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Conor McGregor Arrested in Miami

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(Conor McGregor celebrates his win over Dustin Poirier after their featherweight fight during the UFC 178 event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena on September 27, 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada)

UFC star Conor McGregor was arrested in Florida on Monday for allegedly smashing a fan’s phone outside a hotel in Miami Beach, police said.

McGregor, 30, was booked and charged with strong-armed robbery and criminal mischief, police confirmed to Fox News.

CONOR McGREGOR CHARGED AFTER ALLEGEDLY ATTACKING BUS FILLED WITH UFC FIGHTERS

The UFC fighter was charged after he allegedly smashed a fan’s phone around 5 a.m. outside the Fontainebleau Miami Beach hotel, according to an arrest report. Police said the fan tried to take a picture of McGregor with his phone, and the fighter “slapped the victim’s phone out of his hand, causing it to fall to the floor.”

Conor McGregor unloads vulgar tirade during UFC press event

Conor McGregor unloads vulgar tirade during UFC press event

The mixed martial arts fighter “then stomped on the victim’s phone several times, damaging it,” the report said. At that point, McGregor allegedly picked up the phone and “walked away with it.”

The fan told investigators the phone cost $1,000.

McGregor, who is from Ireland, is being held on $12,000 bond at the Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center in Miami, online records show.

The star fighter’s arrest comes shortly after he was suspended from the UFC for six months on Jan. 29 following a brawl with lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov in October. McGregor was fined $50,000 in addition to his suspension, which is retroactive to Oct. 6.

CONOR McGREGOR IS A ‘HORRIBLE HUMAN BEING,’ KHABIB NURMAGOMDEDOV’S MANAGER SAYS

In April 2018, McGregor was charged after he allegedly attacked a bus full of UFC fightersas they were arriving for an event in New York. He was charged with three counts of assault and one count of criminal mischief for the alleged encounter, police confirmed to Fox News at the time.

Conor McGregor exits Brooklyn police station in handcuffs

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McGregor was seemingly captured in a video with a group of people at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn. The UFC said in a statement in April that McGregor and Artem Lobov entered the area with more than a dozen individuals and vandalized the bus.

McGregor, according to the New York Police Department, threw a hand truck at the bus, causing a minor injury to an individual in the vehicle. At least two UFC fights were scrapped because of the incident.

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The UFC fighter spent five days last week at a church in Brooklyn completing court-ordered community service in connection with the incident. McGregor’s lawyer, Bruce Maffeo, told the New York Post that he participated in “manual labor” that included “upkeep at the Brooklyn houses of worship.”

McGregor, 21-4, has not won a professional combat fight since 2016. Prior to the Nurmagomedov loss last fall he was defeated by Floyd Mayweather in an August 2017 boxing match.

Fox News’ Ryan Gaydos and Stephen Sorace contributed to this report.

Climaco Upsets Gogo In Triumphant’s First Vegas Based Event

Triumphat Muay Thai’s first trip to Las Vegas showed off the best talent in Professional Muay Thai fighting today. Results from the Pro-Portion of the night are listed below:

