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Oct 29, 2016 6:57 am

PHOTO | TJ Dillashaw suffers gruesome cut in training

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw is coming off a dominant performance against Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 back in July, avenging his 2013 split decision loss to Assuncao as he cemented his place at the top of the bantamweight division. Following the win over Assuncao, which returned Dillashaw to the win column after he...

Oct 26, 2016 11:43 am

Urijah Faber leaves door open to future fights following retirement

MMA veteran Urijah Faber recently announced that his upcoming bantamweight fight with Brad Pickett at ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ would be his final fight before stepping away from the Octagon and retiring from MMA after nearly 15 years competing as a professional in the sport. Faber, a veteran of the sport, is certainly one of...


Oct 24, 2016 12:53 pm

Urijah Faber says Pickett fight will be his last

Urijah Faber says his upcoming fight with Brad “One Punch” Pickett will be his last. Faber broke the news on Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, where “The California Kid” announced that his next fight will be his last one, after a long and storied career. “To be honest with you, I’m super excited to...

Oct 23, 2016 3:35 pm

Comparison | Check out the current lineups for UFC 205, UFC 206 and UFC 207

The Ultimate Fighting Championship still has three pay-per-view events to put on before we say goodbye to the year 2016. The octagon will invade New York, Toronto and finally Las Vegas for pay-per-view events over the course of the next 68 days. The UFC’s first event in Madison Square Garden, UFC 205, is absolutely stacked....

Oct 23, 2016 3:01 pm

Johny Hendricks says he will retire if he suffers defeat at UFC 207 this December

UFC 207 could be the last time that fight fans get to see former UFC welterweight champion Jonhy Hendricks in action. “Bigg Rigg” recently spoke with ESPN’s Five Rounds where he announced that if he loses to Neil Magny at December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas he will be hanging up his gloves and...

Oct 18, 2016 11:23 am

Matt “The Immortal” Brown To Take on “The Sponge” At UFC 207

UFC 207, which is scheduled for December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada, is starting to take shape. Just days removed from the announcement that Ronda Rousey will be returning to action against bantamweight champ Amanda Nunes in the main event, the card has grown with the addition of an awesome, welterweight showdown. That showdown will...

Oct 5, 2016 10:36 pm

John Lineker Thinks a Win Over John Dodson Puts Him In Line for a Title Shot

It’s crowded at the top of the bantamweight division. Currently sitting on the division’s throne is pound-for-pound great Dominick Cruz. Directly under him are dangerous contenders like former champion TJ Dillashaw, brick-fisted Team Alpha Male staple Cody Garbrandt, the hard-nosed Bryan Caraway, and the streaking Jimmie Rivera. And then, of course, there’s John Lineker, a...

Oct 4, 2016 10:05 pm

Thomas Almeida still thinks about Cody Garbrandt loss “all the time”

At the beginning of 2016, many predicted that 21-0 Brazilian bantamweight Thomas Almeida would climb to the top of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings by the end of the year, and even potentially earn himself a crack at bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. On May 29th, Almeida stepped into the Octagon against Team Alpha Male prospect Cody...

Oct 2, 2016 12:41 pm

Cody Garbrandt Was Not Impressed With John Lineker’s Performance

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Portland, Oregon, John Lineker (29-7) scored a split decision win over John Dodson in a very competitive – and very entertaining – encounter. With the win, Lineker is now 4-0 since moving from flyweight to bantamweight, having defeating Francisco Rivera, Rob Font and Michael McDonald...

Oct 1, 2016 11:45 pm

VIDEO | John Lineker vs. John Dodson (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ former top ranked flyweights John Lineker and John Dodson stepped into the Octagon in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Lineker, who missed weight the previous day, was on the offensive for the majority of the fight, stalking ‘The Magician’ down and looking to land bombs while his...

Sep 21, 2016 7:28 am

Cody Garbrandt Says He’ll Have the Belt by 2017

Over the last few weeks, there’s been plenty of discussion as to who should get the next crack at Dominick Cruz’s UFC bantamweight title. TJ Dillashaw, who surrendered the title to Cruz earlier this year, certainly has a strong case for the title shot. Jimmie Rivera, who recently scored a career-best win over long time...

Sep 20, 2016 9:43 am

Jon Anik to Be Joined by Two New Fighters at the Commentary Booth

When Jon Anik hunkers down at the broadcast booth to call a UFC event, he’s typically joined by one of two fighters. One is former UFC lightweight and featherweight title challenger Kenny Florian. The other is former UFC middleweight Brian Stann. Both are long retired. Today, however, news broke that Anik will be joined by two...

Sep 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for UFC 207

According to a new report from MMA insider @TalkMMA, the UFC has some big plans for December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas. Dizz recently tweeted that the promotion is targeting a Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes women’s bantamweight title fight for their annual New Year’s Eve card in Sin City. Check it out: Amanda...

Sep 17, 2016 1:02 pm

Duane ‘Bang’ Ludwig recalls Master Thong betting against Urijah Faber

‘Master Thong’ has been a staple of Urijah Faber’s Team Alpha Male gym for quite some time. In addition to being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Master Thong has caught the eye of several MMA fans with his hilarious and over-the-top fight night outfits when he’s cornering fighters. Unfortunately however, several...

Sep 17, 2016 11:36 am

TJ Dillashaw: “I don’t even want to beat Urijah up. It’s not worth my time. “

The bantamweight division has been in a state of unrest since Dominick Cruz reclaimed the title over TJ Dillashaw back in January. With the emergence of contenders like Cody Garbrandt, the idea of who gets the next title shot becomes even murkier. Former champion TJ Dillashaw discussed the landscape of the 135 pound division, and...

Sep 16, 2016 7:11 am

TJ Dillashaw Considering Drop to Flyweight for Title Fight with Demetrious Johnson

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw surrendered the UFC bantamweight title to returning champion Dominick Cruz in a competitive, five-round battle. Having rebounded from this title loss with a nice, decision win over Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200, Dillashaw’s focus is now locked on a rematch with Cruz, and the chance to reclaim the...

Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...

Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...

Sep 8, 2016 5:42 pm

PHOTO | Urijah Faber posts comical tribute to Nick Diaz on social media

The Diaz brothers and Urijah Faber both hail from Northern California and have been veterans in the sport of mixed martial arts for quite some time. While the California natives train at different gyms, they have been supportive of each other and it shows with Faber’s recent Instagram post of him wearing a Nick Diaz...

Sep 8, 2016 9:12 am

Urijah Faber reacts being underdog at UFC 203

This Saturday, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon to fight Jimmie Rivera on the main card of UFC 203 in Cleveland. The fight will be Faber’s first since his lopsided unanimous decision loss at the hands of bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz earlier this year at UFC 199. Following the loss, Faber was...

Sep 2, 2016 6:30 am

Flyweight Champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson is After Seven-Figure Paydays

While many UFC fighters are still severely underpaid, others are starting to rake in some seriously hefty paydays. At UFC 196, Conor McGregor became the first UFC fighter to make a disclosed $1 million for a fight. At UFC 200, WWE superstar Brock Lesnar blew past that record with a $2.5 million payday. At UFC 202,...