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Cyrille Diabate officially retires after UFC Fight Night 37 loss to Latifi

LONDON – Cyrille Diabate was sure of his plans heading into Saturday’s fight in London. Afterward, he reaffirmed them.

After a first-round submission loss to Ilir Latifi (8-3 MMA, 1-1 UFC) at UFC Fight Night 37, Diabate (19-10-1 MMA, 4-4 UFC) called it quits on a combat sports career that has spanned more than 20 years. 396 more words

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UFC Fight Night London: llir Latifi Pre Fight Interview

I caught up with with Swedish light heavyweight llir Latifi ahead of his UFC Fight Night London fight with Cyrille Diabate.

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Cyrille Diabate to retire following UFC Fight Night 37 bout with Latifi

LONDON – After more than 20 years in combat sports, Cyrille Diabate believes it’s time to call it quits.

The 40-year-old fighter, from France, on Thursday told MMAjunkie that his fight against Ilir Latifi at Saturday’s UFC Fight Night 37 event in London will be his last. 726 more words

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UFC Fight Night London: Cyrille Diabate Pre Fight Interview

French light heavyweight fighter Cyrille Diabate exclusively told me that his fight this Saturday against llir Latifi at UFC Fight Night London will be his last and talks in-depth about how he intends to go out with a bang.

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UFC Fight Night 37 lineup set for UFC Fight Pass, Akhmedov-Nelson opens main card

The official lineup for the UFC’s March return to England is set, and Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) vs. Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) will headline a six-fight preliminary card while Omari Akhmedov (12-1 MMA, 1-0 UFC) vs. 248 more words

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Cyrille Diabate meets Ilir Latifi when UFC returns to London in March

A pair of European light heavyweights will square off when the UFC returns to London in March.

Cyrille Diabate (19-9-1 MMA, 4-3 UFC) will take on Ilir Latifi (7-3 MMA, 0-1 UFC) at the promotion’s first “European tour” stop of 2014. 232 more words

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UFC on Fuel TV 7: Barao vs. McDonald Review - Afternoon Action

My review of UFC on Fuel TV 7, which was an entertaining event despite the lack of finishes. 1,607 more words

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