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Oct 17, 2017 5:50 am

Kenny Florian questions Jose Aldo’s motivation after Holloway loss

Back in June, featherweight great Jose Aldo stepped into the cage to defend the UFC featherweight title against the streaking Max Holloway. Despite a strong start, Aldo was ultimately TKO’d by his young foe, surrendering the belt in the process. While nothing can be taken away from Holloway, UFC analyst Kenny Florian believes Aldo’s loss...

Oct 17, 2017 5:37 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov shares his ideal plans for the lightweight division

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 216, Tony Ferguson defeated Kevin Lee to win the UFC interim lightweight title. Yet in the opinion of Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is one of Ferguson’s fiercest rivals, Ferguson should now be considered the undisputed champion. It’s for this reason that Nurmagomedov wants to fight Ferguson next...

Oct 16, 2017 2:05 pm

Conor McGregor puts a huge ‘Mac land’ party together for son’s christening

Current UFC undisputed lightweight champion Conor McGregor earned the biggest payday of his career in his last competition. McGregor made a crossover into the sport of boxing where he took on Floyd Mayweather for his professional boxing debut. McGregor earned a guaranteed $30 million purse for the fight that he lost in the 10th round...

Oct 16, 2017 1:44 pm

Dana White talks Conor McGregor’s next fight and location

Conor McGregor fans are all anxiously awaiting to hear what will come next for the current UFC lightweight champion. Coming off his professional boxing debut where he lost to Floyd Mayweather by TKO in the 10th round, many are expecting to see “The Notorious” defend his UFC title in the Octagon. Last week, UFC President...

Oct 16, 2017 12:21 pm

Derrick Lewis didn’t get paid after last-minute UFC 216 injury withdrawal

The most recent UFC pay-per-view on the calendar was UFC 216, which went down on October 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. While the card ultimately went down as a very fun one, it was unfortunately rattled by a last minute loss to its main card, as heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis was forced out of his...

Oct 16, 2017 12:18 pm

Grappling stud signs contract for professional MMA debut

It’s always interesting to see the evolution of fighters that are standouts in specific disciplines and transition to mixed martial arts. The latest grappling phenom to sign a contract and move on to a career in MMA is New Jersey’s Garry Tonon. Tonon signed a multi-fight exclusive contract with One Championship that was announced via...

Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am

Justin Gaethje explains why he will be avoiding short-notice fights

Justin Gaethje is one of the most consistently exciting fighters in the sport of MMA. Time and time again, the former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion and current UFC lightweight contender has flaunted his willingness to engage pretty much anybody in a tooth-and-nail brawl, gambling with his very consciousness for our entertainment. Given Gaethje’s...

Oct 16, 2017 9:25 am

Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan catch criticism for biased commentary, Cormier apologizes

Earlier this month, on the undercard of UFC 216, Cody Stamann and Tom Duquesnoy collided in a clash of bantamweight prospects. Though both fighters possessed identical 15-1 professional records, many felt that the Octagon-side commentary of Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan leaned a little too far in favor of the highly-hyped Frenchman Duquesnoy. Stamann, who ended...

Oct 16, 2017 9:07 am

Alexander Gustafsson makes prediction for possible Oezdemir vs. Cormier fight

Though nothing is official just yet, it sounds as though the next UFC light heavyweight title fight will pit reinstated champion Daniel Cormier against surging Swiss contender Volkan Oezdemir. If this fight does go down as expected, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson will be watching it intently, as he’s likely to be the next man in line for...

Oct 16, 2017 8:12 am

Tyron Woodley believes there’s only one fight that Ronda Rousey will return for

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey‘s last fight: an abrupt, December 2016 knockout loss to reigning UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. This last Rousey fight, meanwhile, was preceded by an even longer layoff, as her next most recent fight occurred all the way back in November of 2015, when she...

Oct 16, 2017 6:45 am

Days after UFC release, Ian McCall has found a new home

Earlier this month, we learned that long-time UFC flyweight contender Ian McCall had been granted a release from his UFC contract. It did not take long for him to find a new home. Just days removed from his UFC release, McCall has signed with Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation, per Nick Strickland of FanSided. McCall will...

Oct 16, 2017 6:02 am

VIDEO | Paulie Malignaggi claims talks are occurring for possible Conor McGregor fight

One of the biggest stories to emerge from the buildup of Conor McGregor‘s recent boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. was his beef with Paulie Malignaggi. Malignaggi was originally brought into McGregor’s camp as a training partner, but after feeling as though he’d been unfairly represented by the Irishman and his team, he departed. Since...

