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Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Aug 9, 2017 8:44 am

Cody Garbrandt implies rescheduled TJ Dillashaw scrap will go down at UFC 217

Originally, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was expected to defend his title against former champion TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213. Unfortunately, Garbrandt was forced out of this anticipated bantamweight title fight with a severe back injury, and the fight was scrapped as a result. Though there was some brief discussion surrounding Dillashaw possibly dropping to...

Aug 9, 2017 8:13 am

Learn,Teach,Heal with Dr. Pete: Nick Osipczak – Tai Chi

Nick Osipczak demonstrates this sequence of movements inspired by the Internal Martial Arts. The harmonizing with, and adding to the opponent’s turning will be particularly familiar to those who study Bagua or Aikido. Word of caution: this takedown will be lower percentage when attempted against a topless and sweaty opponent. The most important principle at...

Aug 9, 2017 8:13 am

Floyd Mayweather wants to beat McGregor “for all the blacks around the world”

Last month, during Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor‘s international press tour, McGregor made a few questionable remarks, several of which were deemed to be racist. The most controversial of McGregor’s remarks occurred during a backstage interview with Jimmy Kimmel Live, when he was asked about the film Rocky 3 – in which Rocky trains at an all-black...

Aug 9, 2017 7:33 am

Floyd Mayweather vows not to use his traditional style against Conor McGregor

Floyd Mayweather is regarded as one of the greatest defensive boxers ever. The undefeated pugilist has confounded some of the toughest opposition on earth with his elusiveness, and most people expect more of the same when he boxes MMA export Conor McGregor on August 26. Apparently, however, Mayweather plans to divert from the style for...

Aug 9, 2017 6:27 am

New York’s Jon Jones is willing to rematch Alexander Gustafsson – but not in New York

Jon Jones is once again the UFC light heavyweight champion. The MMA great and pound-for-pound stalwart reclaimed the throne in late July, when he removed Daniel Cormier’s batteries with a third-round kick to the head. This win marked Jones’ successful return after a long stretch on the shelf. During his hiatus, MMA was finally legalized...

Aug 9, 2017 6:00 am

Floyd Mayweather claims he has ‘lost a step,’ lists Conor McGregor’s advantages

On August 26, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will take his first steps into the professional boxing arena. Yet despite his youth in the sport, he will not be taking on another newbie in some community center basement or banquet hall. He will be taking on undefeated legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., a man widely considered...

Aug 8, 2017 6:15 pm

Cris Cyborg wants Holly Holm next, but not at Madison Sqaure Garden

Cris Cyborg captured the UFC’s vacant women’s featherweight title at last month’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, defeating a very game Tonya Evinger via third-round TKO. The most feared women’s fighter on the planet now has her eyes set on former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. Cyborg took to social media where she challenged...

Aug 8, 2017 5:20 pm

Michael Bisping was robbed and had a near-death experience in Hawaii

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will defend his title against former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre at UFC 217 this November at Madison Square Garden. Prior to beginning his training camp, “The Count” decided to take his family on a Hawaiian vacation to the beautiful island of Maui. Unfortunately for the British champion, the family vacation...

Aug 8, 2017 5:17 pm

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Verbally Agree to Fight in November at MSG

Don’t buy plane tickets. Please don’t hold your breath. Just everyone stay right where they are. We preface you with these warnings because Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov look like they’ve nailed down the time where they are supposed to fight each other. After hearing this, you’re either laughing, crying in your head, or praying...

Aug 8, 2017 3:57 pm

Stephan Bonnar Will Try to Lay the Smackdown on a Fellow UFC Veteran in the Ring

The internet screams constantly that the UFC has become the WWE. The Booking, outlandish trash talk, head-scratching title shots, and fighter antics have convinced some people that MMA on par with professional wrestling. In actuality, wrestling and MMA have been kissing cousins since the beginning. It has drawn pro wrestlers to it, as well ass...

Aug 8, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Insane WTF boxing moments

Competition is what drives sport and sometimes competitors go a little over the top. In this video highlight, we take a look at some of the most insane moments from the sport of boxing where competitors and even those not competing went a little too far. From kissing opponents during staredowns to cheap shots from...

Aug 8, 2017 1:48 pm

Did Paulie Malignaggi reveal Conor McGregor’s kryptonite?

