives Him The Pass - MMA Imports

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Georges St-Pierre Admits: 'I was so scared of fighting Nick Diaz, we poisoned his IV... but he survived!' |

Georges St-Pierre, having been accused of a litany of transgressions by the Diaz brothers, played along on Joe Rogan's podcast, admitting to it all... and then some.

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Bellator 200 Weigh-in Video and Results: Carvalho vs. Mousasi Set for Championship Showdown |

Though it has undergone a bit of a makeover, the Bellator 200: Carvalho vs. Mousasi fight card slated for Friday in London is set following Thursday's official weigh-in.

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Gegard Mousasi Deposes Rafael Carvalho, Becomes Fifth Bellator MMA Middleweight Champion

Congrats t the NEW middleweight champion @mousasi_mma! #Bellator200 — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA) May 26, 2018 Gegard Mousasi took care of business and did so with clinical precision, as he stopped Rafael Carvalho with first-round punches to capture the undisputed Bellator MMA middleweight championship in the Bellator 200 headliner on Friday at the SSE Arena in London. Carvalho (15-2, 6-1 Bellator) wilted 3:35 into Round 1. The loss was his first since Dec. 17, 2011 and closed the book on his 15-fight winning streak. Mousasi (44-6-2, 2-0 Bellator) made it look easy, like hot-knife-through-butter easy. The 32-year-old “Dreamcatcher” executed multiple takedowns, softened Carvalho with ground-and-pound and climbed to full mount. Unable to escape, the Brazilian surrendered his back and covered up, with Mousasi cutting loose with right hands until the job was finished. In the welterweight co-main event, undefeated London Shootfighters representative Michael Page struck David Rickels into first-round submission and strengthened his often-questioned resume at the expense of one of Bellator’s most successful fighters.


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SPOILERS: 'Bellator 200: London' live video stream and official results

LONDON – Today’s Bellator 200 event kicks off at 12:30 p.m. ET (9:30 a.m. PT) and airs via same-day tape delay on Paramount. But if you want spoilers before the broadcast, you can get them here.

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Gegard Mousasi: By The Numbers

Gegard Mousasi ’s Bellator MMA debut against Alexander Shlemenko was more difficult than most expected, as he suffered a broken orbital bone in their Bellator 185 encounter in October. While Mousasi won by unanimous decision, it was not without controversy. With that said, it did nothing to alter the trajectory of his career. Mousasi will challenge Rafael Carvalho for the undisputed middleweight championship in the Bellator 200 headliner on Friday at the SSE Arena in London. Carvalho has posted 15 straight wins, six of them in Bellator, and owns victories over Melvin Manhoef (twice), Joe Schilling and Ultimate Fighting Championship veteran Alessio Sakara . As Mousasi prepares for his latest assignment, here are some of the numbers that have come to define “The Dreamcatcher” during his 51-fight career: 6: Straight wins since he was knocked out by Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night 75 September 2015. Mousasi avenged the defeat a little more than a year later. 80: Significant strikes landed on Ilir Latifi in his UFC debut; Latifi landed just 18 as a short-notice replacement for injured teammate Alexander Gustafsson .

Featherweights Cub Swanson, Renato Moicano to Meet at UFC 227

Headed to Hollywood. @CubSwanson prepares to make the walk against the rising Renato Moicano. #UFC227 — UFC (@ufc) May 24, 2018 Renato Carneiro called for it and he got what he asked for. Ultimate Fighting Championship officially announced Thursday that Cub Swanson and Carneiro will square off in a 145-pound contest at UFC 227 . The event goes down at Staples Center in Los Angeles on Aug. 4. Swanson will try to overturn a two-bout skid, dropping fights to Brian Ortega at UFC Fight Night 123 and former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar at UFC 128. Moicano (12-1-1) is coming off a unanimous-decision victory over Calvin Kattar at UFC 223. Previously, he had suffered his first professional defeat by the aforementioned Ortega. UFC 227 will be headlined by a rematch between bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw and former champ 135-pound king Cody Garbrandt .

