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May 4, 2017 6:35 am

Dana White unsure whether Diaz brothers will ever fight again

Yesterday afternoon, fan favorite lightweight Nate Diaz appeared on a special edition of The MMA Hour to give the fight community an update on the state of his career, and when he might fight again. The news was not good. While many were expecting Diaz to announce a fight during this anticipated interview, he instead announced...

May 4, 2017 5:45 am

Tony Ferguson goes off on “b*tch” Nate Diaz, tells him to take up tennis

On Wednesday evening, almost 15,000 people tuned in to listen to a special edition of The MMA Hour, during which MMA star Nate Diaz did his first real interview in many months. As is the case with almost every Diaz interview, it was pure entertainment. One of the highlights of this interview was Diaz’s riffing...

May 3, 2017 5:44 pm

UFC to introduce women’s flyweight division, champion will be crowned on The Ultimate Fighter

Just months after crowing its first ever female featherweight champion in Germaine de Randamie, the UFC now has plans to introduce a 125-pound women’s division. For smaller female bantamweights, such as Jessica Eye, and strawweights who had a difficult time making the cut to 115-pounds, like the recently released Valerie Letourneau, this is undeniably good...

May 3, 2017 2:15 pm

UFC declined Nate Diaz UFC 213 counteroffer for Tony Ferguson fight

UFC veteran Nate Diaz had the combat sports community on the edge of their collective seats Wednesday afternoon when it was revealed that he would be making an appearance on a special episode of The MMA Hour. While Diaz didn’t announce his next fight as many expected, the Stockton superstar divulged about his recent offer...

May 3, 2017 1:16 pm

Luke Rockhold says he has just started training camp

It has been nearly a year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last fought in the Octagon. Rockhold was upset by current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, losing the UFC middleweight title after getting knocked out by “The Count” in the first round of their UFC 199 championship fight. With battling some injuries and...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

May 3, 2017 11:44 am

Report: Anthony Pettis returns to the lightweight division at UFC 213 this July

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had a bit of a tough run as a featherweight. Though he defeated Charles Oliveira in his first fight in the division, he would be TKO’d by Max Holloway in his second – which really wasn’t even technically a featherweight bout, as he missed the division’s 145-pound limit. After...

May 3, 2017 10:37 am

Georges St-Pierre hints at location of Michael Bisping fight?

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is currently gearing up for his 2017 return to the Octagon, which will see him challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title after three years away from the Octagon. While the UFC announced earlier this year that a Bisping vs. St-Pierre fight will take place at some point...

May 3, 2017 10:15 am

Tyron Woodley calls out potential opponents for ducking him

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is fresh off his controversial majority decision win over Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson at UFC 209, which marked his first successful title defense after his first fight with Thompson was scored a majority draw. Now, Woodley has his sights set on a July return to the Octagon, however the champ is...

May 3, 2017 10:13 am

Jorge Masvidal bashes “faker” Michael Bisping, says nobody listens to his podcast

Since he became the UFC middleweight champion with a shocking, first-round knockout of Luke Rockhold, Michael Bisping has generated quite a bit of controversy for chasing lucrative “money fights” over fights with the middleweight division’s top contenders. His taking fights with opponents like Dan Henderson and Georges St-Pierre has generated backlash from fighters like Yoel...

May 3, 2017 9:50 am

Rory MacDonald training with original coach ahead of Bellator debut

Rory MacDonald was a staple of the UFC’s welterweight division for many years prior to his departure from the promotion last year, which saw him promptly sign a contract with Bellator MMA. While MacDonald’s Bellator MMA debut fight wasn’t immediately announced, the former UFC welterweight staple reveled that he was going to take his time...

May 3, 2017 9:10 am

Dominick Cruz calls for fight with winner of Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz took some time off from fighting following his UFC 207 loss to Cody Garbrandt, which saw him lose the UFC bantamweight title. Following the loss, Cruz opted to let the UFC book a Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight while he took some time off to rest. Now however,...

May 3, 2017 8:37 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather explains why Conor McGregor could win their fight

If Conor McGregor makes the transition into boxing for a battle with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather – and there’s plenty of reason to believe this will be the case – he will enter the fight as a massive underdog. He’s never competed as a professional boxer before, after all. This does not mean McGregor can’t win. The crafty striking...

May 3, 2017 7:33 am

South Korean promotion fails to pay Sarah Kaufman, other notable fighters, after issuing IOUs

In mid-march, South Korea’s Battlefield Fighting Championship promoted its first ever show. At a glance, the upstart organization seemed to have a good thing going, as it brought notable names like former ONE middleweight king Igor Svirid, UFC veteran Sarah Kaufman, grappling specialist Jeff  Glover, and WSOF veteran Jorge Patino to the South Korean fans....

May 3, 2017 6:42 am

Junior Dos Santos makes bold prediction for UFC 211 showdown with Stipe Miocic

In a few short weeks, in the main event of an absolutely stacked UFC 211, former heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos will have the opportunity to reclaim the title he once owned when he takes on reigning champion Stipe Miocic. For Dos Santos, there is no feeling in the world like being the UFC heavyweight...

May 2, 2017 2:19 pm

Yoel Romero confirms that he will only fight Anderson Silva for interim title

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is possibly be on the verge of retiring and walking away from the UFC Octagon. An obviously upset and frustrated Silva vented his feelings to Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour, stating that he desperately wants to fight in his home country of Brazil at UFC...

May 2, 2017 2:13 pm

UFC 211 confirms two more bouts less than two weeks out from Dallas event

UFC 211 takes place on May 13 as the heavyweight title fight between champion Stipe Miocic and Junior dos Santos will headline the card taking place in Dallas, Texas. Miocic will look to defend his title and avenge a 2014 loss to dos Santos while “Cigano” will look to get back the heavyweight crown. MMA...

May 2, 2017 2:10 pm

Lyoto Machida promises return “soon” following suspension

Former UFC champion Lyoto Machida has been serving an eighteen month suspension from MMA from USADA after admitting to taking a substance which was banned by USADA. Machida disclosed his usage of the substance prior to a fight with Dan Henderson just over a year ago, and was subsequently handed an eighteen month suspension. With...

May 2, 2017 1:43 pm

PHOTO | Urijah Faber loses bet, gets a mohawk

MMA veteran Urijah Faber recently retired from MMA following his unanimous decision win over Brad Pickett in December of 2016. While Faber competed in a grappling match following his retirement from MMA. More recently, the former WEC champion has been enjoying retirement following his stint coaching alongside his protege Cody Garbrandt on TUF Redemption. According...

May 2, 2017 12:47 pm

VIDEO | UFC 211 Miocic vs. Dos Santos 2: Extended Preview

The next UFC event on the horizon is UFC 211, a stacked pay-per-view card scheduled for May 13 in Dallas, Texas. The card will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning, defending champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior Dos Santos. The co-headliner, meanwhile, will see dominant strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk attempt to...

May 2, 2017 10:42 am

Artem Lobov calls out next opponent following Cub Swanson loss

Last month, SBG Ireland’s very own Artem Lobov stepped into the Octagon for the biggest fight of his career as he fought #4 ranked featherweight Cub Swanson in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Nashville’. Prior to the fight, Swanson went as far as to say that Lobov didn’t belong in the UFC. Following...