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Feb 8, 2017 7:28 am

Odds! Stipe Miocic opens as big favorite over JDS ahead of title rematch

After several previous reports, the UFC has officially announced that heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will next defend his title against Junior Dos Santos. The pair will duke it out in the main event of UFC 211, which is scheduled for May 13 in Dallas, Texas. Miocic and Dos Santos, of course, are quite familiar with...

Feb 6, 2017 9:22 am

EXCLUSIVE | Ben Rothwell discusses the injuries of Cain Velasquez and his teammates

Back in December of 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was scheduled to rematch a fellow former champ in Fabricio Werdum. The winner of this fight was expected to challenge reigning champ Stipe Miocic for the heavyweight crown. Unfortunately, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated heavyweight showdown with an injury just days before...

Feb 3, 2017 10:00 am

VIDEO| Watch Stipe Miocic train in a ballerina’s tutu

Stipe Miocic is many things. He’s the UFC heavyweight champion and, as such, the consensus best heavyweight fighter on earth. He’s a full-time firefighter. He’s a talented wrestler, boxer and baseball player. He’s also an aspiring ballerina – at least that’s what his latest post to Twitter seems to imply. In this video, the heavyweight champ...

Feb 3, 2017 9:52 am

Fabricio Werdum not happy with rumored Stipe Miocic next fight

In the wake of Cain Velasquez being pulled from his heavyweight #1 contender fight with Fabricio Werdum at UFC 207 in 2016, there was much talk of who would get the next heavyweight title shot against UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. While many expected the UFC to give the opportunity to Werdum given that he...


Feb 2, 2017 10:10 am

Travis Browne defends Edmond Tarverdyan coaching style

While Ronda Rousey’s head coach Edmond Tarverdyan often receives quite a bit of criticism from fight fans for his coaching style, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne is looking to set the record straight. After Rousey’s UFC 193 loss to Holly Holm over a year ago, Tarverdyan received the brunt of the criticism for what many believed...

Feb 2, 2017 7:50 am

Travis Browne opens up on rumors of leaving Edmond Tarverdyan

Ahead of UFC heavyweight Travis Browne’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Halifax’ scrap with Derrick Lewis in just over two weeks, rumors have continued to fly regarding Browne potentially leaving Coach Edmond Tarverdyan and Glendale Fighting Club. While Travis Browne remains in a relationship with former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, reports had surfaced that Browne...

Jan 31, 2017 10:27 am

Conor McGregor rips Georges St-Pierre, offers advice to MMAAA

In 2016, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone & Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association, also known as the MMAAA, aimed at UFC fighters unionizing in an effort to receive more pay from...

Jan 30, 2017 11:14 am

Francis Ngannou calls for fight with Cain Velasquez

Last Saturday, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, French-Cameroonian heavyweight prospect Francis Ngannou faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. The rising star passed this test with flying colors, thumping Arlovski to a first round TKO victory. With this win, Ngannou continues his...

Jan 28, 2017 9:21 am

Dana White gives bold prediction for Francis Ngannou

Saturday night on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, streaking heavyweight contender Francis ‘The Predator’ Ngannou will face former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski in a highly anticipated showdown. There’s no secret that the fight is undoubtably the biggest of Ngannou’s career, taking a step up from fighting unranked heavyweights, to fighting #7...

Jan 25, 2017 9:21 am

Mark Hunt forced to call police after social media user threatens his kids

UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt is currently gearing up for his UFC 209 rematch with Alistair Overeem on March 4th in Paradise, Nevada, however he has had to take some time to contact police after threats were made against his kids on social media. Mark Hunt called the user out in a social media post: https://www.facebook.com/therealmarkhunt/photos/a.562722910439410.1073741828.281586808553023/1391220504256309/?type=3&theater...

Jan 20, 2017 10:32 am

Don Frye blasts Mark Hunt for steroid lawsuit: you know what you signed up for

In July of 2016, Mark Hunt was tasked with welcoming former UFC heavyweight champion and long time pro wrestling star Brock Lesnar back to the Octagon. Though many expected Hunt to level his returning foe, he was ultimately outwrestled for three, gruelling rounds, giving up a unanimous decision as a result. In the days after...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 13, 2017 9:09 am

Bas Rutten’s bold prediction for Brock Lesnar’s MMA future

In June of 2016, during the UFC 199 broadcast, the UFC announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200 in July to fight Mark Hunt, nearly 5 years after his last Octagon appearance. At the time of the announcement six months ago, no one could have...

