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Aug 14, 2016 12:46 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern’s mixed martial arts debut (highlights)

Strawweight prospect Mackenzie Dern was unable to finish Kenia Rosas in her mixed martial arts debut at Legacy 58, but the current number one pound-for-pound grappler did put on a dominating performance. Dern spoke to MMAFighting‘s Ariel Helwani about the fight and outlined her future goals in the sport: “I’m always confident in my jiu-jitsu,...

Jan 21, 2016 11:19 am

George Foreman as a mixed martial arts fighter?

How do you think former world heavyweight boxing champion and Olympic gold medalist George Foreman would have fared in the world of mixed martial arts back in his prime? The knockout Hall of Fame legend who won the world heavyweight championship twice is regarded as one of boxing’s greats. Foreman revealed in a tweet that...

Jul 14, 2014 5:59 pm

A Look Back at B.J. Penn’s Amazing Mixed Martial Arts Career

Former UFC lightweight & welterweight champion B.J. Penn retired from the sport of mixed martial arts, this following his third career loss to Frankie Edgar, which he suffered on July 6th at the TUF 19 Finale in Las Vegas. It was a disappointing end to what was an incredible mixed martial arts career for the...

Jul 12, 2014 8:20 pm

GSP Wants Olympic Style Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

“They need to make more like Olympic drug testing – an independent organization that doesn’t have any affiliation with the money of the organization… The only thing I wanted to do is help the sport to raise another level, and I think if you want it to grow worldwide to the next step, it’s the...

Jul 1, 2014 11:53 am

Penn ‘Really Excited’ For Increased Testing In Mixed Martial Arts

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion B.J. Penn (16-9-2 MMA, 12-8-2 UFC) has long campaigned for more stringent drug-testing in the sport of mixed martial arts. Following Chael Sonnen’s second random drug test failure, “The Prodigy” thinks things are starting to look up for the sport, as he stated on the UFC175/TUF19 conference call: “I’m really excited that they...

Jun 11, 2014 5:31 pm

Chael Sonnen Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following NSAC Drug Test

Details are far-and-few-between, but unfortunately for fight fans Chael Sonnen appears to be retiring following news of a failed drug test and subsequent removal from UFC 175. We will work towards providing more details as they become available, but for now, all we really know is that the UFC’s biggest star, with the biggest arms...

May 8, 2014 7:06 pm

Cyborg Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Following Latest Defeat

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos, has retired from Mixed Martial Arts. After a seventeen-year career, the Brazilian won 19 of 35 professional bouts, fought around the globe, including stints in Sengoku and Strikeforce. The former-spouse of female champion Chris Cyborg, leaves the sport on the heels of a quick and violent defeat delivered by devastating striker, Melvin...

Apr 17, 2013 7:56 am

Boxing’s #1 Rated Female Leaving Sport To Pursue Mixed Martial Arts

Boxing’s leading lady, Holly Holm, is hanging up her boxing gloves permanently to enter the world of Mixed Martial Arts as a full-time job. She is an 18-time, three-division boxing world champion who has only suffered defeat twice in 37 pro-fights. She also boasts an undefeated 3-0 record as a Mixed Martial Artists. The news...

Dec 12, 2012 11:29 am

Mark Hominick Retires From Mixed Martial Arts Competition | UFC NEWS

“I truly got to live my passion and follow my dreams by competing in mixed martial arts, especially under the Zuffa banner, but UFC 154, that’s the last fight I’ll be in the octagon, as I’m retiring and looking to move on to the next phase of my career. As a family, I have young...

Aug 5, 2017 5:12 pm

VIDEO | Ronda Rousey starts up her own website, teases big announcement

“Rowdy” Ronda Rousey is one of the biggest stars on the face of the planet. The former UFC women’s bantamweight champion of the world, Rousey, has opened a new website (rondarousey.com) and is teasing that she will be dropping some major news for her fans very soon. Check it out. I’m super proud to be...

May 9, 2017 10:43 am

VIDEO | Martial arts kid takes on 5 bullies, leaves them running

👍🏿👍🏿👍🏿 A post shared by Derrick Lewis (@thebeastufc) on May 8, 2017 at 2:12pm PDT One young school boy found himself in arguably the worst possible scenario when he was confronted by five bullies at the same time. While some may have panicked, the school boy stands his ground and quickly leaves all 5 men...

