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Feb 22, 2018 12:54 pm

Joe Rogan praises Cerrone and Medeiros for their fight, Nick Diaz disagrees

On Thursday morning, UFC color commentator Joe Rogan took to Instagram to praise Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Yancy Medeiros for their thrilling scrap at UFC Austin – a card he was off-duty for.  Rogan, like many, was blown away by the respect the two welterweights showed each other during this brief but exciting battle. I just...

Feb 22, 2018 12:25 pm

BREAKING | Conor McGregor Reveals He Offered to Fight Frankie Edgar at UFC 222

If there wasn’t already enough plot twists in the saga of Frankie Edgar and Max Holloway’s fight which has been rescheduled twice now, Conor McGregor just dropped a bombshell on everything. While a long list of opponents was being gone through to find a replacement for UFC featherweight champion Holloway, evidently McGregor threw his name...

Feb 22, 2018 11:38 am

3 Matchups For Donald Cerrone’s Return To The Lightweight Division

In the main event of the UFC’s Sunday return to Austin, Texas, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone rebounded from a three-fight skid with a first-round TKO victory over Yancy Medeiros, who was riding a three-fight win streak coming into his first ever UFC Main Event contest. Following the bout, Cerrone was relieved to have finally gotten back...

Feb 22, 2018 11:00 am

Brian Ortega Calls His UFC 222 Fight With Frankie Edgar a ‘Blessing in Disguise’

After Brian Ortega submitted Cub Swanson at UFC Fresno, everyone was asking him if he was going to fight UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway next. His answer? He’d let Frankie Edgar get his shot first. Normally, nice guys finish last in this combat sports game, but for Ortega it looks like things have worked out....

Feb 22, 2018 9:40 am

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold Teases His Move Up to Light Heavyweight

Luke Rockhold still intends to go up to light heavyweight according to his Instagram story. No tiramisu on the table though with the other four desserts. pic.twitter.com/iZC3znvmyT — Justin Golightly (@SecretMovesMMA) February 22, 2018 Even before his loss to Yoel Romero, Luke Rockhold was letting the MMA media know that he’ll be moving up to...

Feb 22, 2018 9:12 am

‘Savage Killer’ Jeremy Stephens Ready to Take Out Untested Josh Emmett at UFC Orlando

Who is that guy? That’s the hardest hittin’ 145-er, Jeremy Stephens. Fresh off his vicious finish of rising prospect Dooho Choi, Stephens is stepping into the Octagon with Josh Emmett this weekend, who is no stranger to throwing heat himself. He just took out perennial featherweight gatekeeper Ricardo Lamas in an outcome that shocked a...

Feb 22, 2018 8:24 am

Ben Askren is Not Impressed With Conor McGregor or ‘Mediocre’ Nate Diaz

Ben Askren has made it no secret his retirement has one, big Canadian asterisk. He’s only coming back to fight Georges St-Pierre to finally prove to all the naysayers that, despite the fact that he never fought in the UFC, that he’s the very best welterweight in the entire world. But what if that fight...

Feb 22, 2018 8:01 am

Michael Bisping finally answers “Derelict” Derek Brunson’s callouts

Over the last few days, Derek Brunson has made multiple Twitter callouts of former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. He even shared what looked like a signed bout agreement to fight the former champion. I gotta go to the Fox studio to find @bisping I see. You’re ranked 6, I’m ranked 7. Let’s exchange @AliAbdelaziz00...

Feb 21, 2018 7:53 pm

CB Dollaway Suffering From “Irreversible” Damage After Elevator Accident

It’s not very often that you hear of an elevator accident being the reason for someone having to pull out of a fight… But this was the case for ‘the Doberman’ CB Dollaway at UFC 203. Dollaway was supposed to be taking on Francimar Barroso that night in Cleveland, Ohio but disaster struck the day...

Feb 21, 2018 2:01 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 71 /// Alexander Volkanovski | Stevie Ray | David Teymur | James Vick

BJPENN Radio returns tonight at 9PM ET/6PM PT! 9:15PM ET- We catch up with Alexander Volkanovski following his dominant finish of Jeremy Kennedy in Perth, Australia, at UFC 221. Still undefeated in the UFC and showing tremendous athleticism in the featherweight division, bigger fights are definitely on the horizon for this Aussie bashing machine. We’ll...

Feb 21, 2018 1:54 pm

James Vick Thinks Tony Ferguson’s Strategy Will Not Work Against Khabib Nurmagomedov

We’re all waiting, hoping, that Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov both make it to UFC 223 in April. It’s been coming for a long time and — next to Conor McGregor’s long awaited return — this is the best and most highly anticipated lightweight fight possible. Meanwhile, 11 slots under the top of the lightweight mountain, James...

Feb 21, 2018 12:16 pm

Tito Ortiz interested in trilogy fight with Chuck Liddell, pitched the idea to UFC

Having settled his score with Chael Sonnen in the Bellator cage, Tito Ortiz is now happily retired. That said, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and MMA legend would be willing to step back into the UFC’s Octagon for a third fight with his long-time rival Chuck Liddell. In fact, upon learning of Liddell’s apparent...

Feb 21, 2018 12:11 pm

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw Believes ‘Stars Aligning’ for Demetrious Johnson Superfight

Despite the UFC trying to put together a rematch with Cody Garbrandt for the bantamweight title to save UFC 222, TJ Dillashaw has his eyes on the long-hyped superfight with UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Other than Johnson himself saying it is in negotiations, not much else has been said publicly about the scrap. Along...

Feb 21, 2018 10:34 am

Gilbert Burns pulled from UFC Orlando bill amid weight cut concerns

The UFC’s return to Orlando, which will see the Octagon touch down in the Amway Center this Saturday night, has been rocked by a last-minute fight cancellation, as Brazil’s Gilbert Burns has been pulled from his lightweight bout with Canada’s Olivier Aubin-Mercier. Burns was pulled from this contest amid concerns that he could safely cut...

Feb 21, 2018 8:48 am

Yair Rodriguez is Ready to Return to Become the ‘F-cking Best’

We haven’t seen Yair Rodriguez since his lost to Frankie Edgar in the second round in May of last year at UFC 211. After stacking up six-fight win streak — eight if you count his non-UFC wins before signing — suddenly it was back to the drawing board for the hyped prospect. It is a place that...

Feb 21, 2018 8:43 am

Derek Brunson continues to call out Michael Bisping, shares bout agreement

Earlier this month, middleweight contender Derek Brunson issued a compelling callout of former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. I gotta go to the Fox studio to find @bisping I see. You’re ranked 6, I’m ranked 7. Let’s exchange @AliAbdelaziz00 @Mickmaynard2 @ufc @danawhite — Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) February 18, 2018 “I gotta go to the Fox...

Feb 21, 2018 8:15 am

UFC begins hinting at Francis Ngannou vs. Derrick Lewis matchup

In the wake of Derrick Lewis’ latest thunderous knockout win, which came against a gritty Marcin Tybura, fans immediately began clamoring for a matchup between him and fellow knockout artist Francis Ngannou. From the looks of it, the UFC has been listening. On Tuesday evening, the promotion posted on its official Twitter account, asking fans...