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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...

RDA Explains What Makes Him A Better Fighter Than Islam Makhachev

Rafael dos Anjos (RDA) is certain he has better skills than upcoming opponent Islam Makhachev. Former champion Rafael dos Anjos has been trying to work his way back up to the top since losing his belt back in 2016. He now was his next challenge ahead of him in rising...

Charles Oliveira Predicts Gaethje/Chandler & Makhachev/Dos Anjos

UFC champion Charles Oliveira gives his predictions on some pivotal lightweight matchups.  The UFC’s lightweight division remains one of the premier divisions in the sport. With so many talented athletes competing on the roster, every top ten fight is of great importance. Current champ Charles Oliveira is aware of this...

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...

Rafael dos Anjos Believes Makhachev Is “Totally Different” From Khabib

UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos doesn't recognize any similarity between Dagestani teammates Islam Makhachev and Khabib Nurmagomedov. Dos Anjos, who is a former UFC Lightweight Champion, hasn't been in action since a split decision victory over Paul Felder at UFC Vegas 14 last November. The Brazilian had been originally scheduled...

The Pulse of MMA: Fans React To A String Of Big Fight Announcements

The Pulse of MMA: Fan Reactions To The Sport’s Biggest Stories Here are some of the raw reactions from the MMA community about the biggest stories around the sport. Paulo Costa vs. Marvin Vettori Expected To Headline Oct. 23 UFC Event There was a quartet of big fight announcements within the past...

Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos Booked For UFC 267 On Oct. 30

Islam Makhachev and Rafael dos Anjos have once again been booked to fight one another, this time at UFC 267 on October 30. As reported by ESPN, Islam Makhachev vs. Rafael dos Anjos will finally face off on October 30 at UFC 267. The bout was originally set to...

Rafael dos Anjos Replies To Islam Makhachev But Not “Islam Makhachev”

UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos has questioned who he is actually responding to when he replies to Islam Makhachev's Twitter account. Dos Anjos' latest comments come as the animosity between the Brazilian and the Dagestani continues to rise as their feuds rolls on. Following Makhachev's tweet taunting dos Anjos after he...

(UPDATED) RDA Claims Khabib Will Fight Him If He Beats Makhachev

Ali Abdelaziz, manager of both Khabib Nurmagomedov and Islam Makhachev, denies that Makhachev has agreed to fight dos Anjos as of yet. Makhachev would prefer to fight again in December but has not made a final decision. As for Khabib, there isn't a shred of truth of dos Anjos'...

Makhachev Mocks RDA, Ferguson, & Chandler For Ignoring Callout

Islam Makhachev is continuing to put the top-ranked lightweights of the UFC on blast for being unresponsive to the idea of fighting him. Possibly the biggest narrative surrounding the UFC Vegas 31 main event was about how none of the top-ranked lightweights in the UFC wants any part of Islam...

Makhachev ‘Politely’ Offers To Assist RDA & Ferguson With Retirement

Islam Makhachev is either taking up a side gig as The Retirement Fairy or he has decided to take a different approach in scoring a top-ranked opponent.  Islam Makhachev is known as one of the scariest fighters on the entire UFC roster, let alone the lightweight division. It is precisely...

Rafael dos Anjos Gives McGregor Bitter Advice After UFC 264 Injury

Rafael dos Anjos has taken a shot at Conor McGregor after UFC 264. In the main event of the pay-per-view card, McGregor and Dustin Poirier had their trilogy match. It was a highly-anticipated fight and a pivotal one for their legacies. The scrap was also supposed to end their rivalry,...

McGregor & Dos Anjos Involved In Altercation At UFC 264 Weigh-Ins

Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos were just involved in an altercation of sorts backstage at the UFC 264 weigh-ins. As the entire sports world is well aware, UFC 264 will take place tomorrow night and will be headlined by the trilogy bout between Dustin "The Diamond" Poirier and "The...

Cormier Claims dos Anjos & Felder Both Turned Down Makhachev Fight

Daniel Cormier can’t help but feel for his American Kickboxing Academy brother Islam Makhachev for his inability to find a top-10 opponent. After Islam Makhachev clocked his seventh consecutive one-sided victory, it seemed inevitable that the #10-ranked lightweight would finally get an opponent inside the top 10. That’s certainly what...

Team Gaethje Not Interested In Rafael dos Anjos Fight

It appears Rafael dos Anjos will not be getting his wish of fighting Justin Gaethje next. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos made his triumphant return to the lightweight division when he defeated Paul Felder last November. In so doing, he has returned to the top 10 of the rankings....