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Author: Ed Gallo

Fighter of Interest: Nordine Taleb

It’s hard to believe the UFC isn’t promoting Neymar Jr.‘s bodyguard, but here we are. Despite the lack of fanfare, welterweight striker Nordine Taleb (14-4 MMA, 6-2 UFC) has quietly emerged as one of the most brilliant talents in the UFC ranks. Taleb is graceful, stylish, and completely shredded. A brutal gentleman, quite frankly. To top it all off, he has an intimidating, prominent schnoz. To quote a member of Reddit‘s MMA subforum, “Taleb looks like somebody who’d be a foreign antagonist in a Liam Neeson film.” Nordine the Nose, they’d call him. Get ready for a crash course in elegant violence....

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Frank Shamrock on Dana White “I watched him beat up a woman and then celebrate.”

President Dana White speaks to the media during the UFC 217 post fight press conference event inside Madison Square Garden on November 4, 2017 in New York City. MMA pioneer and former UFC champion Frank Shamrock has just made major allegations against UFC President Dana White. I am so sorry for ur abuse. Btw. @danawhite doesn’t care. I watched him beat up a woman and then celebrate. He is racist, lair, a bully and generally a badperson. https://t.co/GQ9nqlfxMO — Frank Shamrock (@frankshamrock) May 23, 2018 “@danawhite doesn’t care. I watched him beat up a woman and then celebrate. He is racist,...

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Freestyle Wrestling Highlights: Beat the Streets 2018

USA’s Jordan Burroughs celebrates after winning the men’s freestyle wrestling -74kg category final at the FILA World Wrestling Championships in Paris on August 26, 2017. / Relive the magic with GIFs and videos of the best takedowns, scrambles, and throws from amateur wrestling matches throughout the year. These are MMASucka‘s wrestling highlights. It was a busy week for freestyle wrestling. The 2018 World Team Trials tournament featured hundreds of matches between the best in the nation, all vying for an opportunity to represent the United States at the Wrestling World Championships. But the best matches of the week may well...

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Fighter of Interest: Vicente Luque

The contender Vicente Luque pose for photo during the Ultimate Media Day at the Matsubara Hotel for the UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo on October 26, 2017 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. Photo courtesy of Alexandre Schneider and Zuffa LLC Although The Ultimate Fighter series continues its slow march to cancelation, there is still no shortage of talent produced by the show. The young Brazilian striker Vicente Luque (12-6-1 MMA, 5-2 UFC) has emerged as a future contender. An integral part of the Blackzilians (RIP) team on Season 21, Luque has finished all five of his victories since making his UFC debut. At 26 years old,...

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Fighter of Interest: Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos

Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos of Brazil poses on the scale during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in inside the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum on July 21, 2017 in Uniondale, New York. After three “Fight of the Night” performances in his dramatic four-fight win streak, it is with a familiar disappointment that Elizeu Zaleski dos Santos (18-5 MMA, 4-1 UFC) continues to fly under the radar. A two-time Jungle Fight champion, the Brazilian welterweight has had zero appearances on the main card of a UFC event. Is it because Elizeu “Capoeira” Zaleski dos Santos is an intimidating mouthful for many North Americans? Perhaps it is due...

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Fighter of Interest: Ryan Bader

TEMPE, AZ – FEBRUARY 15: The ‘Curtain of Distraction’ performs during the second half of the college basketball game between the Arizona State Sun Devils and the Arizona Wildcats at Wells Fargo Arena on February 15, 2018 in Tempe, Arizona. The Wildcats beat the Sun Devils 77-70. (Photo by Chris Coduto/Getty Images) For many years, Ryan Bader (24-5 MMA, 15-5 UFC, 2-0 Bellator) was the understudy to the top tier at 205 pounds in the UFC. Despite his blue-chip wrestling pedigree and destructive power, Bader fell just short when the stakes were highest. Many people bet on Bader using their Ladbrokes Promo Codes and ultimately lost their bet when...

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Dillon Danis rumored to face Sonnen teammate Jake Smith

Following his successful Bellator debut, Conor McGregor teammate Dillon Danis (1-0) is in high demand. Countless fans and fighters in and around the welterweight class took to social media to roast and ridicule the debuting jiu-jitsu ace. “At the end of the day, I’m a samurai. I came in here to die and that motherfucker came to kill me.” – Dillon Danis Props to Danis for escaping with his life. #Bellator198 pic.twitter.com/70RIxMgpBl — Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) April 29, 2018 Danis met criticism for his triumphant and boastful attitude after barely surviving the standup attack of the now 2-5 Kyle Walker. Unsuccessful in his attempts to score takedowns, Danis was met with several hard right hands from the unheralded Walker. In what was a strategic blunder, Walker accepted the top position after Danis pulled guard off of a failed shot. This was the beginning of the end, as Danis chained submissions to eventually finish by toe hold. Askren Responds In his backstage interview, Danis dropped the name of former Bellator and current ONE FC champion, Ben Askren. While the idea of a 1-0 fighter against an undefeated champion like Askren is almost too ridiculous to entertain, Askren couldn’t resist taking a shot. He realizes this isn’t reality so he feels safe doing so. Maybe he should fight someone with a winning record first https://t.co/X2dGlYTVyI — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) April 29, 2018 Dillon Danis vs. Jake Smith? The first word of...

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