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Mar 5, 2017 2:26 pm

Mark Hunt and Alistair Overeem made bank at UFC 209

Former UFC heavyweight title challengers Alistair Overeem and Mark Hunt both made bank after throwing down on the main card of last night’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, “The Reem” and “The Super Samoan” each received a purse of $750,000 for their efforts last night. Disclosed UFC 209 fight...

Mar 5, 2017 1:54 pm

VIDEO | Darren Elkins KO’s Mirsad Bektic (Highlights)

Darren Elkins scored one of the greatest comebacks in UFC history at last nights UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. The featherweight veteran endured a ton of punishment from opponent Mirsad Bektic over the course of the first two-rounds. However, in the third and final round Elkins was able to turn the tide and pickup...

Mar 5, 2017 1:20 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov missed out on a huge payday at UFC 209

Top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov missed out on a huge payday at last night’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto announced on Twitter that “The Eagle” would have made a cool $500,000 win or lose if he had fought Tony Ferguson for the promotions interim lightweight title at UFC 209. Khabib...

Mar 5, 2017 12:58 pm

Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to UFC 209 fight with Mark Hunt

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to his UFC 209 showdown with fellow knockout artist Mark Hunt. “The Reem” was able to score a devastating third-round knockout victory over “The Super Samoan” on last night’s main card in Las Vegas. However, according to UFC president Dana White fans were...

Mar 5, 2017 12:17 pm

Pros react to Dan Kelly’s upset victory over Rashad Evans

Middleweight fighter Dan Kelly (13-1 MMA) improved his UFC record to an impressive 6-1 yesterday in Las Vegas by scoring a split-decision victory over former light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans on the UFC 209 main card. Both Evans and Kelly had their own respective moments in the fight, but it seemed that Kelly’s forward pressure...

Mar 5, 2017 12:12 pm

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 209: 14 fighters get $2500

Last night the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. In the card’s co-main event, we saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley narrowly defeat Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson in a rematch of an exciting, 2016 draw. In the co-main event, we saw David Teymur score a close decision over Lando Vannata in an exciting lightweight...

Mar 5, 2017 11:51 am

Dana White unsure of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future as a lightweight

After being forced to withdraw from last night’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White is unsure what the future holds for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” was supposed to square off with fellow top contender Tony Ferguson for the promotions interim lightweight title at yesterday’s event, however a bad weight...

Mar 5, 2017 11:46 am

After KO of Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem picks his ideal next opponents

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem separated himself from a failed UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic by dominating Mark Hunt to a crushing, third-round knockout. He earned this knockout with a beautifully timed knee and several followup punches. “I...

Mar 5, 2017 10:50 am

Rashad Evans statement on UFC 209 loss: there are alot of things I could’ve done better

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 209, former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans made his long-awaited debut in the middleweight division. His opponent in this middleweight debut was Australia’s Dan Kelly – a tough opponent, but certainly a surmountable challenge too. Though Evans enjoyed plenty of success over the...

Mar 5, 2017 9:48 am

Mark Hunt releases statement on UFC 209 loss, injury

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon for the first time since July against a fellow Pride veteran in Alistair Overeem. Though Hunt was not without his moments in this anticipated battle, he ultimately came up short, as he was clocked by an...

Mar 5, 2017 5:54 am

UFC President Dana White gives his scoring for UFC 209 main event

Back in November, in the co-main event of UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson battled to a thrilling majority draw. With this result, Woodley hung onto the welterweight crown – though surely not in the fashion he had hoped. Last night, in the main event of UFC 209, Woodley and...

Mar 4, 2017 10:33 pm

UFC Fighters react to Thompson vs. Woodley 2

Current UFC welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley took on top division contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Both men were very tentative for the better portion of 25 minutes, excluding a last minute surge from Woodley which almost resulted in a fight ending stoppage. With...

Mar 4, 2017 12:59 pm

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson II EA Sports simulation

Tonight in Las Vegas, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson will step into the Octagon for the second time as they compete for Woodley’s welterweight strap. In the pair’s first meeting, Woodley retained his welterweight title for the first tie after the judges scored the fight a majority draw....

Mar 4, 2017 10:54 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre steps into the Octagon for the first time in 3 years

Georges St-Pierre Enters Octagon Georges St-Pierre enters the UFC Octagon for the first time in 3 years ahead of #UFC209 tonight! Posted by UFC on Saturday, March 4, 2017 It has been three years, three months, and exactly nineteen days since former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has set foot in the Octagon. The last...

