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Jake Paul is set to face Hasim Rahman Jr. and not heated rival Tommy Fury for his boxing return in August. As first reported by Sports Illustrated, Paul is in negotiations to face Rahman on August 6th. This comes after Fury was denied entry into the United States last week ahead of a previously planned pre-fight press conference in New York. The 31-year-old Rahman is the son of Hasim Rahman Sr., a former heavyweight boxing world champion. He has accumulated a 12-1 professional boxing record but is coming off a knockout loss to Kenzie Morrison in April. Paul had initially…

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Israel Adesanya had WWE fans cheering for him at UFC 276 after he walked out to The Undertaker’s legendary theme song on his way out to face Jared Cannonier in the main event before eventually defeating “Killa Gorilla” via unanimous decision. While Adesanya’s performance wasn’t the best of his career, his unique walkout — which has become a staple of “The Last Stylebender” to do something different each time — was up there with the all-time greats. So what inspired Adesanya to pay homage to the now-retired WWE Superstar? It’s all because he’s been a fan of WWE and pro…

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Pedro Munhoz shares medical record following eye injury against Sean O’Malley Fans have not been kind to Pedro Munhoz following his no-contest over Sean O’Malley at UFC 276. They’ve taken to social media to blast the veteran fighter for faking the eye injury to “get out” of the fight (of which the judges scored for him). He’s been badgered so incessantly that Munhoz shared his medical records on social media in hopes of squashing some of the trolls. First, he shared a video where his eye injury was apparent and gave a breakdown of what happened. When that didn’t silence…

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Pound For Pound Rankings Adesanya notched his fifth title defense by defeating Jared Cannonier, via unanimous decision. Volkanovski defeated Max Holloway for the third time, this was his fourth defense of his UFC featherweight title. Despite a multitude of distractions and some serious injuries, Ngannou was able to unify the UFC’s heavyweight titles and will now look to work through a contentious contract dispute. Oliveira, despite missing the official championship weight limit, put on a championship to defeat Justin Gaethje at UFC 274. Miocic apologized for deviating from the gameplan against the dangerous Francis Ngannou, a mistake that cost him…

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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 with WBO champion Savannah Marshall (12-0, 10 KOs) in an undisputed championship main event. The backstory between these two is that Marshall defeated Shields in the amateurs back in the 2012 AIBA Women’s World Boxing Championships. To date that remains Shields’ only defeat as an amateur or pro. Shields, the self-described greatest…

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UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski successfully defended his title once again after going the distance with former champ Max Holloway at UFC 276 on Saturday, coming out with the win via unanimous decision. Subscribe to get all the latest UFC content: https://ufc.ac/3u8FIJp Experience UFC live with UFC FIGHT PASS, the digital subscription service of the UFC. Visit https://ufcfightpass.com/ To order UFC Pay-Per-Views on ESPN+, visit https://ufc.ac/3NKBvmx (U.S. only) To order UFC Pay-Per-Views, visit http://welcome.ufcfightpass.com/#PPV (Non U.S.) 👉 Shop official UFC Gear, visit https://ufcstore.com 👉 Shop official UFC Memorabilia, visit https://ufccollectibles.com 👉 Shop official UFC VIP Live Event Experiences, visit https://ufc.ac/3Oz2gLH…

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Amanda Ribas spoke to the media ahead of her women’s flyweight bout with Paige VanZant on Saturday at UFC 251 in Abu Dhabi. For more MMA news: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com Upcoming events: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/schedule Fighter rankings: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/rankings Connect with MMA Junkie on social media! Like us on Facebook: https://facebook.com/officialmmajunkie Follow us on Twitter: https://twitter.com/MMAjunkie Find us on Instagram: https://instagram.com/mmajunkiedotcom Subscribe to get the latest MMA news and videos: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCxQfUu6vIJGZDODSwhr0m9w?sub_confirmation=1

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UFC color commentator Joe Rogan has explained why he’s rejected multiple opportunities to have former United States president Donald Trump on his podcast. While he made his name calling action inside the Octagon, Rogan is perhaps best known globally for his Spotify-exclusive podcast, the Joe Rogan Experience. From fighters like Aljamain Sterling and Georges St-Pierre to politicians like Bernie Sanders to Hollywood stars such as Matthew McConaughey, the podcast has had a range of takes and personalities throughout its 1,800+ episodes. Rogan also hasn’t been afraid of hosting controversial personalities, with the likes of conspiracy theorist Alex Jones and clinical psychologist…