Lance Dixon (3-0) def. Kyle Messenger (1-2) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Rd. 1 messenger lands a thigh kick and is answered by a thigh kick, Dixon lands another leg kick and another.  Kyle lands one now but Lance answers with an uppercut and the pair clinch on the ropes. Kyle separates and lands a right hook up top but is answered by one from Lance. Lance lands another right cross then a leg kick to end the round.
Rd. 2 clinch with inside knees to begin the round but Lance lands another right cross and another and is punishing kyle in the corner. Working the body now until Kyle can clinch. Lance lands a leg kick, but eats another right, then a straight and answers with a body kick. Lance lands two more overhand right hands to end the round.
Rd. 3 Lance lands two punches to begin but kyle presses forward, Lance lands a front kick but Kyle presses forward mounting an offensive barrage of kicks and punches. Kyle bullies Lance on the ropes. Kyle lands a body kick and Lance looks winded but lands a combo up top. The pair tangle on the ropes to end the fight. 
Brendon Raftery (3-1) def. Brandol Mendoza (3-1-1) via Split Decision (28-29, 30-27, 30-27)
Rd. 1 Brandol lands an inside leg kick then a double jab up top, another inside leg kick, then a body kick. Brendon opens up with a one two combo followed by a clinch but eats two more inside leg kicks. Brandol lands a body kick to end the round.
Rd. 2 the pair clinch to begin and brendan lands a straight. Brendon seems to be the better boxer while landing a combo and teeing off on Mendoza. Brendon eats two body shots then a leg kick and an overhand right. Brendon returns fire and the pair slug it out. Mendoza eats another combo to end the round.
Rd. 3 brandol bullies Brendan in the corner, and even lands a spinning back elbow. However he eats a high kick and an inside elbow. Mendoza lands a hard body uppercut and another spinning back elbow. The pair go to war and Brendan eats another spinning back elbow to end the round. 
Triumphant Lightweight TitleSean Climaco (4-0) def Joe Gogo (8-4) via UD(49-46, 49-46, 49-46)
Rd. 1 Gogo lands a leg kick and another but eats a body kick. Then Gogo lands an overhead right and a right straight. Sean lands a body kick and a head kick and another body kick. The pair exchange punches before the round ends.
Rd. 2 Gogo eats a body kick, but returns one. Sean lands another body kick and another, then a third one lands. Sean lands a hard straight right that wobbles Gogo the. Lands a spinning back elbow. Sean lands two straight body kicks to end the round.
Rd. 3 Sean lands a hard straight and Gogo swings wildly missing a few hooks but lands a body kick. Sean lands a leg kick, then a left hook. Gogo comes back with a combo, a lot of missing and feints to end the round.
Rd. 4 Sean comes out strong with offense but eats a body kick then returns one. Both land straight rights and fall on each other in the ropes. Back in the middle the pie exchange rights, then Sean lands a hard left then a left straight followed by a combo in the corner and a spinning back fist to end the round.
Rd.  5 Sean lands a body kick but eats an overhand right and the pair start slugging it out. Both landing hard punches then Sean lands a body kick and Gogo Answers with one of his own. Sean lands an inside leg kick and a left straight and the pair clinch to end the round in a great fight.

FFC 34 Results: Kickboxing Lightweight Title War and Bellator Heavyweight Vets Battle

Final Fight Championships 34 Full Results Below:

 

Kickboxing 156.5lbs

Meletis Kakoubavas (33-7) Def.Jermaine Soto (24-7) via 2nd Rd. TKO (headkick)
Rd. 1
Melatis lands a leg kick but slips, Soto lands a hard right hook to the head but eats a leg kick. Soto is clearly the better boxer here, Melatis lands another leg kick but Soto lands a spinning back kick to the body. Melatis lands a hard 4 punch combo on Soto’s face. Soto lands another spinning back kick to Melatis’s leg to end the round.
Rd. 2
Soto lands a jab but eats a right hand and hard right leg kick. Melatis lands another leg kick then a hard head kick that knocks Soto down and he gets up wobbly prompting the ref to stop the bout.
Boxing 145lbs
Kevin Johnson (6-1) def. Isaac Luna (3-1) via UD (59-55, 58-56, 59-55)
Rd. 1
Luna misses an overhand right but lands a 1-2 to the body of Kevin. Kevin lands a right hook up top, then an uppercut in Luna. Luna answers with a hard combo to the body and head and lands two more. Luna pressures forward landing body and head shots but Kevin lands a flurry to end the round.
