Stephan Bonnar Signs With Bellator

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UFC Hall of Famer Stephan Bonnar has signed a new contract with Bellator MMA. Bonnar, 37, has his sights set on fellow ex-UFC employee Tito Ortiz. In a press release from Bellator MMA, Bonnar stated:

“I want everyone to know I’m coming out of retirement because it’s time to free the MMA world of the virus that’s known as Tito Ortiz. We’ve been suffering through his boring fights for too many years, and it’s about time that someone beats it out of him once and for all.”

Eddie Alvarez Will Fight Donald Cerrone at UFC 178

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“This is going to be an extremely fan friendly fight. How can it not be? You have two guys with the some of the highest finish ratios in all of the sport. You know people are going to love this fight. How can they not? These kinds of fights, these big fights that get everyone talking and interested, these are the fights I want. I want to fight only dangerous guys. Whenever I’ve done that in my career, I’ve stepped up and risen to the challenge.”

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Conor McGregor Rips Dustin Poirier’s “Deteriorating” Chin

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“All you’ve got to do is look at Dustin Poirier’s last couple fights. In his last contest [against Akira Corassani] he fought a [UFC reality show] reject. Nobody gave a s— and he got wobbled 40 times. His chin is deteriorating. Every single contest he [gets knocked down]. A gust of wind and he does the chicken dance. Coming up against me, that’s not going to be good. I’m going to crack him with a jab and he’s going to wobble. It’s going to be a first-round knockout, mark my words.”

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Nick Diaz To Face Anderson Silva Superbowl Weekend

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News broke earlier today that Nick Diaz would face Anderson Silva at the annual UFC event during Superbowl weekend. Dana White made the announcement on ESPN’s SportsCenter stating the following:

“The greatest off all-time Anderson Silva is back. His doctor gave him clearance to fight. The fight the fans have been waiting for, the fight the fans have been screaming for.. also back is Nick Diaz so we have made Anderson Silva vs. Nick Diaz Jan. 31 in Las Vegas. It will be the main event and it will be five rounds”

Not a bad way for both fighters to return to action at all.

Jones-Gustafsson Postponed So Cormier Gets His Shot

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The long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson, scheduled for UFC 178 in Las Vegas on September 27, has been postponed after the Swede suffered an injury in training this week. Although there are scores of hungry challengers waiting for a crack at Jones’ crown, few can rival Daniel Cormier’s burning desire to topple the champ at the MGM Grand Garden Arena.

UFC Press Release