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Former featherweight champion Max Holloway called current 145-pound titleholder Alexander Volkanovski the best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport, a claim that may not hold up against ex-lightweight kingpin Charles Oliveira if matchmakers manage to get that fight booked for the vacant 155-pound strap later this year. That’s according to the number crunchers over at BetOnline.ag, who pegged Volkanovski as the +110 underdog. Oliveira, the current betting favorite, clocks in at -130. As with most opening lines, you can expect those figures to shift — in both directions — as we creep closer to fight night (assuming the bout ever comes…

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Israel Adesanya responds to ‘jealous and insecure’ Jon Jones Middleweight champion Israel Adesanya successfully defended his title in the UFC 276 main event, defeating Jared Cannonier by unanimous decision. Former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones wasn’t impressed with his performance. After Adesanya’s win over Cannonier, Jones made a series of Tweets criticizing “The Last Stylebender.” The two have a history of regularly targeting each other with social media digs and interview insults. Adesanya responded to Jones’ comments during the UFC 276 Post-fight Press Conference. Jon Jones picks Alex Pereira to beat ‘glossy fingernails’ Israel Adesanya “F**k Jon Jones. I don’t want…

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LAS VEGAS – Jamahal Hill is looking forward to the challenge of facing UFC light heavyweight champion Jiri Prochazka. Hill (10-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), who scored knockout wins in three of his past four fights, is on the rise in the 205-pound division and thinks a showdown between him and Prochazka is imminent. Prochazka (29-3-1 MMA, 3-0 UFC) dethroned Glover Teixeira in a wild, back-and-forth battle at UFC 275 and was rather critical of his own performance. Hill enjoyed the fight but saw holes in the newly crowned champion’s game. “I think the fight was exciting,” Hill told MMA Junkie. “I…

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UFC 276 saw some fireworks over the weekend, including a sensational KO scored by Alex Pereira over Sean Strickland. There were also plenty of dynamic moments in the headliner between Alexander Volkanovski and Max Holloway and the brawl between Bryan Barberena and Robbie Lawler. There was also a flash-point outside of the cage on Saturday night involving two top ranked lightweights. Recent UFC welterweight title challenger Gilbert Burns captured the whole thing. He uploaded video showing arena security separating former lightweight title challengers Michael Chandler and Dustin Poirier. Check out that video below: It remains unclear as to why these…

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UFC bantamweight contender Pedro Munhoz has presented proof that he suffered a legitimate injury during his no-contest against Sean O’Malley at UFC 276. Munhoz and O’Malley opened up the main card this weekend at UFC 276 in Las Vegas. It was a highly anticipated bantamweight matchup, with the winner expected to move one step closer to a title shot. After a competitive opening round, the action stopped in Round 2 after Munhoz suffered an accidental eye poke from O’Malley. After a minute of rest, he was deemed unfit to continue fighting and claimed he couldn’t see out of his left…

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According to Chris Weidman, former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight champion, Stipe Miocic, has been bulking up in his time away from the Octagon. With former Light Heavyweight kingpin, Jon Jones’s, eventual move up in weight leaving the mixed martial arts (MMA) world vexed with anticipation, speculation of his first opponent has boiled down to Miocic or current champion, Francis Ngannou. Having not been seen since his loss to Ngannou where he dropped the title in March 2021 (watch highlights), Miocic has apparently also packed on the mass like Jones. “I see Jon Jones really working to gain size and…

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Jessica-Rose Clark reveals arm surgery likely after nasty submission at UFC 276 Jessica-Rose Clark’s time in the Octagon at UFC 276 was short and not at all sweet. She suffered a scary armbar submission loss to Julija Stoliarenko in the card’s first bout of the night. It was so quick that viewers saw her arm dislocate on live TV before the referee had a chance to step in and stop the fight. Now Clark is revealing the extent of her injury and it’s worse than we all thought. “Well, that sucked,” Clark said an Instagram video. “I just got back from…

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By Mike Bohn, The Blue Corner | July 4, 2022 9:15 pm ET Since the early days when the sport was anything but a mainstream endeavor the MMA industry has thrived and survived through various websites, forums, and, perhaps most importantly, social-media platforms. Fighters interact with fans, each other and many more through the likes of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram, which helps outsiders get a deeper look into the minds of the athletes. Following Saturday’s UFC 276 event in Las Vegas, several of the winning and losing fighters, along with their coaches, training partners or family members, took to social…

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Fights on Tap is a weekly roundup of all the fights booked in the UFC, Bellator and other promotions. International Fight Week is over! What was your favorite moment from UFC 276 on Saturday? Leave it in the comments below! Now let’s look at what we have ahead of us on the upcoming schedule. The UFC either announced or finalized 5 fights this week, and an important flyweight contest has been rescheduled. Lauren Murphy and Miesha Tate were expected to share the Octagon at UFC 276, but ‘Lucky’ was forced to withdraw after testing positive for COVID-19 in the weeks…

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