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Florian wonders if Aldo still motivated after Holloway ‘broke him mentally’

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After an unprecedented run of dominance that saw him remain undefeated for a decade, defending his featherweight title nine times, Jose Aldo has now lost two of his last three bouts and the questions are starting to mount. Is Aldo done? Did Conor McGregor break his chin? Is his heart not in it anymore? Where does he go from here? Boxing, really?  Well, now there’s an answer to one of those questions as Aldo will rematch Ricardo Lamas at UFC Winnipeg on Dec. 16. Aldo won their first fight by unanimous decision but this will be unfamiliar territory for the former featherweight champ as it will be...

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Malignaggi confirms McGregor negotiations underway

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The fight many expected, and few actually wanted, appears to be on the negotiating table — at least according to Paulie Malignaggi. In this video interview with FightHype Malignaggi says his advisor, Al Haymon, is on board with trying to put a boxing match together with Conor McGregor, and that it’s substantial enough that McGregor would be foolish not to take it. “I know Al Haymon’s talking with Dana White. I know they’re speaking so if they want the fight they’ll make it. You know, I don’t need to do all that because Al Haymon makes anything he wants happen,...

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Copa Combate women’s bout to broadast on Telemundo too

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On November 11 Telemundo, America’s second largest Spanish television network, will broadcast a live MMA event for the first time. Live from Cancun, Mexico, fans will get to see the semi-finals and finals of the $100,000, one-night, 8-man bantamweight tournament. In addition to the tournament, Telemundo will stream the co-main event, a showdown between undefeated knockout artist Melissa ‘Super Melly’ Martinez and Gloria ‘Gloriosa’ Bravo. Martinez, 20, hails from Mexico City, Mexico while Bravo, 31, is from Santiago, Chile “This is a phenomenal addition to an already stellar and historic fight card created for the Telemundo broadcast television platform,” said Combate Americas CEO Campbell McLaren....

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Holloway Defends Title Against Edgar In The Motor City

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UFC® will make its first appearance in Detroit in more than 20 years with the 145-pound world title on the line when Max Holloway makes his first walk as champion against No. 2 ranked Frankie Edgar in the main event of UFC® 218: HOLLOWAY vs EDGAR.Setting the stage for the main event will be two bouts with title implications as No. 1 ranked Alistair Overeem and No. 4Francis Ngannou clash in a heavyweight tilt, and top lightweight contenders No. 3 Eddie Alvarez and No. 5 Justin Gaethje try to position themselves in the stacked l55-pound division. The event takes place Saturday, Dec. 2 at Little Caesars Arena in Detroit and will air live on...

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UFC Crowns Its First Women's Flyweight Champion On December 1st

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Women’s MMA in the UFC® extends to new boundaries when one talented athlete is crowned the inaugural UFC women’s flyweight champion at THE ULTIMATE FIGHTER®: A NEW WORLD CHAMPION FINALE, Friday, Dec. 1 at Park Theater in Las Vegas. One of the 16 women competing on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter® will make UFC history as the first champion in a new 125-pound weight division.  Some of the world’s most exceptional female fighters from a variety of different backgrounds converged to compete on The Ultimate Fighter this season, including two UFC vets, Roxanne Modafferi and Lauren Murphy, former Invicta FC flyweight champion Barb Honchak and seven-time world jiu-jitsu champion Sijara Eubanks....

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