Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson On Retirement: It’s All I Can Think About

Quinton Jackson admits that retirement is weighing on his mind. “Rampage” is set to meet Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Bellator Japan on Dec. 28. The action will take place inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. This is …

Quinton Jackson admits that retirement is weighing on his mind. “Rampage” is set to meet Fedor Emelianenko in the main event of Bellator Japan on Dec. 28. The action will take place inside the Saitama Super Arena in Saitama, Japan. This is Jackson’s only fight in 2019 and Emelianenko’s second. ‘Rampage’ Admits Retirement Weighs On […]

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A Morality Play for Our Time: Usman vs. Covington Is More Than Mere Grudge Match

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has a definition for ” morality play “: “An allegorical play popular especially in the 15th and 16th centuries in which the characters personify abstract qualities or concepts (such as virtues, vices, or death)…

The Merriam-Webster Dictionary has a definition for ” morality play “: “An allegorical play popular especially in the 15th and 16th centuries in which the characters personify abstract qualities or concepts (such as virtues, vices, or death)…

Liz Carmouche and Ilima-Lei Macfarlane Express Interest in Potential Bout

Free agent and former UFC mainstay Liz Carmouche and the Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane fully agree that Carmouche would fit in well with Bellator and that a matchup between the two would make sense. After being released from the UFC …

Free agent and former UFC mainstay Liz Carmouche and the Bellator flyweight champion Ilima-Lei Macfarlane fully agree that Carmouche would fit in well with Bellator and that a matchup between the two would make sense. After being released from the UFC last week, Liz Carmouche naturally began considering what lies in her MMA future. One […]

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Max Holloway Says He’s Still Chasing A Fight With Khabib Nurmagomedov

Featherweight champion Max Holloway has the task of defending his belt this weekend. He’ll face number one contender Alexander Volkanovski in Las Vegas on a stacked UFC 245 fight card. However, part of the 145lb champ is still chasing a fight with lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair where meant to meet at UFC 223 […]

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Featherweight champion Max Holloway has the task of defending his belt this weekend. He’ll face number one contender Alexander Volkanovski in Las Vegas on a stacked UFC 245 fight card.

However, part of the 145lb champ is still chasing a fight with lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov. The pair where meant to meet at UFC 223 but Holloway was declared medically unfit to fight, after attempting a last-minute weight cut.

Khabib has gone on to beat Dustin Poirier and Conor McGregor – who have both beat Holloway in the past. Holloway says that doesn’t matter and won’t make a difference when they actually fight. Speaking to Kevin Iole he said (H/T Yahoo Sports)

“We
don’t know, none of them is me, I’m not them. Khabib is Khabib. I wish it
happened. Khabib is on his way to being one of greatest to ever do it. I plan
on being one of the greatest to ever do it. I’m sure we’re gonna meet.

“As long as my goal and his goal is the same, we’re
gonna run into each other some time, and that’s being the greatest fighter of
all time.”

“We’ll see what happens,” Holloway said. “That fight excites me. There’s fights that raises lots of questions for someone, and he raises lots of questions. Hopefully we get to fight and find out the answers.” (Transcribed by South China Morning Post)

Holloway looks almost untouchable at 145lbs. The champion seems too big and is safe to stand in the pocket and trade bombs with his opponents. However, in his lone foray into the lightweight division he looked on the small side.

Dustin Poirier appeared too big, too strong and too powerful for much of their 155lb fight. Holloway eventually grew into the bout and made it close. However he’d have to grow into the division or risk a mauling if he ever meet’s Khabib.

Will Max Holloway ever face off against Khabib Nurmagomedov?

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Max Holloway Believes He’ll Eventually Fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

Max Holloway still has faith that a showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov can materialize. Holloway is scheduled to defend his UFC featherweight championship this Saturday night (Dec. 14) against Alex Volkanovski. Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight gold…

Max Holloway still has faith that a showdown with Khabib Nurmagomedov can materialize. Holloway is scheduled to defend his UFC featherweight championship this Saturday night (Dec. 14) against Alex Volkanovski. Nurmagomedov will put his lightweight gold on the line against Tony Ferguson on April 18. Holloway and Nurmagomedov were scheduled to collide back in April […]

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UFC Light Heavyweight Thiago Santos Targets June 2020 Return

Thiago Santos is hoping for a return to action by June. Santos last competed back in July. He challenged Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship. “Marreta” certainly had his moments in the fight, but he fell short in his split …

Thiago Santos is hoping for a return to action by June. Santos last competed back in July. He challenged Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship. “Marreta” certainly had his moments in the fight, but he fell short in his split decision loss to “Bones.” Santos underwent knee surgery after the bout. Thiago Santos […]

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