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Floyd Mayweather Jr. insists he wants to fight Conor McGregor, but the undefeated boxing champion is only going to do it if he is guaranteed a ton of money. Not only that, but Floyd wants to make significantly more for the fight than McGregor. Mayweather said recently that he wants $100 million guaranteed and is willing to give McGregor $15 million. UFC president Dana White later chimed in by saying he would guarantee both fighters $25 million and then talk about how to split the…
01.19 / 18:35
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Floyd Mayweather has his reasons for demanding a bigger piece of the pie should he ever fight Conor McGregor."Money" already called UFC president Dana White a "comedian" for suggesting that Mayweather and McGregor be paid equally for a crossover bout - $25 million each, to be exact. The 39-year-old boxing star believes he's the more proven draw and thus should receive a far greater share of the purse.Mayweather tweeted a graphic Thursday depicting the gulf in worth between the two…
01.19 / 18:02
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Bellator 170 takes place this Saturday, Jan. 21 from The Forum in Inglewood, Calif. and will air live and free on Spike. UFC Hall of Famer and mixed martial arts legend Tito Ortiz will make his final curtain call as he takes on "The Bad Guy" Chael Sonnen in the main event. The two have history with each other on the wrestling mat and this fight will settle the score once and for all as Tito tries to ride off into the sunset victorious one last time. Also, Paul Daley faces Brennan Ward, and …
01.19 / 16:08
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Watch the live stream for Thursday's (Jan. 19, 2017) Bellator 170 pre-fight press conference right here. Tito Ortiz faces Chael Sonnen in the main event. The event also features Paul Daley vs. Brennan Ward, Ralek Gracie vs. Hisaki Kato, Georgi Karakhanyan vs. Emmanuel Sanchez, and Derek Campos vs. Derek Anderson. The live stream for the Bellator 170 pre-fight presser will begin on Thursday at 12 p.m. PT / 3 p.m. ET. Tito plans to retire after this fight so be sure to tune in. Also, check…
01.19 / 16:08
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Former Strikeforce heavyweight Brett Rogers has been charged with sexual misconduct stemming from allegations from three different…
01.19 / 16:02
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Is 2017 the year when outspoken former British middleweight champ Chris Eubank Junior gets in with the elite fighters? Once again, the once-beaten contender is saying all the right things; stating how he wants to fight not only middleweight king Gennady Golovkin but also IBF super-middleweight ruler James DeGale and, in a rematch of his sole pro defeat, WBO middleweight champ Billy Joe Saunders. Of course we’ve heard it all before from Eubank, and he … Read ArticleArticle: …
01.19 / 15:55
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RIVERSIDE – Between fielding questions in a recent interview about his upcoming fight against Emmanuel Sanchez, slated for Saturday at Bellator 170 at the Forum, Georgi Karakhanyan paused to reflect on the overall state of affairs in mixed m…
01.19 / 05:26
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Last week, UFC President offered Floyd Mayweather $25 million to fight MMA star Conor McGregor and was promptly shut down by the retired boxer. Former world heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield, who is 54-years-old, took to social media on Tuesday and called out Conor McGregor and stated he would come out of retirement for that $25…
01.19 / 02:07
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IBO-World champion Marco Huck will fight on April 1st against the still unbeaten Latvian Mairis Briedis for the WBC-World championship in the Cruiserweight division. The unification fight for the IBO and WBC World titles will take place in Germany, Dortmund Westfalenhalle which provides place for 12.000 people that evening. RTL will broadcast the fight live. The unification fight for the belts of the IBO and WBC became feasible due to the transition of the actual … Read…
01.18 / 19:40
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In an interview with MMA Junkie, Junior Dos Santos (18-4 MMA, 12-3 UFC) said that he’s still hoping to get booked for UFC Fight…
01.18 / 18:09
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ESPN reports that Nate Diaz is applying for a professional boxing license in Nevada. The Nevada State Athletic Commission has confirmed the news, stating…
01.18 / 18:08
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Now that he's moved to the top of the bantamweight food chain, Cody Garbrandt is looking to make the most of his reign.The 25-year-old captured the division title with a unanimous decision over luminary Dominick Cruz at UFC 207 last month, and hopes to translate his newfound status into a shot at knocking off another elite fighter - undisputed featherweight king Jose Aldo - while time is on his side."I'm the bantamweight champion. It's about taking care of myself and you have a…
01.18 / 17:28
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Both Yair Rodriguez and B.J. Penn could be facing lengthy layoffs following their main event showdown at UFC Fight Night 103 on Sunday…
01.18 / 17:21
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It was without a doubt THE best heavyweight fight of last year. It was the 12 round war rival British heavies Dillian Whyte and Dereck Chisora engaged in in December, and almost as soon as the oh, so close points victory was awarded to Whyte, fans began asking for a part two. In fact, according to Chisora – who believes he should have had his hand raised after the 36 minutes of electrifying warfare was … Read ArticleArticle: Boxing247.com …
01.18 / 17:12
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Would a boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor be more for show than for glory? One of the sport’s top promoters thinks so. Bob Arum, whose clients at Top Rank Promotions have included names like Oscar De La Hoya and Manny Pacquiao, talked to TMZ recently about the possibility of Mayweather and McGregor getting in the ring together, and he’s not too keen on the idea. In fact, he doesn’t even think it’d be a competition. “Let me tell you…
01.18 / 16:51
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Bellator 170's main event features Tito Ortiz against Chael Sonnen in a destined battle on Jan. 21 in the city of Los Angeles at the Forum, but this is not the first time the two fighters have confronted each other in the combative arts. On Jan. 23, 1998, nearly 20 years ago, Ortiz and Sonnen first clashed heads in a collegiate wrestling match In Eugene, Ore. as the University of Oregon Ducks hosted its neighboring state rivals the Cal State Bakersfield Roadrunners. It was nati…
01.18 / 16:49
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If Conor McGregor can apply for a boxing license, so can Nate Diaz.It appears the younger Diaz brother will continue to tie his career to the current lightweight champ as he is applying for a boxing license in the state of Nevada, according to Brett Okamoto of ESPN.Such a move was confirmed by the Nevada State Athletic Commission, according to Okamoto, but required that Diaz pay a fine he accrued for his water-bottle throwing incident with McGregor at a press conference in August."Nate…
01.18 / 02:49
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Oscar De La Hoya and his main charge Saul “Canelo” Alvarez have literally everything on the line when the cinnamon-haired star steps in with Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. May 6 on HBO pay-per-view. The fight between not-middleweight Canelo and Chavez will be contested within the super middleweight division at a catchweight of 164.5 pounds. It's a huge event, even if the fight is about as cynical a money grab as we've seen in the sport since Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny…
01.18 / 00:41
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At least BJ Penn was rewarded handsomely for his efforts.The 38-year-old featherweight suffered a brutal beating at the hands of Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix on Sunday, a bout that was Penn's first since July 2014. Penn was paid $150,000 to show, according to Shaheen Al-Shatti of MMA Fighting, citing salary information from The Arizona Department of Gaming.Rodriguez entered the contest with considerably less name recognition than Penn, a former…
01.18 / 00:20
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A glance at Tito Ortiz's record shows he was one of the MMA's greatest success stories during the sport's rise to international glory, a UFC champion who defended his crown five consecutive times (still the second-most defenses in light heavyweight history).But his in-cage accomplishments alone don't do justice to the impact of "The Huntington Beach Bad Boy" on the sport. As Ortiz heads into what is expected to be the final fight of his 19-year career on Saturday at…
01.17 / 19:27
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