Mar 4, 2017 10:36 am

Dana White rips fighters looking for ‘money fights’

Throughout the rise of UFC superstar Conor McGregor, fight fans have heard the term ‘money fight’ used more and more. Now, with the term being commonplace in the MMA world, with more and more fighters calling for ‘money fights’, UFC President Dana White has had enough. The UFC President spoke to media members, as transcribed...

Mar 4, 2017 10:19 am

Nate Diaz looking for “big deal fight, not a money fight”

UFC lightweight superstar Nate Diaz has been abesent from the Octagon since his UFC 205 scrap with Conor McGregor in 2016. In that fight, McGregor was awarded a majority decision after 5 hard-fought rounds. For McGregor the win avenged his UFC 196 loss to the younger Diaz brother back in May, where Nate stepped in...

Mar 4, 2017 9:45 am

Tony Ferguson explains why he turned down Michael Johnson fight

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that prior to his co-main event interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital by his team. Unfortunately, after receiving an IV, Nurmagomedov was forced out of his scrap with Tony Ferguson. While the promotion initially looked to find ‘El Cucuy’ a replacement...

Mar 4, 2017 8:55 am

Michael Bisping goes OFF on Georges St-Pierre at press conference

Friday afternoon, during their special press conference in Las Vegas, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre exchanged quite a few heated words. Bisping kicked off the press conference by showing up late, before making a grand entrance complete with several expletives, Conor McGregor style. After being told by a...

Mar 3, 2017 11:23 pm

Dana White blames Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team, says fight could have been saved

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital. This report was promptly followed by another one which revealed that Khabib had been pulled from the fight. Unfortunately, with Nurmagomedov off the card, the UFC opted to also pull Tony Ferguson from the card, leaving fight fans...

Mar 3, 2017 3:29 pm

VIDEOS | Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre staredown and exchange barbs

Earlier this week it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the octagon to take on current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Georges St-Pierre has not competed inside the cage since scoring a split-decision victory over Jonhy Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167 in November of 2013,...

Mar 3, 2017 2:22 pm

Tony Ferguson declines fight offer to remain on UFC 209

This just in! After Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced out of his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson just hours before weigh-ins, the UFC was scrambling in an attempt to find “El Cucuy” a last minute replacement. Fellow division contender Michael Johnson offered to step-up on extremely short-notice and fight Ferguson at UFC 209....

Mar 3, 2017 12:59 pm

Joe Rogan sounds off after Khabib Nurmagomedov taken to hospital

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was one of the many people that were upset to hear the news that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins “due to weight management medical issues.” Upon hearing the...

Mar 3, 2017 11:55 am

BREAKING! Khabib Nurmagomedov’s camp issues statement on UFC 209

Friday afternoon, just hours before the fighter’s stepped onto the scale for UFC 209, news surfaced that co-main event fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital and subsequently forced out of his interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson. While Nurmagomedov’s teammates confirmed that ‘The Eagle’ was hospitalized, details remained scarce regarding the...

Mar 3, 2017 11:43 am

Tony Ferguson sends message to Khabib Nurmagomedov following their canceled bout

Fans were heartbroken when they heard the UFC had to cancel the UFC 209 co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The #1 and #2 UFC ranked lightweights were slated to battle in the Octagon in a five-round UFC interim lightweight title fight. However, Nurmagomedov was transported to the hospital hours before the official...

Mar 3, 2017 11:32 am

Eddie Alvarez & Lando Vannata offer to step in at UFC 209

This week, news surfaced that undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital prior to his UFC 209 interim lightweight title scrap with Tony Ferguson Saturday night in Las Vegas. While details were scarce regarding Nurmagomedov’s hospitalization, the UFC officially cancelled the fight, resulting in former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and...

Mar 3, 2017 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled

On Friday morning, just a day before UFC 209, reports were buzzing that #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital. Russian news outlets first reported that “The Eagle” was taken to the hospital three hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins. Many fans were obviously worried but still held hope...

Mar 3, 2017 10:37 am

Alistair Overeem responds to Mark Hunt’s ‘cheater’ comments

Ahead of UFC 209 this weekend, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt has been very open about the fact that if Alistair Overeem fails a drug test, he plans to sue him personally. Recently, at the UFC 209 Media Day earlier this week, Hunt made a comment as Overeem walked past him that he was a...