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PFL signs Muhammad Ali’s grandson as amateur

by Dane McGuire The legacy of ‘The Greatest’ Muhammad Ali is set to continue in boxing and beyond. While Ali’s other grandson, Nico Ali Walsh is 6-0-0 in boxing with five knockouts, Nico’s brother Biaggio Ali Walsh will debut as an amateur on the preliminary card of the 2022 PFL World Championship. Walsh is expected to go pro during the 2023 PFL season. The Professional [...]

Joshua vs. Fury in the works

by Dane McGuire Boxing fans can start to let anticipation build as Anthony Joshua’s management took to Twitter to announce talks of a bout opposite Tyson Fury. On Tuesday, September 13, Joshua’s team posted: “258 and Matchroom Boxing can confirm on behalf of Anthony Joshua that we accepted all terms presented to us by Fury’s team for a fight on Dec. 3 last Friday. Due [...]

Nate Diaz to launch promotion, is he also bound for BKFC?

by Dane McGuire Following his submission victory over Tony Ferguson at UFC 279, veteran Nate Diaz fought out his UFC contract and now looks to step away and pursue other ventures including his own promotion. Sports Illustrated revealed by way of a statement from the Diaz team that his pending Real Fight Inc. "will focus on promoting combat sports shows, specifically boxing, MMA and Brazilian [...]

BKFC’s John Dodson aims to be crossover star

by Dane McGuire   John Dodson has made it clear that despite a successful bare knuckle debut, he has not yet closed the door on MMA. Dodson is fresh off a 40-second win against fellow UFC veteran Ryan Beniot at BKFC 28 late last month. The fight included three knockdowns to Beniot prior to the stoppage. Dodson and his younger brother Eric both celebrated that [...]

PFL Europe Qualifiers revealed

by Dane McGuire Prior to a successful night of main card action at last month’s PFL 9 in London, three people guaranteed themselves a spot as part of the developing PFL Europe expansion. Abraham Bably defeated Louie Sutherland by unanimous decision,Magnus Iversen topped Tayo Odunjo by first round TKO (4:36), and Ali Taleb beat Darius Mafi by second round submission (guillotine choke - 1:58). “The [...]

Marlon Moraes signs with PFL

by Dane McGuire Stop us if you’ve heard this one before-- a retired combat sports athlete is coming back. This time however, it’s former UFC bantamweight king Marlon Moares. Moraes released a statement at the time of his retirement, saying: “I want to thank everyone — Sean Shelby, Dana White and the UFC for giving me so many opportunities,” Moraes said. “I wanna thank my [...]

Daniel Cormier offers support to jailed teammate Cain Velasquez

by Dane McGuire   Aside from admitting to UFC 210’s “towelgate” incident, former UFC heavyweight and light heavyweight champion offered support to his former teammate and fellow heavyweight kingCain Velasquez during his UFC Hall of Fame induction.   The case is ongoing.   “Every single moment that I had, Cain Velasquez was to my right and to my left,” Cormier said. “He never let me [...]

Daniel Cormier cops to “towelgate” at UFC Hall of Fame

by Dane McGuire   At UFC 210, as former UFC light heavyweight and heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier defended his light heavyweight title for the second time opposite Anthony Johnson.   Cormier struggled with the pre-fight weight cut, being over the 205-pound limit his first attempt. Cormier then stripped and stood covered by a towel, then making the requirement.   He said during his Hall of [...]

Sarah Kaufman retires from MMA

by Dane McGuire   Women’s MMA pioneer and UFC veteran Sarah Kaufman has announced her decision to hang up her gloves for the final time.   Kaufman was 1-2, 1 No Contest under the worldwide leader in MMA. She then was a one-time Invicta FC bantamweight champion and then a PFL 2019 women’d lightweight semifinalist.   Kaufman offered a full statement on Twitter available in [...]

Celebrity boxer Logan Paul signs with WWE, Jake Paul looking for next bout

by Dane McGuire   Combat sports media outlets including MMA Fighting report YouTuber and boxer Logan Paul of the Paul brothers is transitioning to the world of sports entertainment or pro wrestling after signing with WWE.   The 27-year-old signed a multi-year dwal. WWE announced the news June 30 on social media. Per MMA Fighting:   “MMA Fighting’s Damon Martin confirmed with sources with knowledge [...]

Kayla Harrison’s return to action set 

Kayla Harrison’s return to action set (2 of 8) by Dane McGuire   Kayla Harrison will soon be returning to the cage for the Professional Fighters League later this summer. Harrison, one of the main faces of the promotion and women’s lightweight great, faces women’s MMA pioneer Julia Budd on July 6.   Harrison defeated Marina Mokhnatkina by unanimous decision earlier this year in her [...]

Joanna Jedrzejczyk retires after UFC 275

by Dane McGuire Following a career that seemed to be winding down for some time ahead of UFC 275, former UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk left her gloves in the octagon Saturday night. Jedrzejczyk retired after suffering a second-round knockout loss to Zhang Weili in their rematch. “It was just the moment,” Jedrzejczyk said about her decision to retire during the UFC 275 post-fight [...]

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