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May 7, 2017 1:11 pm

VIDEO | Cocky boxer loses fight in the weirdest way possible

Showboating is nothing new in the world of combat sports. We see it all the time in MMA. Middleweight great Anderson Silva, for example, frequently taunted his foes mid-fight  – often to a ridiculous extent. Silva also found himself on the receiving end of some serious taunting in his 2015 fight with Nick Diaz. Then...

May 7, 2017 10:55 am

PHOTOS | “Proud and blessed” Conor McGregor shares first pictures of newborn son

Back in November, Conor McGregor delivered a second round knockout of Eddie Alvarez, becoming the UFC lightweight champion in the process. Given that he still owned the promotion’s featherweight title at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently. With this accomplishment, McGregor’s stock...

May 6, 2017 1:41 pm

Demian Maia responds to criticism from Tyron Woodley

Recently, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been rather frustrated with his inability to find a challenger for his welterweight belt. The welterweight champion stated earlier this month that while he would like to fight in July, nobody is prepared to step up and challenge him for the belt. Woodley took specific aim at UFC...

May 6, 2017 10:12 am

Dana White responds to Anderson Silva wanting an interim title fight

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva returned to the win column this year as he picked up a decision win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208. Following the win, Anderson Silva was slated to fight streaking middleweight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 211. Unfortunately for Silva, Gastelum was pulled from the fight after failing a USADA-administered...

May 6, 2017 9:34 am

Dana White forced Donald Cerrone to sit out after Jorge Masvidal KO

In 2016, UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone made the move to welterweight. ‘Cowboy’ then proceeded to put together arguably the most impressive run of 2016 as he finished 4 straight opponents to land himself at #5 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings. Unfortunately for Cerrone, in his first fight of 2017, he was viciously...

May 6, 2017 8:40 am

Yair Rodriguez confident he can be a bigger star than Canelo

Middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez is undoubtably one of Mexico’s biggest professional athletes. Interestingly enough, ahead of his upcoming title defense against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr this Cinco De Mayo weekend, UFC Prospect Yair Rodriguez believes he can actually become a bigger star in Mexico than Canelo is. Ahead of that fight, streaking UFC featherweight...

May 5, 2017 3:53 pm

Benson Henderson drops surprising ‘f bomb’ on Twitter, explains why

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has earned the reputation as one of the most polite, and well spoken fighters in the world. After fighting out his contract with the UFC, Henderson signed with Bellator MMA in 2016. In his first Bellator MMA fight, the former champ dropped a unanimous decision to Andrey Koreshkov at...

May 5, 2017 12:19 pm

Donald Cerrone declares UFC ‘timeout’ was forced upon him

It’s typical to see Donald Cerrone fight about four times a year, being one of the more active fighters in the UFC. We’ve seen Cerrone turn around and fight twice in the Octagon is a span of 15 days back when he fought Myles Jury and former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson back in January...

May 5, 2017 11:43 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre asks Michael Bisping to pick the date

A message to Michael @bisping. pic.twitter.com/PYEg3Q0osV — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) May 5, 2017 Early in 2017, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the UFC to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. While no date was given for the potential...

May 5, 2017 11:09 am

Al Iaquinta calls for the UFC to cut him

UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta is once again engaged in a heated standoff with his employers stemming back to his recent 1st round KO win over Diego Sanchez last month. Prior to the fight, Iaquinta had been sidelined for two years while engaged in a dispute with the UFC over his contract. Iaquinta and the UFC...

May 5, 2017 11:03 am

Nate Diaz goes big with business outside of the UFC

How big of a star is Nate Diaz? Well, I guess that all depends on who you ask. According to Diaz himself, he is worth more than what the UFC is willing to pay him right now. This is why we haven’t seen the Stockton scrapper in the Octagon since his rematch against Conor McGregor...

May 5, 2017 8:51 am

Dana White discredits Nate Diaz claim to more PPV points

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White and UFC superstar Nate Diaz don’t exactly see eye to eye on everything. With that being said, the Diaz brothers and UFC President Dana White have been engaged in several public arguments with their employers over the course of their UFC careers. Currently, both Diaz brothers have...

