McGregor, Alvarez trade challenges, barbs before UFC 205 clash

Despite Conor McGregor’s many accolades and accomplishments in MMA, his UFC 205 opponent, lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, isn’t impressed with the Irishman’s resume. “The guys he’s faced are nothing like the caliber of fighter I am,” Alvarez said during Wednesday’s UFC 205 media conference call. “He will see on the night of the fight that (he’s) been going up against sh*tty opponents that were good style matchups and this one is not – and (he’s) f**ked.” The McGregor show is about to take center stage in one of the mos … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC statement on Matheus Nicolau

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Matheus Nicolau of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 13, 2016. USADA has provisionally suspended Nicolau based on the potential anti-doping violation.Nicolau was scheduled to fight Ulka Sasaki on November 19th in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The UFC is currently exploring whether or not a replacement to fight Sasaki can be arranged.USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC Unfiltered: Rafael Dos Anjos & John Danaher

Matt is joined in-studio by BJJ master and friend, John Danaher, to discuss their early jiu-jitsu days together, training with Renzo Gracie, John’s relationship with GSP, leg-locks, Gi vs. No-Gi, and so much more. Later, former UFC Lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos calls in to talk about his fight against Tony Ferguson, getting his belt back, and who he thinks will win Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor. Some of the highlights from Episode 40 of UFC Unfiltered include:John on the revolutionary early days at Renzo Gracie’s schoolJohn on the similarities between Matt and GSPRDA belie … Read the Full Article Here
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On UFC FIGHT PASS: GLORY, December 10

In order for MMA fans to understand the magnitude of the Dec. 10 GLORY: COLLISION main event which pits kickboxers Rico Verhoeven against rival Badr Hari, they have to use a little imagination.Imagine that Chuck Liddell was born a few years later, and Jon Jones was born a few years earlier, and the two UFC light heavyweight icons fought when each was in his prime. Now imagine if boxing greats Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had fought in their primes, rather than in their late and mid-30s.Getting it now? Verhoeven vs. Hari is as big, as exciting and as historic as any kickboxing showdown h … Read the Full Article Here
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Held bringing big reputation to UFC

With 22 wins and a stellar reputation as one of mixed martial arts’ top young lightweights, Poland’s Marcin Held has already cemented his place in the sport that he makes his living in. But he’s not complacent with what he’s done already, and he’s so intent on making a winning impression in his UFC debut this Saturday that he’s been in the high altitude of Mexico City for nearly three weeks to prepare for Diego Sanchez.“It was one of the factors that could make the difference in the bout,” he said. “I had to make sure my body would be … Read the Full Article Here
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UFC statement on Tom Lawlor

The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Tom Lawlor of a potential Anti-Doping violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on October 10, 2016. USADA has provisionally suspended Lawlor based on the potential anti-doping violation. USADA, the independent administrator of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, will handle the results management and appropriate adjudication of this case. It is important to note that, under the UFC Anti-Doping Policy, there is a full fair legal review process that is afforded to all athletes before any s … Read the Full Article Here
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Breakdown: Preview all of this weekend's fights

TONY FERGUSON VS RAFAEL DOS ANJOSWith an eight-fight winning streak under his belt, Tony Ferguson is probably overdue for a lightweight title shot, but beating the newly-dethroned champ, Rafael Dos Anjos, likely puts him in a position where he can’t be ignored anymore. Easier said than done, but with Dos Anjos coming off a knockout loss to Eddie Alvarez and leaving Rafael Cordeiro and Kings MMA, he is definitely the one coming into this main event with more question marks surrounding him.UFC Unfiltered podcast: RDA believes a win over Tony Ferguson gets him a title shotMARCIN HELD VS DIE … Read the Full Article Here
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Kräver att svenskens hockeyhjälm stoppas

Den svenska hockeyhjälmsvirtuosen David Gunnarsson har hamnat i trångmål.

Den amerikanska sajten SB Nation menar att den hjälm han designade åt Arizona Coyotes-målvakten Louis Domingue strider mot upphovsrättslagen.

Därför kräver de nu att hjälmen slutar användas och överlämnas till dem.

 

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Pär Lindholm blir borta fram till jul

Här är ett tungt besked för Skellefteå AIK och Pär Lindholm.

Efter den otäcka skadan mot Frölunda blir Lindholm borta till jul.

– Det är en ledbandsskada, en lower body, som kommer behöva sex veckor för att läka, säger Skellefteås läkare Karin Rundblad till Norran.

 

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