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Feb 15, 2017 9:18 am

NSAC willing to grant McGregor license to host Mayweather superfight in Vegas

In 2016, Conor McGregor was granted a boxing license in California, but denied one by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. At the time, it was explained that McGregor’s lack of professional boxing experience was the reason he had been denied a license in Nevada. Despite that, talks of a potential Floyd Mayweather superfight continued to...

Feb 15, 2017 8:55 am

Rashad Evans receives medical clearance for UFC 209 middleweight debut

In September of 2016, it was announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans would be making a long discussed drop to middleweight for a fight with Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy. The two fighters were expected to face off on the undercard of UFC 205. Unfortunately, this fight was scrapped at the last minute when the New...

Feb 15, 2017 8:14 am

Georges St-Pierre contract being finalized, agreement reportedly reached with UFC

After nearly four years of reports continuing to surface, news has now surfaced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC have reached an agreement on terms for a new contract, and are currently working to finalize what will surely be a celebrated Georges St-Pierre contract. Over the course of the past year,...

Feb 15, 2017 7:47 am

Tyron Woodley: Holly Holm should take a break from fighting

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC 208, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm lost a controversial decision to Germaine de Randamie, failing her bid to become the UFC’s first ever female featherweight champion as a result. With this loss, Holm fell onto a three-fight losing streak, as she has was defeated by Miesha...

Feb 15, 2017 7:20 am

Floyd Mayweather to McGregor: take care of business with the UFC, then we can make a deal

The biggest ongoing narrative in combat sports today surrounds a potential mega fight between semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This potential showdown seems to generate new headlines every day, each often contrary to the previous one. Late last week, for example, reports began to surface that McGregor and Mayweather had agreed on a...

Feb 15, 2017 6:40 am

Dana White on Mayweather vs. McGregor reports: There is no deal

Late last week, a report emerged from Ireland, suggesting that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather had agreed to a deal for their headline dominating mega fight. In an instant, a fight that has long looked almost impossible was suddenly glimmering with possibility. According to UFC President Dana White, however, there...

Feb 14, 2017 12:54 pm

VIDEO | ‘Innocent’ street dancer pounds aggressor on Hollywood Walk of Fame

There is no place for violence out on the streets but that surely doesn’t mean that it won’t ever take place. Here, we take a look at this video shot on the Hollywood Walk of Fame as a man described as an “innocent Hollywood dancer” was being confronted by another man on the street. The...

Feb 14, 2017 11:56 am

Yair Rodriguez says his celebrity increased after BJ Penn win

Last month, Mexican featherweight contender Yair Rodriguez scored a nice win over UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn. Now several weeks removed from this win, the wild striking specialist explained to MMA Junkie that his defeat of Penn has made him a much more visible celebrity. “To be honest, before BJ, of course people recognized...

Feb 14, 2017 11:51 am

Donald Trump is a Fedor Emelianenko fan

Ahead of this Saturday’s highly anticipated Bellator 172 event, where MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage in 2017 after going 2-0 since returning to MMA in 2015, M-1 Global President Vadim Finkelchtein, who used to manage Emelianenko, revealed in an interview that United States President Donald Trump has...

Feb 14, 2017 11:45 am

Dustin Poirier: ‘I want Nate Diaz, how bout that?’

Dustin Poirier is fresh off a bonus-winning “Fight of the Night” unanimous decision victory over Jim Miller at UFC 208. Now, the UFC lightweight is looking to climb up the rankings and get back on his way to title contention. Poirier spoke with MMA Junkie Radio recently and said that he has Nate Diaz in...

Feb 14, 2017 11:45 am

Michael Bisping says Georges St-Pierre and the UFC ‘are pretty much at an agreement’

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been at war with the #1 UFC ranked middleweight contender Yoel Romero. From battles on social media, to Romero even calling in to Bisping’s podcast show, there has been a lot brewing between the two with no official bout announced. Speaking with Ariel Helwani on Monday’s episode of The...

Feb 14, 2017 11:33 am

Fedor Emelianenko explains why he chose Bellator over the UFC

This weekend, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will make his highly anticipated return to the cage when he steps into the Bellator MMA cage against former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione. Emelianenko will be returning to the cage for the first time since his controversial majority decision win over Fabio Maldonado at EFN 50 back in June,...

Feb 14, 2017 11:02 am

Josh Koscheck talks Bellator debut: I’m trying to test myself at age 39

Back in the summer of 2015, 10-year, 25-fight UFC veteran Josh Koscheck signed with Bellator MMA. Some 18 months later, he has still not made his debut with the organization. This weekend, however, that will change. On the main card of Saturday’s stacked Bellator 172 card, Koscheck will take on Brazil’s Mauricio Alonso. In advance...

