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Khamzat Chimaev Talks About Illness That Pulled Him Out of UFC Saudi Arabia

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Photo: Instagram/Khamzat Chimaev Last month, MMA fans were disappointed when Khamzat Chimaev withdrew from his UFC Saudi Arabia fight against Robert Whittaker due to a "violent illness." Until now, we hadn't heard directly from Chimaev about his condition. Chimaev recently spoke to Aslanbek Badaev, sharing that he began feeling unwell weeks before the fight. "My immunity had dropped a lot. I tried to rest, but I ended up in the hospital with severe headaches," he said.  Doctors advised him to take a three-week break to recover, but the news of his withdrawal only came out later. Chimaev has unfinished business with former UFC middleweight champion Sean Strickland .  Photo: Instagram/Khamzat Chimaev The two had a heated sparring session in 2022, where Strickland claimed he had the upper hand on the feet, but Chimaev dominated in grappling. Chimaev wants to settle the score in the octagon. Chimaev also addressed a recent cryptocurrency controversy. He and his man

Alex Pereira Moved To Tears As He Grants Fan's Wish During Visit To Cancer Patients

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Photo: Instagram/Alex Pereira A recent video of UFC light-heavyweight champion Alex Pereira visiting Australia has gone viral. Pereira, who was in Melbourne before being called to headline UFC 303 in Las Vegas, took time to visit a Children’s Hospital to meet young cancer patients. He brought along his world title belts from the 205lb and 185lb divisions. During his visit, one young fan asked Pereira to shave his head due to his recent cancer diagnosis. This touching moment, captured on camera for Pereira’s YouTube channel, has spread across social media. At the Melbourne Children’s Hospital, Pereira met with several kids, posed for photos, signed autographs, and answered questions. Photo: Instagram/Alex Pereira One fan, who had watched him knock out Israel Adesanya in 2022, asked Pereira if he would shave his head since he was going to lose his hair from treatment. Pereira agreed, and they posed for photos with matching haircuts. The fan shared that Pereira’s story was inspiring and

Ryan Garcia Faces New Accusation: Alleged Use of Banned Substances Against Oscar Duarte

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Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Ryan Garcia is facing another scandal. This time, boxer Oscar Duarte has accused him of using banned performance-enhancing drugs (PEDs) in their December 2023 fight, which Garcia won by knockout in the eighth round. Duarte found it "strange" that Garcia, who was initially overweight at their first face-off, managed to cut weight quickly and appeared more athletic within a month. He believes this was due to cheating. Duarte said, "Ryan did use banned substances. A month before, he looked fat, and by the weigh-in, he was very thin. It seemed strange to me that it happened so fast." In their fight, Garcia knocked out Duarte in the eighth round. Duarte was unable to get up before the referee's count ended. Photo: Instagram/Ryan Garcia Despite these accusations, Garcia passed the anti-doping tests for the fight. However, four months later, he tested positive for Ostarine in tests before his fight with Devin Haney . As a result, Garcia w

UFC Boss To Promote Trump's 'Fighter' Image at RNC Finale

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Photo: Instagram/Donald Trump The president of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Dana White , will take the stage on Thursday night before Donald Trump officially accepts the Republican presidential nomination. This comes days after an assassination attempt on Trump. Trump has embraced Dana White, a staunch supporter and the face of the popular combat sports franchise. Trump has attended several UFC events over the past year while dealing with court battles. With a style similar to Trump's, White will introduce his long-time friend at the Republican National Convention's finale. Their friendship dates back to 2001. White, once a college dropout turned boxercise instructor, became UFC president after managing two MMA champions. At that time, MMA was struggling, facing backlash from politicians and being banned in many places. However, after New Jersey legalized the sport in 2000, Trump invited UFC to his Trump Taj Mahal in Atlantic City, helping boost its profile. Photo: In

Daniel Cormier Defends Jon Jones Against Misdemeanor Charges

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Photo: Instagram/Daniel Cormier UFC Hall of Famer Daniel Cormier has spoken out in defense of Jon Jones , who is facing two misdemeanor charges . Despite their heated past, Cormier believes Jones was "bombarded" after an incident with a drug test sample collector. Cormier and Jones have had a rocky history, filled with championship battles and personal drama. While they are not friends, the tension between them has eased over the years. Jones has been charged with assault and interference with communications following an alleged incident on March 30. Cormier came to Jones' defense, stating in a YouTube video that Jones has the right to have drinks in his own home. Cormier suggested that the interactions with the drug testers might not have been smooth due to Jones being tipsy. Photo: Instagram/Daniel Cormier "I don’t think much is going to come of it," Cormier said. "Because of everything that he’s done in the past, the light shines a little brighter on h

Bronny James Finds Support From 'Uncle Shaq' Amid Nepotism Backlash; NBA Rookie Bounces Back With Victory

