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Oct 19, 2016 2:49 pm

Gegard Mousasi calls out recently reinstated Nick Diaz

Coming off one of the biggest wins of his UFC career, Gegard Mousasi made an unusual request for his next fight following his second round TKO of Vitor Belfort at UFC 204. Mousasi, in the most polite way possible, called out former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz, who was recently reinstated after a lengthy USADA...

Oct 16, 2016 5:16 pm

Demian Maia Has Absorbed Very Few Strikes Recently, and That’s Just Fine With Him

UFC welterweight contender Demian Maia is on one hell of a streak. Since losing back-to-back decisions to Jake Shields and Rory MacDonald in late 2013 and early 2014, he’s embarked on a run of six-straight wins. Were it not for the seven-fight streak of Stephen Thompson, this recent success would have almost certainly earned him...

Oct 12, 2016 8:51 am

Chael Sonnen’s advice to Conor McGregor regarding trash talk

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has undoubtably become one of the biggest figures in the MMA world, if not the single biggest. McGregor brash persona parallels the likes of Boxing legend Muhammad Ali, who used to frequently talk trash to his opponents in an extremely elaborate way, while promoting himself with over-the-top speeches. Before McGregor...

Oct 9, 2016 4:26 pm

ICYMI: ABC Approves Changes to MMA’s Unified Rules, Attempts to Improve Scoring Criteria

In August, the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) held its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this conference, the association approved some fairly major changes to MMA’s Unified Rules. Perhaps the most significant of these changes pertain to the language of MMA’s rather archaic scoring system. Good news, considering scoring controversies – like...

Oct 2, 2016 8:55 am

Pros React to John Lineker’s Split Decision Win Over John Dodson

Last night, in the main event of the UFC’s return to Portland, Oregon, John Lineker and John Dodson engaged in a memorable, five-round battle. Over the course of the fight, which was contested entirely on the feet, both brick-fisted bantamweights had their moments. In the end however, Lineker walked away with a hard-fought split decision...

Sep 21, 2016 8:02 am

Tyron Woodley: ‘I just need some respect on my name!’

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been given a lot of heat ever since being crowned the king of 170 pound divison. Woodley has stated that he has dealt with a lot of criticism, negativity, and racism after he knocked out Robbie Lawler at UFC 201 in July. On his Tuesday podcast of “The Morning...

Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205 according to ‘The Pitbull’ himself. Alves tweeted that he had a replacement following Al Iaquinta pulling out after a contract dispute, and sources are saying it’s none other than Jim Miller. MMA insider Dizz followed up on Alves’ tweet on Monday with news of Miller stepping in to face...

Sep 16, 2016 5:22 pm

Thiago Alves vs. Al Iaquinta scratched from UFC 205

While UFC 205 is still quite a ways away, the event has already experienced two fallouts in regards to scheduled matchups. The first was Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone, which was the first fight announced for the event. Almost immediately after the bout was announced, former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler pulled out of the fight,...

Sep 14, 2016 11:57 am

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid NSAC fine, suspension upheld

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid off his fines from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so don’t expect him to fight until he does. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, spoke with Damon Martin of FOX Sports and discussed the matter of Diaz’s suspension status and the financial matters holding him...

Sep 8, 2016 9:54 am

Tyron Woodley’s plan for Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu: “I’mma bite him”

Earlier this month, #3 ranked welterweight Demian Maia stepped into the Octagon to fight former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in a highly anticipated showdown of welterweights with different styles. While Condit hoped to keep the fight standing and get a TKO win, Maia was able to take the fight to the ground and submit...

Sep 6, 2016 7:54 pm

Thiago Alves vs Al Iaquinta scheduled for UFC 205 in NYC

Al Iaquinta is the second high-profile New Yorker to finally get a fight in his hometown. Amid rumors of fellow Long Islander Chris Weidman taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden, MMA Fighting reported on late Tuesday that Iaquinta is now set to fight on the card as well, against former...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...

Sep 2, 2016 1:18 pm

Georges St-Pierre explains roadblock in UFC negotiations

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre appears to be closer than ever before to returning to the UFC. While UFC President Dana White has remained adamant that he believes the former welterweight kingpin will not return to the Octagon because he no longer has the desire to compete with the UFC’s best, St-Pierre revealed Wednesday...

Aug 28, 2016 3:52 pm

UFC on FOX 21 Reebok Fighter Pay: VanZant and 10 others take home $2,500

UFC on FOX 21 took place last night in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The event was headlined by a key welterweight fight that saw Demain Maia submit Carlos Condit in the very first-round. In the evening’s co-main event, Anthony “Showtime” Pettis was successful in his featherweight debut scoring a third-round submission victory over Charles...

Aug 28, 2016 2:27 pm

Tyron Woodley details which fights he thinks should be next in the UFC’s welterweight division

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is eyeing a “big money fight” for his first title defense which is expected to take place later this year. “The Chosen One” has expressed interest in fighting either former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre or former Strikeforce welterweight title holder Nick Diaz in recent weeks. UFC president Dana White...

Aug 28, 2016 11:40 am

UFC on FOX 21 Bonus Report

UFC on FOX 21 in Vancouver delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, the UFC handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at last night’s UFC on FOX 21 post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC on FOX 21’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus –...

Aug 1, 2016 2:11 pm

POLL | Who should Tyron Woodley fight in his first title defense?

[poll id=”20″] Tyron Woodley realized his dream at UFC 201 this past Saturday night in Atlanta, when he defeated Robbie Lawler via first-round KO to claim the UFC’s welterweight championship. Since claiming the title at UFC 201 many MMA fans and analysts have been debating who Woodley should fight in his first UFC title defense....

Jul 31, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley and Robbie Lawler Post-Fight Octagon Interviews

Tyron Woodley became the UFC welterweight champion at last night’s UFC 201 event in Atlanta by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the very first-round of their main event title fight. “The Chosen One” has now won three fights in a row and four of his last five overall. Meanwhile, the loss put an end to...

Jul 28, 2016 12:36 pm

GIF | Psychotic-looking Robbie Lawler laughs after getting punched in the face

The man who took the win in the UFC’s 2015 Fight of the Year may already have secured the same award for 2016. UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has been in some brutally exciting fights as the reigning champion of the 170-pound division. His second fight with Rory MacDonald in 2015 and fight with Carlos...

Jul 28, 2016 10:38 am

Robbie Lawler not concerned with potential Georges St-Pierre return

Ahead of UFC 201 on Saturday, where Robbie Lawler will look to once again defend his welterweight star against Tyron Woodley, the talk of a potential Georges St-Pierre return to MMA can’t be ignored. With the list of welterweight title contenders being a rather lengthy one, Georges St-Pierre returning to the UFC would likely mean...

Jul 28, 2016 2:04 am

Updated UFC rankings – Holly Holm drops while Ronda Rousey moves up

The UFC rankings were updated after the UFC on FOX 20 event that took place over the weekend. The divisions that seen the most change were the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s featherweight division. Holly Holm fell two spots to #4 after being beaten by Valentina Shevchenko, who jumped up four spots to #3....

Jul 23, 2016 11:32 am

PHOTO | Jon Jones still looking shredded despite layoff

While Jon Jones may be provisionally suspended until his NSAC hearing later this year, the pound for pound kingpin has continued to train at the JacksonWinkeljohn MMA Academy in Albuquerque New Mexico. Jones, who was slated to fight Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200 earlier this year, is still looking in fight...