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Feb 18, 2017 7:38 am

Holy Holm releases statement on Germaine de Randamie rematch

Earlier this month, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with Geramine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The fight was an extremely competitive one which saw De Randamie awarded the inaugural women’s featherweight title after five hard-fought rounds. With that being said, there...

Feb 17, 2017 3:48 pm

2 American Animals Episode 30 – Fallout from UFC 208, and Immigration Insight

On this episode of American Animals, Ian and Erik bring you all of the biggest and best in MMA news, including the fallout from UFC 208. Also, you will hear a preview of the upcoming UFC Fight Night and Bellator cards, and Richard Wilner (Wilner & O’Reilly, APLC) joins the show to discuss the reality...

Feb 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Cris Cyborg cleared of potential USADA anti-doping violation

On the heels of UFC President Dana White expressing his confidence in hopefully getting Cris Cyborg cleared of her potential USADA anti-doping violation stemming from an out of competition drug test in December of 2016, the news has been made official. A statement was released on Cyborg being cleared, which partly read: Under the UFC...

Feb 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Dana White drops big news on Georges St-Pierre next fight

This week, news surfaced that former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had come to an agreement on a multi-fight contract and were in the process of finalizing the new contract. Just days later, UFC President Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre and the UFC had reached an agreement, and that St-Pierre would be returning...

Feb 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Holly Holm’s coach calls for harsh punishment for Cris Cyborg failed drug test

In December of 2016, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who was 2-0 in the UFC in catchweight fights, had been notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation after a failed out-of-competition drug test on December 5th. Cyborg was quick to explain the situation, stating that she failed the drug test...

Feb 17, 2017 1:15 pm

TJ Dillashaw accuses Urijah Faber of purposely continuing beef

It’s no secret that former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw’s split with Team Alpha Male was a very bitter one. After Dillashaw left TAM to join Elevation Fight Team in Colorado, Urijah Faber banned his former pupil from the gym in the midst of insinuations that Dillashaw was using PEDs during his time on the...

Feb 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Michael Page books next fight at Bellator 179 in London

Bellator announced on Friday the next challenge for rising welterweight star Michael Page. “MVP” will take on Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 in London, which features a main event matchup between Paul Daley and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald. BREAKING! @Michaelpage247 vs @DerekBarbaric set for #Bellator179 in London! @spike pic.twitter.com/2AapeIVyzu — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA)...

Feb 17, 2017 10:34 am

Travis Browne fires back at “ignorant” Derrick Lewis

Ahead of their scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night: Halifax’ scrap Sunday night, heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne have continued to increase the amount of trash talk they are doing. Lewis lobbed a rather personal shot at Browne ahead of the scrap as he made reference to Browne’s alleged domestic violence incident, which Lewis believes Browne...

Feb 17, 2017 9:44 am

VIDEO | Learn the origins of Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary sweater

On Saturday night, legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage. He will do so opposite dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172, which will emanate from San Jose, California. Fedor, of course, is a legend for many reasons: for his tremendous grappling skill, for his incredible power, for...

Feb 17, 2017 8:37 am

The time Gian Villante & Chris Weidman fought gangsters

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman may seem like a family man now, but just seven years ago Chris Weidman fought gangsters with fellow UFC fighter Gian Villante. Weidman recalled the situation to Champions.co: “I was maybe 2-0 as a pro, and Villante and I were at a club with some friends, when some major...

Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Referee’s incompetence causes cornerman to jump cage and rescue fighter

SFL – The referee was sleeping – Asha Roka /Sher-E-Punjab/ 1R guillotine (vs. Hanna Kamf /Bengaluru Tigers/ pic.twitter.com/wpJbSp0FsQ — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 17, 2017 Mixed martial arts officiating is an ever controversial topic. It seems that every week, we have a new reason to criticize the sport’s judges and referees for their blunders and missteps....

