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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...

Jan 17, 2017 7:38 am

Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA

Long-time UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has announced his retirement from MMA. The Strikeforce veteran made this announcement, which follows a UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum, on his official Facebook page. Kennedy’s statement, which thanks his wife, his team, some of his more notable opponents, the military community, and the fans, reads as...

Jan 13, 2017 8:08 pm

MMA community reacts to news of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Thursday evening, news surfaced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 209 on March 4th for a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title. The announcement came after a period of speculation, where it appeared as though Ferguson would not be taking the bout....

Jan 13, 2017 10:28 am

Ben Affleck talks MMA in the movies, McGregor vs. Mayweather

As one of the new celebrity owners of the UFC, it should come as no surprise that Hollywood star Ben Affleck is an MMA fan. The Golden Globe winning actor and writer has expressed his MMA fandom many times in the past, even suggesting that, when acting in Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice, he...


Jan 13, 2017 9:09 am

Bas Rutten’s bold prediction for Brock Lesnar’s MMA future

In June of 2016, during the UFC 199 broadcast, the UFC announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200 in July to fight Mark Hunt, nearly 5 years after his last Octagon appearance. At the time of the announcement six months ago, no one could have...

Jan 11, 2017 10:02 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan gives his take on MMA’s greatest of all time

Joe Rogan has seen a lot of fights as well as fighters throughout their career as a UFC commentator and enthusiastic follower of the sport of mixed martial arts. So, who does Rogan consider the greatest mixed martial arts fighter of all time? Recently, on the Joe Rogan Experience podcast talking with writer and stand-up...

Jan 10, 2017 9:41 am

Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos retires from MMA

MMA veteran Evangelista ‘Cyborg’ Santos officially retired from MMA. In 2016, the MMA veteran was on the wrong end of what will forever go down as one of the most disturbing losses in MMA history. In the second round of his Bellator 158 scrap with Michael Page, Santos lunged in for a cross in an...

Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...

Jan 5, 2017 12:23 pm

Tito Ortiz explains why he’s retiring from MMA

On January 21st, UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz will step into the cage for the final time when he squares off against former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen for a highly anticipated grudge match. Ahead of the fight, both men have continued to trade verbal jabs at one another, with both men promising to...

Jan 5, 2017 11:15 am

Artem Lobov opens up on assault of fellow Russian MMA fighter

Last month, a horrifying attack on Russian MMA fighter Rasul Mirzaev flew under the radar after a night out with UFC fighters Ali Bagautinov and Artem Lobov quickly turned into a horrific night for Mirzaev. According to reports, Lobov returned to Russia last month, where he spent time with both Bagautinov and Mirzaev after Bagautinov...

Jan 5, 2017 6:46 am

Former teammate: Ronda Rousey needs to change her coaches

When Ronda Rousey lost to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of 2015, a lot of fingers were pointed in regards to who should shoulder the blame for Rousey’s loss. With this, many fingers ended up pointed at Rousey’s head coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, who many believe gave Rousey a false sense of security...

Jan 4, 2017 7:50 am

Mirko Cro Cop retires from MMA: ‘This is it’

Last month, MMA legend Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic made his highly anticipated return to the ring in Japan where he competed in the Rizin Fighting Federation open weight Grand Prix to close out 2016. In the opening round, Cro Cop defeated Hyun Man Myung via submission in the very first round. The win not only...

Dec 31, 2016 11:57 am

MMA community pays tribute to Mike Goldberg after quiet UFC 207 sendoff

Friday evening in Las Vegas, longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg called his final event for the UFC. Leading up to the fight, there were numerous reports that the event would be Goldberg’s last. Those reports came after UFC President Dana White stated that he was working to put together a ‘dream team’ of commentary. While...

Dec 30, 2016 10:24 pm

MMA community reacts to Amanda Nunes defeating Ronda Rousey

In the main event of UFC 207, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes stepped into the Octagon against former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in a highly anticipated matchup. Nunes put on a spectacular performance as she finished Rousey in the very first round, just 48 seconds into the bout, leaving the MMA community...

Dec 30, 2016 9:51 pm

MMA community reacts to Cody Garbrandt winning the UFC championship

In the co-main event of UFC 207, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon to fight undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt in a highly anticipated grudge match. Garbrandt shocked the world as he not only won the UFC bantamweight championship, but picked apart Cruz over the course of 5 rounds, dropping...

Dec 30, 2016 8:33 pm

MMA community reacts to Neil Magny’s win over Johny Hendricks

In the main event of the UFC 207 prelims, top ranked UFC welterweight Neil Magny returned to the win column as he picked up a unanimous decision win over former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks. Leading up to the fight, Hendricks once again missed weight, and revealed that he would be moving up to middleweight....

Dec 30, 2016 6:04 am

Johny Hendricks blasts MMA media, explains recent retirement talk

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is currently in the midst of a rough stretch. First, he lost his belt in a competitive fight with Robbie Lawler. Though he was able to rebound with a nice win over Matt Brown in his next fight, his next fight thereafter saw him succumb to a first round...

Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm

Here is how the MMA community celebrated Christmas

The MMA community celebrated Christmas on Sunday with their families and friends and took to social media to share their holiday spirit with all of their fans. Take a look at some of the Christmas highlights from some of the familiar names and faces from the world of mixed martial arts. Happy Holidays Everyone! A...

Dec 24, 2016 8:13 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses current state of Bellator MMA

While Bellator MMA may now be run by veteran MMA promoter Scott Coker, it was Bjorn Rebney who founded the promotion bak in 2008. Rebney spent six years as Chairman and CEO of the promotion, marketing Bellator MMA as “The Toughest Tournament in Sports”, running 11 ‘seasons’ of the promotion, with each season being a...

Dec 23, 2016 8:39 am

MMA community reacts to Cris Cyborg’s failed drug test

Earlier this week, the UFC was notified of a potential anti-doping violation from Cris Cyborg stemming from a December 5th drug test. While Cyborg maintained her innocence in a lengthy Facebook post, saying: “For my fans who are disappointed in the news, I am sorry. You can feel confident that the substance they are inquiring...

Dec 23, 2016 6:53 am

Sorry ‘Mighty Mouse,’ Dana White thinks Conor McGregor is MMA’s pound-for-pound king

With former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Jon “Bones” Jones currently serving a year-long suspension, MMA’s pound-for-pound debate has typically come down to one man: Flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. When Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title in November, however, he made a strong case for a spot atop...

Dec 18, 2016 11:52 am

Top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa offers to train Sage Northcutt in MMA grappling

Shortly after he spoiled the MMA debut of pro wrestling star CM Punk earlier this year, Mickey Gall took the opportunity to call out fellow prospect Sage Northcutt. Not long after this callout was issued, it was announced that Gall would get his wish, as he and Northcutt were pencilled in as the co-main event...

Dec 17, 2016 11:44 pm

MMA community reacts to Michelle Waterson’s submission of Paige VanZant

Saturday night in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ women’s strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown which likely would see the winner catapulted into the top 5 of the women’s strawweight division. While VanZant came out of the gate looking extremely quick, Waterson...

Dec 17, 2016 6:31 pm

MMA community reacts to Urijah Faber’s final fight

On the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ MMA veteran Urijah Faber stepped into the Octagon for the final time as he squared off against Brad Pickett. Faber dominated the fight from the beginning, dropping Pickett in the first round before proceeding to out-strike and out-grapple Pickett over the course of the remaining two...