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Could MMA take a page out of the boxing playbook? SFLC Podcast 

Could MMA take a page out of the boxing playbook?

UFC 227 has come and gone and while most people were talking about Demetrious Johnson losing his belt or TJ Dillashaw successfully defending his, Ray Flores was in Uniondale, NY for the Andre Berto v. Devon Alexander boxing match. This fight wasn’t for a championship belt. This fight wasn’t even two fighters at the height of their careers. It wasn’t... Read More
UFC 228: Something’s missing Opinion 

UFC 228: Something’s missing

Over the last few hours UFC 228’s card really came together between the UFC and Nolan King’s Twitter accounts. Currently, the Women’s Flyweight division will headline the evening as Nicco Montano looks to silence the Bullet Valentina Shevchenko. Two other female fights were announced earlier in the strawweight division which will both hold serious implications moving forward. Jessica Andrade looks... Read More
American Top Team coach Mike Brown: ‘Good problem to have’ Covington and Woodley on the same team Interviews MMA News SFLC Podcast 

American Top Team coach Mike Brown: ‘Good problem to have’ Covington and Woodley on the same team

When was the last time the UFC saw a title fight where both opponents hailed from the same gym? You may have to go back to when Jon Jones dethroned Rashad Evans at UFC 145. I can’t recall anything since. This is a situation American Top Team coach Mike Brown knows he is running in to when Tyron Woodley and... Read More
Max Holloway’s water cut has Dana and Performance Institute at odds MMA News 

Max Holloway’s water cut has Dana and Performance Institute at odds

Did water-loading leading to Max Holloway withdrawal? By now, everyone has heard the latest theory to come out about Max “Blessed” Holloway’s withdrawal from UFC 226. On Monday, Dana White told Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports that he had heard Holloway had been water-loading. Water-loading is a concept that increasing water consumption over a short period of time tricks the body... Read More
Stipe Miocic: “This fight is going to be amazing” MMA News 

Stipe Miocic: “This fight is going to be amazing”

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic speaks fast, very fast. In the build-up to his fight against light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Miocic was humble about the opportunity for this fight. “D.C. has fought the best on the road and he’s beat the best in the road,” Miocic stated during today’s UFC 226 media conference call. “He’s an amazing fighter. This... Read More
Daniel Cormier would be ‘bothered’ if Gustafsson were offered an interim title fight MMA News 

Daniel Cormier would be ‘bothered’ if Gustafsson were offered an interim title fight

Light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier’s legacy is not up for debate or questioning. Bruce Buffer would attest to that whole-heartedly. Still with the reining champion looking to add to his accolades with a super fight against Stipe Miocic, there are still parts of his story he can’t write out. So, of course, some of the first questions would relate to... Read More
Sean O’Connell says he is making more money now with PFL than UFC MMA News 

Sean O’Connell says he is making more money now with PFL than UFC

A few hours prior to his PFL2 fight tonight, Sean O’Connell had the best seat in the house to scout his possible opponents: from the broadcasting booth cageside. An impressive second round TKO victory over Ronny Markes brings him one step closer to the $1 million payout. But regardless of the season long outcome, O’Connell is already grateful for this... Read More