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Dream Matchup: Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. BJ Penn

“I think the impersonation of the lightweight division was BJ Penn for a long time. I can explain… Despite many defeats (towards the end of his career), he won the lightweight title, defended it, and also moved up to welterweight and won the belt there. Then he had lost to...

Valentina Shevchenko: Khabib’s Ring Girls Comments Were “So Bad”

UFC flyweight champ Valentina Shevchenko has hit back at Khabib Nurmagomedov for his recent comments about ring girls in combat sports. Khabib made headlines last month after he expressed his belief that “ring girls are the most useless people in martial arts.” The comments prompted a fierce response from long-time...

Jake Paul Names The One MMA Fighter He Would Never Troll

Jake Paul has taken shots at several MMA fighters, but there is one he would never trash-talk or troll. After Paul knocked out Ben Askren, several UFC fighters started taking shots at Paul. The brash YouTuber-turned-boxer fired right back. However, he says the only MMA fighter he won't troll is...

Dan Hooker Believes Khabib’s Record & Résumé Will Never Be Duplicated

UFC lightweight Dan Hooker doesn't believe anyone will be able to replicate the success of Khabib Nurmagomedov inside the Octagon. Khabib is widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters to have ever graced the sport of MMA. After arriving in the UFC in 2012 with a 17-0 record, "The...

Khabib Thinks Makhachev Can Do To RDA What No Man Has Done Before

Khabib Nurmagomedov believes his pupil can do what nobody else has been able to at UFC 267.  Nurmagomedov recently spoke to Russian media about the upcoming Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos bout. In the scrum, “The Eagle” admitted that dos Anjos’ combat experience has him feeling eager for his...

Khabib Nurmagomedov Debunks A Pair Of Recent Stories About Him

Khabib Nurmagomedov has debunked a pair of rumors about him that have recently circulated the web. Two weeks ago, a Twitter user posted a video of Khabib Nurmagomedov that has since been widely viewed. In the video, Khabib can be seen limping backstage as a young male begins to sprint...

BJ Penn Thinks Khabib Walked Away Too Soon & Was Afraid To Lose

UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn has implied that he believes Khabib was afraid to lose when he decided to walk away from the sport last year. Khabib Nurmagomedov surprisingly left the sport of MMA behind after his successful UFC lightweight title defense via second-round submission over Justin Gaethje at...

Arianny Celeste Responds To Khabib’s Comments, “You Will Respect Me”

Longtime UFC ring girl Arianny Celeste has issued a lengthy response to Khabib Nurmagomedov's controversial statement that ring girls are "useless." Khabib Nurmagomedov recently argued that ring girls serve absolutely no purpose in MMA. He stated that everyone already knows what round it is so the signs are pointless and...

[ARCHIVES] Khabib’s Father Reacts to Recent Conor McGregor Diss

Late last month, former UFC lightweight and featherweight champion Conor McGregor went on the attack against the father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in an Instagram post that was a diss. This is where McGregor called Abdulmanap a “quivering coward.” Abdulmanap has fired back at McGregor for those comments...

GSP Explains Wanting To Fight Khabib But Not Kamaru Usman

Georges St-Pierre has revealed why he pursued a bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov but not Kamaru Usman. St-Pierre's legacy inside the Octagon has been cemented. He is considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. For some, he's number one on the list. St-Pierre is the longest-reigning...

Rafael dos Anjos Says Makhachev Hype Contributed To Rankings Change

Rafael dos Anjos isn't buying into the hype surrounding Islam Makhachev ahead of their UFC 267 clash.  After dominating Thiago Moises en route to a fourth-round submission at UFC on ESPN 26, Islam Makhachev (20-1), shot up the rankings. Before the bout with Moises, Makhachev sat at the number 15...

McGregor & UFC Ring Girl Both Get A Laugh Out Of Khabib’s Comments

Both Conor McGregor and UFC ring girl Brittney Palmer are meeting Khabib’s recent ring-girls comments with utter amusement. Former UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov made waves last week when he proclaimed that ring girls are useless. Here is an excerpt of what he had to say: “Look, I don’t want to...

MMA Fans Brace For Paul vs. Woodley & Weigh In On Khabib/Ring Girls

The Pulse of MMA: Fan Reactions To The Sport’s Biggest Stories Here are some of the raw reactions from the MMA community to the sport’s hottest stories! Jake Paul vs. Tyron Woodley: Live Tonight On PPV Tonight, all the take will subside and give way to one of the most unique combat...

[ARCHIVES] Barboza On Famous Terry Etim KO: ‘He Was Almost Dead’

Don't blink. Tonight at UFC Vegas 35, there could be another famous KO when Edson Barboza main events opposite Giga Chikadze. Here's a look back on Barboza's thoughts following one of the greatest KOs in MMA history. While Edson Barboza claims that his spectacular wheel-kick over Terry Etim at UFC...

[ARCHIVES] Kevin Lee: “Cokehead McGregor Isn’t A Real Gangster”

With UFC 223 having concluded, the fallout of the Conor McGregor saga continues. With ample of figures throughout the sport sharing their views, UFC lightweight Kevin Lee recently offered his thoughts. “I think you do have to blame some of the media for blowing the dude’s head up, and he...