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Jul 26, 2016 5:12 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz talks respect for Conor McGregor, PEDs in MMA, more

With less than a month until UFC 202, where Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will have their highly anticipated welterweight rematch, the pair have begun their media obligations for the event. During an appearance on SportsNation, Nate Diaz was asked about his feelings towards Conor McGregor, his thoughts on PEDs in MMA, and more!

Jul 26, 2016 9:57 am

Royce Gracie supporting Amir Khan in transition to MMA

Earlier this month, former boxing champion Amir Khan took to social media with a picture of himself and a UFC championship belt, leading many to wonder if he is serious about stepping into the Octagon. Khan followed the picture with an interview, in which he stated that he would be interested in fighting UFC featherweight...

Jul 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Stunning BJJ world champion Michelle Nicolini looking to make her name in MMA

Michelle Nicolini has established herself as one of the most decorated female Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors in the history of the sport. Now, the eight-time world champion and member of the BJJ Hall of Fame is looking to put her stamp down in the world of mixed martial arts. “I just moved to Singapore to train...

Jul 24, 2016 11:15 pm

VIDEO | Boxing champion Danyelle Wolf looking to make the transition to MMA

Danyelle Wolf has been turning some heads with her new highlight video that she recently released. The three-time USA boxing champion is looking to make her transition to MMA and her video is making sure people know about it. “Doing this crossover to MMA is almost like second nature to me,” Wolf said to WSOF....


Jul 22, 2016 11:34 am

VIDEO | BJJ star Mackenzie Dern weighs in for MMA debut vs. Kenia Rosas

A video posted by TATAME (@tatamemagazine) on Jul 21, 2016 at 3:13pm PDT Another star from Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition is set to make her MMA debut at Legacy 58 today at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA. Mackenzie Dern comes from a decorated background and will look to implement her Jiu-jitsu...

Jul 21, 2016 3:06 am

VIDEO | Boxing’s Bob Arum rips on the UFC and MMA

Bob Arum has been around the boxing world for a long time and it seems he still has an issue with everything mixed martial arts. The Top Rank CEO recently spoke with the media on current events including the UFC’s $4 billion sale and talks about the promotion buying off lobbyist to ensure that MMA...

Jul 19, 2016 10:00 am

Bellator MMA releases 7 fighters, including UFC vet

Tuesday morning, Bellator MMA announced that they had released 7 fighters from the promotion. MMAJunkie confirmed the story, which revealed that the following fighters were released: Mike Richman Dave Jansen Houston Alexander Mikkel Parlo Raphael Butler Isao Kobayashi Thiago Goncalves Jambo Houston Alexander, who is a UFC veteran, went just 1-5 during his stint with...

Jul 19, 2016 9:23 am

Evangelista Santos plans MMA return in just 3 months

Less than one week ago, Evangelista Santos was on the wrong end of a vicious flying knee KO from Michael Page at Bellator 158. The knee which knocked Santos out, also landed him in the hospital for a fractured skull which will require surgery. Santos shared horrific pictures of his face, as well as the...

Jul 15, 2016 8:55 am

Fedor Emelianenko’s win over Fabio Maldonado overturned by World MMA Association

Fabio Maldonado’s appeal to the World MMA Association has paid off! After losing via majority decision to Fedor Emelianenko at EFN 50 last month, Maldonado began the appeal process to have the decision overturned due to a conflict of interest stemming from Emelianenko being the head of the Russian MMA Union. 3 judges for the...

Jul 13, 2016 7:49 pm

UFC Sioux Falls Results: Tim Boetsch TKO’s Josh Samman

A middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Josh Samman took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night main card in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Round one begins and Samman quickly clinches with Tim and presses Boetsch against the cage. “The Barbarian” is able to switch the position and then earn a takedown. He lands some good...

Jul 11, 2016 10:37 am

MMA community reacts to the sale of the UFC

A new chapter in the book of sports started on Monday when the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Zuffa also emailed the fighters on their roster a statement regarding the sale and the MMA community reacted in different ways. Here is...

Jul 9, 2016 10:54 pm

MMA community reacts to Amanda Nunes defeating Miesha Tate

In the main event of UFC 200, Amanda Nunes shocked the world as she rocked Miesha Tate in the first round, and then proceeded to submit the champ with a rear naked choke to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. Immediately, the MMA community went wild on Twitter reacting to the bout. The best reactions...

Jul 9, 2016 10:48 pm

MMA community reacts to Brock Lesnar’s successful return

In the co-main event of UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar returned to the Octagon after nearly 5 years. Lesnar shocked the world as he not only defeated Mark Hunt, but dominated the fight from bell to bell with his wrestling. Immediately after the win, the MMA community went wild on Twitter. See...

Jul 7, 2016 2:09 am

MMA community reacts to Jon Jones’ potential USADA violation

Late Wednesday, the UFC announced that UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event fight against champion Daniel Cormier for a “potential anti-doping policy violation.” With the UFC light heavyweight title fight just days away, everyone in the MMA community was shocked at the news. Here is how...

