Donald Cerrone: Welterweight versus Lightweight

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Going into Saturday nights UFC 202 pay-per-view, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had been tearing it up since making his jump to welterweight. Following his win against Rick “The Horror” Story, it is now decision time–welterweight versus lightweight. The story-line was no different last night, as “Cowboy” broke out the big guns against Rick Story and earned himself […] READ MORE


The State Of the UFC Lightweight Division

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When talking about the absolutely loaded UFC lightweight division, there isn’t only one name to keep an eye on. There are numerous contenders in the division that can vie for the title belt that is currently held by Eddie Alvarez. Names like Rafael Dos Anjos, Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Nate Diaz and Edson Barboza round out […] READ MORE


Khabib Nurmagomedov, Ground Specialist of the Future

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Despite being fraught with injuries, last minute replacements and the absence of Tony Ferguson, UFC on Fox 19 was a huge success. Fans experienced the full breadth and variety that mixed martial arts has to offer. Included in the broad spectrum of martial arts mastery was the wrestling and sambo of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who returned to vintage […] READ MORE


Hammer 294: Teixeira vs Evans Preview and More

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The Boys at the Hammer feature weekly coverage of all things MMA. They have one of the premier radio shows in the world of MMA broadcasted weekly on Wednesday nights on 93.3 FM, CFMU and here at Last Word on Sports. The UFC returns to network TV again this weekend for UFC On Fox: Teixeira […] READ MORE


Eagle Rising: the Return of Khabib Nurmagomedov

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In a sport that seems rife with injuries and comeback stories, it’s hard to find one that fans have been looking forward to more than the return of Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” has been out of competition since 2013, when he dismantled current lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. Since that time, several injuries have sidelined […] READ MORE





Anthony Pettis: Who Can Stop This Man?

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For 15 months, the UFC Lightweight Champion was sidelined with a nagging injury and had to sit out for a long 15 months. Many people believed that Gilbert Melendez would beat Anthony Pettis as they felt that ring-rust would kick in and hinder the champion. On the pre-fight show, Michael Bisping and Kenny Florian picked […] READ MORE