Issue 147

November 2016

Things we hear, things we see, things we know.

No-go up north

According to Khabib Nurmagomedov, Eddie Alvarez is “scared” and turned down a fight with him in Canada. Though he didn’t say when, FO’d guess that was August’s event in Vancouver. But we doubt Philly’s finest is afraid. More likely he was just on vacation.

Drug-free for GSP

Following last month’s issue’s world exclusive interview with Georges St-Pierre, ‘Rush’ has registered to be tested for banned substances with USADA, which he needs to do before he can fight. Well, you’ve waited this long, so what’s another few weeks?

Where’s Killa B? 

You may have wondered: “Where on Earth is Ben Saunders?” Despite being 3-1 in his latest UFC run, the fan-favorite told MMA Fighting he’s no longer with the promotion because his space on the roster was filled before he got around to re-upping his contract.

UFC Gym to UFC 202

We know fighters who’ve gone from Octagon to UFC Gym, but not the other way – until now. New Octagon KO artist Mike Perry coaches at the branch in Winter Springs, Florida, and you can take his classes – his first of the week is 6:30am sharp on Mondays.