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



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



Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor at UFC 196 at Welterweight

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By now, most of you have probably heard that Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of his title fight against “The Notorious” Conor McGregor, who aims to make history by becoming a two-division champion in both the featherweight and lightweight divisions in the UFC. Nate Diaz vs Conor McGregor at UFC 196 at Welterweight The UFC reached out to […] READ MORE


Hammer 287: Nate Diaz Steps in for Rafael Dos Anjos

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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. Following some discussion of the newly announced Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz fight coming […] READ MORE