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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...

Kevin Lee Names The Only Two Opponents He’d Return To LW For

Despite wanting to settle at 170lb, Kevin Lee has suggested that he may be interested in a lightweight return if one of two fights were to materialize. Having some early success in the UFC lightweight division, Kevin Lee went 9-2 with the promotion before falling to a submission loss to...

The Return of The Mac: Why Poirier Isn’t McGregor’s Only Option Upon Comeback

Upon his return from injury, Conor McGregor may have more than one option at his disposal. Following his first-round knockout of Donald Cerrone back in January 2020, McGregor has found himself on a two-fight losing skid, suffering back-to-back losses to Dustin Poirier. After a freak accident cut the Conor McGregor vs...

After run on NBC’s Titan Games, Derik Scott looks to move to 2-0 in MMA

Derik Scott happily embraced the role as underdog during his stint on NBC's Titan Games. Making it all the way to the finals, ultimately finishing second. Derik Scott has been competing at the highest of levels throughout his life. A national champion, a lawyer, national champion diver, and as...

Personal Demons behind him, Shane Kruchten ready to reach full potential

After suffering a devastating loss to Aaron Pico in January of last year, Shane Kruchten has faced his demons and is ready to show his growth. Shane Kruchten's fight with Aaron Pico lasted just 37 seconds last January. A big shot to the body ended the biggest fight in Kruchten's...

Javier Mendez: Conor McGregor’s Striking Is “Too Good” For Khabib Nurmagomedov

American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez believes that the striking gap between his fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov and Conor McGregor is far too large to bridge, claiming that there is no possible way for Khabib to ready himself for McGregor's illusive striking arsenal. Conor McGregor's striking has been praised by...

UFC Lightweight Appreciation Month: Looking Back and Ahead

As we say goodbye to the month of April in these winding hours, it seems fitting to take a step back and reflect on what was Lightweight Appreciation Month and look ahead to what may await in the division’s near future. Although the month kicked off with a massive...

Khabib “A Little Scared” By His UFC Success

Khabib Nurmagomedov was welcomed like a hero when he returned to Russia, the new UFC lightweight champion. The outpour of support is just the beginning Khabib feels. Although the Russian is yet to really become a superstar in the States, he is a cult hero in his homeland. Following his...

GSP Responds to Khabib’s Callout

Following the conclusion of his bout at UFC 223, Khabib Nurmagomedov called out MMA legend GSP. The Russian wants GSP as his first title defence. “I remember when I grew up, 11, 12 years ago, when I was in the Junior Combat Sambo Dagestan championships, he fights for UFC title,”...

UFC 195 Fight Card To Feature Return Of Anthony Pettis’s Training Partner Erik Koch

UFC 195 in Las Vegas, the January 2nd card headlined by Robbie Lawler defending his UFC Welterweight Championship against Carlos Condit, just got a second fight added according to MMAFighting.com. In the lightweight division, Erik Koch, the training partner of former champion Anthony Pettis, will be returning to action...