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Nov 2, 2015 9:19 am

Ben Askren discusses fans hating on CM Punk

Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk has been a magnet for criticism coming from the two worlds of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts. After turning his back on professional wrestling to give a shot at MMA, fans from the WWE will have to wait and see if Punk ever makes it back to...

Oct 31, 2015 10:30 am

Khabib’s dad blames injury on improper training regime

Khabib Nurmagomedov withdrew from his 3rd fight in a row earlier this week when he suffered a rib injury in training. This comes after back to back serious knee injuries that have sidelined Nurmagomedov since his unanimous decision win over Rafael Dos Anjos back in April of 2014. Nurmagomedov’s father and coach, Abdulmanap, took to...

Oct 30, 2015 11:21 pm

VanZant didn’t hesitate when offered Namajunas fight

Earlier this week it was announced that Joanne Calderwood had been forced out of her UFC FN 80 headlining bout against Paige VanZant. It was also announced that Rose Namajunas had stepped in on short notice to fight VanZant in the main event. MMAFighting spoke to VanZant to discuss her thoughts on fighting Namajunas as...

Oct 30, 2015 9:09 am

Rustam Khabilov blasts Tom Lawlor & Will Brooks for bashing Khabib Nurmagomedov

Thursday evening it was announced that Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced out of his bout against Tony Ferguson at the TUF 22 finale on December 11th due to a rib injury. Immediately after the announcement fighters took to Twitter to give their thoughts on Nurmagomedov’s withdrawal from the bout. Tom Lawlor and Will Brooks used the...


Oct 30, 2015 7:44 am

Fighters react to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s injury

Late Thursday night it was revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov had injured his rib and would no longer be able to fight Tony Ferguson at the TUF 22 finale on December 11th. The next morning Nurmagomedov took to Instagram to let his followers know that he may never return to the Octagon. Fighters took to Twitter...

Oct 30, 2015 7:17 am

Nurmagomedov contemplating retirement after most recent injury

Late Thursday night it was revealed that Khabib Nurmagomedov had broken a rib and would no longer be able to fight Tony Ferguson at the TUF 22 finale on December 11th. The injury is the third in a row for Nurmagomedov, who hasn’t fought since April of 2014 when he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos. A...

Oct 29, 2015 8:57 am

If fighters were in charge of the UFC, here’s what they would change

‘What would you do if you were in charge of the UFC?’ It’s an interesting question that resulted in many similar answers from fighters on hand at ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ this past weekend. MMAJunkie caught up with several of the fighters to ask them the million dollar question. Ben Rothwell: “We gotta take Alistair...

Oct 28, 2015 7:52 pm

Miocic on Arlovski fight: “It is what it is”

Last week Ben Rothwell stated that he believed it would take divine intervention for him to get a fight booked against a top ranked heavyweight after Stipe Miocic was forced out of their ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ bout with an injured back and Andrei Arlovski declined to step in on short notice. Miocic planned on...

Oct 28, 2015 7:31 pm

Poirier vs. Duffy rebooked for UFC 195

Dustin Poirier’s strategy to shoulder criticism and wait for the UFC to rebook a fight with Joseph Duffy worked. Poirier vs. Duffy has been rebooked for UFC 195 on January 2nd according to MMAJunkie. The fight was initially scheduled to go down at ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ this past Saturday, however a concussion forced Duffy...

Oct 28, 2015 12:05 pm

Poirier: I’d be “broke and brain dead” if I listened to fan’s advice

Dustin Poirier caught criticism from fans recently when he declined to fight Norman Parke on short notice after Joseph Duffy withdrew from their ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ main event bout. Despite many fans saying that by declining the fight he essentially allowed the card to suffer a massive blow, Poirier stated that the UFC isn’t...

Oct 27, 2015 8:05 am

Duffy planned to fight Poirier despite concussion

This past weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ was supposed to be headlined by an exciting lightweight matchup between Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier. Several days before fight night, it was announced that Duffy had suffered a concussion in training and would be unable to compete. Norman Parke was offered as a replacement for Duffy, but...

Oct 23, 2015 4:27 pm

Bellator 144 results: Marius Enache injures opponent’s arm in submission win

Marius Enache showed that at 40 years old he still has ‘it.’ Enache secured a key-lock while in side control and ultimately injured his opponents arm with a floating americana lock, earning him the 2nd round submission win! The win is the 3rd of Enache’s professional career. #Bellator144 Prelims: Marius Enache submits @PeteTheHeatMMA with a...

Oct 22, 2015 9:03 pm

Rothwell believes it will take divine intervention to get top ranked HW fight

‘Big’ Ben Rothwell has had quite a bit of bad luck when it comes to getting a fight booked inside the Octagon. After his opponent for this Saturday’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin,’ Stipe Miocic, withdrew from the bout Rothwell attempted to get Andrei Arlovski to fill in on short notice. Arlovski was willing to fill...

Oct 22, 2015 12:39 pm

“I think Duffy shat himself” leading to main event UFC Fight Night

Check out this interview with UFC featherweight Rob Whiteford and his own opinion on Joseph Duffy not being able to compete after suffering an injury just days before his scheduled fight. Duffy was set to battle Dustin Poirier at UFC Fight Night in Dublin, Ireland on Saturday. Do you think Duffy should have sucked it...

