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Sep 28, 2017 5:57 am

Cody Garbrandt’s team still wants Mighty Mouse

On November 4, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 217, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against his most heated rival in TJ Dillashaw. If Garbrandt successfully defends his title, the expectation is that he’ll then turn his attention to the next contender on the docket – perhaps...

Sep 27, 2017 1:24 pm

Rory MacDonald Eyes Titles in Three Bellator Divisions

Just a week ago, Bellator announced that recent UFC transplant Rory MacDonald would challenge Douglas Lima for the welterweight title early next year. A win would not only help MacDonald achieve something he was never able to in the UFC, but serve as the first step the journey he sees in his mind’s eye. It’s...

Sep 27, 2017 8:07 am

Despite recent skid, Rashad Evans will not be retiring

Back in 2008, when he held the UFC light heavyweight title, Rashad Evans was considered the best light heavyweight fighter on the planet. Even after he lost that title, succumbing to punches dealt by the surging Lyoto Machida, he was still regarded as one of the division’s very best. Unfortunately, Evans eventually began to decline....

Sep 26, 2017 7:54 am

Matt Brown is retiring, but he won’t be exiting the USADA testing pool

On November 11, in the co-main event of the UFC’s anticipated trip to Norfolk, welterweight brawler Matt Brown will partake in his final fight. His opponent will be former UFC lightweight title challenger Diego Sanchez – a fighter who is more than likely to oblige him in the kind of slugfest he’s hoping for. While...

Sep 26, 2017 5:59 am

Miesha Tate explains why she’d favor Conor McGregor in fight against GSP

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the biggest star in MMA today. Former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, who is returning to action for a middleweight title fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 217, was previously regarded as the sport’s biggest star himself. Given that McGregor and St-Pierre are now both actively competing, and that they’ve...

Sep 25, 2017 12:10 pm

Kamaru Usman shuts down rumors of Mike Perry fight, continues to go after ‘RDA’

Over the last few days, several rumors have surfaced suggesting that rising UFC welterweight contenders Kamaru Usman and Mike Perry might soon collide in the cage. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, however, Usman assured that there’s nothing in the works with Perry, and that he’s instead keen on a fight with former lightweight...

Sep 25, 2017 11:09 am

Luke Rockhold updates on possible move to light heavyweight

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Pittsburgh, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold made a triumphant return to the cage, emerging from a hiatus of more than a year to clobber former World Series of Fighting champ David Branch to a second-round stoppage. With this win, Rockhold reiterated...

Sep 25, 2017 5:54 am

Miesha Tate to Jon Jones: You can’t use ignorance as an excuse

Shortly after reclaiming the UFC light heavyweight title with a knockout of Daniel Cormier, Jon Jones failed a USADA-administered drug test and lost that same title. Since then, Jones and his team have maintained that he did not intentionally ingest any banned substances. In the opinion of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate, however, ignorance...

Sep 23, 2017 7:27 am

Pros react to Ovince Saint Preux’s impressive first-round finish

Ovince Saint Preux squared off with Yushin Okami in the main event of UFC Fight Night 117 yesterday in Japan. “OSP” was able to secure top position early in round one, this after Okami decided to pull guard, and promptly submitted his Japanese opponent with a Von Flue choke. The victory marked Saint Preux’s second...

Sep 22, 2017 10:49 am

Chuck Liddell opens up on what it would take for him to fight again

Recently, there was some buzz of UFC Hall of Fame legend Chuck Liddell making a return to competition. The 47-year-old appeared to be in great shape and some photos on social media including one with his old rival Tito Ortiz had people talking about a potential return. Liddell spoke on this week’s episode of The...

Sep 22, 2017 9:26 am

Gokhan Saki Declares Henrique da Silva Won’t Make It Out of the First Round

With Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua off the UFC Japan card, there’s not many big match-ups beside the criminally underrated fight between Claudia Gadelha and Jessica Andrade. Another fight that has slipped under the radar, is the UFC debut of K-1 and Glory kickboxing veteran, Gokhan Saki. After his opponent Henrique da Silva made a bold claim...

Sep 20, 2017 6:02 am

Stipe Miocic gives timeframe for next fight, discusses possible opponents

Stipe Miocic is starting to look like an unstoppable heavyweight champion. Since winning the belt with a first-round knockout of Fabricio Werdum, he’s now defended it with first-round knockouts of Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos.  And given that his latest win – the dos Santos KO – was in May, he’s now starting to...

Sep 19, 2017 12:04 pm

Coach Edmond Tarverdyan on his critics: ‘I know I know how to coach’

You often hear in the sport of mixed martial arts that fighters experience the highest of highs and the lowest of lows. In most cases, it isn’t just the fighters competing in the bout that experience the rollercoaster of emotions but their team is also on the ride with them. Coaches and training partners who...

