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Apr 7, 2017 3:16 pm

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier explains his use of the towel at today’s UFC 210 weigh ins

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier explains his use of the towel at today’s UFC 210 weigh ins Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier made headlines earlier today after he came in 1.2 pounds over weight for his UFC 210 title fight with Anthony Johnson. However, just two minutes after initially weighing in at 206.2-pounds, Cormier...

Apr 7, 2017 10:38 am

MMA community stunned as Pearl Gonzalez pulled from UFC 210 last minute

Friday morning, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier made headlines as he missed weight for his scheduled UFC 210 title fight with Anthony Johnson tomorrow night in New York. Cormier then made headlines once again as he controversially made weight by pressing on the privacy towel, offsetting his weight and aiding him in appearing to...

Apr 7, 2017 8:59 am

VIDEO | NYSAC executive director address Daniel Cormier weigh-in controversy

Here's NYSAC executive director Tony Giardina explaining why Cormier was allowed to weigh in twice: pic.twitter.com/vxzpcnrT9y — Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) April 7, 2017 Friday morning, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped on the scale for early weigh-ins ahead of his UFC 210 title fight with Anthony Johnson tomorrow night. Cormier left those in attendance...

Apr 7, 2017 6:49 am

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212

Anderson Silva has a replacement opponent in mind for UFC 212 Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was slated to square off with surging division contender Kelvin Gastelum at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. However, news broke yesterday evening that Gastelum had been pulled from the event, this after he was flagged for...

Apr 6, 2017 7:30 pm

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212

Yoel Romero offers to step in and fight Anderson Silva at UFC 212 Top UFC middleweight contender Yoel Romero is willing to step in and fight former division kingpin Anderson Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani recently tweeted that “The Soldier of God” would step in...

Apr 6, 2017 4:18 pm

Breaking! Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212

Kelvin Gastelum flagged by USADA, pulled from Anderson Silva bout at UFC 212 Surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum will no longer be fighting MMA legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva at June’s UFC 212 pay-per-view event in Brazil. News just broke that Gastelum has been flagged for potentially testing positive for marijuana metabolites stemming from...

Mar 31, 2017 1:31 pm

Light heavyweights weigh in on Jon Jones and an immediate title shot

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is eligible to fight in the UFC again on July 7 as his one-year suspension for testing positive for banned substances will be up. With Jones’ fight eligibility date approaching, many are wondering if there will be an immediate title shot in line when the former king of...

Mar 31, 2017 9:06 am

Michael Chiesa vs. Kevin Lee headlines ‘UFC Fight Night: OKC’

On June 25th, streaking lightweights Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee will step into the Octagon for a pivotal showdown for these two top ranked lightweights. The UFC announced the matchup on Twitter, where they also revealed that the fight would serve as the main event scrap to an already stacked card which features the likes...

Mar 30, 2017 12:28 pm

Bellator 175 weigh-in results: Bulky ‘Rampage’ out-weighs ‘King Mo’ by 41 lbs.

Back in May of 2014, in the main event of Bellator’s first-ever pay-per-view, former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson scored a controversial – and admittedly lackluster – defeat of Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal. Tomorrow night in the main event of Bellator 175, the two Bellator stars will go at it again. The key...

Mar 30, 2017 12:04 pm

Jorge Masvidal: GSP’s success will depend on how he’s affected by USADA

Later this year, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against returning welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre – that is, unless Bisping decides to give the title shot back to Yoel Romero, or fight Tyron Woodley instead. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given a title shot over...

Mar 30, 2017 11:32 am

Tony Ferguson calls out Nate Diaz, says no one else deserves a fight

Top ranked UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson recently found himself without a fight when his UFC 208 opponent, Khabib Nurmagomedov, was forced out of their co-main event interim lightweight title fight the day before they were set to throw down. Following Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal from the fight, Ferguson was left without an opponent after he &...

Mar 26, 2017 5:16 pm

PHOTO | Poster revealed for June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil

The UFC has released an official poster for June’s pay-per-view event in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The June 3rd event is headlined by a featherweight title unification bout between current champion Jose Aldo and interim title holder Max Holloway. Holloway will be entering into the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has seen the...

Mar 25, 2017 1:45 pm

Joe Lauzon makes case for BJ Penn being the ‘GOAT’

UFC veteran Joe Lauzon is currently gearing up for his upcoming ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’ scrap on April 22nd against Stevie Ray. For Lauzon, one of fight fan’s favorite fighters to watch, he will be looking to build on his controversial split decision win over Marcin Held earlier this year, which saw him rebound from...

