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Jun 8, 2016 10:47 am

VIDEO | Mark Hunt: ‘In case Brock Lesnar forgot, I’m the king’

Former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 200 against the powerful striker Mark Hunt. Hunt took to Facebook to send Brock a little reminder of what he is capable of with a highlight of his knockouts, which include some of Hunt’s signature walk off KOs. Hunt said...

Jun 8, 2016 10:20 am

Ariel Helwani disputes Joe Rogan’s explanation of the UFC vs. Helwani

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani made the headlines himself after he made it known that he was kicked out of UFC 199 and “banned for life” after breaking the news of Brock Lesnar’s return at UFC 200 before the promotion could make their big announcement. UFC color commentator Joe Rogan reacted to the news of the...

Jun 8, 2016 10:13 am

Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has gone through a rough patch in the Octagon. After losing his UFC lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis dropped back to back decisions to Eddie Alvarez and most recently Edson Barboza. Given the 3-fight losing streak, Pettis feels as though it’s time for...

Jun 8, 2016 9:58 am

Junior dos Santos sounds off on Brock Lesnar vs. Mark Hunt

The MMA world was taken by surprise during the UFC 199 broadcast when it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon for a fight at UFC 200. After a brief period of uncertainty, it was revealed that Lesnar would be fighting fan-favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt in a...


Jun 8, 2016 9:17 am

Fedor Emelianenko comments on the return of Brock Lesnar

When it was announced that Brock Lesnar would be returning to MMA for UFC 200, no opponent was immediately listed for the bout, however it was revealed that Lesnar’s fight would be the co-main event of UFC 200. Given that no opponent was listed, and that Lesnar’s fight was listed as the co-main event, many...

Jun 8, 2016 8:54 am

Wanderlei Silva pays tribute to Kimbo Slice, sheds light on brain trauma

Tragic news surfaced earlier this week that YouTube star and MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had passed away from heart failure in Florida. Unbeknownst to the MMA community, Slice had been hospitalized since June 3rd, at which point he learned that he had a mass on his liver, and would need a heart transplant. Since his...

Jun 8, 2016 8:37 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping bashes Luke Rockhold, talks retirement

This past weekend at UFC 199, Michael Bisping defeated Luke Rockhold and claimed the middleweight championship with a 1st round knockout. At the post-fight press conference after the bout, the pair continued their heated rivalry as Rockhold threatened to kill Bisping. In the wake of the action packed event, Bisping spoke to TMZ to discuss...

Jun 8, 2016 1:54 am

Brock Lesnar waived from mandatory four-month USADA drug testing

A lot has changed in the UFC since Brock Lesnar last fought at UFC 141 back in 2011. For one, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in now a part of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy for competition. For eligibility to compete, fighters must notify the UFC of their intent to fight four months ahead of...

Jun 8, 2016 1:25 am

Medical Examiner reveals why no autopsy needed in death of Kimbo Slice

People are still stunned that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice had died at the age of 42 on Monday. The backyard Internet fighting sensation turned professional MMA star was admitted to a hospital on June 3, suffering from nausea, shortness of breath, and severe abdominal pain, according to a report from the Sun...

Jun 7, 2016 7:27 pm

Dada5000 pays tribute to Kimbo Slice

Back in February, Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 fought under the Bellator MMA banner at Bellator 149. The bout was a highly anticipated matchup between two men who earned their stripes through bareknuckle boxing. Leading up to the fight there was no shortage of trash talk between the two enemies. While their fight ended up...

Jun 7, 2016 3:54 pm

Nate Diaz gets into “huge fight” with Clay Guida and his team at UFC 199

UFC 199 was a major night for not only fights, but news regarding upcoming UFC events as well. In addition to Michael Bisping knocking out Luke Rockhold, and Dominick Cruz dominating Urijah Faber, it was announced that Brock Lesnar would be returning at UFC 200, and Diaz vs. McGregor II would go down at UFC...

Jun 7, 2016 2:47 pm

New details emerge regarding Kimbo Slice’s death

Monday night, tragedy struck the MMA community as it was revealed that YouTube sensation and Bellator MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had passed away at the age of 42. While no cause of death was immediately given, a followup report emerged revealing that the preliminary cause of death was listed as heart failure. Now, according to...

Jun 7, 2016 2:23 pm

PHOTO | Jose Aldo reacts to injury rumors

Tuesday morning the MMA world was caught off guard as rumors began surfacing that former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had injured himself in training, and would be unable to compete in his scheduled UFC 200 matchup against Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship on July 9th. Following the rumors, updates then began emerging...

Jun 7, 2016 12:25 pm

VIDEO | Kimbo Slice vs. Big D – The rise of a superstar

Do you remember the first time you heard the name Kimbo Slice? Perhaps it was his figure, his grill, or maybe his head movement that was burned into your memory first. Regardless of where you first saw Kevin Ferguson, who is more well known as Kimbo Slice, you will likely never forget the muscled, bearded...

