Ex-NFL player Greg Hardy wins MMA fight in 14 seconds(WATCH)

It took former NFL star, Greg Hardy, no time to beat his opponent Ryan Chester on Friday night. Actually, if you blinked a few times, you would have missed it.

Hardy needed only 14 seconds to defeat Chester by stoppage on the Legacy Fighting Alliance 33 card at The Bomb Factory in Dallas.

Hardy now moves to 3-0 in MMA action.

Here’s how it looked, and remember, don’t blink!

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MMA Mayweather? Mayweather enters the Octagon(Watch)

Floyd Mayweather told any and everybody that he was done with boxing after defeating Conor McGregor last August.

Then, rumors surfaced that Mayweather, 40,  was meeting with Dana White to possibly fight in the UFC.

However, Mayweather shot those rumors down.

Here’s what Mayweather told Fighthype.com back in December:

“I never said I was going to fight in the UFC,” Mayweather said. “I didn’t say that. I just said if I wanted to and what I could do. ‘Would’ and ‘could’ do isn’t the same thing. I’m not going to do it, though.”

Today, Mayweather posted a video of him going into the Octagon. Is this a little bit of foreshadowing?

Take a look:

Photos, highlights & results from Bellator 193

Here are photos, highlights, and results from Bellator 193, which took place at Pechanga Resort & Casino in Temecula, CA:

Highlights:

 Lorenz Larkin (19-7, 1 NC) defeated Fernando Gonzalez (27-14) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

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 Saad Awad (22-9) defeated J.J. Ambrose (28-7, 2 NC) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

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 A.J. Matthews (9-7) defeated Kendall Grove (23-18, 1 NC) via split decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)

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 Jake Smith (7-2) defeated Steve Kozola (8-2) via KO (punches) at :57 of round one

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 Preliminary Card Results:

Tyrell Fortune (4-0) defeated Joe Hernandez (3-3) via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)

Tyree Fortune (4-0) defeated Mike Quintero (3-1) via unanimous decision (29-28 x3)

Justin Lawrence (11-4) defeated Andrew Natividad (8-11) via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)

Mark Vorgeas (6-3-1) defeated Tim Ricsen (6-3) via KO at 2:57 of round one

Mike Andaya (2-1) defeated Julio Aguilera (0-2) via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Moses Murrietta (6-1) defeated Chris Herrera (3-3-1) via KO at 2:40 of round one

Joshua Jones (7-2) defeated DeMarcus Brown (4-7) via submission (neck crank) at 3:02 of round one

Everett Cummings (15-0) defeated Ben Beebe (7-4) via TKO (punches) at 2:12 of round one

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Heather Hardy vs. Ana Julaton added to Bellator 194; boxing match in the works

LOS ANGELES – A flyweight feature fight pitting renowned boxing champions Heather Hardy (1-1) against Ana Julaton (2-3) has been added to the main card of Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione on Friday, February 16 at Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. The event will air live and free on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET.

The bout will be the first part of a dual event scenario in which the fighters are also expected to compete in a boxing match at a later date. While the MMA bout will be held under the Bellator banner, DiBella Entertainment and Orion Sports Management will handle promotional duties for the boxing event.

Tickets for Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione are available now and can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com. The event will be broadcast live and free on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Additional contests will be announced in coming weeks.

Making her third appearance inside the Bellator MMA cage, Hardy hopes to duplicate the game plan that earned her an impressive knockout win over Alice Yauger in her professional debut at Madison Square Garden. Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., Hardy built an imposing boxing resume prior to joining forces with Bellator, where she collected a pair of titles in multiple weight classes, including the WBC International Female Super Bantamweight belt and WBC International Female Featherweight belt. “The Heat” protected an unblemished mark of 20-0 through a five-year stint inside the boxing ring.

 An accomplished professional boxer herself, Julaton also brings a unique style to the Bellator cage as she prepares for just her sixth career MMA bout. The former WBO and IBA super bantamweight world champion made the transition to mixed martial arts in May of 2014, collecting a convincing knockout over Aya-Saeid Saber. Since making her professional MMA debut, “The Hurricane” has competed for multiple world-renown promotions and trains alongside Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix competitor Frank Mir in Las Vegas.

