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Aug 18, 2015 12:39 am

Cain Velasquez Talks Boxing, Breaks Down Floyd Mayweather’s Game

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Aug 18, 2015 12:01 am

All-Access! — UFC’s Ben Rothwell And Pat Miletich Goof Off Backstage

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Aug 17, 2015 7:07 am

Bellator heavyweight puts Kimbo Slice on blast for dodging fight

Long before Kimbo Slice signed the dotted lines to face veteran Ken Shamrock at Bellator 138, the heavyweight brawler was originally in talks to face an up and coming Bellator fighter. Lorenzo Hood claims he was supposed to be Slice’s first opponent in Bellator before “Slice/Shamrock” was announced. “I was in discussions to fight him...

Aug 17, 2015 7:01 am

Josh Thomson set to make explosive debut at Bellator’s “Dynamite” event

Add Media Less than a week removed from his signing with the company, Bellator already has major plans for Josh Thomson. “The Punk” may be making his debut sooner than expected at Bellator’s “Dynamite” super-card in September. Thomson will be squaring off with fellow newcomer Mike Bronzoulis on September 19, 2015 at “Bellator 142: Dynamite”,...

Aug 15, 2015 2:09 pm

Phil Davis Compares UFC Exit To Breaking Up With A Girlfriend

Former UFC light heavyweight and current Bellator MMA fighter Phil Davis, recently took part in a media day in Los Angeles and of course the topic of leaving the UFC came up. Davis didn’t shy away from talking about it and instead gave a pretty unique analogy for how he felt after leaving the promotion he...

Aug 15, 2015 7:26 am

‘Bellator 145: Vengeance’ Headlined By Two Title Fights

The next ‘tentpole’ event for Bellator MMA will go down on Nov. 6, with ‘Bellator 145: Vengeance.’ The event will feature two title fights, in the co-main and main event. Will Brooks will defend his lightweight title against Marcin Held before bantamweight champ Patricio Freire takes on challenger Daniel Straus for the third time. The...

Aug 15, 2015 5:29 am

Bas Rutten Answers — Richest or Toughest, Who’d You Rather Be?

[ooyala code=”JnN2pzdjrZpujxuEgQynXppOpM74z-6V” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”960″ height=”540″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] During a recent Q & A session former UFC champions BJ Penn and Bas Rutten sit down for a candid discussion, where anything goes. Bas was asked by Penn who he’d rather be, The Richest Man In The World, or The Toughest? Bas’ response probably won’t surprise any...

Aug 15, 2015 2:31 am

MUST WATCH – Ronda Rousey Judo Throws Female Training Partner Repeatedly — Could You Hang?

[ooyala code=”lkYTBmdjqZb9Hed69VRKEmRPi9ncaMq4″ player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ width=”640″ height=”360″ auto=”true” autoplay=”true”] Ronda Rousey has taken the UFC torch, once held by several MMA greats, and ran all the way to the mainstream with it. The UFC champion, and Olympic Medalist, has captured the hearts of a generation, and in doing so cemented herself as the sport’s biggest draw. Watch...

Aug 15, 2015 2:30 am

All-Access! — Backstage Penn Reaction To Hughes’ Induction Humor

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Aug 15, 2015 2:30 am

WATCH – The Elusive Nick Diaz Works On Balance At Venice Beach

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Aug 14, 2015 12:40 pm

Bellator Champions Go At Each Other––’I’ll Slap You In The F*cking Mouth’

Another day, another Twitter war. In what’s starting to become common practice, two Bellator champions engaged in a heated back and forth on the good ol’ 140 characters or less platform. Bellator bantamweight champ Patricio Freire kicked things off by poking lightweight champion Will Brooks with a jab about their placement on the Bellator 145...

Aug 14, 2015 10:36 am

They’re Baaack! — More Story Time With BJ Penn And Matt Hughes

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Aug 14, 2015 9:05 am

ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI) Ep. 1––WATCH NOW!

Episode 1: The ONE Middleweight World ChampionshipWATCH THIS: Get your adrenaline pumping for ONE: DYNASTY OF CHAMPIONS (SHANGHAI) on 1 September! #ONEFightNight Posted by ONE Championship on Thursday, August 13, 2015 Check out the first episode in the lead up series to ONE: Dynasty of Champions (Shanghai). The event goes down on Sept. 1 and...

Aug 14, 2015 7:11 am

ONE Championship 30 lineup complete with nine bouts!

The lineup for next month’s ONE Championship 30 fight card is complete, with a total of nine exciting bouts for fans to look forward to wacthing. “ONE Championship 30: Dynasty of Champions” takes place September 1 live from the Mercedes-Benz Arena in Shanghai, China. The event is headlined by a middleweight title fight featuring current...

