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Mar 8, 2017 11:05 am

Kevin Lee explains why he believes Khabib Nurmagomedov pulled out of UFC 209

While Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209 was certainly a surprising move, UFC President Dana White was very open about the fact that he believes Nurmagomedov’s team could have saved the fight had they not gone “rogue” when their fighter began feeling ill. Despite that, Nurmagomedov’s manager recently shed light on the matter, saying...

Mar 8, 2017 10:59 am

2 American Animals Episode 32 – Cris Cyborg Joins the Show!

On this episode of American Animals, Erik Apple and TJ De Santis review all of the latest and greatest in MMA news, including the announcement of Georges St-Pierre versus Michael Bisping. Also, Micah Miller stops by give us his opinions on the most recent MMA happenings. Finally, the greatest female MMA fighter on the planet,...

Mar 8, 2017 10:50 am

Tony Ferguson gives demands for Khabib Nurmagomedov rebooking

This past weekend at UFC 209, top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson were set to face off in the co-main event for the interim lightweight title. Unfortunately, the day of weigh-ins, Nurmagomedov was forced to go to the hospital as he was in need of IV fluids. Ultimately, The Eagle was forced out...

Mar 8, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley describes touching story on why he is giving his newest UFC belt away

Tyron Woodley had another new UFC welterweight champion belt wrapped around his waist on Saturday night. “The Chosen One” successfully defended his title as judges awarded him a majority decision in his UFC 209 championship bout against Stephen Thompson after five rounds of close competition. Speaking with TMZ, Woodley says he won’t be holding on...

Mar 8, 2017 10:35 am

Derrick Lewis responds to Ben Rothwell’s USADA notification

Derrick Lewis is currently in the midst of a destructive charge through the UFC heavyweight division. The Texas-based big man’s last loss occurred in June of 2015, when he was put down by a second-round Shawn Jordan hook kick. Since then, he has rebounded with six-straight wins, just one of which has seen the judges...

Mar 8, 2017 9:55 am

VIDEO | Watch Elkins’ comeback, Overeem’s KO, and other UFC 209 highlights in slow motion

Last Saturday night, the UFC returned to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. Though this anticipated card was rocked by the last minute cancelation of its Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title co-main event, and criticized for the insipid performances of Tyron Woodley and Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in the...

Mar 8, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | Brendan Schaub explains why Michael Bisping was snapping at Eddie Bravo

Last week in Las Vegas after the World MMA Awards, we saw a video of UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a heated argument with Eddie Bravo. It wasn’t clear from the video why Bisping was so upset with Bravo, but Bravo said in the video that he was giving the UFC middleweight champion some...

Mar 8, 2017 8:52 am

Daniel Cormier is not happy with the official UFC 210 poster

In a few short weeks, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will attempt to defend his title against absurdly powerful knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The pair’s light heavyweight title showdown, which was originally expected to headline UFC 206 back in December, will instead serve as the main event of UFC 210 on April 8...

Mar 8, 2017 8:06 am

Two big fights added to UFC 211 lineup

UFC 211, which will occur on May 13 in Dallas, Texas, is already absolutely stacked. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between champ Stipe Miocic and challenger Junior Dos Santos, and co-headlined by a strawweight title fight between champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk and challenger Jessica Andrade. Elsewhere on the lineup, we’ll witness a...

Mar 8, 2017 7:22 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz breaks down potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight

Your browser does not support iframes. These days, the possibility of a boxing mega fight between semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is dominating combat sports headlines. Each week, we’re given new reasons to believe the fight is just a few signatures away, and plenty of other reasons to believe...

Mar 8, 2017 7:15 am

Georges St-Pierre explains how draining being a UFC champion is

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has not fought in over three years now. The last time ‘Rush’ stepped into the Octagon to fight, he was competing against Johny Hendricks in hopes of defending his welterweight title for the 9th time. St-Pierre and Hendricks went to war over the course of 5 rounds before St-Pierre...

Mar 8, 2017 7:06 am

Amanda Nunes wants 145 belt, doesn’t want Cyborg fight

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been extremely open about the fact that she would like to become the first ever two-division UFC women’s champion. With the recent addition of the women’s featherweight division, Nunes had her eyes on the recent UFC 208 inaugural women’s featherweight title fight, where Germaine De Randamie defeated Holly...

Mar 8, 2017 6:59 am

Jacare Souza goes off on Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold

Top ranked UFC middleweight contender Ronaldo Jacare Souza has been on a tear of the UFC’s middleweight division. With a controversial split decision loss to Yoel Romero being the only mark on his otherwise unblemished record, Souza remains one of the most lethal contenders at 185 pounds. While Souza is currently set to fight Robert...

