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Justin Gaethje “Content” With Performance Despite Knockout Loss

UFC Lightweight contender Justin Gaethje says he is satisfied with his performance at UFC on FOX 29, despite suffering a knockout loss to No. 4 ranked Dustin Poirier.

Speaking to reporters at his post-fight press conference, Gaethje said: “I’m content with what just happened as stupid and as crazy as that sounds.”

The self-proclaimed “most violent man in the UFC” is now 1-2 in MMA’s premier organization but says the outcome of his fights is not important to him.

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Dustin Poirier Happy With Performance but has Plenty to Work On

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier was pleased with his performance against Justin Gaethje at UFC on FOX 29, but says he still has plenty to work on.

“I’m proud of myself, I made a couple of mistakes in there, but I stuck to the game-plan and used my jab and used my footwork,” Poirier told reporters at the event’s post-fight press conference.

However, Poirier said his body took far too much punishment against No. 6-ranked Gaethje who landed a number of hard inside leg kicks that visibly affected his movement.

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Namajunas vs Jedrzejczyk: Numbers don’t tell the whole story

Rose Namajunas retained her UFC Strawweight title with an impressive, gritty performance against former champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 223 in Brooklyn.

She didn’t have it all her own way though, as it was a close contest and Jedrzejczyk seemed to get stronger as the fight wore on.

Although every round was close, most experts agree that Namajunas won the first two rounds, lost the next two, and snatched the final round with a late takedown.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Next Opponent Could Reveal Himself in A Couple of Weeks

A new undisputed UFC lightweight champion was crowned on Saturday night after Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated short-notice replacement Al Iaquinta at UFC 223.

Despite the Russian’s dominant performance in Brooklyn, his division remains shrouded in uncertainty. Two other lightweight champions lost their UFC belts without even stepping inside the Octagon. Dana White says to be “the man”, you have to beat the man, but Nurmagomedov never got the opportunity to fight either of them.

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Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw: Legacy & Greatness

TJ Dillashaw was hoping for a dream dream fight with Demetrious Johnson. However that fight is off after Dana White confirmed that the flyweight king needs more time to recover from shoulder surgery.

Dillashaw campaigned for the fight for months, believing that a win over the pound for pound #1 would seal his place among MMA’s all-time greats.

Johnson is widely regarded as the most complete fighter in the sport, recently defending his title for a record 11th consecutive time. Dethroning “Mighty Mouse” and adding the flyweight belt to his collection would certainly boost Dillashaw’s stock, but it’s hard to say how much.

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Conor McGregor: Ducker or True Fighter?

It has been 16 months since Conor McGregor fought in an Octagon and it is still unclear when we can expect his UFC return.

Despite his lengthy absence he continues to dominate the headlines, recently turning heads when he stated that he had offered to fight Frankie Edgar as a short notice replacement for Featherweight Champion Max Holloway at UFC 222.

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