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Apr 21, 2017 8:18 am

UFC/ Bellator veteran Maiquel Falcao brutalized with late stoppage in Russia

Brazilian middleweight Maiquel Falcao, who you’ll remember as a member of the UFC and Bellator rosters – and for his infamous gas station brawl – recently had a very bad night in Russia. He was visiting the port city of Vladivostok for a Fight Nights Global scrap with Vladimir Mineev. To say it didn’t go his way...

Apr 21, 2017 7:08 am

Mackenzie Dern once again misses weight, gets removed from grappling tournament

Mackenzie Dern is one of the best female grapplers on earth. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also one of the brightest young stars in women’s MMA. If there’s one knock against the Brazilian-American grappling star, however, it’s that she seems to have real difficulty keeping her competition weight in check. Her indiscretions in...

Apr 21, 2017 6:36 am

Georges St-Pierre: Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the best pound-for-pound fighter on earth

During a recent visit to beautiful Moscow, Russia, former UFC welterweight champion and upcoming middleweight title challenger Georges St-Pierre spoke to RT Sport on a number of MMA-related topics. Perhaps the most interesting comment this interview produced occurred when St-Pierre was asked about Russian fighters. This question prompted him to praise undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib...

Apr 21, 2017 5:54 am

After shaky start to UFC career, Artem Lobov says he asked to be released by promotion

Tomorrow night, Artem Lobov will face the biggest test of his career in the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. He’ll enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak, and if he scores the upset, he’s likely to burst into the featherweight top-10, where more high-stakes challenges await. Things haven’t always been so good for Lobov. Speaking...

Apr 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Cub Swanson: Artem Lobov is always getting better

This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will take a massive step up in competition as he throws down with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-2-1, and is not even ranked in...

Apr 20, 2017 5:28 pm

Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw bombard each other with pictures and trash talk on Twitter

Last night, the first episode of season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter hit our screens, and as expected, the majority of the drama hinged on the beef between coaches Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw – the bantamweight champ and number-one-contender respectively. Garbrandt and Dillashaw, who used to train together at Team Alpha Male, share one...

Apr 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Artem Lobov and boxer Amir Khan swap trash talk on Twitter

The biggest story in combat sports today surrounds a boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather, and Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor. While this potential showdown initially looked nearly impossible, it is looking more and more probable by the day. And now, Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s main training partners, wants in on the action....

Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Rory MacDonald: Tyron Woodley being UFC champ makes me look better

Having defended the welterweight title twice – albeit in two close fights with the same man – UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley is looking like he could emerge as a pretty dominant champion. We do, however, know that he can be beaten. Rory MacDonald was the most recent fighter to prove this. MacDonald beat Woodley...

Apr 20, 2017 1:57 pm

VIDEO | Cody Garbrandt chokes TJ Dillashaw during The Ultimate Fighter

Former Team Alpha Male teammates are now on clashing as UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw star as opposing coaches on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will meet in a five-round title fight at UFC 213 on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada to settle their differences....

Apr 20, 2017 1:35 pm

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne are engaged to be married

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne revealed some big news to the world on Thursday when they officially announced their engagement. TMZ obtained video from Splash News as they caught Rousey and Browne out on the street. Rousey looked down at her ring and the interviewer noticed it and asked about it. “We’re getting married,” Rousey...

Apr 20, 2017 10:28 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather Sr. recites poem for Conor McGregor

There is no bigger story in combat sports today than that of a potential boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Whether it’s a cause for cautious optimism that the fight will actually happen, a reason to believe it probably won’t, a combat sports personality offering their...

Apr 20, 2017 9:43 am

Cody Garbrandt says TJ Dillashaw ended training partner Chris Holdsworth’s career

Back in November of 2013, Team Alpha Male‘s Chris Holdsworth won season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter with a second-round rear-naked choke win over Davey Grant. In May of 2014, he scored a decision win over Chico Camus, moving to 2-0 in the Octagon and 6-0 overall, and establishing himself as one of the brightest...

Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Apr 20, 2017 8:22 am

Ian McCall: There’s something wrong inside of me, I can’t cut weight anymore

To say UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been unlucky of late would be an understatement. Since he last fought in January of 2015, he has been scheduled to fight five separate times, and not one of these scheduled fights has come to fruition. Though several of these cancelled fights have been due to opponent injuries...

Apr 20, 2017 6:54 am

Conor McGregor makes TIME Magazine’s list of 100 most influential people

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in MMA, and arguably the biggest star in combat sports outright. It’s for this reason that he’s become the highest paid fighter in MMA history. This is also why he might just be allowed to break from his current UFC contract and battle boxing great Floyd Mayweather in the boxing...

Apr 20, 2017 6:36 am

Luke Rockhold reaffirms interest in a fight with Robert Whittaker

When 26-year-old Kiwi Robert Whittaker took out long-time middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza on the main card of the UFC’s recent trip to Kansas City, he caught the attention of every other middleweight on the UFC. No middleweights, however, seem to be quite as interested in the young New Zealander as former champ Luke Rockhold,...

Apr 19, 2017 7:12 pm

VIDEO | Two minutes of thunderous Mike Tyson knockouts

2 Minute Mike Tyson KO compilation Two minutes of nothing but Mike Tyson knockouts Posted by Boxing History on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 When Anthony “Rumble” Johnson announced his retirement from mixed martial arts in the wake of his UFC 210 submission loss to Daniel Cormier, we mourned the departure of perhaps the hardest puncher...

Apr 19, 2017 4:59 pm

Management suggests Kelvin Gastelum could be back in the Octagon soon, despite USADA issue

If things had gone according to plan, former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum would be gearing up for a UFC 212 middleweight bout with MMA legend Anderson Silva as you read this. Regrettably, the young fighter became the latest victim of the United States Anti-Doping Commission’s controversial anti-marijuana legislation, and was forced out of this planned...

Apr 19, 2017 4:35 pm

Former title challenger Gray Maynard returns to the Octagon at the TUF 25 Finale

Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard, who now competes in the UFC featherweight division, will face a stiff test in his next fight. The hard-nosed veteran will be taking on Japanese Team Alpha Male prospect Teruto Ishihara. Maynard and Ishihara will collide at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale this July 7, in the midst...

Apr 19, 2017 2:02 pm

Rory MacDonald reflects on ‘Greatest Fight in UFC History’ with Robbie Lawler

Rory MacDonald is set to make his Bellator MMA debut at Bellator 179 in the main event on May 19. The former UFC title challenger will have his hands full as he takes on the knockout specialist Paul Daley at the SSE Arena in London. MacDonald spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on Monday’s episode of...

Apr 19, 2017 2:00 pm

Diego Sanchez believes medical marijuana nearly caused his death

Marijuana is becoming more and more accepted in the US as many states have legalized the use of medical marijuana. A few states have recently even legalized the use of recreational marijuana. Chances are you have seen some cases on the Internet where patients with certain conditions have had tremendous help with treatment from medical...

Apr 19, 2017 1:10 pm

Dana White reveals estimated Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor fight purses

UFC President Dana White said it himself, there is a ton of money to be made in the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing match. Even with the UFC lightweight champion not having a single professional boxing fight to his name going up against arguably one of the greatest boxers in the history of the...

Apr 19, 2017 11:50 am

VIDEO | Dana White on Conor McGregor vs. Demetrious Johnson: ‘Anything is possible’

Sorry Demetrious Johnson, but it looks like you have to get to the back of the Conor McGregor line. With his impressive 10th consecutive title defense over the weekend tying Anderson Silva for the record of most consecutive title defenses, “Mighty Mouse” is still looking for his big money fight. Johnson told TMZ that the...