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Nov 25, 2016 11:28 am

Cris Cyborg confident Miesha Tate will not retire

Back at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate suffered a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington on the main card of the historic event. For Tate, the loss made it two in a row following her UFC 200 loss to Amanda Nunes, where she lost the women’s bantamweight championship in the very...

Nov 25, 2016 11:21 am

Is the UFC cursed in 2016? These alarming stats suggest it might be.

The injury bug…It’s the sworn enemy of the UFC’s matchmaking team, and the scourge of fight fans everywhere. This voracious pest seems to rob us of an anticipated matchup at least once a week, and today, the trend continued. This time, the injury bug scuttled through our nets to take a massive chomp out of...


Nov 25, 2016 9:48 am

Daniel Cormier out of UFC 206 title fight against Anthony Johnson

Unfortunate news comes a day after Thanksgiving for MMA fans. UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been forced to withdraw from his UFC 206 main event title fight scheduled against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson due to an injury, according to a report from MMA Fighting. The UFC is busy working to find another main event...

Nov 25, 2016 9:13 am

NFL stars do Conor McGregor’s ‘Billionaire Strut’

Ireland’s Conor McGregor, who now holds the UFC featherweight and lightweight titles, is a bona fide superstar. His tremendous blend of bravado and talent have helped him break dozens of UFC records and surpass other names like Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and others to become the biggest star the sport of MMA has...

Nov 25, 2016 9:10 am

Stephen Thompson cautions Conor McGregor on moving to 170

Throughout the course of fight week leading up to UFC 205, where Conor McGregor was slated to fight Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship, McGregor was involved in several backstage altercations with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. The first incident, which set the stage for the rest of the pair’s run-ins throughout the week...

Nov 25, 2016 8:59 am

Miesha Tate moving to competitive grappling, possibly Fox Sports role

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate left fight fans stunned when she suddenly announced her retirement in the Octagon following her UFC 205 loss to Raquel Pennington earlier this month. The fight was a tough one for Tate, who dropped a unanimous decision, and was never able to really establish her dominance over the...

Nov 25, 2016 8:43 am

Demian Maia talks Anderson Silva rematch, Stephen Thompson vs. Tyron Woodley ii

While top ranked welterweight Demian Maia currently boasts one of the most impressive win streaks in the UFC’s welterweight division, winning six straight fights over the course of the past two years, and most recently picking up a first round submission win over former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit. While many believed that Maia was...

Nov 25, 2016 8:26 am

UFC stars explain what they’re thankful for on Thanksgiving

Yesterday, as anybody whose stomach is still full of turkey knows, was thanksgiving in the United States of America. Over the course of this November Holiday, many of the UFC’s top fighters – including several current champions – took to Twitter to explain what they’re thankful for. Fighters like UFC strawweight champ Joanna Jedrzejczyk, lightweight veteran...

Nov 25, 2016 6:48 am

Derek Brunson eyeing Yoel Romero rematch with win over Whittaker

This Saturday, middleweight contender Derek Brunson will look to extend his streak to six with a win over Australia’s Robert Whittaker. The two middleweights will share the main event honors of the UFC’s latest trip to Melbourne, Australia, which was originally supposed to be headlined by a rematch between Luke Rockhold and Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza....

Nov 25, 2016 5:55 am

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz shares footage of Cody Garbrandt getting knocked out

  #HappyThanksgiving @littleman | #TBT | Classic #TurkeyDay sleeper by #JerrellHodge 😴 #tryptophan #ko #round3 #wakeupbro #nitenite #neverforget #ufc #ufc207 #AndStill . @monsterenergy #monsterenergy @toyotaescondido #toyotaescondido @toyotires #toyotires @metropcs #metropcs @hayabusafight #hayabusafight . 🎥: #TeamCruz A video posted by Dominick Cruz (@dominickcruz) on Nov 24, 2016 at 5:21pm PST On December 30, in the co-main...

Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘Conor McGregor copied my model and mixed it with Floyd’

One of the original bad boys of the UFC is none other than Nick Diaz. The brash scrapper from Stockton, California has always said exactly what was on his mind and never was one to pull back any punches. With many fighters trying to up their popularity in the fight game by trash talking, the...

