Israel Adesanya plans on reigning as UFC double champ: ‘Middleweight’s mine … 2021, light heavyweight is mine’

Israel Adesanya has designs on becoming “double champ” in 2021 as he pursues the UFC light heavyweight title. But that doesn’t mean he’s abandoning his middleweight legacy. “All I know is f**king 2021, light heavyweight is mine,” Adesanya told MMA Fighting. “I’ll take the belt just to double champ it like some of the other […]

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Between the Links: Anderson Silva’s last hurrah? Jan Blachowicz vs. Israel Adesanya, return of TUF

Check out episode 23 of Between the Links as Mike Heck moderates the matchup between MMA Fighting’s Jed Meshew and The Athletic’s Shaun Al-Shatti as they give their takes on Anderson Silva’s potential final fight in the UFC—a fourth-round TKO loss to Uriah Hall in the main event of UFC Vegas 12—Dana White’s comments about […]

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Cynthia Calvillo ‘not impressed’ with Lauren Murphy’s ‘free paycheck’ at UFC 254, happy to fight ‘gangster’ Katlyn Chookagian

Cynthia Calvillo wanted her fight with Lauren Murphy rescheduled as soon as possible, but it seems the promotion has other ideas. After a long training camp, Calvillo was getting ready to face Murphy on Fight Island in a pivotal 125-pound matchup at UFC 254. Then a positive COVID-19 test scratched her from the event. Murphy […]

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Dana White: Khabib Nurmagomedov remains UFC lightweight champion and best pound-for-pound fighter in the sport

Khabib Nurmagomedov remains the UFC lightweight champion despite announcing his retirement following a win over Justin Gaethje in October. Just moments after the undefeated Dagestani submitted Gaethje to defend his title for the third time, he laid down his gloves in the octagon to confirm his fighting days are behind him. Nurmagomedov was competing for […]

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