Ryan Spann Is A Brewing Storm

A big win over Clark could help Spann jump into the ranks with the new influx of contenders in the UFC light heavyweight division. But Spann concerns himself more with doing his job and feeding his family than waking up next week with a number next to his name. “I don’t really think about that. I just do my job,” Spann said. “I fight to feed my family and to pay my bills. I’m here for two checks at least; I’ll take a third or a fourth. That’s cool too.”…

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Waterson Embracing Mom Champ Mentality

While the timing wasn’t right for Waterson to secure a title shot in the summer, she believes she’s landed this bout with Jedrzejczyk at the perfect time. Once considered the most dominant female champion in the sport, the days of opponents being psyched out before stepping into the cage with the 32-year-old Polish standout have passed. After running off 14 straight victories to begin her career, including her championship victory over Carla Esparza and five consecutive successful title defences, Jedrzejczyk enters this weekend’s headlining bout with just a single victory…

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Unfiltered Episode 332: Joanna Jedrzejczyk & Kron Gracie

Then, former champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk calls in to the show. She discusses how she still intends to make weight despite reports that she informed the UFC she would not, her approach against opponent Michelle Waterson and her thoughts on Colby Covington’s antics. Next, Kron Gracie calls in to talk about furthering his family’s legacy in the UFC, what his first fight was like, and how he feels about his opponent Cub Swanson being turned away from Gracie Jiu Jitsu gyms.  Finally, Matt & Jim close out the show with a…

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Just A Matter Of Time For Marlon Vera

“I will always know I did everything I could,” he said, trusting that his mindset and grit – along with his talent – will get him where he wants to go. “You see how many guys came to the UFC, and their first three fights, they’re like ‘Wow, it’s the next Anderson Silva.’ Then three months later, the guy loses. That’s because he wasn’t ready mentally. I don’t know what switch I turn on in my head that makes me have that willpower, but basically it’s kill me or stop…

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Fights To Watch Before UFC Tampa

Jedrzejczyk is coming off an up an down 2018, but now that she has returned to strawweight she looks to get back to her throne. Jedrzejczyk defeated Tecia Torres the last time she made the walk at 115-lbs and after nearly all of 2019 off she believes she is ready to make another run. Waterson on the other hand, had a great 2018, securing back-to-back wins over Cortney Casey and Felice Herrig. And then her win at UFC Philadelphia over Karolina Kowalkiewicz in late March helped set-up this bout with Jedrzejczyk. It’s…

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Whittaker To Remind People Who’s The Real Champ

“It honestly doesn’t feel like seven years,” he said. “It’s gone by so quickly, but in that time I’m very happy with the way my career has panned out thus far.” He should be. Only 28 years old, the New Zealand-born Aussie followed up the win over Hall with knockouts of Derek Brunson and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza that led him to an interim middleweight title fight against Yoel Romero in July 2017. Whittaker won that bout and the belt, but that’s when things got crazy. A February 2018 bout against…

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Fights To Watch Before UFC 243

Robert Whittaker is finally back in action and he will look for his third opportunity to fight for UFC gold in Australia. Standing across the cage from him will be Israel Adesanya, whose rise to to the top of the division has been fast and furious. It’s an intriguing match-up with more at stake than just a belt. It’s Australia vs New Zealand and it’s for all the glory. Elsewhere on the card is Adesanya’s teammate, Dan Hooker, who will be fighting fan favorite Al Iaquinta in the co-main event.…

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