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Feb 21, 2017 12:48 pm

Cris Cyborg explains ramifications of USADA failed drug test

Exciting news surfaced this month that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had been cleared of her USADA anti-doping violation stemming from a random out-of-competition drug test in December. While Cyborg was initially flagged for the potential doping violation, UFC President Dana White expressed his faith in the situation, stating that he believes Cyborg...

Feb 21, 2017 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson discusses potential fight with friend Georges St-Pierre

Earlier this month we learned that, after months of conflicting rumors, reports, and updates, welterweight great Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had resolved their issues and agreed on the terms for a new contract. With this development, St-Pierre suddenly has a smorgasbord of exciting matchup possibilities on his table, ranging from middleweight champion Michael Bisping,...

Feb 21, 2017 11:53 am

Germaine de Randamie responds to accusations that she’s ducking Cris Cyborg fight

Earlier this month, undefeated kickboxing veteran Geramaine de Randamie stepped into the Octagon with former UFC bantamweight champion Holly Holm for a highly anticipated showdown for the inaugural women’s featherweight title in the main event of UFC 208. De Randamie won the fight via unanimous decision, claiming the UFC women’s featherweight championship after out-striking the...

Feb 21, 2017 10:20 am

Al Iaquinta still not happy with UFC contract despite accepting a fight

When the UFC made it’s long awaited debut in New York City in November, it only seemed logical that talented New York lightweight “Ragin'” Al Iaquinta would be a part of the card. Given this, it was no surprise when he was booked for a lightweight bout with Thiago Alves on the card’s prelims. It...

Feb 21, 2017 10:07 am

Matt Mitrione opens up on surgery for kidney stones following Bellator 172 withdrawal

This past weekend, MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko was slated to make his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut against UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated showdown that would have seen both Emelianenko and Mitrione put their 2-fight win streaks on the line in a highly anticipated marquee fight. Unfortunately, Mitrione was pulled from the...

Feb 21, 2017 9:45 am

Fredde Roach not counting McGregor out of Mayweather superfight

Throughout the course of 2017, the possibility of a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match has continued to dominate combat sports headlines. While it has been made extremely clear that the odds of a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight happening are slim to none, talks have continued to progress and give fight fans...

Feb 21, 2017 9:20 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald and Paul Daley have first staredown ahead of Bellator 179 battle

Late last year, it was announced that former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald had signed with Bellator MMA. For a time, it looked as though the dangerous Canadian star would be welcomed into the Bellator fold by the organization’s welterweight champ, Douglas Lima. In a somewhat surprising twist, however, it was recently announced the MacDonald’s...

Feb 21, 2017 8:31 am

Ed Herman withdraws from UFC 209 with an injury

In a few short weeks, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. This anticipated card will be headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron “The Chosen One” Woodley, and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. The co-main event, meanwhile, will pit the undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov against the streaking Tony Ferguson...

Feb 21, 2017 6:54 am

Firas Zahabi eyes Conor McGregor, Michael Bisping for Georges St-Pierre’s return

Last week, we learned that after months of rumors, reports, negotiations and stalemates, The UFC and Georges St-Pierre had agreed on the terms for a new contract. Given that St-Pierre is widely considered the best welterweight of all time – and one of the best fighters ever, period – this was an undeniably exciting development. Now that we know...

Feb 21, 2017 6:01 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan lets Todd Grisham criticism slip on his podcast

On Sunday night, the UFC made its second trip to snowy Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. It did so with UFC Fight Night 105. The card featured plenty of action. In the main event, we saw Derrick Lewis weather a bit of adversity to club Travis Browne into unconsciousness in the second. In the co-main event,...

Feb 20, 2017 11:56 am

Junior Dos Santos says Fabricio Werdum turned down three fights with him

The last few months have been pretty crazy for former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos. After a successful surgery mid-way through 2016, he began campaigning for a fight in the fall. When no fight materialized, he attempted to replace an injured Cain Velasquez against former champ Fabricio Werdum at December’s UFC 207. When this bout failed...

Feb 20, 2017 9:51 am

Former UFC flyweight title challenger Kyoji Horiguchi signs with Rizin FF

Over the last few weeks, the UFC has generated some significant controversy by releasing a handful of top-flight fighters from their roster. Some of the more noteworthy of these fighters are ranked light heavyweights Ryan Bader, Misha Cirkunov and Nikita Krylov and streaking welterweight star Lorenz Larkin. Perhaps the most talented and promising fighter of...

Feb 20, 2017 8:46 am

Post-fight, Derrick Lewis continues to accuse Travis Browne of violence against women

Back in June 2015, UFC heavyweight Travis Browne’s ex-wife Jenna Renee Webb took to Instagram to share photos of her bruised body. She suggested these bruises were dealt by Browne, and shortly thereafter, announced that she was considering pressing charges against him. As a result of this grim development, the UFC temporarily shelved Browne, and barred...

Feb 20, 2017 8:04 am

Athlete Outfitting Pay for UFC Halifax: Johny Hendricks tops payroll at $15,000

On Sunday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for the second time. In the card’s main event, we saw streaking heavyweight destroyer Derrick Lewis collect another skull by weathering an early storm to KO Travis Browne in the second. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw former welterweight champ Johny Hendricks...

Feb 20, 2017 7:31 am

Carla Esparza releases statement on controversial loss to Randa Markos

On Sunday night, the UFC returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia with UFC Fight Night 105. On the evening’s undercard, former strawweight queen Carla Esparza returned from a lengthy layoff against Canada’s own Randa Markos. Though Esparza succeeded on four takedown attempts, and threatened with a submission in the second round, the judges ultimately awarded her...

Feb 20, 2017 6:43 am

Pros react to Derrick Lewis’ knockout of Travis Browne, late referee stoppage

Last night, the UFC touched down in snow covered Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a second time. In the evening’s main event, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis faced arguably the biggest test of his already impressive career in towering Hawaiian Travis “Hapa” Browne. In the early moments of this fight, it looked like it could...

Feb 20, 2017 5:57 am

Pros react to Johny Hendricks’ decision defeat of Hector Lombard

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks sought to rebound from a tough three-fight losing streak with a fresh start in the middleweight division. His opportunity to do so came against former Olympian and Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Though Hendricks...

Feb 19, 2017 5:29 pm

UFC Halifax Results: Randa Markos defeats Carla Esparza (Highlights)

UFC Halifax Results: Carla Esparza vs. Randa Markos A women’s strawweight bout between former division title holder Carla Esparza and Randa Markos took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night 105 prelims in Halifax, Canada. Round one begins and Markos starts off by throwing a jab. She is very light-footed here. Esparza comes forward with a...

Feb 19, 2017 11:23 am

Michael Chiesa calls for fight with Eddie Alvarez

Michael Chiesa is currently regarded as one of the best lightweights on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s been sidelined for almost a year with a back injury.   Luckily for the Ultimate Fighter winner and his fans, he is now almost ready for a comeback. During a recent Q&A in the buildup to UFC Halifax, Chiesa explained that...