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May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 25, 2017 8:36 am

Gegard Mousasi says contract negotiations with the UFC are “not good”

When Gegard Mousasi defeated Chris Weidman at UFC 210, it marked the final obligation of his current UFC contract. With this milestone, he and the UFC began negotiating the terms of a new contract. Apparently, however, those negotiations have not been fruitful. Mousasi updated on the situation on the latest episode of UFC Tonight. “It’s...

May 25, 2017 6:34 am

Renan Barao set to return to bantamweight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, we learned that, despite a decent 1-1 record at featherweight, Renan Barao would be abandoning the division in favor of a return to his former bantamweight haunts. Now, the details of Barao’s bantamweight return have been revealed. The former bantamweight king will be taking on long-time prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214, this...

May 25, 2017 5:51 am

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki officially signs with the UFC

Gokhan Saki is one of the best kickboxers in the world. His next fight, however, will not be in the kickboxing ring. It will be inside the UFC’s Octagon. Saki’s jump to the UFC was first reported several weeks ago by Ryan Thomas of CagePages.com, and subsequently confirmed by MMA-Today.com. Now, the news has now...


May 24, 2017 11:28 am

Anheuser-Busch releases statement regarding alleged drunk rep at UFC Retreat

This past weekend at the first ever UFC Athlete Retreat, fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend of presentations from various people such as representatives from sponsors, and professional athletes like Kobe Bryant. While for the most part fighters generally responded well to the weekend, one presenter drew quite a bit of criticism from...

May 24, 2017 9:43 am

Robert Whittaker and Yoel Romero react to news of their UFC 213 co-headlining bout

Last night, news broke that UFC 213’s originally planned headliner – a bantamweight title fight between champ Cody Garbrandt and challenger TJ Dillashaw  – had officially fallen through. With this news, it was announced that Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko’s women’s bantamweight title fight had been promoted to the main event spot, and that the...

May 23, 2017 5:29 pm

Two huge announcements just made for UFC 213

Two huge announcements were just made regarding July’s UFC 213 event in Las Vegas. The promotion announced that an interim middleweight title fight between Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will co-headline the July 8 event. With that said, a women’s bantamweight title fight rematch between current champ Amanda Nunes and top contender Valentina Shevchenko will...

May 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Mike Perry explains why the UFC athletes retreat was the greatest weekend of his life

Last weekend, the UFC flew nearly its entire roster out to Las Vegas for a special, athletes retreat. This retreat has generated quite a few headlines over the last few days – and very few of them have been positive. According to welterweight star Mike Perry, however, any bellyaching about this athletes retreat is unwarranted. On Tuesday...

May 23, 2017 11:36 am

VIDEO | UFC vet snaps Kung Fu fighter’s arm in gym fight

While the average man wouldn’t dare attempt to engage in an actual fight with a UFC veteran, occasionally people get carried away. One of the most famous gym challenges involved former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz many years ago before ‘The Dominator’ was the UFC champion. In that incident, a man claiming to be a...

May 23, 2017 9:59 am

VIDEO | Kajan Johnson calls out Reebok rep at UFC retreat

This week, during the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson took a bold step as he stood up and aired his grievances to a Reebok rep during the man’s presentation. Johnson explained that he, like many other fighters, is losing quite a bit of money thanks to the Reebok deal. Following his time...

May 23, 2017 8:49 am

Kajan Johnson reflects on aftermath of Reebok protest at UFC Retreat

This week at the UFC Athlete’s Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson made a bold move as he decided to stand up and air his grievances with the UFC-Reebok deal to a Reebok rep during his speech at the 2017 UFC Athlete’s Retreat. Although he was never formally ‘kicked out’ of the event, UFC officials pulled...

May 23, 2017 6:30 am

Al Iaquinta explains why he left the UFC Athletes Retreat early

Al Iaquinta is one of the biggest critics of the UFC, and of the way promotion treats its fighters. His status as such is particularly interesting, as he currently under contract with the organization as a member of its lightweight roster. As a member of the UFC roster, Iaquinta was invited to  the UFC’s recent...

