Jorge Masvidal Would Take Great Joy In Baptizing Kamaru Usman

Jorge Masvidal wouldn’t mind getting the opportunity to “baptize” Kamaru Usman. Masvidal has been vying for a bout with Conor McGregor but he isn’t so sure that he’ll get it. In fact, “Gamebred” has been turning his attention to the UFC welterweight champion Usman. For Masvidal, capturing UFC gold is just a part of why […]

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Conor McGregor is on Floyd Mayweather’s Radar According to Dana White

Conor McGregor’s win at UFC 246 came with a lot of buzz. Most of it as of now is what’s next for the former two division champion but it’s not just the fans that are interested in the UFC star. With both McGregor and UFC President Dana White seemingly set on having McGregor face current […]

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Maycee Barber Suffered Full ACL Tear in Loss to Roxanne Modafferi at UFC 246

Flyweight prospect Maycee Barber will be sidelined for a significant period of time after tearing the ACL in her left knee.

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Roxanne Modafferi hands Maycee Barber her first career loss at UFC 246

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Roxanne Modafferi handed Maycee Barber her first career loss on Saturday at UFC 246 and ended the rapid rise of the young flyweight. Barber entered the bout with an 8-0 record with finishes over all of her previous UFC opponents. The 21-year old aspired to become the youngest UFC champion.

Modafferi entered the octagon as the biggest underdog on the fight card. The experienced veteran wanted to show the world that she’s a contender in the division. She did that by soundly defeating the up-and-comer.

Barber took the fight to Modaferri and aggressively pressed the pace in the opening round. Modaferri stayed composed and began to put together combinations. She closed the distance and took Barber down after landing a hard right hand. On the ground, Modaferri showed that her grappling is world class. She improved her position and mounted Barber. Barber scrambled and gained top position in the closing seconds but Modaferri dominated the round.

In the second frame, Modaferri stepped in with a jab and Barber fell to the canvas. It looked like a knockdown but the replay revealed that Barber had suffered a knee injury. She immediately grabbed her knee after hitting the ground.

Modaferri followed Barber to the canvas. She quickly moved to side control and then advanced to the mount position. She postured up and delivered punches and elbows but Barber reversed the position midway through the round. Moments later, Modafferi revered Barber and ended the frame in top position.

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At the end of the frame, Barber limped back to her corner. A doctor was called in to check her leg and demeaned that she was able to continue. Barber’s mobility was severely compromised and she was a stationary target for Modaferri’s striking. Modaferri landed power punches and elbows before taking the fight to the ground. The bout went the distance but was largely one-sided. Modaferri won every round.

“I see that Maycee’s leg is injured, so I wish her a very speedy recovery,” said Modafferi after the win.

With the win, Modaferri rebounded from a decision loss to Jennifer Maia in her last outing. Ranked at No. 7 in the division, Modaferri showed that she’s still a dangerous opponent in the weight class.

“I want to prove that I’m not just a veteran gatekeeper. I’m still getting stronger and I belong in the top ten,” she said.

Roxanne Modafferi has message for people who placed bets on her (UFC 246 Post-Fight)

Roxanne Modafferi UFC 246 post fight

Roxanne Modafferi talked about her victory over Maycee Barber at the UFC 246 post-fight scrum. She even had a message for those people that placed bets on her.

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Holly Holm decisions Raquel Pennington in UFC 246 co-main event

At UFC 184 in February 2015, Holly Holm defeated Raquel Pennington by split decision in Holm’s debut inside the octagon. On Saturday, the two met for a second time in the UFC 246 co-main event.

Since the loss to Holm five years ago, Pennington has wanted a rematch. Their first fightHolly Holm UFC 219 Media Day was razor close, but that wasn’t the case in the rematch.

Holm, known for her striking, kept most of the fight at close distance inside the clinch. She muscled Pennington against the cage and controlled her. She employed that strategy throughout the fight. When the two were at distance, Holm used kicks to keep Pennington on the outside. Pennington wasn’t able to find her range and resorted to rushing in with power punches. Holm would either counter strike or clinch.

In the second round, Pennington was able to force Holm to disengage by delivering knees to the body, but was unable to prevent Holm from regaining the position. The fight went the distance with Holm winning by unanimous decision, but she wasn’t satisfied with her performance.

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“I was just ready for whatever. I wish I would have struck more with her. I apologize that I didn’t showcase any of that. I mean, she’s tough. You never know where she’ll take the fight,” said Holm following the win.

“I was trying to just strike more in the clinch. Throw some elbows and some things I’ve been working on. We have a victory, but I still really want to do a lot better than my performance tonight,” added the former champion.

With the dominant win, Holm set her sights on another title shot. She was defeated by champion Amanda Nunes in her last outing by knockout.

“I really do feel like I could be champion again, and that’s what I want to do. I want to show you guys what I’ve got,” she said.

Conor McGregor returns to form, destroys Cowboy Cerrone in 40 seconds at UFC 246

Conor McGregor UFC 246 walk-off knockout

Conor McGregor is back!

It took all of 40 seconds for the UFC’s first dual-division champion to prove his worth as the biggest superstar in all of combat sports.

McGregor had been out of the Octagon for more than a year prior to this fight. He lost to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov the last time he fought. Everyone wondered if the ring rust had set in or if we would see the Irishman rebound to his former glory.

Cowboy entered the cage on Saturday night on the heels of back-to-back losses to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson. A win over a superstar the likes of McGregor could only propel his career to even loftier heights and perhaps put him on the fast track back to title contention.

As soon as the round started, so did McGregor. He stormed across the cage, missing with a wild left hand, but grazed Cerrone with a knee to the face as he ducked the punch. McGregor then clinched and nailed Cerrone with several shoulder punches, one of which may have broken Cerrone’s nose.

“I change levels with that and come up into it, so it’s a good shot,” McGregor said after the fight, confirming that it was a maneuver he had been working on in the gym.

Cowboy backed away, but McGregor was relentless, landing a head kick that staggered his prey before landing a thunderous left hand that had Cowboy crouching. The Irishman kept dropping punches and elbows as Cerrone hit the canvas. He continued, relentless, until referee Herb Dean could only call a halt to the beating.

“Made history here tonight. I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure knockout victories in three divisions. I’m very proud of that,” McGregor said after the fight before taking a shot at the UFC for stripping him of his championship belts in the past.

“They can strip fighters… but they can’t give knockout victories across multiple division. There you go, etch my name in history again.”

McGregor was certainly adamant about proclaiming his return to the top of the heap, but admitted that he doesn’t feel he’s back to full form.

“I like this weight division. I feel really good. I still got work to do to get back to where I was,” he said. “Every one of these fools can come and get it!”


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A bit shell-shocked, Cowboy of course couldn’t help but give McGregor his due.

“I never seen anything like (those shoulder punches). It caught me way off guard. I got my ass whipped early,” he admitted after receiving a hug from his grandma, who had joined him in the Octagon.

There had been little to no animosity between the two leading up to their UFC 246 main event. McGregor showed that again after the fight, waiting for Cowboy to finish his interview before shaking his hand and then giving a warm embrace to Cerrone’s grandma.