Mar 9, 2017 8:17 am

One Championship CEO Victor Cui on building Asian heroes and promoting the values of the martial arts

Singapore’s One Championship is far and away the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in Asia. They broadcast in millions of homes in dozens of countries, and have taken their live product to relatively untapped markets like Thailand, Myanmar, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, China and even further afield. One Championship’s approach to MMA promotion...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...

Apr 3, 2015 11:45 am

Dan Hardy Doesn’t Like Mixed Gender P4P Rankings

Dan Hardy shared his thoughts on having mixed gender rankings in the world of mixed martial arts. Do you agree with his point of view? I know flyweights won't fight heavyweights. P4P ranking is based on accomplishment. But can you think of another sport with mixed rankings? — Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) April 2, 2015 If...

Aug 12, 2013 3:03 pm

Uriah Hall Ready For ‘Next Chapter’ And It Starts This Weekend In Boston

“I absolutely think this next chapter is where it starts in Boston. I’m coming off the fight with Kelvin, a lot of people had their opinions and views, but that happens with every fight. You take what happens and you learn from it. I feel I have improved drastically since then and I can’t wait...

Oct 17, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | Funniest UFC fan question moments

Mixed martial arts fans are as hardcore as they come. Throughout the history of UFC events, some devoted fans made their way to the press conferences and events and have had their chance to be in the spotlight for a bit and ask their favorite or least favorite fighters a question or two. Here’s a...

Oct 16, 2017 12:21 pm

Derrick Lewis didn’t get paid after last-minute UFC 216 injury withdrawal

The most recent UFC pay-per-view on the calendar was UFC 216, which went down on October 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. While the card ultimately went down as a very fun one, it was unfortunately rattled by a last minute loss to its main card, as heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis was forced out of his...

Oct 16, 2017 12:18 pm

Grappling stud signs contract for professional MMA debut

It’s always interesting to see the evolution of fighters that are standouts in specific disciplines and transition to mixed martial arts. The latest grappling phenom to sign a contract and move on to a career in MMA is New Jersey’s Garry Tonon. Tonon signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with One Championship that was announced via...

Oct 16, 2017 8:12 am

Tyron Woodley believes there’s only one fight that Ronda Rousey will return for

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey‘s last fight: an abrupt, December 2016 knockout loss to reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. This last Rousey fight, meanwhile, was preceded by an even longer layoff, as her next most recent fight occurred all the way back in November of 2015, when she...

Oct 15, 2017 9:42 am

Tito Ortiz updates on possible comeback fight

Back in January, former UFC light heavyweight champ and recent Bellator MMA star Tito Ortiz stepped into the cage with Chael Sonnen in a bout that was supposed to be the last of his career. After winning this fight with a first-round choke, the MMA legend seemed perfectly prepared to ride off into the sunset....

Oct 13, 2017 9:37 pm

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping almost come to blows backstage in Toronto

UFC 217 headliners Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping almost came to blows backstage at Friday’s press conference in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. After an intense stare down, which “involved some serious trash talk from “The Count”, St-Pierre and the brash Brit would nearly came to blows backstage at The Hockey Hall of Fame. In the above...

Oct 13, 2017 8:18 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores a nasty first-round submission victory in flyweight debut

Mackenzie Dern improved her mixed martial arts record to a perfect 4-0 at Friday night’s LFA 24 event, scoring a first-round submission victory over Mandy Polk. After unfortunately missing weight in her last two bouts, a 2016 Submission of the Year contender over TUF 26 competitor Montana Stewart at Legacy FC 61, and a decision...

Oct 13, 2017 10:53 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping gets Georges St-Pierre to react during Toronto staredown

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre are set to meet in the Octagon at UFC 217, which takes place at the Madison Square Garden in New York on November 4. St-Pierre’s November 4th return to the Octagon will be just shy of four years since he last fought. St-Pierre...

Oct 12, 2017 1:43 pm

VIDEO | Former World’s Strongest Man turned MMA fighter shows off his speed

Mariusz Pudzianowski is a former five-time World’s Strongest Man and bodybuilder that has transitioned his training and focus towards mixed martial arts. The fighter still has a massive physique and has shown what he is capable of with defeating game opponents such as Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt Rolles Gracie. In this video, we take a...

Oct 12, 2017 7:33 am

Manager outlines the options for Conor McGregor’s next fight

Now that Conor McGregor‘s boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr in in the rear-view mirror, the whole world is waiting to see what the Irishman does next. He certainly has plenty of options. He could stick to boxing, where fights with opponents like Paulie Malignaggi, Manny Pacquiao and others could await. He could return to...