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Jun 20, 2016 5:40 pm

Report: Zuffa accepts $4.2 billion bid for purchase of the UFC

The sale of the UFC is moving forward, according to a report from FloCombat. The report claims that they have confirmed through multiple sources that a $4.2 billion bid coming from a group that includes WME-IMG, the Dalian Wanda Group, The Kraft Group and Tencent Holdings was accepted by Zuffa. One big component to the...

Jun 20, 2016 3:21 pm

Georges St-Pierre explains why he wants to fight again after three-year hiatus

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre made it clear on Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour” that he is ready to get back in the Octagon. “Rush” last fought in November 2013 where he took a controversial split-decision win over Johny Hendricks. However, after a recent successful test camp to ensure his skills were still...

Jun 20, 2016 2:26 pm

Georges St-Pierre denies reaching out to Michael Bisping for fight but is all for it

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre announced on Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour” that he is ready to fight in the UFC once again. Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping recently said that St-Pierre’s team reached out to him about fighting for his title. However, St-Pierre cleared things up and told Ariel Helwani that...

Jun 20, 2016 1:37 pm

Georges St-Pierre is ready to fight in the UFC again based off successful test camp

Former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has just announced that he is ready to return to fighting in the UFC Octagon once again. St-Pierre spoke with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of “The MMA Hour” and let the world know that he just completed a successful test fight camp to ensure that he is capable...

Jun 20, 2016 11:58 am

PHOTO | Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson still friends after fighting

Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson put their friendship aside for five rounds in the Octagon as the two fought in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 over the weekend. “Wonderboy” was able to pick up a unanimous decision victory over MacDonald and has likely positioned himself as the next fighter to be in...

Jun 20, 2016 11:31 am

Brock Lesnar’s BJJ coach reveals their goal for fight with Mark Hunt

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 200. The WWE superstar will face the devastating striker Mark Hunt in a heavyweight match that will surely attract a lot of viewers for the significant UFC event. Lesnar’s BJJ coach, Rodrigo “Comprido” Medeiros spoke with MMA Fighting recently on...

Jun 20, 2016 10:48 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor training with BJJ World champion

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is busy preparing for his rematch with his rival Nate Diaz. To prepare for the rematch with Diaz, McGregor has brought in BJJ world champion Dillon Danis. Danis is a black belt under Marcelo Garcia and was brought in to help to get “The Notorious” prepared for Diaz’s Cesar Gracie...

Jun 20, 2016 10:21 am

Chad Mendes reveals some information regarding his potential USADA violation

Former UFC featherweight title contender Chad Mendes was flagged recently for a “potential Anti-Doping Policy violation” by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC released a statement saying that they were notified of the potential violation by USADA after they collected an out-of-competition sample from Mendes. Mendes revealed some information on twitter saying, “I didn’t...

Jun 20, 2016 9:55 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping reveals some shocking truth since winning UFC gold

[ooyala code=”Mzc3k5NDE6Q2PpD7r9u6eHj3O6cly9wA” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″] Newly-crowned UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping posted a new video to his social media on Monday to prove that he has not changed since realizing his dreams of winning a UFC title. “The Count” shows his hilarious display of character in his video, letting everyone know that he is...

Jun 20, 2016 1:26 am

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg was in the emergency room for terrible black widow spider bite

Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg was recently bitten by a black widow spider and had to be taken to a hospital emergency room. Cyborg spoke with TMZ recently about her bite and gave the latest on her condition and what it means for her future with training and getting prepared for her next fight. Will...

Jun 19, 2016 10:54 am

Derek Brunson is out; Mousasi calls for Hall, Belfort or Bisping to step up

Former Strikeforce title holder Gegard Mousasi was expected to square off with rising contender Derek Brunson at July’s stacked UFC 200 event. Unfortunately for fight fans, Brunson has apparently suffered an injury that has forced him off the July 9 fight card: I have been informed that @DerekBrunson is out. I am waiting to find...

Jun 19, 2016 10:13 am

Chris Weidman: “GSP looking for an easy fight against Bisping”

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman wants a shot at newly crowned title holder Michael Bisping. “The Count” is call the shots however, and has told Weidman he is not next in line. Weidman spoke about the reality that Michael Bisping is now the UFC’s middleweight champion during a fan Q&A at UFC Ottawa: “I...