Fedor Emelianenko-Frank Mir set for April 28

LOS ANGELES – The third opening round matchup in 2018’s Bellator Heavyweight World Grand Prix will feature the greatest heavyweight of all time Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC) taking on former world champion Frank Mir (18-11) in Bellator’s return to Allstate Arena in Rosemont, Ill. on Saturday, April 28. 

An exclusive online presale for this event takes place Wednesday January 24 and Thursday January 25, with tickets going on-sale to the general public on Friday January 26 at 10 a.m. CT. Tickets for the event start at just $30 and are available at the Allstate Arena box office and Ticketmaster.

The event, presented by Miller Lite, will be broadcast live and free on Paramount Network (formerly Spike) at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Additional bouts will be announced in coming weeks.

A former PRIDE champion, “The Last Emperor” is one of the most revered and respected heavyweight fighters the sport has seen. Stone-faced and quiet, Emelianenko boasted one of the most impressive unbeaten streaks in the history of MMA, not losing a bout between 2001 and 2009. A multi-time world champion in MMA and Sambo, Fedor recently returned to the sport after a brief hiatus, accumulating two decisive wins since his return to action and taking on Matt Mitrione in an instant classic at Bellator NYC.

Frank Mir joined Bellator earlier this year following 15 years in the UFC where he became a two-time world champion, collected 16 victories and defeated a who’s who of heavyweight contenders, including Brock Lesnar, “Bigfoot” Silva, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira and Mirko Cro Cop. Fighting out of Las Vegas, Mir set numerous records while competing with his former promotion, highlighted by the most fights (27), victories (16), and submissions (8) in heavyweight history. With 14 of his 18 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, the Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt will now try his hand in Bellator’s heavyweight division.

Daniel Cormier expects a third fight with Jon Jones

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier can beat any light heavyweight on the planet, except Jon Jones.

Both times he tried and both times he lost, with the second fight turned to a no-decision after Jones tested positive for PEDs last summer.

Now, Cormier(19-1) returns for the first time after the Jones fight to battle Volkan Oezdemir(15-1) in the co-main event of UFC 220 in Boston on Saturday night.

While Cormier is focused on Oezdemir, he knows if he wins on Saturday, a fight with Jones could be next:

“I don’t know if Jon Jones feels as though anyone but him can compete with me in this division,” Cormier told TMZ Sports. “So, I think even if he’s going to come back soon. I’m pretty sure he feels like I’ll be the one him over here waiting for him with the belt.”

Cormier told TMZ Sports that he believes that he will fight Jones for the third time when Jones returns.

If Jones can get right, a fight with Cormier will be even bigger! However, Cormier can’t overlook Oezdemir this weekend.

 

 

 

 

 

Bas Rutten on McGregor: ‘If he’s a smart guy, he should keep on boxing’

UFC star Conor McGregor reportedly made around $100 million against Floyd Mayweather last summer. When you make that type of money in boxing, it would be hard for anybody to go back to the UFC.

UFC Hall of Famer Bas Rutten believes that McGregor should keep chasing that boxing money:

“If he’s a smart guy, he should keep on boxing, that’s what I would do,” Rutten told TMZ Sports. “I think Paulie Malignaggi would have been a great fight. I think the fight against Pac-Man(Manny Pacquiao) that’s a hard fight, but the Mayweather rematch I would love to see. This guys goes ten rounds with the best boxer on the planet.”

According to Rutten, it might be Pacquiao or Mayweather next:

“Pac-Man is going after it, or a rematch with Mayweather, so it’s one of the two, that’s what I heard,” Rutten said.

Rutten would like to see McGregor go back to the UFC, but he knows the boxing money could bee too good to resist.

If McGregor could get Mayweather or Pacquiao in the ring, and make huge money, he should continue to keep on boxing, unless he can make “boxing money” in the UFC, which seems unlikely.