Aug 14, 2015 5:30 am

No Fight No Problem — Nate Diaz Stays Ready — Watch!

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Aug 14, 2015 2:00 am

#TBT — That One Time Ronda Rousey Submitted Luke Rockhold — Must Watch!

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Aug 13, 2015 11:40 am

NSAC Comments On Referee Steve Mazzagatti’s Role In ‘Palhares vs. Shields’ Situation

Just as much as people talked about Jake Shields and Rousimar Palhares’ actions after WSOF 22, they also talked about referee Steve Mazzagatti. Mazzagatti has been called out for spotty referring in the past, perhaps most notable, the instance from the Brock Lesnar vs. Frank Mir fight. Lesnar was furious with Mazzagatti for failing to...

Aug 13, 2015 11:04 am

NSAC Suspends Rousimar Palhares And Jake Shields For Unsportsmanlike Conduct

Today at the Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing it was announced that World Series of Fighting’s Rousimar Palhares and Jake Shields have been suspended for unsportsmanlike conduct following their WSOF 22 scrap. The suspension is temporary and will hold in place until their disciplinary hearing which is scheduled for Sept. 14. Shields was suspended for...

Aug 13, 2015 4:41 am

Frankie Edgar vs. Daniel Cormier Head-To-Head Throwdown! — WATCH!

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Aug 12, 2015 6:24 pm

Expert Advice – MMA is not for you if…

Professional fighting is a sport not made for everyone. Sure, fighters get fame, money, girls, and glory, but they also get hit in the face, a lot! During last night’s Stud Show Radio broadcast, UFC Veteran and Team Alpha Male coach/cornerman Justin Buchholz told a story about the Gracie family’s MMA test. “I was talking...

Aug 12, 2015 5:02 pm

Does Joe Rogan Show Bias In Commentary?

Joe Rogan has been teaching the ‘Average Joe’ MMA fan what to watch for inside the Octagon for over a decade. The UFC’s commentator is an expert in all things martial arts, and he shares that expertise with every man, woman, and child sitting in front of a television on fight night. The one knock...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

WSOF 24 Adds Nick Newell and Flyweight Title Fight

The World Series of Fighting continues to put on exciting shows and WSOF 24 will be no exception. They announced that Nick Newell will be making his return against Tom Marcellino and that they have added a flyweight title fight between Magomed Bibulatov and Donavon Frelow, who were supposed to meet for the vacant title...

Aug 12, 2015 8:40 am

‘Bellator 144: Galvao vs. Dantas 2’ Announced For Oct. 23

Bellator MMA today announced that their 144th event will feature a main event between Bantamweight champion Marcos “Loro” Galvao and challenger, and former champion, Eduardo “Dudu” Dantas. The fight will be a rematch from a past bout and will headline the card, which will take place on Oct. 23 in Uncasville, Conn. Via Press Release:...

Aug 12, 2015 8:39 am

UFC Fighters Give Us Their Favorite BJ Penn Moment! What’s Yours? — Must Watch!

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Aug 12, 2015 12:06 am

All Access! — Legends Bas Rutten And BJ Penn Talk Story Backstage! — Epic!

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Aug 12, 2015 12:01 am

Best Soccer Kick KO Ever?––You Decide!

#TBT to this crazy KNOCKOUT from Major Overall last year! Posted by Victor Cui on Thursday, August 6, 2015 This is a pretty brutal soccer kick, but do you think it’s the most devastating of all time?? Sound off in the comments! UFC Fighters Give Us Their Favorite BJ Penn Moment! What’s Yours? — Must...

Aug 11, 2015 5:28 pm

Bellator Signs Josh Thomson To Exclusive Multi-Fight Contract

Former Strikeforce lightweight champion and, now, former UFC lightweight Josh Thomson is now a Bellator MMA lightweight. The promotion announced today that they have reached an exclusive multi-fight contract with Thomson. The UFC choose not to renew the top lightweight’s contract and it looks like Bellator wasted no time grabbing him up. Via press release:...

Aug 11, 2015 12:32 pm

Bellator 143 Headliner Set Between Warren And Davis

Former Bellator MMA bantamweight champion Joe Warren will take on L.C. Davis in the main event at Bellator 143, taking place on Sept. 25 in Hidalgo, TX. Via press release: SANTA MONICA, Calif. (August 11, 2015) – Joe Warren’s (12-4) road to reclaim the Bellator MMA Bantamweight Championship will begin on Friday, September 25 against...