Henry Cejudo: Marlon Moraes More Dangerous than Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo is currently scheduled to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship as the headliner of UFC 238, but one thing that is fresh on Cejudo’s and many MMA fans’ minds is Cejudo’s last performance, where he defeated …

Henry Cejudo is currently scheduled to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship as the headliner of UFC 238, but one thing that is fresh on Cejudo’s and many MMA fans’ minds is Cejudo’s last performance, where he defeated T.J. Dillashaw by first-round TKO. That victory put Henry Cejudo in line to challenge […]

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Henry Cejudo: Marlon Moraes More Dangerous than Dillashaw

Henry Cejudo is currently scheduled to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship as the headliner of UFC 238, but one thing that is fresh on Cejudo’s and many MMA fans’ minds is Cejudo’s last performance, where he defeated …

Henry Cejudo is currently scheduled to fight Marlon Moraes for the vacant UFC bantamweight championship as the headliner of UFC 238, but one thing that is fresh on Cejudo’s and many MMA fans’ minds is Cejudo’s last performance, where he defeated T.J. Dillashaw by first-round TKO. That victory put Henry Cejudo in line to challenge […]

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Coach: Dustin Poirier Will Win Fight With Khabib

Dustin Poirier’s coach will propel to another level for his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov. Poirier shocked the world when he defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision to become the new interim lightweight champion at UFC 236 earlier this month. It means “The Diamond” has now set up a date with the undefeated Nurmagomedov, likely to […]

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Dustin Poirier’s coach will propel to another level for his fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Poirier shocked the world when he defeated Max Holloway via unanimous decision to become the new interim lightweight champion at UFC 236 earlier this month.

It means “The Diamond” has now set up a date with the undefeated Nurmagomedov, likely to take place in September. Despite upsetting the odds against Holloway, Poirier is an even bigger underdog against Nurmagomedov. Many are justifiably predicting the undefeated “Eagle” to win.

That, however, is no problem for American Top Team head coach Mike Brown. He claims training for “unbeatable” fighters is easier than the usual preparation.

“Dustin knows what he’s capable of, and all these guys are dangerous, they’re all very good fighters, so it’s better to put yourself in there against the guy everybody thinks is unbeatable,” Brown told MMA Fighting.

“Only good things can happen. Dustin is 100 percent capable, and he’s going to win that fight.”

Absolute prime

Poirier has significantly improved in the six fights since his last defeat to Michael Johnson back in 2016.

He will only get better now after defeating one of the best pound-for-pound fighters in the world in Holloway according to Brown.

“Dustin is such a talented guy, super-skilled mentally, physically and technically, and I believe he’s in his absolute prime,” Brown added. “He could have won the title a couple of years ago, now he’s a different animal.

“I’m guessing, because this happens a lot, winning this title against Max is going to propel him to another level. He thought he was the best in the world, or maybe he knew he was the best in the world, but now he has that title label on him and the confidence will be much higher in him. That’s important.”

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UFC Exec Disagrees With Khabib About Promotion Of Russian Fighters

UFC senior vice president of international and content David Shaw responded to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent criticism. In the buildup to UFC St. Petersburg on Saturday, Nurmagomedov claimed the UFC was not promoting its Russian fighters enough. “The Eagle” notably pointed to the lack of promotion for fighters competing at the UFC Moscow card […]

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UFC senior vice president of international and content David Shaw responded to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent criticism.

In the buildup to UFC St. Petersburg on Saturday, Nurmagomedov claimed the UFC was not promoting its Russian fighters enough.

“The Eagle” notably pointed to the lack of promotion for fighters competing at the UFC Moscow card last year. The hardcore fans were always going to watch Saturday’s event. Yet Khabb said, “most people don’t even know that they are doing UFC in Russia.”

“20 April, Magomed Mustafaev will fight with a new guy (Rafael Fiziev), no one even knows about this fight,” Nurmagomedov said. “Or [Aleksei] Oleinik vs. [Alistair] Overeem. Why not show or promote it?”

Speaking at the post-fight press conference of UFC St. Petersburg though, Shaw “respectfully disagreed” with the 155-pound king.

“I think I would probably respectfully disagree with Khabib on that one,” Shaw said (via MMAJunkie). “If you look at what we’ve done, look back, we opened up the office in Moscow … 10 months ago. And in even 10 months we’ve held an event with 23,000 people at Olimpiysky Stadium in Moscow and now here at Yubileyny (Sports Palace), we’re averaging about 15,000 people.”

Representing The Whole Area

Shaw also added that in addition to promoting Russian fighters, the Las Vegas-based promotion made an effort to showcase fighters from the Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS) — or the former Soviet Republic.

“Throughout those times, we’ve had a considerable amount on the card that has been occupied by Russian and CIS athletes there was tonight at least one fighter in every fight, I think we might have had out of 22, maybe we had 11 fighters, 12 fighters of Russian, CIS descent.

“The amount of marketing and promotion that went in, the thoughtfulness that went into creating the card in that we don’t just want to have Russian fighters. We had Dagestani fighters. We had [Antonina] Shevchenko on the card as well, right. We’re trying to get a good representation of the whole area.”

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Cris Cyborg Responds To Roxanne Modafferi’s Callout

UFC women’s flyweight contender Roxanne Modafferi picked up a pivotal, hard-fought win over the previously undefeated Antonina Shevchenko at yesterday’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Cyborg had some light-hearted words about the callout that followed. After the decision victory, “The Happy Warrior” was asked […]

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UFC women’s flyweight contender Roxanne Modafferi picked up a pivotal, hard-fought win over the previously undefeated Antonina Shevchenko at yesterday’s (Sat., April 20, 2019) UFC on ESPN+ 7 from Yubileyny Sports Palace in St. Petersburg, Russia. Cyborg had some light-hearted words about the callout that followed.

After the decision victory, “The Happy Warrior” was asked whom she was aiming to take on next in the Octagon. Modafferi jokingly responded she was looking to take on former UFC women’s featherweight champion Cyborg as a result of the victory.

That was a ridiculous callout to be certain. It was also an intelligent way for Modaferri to get her name in the headlines somewhat. The victory over Shevchenko, who is the sister of current UFC women’s flyweight champion Valentina Shevchenko, was solid enough in its own right. But even jokingly calling out a name like Cyborg was certainly some PR savvy from Modafferi.

Cyborg caught wind of the jest herself and responded with a video of herself shadow boxing in the Arizona desert. She correctly told ‘The Happy Warrior’ she ‘didn’t want that smoke’:

. @Roxyfighter you don’t want that smoke congrats on your performance #UFCSaintPetersburg

Modafferi then responded in the wee hours of the morning. She acknowledged she, in fact, did not:

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Maycee Barber Has A Message For All Social Media Trolls

At only 20 years of age and a couple of years removed from high school, Maycee Barber is still getting acclimated to living in the public limelight. In this adjustment period, Barber has already noticed a few behavioral patterns from the MMA community,…

At only 20 years of age and a couple of years removed from high school, Maycee Barber is still getting acclimated to living in the public limelight. In this adjustment period, Barber has already noticed a few behavioral patterns from the MMA community, particularly on social media. Overall, Barber feels that she has received mostly […]

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