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May 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Stipe Miocic eyeing potential showdown with Anthony Joshua

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is fresh off his second UFC heavyweight title defense over former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, however the champ already has his sights set on another potential marquee fight. Given the fact that talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match have dominated MMA headlines, and...

May 15, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Best boxing knockouts of 2016 in 2 minutes

The best #boxing KOs of 2016 in two minutes pic.twitter.com/WkFvytMpgF — Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) May 14, 2017 2016 was an epic year for knockouts in MMA. We saw Yoel Romero crush Chris Weidman with a third round flying knee. We saw Conor McGregor flatten Eddie Alvarez to win UFC lightweight gold. We saw Stipe Miocic...

May 15, 2017 7:44 am

Despite lopsided win, Stipe Miocic didn’t want to hurt Junior Dos Santos

Over the weekend, in the main event of the stacked UFC 211, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic made the second defense of his title with a crushing, first-round TKO of Junior Dos Santos. This win also served as a bit of vengeance for Miocic, who gave up a close decision to Dos Santos when they...

May 14, 2017 8:01 am

Junior Dos Santos discusses “terrible” loss to Stipe Miocic

Last night, in the main event of UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos failed to reclaim the title, as he succumbed to first round strikes dealt by reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Despite this lopsided loss, an ever classy Dos Santos joined the media post fight to discuss his performance. Unsurprisingly, he was...

May 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Stipe Miocic encourages doubters ahead of second title defense

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday, however despite his recent 4-fight win streak that has seen him finish 4 straight top ranked opponents, Miocic is facing some doubt from the MMA community. He spoke to Fox Sports to address that doubt:...

May 11, 2017 11:16 am

VIDEO | Junior dos Santos serenades viewers with new rendition of ‘TNT’

This weekend, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will step into the Octagon with Stipe Miocic in hopes of becoming the heavyweight champion once again. On the flip side, Stipe Miocic will look to defend the heavyweight title for the second time and tie the UFC record for the most successful heavyweight title defenses...

May 11, 2017 9:40 am

Frank Mir to lock horns with Chael Sonnen in grappling match

Though Chael Sonnen is currently spearheading his own submission grappling league in Submission Underground (SUG), he is also staying busy on the competitive grappling circuit through his involvement in other promotions. This September, for example, he was supposed to compete under the Abu Dhabi Combat Club (ADCC) banner, where he was expected to battle American...

Apr 28, 2017 10:34 am

Ronda Rousey’s Judo coach discusses Rousey’s future

In 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the UFC, after over a year away from the Octagon following her UFC 193 KO loss to Holly Holm, to fight Amanda Nunes for the bantamweight title she once held. While Rousey hoped to return to the win column and reclaim the bantamweight title...

Apr 26, 2017 10:42 am

Bantamweight champ Cody Garbrandt gets engaged

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt is one of the fastest rising stars in MMA – but don’t expect him to be adopting the Dan Bilzerian playboy lifestyle. The bantamweight king is now engaged to his long time girlfriend, Danny Pimsanguan. Pimsanguan announced her engagement to Garbrandt on her Instagram account. Garbrandt then shared this post...

Apr 26, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Frank Mir won’t let USADA ban end career, wants to fight in Japan

Earlier this month, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. Initially, it was Mir’s plan to combat...

Apr 22, 2017 6:18 am

Frank Mir receives two year ban from USADA, issues statement

Last night, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. USADA broke down their investigation of Mir’s...

Apr 16, 2017 8:32 pm

VIDEO | Friendly grappling contest goes horribly wrong

VIDEO | Friendly grappling contest goes horribly wrong You know that old saying… Boys will be boys. Well in the above video we see just that. Two friends get together and after a couple of drinks the pair engage in a grappling contest to prove who is the better man on the ground. Unfortunately, this...

Apr 11, 2017 5:49 am

VIDEO | Francis Ngannou drills wrestling, takes coach for a ride with massive takedown

take down training #thepredator #Reebokfr #BeMoreHuman #mmafactory A post shared by Francis Ngannou (@francisngannou) on Dec 24, 2016 at 7:00am PST The UFC heavyweight division is always hurting for fresh, young talent. This is precisely why it’s been such a pleasure watching hulking, 6’4 Cameroonian-Frenchman Francis Ngannou rise through the division’s ranks. He is far...

