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Dec 29, 2016 7:42 am

VIDEO | Mirko Cro Cop KOs King Mo at Rizin

Cro Cop takes out King Mo to end the night. #RIZIN2016 pic.twitter.com/dfysY0AlhP — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) December 29, 2016 Last night in the quarterfinal of the Rizin FF Grand Prix, MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop stepped into the ring with top ranked Bellator MMA fighter Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal. While King Mo certainly had the...

Dec 28, 2016 11:30 pm

Dana White explains why Ronda Rousey was given pass on media obligations

Leading up to UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been the focus of the promotions efforts to promote the fight, using Rousey as the focus of their TV ads. With that being said, Rousey has been given an exemption from her usual media obligations leading up to the fight, and has...

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 pm

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum fires back, posts screenshot of texts with Dana White

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was recently left without an opponent when former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of their scheduled UFC 207 scrap just days before the event after the NSAC deemed Velasquez medically unfit to fight. While Junior dos Santos initially opened up as a frontrunner for a late...

Dec 28, 2016 11:08 pm

Cain Velasquez releases lengthy statement on UFC 207 situation

This past weekend, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum just days before the fight after the NSAC deemed him medically unfit to fight. The news came as quite a shock given that Velasquez stated pre-fight that he had been...

Dec 28, 2016 10:51 pm

Ronda Rousey was reportedly on weight for UFC 207 days ago

Today, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey will step onto the scale to weigh-in for her highly anticipated UFC 207 scrap with Amanda Nunes on Friday night. While most fighters have to do the remainder of their weight-cut during fight week, UFC President Dana White says that Rousey was already on weight days ago....

Dec 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Dana White says Nick Diaz has turned down all the fights the UFC has offered him

During today’s UFC 207 media scrum in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White revealed to MMAFighting’s Luke Thomas that former Stirkeforce champion Nick Diaz has been offered several welterweight fights by the promotion but unfortunately turned them all down. Weight debates aside, Dana White told me he's offered Nick Diaz fights at welterweight. According to...

Dec 28, 2016 2:46 pm

Dana White explains why Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson is not happening

Earlier this month, reports began to surface that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be fighting for the interim UFC lightweight champion. The pair traded barbs on social media, with both men stating that the ball was in the other’s court. Ultimately, Ferguson revealed that he would be holding out for more money from the...

Dec 28, 2016 1:13 pm

Todd Duffee inks new UFC deal, returns at UFC 209

UFC heavyweight veteran Todd Duffee has been absent from the Octagon since being KOd by Frank Mir in the first round of their ‘UFC Fight Night: San Diego’ scrap back in July. Following the KO loss, there was no mention as to when Duffee was planning to return to the Octagon, or if he would...

Dec 28, 2016 12:55 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s first UFC appearance from UFC 12

UFC commentator Joe Rogan has been around the sport for a long time and has grown with the UFC since the early days of the promotion. Here, we take a look at a younger Joe Rogan making his first appearance at UFC 12: Judgement Day, which took place on February 7, 1997, at the Dothan...

Dec 28, 2016 12:53 pm

Family First: Nick Diaz turned down a fight with Conor McGregor

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in the second round of a last-minute welterweight fight. Given McGregor’s previous dominance, and his status as MMA’s biggest star, he was given an immediate shot at redemption against Diaz. Though this rematch with Diaz was initially expected...

Dec 28, 2016 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan talks about Ronda Rousey’s UFC 207 media blackout

Ronda Rousey is making her return to the UFC Octagon after losing for the first time in her professional mixed martial arts career. Rousey had to swallow the bitter taste of defeat just over a year ago when Holly Holm shocked the world and defeated Rousey by knockout in their championship title fight at UFC...

Dec 28, 2016 11:25 am

The 10 Best UFC submissions of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for those with an appreciation for the grappling components of mixed martial arts. We witnessed the sophomore MMA effort of ADCC champion MacKenzie Dern, who dropped jaws with a modified Imanari choke against Montana Stewart. We saw dozens of dazzling submissions in the cages of Bellator MMA, One Championship, and World Series...

Dec 28, 2016 10:15 am

Mike Goldberg will reportedly make last broadcasting appearance at UFC 207

After a period of speculation following reports that the UFC was looking to replace the ‘hype master’ style of commentary delivered by Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan, reports are now surfacing that longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg will be making his last broadcasting appearance with the UFC this Friday at UFC 207. UFC President Dana...

