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Jun 15, 2017 11:14 am

Michael Bisping on Romero-Whittaker: ‘interim belts are jokes’

This summer at UFC 213 on July 8th, top ranked middleweight contenders Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will square off for the interim middleweight title in a highly anticipated showdown to crown the middleweight #1 contender. While the winner will be crowned the interim middleweight champion, more importantly, they will secure a title fight with...

Jun 15, 2017 8:55 am

Dana White reveals plan for Conor McGregor’s future with UFC after Mayweather fight

This week, news surfaced that the highly anticipated Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match would take place on August 26th at the T-Mobile arena in Las Vegas, where the two men would fight at 154 pounds. While the fight community immediately went wild following months of anticipation, MMA fans began to wonder if this...

Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am

VIDEO | Robbie Lawler, Michael Johnson, Michael Chandler, & more sparring hard

Striking guru Henri Hooft is credited as being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Hooft posted a video with top ranked fighters such as former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, Michael Chandler, and UFC lightweight veteran Michael Johnson. In the video above, you can see some sparring footage of the men sparring,...

Jun 15, 2017 7:10 am

Report: Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia welterweight title fight nearing completion

The next title defense of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is apparently nearing completion. Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Woodley would be taking on dangerous welterweight star Jorge Masvidal, as the welterweight division’s number one contender Demian Maia was apparently dealing with an injury. Shortly after Maia took to social media to assure he...

Jun 15, 2017 6:49 am

Showtime Boxing reveals poster for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight

With the big fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather now official, the promotional wheels are definitively in motion. Over the next 10 weeks, we can expect SHOWTIME Boxing, Mayweather promotions, The UFC, and other massive organizations to dig deep into their pockets to promote this fight, ensuring that...

Jun 14, 2017 4:11 pm

Dana White opens up on the negotiation process for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

It’s official – Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. this August 26 in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The pair will battle at 154-pounds, in 10-oz. gloves, for a maximum of 12 rounds. Given that Mayweather owns an incredible pro boxing record of 49-0, while McGregor has never...

Jun 14, 2017 3:23 pm

Dana White reveals venue and contracted weight for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

It has now been made official. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight in the boxing ring this August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yet according to UFC President Dana White, who was heavily involved in the negotiation process for this massive mega fight, the initial reports of this unprecedented crossover fight got the venue wrong....

Jun 14, 2017 2:45 pm

Floyd Mayweather on Conor McGregor boxing match: “IT’S OFFICIAL!”

Undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather posted on social media today amidst reports of his boxing match with Conor McGregor being finalized today to reveal that his superfight with Conor McGregor is indeed official. Earlier in the day, the NSAC approved Mayweather Promotions request to promote an unspecified event at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on August...

Jun 14, 2017 1:53 pm

Capoeira demo takes a violent turn after crazy WWE slam

Capoeira is a style of martial arts that usually combines music, dance, acrobatics, and fighting that make for a very entertaining spectacle. Most demonstrations usually have some skilled Capoeira practitioners showing off their talents but do not make any physical contact. According to capoeira-world, “it is often called ‘Capoeira game’ that is played, not a...

Jun 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Mike Goldberg responds to warm reactions following Bellator announcement

Many fans were excited to hear that the familiar voices of Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo will be returning to mixed martial arts broadcasts as Bellator announced the signing of the two MMA broadcasting pioneers on Tuesday. “Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier...

Jun 14, 2017 1:02 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi teaches crafty side control escapes and counters

Tristar GYM head coach Firas Zahabi is highly touted as one of the best coaches in MMA. Zahabi frequently imparts his MMA knowledge on his YouTube subscribers with not only fight breakdowns, but also impressive tutorials, most of which are JiuJitsu tutorials. In this tutorial, Zahabi teaches some pretty crafty submissions and escapes from bottom...

Jun 14, 2017 11:58 am

If Vitor Belfort moves to Bellator, he could have a very familiar welcome committee

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator’s stacked Bellator NYC card, Brazilian MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will make his debut in the Bellator cage. His opponent in this debut will be a longstanding rival in three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. No matter the outcome of this fight with Sonnen, Silva is hoping...

Jun 14, 2017 11:23 am

VIDEO | New promo highlights UFC 213’s two epic title fights

Every July, at the climax of its exciting International Fight Week, the UFC promotes a stacked, mega-card in Las Vegas. This year, that card is UFC 213, which goes down on July 8 in the T-Mobile Arena. Though UFC 213 took a real hit when its originally planned main event – a men’s bantamweight title...

Jun 14, 2017 11:00 am

Joe Lauzon explains why fighters should now support Reebok

Recently, at the first ever UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson stood up and challenged a Reebok rep during his presentation, voicing the general opinion of fighters in attendance that the Reebok deal was very negative for the fighters. After Johnson’s outburst, the UFC brass spoke with him privately, before then opening up an...

Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am

ABC launches charitable initiative to support retired fighters

Fighter pay is a hot button issue in mixed martial arts. It is widely believed that the majority of fighters are not paid well enough, and we often see fighters speaking out in protest of the way they’re paid. Al Iaquinta is probably the most high profile example of this trend at present, but he is...

Jun 14, 2017 8:58 am

TJ Dillashaw reacts to footage of injured Cody Garbrandt allegedly drunk wrestling

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was scheduled to fight former teammate TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated title fight this July. Unfortunately, while a procedure over in Germany was successful, Garbrandt remained unable to defend his title against Dillashaw in July due to the injury. Given that, it likely came as a bit of surprise...

Jun 14, 2017 4:33 am

UFC 214 in Anaheim loses another anticipated fight

Earlier this month, we learned that “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung had been forced out of his UFC 214 scrap with Ricardo Lamas with a long list of severe injuries that will keep him out of training for something in the area of six months. Though he has since been replaced by red hot prospect Jason Knight, this...

Jun 13, 2017 2:41 pm

Camille Jones, mother of Jon Jones, passes away after hard-fought battle with diabetes

Tragic news surfaced Tuesday morning that Camille Jones, the mother of UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones, and Super Bowl champions Arthur Jones, and Chandler Jones, passed away after a lengthy battle with diabetes according to TMZ. Arthur Jones broke the tragic news via social media, with a heartfelt message asking fans to keep...

Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 11:46 am

Urijah Faber announces revolutionary partnership with aviation company

Former UFC fighter Urijah Faber is continuing to change MMA despite his retirement earlier this year. The ‘Team Alpha Male’ founder recently revealed some pretty groundbreaking changes for Team Alpha Male. Among the changes were two that could very well revolutionize MMA for fighters, including scholarships for recruiting, and an aviation deal that helps fighters,...

Jun 13, 2017 10:05 am

Michael Bisping makes his pick for Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker’s interim title fight

With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping on the shelf nursing a knee injury, the UFC’s matchmaking team has opted to crown an interim middleweight champion to keep the division moving in the champ’s stead. This interim middleweight title fight will occur at UFC 213 this July 8, when streaking Cuban contender Yoel Romero collides with surging...