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Michael Chandler To UFC, Let Me Fight Justin Gaethje!

Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com If Justin Gaethje is serious about fighting again in 6 weeks, Michael Chandler tells TMZ Sports he’s all the way down to make that happen!! Chandler — who just signed with UFC after dominating Bellator for the past decade — was the official “alternate” for the Gaethje vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov fight on Fight Island this past weekend … and says he’s already in shape for a 5-round main event. So, when Justin took the mic after his loss to Khabib on Saturday and said he’s…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Chokes Out Justin Gaethje, Retires After UFC 254

Breaking News Khabib Nurmagomedov just RETIRED FROM MMA — after choking out Justin Gaethje at UFC 254. Wow. Khabib essentially said he doesn’t want to continue in the sport without his father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who passed away earlier this year after a bout with COVID-19. Khabib Nurmagomedov announced his retirement after #UFC254, walking away with an undefeated record of 29-0. pic.twitter.com/8zeppj5rZc — ESPN MMA (@espnmma) October 24, 2020 @espnmma Gaethje proved dangerous — throwing bombs as the lightweight champ — but ultimately, Khabib’s ground game was too strong … and…

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Khabib Nurmagomedov Strips Naked to Make Weight, Fight On For UFC 254!

Play video content Breaking News UFC Khabib Nurmagomedov has officially made weight for his 155-pound championship fight with Justin Gaethje … though he needed to strip down naked to do it! The Eagle couldn’t have looked more relieved Friday morning when he stepped onto the scale and hit exactly 155 pounds … meaning the lightweight title fight with Gaethje will proceed as planned. UFC 254: Khabib vs. Gaethje is going down this Saturday LIVE from UFC Fight Island — the main card kicks off at 11 AM PT. Gaethje also…

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Khabib vs. Gaethje Tracking to be Biggest Fight in UFC History, Dana White Says

Play video content Exclusive TMZSports.com Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Justin Gaethje is tracking to be the biggest fight in UFC history … bigger than any Conor McGregor fight … so says Dana White. We just spoke with the UFC honcho who tells us the data he’s looked at shows massive interest in UFC 254 — and he’s expecting to break the 2.4 million PPV buys that Conor vs. Khabib did in 2018. “Yeah, it’s trending bigger than that right now,” Dana says. White says the data doesn’t always hold up —…

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Mike Perry’s Mom Called 911 on UFC Fighter During Feb. Incident, Perry Denies Wrongdoing

Play video content Breaking News “Platinum” Mike Perry‘s mother told 911 dispatchers she was “scared for (her) life” during an alleged violent incident involving the UFC fighter back in February … in which his ex-wife claims he cracked her ribs. Important to note — 29-year-old Perry is denying the allegations … saying he NEVER put his hands on her during their “short-term marriage.” Danielle Nickerson went public with the allegations to MMA Junkie on Tuesday … claiming Perry assaulted and injured her during a Feb. 10, 2020 incident in Orlando,…

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UFC Star Brian Ortega Shaves Off Luscious Hair For Korean Zombie Fight

Breaking News 6:56 AM PT — Ortega’s manager, Tiki Ghosn, says the fighter will now donate the shaved-off hair to Locks of Love … ESPN’s Brett Okamoto reported Friday. #Awesome NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!! The man with the best locks in the UFC no longer has hair … Brian Ortega shaved off his beautiful salad for his bout with the Korean Zombie this weekend — and we’re heartbroken. Ortega with the new look! ✂️@BrianTCity makes 146 for Saturday night’s main event. [ #UFCFightIsland6 – LIVE on #ESPNPlus ] pic.twitter.com/eIx43YNrup — UFC (@ufc) October…

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