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Nov 21, 2016 3:29 pm

Lyoto Machida blasts USADA after 18 month suspension: they “punish in a very unreasonable fashion”

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was yanked from a middleweight bout with Dan Henderson after he admitted that he’d consumed the banned substance 7-Keto-DHEA. Late last week, the former champ finally received his punishment for this incident: an 18-month suspension, retroactive to April 8, which means he won’t be able to compete again...


Nov 21, 2016 1:03 pm

BREAKING! BJ Penn returns to headline January’s UFC Fight Night event in Phoenix

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn (16-10-2) will return to the octagon this January in Phoenix, Arizona. UFC officials just announced that Penn will be squaring off with Yair Rodriquez (9-1 MMA) in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103 which takes place January 15 at Phoenix’s Talking Stick Resort Arena. The...

Nov 21, 2016 12:11 pm

VIDEO | BJJ instructor makes student cry with awesome belt promotion

For those that train in any martial art, they know the feeling of accomplishment when they get ranked with a promotion. It takes time, dedication, and discipline to stick with all the techniques, drilling, and sparring to advance to the next level, which not everyone is able to do once they find themselves in a...

Nov 21, 2016 11:06 am

VIDEO | Andre Ward on boxing vs. MMA and the skills of Nick and Nate Diaz

Andre Ward is now being argued as the number 1 pound-for-pound boxer in the world after defeating Sergey Kovalev over the weekend. Ward won a unanimous decision over Kovalev in Las Vegas, Nevada to take three light heavyweight world title belts from the Russian boxer. However, there has been a bit of controversy in the...

Nov 21, 2016 9:13 am

Stephen Thompson on Possible Woodley Rematch: We Have to Settle This

One of the most memorable moments of UFC 205 was the co-main event, which saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and surging challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson pummel one another to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley retained his title – though the identity of the world’s best welterweight is somewhat murky as a result. The draw,...

Nov 21, 2016 8:21 am

Dan Henderson: Khabib Nurmagomedov would “beat the piss out of” Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor thumped Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight title. In doing so, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions concurrently. Having achieved this history-making win, McGregor’s hype reached new and unprecedented levels, as he...

Nov 21, 2016 7:31 am

Free agent Lorenz Larkin is now allowed to negotiate with other promotions

In August of this year, Lorenz “The Monsoon” Larkin mauled long-time welterweight contender Neil Magny to a first-round TKO. In doing so, he improved his welterweight record to a strong 4-1, and established himself as one of the division’s very best fighters – the seventh best, according to the UFC rankings. Larkin’s defeat of Magny...

Nov 21, 2016 6:47 am

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw looking deadly in training ahead of UFC 207 bout

  #Repost @duanebangcom ・・・ BMT Hook slip drill with My Ninja @TJDillashaw @LudwigMMA thank you coach @kurtsouthern A video posted by tjdillashaw (@tjdillashaw) on Nov 20, 2016 at 7:32pm PST In May of 2014, an unsung TJ Dillashaw shocked the world by dominating the seemingly unbeatable Renan Barao to win the UFC bantamweight title. From...

Nov 21, 2016 6:02 am

Luke Rockhold opens up on recent injury, targets March return

The next UFC fight card on the horizon is UFC Fight Night 101, which will emanate from sun-soaked Melbourne, Australia this coming Saturday (November 26). The card will be headlined by a middleweight contender showdown between Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson – but this is not the headliner fans in Australia originally anticipated. Instead, the...

Nov 20, 2016 5:58 pm

VIDEO | Emotional Stephen Thompson receives the key to his city

Stephen Thompson is coming off a thrilling five-round war with UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, in a title fight which served as the co-main event of UFC 205 in New York earlier this month. After 25-minutes of back and forth action, the welterweight title fight between Thompson and Woodley was ruled a majority draw by...

Nov 20, 2016 3:59 pm

Gegard Mousasi discusses options for his next fight

Gegard Mousasi was able to exact revenge on Uriah Hall at yesterday’s UFC Fight Night 99 event in Belfast, Northern Ireland, scoring a first-round TKO victory over “Primetime” in the fight card’s main event. Following his big victory, Gegard Mousasi spoke to media members about who he would like to fight next at the UFC...

Nov 20, 2016 3:57 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is back and better than ever

Now closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service required of South Korean citizens, Chan Sung Jung – more widely known as “The Korean Zombie” – is poised for a return to the Octagon. In advance of his return, the featherweight favorite spoke with Chris Taylor on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire...

Nov 20, 2016 2:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry “Alan Jouban could lose two jobs in one night!”

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has been making waves over the past several months. Prior to his UFC debut, a welterweight scrap with Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202, Perry made headlines for his weigh-in antics, high-fiving ring girls as he walked on stage, before then faking Lim out with a handshake. Perry would go on to earn a first-round TKO...

Nov 20, 2016 1:34 pm

Neil Seery says he won’t receive Reebok pay for cancelled Ian McCall fight

The UFC’s latest trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland has now come and gone, and it was a very exciting card. Unfortunately, we lost one of the card’s most anticipated fights on the eve of battle, as fan favorite flyweight Ian McCall was forced out of a planned bout with Ireland’s Neil “2 Tap” Seery with...

Nov 20, 2016 12:43 pm

VIDEO | Gilbert Melendez’s wife Keri Anne Taylor Melendez scores a big KO in her MMA debut

Keri Anne Taylor-Melendez (Gilbert Melendez's wife) just starched her opponent in her MMA debut. #Bellator165 pic.twitter.com/1rFTJK8RV0 — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) November 20, 2016 Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 165. It was a card of tremendous highs and unfortunate lows, as Michael Chandler and Benson Henderson dazzled in the main...

Nov 20, 2016 11:54 am

VIDEO | Get pumped for UFC 206 with this new preview!

  On December 10, the UFC will return to beautiful Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the first time since September of 2013. The organization will do so with UFC 206. The main event of UFC 206 will see light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempt to defend his title against an old foe in Anthony “Rumble” Johnson....

Nov 20, 2016 11:18 am

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains his decision to callout BJ Penn

Former UFC featherweight title challenger Chan Sung Jung is quickly closing in on the end of the two years of mandatory military service he was required to serve as a citizen of South Korea. Jung was most recently seen in action at UFC 163 in May of 2012, where he suffered a fourth-round TKO loss...

Nov 20, 2016 10:34 am

Michael Page blames ‘negative’ Fernando Gonzalez for forgettable fight at Bellator 165

Michael “Venom” Page – also known simply as “MVP” – has long stood out as one of Bellator’s most exciting young stars. Look no further than his recent, skull-smashing knockout of Evangelista “Cyborg” Santos for the reasons behind this reputation. When Page stepped onto the canvas with Fernando Gonzalez at Bellator 165 in San Jose,...

Nov 20, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Jumps Into the Octagon to Celebrate with Artem Lobov

  On Saturday afternoon (Saturday night in Europe), the UFC returned to Belfast, Northern Ireland for the first time since UFC 72, all the way back in June of 2007. They did so with UFC Fight Night 99. While the highlight of the card was undeniably Gegard Mousasi’s score settling destruction of former foil Uriah...

Nov 20, 2016 8:21 am

Demian Maia Responds to Kamaru Usman’s Callout

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in sunny Sao Paolo Brazil with UFC Fight Night 100. Over the course of the 12-fight card, we witnessed a handful of truly impressive performances. One of the most applause-worthy of the bunch was Kamaru Usman’s three-round domination of the highly regarded Warlley Alves. Relying not just on his incredible...