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Sep 23, 2016 10:01 am

Tyron Woodley reacts to being underdog in Stephen Thompson fight

In addition to Tyron Woodley going into his UFC 205 title fight with Stephen Thompson, in the UFC’s historic inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden, with the UFC welterweight championship, he’s also going into the fight as an underdog. After the fight was announced earlier this month, current betting odds on Bovada have Woodley...

Sep 21, 2016 8:02 am

Tyron Woodley: ‘I just need some respect on my name!’

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been given a lot of heat ever since being crowned the king of 170 pound divison. Woodley has stated that he has dealt with a lot of criticism, negativity, and racism after he knocked out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 in July. On his Tuesday podcast of “The Morning...

Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am

Scandal! UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson Caught in Bed with Another Man’s Belt

When Stephen Thompson defeated long-time welterweight contender Rory MacDonald back in June, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s looming welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s belt with a first-round KO, however, Thompson’s immediate future became somewhat nebulous. Right off the bat, the new...


Sep 19, 2016 7:50 pm

Chael Sonnen: “I’m on a legends ass-whipping tour starting with Tito Ortiz!”

Chael Sonnen describes his newly signed Bellator contract as a “legends ass-whipping” tour, starting with Tito Ortiz according to Sonnen himself. ‘The American Gangster’ discussed his role in Bellator and threw out some names he’d like to welcome onto this ass-whipping tour during Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour: “I am on a legends ass-whipping...

Sep 19, 2016 7:43 am

New York’s Al Iaquinta Explains Withdrawal from UFC 205

One of the first bouts announced for UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s debut in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, was a lightweight showdown pairing Thiago Alves with New York’s own Al Iaquinta. This was also one of the first UFC 205 bouts to be cancelled. When news broke that Iaquinta vs. Alves...

Sep 18, 2016 9:01 am

Odds: Stephen Thompson Opens as Favorite Over Champ Tyron Woodley

When Stephen Thompson extended his win-streak to seven with a June win over Rory MacDonald, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s July welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s title with a blistering, first-round KO, however, Thompson’s future became far less clear. Immediately after the...

Sep 16, 2016 6:10 pm

Exclusive | BJ Penn on Chael Sonnen’s Move to Bellator: I’m Gonna Watch What Chael Sonnen Does

Last night, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had signed with Bellator MMA. Shortly thereafter, Sonnen took to Twitter to address this surprising move, while several notable reporters announced that the fan favorite mouth-piece had already called for a bout with Bellator light heavyweight Tito Ortiz. The Rulers...

Sep 16, 2016 2:18 pm

Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson official for UFC 205

While UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley may have been quick to shut down Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson on the Fox Sports 1 post-fight show after winning the welterweight championship, the pair are now slated to fight at UFC 205 in New York. On the #UFCHidalgo weigh in show, @TWooodley confirms he’ll be fighting @WonderboyMMA at #UFC205...

Sep 16, 2016 9:54 am

MMA community reacts to Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator MMA

Thursday evening, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. No immediate word was given in regress to when Sonnen would be making his Bellator MMA debut, however ‘The American Gangster’ was campaigning for a fight with...

Sep 16, 2016 7:17 am

Luke Rockhold Discusses Recent Pay Dispute: It’s About “Understanding Your Worth”

Last week, Luke Rockhold made waves by blasting the UFC over fighter pay, referring to an offer the organization made him as “bullsh*t.” Just days later, however, it was announced that former middleweight champion would be returning to action against Brazilian contender Ronald “Jacare” Souza. The two top middleweights will headline the UFC’s return to Melbourne,...

Sep 14, 2016 9:14 am

Canadian Welterweight Jordan Mein Emerges from Retirement

Last August, Canadian welterweight Jordan Mein announced his decision to hang up the gloves. He did so at just 25 years old – though he’d competed in a whopping 39 professional fights, many of them quite gruelling. On Tuesday, news broke that the ever-exciting welterweight has nixed those retirement plans, and is hoping for a...

Sep 9, 2016 9:14 am

Cut! Three Fighters Removed from the UFC Roster

Last month, news broke that long-time UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald had abandoned the UFC to join the Bellator roster. It should come as no surprise, then, that his fighter profile has been removed from the UFC website. As it turns out, however, two other fighters have also been released from the UFC in the last...

