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Jan 24, 2017 8:38 am

Julianna Pena looking to fill superstar role left by Ronda Rousey

While UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was thrust into the public spotlight when she defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds at UFC 207, top ranked women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena believes that there was a void left behind by Rousey. A void she intends to fill. Ahead of her...

Jan 24, 2017 8:12 am

Dan Hardy elaborates on comment about Ortiz vs. Sonnen being “choreographed”

With no UFC card last weekend, the MMA spotlight was fixed firmly on Bellator 170, which went down on Saturday night. This card was headlined by a light heavyweight fight between retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning star Chael Sonnen. In advance of this fight, Sonnen assured it was one he’d wanted for years,...

Jan 24, 2017 6:49 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov on Tony Ferguson: I’m going to break his arm

On March 4, in the co-main of UFC 209, streaking lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will finally go to war. They will do so for interim lightweight gold, while the division’s undisputed champion Conor McGregor enjoys a break from competition to father his first child. In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Nurmagomedov opened up on this...

Jan 24, 2017 6:30 am

Tyron Woodley on racism: it’s indirect most times, but sometimes it’s blatant

Over the last few months, Tyron Woodley has generated dozens of headlines by claiming that, even as the UFC welterweight champion, he experiences racism on a frequent basis. Some fans have responded to these claims by accusing him of “race-baiting”. Others have applauded him for shining a light on these ugly issues which, to this day,...


Jan 24, 2017 5:53 am

Mike Goldberg on UFC release: there were tears, there was confusion

Shortly after the UFC was purchased by entertainment giant WME-IMG midway through 2016, a string of high-profile layoffs began. The most significant of these layoffs occurred at the end of the year, when we learned that long-time UFC commentator Mike Goldberg would be parting ways with the organization after UFC 207 on December 30. On...

Jan 23, 2017 9:31 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov doesn’t expect to headline UFC’s debut in Russia

Late last year, news broke that UFC head honchos Dana White and Ari Emmanuel visited Moscow, Russia to begin working on the promotion’s potential debut in the country. At the moment, of course, this debut remains a hypothetical one, as no date or location has been confirmed. If the UFC does touch down in Russia, however,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:51 am

Jon Anik: Floyd Mayweather needs McGregor and the UFC more than they need him

The biggest ongoing storyline in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. Until recently, this history-making showdown has resided firmly in the realm of the hypothetical. When UFC President Dana White made what he called “a real offer” of $25 million to Mayweather, however,...

Jan 23, 2017 8:00 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon for UFC Denver: Shevchenko vs. Pena

With Bellator 170 in the rear-view mirror, the MMA spotlight now shifts to UFC Denver, a stacked card that will air on Fox this Saturday, January 28. This card will be headlined by a compelling women’s bantamweight showdown. In one corner, we’ll have dangerous Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina “Bullet” Shevchenko. In the other, we’ll have grappling...

Jan 23, 2017 6:54 am

Gilbert Melendez confirms plans to drop to featherweight

For a time, Gilbert Melendez stood out as one of the best lightweights in the world. That was back when he was the dominant champion of Strikeforce’s lightweight division, and running through names like Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Today, however, the lightweight great has hit a bit of a rough...

Jan 23, 2017 6:18 am

GRAPHIC IMAGE | Brennan Ward sustains nasty cut from Paul Daley knee

There’s a reason MMA is often referred to as “the hurt business”. Though they are certainly not what we hope for, our hectic sport frequently produces some truly nasty injuries. We’ve seen arms snap like tooth picks. We’ve seen legs break like spaghetti. We’ve seen skulls literally shatter. And of course, we’ve seen a whole...

Jan 23, 2017 5:54 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz says it’ll take a public apology to forgive Chael Sonnen

On Saturday night, in the main event of Bellator 170, Tito Ortiz put Chael Sonnen away with a first-round, rear-naked choke. In doing so, he put to bed months of pre-fight posturing and trash-talk – or so you would think. Though Ortiz was able to hand Sonnen a pretty lopsided loss, he said he still...

