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Sep 14, 2016 6:45 am

Daniel Cormier on Jones’ Interim Title: Take That Freakin’ Belt off of Him

Jon Jones is the greatest light heavyweight on the world – but he is not the light heavyweight champion. Instead, Jones’ many recent legal woes resulted in his being stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title, which was claimed by long-time rival Daniel Cormier in his stead. Earlier this year, of course, it looked like...

Sep 14, 2016 5:29 am

Max Holloway demands title shot from Jose Aldo, Aldo prefers Pettis

Max Holloway has officially lost his patience in waiting for a title shot. The 24-year-old Hawaiian is currently riding a nine fight win streak, by far the longest in the featherweight division, yet the man still hasn’t got his shot at gold. Holloway tweeted at interim champion Jose Aldo in frustration on Tuesday night: Dont...

Sep 13, 2016 6:39 pm

Derek Brunson Once Again Accuses Uriah Hall of PED Use

This Saturday (September 17), in the co-main event of the UFC’s debut in the small border town of Hidalgo, Texas, dangerous middleweights Derek Brunson and Uriah Hall will collide. In advance of this compelling middleweight showdown, Brunson has thrown a fairly serious accusation Hall’s way. He claims his middleweight rival has been using performance enhancing...

Sep 13, 2016 5:12 pm

Report: CM Punk More Than Doubled UFC 203’s PPV Revenue

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk fell short in his long-awaited UFC debut, tapping out to Mickey Gall rear-naked choke just 2:14 into the first round. From a competitive vantage point his MMA foray was a pretty significant failure. From a fiscal perspective, however, Punk’s UFC debut is looking like...


Sep 13, 2016 3:34 pm

GIF | CM Punk’s one punch before being taken down and pummeled by Mickey Gall

It was a rough night at UFC 203 for Phil Brooks, who is better known by his WWE name, CM Punk. The former professional wrestler made his professional mixed martial arts debut against 2-0 Mickey Gall in the biggest MMA promotion in the world on the main event pay-per-view card. Some fighters were upset that...

Sep 13, 2016 2:23 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi demonstrates brilliant single leg takedown defense

It’s no secret that wrestling is one of the most useful tools in MMA. Wrestlers possess the unique ability of dictating where the fight takes place. A wrestling background also poses a significant threat due to the fact that an opponent could be hesitant to throw strikes for fear of being taken down. Tristar gym...

Sep 13, 2016 1:43 pm

VIDEO | Former TUF Brazil competitor starched in 7 seconds

TUF Brazil 4 competitor Bruno Silva stepped into the cage on the main card of Aspera FC 44 in Sao Paulo, Brazil to fight Adalto Prado this past weekend. Silva, who now holds a 9-3 record, was looking to build on a split decision win he picked up at the end of last year. Instead,...

Sep 13, 2016 11:56 am

Kenny Florian’s brother, Kirk Andrew Florian passes away at age 33

UPDATE: Late Tuesday, Kenny Florian posted a tragic update through his social media channels that his brother Kirk Andrew Florian has passed away. The heartbreaking news came after an initial social media post from Kenny earlier on Tuesday reaching out to anyone with information on his missing brother. Florian posted the following update on his...

Sep 13, 2016 11:12 am

Mickey Gall felt a “strong obligation” to “make an example” of CM Punk

This past weekend, CM Punk stepped into the Octagon to make his UFC debut nearly two years after he signed with the UFC. Punk stepped into the Octagon to fight Mickey Gall with quite a bit of confidence after training for nearly two years under Duke Roufus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Roufusport. Unfortunately for Punk,...

Sep 13, 2016 10:46 am

Stipe Miocic: ‘If they want me to fight Jon Jones, I’ll fight Jon …’

“I’m starting to realize the hype is real with that guy. He’s legit, [it] would be the challenge of a lifetime,” is what former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tweeted when a fan asked how he thinks he would do in a fight against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. I'm starting to realize the hype...

Sep 13, 2016 10:15 am

NAC Director releases statement on formal complaint against Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz

Prior to UFC 202, tensions were quickly rising between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor ahead of their highly anticipated rematch. Tensions reached their breaking point when Conor McGregor arrived at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference nearly half an hour late. That didn’t sit too well with Nate Diaz, who quickly got up and walked...

