Bobby Green Out, Donald Cerrone In Vs. Jim Miller At UFC 276

UFC fan favorite Donald Cerrone will step in on days’ notice to face the veteran Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was among the first to report the news of the Cerrone/Miller booking. Cerrone will fill in for Bobby Green, who withdrew from the fight for undisclosed reasons. He has…

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UFC fan favorite Donald Cerrone will step in on days’ notice to face the veteran Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2.

ESPN’s Brett Okamoto was among the first to report the news of the Cerrone/Miller booking.

Cerrone will fill in for Bobby Green, who withdrew from the fight for undisclosed reasons. He has been waiting for a fight as two separate bookings of a matchup with Joe Lauzon have been called off in the last month.

Cerrone was supposed to face Lauzon at UFC 274 last month before suffering from food poisoning on fight day. The UFC then booked the matchup for UFC Austin before Lauzon suffered a knee injury just after weigh-ins.

Cerrone’s last fight came against Alex Morono in May 2021, losing via first-round TKO. He’s gone winless over his last six fights, including defeats to Conor McGregor and Justin Gaethje.

Cerrone will face a resurgent Miller who is tied with him for the most UFC wins in the promotion’s history. He has won back-to-back fights over Nikolas Motta and Erick Gonzalez in the Octagon.

Cerrone made his UFC debut back in 2011 while Miller made his promotional debut just three years earlier in 2008.

UFC 276 will conclude International Fight Week in Las Vegas, NV. The pay-per-view will be headlined by middleweight champion Israel Adesanya vs. Jared Cannonier, and co-headlined by Alexander Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway 3.

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Breaking | Bobby Green Out, Donald Cerrone Meets Jim Miller In Short Notice UFC 276 Rematch

Donald CerroneNext weekend’s UFC 276 lightweight pairing between division veterans, Bobby Green and Jim Miller is officially off – with Miller remaining on the Las Vegas, Nevada pay-per-view event, however, drawing former opponent, Donald Cerrone in a short notice showdown at the welterweight limit. As per an initial report from ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto, as […]

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Next weekend’s UFC 276 lightweight pairing between division veterans, Bobby Green and Jim Miller is officially off – with Miller remaining on the Las Vegas, Nevada pay-per-view event, however, drawing former opponent, Donald Cerrone in a short notice showdown at the welterweight limit.

As per an initial report from ESPN MMA reporter, Brett Okamoto, as per UFC officials, San Bernardino native, Green is out of next weekend’s scheduled matchup with Miller due to undisclosed reasons – with Donald Cerrone drafting in on just over a week’s notice to rematch the New Jersey native.

“Bobby Green is out of next week’s fight against Jim Miller for undisclosed reasons,” Brett Okamoto tweeted. “Cowboy Cerrone will fill his spot against Jim Miller at UFC 276 at 170 pounds, per UFC. Miller’s 40th. UFC fight, Cowboy’s 38th. (and 48th UFC/WEC appearance combined.” 

First sharing the Octagon back in July 2014 as part of a main event bout on a UFC Fight Night Atlantic City card, Donald Cerrone managed to stop Jim Miller with an opening round high kick knockout victory as part of an eventual eight fight run of consecutive victories. 

Riding a two-fight winning run of his own, Miller managed to score his second straight knockout win back in February against Nikolas Motta – stopping the newcomer with a knockout to add to an Erick Gonzalez finish last October.

Donald Cerrone was scheduled to feature at UFC Austin last weekend

Scheduled to make a lightweight division return twice in the last couple of weeks, Cerrone first was forced from a UFC 274 matchup with Joe Lauzon due to food poisoning, before a UFC Austin co-headliner between the two was shelved after Lauzon suffered a knee injury on fight day. 

UFC 276 takes place on July 2. from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada – with an undisputed middleweight title fight between reigning champion, Israel Adesanya and the #2 ranked Jared Cannonier slated to take main event honors.

Rafael Fiziev Roasts “Salty Ex” Bobby Green After Steroid Accusations

UFC lightweights Rafael Fiziev and Bobby Green seemed to be on mutually respectful terms, but not anymore. Fiziev and Green fought in a three-round war at UFC 265, with Fiziev earning a unanimous decision victory. It was an exciting fight between two of the most technical strikers in the lightweight division. But things quickly turned…

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UFC lightweights Rafael Fiziev and Bobby Green seemed to be on mutually respectful terms, but not anymore.

