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Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar address their UFC 240 match-up (video)

Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar UFC 222 faceoff

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Max Holloway and Frankie Edgar have been trying for the better part of the last two years to step into the Octagon and fight. There is no rivalry, no venom, no trash-talk. They are simply two fighters that respect each other and want to see who comes out on top when they put their skills to the test.

They are both hoping that the third’s time is a charm, as they are now scheduled to headline UFC 240 on July 27 in Edmonton.

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As part of the UFC’s seasonal promotional press conference, which took place during International Fight Week in Las Vegas, Holloway and Edgar addressed their match-up and how they approach the game plan after having been scheduled to fight twice before.

Daniel Cormier: ‘I just don’t think (Stipe) is good enough’ (UFC 241 video)

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Heading into their first match-up at UFC 226 in July of 2018, not many people thought Daniel Cormier was going to roll over Stipe Miocic the way that he did. A few, of course, believed he could win, but not many showed the confidence that Cormier himself carried into that fight, perhaps knowing something the rest of us didn’t.

It took only 4:33 for Cormier to knock Miocic out, making him only the second fighter in UFC history to hold championships in two divisions simultaneously. He already held the light heavyweight belt prior to UFC 226. A few months later, at UFC 230 in November, Cormier became the first UFC champ-champ to defend at least one of those belts when he defeated Derrick Lewis.

Though he had been aiming for a blockbuster payday with Brock Lesnar, the WWE Superstar’s abrupt about face from the UFC left Cormier to honor his commitment to giving Miocic a rematch. That will take place at UFC 241 on Aug. 17 in Anaheim, Calif.

With even more confidence than the first time they met, Cormier doesn’t seem to think the rematch will end much differently than the first fight. 

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“I understand that he’s gonna be better,” Cormier said at a recent UFC promotional press conference. “I think he’s a good champion. He’s a good fighter. I just don’t think he’s good enough to beat me.”

Miocic, obviously, believes differently, declaring that he will walk out of the Octagon with the belt at UFC 241.

Jessica Andrade Expects Fireworks In Weili Zhang Clash

When the UFC decided to book Weili Zhang as Jessica Andade’s first UFC title defense, there were more than a few eyebrows raised. After all, Zhang is only ranked #6 in the strawweight division, and her name was absent from public title discussions prior to the fight being made. But when Andrade learned about the […]

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Urijah Faber Breaks Down Potential Henry Cejudo Matchup

There was perhaps only one person who envisioned that we would be talking about a potential Henry Cejudo vs. Urijah Faber matchup two months ago, and that person is not Urijah Faber. This all changed when Henry Cejudo became the UFC bantamweight champion at UFC 238 and used his microphone time to issue callouts to […]

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Urijah Faber Open To Bout With ‘Little Cheat’ T.J. Dillashaw

Urijah Faber wouldn’t be opposed to fighting T.J. Dillashaw down the line. Dillashaw was once a teammate at Faber’s Team Alpha Male. Dillashaw had a nasty split with the gym and he ended up feuding with Cody Garbrandt and Faber. While Dillashaw never fought “The California Kid,” he did earn two finishes over Garbrandt. Faber […]

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Israel Adesanya Slams “B**ch” Jon Jones for Not Moving to HW

The Israel Adesanya and Jon Jones’s beef is showing absolutely no signs of simmering down if a recent Adesanya interview is any indication. The interim middleweight champion reminded BT Sport who issued the first blow in the verbal war between the two champions and also of his intentions to fight Jon Jones, but on his […]

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Pernell Whitaker Dies After Being Hit By Car Sunday Night

Pernell Whitaker died tragically on Sunday night after being struck by a vehicle in Virginia Beach. Whitaker, who won boxing titles in four different weight classes in his 16-year career, was pronounced dead at the scene. The 2006 Boxing Hall of Fame inductee was 55-years-old. The Virginian Pilot reported that the driver remained at the […]

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Eddie Alvarez Is Back In ONE Championship’s Lightweight Grand Prix

Even though Eddie Alvarez was knocked out in the first round in his ONE Championship debut, the former UFC and Bellator champion is back in the tournament. Not only is he back on the tournament, but he is in the semi-finals. The person who beat “The Underground King”, Timofey Nastyukhin is out with an injury […]

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Cody Garbrandt On T.J. Dillashaw’s EPO Use: ‘He Stole A Lot From Me’

Cody Garbrandt isn’t surprised that T.J. Dillashaw was popped for EPO as he claims his former teammate was using it for several years. Dillashaw relinquished his UFC bantamweight gold when he was flagged by the New York State Athletic Commission. Things got worse for the former 135-pound champion as USADA revealed his EPO use. Dillashaw […]

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Johnny Walker Says He’ll Be A Champ-Champ Soon

Johnny Walker has lofty goals for his career. The Brazilian has captured the attention of the UFC audience for his highlight reel knockouts and post-fight celebrations. But, some aren’t still believing the hype which Walker doesn’t agree with. “I still haven’t done much (in the UFC),” Walker told MMA Fighting recently. “But there aren’t many guys who […]

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