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Author: Michael Fiedel

Francis Ngannou Opens First MMA Gym in Native Cameroon

(Photo credit GREG BAKER/AFP/Getty Images) Francis “The Predator” Ngannou (12-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) announced today on Instagram that he has opened the first-ever full MMA gym in his native home of Cameroon. Ngannou was born in Batié, Cameroon, a village in the western portion of the country. Ngannou experienced a youth plagued by poverty and hardship, even joining the labor force at the young age of twelve to help his family make ends meet. Ngannou worked at the local sand quarry, an extremely arduous job that consisted of difficult physical labor. During his formative years, Ngannou also faced pressures...

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New York Post Falsely Claims Man Accused of Heinous Crimes Is a UFC fighter

New York Post publishes an article on Christmas Day reporting one of two alleged criminals as a “UFC” fighter, who in fact is not. Photo Courtesy of Jared Gordon Twitter. On Christmas day, the New York Post ran a story about two individuals alleged to have committed at least eight brutal robberies. According to the original article (Posted to nypost.com at 6:14 PM (EST) on December 25), the man involved was a UFC fighter. Except, he isn’t. Prosecutors allege that Alexander Popenkov and his wife, Maryana Kayumova, targeted sex workers in a string of thefts. Court documents claim the duo made...

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