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Jan 15, 2017 4:20 pm

Ilir Latifi hints at future move to heavyweight, wants fight with Brock Lesnar

As the UFC’s 11th ranked light heavyweight, Sweden’s Ilir Latifi is undeniably one of the best light heavyweights in the world. At just 5’10, however, he’s also one of the division’s shorter fighters. Given his short stature, many fans have suggested that Latifi would be wise to drop from the light heavyweight division to the...

Jan 15, 2017 3:02 pm

Fabricio Werdum: it’s time to “get the fight back with Miocic”

For most of December, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum expected to close out 2016 by rematching a fellow former champ in Cain Velasquez. The two heavyweight greats were expected to throw down on the main card of UFC 207 on December 30. Unfortunately for everyone involved, however, Velasquez was forced out of this anticipated...

Jan 15, 2017 2:39 pm

Report: Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw to serve as coaches for TUF 25 all-star cast

According to a report from MMANewsline.com, the upcoming, 25th instalment of The Ultimate Fighter will be coached by new bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt, and estranged former Team Alpha Male stablemate TJ Dillashaw. This report claims to have confirmed the two bantamweights as the TUF 25 coaches with sources close to Team Alpha Male and several rumored...

Jan 15, 2017 1:53 pm

VIDEO | Business-minded Floyd Mayweather says he “absolutely” wants to fight Conor McGregor

.@FloydMayweather talks possible boxing fight with @TheNotoriousMMA #Boxing #JackDeGale pic.twitter.com/tTxyL4pglg — SHOWTIME Boxing (@ShowtimeBoxing) January 15, 2017 The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today is undeniably the potential mega fight between retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and MMA superstar Conor McGregor. This fight dominated combat sports headlines for the majority of 2016, and...

Jan 15, 2017 12:59 pm

Amanda Nunes eyes gold in two divisions

Not long ago, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm suggested that, if she wins her upcoming featherweight title fight with Germaine de Randamie, she’d then like to challenge Amanda Nunes for bantamweight gold. If she were to defeat Nunes in this prospective showdown, she’d join Conor McGregor as one of just two fighters in UFC history...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson doesn’t have a champion’s mentality”

Earlier this month, we interviewed top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson about his upcoming rematch with current division title holder Tyron Woodley. Thompson told BJPENN.com that he wasn’t “Mentally there” in his first fight with Woodley at UFC 205 and added that fans would see a different “Wonderboy” in their rematch at UFC 209. Chris...

Jan 14, 2017 11:33 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley “Stephen Thompson makes me want to throw up”

Current UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will return to the octagon on March 4 in Las Vegas where he will rematch top contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of UFC 209. Thompson and Woodley first met at this past November’s UFC 205 event in New York, and after a five-round war the title fight...

Jan 14, 2017 11:32 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Alan Jouban discusses BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez

UFC welterweight standout Alan Jouban (15-4 MMA) is coming off arguably the finest performance of his octagon career at last month’s UFC on FOX 22 event in Sacramento, where he handed Mike Perry (9-1 MMA) the first loss of his professional career via unanimous decision. The victory marked Alan Jouban’s third win in a row...

Jan 14, 2017 12:26 pm

VIDEO | On This Day: Edson Barboza KOs Terry Etim

14 Ocak 2012 | #UFC142Edson Barboza, Terry Etim'i muhteşem bir tekme ile nakavt ediyor… pic.twitter.com/bdOKefcerL — UFC Türkiye (@ufc_turkey) August 24, 2016 On this day in MMA history five years ago, UFC lightweight Edson Barboza picked up arguably one of the greatest knockouts in MMA history as he starched Terry Etim with a wheel kick....

Jan 14, 2017 11:38 am

Tyron Woodley confident McGregor-Mayweather WILL happen

With talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match currently dominating headlines in both the MMA community and the boxing community, everyone wants a piece of the action! To kick off 2017, Mayweather made McGregor an offer to fight for $15 million. UFC President Dana White was quick to make an appearance...

Jan 14, 2017 10:55 am

Dana White fires back at Floyd Mayweather for laughing at offer

Talks have seriously heated up in regards to a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match in 2017. To kick off the year, Mayweather made McGregor a fight offer, offering the UFC superstar $15 million to fight, while leaving the door open to potentially giving the UFC lightweight champ a cut of the PPV...

Jan 14, 2017 10:24 am

Dana White gives Ronda Rousey update following UFC 207 loss

At UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was on the wrong end of an extremely one-sided beatdown from UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. While leading up to the fight, Rousey was the focus of the UFC 207 promo videos, which built up the hype surrounding her already highly anticipated return, it...

Jan 14, 2017 10:11 am

Joe Rogan discusses potential Ronda Rousey return

To close out 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon over a year after losing her championship belt when she was knocked out by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Unfortunately for Rousey, after months of buildup leading to her return, it took...

