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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...

May 26, 2017 9:51 am

Max Holloway chasing more than an undisputed featherweight title

Interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is currently gearing up for his upcoming UFC 212 scrap against undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo next weekend. Ahead of that fight however, Holloway is looking to secure more than an undisputed featherweight title. ‘Blessed’ spoke to media members recently to explain why an undisputed featherweight title isn’t the...

May 26, 2017 9:26 am

NYSAC amends weigh-in rules following Daniel Cormier’s ‘towelgate’ incident

Prior to UFC 210 last month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier caught quite a bit of controversy for his early weigh-in on Friday morning. Cormier stepped onto the scale and missed weight on his first attempt, weighing in above the light heavyweight title fight limit of 205 pounds. Just over a minute later, Cormier...

May 25, 2017 11:44 pm

Jose Aldo admits Conor McGregor rematch will likely never happen

At UFC 194, interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon with undisputed champion Jose Aldo for a highly anticipated showdown that saw McGregor not only win UFC gold, but end the lengthy reign of Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Following the loss, Aldo began to campaign for a rematch against his rival....

May 25, 2017 3:37 pm

Max Holloway not confident Conor McGregor returns after potential Mayweather fight

While Conor McGregor may currently reign as the UFC lightweight champion, since winning the belt McGregor’s name has been linked to a potential boxing superfight with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. While Oscar De La Hoya may not be too fond of the potential bout becoming more and more real every day, the combat sports...

May 25, 2017 1:59 pm

VIDEO | Several scuffles break out in newest clip from The Ultimate Fighter

It is too bad that Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw will not be settling their feud at UFC 213 as originally planned. Garbrandt suffered a back injury and will not be recovered in time to train for the fight by the July 8 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although the fight is now off, the...

May 25, 2017 1:54 pm

Oscar De La Hoya pens lengthy letter in hopes of stopping McGregor vs. Mayweather

Former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya is doing everything in his power to stop UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather from ever stepping into the boxing ring together. With McGregor’s side of a boxing deal now finalized, a fight between the two alphas of their respective sports is looking more...

May 25, 2017 1:46 pm

VIDEO | Wing Chun vs. Muay Thai gym fight ends with a crash

The battle of styles is always a hot topic for debate but when it comes down to it, there is nothing like backing up your talk. Here, we take a look at a video of a Wing Chun and a Muay Thai practitioner putting their respective styles and skills to the test in a gym....

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Tony Ferguson on Nate Diaz: You’re a clown, dude, you’re fake

Tony Ferguson is campaigning hard for a fight with Nate Diaz. Ferguson took an opportunity on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour to go on a verbal onslaught targeting Diaz. With all of the comments that “El Cucuy” is throwing at the Stockton scrapper, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there is some sort of...

May 25, 2017 10:25 am

Duane Ludwig discusses TJ Dillashaw’s plans to become a two-division champ

Until recently, former UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw was expected to challenge reigning champ and former teammate Cody Garbrandt for gold at UFC 213 this July 8. Regrettably, Garbrandt has been forced out of this planned title fight with back trouble, which has left Dillashaw without a chance to fight for gold. While the simplest...

May 25, 2017 9:57 am

Robbie Lawler opens up on return fight

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will be making his highly anticipated return to the Octagon on July 8th at UFC 213, where he will look to bounce back from a devastating first round KO loss to Tyron Woodley as he steps into the Octagon against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Given that Lawler has been absent...

May 25, 2017 8:58 am

Michael Bisping weighs-in on interim title fight

This week, following much speculation from the MMA community, it was confirmed that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would not be returning to the Octagon to defend his belt this summer. Subsequently, the UFC announced an interim middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero for UFC 213. While the fight...

May 25, 2017 7:52 am

With retirement plans canceled, Vitor Belfort targets two big Bellator names

On June 3, on the main card of UFC 212, MMA legend Vitor Belfort will take on Nate Marquardt in a fight that will go down as the last of his legendary career – at least, that was the original plan. Since his retirement fight with Marquardt was announced, Belfort has backtracked on his retirement...

May 25, 2017 6:34 am

Renan Barao set to return to bantamweight at UFC 214

Earlier this year, we learned that, despite a decent 1-1 record at featherweight, Renan Barao would be abandoning the division in favor of a return to his former bantamweight haunts. Now, the details of Barao’s bantamweight return have been revealed. The former bantamweight king will be taking on long-time prospect Aljamain Sterling at UFC 214, this...

May 25, 2017 5:51 am

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki officially signs with the UFC

Gokhan Saki is one of the best kickboxers in the world. His next fight, however, will not be in the kickboxing ring. It will be inside the UFC’s Octagon. Saki’s jump to the UFC was first reported several weeks ago by Ryan Thomas of CagePages.com, and subsequently confirmed by MMA-Today.com. Now, the news has now...