Jul 2, 2016 9:49 am

First man to defeat Rafael dos Anjos used MMA notoriety to end prison riot

Back in 2004, Rafael dos Anjos made his professional MMA debut in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. dos Anjos lost the fight via split decision to Adriano Abu. Shortly after the fight, Abu decided to step away from MMA to work as a prison guard in order to stay close to home. 10 years after his...

Jul 1, 2016 8:40 pm

Fedor Emelianenko’s friend, VP of Russian MMA Union, suspended

Last month, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko returned to the cage to fight UFC veteran Fabio Maldonado in the main event of EFN 50 in Russia. The fight was a controversial one, with Emelianenko getting the win via majority decision. Immediately following the fight, Maldonado and his team revealed that they would be appealing the decision....

Jun 28, 2016 9:50 am

VIDEO | On This Day: Conor McGregor loses first professional MMA fight

Jun28.2008 Conor McGregor suffers the 1st loss of his professional career when he is submitted by Artemij Sitenkovpic.twitter.com/DtvXvX61L9 — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) June 28, 2016 On this day in MMA history 8 years ago, Conor McGregor lost the first professional fight of his MMA career at the hands of Artemis Sitenkov. McGregor’s record fell...

Jun 27, 2016 10:26 am

MMA community reacts to the shocking death of former UFC fighter Ryan Jimmo

Another shocking death has hit the MMA community. UFC veteran Ryan Jimmo was involved in a hit-and-run incident in Edmonton, Canada early Sunday morning and died later that day due to injuries sustained from the incident. Back in May, Bellator MMA fighter Jordan Parsons was also killed in a hit-and-run incident. The MMA community reacted...

Jun 23, 2016 10:38 am

Lorenzo Fertitta accepts new job outside of MMA

While the MMA community is still buzzing with rumors about the UFC’s potential sale, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is now in a 5-year contract with Red Rock, earning him $500,000 per year according to PR Newswire. Prior to the deal, Fertitta was already a Red Rock Vice President, and on the board of directors. This...

Jun 23, 2016 8:15 am

Dwayne Johnson considered MMA career

Former WWE champion, Hollywood actor, and former collegiate defensive lineman Dwayne Johnson has an extremely impressive resume in regards to his accomplishments. At one point in time, Johnson considered adding ‘UFC fighter’ to the list. During a recent appearance on the first episode of UFC Unfiltered, Johnson revealed that about a decade ago he considered...

Jun 17, 2016 10:05 pm

Fedor Emelianenko comments on MMA future following controversial win

On Friday in Russia, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko fought former UFC fighter Fabio Maldonado in what turned out to be an incredibly controversial scrap. Maldonado survived an early onslaught from The Last Emperor, and then fired back with some bombs of his own as he nearly finished Emelianenko with strikes. Emelianenko survived the round and...

Jun 17, 2016 10:46 am

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson recalls the moment he decided to do MMA

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was 57-0 prior to making the jump to professional MMA. Now, with a 12-1 professional MMA record which includes a 1st round TKO win over former champion Johny Hendricks, Thompson is preparing for his #1 contender scrap with Rory MacDonald. Ahead of the fight, Thompson spoke to the BrisbaneTimes to recall the...

Jun 16, 2016 12:41 pm

VIDEO | #TBT to Dan Henderson’s first professional MMA fight way back in 1997

MMA legend Dan Henderson is still knocking people out after 19 years of professional mixed martial arts fighting. Wednesday marked “Hendo’s” professional MMA debut anniversary, as he took on Crezio de Souza in the Brazil Open – ’97 on June 15, 1997. Come 45 fights later, the 45-year-old pioneer of the sport is coming off...

Jun 16, 2016 9:06 am

VIDEO | Horrific footage released of MMA fighter being paralyzed during arrest

Earlier this year, news surfaced that Colorado MMA fighter Donovan Duran had been paralyzed from the chest down after police allegedly used excessive force during an arrest for public intoxication. Duran was suing the department for using excessive force in his arrest, which resulted in his paralysis. While in April a jury determined that none...

Jun 13, 2016 12:32 pm

UFC paying to lobby against the Muhammad Ali Extension Act

What is the Muhammed Ali Boxing Reform Act you ask? The Muhammed Ali Boxing Reform Act is a law that was enacted in 2000 to help protect the rights, fairness and financial welfare of boxers. According to the FTC, “this Act, amending the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, specifies that a sanctioning organization may...

Jun 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Former Bellator MMA fighter found dead in apartment

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that former Bellator MMA fighter Ivan Cole was found dead in a Dallas apartment earlier in the day after shooting himself in the head while playing a game of Russian roulette. The Dallas Police Department confirmed Cole’s death on their website, where they reveal that Cole was killed around 7:31am...

Jun 10, 2016 10:04 am

Brock Lesnar recalls meeting Muhammad Ali

Earlier this month, tragic news surfaced that boxing legend Muhammad Ali had passed away at the age of 74 after being hospitalized and placed on life support. Friday afternoon there was a funeral procession in Louisville to bring Ali home for a Muslim funeral service. Prior to that, Brock Lesnar spoke to ESPN to recall...