Jan 14, 2017 9:28 am

Julianna Pena rips “mentally weak” Ronda Rousey

Top ranked UFC women’s bantamweight Julianna Pena has continued to make waves in interviews as she has continued her verbal onslaught of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey leading up to, and in the wake, of Rousey’s return to the Octagon at UFC 207. Prior to Rousey’s return at UFC 207, Pena called out...

Jan 14, 2017 9:08 am

Dillon Danis’ bold prediction for potential McGregor Nurmagomedov fight

After Conor McGregor captured the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205 by defeating Eddie Alvarez in a brilliant performance that resulted in a 2nd round TKO loss for Alvarez, all signs pointed to Khabib Nurmagomedov receiving the next lightweight title shot after his dominant 3rd round submission win over Michael Johnson. Following the event, McGregor...

Jan 14, 2017 8:21 am

PHOTOS | BJ Penn and Yair Rodriguez make weight for ‘UFC Phoenix’

Friday morning in Phoenix, Arizona, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn hit the scales ahead of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Phoenix’ scrap on January 15th, where he will face streaking featherweight Yair Rodriguez. For Penn, the experience was his first time participating in the UFC’s early weigh-ins, which began in 2016 in order to give...

Jan 13, 2017 2:40 pm

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather responds to Dana White’s $25 million offer to fight Conor McGregor

On Friday, UFC President Dana White offered Floyd Mayweather $25 million to fight Conor McGregor with pay-per-view buys to be negotiated. It didn’t take long for the undefeated, retired boxing superstar to respond as TMZ caught up with Mayweather later on Friday. “Ahh you’re a f***ing comedian,” Mayweather exclaimed after TMZ told him White’s offer....

Jan 13, 2017 1:48 pm

Anderson Silva on Conor McGregor: ‘His flaws are clear’

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva knows the fight game well. With holding the record for the most consecutive title defenses in the UFC, Silva is a legend of the sport. Many often argue and debate over of who is considered the greatest MMA fighter of all time and the “Spider” is one of those...

Jan 13, 2017 12:14 pm

BJ Penn: Rodriguez bout will “look like a professional against an amateur”

This Sunday, our very own BJ Penn will make his long anticipated return to the Octagon. He will do so against red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez in the five-round main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix. In advance of this anticipated showdown, Penn spoke with MMAFighting.com about Rodriguez, and how he thinks it...

Jan 13, 2017 12:08 pm

Odds open with Khabib Nurmagomedov as heavy favorite over Tony Ferguson

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s long discussed interim lightweight title fight is finally official. The two dynamic lightweights will collide in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this anticipated scrap is official for the March card, the opening odds for it have been released – and...

Jan 13, 2017 11:43 am

BREAKING! Dana White formally makes Floyd Mayweather offer to fight Conor McGregor

This week, undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather made UFC superstar Conor McGregor an offer to step into the ring with him for a boxing match. Mayweather offered McGregor $15 million, and left the door open to discuss Conor McGregor getting a cut of the match’s Pay-Per View sales. Friday afternoon, during an appearance on The...

Jan 13, 2017 11:40 am

Cody Garbrandt wants to rematch Cruz, cut “snake” TJ Dillashaw’s head off

Cody Garbrandt hasn’t been quiet since he stole the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in late December. In the moments after his bantamweight title win, Garbrandt surprised by suggesting he’d like to give Cruz an immediate rematch. Shortly thereafter, he made waves by telling MMA reporter Ariel Helwani that he was interested in a...

Jan 13, 2017 11:02 am

Skip Bayless rips Floyd Mayweather for being afraid of Conor McGregor

The ongoing saga between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather currently is the buzz of the combat sports community. While there are certainly numerous hurdles for both men to clear before contracts are even issued for the potential scrap, the talk of a potential scrap has been making headlines in both the boxing community and the...

Jan 13, 2017 10:53 am

Junior Dos Santos wants Werdum or Miocic after Struve withdrawal

Until yesterday, Brazilian heavyweight Junior Dos Santos expected to return to the Octagon against Stefan Struve on February 19 in Halifax. Regrettably, however, Struve was forced out of this planned scrap with an injury, which left Dos Santos without an opponent. Still eager to fight in the near future, Dos Santos now has his eyes...

Jan 13, 2017 10:23 am

Despite loss, Bigfoot Silva banks massive payday in Russia, will fight again

In 2016, in the midst of a 3-fight losing streak that had seen him go just 1-4 in his last five, the UFC released heavyweight MMA veteran Bigfoot Silva. It took just two months for Silva to sign a new contract, and step into the ring in Russia to square off with Ivan Shtyrkov under...