Rd. 2
Luna lands a left hook to the head, then a right hook to the head followed by an overhand right. Luna lands a stiff left, then some body uppercuts then narrowly misses a hard right hook. Kevin lands a massive left hook and wobbles Luna hard, Luna seems to have recovered but Kevin is head hunting. Kevin lands another hard left hook to finish the round.
Rd. 3
Kevin lands two jabs to the face of Luna then another left hook. Another left hook from Kevin rocks Luna, Luna answers with a left uppercut. Luna lands an inside uppercut up top, Kevin lands a right hook. Kevin lands two hard body uppercuts and a flurry to end the round.
Rd. 4
Kevin comes out hard landing punches from all angles and won’t let Luna breathe. Luna misses 3-4 punches in a row, Kevin lands a hard right hook. Kevin lands a flurry to Luna’s body, then a hard uppercut and a leaping left hook to end the round.
Rd. 5
Kevin comes out furiously again landing all sorts of combos. Luna tries to answer but is mostly blocked. Kevin lands a few hard jabs then a mean left hook and another. Luna misses a left hook of his own the tries a combo that is mostly blocked. Kevin bullies again to end the round.
Rd. 6
Kevin lands a step back left hook then a combo to the body, then a lot of missing from Both fighters. Luna missing wildly then eats a combo to the body that seemingly hurts Luna, Kevin lands a combo to the head of Luna and ends the round.
MMA Heavyweights
Tony Johnson (12-4-1) def DJ Linderman via UD  (21-15) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Rd. 1
Dj lands a leg kick, but eats a right cross. Dj lands a side body kick but eats 2 left jabs and another, Tony lands hard body knees. Tony lands a combo to DJs face but DJ answers with an uppercut and straight. Dj clinched to the corner but eats an elbow. Tony fails a takedown but pressures in the corner, DJ reverses out. Tony lands a hard body knee and a jab, Tony gets a takedown and has DJs back where he lands heavy shots to end the round.
Rd. 2
Both land right hooks, Tony fails a takedown. Dj lands a couple of jabs and an uppercut, then a left hook. Dj lands a leg kick then eats 3 hard shots to his face and a 4th backs him up. Dj is bleeding bad on his face and Tony lands another jab. Another jab and body kick from Tony, then a left hook. Right hook from Tony, but DJ pushes Tony in the corner to finish the round.
Rd. 3
Dj misses a super man punch but lands a body kick and another, then a left hook. Tony lands a jab, but misses a few hooks. Dj lands another body kick, Tony lands a right up top to make DJ backpedal. Dj lands another body kick, and a left, then another body kick. Dj lands a two punch combo to Tony’s head then a leg kick. Tony lands a jab and they both lands right hooks to end the round.
Kickboxing 155lbs Title
Samo Petje (35-6) majority draw Bruno Gazani (60-6)
(47-47, 47-47, 46-48)
Rd. 1
Samo lands a body kick and a left hook, then a leg kick. Bruno lands a combo up top but eats a stiff leg kick and another. Samo is landing hard leg kicks almost at will. Samo lands a right hook and another leg kick then a body kick. Samo lands another leg kick then a jab to the face to end a dominant round.
Rd. 2
Bruno lands a good combo up top, Samo lands 4 body kicks in a row and the pair start swinging heavy leather. Bruno lands two jabs  then a right but eats two uppercuts from Samo. Bruno lands a right then a jab but eats a body kick. Samo lands two hard leg kicks to end the round.
Rd. 3
Samo lands another leg kick then a combo to the head. Samo lands a front kick to the face, then another leg kick. Samo lands a hard right hook then a body kick. Bruno lands a combo to the face then a right hook followed by a flying knee and another right hook to end the round.
Rd. 4
Bruno lands an overhand right, then another right that wobbled Samo. Samo lands a body knee then a leg kick that hurts Bruno. Samo lands another hard leg kick and Bruno grimaces. Samo lands a body kick and another to end the round.
Rd. 5
Samo lands a body kick but Bruno swarms with Rights and lefts that seemingly hurt Samo who is grabbing and holding. Bruno lands another right and Samo clinches, Samo lands a body kick and a leg kick. Samo lands a right hand and body kick. Both land right hands but Samo follows with jabs. Samo lands another leg kick that wobbles Bruno who can’t put weight on his leg. The bell saves him.

