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Aug 18, 2017 3:00 pm

Francis Ngannou reacts to Junior dos Santos being pulled from UFC 215

Not even an hour ago the UFC announced that former heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 215 bout with Francis Ngannou. “JDS” was flagged for a potential anti-doping violation by USADA and was subsequently removed from the September 9 event. Shortly following the news Francis Ngannou took to Twitter...

Aug 18, 2017 2:38 pm

Junior Dos Santos flagged by USADA, removed from UFC 215

Former UFC heavyweight champion is out of his scheduled UFC 215 bout with surging division contender Francis Ngannou. “JDS” was flagged by USADA for a potential anti-doping violation and thus removed from the September 9 fight card. The out-of-competition drug test in question was taken by USADA on August 10. At this moment details on...

Aug 18, 2017 1:55 pm

Floyd Mayweather Sr. says he will file a lawsuit if Conor McGregor fights dirty

Paulie Malignaggi said that Conor McGregor fights dirty and still has to learn about the difference between inside fighting used in boxing and in mixed martial arts. Floyd Mayweather even commented during his media conference call on Thursday regarding the short clips of McGregor and Malignaggi sparring and said that he saw some illegal shots...

Aug 18, 2017 1:48 pm

Mayweather vs McGregor fight bringing in big name celebrities

Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor is expected to be the richest fight in combat sports history. The hype of the mega-million dollar fight between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor equates to putting down a hefty amount of cash down to be in attendance for their boxing match at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada....

Aug 18, 2017 1:38 pm

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager beef on social media

With the announcement that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting at UFC 216 for the UFC lightweight interim title, Khabib Nurmagomedov will be on the sideline preparing for his return to the Octagon. On Thursday, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdel Aziz reposted a message from Khabib stating that he will just be moving forward...

Aug 18, 2017 11:45 am

Listen to This Weed Fueled Podcast on Mayweather vs McGregor

It’s 2017 and there are no rocket packs or super powered tubes that shoot us to work like in Futurama, but there sure is weed everywhere. There’s a pot show about everything you can think of: Court cases, a cooking show that only makes edibles, even a show where people get high and watch professional...

Aug 18, 2017 11:06 am

The Killers Are Releasing a Mayweather vs McGregor Music Video

The world has stopped so Conor McGregor can box Floyd Mayweather. It wouldn’t be surprising if the laws of physics themselves start to disintegrate. UFC events have been put on hold until after the boxing match, fighters are being asked to submit their prediction videos to be proliferated through social media, the Nevada State Athletic...

Aug 18, 2017 9:25 am

Valentina Shevchenko: The Only Way is Victory Against Amanda Nunes

After coming off the wrong side of a decision to UFC bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 196, a decision she tried to correct at UFC 213. Unfortunately, Nunes had to withdraw due to a severe and chronic sinusitis. Shevchenko didn’t accept that excuse, wasting no time telling our own Chris Taylor about what she...

Aug 18, 2017 8:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir Wants to Fight Daniel Cormier When He Returns

The hit list was impressive as it was quick: Ovince Saint Preux, Misha Cirkunov, then Jimi Manuwa at UFC 214. Volkan Oezdemir came out of absolutely nowhere and devastated the shallow light heavyweight division. Rocketing to top three, it’s hard to believe that Oezdemir has such a short list of opponents since he just debuted...

Aug 18, 2017 8:03 am

The Russian Hammer Artem Lobov Returns to the Octagon October 21st

It wasn’t too long ago that Artem “The Russian Hammer” Lobov fought Cub Swanson in a Fight of the Night. While the hammer couldn’t drive the nail to one of the top featherweights on the planet, he did put on a scrappy and entertaining fight. While a ton of fans and even media tried to...

Aug 18, 2017 7:24 am

Bigfoot Silva Will Fight Rico Verhoeven at GLORY 46

We live in a world where Conor McGregor is about to fight the very best boxer around right now, for no other reason than McGregor can pull in an absolute truckload of cold, hard cash. With that in mind, there shouldn’t be too much that could surprise any of us involved in the combat sports...

Aug 18, 2017 6:49 am

Chris Weidman Thinks We Still Have A lot More Mayweather vs. McGregor Coming

The former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is in a sort of limbo right now. He broke his losing streak by beating Kelvin Gastelum and you’d think he’d be on his way back towards that title, but his path isn’t that clear. He’s keeping his eye on a rematch with Luke Rockhold, but keeping a...

Aug 17, 2017 4:50 pm

Conor McGregor is Responsible For the Malignaggi Footage Not Being on Showtime

By now, you’ve probably watched Conor Mcgregor’s Schrödinger’s knockdown on Paul Malignaggi at least a hundred times. You’ve analyzed it, dissected it, maybe even seen it in slo-mo or frame-by-frame in GIF format. Ever since Dana White “leaked” the footage, the world has gone crazy. For some, it answered the questions they had, others weren’t so...

