Leslie Smith talks about arrest at Black Lives Matter protest: ‘I care about that way more than I do about anything else’

Leslie Smith is not one to stay silent when it comes to important issues. The Bellator featherweight has long been an advocate for fighter rights, but she’s currently focused on getting involved with more pressing matters, namely the Black Lives Matter protests that have surged across North America in the wake of George Floyd’s death […]

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Johnny Eduardo has unique reason to call for ‘Fight Island’ bout with ‘stoner’ Sean O’Malley

Johnny Eduardo wants to add his name to the list of bantamweights interested in facing undefeated prospect Sean O’Malley in the octagon. The Nova Uniao veteran made his professional mixed martial arts debut a week after O’Malley celebrated his second birthday in 1996, compiling a 28-12 record that includes UFC knockouts of Eddie Wineland and […]

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Former Cage Warriors champ Modestas Bukauskas, Vinicius Moreira agree to fight at July 15 UFC event

Modestas Bukauskas has a date and opponent set for his octagon debut. The former Cage Warriors light heavyweight titleholder is scheduled to face Vinicius Moreira at UFC’s Fight Night show in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on July 15, multiple people with knowledge of the booking told MMA Fighting. Combate first reported the news. Bukauskas (10-2) inked […]

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UFC fighters release video supporting Black Lives Matter movement

Fourteen 14 UFC stars have lent their presence to a video in support of the Black Lives Matter movement. Released by UFC welterweight Randy Brown on Wednesday via social media, the video features current middleweight champ Israel Adesanya, ex-middleweight champ Michael Bisping and ex-strawweight champ Rose Namajunas, among others, and voices solidarity with those protesting […]

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Morning Report: Ali Abdelaziz says Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father is ‘improving’

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and coach of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, was hospitalized last month with a serious heart condition. According to reports, Abdulmanap underwent surgery on his heart due to complications from a previous ailment, triggered by the coronavirus. However, there appears to finally be good news on the horizon: according to Khabib’s manager, […]

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