Fiziev and Green fought in a three-round war at UFC 265, with Fiziev earning a unanimous decision victory. It was an exciting fight between two of the most technical strikers in the lightweight division.

But things quickly turned hostile when Green accused Fiziev of using steroids during a recent appearance on The Joe Rogan Experience. Green said that because Fiziev trains in Thailand, he dodged USADA testing and got away with steroid use ahead of their UFC 265 matchup.

During a recent interview with Submission Radio, Fiziev responded to Green’s accusations that he uses steroids and intentionally cheats.

“Bobby Green, before, I respected him a lot. I respected him a lot and I talked about him only good, only nice stuff. But now I understand he’s a fucking salty ex,” Fiziev said. “He’s a fucking salty ex, because why you talk this shit about me? Man, I’m scared to use BCAA’s. I’m scared to use just protein.

“Sometimes I have head pain, I’m scared to use just pills for my head pain. And this guy, he goes and talk about me like this? Maximum what I drink – I can show you now what I drink everyday. I drink multivitamin, Vitamin C and calcium. That’s it. That’s it what I drink. And this man goes and talks sh*t about me, and his coach also.

“I am [gonna] slap him. I don’t talk with him, I just come and I slap him like my bitch,” Fiziev continued. “Because why you lie for nothing? He just going to Joe Rogan cause he have a big fanbase and millions of people watch him, and he goes and talks shit about me for nothing. Just go and talk shit. And Bobby, he’s a dog. Stray dog.” (h/t MiddleEasy)

Fiziev and Green are both scheduled for fights later this year. Fiziev will face former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos at a UFC Fight Night on July 9, while Green was recently booked to face Jim Miller at UFC 276.

Green most recently fought on short notice against Islam Makhachev in February, losing via first-round TKO. Before that, he picked up wins over Nasrat Haqparast and Al Iaquinta.

Fiziev has won five straight since a UFC debut loss to Magomed Mustafaev in April 2019. He has earned wins over the likes of Moicano, Brad Riddell, and Green inside the Octagon.

Green has yet to respond to Fiziev’s comments, but we’ll update you if he responds publically to the threats.

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Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller Added To UFC 276

A lightweight match-up between Bobby Green and Jim Miller has been added to UFC 276. UFC 276 is set to be the premier UFC event of the summer. The pay-per-view will be held in July during International Fight Week, which is always stacked and filled with heavy hitters and star power. This year is no…

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A lightweight match-up between Bobby Green and Jim Miller has been added to UFC 276.

UFC 276 is set to be the premier UFC event of the summer. The pay-per-view will be held in July during International Fight Week, which is always stacked and filled with heavy hitters and star power.

This year is no different, as UFC 276 will be headlined by a middleweight title bout between Israel Adesanya and Jared Cannonier. Now there is another strong fight added to the card, Bobby Green vs. Jim Miller. The bout was first reported by MMA Fighting.

Green is coming off a first-round loss to Islam Makhachev in February. That fight was a quick turnaround for Green as he had just beaten Nasrat Haqparast two weeks before. The chance at facing the top five Makhachev was too much to pass up for Green and even though he suffered the loss his stock may have risen. He is currently outside the top 15 but the lightweight division is full of some of the best talents on the UFC roster, including the veteran Jim Miller.

Miller has been in the UFC since 2008. As one of the longest-tenured fighters on the roster, Miller has been a staple in the lightweight division throughout his career thus far. At 38 years old other fighters from Miller’s “era” have been retiring or being asked about their possible retirement plans, not Miller. He is possibly still at the top of his game. He is riding a two-fight winning streak, both of which he ended with KO or TKO.

Both men have been in the UFC for quite some time, yet they have never met inside the Octagon before. They were scheduled twice before but both times were canceled due to illnesses by Green.

UFC 276 will take place on July 2 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Bobby Green Warns Sean O’Malley, Claims He May Be Attacked For 6ix9ine Allegiance

Bobby GreenUFC lightweight contender, Bobby Green has issued a warning to UFC bantamweight striker, Sean O’Malley – claiming that he may find himself the victim of an attack due to his alligance with Daniel Hernandez, otherwise known as Tekashi 6ix9ine.  Bobby Green, a veteran contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, headlined for the first time under […]

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UFC lightweight contender, Bobby Green has issued a warning to UFC bantamweight striker, Sean O’Malley – claiming that he may find himself the victim of an attack due to his alligance with Daniel Hernandez, otherwise known as Tekashi 6ix9ine. 

