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MMA stars with boxing experience give their input to the MayMac super fight.

It’s the biggest fight of all time.

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On August the 26th McGregor will have the biggest fight of his life inside a boxing ring with the greatest defensive boxer of all time Floyd Mayweather. Over the last few weeks, many have been pondering if the UFC Lightweight champion can do the unthinkable and defeat Floyd with Floyd turning 40 this would be the perfect time for Conor to fight Floyd, but now the stars of MMA have their say.

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Marcus Davis an MMA veteran had this to say to MMAJunkie.com “They’re not the same sport, Once you understand that it’s not the same sport, you can’t keep telling yourself that it’s just a fight. The gloves are bigger, the tactics are different. A lot of the defenses that work in boxing are ones you can’t even use in MMA.” Davis struggled when making the transition to MMA saying he couldn’t even block a takedown. “But then sometimes I’d go to MMA gyms, and people who knew I boxed would want to put on the gloves and do some boxing sparring with me, and when we did that, and I could use all my old boxing tricks, my boxing stance, and defense, then I’d just destroy them. They just couldn’t touch me because it was a completely different game. I knew how to play that game, and they didn’t.”

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Chris Lytle also commented on the super fight saying I thought I was a very good boxer but I was definitely not a great boxer or an elite boxer, and there’s a real difference.” But he also described Mayweather as “probably my least favorite fighter on the planet, Conor, he’s a very good and maybe even a great striker for MMA, but there is a very big difference between boxing striking and MMA striking. Let’s say you think Conor is a good boxer, which is a pretty big compliment for someone who’s never had a boxing match. But even then, he’s definitely not a great boxer or an elite boxer, and Floyd doesn’t get hit by elite boxers.

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UFC 235 Free Fight – Jon Jones vs Alexander Gustaffson 2

Relive Jon Jones win over Alexander Gustaffson to regain his Light-Heavyweight Title

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Ahead of UFC 235 where UFC Light-Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones will defend his title against Anthony Smith, the UFC is offering fans a chance to relieve the fight which earned Jones the title.

At UFC 232 in December former champion Jones returned from a 12-month PED suspension, this was his shot at redemption, a chance to regain the title he never lost, in a matchup against the man who gave him the toughest fight of his career to date, Alexander Gustaffson. The two headlined the event for the now vacant UFC Light-Heavyweight Title, and Jones fans would not be disappointed.

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Artem Lobov vs. Alex Caceres announced for UFC 223

Will we see a certain ‘Notorious One’ in attendance?

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It was announced yesterday that SBG Ireland‘s Artem Lobov will be taking on Alex Caceres at UFC 223.

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UFC 223 is set to be headlined by Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title.

With the news just released that his teammate will be fighting on the card, many believe that Conor McGregor will be ringside throughout the event, including the title match.

Is this just coincidence or do the UFC have something planned for after the main event concludes?

Lobov will be looking to get back into the wins column after losing his last two contests, while Caceres has lost three of his last four and will also be looking to return to winning ways.

UFC 223 takes place inside the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on April 7.

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Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier set to square off in a heavyweight superfight

The two champions will coach TUF 27 then square off for heavyweight gold

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It looks like Dana White has got what he wanted. Daniel Cormier will face Stipe Miocic in a super fight for the UFC heavyweight championship.

The two champions will coach on the next series of the ultimate fighter and then face off for Miocic’s heavyweight crown. Cormier is no stranger to fighting at heavyweight after having 13 victories and no defeats, facing some serious competition during his time as a heavyweight such as Roy Nelson, Frank Mir and Josh Barnett and even winning the Strikeforce heavyweight grand prix in 2012 as well as holding the KOTC and XMMA heavyweight championship.

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The two will coach TUF 27 which will feature an array of talent as it will feature undefeated featherweight and lightweight prospects with the two coaches squaring off at UFC 226 on July 7th.  UFC 226 could also feature two more champion vs champion bouts as Cris Cyborg and Amanda Nunes is rumoured to be in the works for international fight week, as well as Demetrious Johnson vs TJ Dillashaw.   These other two bouts may not be confirmed as of yet but rumours are spreading rapidly.  If the UFC does manage to pull this off and get three champion vs champion fights on one card it will surely be the biggest PPV in the companies 25-year history.

Who do you think will take home the gold? Can Cormier dethrone Miocic? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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Al Iaquinta vs Paul Felder booked for UFC 223

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After his impressive TKO victory over Charles Oliveira, Paul Felder gets his wish of fighting Al Iaquinta.

First reported by FloCombat.com, Iaquinta vs Felder has been in the works for some time, and sources have now confirmed the contest has been booked for April 7th, at the Brooklyn’s Barclays Center.

The two Lightweight’s were scheduled to clash at UFC 218, but due to injury, Iaquinta was forced to withdraw.

 

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Before taking a two-year break from the sport, Al Iaquinta was on a four-fight win streak. Although having contract issues with the UFC, he made a successful comeback at UFC Fight Night 108 in Nashville, where he earned a spectacular knockout of Diego Sanchez.

Also enjoying the best form of his career is “The Irish Dragon”, who has collected three consecutive stoppage victories over Alex Ricci, Steven Ray, and Charles Oliveira.

So far, the Iaquinta/Felder bout shares the UFC 223 card with the Women’s Strawweight face-off between Karolina Kowalkiewicz and Felice Herrig, and the Lightweight fight between Mairbek Taisumov and Evan Dunham.

 

Could we see Al Iaquinta extend his win streak to 6-in-a-row, or will we see Paul Felder continue with his recent run of wins and shock the #11 ranked Lightweight?

 

What do you think? Let us know in the comments.

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