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May 10, 2017 12:53 pm

Human Trafficker and Neo-Nazi Frank Kortz added to M-1 Challenge fight card

On May 22, M-1 will touch down in Orenburg, Russia with M-1 Challenge 78. At a glance, this is fairly average card, headlined by a Maxim Divnich vs. Daniel Ismalugov lightweight title fight. As Ryan Thomas of CombatDocket.com has pointed out, however, this card’s lineup is marred by the presence of one Frank Kortz, a convicted human...

May 6, 2017 12:15 pm

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida

VIDEO | BJ Penn vs. Lyoto Machida In March of 2005, our namesake BJ Penn took on future UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida under the K1 fight banner in Saitama, Japan. The fight took place at an open weight class with Penn weighing in at 191 pounds and “The Dragon” weighing in at 225...

May 4, 2017 2:20 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Joshua breaks punching arcade game?

Sorry Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, but IBF-WBA world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua may take the cake in the punching power arcade game. As you can see from the video above, Joshua was hanging out with English soccer player Troy Deeney and the two got to challenging on the punching arcade game to test out...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

May 3, 2017 10:15 am

Tyron Woodley calls out potential opponents for ducking him

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is fresh off his controversial majority decision win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC 209, which marked his first successful title defense after his first fight with Thompson was scored a majority draw. Now, Woodley has his sights set on a July return to the Octagon, however the champ is...

May 1, 2017 12:46 pm

BREAKING | Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Megan Anderson agree to July showdown

The UFC women’s featherweight division is in disarray. Since winning the inaugural title with a controversial January decision over Holly Holm, reigning champ Germaine de Randamie has been something of a ghost, revealing little in the way of information as to when or who she might fight next. At the same time, former Invicta champion Cris...

Apr 29, 2017 10:49 am

Jake Ellenberger reflects on loss to Mike Perry

This past weekend at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, UFC welterweight veteran Jake Ellenberger stepped into the Octagon with welterweight prospect Mike Perry for a highly anticipated showdown. For Ellenberger, he was looking to return to the win column following a controversial TKO loss to Jorge Masvidal, where he was declared TKOd after he got his...

Apr 28, 2017 7:27 pm

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29

With Germaine de Randamie bout “unlikely” for UFC 214, Cris Cyborg still plans on fighting July 29 Earlier today rumors began swirling that current UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie was considering vacating her title and possibly retiring from the sport of mixed martial arts entirely. However, according to GDR’s manager Brian Butler-Au, the...

Apr 28, 2017 11:01 am

Mark Hunt a bit disturbed by his action figure with man boobs and penis on display

Mark Hunt has been a notable figure in the world of combat sports for a quite some time. With his many fights in K-1 Kickboxing championships and PRIDE in Japan, “The Super Samoan” has a big Japanese fan base. As a combat sports figure, there are lots of merchandise opportunities that companies seek and there...

Apr 28, 2017 10:11 am

Johny Hendricks wants to retire Georges St-Pierre “again”

Back in 2013, UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre stepped into the Octagon against Johny Hendricks for a highly anticipated showdown that served as his ninth title defense. The fight was an extremely close one, which saw the judges award St-Pierre with a split decision win, marking his ninth successful title defense. The decision was undoubtably...

Apr 27, 2017 10:32 pm

‘Big’ John McCarthy breaks down Chris Weidman – Gegard Mousasi controversy

Recently, at UFC 210, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman stepped into the Octagon with Gegard Mousasi in hopes of snapping a 2-fight skid and returning to the win column. After going undefeated throughout his professional career, which included winning the UFC middleweight title, Weidman dropped back to back losses to Luke Rockhold and Yoel...

Apr 27, 2017 6:07 pm

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas

Jessica Eye vs. Aspen Ladd set for July in Las Vegas A women’s bantamweight scrap between Jessica Eye and Aspen Ladd has been added to July’s “The Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale” event in Las Vegas. BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor just broke the news on Twitter. I have confirmed with sources that Jessica Eye will return to...

Apr 26, 2017 8:48 am

Holly Holm confident she’s “in the mix” despite skid

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm has hit a bit of a rough patch since her iconic UFC 193 knockout win over Ronda Rousey. Following her win over Rousey, Holm stepped into the Octagon with Miesha Tate in the co-main event of UFC 196, where she hoped to make her first successful title defense....

Apr 25, 2017 8:25 am

Rizin FF sends message to furious Al Iaquinta regarding boos after KO win

This past weekend in Nashville, Tennessee, UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta returned to the Octagon after nearly a 2-year hiatus from the Octagon. In 2015, Iaquinta quickly climbed the UFC lightweight rankings, as he went on an impressive 4-fight win streak. Iaquinta was fresh off a submission loss to Mitch Clarke in 2014, when he picked...

Apr 25, 2017 6:53 am

Chris Weidman felt he was dominating Mousasi at UFC 210, targets rematch

It’s now been several weeks since Chris Weidman’s controversial TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi, which marked his third-straight strike-induced loss in a row.  The controversy of this loss surrounded a strange choice by the referee, who first paused the action on the assumption that Mousasi landed an illegal knee, then called the fight when he...

Apr 25, 2017 5:50 am

Ahead of Michael Bisping fight, Georges St-Pierre says he’s bigger than he’s ever been

At a to be determined date later this year, former long-time UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his much discussed return to the Octagon. He will not, however, be returning to his former haunts in the middleweight division. Instead, he’ll be moving up to middleweight where he’ll receive a somewhat controversial title shot against...

Apr 22, 2017 11:36 am

VIDEO | Former UFC champ Carla Esparza punches a guy because he asked her to

https://twitter.com/carlaesparza1/status/855653344886444034 Generally speaking, getting punched in the face by a UFC fighter is something most people try to avoid doing. Even UFC fighters do their best to avoid being punched by other UFC fighters. That’s how you avoid getting knocked out. Apparently, however, there are people out there who find the idea of getting punched...

Apr 21, 2017 8:18 am

UFC/ Bellator veteran Maiquel Falcao brutalized with late stoppage in Russia

Brazilian middleweight Maiquel Falcao, who you’ll remember as a member of the UFC and Bellator rosters – and for his infamous gas station brawl – recently had a very bad night in Russia. He was visiting the port city of Vladivostok for a Fight Nights Global scrap with Vladimir Mineev. To say it didn’t go his way...

Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 19, 2017 4:35 pm

Former title challenger Gray Maynard returns to the Octagon at the TUF 25 Finale

Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard, who now competes in the UFC featherweight division, will face a stiff test in his next fight. The hard-nosed veteran will be taking on Japanese Team Alpha Male prospect Teruto Ishihara. Maynard and Ishihara will collide at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale this July 7, in the midst...

Apr 18, 2017 7:06 pm

Joe Lauzon explains how Chris Weidman “took one for the team” at UFC 210

UFC 210 was steeped in controversy, as Pearl Gonzales was very nearly forced out of her fight with Cynthia Calvillo for having breast implants, and Daniel Cormier appeared to push down on his towel to make weight for his light heavyweight title fight with Anthony  “Rumble” Johnson. Of all the controversies attached to this card,...

Apr 16, 2017 9:08 am

Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza releases statement after TKO loss

On Friday night, Brazilian grappling sensation Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza was one of the hottest contenders in the middleweight division, and one of the most deserving men of a shot at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title. On Saturday night, he was dropped by a second-round Robert Whittaker head-kick, and polished off by a meteor shower of ground...