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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...

Aug 17, 2017 6:42 am

Report: Lyoto Machida to get tough test in October comeback fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

Aug 17, 2017 6:00 am

Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw is official for UFC 217, Garbrandt issues quick threat

It’s official. UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt the very first defense of his bantamweight title at UFC 217, this November 4 in New York City, New York. His opponent will be his arch rival, former champion TJ DIllashaw. Though this bout has long been expected to occur at this November card, which goes...

Aug 16, 2017 7:21 pm

Breaking! Anderson Silva returns to the octagon on November 25 in Shanghai

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva will throw down with perennial division contender Kelvin Gastelum on November 25 in Shanghai, China. Kelvin Gastelum just took to Instagram where he announced the fight as official. Confirmed! #NewEra #NewGeneration #allglorytogod #kingsmma #onamission4gold A post shared by Kelvin Gastelum (@kgastelum) on Aug 16, 2017 at 7:14pm PDT Anderson...

Aug 16, 2017 6:59 pm

Diego Sanchez returns to welterweight on November 11 against “The Immortal”

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez will return to welterweight on November 11 when he meets “The Immortal” Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, Virginia. UFC officials just announced the scrap. Matt Brown (@IamTheImmortal) vs. @DiegoSanchezUFC added to #UFCNorfolk (November 11th) #UFC #MMA pic.twitter.com/MnKnwQDDQm — Farah Hannoun (@Farah_Hannoun) August 17, 2017...

Aug 16, 2017 3:20 pm

McGregor Tells Malignaggi to Shut His Mouth and Get in Line to Fight Him

  Conor McGregor pre-fight conference calls have always been a must-listen, so of course you can’t miss the audio from today’s May/Mac call. In less than two weeks, McGregor will step into the ring and box Floyd Mayweather. However, it’s that other boxer that keeps creeping into the conversation. After ‘knocking down’ Paul Malignaggi in...

Aug 16, 2017 2:20 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 46 // Misha Circunov | Richard Perez

BJPENN Radio is back tonight at 8PM ET/5PM PT with more of what you crave! 8:15PM ET- Kicking off the show tonight we are joined by 9th ranked light-heavyweight, Misha Cirkunov. Following the announcement that Misha will be facing off against Glover Texeira at UFC Fight Night 119 in Sao Paulo, Brazil, we’ll be previewing...

Aug 16, 2017 1:59 pm

Dan Hardy Breaks Down the Stances and Approaches of Mayweather vs. McGregor

Last week, Dan Hardy got brought into the Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fray and he quickly proved his worth breaking down the glove issue. The former UFC welterweight title challenger is back this week, analyzing the vast difference between the type of stance each fighter is going to come out with. We all know...

Aug 16, 2017 1:56 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager states the only fight options Khabib will accept

News erupted on Tuesday when UFC President Dana White announced that Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee will be fighting for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216. Many were wondering what happened to the #1 UFC ranked lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov. White addressed the question regarding “The Eagle” when he revealed the fight between...

Aug 16, 2017 1:52 pm

Boxing referee analyzes Conor McGregor’s knockdown of Paulie Malignaggi

The fight that could break all the records and be the richest fight in all of combat sports is less than two weeks away as Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor are busy preparing for their mega-money fight. With the news of the Nevada Athletic Commission approving the glove size going down to 8 ounces instead...

Aug 16, 2017 12:46 pm

Mayweather’s Ridiculous Stats From His Past 10 Fights Prove McGregor Has Little Chance

While a constant double-edged sword, the internet is a wonderful tool. Since the announcement of Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather, the gears have been turning and steam blowing out of everyone’s hard drives. You could waste an entire year of your life perusing through all the hot takes involving this freak show boxing bout. Anyone...

Aug 16, 2017 11:57 am

Conor McGregor and Coach React to Boxing Floyd Mayweather in 8oz Gloves

The mission has been accomplished. Floyd Mayweather played the system to get the gloves changed to a smaller size to push the betting lines, since he’s betting on himself. Conor McGregor gets the 8oz gloves to push the lore of his mystical and mutant power. All parties are happy, even McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh. In...

Aug 16, 2017 11:05 am

Floyd Mayweather Talks Bets With Jimmy Kimmel and Teases MMA Fight with Conor McGregor

As the spectacle of Conor McGregor boxing Floyd Mayweather draws near, the media parade heats up. Mayweather is fresh from his appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live to talk about the fight and said some interesting things. Despite talks of the fight not selling as well as people thought, Mayweather says it’s on track to beat...

Aug 16, 2017 10:37 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov looks pretty healthy for a guy who is too hurt to fight at UFC 216

The reason Dana White gave for Ferguson vs. Lee was that Nurmagomedov wasn’t ready. This was him yesterday. #UFC216 https://t.co/lQQbSVoNyJ pic.twitter.com/j5u3ODg5r6 — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) August 16, 2017 Yesterday evening, we learned that streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson will battle seventh-ranked lightweight contender Kevin Lee – not the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov – for the interim...

Aug 16, 2017 10:21 am

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor reveal expected fight weights for August 26 showdown

The contracted weight for Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor‘s August 26 boxing match is 154 pounds. That said, neither man is likely to weigh exactly that much on fight night. Instead, McGregor is sure to be a little over, while Mayweather should tip the scales slightly below the fight’s 154-pound cap. The expected fight weights of...

Aug 16, 2017 9:58 am

BREAKING | Glove Size for Mayweather vs. McGregor Will Be 8oz Gloves

Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is a circus show with many rides and many moving pieces. The latest merry-go-round is the contested glove size. Originally, the glove size was set at 10oz because all boxing bouts contested at 154lbs wear that size. Floyd Mayweather, whose last six fights were fought wearing the smaller gloves, brought...

Aug 16, 2017 9:23 am

BREAKING | Referee and judges announced for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

The Nevada State Athletic Commission is currently in session, as it irons out a few of the most important details for Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather Jr.’s blockbuster August 26 boxing match. Just minutes ago, the commission announced both the referee and judges for this massive boxing match. The referee will be Robert Byrd, who...

Aug 16, 2017 8:43 am

Conor McGregor explains why he’s not impressed by Canelo or GGG

On August 26, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather in a contest being hailed as “the biggest fight in combat sports history.” In the eyes of many boxing purists, though, it’s more of a freak show. In their eyes, the real super fight occurs on...

Aug 16, 2017 7:08 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s coach and father reacts to Ferguson-Lee news

Last night, we learned that top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson would be fighting Kevin Lee – not the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov – for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 216 this October 7. Unsurprisingly, this news was not particularly well received by Nurmagomedov’s team. Speaking on his Russian social media account, Nurmagomedov’s father and...