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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....

Oct 30, 2016 10:03 am

Anderson Silva Has Been Tested by USADA More Times Than Any Other Fighter in 2016

Anderson Silva, who is widely considered the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts, is the keeper of many impressive records. He’s headlined more pay-per-views than any fighter in UFC history, at 15. He’s tied with Vitor Belfort for the most finishes achieved in UFC history, at 15. He’s earned more knockdowns than any...

Oct 27, 2016 7:26 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Dan Severn working on revolutionizing amateur MMA

UFC legend Dan Severn has seen it all when it comes to mixed martial arts. Severn began his MMA career back in 1994 at UFC 4, when rules were at best a recommendation and mixed martial arts was more “no-holds barred” than an organized sport. “The Beast” spoke exclusively with BJPENN.com Radio on Wednesday night...

Oct 27, 2016 7:44 am

Irish newspapers reveal Conor McGregor’s “personal” announcement

Ahead of UFC 205 on November 12th, UFC President Dana White revealed that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will be making a “personal” announcement “out of left field”. Of course, fans immediately began speculating as to what the announcement could be, given that the fight is arguably the biggest in UFC history. Reports began to...

Oct 26, 2016 8:15 am

Jon Fitch eyeing rematch with potential free agent Georges St-Pierre

Back in 2008, Jon Fitch stepped into the Octagon against UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Fitch had been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division, going on an 8-fight win streak that saw him defeat notable opponents such as Thiago Alves and Diego Sanchez. Fitch, who was widely regarded as having some of the...

Oct 24, 2016 6:51 pm

Goldberg discusses return to pro-wrestling on “Uncle Creepy’s” podcast

Wrestling icon Bill Goldberg will be making his highly anticipated return back into the ring  and spoke to UFC flyweight Ian “Uncle Creepy” McCall on his podcast on Monday to discuss his pro wrestling comeback. @Goldberg gives his only in depth interview to Erik and Ian, fresh off his appearance on #WWE Monday Night #RAWhttps://t.co/TfoBC3yaTf...

Oct 22, 2016 7:44 am

Michael Bisping fires back at those who think Dan Henderson won

Earlier this month at UFC 204, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and MMA legend Dan Henderson stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated rematch, this time for Bisping’s UFC middleweight championship. The fight was an extremely spectacular one, with Henderson showing off the power he possesses in his right hand even at 46 years...

Oct 20, 2016 4:48 pm

Conor McGregor sends his advice to fighters perturbed by UFC title shot woes and contracts

We have seen a recent influx in fighters publically addressing their displeasure with the UFC’s matchmaking, especially in some recent title fight in addition to issues regarding contracts. Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo recently expressed his request to be released from his contract with the UFC after it was announced that featherweight champion...

Oct 20, 2016 6:21 am

Jon Jones went off on Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will defend his title in a rematch with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson this December at UFC 206 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The pair first met at UFC 187 in May of 2015, with “DC” emerging victorious by way of third-round submission (rear-naked choke). In a recent interview with Michael Landsberg...

Oct 18, 2016 12:53 pm

Chris Weidman to Appear Alongside Kevin James in CBS Sitcom

On November 12, on the main card of UFC 205, former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman will look to get back on track after losing his title to Luke Rockhold almost a year ago. His opportunity to do so will come against Cuba’s Yoel Romero, a former Olympian who has not lost a fight since...

Oct 18, 2016 8:31 am

Report: Morale is Suffering at UFC HQ, Atmosphere Compared to “A Morgue”

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold for a whopping $4 billion – quite a jump from the $2 million Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta purchased it for back in the year 2000. With this groundbreaking sale, which saw the company’s reigns handed to talent agency WME-IMG, the UFC seemed poised to reach new and exciting...

Oct 18, 2016 7:43 am

Junior Dos Santos Suggests Cain Velasquez was on PEDs When They Fought

In late 2011, Junior Dos Santos planted a bomb behind the ear of then heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. A few followup ground-strikes later, and the heavyweight title was his. Given that this title-winning knockout occured in just 64 seconds, however, many fight fans felt that they hadn’t actually seen Dos Santos and Velasquez fight. We’d...