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Sep 20, 2017 1:17 pm

Braun Strowman Warns Conor McGregor if He Has WWE Aspirations

When you’re Conor McGregor, the world is your oyster. But sometimes, diving for oysters is dangerous. Sometimes, there are monsters in the deep. All this is just a convoluted analogy for the WWE’s monster-among-monsters, Braun Strowman. He was recently asked about McGregor in an interview ahead of his beastly battle this Sunday with Brock Lesnar,...

Sep 20, 2017 1:02 pm

“Platinum” Mike Perry has found a willing opponent, and is eyeing a very quick turnaround

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Pittsburgh, PA, rapidly rising welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry returned to the Octagon. Originally, the welterweight star was expected to battle former UFC welterweight title challenger Thiago Alves. Unfortunately, however, Alves was forced out of the competition thanks to Hurricane Irma’s effects on Florida....

Sep 20, 2017 12:29 pm

Advertisement featuring Floyd Mayweather banned on racial grounds

An advertisement for an Irish betting website has recently been banned by England’s Advertising Standards Authority (ASA). The betting site, Paddy Power featured a controversial ad with Floyd Mayweather in August ahead of his multi-million dollar boxing match against Conor McGregor. Mayweather, who endorsed the company was featured on the ad which a headline said,...

Sep 20, 2017 11:46 am

Intriguing odds released for a potential Conor McGregor vs Paulie Malignaggi bout

Just when the dust started to settle between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and former boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi, bookies have brought up the two former sparring partners names up again for a fight. Malignaggi had previously called McGregor out to a boxing match when there was just talk of the UFC lightweight champion fighting...

Sep 20, 2017 11:25 am

Darren Till Trashes Brendan Schaub After His Main Event Criticism

When Darren Till got word that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone had no idea who he was, Till didn’t bat an eyelash. He didn’t feel any disrespect and promises he’ll know him after their fight at UFC Gdansk. However, when former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub said that Cerrone should be more selective of who he picks to...

Sep 20, 2017 10:50 am

VIDEO | Ovince Saint Preux and Yushin Okami have their first staredown in Japan

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in the MMA hotspot of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight scrap between PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its latest feast at the expense...

Sep 20, 2017 10:08 am

Robert Whittaker Ready to ‘Crush’ Michael Bisping or Georges St-Pierre

Rising up slowly on the horizon is UFC’s biggest card of the year. UFC 217 will feature three title shots, headlined by Michael Bisping and the welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre, who’ll be making his return to challenge the middleweight throne. Orbiting just outside of all this, is Robert Whittaker. Ol’ Bobby Knuckles is on an...

Sep 20, 2017 8:27 am

Sage Northcutt returns at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk

Sage Northcutt, one of the UFC’s brightest young prospects, is scheduled for a return to the cage. The 21-year-old lightweight will be taking on Michel Quinones at UFC Fight Night 120 in Norfolk, Virginia this November 11. This news was first reported by ESPN. Northcutt will enter this fight having not competed since December of...

Sep 20, 2017 7:55 am

BREAKING | Rory MacDonald is finally getting a Bellator title shot

When former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald joined the Bellator family in August of 2016, he was expected to get an immediate title shot. Instead, however, he was booked for a May 2017 scrap with British knockout artist Paul Daley. When MacDonald won this battle with Daley with a second-round submission, he seemed to...

Sep 20, 2017 7:37 am

Coach Javier Mendez gives update on Cain Velasquez’s condition

Cain Velasquez is one of the greatest heavyweights alive. Unfortunately, he hasn’t been very active over the last few years, as he’s been sidelined by a hellish procession of injuries. Velasquez’s latest injury issue pertained to his back. Though he recently went under the knife to correct this issue, his coach Javier Mendez claims the...

Sep 20, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | Check out the ‘flying cage’ that will be used at Bellator 183

This Saturday, Bellator MMA will return to San Jose, California with Bellator 183. The card is a pretty stacked one. In the main event, we’ll see former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson take on long-time Bellator staple Patricky Freire. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we’ll see a pair of knockout-addicted UFC veterans collide, as England’s...

Sep 20, 2017 6:02 am

Stipe Miocic gives timeframe for next fight, discusses possible opponents

Stipe Miocic is starting to look like an unstoppable heavyweight champion. Since winning the belt with a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum, he’s now defended it with first-round knockouts of Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos.  And given that his latest win – the dos Santos KO – was in May, he’s now starting to...

Sep 19, 2017 6:09 pm

Tony Ferguson Vows to Make Kevin Lee ‘Piss Blood’

The interim UFC lightweight title is up for grabs just a few weekends away at UFC 216, which is why trash talk between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee has been reaching a boiling point. Profanity has been flying around like the kicks and punches will be on October 7th. Lee is confident he is going...

