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May 30, 2017 7:21 am

Daniel Cormier: I’d sleep “Gustafsson’s cheerleader” Jimi Manuwa

Last weekend, during the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, British light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was on site to support his training partner Alexander Gustafsson as he battled Glover Teixeira. When Gustafsson won this fight via fifth-round knockout, Manuwa was unsurprisingly supportive. Manuwa’s post-fight applause of Gustafsson generated a response from UFC light heavyweight...

May 30, 2017 6:40 am

After eye-poke, Glover Teixeira says he was seeing “three Gustafssons”

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting 12-fight card. In the main event, the fighting pride of Sweden himself, Alexander Gustafsson, scored an impressive, fifth-round knockout win over the dangerous Glover Teixeira. For Teixeira, things obviously didn’t go as planned – and not only because he got knocked out. The...

May 30, 2017 5:50 am

Germaine de Randamie issues statement on Cyborg, says she hopes to return to bantamweight

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 208, Dutch striker Germaine de Randamie outworked Holly Holm to become the UFC’s first-ever women’s featherweight champion. The understanding was that, from there, she would then defend against the featherweight division’s consensus best fighter, Cris “Cyborg” Justino. This is not the way things have unfolded. Since...

May 29, 2017 1:49 pm

VIDEO | 5’8 205 pounds vs 6’8 300 pounds scrap

There is always an irresistible interest when you see a fight with a big mismatch in size, which is what made a lot of the fights back in the day so intriguing. Here, we take a look at MMA legend Igor Vovchanchyn taking on Paul Varelans at IFC 1, which took place way back in...

May 29, 2017 12:07 pm

Charles Oliveira wants to return to the featherweight division

Charles Oliveira has had an unfortunately long list of failed cuts to the featherweight division’s 145-pound cap. His latest failed cut occurred back in November, when he missed weight for a featherweight bout with Ricardo Lamas by a whopping 10 pounds. In the wake of this failed cut to featherweight – which culminated in a...

May 29, 2017 11:48 am

Yair Rodriguez gives timetable for Octagon return

Earlier this month, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in Frankie Edgar. Regrettably for Rodriguez and his legions of fans, it did not turn out to be his night, as he was taken out by his far more...

May 29, 2017 10:57 am

VIDEO | UFC 212 Embedded Episode 1 – Team Holloway gives up weight cutting secret

Fight week is upon us as UFC 212 takes place this weekend in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo and interim champion Max Holloway will fight in a title unification bout in the main event while #1 UFC ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha will take on #2 ranked Karolina Kowalkiewicz in the...

May 29, 2017 10:11 am

Angela Magana’s Instagram account has been deleted

You’re probably very familiar with the story by now: earlier this month, at the UFC athletes retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino punched UFC strawweight Angela Magana. This blowout occurred after Magana made several offensive posts about Cyborg on social media. In the wake of this unfortunate event, many members...

May 29, 2017 9:47 am

Report: Junior Dos Santos vs. Francis Ngannou bout being targeted for August

According to a report from Ariel Helwani, streaking heavyweight contender Francis Ngannou could return to the Octagon this August against his biggest test yet: former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. The bout is being targeted for UFC 215, which is scheduled for August 19 in Seattle, Washington. UFC would like to book Francis Ngannou...

May 29, 2017 8:34 am

After quick KO of Cirkunov, Volkan Oezdemir wants Jimi Manuwa

On Sunday afternoon, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden, surging Swiss light heavyweight Volkan Oezdemir scored an upset, knockout win over the highly regarded Misha Cirkunov – and he did it in just 28 seconds. With this win, Oezdemir solidified his status as one of the top light...

May 29, 2017 7:42 am

Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao “is there” to fight McGregor if Mayweather isn’t

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. At first, of course, this fight looked like a near impossibility. As the months have passed, however, red tape has been bushwhacked and roadblocks have been cleared, and the fight...

May 29, 2017 6:35 am

Alexander Gustafsson slams Jon Jones: he’s not a champion, not a good person

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, national MMA hero Alexander Gustafsson picked up a dominant win over Glover Teixeira, piecing him up with crackling combos for four rounds, and putting him away with a violent volley of punches in the third. With this win in the books,...

May 29, 2017 5:53 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC Stockholm: Prelim fighter Chris Camozzi gets top payout

Yesterday night (yesterday afternoon in North America) the UFC touched down in Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting, 12-fight card. In the UFC Stockholm main event, we saw the fighting pride of Sweden, Alexander Gustafsson, pick up a dominant win over Glover Teixeira, piecing him up with crackling combos for four rounds, and putting him...

May 28, 2017 1:18 pm

Pros react to Alexander Gustafsson’s KO of Glover Teixeira, post-fight marriage proposal

On Sunday afternoon, the UFC returned to the beautiful country of Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an exciting 12-fight card that emanated from the city’s Ericsson Globe Arena. Atop this 12-fight card was a key light heavyweight showdown between the UFC’s number one and two ranked light heavyweight contenders: the pride of Sweden himself Alexander Gustafsson,...