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Conor McGregor, Dana White to meet this weekend in Liverpool to discuss UFC future

White did not state whether McGregor, who was stripped of the UFC lightweight belt following new champ Khabib Nurmagomedov’s victory at UFC 223, would attend UFC Fight Night 130. The last time McGregor attended a UFC event in person – at UFC Fight Night 118 in October – it caused a swell of controversy with him being caught on video making a homophobic slur after SBG Ireland teammate Artem Lobov lost his fight.

UFC Officials Release Statement On Nick Diaz's Charges For Alleged Domestic Violence - MMA Imports

If it wasn’t clear, I’ve got this guys back if he needs me always and completely. One of the best people I know, and that’s the truth, he just plays by his rules, views the world very differently than most and has been fucked constantly. Seeing how everything evolved here infuriates me. The news is out so better to address than not, and for my own sake, not really on his behalf. I’ve seen drunk guys get in Nick’s face and avoid serious injury because he’s a martial artist and a killer but knows that and he’s passed the point of needing to prove it. He doesn’t even act tough to people… There is no scenario where Nick would put his hands on anyone unless it was necessary self-defense, and then watch the fuck out. Moving on, the girl who is accusing him is the most deranged and insane I’ve met to date. She has been obsessed with and stalked Nick for maybe 2 years now. Suicide attempts, calls to his family from fake numbers, thousand of calls a day – yes thousands, showing up everywhere he goes following his story… He changed his number to get away but Vegas is small and they crossed paths again.

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Davey Grant vs. Manny Bermudez scratched from Sunday's UFC Liverpool lineup

LIVERPOOL, England – Sunday’s UFC Fight Night 130 lineup is down one of its scheduled main card bouts.


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Reports: Mark Hunt replaces Fabricio Werdum vs. Aleksei Oleinik at UFC's Russia debut

Uriah Hall had a major health scare during his most recent weight cut. Now, he’s taking steps to ensure that never happens again in advance of his next fight at UFC 226.

Kate Jackson def. Anastasia Yankova at Bellator 200: Best photos

Check out these photos highlighting Kate Jackson’s unanimous decision win over Anastasia Yankova at Bellator 200 from The SSE Arena in London. (Photos by Steven Flynn, USA TODAY Sports)

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UFC Fight Night 130 staff picks: Will Darren Till thrill his home fans in Liverpool?

In the main event, Liverpool’s own Darren Till (16-0-1 MMA, 4-0-1 UFC) takes on two-time welterweight title challenger Stephen Thompson (14-2-1 MMA, 9-2-1 UFC). Thompson is just a slight betting favorite in a close fight at the window, but nine of our 14 MMAjunkie editors, writers, radio hosts and videographers are picking Thompson in a very mild upset.

UFC Star Nick Diaz Arrested on Charges of Domestic Violence |

An online search of court records show that Diaz was arrested on two separate charges — domestic battery by strangulation, which is a felony, and misdemeanor domestic battery. The felony charge could result in a prison term of up to five years if convicted. 

Stephen Thompson ready for UFC Liverpool slugfest, expects Darren Till to be finish-driven

“It fires me up, to be honest with you,” Thompson said. “All right, you guys wanted this fight. You got it. You’re going to see the best Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson stepping out there this Sunday. It would be cool to go out there. And of course, I know I’m going to be getting the boos but, more importantly, is – going out there with the W, obviously, but carrying myself as a gentleman as well.

Episode No. 6 recap: 'The Ultimate Fighter 27: Undefeated'

Round 2 – Steele opens with a pair of oblique kicks followed by a classic low kick. He’s relentlessly attacking Mokhtarian’s injured knee, but is walking into some counter hooks from Mokhtarian. Steele lands a hand combination that causes Mokhtarian to put up his hands and wave his opponent in. Steele continues to pepper Mokhtarian with a diverse attack of strikes to keep him guessing. Steele lands a front kick to the jaw and Mokhtarian is starting to get frustrated. Steele connects with some more clean shots and gets Mokhtarian to back up toward the fence. Steele clinches up with his opponent and goes back to working inside knees and high elbows. They break, and Steele lands a nice head kick that grazes Mokhtarian. Some desperation from Mokhtarian begins to come up as he shoots in for his first takedown of the fight. Steele remains calm near the fence until the referee separates the action again with  fewer than 30 seconds left. Mokhtarian goes for a final blitz, but Steele gets ahold of him and burns off the rest of the clock with Mokhtarian pressed against the fence.

