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BJ Penn Hires Weight Management Specialist Louis “Loutrition” Giordano

Former UFC Two-Division Champion BJ Penn has hired Weight Management Specialist Louis “Loutrition” Giordano For His Return Bout Against Cole Miller at UFC 199 on June 4. Giordano’s PR representative confirmed the news in a statement today. One of the best to ever do it and one of my all time favorite fighters ever! @bjpenn thank you my friend. #justscrap — Loutrition (@lou_trition) April 29, 2016 Penn will be fighting for the first time since July 6, 2014 and for the second time as a featherweight. “I am extremely excited to be working with Louis as I have witnessed […]


UFC Fight Night: Henderson VS. Thatch Preview and Picks

UFC Fight Night 60 Preview by Philip Hanna This Saturday night the UFC travels to Broomfield, Colorado. The state where UFC 1 took place over 20 years ago will this time play host to Fight Night 60, a card that it’s fair to say looks rather underwhelming on paper. Two main events have fallen through due to injuries to Tarec Saffiedine and Stephen Thompson, in their place former lightweight champion Benson Henderson has stepped in to make his welterweight debut against Brandon Thatch. Benson Henderson VS. Brandon Thatch Benson ‘Smooth’ Henderson is a man on a mission of redemption. The former […]

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Max Holloway believes he will be world champion in the near future

Photo by Jorden Curran via MMAPLUS Featherweight firecracker Max Holloway is snatching his way up the UFC rankings, and aims to kick off his 2015 campaign with victory following a menacing run in 2014 that saw the 23-year-old go 4-0 with consecutive stoppages. Currently the featherweight division’s #13 ranked contender, Holloway (11-3) was last defeated in 2013 by current title challenger Conor McGregor via unanimous decision. Prior to then, Holloway lost a split-decision to Dennis Bermudez , also in 2013, and encountered the first loss of his career at the age of just 20 against top-10 ranked Dustin Poirier. As […]

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Cole Miller Posts Statement on UFC Dublin Main Event Withdrawal

Cole Miller released at statement today on his Facebook fan page revealing the reasons and back story behind his decision to withdraw from the main event of UFC Fight Night Dublin against Conor McGregor on July 19th. Miller confirmed the nature of the injury being torn ligaments in his thumb, and posted a photo of him wearing a cast. (written two days ago, was unable to post to my site) Today, after 11 years in mixed martial arts, I have had a first in my career. I have to pull out of a fight. I have not accepted fights in […]


Cole Miller Out of UFC Dublin Main Event, Diego Brandao Steps In

Conor McGregor’s opponent for the main event of UFC Fight Night Dublin, Cole Miller, has withdrawn from their July 19th fight in Dublin’s O2 Arena. The 30-year old American pulled out of the fight after suffering torn ligaments in his thumb, and was unexpectedly absent from today’s media conference call featuring McGregor. Fear not though, as 27-year old Brazilian Diego Brandao (18-9, 4-2 UFC) has answered the call and will step in to replace Miller and ensure that McGregor still has his main event opponent. Brandao last fight on December 28th when he was knocked out by top featherweight contender […]

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Audio: UFC Dublin Media Conference Call with Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor joins the media for UFC Dublin conference call. You can also listen to the show by subscribing to The Talking Brawls Podcast on iTunes: audio feed here; Download previous episodes here , via TuneIn here & via Stitcher here . For more on UFC Dublin follow us on Twitter here


Cole Miller Believes “Mental Midget” McGregor is Training to Survive His Ground Game

Cole Miller proclaimed that Conor McGregor has been training to cope with his jiu-jitsu prowess, ahead of their fight at UFC Dublin. Miller remarked that the Irishman knows his own ground game is weak and he’s been taking steps to rectify it, speaking on Newstalk’s Off the Ball. “That’s why he’s going to Iceland to train with Gunnar Nelson. If he thought that his ground game was all cool he’d just be chillin’ training in Ireland. Right?” The stumped presenter responded, “I’m not sure” but Miller was adamant that McGregor’s sessions with the highly rated Icelandic welterweight was to fix […]


Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller Official for UFC Fight Night Dublin

The UFC has tonight announced that the featherweight bout between Conor McGregor and Cole Miller is set to headline the UFC’s return to Dublin on July 19th. Last night’s announcement on BT Sport’s Beyond The Octagon show of five official bouts, which included Neil Seery and Gunnar Nelson, did not include a headlining fight, though most assumed that McGregor versus Miller would be announced imminently.   It’s official! Conor McGregor vs. Cole Miller at #UFCDublin on July 19th!! This is going to be epic! — UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) April 30, 2014 McGregor (14-2, 2-0 UFC) has been sidelined […]


Five Bouts Set for UFC Dublin 2014

BT Sport’s UFC show ‘Beyond The Octagon’ tonight confirmed five fights for the UFC Dublin card in July. A welterweight bout between Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson and Ryan LaFlare will serve as the co-main event. It’s official! @GunniNelson vs. @RLaFlare. Someone’s going to lose their unbeaten record at #UFCDublin on July 19th! — UFC United Kingdom (@UFC_UK) April 29, 2014   Ilir Latifi versus Tom Lawlor and Cody Donovan versus Nikita Krylov will compete in light-heavyweight contests. Phil Harris vs Neil Seery, Ilir Latifi vs. Tom Lawlor & Nikita Krylov vs. Cody Donovan all added to #UFCDublin card on July 19th! […]