UFC star Conor McGregor: ‘MMA next’

Conor McGregor is still enjoying the reported $100 million he made from the Floyd Mayweather fight this summer.

What’s next for McGregor?

According to Manny Pacquiao, he has been in talks with McGregor about a possible boxing match in the future.

However, based off what McGregor told TMZ Sports, boxing may not be next for the UFC star:

“We’ll see what happens. I think a true fight is what I want to do next,” McGregor told TMZ Sports.

When asked what does he mean by “true fight,”  McGregor said, “MMA next.”

McGregor, 29, can make the most money in boxing, but he is better at MMA!

What would you like McGregor to do next? Boxing? MMA?

Comment below!

 

Bellator 191 weigh-in photos

 NEWCASTLE, England – Only one main event competitor is sure to be smiling after their matchup tomorrow night when Michael McDonald (17-4) makes his Bellator debut against Peter Ligier (8-1-1) in the headlining bout of Bellator 191.

Another high-profile free agent signing in Valerie Letourneau (8-6) is also set to make her long-awaited promotional debut, squaring off against Kate Jackson (9-2-1) in the co-main event at Newcastle, England’s Metro Radio Arena.

Bellator 191: McDonald vs. Ligier will be broadcast free on SPIKE Friday, Dec. 15 at 9 p.m. ET/ 8 p.m. CT. The event marks the last time Bellator will air on SPIKE before the network rebrands itself as Paramount Network in January.

Tickets for the event can be purchased from Ticketmaster.co.uk & event.co.uk

138 Pound Catchweight Main Event: Michael McDonald (137.6 lbs.) vs. Peter Ligier (135.8 lbs

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Women’s Flyweight Co-Main Event: Valerie Letourneau (125.8 lbs.) vs. Kate Jackson (125.5 lbs.)

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Heavyweight Feature Bout: James Thompson (266 lbs.) vs. Phil De Fries (261 lbs.)

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Welterweight Feature Bout: Mohammad Yahya (163 lbs.) vs. Ash Griffiths (170.5 lbs.)

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Featherweight Preliminary Bout: Jeremy Petley (146.4 lbs.) vs. Lewis Monarch (146 lbs.)

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Roy Nelson-Matt Mitrione set for February 16

The second of four fights making up the first round of the 2018 Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix will take place Friday, February 16 at the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn. and will feature fan-favorite Roy Nelson (23-14) taking on exciting knockout artist Matt Mitrione (12-5).

Tickets for Bellator 194: Nelson vs. Mitrione are available early through a special Bellator Nation pre-sale running Wednesday, December 6 through Thursday, December 7. Tickets will go on sale to the general public Friday, December 8. Tickets can be purchased at the Mohegan Sun Arena Box Office, as well as Ticketmaster and Bellator.com.

The event will be broadcast live and free on Paramount Network at 9 p.m. ET/8 p.m. CT, while preliminary action will stream on Bellator.com and globally on the Bellator Mobile App. Additional contests will be announced in coming weeks.

Fighting out of Las Vegas, Roy Nelson made his Bellator debut earlier this year with a hard-fought victory over Javy Ayala following an eight-year, 19-fight run with UFC that saw him earn wins over Mirko Cro Cop, Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira, “Bigfoot” Silva and Cheick Kongo. “Big Country” also memorably defeated the late Kimbo Slice and later went on to win season 10 of The Ultimate Fighter. With 19 of his 23 career wins coming by way of knockout or submission, the long-time fan-favorite looks to add a championship to his impressive resume.

Matt Mitrione remains poised to make a run at the Bellator heavyweight title following three knockout wins since signing with Bellator in 2016, including a first-round KO of Fedor Emelianenko at Bellator NYC this past June. The Illinois native and standout defensive end at Purdue University earned All-Big Ten honors in 2000 and subsequently earned his way into the NFL where he played six seasons as a member of the New York Giants and Minnesota Vikings. Mitrione ultimately found his way into MMA where he became a high-level competitor, defeating the likes of the late Kimbo Slice, Derrick Lewis and Gabriel Gonzaga.