Morning Report: Israel Adesanya gives update on his swollen pectoral muscle, theorizes marijuana was the cause

At UFC 253, middleweight champion Israel Adesanya demolished challenger Paulo Costa, knocking out the top contender in the second round and earning a Performance of the Night bonus along the way. But it wasn’t just Adesanya’s dominant performance that made headlines that weekend. “The Last Stylebender” also drew attention for his right pectoral muscle, which […]

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What the Heck, Episode 32: Robert Whittaker, Kevin Holland, Lauren Murphy and Adrian Yanez

On this week’s episode of What the Heck, MMA Fighting’s Mike Heck chats with former UFC middleweight champion Robert Whittaker (6:03) to discuss his recent win over Jared Cannonier at UFC 254, his change of mindset, Israel Adesanya moving up to 205 to challenge Jan Blachowicz for the light heavyweight title, Dana White’s claims that […]

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Diego Sanchez offers Dan Hardy ‘warrior’s death’ in Twitter rant, Hardy fires back

If or when Diego Sanchez fights again, he’s lining up a number of potential opponents for himself. Sanchez had his Twitter fingers running late Wednesday, sending out a number of messages that included what appeared to be callouts of fighters Conor McGregor, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Demian Maia, and Dan Hardy. It’s Hardy who received much […]

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Corey Anderson on Israel Adesanya vs. Jan Blachowicz: It’s about the money, not what makes sense

Former UFC light heavyweight contender and new Bellator acquisition Corey Anderson shrugs at a superfight in his old division. An upcoming meeting between middleweight champ Israel Adesanya and light-heavy champ Jan Blachowicz might be good for the UFC’s bottom line, but the fighters beneath them lose out. “You’ve got [Santos] and Glover [Teixeira] fighting this […]

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