Calderwood eager to show skills in home town

In a sport that can be merciless, moments of pure beauty materialize every now and again. Such was the case when Joanne Calderwood battled back from adversity in Glasgow, Scotland and took the win, as well as Fight of the Night honors, in front of her home crowd at UFC Fight Night: Bisping vs. Leites. Two years later, almost to the day, “JoJo” will take to the cage once again inside Glasgow’s SSE Hydro this weekend at UFC Fight Night: Nelson vs. Ponzinibbio. And despite having stepped into the cage everywhere from Las Vegas to New Delhi over the course of her career, the Kilm … Read the Full Article Here
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Northcutt-Makdessi scrapped from UFC 214 card

Due to injuries suffered by both fighters, the lightweight bout between Sage Northcutt and John Makdessi has been pulled from the UFC 214 event on July 29.The bout will not be replaced and the card will proceed with 12 bouts.In the UFC 214 main event, which airs live on Pay-Per-View from Honda Center in Anaheim, it’s the long-awaited rematch between UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former titleholder Jon Jones. Plus, Tyron Woodley defends his welterweight crown against Demian Maia, and a new women’s featherweight champion will be crowned when Cris “Cyborg&rdq … Read the Full Article Here
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Fight Night Glasgow – Fight by Fight Preview

GUNNAR NELSON VS SANTIAGO PONZINIBBIOGunnar Nelson and Santiago Ponzinibbio are two of the most intriguing fighters in the welterweight division, but for different reasons. Nelson is a technical wizard whose unique style is always compelling to watch. Ponzinibbio is more visceral in his attack, and he’s always down for a sweat and blood flying slugfest. In short, you need to watch this one on Sunday, because it’s likely that something memorable will happen.JOANNE CALDERWOOD VS CYNTHIA CALVILLOIt’s crazy to think that Cynthia Calvillo has fought her entire pro career in the sp … Read the Full Article Here
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Ray always knew he'd make it to the UFC

One of the most surreal moments in Stevie Ray’s UFC career occurred to him outside the Octagon. After “Braveheart” fought, and beat, Ross Pearson last November in Belfast, a picture circulated online that showed the two competitors years earlier. In front of the Octagon, cool and collected, stood Pearson in a suit, laying his arm around a young fan who grinned wide-eyed into the camera that captured the moment he met one of his idols in the sport. “I knew back then that I’d be fighting in the UFC at some point but it’s still surreal sometimes to look back,&r … Read the Full Article Here
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Mayweather vs. McGregor NYC press conference highlights: Race issues, money in the air

Day three of the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press tour wasn’t quite as alluring as the first two. It was expected that things might get stale as the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor press conference tour continued on, and that did indeed come to pass. On day three in New York City, both men resorted to some things they’ve already said and the crowd wasn’t buying into everything like the Toronto audience was the day before. Despite that, there were a few highlights of the NYC stop – though highlights might not be the best word to describe them.
First off, both men were late. Very late. After Floyd delayed the Toronto press conference by an hour, McGregor and Mayweather both decided to show up fashionably late for the NYC event, and things didn’t kick off for a full two hours after the scheduled starting time.
McGregor came out in a ridiculous fur coat with a snake on the back – it actually looked more like a big blanket – and was shirtless underneath. Floyd stuck with his TMT gear.
The two men went about their business for a while, with Conor acting more unusual and erratic than he had for the first two days. He decided to address the touchy issue of race, as he had said some things that people took as racist over the first two days of the press tour.
“Let’s address the race. A lot of media is saying I’m against black people. That’s absolutely f—king ridiculous. Do they not know I’m half-black? I’m half-black from the bellybutton down!”
Mayweather already addressed this in the post-show media scrum, saying McGregor “crossed the line” with that comment.
The two camps got a little physical during this press conference as well, with McGregor looking to face off with a member of Mayweather’s crew. To his credit, Mayweather wanted nothing to do with that and simply walked away from the fracas.
Later, Mayweather busted out his patented backpack that McGregor made fun of the day before and pulled out a bunch of money to throw in the air, effectively making it rain on the stage. The rain consisted of one-dollar bills though, which didn’t go unnoticed.
Mayweather also addressed UFC president Dana White on stage again, talking about the two of them making money while bringing up McGregor being a “quitter” once again:
“Twenty-one years, and guess what, me and you getting that money. We ain’t got to dress up. He ain’t sh-t but a circus clown and a b-tch. I ain’t never quit. And I never will.”
Then it was staredown time.
The two men are jetting over the Atlantic tonight to set up the final press conference tomorrow in Wembley Arena in London. After all this talking, they’ll actually get down to business on August 26th for a 12-round, 154-pound bout at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
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