Bobby Green, a veteran contender in the UFC’s lightweight division, headlined for the first time under the UFC banner back in February at UFC Vegas 49, suffering a one-sided ground strikes loss to the surging contender, Islam Makhachev on short notice. 

For O’Malley, the Montana-born striker turned in his third consecutive victory back in December at UFC 269 – stopping Brazil’s, Raulian Paiva with dominant first round strikes. The victory came off the back of other knockout successes against Kris Moutinho, and promotional alum, Thomas Almeida. 

In July of last year, O’Malley and controversial rapper, 6ix9ine spent time parting in South Beach – with the former actually getting a tattoo of 6ix9ine’s logo, 69 – tattooed by the rapper himself

Bobby Green issues warning to Sean O’Malley amid his allegiance with rapper, 6ix9ine

Sharing his thoughts on the allegiance between Dana White’s Contender Series alum, O’Malley and New York-born star, 6ix9ine – Green, who appeared on an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience – claimed that O’Malley may find himself the subject of an attack due to his allegiance with 6ix9ine – as well as his decision to get the rapper’s logo tattooed on him. 

“I know what time it is, when I’m saying what I’m saying, and I see that person, I know what time it is,” Bobby Green said. “You know, when I see Sean (O’Malley) – I don’t like Sean, and the reason I don’t like Sean, is because of Tekashi 6ix9ine. I don’t like 6ix9ine.”

“So, he went (Sean O’Malley) and got him (his logo) tatted (tattooed),” Bobby Green continued. “So, oh yeah, you just jumped in the pool with him (6ix9ine), and I don’t like you either. You gotta be able to stand on what you do, ‘cause when those people come and see you, now we’re attacking you, Sean. And you don’t even know why, ‘cause you went and buddied up with somebody else, that we didn’t – you clicked up with him, now you get in that same group.”

“Now you gotta stand on it – y’all wanna be badasses? Well, stand on that sh*t – don’t be calling the police, you can’t do none of that. You wanna be a badass? This is what badass sh*t is.”

Bobby Green On Islam Makhachev: I Get It Now

UFC veteran Bobby Green now understands what makes Islam Makhachev so formidable after spending a few minutes of Octagon time with him. Green stepped up on short notice to face Makhachev in the UFC Vegas 49 main event. He filled in for the injured Beneil Dariush just weeks after earning a decisive win over Nasrat…

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UFC veteran Bobby Green now understands what makes Islam Makhachev so formidable after spending a few minutes of Octagon time with him.

Green stepped up on short notice to face Makhachev in the UFC Vegas 49 main event. He filled in for the injured Beneil Dariush just weeks after earning a decisive win over Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 271.

Makhachev has long been seen as the heir apparent to former lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. He appears on the verge of a title shot following his first-round TKO finish of Green.

Fighters have seemed to have a different perspective on Makhachev’s skillset after spending time inside the cage with him. During his UFC Vegas 49 post-fight interview with ESPN’s Megan Olivi, Green explained how Makhachev can overwhelm his opposition.

“Yeah, I got it now,” Green said. “So what they do is, they do this little thing where he’s so patient, he’s so strong, and he just goes little, little, little, little, until he gets right where he wants to be, you know? And so, I tried to do some turning over, and as I did it, he went to mount, and he was so strong at holding his mount, so I was like; ‘interesting.’ I tried to turn, and I couldn’t move out of it, and I’m like ‘no one’s been that strong before.’ So, I gotta work on my weight training and get on my muscles to build that strength for this division.”

Makhachev will more than likely get the winner of Charles Oliveira vs. Justin Gaethje later this year. Oliveira and Gaethje will square off in the UFC 274 main event in May.

Green had won back-to-back fights before the loss to Makhachev. He earned a violent knockout of Al Iaquinta at UFC 268 before putting on a boxing clinic against Haqparast.

If Green’s comments are any indication, fighters need to develop a certain type of skill set to challenge a talent of Makhachev’s caliber.

Who do you want Bobby Green to fight next?

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