FFC 33 Results: Massive Kickboxing Title Upset and UFC Vet Scores Quick Victory

Final Fight Championships 33 Full Round by Round Results Below:

 

155 lb Kickboxing

Chris McMillan (38-10) def. Teo Mikelic (18-7) via SD
(29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Rd. 1 Chris begins the action with some body kicks, then a high kick then a body kick. Teo answers with a nice combo followed by a leg kick. Teo lands a left that wobbles chris along the ropes, chris lands a body kick. Chris lands a head kick, Teo misses a spinning back kick, Teo lands a nice combo to end the round.
Rd. 2 chris lands a right hook but eats a quick combo from Chris. Teo lands a thigh kick, chris lands a body kick, then a side knee to the body. Teo lands a head kick but is slipped by a leg kick. Chris lands a spinning back kick to the body to end the round.
Rd. 3 chris lands a straight right then body kick. The pair start trading side body kicks, then there’s a series of dirty kickboxing on the inside. Teo lands a knee kick but misses a spinning back fist, then the pair trade leg kicks. Teo lands two left hooks then a combo  and more leg kicks as the bell sounds in a very close fight
154lb Boxing
Andre Keyes (10-1) def. Randy Fuentes (7-7-1) via SD (59-55, 56-58, 59-55)
Rd. 1 Andre lands a jab and Randy misses attempting an answer. Randy lands 2 body shots. Keyes lands another straight and Randy misses an overhand right, Andre lands a right hook. Randy lands a right hook
Rd. 2 Randy lands a straight to the body but Andre lands a hard cross to the body. Randy attempts a combo but Andre blocks it all and lands a hard hook to the body then a left to the face of Fuentes. Andre lands another hard body shot and Randy looks hurt, Fuentes lands a jab but eats another body shot and Andre lands a combo to end the round.
Rd. 3 the fighters circle for a bit, Andre lands a hard hook to the face of Randy. Fuentes answers with another blocked combo, and the fighters accidentally but heads. Andre lands a clean combination and Randy misses wildly.
Rd. 4 Randy throws a few punches but all are blocked. Andre lands a hard right hook to Fuentes’s head then another to the body of Randy. Randy misses more punches but then lands a body and head shot but eats another body shot from Andre. Randy lands an overhand right but eats a hook to end the round.
Rd. 5 Randy misses a few shots and eats a body uppercut. Randy lands a hard uppercut to the face of Andre then misses a follow up. Andre lands a combo to the body. Randy lands an uppercut to the face but eats a right from Andre. The pair exchange rights to end the round.
Rd. 6 Randy tries a combo but misses mostly, however he’s coming out with a sense of urgency. He eats a hook from Andre, Randy lands another uppercut but eats a left. Andre lands a right cross to Randy’s face. Andre lands two more rights upstairs. Randy misses an overhand right and eats an inside right. Randy lands a wild right cross but the Fight ends.
155lb MMA
Darrick Minner (22-9) def. Clay Collard (16-8-1) via Sub Rd. 1 RNC :31 secs.
Rd. 1
Miner lands a leg kick then shoots for a takedown and immediately secures the back and locks in a rear naked choke to force the tap in a super quick fight.
187 lb Kickboxing Title Fight
Mykyta Chub (18-7) Def Andi Vrtacic (10-1) via SD (47-48, 48-47, 48-47)
Rd. 1
Andi misses a high kick early but lands a right hand, and another right hand. Andi lands a leg kick, but eats a leg kick. Andi starts toying with Chub and lands a hard right hook. Andi lands another hard right to end the round
Rd. 2
Chub lands a right hand, then a knee to Andi’s body. Andi lands a straight to the body but eats a leg kick then lands a body kick. Andi misses a spinning back fist and eats a leg kick but lands a right hook and body kick to end the round.
Rd. 3
Andi lands a leg kick, then a straight right to the head of Chub. Andi lands a head kick but eats a body kick. Andi lands a spinning back kick accidentally to Chub’s groin area. Chub lands a good left to end the round.
Rd. 4
Chub lands a good knee to the face in the corner then lands a leg kick and another. Chub then lands a spinning back kick to the body. Andi lands a left hook to the head but eats an overhand right. Andi lands a front kick to end the round.
Rd. 5
Chub lands a good left but eats a right hook. Andi lands a head kick, then they both land rights. Chub lands a leg kick, Andi lands two right hands but eats an overhand right. Andi lands one more right to end the round.

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Dana White “Lesnar Will Fight Soon.”

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(Brock Lesnar, photo: Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Ever since it was announced that former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) heavyweight champion, Brock Lesnar, would be fighting reigning 265-pound kingpin, Daniel Cormier, mixed martial arts (MMA) fans have been wondering when we’ll actually see the pro wrestling icon back inside the Octagon.

It could be as early as Nov. 3, 2018.

That’s when Cormier defends his title against top contender Derrick Lewis, which means Lesnar could repeat his “shit show” from UFC 226 back in July, though he might want to think twice about two-handing Lewis if “Black Beast” scores the bookie-busting upset.

“Brock Lesnar might be in New York,” UFC President White told ESPN. “That’s not guaranteed, we haven’t talked about it or anything, but I wouldn’t be surprised if he called and said, ‘I’m coming to the fight.’ I plan on Brock Lesnar fighting soon.”

If Cormier is victorious in the UFC 230 pay-per-view (PPV) main event, expect “DC” to relinquish his light heavyweight title, which will then be up for grabs in the Jon Jones vs. Alexander Gustafsson rematch at UFC 232 in December.

Vince McMahon Being Pressured to Cancel Saudi Arabia Event

(Photo via onlineworldofwrestling.com)

WWE Crown Jewel which is set to take place on November 2 at King Saud University Stadium in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia is still reportedly very much up in the air, with sources such as Dave Meltzer of Wrestling Observer Newsletter suggesting it is in “very much in jeopardy”, more so now than it has ever been.

WWE has avoided any mention of Saudi on their television broadcasts, although they are still promoting the event and matches. The belief is that there is a backup plan in place should they decide not to host the show in Saudi but they are playing it down to the wire.

Tickets for the event were meant to go on sale on Friday but nobody has heard anything since.

Vince McMahon was apparently adamant that he would not cancel the show unless the government or Donald Trump told him not to do so, but now according to Meltzer “outside forces” are now having a bearing on McMahon.

Yesterday, Barstool Sports’ Robbie Fox reported that John Cena and Daniel Bryan were refusing to go to Saudi, Meltzer has also corroborated that creative has been told Cena won’t be on the show, but he couldn’t speak for Bryan.

