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Jun 1, 2017 6:00 am

Jon Jones goes off on “f*cking dork” Alexander Gustafsson, Gustafsson fires back

Back in 2013, Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson engaged in one of the best light heavyweight title fights of all time, and really, one of the best fight ever period. For five, frenzied rounds, the American champion and Swedish challenger pelted each other with heavy artillery, forcing momentum swing after momentum swing after momentum swing. After...

May 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Twitter beef! Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta go at it

How does a lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson vs Al Iaquinta sound to you? On Sunday, Iaquinta shifted his focus from Sage Northcutt and put the #2 UFC ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in his sights and let it be known on Twitter. Iaquinta: Everyone say a prair Sage north cut got his tonsils out Everyone...

May 17, 2017 1:34 pm

VIDEO | Paul Daley gets an intense Rory MacDonald to crack a smile during faceoff

Many are anxious to see former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald get back to competition as he is set to make his debut for the Bellator MMA promotion on Friday. The former #1 UFC ranked welterweight contender will take on the hard-hitting Paul Daley in his debut at Bellator 179, which is taking place in...

May 17, 2017 7:49 am

Cris “Cyborg” Justino backs Luke Rockhold, questions Dana White’s decisions

If you’ve been paying attention to the MMA headlines over the last few days you’ve probably seen that former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and UFC President Dana White have been having a difference of opinions. This conflict began when Rockhold went off on the UFC for awarding the next crack at Michael Bisping’s middleweight throne...

May 15, 2017 9:28 am

Michael Bisping appears in court over $349k contract dispute with former gym

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently involved in a pretty significant fight outside the confines of the UFC’s Octagon. The champ is embroiled in a lawsuit with his former gym, Wolfslair, and the gym’s head honcho, Anthony McGann. McGann also served as Bisping’s manager for many years. According to the UK’s Daily Star, this ordeal...

May 6, 2017 4:00 pm

Aljamain Sterling goes off on the bantamweight roster, John Dodson fires back

Aljamain Sterling goes off on the bantamweight roster, John Dodson fires back Perennial UFC bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling (13-2 MMA) is looking to book his next opponent. The “Funkmaster” was most recently seen in action this past April where he scored a unanimous decision victory over Augusto Mendes at UFC on FOX 24. Prior to...

Apr 28, 2017 11:55 pm

Mike Perry and Al Iaquinta trade barbs on Twitter

Following ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’ both UFC welterweight Mike Perry and UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta engaged in a rather heated feud. Iaquinta returned to the UFC at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’ following a 2-year layoff, making a statement in his return fight as he knocked out Diego Sanchez in the first round of their three...

Apr 15, 2017 7:31 pm

Pros react to Robert Whittaker’s TKO victory over Jacare Souza

Robert Whittaker put the UFC middleweight division on notice tonight in Kansas City scoring a second-round TKO victory over perennial division contender Ronadlo “Jacare” Souza. The win marked Whittaker’s seventh victory in a row and boosted the 26-year-old into immediate title contention. Here is how the pros reacted to Whittaker’s incredible stoppage victory over Souza:...

Apr 4, 2017 10:31 am

Ray Longo explains what led to Chris Weidman’s 2-fight skid

At one point in time, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was considered one of the most dominant fighters on the UFC roster. Unfortunately for ‘The All American’ that changed in 2015, when he found himself knocked out by Luke Rockhold in the 4th round of their UFC 194 co-main event fight, which saw him lose...

Apr 2, 2017 12:23 pm

Chris Weidman: “Conor McGregor’s going to have Floyd Mayweather’s head spinning”

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman is 100% certain that a boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is going to happen. “So Mayweather and McGregor is going to happen. 100 percent. That’s a fact,” Weidman told Mike ‘Gunz’ Gunzelman in a recent interview (as transcribed by MMAMania. “I was just like everybody else....

Mar 31, 2017 10:53 pm

MMA community reacts to King Mo’s win over Rampage Jackson

Friday night in the main event of Bellator 175, Bellator MMA veteran King Mo stepped into the cage with MMA legend Rampage Jackson for a highly anticipated showdown, where King Mo looked to avenge his 2014 decision loss to Jackson. The rematch was an extremely interesting affair, with King Mo looking to utilize his wrestling...

Mar 29, 2017 10:57 am

Paul Heyman confident WWE community would embrace Ronda Rousey

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has managed to stay out of the public eye for the most part following her UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes. In that fight, Rousey looked to make her triumphant return to the Octagon following the first defeat of her professional career at the hands of Holly Holm...

Mar 28, 2017 9:08 am

Yoel Romero reacts to the news that Michael Bisping won’t wait for Georges St-Pierre

While news that Michael Bisping will next defend his UFC middleweight title against returning welterweight great Georges St-Pierre generated excitement among some members of the MMA community, it was an undeniable bummer for Yoel Romero. Romero, after all, is the top contender in the middleweight division, and St-Pierre’s surprising middleweight title shot deprives him of...

Mar 14, 2017 6:38 am

Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington trade barbs on Twitter

In early January, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up a weight class to the welterweight division. The former champ cited a tough weight cut to 155-pounds as the main reason for this exciting switch, though his back-to-back losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson and resulting desire for...

Mar 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Breaking! Dillon Danis signs with Bellator MMA

Jiu-Jitsu ace Dillon Danis is headed to the mixed martial arts cage. Danis, who is a good friend and training partner of current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, signed a promotional deal with Bellator on Monday according to Yahoo Sports. Like his good friend Conor McGregor, Danis exudes a ton of confidence and rightfully so....

Mar 12, 2017 6:34 am

MMA community reacts to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s stoppage of Gian Villante

Last night, the UFC touched down in sun soaked Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. Other highlights...

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...