Jimmie Rivera Claims he Was ‘Piecing up’ T.J. Dillashaw in Training

Jimmie Rivera is making some bold claims in regards to his sparring session with T.J. Dillashaw. “El Terror” is the third ranked Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bantamweight. He hasn’t suffered a loss since Nov. 2008. With his decision win over Thomas Almeida, Rivera is due for a big match-up. Could Dillashaw be next? There would […]

Gregor Gillespie-Jason Gonzalez Lightweight Tilt Added to UFC Fight Night 116 in Pittsburgh

A lightweight battle between Gregor Gillespie and Jason Gonzalez has been added to UFC Fight Night 116. The news was first reported by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette and UFC officials confirmed the bout on Saturday.

Islam Makhachev Out; Michel Prazeres Faces Mads Burnell at UFC Fight Night 115 Instead

Brazilian lightweight Michel Prazeres was slated to face Islam Makhachev at UFC Fight Night 115 next month, but that is no longer going to happen.

Jonathan Wilson Announces Drop to 185, Bout with Oskar Piechota for UFC Fight Night 118 in Poland

Monday, Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight Jonathan Wilson took to Instagram, announcing that he would be back in action at UFC Fight Night 118, taking on undefeated Polish prospect Oskar Piechota. The bout, though not yet confirmed by UFC officials, would serve as Wilson’s middleweight debut.

Dana White Reveals Controversial Knockdown from Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi Sparring

Paulie Malignaggi might have some explaining to do.

The former two-division champion erupted more than a week ago after exiting Conor McGregor‘s training camp over photos that the UFC champion released from their 12-round sparring session where he refuted the story being told in the pictures.

Among Malignaggi’s biggest complaints was one particular shot where he was laying on the ground with McGregor standing over top of him after an apparent knockdown.

Malignaggi complained that what actually happened was a shove down from McGregor after he was getting eaten up by punches while they were exchanging on the feet.

Well, UFC president Dana White decided to release video footage from the sparring session showing the knockdown as well as a couple of other exchanges between McGregor and Malignaggi from their time in the ring together.

It certainly looks like McGregor landed a quick knockdown from a short uppercut that dropped Malignaggi to the mat in one of the videos. The other video sees McGregor connect with a series of stiff punches that ends with Malignaggi getting backed up against the ropes after eating a barrage of shots.

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Of course, the video clips only show a small part of the 12 rounds that McGregor spent in the ring with Malignaggi, but the UFC champion had plenty to say in response to his former sparring partner on Friday. 

Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor“He was looking for an exit. The spars were not good for him,” McGregor said about Malignaggi. “He took a lot of head trauma. Straight after it we were worried. The sparring partners were actually telling us when he was dropped back to the home that he was stumbling out of the car after the 12 rounder. He was knocked down, he was flattened against the ropes. Multiple times, the ropes kept him on his feet. We were worried about him.

“He showed up, he tried his best, it didn’t go his way. He got his ass whooped, he got his pride dented and then he wanted a way out.”

Shortly after the videos were released, Malignaggi took to Twitter where he explained the push down from McGregor’s right hand on the back of his neck in the video. 

It looks like this argument will continue at least until McGregor puts all of this behind him to actually step into the ring with Mayweather in two weeks time. 

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Conor McGregor on Paulie Malignaggi Sparring: ‘He Took a Lot of Head Trauma’

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When talking to the media during his open workout in Las Vegas on Friday, Conor McGregor spoke out on the Paulie Malignaggi feud and how he schooled the former boxing champion in camp.

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Floyd Mayweather Open Workout Videos

Floyd Mayweather held an open workout for the media at his Mayweather Boxing Club in Las Vegas on Thursday. Spending a couple of hours with reporters, Mayweather conducted a lengthy workout, conducting some intense work on the heavy bag, hitting pads with coaches, and shadowboxing in the ring. 

Check out the following videos from Mayweather’s open workout ahead of his Aug. 26 fight with Conor McGregor at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Floyd Mayweather Sweats It Out

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Floyd Mayweather Trash Talks Conor McGregor During Workout

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Floyd Mayweather Shows Off His Skills

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Conor McGregor Open Workout Videos

Conor McGregor held an open workout for the media at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas on Friday. McGregor conducted a lengthy workout, showing off his fancy footwork and doing extensive work on the heavy bag.

Check out the following videos from McGregor’s open workout ahead of his Aug. 26 fight with Floyd Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Conor McGregor Wrapping Hands, While Wrapped in Versace

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Conor McGregor Showing Off His Fancy Footwork

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Conor McGregor’s Bag Work

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Conor McGregor Comments on Paulie Malignaggi – Includes Knockdown Footage (video)

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Watch the Conor McGregor vs. Paulie Malignaggi sparring footage that shows the questionable knockdown, plus McGregor’s comments on Malignaggi leaving his training camp for the Floyd Mayweather boxing match.

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(Knockdown footage used courtesy of UFC)

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CES 45 Results & Highlights: Two New Champions Crowned

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In the main event battle for the CES MMA heavyweight title on Friday, top contender Juliano Coutinho (8-3) took down Ashley Gooch (10-6) in the second round and used his ground and pound to win by TKO. Earlier in the night, Pedro Gonzelez (14-5) won the interim featherweight belt by unanimous decision over Saul Almeida (19-9).

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CES 45: Gooch vs. Coutinho Results

  • Main Event – Heavyweight Title Fight – Juliano Coutinho (8-3) defeated Ashley Gooch (10-6) by TKO (punches) at 4:18 in round two.
  • Co-Main Event – Interim Featherweight Title Fight – Pedro Gonzalez (14-5) defeated Saul Almeida (19-9) by unanimous decision (48-47, 50-45, 49-46).
  • Lightweight Fight – Nate Andrews (11-1) submitted Bruce Boyington (14-11) with a triangle choke a 2:14 in round two.
  • Bantamweight Fight – Branden Seyler (7-5-1) caught Kris Moutinho (4-1) in a guillotine choke at 3:08 in round one.
  • Welterweight Fight – Gary Balletto Jr. (4-1) scored a TKO victory over Nick Alley (3-2) at 0:58 in round two.
  • Bantamweight Fight – Richie Santiago (5-0) sunk a rear naked choke to submit Miguel Restrepo (4-4) at 3:42 in round two.

(Photo courtesy of Will Paul / CES MMA)

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