Apr 3, 2017 10:52 am

Report: Viacom tells Bellator officials to ‘sign every single big name out there’

The last 12 months have been massive ones for Bellator. To recount, the number-two MMA promotion has picked up notable free agents such as: former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis, former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione, heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, Pride legend Wanderlei...

Apr 2, 2017 8:02 pm

Wrestlemania 33 Result: Brock Lesnar gets his revenge on Bill Goldberg

Wrestlemania 33 Result: Brock Lesnar gets his revenge on Bill Goldberg! Wrestlemania 33 took place tonight at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida. Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar challenged Bill Goldberg for the WWE Universal Championship in the evening’s main event. Lesnar, who was 0-2 against Goldberg heading into tonight’s Wrestlemania 33 event, was...

Apr 1, 2017 10:47 am

Paul Heyman not ruling out Brock Lesnar return to MMA

In 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar stepped into the Octagon for the first time in nearly 5 years to fight heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar’s return was one that was quickly criticized after he was given an exemption from the first three months of mandatory USADA testing prior to the...

Mar 26, 2017 11:21 am

Junior Dos Santos gives prediction for upcoming title fight with Stipe Miocic

This May, in the main event of the stacked UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will attempt to reclaim the title he once owned by taking out reigning champ Stipe Miocic. The bout will be a rematch of a 2014 contest, which Dos Santos won with a close decision. Though this will...

Mar 23, 2017 7:55 am

Fabricio Werdum responds to Luke Rockhold’s callout

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum recently found himself called out by former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold this week. Rockhold explained on a recent podcast appearance that he and ‘Vai Calvao’ had unfinished beef from the Strikeforce days, and as a result, he would be willing to move up to heavyweight to settle that beef....

Mar 15, 2017 10:09 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva to battle Vitaly Minakov in Russia

Despite being a tough 1-6-1 in his last 8 fights, former UFC heavyweight title challenger Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva shows no signs of slowing down. Some five months removed from his corruption filled loss to Ivan Shtyrkov in Russia’s Titov Boxing Promotion, the Brazilian heavyweight will once again fight in the country, this time against former...

Mar 10, 2017 9:32 am

Cain Velasquez ‘rarely’ training according to coach, won’t fight soon

To close out 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looked to build momentum on his UFC 200 win over Travis Browne, which returned him to the win column following his UFC 188 loss to Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez was set to step into the Octagon for a rematch with Werdum, to determine the heavyweight #1...

Mar 8, 2017 10:35 am

Derrick Lewis responds to Ben Rothwell’s USADA notification

Derrick Lewis is currently in the midst of a destructive charge through the UFC heavyweight division. The Texas-based big man’s last loss occurred in June of 2015, when he was put down by a second-round Shawn Jordan hook kick. Since then, he has rebounded with six-straight wins, just one of which has seen the judges...

Mar 7, 2017 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

UFC heavyweight fighter Ben Rothwell has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping violation. The UFC released the following statement on their notification from USADA on Tuesday: “The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ben Rothwell of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation...

Mar 7, 2017 12:09 pm

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar pulls a fast one and hammers F5 on Goldberg at WWE Raw

Although former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has hung up the MMA gloves after being suspended for a year after testing positive for banned subtances, “The Beast Incarnate” can still be seen doing his thing in the WWE ring. On Monday night’s Raw, Lesnar and newly crowned Universal Champion Goldberg met in the ring so...

Mar 5, 2017 11:46 am

After KO of Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem picks his ideal next opponents

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem separated himself from a failed UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic by dominating Mark Hunt to a crushing, third-round knockout. He earned this knockout with a beautifully timed knee and several followup punches. “I...

Mar 5, 2017 7:00 am

The MMA community reacts to Alistair Overeem’s crushing KO of Mark Hunt

Last night, the UFC touched down in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the stacked UFC 209. This action-packed card was crammed to the edges with exciting moments. Perhaps the most exciting moment of the entire card, however, occurred in the first fight of the pay-per-view, when former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem...

Mar 3, 2017 8:01 am

Mark Hunt continues verbal onslaught of Brock Lesnar

It has now been nearly eight months since former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon together at UFC 200. In that fight, Lesnar was awarded a unanimous decision win after using his wrestling to take Hunt down repeatedly throughout the course of the three round scrap. Ultimately...