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Bloody Elbow

Nick Baldwin

Miocic on slow start: ‘I was fighting like a b-tch’

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Stipe Miocic admits it took him the first couple rounds of his title fight with Daniel Cormier to find his “mojo.”

Stipe Miocic recaptured the UFC heavyweight title at UFC 241, but not without facing some early adversity in his rematch with Daniel Cormier.

Cormier outstruck Miocic for the majority of the first three rounds of their fight, which headlined Saturday’s card in Anaheim. In the first round, ‘DC’ took Miocic down and kept him on...

MMAjunkie

Farah Hannoun

Nate Diaz: Conor McGregor trilogy cool 'if that's something that works into the schedule'

Nate Diaz is back, front and center.

On Saturday night at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif., Diaz returned in a big way with a dominant performance over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis at UFC 241.

Diaz was the talk of the show leading up to the fight and has picked up right where he left off three years ago, when he last fought Conor McGregor.

As soon as Diaz defeated Pettis, talks of a potential trilogy with McGregor sprung up. They have unfinished business with the score at 1-1...

MMAjunkie

Nolan King

Daniel Cormier issues apology for UFC 241 loss: 'I will decide what I am gonna do now'

Daniel Cormier’s UFC 241 loss to Stipe Miocic was a tough pill for the former UFC heavyweight champion to swallow.

While Cormier (22-2 MMA, 11-2 UFC) spoke to the media following the event and touched on a number of topics, “DC” took additional time Monday to post to Instagram a message to his supporters. The 40-year-old fighter apologized to his family, friends, and team for the loss Saturday night at Honda Cener in Anaheim, Calif. and wrote, “I can’t stress the disappointment, I...

MMA Fighting

Jose Youngs

Video: Cory Sandhagen believes he’s only bantamweight who can beat Henry Cejudo

ANAHEIM, Calif. - UFC bantamweight Cory Sandhagen speaks with the media following his decision win over Raphael Assuncao, his championship aspirations, Henry Cejudo’s title reign, his admiration for Dominick Cruz and more.

MMA Fighting

Damon Martin

UFC 241 medical suspensions: Anthony Pettis, Paulo Costa face potential six-month terms 

Anthony Pettis | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Several fighters competing at UFC 241 this past weekend are looking at potentially lengthy medical suspensions for a litany of injuries.

On Monday, the California State Athletic Commission released the medical suspensions in an email to MMA Fighting.

At the top of the card, Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier will not face lengthy suspensions at all despite engaging in a war that finally ended with a fourth-round knockout. Miocic reclaimed the...

MMA Fighting

Alexander K. Lee

UFC 241 fight night weights: Daniel Cormier 14 pounds heavier than Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Both Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic were lighter at Friday’s weigh-ins for their main event rematch at UFC 241 than in their first encounter last July. However, when fight night rolled around, Cormier curiously came in considerably heavier.

Per a document obtained from the California State Athletic Commission by MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin, Cormier weighed in at 247 pounds on Saturday compared to 236.5 pounds the previous day, a 4.4 percent...

BJPENN.COM

Tom Taylor

Daniel Cormier issues statement on UFC 241 loss to Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier is no longer the UFC heavyweight champion.

After a year-long reign atop the division, he surrendered the title to the very man he won it from in July, 2018: Stipe Miocic. The pair met in the main event of UFC 241 in Anaheim, California, last Saturday night.

After a 48-hour period of silence, Daniel Cormier took to Facebook to reflect on his loss to Miocic — who is just the second man to defeat him 24 fights.

Here’s what the former champion and undeniable MMA legend had to...

MMAjunkie

Steven Marrocco

UFC 241 medical suspensions: Manager refutes CSAC claim of Paulo Costa broken foot

Gallery Paulo Costa def. Yoel Romero at UFC 241: Best photos view 35 images

A grueling “Fight of the Night” has UFC middleweight Paulo Costa facing a long medical suspension.

According to the California State Athletic Commission, Costa needs clearance for a potentially fractured right foot following his decision win over Yoel Romero at UFC 241.

MMA Junkie on Monday requested and received medical suspensions from the CSAC, which regulated this past Saturday’s...

MMA Fighting

Damon Martin

Daniel Cormier issues apology following knockout loss to Stipe Miocic

Daniel Cormier | Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

Daniel Cormier has nothing to be sorry about. But he’s apologizing anyway.

