Yadhukrishnan Prasad

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Sean O’Malley offers a conspiracy theory as to why Louis Smolka decided to withdraw from the UFC 264 match

Sean¬†O’Malley¬†has¬†an¬†interesting¬†explanation¬†for¬†why¬†Louis¬†Smolka¬†withdrew¬†from¬†their¬†UFC¬†264¬†fight.   O’Malley¬†was¬†forced¬†out¬†of¬†the¬†fight¬†less¬†than¬†two¬†weeks¬†before¬†it¬†was¬†scheduled¬†to¬†take¬†place¬†due¬†to¬†a¬†staph¬†infection. ‚ÄúSuga,‚Ä̬†on¬†the¬†other¬†hand,¬†believes¬†there¬†is¬†more¬†to¬†it.   Just days before Smolka pulled out, O’Malley’s manager, Jason House ‚Äď who also manages O’Malley’s colleagues, Kyler Phillips and Casey

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‘Sh-thead,’ says Robert Whittaker. Prior to UFC 243, Israel Adesanya made an impression on me

  Whitaker¬†was¬†knocked¬†out¬†in¬†the¬†second¬†round¬†by¬†Adesanya,¬†and¬†he¬†confesses¬†that¬†the¬†pre-fight¬†trash¬†talk¬†influenced¬†the¬†outcome. The¬†Australian¬†believes¬†Adesanya¬†is¬†still¬†a¬†“piece¬†of¬†sht,”¬†but¬†is¬†determined¬†to¬†keep¬†his¬†emotions¬†in¬†check¬†in¬†the¬†rematch.   ‚ÄúLets not talk too much about Israel because I think he‚Äôs a piece of sh-t,‚ÄĚ Whittaker said (h/t MMAMania). ‚ÄúHe‚Äôs just

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Chael Sonnen defends Dana White and the UFC on the issue of fighter compensation

Fighter¬†pay¬†is¬†a¬†major¬†topic¬†in¬†MMA¬†right¬†now,¬†as¬†many¬†fighters¬†are¬†asking¬†for¬†a¬†bigger¬†piece¬†of¬†the¬†pie¬†as¬†the¬†sport¬†grows,¬†especially¬†with¬†YouTubers¬†like¬†Jake¬†Paul¬†demonstrating¬†how¬†much¬†money¬†there¬†is¬†out¬†there. Paul¬†has¬†become¬†a¬†champion¬†for¬†fighter¬†compensation,¬†donating¬†to¬†UFC¬†women’s¬†flyweight¬†Sarah¬†Alpar’s¬†GoFundMe,¬†which¬†once¬†again¬†brought¬†attention¬†to¬†some¬†of¬†the¬†issues.     Sonnen¬†talked¬†out¬†on¬†UFC¬†fighter¬†pay¬†on¬†his¬†YouTube¬†channel,¬†defending¬†the¬†world’s¬†largest¬†MMA¬†organization¬†and¬†White¬†over¬†how¬†much¬†they¬†pay¬†their¬†athletes. Sonnen,¬†for¬†example,¬†pointed¬†out¬†that¬†a¬†UFC¬†rookie’s¬†current¬†minimum¬†pay¬†structure¬†is¬†$12,000¬†to¬†show¬†and¬†$12,000¬†to¬†win. Sonnen, on the other hand, claims that he first fought for the UFC in 2005 on a $2000 to