Mar 8, 2017 6:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s manager opens up on UFC 209 fiasco

This past weekend, undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov was set to step into the Octagon with streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson for a highly anticipated interim lightweight title fight. Unfortunately, the morning of weigh-ins, reports began to surface that Nurmagomedov had been hospitalized. These reports were confirmed shortly thereafter, and Nurmagomedov was ultimately...

Mar 8, 2017 6:40 am

VIDEO | Coach says Michael Bisping’s last 3 opponents would “kick the sh*t out of GSP”

We now know that former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon at middleweight, where he will take on reigning divisional champion Michael Bisping. While the announcement of this fight, which still doesn’t have a concrete date or location, generated some excitement among fans, the dominant reaction to it...

Mar 8, 2017 5:55 am

Frustrated Floyd Mayweather tells Conor McGregor to “sign the paper”

The biggest ongoing narrative in combat sports today surrounds a potential boxing mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. Each week, this prospective showdown seems to generate dozens of new headlines, some suggesting the fight might actually happen, others suggesting it’s a near impossibility. Unsurprisingly, this influx...

Mar 7, 2017 4:13 pm

Ben Rothwell flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

UFC heavyweight fighter Ben Rothwell has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping violation. The UFC released the following statement on their notification from USADA on Tuesday: “The UFC organization was formally notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Ben Rothwell of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation...

Mar 7, 2017 2:03 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Dustin Poirier official

The UFC’s lightweight division is going to get much more interesting in Conor McGregor’s absence! While UFC 209’s Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson interim lightweight title fight was scrapped, two other top ranked lightweights will now look to move one step closer to lightweight title contention at UFC 211. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto has broken news...

Mar 7, 2017 12:52 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC 209 – Nate Diaz dropping in lightweight ranks

The UFC updated their rankings following UFC 209, which took place over the weekend in Las Vegas, Nevada. UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was able to jump up a spot to the #8 spot in the pound-for-pound ranks with his majority win over Stephen Thompson. Interestingly, TJ Dillashaw went up a rank in the pound-for-pound...

Mar 7, 2017 12:09 pm

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar pulls a fast one and hammers F5 on Goldberg at WWE Raw

Although former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar has hung up the MMA gloves after being suspended for a year after testing positive for banned subtances, “The Beast Incarnate” can still be seen doing his thing in the WWE ring. On Monday night’s Raw, Lesnar and newly crowned Universal Champion Goldberg met in the ring so...

Mar 7, 2017 12:04 pm

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC Fight Night 106, Watch Vitor Belfort KO Luke Rockhold

This weekend, former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will return to the Octagon. He will do so in his native Brazil, where he will be taking on former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum in the middleweight main event of UFC Fight Night 106. Ahead of Vitor Belfort’s compelling style clash with the dangerous Gastelum, the...

Mar 7, 2017 11:54 am

VIDEO | Diego Sanchez strengthening jaw muscles ahead of

Ahead of UFC veteran Diego Sanchez’s UFC Fight Night 108 scrap with Al Iaquinta, ‘The Nightmare’ is looking to strengthen his chin in an effort to avoid being knocked out. Details are scarce regarding the video at the present time, however the device appears to be used to strengthen the jaw muscles as Sanchez moves...

Mar 7, 2017 11:00 am

Michael Chiesa to Eddie Alvarez: “You don’t want none”

Having been knocked out by Conor McGregor in November, Eddie Alvarez is no longer the UFC lightweight champion. That said, he still seems to have a target on his back, as he’s been called out by several top lightweights over the last few weeks. One of these lightweights has been Dustin Poirier, who recently defeated...

Mar 7, 2017 10:16 am

NSAC Director Bob Bennet: 10-8 round for Woodley is “unacceptable”

This past weekend, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley defended his UFC welterweight title for the second time as he picked up a majority decision win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson in a rather controversial performance. While Woodley was awarded the majority decision, there were many, including UFC President Dana White, who believe that Thompson won the...

Mar 7, 2017 10:06 am

GSP on long-discussed Anderson Silva super fight: “It is possible”

For many years, Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva stood out as the two best fighters in MMA. Given that they were separated by just 15 pounds, there was always a widespread desire to see them fight. Unfortunately, this super fight never materialized. On a recent episode of the UFC Unfiltered Podcast, St-Pierre recounted the UFC’s previous attempts...

Mar 7, 2017 9:56 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley: McGregor, St-Pierre, and Bisping don’t want a fight against me

Coming off a majority decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 209, it looks like UFC welterweight division champion Tyron Woodley will likely be taking on the next welterweight contender rather than getting himself a superfight with some of the stars surrounding the welterweight division. TMZ caught up with Tyron Woodley following his win over...

Mar 7, 2017 9:38 am

Dana White fires back at Tyron Woodley following UFC 209

In the main event of UFC 209, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley retained his welterweight strap in a rather controversial performance against welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson as he was awarded a majority decision. Many, including UFC President Dana White scored the bout 3 rounds to 2, with Stephen Thompson being the winner. With that...