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Jan 2, 2018 12:44 pm

UFC rankings update: Khabib Nurmagomedov bursts onto pound-for-pound list

Now that UFC 219 is in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated its official rankings to reflect the results of the card. The most notable changes to the UFC rankings occured on the pound-for-pound list, where Khabib Nurmagomedov made his long-awaited debut, a distinction he earned by pounding Edson Barboza into applesauce in the...

Dec 26, 2017 8:12 am

Max Holloway is Named Rolling Stone’s 2017 Fighter of the Year

It’s difficult to narrow down a clear-cut ‘Fighter of the Year’ for 2017. We’ve seen so many amazing things happen and were blindsided by curve ball after curve ball. It just epitomized how unpredictable this combat game is and that no one is safe, no matter how high the perch. If you’re opening up the...

Dec 24, 2017 1:32 am

PHOTO | Dustin Poirier is now a BJJ blackbelt

Dustin Poirier, a former contender in the UFC featherweight division, and now one of the top contenders at lightweight, has been in the game for a long time. That said, the Louisiana native continues to improve with every fight, thanks to his continued efforts in the gym. Now, Poirier has been rewarded for his ongoing...

Dec 20, 2017 6:27 pm

VIDEO | Presenting…A Jim Miller Christmas

Everybody loves Jim Miller. I mean how can you not? Whenever he steps foot in the cage he’s nothing but pure entertainment. The case seems to be the same outside of the octagon as well. You would never think it, but thankfully the spirit of Christmas and the holiday season has brought out just how talented...

Dec 3, 2017 7:05 pm

What’s next for the UFC 218 main card winners?

What’s next for the UFC 218 main card winners? UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway made his first successful title defense at last night’s UFC 218 event in Detroit. “Blessed” scored a third-round TKO victory over former division kingpin Jose Aldo in last night’s main event. In the co-main event of the evening surging heavyweight contender...

Dec 3, 2017 10:50 am

Max Holloway issues very classy statement after second win over Jose Aldo

Back in June, Hawaii’s Max Holloway captured the UFC featherweight title by stopping MMA legend Jose Aldo with a salvo of third-round punches. Last night, in the main event of UFC 218, the pair ran it back. Just like their first fight, this one was very fun while it lasted, but ultimately went to Holloway,...

Nov 28, 2017 6:21 am

UFC 219’s co-main event has officially been set

For week, there has been talk about a possible blockbuster main event for UFC 219. While the card already includes dynamite women’s featherweight title fight between Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Holly Holm, the widespread hope was that the UFC would tack at least one more title fight onto this typically stacked end-of-year card. While we’ve...

Nov 26, 2017 8:08 pm

VIDEO | UFC 218 Countdown: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway

VIDEO | UFC 218 Countdown: Jose Aldo vs. Max Holloway The Hawaiian champion, Max Holloway (18-3 MMA), was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 212 event in Brazil, where he earned a third-round TKO victory over Jose Aldo to become the UFC’s undisputed featherweight champion of the world. The win marked Holloway’s eleventh...

Nov 26, 2017 7:28 pm

Dustin Poirier promises Tony Ferguson that he will show up to fight!

Dustin Poirier promises Tony Ferguson that he will show up to fight! The surging UFC lightweight contender, Poirier, recently took to Twitter where he offered his services to the current UFC interim lightweight champion Tony Ferguson. I've never missed weight or pulled out of a fight in 36 fights! Promise you I'll show up https://t.co/qMsJiSiHv9...

Nov 22, 2017 9:19 am

‘Violent Motherf-cker’ Justin Gaethje Wants a Title Shot After UFC 218

Justin Gaethje dropped his World Series of Fighting lightweight title and never looked back, now he’s one fight into the UFC and is immediately within reach of a possible title shot. He lived up to all of his hype by dismantling Michael Johnson in a Fight of the Night and winning Performance of the Night....

Nov 20, 2017 7:50 pm

Dustin Poirier has a message for the UFC’s matchmakers

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s anticipated stop in Norfolk, VA, lightweight contender Dustin Poirier stepped into the cage with former champion Anthony Pettis. After two and a half riveting rounds, Poirier earned the win, forcing an apparently injured Pettis out of the fight with a body triangle. While this win...

Nov 17, 2017 12:56 pm

VIDEO | Max Holloway is Dropping a Must-See Shirt Inspired by Tupac

It is what it is! Dropping soon! @moskova pic.twitter.com/cCliKDFnfA — Max Holloway (@BlessedMMA) November 17, 2017 Fresh off the heels of the announcement of his rematch with Jose Aldo, UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway will drop a shirt thanks to a collaboration with Moskova. When Frankie Edgar unfortunately had to pull out of the initial...

Nov 15, 2017 9:30 am

UFC Norfolk salaries: Andrei Arlovski and Matt Brown earn top paydays

Last weekend, the UFC returned to our screens with the action-packed UFC Norfolk card. In the main event of this thrilling card, dangerous lightweight contender Dustin Poirier took out a former champion in Anthony Pettis, scoring a bizarre stoppage with a body triangle mid way through a bloody third round. In the co-main event, meanwhile,...

