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Feb 27, 2017 5:56 am

VIDEO | Dana White: I expect Conor McGregor’s next fight to be in the UFC

In the year 2017, the biggest ongoing story in combat sports surrounds a potential mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing star Floyd Mayweather Jr. Every week, this potential showdown generates dozens of new headlines, some suggesting its fruition is just a few signatures away, others suggesting it’ll never happen at...

Feb 26, 2017 3:14 pm

Stephen Thompson does not agree with Tyron Woodley’s claims of poor treatment

Stephen Thompson will get his second crack at UFC gold this Saturday in the main event of UFC 209 in Las Vegas when he squares off with Tyron Woodley for the second time in less than five months. “Wonderboy” and “The Chosen One” battled to a majority draw in the co-main event of UFC 205...

Feb 26, 2017 6:41 am

VIDEO | Ahead of UFC 209, watch Khabib Nurmagomedov maul Michael Johnson

This weekend, the UFC will return to Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 209. In the evening’s main event, we’ll see welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson rematch for divisional gold. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we’ll see undefeated Dagestani star Khabib Nurmagomedov take on the streaking Tony Ferguson for interim lightweight gold. In...

Feb 26, 2017 6:21 am

Michael Bisping: I don’t think we’ll ever see Luke Rockhold again

Back in June of 2016, a widely unheralded Michael Bisping shocked the world by clubbing Luke Rockhold to a first-round knockout, capturing the UFC middleweight title as a result. Since this win, Bisping has defended the middleweight title with a hard-fought decision win over the retiring Dan Henderson. Rockhold, meanwhile, has not been seen in...

Feb 26, 2017 6:04 am

Tito Ortiz: Chael Sonnen is a liar, cheater and a fraud!

Back in January, in the main event of Bellator 170, three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen returned from a lengthy hiatus to take on retiring MMA legend Tito Ortiz. Though Sonnen was able to threaten Ortiz with a submission attempt in the early moments of this fight, he ultimately found himself locked up in a...

Feb 26, 2017 5:46 am

ODDS! Stephen Thompson and Khabib Nurmagomedov expected to win gold at UFC 209

In less than one week’s time, the UFC will return to glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the stacked UFC 209. This anticipated pay-per-view card will be headlined by a welterweight title rematch between champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen Thompson, who fought to a frequently debated draw back in November. The co-main event, meanwhile, will...

Feb 26, 2017 5:24 am

Jorge Masvidal: UFC will keep GSP “as far away as they can from me”

Last month, a widely unheralded Jorge Masvidal shocked the world by ending the welterweight win-streak of Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone with a blistering, second-round knockout. With this win, Masvidal rocketed up the welterweight rankings, where battles with the division’s top fighters now await him. Unfortunately, Masvidal has had a very difficult time getting another fight booked....

Feb 26, 2017 5:08 am

Analyst Robin Black comments on being blocked by Khabib Nurmagomedov on Twitter

Robin Black is revered as one of the most insightful and engaging mixed martial arts analysts in the game today. His energetic breakdowns are a joy to watch, and they’ve become a highlight of the buildup to any big fight. Black’s latest fight breakdown shines a light on the co-main event of UFC 209, which...

Feb 26, 2017 5:00 am

Alexander Gustafsson vs. Glover Teixeira bout heading to Sweden

On May 28, the UFC will return to beautiful Stockholm, Sweden with what’s sure to be an exciting night of fights. If there was any worry among the dedicated Swedish fans that the card would be lacking in the big names department, that worry can now be put to bed. According to MMAFighting.com, the card...

Feb 25, 2017 10:56 am

Dana White gives update on McGregor-Mayweather & McGregor’s next fight

There has been quite a bit of speculation recently regarding Conor McGregor’s next fight. While Conor McGregor is of course currently signed to the UFC, and reigns as the UFC lightweight champion, reports have continued to surface throughout the course of 2017 that indicate a potential boxing superfight with Floyd Mayweather is becoming more &...

Feb 25, 2017 10:41 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov fans going insane during UFC Embedded shoot

With just one week to go until UFC 209, where undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will step into the Octagon to fight Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title, the hype surrounding Nurmagomedov’s first title fight is at an all-time high. The hype is so high that Nurmagomedov’s fans shows up to a UFC 209...

Feb 25, 2017 10:23 am

Ben Askren breaks down the grappling of Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov possesses some of the most dominant wrestling, and lethal ground and pound in the entire sport of MMA. In addition to holding the UFC record for most takedowns landed in a fight, Nurmagomedov is one of the few men in the UFC with an undefeated...

