Shawn Porter ready to put aside friendship with Keith Thurman to take his belt

Welterweight boxing contender Shawn Porter has a big primetime fight lined up against WBA welterweight champion, Keith Thurman, and he says it’s not hard for him to put aside his childhood friendship with Thurman in order to become champion again.

Welterweight boxing contender Shawn Porter has a big primetime fight lined up against WBA welterweight champion, Keith Thurman, and he says it’s not hard for him to put aside his childhood friendship with Thurman in order to become champion again.

First-Ever UFC Women’s Flyweight Bout Booked For UFC Fight Night 89

At the UFC Fight Night 89 event scheduled for this June in Ottawa, history will be made inside the Octagon.

It was announced this week that at UFN 89, the first-ever UFC Women’s Flyweight bout will take place.

Former TUF veteran Joanne Calderwood…

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At the UFC Fight Night 89 event scheduled for this June in Ottawa, history will be made inside the Octagon.

It was announced this week that at UFN 89, the first-ever UFC Women’s Flyweight bout will take place.

Former TUF veteran Joanne Calderwood will meet former UFC Women’s Strawweight title contender Valerie Letourneau in a Women’s Flyweight bout.

It was noted that this is a “special attraction fight” and not the “launch of a new UFC division,” however it has been said that UFC is looking into the possibility of adding the diviison in the future.

UFC Fight Night 89 is scheduled for June 18, 2016 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Junior Dos Santos Sidelined 12 Weeks After Shoulder Surgery

Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos returned to action at UFC Fight Night 86 earlier this month, securing an impressive and one-sided decision victory over the previously surging Ben Rothwell. “Cigano” showed signs of his old self, looking rejuvenated and refocused, displaying his crisp and effective boxing skills to outpoint Rothwell. Although he

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Former UFC heavyweight champion Junior “Cigano” Dos Santos returned to action at UFC Fight Night 86 earlier this month, securing an impressive and one-sided decision victory over the previously surging Ben Rothwell.

“Cigano” showed signs of his old self, looking rejuvenated and refocused, displaying his crisp and effective boxing skills to outpoint Rothwell.

Although he secured a crucial victory, it doesn’t appear as if Dos Santos came out of the bout unscathed.

Taking to his official Instagram account recently, the Brazilian slugger admitted that he had suffered a shoulder injury that required surgery:

“Despite being Brazilian I’ve never played soccer very well, I also wasn’t good enough on swimming or running or any other sports like those. But luckily I found myself in the fight world and I can say, I’m good it.

But fighting demands a lot and sometimes even in victory we can get hurt. I could say that now would be a very difficult time for me, but I actually feel blessed. I hurt my shoulder a bit but I won a great fight, and I’m having a excellent care so that very, very soon I will be 100% again.

I had a small shoulder surgery this morning and as my good friend Doctor Howard Gelb who took great care of me said, everything went perfectly and guess what! I’m already at home relaxing.

I just would like to let you guys know through me”

“Cigano” also revealed to MMAFighting.com that he’s hoping to be cleared to train within 12 weeks.

After his most recent victory, Dos Santos should be in line for a big fight upon his return from injury.

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Junior Dos Santos Out 12-Weeks Following Shoulder Surgery

It looks like it will be a while before we see Junior Dos Santos back inside the Octagon.

The former UFC Heavyweight Champion noted on social media that following his successful victory over Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 86, he underwent shoulder …

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It looks like it will be a while before we see Junior Dos Santos back inside the Octagon.

The former UFC Heavyweight Champion noted on social media that following his successful victory over Ben Rothwell at UFC Fight Night 86, he underwent shoulder surgery and will be on the sidelines for 12 weeks recovering as a result.

Dos Santos posted the following on official Instagram page this week:

“Despite being Brazilian I’ve never played soccer very well, I also wasn’t good enough on swimming or running or any other sports like those. But luckily I found myself in the fight world and I can say, I’m good it.

But fighting demands a lot and sometimes even in victory we can get hurt. I could say that now would be a very difficult time for me, but I actually feel blessed. I hurt my shoulder a bit but I won a great fight, and I’m having a excellent care so that very, very soon I will be 100% again.

I had a small shoulder surgery this morning and as my good friend Doctor Howard Gelb who took great care of me said, everything went perfectly and guess what! I’m already at home relaxing.

I just would like to let you guys know through me.”

Conor McGregor Sends Cryptic Tweet Amidst Chaos

The situation between the UFC and current featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues to get interesting. As everyone knows by now, McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 is not going to happen at UFC 200 because McGregor refused to fly to the United States to promote the fight and has been pulled from the card. McGregor took

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The situation between the UFC and current featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues to get interesting. As everyone knows by now, McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 is not going to happen at UFC 200 because McGregor refused to fly to the United States to promote the fight and has been pulled from the card.

McGregor took to Twitter once again and posted this cryptic tweet:

My name will forever reign.”

UFC President Dana White spoke to TMZ on Monday and said that McGregor will fight this Summer.

“He’ll fight on 201, 202, 203 — whatever,” said White “I don’t know when. We’ll get it figured out.”

White has already stated that McGregor will fight the winner of Jose Aldo – Frankie Edgar later this year.

It’s still interesting to see the UFC treat their biggest star ever like the way they’ve done so far. If the UFC really wanted him to fight at UFC 200 then they could have done things differently. We are still three months away from the event. However, if you’re looking at the situation from the UFC’s side, McGregor did lose his last bout, which was against Diaz, and he is not looked at the same way he was before the loss. 

McGregor also doesn’t help his case by posting lies (being added back to UFC 200 and saying he is retired) on Twitter. 

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Cain Velasquez Has No Sympathy For Conor McGregor

Cain Velasquez is set to face Travis Browne at UFC 200 in a heavyweight bout. Both fighters have been on the road to promote the fight. The former heavyweight champion has appeared on Fox Sports 1 and other media outlets to promote his bout and UFC 200…

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Cain Velasquez is set to face Travis Browne at UFC 200 in a heavyweight bout. Both fighters have been on the road to promote the fight. The former heavyweight champion has appeared on Fox Sports 1 and other media outlets to promote his bout and UFC 200.

During a media lunch brunch, Velasquez was asked about his thoughts on the Conor McGregor situation and the balance between training and promoting bouts.

“Can I see his side? No not really,” Velasquez said at media day. “I’m doing it. Everybody else is doing it. If he had to do way more than what we had to do, okay then yes.”

Velasquez was once a UFC champion and has done numerous media tours in helping promote his bouts (including Mexico). The AKA-trained fighter also headlined the first ever Fox show for the UFC. This included numerous media obligations in which Velasquez had to take part in.

UFC 200 will feature three title bouts and of course a heavyweight bout between Velasquez and Browne.