Kevin Holland Names Perfect Opponent For Cowboy Cerrone

Kevin Holland has the perfect opponent for Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after UFC 276. As of late, Cerrone has struggled to get back into the Octagon as his past several bookings against Joe Lauzon have fallen through. With his latest bout again…

Kevin Holland has the perfect opponent for Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone after UFC 276. As of late, Cerrone has struggled to get back into the Octagon as his past several bookings against Joe Lauzon have fallen through. With his latest bout against Lauzon at UFC Austin again being scrapped, UFC President Dana White suggests they are…

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Sean Strickland Claims Alex Pereira’s Style ‘Sucks’ Ahead Of UFC 276: ‘He’s Not Even A Good Striker’

Sean StricklandAhead of his pivotal middleweight matchup this weekend against Alex Pereira at UFC 276, surging division contender, Sean Strickland has questioned the striking style and prowess of the decorated kickboxer, claiming the Brazilian is not all he’s chalked up to be.  Strickland, who currently sits at #4 in the official middleweight pile, enters this weekend’s […]

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Ahead of his pivotal middleweight matchup this weekend against Alex Pereira at UFC 276, surging division contender, Sean Strickland has questioned the striking style and prowess of the decorated kickboxer, claiming the Brazilian is not all he’s chalked up to be. 

Strickland, who currently sits at #4 in the official middleweight pile, enters this weekend’s potential title-eliminator against Pereira in search of his stunning seventh straight victory, headlined a February event against Jack Hermansson last time out, narrowly taking home a split decision win.

As for Pereira, the Sao Paulo striker has made an instant impact in his UFC tenure since his November debut – landing a pair of impressive victories, however, has yet to enter the middleweight top-15 ahead of his catapulting against Strickland.

A former two-weight GLORY Kickboxing champion, Pereira, revered as one of the more dangerous strikers in the sport at the moment, handed credence to those beliefs, courtesy of a brutal second round flying knee knockout win against Andreas Michailidis at UFC 268.

Returning against compatriot and former M-1 Global middleweight champion, Bruno Silva, Pereira would eventually pull away from his fellow Brazilian with a technical display en route to a unanimous decision victory.

Sean Strickland downplays Alex Pereira’s striking ability

With either Strickland or Pereira expected to likely challenge division champion, Israel Adesanya should he defeat challenger, Jared Cannonier atop the UFC 276 card on Saturday, Strickland has downplayed the striking threat of Pereira.

“He’s (Alex Pereira) not even a good striker, bro,” Sean Strickland told assembled media during his media availability ahead of UFC 276. “Like f*ck, the only reason you can do that is because you are f*cking tall, you are genetically gifted. If you are a f*cking normal-sized f*cking human being, you wouldn’t even f*cking be here, your style sucks.” 

Despite the fact Pereira holds a devastating one-punch knockout win over the aforenoted, Adesanya back in 2017 under the GLORY Kickboxing banner, Strickland insists that he’s less than worried about the Brazilian’s striking ability.

“He’s the thing, man – let me tell you something,” Sean Strickland said. “There’s not one f*cking GLORY kickboxer in any weight class that I f*cking couldn’t f*cking stand and bang with. So don’t f*cking tell me just ‘cause you’re some big f*cking Brazilian, who knocked out Izzy (Israel Adesanya) 20 years ago, that I can’t stand with you. Come on, motherf*cker, get out of here.” 

Ngannou An Easier Fight Than Miocic?

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Jon Jones is expected to make his heavyweight debut later this year.
But whether or not the former light heavyweight titleholder draws former division champion Stipe Miocic …


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Jon Jones is expected to make his heavyweight debut later this year.

But whether or not the former light heavyweight titleholder draws former division champion Stipe Miocic or current 265-pound kingpin Francis Ngannou remains to be seen. If retired middleweight Michael Bisping was calling the shots, it would be “The Predator.”

Because it may prove to be the easier fight.

“If he fights Stipe Miocic, there’s a reality that Stipe Miocic beats him,” Bisping said. “Let’s be honest. Stipe is the greatest heavyweight of all time. The most successful defenses, the most knockouts, knocked out Fabrício Werdum going backwards, stopped [Cormier] with body shots … and he beat Francis Ngannou as well. Some of the performances have been incredible. The man is a legend in his own right. So I think in a weird way, in terms of skill set and stylistically, Stipe Miocic could possibly be a harder fight than Francis Ngannou.”

Beating Miocic would be a nice feather in his cap but it won’t be adding any belts to the fireplace mantle. If Jones wants to join the ever-growing “champ champ” club, then he’ll have to fight Ngannou anyway, so he may as well eliminate the middle man.

