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Anton Tabuena

A baked Rockhold explains why he takes mushrooms almost ‘everyday’ for UFC 278

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Luke Rockhold has “incorporated” weed and mushrooms into his training camp.

After over three years away from competition, Luke Rockhold is looking to return against Paulo Costa at UFC 278. As the former UFC and Strikeforce champion revealed, he has changed things up and has now “incorporated” almost daily use of marijuana and mushrooms into his training camp.

He explained his reasoning to Submission Radio, while smoking...


Harry Kettle

UFC champion Israel Adesanya confirms plans to transition to pro wrestling: “I’m definitely going to jump in the WWE”

Israel Adesanya has confirmed that he’s interested in testing the waters in professional wrestling in the future. In the last couple of years we’ve seen Israel Adesanya heavily lean on his love of pro wrestling in a variety of ways. From open workout performances to actual walkouts and beyond, ‘The Last Stylebender’ has made it […]

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MMA Junkie Staff

Video: Is Daniel Cormier's 'Towelgate' confession no big deal or no laughing matter?

Five years later, Daniel Cormier finally confessed to “Towelgate.”

During his Hall of Fame induction speech last week, Cormier admitted that he intentionally grabbed the towel while on the scale to make weight for his light heavyweight title fight against Anthony Johnson at UFC 210. If you recall, Cormier was 1.2 pounds over the championship weight limit on his first try then came back for a second without cutting more weight and hit the 205 mark.

Video evidence clearly showed that...


Simon Samano

Jake Paul announces Tommy Fury fight off for second time, teases new opponent for Aug. 6 at MSG

Jake Paul is moving on from Tommy Fury once again.

An Aug. 6 boxing match between Paul and Fury at famed Madison Square Garden had been on the books since late June, but Paul revealed Wednesday on Twitter that a new opponent soon will be announced.

Paul was highly critical of Fury for pulling out of the fight.

Fury’s received a termination notice. MVP did everything it could 2 help him & team. He wasn’t interested & he literally went into hiding.

2nd time in a row he has pulled out.


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Chris Rini

MMA SQUARED: The Fight Genius forces a hater to rethink crypto bonuses

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Chris Rini

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Harry Kettle

Conor McGregor applauds Ian Garry for “incredibly impressive” performance at UFC 276: “The Potential for another ‘future’ Irish MMA UFC champion rose by a real nice margin this weekend”

Conor McGregor has praised fellow Irishman Ian Garry following his impressive win at UFC 276 last weekend. Throughout the course of the last decade or so, we’ve seen Irish mixed martial arts rise to prominence in a big way – and the size of Conor McGregor’s role in that can’t be understated. He managed to […]

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Farah Hannoun

Bo Nickal expected UFC opportunity to come later but not surprised by Dana White's Contender Series call

LAS VEGAS – Bo Nickal could become a UFC fighter after only two professional MMA wins.

Nickal got the call for Dana White’s Contender Series after showing off his hands in a 33-second knockout of John Noland at iKON FC 3 in June. After just one professional fight, the three-time NCAA Division I champion wrestler will face Zachary Borrego (2-0) on the Aug. 9 episode.

Training out of famed American Top Team and boasting an accolade-filled wrestling background, Nickal thinks he’s ready...

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Trent Reinsmith

It’s past time for O’Malley to show — not tell — of his greatness

Sean O’Malley vs Pedro Munhoz ended in a no contest at UFC 276. | Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

Sean O’Malley has been with the UFC for five years. It’s time for him to back up the talk

Sean O’Malley has spent the past few years talking about his greatness. What he has yet to do is back up that talk with action.

O’Malley’s record is impressive. No one can — or should attempt to — take that away from him. He is 15-1 (with one no contest) and he has 12...


Farah Hannoun

James Krause fulfilled with MMA career but struggling with retirement decision

LAS VEGAS – James Krause won’t officially call himself a retired UFC fighter.

Although he’s satisfied if he never competes again, Krause (28-8 MMA, 9-4 UFC) is not ready to call it a career. The Glory MMA and Fitness gym owner has a busy enough life guiding the next generation of fighters, and also coached and competed at the UFC Fight Pass Invitational 2 grappling tournament this past Sunday.

“I don’t want to tell you guys I’m retired because I feel like if the right situation...

