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Mar 5, 2017 5:54 am

UFC President Dana White gives his scoring for UFC 209 main event

Back in November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson battled to a thrilling majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung onto the welterweight crown – though surely not in the fashion he had hoped. Last night, in the main event of UFC 209, Woodley and...

Mar 4, 2017 10:54 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre steps into the Octagon for the first time in 3 years

Georges St-Pierre Enters Octagon Georges St-Pierre enters the UFC Octagon for the first time in 3 years ahead of #UFC209 tonight! Posted by UFC on Saturday, March 4, 2017 It has been three years, three months, and exactly nineteen days since former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has set foot in the Octagon. The last...

Mar 3, 2017 12:59 pm

Joe Rogan sounds off after Khabib Nurmagomedov taken to hospital

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was one of the many people that were upset to hear the news that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins “due to weight management medical issues.” Upon hearing the...

Mar 2, 2017 8:44 pm

Mark Hunt on UFC 209 fight: “I was forced to be here”

This Saturday, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will step into the Octagon in hopes of returning to the win column after his controversial UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar. Ahead of that fight, Lesnar was granted an exemption from the first three months of random USADA testing. This raised quite a few questions leading up...

Mar 1, 2017 3:02 pm

Dana White responds to Tyron Woodley calling him a “drama queen”

Recently, UFC President Dana White and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley have continued to trade verbal blows in various interviews following controversial comments made by Woodley in regards to how he feels his race plays a role in popularity in MMA. Dana White wasn’t too pleased with Woodley’s comments, which resulted in the UFC President...

Mar 1, 2017 11:18 am

MMA community reacts to Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping booking

Earlier this month, we learned that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had finally worked out his differences with the UFC and agreed to the terms of a new contract. This implied an imminent comeback for the Canadian MMA legend. The details of St-Pierre’s comeback fight, however, remained fairly nebulous. We did not know when, where or...

Mar 1, 2017 10:54 am

Chael Sonnen fires back at John McCarthy

Former UFC title challenger turned Bellator MMA fighter Chael Sonnen recently made quite the controversial claim when he stated that Tito Ortiz actually verbally submitted in their Bellator 170 main event scrap. “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I...

Feb 28, 2017 9:04 am

Tyron Woodley fires back at Dana White over ‘drama queen’ comments

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has made several bold claims leading up to his UFC 209 welterweight title fight with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson this Saturday. The most controversial being his claim that his lack of popularity is in-part due to his race, which he believes plays a role in why UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson...

Feb 28, 2017 8:53 am

Johny Hendricks weighs-in on Georges St-Pierre return

Back in 2013, Johny Hendricks stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated fight with UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. The pair scrapped in the main event of UFC 167, where St-Pierre picked up a controversial split decision to retain the welterweight championship. Following the fight, St-Pierre vacated the title and stepped away from the...

Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Tito Ortiz & John McCarthy respond to Chael Sonnen’s recent claim

This week, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen revealed on his podcast that Tito Ortiz actually verbally tapped out in their Bellator 170 fight several weeks ago. He explained: “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I kept my mouth...

Feb 22, 2017 8:12 am

Referee Mario Yamasaki on late Lewis vs. Browne stoppage: It’s hard to please everyone

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Derrick Lewis scored a thunderous, second-round knockout over the ever-dangerous Travis Browne. With this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, Lewis extended his win-streak to six, and established himself as a bona fide heavyweight contender. Unfortunately, Lewis’...

Feb 21, 2017 11:53 am

Germaine de Randamie responds to accusations that she’s ducking Cris Cyborg fight

Earlier this month, undefeated kickboxing veteran Geramaine de Randamie stepped into the Octagon with former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm for a highly anticipated showdown for the inaugural women’s featherweight title in the main event of UFC 208. De Randamie won the fight via unanimous decision, claiming the UFC women’s featherweight championship after out-striking the...

Feb 21, 2017 6:54 am

Firas Zahabi eyes Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping for Georges St-Pierre’s return

Last week, we learned that after months of rumors, reports, negotiations and stalemates, The UFC and Georges St-Pierre had agreed on the terms for a new contract. Given that St-Pierre is widely considered the best welterweight of all time – and one of the best fighters ever, period – this was an undeniably exciting development. Now that we know...

