Monday Morning Analyst: Examining lessons from Khabib Nurmagomedov’s, Tony Ferguson’s losses

By Luke Thomas

On this episode of the podcast, we take a look at the losses or relatively poor if exceedingly rare performances from Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson to see if we can learn anything about their UFC 209 showdown.

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“I Showed How to Beat Georges St-Pierre” – Johny Hendricks

By Adam Haynes Johny Hendricks and Georges St-Pierre fought the closest of fights at UFC 167 in 2013, but the judges got it wrong on that night, according to the American. St-Pierre’s recent announcement of a return to the UFC following over three years away from the octagon has certainly stoked the interest of “Bigg Rigg”, who was […]

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Fernando Gonzalez: ‘I’m Pretty Sure Michael Page Knew he Lost Our Fight’

By Fernando Quiles Jr. Fernando Gonzalez is convinced he should’ve been awarded the victory in his fight with Michael Page back in Nov. 2016. “The Menifee Maniac” fell short in a split decision loss to Page at Bellator 165. Page now fights Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 on May 19. Gonzalez competes this Friday night (March 3) inside the […]

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Conor McGregor Fighting Mayweather For Win, Not Money – Michael Conlan

By Adam Haynes Conor McGregor’s drive in securing a bout against boxing master technician Mayweather Jr. comes from a desire to win, and not to earn, according to Conlan. Irish Olympic bronze medallist Michael Conlan makes his professional debut against Tim Ibarra in New York on St Patrick’s Day (March 17th). Hoisting the Irish tricolour for the former […]

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Fredy Serrano surprised by UFC release, feels blessed to have represented Colombia

By Danny Segura

Colombia’s Fredy Serrano is no longer with the UFC.

The flyweight fighter has been released from the promotion following a unanimous decision loss to Hector Sandoval on December at UFC on FOX 22, MMA Fighting recently learned. The loss to Sandoval marked the second straight loss for the Colombian, as Serrano had dropped a close split decision to Ryan Benoit at UFC 201 in July. Prior to the two-loss skid, Serrano had a promising start in the UFC with a knockout win over Bentley Syler, which earned him a Performance of the Night bonus, and a technical knockout victory over Yao Zhikui in South Korea.

‘El Profe’ admits he was a bit surprised by the news and thought he would get another fight in the UFC since his record in the promotion is 2-2, including a close loss to Benoit.

“I knew that with two losses they would start thinking about it, but I really thought they would give me another fight,” Serrano told MMA Fighting. “I had the expectation of doing another fight, but well, those were the decisions, and with two losses in a row, the company sometimes takes those decision.”

The 37-year-old Olympic wrestler will continue fighting, but is unsure where he’ll go next as he’s received offers to fight in Russia and Japan, and he’s also considered fighting in Bogota for his MMA promotion – Colombia vs. The World.

“Well, right now I’m just recovering from a few injuries, but we’ve got a few important offers to fight in Russia or Japan, and I think that would be a beautiful opportunity,” Serrano said. “So we’re looking into those options, and the truth is that I would also explore the opportunity of fighting again in Colombia. I don’t have that many fights here, and there are a lot of people that support me and would love to see me fight here in Colombia, so I’m also thinking about that.”

Serrano leaves the UFC with with a professional MMA record of 3-2. The season one cast member of The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America remains the first and only Colombian fighter to have competed in the UFC, and feels blessed to have to have represented his country on the biggest stage of MMA.

“I feel very blessed in that sense,” Serrano explained. “I was fortunate to be the one to open the doors [for Colombia], and I think the job was done well despite not being in the UFC anymore. I gave it my all and showed potential. I fell a little short, but well, opportunities are meant to be taken and faced and that’s what I did. I’m happy that I had a career in the UFC, although I do feel I had more to give.”

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“Wonderboy” Questions Mayweather vs McGregor, Says Boxing is “Going Nowhere”

By Adam Haynes Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson claims that Floyd Mayweather Jr. vs Conor McGregor is an indication of desperate times for boxing. Thompson is currently putting the final touches to his preparations for this Saturday’s highly anticipated UFC 209 headline rematch against Tyron Woodley. TMZ Sports caught up with the title challenger and brought up the ongoing media […]

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Tyron Woodley Calls Dana White ‘The Biggest Drama Queen’

By Fernando Quiles Jr. Tyron Woodley finds it ironic that Dana White called him a “bit of a drama queen.” “The Chosen One” sent the world of mixed martial arts (MMA) in a frenzy when he said racism played a role in his treatment as the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) welterweight title holder. UFC President White responded by saying […]

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