Paulie Malignaggi says that he got the best of Conor McGregor during their second sparring session and it would have only gotten worse for the UFC lightweight champion if he was still a part of his fight camp as he got back into his groove. While Malignaggi recently retired from boxing, Floyd Mayweather will be...

Aug 8, 2017 1:40 pm

Chuck Liddell comments on rumored matchup with “kind of boring” Chael Sonnen

Over the last few weeks, former UFC title challenger and current Bellator star Chael Sonnen has made several callouts of retired MMA legend Chuck Liddell. Hey SCHMUCK Liddell Some one-syllable words of advice You Sign Bellator Fight Chael DON’T — Chael Sonnen (@ChaelSonnen) June 29, 2017 Called my Manager Said Get Chuck’s Manager on phone....

Aug 8, 2017 11:43 am

Dan Hardy Joins the Commentary Team for Mayweather vs. McGregor

Since stepping away from MMA competition, Dan Hardy has slipped into the shoes of an analyst better than nearly anyone who has followed his footsteps. His Inside the Octagon breakdowns, as well as his work at the desk, solidified himself as a wizard behind the curtain who really knows what he’s talking about. The fruits...

Aug 8, 2017 11:33 am

Paulie Malignaggi: ‘My counter punching was sharper’ sparring Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is known for his counter punching ability. Just look at how he beat Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to win the undisputed UFC featherweight title. Although as good of a counter puncher McGregor is, recently retired former two division boxing world champion Paulie Malignaggi says that just after two sparring sessions, his counter...

Aug 8, 2017 11:02 am

Max Holloway Dressed Up Like Luigi to Ride Go Karts in Tokyo

It’s good to be king, it’s even better to leave a kingdom of battles behind you and drive off into the sunset. Max Holloway had to fight through a ridiculous list of fighters as the UFC increased the game difficulty. He never lost a single life in ten fights after falling to Conor McGregor four...

Aug 8, 2017 10:50 am

Dustin Poirier wanted a top-5 opponent next, but will settle for Chiesa or Pettis

Last weekend, during the UFC Fight Night 114 broadcast, former UFC lightweight champ Anthony Pettis made an interesting callout of fellow contender Dustin Poirier. It did not take Poirier long to respond. “I’m down,” he said matter-of-factly on Twitter.  Speaking to BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on Monday, Dustin Poirier explained his interest in this fight with...

Aug 8, 2017 9:41 am

Dustin Poirier: Eddie Alvarez knows “the truth” about UFC 211 no contest

Back in May, UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier very nearly picked up the biggest win of his career, as he had former lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez on spaghetti legs during their UFC 211 undercard scrap. Regrettably, Poirier was then cracked with a salvo of illegal knees. When he was unable to continue, the bout was...

Aug 8, 2017 5:08 am

David Branch goes off on Luke Rockhold in profanity-riddled tirade, Rockhold responds

Yesterday afternoon, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appeared on The MMA Hour to discuss his August 16 fight with former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch. During his interview, Rockhold explained that Branch was simply the only option remaining after he tried and failed to lock down a bevy of other fights....

Aug 8, 2017 4:49 am

Floyd Mayweather’s last opponent believes Conor McGregor has a real chance to win

It is difficult to find people who are confident in Conor McGregor‘s chances against boxing superstar Floyd Mayweather. Andre Berto, however, who is the last man to have fought Mayweather in the boxing ring, is one of those people. Berto explained his confidence in McGregor on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour. “When it comes...

Aug 8, 2017 4:46 am

Stipe Miocic has a message for Jon Jones

In the buildup to and immediate fallout of his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones has expressed real interest in a fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar. The reason for this callout of Lesnar, Jones explained, is because he believes a fight with a superstar with Lesnar at heavyweight would...

Aug 8, 2017 4:31 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor lands cover of ESPN the Magazine’s Fighting Issue

UFC lightweight champion and transcendent MMA star Conor McGregor has added another feather to his hat. The Irish striking specialist will be featured on the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s Fighting Issue, and honored with a corresponding feature article. See Conor McGregor on the cover of ESPN the Magazine’s Fighting Issue below: The Conor McGregor...

Aug 7, 2017 1:53 pm

Tyron Woodley says Georges St-Pierre should be honest on reason for his comeback

After nearly four years away from competition, Georges St-Pierre is expected to return to the Octagon in November. Not only will St-Pierre be returning to fight in the UFC, the former welterweight champion is looking to jump up a weight class and take on UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. If victorious against Bisping, St-Pierre will...