May 22, 2017 7:08 am

UFC Fighter escorted out of discussion at Athletes Retreat for criticizing Reebok

Over the weekend, the UFC invited 400+ members of its talent-rich roster to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada for a weekend-long athletes’ retreat. Over the course of this event, there were laughs, fun and games, and even a Sunday night brawl. While it was these things that kept fans entertained over the...

May 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana involved in altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat

Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana involved in altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat Breaking news coming from this weekend’s UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas. Top UFC women’s featherweight contender Cris Cyborg and strawweight fighter Angela Magana got in to an altercation this afternoon in Sin City, this after “Justino” confronted Angela about her various online...

May 21, 2017 2:49 pm

VIDEO | UFC Fighters take on the punching machine at 2017 summit

VIDEO | UFC Fighters take on the punching machine at 2017 summit Some of the UFC’s top fighters took to the punching machine during this weekend’s UFC 2017 athlete retreat summit in Las Vegas, Nevada. The contestants included current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans, heavyweight slugger Francis Ngannou,...

May 21, 2017 1:44 pm

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg snubbed at UFC’s Athlete Retreat

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg snubbed at UFC’s Athlete Retreat The most feared women’s fighter on the planet, Cris Cyborg, has been pleading with her employer (the UFC) to get her a fight for July’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, California. Cyborg, who rightfully should be fighting for the promotions featherweight championship in her next contest,...

May 21, 2017 11:53 am

UFC Fight Night 114 gets flyweight contender bout for main event

On August 5, the UFC will touch down in Mexico City, Mexico for the fourth time. It will do so with UFC Fight Night 114, a card that, while still some distance away, is already coming together. On Sunday afternoon, the UFC announced the main event for this anticipated return to Mexico. This main event...

May 21, 2017 9:45 am

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC 212, relive Jose Aldo’s incredible war with Chad Mendes

The next UFC pay-per-view on the horizon is UFC 212, which will emanate from sun-soaked Rio de Janeiro, Brazil on June 3. From the early vantage point, this card looks like it could be a great one. In the evening’s main event, we’ll see undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo attempt to unify his title with...

May 21, 2017 5:50 am

PHOTO | Cris Cyborg squares off with Megan Anderson, implores UFC to make the fight

Cris “Cyborg” Justino has not since September of 2016. This, however, is not for lack of trying. Over the last few months, the destructive featherweight star has been ceaselessly campaigning for a fight. Cyborg’s first choice was a scrap with reigning featherweight champ Germaine De Randamie, who she was keen to fight at UFC 214...

May 20, 2017 2:03 pm

Kobe Bryant shows support for Fighter’s Union at UFC Athlete Retreat

This weekend, UFC fighters congregated for the 2017 UFC Athlete Retreat. During the course of the event, various guest speakers made appearances to talk to the fighters about various topics. One speaker was none other than NBA legend Kobe Bryant, who fielded questions from fighters as part of his speaking time. While no phones were...

May 20, 2017 8:49 am

Cody Garbrandt off UFC 213

Over the course of this week, there has been much speculation as to whether or not UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be able to make his first title defense at UFC 213 on July 8th. While Garbrandt was slated to fight TJ Dillashaw on the highly anticipated card, news surfaced earlier this week that...

May 19, 2017 10:17 am

TJ Dillashaw eyeing Demetrious Johnson fight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw learned that he would be stepping into the Octagon to fight his former teammate Cody Garbrandt for the UFC bantamweight title. While the pair coached opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter, it was revealed recently that Garbrandt would be heading to Germany to undergo a...

May 19, 2017 8:18 am

UFC considering interim middleweight title fight for summer

The ongoing saga of the UFC middleweight title has continued to be an extremely confusing one. Although the UFC kicked off 2017 by announcing a middleweight title fight between middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre scrap for later this year, it was then revealed by St-Pierre that he would be willing...

May 18, 2017 1:42 pm

VIDEO | UFC vet Shonie Carter in bareknuckle boxing match

UFC veteran Shonie Carter is certainly one of the most outgoing figures in mixed martial arts. The Judo black belt amassed a 51-31 record throughout the course of his professional career, fighting in numerous high profile promotions such as the UFC, Bellator MMA, and the WEC to name just a few. The biggest win of...