Jim and Matt break down all the action from Saturday’s long-anticipated matchup between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Justin Gaethje! All the key moments from the card are dissected by Jim and Matt, including Khabib’s surprise retirement after his win and Robert Whittaker’s decisive victory against Jared Cannonier in the co-main event.  Then, after Matt reveals the
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Welcome to Midnight Mania! Khabib Nurmagomedov retiring unexpectedly on the heels of an absurdly dominant victory has heated up the greatest of all-time (GOAT) debate to unprecedented levels. Khabib surpassed Jon Jones on the official pound-for-pound rankings, prompting the former Light Heavyweight champion to declare the whole thing “No.1 Bullsh*t!” Former Welterweight and Middleweight kingpin,
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Jon Jones calls Khabib’s No. 1 ranking No. 1 bullsh## Following his UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje, lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov abruptly retired from fighting. During his Octagon Interview, Nurmagomedov asked to be elevated to the top pound-for-pound fighter in the world. On Monday, when the rankings were revealed, Nurmagomedov indeed was ranked No.
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7:53 AM ET Brett Okamoto Close ESPN Staff Writer MMA columnist for ESPN.com Analyst for “MMA Live” Covered MMA for Las Vegas Sun Marc Raimondi Khabib Nurmagomedov hadn’t even left the Octagon on Saturday before the debate began. Was he retiring as MMA’s greatest of all time? Former UFC two-weight champion Daniel Cormier, who was
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ABU DHABI — Flyweight Miranda Maverick spoke with reporters backstage on Fight Island following her first-round TKO win over Liana Jojua at UFC 254, discussed how she felt heading into her octagon debut, career aspirations, which include fighting Valentina Shevchenko, becoming champion inside of two years, and trying to earn her PhD.
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“It’s easy to pick your opponents. You have that choice, but it’s not the choice I wanted,” said Casey. “I never wanted to be like, ‘Oh, I’m 10-2 and I fought bums.’ I never wanted to do that. I’d rather be where I’m at now knowing that I’ve fought the top girls in the division,
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Bellator 250: “Lima vs. Mousasi” takes place this week (Thurs., Oct. 29, 2020) at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut. The vacant Middleweight title goes to the winner of the main event between Douglas Lima (32-7) and Gegard Mousasi (46-7-2). The fighters are scheduled to participate in what the promotion is calling a “Virtual Media
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Georges St-Pierre reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov retiring: ‘I was not expecting that’ [embedded content] (Courtesy of ESPN MMA) Former two-division UFC champion Georges St-Pierre reacted to lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov announcing his retirement following UFC 254 on Saturday. St-Pierre has been in the headlines recently as a potential opponent for Nurmagomedov in the future. When
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UFC commentator Jon Anik pays tribute to the late Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov with a reading of “A Father to His Son,” a poem written by Carl Sandburg. Subscribe to get all the latest UFC content: http://bit.ly/2uJRzRR Experience UFC live with UFC FIGHT PASS, the digital subscription service of the UFC. Visit https://ufcfightpass.com/ To order UFC Pay-Per-Views
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6:27 PM ET Jeff WagenheimESPN Khabib Nurmagomedov closed out his MMA career in style Saturday with a victory and, according to his teammate, an act of compassion. Numagomedov successfully defended his UFC lightweight championship by finishing Justin Gaethje with a second-round triangle. He used that submission rather than the armbar he initially had set up,
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It wasn’t the end we expected to the career of Khabib Nurmagomedov, but maybe we should have seen it coming, simply because “The Eagle” has never done things in a conventional fashion. The Dagestan native always marched to the beat of his own drum, and that individuality extended to his work inside the Octagon, where
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