The former two-division champion suffered a knockout loss this past weekend to Stipe Miocic in the fourth-round of their heavyweight title rematch that capped off an eventful UFC 241 card from Anaheim, California.

Cormier was doing well through the first three rounds, winning the majority of the exchanges and he was up on the scorecards when Miocic adjusted his game plan...

Bloody Elbow

June M. Williams

Care/Don’t Care Review - UFC 241 | A glimpse at Bellator 225

June M. Williams

Sorry cry babies! Eugene S Robinson & Stephie Haynes are back with an all new edition of the infamous & patented Care/Don’t Care Preview to REVIEW the UFC 241 PPV event that just occurred Sat. Aug. 17th, 2019 featuring Miocic vs Cormier 2 & the also do a bit of a preview for Bellator 225.

It’s time for another of our infamous and patented Care/Don’t Care Previews, with your talent: the astounding Eugene S. Robinson of ozy.com and author of “Fight: Everything You...

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Nick Baldwin

Meerschaert on rebound win: ‘I got my swag back’

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If he wanted to stay with the UFC, middleweight Gerald Meerschaert needed a win at UFC Newark earlier this month.

Gerald Meerschaert potentially saved his UFC career with a win over Trevin Giles at UFC Newark earlier this month.

Meerschaert entered his middleweight bout with Giles — the last fight on his contract — on a two-fight skid, which included a loss to current top contender Jack Hermansson and a controversial decision...

Sherdog.com

Junior dos Santos To Compete On Brazil's 'Dancing With The Stars'

Junior dos Santos is known for his excellent footwork in the Octagon; now he’ll get to show whether those skills carry over to the dance floor.

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Tom Taylor

Anthony Pettis responds to backlash surrounding Masvidal-Askren KO comment

Anthony Pettis and Ben Askren are training partners at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. So, it’d be safe to assume Pettis was was disappointed when Askren was brutally knocked out by Jorge Masvidal at UFC 239.

Yet that’s not what Pettis told Masvidal’s training partner Yoel Romero.

In a video captured by the UFC ahead of UFC 241, Pettis could be heard telling Romero he was happy for Masvidal. When word of this exchange reached Askren, he was understandably frustrated, and demanded...

BJPENN.COM

Tom Taylor

Dana White had to defuse Colby Covington confrontations at UFC 241

Polarizing UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington was one of the many high-profile fighters in attendance for last Saturday’s UFC 241 card, and apparently, his presence at the event caused a bit of a stir.

In fact, several of the other fighters in attendance allegedly tried to start fights with the trash-talking welterweight star, according to UFC President Dana White.

“Everybody in that section kept fighting with Colby,” White said at the post-event news conference (via MMA...

MMAjunkie

Steven Marrocco

'It's (expletive) Jon Jones': Woman frustrated in video as she recounts alleged strip club incident

In new video footage, the alleged victim in a battery case against UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones cries when describing the incident to police officers.

“The whole situation is so complicated,” said the victim, whose name is being withheld by MMA Junkie. “I’m not really sure what to say. This person gets away with (expletive) everything.”

Jones, 32, has pleaded not guilty after being accused of roughhousing with the alleged and then slapping on her vagina during a visit to...

MMAjunkie

Matt Erickson

Derek Brunson now the veteran who has young fighters gunning for him after UFC 241

ANAHEIM, Calif. – Derek Brunson beat Ian Heinisch with a unanimous decision Saturday to open up the main card at UFC 241 in Anaheim, Calif.

Take a look inside the fight with Brunson, who now has back-to-back wins after going 0-2 in 2018.

Result: Derek Brunson def. Ian Heinisch via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Updated records: Brunson (20-7 MMA, 11-5 UFC), Heinisch (13-2 MMA, 2-1 UFC)
Key stat: Brunson was one of six underdogs who picked up wins at UFC 241.

Brunson on the...

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Tim Bissell

Video: Body-cam footage shows battery accusation against Jon Jones

Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Police body-cam footage records a women’s accusations against UFC light heavyweight Jon Jones.

Jon Jones was arrested and charged with one count of misdemeanor battery in July. That charge stems from a reported incident that occurred at a strip club in Albuquerque, NM in April. Jones had plead not guilty to the charge.

KRQE News 13 in Albuquerque has published police body-cam footage, which it says shows Albuquerque Police interviewing the woman...

Sherdog.com

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 9 Weigh-in Results: One Misses Weight

One fighter missed weight, but all five fights will go on as scheduled for Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 3, Episode 9.

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