Feb 17, 2017 7:48 am

Derrick Lewis gets personal with Travis Browne, calls for top 5 opponent

Sunday in Halifax, streaking UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis will step into the Octagon with Travis Browne, who will be looking to bounce back from his current 2-fight skid. After controversially defeating Matt Mitrione in early January in a fight which saw Mitrione sustain one of the worst eye injuries in the history of MMA. Following...

Feb 17, 2017 7:36 am

Michael Bisping: Anderson Silva is “tarnishing his legacy”

Last weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 208, former middleweight champion and bona fide MMA legend Anderson Silva took on dangerous middleweight contender Derek Brunson. Despite the propensity for violent finishes shared by both men, this fight ended up being a slow one, as Brunson was hesitant to wade in on the venomous counter-striker...

Feb 17, 2017 6:44 am

Robert Whittaker on Gegard Mousasi: I’ll fight him “after my bloody holiday”

Last month, a frustrated Gegard Mousasi put the majority of the UFC middleweight division on blast, criticizing its elite players for not accepting a fight with him. One fighter who took a hit in the Dutchman’s scathing rant was Australian contender Robert Whittaker, who has been enjoying a bit of time off with family in...

Feb 17, 2017 5:55 am

Conor McGregor flaunts lavish lifestyle on social media

It’s now been a few months since we’ve seen Conor McGregor in the UFC’s Octagon. That, however, doesn’t mean the MMA megastar hasn’t been busy. McGregor is currently in the midst of a highly publicized trip to Nevada and California, during which he has several key items on his itinerary. Perhaps most importantly, McGregor will...

Feb 16, 2017 10:57 pm

Valerie Letourneau no longer with UFC

Longtime UFC women’s straight fighter Valerie Letournaeu has been on a bit of skid lately, going 0-3 over the course of the past year and a half as she had a 4-fight win streak snapped by Joanna Jedrzejczyk at UFC 193 in a failed bid at the UFC women’s strawweight title. Following that, Letourneau made...

Feb 16, 2017 1:03 pm

Rafael dos Anjos names desired opponents at welterweight

After dropping his second straight loss at lightweight in 2016, Rafael dos Anjos announced that he would be making the jump up to welterweight in hopes of experiencing a bit of a career resurgence. The former lightweight champ explained that over the course of his two losses in 2016, he continued to experience struggles making...

Feb 16, 2017 12:42 pm

Ed Soares calls for Silva vs. St-Pierre superfight

Throughout the course of the past year, talks have continued to arise regarding the potential return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre. Negotiations between GSP and the UFC were reportedly going well in late 2016, however due to his personal deal with Under Arumor, and the UFC’s conflicting deal with Reebok, St-Pierre never returned...

Feb 16, 2017 9:15 am

Georges St-Pierre open to fighting Nick Diaz or Michael Bisping

Throughout the course of the past year, reports and rumors have continued to surface in regards to a potential return of Georges St-Pierre. In 2016, reports surfaced that Georges St-Pierre and the UFC were currently in the process of negotiating a contract that would see the former welterweight kingpin return from his lengthy hiatus. Reports...

Feb 16, 2017 9:13 am

Conor McGregor blasts political demonstrators: ‘It’s the wrong mind-set!’

We have seen a couple fighters from the MMA community invovled in some heated situations at political rallies recently. Jake Shields had to help a man from “being jumped by thugs” at the recent UC Berkeley protest and Jeff Monson got clipped a few times at a Trump protest in Florida. UFC lightweight champion Conor...

Feb 16, 2017 8:05 am

Teddy Atlas’ stunning prediction for McGregor Mayweather fight

With talks progressing in regards to a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Maywather superfight inside the boxing ring, numerous members of the combat sports community have continued to release their prediction for who they feel would win in a boxing match. While the majority of fighters and coaches feel that undefeated prizefighter would likely get...

Feb 16, 2017 7:49 am

Conor McGregor warns fans on approaching him while holding his son

In just three months, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s girlfriend Dee Devlin will give birth to their firstborn child. With that being said, the champ has been very open about his concerns with bringing a child into his often hectic life as a global superstar. Following his UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez, where McGregor...