Daniel Cormier: ‘I’m Disappointed To Hear” Jon Jones’ Recent Drug Failure

By Dana Becker Former UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier doesn’t consider himself a winner after hearing that Jon Jones failed a drug test ahead of their recent UFC 214 matchup. Cormier gave MMA Fighting a statement late Tuesday night after news broke concerning Jones. A test given after weigh-ins and before the bout by the USADA came […]

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Dana White Contender Series Results: Joby Sanchez, Benito Lopez Earn Contracts

By Dana Becker Joby Sanchez and Benito Lopez impressed UFC president Dana White Tuesday night, earning future contracts with the promotion after their wins on “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.” Sanchez (11-2), who went 1-2 during a previous stint with the UFC, defeated J.P Buys in a flyweight contest. Lopez (8-0) claimed a victory vs. Steven Peterson […]

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Conor McGregor Knows Las Vegas Will be Taken Over by Irish

By Dana Becker UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is a one-man force when he steps inside the Octagon. He’ll try to duplicate that when he meets Floyd Mayweather Saturday night in his pro boxing debut. But McGregor also knows he’ll have plenty of support inside the T-Mobile Arena and in Las Vegas all week by his fellow countrymen. […]

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Floyd Mayweather: Conor McGregor ‘Undefeated’ Stand-Up Fighter

By Dana Becker Former boxing world champion Floyd Mayweather isn’t just selling himself for this weekend, he is doing the same to Conor McGregor. Ever the promotional genius, Mayweather continues to hail the reigning UFC lightweight champion as a legit contender to his unbeaten record even though others have dismissed McGregor. “McGregor is a tough competitor. He’s undefeated […]

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Cletus Seldin returns Sept 28

By karlfreitag

Star Boxing promoter Joe DeGuardia has announced the return of unbeaten former WBC International silver super lightweight beltholder Cletus “The Hebrew Hammer” Seldin (19-0, 16 KOs) to the ring, headlining the latest edition of the popular “Rockin” Fights” series at
The Paramount, Thursday, September 28th, in Huntington, NY.

Seldin has been inactive since June of 2016 due to various medical issues and a failed drug test, but now feeling 100%, he is raring to go.

Promoter Joe DeGuardia had this to say about the return of Seldin “I am thrilled that Cletus will finally return to the ring. It’s been a long time coming for us, Team Seldin, and all of his fans. I expect Cletus to pick up right where he left off. Make sure you get your tickets early because this will be another sellout at the Paramount.”

The opponent for Cletus Seldin shall be announced shortly. The bout will be contested for 10 rounds in the jr. welterweight division. The remainder of the undercard will be announced soon.

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Holm ‘open’ to fighting Cyborg in December

Holm ‘open’ to fighting Cyborg in December

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Joshua-Pulev close for Oct. 28

By Wil Esco

Anthony Joshua and Kubrat Pulev are closing in on an fall fight.

According to a report by RingTV, a source claims that unified heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua is nearing a deal to make his mandatory title defense against the IBF’s No. 1 contender Kubrat Pulev. The two men are said to be putting the finishing touches on a deal that would have them square off on October 28.

The fight is most likely to be held in England, but Las Vegas is still on the table. Joshua also owes a mandatory defense to the WBA’s top rated Luis ‘King Kong’ Ortiz, but Ortiz looks like he’s going to have to wait his turn for the time being.

Realistically Ortiz poses a much more significant threat to Joshua than Pulev, whose best win since getting knocked out by Wladimir Klitschko has been a split decision over win over Dereck Chisora last year. But maybe that’s exactly why that fight is on the backburner for now.

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