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Mar 29, 2017 6:26 am

Coach John Kavanagh: Conor McGregor isn’t going anywhere soon

Last November, in the main event of the blockbuster UFC 205, Ireland’s Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. Given that he still owned the UFC featherweight crown at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes at the same...

Mar 29, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold is willing to fight Yoel Romero – under one condition

When reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping agreed to defend his title against returning former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, it left several far more deserving middleweight contenders out in the cold – none more so than Yoel Romero. The former Olympic wrestler Romero is currently undefeated in the UFC, having gone 8-0 in his first...

Mar 28, 2017 10:03 pm

Ronda Rousey working with new coach

In 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looked to return to the Octagon to avenge the first defeat of her professional career, which also saw her lose the women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm. In Rousey’s return, she fought UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated showdown that saw Nunes...

Mar 28, 2017 3:52 pm

John Kavanagh shares inspiring story from Conor McGregor’s UFC debut

UFC superstar Conor McGregor has taken the MMA world by storm since making his UFC debut in 2013, where he knocked out Marcus Brimage in the very first round with beautiful looping uppercuts. Fast forward four years and McGregor is undoubtably the biggest name in MMA at the present time. After making history in 2016...

Mar 28, 2017 12:00 pm

Wanderlei Silva and Chael Sonnen did not hold back at today’s Bellator NYC presser

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 28, 2017 10:01 am

Urijah Faber responds to TJ Dillashaw accusing him of perpetuating beef

Given the animosity between Urijah Faber & the rest of Team Alpha Male, and former teammate TJ Dillashaw, fight fans have been anxious to see how the beef between coaches Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw plays out on the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter. Interestingly enough, during a recent interview, TJ Dillashaw explained that...

Mar 28, 2017 9:55 am

Quinton “Rampage” Jackson: I was the first Conor McGregor

This Friday, in the main event of Bellator 175, MMA legend Quinton “Rampage” Jackson will take on wrestling specialist Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal in a compelling heavyweight grudge match. In advance of this fight, Rampage explained to Yahoo! Sports that he is not a fan of King Mo’s wrestling based style. “Our sport has gotten...

Mar 28, 2017 9:44 am

Urijah Faber breaks down Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw

Later this year, bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will put his UFC bantamweight title on the line as he faces TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated showdown, where he will look to defend his bantamweight title for the first time. The former teammates are currently filming the upcoming season of The Ultimate Fighter, where they will...

Mar 28, 2017 9:28 am

Former opponents recall power of Anthony Johnson

On April 8th in Buffalo, New York, light heavyweight #1 contender Anthony Johnson will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated rematch with Daniel Cormier for the light heavyweight title. Ahead of the fight, Johnson has been on a tear of the light heavyweight division, going on a 3-fightwin streak that has seen him...

Mar 28, 2017 9:10 am

Max Holloway fires at Jose Aldo for delaying title fight

After Max Holloway defeated Anthony Pettis via TKO at UFC 206 to win the interim featherweight championship, all signs pointed to Holloway then fighting Jose Aldo for the undisputed featherweight title. While no immediate timetable was given for when the fight would take place, it was reported that the winner of Holloway vs. Pettis would...

Mar 28, 2017 8:46 am

Chael Sonnen rips “terrible” Tito Ortiz

Bellator MMA’s Chael Sonnen recently made his promotional debut against Tito Ortiz in The Huntington Beach Bad Boy’s retirement fight earlier this year. Unfortunately for Sonnen, who was returning from his lengthy layoff following a suspension, he was submitted in the very first round. During a recent episode of The MMA Hour, Sonnen spoke about...

Mar 28, 2017 8:14 am

War Machine releases statement after guilty verdict: I have nothing but joy inside

Back in 2014, UFC and Bellator veteran Jon Koppenhaver – more widely known as War Machine – brutalized his ex girlfriend Christy Mack, leaving her with a “blowout fracture of her left eye and several other broken bones in her face, two missing teeth, a lacerated liver, broken ribs and serious bruising in several places.” During...

