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Paulie Malignaggi gives his verdict for the MayMac superfight.

Conor has bought in the boxing great.

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The award winning commentator, Paulie Malignaggi, had a front row seat for the wild Mayweather vs McGregor world tour. Malignaggi covered the first 3 stops of the world tour but now he’s giving his opinion on the super fight. Speaking on the MMA hour, Paulie said “There’s no doubt in his mind, When I first saw the fight signed, I thought to myself, ‘Conor has to know he’s going to lose. I mean, subtly, he’s got to believe he’s going to lose.’ I thought he was doing it a lot for the money. I thought, ‘there’s no way this guy really believes he’s going to win.’ But through the press conferences day in, day out, day in, day out that I was at, I really noticed something in Conor’s character. This guy is a winner through and through, which I always believed he was. But this guy believes he’s going to win this fight. Now, whether it sounds ridiculous to the boxing fans or ridiculous to anybody else, it may sound ridiculous even to me or somebody else, he believes it wholeheartedly in his mind.”

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Paulie later confirmed on the MMA Hour that he will be flying to Las Vegas later this week to join team McGregor as Conor’s sparring partner for his upcoming fight, Paulie has gone a different route to other boxing promoters and commentators saying McGregor has no chance, he Believes the Irish man can do the impossible. “What I’ve been saying from the start, you need to look if Conor can have certain moments in the fight I don’t think you can just outright say, ‘Conor wins the fight;’ it’s just outright too much of a jump. But here’s where you can start to think Conor wins the fight: you look for Conor to have certain moments in the fight, whether he can get Floyd’s attention, maybe land a particular punch or particular shot or particular combination. Figure out ways where Floyd’s falling for certain things, because Floyd is so smart, he doesn’t fall for very many things. Figure out ways where you can set certain traps for Floyd and land a couple of shots here and there.

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Conor McGregor is the UFC lightweight champion and is currently on a 2 fight winning streak, how do you think he will do against Floyd? Let us know down below!

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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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Ray Borg out of flyweight title fight with Demetrious Johnson

The challenger has withdrawn from his first ever title fight due to illness.

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UFC flyweight challenger Ray Borg has withdrawn from his title bout with Demetrious Johnson at UFC 215 this weekend due to illness.  Johnson turned down the opportunity to defend his title against former bantamweight champion, TJ Dillashaw, as Johnson wanted to see Dillashaw fight somebody else in the flyweight division to prove he can make the 125lb weight limit as he has never fought at 125lb before. Johnson then chose to defend his flyweight crown against the number one contender, Ray Borg.

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Mighty Mouse was attempting to break Anderson Silva’s record for the most consecutive title defences in UFC history as they are currently tied at 10 defences each but will now have to wait before he can attempt to break the record. The UFC has released a statement claiming Borg “was deemed unfit to compete by the UFC medical team.”

The UFC 215 card this weekend will now be headlined by the women’s bantamweight title bout between the challenger, Valentina Shevchenko and the champion, Amanda Nunes after already being cancelled at UFC 213 after Nunes fell ill and withdrew the day before the fight.

There has been no official word but it is rumoured the UFC are trying to rebook the JohnsonBorg flyweight title fight at UFC 216 in October which will be headlined by the interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee.

 

Should Mighty Mouse take on a late replacement if the UFC can find him one? Or should he wait and fight Ray Borg at UFC 216? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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