Urijah Faber would consider unretiring to fight T.J. Dillashaw, but nobody get any ideas — MMAjunkie

Finally, after nearly a year of animosity between ex-teammates turned rivals T.J. Dillashaw and Cody Garbrandt, the score was settled over the weekend, with Dillashaw scoring a knockout at UFC 217 to become bantamweight champion for the second time. So that it’s, right? This means we’re done with the whole Team Alpha Male vs. Dillashaw…

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Cody Garbrandt Really Did Drop TJ Dillashaw in Practice

Actions speak louder than words, and the UFC’s Bantamweight Champion, Cody ‘No Love’ Garbrandt, stamped every one of his syllables leading into UFC 217 with a bold exclamation point after releasing footage of his knockdown of former teammate, and current contender, TJ Dillashaw.

By releasing this undocumented, until now, sparring session, all the sticks-and-stones Dillashaw claimed Garbrandt was throwing were shattered into splinters and gravel with a heavy right hand.

Adding insult to a concussive injury, Garbrandt recommended the UFC’s President, Dana White, should prepare the bonus check he intends to collect on November 4, 2017 after defending his 135-pound title.

Cody Garbrandt ‘most hungry fighter ever’ going into UFC 217 grudge match vs. T.J. Dillashaw — MMAjunkie

Filed under: Featured, News, UFC, VideosNEW YORK – The pursuit of a UFC championship belt is the driving force for nearly every fighter in the sport. Now that he has the UFC bantamweight belt, though, Cody Garbrandt said his passion is even stronger. Garbrandt (11-0 MMA, 6-0 UFC) has no shortage of motivation going into his…

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With plans to retire before 35, PFL’s Lance Palmer wants to make most of time in MMA — MMAjunkie

Filed under: News, PFL, Radio Highlight, VideosLance Palmer is coming off a loss, but given the circumstances, he’s not beating himself up too much over it. Palmer (11-3) meets Steven Siler (29-16) at Thursday’s “PFL: Fight Night” – a joint charity effort between the promotion and nonprofit Fight For Children. The bout, which co-headlines the…

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Matt Wagy: Wager on A Demolition Derby as Bellator MMA’s Main Event on November 19

In the final pitstop of the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, Bellator MMA’s crew will construct their cage at the Ford EcoBoost 400, which will be hosted at the Homestead-Miami Speedway, on Sunday, November 19, 2017, and Matt Wagy (10-4), a member of Team Alpha Male (TAM), will punctuate a phenomenal win-streak with an exclamation point if he can defeat Kester ‘The Question’ Mark (5-4-1) as the evening’s main attraction.

Since mid-2015, Wagy has punched the accelerator of his MMA career, piecing together seven straight victories. More impressive than the numerous times Wagy’s hand was raised in a row: five of these contests forced the referee to wave the checkered flag within the opening frame.

When Wagy isn’t cracking his opposition’s chassis in the first five-minutes, this Florida-native, who moved his training to the elite team in Northern California, engages in wars of attrition, such as his Fight of the Night encounter with Ty Costa at West Coast Fighting Championship 18.

Sandwiched between Wagy’s November return home and last visit to a caged cubicle, Conquer Fighting Championships 4, he enrolled his artistic expression of violence into an eight-man Combat Jiu-Jitsu tournament at XFN Fights. Not only did the Wagy, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, excel in the shark-infested waters of mostly brown and black belts, but he completed the brackets at the top of the food chain.

Next, Wagy will be featured in his highest profile prizefight to date versus Kester Mark. Of course, Mark has ended two of his prior three, with a draw stuffed in the center, but Wagy feels primed to land a photo finish strike with the impact of a head-on collision.

Andre Fili: Touching His Opposition With Strikes and Hearts With Kindness at UFC Gdansk

Andre ‘Touchy’ Fili (17-5) not only put his paws on the chin of Artem Lobov (14-14-1), in an attempt to fracture his spirit and facial structure, at UFC Fight Night 118, but the featherweight out of Team Alpha Male (TAM) also sought to draw those keyed into his post-fight interview closer together.

An over-saturation of negative energy has charged Fili to focus on spreading good will. Sure, he broadcasts his voice via his own podcast, entitled Touchy Subjects (link here), actively participates on all his social medias (Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook), and is a regular guest on TAM’s podcast, Stud Radio (link here), but there’s no grander stage, at least not in MMA, as several allocated minutes granted by the UFC.

After freezing Lobov for three rounds with fancy footwork and pinpoint strikes—one of which was a concussive head kick, Fili set the hurt business aside to warm the hearts of those inside Poland’s Ergo Arena, as well as logged into UFC Fight Pass, when sharing a sentiment that remains all too silent:

“To be honest, I don’t even want to talk about fighting right now,” he began. “I want to say something real quick: This whole two months I was in my fight camp, all I saw on the news was mass shootings and bombings and tsunamis and hurricanes, and there are forest fires all up and down California. You guys…We’ve got to start treating each other like human beings; we’ve got to show each other a little love. There’s only one race; it’s the human race. We got to start giving a shit about each other and giving a shit about this planet we inherited, and our kids and our grandkids are going to inherit.”

Fight fans following along on Twitter agreed: