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May 8, 2017 2:20 pm

VIDEO | Five insanely skilled child prodigies in combat sports

Training in martial arts as a child can set you up to be a skilled practitioner of your discplines. Every now and then there are a few standouts that shine brightly from a very young age, showing skills that surpass their peers by a large margin. Here, we take a look at five standout child...

May 8, 2017 2:14 pm

Nate Diaz: ‘Can I get promoted and marketed in a positive way?’

Nate Diaz is one of the brightest stars in the UFC, especially after his pair of fights against current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. The product of Stockton, California along with older brother Nick are known for their attitudes of keeping things real, paired with their elite fighting abilities. However, even with their loyal fan...

May 8, 2017 2:10 pm

Matt Hughes: I would love to come back, I didn’t want to retire in the first place

Back in September of 2011, former UFC welterweight champ and bona fide MMA legend Matt Hughes was knocked out by Josh Koscheck. Given that this marked Hughes’ second straight knockout loss – the other was dealt by our own BJ Penn – he retired shortly thereafter. Apparently, however, retirement was never what Hughes wanted, and...

May 8, 2017 12:51 pm

Luke Rockhold believes the UFC is “losing it”, is considering leaving promotion

It has been known for some time that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will next defend his title against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. With St-Pierre now saying he won’t be able to take this lucrative title fight until October or later, however, the many contenders in the stacked middleweight division are getting quite frustrated...

May 8, 2017 11:58 am

Anderson Silva gives up on fighting at UFC 212 in Brazil

It looks like former middleweight champion Anderson Silva will not be fighting in his home country of Brazil at UFC 212, which takes place on June 3. Silva was scheduled to fight Kelvin Gastelum on the Rio de Janeiro fight card. However, Gastelum tested positive for marijuana after his fight with Vitor Belfort and his...

May 8, 2017 11:30 am

Tutorial: Rafael Dos Anjos Shows How to Throw a Head Kick

This video was first published on Evolve MMA. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is one of the world’s most devastating strikers. The 32-year old’s ability to stop an opponent has led him to a plethora of highlight reel finishes. He is known as one of the most relentless offensive fighters in the UFC....

May 8, 2017 10:39 am

American Animals Episode 40 – Ryan “Darth” Bader

Bader will make his Bellator debut versus Light Heavyweight Champion Phil Davis at Bellator 180. On this episode of American Animals, the Animals are back in the studio, and here to rock your week! Erik Apple and TJ De Santis are here to discuss the biggest and best news in all of MMA. The guys tell us about some of the biggest upcoming matches this summer,...

May 8, 2017 9:48 am

VIDEO | Arianny Celeste makes breakfast in her underwear, Jhenny Andrade practices her dance moves

https://www.facebook.com/therealarianny/videos/1553767394657113/ Arianny Celeste is a very busy woman. When she’s not fulfilling her duties as a UFC Octagon girl, she works as a professional model and a television host. She’s even got a burgeoning music career. Despite her busy schedule, however, Celeste still finds plenty of time for fun – such as her recent trip...

May 8, 2017 8:50 am

Four female UFC fighters have nude photos leaked online, FBI reportedly involved in case

The latest celebrities to have nude photos leaked online are a quartet of female fighters. All four fighters either currently compete in the UFC, or have previously competed in the UFC. The fighters are: top-ranked UFC bantamweight Raquel Pennington, top-ranked UFC strawweight Tecia Torres (Pennington’s girlfriend), UFC strawweight Angela Magana, and former UFC bantamweight Jessamyn Duke. The...

May 8, 2017 7:32 am

PHOTO | UFC 212 gets interesting, upside-down official poster

On June 3, the UFC will return to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil with an interesting looking night of fights in UFC 212. The card will be headlined by a featherweight title unification bout. In one corner, we’ll have Jose Aldo, who was crowned undisputed champ when Conor McGregor was stripped of the title in late...

