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Jun 7, 2017 9:44 am

Karolina Kowalkiewicz breaks silence following UFC 212 loss

This past weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 212, former UFC strawweight title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped into the Octagon for a pivotal scrap that saw Gadelha pick up an early 1st round submission win. The win was a particularly impressive one for Gadelha, who is now on a 2-fight win...

Jun 7, 2017 9:21 am

Artem Lobov calls for fight with Jose Aldo

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, once-dominant UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had his throne usurped by young Hawaiian star Max Holloway, as he wilted under a swarm of third-round punches. With this outcome, Aldo finds himself at a relatively unfamiliar juncture, no longer a champion but a contender in the crowded...

Jun 7, 2017 8:41 am

Cub Swanson fires back at Frankie Edgar

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the Octagon with Jose Aldo, where he claimed the undisputed featherweight title. Immediately following the fight, many began to speculate as to who Holloway would defend his title against first, with the general consensus being that former...

Jun 7, 2017 7:39 am

Hector Lombard targeted for August return to the Octagon

On August 19, on a to-be-announced card that is expected to occur in Seattle, Washington, former Bellator middleweight king and one-time welterweight contender Hector Lombard will step back into the Octagon in what looks like a make or break fight. His opponent will not be Vitor Belfort as he previously called for, but towering middleweight...

Jun 6, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | 50-year-old clobbers opponent in illegal underground boxing match

BX Fight Club showcases illegal underground boxing matches that go down in the Bronx, New York. According to The New York Times, the rules aren’t anything crazy, but the fights are unsanctioned, which is illegal in the state of New York. Rules are simple with “three two-minute rounds, 16-ounce gloves, no headgear, and conventional rules...

Jun 6, 2017 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Remembering Kimbo Slice one year since his passing

June 6, 2017, marks one year since the legend Kevin “Kimbo Slice” Ferguson passed away at the age of 42. In the video above, we take a look at the work of MMA Fighting’s Esther Lin and her story of getting to know Kimbo throughout his career in mixed martial arts. Kimbo Slice was one...

Jun 6, 2017 1:42 pm

PHOTOS | Dillon Danis going for more of a Conor McGregor look?

Dillon Danis has gotten a lot of attention since teaming up with Conor McGregor for his last two fight camps helping with his jiu-jitsu game. Danis was initially brought in to help McGregor for his UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz after he was submitted by the Stockton scrapper in their initial meeting at UFC...

Jun 6, 2017 1:36 pm

Tito Ortiz apologizes to Chuck Liddell on Twitter

There has been quite a bit of buzz surrounding a potential return to competition for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. There was talk from his longtime coach John Hackleman saying his blessing would depend on who the opponent is and Liddell himself did not give a definitive answer on if we will be...

Jun 6, 2017 12:17 pm

Max Holloway welcomes fight with Frankie Edgar

This past weekend at UFC 212, interim featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the Octagon with undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo for a highly anticipated showdown in Brazil. Ultimately, Holloway weathered an early storm from Aldo before ultimately finishing the champ via TKO in the third round to claim the undisputed featherweight title. Immediately the...

Jun 6, 2017 11:59 am

Ricardo Lamas gets replacement opponent for UFC 214 in Anaheim

Originally, Ricardo Lamas was expected to take on a fellow former title challenger in “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung when the UFC touches down in Anaheim, California, this July 29. Unfortunately, the undead Korean was forced out of this anticipated featherweight scrap with a severely damaged leg. And so began the hunt for a...

Jun 6, 2017 11:27 am

Frankie Edgar shuts down Cub Swanson’s campaign for title shot

This past weekend, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his new featherweight title for the first time. On the other hand, interim featherweight champion Max Holloway was looking to unify the two belts and capture the undisputed featherweight championship. After weathering...

Jun 6, 2017 10:40 am

TJ Dillashaw to Demetrious Johnson: ‘To me, you’re being a b**ch’

This week, UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson released a lengthy letter calling out the UFC brass for what he considered to be unfair treatment from the UFC. He summarized his current situation, explaining: “I agreed to their tyrannical demand to fight Ray Borg and Ray also agreed. UFC has refused to give me...