Feb 25, 2017 10:14 am

Conor McGregor posts photo with Lorenzo Fertitta: No one can stop me

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is currently sidelined through May due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn son. Following McGregor’s historic UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight championship, McGregor revealed that his big announcement was his girlfriend, Dee Devlin’s pregnancy. The ‘Notorious’ admitted that he was nervous about fatherhood, and...

Feb 25, 2017 9:58 am

Dominick Cruz discusses Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw

At UFC 207, fight fans witnessed one of the biggest upsets in the history of the UFC as young, undefeated, Team Alpha Male standout Cody Garbrandt defeated reigning bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in a 5-round co-main event scrap. While many were counting Garbrandt out of the fight due to the fact that they believed Cruz’...

Feb 25, 2017 9:50 am

Floyd Mayweather sends message to Conor McGregor regarding superfight

Throughout the course of 2017, the combat sports community has continued to receive updates regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight. To kick off the year, Floyd Mayweather offered Conor McGregor $15 million to fight him in a boxing match, which UFC President Dana White quickly shot down as he countered Mayweather with...

Feb 25, 2017 12:17 am

Chael Sonnen opens up on attempt to step in for Matt Mitrione against Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier this month at Bellator 172, UFC veteran Matt Mitrione was set to step into the Bellator MMA cage against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko for a highly anticipated scrap that would serve as Emelianenko’s return to the United States following his return to MMA at the end of 2015. Unfortunately after months of buildup, training,...

Feb 25, 2017 12:01 am

Stephen Thompson explains why he’d “hate” to fight Georges St-Pierre

UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson’s affiliation with Tristar is well documented. Prior to ‘Wonderboy’ making the transition from kickboxing to MMA, the undefeated kickboxer trained at Tristar under coach Firas Zahabi, alongside the likes of UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, where he helped St-Pierre train for several bouts, including his scrap with...

Feb 24, 2017 11:34 pm

Tom Lawlor receives 2-year suspension from USADA

News surfaced this week that UFC veteran ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor has been suspended by USADA for a failed out-of-competition drug test back in October of 2016. Lawlor failed the drug test for Ostarine, a substance banned both in-competition and out-of-competition by USADA due to the similar positive effects of anabolic steroids, without the side effects....

Feb 24, 2017 11:22 pm

Dominick Cruz turned down Cody Garbrandt rematch

In the co-main event of UFC 207, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon with undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. The fight saw both men send verbal jabs back and forth over the course of several months, and even almost come to blows backstage at...

Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Tito Ortiz & John McCarthy respond to Chael Sonnen’s recent claim

This week, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen revealed on his podcast that Tito Ortiz actually verbally tapped out in their Bellator 170 fight several weeks ago. He explained: “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I kept my mouth...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | CT Fletcher addresses Iron Addicts Miami gym steroid bust

On Thursday, BJPenn.com reported that UFC veteran Josh Burkman was present during a big steroid raid that took place in the Iron Addicts gym in Miami, Florida on Tuesday. For those that are familiar with the Iron Addicts name, it is likely because YouTube sensation CT Fletcher is associated with the Iron Addicts gym. Fletcher...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz reflects on loss to Cody Garbrandt with Joe Rogan

Dominick Cruz has been plagued by injuries in the prime years of his career but came back to capture the UFC bantamweight title for the second time against TJ Dillashaw UFC Fight Night 81 last year. Cruz sucessfully defended his title against longtime rival Urijah Faber at UFC 199 but was unable to overcome Cody...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

Bobby Lashley gunning for Bellator fight against Fedor Emelianenko

Now that Fedor Emelianenko is signed to Bellator MMA, there are a quite a few matchups to be had for “The Last Emporer.” With his bout against Matt Mitrione falling out at the last minute with “Meathead” having to be transported to the hospital for issues from kidney stones, it is likely we will see...

Feb 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Gian Villante granted retroactive exemption for inhaler, cleared for Shogun fight

UFC veteran Gian Villante has officially been granted a therapeutic-use exemption for an inhaler, and is now cleared to fight Shogun Rua at ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ on March 11th. While the bout order has not been made official, reports have indicated that the fight will serve as the co-main event. Villante made his use...

Feb 24, 2017 10:17 am

Derrick Lewis explains Mark Hunt callout

This past weekend, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis picked up arguably the biggest win of his professional career when he defeated Travis Browne via 2nd round TKO after weathering an early storm from ‘Hapa’. In the wake of the fight, Lewis has been looking for a fight with heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt, who is currently...