Chris Jericho Reveals Mentors and Favorite Matches

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(Chris Jericho on the WWE mic)

Chris Jericho was recently interviewed on Larry King Now and talked about two of his biggest mentors, Vince McMahon and Pat Patterson. Below are the highlights, courtesy of WrestlingInc.

On Vince McMahon:

“Not necessarily one mentor,” said Jericho. “There’s been a bunch of them. Vince [McMahon] has been a pretty big mentor of mine. I’ve been working for him for 17 years. He’s a very unique character.” “I love writing about Vince because a very unique, wacky, motivated, amazing character and he’ll never write about himself because he’s too humble, he doesn’t like talking about himself. So I’ll write about him in my book. That’s the way I like to do it.”

On Pat Patterson:

“From a learning standpoint, Vince McMahon and his right-hand man, a guy called Pat Patterson,” Jericho said. “He’s in his 70’s now, but I’ve learned more from Pat on how to structure a match, about the psychology of wrestling. Wrestling is all psychology. It really is. It’s not the moves, it’s where you do things, how you do things, where you put them and selling the story of the match. I learned almost all I know from Pat Patterson.”

On His Favorite Match:

“I had some great ones. I loved working with Shawn Michaels, like I said. The Rock was always great. The Rock, actually, because he is so popular now in Hollywood, people forget how good of a wrestler he was. He was a great wrestler inside the ring. Always fun to work with him. I had a ladder match with Shawn Michaels in 2008 that was a culmination of this amazing eight-month long story. That’s probably my favorite match for all of those reasons.”

Ziggler Talks Attitude Era and Going Against Orders

Dolph-Ziggler
(Dolph Ziggler)

Dolph Ziggler was interviewed recently on the In This Corner podcast and discussed the Attitude Era stars still having Vince McMahon’s ear. Below are the highlights courtesy of WrestlingInc.

On Attitude Era Stars Still Have Vince McMahon’s Ear:

“The sad part is the veteran guys, who have known Vince McMahon since the Attitude Era and have been there when it was crazy hot, have his ear more even if it is not always in the best interest. It is not that they don’t do that, it is that they do it and there is nowhere else to go,” Ziggler explained. “You go and mention that this isn’t your thing [as far as storyline], the response is that you could go sit in catering or you can quit and you are like, oh, okay, I don’t know how other people’s interaction go nor do I want to know, I like mine where I tell him that here is how I can make this better, do you like it?” Sometimes he says that it is a great idea and sometimes he says that that is not what we are going for, but the fact that people are constantly trying to make things better, a lot of times this is show business so they are trying to make themselves look better, which I understand,” he said. “But a lot of times I feel like those Attitude Era guys that say, ‘Hey, why don’t you do this?’ That is really not how this business works anymore because once you do make some crazy decisions on the fly and you go, oh, it is in your hand and you go and do it in yourself you are now possibly jeopardizing a story for some other people; a television show that is now a team and you never know where that can lead to. You no longer have the option to tell them to go to hell and I am going to do what I want, maybe it works and maybe it doesn’t.”

On Going Against Orders:

“Sometimes in the past I had done things where I said that it was the right thing to do and was told no and then I did it,” he said. “Three out of four times it blew the roof times it was the right decision and four out of four times I was told don’t ever do that again, it doesn’t matter if it was better, this is a team and not about you.”

Sting Names Dream Opponent for Possible Return

Sting was recently interviewed by 99.7 CYK for an appearance for an independent wrestling show. He mentioned that if he was going to return, he’d want to face The Undertaker. Many fans and Internet users have been wanting to see this match for years.

“I would only consider against one opponent, and that would be [Undertaker], and that’s it,” Sting said. “Anyone else, at this point, why? But, I have always loved the idea of the Sting-Taker thing. So many ideas in my head, you know, how to make it just a night that people would never forget.”

Sting’s last run had him feud with The Authority which consisted of Triple H and Stephanie McMahon. He was later inducted into WWE’s Hall of Fame.

UFC Champion Daniel Cormier to Commentate for WWE?

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(Daniel Cormier as cohost, Photo via FOX Sports: UFC Tonight)

On the latest edition of Wrestling Observer Radio, Dave Meltzer revealed that FOX want UFC’s Daniel Cormier to take part in a WWE commentary tryout soon.

FOX feel that when SmackDown joins their network that Cormier will be the best fit for the style of show they want to present.

We recently reported that FOX wants to present SmackDown as a more serious sporting brand and for WWE to lessen the comedy aspects of the show.

Meltzer added FOX have a vision and it’s very different to what WWE currently present.

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