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Mar 3, 2017 12:59 pm

Joe Rogan sounds off after Khabib Nurmagomedov taken to hospital

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was one of the many people that were upset to hear the news that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins “due to weight management medical issues.” Upon hearing the...

Mar 3, 2017 11:55 am

BREAKING! Khabib Nurmagomedov’s camp issues statement on UFC 209

Friday afternoon, just hours before the fighter’s stepped onto the scale for UFC 209, news surfaced that co-main event fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital and subsequently forced out of his interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson. While Nurmagomedov’s teammates confirmed that ‘The Eagle’ was hospitalized, details remained scarce regarding the...

Mar 3, 2017 11:43 am

Tony Ferguson sends message to Khabib Nurmagomedov following their canceled bout

Fans were heartbroken when they heard the UFC had to cancel the UFC 209 co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The #1 and #2 UFC ranked lightweights were slated to battle in the Octagon in a five-round UFC interim lightweight title fight. However, Nurmagomedov was transported to the hospital hours before the official...

Mar 3, 2017 11:32 am

Eddie Alvarez & Lando Vannata offer to step in at UFC 209

This week, news surfaced that undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital prior to his UFC 209 interim lightweight title scrap with Tony Ferguson Saturday night in Las Vegas. While details were scarce regarding Nurmagomedov’s hospitalization, the UFC officially cancelled the fight, resulting in former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and...

Mar 3, 2017 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled

On Friday morning, just a day before UFC 209, reports were buzzing that #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital. Russian news outlets first reported that “The Eagle” was taken to the hospital three hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins. Many fans were obviously worried but still held hope...

Mar 3, 2017 10:37 am

Alistair Overeem responds to Mark Hunt’s ‘cheater’ comments

Ahead of UFC 209 this weekend, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt has been very open about the fact that if Alistair Overeem fails a drug test, he plans to sue him personally. Recently, at the UFC 209 Media Day earlier this week, Hunt made a comment as Overeem walked past him that he was a...

Mar 3, 2017 9:49 am

VIDEO | Pro picks for UFC 209 Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson

Many fans are excited to see the crowning of the UFC interim lightweight champion on Saturday as UFC 209’s co-main event takes place. Undefeated #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is set to take on #2 ranked Tony Ferguson in a five-round interim title fight. At the Fighters Only World MMA Awards, the pros were...

Mar 3, 2017 9:16 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov reportedly taken to hospital

Just hours before his scheduled UFC 209 weigh-in, news has now surfaced from various outlets that undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been taken to the hospital just hours before the scheduled weigh-in. The news was first reported by Russian news outlets, before teammates then reportedly confirmed news of ‘The Eagle’ being taken to the...

Mar 3, 2017 9:07 am

Mark Hunt: “Cheater” Alistair Overem is ‘like the rest of these guys’

Heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt has been one of the most vocal advocates for a cleaner sport. Following Hunt’s UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar, which was overturned to a no contest after Lesnar failed a pair of drug tests, Hunt went on to call for the UFC to put a provision in contracts protecting fighters...

Mar 3, 2017 8:47 am

Demetrious Johnson eyeing historic 10th title defense in April

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is currently the longest reigning UFC champion, and with his 10th title defense on the horizon, ‘Mighty Mouse’ is calling for an April fight with perspective flyweight #1 contender Wilson Reis. Johnson spoke to MMAFighting about the situation, saying: “My next fight is set to tie Anderson Silva’s record for...

Mar 3, 2017 8:36 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre wears UFC Fight Kit for the first time

Throughout the course of 2017, news has continued to surface regarding the highly anticipated return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. While it was announced earlier this year that GSP had signed a new multi-fight deal with the UFC, UFC President Dana White revealed this week that St-Pierre would be stepping into the Octagon...

Mar 3, 2017 8:15 am

Report: “Platinum” Mike Perry Returns to the Octagon at ‘UFC Nashville’

“Platinum” Mike Perry is poised for a return to the Octagon. The fan favorite welterweight will be taking on Jake Ellenberger at ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’, which goes down on April 22nd on Fox Sports 1 at the Bridgestone Arena according to the Los Angeles Daily News. This bout will be Perry’s fourth in the...

Mar 3, 2017 8:01 am

Mark Hunt continues verbal onslaught of Brock Lesnar

It has now been nearly eight months since former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon together at UFC 200. In that fight, Lesnar was awarded a unanimous decision win after using his wrestling to take Hunt down repeatedly throughout the course of the three round scrap. Ultimately...

Mar 2, 2017 9:35 pm

VIDEO | UFC 209 Nurmagomedov vs. Ferguson & Woodley vs. Thompson staredowns

Saturday night in Las Vegas at UFC 209, fight fans will tune in for an action packed night of fights which will feature two title fights. In the main event, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will step into the Octagon with welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson for a highly anticipated rematch several months in the...