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Milan Ordoñez

After Khabib’s induction, McGregor argues why he’s a ‘shoe-in’ to UFC Hall of Fame

UFC star Conor McGregor at Bellator Dublin in February. | Photo by Brian Lawless/PA Images via Getty Images

Conor McGregor thinks he’s a ‘shoe-in’ member of the UFC’s elite Hall of Fame.

Love him or hate him, UFC superstar Conor McGregor has achieved a lot in the sport that many of his contemporaries haven’t. You can't deny his accomplishments, from an incomparable rise to sports superstardom in just a few short years, to becoming the first UFC “double-champ.”


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By Kevin Schuster, On Twitter @KevinESchuster

Dana White’s Contender Series Grad Showcase | Maycee Barber

Highlighting UFC’s Biggest Stars Who Made Their Initial Marks On Dana White’s Contender Series And Has Continued To Impress Throughout Their UFC Careers

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Tim Burke

UFC rankings: Pereira enters middleweight rankings as immediate contender

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UFC 276 flipped the middleweight division around, and five never fighters entered the overall rankings.

UFC 276 was the deepest card in a while for the promotion, and while no belts changed hands on the night, there were certainly some interesting results. Israel Adesanya and Alexander Volkanovski cruised to successful title defenses, while Alex Pereira made a huge impression with his KO of Sean Strickland.


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Mookie Alexander

Shields vs. Marshall undisputed title fight headline all-women’s boxing card

Women’s boxing middleweight champions Claressa Shields and Savannah Marshall. | Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images

Mikaela Mayer vs. Alycia Baumgardner will serve as the co-main event.

2022 has already proven to be a big year for women’s boxing, and towards the end of summer there will be a captivating championship doubleheader at London’s O2 Arena in England.

Two-time Olympic gold medalist and WBC/IBF/WBA middleweight champion Claressa Shields (12-0, 2 KOs) will unify her belts...


Cole Shelton

Jake Paul vs. Tommy Fury off, YouTuber reportedly set to fight pro boxer Hasim Rahman Jr. in August

Jake Paul will no longer be fighting Tommy Fury. Paul and Fury were set to fight last December but the Brit got hurt and was forced out of the bout. The two were then rebooked for August 6 at Madison Square Garden but recently Fury was denied entry into the U.S.. Now, it appears Paul […]

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Chris Taylor

Shu-Ki One

The “SHU-KI ONE” NFT release is designed to provide would-be collectors with a straightforward and low-cost way to join the NFT world. The Shu-Ki ONE is a Shoe-Machine created with the iconic Nike SB Dunk (Low). Offered in 16 electrifying colorways, Shu-Ki ONE NFTs will be available for 0.016 ETH with NO GAS FEES. Every […]

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Cole Shelton

Jared Vanderaa knows he’s fighting for his job at UFC Vegas 58 but says Chase Sherman is a very “winnable fight”

Jared Vanderaa knows he’s likely fighting for his job at UFC Vegas 58. Vanderaa is on a three-fight losing streak and coming off a submission loss to Aleksei Oleinik. However, he has taken the majority of his fights on short notice and this is no different as he will take on Chase Sherman on two […]

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MMA Junkie Staff

USA TODAY Sports/MMA Junkie rankings, July 5: Big moves at middleweight

International Fight Week in Las Vegas was capped off by UFC 276 at T-Mobile Arena, an event that produced a number of moves in this week’s rankings update.

The division which saw the most moves was the middleweight division, which saw its champion Israel Adesanya and other contenders in action.

In the main event of the pay-per-view event, Adesanya racked up another title defense by outpointing Jared Cannonier over the course of 25 minutes. Entering the week, Cannonier held the No. 3 spot,...


Lima vs. Jackson Promoted to Bellator 283 Main Event; Musayev In Against Outlaw

Following an injury to lightweight champion Patricky Freire, a welterweight showdown between Douglas Lima and Jason Jackson has been elevated to the Bellator 283 main event.


Hawaii Commission Denies Juliana Velasquez’s Appeal of Loss at Bellator 278

The Hawaii State Boxing Commission has denied Juliana Velasquez’s appeal of her loss to Liz Carmouche in the Bellator 278 main event.


Kyle Daukaus Suffered Multiple Facial Fractures at UFC Austin

It was a rough night at the office for Kyle Daukaus at UFC Austin last month.

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