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Feb 15, 2017 5:58 am

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar retires from MMA

Back in July of 2016, in the co-main event of the landmark UFC 200, we watched former heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar step into the Octagon for the first time in some five years. His opponent in this comeback fight was missile-fisted striking specialist Mark Hunt – not an easy fight under normal circumstances, even less...

Feb 11, 2017 6:59 pm

UFC 208 Results: Belal Muhammad defeats Randy Brown via decision

A welterweight bout between Randy Brown and Belal Muhammad served as the featured bout of tonight’s UFC 208 prelims in Brooklyn. Round one begins and Belal immediately begins attacking the legs of Brown with some hard kicks. More good low kicks from Muhammad. Brown attempts to return fire but misses. Belal charges forward with a...

Feb 11, 2017 11:44 am

Ahead of UFC 208, Michelle Waterson shows appreciation for teammate Holly Holm

Tonight at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will step into the Octagon against kickboxing veteran Germaine de Randamie for a highly anticipated showdown that will see one woman crowned the inaugural women’s featherweight champion. Ahead of the fight, top ranked women’s strawweight, and Holly Holm’s Jackson-Winkeljohn teammate,...

Feb 8, 2017 3:22 pm

Commission passes two new rules under Unified Rules of MMA

2017 will see two new rule changes made to the Unified Rules of MMA following a decision made by the Association of Boxing Commissions & Combative Sports. The first rule change allows referees access to instant replays in the event that it is needed. One example of this would be if a fighter is complaining...


Feb 7, 2017 10:22 am

VIDEO | This 2 vs. 2 MMA fight continues to leave viewers speechless

As if MMA fights weren’t potentially brutal enough, over the years fight fans have tuned in for the always interesting situation where fighters step into the cage for a 2 vs. 2 MMA fight. In this particularly wild 2 vs. 2 MMA fight. One man finds himself left in the cage alone with two opponents...

Feb 6, 2017 9:22 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Rothwell discusses the injuries of Cain Velasquez and his teammates

Back in December of 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was scheduled to rematch a fellow former champ in Fabricio Werdum. The winner of this fight was expected to challenge reigning champ Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight crown. Unfortunately, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated heavyweight showdown with an injury just days before...

Feb 6, 2017 8:32 am

MMA community reacts to Patriots’ unforgettable Super Bowl win

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in Houston, Texas with an exciting night of mixed martial arts action. In the evening’s main event, we saw “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung mount a successful comeback after three years away from the sport, knocking out a game Dennis Bermudez in the very first round. Elsewhere...

Feb 4, 2017 12:32 pm

Randy Brown to Face Belal Muhammad at UFC 208

Randy Brown will be fighting at UFC 208 after the UFC was able to find him a replacement opponent. Palestine’s Belal Muhammad has stepped up and will now fight Brown at UFC 208. After Randy Brown’s original opponent George Sullivan was pulled from UFC 208 due to USADA violation, it seemed all hope was lost for...

Feb 2, 2017 1:36 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping pleads with MMA fans to help raise money for child with brain tumor

Please help https://t.co/1kxaWLieH0 pic.twitter.com/fMCqWVf8an — michael (@bisping) February 2, 2017 UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently hard at work attempting to help a young fan raise money for a very important procedure in Oklahoma, which will help save the boy’s life. ‘Leo the Lion’ has beaten cancer three times over the course of his...

Jan 31, 2017 10:27 am

Conor McGregor rips Georges St-Pierre, offers advice to MMAAA

In 2016, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association, also known as the MMAAA, aimed at UFC fighters unionizing in an effort to receive more pay from...

Jan 25, 2017 10:04 am

Gunnar Nelson hopes to see weight cutting abolished from MMA

One of the most controversial practices in MMA today is weight cutting, a process where competitors severely dehydrate themselves before the weigh-ins for a fight, only to quickly gain this water weight back when the weigh-ins are done. Not only is this practice quite dangerous – it’s resulted in many fighters fainting and being hospitalized...

Jan 25, 2017 9:17 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor’s father on watching is son become a man through MMA

Today, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is one of MMA’s pound-for-pound best fighters, and the biggest star the sport has ever produced. Really, the Irishman has become such a massive superstar that it’s hard to imagine him as anything else. Of course, he hasn’t always been the spotlight dominating celebrity that he is today. McGregor...

Jan 24, 2017 9:20 am

VIDEO | WMMA pioneer Gina Carano offers advice to Ronda Rousey

Though Ronda Rousey is widely credited with putting women’s MMA on the map, Gina Carano was the first real female star the sport ever produced. The Muay Thai specialist realized her stardom – which admittedly paled in comparison to the eventual megastardom of Ronda Rousey – in the cage of the long defunct Strikeforce organization....

Jan 23, 2017 11:21 am

Tim Kennedy updates on MMAAA recruitment, Bjorn Rebney’s involvement

Earlier this month, long-time middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA. With this retirement from competition, Kennedy now shifts his focus to a new fight, as he battles on behalf of fighters as the President of the new Mixed Martial Arts Athlete’s Association. During an appearance on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour,...

Jan 22, 2017 6:31 am

MMA community reacts to Tito Ortiz’s defeat of Chael Sonnen, retirement from MMA

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring some of the organization’s biggest names, this action-packed card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and veritable MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning cult hero Chael Sonnen. In the buildup to this fight, we learned that Tito Ortiz...

Jan 21, 2017 5:16 pm

VIDEO | 2 vs. 1 MMA fight is the most brutal thing you’ll see all day

2 on 1 MMA #TeamMMABattle ORDER ON @FloCombat pic.twitter.com/dF5sZzwBEt — Zombie Prophet (@ZPGIFs) January 21, 2017 As if fighting one opponent isn’t hard enough, fighters have now begun to enter into fights against two men in an extremely puzzling display of mixed martial arts. From the commentary, it appears as though the team of two...

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...