Jan 22, 2017 10:16 am

Paul Daley on knocking out friend Brennan Ward: “It was hard, I just hope he’s ok”

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170, a stacked card that emanated from Los Angeles, California. Though the card had several exciting moments, the undeniable highlight in terms of spectacle was Paul Daley’s defeat of Brennan Ward. The British knockout artist put his foe down with an incredible flying knee...

Jan 22, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Ortiz loss, assures he’ll be back

Last night, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger and beloved mouthpiece Chael Sonnen returned from a hiatus of more than three years to take on retiring UFC Hall-of-Famer Tito Ortiz. Unfortunately for Sonnen and his throngs of fans, this comeback fight was a bit of a flop, as he was...

Jan 22, 2017 7:58 am

Bellator 170 salaries: Ortiz makes bank, Sonnen pockets just $50K

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. This exciting, 18-fight card was headlined by a light heavyweight clash between two veteran, West Coast wrestlers. In one corner, we had California’s Tito Ortiz, a former UFC light heavyweight champion and UFC Hall-of-Famer. In the other, we had Oregon’s Chael Sonnen, a...

Jan 22, 2017 6:49 am

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz taps Chael Sonnen in the first

ICYMI last night, Tito Ortiz taps out Chael Sonnen with a face crank/rear-naked choke hybrid #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/yqik082NSw — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On Saturday evening, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring plenty of jaw-dropping moments, this thrilling card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and MMA...

Jan 22, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Paul Daley scores crushing, flying knee KO at Bellator 170

Paul Daly KOs Ward with a stunning knee! Wow #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/qox3MS7fTp — Jim Edwards (@MMA_Jim) January 22, 2017 On one of the increasingly rare weekends without a UFC card, Bellator MMA came to the rescue with a stacked night of fighting in Bellator 170. Emanating from sunny Los Angeles, California, the card featured the swan...

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen, holds onto choke

Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 In the main event of Bellator 170 on January 21st, UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for a highly anticipated showdown that had been building up steam over the course of the...

Jan 21, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt blasts TJ Dillashaw on Instagram

Later this year, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will defend his bantamweight championship for the first time as he steps into the Octagon against former teammate TJ Dillashaw for a highly anticipated scrap. Leading up to Garbrandt’s UFC 207 scrap with Dominick Cruz, former Team Alpha Male teammate TJ Dillashaw took to Twitter to allege...

Jan 21, 2017 10:31 am

Mark Hunt: I didn’t know Brock Lesnar was using PEDs before UFC 200

Leading up to UFC 200, where former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon after 5 years away from the Octagon, there was quite a bit of controversy regarding Lesnar’s USADA exemption that saw him evade the first several months of random USADA drug testing leading up to the...

Jan 21, 2017 10:06 am

Jamie Varner & Tyron Woodley engage in Twitter beef

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently gearing up for his UFC 209 welterweight title fight with Stephen Thompson in March. Ahead of the fight, Woodley has drawn some criticism for his recent comments in which he explains that he believes he is the worst treated champion in the UFC. In addition, Woodley explained that...

Jan 21, 2017 8:44 am

Amanda Nunes to retire after ‘2-3 fights’

Going into 2017, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is riding the momentum of a dominant 2016, where she went 3-0, winning the UFC women’s bantamweight championship before then defending her belt for the first time at UFC 207, where she handed former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey her second straight loss. Following the...

Jan 21, 2017 1:12 am

Donald Cerrone eyeing #1 contender fight at welterweight

After ending 2015 by dropping a 1st round TKO to Rafael dos Anjos in a failed bid for the UFC lightweight championship, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone kicked off 2016 by moving up to welterweight. Over the course of the year, Donald Cerrone posted arguably the best 2016 out of anyone in the UFC. Cerrone not only...

Jan 21, 2017 12:58 am

Bethe Correia sends Amanda Nunes warning

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes had arguably one of the best years in MMA over the course of 2016. To start the year, Nunes fought top ranked women’s bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko in a highlight anticipated UFC 196 scrap which she won via unanimous decision. In her next fight, Nunes headlined UFC 200, where she...