Feb 20, 2017 8:46 am

Post-fight, Derrick Lewis continues to accuse Travis Browne of violence against women

Back in June 2015, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne’s ex-wife Jenna Renee Webb took to Instagram to share photos of her bruised body. She suggested these bruises were dealt by Browne, and shortly thereafter, announced that she was considering pressing charges against him. As a result of this grim development, the UFC temporarily shelved Browne, and barred...

Feb 19, 2017 7:37 am

Chael Sonnen wanted to fight Fedor on hours’ notice, Bellator was interested

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 172. Until yesterday afternoon, we expected this card to be headlined by a heavyweight scrap between UFC veteran Matt Mitrione and heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately, disaster struck on Saturday afternoon, when Mitrione was forced out of the bout with kidney stones. In the...

Feb 18, 2017 7:38 am

Holy Holm releases statement on Germaine de Randamie rematch

Earlier this month, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with Geramine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The fight was an extremely competitive one which saw De Randamie awarded the inaugural women’s featherweight title after five hard-fought rounds. With that being said, there...

Feb 17, 2017 9:44 am

VIDEO | Learn the origins of Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary sweater

On Saturday night, legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage. He will do so opposite dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172, which will emanate from San Jose, California. Fedor, of course, is a legend for many reasons: for his tremendous grappling skill, for his incredible power, for...

Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Referee’s incompetence causes cornerman to jump cage and rescue fighter

SFL – The referee was sleeping – Asha Roka /Sher-E-Punjab/ 1R guillotine (vs. Hanna Kamf /Bengaluru Tigers/ pic.twitter.com/wpJbSp0FsQ — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 17, 2017 Mixed martial arts officiating is an ever controversial topic. It seems that every week, we have a new reason to criticize the sport’s judges and referees for their blunders and missteps....

Feb 17, 2017 7:48 am

Derrick Lewis gets personal with Travis Browne, calls for top 5 opponent

Sunday in Halifax, streaking UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis will step into the Octagon with Travis Browne, who will be looking to bounce back from his current 2-fight skid. After controversially defeating Matt Mitrione in early January in a fight which saw Mitrione sustain one of the worst eye injuries in the history of MMA. Following...

Feb 15, 2017 8:14 am

Georges St-Pierre contract being finalized, agreement reportedly reached with UFC

After nearly four years of reports continuing to surface, news has now surfaced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC have reached an agreement on terms for a new contract, and are currently working to finalize what will surely be a celebrated Georges St-Pierre contract. Over the course of the past year,...

Feb 15, 2017 7:47 am

Tyron Woodley: Holly Holm should take a break from fighting

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 208, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm lost a controversial decision to Germaine de Randamie, failing her bid to become the UFC’s first ever female featherweight champion as a result. With this loss, Holm fell onto a three-fight losing streak, as she has was defeated by Miesha...

Feb 14, 2017 11:33 am

Fedor Emelianenko explains why he chose Bellator over the UFC

This weekend, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage when he steps into the Bellator MMA cage against former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Emelianenko will be returning to the cage for the first time since his controversial majority decision win over Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 back in June,...

Feb 14, 2017 10:07 am

Germaine De Randamie releases statement following UFC 208 win

This past weekend, Germaine de Randamie picked up the biggest win of her career as she defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm to claim the first ever UFC women’s featherweight title. The fight was an extremely competitive one that saw De Randamie out-strike the former champ en route to her unanimous decision win....

Feb 14, 2017 9:34 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy & Marc Goddard break down UFC 208 late strikes

While this past weekend’s Holm vs. De Randamie main event was a good one, it was the UFC 208 late strikes that had fight fans talking. This past weekend at UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated scrap for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight championship. The...

Feb 13, 2017 11:51 am

Cyborg: “Everyone knows who the champ is at 145”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie scored a controversial decision win over former bantamweight champ Holly Holm to become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion. De Randamie’s history-making win, however, had a massive shadow cast over it by one woman: Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino. Cyborg, who has not lost since...

Feb 12, 2017 2:18 pm

Holly Holm: “Her hardest shots came after the bell”

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suffered her third-straight setback at last night’s UFC 208 event in Brooklyn, New York. “The Preachers Daughter” went toe-to-toe with Germaine de Randamie for the UFC’s inaugural women’s featherweight championship in last night’s main event but after 25 minutes was on the wrong end of a 48-47 decision...