Oct 22, 2015 11:58 am

Conor McGregor causing mayhem in Ireland!

The fans are packing the streets as the pride of Ireland is back in his home country. Conor McGregor posted this photo to Instagram where fans are lining up just to get a glimpse of the “The Notorious.” This is my city. My home. My people. 🍀 ❤️ A photo posted by Conor McGregor Official...

Oct 22, 2015 8:53 am

Smolka talks emotional rollercoaster leading up to headlining bout

Yesterday it was revealed that Joseph Duffy would be unable to fight Dustin Poirier in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ on Saturday due to a concussion sustained in training. Dustin Poirier was offered Norman Parke as a replacement opponent, however Poirier declined. In addition, interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor offered to...

Oct 22, 2015 7:30 am

Poirier: “This isn’t a Toughman competition; you don’t just fight everybody”

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier was expected to headline this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Dublin opposite Joseph Duffy. However, yesterday it was announced that “Irish Joe” had suffered a concussion in training and would not be able to compete in this Saturday’s main event. When the news hit that Duffy was not going...

Oct 21, 2015 8:50 pm

Coach: Duffy suffered concussion on last day of sparring

Yesterday afternoon news broke that ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ headliner Joseph Duffy was forced out of his main event bout against Dustin Poirier due to a concussion. This raised the question of ‘Why was a headlining fighter sparring just days before his fight?’ Duffy’s head coach, Firas Zahabi explained to MMAFighting via text message. “He...

Oct 21, 2015 8:16 pm

Fighters react to Joseph Duffy’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ withdrawal

News broke Wednesday afternoon that Joseph Duffy had been forced off of the ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ card due to a concussion sustained during training. The UFC offered his opponent, Dustin Poirier, the opportunity to fight Norman Parke instead, however Poirier declined the fight. Conor McGregor, who defeated Poirier last year, also offered to step...

Oct 21, 2015 4:51 pm

McGregor offers to fight Poirier on short notice

Earlier today news broke that Joseph Duffy had been forced out of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ main event bout against Dustin Poirier this Saturday due to a concussion. It didn’t take long for interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor to offer to replace Duffy last-minute given that he already defeated Poirier. I will give...

Oct 20, 2015 9:38 pm

Corey Anderson replaces Tom Lawlor at UFC FN 77

News broke last night that ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor was forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 77 bout on November 7th, and that he was being replaced by the man with arguably the coolest nickname in MMA, Corey ‘Beastin 25/8’ Anderson. Anderson will be stepping in to fight Fabio Maldonado, who is looking to...

Oct 18, 2015 12:05 pm

Cruz to Dillashaw: I’m out for 4 years and I’m STILL going to beat you

Dominick Cruz has only stepped foot in the octagon once within the last four years thanks to a pair of ACL injuries that has kept him on the sidelines. Before suffering the injury, Cruz defended his championship against Demetrious Johnson and Urijah Faber and established himself as a dominant champion in a short amount of...

Oct 17, 2015 10:28 am

Charles Rosa vs. Jimy Hettes Set For ‘UFC Fight Night: Boston’

UFC Fight Night: Boston, which takes place January 17th, has picked up a featherweight tilt between Charles Rosa and Jimy Hettes. Rosa, who broke the news of the bout on Facebook, is coming off a split decision loss to Yair Rodriguez back in June at UFC 188. The loss dropped his promotional record to 1-2....

Oct 15, 2015 11:09 am

Gadelha Updates On Injury Status… Ready To Fight For The Belt

UFC women’s strawweight contender Claudia Gadelha gives an update on her hand injury, missing out on her rematch with champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk and when she expects to return to the octagon. Gadelha was expected to get the next shot at the champ after her win over Jessica Aguilar, back in August, but unfortunately she injured...

Oct 11, 2015 1:10 am

Carlos Condit training balance with insane exercise ahead of UFC 195

Carlos Condit was originally slated to square off with UFC Welterweight Champion Robbie Lawler at UFC 193 in Melbourne, Australia in November. The fight got delayed, however, when it was revealed that Lawler suffered an injured thumb. Now, “The Natural Born Killer” has until January 2nd at UFC 195 to prepare himself for the biggest...

Oct 9, 2015 1:44 pm

OMG! Rodriguez’s Foot Is Jacked!

At this past Saturday’s UFC 192, ‘TUF: Latin America’ winner Yair Rodriguez pulled off his third straight UFC win, defeating Daniel Hooker via unanimous decision. That makes it four in a row for the Mexican fighter, but unfortunately he didn’t leave the octagon Saturday night without a few bumps and bruises. The fighter injured his...

Oct 9, 2015 9:35 am

Sorry “Count”, Jucao Wants To Kick Your Butt

UFC fighter Roan Carneiro, aka Jucao, was scheduled to fight Gegard Mousasi at UFC Fight Night 75 but was forced to pullout with an injury. In his place Uriah Hall jumped in and well, you know what he did to Mousasi, finishing him in the second round with a highlight reel spinning kick and flying...

Oct 9, 2015 6:13 am

Jose Aldo Wants Monthly Salaries For UFC Fighters

“I support this idea, of course. In the NFL, Nike makes the uniforms, but teams still pay their athletes, the same goes for NBA. Life gets hard for fighters who are just starting and earn no pay-per-view money. We spend a lot with trainers, sparring partners, etc. Nobody in this day and age goes to...