Oct 15, 2017 3:27 pm

VIDEO | This Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz tattoo might be the best MMA tattoo ever

@thenotoriousmma vs @natediaz209 !! Nate is fully healed apart from a few tiny spots and Conor is 80% fresh, @ufc #ufc Done using @inkjecta @intenzetattooink @inkeeze @killerinktattoo @electrumstencilproducts @dermalizepro @thelvxlightofficial @immortalprime @sullenclothing @inkedmag @cheyenne_tattooequipment #cheyenneoriginalcartridges #sullenclothing #inkedmag @joerogan A post shared by Steve Butcher (@stevebutchertattoos) on Oct 12, 2017 at 2:54pm PDT The sport of...

Oct 15, 2017 2:57 pm

PHOTO | Gun-toting Artem Lobov directs threat at upcoming opponent Andre Fili

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the Polish port city of Gdansk with the compelling, 12-fight UFC fight Night 118. While the main card will feature names like Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, Darren Till, Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and Jan Blachowicz it’s arguable that one of the most intriguing fights on the entire bill occurs on...

Oct 15, 2017 2:06 pm

VIDEO | Watch UFC veteran Tatsuya Kawajiri get crushed by a knee at Rizin FF 7

Last night, Rizin Fighting Federation touched down in Fukuoka, Japan with a exciting night of fights (though there were certainly lulls in the action). One of the highlights of the card was the latest appearance of former UFC featherweight contender Tatsuya Kawajiri. Unfortunately for Kawajiri and his fans, however, this return to action went fairly disastrously. ...

Oct 15, 2017 12:56 pm

Gokhan Saki discusses his progress in wrestling, jiu jitsu

Just weeks removed from his successful UFC debut – a first round clobbering of Henrique da Silva – kickboxing icon Gokhan Saki is already scheduled for his second Octagon bout. This sophomore UFC effort will occur at UFC 219 this December 30, when he will battle rising light heavyweight contender Khalil Rountree. Speaking to MMAFighting.com...

Oct 15, 2017 11:56 am

After successful surgery, Germaine de Randamie begins training for next fight

It’s been a turbulent few year for Germaine de Randamie. After winning the inaugural UFC featherweight title with a controversial decision win over former bantamweight champion Holly Holm, de Randamie was stripped of that title based on her refusal to fight featherweight great Cris “Cyborg” Justino. From there, de Randamie shared her intention to drop...

Oct 15, 2017 10:15 am

EXCLUSIVE | Eddie Bravo breaks down possible Tony Ferguson vs. Conor McGregor fight

As the undisputed UFC lightweight champion and interim UFC lightweight champion respectively, Conor McGregor and Tony Ferguson seem destined to fight. At this point, it really just seems to be a question of when they actually collide. Whenever the fight happens, fans are bound to be divided in their predictions for it. The fight’s early odds...

Oct 15, 2017 9:42 am

Tito Ortiz updates on possible comeback fight

Back in January, former UFC light heavyweight champ and recent Bellator MMA star Tito Ortiz stepped into the cage with Chael Sonnen in a bout that was supposed to be the last of his career. After winning this fight with a first-round choke, the MMA legend seemed perfectly prepared to ride off into the sunset....

Oct 15, 2017 4:40 am

Frank Shamrock and Kazushi Sakuraba Hand Fought to a Draw at RIZIN

Two legends of MMA. We’re talking about literal combat sports architects here. Before Frank Shamrock was the first ever UFC light heavyweight champion and went on to hold belts in WEC and Strikeforce, he was fighting in Pancrase. Kazushi Sakuraba wiped out the Gracie family one-by-one long before they were demystified. Back when Sakuraba was...

Oct 14, 2017 8:13 pm

Artem Lobov ‘Dying’ To Get His Hands on Andre Fili

It wasn’t too long ago that the internet weighed in with criticisms that Artem Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC, or in a fight with Cub Swanson. That all quieted down when Conor McGregor’s right hand man took the fourth best featherweight in the world to a decision. He didn’t win the fight, but it...

Oct 14, 2017 7:10 pm

Julianna Pena Announced She’s Going to Be a Mom But Will Still Kick Ass For UFC

It wasn’t too long ago that Julianna Pena was knocking on the door to a women’s UFC bantamweight title shot. Things didn’t end up going her way in the Octagon in her last fight, but everything else seems to be doing awesome. She’s a regular part of Combate America’s successful fight cards doing commentary work...