Jan 10, 2017 7:45 am

VIDEO | Corner footage of Coach Edmond’s reaction to Rousey’s loss

Here's footage of Edmond Tarverdyan during the closing moments of Ronda Rousey's loss to Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 via reddit user DaveAP pic.twitter.com/UZuteMAe7z — Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) January 10, 2017 Late last month, Coach Edmond Tarverdyan watched his star pupil get crushed in just 48 seconds. That star pupil, of course, was Ronda Rousey,...

Jan 9, 2017 11:41 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir’s kids smash in wrestling tournament

When your father is a former UFC champion, it seems that training in some sort of discipline in MMA will just come naturally. It seems to be the case with the children of former two-time UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir. Mir posted a few videos to social media showcasing his talented kids, Isabella, Kage and...

Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Jan 6, 2017 10:31 am

Cain Velasquez undergoes successful surgery

Late last month, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez was forced out of a planned rematch with Fabricio Werdum with a back injury. Velasquez has now undergone a successful surgery to correct that injury. News of Velasquez’s successful surgery comes from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who spoke with Velasquez’s coach, Javier Mendez. “He had successful...

Jan 6, 2017 7:24 am

Brendan Schaub blasts Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan

Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan continues to find himself in the firing line, taking the brunt of the blame for his fighter’s failed comeback. This comeback, which occurred in the main event of UFC 207, saw Rousey return from an absence of more than a year to be knocked out in just 48 seconds by...

Jan 5, 2017 9:43 am

Mark Hunt plans to sue Alistair Overeem personally if he fails drug test

Last month, the UFC announced a thrilling heavyweight matchup between former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem and heavyweight MMA legend Mark Hunt for UFC 209 on March 4th. While the MMA community was quick to express their excitement over the matchup, Hunt was quick to shut down the reports as he explained that the...

Jan 3, 2017 1:05 pm

Ronda Rousey’s boyfriend Travis Browne furious with Michael ‘Venom’ Page

Rising Bellator MMA star Michael “Venom” Page took it upon himself to make sure he was a part of the talk following Ronda Rousey’s devastating UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes. Nunes defended her UFC women’s bantamweight title for the first time and made quick work of Rousey, needing just 48 seconds to TKO the...

Jan 2, 2017 8:09 am

Junior dos Santos explains why he’s fighting Stefan Struve in February

With a tough 2-3 record in his last 5 fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos entered his April showdown with Ben Rothwell in dire need of a win. Luckily for the Brazilian and his many fans, he was able to produce that win, bludgeoning his dangerous foe to a sound, unanimous decision. Regrettably,...

Jan 1, 2017 12:25 pm

WSOF 34 results: all 4 champions retain their titles in New York City

On New Years Eve, Las Vegas based promotion World Series of Fighting touched down in New York City for their biggest card to date. Emanating from The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, this card was highlighted by a whopping four title fights, and appearances from a handful of notable UFC veterans. The first of these...

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 pm

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum fires back, posts screenshot of texts with Dana White

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was recently left without an opponent when former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of their scheduled UFC 207 scrap just days before the event after the NSAC deemed Velasquez medically unfit to fight. While Junior dos Santos initially opened up as a frontrunner for a late...

Dec 28, 2016 9:20 am

With Cain Velasquez out, Fabricio Werdum wants Stipe Miocic rematch

On December 30th, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum were set to have a highly anticipated rematch, with a heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic on the line. Leading up to the fight, Velasquez was very open about the fact that he had endured a back injury during training, using CBD Oil to help him get...

Dec 28, 2016 8:29 am

TJ Dillashaw wonders if involvement with Union will come back to haunt him

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of several high-profile UFC fighters who emerged as part of the MMA Athletes Association. In addition to Dillashaw, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy all announced their involvement. Leading...

Dec 28, 2016 8:20 am

Brendan Schaub gives his prediction for Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes

Last November, Holly Holm shocked the world by knocking out the seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey with a second-round head-kick. More than a year later, Rousey has still not stepped back into the Octagon – though that will finally change this Friday. In the main event of the anticipated UFC 207, she will challenge reigning women’s bantamweight...