May 8, 2017 7:13 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell breaks his silence on possible comeback fight

Late last month, former UFC light heavyweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Chuck Liddell burst back into the headlines. It began when Liddell posted a picture to Instagram, which showed him in ridiculous shape – maybe the best shape he’s ever been in. It continued when, after ample discussion about a possible comeback, Liddell’s long...

May 8, 2017 6:49 am

Al Iaquinta: If they paid me good enough I’d love to fight Mike Perry

Last month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, lightweight star Al Iaquinta scored a crushing, one-punch knockout over the durable veteran Diego Sanchez. Earlier the same night, welterweight star “Platinum” Mike authored a 2016 knockout of the year contender, cutting Jake Ellenberger down with a second-round elbow. Since then,...

May 7, 2017 7:44 pm

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!”

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to his sentencing and suspension: “Suspension accepted, but I will NEVER fight in Brazil again!” This past March, surging UFC middleweight contender Kelvin Gastelum scored an impressive first-round knockout victory over former UFC champion and mixed martial arts legend Vitor Belfort. His victory over “The Phenom” served as Kelvin’s third win a...

May 7, 2017 7:05 pm

Pros react to Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and GGG announcement

Pros react to Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and GGG announcement Canelo Alvarez and Julio Cesar Chavez Jr squared off last night in a grudge match to prove who is the current pride of Mexican boxing. Canelo Alvarez was able to put on a boxing clinic, schooling Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. with an...

May 7, 2017 6:34 pm

The UFC’s two tallest fighters have agreed to fight in Rotterdam

The UFC’s two tallest fighters have agreed to fight in Rotterdam The octagon will return to the Netherlands on September 2 in Rotterdam and will now likely feature a scrap between the two tallest heavyweights on the promotions roster. Stefan Struve (28-8 MMA) and Alexander Volkov (28-6 MMA) have verbally agreed to fight at the...

May 7, 2017 1:48 pm

Kelvin Gastelum’s impressive defeat of Vitor Belfort has been changed to a no-contest

Back in March, former welterweight contender and surging middleweight star Kelvin Gastelum scored an incredible, first-round knockout win over MMA legend Vitor Belfort. Unfortunately, this loss has been scratched from Gastelum’s record, and replaced with the words “no contest.” Shortly after his defeat of Belfort, news broke that Gastelum had tested positive for the banned...

May 7, 2017 1:25 pm

UFC 211: Official Fight Card and Start Time

The next UFC pay-per-view on the horizon is UFC 211. This massive card will go down inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this Saturday night (May 13). The stacked UFC 211 will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning, defending champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior Dos Santos. This anticipated...

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 12:44 pm

Ultimate Fighter veteran gets arrested for trafficking cocaine

If you watched the first season of The Ultimate Fighter: Brazil, which was coached by Vitor Belfort and Wanderlei Silva and aired back in the year 2012, you may remember the name Alexandre “Sangue” Ramos. The featherweight contestant did not make it into the Ultimate Fighter house, but he did compete in the tournament’s opening round,...

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 9:41 pm

Gegard Mousasi: “I won’t miss fighting if I retire”

Gegard Mousasi: “I won’t miss fighting if I retire” Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi is currently a free agent. The former Strikeforce light heavyweight title holder, Mousasi, is riding a very impressive five-fight win streak which includes two stoppage wins over former UFC champions. Gegard’s most recent win came at last month’s UFC 210...

May 6, 2017 8:42 pm

Chael Sonnen channels his inner poet to attack Wanderlei Silva

Chael Sonnen channels his inner poet to attack Wanderlei Silva Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva will finally settle their beef on pay-per-view at “Bellator: New York” on June 24 under the bright lights of Madison Square Garden. Prior to their long awaited showdown, Chael Sonnen took to Twitter where he delivered a number of posts...

May 6, 2017 7:09 pm

The two tallest fighters in the UFC could be squaring off in Rotterdam

The two tallest fighters in the UFC could be squaring off in Rotterdam The octagon will return to the Netherlands on September 2 and could feature a key heavyweight showdown between the promotions two tallest fighters. Stefan Struve (28-8 MMA) is eyeing a return to action at the event and is hoping to square off...

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...

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...