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Welcome to Midnight Mania! It’s no secret that Paulo Costa is looking beyond his current UFC contract. The Brazilian has not kept quiet about his pay complaints. Despite rising through the ranks and becoming one of his division’s top contenders and bigger draws, Costa remains on an old contract, meaning his fight purses haven’t risen
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Paddy Pimblett is banned from Twitter UFC lightweight star Paddy Pimblett has a substantial following on social media with millions of followers on Instagram, but he can’t post on Twitter. Pimblett’s Instagram account is currently active and has 2.3 million followers, but has had two Instagram accounts terminated. “I can’t say nothing back anymore,” Pimblett
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It got a bit scary there for a second, but it looks like Dustin Poirier is winning his fight against a bad case of staph infection. Poirier revealed at the start of the week that he had been in the hospital for days as doctors struggled to find an antibiotic to treat a staph infection
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2:09 PM ET James Krause, the MMA coach at the center of a UFC betting controversy, is barred from attending or cornering any fighters at the Fighting Alliance Championship event on Friday in Independence, Missouri, sources told ESPN. Krause-trained fighters Gauge Young, Gina Mazany and Alexa Culp are on the card for FAC 17. The
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UFC 283 is rounding out as 2022 comes to a close. MMA Mania’s Alex Behunin confirmed today (Tues., Dec. 6, 2022) that a Bantamweight clash between Cody Stamann (20-5-1) and Luan Luiz Lacerda (12-1) is headed to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil for UFC 283 on Jan. 21, 2023. This past June 2022, Stamann snapped a
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Dustin Poirier shares photo of badly infected foot Former UFC interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier is battling a staph infection that is not responding to antibiotics. On Monday, Poirier tweeted, “Shits getting serious” from his hospital room. He remains in the hospital and shared a photo of his badly infected foot on Tuesday. He hopes
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8:28 PM ET TJ Dillashaw, one of the top bantamweight fighters in the history of MMA, has retired from the UFC, Dillashaw’s agent Tiki Ghosn confirmed to ESPN on Monday. Dillashaw, a former two-time UFC bantamweight champion, went into his title challenge against bantamweight champ Aljamain Sterling at UFC 280 in October with a bad
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Conor McGregor has named two potential opponents for when he makes his eventual return to the UFC. McGregor is nearing a potential return to the Octagon after a long hiatus with his leg injury. Against Poirier at UFC 264, McGregor shattered his leg and required extensive surgery and recovery. McGregor doesn’t have any shortage of
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