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Dec 28, 2016 7:38 am

VIDEO | 380 lb giant gets KO’d by smaller opponent in super-heavyweight fight

There’s a place in the heart of just about every fight fan for a good freak show fight: fights between hulking, musclebound leviathans, and smaller, but generally more skilled opponents. These fights are typically relegated to the Asian mixed martial arts circuit, where sanctioning bodies are a little less rigid. We saw dozens of these fights...

Dec 20, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen: Why Liddell and Hughes lost their UFC jobs, but Griffin kept his

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG earlier this year, there followed a wave of controversial layoffs, as everyone from Tom Wright to social media specialist Shanda Maloney lost their jobs. The latest high-profile UFC employees on the chopping block were UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, who were given desk jobs...

Dec 19, 2016 8:47 am

VIDEO | Holly Holm breaks down Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey

The next UFC event on the horizon is UFC 207, which will go down on December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Amanda Nunes, and once-dominant former champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey, of course, has not been seen in action in more than...

Dec 18, 2016 12:57 pm

TJ Dillashaw sends Urijah Faber a message following retirement fight at UFC on FOX 22

Former WEC featherweight champion Urijah Faber retired from the sport of mixed martials arts last night, this following his dominant UFC on FOX 22 victory over Brad Pickett, which took place in front of Faber`s hometown crowd in Sacramento, California. Shortly after earning the decisive victory, Faber`s former teammate and protégé TJ Dillashaw reached out...

Dec 16, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Freddie Roach on Conor McGregor: ‘He’s not that good of a fighter’

Famed boxing coach and trainer Freddie Roach has worked with some big names in mixed martial arts. From Georges St-Pierre to Anderson Silva, Roach is familiar with talent in both MMA and of course, boxing. With current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor recently getting his boxing license, it has caused quite a buzz in the...

Dec 14, 2016 6:04 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather says he spoke with UFC boss about fighting Conor McGregor

The thought of a Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor boxing match has been talked about for some time now. The undefeated and retired boxing superstar claims to have even started the rumor of arranging a fight with McGregor and the talk will surely not stop as long as Mayweather and McGregor keep talking about each...

Dec 13, 2016 1:57 pm

Vitor Belfort returns to the Octagon on March 11th in Brazil

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will be returning to the cage in 2017, just five months after his second round TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi on the main card of UFC 204 back in October. Following the fight, there were reports that Belfort was planning to retire given his dismal 2-3 record over...

Dec 12, 2016 4:35 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate gets big crowd reaction from spoof strike and bicep kiss in SUG 2 match against Jessica Eye

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts following her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 last month. However, that hasn’t eliminated “Cupcake” from all competition as she just participated in the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend. Tate grappled...

Dec 12, 2016 1:25 pm

Luke Rockhold calls out Jon Jones following grappling submission win over Dan Henderson

Jon Jones and Dan Henderson’s grappling match at the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend may have just started something very interesting. Jones was able to secure an arm-triangle choke on the recently retired MMA legend and forced “Hendo” to submit at 6:39 of the competition. “Dan is so strong, I...

Dec 6, 2016 6:43 am

Report: UFC working on a Julianna Peña vs. Valentina Shevchenko bout

With Miesha Tate retired and Holly Holm on a two-fight losing streak, Julianna Peña and Valentina Shevchenko stand out as the two best female bantamweights on earth outside of Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. According to a Monday afternoon report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, they could soon be pitted against each other. Not officially done...

Dec 2, 2016 10:51 pm

UFC fires Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes

News surfaced Friday night that UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes had been let go by the UFC as part of the latest round of company-wide layoffs which saw the new WME-IMG owners fire numerous employees several weeks ago. MMAFighting broke the news, which also revealed that between ten and fifteen employees...

Nov 29, 2016 10:41 am

Anthony Johnson interested in potential heavyweight fight at UFC 206

Earlier this month, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 scrap with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson on December 10th, and would be sidelined until March due to a torn adductor in his groin. While the UFC began looking for a replacement opponent for ‘Rumble’, it...

Nov 28, 2016 9:36 am

Vitor Belfort lists off several opponents he’s interested in fighting

When Vitor Belfort lost to Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC 204, he fell to a tough 2-3 in his last 5 fights – with both of those wins coming against the now retired Dan Henderson. Needless to say, the former light heavyweight champion appears to be on a bit of a downslide....

Nov 26, 2016 3:29 pm

Miesha Tate rooting for Amanda Nunes over Ronda Rousey

It’s no secret that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Miesha Tate and former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey have a very long and bitter rivalry dating back to the Strikeforce days of both women’s careers. Earlier this month, Tate retired at the UFC’s historic UFC 205 card in New York, where she dropped a...

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 16, 2016 11:35 am

USADA Hands Lyoto Machida 18-Month Suspension for Anti-Doping Violation

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was pencilled in for a middleweight bout with the now-retired Dan Henderson. The fight, which was scheduled for April’s UFC on Fox 19 card, would have been a rematch of a slow 2013 bout, which saw Machida walk away with split decision win. Regrettably, Machida...

Nov 16, 2016 8:13 am

UFC 205 medical suspensions

This past Saturday in New York, the UFC hosted its inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden. The event was an action packed one from the start, with things quickly picking up on the main card as Vicente Luque and Tim Boetsch both picked up back to back first round TKO/KO wins to kick off...

Nov 13, 2016 2:29 pm

Dana White Details Argument with Miesha Tate

UFC 205, which marked the Octagon’s debut in New York City has now come and gone. The highlight of the card was undoubtedly Conor McGregor’s history making knockout of lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. Other highlights included Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson’s unforgettable five round war, which ended in a majority draw, and Yoel Romero’s thunderous...

Nov 11, 2016 6:51 am

Thiago Alves Misses Weight for Planned Lightweight Debut

Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves has spent the last few years realizing hot-and-cold success at welterweight. After a savage, 2015 TKO loss to Carlos Condit, the dangerous Brazilian striker opted to head south in search of greener pastures at lightweight. Originally, Alves’ planned lightweight debut was expected to pit him against New York’s Al...

Nov 10, 2016 8:40 am

Stipe Miocic weighs-in on Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match

Prior to Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202 back in August, there were talks of the featherweight superstar potentially making the jump to pro boxing to compete with boxing icon Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. While both sides verbally agreed on the fight, with talks going as far as...

Nov 10, 2016 6:55 am

Chris Weidman says UFC 205 win guarantees him middleweight title shot

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is gearing up for his UFC 205 scrap with Yoel Romero this Saturday in New York, in a fight which many expected to determine the next UFC middleweight #1 contender. For Weidman, he will be looking to not only return to the win column after losing his middleweight championship...

Nov 2, 2016 9:03 am

Fox Sports 1’s Colin Cowherd slams Ronda Rousey: You can’t be half in

When Ronda Rousey makes her highly anticipated return to the Octagon on December 30th to fight Amanda Nuens for the women’s bantamweight championship, a lot of questions will be answered. By the time Nunes and Rousey take to the Octagon on December 30th, it will have been over a year since Rousey was last in the...

Oct 31, 2016 2:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE – Jake Shields on GSP’s free agency: “I’ve always wanted that rematch.”

When news broke of former UFC welterweight champion Georges Saint Pierre coming out of retirement, there wasn’t much doubt regarding where the French-Canadian superstar would re-sign with the UFC. But with entirely new owners and an exclusive apparel contract with Reebok, much has changed in the UFC since GSP stepped away from the sport in 2013....