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Jul 10, 2017 9:15 am

New free agent Frank Mir seeking fights with Fedor Emelianenko, Brock Lesnar

Former UFC heavyweight champion and long-time heavyweight contender Frank Mir is now a free agent. After failing a USADA test – and failing to prove the failed test was not his fault – he and the UFC agreed on an amicable divorce. Now that he’s free to fight elsewhere, Mir is setting his sights on...

Jul 10, 2017 8:40 am

VIDEO | Yoel Romero responds to Michael Bisping ripping up the Cuban flag

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero stepped onto the canvas with Australia’s Robert Whittaker in a bid to capture UFC interim middleweight gold. Had he won, he would have earned a fight with the undisputed middleweight champion – and his biggest rival – Michael Bisping. Regrettably for Romero and...

Jul 10, 2017 7:29 am

Report | Gegard Mousasi has found a new home

Gegard Mousasi’s impressive – if controversial – UFC 210 TKO defeat of former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman marked the final obligation on his UFC contract. With his contract completed, Mousasi then entered a renegotiation period with the UFC. Despite the fact that Mousasi holds the number-four spot in the UFC middleweight rankings, the promotion...

Jul 10, 2017 6:30 am

Michael Johnson breaks silence after action packed loss to Justin Gaethje

On Friday night, in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter season 25 finale, former World Series of Fighting lightweight champion Justin Gaethje made his UFC debut against the UFC’s fifth-ranked lightweight Michael Johnson. It was a war for the ages that saw Johnson control the early moments, and Gaethje ultimately surge back to score...

Jul 9, 2017 11:46 am

Dana White on Travis Browne: “I think that Travis should retire”

Last night, on the final fight of the UFC 213 undercard, Travis Browne attempted to correct a three-fight losing streak against the dangerous Alexey Oleinik. Though Browne had a few moments of success early on, this fight ultimately turned out disastrously for him, as he was stopped by a second-round rear-naked choke. With this outcome,...

Jul 9, 2017 11:43 am

Amanda Nunes gives “her side” of the story on her UFC 213 withdrawal

If things had gone according to plan, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes would have taken on rival Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of last night’s anticipated UFC 213 card. Regrettably, Nunes took ill in the week leading up to the fight, and was ultimately forced out of the bout on the very day...

Jul 9, 2017 10:34 am

VIDEO | Watch the chilling, UFC 214 promo that everybody is talking about

Originally, last night’s UFC 213 was supposed to be the biggest card of the year thus far. Thanks to an unfortunate series of events, however, that title now belongs firmly to UFC 214, which goes down on July 29 in Anaheim California. This card will feature a whopping three title fights. The first will go...

Jul 9, 2017 10:04 am

VIDEO | Robert Whittaker and Michael Bisping exchange words in the Octagon

Last night, in the main event of UFC 213, Kiwi-Australian star Robert Whittaker captured a unanimous decision win from the streaking Yoel Romero, and won the UFC interim middleweight title as a result. In the moments after this impressive win, the 26-year-old interim champion was joined in the cage by the 38-year-old undisputed champ, Michael...

Jul 9, 2017 8:07 am

VIDEO | Yoel Romero has terrifying reaction to Bisping ripping up Cuban flag

Last night, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero collided with Australia’s Robert Whittaker for the UFC’s interim middleweight title. As this interim title battle raged, the undisputed champion – and Romero’s biggest critic – Michael Bisping watched on from cage-side. Mid-way through the fight, Bisping did his best to throw Romero...

Jul 9, 2017 7:38 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping rips up Cuban flag, throws shreds at Yoel Romero mid-fight

Last night, in the main event of UFC 213, Cuba’s Yoel Romero collided with Australia’s Robert Whittaker for the UFC’s interim middleweight title. As this interim title battle raged, the undisputed champion – and Romero’s biggest critic – Michael Bisping watched on from cage-side. In advance of this fight, Bisping made no secret of the...

Jul 9, 2017 6:46 am

Valentina Shevchenko got a sizeable payday despite Nunes’ withdrawal

If things had gone according the original plan, Kyrgyzstan’s Valentina Shevchenko would have collided with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 213 last night. Regrettably, Nunes was forced out of this anticipated contest on the very day of battle. Though there was some brief talk of strawweight champion Joanna...

Jul 9, 2017 6:10 am

Dana White rips Amanda Nunes, suggests champ’s UFC 213 withdrawal was mostly mental

If things had gone according to the original plan, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes would have taken on dangerous challenger Valentina Shevchenko in the main event of UFC 213 last night. Regrettably, reports began surfacing yesterday afternoon that Nunes had been hospitalized and that she would not be competing on the card. While this...

Jul 8, 2017 10:21 pm

Amanda Nunes issues first statement following removal from UFC 213

Amanda Nunes issues first statement following removal from UFC 213 The mixed martial arts world was left in shock earlier this afternoon when current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes announced that she would not be competing in her scheduled UFC 213 main event title fight with top contender Valentina Shevchenko due to illness. Although...

Jul 8, 2017 2:35 pm

NAC director Bob Bennett explains why Joanna Jedrzejczyk will not be fighting tonight

Saturday afternoon, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes was hospitalized prior to her UFC 213 main event title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. Ultimately, Nunes was pulled from the card, despite UFC President Dana White revealing after the fact that Nunes was actually cleared to fight. Following the announcement of Nunes being pulled from the fight,...

Jul 8, 2017 12:44 pm

Amanda Nunes pulled from UFC 213

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday morning that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes had been hospitalized ahead of her UFC 213 title defense against Valentina Shevchenko tonight. Shortly after, MMAJunkie’s John Morgan confirmed with UFC President Dana White that Nunes was indeed off the card. Interestingly enough, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempted to convince...

Jul 8, 2017 12:21 pm

Amanda Nunes reportedly hospitalized, UFC 213 main event in jeopardy

In a surprising turn of events, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has reportedly been hospitalized, and her UFC 213 main event scrap with Valentina Shevchenko is now in jeopardy according to multiple sources. Amanda Nunes has been feeling ill this week. She's currently in the hospital. Tonight's main event is in jeopardy. No official...

Jul 8, 2017 11:21 am

Anthony Pettis explains change in training camp ahead of UFC 213

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will be making his highly anticipated return to the lightweight division tonight at UFC 213 when he faces UFC veteran Jim Miller in a pivotal fight for the former champ. Ahead of the fight, Anthony Pettis spoke to MMAFighting to explain what he did different for this training camp...

Jul 8, 2017 10:29 am

Tony Ferguson responds to Justin Gaethje’s callout

Friday night in the TUF 25 Redemption Finale, former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje picked up a thrilling win over Michael Johnson in the main event, as the two delivered an action-packed two rounds that ultimately saw Gaethje pick up a TKO win over ‘The Meance’. Following the fight, Gaethje called out top ranked UFC lightweight...

Jul 8, 2017 9:23 am

Justin Gaethje calls out Tony Ferguson, says McGregor “better be watching”

Friday night in Las Vegas, former WSOF champion Justin Gaethje made his triumphant UFC debut as he knocked out Michael Johnson in the second round of their main event scrap of the TUF 25 Finale. Following the thrilling win, many immediately began to speculate as to who Gaethje should fight next, he spoke at the...

Jul 8, 2017 8:28 am

Conor McGregor reacts to Gaethje vs. Johnson main event

Friday night in Las Vegas, Justin Gaethje made his highly anticipated UFC debut as he faced UFC veteran Michael Johnson in a highly anticipated grudge match that will go down as one of the most thrilling fights of all time. The fight earned praise from nearly every member of the MMA community given its back...

Jul 8, 2017 12:20 am

TJ Dillashaw congratulates friend Jesse Taylor on winning TUF

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw sat cageside Friday night as his former Cal State Fullerton wrestling teammate, and TUF Redemption Team Dillashaw member, Jesse Taylor defeat Dhiego Lima to become the winner of TUF Redemption. Taylor’s win comes nine years after he was set to compete in the TUF Finale after advancing to the...

Jul 7, 2017 1:52 pm

McGregor Sports and Entertainment gets first massive feature

McGregor Sports and Entertainment is the featured promotion sitting right next to Floyd Mayweather’s Mayweather Promotions logo on the Mayweather vs McGregor World Tour graphic that the UFC posted on Friday. The announcement of the four-city international press tour will jump to three different countries in four days. BREAKING: #MayMacWorldTour featuring @TheNotoriousMMA & @FloydMayweather announced...

Jul 7, 2017 1:49 pm

VIDEO | Rousimar Palhares ends fight in 37-seconds with opponent screaming in pain

Rousimar Palhares separated Alexei Ivanov foot in less than 40 s. (FNG 70) pic.twitter.com/wpQCZWB7mx — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) July 7, 2017 Rousimar Palhares was back in competition on Friday. The former WSOF champion fought Alexei Ivanov at FNG – Fight Nights Global 70. The matchup between Palhares and Ivanov was the featured main event of the...

Jul 7, 2017 1:48 pm

VIDEO | Kempo karate black belt challenges former UFC fighter

There are always a few guys that you’ll find that want to test their own skills against professional fighters. Here we take a look at someone who challenged former UFC fighter Nam Phan to a kickboxing match in Phan’s own gym in California. The challenger is apparently a Kempo Karate black belt and wanted to...

Jul 7, 2017 12:39 pm

Yoel Romero explains love-hate relationship with Michael Bisping

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and top middleweight contender Yoel Romero have a rather lengthy, and very public, rivalry going back quite some time now. Following Yoel Romero’s knockout of Chris Weidman at UFC 205, where Bisping was in attendance for his Fox Sports 1 duties, the ‘Soldier of God’ campaigned for a fight with...

Jul 7, 2017 12:14 pm

VIDEO | Showtime releases epic promotion for Floyd Mayweather vs Conor McGregor

The mega money fight featuring the two biggest stars from combat sports is coming on August 26 as Floyd Mayweather will welcome Conor McGregor into the boxing ring. Mayweather is undefeated in his professional boxing career holding a perfect 49-0 record while McGregor will make his professional boxing debut with a 0-0 pro boxing record....

Jul 7, 2017 12:03 pm

Chuck Liddell weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Ahead of the highly anticipated Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight on August 26th, MMA fighters and boxers have continued to offer insight into the bout, giving breakdowns of the scrap in interviews, and on social media. The general consensus amongst fighters is that Conor McGregor likely needs to land a big punch early in...