Sep 7, 2016 10:49 am

Stephen Thompson reflects on Tyron Woodley shutting him down on FS1

In the main event of UFC 201, Tyron Woodley left the world stunned as he knocked out Robbie Lawler in the first round of their main event scrap, winning Lawler’s welterweight championship in the process. On the post-fight show, presumptive #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson made his case for a fight with Woodley, pointing out...

Sep 7, 2016 8:34 am

VIDEO | Ricardo Lamas and BJ Penn surprise fans

With over a month to go until ‘UFC Fight Night: Manilla’, the anticipation is building for what many expect to be a thrilling fight. In the main event, former UFC featherweight title challenger Ricardo Lamas will square off against UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn as he makes his highly anticipated return to the Octagon...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...

Sep 3, 2016 2:41 pm

Michael ‘Venom’ Page calls for Bellator vs UFC event

British welterweight Michael ‘Venom’ Page may fight for Bellator, but with a handful of high-profile UFC fighters signing with the Spike-based promotion recently, MVP can’t help but think of what a Bellator vs. UFC card would look like. While the Bellator/UFC discussion is at an all time high with Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator last week, MVP was asked about his...

Aug 30, 2016 6:37 am

Stephen Thompson Thinks Tyron Woodley Should be Stripped of Title if He Doesn’t Defend

UFC welterweight Stephen Thompson has put in the work, racking up seven-straight wins, including triumphs over fighters like Robert Whittaker, Jake Ellenberger, Johny Hendricks and Rory MacDonald. Now, all he wants his a welterweight title shot–ideally at UFC 205 in New York City this November. Unfortunately, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, who won the the...

Jul 30, 2016 10:15 pm

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley calls out Nick Diaz, shuts down Stephen Thompson

While Stephen Thompson may be the welterweight #1 contender following his unanimous decision win over Rory MacDonald earlier this year, newly crowned welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking for a money fight with MMA veteran Nick Diaz. Diaz, whose suspension recently ended, is on a 2-fight losing streak, with his most recent fight being a...

Jul 28, 2016 12:36 pm

GIF | Psychotic-looking Robbie Lawler laughs after getting punched in the face

The man who took the win in the UFC’s 2015 Fight of the Year may already have secured the same award for 2016. UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has been in some brutally exciting fights as the reigning champion of the 170-pound division. His second fight with Rory MacDonald in 2015 and fight with Carlos...

Jul 28, 2016 2:04 am

Updated UFC rankings – Holly Holm drops while Ronda Rousey moves up

The UFC rankings were updated after the UFC on FOX 20 event that took place over the weekend. The divisions that seen the most change were the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s featherweight division. Holly Holm fell two spots to #4 after being beaten by Valentina Shevchenko, who jumped up four spots to #3....

Jul 27, 2016 8:38 am

Carlos Condit eyes title shot with win over Demian Maia

Prior to Carlos Condit’s UFC 195 welterweight title fight with Robbie Lawler, the ‘Natural Born Killer’ revealed that the fight very well could be his last before retiring. After losing a controversial split decision, Condit stated that unless he got an immediate rematch with Lawler, he was on hiatus until further notice. The UFC opted...

Jul 22, 2016 11:19 am

VIDEO | UFC 201: Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley (extended preview)

With just over a week to go until UFC 201, where Robbie Lawler will look to once again defend his welterweight championship as he faces Tyron Woodley, take a look at the extended preview for the event. Lawler enters the bout on a 5-fight win streak, that has seen him defend his welterweight championship against...

Jul 3, 2016 10:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “What else do I have to do for a title shot?”

Following his recent victory over former title challenger Rory MacDonald, top welterweight contender Stephen Thompson is still awaiting word on what his next from the UFC. “Wonderboy” has reeled off seven straight victories, including a first-round knockout of former champion Johny Hendricks this past February. Thompson spoke to Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour where...

Jun 25, 2016 9:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “I know I can knock Robbie Lawler out”

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson put the welterweight division on notice earlier this month when he picked up a unanimous decision win over Rory MacDonald in Ottawa, Canada. The win was an extremely impressive one for Thompson, who picked apart MacDonald, stuffed several takedowns, and fought out of a few submissions, over the course of the fight....