Feb 14, 2017 10:37 am

Conor McGregor also demands $100M for Floyd Mayweather fight, meetings continue

“My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was my number,” Floyd Mayweather has stated regarding his fight purse, and it sounds like Conor McGregor is now demanding the same thing. The boxing match between Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor is in the works of being put together as McGregor is currently in Las Vegas...

Feb 14, 2017 10:26 am

Germaine De Randamie offers Holly Holm rematch following late punches

Despite a unanimous decision win, Germaine De Randamie is calling for a Holly Holm rematch. At UFC 208 this past weekend, undefeated kickboxer turned MMA fighter Germaine De Randamie picked up the biggest win of her professional MMA career as she defeated Holly Holm via unanimous decision to claim the inaugural women’s featherweight championship. The...

Feb 14, 2017 10:07 am

Germaine De Randamie releases statement following UFC 208 win

This past weekend, Germaine de Randamie picked up the biggest win of her career as she defeated former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm to claim the first ever UFC women’s featherweight title. The fight was an extremely competitive one that saw De Randamie out-strike the former champ en route to her unanimous decision win....

Feb 14, 2017 9:34 am

‘Big’ John McCarthy & Marc Goddard break down UFC 208 late strikes

While this past weekend’s Holm vs. De Randamie main event was a good one, it was the UFC 208 late strikes that had fight fans talking. This past weekend at UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie and Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated scrap for the inaugural UFC women’s featherweight championship. The...

Feb 14, 2017 8:49 am

Michael Bisping explains why he’s asking for money fights: I want “a big gigantic payday I can retire on.”

Over the last few months, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has generated a bit of controversy by asking for lucrative “money fights” and expressing disinterest in fights with his division’s top contenders. He has recently chased a fight with welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, for example, while simultaneously shrugging off calls for a bout with streaking middleweight...

Feb 14, 2017 8:49 am

Floyd Mayweather: Conor McGregor fight “getting very, very close”

Throughout the course of 2017, there have been several developments regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match. To start the year off, Mayweather offered McGregor $15 million to fight in a boxing match. McGregor remained quiet on the matter, however UFC President Dana White was quick to counter Mayweather’s offer, offering the...

Feb 14, 2017 8:27 am

Derek Brunson statement on Anderson Silva loss

This past weekend at UFC 208, MMA icon Anderson Silva snapped a 2-fight skid as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Derek Brunson in a highly anticipated scrap between two of the most exciting fighters in the middleweight division. Silva was awarded the unanimous decision win, however on paper, many believe Brunson won...

Feb 14, 2017 8:13 am

Joe Rogan backtracks on previous comments about Ronda Rousey beating male bantamweights

For a time, Ronda Rousey was one of the most dominant athletes in mixed martial arts. Scoring lightning fast submission wins and thudding knockout wins over game opponents, she looked more and more like an unbeatable champion which each consecutive defense of her women’s bantamweight title. During her reign of dominance, UFC commentator Joe Rogan...

Feb 14, 2017 7:25 am

“The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi has Become a Super Man

Last December, on the main card of UFC 206, “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi and Cub Swanson engaged in one of the most thrilling scraps of all time. For three, frenzied rounds, prospect and veteran pelted each other with heavy artillery, hammering each other’s jaws and leaving ours on the floor. Given how exciting he...

Feb 14, 2017 6:40 am

UFC London gets new welterweight co-main event

For several weeks, we have known that a light heavyweight scrap between British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa and American wrestler Corey Anderson would serve as the main event of the UFC’s March 18 return to London, England. Now, we also know the card’s co-main event. London’s co-main event spot will be filled by a welterweight...

Feb 13, 2017 1:01 pm

Mike Goldberg drops hint on return: ‘You’ll see me around soon’

“It is all over!” You have heard the phrase time and time again from former UFC commentator Mike Goldberg. However, the term doesn’t seem to be applying to Goldberg’s career as the longtime voice calling the fights along with Joe Rogan dropped a hint that we will be seeing him “soon.” Goldberg tweeted after the...

Feb 13, 2017 12:15 pm

UFC discloses their hefty economic impact in New York from UFC 205

The UFC hosts events all over the world throughout the year that fighters, staff, and fans travel to be in attendance for. The impact that the UFC brings with their events stimulates the local economy where the events are held, especially ones that have massive draws on the card, such as UFC 205 that featured...