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Apr 22, 2017 6:18 am

Frank Mir receives two year ban from USADA, issues statement

Last night, news broke that former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir had been slapped with a two-year ban from the United States Anti-Doping Agency. His suspension stems from an in-competition test, conducted after his knockout loss to Mark Hunt. Mir tested positive for metabolites of the banned substance dehydrochloromethyltestosterone. USADA broke down their investigation of Mir’s...

Apr 22, 2017 5:51 am

Coach: Dominick Cruz is in peak form, wants the Garbrandt-Dillashaw winner

Back in December, in the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz’s legendary bantamweight title run was cut short by an incredibly sharp Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt was able to drop Cruz on multiple occasions, ultimately earning a sound, unanimous decision win for his efforts. Though there was some brief talk of an immediate Garbrandt vs....

Apr 21, 2017 1:43 pm

VIDEO | 10 of the fastest knockouts in UFC history

Knockout finishes are one of the greatest spectacles in combat sports. In this video with 10 of the fastest knockouts in UFC history, these fighters had a quick day in the Octagon office. Our very own BJ Penn made waves all the way back in 2001 at UFC 34 when he fought Caol Uno in...

Apr 21, 2017 1:21 pm

Rory MacDonald cracks open on the possibility of fighting in the UFC again

Bellator MMA has picked up a few of the UFC’s high-ranked fighters including former UFC welterweight challenger Rory MacDonald. MacDonald is set to make his Bellator MMA debut against knockout artist Paul Daley in Bellator 179’s main event on May 19 at the SSE Arena in London. Speaking with BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor on a recent...

Apr 21, 2017 12:31 pm

Cody Garbrandt again suggests TJ Dillashaw has a history with needles

The UFC bantamweight title fight between champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw is heating up as they are set to meet in the Octagon at UFC 213 on July 8. With the two former teammates also starring as opposing coaches in the current season of The Ultimate Fighter, there is a ton of...

Apr 21, 2017 9:31 am

UFC Nashville weigh in results: Headliners hit marks, one main card fighter misses weight

Tomorrow night, the UFC will touch down in the music mecca of Nashville, Tennessee to compose some rather percussive tunes of its own. It will do so with UFC Fight Night 108, a fun looking 13-fight card. Nashville’s main event will pit the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight Cub Swanson against Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov....

Apr 21, 2017 8:58 am

VIDEO | Honorio Banario delivers one-punch, KO of the year contender on ONE Championship card

ONE – Honorio Banario one punch KO (vs. Jaroslav Jartim) pic.twitter.com/2ARkCA3uhK — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) April 21, 2017 There is just something about One Championship. The Singapore-based promotion, which has promoted shows in other Asian countries like Taiwan, Cambodia, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, and most recently, The Philippines, just seems to have a knack for putting...

Apr 21, 2017 8:18 am

UFC/ Bellator veteran Maiquel Falcao brutalized with late stoppage in Russia

Brazilian middleweight Maiquel Falcao, who you’ll remember as a member of the UFC and Bellator rosters – and for his infamous gas station brawl – recently had a very bad night in Russia. He was visiting the port city of Vladivostok for a Fight Nights Global scrap with Vladimir Mineev. To say it didn’t go his way...

Apr 21, 2017 7:08 am

Mackenzie Dern once again misses weight, gets removed from grappling tournament

Mackenzie Dern is one of the best female grapplers on earth. Having gone 3-0 in the cage, she’s also one of the brightest young stars in women’s MMA. If there’s one knock against the Brazilian-American grappling star, however, it’s that she seems to have real difficulty keeping her competition weight in check. Her indiscretions in...

Apr 21, 2017 6:36 am

Georges St-Pierre: Khabib Nurmagomedov is probably the best pound-for-pound fighter on earth

During a recent visit to beautiful Moscow, Russia, former UFC welterweight champion and upcoming middleweight title challenger Georges St-Pierre spoke to RT Sport on a number of MMA-related topics. Perhaps the most interesting comment this interview produced occurred when St-Pierre was asked about Russian fighters. This question prompted him to praise undefeated UFC lightweight Khabib...