Jun 19, 2016 10:04 am

Cowboy Cerrone: “According to my pay, I don’t mean sh*t to the UFC”

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone picked up an impressive TKO victory over Patrick Cote in the co-main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 card in Ottawa. At the events post-fight press conference, “Cowboy” voiced his displeasure with his current UFC contract: “That all sounds nice, but according to my pay, I...

Jun 19, 2016 9:43 am

Pros react to Stephen Thompson’s win over Rory MacDonald

Stephen Thompson likely secured himself a welterweight title shot at UFC Fight Night 89 last night after he scored a decision victory over Rory MacDonald in the evening’s main event. Here is how the pros reacted to “Wonderboy’s” big win: I feel like @rory_macdonald is blocking his nose most the fight. — Tyron T-Wood Woodley...

Jun 19, 2016 9:32 am

Pros react to Donald Cerrone’s TKO victory over Patrick Cote

Donald Cerrone scored an impressive TKO victory over former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote as last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa. Here is how the pros reacted to “Cowboy’s” big win: Ride em Cowboy!!!! — Cub Swanson (@CubSwanson) June 19, 2016 https://twitter.com/CubSwanson/status/744389364784861185 Cowboy opening up a lot of eyes with this performance....

Jun 19, 2016 9:19 am

VIDEO | The UFC pays tribute to Kimbo Slice

During last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 broadcast the UFC paid tribute to Kimbo Slice who tragically passed away on June 6 at just 42 years of age. Check out the above tribute video which showcases some of Kimbo’s most memorable moments. [ooyala code=”tvN2N1MzE6wTqZ1iQcOMg511am_K1IKF” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″]

Jun 19, 2016 9:13 am

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone’s backstage interview

Donald Cerrone earned a very impressive TKO victory over former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote in the co-main event of last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 card in Ottawa. “Cowboy” was able to drop “The Predator” on multiple occasions in the fight before eventually putting him away in round three. Check out what Cerrone had...

Jun 19, 2016 9:07 am

VIDEO | Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald octagon interviews

Stephen Thompson defeated Rory MacDonald via decision in the main event of UFC Fight Night 89 last night in Ottawa. Check out both fighters post-fight octagon interviews in the above video. [ooyala code=”cxeWczNDE6RJ040jXyA_Gp-ffv3gFDLW” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″]

Jun 19, 2016 8:58 am

VIDEO | UFC Fight Night 89 Press Conference (Replay)

Last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. Stephen Thompson was able to defeat Rory MacDonald in the evenings main event via decision. Donald Cerrone earned a TKO victory over former middleweight title challenger Patrick Cote in the evenings main event. Steve Boss and Sean O’Connell provided...

Jun 19, 2016 8:53 am

VIDEO | Lesnar vs. Hunt – The Beast is on the Hunt

During last night’s UFC Fight Night 89 broadcast, the UFC released a new preview for the highly anticipated Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt heavyweight showdown at UFC 200. The former UFC heavyweight champion will return to the octagon for the first time since losing to Alistair Overeem at UFC 141. Meanwhile, Mark Hunt is coming...

Jun 19, 2016 8:47 am

UFC Fight Night 89 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 89’ in Ottawa delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at last night’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 89’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Donald Cerrone...

Jun 18, 2016 11:09 pm

VIDEO | Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: 89’, Stephen Thompson and Rory MacDonald squared off in an incredible matchup that saw the welterweight #1 contender crowned. Thompson used his elite level striking to to pick apart MacDonald, ultimately winning a unanimous decision, and likely getting a crack at the winner of UFC 201’s Lawler...

Jun 18, 2016 10:45 pm

VIDEO | Joanne Calderwood destroys Valerie Letourneau with brutal body kick

To kick off the main card on Fox Sports 1, Joanne Calderwood and Valerie Letourneau competed in the first UFC women’s flyweight fight. In the 3rd round, Calderwood landed a front kick to the body of Letourneau that landed clean. Letourneau turned her back to Calderwood as she began trying to walk to the corner...

Jun 18, 2016 10:31 pm

UFN 89 Results: Stephen Thompson defeats Rory MacDonald via decision

A welterweight bout between former title challenger Rory MacDonald (18-4 MMA) and top contender Stephen Thompson (13-1 MMA) served as the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 89 card in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. Round one begins and both men start slow trying to find their range. Rory shoots in and dives on a leg...