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Mar 11, 2017 12:43 pm

Bethe Correia eyeing potential Ronda Rousey rematch

Ahead of her ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ scrap against Marion Reneau tonight, Bethe Correia is looking for an eventual rematch with Ronda Rousey after she found herself knocked out in just 34 seconds by the former champ two years ago. Leading up to that fight, Correia was hailed as the most dangerous fighter Rousey had...

Mar 10, 2017 9:32 am

Cain Velasquez ‘rarely’ training according to coach, won’t fight soon

To close out 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez looked to build momentum on his UFC 200 win over Travis Browne, which returned him to the win column following his UFC 188 loss to Fabricio Werdum. Velasquez was set to step into the Octagon for a rematch with Werdum, to determine the heavyweight #1...

Mar 3, 2017 3:29 pm

VIDEOS | Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre staredown and exchange barbs

Earlier this week it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the octagon to take on current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Georges St-Pierre has not competed inside the cage since scoring a split-decision victory over Jonhy Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167 in November of 2013,...

Mar 3, 2017 1:06 pm

MMA community reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight cancellation

Many were extremely disappointed when news broke that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled on Friday. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins started due to weight management medical issues. When the time for the weigh-ins came to an end,...

Mar 1, 2017 11:18 am

MMA community reacts to Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping booking

Earlier this month, we learned that former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre had finally worked out his differences with the UFC and agreed to the terms of a new contract. This implied an imminent comeback for the Canadian MMA legend. The details of St-Pierre’s comeback fight, however, remained fairly nebulous. We did not know when, where or...

Feb 24, 2017 8:19 am

Chael Sonnen reveals Tito Ortiz tapped at Bellator 170

Earlier this year, UFC veteran Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz for a highly anticipated grudge match in the main event of Bellator 170. Ultimately, Ortiz picked up a 1st round submission win, catching Sonnen in a rear naked choke after Sonnen let go of a...

Feb 6, 2017 1:00 pm

Conor McGregor says he would fight Anderson Silva, Georges St-Pierre and Tyron Woodley

Who wants to see Conor McGregor take on Anderson Silva in the Octagon? The former UFC middleweight kingpin has recently been talking about his desire to fight the Irish superstar simply because he wants to test his own skills as a martial artist. “I’d like to test myself against Conor because he’s an interesting martial...

Feb 3, 2017 6:51 am

Cub Swanson and Artem Lobov bash each other on Twitter

Late last year, on the main card of UFC 206, featherweight veteran Cub Swanson engaged in one of the greatest fights of all time with South Korean prospect Doo Ho Choi. For three, frenzied rounds, the two fighters thrilled the fans and Toronto and those watching on screens around the world, pelting each other with...

Jan 29, 2017 6:50 am

Pros react to Valentina Shevchenko’s submission of Julianna Pena

Last night, the UFC touched down in The Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado, with UFC on Fox 23. This 12-fight card was an epic one, as a whopping eight of its bouts ended with stoppages, including the evening’s main event, which pitted Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko against American grappling specialist Julianna Peña. In advance of this...

Jan 28, 2017 10:14 am

Conor McGregor reportedly turns down WWE Wrestlemania offer

UFC superstar Conor McGregor certainly has quite a bit of widespread appeal. The Irish superstar has continued to make himself known not only in the combat sports community, but also to the general public, as he has repeatedly made headlines throughout the course of his rapid ascent to fame. While Conor McGregor has never made...

Jan 26, 2017 1:07 pm

Anderson Silva dives into why he wants a fight against Conor McGregor

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva wants a piece of the current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Although technically two weight classes apart as of their last fights, McGregor has fought Nate Diaz twice at welterweight. Silva, currently ranked #7 in the middleweight division by the UFC, spoke with media in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil...

Jan 26, 2017 8:50 am

Chris Weidman promises “the old me” in Gegard Mousasi fight

This week, news surfaced that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman would be stepping into the Octagon at UFC 210 in April to fight streaking middleweight veteran Gegard Mousasi in a highly anticipated showdown that will see one man climb the middleweight rankings, while the other will be forced to take a step down in...

Jan 25, 2017 8:59 am

Sage Northcutt returning to lightweight after going 0-2

UFC prospect Sage Northcutt is headed back down to 155 pounds after a bit of a rough stretch at welterweight. After going 2-0 in the UFC in 2015, defeating Francisco Trevino and Cody Pfister after being discovered on UFC President Dana White’s “Lookin’ For A Fight” series, Northcutt experienced the first loss of his professional...

Jan 24, 2017 3:20 pm

Chael Sonnen steps in on short notice for Hector Lombard at SUG 3

SUG 3 just got a lot more interesting! Just days after dropping a first round submission loss to Tito Ortiz in the main event of Bellator 170, MMA veteran Chael Sonnen has now stepped in on short notice for Hector Lombard to grapple with Garry ‘The Lion’ Tonon on January 29th in a grappling match...

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 6:30 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 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 6:31 am

MMA community reacts to Tito Ortiz’s defeat of Chael Sonnen, retirement from MMA

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring some of the organization’s biggest names, this action-packed card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and veritable MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning cult hero Chael Sonnen. In the buildup to this fight, we learned that Tito Ortiz...

Jan 20, 2017 10:00 am

Chael Sonnen: I would have stopped Tito Ortiz from being champion

This Saturday, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen will step into the cage to fight former UFC champion Tito Ortiz in a highly anticipated Bellator MMA showdown. Ahead of the fight, Ortiz and Sonnen’s beef has been very publicized. In addition to their ongoing war of words leading up to their fight, Ortiz and Sonnen...

Jan 20, 2017 9:12 am

Frankie Edgar weighs-in on potential BJ Penn return

Earlier this month, at ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. For Penn, he was seeking his first win in over 5 years as he planned to make a run at the featherweight strap. Unfortunately for the...

Jan 19, 2017 7:22 am

Coach believes BJ Penn will likely fight again

Earlier this month, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn stepped into the Octagon for just his second fight in the past 5 years. Penn of course was stepping into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in a highly anticipated main event showdown in Phoenix, Arizona. Unfortunately for Penn, when he stepped into...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...

Jan 7, 2017 2:51 pm

Jon Jones would like to see Ronda Rousey return

While many members of the MMA community believe that it is time for former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to retire following lopsided back to back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones believes that it would be good to see Rousey return to the Octagon to...

Dec 31, 2016 8:16 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate reacts to Amanda Nunes TKO victory over Ronda Rousey

Watch former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate breakdown the UFC 207 main event title fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. The Brazilian, Nunes, put on the finest performance of her career against “Rowdy”, battering the former champion with punches until the referee mercifully stepped in to stop the contest just 48-seconds in to...

Dec 29, 2016 8:08 am

Mike Perry and Albert Tumenov engage in Twitter beef

UFC welterweight Mike Perry made quite the impact on the UFC’s welterweight division in 2016. Entering into the promotion a perfect 7-0 in his professional career, with all of his wins being KO/TKO wins. When Perry stepped into the Octagon against Hyun Gyu Lim at UFC 202 in August, it took him just over three...