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Sep 7, 2016 7:02 am

Report | Conor McGregor Turned Down Movie Role to Fight at UFC 205

Last December, Irish superstar Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title by knocking out former champion Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Instead of defending that title, the Irishman’s next move was an immediate jump up to lightweight to challenge for former champion Rafael Dos Anjos’ crown. As we now know, of course, this is...

Sep 7, 2016 6:50 am

Junior dos Santos praises USADA

Junior dos Santos believes that USADA is the best thing to happen to the heavyweight division. In a weight class where guys are testing for performance enhancing drugs left and right, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the topic and praised the UFC’s new drug testing policy. “Thank you for USADA! They are doing...

Sep 7, 2016 6:36 am

JDS on professional boxing: “That would be my paradise!”

Not many fighters have better hands than Junior ‘Cigano’ dos Santos. The Brazilian slugger has 12 knockout victories to his name, and has put down some of the heavyweight division’s best with his hands alone. ‘Cigano’ blasted on to the scene with an uppercut knockout of eventual champion Fabricio Werdum, and showed off his slick...

Sep 7, 2016 6:26 am

Cain Velasquez: If I’m 100% Going Into a Fight, There’s Nobody That Can Touch Me

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his title against decorated challenger Alistair Overeem. Given the perennial popularity of the heavyweight division, this championship bout has the MMA community pretty excited. There is perhaps nobody more excited for this bout, however, than former heavyweight...


Sep 7, 2016 6:16 am

NSAC releases McGregor and Diaz drug tests results from UFC 202

“Everybody’s on steroids.” Those were the accusatory words infamously uttered by Nate Diaz in the buildup to his UFC 196 submission win over Conor McGregor. As it turns out, however, Diaz’s claim is not accurate. While steroid abuse is certainly a real problem in MMA, neither he nor McGregor are using them. So no, not...

Sep 6, 2016 7:54 pm

Thiago Alves vs Al Iaquinta scheduled for UFC 205 in NYC

Al Iaquinta is the second high-profile New Yorker to finally get a fight in his hometown. Amid rumors of fellow Long Islander Chris Weidman taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden, MMA Fighting reported on late Tuesday that Iaquinta is now set to fight on the card as well, against former...

Sep 6, 2016 3:48 pm

Weidman vs Romero rumored for UFC 205 in NYC

Chris Weidman’s dream of fighting at the fabled Madison Square Garden, just 20-some odd miles from the home he grew up in on Long Island, appears to be coming closer to reality. Fansided is reporting that Weidman and Yoel ‘Soldier of God’ Romero are being rumored to fight at UFC 205 at the promotions debut...

Sep 6, 2016 2:24 pm

VIDEO | A very small Muay Thai fight

ศึกมวยไทยจูเนียร์ เก็บตก ศึกมวยไทย ๖ ทศวรรษ โรงเรียนวัฒนานครมวยรุ่นเล็กจูเนียร์ *ขอขอบคุณเจ้าของคลิปที่นำมาแบ่งปัน Posted by โรงเรียนวัฒนานคร อบจ.สระแก้ว แฟนเพจ on Wednesday, August 31, 2016 Things are different in Thailand. Just ask our good friend Mike “Quick” Swick. Check out this crazy little Muay Thai fight between two very young competitors. According to Black Belt Mag, Muay Thai is commonly known as kickboxing...

Sep 6, 2016 12:59 pm

Georges St-Pierre admits he lost desire to “hurt a guy and to finish it”

Rumors have continued to surface in regards to former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returning to the Octagon. While the former welterweight kingpin has yet to formally announce his return to the UFC, ‘Rush’ stated in a recent interview that he is mentally ready to return. In addition, St-Pierre went as far as to state...

Sep 6, 2016 12:29 pm

Cain Velasquez on Brock Lesnar’s PED-bust: It Didn’t Surprise Me

Shortly after he defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar was flagged for the estrogen blocker clomiphene. While this news was certainly disappointing, nobody was particularly surprised by it. During Tuesday’s episode of The MMA Hour, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who won his title by...

Sep 6, 2016 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold signs with modeling agency, releases first photo

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been rather silent since his UFC 199 knockout loss to Michael Bisping that saw him lose the middleweight championship. Since then, there has been no word as to when Rockhold will return to the Octagon. The longtime AKA fighter recently did an interview in which he revealed that...

Sep 6, 2016 12:13 pm

VIDEO | Mini Bruce Lee! 6-year-old Ryusei Imai continues to blow minds with his Bruce Lee demonstrations

Ryusei's training -6year-old-#brucelee#nunchaku#ryusei#littlebigshots Posted by Ryuji Imai on Saturday, September 3, 2016 6-year-old Ryusei Imai went viral on the Internet last year with his spot-on mimicking of Bruce Lee’s “Game of Death” nunchaku scene. The tiny fan of Bruce Lee went on to perform on television shows to showcase his unique capabilities at his young...