Mar 28, 2017 7:32 am

VIDEO | Watch the Bellator NYC press conference live stream, today at 1 PM ET

On June 24th, Bellator MMA will simultaneously make it’s first stop in New York City, and take its second crack at the pay-per-view business. It will do so with a stacked card titled Bellator NYC. This Bellator NYC card will be headlined by a light heavyweight showdown between long-time rivals Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva....

Mar 28, 2017 6:56 am

Conor McGregor looking forward to trilogy fight with Nate Diaz

2016 was an incredible year for fights. It was the year that gave us Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit. It gave us Dominick Cruz vs. TJ Dillashaw. It gave us Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva. It gave us Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi. And of course, it gave us two unforgettable scraps between MMA superstars...

Mar 28, 2017 5:52 am

Luke Rockhold: Bisping vs. GSP fight is a joke

At a to-be-determined date later this year, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return from a long hiatus to challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. Given that St-Pierre has never fought at middleweight before, his being given this opportunity over deserving middleweight contenders like Yoel Romero and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza has generated ample...

Mar 27, 2017 6:50 pm

Holly Holm has declined an offer to fight at UFC Singapore

Holly Holm has declined an offer to fight at UFC Singapore A week ago we reported that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm (10-3 MM) had been offered a bout with undefeated Korean fighter Ji Yeon Kim (6-0-2 MMA) for ‘UFC Fight Night 111’ which takes place June 17 in Singapore. Unfortunately for fight...

Mar 27, 2017 2:06 pm

Paul Heyman: Not once did you see Brock Lesnar in UFC at his absolute physical peak

It’s hard to imagine former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar in better physical shape than what he already displayed throughout his career. According to Lesnar’s manager, Paul Heyman, Lesnar was never at his physical peak dating back to when he was winning wrestling championships in college. “I would suggest that Brock is...

Mar 27, 2017 1:22 pm

Dillon Danis vs. Jake Shields grappling match to headline SUG 4

Earlier this month, we learned that BJJ whiz Dillon Danis had signed with Bellator MMA. Danis is expected to debut with the organization later this year. The exciting thing about this debut, of course, is that it will mark not only his first fight with Bellator, but his first mixed martial arts bout outright. While...

Mar 27, 2017 12:28 pm

Tyron Woodley discusses the changing recipe for stardom in the UFC

Over the last year, the UFC has been criticized on several occasions for booking fights that focus more on entertainment than they do on legitimate ranking-based matchmaking. Former featherweight champion Conor McGregor‘s immediate lightweight title shot against Eddie Alvarez, for example, was initially criticized. So too was former bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey‘s recent title shot...

Mar 27, 2017 11:38 am

VIDEO | TJ Dillashaw: Conor McGregor does have some big holes in his game

TJ Dillashaw has been busy preparing for his shot at regaining the UFC bantamweight title with his fight against champion Cody Garbrandt approaching. We saw some video of Dillashaw training with Olympic boxing star Vasyl Lomachenko recently and Fight Hub TV caught up with Dillashaw to get his take on some of the latest buzzing...

Mar 27, 2017 11:31 am

Gunnar Nelson: True champions finish their fights

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, Icelandic welterweight Gunnar Nelson stepped onto the canvas with the ever dangerous Alan Jouban. In this compelling welterweight style clash, Nelson did what he does best: measuring and deconstructing his opponent until the window for a finish materializes, and capitalizing....

Mar 27, 2017 9:19 am

Jose Aldo doubts he’ll ever get to rematch Conor McGregor

This June, in the main event of UFC 212, Jose Aldo will attempt to unify his undisputed featherweight title with the interim featherweight title currently owned by Hawaii’s Max Holloway. It’s an undeniably massive fight for the Brazilian, and one that will require him to be on his A-game. While this bout with Holloway is...

Mar 27, 2017 6:39 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather replies to Conor McGregor’s claim that he’ll win by knockout

Earlier this month, a fired up Conor McGregor told members of the boxing media that he was poised to “shock the world” and knock out Floyd Mayweather – should their much discussed boxing match ever actually occur. In a recent interview with FightHype, Mayweather responded to this fiery outburst from McGregor, and also addressed Dana...