Apr 21, 2017 5:54 am

After shaky start to UFC career, Artem Lobov says he asked to be released by promotion

Tomorrow night, Artem Lobov will face the biggest test of his career in the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. He’ll enter this fight on a two-fight win-streak, and if he scores the upset, he’s likely to burst into the featherweight top-10, where more high-stakes challenges await. Things haven’t always been so good for Lobov. Speaking...

Apr 20, 2017 6:07 pm

Cub Swanson: Artem Lobov is always getting better

This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov will take a massive step up in competition as he throws down with the UFC’s fourth-ranked featherweight, Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-2-1, and is not even ranked in...

Apr 20, 2017 5:28 pm

Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw bombard each other with pictures and trash talk on Twitter

Last night, the first episode of season 25 of The Ultimate Fighter hit our screens, and as expected, the majority of the drama hinged on the beef between coaches Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw – the bantamweight champ and number-one-contender respectively. Garbrandt and Dillashaw, who used to train together at Team Alpha Male, share one...

Apr 20, 2017 4:29 pm

Artem Lobov and boxer Amir Khan swap trash talk on Twitter

The biggest story in combat sports today surrounds a boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather, and Irish MMA superstar Conor McGregor. While this potential showdown initially looked nearly impossible, it is looking more and more probable by the day. And now, Artem Lobov, one of McGregor’s main training partners, wants in on the action....

Apr 20, 2017 2:18 pm

Rory MacDonald: Tyron Woodley being UFC champ makes me look better

Having defended the welterweight title twice – albeit in two close fights with the same man – UFC welterweight titleholder Tyron Woodley is looking like he could emerge as a pretty dominant champion. We do, however, know that he can be beaten. Rory MacDonald was the most recent fighter to prove this. MacDonald beat Woodley...

Apr 20, 2017 1:57 pm

VIDEO | Cody Garbrandt chokes TJ Dillashaw during The Ultimate Fighter

Former Team Alpha Male teammates are now on clashing as UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw star as opposing coaches on the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The two will meet in a five-round title fight at UFC 213 on July 8 in Las Vegas, Nevada to settle their differences....

Apr 20, 2017 1:35 pm

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne are engaged to be married

Ronda Rousey and Travis Browne revealed some big news to the world on Thursday when they officially announced their engagement. TMZ obtained video from Splash News as they caught Rousey and Browne out on the street. Rousey looked down at her ring and the interviewer noticed it and asked about it. “We’re getting married,” Rousey...

Apr 20, 2017 10:28 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather Sr. recites poem for Conor McGregor

There is no bigger story in combat sports today than that of a potential boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Whether it’s a cause for cautious optimism that the fight will actually happen, a reason to believe it probably won’t, a combat sports personality offering their...

Apr 20, 2017 9:43 am

Cody Garbrandt says TJ Dillashaw ended training partner Chris Holdsworth’s career

Back in November of 2013, Team Alpha Male‘s Chris Holdsworth won season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter with a second-round rear-naked choke win over Davey Grant. In May of 2014, he scored a decision win over Chico Camus, moving to 2-0 in the Octagon and 6-0 overall, and establishing himself as one of the brightest...

Apr 20, 2017 8:28 am

Nate Quarry explains why UFC contracts are so dangerous for fighters: they own you

Though the UFC is the biggest and most popular mixed martial arts promotion in the world, it is often criticized for the way it treats its fighters. The promotion frequently catches flack for underpaying it’s athletes, and for its controversial outfitting deal with Reebok, which seems to pay fighters much less than they’d make if...

Apr 20, 2017 8:22 am

Ian McCall: There’s something wrong inside of me, I can’t cut weight anymore

To say UFC flyweight Ian McCall has been unlucky of late would be an understatement. Since he last fought in January of 2015, he has been scheduled to fight five separate times, and not one of these scheduled fights has come to fruition. Though several of these cancelled fights have been due to opponent injuries...