Video: Conor McGregor Spars At Rumored New Gym

Get the rumor mill fired up. Recently, a new video surfaced of Conor McGregor supposedly sparring at a new gym. Elite mixed martial artists often spar at new gyms in order to gain a unique perspective heading into a fight. It’s nothing all that unusual. However, it may be relevant here due to the fact […]

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Get the rumor mill fired up. Recently, a new video surfaced of Conor McGregor supposedly sparring at a new gym.

Elite mixed martial artists often spar at new gyms in order to gain a unique perspective heading into a fight. It’s nothing all that unusual. However, it may be relevant here due to the fact that McGregor and longtime SBG Ireland head coach John Kavanagh have had some public discord as of late.

First, check out the video of McGregor sparring and training at Morumbi Jiu-Jitsu Academy via MMA and More on YouTube:

A New Home Gym?

Morumbi Jiu Jitsu Academy is a highly reviewed BJJ and fitness facility in Ventura, California. McGregor was pictured getting in some solid rounds with Russian fighter Nikolay Grozdev. While he may just have been looking to get in some training, speculation arose that he’s found a new home.

Much of the talk could be due to the fact that Kavanagh said he would have to be persuaded to corner McGregor again. He said as much after McGregor’s one-sided loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov at last October’s UFC 229.

There, McGregor was wholly dominated on the ground by the Dagestani champion. But it was the fact that Khabib dropped McGregor with a right hand that caused Kavanagh to become concerned. He publicly claimed that shot wouldn’t have dropped a younger McGregor. It was quite the odd admission from a man supposedly in his corner.

The discord between McGregor and Kavanagh hasn’t spilled out into the public with full details just yet. McGregor’s longtime striking coach Owen Roddy did leave SBG Dublin recently as well, however.

As for his UFC return, McGregor has many options due to his continued superstardom. He’s been linked to a fight with longtime veteran Donald Cerrone. Because of the rumors, the fight is expected to be announced in the coming months. If he prepares for the fight at a new gym remains to be seen.

We’ll keep you updated.

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UFC Phoenix Post-Fight Press Conference

The MMA world is still digesting the fallout of tonight’s (Sun., February 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. In the headlining bout of UFC Phoenix, hometown favorite Cain Velasquez was knocked out by Francis Ngannou. The hulking “Predator” picked up his second first-round knockout in a […]

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The MMA world is still digesting the fallout of tonight’s (Sun., February 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. In the headlining bout of UFC Phoenix, hometown favorite Cain Velasquez was knocked out by Francis Ngannou.

The hulking “Predator” picked up his second first-round knockout in a row by blasting Velasquez in 26 seconds (watch it here) . It came only a year after his shocking rise nearly became a cautionary tale. Now, the French-Cameroonian destroyer has nearly completed an unlikely turnaround by stopping the former champ. The win wasn’t without some controversy, however. Indeed Velasquez almost appeared to be more injured than dazed when his knee buckled in the Octagon.

He was classy in defeat after his return from two-and-a-half years off ended in under a minute. The Arizona fans were justifiably left wanting more. But UFC Phoenix provided them with a solid night of fights otherwise, with Kron Gracie’s Octagon debut, a hard-fought win by Paul Felder in the co-main event, and even 2019’s ‘Fight of the Year’ frontrunner.

Once again there’s a lot to unpack so join us for the post-fight press conference streaming live here:

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Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez Full Fight Video Highlights

Fans didn’t quite get the fight they wanted in the Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez main event at tonight’s (Sun., February 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. Former champ Velasquez was coming back from two-and-a-half years out of fighting. Unfortunately, the all-time great didn’t get much […]

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Fans didn’t quite get the fight they wanted in the Francis Ngannou vs. Cain Velasquez main event at tonight’s (Sun., February 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

Former champ Velasquez was coming back from two-and-a-half years out of fighting. Unfortunately, the all-time great didn’t get much time to show off his skills. Ngannou came out blazing from the bell. He appeared to nail Velasquez with a one-two of sorts early, but replays showed the strikes were grazing. He did land a short right uppercut that wobbled Velasquez, however.

The former champion’s knee then buckled and he fell to the ground in pain. The fight was called off shortly thereafter. It appeared that Velasquez was knocked out at first, but slow motion made it look like the injury caused the stoppage. Watch it here and decide for yourself:

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Highlights: Renan Barao Brutally Knocked Out At UFC Phoenix

Formerly dominant UFC bantamweight champ Renan Barao needed a win when he met Luke Sanders on the preliminary card of tonight’s (Sun., February 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona. The onetime pound-for-pound great had lost his last three fights by decision. Sanders hadn’t done all that […]

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Formerly dominant UFC bantamweight champ Renan Barao needed a win when he met Luke Sanders on the preliminary card of tonight’s (Sun., February 17, 2019) UFC on ESPN 1 from the Talking Stick Resort Arena in Phoenix, Arizona.

The onetime pound-for-pound great had lost his last three fights by decision. Sanders hadn’t done all that much better, winning one out of his last four fights in the Octagon. In the early going, Barao looked somewhat like his old self. He landed a big right hand in the first round that did some damage to Sanders.

But “Cool Hand” stayed calm and listened to his corner in the second. He came out with a perfect one-two combination ended by a straight left hand that floored Barao. He followed ‘The Baron’ to the ground with some hammering right hands that had the former champ out cold for a huge victory. One of them may have been unnecessary as Barao’s eyes stared off into the lights.

Watch it here:

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MVP vs. Paul Daley Full Fight Video Highlights

Paul Daley and Michael ‘Venom’ Page finally got the chance to settle their long-standing feud in the main event of tonight’s (Feb. 16, 2019) Bellator 216 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. MVP vs. Daley also served as part of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix. The fight came in with a ton of […]

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Paul Daley and Michael ‘Venom’ Page finally got the chance to settle their long-standing feud in the main event of tonight’s (Feb. 16, 2019) Bellator 216 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. MVP vs. Daley also served as part of the Bellator Welterweight Grand Prix.

The fight came in with a ton of expectations due to the endless trash talk between the two British sluggers. It started quite slowly, however, with precious few strikes thrown in the opening round. But in the second, action picked up a bit.

MVP landed a solid jumping front kick to the face:

Daley responded by taking Page to the ground, something usually unheard of for the striking specialist:

When MVP got back up, Daley followed him with some big, wild hooks:

It was then Page’s turn. He danced and landed a big right over the top in the third:

The fight headed into the fifth and final round. It was a close bout that didn’t quite feature the fireworks the lead-in would may have suggested. Page took home the unanimous decision to advance to the next round of the Welterweight Grand Prix:

He’ll face off with former champion Douglas Lima in his next fight.

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Watch MVP & Paul Daley’s Last Bellator 216 Staredown

After years of speculation, British MMA stars Michael ‘Venom’ Page and Paul Daley will finally meet in the main event of this weekend’s (Feb. 16, 2019) Bellator 216 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Not surprisingly, MVP & Paul Daley’s final staredown was a good one. The fighters stepped onto the scale to […]

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After years of speculation, British MMA stars Michael ‘Venom’ Page and Paul Daley will finally meet in the main event of this weekend’s (Feb. 16, 2019) Bellator 216 from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. Not surprisingly, MVP & Paul Daley’s final staredown was a good one.

The fighters stepped onto the scale to make things official at today’s Bellator 216 ceremonial weigh-ins. Needless to say, Page and Daley’s faceoff involved a decent amount of jawing.

Watch it here:

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