Sep 6, 2016 12:10 pm

Duke Roufus Says He Would Have Quit Coaching if Anthony Pettis Lost to Charles Oliveira

Last month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis dropped down to featherweight and scored a career-saving win over Charles Oliveira. Had he lost the fight, he’d have found himself on a dangerous four-fight losing streak – the kind of skid that has ejected many fighters from the UFC in the past. As it turns out,...

Sep 6, 2016 12:02 pm

Pettis on CM Punk: “He’s gonna surprise a lot people”

As CM Punk’s teammate for the past two years, Anthony Pettis knows something the fans don’t. While many people are counting out the former WWE superstar in his upcoming fight against Mickey Gall, ‘Showtime’ expects Punk to surprise UFC fans watching UFC 203 worldwide. “He’s gonna surprise some people,” Pettis said during Tuesday’s MMA Hour. “A...

Sep 6, 2016 11:32 am

Ohio Athletic Commission justifies giving CM Punk license to fight

With less than a week until CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut against Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, many have begun to question the Ohio State Athletic Commission’s decision to grant Punk, real name Phil Brooks, the license to fight on Saturday. Fox Sports released several episodes of the...

Sep 6, 2016 11:11 am

VIDEO | CM Punk working on wrestling in UFC 203 Embedded: Episode 1

We are now less than a week away from CM Punk’s highly anticipated UFC debut at UFC 203 this Saturday in Cleveland, Ohio. In addition to the fight being Punk’s UFC debut, it will also be his MMA debut as he faces 2-0 Mickey Gall. While Punk claims that he is currently more than 30...

Sep 6, 2016 10:45 am

Nate Diaz’s boxing coach opens up on injuries in UFC 202 training camp

In the main event of UFC 202, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor put on arguably the greatest fight in MMA history as the two battled over the course of 5 rounds to a decision. The featherweight champion was given the nod on two of the three judges scorecards, earning him a majority decision win, and...

Sep 6, 2016 10:18 am

Duke Roufus wants Holloway next in NYC on anniversary of Pettis’ father’s death

Anthony Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus has an idea for ‘Showtime’s’ next featherweight fight, and it’s none other than Max Holloway. Roufus spoke to ESPN’s ‘5 Rounds Podcast’ on Wednesday, explaining his decision to call out Holloway given the current landscape of the featherweight division. “I believe Frankie [Edgar] is going to fight Dennis Bermudez — it’s...

Sep 6, 2016 9:28 am

Eddie Alvarez rips Conor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz for UFC 202

Last month, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and UFC superstar Nate Diaz competed in a highly anticipated welterweight rematch, where McGregor was able to avenge his UFC 196 submission loss to Diaz. The fight is widely regarded by fans as one of the best fights of the year, in addition to one of the greatest...

Sep 6, 2016 8:30 am

Matt Mitrione engages in Twitter war with Matt Hughes over fighter pay

Matt Mitrione ripped into UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes on Twitter during a heated exchange over fighter’s rights and pay. With talks of a fighters union and compensation running rampant amongst UFC and Bellator fighters alike, Hughes and Mitrione took to Twitter on Tuesday to air their grievances, or in other words attack each others opinion....

Sep 6, 2016 8:01 am

UFC 203 Official Fight Card

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his title for the first time this Saturday in his hometown of Cleveland, Ohio, when he squares off with former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem in the main event of UFC 203. Miocic earned the UFC heavyweight championship this past May at UFC 198,...

Sep 6, 2016 7:21 am

Eddie Alvarez: “I’m about to tell the whole world that there’s no Santa Claus!”

In the main event of UFC 202, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz by majority decision. Having evened the score in his bizarre, welterweight rivalry with the Stockton fighter, McGregor then set his sights on the division he’s most suited for: lightweight. Given McGregor’s transcendent superstardom, a trip to the lightweight division would almost certainly result in...

Sep 6, 2016 6:51 am

Bec Rawlings: “The Ref did me Dirty” in VanZant Fight

In late August, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On that event’s main card, fan favorite strawweight Paige VanZant returned to the cage after a stint on Dancing with the Stars to remove the batteries from Bec Rawlings with a second-round head-kick. Needless to say, it was a great...

Sep 6, 2016 6:11 am

Here’s Why the Ohio Athletic Commission Could Have Chosen Not to License CM Punk

This Saturday, former WWE star CM Punk will make his long-awaited jump to MMA. He’ll be taking on dangerous, 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, which will emanate from Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena. In advance of his UFC debut, Punk finds the odds stacked against him, as bookmakers have pegged him...

Sep 5, 2016 6:56 pm

Joe Lauzon Breaks Down the Costs of Traveling for a UFC Fight

Not long ago, UFC lightweight Paul Felder launched a GoFundMe camaign to help cover the costs of flying his coaches to Brazil, where he’ll fight Francisco “Massaranduba” Trinaldo later this month. This development stirred up debates about fighter pay, and raised many questions as to what expenses the UFC actually covers for its fighters. Joe Lauzon to the...