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Longtime UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson suffered a disappointing submission defeat to Anthony Smith in front of his home fans at UFC Stockholm. The crowd fell silent immediately after he tapped out, as their countryman dropped a second consecutive bout. In the post-fight interview, Gustafsson left his gloves in the cage, signaling his retirement from the sport.

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It’s a good day to be Yoel Romero. That’s because a New Jersey court awarded “Soldier of God” $27.45 million after winning a lawsuit against Gold Star Performance Products, the company behind the contaminated substance that was the root of his failed drug test in 2016.

After striking a deal with United States Anti Doping Agency (USADA), his original nine-month suspension was reduced after Romero threatened to bring his case to arbitration, where he could’ve faced a two-year ban from mixed martial arts (MMA) had it not been resolved in his favor.

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Recently crowned UFC strawweight champion Jessica Andrade has said former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk needs to string some wins together before she earns her shot at the belt.

Andrade (20-6) won the UFC strawweight belt earlier this month when she knocked out Rose Namajunas in the second-round after slamming ‘Thug’ Rose on her head. The 27-year-old beat the best before winning the belt, knocking out Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and winning decisions against Tecia Torres and Claudia Gadelha.

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12 p.m.: Show open. After a brief introduction, I’ll take a look at fights from the weekend and explain why talent prospect is difficult on the Monday Morning Analyst.

12:35 p.m.: 5 minutes on the clock. All of your social media questions answered at A Round of Tweets using #themmahour hashtag.

12:40 p.m.: To preview his upcoming grappling match with Nicky Ryan, Urijah Faber will join us.

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Kevin Lee sees a fight with Kamaru Usman as far more intriguing than a big money bout with Conor McGregor.

Lee will make his welterweight debut against Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC Rochester on Saturday, May 18. “The Motown Phenom” seems to be more invested in an extended run at welterweight, at least bed on his interview with TMZ. The former UFC lightweight interim title challenger told the tabloid outlet he would rather fight Usman than McGregor.

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