Mar 2, 2017 9:08 pm

Brian Stann explains unique mental advantage of Tony Ferguson

Streaking UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is undoubtably one of the most ferocious fighters in the UFC. While Ferguson certainly possesses no fear when he is inside the Octagon, former UFC middleweight turned analyst Brian Stann believes that is the result of Ferguson’s uniquely difficult training. This Saturday, Ferguson will be stepping into the Octagon...

Mar 2, 2017 8:44 pm

Mark Hunt on UFC 209 fight: “I was forced to be here”

This Saturday, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will step into the Octagon in hopes of returning to the win column after his controversial UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar. Ahead of that fight, Lesnar was granted an exemption from the first three months of random USADA testing. This raised quite a few questions leading up...

Mar 2, 2017 4:03 pm

Tyron Woodley doesn’t want to talk about Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping

During negotiations regarding the return of Georges St-Pierre, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was mentioned as a potential opponent for the former welterweight kingpin given the fact that Woodley holds the belt once held by Georges St-Pierre. With that being said, GSP has now signed a new multi-fight UFC contract, and will now fight UFC...

Mar 2, 2017 1:39 pm

Michael Bisping sizzles on why Georges St-Pierre wanted him for return fight

With taking over three years off from fighting in the UFC, Georges St-Pierre is set to fight in the Octagon once again and will be going up a weight class to take on Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. With his UFC career leading up to this fight taking place in the welterweight division,...

Mar 2, 2017 1:36 pm

VIDEO | Justin Bieber taps out friend with armbar submission

Justin Bieber is a fan of both boxing and mixed martial arts. He is a good friend to Floyd Mayweather, as we have seen him walking out with the retired boxing legend to the ring on some of his big fights in the past. Bieber is also a fan of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor...

Mar 2, 2017 1:32 pm

Tony Ferguson: Stephen Thompson is going to ‘beat the f**k out of Tyron Woodley’

Tony Ferguson looks to be taking a page out of Conor McGregor’s book and ruffling the feathers of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ahead of his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov taking place this weekend. On a UFC 209 media conference call, Ferguson stated that the interim title fight between Nurmagomedov...

Mar 2, 2017 12:55 pm

Tony Ferguson predicting brutal finish of Khabib Nurmagomedov

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 209, undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his undefeated streak on the line when he fights streaking contender Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title. Ahead of the fight, both men have given rather harsh predictions for how they plan to finish the fight, with ‘The Eagle’...

Mar 2, 2017 12:43 pm

John Kavanagh wants Conor McGregor Nate Diaz trilogy fight

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may have avenged his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 202, however the way McGregor’s coach sees it, a trilogy fight between the two when McGregor returns to the Octagon makes sense. With that being said, a fight between Conor McGregor and the winner of this weekend’s UFC...

Mar 2, 2017 11:34 am

Jeremy Stephens books scrap in Kansas City

Jeremy Stephens, who currently holds the number five spot in the UFC featherweight rankings, will soon return to the Octagon. He will do so on April 15, when the UFC touches down in Kansas City, Missouri with UFC on Fox 24. Stephens’ opponent will be Brazilian prospect Renato Moicano. This fight was announced on UFC...

Mar 2, 2017 11:25 am

Tyron Woodley talks Demian Maia title snub

With an impressive 6-fight win streak, many believed that Demian Maia would be up for the next welterweight title shot after Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson fought at UFC 205. Ultimately however, after Woodley retained his belt following a majority draw, the UFC opted to book a rematch between the two men for UFC 209,...

Mar 2, 2017 10:56 am

John Kavanagh gives inside update on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight. While the NSAC has confirmed that negotiations between the two parties are ongoing, both Floyd Mayweather and UFC President Dana White have stated that they are quite far off from reaching a deal. Despite that,...

Mar 2, 2017 10:19 am

Michael Bisping defends choice to fight Georges St-Pierre over Yoel Romero

Later this year, at a to-be-determined date, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will defend his title. He will not, however, defend that title against Yoel Romero, Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, Luke Rockhold, Chris Weidman, Gegard Mousasi, Robert Whittaker, or any other member of the middleweight top-10. Instead, he’ll defend it against former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre, who...

Mar 2, 2017 9:15 am

Coach John Kavanagh details his ideal next fights for Conor McGregor

Shortly after winning the UFC lightweight title with a beautiful, second-round knockout of Eddie Alvarez, Conor McGregor set his sights on a game-changing boxing match with semi-retired boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. Whether this fight actually happens is still very difficult to say, but it remains the Irishman’s singular focus. McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh, however,...

Mar 2, 2017 8:51 am

Michael Bisping confident he will defeat “crazy” Georges St-Pierre

This week, UFC President Dana White broke news that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon in 2017 to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the undisputed UFC middleweight title. The fight lined up with oddsmakers predictions that a Bisping-GSP fight was the most likely fight for the former...