Nov 24, 2016 4:20 pm

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyeing second UFC belt in 2017

While UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is undoubtably one of the most dominant champions currently in the UFC, the Polish superstar isn’t content with just dominating the women’s strawweight division. On the heels of her impressive UFC 205 unanimous decision win over Karolina Kowalkiewicz earlier this month, Jedrzejczyk joined The MMA Hour to discuss...

Nov 24, 2016 4:16 pm

Mr. Nice guy Junior dos Santos calls out heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic

Many people across the states are celebrating Thanksgiving today and former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos wishes current UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic happy holidays. However, “Cigano” would love nothing more than to punch Miocic in the face again once he gets his fill of his Thanksgiving feast. Dos Santos took to twitter to...

Nov 24, 2016 1:25 pm

VIDEO | Fighters weigh in on if Conor McGregor deserves equity in the UFC

Current UFC featherweight and lightweight champion Conor McGregor is the first fighter in history to hold two UFC weight class titles simultaneously. “The Notorious” accomplished the feat at UFC 205 by beating Eddie Alvarez to take his crown as the UFC lightweight king while still holding his title as the 145-pound UFC featherweight champion. Following...

Nov 24, 2016 11:08 am

EXCLUSIVE | Mike Perry predicts outcome of potential fight with Conor McGregor

‘Platinum’ Mike Perry has quickly become one of the most popular fighters in the UFC’s welterweight division. While Perry has only fought in the Octagon twice, it’s not uncommon to see MMA fans on social media discussing Perry, as well as his upcoming fight with Alan Jouban, where Perry hopes to make it 3-straight wins...

Nov 24, 2016 10:23 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy on Conor McGregor: “The man can fight”

Referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy is one of the most experienced, and trusted referees in the sport of MMA. In addition to being an MMA referee for over twenty years, McCarthy has been on hand for some of the biggest fights in UFC history. This past weekend in the main event of UFC 205, the UFC’s...

Nov 24, 2016 9:53 am

Michael Johnson calls out Rafael dos Anjos

It’s no secret that the lightweight division is one of the UFC’s most exciting divisions. The top 5 of the UFC’s lightweight division according to the promotions official rankings are as follows: Champion – Conor McGregor #1 Khabib Nurmagomedov #2 Tony Ferguson #3 Eddie Alvarez #4 Rafael dos Anjos #5 Nate Diaz Just out of...

Nov 24, 2016 9:27 am

Dominick Cruz explains why Cody Garbrandt got title shot, not TJ Dillashaw

At UFC 207 on December 30th, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will put his bantamweight strap on the line in the co-main event of the New Years Eve card as he steps into the Octagon against streaking undefeated bantamweight Cody Garbrandt. Garbrandt, who will be entering the bout on a 10-fight win streak that has...

Nov 24, 2016 8:28 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson confirms a rematch with Tyron Woodley is in the works

Earlier this month at UFC 205, top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson stepped into the Octagon in the co-main event of the card with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for a highly anticipated showdown. The fight was an extremely back and forth one, with Woodley coming out strong in the first round and securing a takedown,...

Nov 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Report: Ronda Rousey likely to appear in WWE ring again

Earlier today, we reported that Conor McGregor’s team said that they would be willing to entertain offers from WWE. If the Irishman were to accept an offer from the pro wrestling organization and step into the ring, he’d be following in the footsteps of another massive MMA star in Ronda Rousey. Rousey made her foray...

Nov 23, 2016 6:04 pm

Coach says Frankie Edgar’s camp for Jeremy Stephens fight was his worst ever

Earlier this month, in the final bout of the UFC 205 undercard, former lightweight champion and longtime featherweight contender Frankie Edgar took on the dangerous Jeremy Stephens. Barring a moment in the second round where he was wobbled by a Stephens head-kick, Edgar would dominate this contest en route to a sound, unanimous decision win....

Nov 23, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Firas Zahabi goes beast mode sparring 6’4 undefeated pro welterweight

Tristar GYM head coach Firas Zahabi is widely believed to be one of the best coaches in MMA. In addition to welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, Zahabi has coached top ranked fighters such as Rory MacDonald, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, and even worked with rising prospect Sage Northcutt. In addition to coaching his fighters, Zahabi also releases...

Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 100

Two UFC events took place over the weekend as UFC Fight Night 99 took place in Belfast, Ireland while UFC Fight Night 100 went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the two events, the UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the fights having an impact on the top 15 ranked fighters throughout the UFC...