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Sep 20, 2016 10:16 am

Don Frye rips Ronda Rousey, predicts former champ will “never fight again”

UFC Hall of Famer Don Frye is one of the most polarizing figures in the sport. The often brash MMA icon frequently makes bold claims that get the MMA community rilled up. With that being said it shouldn’t be a surprise that Frye’s recent comments in regards to former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey...

Sep 20, 2016 9:43 am

Jon Anik to Be Joined by Two New Fighters at the Commentary Booth

When Jon Anik hunkers down at the broadcast booth to call a UFC event, he’s typically joined by one of two fighters. One is former UFC lightweight and featherweight title challenger Kenny Florian. The other is former UFC middleweight Brian Stann. Both are long retired. Today, however, news broke that Anik will be joined by two...

Sep 20, 2016 8:40 am

72 hours from weigh-in and Cris Cyborg is still nowhere close to making weight

Much of this week’s lead-up into UFC Fight Night 97 has revolved around headliner Cris Cyborg’s weight cut. On Monday, she revealed that she weighed 165 pounds and still had 25 pounds to go to meet her contracted catchweight of 140 pounds in her main event bout against Lina Lansberg this Saturday. On Tuedsay, MMA...


Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:52 am

Dana White Keeps Hope for Rousey vs. Cyborg Alive

It’s now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey’s shocking, knockout loss to Holly Holm, and the former bantamweight champ has not been seen since. Given the length of her layoff, it’s been widely speculated that her fighting days are done; that the loss not only shattered her perfect record, but extinguished her competitive spirit. Recently,...

Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am

Scandal! UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson Caught in Bed with Another Man’s Belt

When Stephen Thompson defeated long-time welterweight contender Rory MacDonald back in June, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s looming welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s belt with a first-round KO, however, Thompson’s immediate future became somewhat nebulous. Right off the bat, the new...

Sep 20, 2016 6:45 am

Dan Henderson Says He’ll Keep Fighting if the Money is Right

In early June, aging Pride legend Dan Henderson scored a career-revivifying knockout win over former Bellator champ Hector Lombard. Later that same night, England’s Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight title with a shocking knockout defeat of Luke Rockhold. Under normal circumstances, the first shot at Bisping’s title would have gone to a streaking contender...

Sep 20, 2016 5:31 am

Julianna Peña tells Ronda Rousey to get in line after catching word of title shot

The rumors of Ronda Rousey facing champion Amanda Nunes for her comeback fight did not settle well with fellow woman’s bantamweight contender Julianna Peña. Since Rousey lost the belt, three other women have held it. First, Miesha Tate defeated Holm by submission at UFC 196, who in turn dropped the belt to Nunes by first round TKO...

Sep 19, 2016 7:50 pm

Chael Sonnen: “I’m on a legends ass-whipping tour starting with Tito Ortiz!”

Chael Sonnen describes his newly signed Bellator contract as a “legends ass-whipping” tour, starting with Tito Ortiz according to Sonnen himself. ‘The American Gangster’ discussed his role in Bellator and threw out some names he’d like to welcome onto this ass-whipping tour during Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour: “I am on a legends ass-whipping...

Sep 19, 2016 4:58 pm

Sage Northcutt on Mickey Gall: I’m Thinking he Should Maybe Get Some Hair Gel

20-year-old lightweight Sage Northcutt is known not only as an incredibly talented prospect, but also as an extremely polite young man. Despite his manners, however, Northcutt frequently finds himself on the receiving end of trash talk and call-outs from his fellow fighters. The latest of the call-outs came from 24-year-old welterweight Mickey Gall, who demanded a...

Sep 19, 2016 4:11 pm

Al Iaquinta pursuing real estate career after UFC 205 fallout with UFC

Long Island native Al Iaquinta has dreamed of fighting at Madison Square Garden ever since he became a professional mixed martial artist, but it appears ‘Ragin’ Al won’t be fighting Thiago Alves at UFC 205 as originally thought. Iaquinta explained the situation on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’, where he dropped two key pieces...

Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205 according to ‘The Pitbull’ himself. Alves tweeted that he had a replacement following Al Iaquinta pulling out after a contract dispute, and sources are saying it’s none other than Jim Miller. MMA insider Dizz followed up on Alves’ tweet on Monday with news of Miller stepping in to face...

Sep 19, 2016 2:40 pm

Michael Johnson on Former Opponent Nate Diaz: He Deserves Everything He’s Getting Right Now

This year, Nate Diaz has made millions of dollars of the course of two welterweight bouts with Irish Superstar Conor McGregor. Of course, Diaz didn’t just stumble into these lucrative bouts. He demanded them in a profanity-riddled diatribe after a 2015 decision victory over Michael Johnson. This past weekend, Johnson returned to the win column with a...

Sep 19, 2016 1:54 pm

King Mo Lawal wants to welcome Shane Carwin to Bellator

King Mo Lawal has been a ‘moneyweight’ fighter ever since his humble beginnings back in Strikeforce. The brash light heavyweight has competed several times at heavyweight throughout his career, and appears to be interested in yet another with recently unretired Shane Carwin. King Mo spoke about a potential match-up with the heavy handed former UFC...

Sep 19, 2016 11:40 am

Chael Sonnen: CM Punk back in the gym, will fight again

Chael Sonnen may have some insider knowledge on if CM Punk will fight again. On Monday’s MMA Hour, ‘The American Gangster’ said he has talked to Punk every day following his UFC 203 loss to Mickey Gall, and believes we may have not seen the last of CM Punk in MMA. “I’ve talked to Punk...

Sep 19, 2016 10:54 am

Dana White adds optimism to Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes 2016 title fight

UFC superstar Ronda Rousey has not fought since losing for the first time in her professional mixed martial arts career, which happened at UFC 193 back in November 2015. Holly Holm shocked the world when she dismantled Rousey in their fight and was able to become the first woman to beat Rousey in MMA, knocking...

Sep 19, 2016 9:57 am

Chael Sonnen will face HUGE penalties if he fails a Bellator drug test

With Chael Sonnen’s new Bellator contract, it definitely won’t pay to fail another drug test. In fact, one failed test under the Bellator banner would leave him without a fight purse as well as a $500,000 fine, according to ‘The American Gangster’ himself. Sonnen discussed his new Bellator contract and went in depth as to...

Sep 19, 2016 8:55 am

Check Out this Awesome Fan-Made Poster for UFC 205

UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s long-awaited debut in Madison Square Garden, is one of the most anticipated cards in recent memory. As the event draws ever closer, fans are doing their part to add to the hype by creating awesome trailers and fantastic promotional posters. Arguably the best of these promotional posters surfaced this morning...

Sep 19, 2016 8:39 am

Sorry, Cyborg: Dana White Has No Plans for New Women’s Divisions in the UFC

This weekend, the UFC returns to Brasilia, Brazil with an exciting night of fights. The card will be headlined by a 140 lb. catchweight bout between reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino and debuting Muay Thai specialist, Lina Lansberg. The reason this bout is being contested at a catchweight is simple: Cyborg can’t make...

Sep 19, 2016 7:43 am

New York’s Al Iaquinta Explains Withdrawal from UFC 205

One of the first bouts announced for UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s debut in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, was a lightweight showdown pairing Thiago Alves with New York’s own Al Iaquinta. This was also one of the first UFC 205 bouts to be cancelled. When news broke that Iaquinta vs. Alves...

Sep 19, 2016 6:50 am

Alexander Gustafsson says he was never really considering retirement

2015 was not a great year for Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson. First, he experienced the lone knockout loss of his career at the hands Anthony “Rumble” Johnson – a loss that occurred in front of tens of thousands of loyal, Swedish fans. Then, he came up short in a razor thin title fight with reigning...