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Khabib’s coach says McGregor ‘regressed’ and was unprepared: How are you not ready for calf kicks?

January 28, 2021

“I’ll adopt a different approach for a trilogy with Dustin because those leg kicks are not to be messed with. That calf kick. I’ve never experienced that, and it’s a good one.” That was Conor McGregor explaining what he thought went wrong at UFC 257, and promising to make the necessary adjustments if he ends […]

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GSP on potential Khabib fight: UFC knows where to reach me

January 28, 2021

Right before UFC 257’s fight week, Dana White officially pulled the plug on the would-be super fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Georges St-Pierre. According to the UFC president, neither man was interested in making the bout happen. “GSP never came up (in our meeting),” White said of his closed-door sitdown with Nurmagomedov. “He’s not interested […]

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Bisping on McGregor’s ‘inactivity’ excuse: GSP ‘came off the couch’ and choked me out

January 28, 2021

Saturday night at UFC 257 marked Conor McGregor’s first-ever TKO loss. And while he gave props to Dustin Poirier’s leg kicks, “The Notorious” also blamed his inactivity for the fight’s outcome. “It’s hard to overcome inactivity over long periods of time. And that’s just it,” McGregor told Jon Anik in the Octagon interview. “The leg […]

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UFC 257 Edition: Best of the C’Mon Now MMA Podcast – 40

January 28, 2021

Our compilation show is a deep dive with host, Trent Reinsmith, into the bigger news and goings on in MMA, both inside and outside the cage; presented with a critical, unbiased eye. Here is some detail on what’s going on here… the “regular” ‘C’mon Now MMA Podcast’ is a daily podcast of varying lengths, which […]

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Mario Yamasaki planning return to MMA refereeing, even if it’s not in the UFC

January 28, 2021

It’s been three years since Mario Yamasaki’s widely criticized decision to let Valentina Shevchenko vs. Priscila Cachoeira continue much longer than necessary. After a hiatus from officiating the sport, we may see the veteran referee back as soon as this year. “I’m waiting for the pandemic to be over so I start applying to the […]

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Bisping to undergo neck surgery three years on from retirement: ‘Last one, hopefully’

January 27, 2021

So you want to be a fighter? Michael Bisping has been retired for almost three years, but the former UFC middleweight champion still finds himself in and out of surgery due to serious long-term injuries stemming from his 13-year fight career. The UFC Hall of Famer recently underwent anterior cervical discectomy in California to fix […]

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Kavanagh working on fixing the ‘technical issues’ in McGregor’s KO loss to Poirier

January 27, 2021

Conor McGregor suffered a massive knockout defeat to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this past Saturday, but coach John Kavanagh is confident he can fix some of the ‘technical issues’ in McGregor’s game ahead of the proposed rematch. The SBG Ireland head didn’t reveal what those technical issues were but was likely hinting at the […]

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Zahabi thinks McGregor ‘gave up’ against Poirier: Conor ‘folds’ when things get tough

January 27, 2021

Prior to UFC 257, Firas Zahabi gave Conor McGregor a 60-40 edge to beat Dustin Poirier. The renowned MMA coach thought it would be a lot closer than people predicted, but praised McGregor technical advantages and ultimately felt that Poirier’s style would play into his counterpunching game well. McGregor had a good opening round, but […]

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Dana White gives update on UFC 257 illegal streamer: Every event, I’ll go after one of them

January 27, 2021

We’ve all been following this mini-saga between Dana White and an alleged unauthorized streamer of Saturday’s UFC 257 fight card. The UFC president claimed to have identified the individual, whom he supposedly placed under surveillance during the days leading up to the event. White was asked about it during his post-fight scrum on Saturday. According […]

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Coach Kavanagh: Conor McGregor wants Dustin Poirier rematch before summer

January 27, 2021

Just two days on from his knockout loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 and Conor McGregor is already ‘harassing everybody’ about the rematch, according to coach John Kavanagh. McGregor had won the first round on the judge’s scorecards but was stopped in the second after Poirier dropped him with a flurry of punches against […]

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