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Should Justin Gaethje fight Conor McGregor next?

[ad_1] For someone who was nowhere near Vancouver during the past week, Conor McGregor's presence sure was felt during UFC Fight Night festivities.The specter of the former lightweight champ loomed large as Justin Gaethje battled Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone on Saturday night, looking to help define the path to challenge for Khabib Nurmagomedov's crown.Gaethje did his part, scoring a first-round TKO to take a step closer to title contention. But will
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Should Justin Gaethje fight Conor McGregor next?

[ad_1] For someone who was nowhere near Vancouver during the past week, Conor McGregor's presence was felt during UFC Fight Night festivities.The specter of the former lightweight champ loomed large as Justin Gaethje battled Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone on Saturday night, looking to help define the path to challenge for Khabib Nurmagomedov's crown.Gaethje did his part, scoring a first-round TKO to take a step closer to title contention. But will that
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Gaethje stops Cerrone in 1st, calls for title shot

[ad_1] "The Highlight" keeps adding to his reel.Justin Gaethje finished Donald Cerrone by TKO at 4 minutes, 18 seconds of the first round Saturday night in the main event of UFC Vancouver.Gaethje landed a counter right hand that dropped Cerrone, then followed with three uppercuts and another right hand that put him down for good. Gaethje landed two more punches with Cerrone on all fours, and referee Jerin Valel stepped
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Cain Velasquez on the UFC, Lucha Libre and going off the top rope

[ad_1] Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez surprised many with his decision to start down the path of professional wrestling. He quickly quieted critics after hitting a hurricanrana just moments into his first match and ultimately signed on for two additional appearances for Lucha Libre AAA this fall, including one on Sept. 15 at Madison Square Garden.Velasquez recently stopped by ESPN to discuss his future in wrestling, his thoughts on
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UFC viewers guide Gaethje-Cowboy in the cage, McGregor waiting in the wings

[ad_1] There are two ways of looking at Saturday's UFC Fight Night main event between Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Justin "The Highlight" Gaethje in Vancouver, British Columbia.On one hand, the outcome can be viewed as borderline irrelevant. This 155-pound matchup almost mirrors the recently announced "BMF championship" fight between Nate Diaz and Jorge Masvidal. It's a fight for the fans. It transcends the typical prefight discussions of rankings and "climbing
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Jon Jones? Khabib Nurmagomedov? The real pound-for-pound No. 1 is …

[ad_1] Khabib Nurmagomedov was as dominant as usual in defeating Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 on Sept. 7. The lightweight champion ran his record to 28-0 overall, 12-0 in the UFC. No one has done it better. That must make him the clear pound-for-pound No. 1 fighter in MMA, right?Not so fast. There's this guy named Jon Jones who has been residing at the top of the mountain seemingly forever.
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Defense optional? Cerrone vs. Gaethje a battle of high-paced strikers

[ad_1] The lightweight division will be in the spotlight once again this weekend. In Saturday's main event in Vancouver, British Columbia, lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje will face off in one of the most highly anticipated fights of the year.Gaethje brings some of the most absurd striking stats in MMA history into the fight. Cerrone holds his own share of UFC records and has always been an offensive
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Ariel Helwani’s MMA thoughts – Fame hasn’t cost Nurmagomedov his fire

[ad_1] The UFC is back in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, this weekend.When the UFC visits Canada, the card is usually filled up with a bunch of Canadians. However, this one features only three Canucks, which is tied for the least amount of Canadians on a UFC card in the history of the promotion's 30 trips to the Great White North. Usually this would make me, a proud Canadian, a bit
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Next up for Khabib Nurmagomedov? There’s a clear path forward

[ad_1] Pound-for-pound lists are subjective. There's never been an official No. 1 pound-for-pound fighter in the world -- although UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has probably been the closest thing for awhile. Perhaps not anymore.Undefeated lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov turned in another spectacular performance on Saturday in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, submitting interim champ Dustin Poirier via rear-naked choke in the third round of their title unification bout