And try not to get KTFO in the process.

“We know what Francis Ngannou offers, we know what he brings to the table,” Bisping continued. “It’s that freakish power. That power that just … if he connects with people, he puts you to sleep and he doesn’t even need to be a flush shot. Un-bloody-believable. The man’s got freakish knockout power, so that’s what Jones would have to avoid in that fight. I don’t think Jones has the power to hurt him on the feet … I would say fight Francis Ngannou. Him versus the heavyweight champ. That’s what he’s here to do, it’s the legacy.”

It’s also a sticking point in negotiations, so either fight comes down to dollars and sense.

Holloway Responds To Khabib’s ‘Volkanovski Has More Fire’ Claim

Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has responded to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s prediction for this weekend’s co-main event. At Saturday’s UFC 276 pay-per-view, Holloway will look to add the first blemish to reigning 145-pound t…

Former UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway has responded to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s prediction for this weekend’s co-main event. At Saturday’s UFC 276 pay-per-view, Holloway will look to add the first blemish to reigning 145-pound titleholder Alexander Volkanovski’s UFC record at the third time of trying. “Blessed” perhaps came the closest of anyone in the pair’s first…

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‘Russian Popeye’ Gets ‘Alien’ Face Injections

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“I‘m an ideally handsome male.” What do you get when you combine Gregg Valentino with a Sullustan from Star Wars?
Kirill Tereshin, the social media sensation and one-time MM…


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“I‘m an ideally handsome male.”

What do you get when you combine Gregg Valentino with a Sullustan from Star Wars?

Kirill Tereshin, the social media sensation and one-time MMA fighter known as “Russian Popeye.” Tereshin has been injecting his arms with petroleum jelly over the last few years — to the point where it nearly killed him — and is now working on transforming his face.

Sorry ladies, Tereshin already has a girlfriend.

“I‘m an ideally handsome male,” Tereshin told his Instagram followers. “All stands out clearly: lips, chin, cheekbones, forehead, nose is even, lower jaw. I want to make an alien face. I have believed in aliens since I saw UFOs as a teenager. I know that they exist and that they are the most powerful race in the entire world. I feel like I‘m going to them.”

The line starts here.

I guess Tereshin never saw Independence Day, where a horde of alien-loving weirdos gathered on top of a skyscraper to willingly surrender to invading aliens — only to get vaporized by the blue light of death. I also expect the alien race, when it’s not busy spying on Diego Sanchez, to be offended by Tereshin’s galactic appropriation.

Doctors recently warned Tereshin that additional injections will eventually prove fatal, but judging by some of “Popeye’s” latest social media posts, he doesn’t appear to be slowing down anytime soon.

Here’s more:

No word yet if Tereshin is trained in JIU JITSU.

Jake Paul Blasts The Fury Brothers, Says He’s Moving On

Jake Paul claims both of the Fury brothers are in hiding and has hinted at making other plans. Paul is slated to face off against Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy Fury, on August 6. Both men are undefeated as professional boxers, making this one of Paul’s most legitimate challengers inside the boxing ring yet. Ahead of…

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Jake Paul claims both of the Fury brothers are in hiding and has hinted at making other plans.

Paul is slated to face off against Tyson Fury’s brother, Tommy Fury, on August 6. Both men are undefeated as professional boxers, making this one of Paul’s most legitimate challengers inside the boxing ring yet.

Ahead of the fight, Paul and Tyson Fury made a $1 million bet on whether or not Paul would win the fight. Both Paul and Fury verbally agreed to the bet on social media, all but locking the agreement up.

With that being said, Paul says that’s no longer the case in a recent Tweet. Taking to Twitter, while taking a shot at Tommy Fury, Paul says Tyson Fury’s lawyer hasn’t gotten back to him about setting up escrow for the high stakes wager.

“Tommy Fury is in hiding. Bitch made. Tyson Fury lawyer never got back to my team on setting up escrow for our $1M bet. Never believed in his brother. Instructed my team to do a Hova and move On To The Next One”

It is unclear if the final line is Paul hinting at moving on to a new opponent, if he’s bluffing as a negotiation tactic, or if there is another meaning behind that final message.

Paul is 5-0 as a professional boxer with knockout wins over ex-UFC stars Ben Askren and Tyron Woodley, the latter of which being a former UFC champion.

As for Fury, he is a bit more experienced with an 8-0 boxing record, with four of those wins coming via knockout. Paul vs. Fury goes down live on pay-per-view (PPV) from Madison Square Garden on August 6.

MMA News will keep you up to speed on all the latest updates surrounding this developing story.

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