Sep 19, 2017 5:03 pm

BREAKING | Carlos Condit Wants a Fight as Early as This Year

The beauty of MMA Twitter is that sometimes news can break out of nowhere. The last anyone heard from Carlos Condit, he was working on starting his own coffee business. Evidently, all that caffeine got him buzzing for another kind of rush. The former UFC welterweight title challenger is looking to step back into the...

Sep 19, 2017 4:14 pm

Jeremy Stephens Calls Out Korean Zombie and Gets Trolled by the Man Himself

Jeremy Stephens is fresh off of beating Gilbert Melendez at UFC 215 thinks to an absolute leg destruction, but he’s not slowing down yet. He almost immediately called out Jose Aldo for a potential scrap at the end of this year or early 2018, unfortunately it turns out that fight isn’t happening for some reason...

Sep 19, 2017 2:26 pm

USADA and UFC May Try to Implement New GPS Tracking for Fighters

From time to time, the UFC sends out surveys to their athletes to get their opinion on certain things that the organization may have in the pipeline. An interesting question just caught UFC fighter Sean Strickland’s attention. A photo from Strickland’s Twitter account was posted, saying that USADA is considering a new tracking app that would...

Sep 19, 2017 2:05 pm

VIDEO | 5 times that sparring with UFC fighters did not end well

You’ve heard that iron sharpens iron and this is the reason why training partners are so important. Many fighters that are in the UFC are usually a part of fairly big teams. People from around the world join specific gyms in hopes of getting the best training to be the best competitor they can be....

Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Coach Edmond Tarverdyan on his critics: ‘I know I know how to coach’

You often hear in the sport of mixed martial arts that fighters experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. In most cases, it isn’t just the fighters competing in the bout that experience the rollercoaster of emotions but their team is also on the ride with them. Coaches and training partners who...

Sep 19, 2017 11:30 am

PHOTO | Check out the awesome, updated poster for UFC Fight Night 117 in Japan

This weekend, the UFC will return to the MMA mecca of Japan with UFC Fight Night 117. Originally, the card was expected to be headlined by a light heavyweight rematch between PRIDE legend and former UFC light heavyweight king Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, and his former foil Ovince Saint Preux. Unfortunately, the injury bug enjoyed its...

Sep 19, 2017 10:46 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen explains why Conor McGregor appeals to the masses

There is no doubt that Conor McGregor is one of the biggest stars that the UFC has ever had. The brash Irishman just took part in one of the biggest fights in history, making his professional boxing debut against Floyd Mayweather. “The Notorious” talked his way to make a crossover into another sport and made...

Sep 19, 2017 10:09 am

VIDEO | Watch Cris Cyborg’s insane Muay Thai workout in Thailand

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino is currently training at Phuket Top Team in beautiful Phuket, Thailand. If the video she uploaded to YouTube earlier today is any indication, she is absolutely killing it in the gym – and all of her prospective opponents should be worried. In this video, fans can watch Cyborg...

Sep 19, 2017 9:24 am

Mackenzie Dern moves up to flyweight for October scrap in LFA cage

BJJ whiz Mackenzie Dern is now ready to take the next steps of her MMA career. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, which was confirmed by Dern herself on Instagram, this next step will occur at LFA 24 on October 13 inside Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Dern’s opponent will be Mandy Polk. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZOG89lFBAp “So happy...

Sep 19, 2017 8:31 am

John Lineker returns at UFC Fight Night 119 on October 28

John Lineker, one of the UFC bantamweight division’s most exciting contenders, is now scheduled for a return to the cage. According to a report from Combate, which was subsequently confirmed by MMAFighting.com, Lineker will make his return at UFC Fight Night 119 this October 28 in Sao Paulo, Brazil. His opponent will be Ecuador’s Marlon...

Sep 19, 2017 7:51 am

Cris Cyborg responds to Edmond Tarverdyan’s calls for a Ronda Rousey fight

On yesterday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Edmond Tarverdyan, head coach to former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, weighed in his star pupil’s future. While he admitted he isn’t sure if Rousey will ever fight again, he did suggest that he’d like to see her fight one more time, against one fighter in particular:...

Sep 19, 2017 6:00 am

Kenny Florian believes there’s now a blueprint for beating Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold is one of the best middleweights on earth. Last Saturday, he reminded the world of this fact, returning from a hiatus of more than a year to stop David Branch with a swarm of second-round ground strikes. According to former fighter and current UFC on Fox analyst Kenny Florian, however, Rockhold needs to...