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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...

Jan 13, 2017 9:44 am

John Kavanagh not impressed with interim title fight at UFC 209

This week, it was announced that top ranked lightweights Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be stepping into the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 209 on March 4th to compete for the interim UFC lightweight championship. The fight had been in the works for quite some time after UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor...

Jan 13, 2017 9:31 am

VIDEO| Absolutely crazy weigh in staredown from Friday’s LFA 1 headliners

For many years, Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) and Legacy Fighting Championship (LFC) stood out as two of the best feeder organizations in MMA. Their development of future UFC stars like Holly Holm, Tim Elliott and Sage Northcutt made this difficult to deny. Given this, the recent news that the two leagues would be merging under...

Jan 13, 2017 8:53 am

Anderson Silva eyeing Michael Bisping rematch, with or without the belt

Nearly a year ago, former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva stepped into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’ to square off with fellow MMA veteran Michael Bisping. The fight went the distance, and was certainly a controversial one, with Bisping ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win in front of...

Jan 13, 2017 7:47 am

TJ Dillashaw on fighting Cody Garbrandt: I’m in his head

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt defeated Dominick Cruz with a unanimous decision, winning the UFC bantamweight title as he did. Earlier that same night, former bantamweight king TJ Dillashaw scored a big win of his own, defeating the highly regarded John Lineker by decision. With his UFC 207...

Jan 13, 2017 7:12 am

Ronda Rousey coach Edmond Tarverdyan settles bankruptcy case

Oft-criticized MMA coach Edmond Tarverdyan has recently been enduring a bit of a rough patch. In late 2015, his star pupil Ronda Rousey was turned off by a Holly Holm head kick in one of the biggest upsets our sport has ever seen. Rousey’s long-awaited comeback fight, which pitted her against Amanda Nunes in the...

Jan 13, 2017 6:21 am

Stefan Struve gives statement on injury that forced him out of JDS bout

This February, Stefan Struve was supposed to have the opportunity to avenge one of the ugliest losses of his career: a crushing 2009 knockout dealt by Junior Dos Santos. The two heavyweights were expected to rematch on February 19 in beautiful Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada. Regrettably, Struve was forced out of this bout with a...

Jan 13, 2017 5:57 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz takes jab at Cody Garbrandt

2016 couldn’t have started better for Dominick Cruz. In January, he returned from years on the injury list to reclaim the UFC bantamweight title from TJ Dillashaw. Then, in June, he defended that title against on old rival in Urijah Faber. Unfortunately, however, Cruz failed to end 2016 on the high note with which he...

Jan 12, 2017 5:19 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson official for UFC 209

After a period of much uncertainty, it has now been officially confirmed that lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson will step into the Octagon at UFC 209 in a highly anticipated fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship. Following Conor McGregor‘s dominant UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez back in...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

VIDEO | Very emotional Chael Sonnen explains why beating Tito Ortiz is everything

MMA legends Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen are set to compete in the Octagon at Bellator 170 on January 21. It will not be the first time that the two have competed as Sonnen holds a victory over Ortiz from their college wrestling days. However, with Sonnen holding the edge in competition amongst each other,...

Jan 12, 2017 1:03 pm

Conor McGregor’s BJJ coach Dillon Danis continues to poke at Jon Jones

UFC superstar Conor McGregor and BJJ phenom Dillon Danis are surely feeding off of each other’s strengths. For McGregor’s UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, “The Notorious” brought in Danis to work on his Brazilian jiu-jitsu after being submitted by Diaz in their first bout at UFC 196. Danis, a black belt under Marcelo Garcia...

Jan 12, 2017 12:59 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor highlight – It was all a Dream

Conor McGregor has taken over the game of mixed martial arts in just a few years fighting in the UFC. “The Notorious” made his UFC debut on April 6, 2014, where he took on Marcus Brimage at UFC on Fuel TV 9. It took McGregor just 1:07 to set the tone for his career in...

Jan 12, 2017 12:57 pm

VIDEO | Kenny Florian predicts winner of BJ Penn vs. Yair Rodriguez fight

UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn returns to the Octagon this weekend as he takes on rising star Yair Rodriguez in a featherweight bout. Penn and Rodriguez will be featured in the main event of the evening at UFC Fight Night 103 as “The Prodigy” looks to get a win over the UFC #10...

Jan 12, 2017 10:57 am

Bas Rutten explains what Ronda Rousey must do to make successful return

While there was a point that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey looked nearly invincible inside the Octagon, ‘Rowdy’ Ronda Rousey is now on a 2-fight skid that has seen her drop back to back lopsided losses. After losing her UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm at UFC 193 back in November of...

Jan 12, 2017 10:10 am

BJ Penn eyeing historic third UFC championship

Sunday, January 15th, in Phoenix, Arizona, UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn will make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he steps into the cage to fight streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez in a highly anticipated showdown. For BJ Penn, he will be looking to capture his first win since formally ending his...

Jan 12, 2017 9:51 am

Floyd Mayweather takes shots at Conor McGregor’s heart

While talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match have been dominating the combat sports world for quite some time now, the odds of the fight ever actually taking place have remained extremely slim. Following his dominant UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez in November, McGregor was issued his boxing license in...

Jan 12, 2017 9:04 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn “It is time to wake up and come eat the long-legged fish”

UFC Hall of Famer and former two division world champion BJ Penn will return to the octagon this Sunday night in Phoenix when he meets surging featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103. ‘The Prodigy’ recently caught up with BJPENN.com’s Chris Taylor where he discussed his upcoming fight and...

Jan 12, 2017 8:46 am

Holly Holm questioned Ronda Rousey’s mind-state ahead of UFC 207

Leading up to UFC 207 on December 30th, where former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon over a year after suffering the first defeat of her career at the hands of Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the women’s bantamweight championship. Leading up to her...

Jan 11, 2017 10:45 pm

Robbie Lawler leaves American Top Team

Shocking news broke late Wednesday night that former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler has officially left his longtime camp at American Top Team. Lawler had been with the camp for many years, including his UFC welterweight title run, and throughout his title reign. MMAFighting confirmed the news this week, following an initial report from ENTImports....