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Oct 20, 2017 7:56 am

Cowboy Cerrone Misses His RV But is Already Making Friends in Poland

If you’re not familiar, Donald Cerrone isn’t a hotel man. He usually just fires up the ol’ RV and sets up a camp for the fights. It’s even not unusual to see him with at least one dog in tow. It’s his way of bringing a little bit of that ranch life with him whether...

Oct 19, 2017 12:09 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Aussie featherweight Alexander Volkanovski makes pick for Holloway vs. Edgar fight

On November 18, when the UFC touches down in Sydney, Australia, rising UFC featherweight Alexander Volkanovski will take on Humberto Bandenay, who replaces his originally planned opponent, Jeremy Kennedy. If Volkanovski wins this fight, he’ll take another big step up the UFC featherweight rankings, toward the divisional top-10, and perhaps, an eventual featherweight title shot. As...

Oct 16, 2017 11:28 am

Justin Gaethje explains why he will be avoiding short-notice fights

Justin Gaethje is one of the most consistently exciting fighters in the sport of MMA. Time and time again, the former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion and current UFC lightweight contender has flaunted his willingness to engage pretty much anybody in a tooth-and-nail brawl, gambling with his very consciousness for our entertainment. Given Gaethje’s...

Oct 16, 2017 9:25 am

Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan catch criticism for biased commentary, Cormier apologizes

Earlier this month, on the undercard of UFC 216, Cody Stamann and Tom Duquesnoy collided in a clash of bantamweight prospects. Though both fighters possessed identical 15-1 professional records, many felt that the Octagon-side commentary of Daniel Cormier and Joe Rogan leaned a little too far in favor of the highly-hyped Frenchman Duquesnoy. Stamann, who ended...

Oct 13, 2017 8:18 pm

VIDEO | Mackenzie Dern scores a nasty first-round submission victory in flyweight debut

Mackenzie Dern improved her mixed martial arts record to a perfect 4-0 at Friday night’s LFA 24 event, scoring a first-round submission victory over Mandy Polk. After unfortunately missing weight in her last two bouts, a 2016 Submission of the Year contender over TUF 26 competitor Montana Stewart at Legacy FC 61, and a decision...

Oct 13, 2017 8:21 am

Eddie Alvarez Back to ‘Not Giving a F-ck’ For UFC 218

These next cards running into November and December through the end of the year, all feel like Christmas. We’ve made it through some rough times and kept on trucking, the UFC will be rewarding us for keeping the faith. Just one of these fights we’ll be given the pleasure of seeing is Justin Gaethje going...

Oct 12, 2017 12:21 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Mark Godbeer explains how UFC 216 debacle was a blessing in disguise

If things had gone according to the initial plan, the UFC 216 main card would have featured a heavyweight scrap between ranked contenders Derrick Lewis and Fabricio Werdum. The undercard, meanwhile, would have featured a collision of rising heavyweights Walt Harris and Mark Godbeer. Yet what we ended up with was a heavyweight scrap between...

Oct 12, 2017 9:03 am

UFC Sydney lineup gets a number of late adjustments

Earlier this week, news broke that Mark Hunt had been removed from his UFC Sydney headlining showdown with Marcin Tybura (and he’s not happy about that). Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum will serve at Hunt’s replacement against Tybura in the card’s main event. As it turns out, this is not the only recent change...

Oct 11, 2017 6:02 pm

Jorge Masvidal Has Been Watching Karate Kid to Prep for Stephen Thompson

Next month, fight fans will be awarded with an embarrassment of riches when UFC 217 goes down in the Big Apple. Leading into — three count’em, three — title fights, Jorge Masvidal is going to fight Stephen Thompson. It’s the new breed going to war with each other in a wild clash of styles. You take an...

Oct 10, 2017 10:44 am

Stephen Thompson Wants an Interim Welterweight Title Shot Against Robbie Lawler

Stephen Thompson is returning in a dangerous scrap with welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal, but he has his eyes set on bigger things. He’s had two shots at Tyron Woodley’s title, but came up short each time. Before he knew he was going to get the fight, he talked about a match with Robbie Lawler. With...

