UFC Fighter Pressured By Corner Into Absorbing One Final Round Of Brutal And Pointless Punishment

After the fourth round of Saturday night’s bout at UFC 224 in Rio de Janiero, a very tired and discouraged and busted-up Raquel Pennington told her corner “I’m done. I want to be done.” She’d taken plenty of punishment from Amanda Nunes to that point—her nose was broken, her eyes and mouth were swollen—and a loss to…

Veteran Fighter Leslie Smith Says UFC Cut Her Because Of Her Union Organizing Efforts

Pro MMA veteran Leslie Smith was supposed to fight on last weekend’s UFC Fight Night card, but her bout with Aspen Ladd was scrapped under strange circumstances. Ladd weighed in 1.8 pounds over the limit, claiming that “certain female circumstances” kept her from being able to cut weight. Smith initially okayed the…

Conor McGregor Crashes UFC 223 Presser, Throws Barricade, Injures Fighter, Flees [Update]

Boat hobbyist Conor McGregor is apparently pissed that the UFC will strip him of his lightweight championship belt and give it to the winner of this weekend’s Max Holloway-Khabib Nurmagomedov fight. McGregor won the belt in Nov. 2016 and has functionally ruined the promotion’s most compelling division with his staunch…

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