Jun 6, 2017 9:55 am

Ray Borg has newfound respect for flyweight champ “Mighty Mouse”

Yesterday morning, UFC flyweight king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made waves by releasing a lengthy, anti-UFC statement, slamming the promotion and its president Dana White for trying to force him into a fight with former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. In this statement, the champ suggested that he was more interested in fighting established flyweight contender...

Jun 6, 2017 9:03 am

UFC 212 medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to what proved to be a spectacular event, headlined by a thrilling main event scrap between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo. While Aldo settled into a rhythm quickly, and landed early on in the fight, it was Holloway who came alive in the second and third rounds, ultimately...

Jun 6, 2017 8:48 am

Mark Hunt blasts “cheater” Alistair Overeem

Earlier this year, on the main card of UFC 209, heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the cage with Alistair Overeem. Unfortunately for Hunt and his fans, this fight did not go according to plan. Instead, Overeem put Hunt away with knees in the third round. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Hunt expressed...

Jun 6, 2017 7:48 am

VIDEO | Max Holloway receives hero’s welcome upon return to Hawaii

Last Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 212, UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway stepped into the cage with the goal of unifying his title with the undisputed title owned by Jose Aldo. For the first two rounds of the fight, it looked as though Holloway was in trouble, as Aldo seemed to...

Jun 6, 2017 6:37 am

War Machine gets 36 years to life for brutal attack on Christy Mack

The verdict is in. Former UFC and Bellator fighter War Machine – born Jonathan Koppenhaver – will get 36 years to life for his hideous attack on his ex-girlfriend Christy Mack and her boyfriend Corey Thomas. The former fighter will be eligible for parole after 36 years. He will be 71 years old by the...

Jun 6, 2017 5:58 am

TJ Dillashaw on Demetrious Johnson outcry: it all comes down to him being scared of me beating him

Yesterday morning, dominant UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made waves by releasing a lengthy, anti-UFC statement, blasting the organization and its head-honcho Dana White for bullying him, and for trying to force him into a fight with former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (read that statement here). Now a day removed from Johnson’s...

Jun 5, 2017 2:04 pm

Kazushi Sakuraba’s magnificent response to being called to the UFC Hall of Fame

Over the weekend at UFC 212, the UFC announced that MMA legend Kazushi Sakuraba will be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame on July 6. Sakuraba will be joined by other legendary names including Urijah Faber, Maurice Smith, and former UFC matchmaker Joe Silva. Sakuraba made the following honorable statement on social media following...

Jun 5, 2017 1:58 pm

Jose Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras talks about stoppage by ‘Big’ John McCarthy

A new undisputed UFC featherweight champion was crowned over the weekend as Hawaii’s Max Holloway defeated Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Holloway scored a third-round TKO victory over Aldo, knocking “Scarface” down and following up with a flurried ground and pound attack where referee “Big” John...

Jun 5, 2017 1:47 pm

Jose Aldo releases first statement since loss to Max Holloway

A new undisputed UFC featherweight champion was crowned over the weekend as Max Holloway took a third round TKO win over Jose Aldo at UFC 212. Holloway played spoiler to the night as he took out Aldo in front of his countrymen in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. “I gotta thank Brazil,” Holloway said in the...

Jun 5, 2017 12:12 pm

Roy Jones Jr. discusses Conor McGregor’s possible advantages against Floyd Mayweather

The latest member of the combat sports world to weigh in on the much-discussed boxing match between semi-retired great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor is boxing legend Roy Jones Jr. The boxer gave his take on the latest episode of The MMA Hour, telling host Ariel Helwani that he understands why both...

Jun 5, 2017 11:32 am

Alexander Gustafsson stands by recent comments about Jon Jones: I told the truth

In the wake of his impressive knockout win over Glover Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson shared some rather heavy-handed comments about former light heavyweight champion and one-time opponent Jon Jones, suggesting that given his many indiscretions outside the cage, Jones is probably not a good person. This then prompted a response on Twitter from Jones, which in...