Nov 14, 2017 6:41 am

Georges St-Pierre passes Conor McGregor in UFC’s official pound-for-pound rankings

With the actioned packed UFC 217 and UFC Norfolk cards now in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. Unsurprisingly, these rankings have experienced some tectonic shifts in the wake of these cards – perhaps none as notable as Georges St-Pierre’s blasting by Conor McGregor on the pound-for-pound list. Here’s how the rankings...

Nov 12, 2017 7:26 am

UFC Fight Night 120 athlete outfitting pay: card gets highest non-PPV payout ever

Last night, the UFC touched down in Norfolk, Virginia with the riveting UFC Fight Night 120. In the main event, we saw long-time lightweight contender Dustin Poirier score a strange but thrilling TKO win over former lightweight champion Anthony Pettis. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw the probably retiring Matt Brown author a hammer-like elbow KO...

Nov 9, 2017 9:55 am

UFC rankings updated – Georges St-Pierre near the top of the pound-for-pound mix

After nearly four years out of competition, Georges St-Pierre is back and once again a UFC champion. At UFC 217, St-Pierre beat Michael Bisping to become the new UFC middleweight champion. In doing so, GSP became just the fourth fighter in UFC history to win two UFC titles in two different weight classes following Randy...

Nov 7, 2017 10:52 am

Dustin Poirier Wants to Know ‘Where the F-ck’ is Eddie Alvarez

We’re finally catching our breath from the insanity of UFC 217, but UFC Norfolk is going to get the heart pumping at maximum levels this Saturday. It’s a sleeper card with a ton of good fights, all topped off with Dustin Poirier fighting Anthony Pettis in the main event. It’s a former champion going to...

Nov 1, 2017 10:55 am

UFC rankings updated – Colby Covington shoots up welterweight ranks

UFC Fight Night 119 took place in Sao Paulo, Brazil over the weekend. Colby Covington made a lot of noise there in Brazil after beating the most recent UFC welterweight title challenger, Demian Maia. Covington lashed out at the fans in Brazil and made some people upset, despite later explaining he is just having fun...

Oct 23, 2017 10:47 am

PHOTO | Mairbek Taisumov roasts entire UFC top-10 with hilarious cartoon

Mairbek Taisumov has been angling for a ranked foe for some time. Despite his best efforts to coax stars like Anthony Pettis and Edson Barboza in the cage, however, he has not yet earned the opportunity he’s seeking. On Monday morning, the rising Russian lightweight took another crack at goading an elite lightweight into a fight,...

Oct 11, 2017 7:29 am

UFC Rankings update: Tony Ferguson rockets onto the pound-for-pound list

Now that the action-packed UFC 216 is in the rear-view, the UFC has updated its official rankings. As expected, main event interim lightweight title winner Tony Ferguson has entered the UFC pound-for-pound list, and has also usurped the number-one spot at lightweight. The UFC flyweight rankings also experienced a major shakeup thanks to long-time contender...

Oct 6, 2017 2:05 pm

Dustin Poirier Comments on Kevin Lee’s Bad Weight Cut

Dustin Poirier can’t be stopped lately. Just yesterday, Dustin Poirier opened up in a candid interview talking about what he sees for his future, his family and more. Saying he was willing to even leave the UFC if it ends up being better for his career. As a top-ten lightweight, of course his eyes are...

Oct 5, 2017 1:32 pm

Dustin Poirier Willing To Go Outside the UFC for Fights, Family and Fans

The last time we saw Dustin Poirier, he was in the midst of what looked to be a Fight of the Night against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 211. A fight that ended due to illegal knees Alvarez landed to Poirier’s head. Since then, ‘Diamond’ Dustin Poirier has moved on to another former UFC lightweight champion,...

Oct 4, 2017 4:56 pm

Max Holloway Opens as a Favorite Against Frankie Edgar for UFC 218

Now that the bout that we said was slated for UFC 218 is official, we can finally start drooling over Frankie Edgar fighting Max Holloway for real. It’s an incredible match-up and a true test for the new featherweight champion. Jose Aldo is the only man in the division who has ever beat Edgar, with...

Oct 4, 2017 8:55 am

Mairbek Taisumov takes to Twitter to call out Edson Barboza

Mairbek Taisumov, one of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweight contenders, is hoping to set himself up with a big step up in competition. On Tuesday, the surging Russian knockout artist took to Twitter to call out long-time lightweight contender Edson Barboza. Tired of talking but the fans asked for this fight, I’m ready anytime! Are...

Oct 4, 2017 6:54 am

Frankie Edgar reacts to Max Holloway booking

Last night, a UFC 218 featherweight title fight between champ Max Holloway and challenger Frankie Edgar was made official, confirming earlier reports from BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor. Shortly after this fight was made official, the challenger Frankie Edgar took to Instagram with a quick reaction to the big news. In his post, Edgar chose to quote...