May 28, 2017 6:32 am

VIDEO | UFC veteran gets one-punch KO’d in just 14 seconds

TANAKA SLEEPS HIOKI pic.twitter.com/XryRv72COp — FightPicks inc (@MixedMartialBet) May 28, 2017 When Japan’s Hatsu Hioki signed with the UFC back in 2011, he was widely viewed as a legitimate threat to then dominant UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo. Unfortunately, Hioki’s UFC run ended up being a bit of a disappointment. After defeating George Roop and...

May 28, 2017 6:00 am

Max Holloway gives his take on Magana-Cyborg drama

Earlier this month, the UFC flew the majority of its roster out to Las Vegas, Nevada for a special, weekend-long athletes retreat. Unsurprisingly, this weekend produced several tense moments between fighters. The most high-profile run-in featured UFC strawweight Angela Magana and featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The incident, which stemmed from some nasty comments Magana...

May 27, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Frankie Edgar reacts to Angela Magana pressing charges against Cris Cyborg

VIDEO | Frankie Edgar reacts to Angela Magana pressing charges against Cris Cyborg During the UFC athletes retreat in Las Vegas, top UFC women’s featherweight fighter Cris Cyborg confronted veteran strawweight Angela Magana over some cruel social media posts that she had recently posted online. Cyborg demanded that Magana show her some respect and when...

May 27, 2017 12:42 pm

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense

Report | The UFC already has an opponent in mind for Stipe Mioicic’s next title defense UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic (17-2 MMA) successfully defended his title earlier this month at UFC 211 in Dallas, where he scored a first-round TKO victory over former division title holder Junior dos Santos. The victory served as Miocic’s...

May 27, 2017 12:31 pm

Conor McGregor releases statement following new sponsorship from ‘Beats’

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been absent from the Octagon since his November win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight title and cement his place in UFC history as a two-division champion. Despite not being active in the Octagon, McGreogor has continued to keep his name in headlines as developments regarding a...

May 27, 2017 11:05 am

UFC reportedly targeting pivotal heavyweight showdown for summer

Just two weeks ago, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos found himself knocked out by Stipe Miocic in a failed bid for the UFC heavyweight title. Despite just being knocked out two weeks ago, the UFC is already apparently targeting dos Santos’ next fight. Ariel Helwani has the scoop: UFC would like to book...

May 27, 2017 10:35 am

Cat Zingano reflects on UFC Athlete Retreat

This past weekend, the UFC hosted the first ever ‘UFC Athlete Retreat’ where hundreds of fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend of all-inclusive fun and presentations. For the most part, the event went off without a hitch despite one physical altercation breaking out. With that being said, there was some tension at the...

May 27, 2017 8:33 am

Cortney Casey fails drug test, win over Jessica Aguilar overturned

Recently, at UFC 211, UFC women’s strawweight contender Cortney Casey took to the Octagon against Jessica Aguilar for a highly anticipated and extremely pivotal showdown. For Casey, she was looking to return to the win column after dropping a unanimous decision loss to Claudia Gadelha back in November. On the other hand, Aguilar was also...

May 27, 2017 12:49 am

Germaine de Randamie refuses to fight Cris Cyborg, willing to let UFC strip title

Since Germaine de Randamie won the UFC women’s featherweight championship by defeating Holly Holm earlier this year, Cris Cyborg has continually called for a fight against the champion. Despite Cyborg’s persistence, de Randamie, the UFC, and Cyborg have been unable to come to an agreement. In an interesting statement released to MMAJunkie following rumors of...

May 26, 2017 1:49 pm

Georges St-Pierre discloses real reason for not being able to fight till late this year

Many are still speculating on who and when Georges St-Pierre will be fighting in his return to the Octagon after his lenghty hiatus. With the targeted bout against UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping now scrapped, UFC President Dana White said that “Rush” will fight whoever has the UFC welterweight title when he is ready. St-Pierre...

May 26, 2017 1:17 pm

Neil Magny pens letter to UFC roster urging fighters to look out for each other

This past weekend, UFC fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend with their peers at the first ever UFC Athletes Retreat. The event was certainly quite an interesting one, that saw two fighters involved in an altercation, an Anheuser-Busch rep allegedly present to the athletes drunk, and UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson calling out a...

May 26, 2017 1:08 pm

Bellator picks up another big heavyweight from the UFC

Bellator MMA has acquired another big name from the UFC roster. Roy Nelson, Season 10 winner of “The Ultimate Fighter,” signed a multi-fight contract with Bellator, according to a report released on Friday by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting. Bellator has yet to make the official announcement of Nelson’s signing but is expected to do...

May 26, 2017 12:11 pm

Bodybuilder books flight to fight Cody Garbrandt after heated Twitter exchange

We could be seeing UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt fight sooner than we thought. Earlier this week, Garbrandt got into a heated Twitter exchange with a bodybuilder named Matthew Kline Kader. It all started after Garbrandt replied to one of Dillashaw’s tweets about fighting UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson. Dillashaw: Would you rather see @MightyMouseUFC...