Jun 7, 2016 11:30 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan explains the UFC’s side to Ariel Helwani vs. the UFC

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani made news himself when he tweeted that he was kicked out of UFC 199 and was slapped with a “lifetime ban” from the UFC for breaking the news of Brock Lesnar’s return to the UFC ahead of the promotion’s announcement. Helwani did a special edition of the “The MMA Hour” on...

Jun 7, 2016 9:58 am

Luke Rockhold reflects on loss to Michael Bisping

This past Saturday in the main event of UFC 199, Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping squared off for Rockhold’s middleweight title in what was a highly anticipated rematch. Bisping, who stepped in for Chris Weidman on just 2 weeks notice, managed to capitalize on Rockhold’s overconfidence, and knocked the champ out cold in the first...

Jun 7, 2016 9:49 am

UFC 199 medical suspensions

This past Saturday in Inglewood, California, fight fans witnessed an action packed night of fights at UFC 199 topped off by Dominick Cruz’s dominant win over Urijah Faber, and Michael Bisping’s KO win over Luke Rockhold. In the wake of the event, MMAFighting has received the medical suspensions for the fighters who fought at the...

Jun 7, 2016 9:43 am

Update on Jose Aldo fighting at UFC 200

Tuesday morning the MMA world was quickly thrown into a panic as a rumor emerged that former UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo had injured himself in training and would be unable to fight in his scheduled UFC 200 bout against Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship. Given that there had been no official comment...

Jun 7, 2016 9:16 am

Rumor: Jose Aldo injured, out of UFC 200

With nearly a month to go until UFC 200, where Jose Aldo will fight Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship in a highly anticipated rematch from 2013, a rumor is picking up steam that Aldo injured himself in training and could be out of his UFC 200 fight with Frankie Edgar. The report comes...

Jun 7, 2016 9:03 am

‘O2 Arena’ reveals plans for Bellator 158 following Kimbo Slice’s death

Tragic news surfaced Tuesday night that Kimbo Slice had passed away at the age of 42 due to what was later revealed to be heart failure. At the time of his death, Slice was preparing for his Bellator 158 scrap with James Thompson on July 16th at London’s famous ‘O2 Arena’. Following Slice’s death there...

Jun 7, 2016 8:29 am

Brock Lesnar calls UFC return “win-win” for everyone

While Brock Lesnar only holds a 5-3 MMA record, and retired on a 2-fight losing streak that saw him get TKOd in back-to-back fights, he believes that his UFC 200 return against MMA veteran Mark Hunt is a win-win all parties involved. He spoke to ESPN to discuss whether or not his boss, Vince McMahon...

Jun 7, 2016 8:19 am

Mark Hunt blasts Brock Lesnar ahead of UFC 200

This past weekend at UFC 199, the UFC revealed in a promo for UFC 200 that former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon for one fight at UFC 200. While the UFC didn’t immediately announce Lesnar’s opponent for the event, it was revealed yesterday that Lesnar will fight Mark Hunt in...

Jun 7, 2016 8:07 am

Kimbo Slice preliminary cause of death listed

Tuesday night the MMA world was stunned as tragic news surfaced out of nowhere that MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had been hospitalized, and that the situation wasn’t good. Shortly following the initial report of Slice’s hospitalization, reports began emerging that Slice passed away at the age of 42 in Florida. While no cause of death...

Jun 7, 2016 7:57 am

UFC releases statement on Kimbo Slice’s death

Tragic news surfaced late Monday evening that YouTube sensation, and Bellator MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had passed away from heart failure in Florida at the age of 42. While the MMA community was extremely saddened by Slice’s death, his former employers, the UFC, sent out a statement regarding his death which MMAMania obtained: “UFC is...

Jun 7, 2016 12:57 am

Bellator President Scott Coker’s statement on the death of Kimbo Slice

Tragic news hit late Monday when it became known that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, had died at the age of 42. Slice was scheduled to fight at Bellator 158 in July in a rematch with James Thompson. Bellator MMA President Scott Coker released the following statement following the news of Kimbo’s death:...

Jun 6, 2016 8:33 pm

UFC releases statement on Ariel Helwani and team

MMA journalist Ariel Helwani poured his heart out on “The MMA Hour” on Monday. As one of the most familiar faces reporting about the sport of mixed martial arts, many were shocked to hear that Helwani was kicked out and “banned for life” from the UFC after breaking the news of Brock Lesnar’s return at...

Jun 6, 2016 7:47 pm

Kimbo Slice tragically passes away at age 42

42-year-old Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice passed away late Monday. TMZ initially reported that Ferguson was admitted to a hospital near his home in Coral Springs, Florida on Monday. ESPN’s Billy Corben acknowledged Ferguson’s death late Monday on twitter. RIP @KimboSlice: a 305 original, a true fighter, a one-of-a-kind Miami legend pic.twitter.com/NTvwDf1uTE —...