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Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Los Angeles Lakers rookie Bronny James clinched his first NBA win on Wednesday, helping the team secure their first Summer League victory after facing online scrutiny.  The 19-year-old guard, and son of basketball legend LeBron James , scored 12 points, including a crucial 17-foot pull-up jumper, leading the Lakers to an 87-86 win over the Atlanta Hawks at the Thomas & Mack Centre. Bronny has been under intense pressure, facing backlash and claims of nepotism. Despite the criticism, he acknowledged the support of his parents, LeBron and Savannah James , who have encouraged him to stay focused. Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Adding to his support system, basketball legend Shaquille O'Neal , known affectionately as "Uncle Shaq," offered words of encouragement. "Keep playing hard, Bronny. Uncle Shaq loves you," O'Neal said, understanding the pressures Bronny faces, as his own son Shareef has pursued a similar path. Rich Paul ,

Shaquille O'Neal Tries To Convince Dana White To Bet $1 Million On The Bulls

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Photo: Instagram/Shaquille O'Neal Shaquille O'Neal has a wild plan to make $100 million this NBA season. The Hall of Fame center wants to bet $1 million on the Chicago Bulls to win the NBA Finals. On his podcast, "The Big Podcast with Shaq," he tried to get UFC owner Dana White to join him in the bet. "If we bet $1 million on the Chicago Bulls, who have the worst odds ever, and they win it, we win $100 million. ... I want that $100 million! I want the Chicago Bulls," O'Neal joked. "Shaq, that's crazy," White responded. "How about you put up $500,000 and I put up $500,000, and we play Baccarat and actually win?" Photo: Instagram/Shaquille O'Neal O'Neal didn't like that idea. He prefers to play craps. He also asked White if he would put up $250,000 with him and two others to reach the $1 million. White said no. According to Fanatics Sportsbook, the Bulls' odds to win the NBA Finals in 2024-25 are +50,000. If O'

NBA Legend Dwight Howard Reacts To Patrick Beverley's Move To Israel

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Photo: Instagram/Dwight Howard Former Houston Rockets player Dwight Howard has responded to the news about Patrick Beverley . On Tuesday, Beverley announced he is leaving the NBA to join a team in Israel. Last season, Beverley averaged 6.2 points, 3.3 rebounds, and 2.9 assists per game. He played 73 games for the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers, shooting 41.7% from the field and 33.7% from three-point range. After hearing the news, Dwight Howard, Beverley's former teammate, posted about it on X. Howard is currently playing in Taiwan . Photo: Instagram/Dwight Howard Beverley and Howard played together for two seasons in Houston. In 2015, they helped the Rockets reach the Western Conference finals. Beverley has spent 12 seasons in the NBA, playing for the Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Lakers, Chicago Bulls, and the Rockets, 76ers, and Bucks. He has played in 71 NBA playoff games. BREAKING: @patbev21 is headed to Europe. “They gave me everything I

Bronny James Shines In Summer League With 12 Points

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Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Bronny James , son of NBA star LeBron James , had his best performance yet in the NBA Summer League, scoring 12 points in a close 87-86 win against the Atlanta Hawks. This was a big game for Bronny, as he made his first three-pointer after missing his first 16 attempts. Playing for the Los Angeles Lakers, Bronny also added a rebound, a steal, and a turnover to his stats. The Lakers' Colin Castleton led the team with 17 points, 12 rebounds, and six assists. Bronny, the 55th overall pick in the 2024 NBA Draft, has been averaging 5.8 points, 3.2 rebounds, and 1.2 assists over five Summer League games. Photo: Instagram/Bronny James Lakers head coach JJ Redick and assistant coach Lindsey Harding were in attendance. Despite early struggles, Bronny's latest game showed promise. He will get another chance to shine in his final Summer League game against the Cleveland Cavaliers. BRONNY KNOCKS DOWN HIS FIRST THREE AS A LAKER 😼‍💹 pic.twitter.com/fQ4EZlbyM

Caitlin Clark Sets WNBA Single-Game Assist Record

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Photo: Instagram/Caitlin Clark Caitlin Clark of the Indiana Fever made history on Wednesday night by setting a new WNBA record for the most assists in a single game. The rookie guard tallied 19 assists in the Fever's game against the Dallas Wings, breaking the previous record of 18 set by Courtney Vandersloot in 2018. Clark also scored 24 points and grabbed six rebounds in the game. Despite her outstanding performance, the Fever lost to the Wings with a final score of 101-93. This season, Clark has been making headlines. Photo: Instagram/Caitlin Clark On July 6, she became the first rookie in WNBA history to record a triple-double, with 19 points, 13 assists, and 12 rebounds in a win over the New York Liberty. She is also leading the league in assists, averaging 7.8 per game, a number that's sure to rise after her latest performance. Clark's achievements make her a strong contender for WNBA Rookie of the Year. She faces competition from Chicago Sky's  Angel Reese , who