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Dec 7, 2016 6:47 am

Edson Barboza thinks his leg kicks have scared off potential opponents

Edson Barboza, who currently holds the number-5 spot in the stacked UFC lightweight division, is known as one of the best leg-kickers in the game. In fact, he might just be the best leg-kicker in MMA outright. Time after time, the Brazilian has dazzled fans and bewildered his opponents by bludgeoning legs into useless stumps...

Dec 7, 2016 5:54 am

Dominick Cruz: Cody Garbrandt is like Shane Carwin, and we all saw what happened to him

On December 30, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against the young Cody Garbrandt. In advance of this bantamweight title showdown, both fighters have pretty clear paths to victory. If Cruz wants to win, he’ll need to avoid Garbrandt’s fight-altering punching power and drag him...

Dec 6, 2016 8:30 pm

Amidst many layoffs, UFC hires new Chief Financial Officer

There has been quite a bit of restructuring with the UFC staff since the new owners WME-IMG took over in the $4 billion acquisition. Dozens of staff members have been let go, including UFC Hall of Fame legends Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes. Now, amidst all the company restructuring taking place with the biggest mixed...

Dec 6, 2016 4:56 pm

Tyron Woodley starts social media campaign for Conor McGregor fight

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is definitely starting to like the idea of defending his belt against the newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Woodley has previously stated that he felt it would not be a good matchup between the two given the size of the lightweight and welterweight champions. “So he is a...


Dec 6, 2016 2:01 pm

VIDEO | Derrick Lewis’ 5 best UFC knockouts

Though the MMA community is quite transfixed on Saturday’s UFC 206 card, which will feature big names like Anthony Pettis, Max Holloway, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Matt Brown, this is actually not the most immediate UFC card on the calendar. Before the UFC returns to Toronto for UFC 206, the Octagon will touch down in...

Dec 6, 2016 2:01 pm

VIDEO | Robin Black breaks down Doo Ho Choi vs. Cub Swanson

This Saturday, the UFC will return to Toronto for the first time since September of 2013. It will do so with UFC 206, a card that has been rocked by fighter withdrawals but still stands out as a very exciting one. The UFC 206 lineup is highlighted by several extremely compelling matchups. One such matchup...

Dec 6, 2016 2:00 pm

Dana White gives timeframe for the return of Jon Jones

Though Jon Jones stands out as one of the best mixed martial artists ever, he’s had an undeniably rough few years. His recent career has been marred by everything from cocaine use to a hit-and-run involving a pregnant woman. Earlier this year, of course, it looked like a matured Jones might finally be getting his life...

Dec 6, 2016 12:12 pm

Former boxing champion rips Conor McGregor for Floyd Mayweather comments

Since UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 last month to win the lightweight championship, talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match have continued to pick up steam. While McGregor will be sidelined until May with the upcoming birth of his child, talks...

Dec 6, 2016 11:41 am

Max Holloway wants to make history like Conor McGregor did

Hawaiian featherweight Max Holloway is currently on a fantastic, 9-fight winning-streak. The last man he lost to is former featherweight champion and current lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Their fight occurred all the way back in 2013. Since then, Holloway has established himself as one of the best fighters on earth – as evidenced by his...

Dec 6, 2016 10:50 am

Bjorn Rebney blasts new UFC owners

Former Bellator MMA CEO Bjorn Rebney recently found himself making headlines recently when he joined former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC champions TJ Dillashaw & Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. While the association mostly received praise form fighters,...

Dec 6, 2016 9:55 am

Cris Cyborg explains why she turned down two UFC featherweight title fights

Since Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her successful UFC debut back in May at UFC 198, the arguable pound for pound women’s champ has been campaigning for the UFC to create a women’s featherweight division. With that being said, many fight fans were shocked to learn this week that when the UFC...

Dec 6, 2016 9:21 am

Dana White questions Donald Cerrone joining MMAAA, rips Bjorn Rebney

Last week, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, top ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone, and top ranked middleweight Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA) along with former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. The move was a very historic one, with numerous fighters...

Dec 6, 2016 9:14 am

Henry Cejudo reveals Dana White apologized for robbery in Joseph Benavidez fight

This past weekend, in the co-main event of The Ultimate Fighter season 24 Finale, coaches Joseph Benavidez & Henry Cejudo squared off in a highly anticipated flyweight showdown. With the possibility of a fight with flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson on the line, both men gave the fight everything they had. Ultimately, the judges scored the...

Dec 6, 2016 8:43 am

Dana White reveals UFC offered Cris Cyborg two title fights at 145 pounds

In 2016, Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg successfully made her UFC debut earlier this year when she successfully defeated Leslie Smith at UFC 198 back in May. Given that Cyborg competes in the women’s featherweight division under the Invicta banner, her fight with Smith was a catchweight fight of 140 pounds. In her...

Dec 6, 2016 7:41 am

VIDEO| “Sugar” Shane Mosley is confident he’d KO Conor McGregor in a boxing match

  Add former three-weight boxing champion “Sugar” Shane Mosley to the long list of boxers confident they’d dominate UFC star Conor McGregor in the boxing ring. In a recent interview with TMZ, the aging talent patiently fielded questions about an extremely hypothetical showdown with McGregor, and assured that he’d beat him in a boxing match....

Dec 6, 2016 6:43 am

Report: UFC working on a Julianna Peña vs. Valentina Shevchenko bout

With Miesha Tate retired and Holly Holm on a two-fight losing streak, Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko stand out as the two best female bantamweights on earth outside of Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. According to a Monday afternoon report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, they could soon be pitted against each other. Not officially done...

Dec 6, 2016 5:57 am

Tony Ferguson is considering a drop to featherweight: I would pose a big threat

Last month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Mexico, Tony Ferguson earned a unanimous decision victory over former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos. With this win, which was undeniably the biggest of his career, Ferguson extended his win streak to a whopping nine straight. From there, Ferguson seemed ready for a...

Dec 5, 2016 5:14 pm

VIDEO | Dan Hardy’s incredible breakdown of Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis matchup

The main event for UFC 206 took a turn when it was revealed that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier would not compete on the card due to suffering an injury. Cormier was set to rematch Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in a five-round championship fight. With the light-heavyweight title fight no longer on the card, the...

Dec 5, 2016 12:52 pm

BJJ star Dillon Danis is still interested in an MMA fight with Nate Diaz

When Conor McGregor tapped to a Nate Diaz rear-naked choke in March of this year, it influenced him to make a complete overhaul of his camp. Part of this overhaul was the introduction of BJJ star Dillon Danis to his roster of training partners. Danis would become an instrumental part of McGregor’s training for his rematch...

Dec 5, 2016 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz on Cody Garbrandt: He’s literally about as smart as a rock

On December 30, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against dangerous undefeated striker Cody Garbrandt. It’s arguable, of course, that the shot should have instead been awarded to former champ TJ Dillashaw, but Cruz and Garbrandt’s sizzling beef was more than enough to convince...

Dec 5, 2016 10:54 am

TUF 24 Finale salary report: Demetrious Johnson increases his earnings from last competiton

Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his UFC flyweight championship belt for the ninth consecutive time over the weekend and earned himself the highest payout from The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale. Johnson beat the TUF season 24 tournament winner Tim Elliott by unanimous decision in a five-round title fight and earned himself $350,000 in doing so,...