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  • Van Heerden: If Conor McGregor pays me, I’ll go back and beat him up

    With Paulie Malignaggi’s departure, Chris Van Heerden says he is willing to return to Conor McGregor’s camp, under one condition.

    Former IBO welterweight champion Chris Van Heerden was one of the first professional boxers tapped by Conor McGregor’s camp to become one of their sparring partners. The two fighters worked together in 2016, in preparation for McGregor’s rematch against Nate Diaz at UFC 202 in August of that same year.

  • Van Heerden: It doesn’t take much for MMA fighters to go down once tagged on the jaw

    Chris Van Heerden believes MMA fighters are vulnerable to jaw shots, and relates to Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather.

    Many theories have been formulated on why Conor McGregor will definitely lose and “be schooled” by Floyd Mayweather Jr. on August 26th. Another one has been recently been thrown out, this time by McGregor’s former sparring partner, Chris Van Heerden.

  • Vitor Belfort meets Nate Marquardt at UFC 212

    Veterans Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt will likely meet in Rio de Janeiro, on June 3.

    Veterans of the sport, Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt will square off in Rio de Janeiro, as Combate reported the pair of middleweights agreed to meet at UFC 212.

  • Vitor Belfort: ‘I’ll continue competing’ in MMA after my last UFC fight

    Vitor Belfort’s UFC 212 fight vs. Nate Marquardt will be his farewell to the UFC, but he’s not done competing just yet.

    Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort is just about two weeks away from fighting Nate Marquardt at UFC 212. The 40-year-old hasn’t won in nearly two years, and the Marquardt showdown represents the last fight on his UFC contract.

  • Volkan Oezdemir: I will do to Alexander Gustafsson what Anthony Johnson did to him

    Top light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir plans to knock out Alexander Gustafsson in the first round.

    Although surging UFC light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir hasn’t been given his next opponent, the Swiss-born fighter wants to fight Alexander Gustafsson in a number one contender’s bout.

  • Watch UFC 212: Aldo vs. Holloway live stream online, fight time, TV schedule

    The UFC is in Brazil this weekend to settle the featherweight title picture. Check the links below for all the ways you can watch the action, live from Rio.

    Tonight the UFC is coming to you live from Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with a headline act that promises to both excite and settle who is the rightful king of the 145ers.

  • WBC ordering Danny Garcia vs. Shawn Porter fight

    The WBC is going to make Danny Garcia (33-1, 19 KOs) and Shawn Porter earn a title shot against WBC welterweight champion Keith “One Time” Thurman by fighting each other for the interim WBC 147lb title.

  • Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley wants to fight Nick Diaz at UFC 209

    Woodley calls out Nick Diaz for a scrap at UFC 209 in March.

    When Tyron Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 to become the new welterweight champion, ‘T-Wood’ wasted no time in calling out his ideal opponents.

    Woodley, 34, said he wanted a big-money fight against either Nick Diaz or Georges St-Pierre in his first title defense, but the newly-crowned champion was slated to face top contender Stephen Thompson at UFC 205.

  • Werdum vs. Velasquez rematch eyed for UFC 207

    A rematch between former heavyweight champions Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is being set-up for UFC 207, according to MMAjunkie. The fight will likely take place at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, with Friday, December 30 as the penned date.

  • White says Conor McGregor is 'taking 10 months off', Nate Diaz responds

    According to Dana White, Conor McGregor could be out until August 2017. This led Nate Diaz to announce a similar vacation.

    It looks like Conor McGregor could be out a few months longer than expected. The UFC lightweight champion (and recent UFC featherweight titleholder) was expected to be sidelined until May due to the birth of his first child. But according to Dana White during an appearance on Fox Sports Live, McGregor could be out until the fall, based on the timeline from his last fight.

  • White: ‘75 percent chance’ Mayweather vs. McGregor happens, 50-50 purse split ‘is pretty fair’

    UFC president Dana White hasn’t talked money with Floyd Mayweather yet, but he’s going to ask for a 50-50 purse split for a boxing match between Mayweather and Conor McGregor.

  • White: Conor McGregor fighting at welterweight ‘isn’t fair’ to the rest of division

    Conor McGregor’s last two UFC fights have been at welterweight, UFC president Dana White revealed that those bouts may be the last times “The Notorious” will be seen at 170-pounds.

  • White: Ronda Rousey’s UFC career is ‘winding down’, probably move on to acting

    Dana White says former UFC champ Ronda Rousey will probably move to acting soon.

  • Whittaker-Brunson promoted to UFC Melbourne main event

    With Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza scrapped from UFC Melbourne, the UFC has bumped Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson from co-main to main event.

  • Why Jon Jones probably isn’t getting a 4-year suspension

    Iain Kidd breaks down exactly what suspension length Jon Jones is facing and how likely each potential punishment actually is.

    There has been a lot of confusion around Jon Jones’ most recent positive test for Turinabol, with various outlets selectively reporting comments from the UFC’s Jeff Novitzky, to the extent that the man himself had to issue a correction.