ESPN Acquires Full UFC Package, Adds Broadcast Television Deal to Streaming Rights

ESPN and the UFC have agreed to a new 5-year deal that will bring the mixed-martial arts league's entire rights package to ESPN. — ESPN (@espn) May 23, 2018 ESPN is going all-in on the Ultimate Fighting Championship . According to a report from Variety , ESPN has added the UFC’s television package to its deal, bring the total cost of the agreement to $1.5 billion — or approximately $300 million per year for five years. ESPN confirmed the deal on Wednesday. The deal will split the UFC contract between the sports cable network’s channels and its digital service, ESPN+. Per the new deal, 30 UFC events will air on various ESPN platforms beginning in 2019. That includes 10 main cards on ESPN’s television networks as well as 20 on ESPN+, which is five more than originally expected. Additionally, ESPN networks will broadcast prelims for the UFC’s pay-per-view events in 2019. Earlier this month, UFC announced an agreement worth a reported $150 million annually that in 2019 would bring Fight Night events to ESPN+ along with Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, UFC Fight Pass programming and various other content.

Rory MacDonald changes tune, wants fellow Bellator champ Gegard Mousasi before title defense

MacDonald’s post didn’t entirely come under his own volition, it would seem. Mousasi baited him in his post-fight interview after Bellator 200, stating that a matchup with “The Red King” is one fans want to see, but questions whether MacDonald was too “chicken” to do it.

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Bellator 200 Prelim Fighter Suffers Severe Dislocation (Warning: Graphic Video) |

Brit Tom Mearns stepped into the cage at Bellator 200 to make his promotional debut. Unfortunately for Mearns, early in the second round of his preliminary bout with Mike Ekundayo, Mearns suffered what appeared to be a severe dislocation of his left arm at the elbow.

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GSP Explains Why He Absolutely Hates Fighting - MMA Imports

Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre has put on an illustrious career within the sport of mixed martial arts. With that in mind, the French-Canadian phenom has since come forward to reveal that he actually does not enjoy stepping inside the cage.

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Fabricio Werdum Comments on Potential UFC Anti-Doping Policy Violation |

Fabricio Werdum on Tuesday was notified by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency of a potential UFC Anti-Doping Policy violation. On Wednesday, he issued a statement, proclaiming the potential violation to be a “misunderstanding.”

Michael Rapaport, Mauro Ranallo & More | Ep. 7 Digital Episode | BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub

BELOW THE BELT host Brendan Schaub breaks down the latest news in combat sports and pop culture with special guests Michael Rapaport, Mauro Ranallo, and more! From Raquel Pennington telling her corner "I'm done," to recapping the best knockout moments around the internet, and introducing his brand new cryptocurrency, Bitschoin. Would you invest? Additionally, Schaub explains his 'cauliflower ear' while Michael Raport shares an old fight story. Also fun fact, did you know Brendan Schaub auditioned for Deadpool? #BelowTheBelt Subscribe to the BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub channel: Get More BELOW THE BELT with Brendan Schaub: Follow: Like: Instagram: Get more Showtime: Website: Follow: Like: Instagram: BELOW THE BELT explores the intersection of combat sports and pop culture through the eyes of former fighter, comedian and red carpet host Brendan Schaub.