May 5, 2017 8:23 am

VIDEO | Friendly sparring session with Wanderlei Silva and kid quickly escalates

MMA legend Wanderlei Silva was at one point in time considered the greatest fighter on the planet during the course of his reign as Pride FC champion. While Silva is no longer a champion, he is currently gearing up for his highly anticipated grudge match against Chael Sonnen on the first Bellator MMA Pay Per...

May 4, 2017 3:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum and Shogun Rua both call Anderson Silva out

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was initially set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, however after Gastelum’s 1st round March TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Gastelum was flagged by USADA for a failed drug test for trace amounts of marijuana in his fight night drug sample. As a result...

May 4, 2017 2:52 pm

Stipe Miocic explains why Junior dos Santos rematch will be different

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday at UFC 211, where he is hoping to avenge his December 2014 loss to Dos Santos that saw his 3-fight winning streak end. Now, with Miocic reigning as the heavyweight champion, he is looking to...

May 4, 2017 2:20 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Joshua breaks punching arcade game?

Sorry Conor McGregor and Jon Jones, but IBF-WBA world heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua may take the cake in the punching power arcade game. As you can see from the video above, Joshua was hanging out with English soccer player Troy Deeney and the two got to challenging on the punching arcade game to test out...

May 4, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Royce Gracie bare knuckle fight vs. 15-year undefeated kung fu fighter

What would mixed martial arts be like without jiu-jitsu? Back in 1993, a tall and slender Brazilian by the name of Royce Gracie walked out to the UFC Octagon at UFC 1 wearing a jiu-jitsu gi with his black belt wrapped around his waist. Being outweighed by his opponents, Gracie shocked those viewing the eight-man...

May 4, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman channels Paige VanZant, releases sexy Reebok promo

Sometimes you just gotta let out your inner sexy…I got your back @paigevanzantufc @reebok pic.twitter.com/gnH0lZI56l — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 4, 2017 Earlier this month, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant found herself under fire after she shared a rather provocative, self-made Reebok promo video to her official Snapchat account. The backlash she received was...

May 4, 2017 11:08 am

UFC 213 stacking up to be a massive card

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone are set to fight in the Octagon at UFC 213 in Las Vegas, Nevada on July 8. That is a fight fans are surely thrilled about seeing and as of now, it isn’t headlining or even the co-main event of the pay-per-view card. UFC bantamweight champion...

May 4, 2017 10:52 am

Nate Diaz calls Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s bluff

When UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez via TKO at UFC 205 to claim the UFC lightweight championship, the Irish superstar revealed that he would be taking some time away from the Octagon to prepare for the upcoming birth of his firstborn son in May. With that being said, McGregor has managed to...

May 4, 2017 10:02 am

Michael Johnson discusses the absences of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The lightweight division is one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. That said, things are a little chaotic in the division at the moment, as champ Conor McGregor is pursuing a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been sidelined with illness and religious obligations, and the fan favorite Nate...

May 4, 2017 9:14 am

Diaz brothers forced to sneak into UFC 205

It’s no secret that the UFC brass and Stockton California’s very own ‘Diaz Brothers’ don’t exactly see eye to eye all the time. The pair have frequently been involved in public disputes over things such as fighter pay, contract negotiations, and upcoming fights. With that being said of course, it appeared as though after Diaz...

May 4, 2017 9:04 am

Amanda Nunes set to defend her title at UFC 213

The next UFC women’s bantamweight title fight is now official as the champion Amanda Nunes is set to defend her title against the #1 UFC ranked women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko. BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor originally reported the championship bout was in the works on April 22 and it was later confirmed by MMA insider Dizz. Now,...

May 4, 2017 8:46 am

“Poor Man’s Machida” Elias Theodorou explains why he’ll beat Brad Tavares

On July 7, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou will face a tough test in Hawaii’s Brad Tavares. The two will meet at the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the latest edition of BJ Penn Radio, Theodorou discussed this looming scrap with Tavares, and was quite complimentary of...

May 4, 2017 7:54 am

Michael Johnson questions Tony Ferguson’s contender status, is no longer willing to give him a rematch

Back in May of 2012, long-time lightweight contender Michael Johnson scored an impressive decision defeat over the highly regarded Tony Ferguson. Almost five years later, when Ferguson found himself without an opponent after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209, Johnson offered him a shot at revenge. Unfortunately, Ferguson was unwilling to accept this fight...