Mar 24, 2017 4:57 pm

Bellator adds two title fights to June’s pay-per-view card in New York City

Bellator MMA has added two title fights to their blockbuster pay-per-view card set for June 24 in New York City. The first championship bout announced for the card was a welterweight title fight featuring champion Douglas Lima taking on promotional newcomer Lorenz “Da Monsoon” Larkin. The Los Angeles Times was the first to report the...

Mar 24, 2017 4:35 pm

Bellator releases poster for June’s pay-per-view event in New York City

Bellator MMA just released the first poster for their blockbuster pay-per-view event in New York City which takes place June 24 at the historic Madison Square Garden Arena. The event is headlined by a grudge match between Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva that has been years in the making. Chael Sonnen made his debut with...

Mar 23, 2017 11:52 am

VIDEO | Roufusport being sued for death of Dennis Munson Jr.

On March 28, 2014, Dennis Munson Jr. made his amateur kickboxing debut at an event promoted by Roufusport at the Eagles Club in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. During the three-round amateur bout, Munson staggered in the fight after exchanging shots with his opponent. After the end of three-round fight, the debuting fighter collapsed to the canvas in...

Mar 21, 2017 5:54 am

Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione rebooked as co-headliner for Bellator 180

Yesterday afternoon, we learned that Bellator MMA will be heading to New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden on June 24. The ever-growing promotion will do so with Bellator 180, a pay-per-view card that will be headlined by a long-awaited light heavyweight showdown between three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen and Pride legend Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 19, 2017 1:02 pm

Artem Lobov tells Tyron Woodley to stop “crying and moaning like a little b*tch”

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC London, Icelandic grappling specialist Gunnar Nelson scored an extremely impressive submission win over a game Alan Jouban. With this win, Nelson reminded the world why he’s considered one of the best welterweights on earth, and set himself up for some massive fights in the stacked welterweight division....

Mar 15, 2017 5:55 am

Anderson Silva vs. Kelvin Gastelum official for UFC 212

Last weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Brazil, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum continued to make good on his return to the middleweight division as he thumped MMA legend Vitor Belfort with first-round punches. Shortly after this win, which is arguably the biggest of his career, the rising star made...

Mar 13, 2017 11:59 am

Georges St-Pierre: Weight-cutting needs to change because one day someone will die

Weight-cutting is a controversial issue for many that plays a big part of combat sports such as mixed martial arts and boxing. Recently, the touted UFC interim lightweight fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled with Nurmagomedov being taken to the hospital the morning of weigh-ins suffering from weight management medical issues. Are...

Mar 13, 2017 9:51 am

Misha Cirkunov to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir

Not all that long ago, it looked like Misha Cirkunov’s days in the UFC were over. Considering he’s arguably the hottest prospect in the light heavyweight division today, this possibility was undeniably unfortunate. Thankfully, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to squash their differences and iron out the details of a new contract. We now...

Mar 13, 2017 9:00 am

Anderson Silva calls out Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva’s narrow UFC 208 defeat of Derek Brunson marked his first win since an October 2012 defeat of Stephan Bonnar. This win served to keep his status as a top-flight middleweight alive. It also set him up for more big fights in the ever competitive UFC middleweight division. Silva seems to have two opponents...

Mar 10, 2017 10:45 pm

Cris Cyborg ready to fight regardless of Germaine De Randamie’s status

Earlier this year, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon with kickboxing veteran Germaine De Randamie for a highly anticipated showdown for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The fight was a rather controversial one, with De Randamie landing shots after the bell on two occasions. Despite that, she won the fight,...

Mar 8, 2017 8:06 am

Two big fights added to UFC 211 lineup

UFC 211, which will occur on May 13 in Dallas, Texas, is already absolutely stacked. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champ Stipe Miocic and challenger Junior Dos Santos, and co-headlined by a strawweight title fight between champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Jessica Andrade. Elsewhere on the lineup, we’ll witness a...

Mar 8, 2017 7:15 am

Georges St-Pierre explains how draining being a UFC champion is

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has not fought in over three years now. The last time ‘Rush’ stepped into the Octagon to fight, he was competing against Johny Hendricks in hopes of defending his welterweight title for the 9th time. St-Pierre and Hendricks went to war over the course of 5 rounds before St-Pierre...