MMA Top 10 Rankings Update, May 23: Kamaru Usman Shakes Up Welterweight Division |

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Alessio Sakara: Nowhere Close to Giving Up the Fight

Alessio Sakara is by far the best-known Italian fighter in mixed martial arts, having spent eight years in the Ultimate Fighting Championship before joining Bellator MMA . After a promising start in the Scott Coker-led promotion, Sakara was awarded a shot at middleweight champion Rafael Carvalho at Bellator 190 on Dec. 9. It did not go as he had hoped, as “Legionarius” was on the receiving end of a brutal knockout loss 45 seconds into the first round. “There isn’t much to say because it was a short fight,” Sakara told “I took a shot which seemed harmless, but I went blind after that. I started backing away because I was completely blind; that was what bothered me the most. I don’t have any excuses. My training camp was the best I’ve ever had. I felt confident in the cage, and I sought out my opponent. He was the better man that night.” Fighting in the middleweight division took its toll on Sakara. After suffering through a four-fight losing streak, the American Top Team representative parted ways with the UFC and moved up to 205 pounds.


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Shadow of Parkland school shooting looms over Michael Page before Bellator 200

Page (12-0 MMA, 8-0 BMMA) eventually returned to the gym to begin training for his next fight, a meeting with David Rickels (19-4 MMA, 13-4 BMMA) on Friday at Bellator 200, which takes place at The SSE Arena in London and airs on Paramount via same-day tape delay. He decided that a public workout was the perfect place to pay tribute to his cousin.

Matthew Frincu vs. Christian Aguilera to Headline LFA 44 in Phoenix on June 29

A welterweight clash pitting Matthew Frincu against Christian Aguilera will headline the Legacy Fighting Alliance 44 card in Phoenix on June 29. The promotion announced the event on Wednesday. LFA 44 takes place at Comerica Theatre and will also see Casey Kenney face Roman Salazar at bantamweight in the co-main event. The card will be televised on AXS-TV at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT. A native of Gold Coast, Australia, Frincu enters the matchup having won five of his last six appearances. Most recently, the 24-year-old Arizona Combat Sports product defeated Roman Alcantar via second-round TKO at LFA 31 on Jan. 19. Frincu owns a 12-3 career mark. Aguilera, meanwhile, has defeated his last three foes via knockout or technical knockout, including a second-round stoppage of Ricardo Seixas at LFA 36 on March 23. The 26-year-old Californian is 11-4 as a pro, with nine victories via KO or TKO.

FOX Sports issues statement on UFC's departure for ESPN in 2019

More than 120 UFC events will have aired on FOX properties by the time the current deal reaches its end in December. It was a crucial era in the MMA organization’s history, but another new one is soon set to begin with the move to ESPN, which will carry more than 30 live events annually between its television and digital properties.

Video: Luke Rockhold Shelved After Suffering Leg Injury

And if that video wasn’t enough for you, here’s another of the stitching. — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) May 22, 2018 It looks like fans will have to wait for a bit longer for a fight between Ultimate Fighting Championship mainstays Alexander Gustafsson and Luke Rockhold after Rockhold injured his leg in training last week. The two have previously exchanged words on Twitter after Rockhold announced he would be moving up to the light heavyweight division, claiming the weight class would be easier than the middleweight division. This didn’t sit well with Gustaffson, who referred to Rockhold as “chinny” after his recent knockout loss to UFC middleweight Yoel Romero and told the Californian he’d be waiting to welcome him to the heavier weight class. The bout between Gustafsson and Rockhold had been pencilled in at UFC 227 in Los Angeles on Aug. 4 but was never officially announced. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani reported on Tuesday that the former UFC middleweight champion Rockhold had suffered a leg injury last week in training and posted a graphic video of the injury being stitched up: Rockhold is hoping to return to action by October.

Bellator 200 results: Mike Shipman starches Carl Noon for 11-second knockout

“It’s my switch-step right hook,” Shipman said of the punch that sent Noon to the canvas. “It’s my trademark weapon, and I’m glad to introduce it to the world.”

Georges St-Pierre Puts an End Date on His Career |

He couldn’t say specifically what form such an opportunity would take, but time and again, his thoughts drifted back to the idea of fighting at 155 pounds, challenging the likes of Conor McGregor or perhaps even fighting for the title. If he did so and won, St-Pierre would become the first athlete in UFC history to win championships in three different weight divisions.

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