Oct 9, 2017 12:48 pm

VIDEO | UFC veteran allegedly assaults woman at party in Brazil

A video has surfaced on the Internet that has a cause for concern which allegedly involves a UFC veteran. Bloody Elbow reported that Rony Jason was caught on video assaulting a woman at a party in Brazil. As you can see in the video posted on the YouTube channel Tudo Sobre MMA, it is hard to...

Oct 9, 2017 10:55 am

Daniel Cormier issues apology to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: I was wrong

In the buildup to and fallout of their two fights, Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson always kept things pretty civil. It’s for this reason that the recent heat between them, which began when Cormier scolded Rumble for his interactions with Jon Jones, came as such a surprise. “Rumble Johnson and I have always been...

Oct 9, 2017 10:49 am

Dana White gives prediction on who his next bankable UFC star will be

With Ronda Rousey’s future in the UFC unclear and Jon Jones going through the process with his potential anti-doping violation, it seems Conor McGregor stands alone at the top as far as draws go for the UFC. Georges St-Pierre is certainly a big star but his future is undetermined as we will have to see if...

Oct 9, 2017 9:49 am

Exclusive | Volkan Oezdemir defends Jon Jones’ legacy

In the wake of Jon Jones’ latest failed drug test, which was administered in the buildup to his UFC 214 title fight with Daniel Cormier, many fans have questioned the legitimacy of his legacy, suggesting that perhaps his greatness can be the attributed to PED abuse. In the opinion of top light heavyweight contender Volkan...

Oct 8, 2017 8:48 am

Dana White gives his take on Demetrious Johnson’s GOAT status

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 216, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson shattered the record for consecutive title defenses in the UFC, moving to eleven-straight with a jaw-dropping fifth-round armbar over Ray Borg. In the wake of this dazzling win, Johnson is once again being widely referred to as the greatest of all...

Oct 6, 2017 6:41 am

Daniel Cormier Explains Why Alexander Gustafsson Doesn’t Get the Next Title Shot

A couple of weeks ago, Daniel Cormier tallied up votes that he got from Twitter and decided it was Volkan Oezdemir who should get the next title shot. Of course, Oezdemir accepted the gesture in ‘no time’ flat. Even though Cormier used the fans own comments to decide his opponent, there was still criticism of...

Oct 5, 2017 6:22 pm

Chris Cariaso Describing The Panic of Fighting Demetrious Johnson Will Make You Sweat

This Saturday, Demetrious Johnson will (finally) step into the Octagon with Ray Borg to attempt a record-breaking victory. If he can get past Borg, he’ll have beaten Anderson Silva’s tally mark of consecutive title defenses, forever cementing him into UFC history. An aura surrounded Silva due to the way he fought and the things he...

Oct 5, 2017 1:32 pm

Dustin Poirier Willing To Go Outside the UFC for Fights, Family and Fans

The last time we saw Dustin Poirier, he was in the midst of what looked to be a Fight of the Night against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211. A fight that ended due to illegal knees Alvarez landed to Poirier’s head. Since then, ‘Diamond’ Dustin Poirier has moved on to another former UFC lightweight champion,...

Oct 5, 2017 6:39 am

Demetrious Johnson will reach a new financial milestone at UFC 216

This weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 216, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson will attempt to defend his title against Ray Borg. If Johnson is successful, it’ll mark his 11th consecutive title defense – the all-time record in the UFC. Despite the fact that Johnson is just days removed from potentially establishing himself as...

Oct 3, 2017 12:44 pm

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson Makes Kevin Lee Squirm While Describing His Easy Diet

Fight week for fighters is a special kind of hell. You’re so close to the fight that you’ve prepared months for, but it’s just out of reach. You’re doing media, cameras are always around you, and worst of all, you’re cutting weight. Some fighters cut an obscene amount of weight. Conor McGregor went through a...