MMA India’s Weekly Roundup (25-31 August): Adesanya unsure if Costa tested by USADA, GSP vs Khabib for GOAT title and more

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Welcome to the MMA India show’s weekly MMA round up. We take a look at the biggest stories of the past week, which includes big names like Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa, GSP, Khabib etc.

Israel Adesanya unsure if Paulo Costa is being tested by USADA

Ahead of the fight between Israel Adesanya and Paulo Costa, there has been a lot of trash-talking going on from both sides. One of the most common talking point that Israel Adesanya has over Paulo Costa is about being tested by USADA.

Israel Adesanya in an interview with Submission Radio even stated that he has doubts regarding Paulo Costa being tested by USADA.

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Javier Mendez says GSP vs Khabib will decide the ultimate GOAT

The speculations about a superfight between UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov and former UFC welterweight and middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre isn’t new.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach Javier Mendez stated in an interview that a fight between GSP and Khabib will ultimately decide who the ‘Greatest Of All Time’ is.

Yeah, I think so, and so does Khabib,” Mendez said. “The person that beats GSP will be the best of all time; I think so.”

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Stipe Miocic says Jon Jones has ‘good technique’ to compete at heavyweight

The UFC’s heavyweight champion has weighed in on Jon Jones’s impending move to the division.

Miocic takes nothing away from Jon’s career but said the move up will be a lot tougher than he realizes. “Listen, we’re big boys with smaller gloves on. It just takes one punch. I don’t care if you don’t hit hard, you can still get caught. I don’t care who you are“.

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UFC aims to become self-sufficient as it buys 10 acres of land to build a hotel for fighters

Dana White revealed that the UFC has purchased 10 acres of land with the plan to build a hotel for fighters and staff where they can stay before their fights.

Dana White while talking to the media right after Dana White’s Contender Series in Las Vegas, told the media that UFC has purchased an astonishing 10 acres of land near the northwest corner of I-215 & El Camino Road in Las Vegas for $3.5 million.

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Fabricio Werdum confident about defeating Jon Jones at Heavyweight

Former UFC champion Fabricio Werdum (24-9-1) has recently expressed interest in a heavyweight bout against Jon Jones and said he is confident of finishing him.

He said that he will be interested in fighting Jon Jones, after the former UFC light heavyweight champion announced his move to the Heavyweight division. Fabricio just came off a victory against a Heavyweight debutant, but he is aware that Jon Jones is a completely different ball game.

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Anthony Smith suffers back to back losses

Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger suffered another defeat in the division against surging contender Aleksandar Rakic.

He got completely dominated throughout the fight and lost via unanimous decision.

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