Dustin Poirier following his win against Conor McGregor at UFC 257.

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UFC 257 Shocker: Dustin Poirier Defeats McGregor In 2 Minutes 32 Seconds

Former interim-lightweight champ Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier avenged his loss against "The Notorious" Conor McGregor, after Poirier was demeaned at UFC 257 in Abu Dhabi, on January 24. Poirier knocked out McGregor in 2 minutes 32 seconds during the second round bombarding the latter with heavy punches that forced referee, Herb Dean to stop the contest. The lightweights showed contrast in their pace since McGregor came out early at Poirier, … read-more

Sun, 24 Jan 2021 - 12:21 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UFC, MMA, Conor McGregor, Dustin poirier

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UFC fighter Conor Mcgregor.

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Conor McGregor Sued With Multi-Million Dollar Lawsuit Over Sexual Assault

UFC megastar Conor McGregor is neck deep in trouble after an Irish woman sued him on January 18 for allegedly raping her at a hotel in December, 2018. The complainant also accused McGregor of physically assaulting her and forcibly making her consume cocaine. She now seeks damage of $1.79-$2.13 million for a new house, medical expenses and others. However, McGregor's spokesperson Karen J. Kessler claimed that investigation has rejected every … read-more

Wed, 20 Jan 2021 - 01:06 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UFC, MMA, Conor McGregor, Sexual Assault

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UFC Lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

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UFC Prez Reveals Undefeated Russian Fighter Khabib Might Return To Ring

UFC President Dana White after meeting Khabib Nurmagomedov on January 15 revealed that the lightweight champion might step into the octagon again. Apparently, Khabib has shown willingness to return to the ring if he finds someone impressive as rival among the lightweights. "Show me something spectacular", said Khabib, as revealed by White. Reportedly, Khabib was impressed with Charles Oliveira's victory last month making him a considerable… read-more

Sun, 17 Jan 2021 - 10:34 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, UFC, Dana White, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Charles Oliveira

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BT Sport Releases Promo Video Of UFC 257 Featuring Conor McGregor

Hyping up the "Notorious" Conor McGregor's return at UFC 257, BT Sport on January 13 released a video featuring McGregor in its "Shorts" series. Containing parts of the athlete's interviews, the animated video aims to give an insight into McGregor's mind ahead of his rematch against Dustin Poirier. McGregor will be returning a full year after his TKO victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246 last January.

Thu, 14 Jan 2021 - 12:40 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: UFC, MMA, BT Sport, Conor McGregor, Dustin poirier, Donald Cerrone

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Representational photo: Conor Mcgregor.

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UFC 257 Plans To Allow 'Limited Spectators' For January Fight Events

The Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism has announced that the following UFC events scheduled for January 16, 20 and 23 will allow "a limited number of spectators". The state’s media office tweeted, "The triple header will see three mega-fights, utilizing Abu Dhabi's proven 'safe zone' concept". However, the announcements for the ticket sales and attendance capacity has not been made yet. Also, the Etihad Arena venue has banned the… read-more

Fri, 08 Jan 2021 - 10:59 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, UFC, Fight Island, Abu Dhabi

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Representational photo: Dan Hooker, Michael Chandler

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UFC 257: Michael Chandler To Debut Against Dan Hooker

Former three-time Bellator MMA champion Michael Chandler is set to debut at UFC 257 in the co-main event against sixth-ranked Dan Hooker. Scheduled for January 23 in Abu Dhabi, the fight would take place in the lightweight division (66-70 kg). Chandler, designated among Bellator's most decorated fighter, had signed with UFC in 2020. Meanwhile, Hooker will be eying for a comeback from June 2020 defeat to Dustin Poirier.

Mon, 04 Jan 2021 - 03:16 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, Bellator, Michael Chandler, Fight Island, UFC

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Representational photo: Yoel Romero

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Yoel Romero Ends UFC Contract With 3 Official Fights Remaining

MMA veteran Yoel Romero has been released from the UFC after he ended his seven-year-long contract, confirmed his manager Malki Kawa on December 4. Kawa told ESPN that Romero still had three fights left in his contract and the reason for his exit had been kept untold. However, the manager also informed that talks were underway to let Romero aka 'Soldier of God' to do other promotions.

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 01:52 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, UFC, ESPN, Yoel Romero

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Representational photo: Ritu Phogat

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Ritu Phogat Betters Her MMA Record, Beats Philippines' Jomary Torres

Wrestler-turned-MMA fighter Ritu Phogat, continuing her unbeaten run at the ONE Championship, defeated Philippines' Jomary Torres on December 4. Phogat's victory came out via a technical knockout in the very first round after the referee was forced to stop the contest at 3 minutes and 55 seconds. With improving her MMA record to 4-0, Phogat would now be eyeing to conquer the vacant atomweight (52.2 kg) title.

Sat, 05 Dec 2020 - 11:59 AM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, ONE Championship, Ritu Phogat, Wrestling

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Representational photo: Khabib Nurmagomedov

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UFC Champ Khabib Nurmagomedov Eyes To Launch MMA In 2028 Olympics

UFC Lightweight Champion 'The Eagle' Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed his plans to push MMA into the Olympics at a press conference in Uzbekistan. Targeting the 2028 Olympics, Khabib said, "The inclusion of MMA in the Olympics is one of my main tasks for the next couple of years, we are already working in this direction." However, Khabib has also shown concern about the sport's brutality, which might keep MMA out.

Wed, 02 Dec 2020 - 01:37 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Olympics, UFC Champion

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UFC 256: Tony Ferguson Finalized To Face Charles Oliveira In Las Vegas

Former interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson has finally secured a pay-per-view event as he will be facing Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on December 12 in Las Vegas. Talking to ESPN's Brett Okamoto, UFC President Dana White said that Ferguson had been added to the final pay-per-view of 2020 after his wish to fight again this year. Ferguson, in his last match, suffered a loss against Justin Gaethje at UFC 249.

Sat, 21 Nov 2020 - 02:41 PM / by Harsh Vardhan

Tags: MMA, UFC, Tony Ferguson, Dana White

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