Aug 17, 2017 4:12 pm

BREAKING | Jorge Masvidal vs. Stephen Thompson Set for UFC 217

  It may not compare to last year’s UFC debut at Madison Square Garden, but UFC 217 is definitely stacked. According to Jorge Masvidal, after a little bit of social media trash talk, the huge event just got more violent. On his Twitter, Gamebred announced that he and “Wonderbread” Stephen Thompson will fight each other...

Aug 17, 2017 1:59 pm

Malignaggi reveals ‘dirty’ habits from sparring that could affect the outcome of Mayweather vs McGregor

Former two-weight boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi has been a common name seen in the media headlines recently. The reasons being Malignaggi’s boxing career tethered to his controversial experience in Conor McGregor’s training camp for his mega-million dollar fight against Floyd Mayweather. Malignaggi is no longer helping with McGregor’s training camp as he removed himself...

Aug 17, 2017 1:48 pm

Former boxing sparring partner points out Conor McGregor’s discernible weaknesses

It comes as no surprise to former IBO and IBF welterweight boxing champion Chris van Heerden that Paulie Malignaggi and Conor McGregor’s relationship ended on a sour note. Van Heerden also helped McGregor out with some sparring for his rematch with Nate Diaz and was at the punching end of an edited video clip that...

Aug 17, 2017 1:42 pm

Valentina Shevchenko shares her take on why Amanda Nunes pulled out of UFC 213

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko are scheduled to fight once again at UFC 215. Nunes and Shevchenko first met in the Octagon in March of last year at UFC 196 where Nunes won a unanimous decision after Shevchenko turned things up in the third round. The two were set to fight...

Aug 17, 2017 1:35 pm

Conor McGregor Just Released an App For All His Catchphrases Called MacTalk

Isn’t it annoying  when you’re the biggest Conor McGregor fan on the planet and you get a text from someone that you don’t even know? Now, you can send that guy an audio clip of your favorite fighter asking, ‘who the fook’ he is. Maybe you’re a kid and your mom is hassling you to...

Aug 17, 2017 12:20 pm

Fabricio Werdum being targeted for a return at UFC 216

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum is reportedly making an October return to the Octagon at UFC 216. MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani tweeted on Thursday that the UFC was targeting Werdum, the current #2 UFC ranked heavyweight, to take on #7 ranked heavyweight Derrick Lewis on October 7 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas,...

Aug 17, 2017 10:36 am

Chris Weidman is Contemplating Moving Up to Light Heavyweight

After suffering three straight losses to the top of the division’s heap, Chris Weidman finally secured a win over Kelvin Gastelum. The luck of the All-American may be looking up, but the outlook of the UFC’s middlweight division he calls home is still murky. Georges St-Pierre swooped down like some MMA super hero and cut...

Aug 17, 2017 9:54 am

Josh Barnett Presents The World’s Most Metal Playlist

It’s time for a quick survey: Are you caught up on Japanese pro wrestling? Do you like to spend your days covered in grease, tinkering with badass American muscle cars? On a Friday night, are you more likely to be drinking from a goblet and playing Magic the Gathering than out at a club? Have...

Aug 17, 2017 9:54 am

Justin Bieber makes prediction for Mayweather-McGregor, Mayweather Sr. doesn’t like it

Pretty much very everybody has a prediction for the upcoming boxing mega fight between Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Conor McGregor. That includes pop sensation Justin Bieber. Bieber made his prediction during a recent chat with TMZ, explaining that while he is “team Mayweather”, he doesn’t expect the undefeated pugilist to win by knockout. “You thinking...

Aug 17, 2017 9:10 am

Max Holloway Calls Out McGregor For Saying He’s Still Featherweight Champ

The UFC did everything they could to stop Max Holloway. People have fought less talent and received a title shot, but Holloway was never that lucky. Whether it was just the draw of the cards, or the UFC stalling to see how the featherweight division lives without Conor McGregor, they put opponent after opponent in...

Aug 17, 2017 8:49 am

“Humble” Conor McGregor predicts Mayweather fight won’t leave first round

Last night, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor appeared on the Conan O’Brien show to discuss his August 26 boxing match with the undefeated Floyd Mayweather. As always, McGregor was pure confidence and bravado. “I said [I’d win inside] four [rounds], but that’s me being humble,” the champ told Conan O’Brien (h/t MMAFighting.com). “I don’t believe...

Aug 17, 2017 7:24 am

PHOTOS | Former UFC owner Frank Fertitta buys $70 million penthouse in Manhattan

Mid-way through 2016, the UFC was sold to WME-IMG for upward of $4 billion. Needless to say, those that had a stake in the company at the time pocketed a pretty penny. One of the most significant owners at the time of the sale was Frank Fertitta, brother of Lorenzo Fertitta. Together, the brothers owned...