Sep 13, 2016 9:48 am

Alexander Gustafsson: Jones doesn’t deserve immediate title shot

While Jon Jones is busy trying to clear up the messy fallout from UFC 200, two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson believes it would not be fair to give ‘Bones’ an immediate rematch once he sorts out his situation with USADA. Jones tested positive for two banned substances in a June 16 out-of-competition drug test conducted by...

Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 9:38 am

Randy Orton on Possible UFC Fight: I’d Fake Punch the Guy and Get Choked Out

Today, there is a pretty significant history of high-profile professional wrestlers making the jump to the UFC. The most successful pro wrestler to do so was Brock Lesnar, who not only won fights in the UFC, but claimed the organization’s heavyweight title. The most recent pro wrestler to make the jump was former WWE champ CM...

Sep 13, 2016 9:24 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor is done at welterweight

After Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight championship by defeating Jose Aldo back in the main event of UFC 194, it didn’t take long for the newly crowned featherweight champ to sign the contract for his next fight. The fight was slated to be a lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos in the main...

Sep 13, 2016 8:38 am

Gall vs. Northcutt Won’t be Happening at UFC 205

Moments after his destruction of WWE star CM Punk at UFC 203, welterweight prospect Mickey Gall picked up the mic to lay the ground-work for the fight he wants next: a showdown with fellow prospect Sage Northcutt, who was last seen at UFC 200, when he decisioned Enrique Marin. “I’ve got someone I want next,”...

Sep 13, 2016 8:21 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan smashing a mitt workout with Duane Ludwig

[ooyala code=”ByNHd1NTE6WlB6XFUK6thsegnRLT4awr” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″ autoplay=”true”] “Mr. @joerogan drilling the BMT Bas Combo! @BASRUTTENMMA @bangmuaythai @onnit #GetOnnit #QualityReps #MartialArts #HealthyLiving #NinjaSkills AND YES HE COULD COMPETE IN THE @ufc IF HE WANTED TOO!” It’s no secret that UFC commentator Joe Rogan has an extremely lengthy background in martial arts himself. The longtime UFC commentator...

Sep 13, 2016 7:32 am

Robin Black on CM Punk’s UFC Loss: Don’t “Blindly Chase Your Dreams”

Last weekend, on the main card of UFC 203, former pro wrestling star CM Punk took his first steps into the cage and was quickly submitted by Mickey Gall in an outcome that surprised very few people. Despite his loss, many members of the combat sports community have commended Punk on his courage and ambition. Though...

Sep 13, 2016 7:28 am

VIDEO | Bisping vs. Henderson “Revenge” Promo

On October 8, the UFC will set up shop in beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. The evening’s main event will see new middleweight champion Michael Bisping defend his title against an old rival in 46-year-old legend Dan Henderson. Bisping and Henderson first met at UFC 100, all the way back in 2009. On that...

Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...

Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Sep 13, 2016 5:40 am

Will Brooks defends CM Punk’s UFC 203 payday: “Get your own”

Former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight ‘Ill’ Will Brooks may be one of the few fighters actually defending CM Punk’s massive payday at UFC 203 on Saturday. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, took home $500,000 in disclosed pay in a losing effort to Mickey Gall, who submitted the former WWE superstar in a...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...

Sep 12, 2016 5:45 pm

Anastasia Yankova calls out “online weirdos” and Ilima MacFarlane

Up-and-coming Bellator standout Anastasia Yankova has the sexual attention of a fellow female fighter as well as throngs of online ‘weirdos’, all of which both bemuses and bewilders the Russian flyweight. Yankova, (3-0), was the object of affection from fellow Bellator woman’s flyweight Ilima MacFarlane in an interview MacFarlane gave in July, and now appears to be...

Sep 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Fighters react to CM Punks $500k UFC 203 payday

CM Punk cashed out big time for his debut fight in the UFC. Punk brought home $500,000 in disclosed pay, not including Reebok sponsorship money. In contrast, his opponent Mickey Gall, who beat Punk by first round submission, took home an earnest $30,000 ($15k to show, $15k to win). Many fighters took exception to Punk’s...