Floyd Mayweather Teams Up With James Corden for Final All Access

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Exclusive clip from the fourth and final installment of ALL ACCESS as Floyd Mayweather jokes around with “The Late Late Show” host James Corden, who gives the boxing great and his “best friend” a special gift.

Less than two weeks before he returns to the ring, Mayweather headed to Los Angeles to make the rounds on late-night television in anticipation of his unprecedented matchup against UFC superstar Conor McGregor on August 26.

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Junior Dos Santos Pulled from UFC 215 After Being Flagged for Anti-Doping Violation

When it rains, it pours. After two less notable UFC fighters were issued sanctions over the past couple days, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos was flagged for a potential anti-doping infraction on Friday.

Dos Santos was slated to meet Francis Ngannou at UFC 215 on Sept. 9 in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Whether he appeals the anti-doping violation or not, Dos Santos will not be fighting at UFC 215. Due to the proximity of the event on the calendar, he has been removed from the fight card and the UFC is seeking a replacement to face Ngannou.

“The UFC organization was notified (on Friday) that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Junior Dos Santos of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on August 10, 2017,” read a UFC statement.

“Because of the proximity to Dos Santos upcoming scheduled bout at UFC 215 in Edmonton, Canada against Francis Ngannou, Dos Santos has been removed from the card and the UFC is currently seeking a replacement.”

Dos Santos has alternated between wins and losses over the past several years. He sniffed the UFC heavyweight gold in May, but was unable to wrest the belt from around Stipe Moicic’s waist. Dos Santos has long remained at the top of the division, and a victory over rising star Ngannou would have kept him right at the fore for another title shot, but now he’ll be watching from the sidelines for the foreseeable future.

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Ngannou has rocketed up the UFC heavyweight rankings, winning all five of his bouts in the Octagon en route to a 10-1 overall record. As much as he was a steppingstone for Dos Santos, the former heavyweight champ would have represented a significant victory on Ngannou’s resume.

Flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson headlines UFC 215, putting his belt on the line against Ray Borg, as he attempts to take sole possession of the record for most UFC title defenses.

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Conor McGregor Free Fight: Before the UFC, Cage Warriors Dual-Division Champ

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Check out Conor McGregor‘s final fight before he joined the UFC at Cage Warriors 51 on December 31, 2012 for the lightweight belt. Just like in the UFC he became Cage Warriors first ever two-division champion.

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Conor McGregor Was Sick Leading Up to First Nate Diaz Fight

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Conor McGregor says that he worked himself sick leading up to the first Nate Diaz fight and that’s what went wrong.

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McGregor squares off with Floyd Mayweather in a boxing superfight on Aug. 26 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

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Nick Gehrts Expecting Tough Test Against Ken Beverly at Bellator Monster Energy Fight Series

Looking back on his first win of 2017, lightweight up and comer Nick Gehrts couldn’t be more pleased how he performed against Latral Perdue at Valor Fights 41.

Just 90 seconds into the bout, Gehrts was able to pick up a submission win, and run his current winning streak to three victories in a row.

“We had that fight back in March and everything went well and exactly as planned,” Gehrts told MMAWeekly.com. “I ended up making another highlight reel out of it.”

Even though he’s been having a lot of success of late, Gehrts has made changes in his game that he feels will impact the remainder of his career.

“I started up a new strength and conditioning program and it’s been a drastic change in my physical and mental abilities; just pushing hard and knowing that you can go further,” said Gehrts. “There’s been some changes this year that have definitely been for the better.

“Knowing you can go out there the entire 15 minutes and pull the trigger, it will play a huge role. If you’re not afraid going to keep going you won’t slow it down. From the beginning to the end of the fight it’s going to be my pace.”

Gehrts (7-2) will take on Ken Beverly (5-2) in a main card 155-pound bout as part of Bellator’s show on Saturday in Bristol, Tenn., during the NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series race.

“Ken is an incredibly tough opponent,” Gehrts said. “I think people are looking at him as the underdog, but I’m not. I’m looking at it like he’s going to be the toughest opponent I’ve ever fought, but I’m just better. Anywhere the fight goes I’m ready to handle it.”

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After starting out his career in the Mid-South region, Gehrts is intent on making his transition to the national stage in Bellator, starting with his bout on Saturday.

“It’s such a huge opportunity to fight for Bellator,” said Gehrts. “I got word of it and I got ecstatic. It is an opportunity of a lifetime. It’s an opportunity to go in there and make a huge statement and let everybody know this is where I belong.

“Mark my words, I’ll fight Saturday and no matter the outcome, they’ll look at me and say they’ll want to sign me.”

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Weidman Sees a Mayweather vs. McGregor Trilogy on the Cards

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman believes that Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will not be a one off According to Weidman, there is ample reason to suspect that there will be a rematch and even a trilogy fight after that. The man who shook up the world in his own way when he beat […]

Bayless to Mayweather Sr: “Conor Will KO Your Son” [VIDEO]

Skip Bayless made the sensational claim that Conor McGregor will knock Floyd Mayweather Jr. out to Mayweather Sr’s face on Thursday Bayless, who has never hidden his massive belief in the Irishman, claims that Mayweather will eventually come undone in his 50th professional fight against the UFC lightweight champion. Mayweather Sr. has made a handful of […]

Ryan Bader vs. Linton Vassell Set For Bellator 186 on Nov. 3

Ryan Bader’s first Bellator light heavyweight title defense has been set. Bader is set to defend his 205-pound gold against Linton Vassell on Nov. 3. The action will take place inside the Bryce Jordan Center in University Park, Pennsylvania. Bellator officials confirmed the news to PennLive. “Darth” captured the title from Phil Davis back in June […]

Floyd Mayweather: I Truly Believe I’ve Taken a Bigger Risk Than McGregor

Floyd Mayweather believes he’s the one with more to lose against Conor McGregor on Aug. 26. Mayweather will look to end his boxing career with a perfect 50-0 record. McGregor has never stepped inside a boxing ring in competition. Despite his unquestioned abilities as a mixed martial artist, this bout has been criticized heavily. “Money” […]

Heather Hardy Talks About ‘Unspoken Code’ in Sparring

Heather Hardy doesn’t agree with footage being released of the sparring session with Conor McGregor and Paulie Malignaggi. In preparation for his bout with Floyd Mayweather, McGregor brought Malignaggi to his camp for some sparring sessions. Malignaggi left early when photos made him out to look foolish. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President Dana White later […]