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Ariel Helwani’s MMA Show to feature Daniel Cormier, Cris Cyborg

[ad_1] The UFC's heavyweight division got a new title contender during the weekend with Curtis Blaydes emerging after stopping Junior dos Santos. And the division's top contender, Daniel Cormier, saw it all as he did commentary on the ESPN+ broadcast. Cormier, a former two-division UFC champion, will give his thoughts on that fight and how it affects the heavyweight title picture on Ariel Helwani's MMA Show on Monday.Cormier also will
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Nate Diaz will ‘watch what happens’ before deciding on next opponent

[ad_1] INGLEWOOD, Calif. -- Nate Diaz's track record of callouts is impressive. When he called out Conor McGregor in 2015, it led to two epic fights the following year. When he called out Jorge Masvidal last year, the UFC invented a belt to strap around the winner.But the MMA world might have to wait a bit before learning who Diaz wants next."I want to watch what happens in the next
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Curtis Blaydes finishes Junior dos Santos by TKO in 2nd

[ad_1] The UFC's heavyweight division is in a state of uncertainty going into 2020, but one thing is for sure: Curtis Blaydes is a legitimate title threat.Blaydes (13-2) earned a highlight-reel finish against a former champion on Saturday, knocking out Junior dos Santos with standing strikes at 1 minute, 6 seconds of the second round. The heavyweight fight headlined UFC Fight Night inside PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.The official
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UFC Fight Night results — Michael Chiesa handles Rafael dos Anjos, calls out Colby Covington

[ad_1] Michael Chiesa had competed twice before at welterweight. But consider this one his true arrival.Chiesa used a strong grappling game to defeat Rafael Dos Anjos by unanimous decision Saturday night in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night in Raleigh, North Carolina.Chiesa (17-4), who moved up from lightweight in December 2018 and had beaten aging veterans Carlos Condit and Diego Sanchez, took the fight to RDA from the start,
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UFC Fight Night Blaydes vs. dos Santos live results and analysis

[ad_1] There is no trickery in Curtis Blaydes' game, very little misdirection. Blaydes doesn't try to hide the fact that his ultimate goal is to put his opponent on his back with wrestling."Everybody knows my game plan," Blaydes told ESPN. "I'm like the Kansas City Chiefs. You know Patrick Mahomes is gonna drop back 45 times. You're gonna get the long ball from Tyreek Hill. You're gonna get the short
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UFC Fight Night viewers guide

[ad_1] A potential heavyweight championship trilogy bout between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier is one of the most compelling matchups on the horizon in mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, it happens to be holding up the UFC's entire heavyweight division.That reality is simply impossible to ignore as we head into Saturday's UFC Fight Night main event between Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos. The event takes place in Raleigh, North Carolina,
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Bob Arum proposes two-fight deal between Terence Crawford and UFC star Conor McGregor

[ad_1] UFC superstar Conor McGregor has made it no secret that he has interest in trying his hand at boxing again, be it in a rematch of his 2017 knockout loss to Floyd Mayweather in the second-highest grossing pay-per-view in history or perhaps a showdown with another legend, Manny Pacquiao, both of whom have also shown interest in facing him.But Top Rank promoter Bob Arum has another idea for McGregor
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Ariel Helwani’s MMA thoughts — Why Nate Diaz should be Conor McGregor’s next move

[ad_1] Remember last week when I told you it was conceivable that if all went well against Donald Cerrone, Conor McGregor could fight anyone from featherweight to welterweight next?Well, I guess I was wrong. I should have included bantamweight, too.On Monday's Ariel Helwani's MMA Show, McGregor's manager, Audie Attar, said this regarding McGregor's next fight:"Whoever Conor gets motivated by and wants to compete against is going to be who the
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Conor vs. Jorge debate — Will it happen? Risky for Conor? BMF belt at stake?

[ad_1] UFC president Dana White does not think it would be a good idea for Conor McGregor to fight Jorge Masvidal, at least not as his next opponent. He has said so several times.White thinks it would be smarter for McGregor to wait for a potential rematch against lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov, who faces No. 1 challenger Tony Ferguson on April 18. Nurmagomedov and Ferguson have been booked four times
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Conor’s next opponent? Masvidal, Bisping, McGregor’s camp weigh in

[ad_1] Editor's note: Watch the replay of this week's Ariel Helwani's MMA Show here.Trying to determine who Conor McGregor will fight next is one of the hottest talking points in all of sports. Even before McGregor stopped Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone in 40 seconds on Saturday, speculation about his next opponent dominated interviews and social media.Will it be Jorge Masvidal, Justin Gaethje or Nate Diaz? Will he wait for the winner