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Apr 18, 2017 11:55 am

If Jon Jones takes a tune-up fight, he only has one legitimate option for an opponent

Last night, UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN that, if former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is ready in time for UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29, he will fight reigning champion Daniel Cormier for the title on the card. Shortly thereafter, White elaborated that, if Jones feels he won’t be ready...

Apr 18, 2017 10:33 am

VIDEO | Cub Swanson seeks to punish Artem Lobov for calling him out

In late 2016, South Korean featherweight prospect Doo Ho Choi made a clever callout of long-time featherweight contender Cub Swanson. While this callout was quite civil, it served to reignite Swanson’s competitive fire, and gave him the motivation to deliver one of the best wins of his career: an unforgettable, tooth-and-nail decision triumph that left...

Apr 18, 2017 9:54 am

Elias Theodorou confirms July middleweight scrap with Brad Tavares

This morning, the folks over at FloCombat.com reported that Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou would be taking on Hawaii’s Brad Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 25 finale this July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPenn.com has now confirmed that this fight is happening with Theodorou himself, who says he is “ready to kick some ass” in...

Apr 18, 2017 9:16 am

Rafael Dos Anjos outlines plans to become UFC welterweight champ

Earlier this year, former UFC welterweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up to the welterweight division, citing a tiresome cut to the lightweight division’s 155-pound cap as the reason for the move. After being called out by several dangerous welterweights – such as the rising Colby Covington – Dos Anjos was...

Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov explains how training with McGregor has prepared him for Swanson

Will @RusHammerMMA stun Swanson at #UFCNashville? pic.twitter.com/uuxc0YYJnn — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 18, 2017 This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Artem Lobov will take on Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-12-1  and Swanson currently holds the number four spot in the...

Apr 18, 2017 6:31 am

Brian Stann: Demetrious Johnson is “the best to ever do it”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC on Fox 24, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson tapped out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt Wilson Reis. This win marked the champ’s tenth-straight title defense, which ties Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. In the wake of Johnson’s latest win, many members of the...

Apr 18, 2017 5:47 am

UFC releases undefeated welterweight prospect after domestic violence arrest

Back in October of 2016, UFC welterweight Michael Graves was pulled from a scheduled bout with Sergio Moraes and suspended by the UFC. His suspension stemmed from the news that he had been involved in a domestic dispute with his fiancee, during which he had allegedly punched and elbowed her in the face. At the time,...

Apr 17, 2017 7:36 pm

Dana White details plans for Daniel Cormier if Jon Jones is not ready for UFC 214

Dana White details plans for Daniel Cormier if Jon Jones is not ready for UFC 214 Earlier tonight UFC president Dana White went on Sports Center where he announced that if Jon Jones is ready, the promotion is willing to give him an immediate title shot against current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier at UFC...

Apr 17, 2017 4:46 pm

Demetrious Johnson explains why UFC on FOX 24 didn’t draw big numbers

Demetrious Johnson explains why UFC on FOX 24 didn’t draw big numbers UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson successfully defended his strap for the tenth time at this past weekend’s UFC on FOX 24 event submitting Wilson Reis in the third-round of their main event fight. With the victory, “Mighty Mouse” tied former middleweight champion Anderson Silva...

Apr 17, 2017 2:19 pm

PHOTO | Michelle Waterson sports two black eyes following loss with her head up

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson lost for the first time in the UFC over the weekend. Waterson met Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 and was submitted in the second round by a rear-naked choke locked on by Namajunas. Following the fight, Waterson took to social media where she addressed her loss and gave some...

Apr 17, 2017 1:23 pm

Conor McGregor vs. Tyron Woodley rumor for UFC 213 shutdown

Earlier today UFC welterweight champion of the world Tyron Woodley took to Instagram where he announced that he had started his training camp for a July return to the octagon. #TRAININGCAMP Starts #Today The next time I set foot in the #Octagon it will be 4 Title Fights in 12months. Starting with the Spirit, Mind,...

Apr 17, 2017 12:27 pm

Cub Swanson gives his take on whether Artem Lobov actually belongs in the UFC

This weekend, in the main event of UFC Nashville, featherweight contender Cub Swanson will take on Russian-born Irishman Artem Lobov. Given that Swanson currently sits inside the featherweight top-5, and Lobov sits outside the top-15 with an undeniably unimpressive 13-12-1 overall record, the announcement of this fight caused more than a few head scratches. Yet...

Apr 17, 2017 11:33 am

Daniel Cormier agrees to fight Jimi Manuwa during heated twitter beef

There’s a UFC light heavyweight title fight brewing between the champion, Daniel Cormier and Jimi Manuwa, the current #3 UFC ranked fighter at 205-pounds. Cormier and Manuwa went at it on Twitter on Monday in another battle of words. Manuwa: @dc_mma take the fight Daniel. @dc_mma take the fight Daniel. — JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) April...

Apr 17, 2017 9:44 am

UFC on Fox 24 Medical Suspensions: Only 4 fighters receive suspensions

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Kansas City, Missouri, with UFC on Fox 24. The card was an epic one, crammed to the edges with emphatic finishes. In the main event, we saw flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson piece challenger Wilson Reis up to a third-round armbar win. With this win, he tied...

Apr 17, 2017 7:42 am

VIDEO | Tearful Christy Mack opens up in first interview since War Machine Trial

Back in March, Bellator and UFC veteran War Machine was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges stemming from a grisly 2014 attack on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, and her boyfriend at the time, Corey Thomas. During this bone-chilling attack, War Machine brutalized Mack so severely that she was left with a broken nose, a fractured eye socket,...

Apr 17, 2017 5:44 am

Georges St-Pierre: Size advantage won’t help Bisping, it’ll just be louder when he hits the floor

Later this year, at a to-be-determined date, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against the most unlikely of challengers – not Yoel Romero, not Robert Whittaker, not Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, but former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Though this fight is not yet scheduled – which is making Bisping increasingly ornery...

Apr 16, 2017 5:55 pm

Yair Rodriguez is not like other fighters and vows to become a UFC champion this year

Yair Rodriguez is not like other fighters and vows to become a UFC champion this year Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez will take on former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar on the main card of next month’s stacked UFC 211 pay-per-view card in Dallas, Texas. The 24-year-old phenom recently sat down with BJPENN.com’s Chris...

Apr 16, 2017 2:11 pm

VIDEO | Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s request for more belts

VIDEO | Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s request for more belts Prior to his sensational submission victory over Wilson Reis in the main event of UFC on FOX 24, UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson revealed that he was not happy with the UFC. “Mighty Mouse’s” frustration with the promotion stemmed from the fact the...

Apr 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history (10) last night in Kansas City by scoring a dominant submission victory over Wilson Reis in the evenings main event. “Mighty Mouse” has essentially cleaned out the entire...