Dec 28, 2016 9:39 am

Ben Rothwell: Cain Velasquez used media to get himself pulled from UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced this past weekend that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled form his scheduled UFC 207 fight with Fabricio Werdum on December 30th after failing an extra pre-fight medical screening following news of a back injury he endured during training camp. Velasquez had been very open about the fact that...

Dec 28, 2016 9:30 am

Amanda Nunes ‘doesn’t know what’s wrong with’ Ronda Rousey

Leading up to UFC 207, much of the UFC’s promotion for the event has surrounded the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey, who will step back into the Octagon over a year after horrifically being knocked out cold by Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In addition to...

Dec 28, 2016 9:20 am

With Cain Velasquez out, Fabricio Werdum wants Stipe Miocic rematch

On December 30th, Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum were set to have a highly anticipated rematch, with a heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic on the line. Leading up to the fight, Velasquez was very open about the fact that he had endured a back injury during training, using CBD Oil to help him get...

Dec 28, 2016 9:01 am

Amanda Nunes sends warning to Ronda Rousey: You will never get this belt back

With just days to go until UFC 207, where UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will look to make her first successful title defense when she steps into the Octagon with former champion Ronda Rousey, things are starting to heat up! For Nunes, the fight will be her first title defense since winning the title...

Dec 28, 2016 8:49 am

Amanda Nunes credits relationship with making her a better fighter

It’s no secret that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been on a tear of the women’s bantamweight division since being signed to the UFC in 2013. Nunes started her UFC career by going 2-0 with the promotion, TKOing Sheila Gaff at UFC 163, and then Germaine de Randamie at ‘UFC Fight for the...

Dec 28, 2016 8:29 am

TJ Dillashaw wonders if involvement with Union will come back to haunt him

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of several high-profile UFC fighters who emerged as part of the MMA Athletes Association. In addition to Dillashaw, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy all announced their involvement. Leading...

Dec 28, 2016 8:20 am

Brendan Schaub gives his prediction for Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes

Last November, Holly Holm shocked the world by knocking out the seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey with a second-round head-kick. More than a year later, Rousey has still not stepped back into the Octagon – though that will finally change this Friday. In the main event of the anticipated UFC 207, she will challenge reigning women’s bantamweight...

Dec 28, 2016 7:38 am

VIDEO | 380 lb giant gets KO’d by smaller opponent in super-heavyweight fight

There’s a place in the heart of just about every fight fan for a good freak show fight: fights between hulking, musclebound leviathans, and smaller, but generally more skilled opponents. These fights are typically relegated to the Asian mixed martial arts circuit, where sanctioning bodies are a little less rigid. We saw dozens of these fights...

Dec 28, 2016 6:19 am

VIDEO | Cody Garbrandt details the time he was stabbed

This Friday, in the co-main event of UFC 207, undefeated 25-year-old Cody Garbrandt will challenge Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight crown. Though Garbrandt’s road to this title shot hasn’t been a particularly long one – at least, not according to TJ Dillashaw – it has been a hard one. During a recent media scrum, Garbrandt...

Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor on social media

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a last minute welterweight scrap. His submission win marked the end of a 15-fight win-streak for the Irishman. Given his long-time dominance, and his status as the UFC’s biggest and most valuable star, McGregor was quickly given a...

Dec 27, 2016 9:07 pm

Ronda Rousey opens up on return, negativity from fans

Leading up to the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey this Friday at UFC 207, the former champ has been subject to much criticism for her unwillingness to participate in fight week events, and media-related events leading up to the fight. In addition, in the UFC’s promotion for the event, Rousey has been the main...

Dec 27, 2016 8:43 pm

Josh Barnett fails out-of-competition drug test, UFC releases statement

News surfaced Tuesday evening that UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett had failed a USADA drug test earlier this month. According to UFC.com, Barnett failed a random out-of-competition drug test on December 9th. Unfortunately, this is the third time Barnett has failed a drug test during his time with the UFC. In 2001, Barnett failed his first...

Dec 27, 2016 1:50 pm

Urijah Faber: I’m 100% done with fighting

Earlier this month, MMA veteran Urijah Faber stepped into the Octagon for the final time on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ where he fought fellow MMA veteran Brad Pickett. The win was certainly a dominant one for Faber, as he dropped Pickett in the very first round, then proceeding to win the...