  • With Mousasi gone, Thiago Santos now wants Boetsch or Brunson next

    Thiago Santos has set his sights on two fellow middleweights following his win at UFC 213.

    Fresh off a second-round TKO win over Gerald Meerschaert, Brazilian striker Thiago Santos felt like a rematch with Gegard Mousasi would be nice next logical step for him. However, now that Mousasi has closed a deal with Bellator, Santos was forced to change his mind. As he told Portal do Vale Tudo, he would like to take on veterans Tim Boetsch or Derek Brunson.

  • Woodley on Diaz turning down fight: He’s not scared, he wants to get paid

    Tyron Woodley explains why Nick Diaz turned down his challenge to fight at UFC 209.

    Since he won the UFC welterweight title in July of the previous year, Tyron Woodley has been clamoring for the “big money fights.” In December, he issued a challenge to Nick Diaz for a possible fight at UFC 209.

    However, Diaz had apparently turned down Woodley’s challenge. The champion did clarify that the former welterweight title challenger did not do so out of fear. Rather, it was because Diaz knows what he is worth.

  • WSOF GLOBAL MMA FIGHTER FROM GENSAN MARIO SISMUNDO, MORE THAN JUST MANNY PACQUIAO’S DOPPELGÄNGER

    SISMUNDO READY FOR THE BIGGEST FIGHT OF HIS LIFE ON JULY 30 

    AT SMART ARANETA COLISEUM

    ONE LUCKY TICKET HOLDER ON JULY 30 WILL WIN ONE MILLION PESOS

    TICKETS ARE NOW AVAILABLE AT TICKETNET.COM.PH

    19 July 2016 - MANILA: Mario Sismundo, who will fight on July 30 for the World Series of Fighting Global Championship 3: Philippines vs. the World card at the Smart Araneta Coliseum, says that he is more than just Manny Pacquiao’s doppelgänger.

    Mario, who once doubled for Manny Pacquiao for a TV commercial, and also hails from General Santos City, also has plans of his own to be a world-renowned fighter.   

    The resemblance is striking, in fact, when he trains at Fitbox Gym in Makati, he is often mistaken as Manny Pacquiao.

    Sismundo says, “Sobrang na inspire ako na kamukha ko si Manny Pacquiao kasi yung kamukha ko o kahawig ko ay di ordinaryong tao, kungdi, sikat sa buong mundo dahil sa kanyang galing sa boxing, at isa pa siyang Senador ngayon.  Baka sa pagtiyatiyaga at sipag sa mga laban ko, isang araw, masundan ko rin ang yapak ng idolo ko.”

    Sismundo continues, “Malaking bagay na nakasali ako sa ganitong kalaking organization, na galing pating Amerika.  Tulad sa akin, na galing sa General Santos City na matagal nang naghintay ng pagkakataon makalaban sa malaking audience, malaking bagay po talaga.  Matagal ko po itong pinangarap at dinasal.”

    This will be Mario Sismundo’s biggest fight in his entire boxing and MMA career, fighting for the first time in a 15,000-seater stadium in Quezon City, alongside fighters from all over the world.

    Sismundo says that his family, specially his father, has been supportive of his career all this time.  

    It is bittersweet though that at the biggest fight of his life, wherein his fight will be the co-main event on July 30, that his father won’t be able to watch it since he passed away just weeks ago. 

    “Sa pinakamalaking laban ng buhay ko, na matagal niyang hinintay, wala na siya…pero hindi iyon hadlang para ako manghina o mawalan ng gana lumaban, bagkos, lalo ko pang pag-iigihan ang training ko para manalo sa laban na ito, dahil inaalay ko sa kanya ang laban na ito”, Sismundo says.

    “At alam ko kahit wala na ang aking ama, manonood siya kahit nasa ibang mundo na siya”, adds Sismundo.

    WSOF-GC will host WSOF-GC 3 Philippines at Smart Araneta Coliseum on July 30, 2016. Tickets start at PHP300 with ringside seats available for PHP4000. Tickets are now on sale at http://www.etix.com/ticket/p/2988982/wsof-global-championship-3philippines-quezon-city-smart-araneta-coliseum. Smart Araneta Coliseum has been host to many great events over the years, but is most notably known for Ali vs Frazier III ‘The Thrilla in Manila’.

  • WSOF GLOBAL: EVGENY EROKHIN DEFENDS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH FIRST ROUND KO OVER RICHARD ODOMS

    EVGENY EROKHIN DEFENDS HEAVYWEIGHT TITLE WITH FIRST ROUND KO OVER RICHARD ODOMS

    FIGHT HELD ON JULY 30 AT SMART ARANETA COLISEUM IN MANILA, PHILIPPINES

  • WWE boss Triple H eyes Conor McGregor: 'You don't need to be 300 pounds, he could do it for sure'

    Conor McGregor was already sitting on top of the mixed martial arts (MMA) world before knocking out Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 last weekend (Sat., Nov. 12, 2016) to claim the lightweight title; becoming the only man to hold two division titles simultaneously.