Sep 19, 2017 11:10 am

Michael Bisping Contemplating Retirement After ‘Putting a Beating’ on GSP

For 11 years, Michael Bisping has Left Hook Larry-ed himself up to the tallest heights of the UFC ladder. He’s earned the UFC middleweight title, avenged two of his worst losses in the process, got a pretty cushy desk job, and even some movie gigs. At the age of 38 and the verge of what...

Sep 19, 2017 7:51 am

Cris Cyborg responds to Edmond Tarverdyan’s calls for a Ronda Rousey fight

On yesterday’s episode of The MMA Hour, Edmond Tarverdyan, head coach to former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, weighed in his star pupil’s future. While he admitted he isn’t sure if Rousey will ever fight again, he did suggest that he’d like to see her fight one more time, against one fighter in particular:...

Sep 19, 2017 6:00 am

Kenny Florian believes there’s now a blueprint for beating Luke Rockhold

Luke Rockhold is one of the best middleweights on earth. Last Saturday, he reminded the world of this fact, returning from a hiatus of more than a year to stop David Branch with a swarm of second-round ground strikes. According to former fighter and current UFC on Fox analyst Kenny Florian, however, Rockhold needs to...

Sep 18, 2017 12:24 pm

Coach Edmond Tarverdyan discusses Ronda Rousey’s future, still wants “Cyborg” fight

Back in November of 2015, the seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey stepped into the cage with former boxing champ Holly Holm for what was expected to be yet another lopsided title defense. Then, Holly Holm kicked her head into the Kuiper Belt. After this shocking loss, Rousey disappeared from the limelight almost completely. Though discussions surrounding...

Sep 17, 2017 3:44 pm

Manager drops big hints about Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza’s return

Dangerous Brazilian middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has not been seen in the cage since April, when he was smashed to a second round TKO by new UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker. While nothing is official just yet, it sounds like that could change very soon. Speaking to MMAFighting.com, Jacare’s manager Gilberto Faria explained that...

Sep 17, 2017 7:51 am

Boxers and MMA Fighters react to last night’s Canelo vs. GGG draw

The highly anticipated boxing match between Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez and Gennady ‘GGG’ Golovkin took place last night in Las Vegas. The fight lived up to the hype, as Canelo and Golovkin went to war for twelve rounds in a very close back and forth tilt. The thrilling match resulted in a controversial split draw, as...

Sep 14, 2017 9:33 am

Valentina Shevchenko shares plans to leave the bantamweight division

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 215, Kyrgyzstani striking specialist Valentina Shevchenko came up inches short in a back-and-forth battle with women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes, losing a split decision. While Shevchenko has repeatedly shared her disappointment with this decision, and assured she’ll fight Nunes again, she recently told Submission Radio that her...

Sep 14, 2017 5:55 am

Mark Hunt is fine with dying as a fighter, but he’s got some conditions

Fighting is a perilous game. Time and time again, we’ve seen premier combat sports athletes decline into physical and mental disrepair, oftentimes until they exist as little more than stuttering stacks of bones, entirely unrecognizable from the seemingly unstoppable behemoths they once were. In a poignant piece written on Wednesday for Players Voice, UFC heavyweight...

Sep 2, 2017 7:36 am

HIGHLIGHTS | Undefeated Ben Askren Dominates at ONE FC Shanghai

Ben Askren retains his title, tells @awawisconsin to get ready to get back to work on Tuesday. @FloWrestling #ONEShanghai pic.twitter.com/Hca3VTkJTY — FloCombat (@FloCombat) September 2, 2017 Some fans have said that Ben Askren’s style is boring, but he’s finished five of his last six opponents. Actually, you can make that six in his last seven....

Aug 26, 2017 10:50 pm

Boxing Community reacts to tonight’s Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor result

Current UFC lightweight champion of the world Conor McGregor took his talents to the squared circle tonight in Las Vegas where he battled undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather at T-Mobile Arena. Unfortunately for McGregor fans, after a very competitive first few rounds he was eventually stopped by Mayweather in round ten. Here is how the...

Aug 22, 2017 6:17 pm

MMA community reacts to news of Jon Jones’ failed drug test

It sucks, but it’s true. Jon Jones failed a drug test in the buildup to UFC 214, and all signs point to his being stripped of the UFC light heavyweight title in the coming hours. “The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) has informed Jon Jones of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation...

Aug 12, 2017 9:34 am

Paul Malignaggi Teases a Future Boxing Match with Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor has kept saying he wants to fight in the UFC before this year is over, but a lot can change between now and then. A lot has actually already happened. Remember when McGregor was picking fights with Tyron Woodley and Khabib Nurmagomedov before he beat Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight title? If...

Aug 10, 2017 5:32 am

Paulie Malignaggi discusses potential boxing match with Conor McGregor

Paulie Malignaggi can’t seem to keep Conor McGregor‘s name out of his mouth. After leaving the Irishman’s training camp with a bad taste in his mouth, the retired two-division boxing champ has had plenty to say about him. On Wednesday, the trend continued, as Malignaggi went off on a McGregor tirade on Twitter, answering many...