Kai Kara-France Says UFC 245 Will Be His ‘Breakout Fight’ En Route To Title Shot (Interview)

Kai Kara-France is set to fight in the United States for the first time as a pro at UFC 245 when he battles Brandon Moreno. Yet, it was originally supposed to be against Sergio Pettis, but the New Zealander doesn’t care about the opponent switch….

Kai Kara-France is set to fight in the United States for the first time as a pro at UFC 245 when he battles Brandon Moreno. Yet, it was originally supposed to be against Sergio Pettis, but the New Zealander doesn’t care about the opponent switch. Instead, he knows it is a very important fight for […]

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Michael Bisping Says Alistair Overeem Has Grounds For An Appeal Over Rozenstruik Stoppage

Michael Bisping believes Alistair Overeem vs. Jairiznho Rozenstruik should not have been stopped when it did. And, he believes the veteran has a case for an appeal. Overeem was winning the bout on every judge’s scorecards yet Rozenstruik dropped …

Michael Bisping believes Alistair Overeem vs. Jairiznho Rozenstruik should not have been stopped when it did. And, he believes the veteran has a case for an appeal. Overeem was winning the bout on every judge’s scorecards yet Rozenstruik dropped the Dutch fighter with four seconds left and the fight was called off. Yet, according to […]

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Leon Edwards Gives Update On Tyron Woodley Negotiations: ‘We’re Trying To Force Him To Come To London’

Leon Edwards says a fight between himself and Tyron Woodley as the main event of UFC London makes all the sense in the world. Yet, Woodley recently came out and said he would not fight in London, and instead is looking to fight in the United States. Ye…

Leon Edwards says a fight between himself and Tyron Woodley as the main event of UFC London makes all the sense in the world. Yet, Woodley recently came out and said he would not fight in London, and instead is looking to fight in the United States. Yet, Edwards believes that is the fight to […]

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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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Colby Covington: Kamaru Usman’s Training Partners Say He’s On EPO

Last month, upon the announcement of their UFC 245 main event, Colby Covington accused UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman of using EPO. Covington, however, did not divulge his sources – until now. Speaking to “The Schmo” in a recent interview, Covington suggests he’s heard from Usman’s training partners that “The Nigerian Nightmare” is on EPO. […]

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Last month, upon the announcement of their UFC 245 main event, Colby Covington accused UFC welterweight champion Kamaru Usman of using EPO.

Covington, however, did not divulge his sources – until now. Speaking to “The Schmo” in a recent interview, Covington suggests he’s heard from Usman’s training partners that “The Nigerian Nightmare” is on EPO.

“My sources are, I’ve heard a lot of second hand from a lot of his training partners that – they’ve said that they know for a fact that he’s on EPO, he’s been doing steroids his whole career,” Covington said.

“I think his strength coach is a doctor. Also, he has another guy that used to train at their gym, I can’t remember the guy’s name, but he used to give all the guys steroids back in the day in the MMA world, so you might want to look into that guy.”

Usman and Covington meet this Saturday (December 14, 2019) in the UFC 245 main event on pay-per-view (PPV) from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Covington and Usman are both very dominant inside the Octagon, with very similar styles. Both men possess great wrestling ability, and can keep a ridiculous pace that nearly none of their opponents have been able to match.

When the two heated rivals finally clash inside the Octagon, it will be interesting to see who can impose their will on the other and come out on top.

What do you make of Covington’s accusations that Usman is using MMA?

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Colby Covington Reacts To Conor McGregor Fighting At 170 Pounds

Colby Covington has the chance to become an undisputed UFC welterweight champion this weekend. Covington headlines UFC 245 on pay-per-view (PPV) against Kamaru Usman for the 170-pound strap. The action goes down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, December 14. Doing the media rounds in Vegas, Covington recently spoke to reporter […]

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Colby Covington has the chance to become an undisputed UFC welterweight champion this weekend.

Covington headlines UFC 245 on pay-per-view (PPV) against Kamaru Usman for the 170-pound strap. The action goes down from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada on Saturday, December 14. Doing the media rounds in Vegas, Covington recently spoke to reporter Helen Yee ahead of his title bout.

During the interview, Yee asked for Covington’s thoughts on Conor McGregor jumping up to welterweight to fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The pair headline UFC 246 on PPV next month (Sat. January 18, 2019). Covington suggested the fight is a matchup between two journeyman fighters, and thinks both McGregor and Cerrone should retire.

“You know, I look at broke back Cowboy, a guy who is way over the hill, versus the Irish little leprechaun Conor McGregor who is cashed out in his own right,” Covington said. “He couldn’t even knock an old dude off a bar stool in the bar. So it’s a matchup of jobbers and journeymen and they both should retire.”

McGregor will be making his return for the first time since October of 2018. He was submitted by Khabib Nurmagomedov in his last outing. Now, McGregor is angling for a lightweight title rematch. Of course, given his goal, it’s interesting that he’s fighting Cerrone at welterweight.

What do you think about Covington suggesting McGregor and Cerrone retire?

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