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Dec 13, 2016 3:23 pm

PHOTO | Conor McGregor living the dream many are wishing for

Newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor seems to be enjoying his time off from fighting. In November, “The Notorious” became the first fighter in history to be a concurrent two-weight UFC champion by defeating Eddie Alvarez. For a short period, McGregor held both the UFC featherweight title and lightweight title before “relinquishing” the featherweight...

Dec 13, 2016 3:18 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov accepts next fight, waiting on opponent’s agreement

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been on a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division since making his return to the Octagon earlier this year. Prior to being sidelined with injuries for two years, ‘The Eagle’ racked up six straight wins in the UFC to extend his undefeated record to 22-0. In April of...

Dec 13, 2016 1:57 pm

Vitor Belfort returns to the Octagon on March 11th in Brazil

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort will be returning to the cage in 2017, just five months after his second round TKO loss to Gegard Mousasi on the main card of UFC 204 back in October. Following the fight, there were reports that Belfort was planning to retire given his dismal 2-3 record over...

Dec 13, 2016 1:46 pm

Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal reportedly set for Denver

After trading call-outs on social media, it appears as though Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal have agreed to fight, and will step into the Octagon at UFC on FOX 23 on January 28th according to MMAFighting. The report also states that the UFC will be officially announcing the bout soon. This past weekend in Toronto,...

Dec 13, 2016 12:18 pm

Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi give praise to each other in social media comments

After a war like Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi got into over the weekend at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada, there was a great amount of respect earned for both opponents. The two athletes that left everything they had in the Octagon had gained a great amount of admiration for each other and from...

Dec 13, 2016 11:00 am

Jose Aldo not impressed with Max Holloway’s win streak

This month has been a busy one for the UFC’s featherweight division. After Irish superstar Conor McGregor, who reigned as the featherweight champion at the time, successfully made his lightweight debut in November when he TKOd Eddie Alvarez to capture the lightweight championship, he then opted to relinquish the featherweight championship. As a result, the...

Dec 13, 2016 10:28 am

Mickey Gall feels he can out-grapple and out-strike Sage Northcutt

This weekend, the UFC will touch down in sun-soaked Sacramento, California with an actioned packed night of fights. Among the card’s many highlights are a main event strawweight battle between Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson, the final fight of Urijah Faber’s legendary career, and a veritable bloodletting as welterweight brawlers Alan Jouban and Mike Perry...

Dec 13, 2016 10:17 am

Anthony Johnson not happy with new UFC matchmaker

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson recently found himself left without an opponent for UFC 206 after UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier withdrew from their scheduled main event scrap for the title. While middleweights Tim Kennedy and Gegard Mousasi offered to step in and fight Johnson on short notice, ‘Rumble’ had his...

Dec 13, 2016 8:55 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson continue to trade barbs on Twitter

With lightweight champion Conor McGregor currently on a hiatus from competition, during which he will father his first child with girlfriend Dee Devlin, the lightweight limelight is shining on two men: Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. Under normal circumstances, it would be difficult to deny either of these two dynamic contenders a lightweight title shot....

Dec 13, 2016 7:48 am

VIDEO | Watch Amanda Nunes maul Miesha Tate to win the women’s bantamweight title

On Saturday, December 30, the UFC will return to Las Vegas with the stacked UFC 207. The undeniable highlight of the card will be the long-awaited return of former women’s bantamweight queen and transcendent MMA superstar Ronda Rousey, who has not been seen since she was knocked out by a Holly Holm head kick in...

Dec 13, 2016 6:52 am

‘JDS’ is not happy that the UFC is allowing “scared” Stipe Miocic to take a break

Today, the UFC heavyweight division is ruled by Croatian-American destroyer Stipe Miocic. Miocic won the title back in May, when he flatlined an overaggressive Fabricio Werdum with a brilliantly placed punch. The heavyweight king then made a successful defense of his title in September, when he delivered his third straight first-round KO against decorated veteran Alistair...

Dec 13, 2016 5:58 am

VIDEO | Paige VanZant says she would be willing to fight Ronda Rousey

The next two UFC cards will be headlined by two of the biggest names in women’s MMA. The first, which will go down this Saturday and air on Fox, will see strawweight superstar Paige VanZant take on a stark test in “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson. The second, which will occur the following weekend and...

Dec 12, 2016 8:18 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson rip at one another on social media

The lightweight title picture is focusing in on the top two ranked lightweights all aiming for that shot at newly crowned UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. UFC President Dana White has stated that “The Notorious” is taking 10 months off from fighting for the birth of his first child, which is due in the summer...

Dec 12, 2016 7:27 pm

Report | Two massive welterweight fights in the works for March’s UFC 209 event

Two massive welterweight rematches are apparently in the works for March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. Last month following his UFC 205 majority decision draw against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson revealed to BJPENN.com that a rematch between himself and “The Chosen One’ was already in the works for February...

Dec 12, 2016 5:47 pm

Doo Ho Choi releases a genuine statement following loss to Cub Swanson

Cub Swanson and Doo Ho Choi put on a performance in an insane Fight of the Year candidate at UFC 206 over the weekend. The crowd in the Air Canada Centre in Toronto got what they paid for as Swanson and Choi were just one of the many thrilling fights on the card as Donald...

Dec 12, 2016 4:35 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate gets big crowd reaction from spoof strike and bicep kiss in SUG 2 match against Jessica Eye

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate recently retired from the sport of mixed martial arts following her unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington at UFC 205 last month. However, that hasn’t eliminated “Cupcake” from all competition as she just participated in the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend. Tate grappled...

Dec 12, 2016 1:25 pm

Luke Rockhold calls out Jon Jones following grappling submission win over Dan Henderson

Jon Jones and Dan Henderson’s grappling match at the Submission Underground 2 event that took place over the weekend may have just started something very interesting. Jones was able to secure an arm-triangle choke on the recently retired MMA legend and forced “Hendo” to submit at 6:39 of the competition. “Dan is so strong, I...

Dec 12, 2016 12:30 pm

Jon Jones calls out Chael Sonnen for grappling match, Sonnen accepts

Way back in the year 2012, light heavyweight legends Jon “Bones” Jones and Dan Henderson were expected to fight for the UFC light heavyweight title in the main event of UFC 151. Unfortunately, “Hendo” was forced out of this proposed bout with an injury, which ultimately resulted in the cancellation of the entire card. In...

Dec 12, 2016 11:25 am

Jose Aldo says he is set to fight Max Holloway at UFC 208

Recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo says he is set to return to the Octagon at UFC 208, which takes place in Brooklyn, New York on February 11. Aldo told the media in Brazil on Monday that he will fight Max Holloway in a UFC featherweight title unification bout as Holloway just won the...

Dec 12, 2016 10:50 am

VIDEO | Fighter gets knocked out and wakes up and fights referee

Being a referee in combat sports can sometimes be a dangerous job as the ref is the only one in the cage or ring with the two combatants. Sometimes accidents happen where the official is caught by a punch or kick on accident, trying to break up an exchange with the round ending or calling...

Dec 12, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | Watch Jon Jones submit Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2

Jon Jones get Hendo to tap. 6:39 with an arm triangle. #SUG2 pic.twitter.com/c7kwDqgodf — Billy Gates (@GatesOnSports) December 12, 2016 Way back in 2012, light heavyweight great Jon “Bones” Jones was expected to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson. The fight was supposed to fill the main event...

Dec 12, 2016 8:42 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor gets impersonated in SNL skit

The latest example of Conor McGregor’s transcendent superstardom occurred this weekend, when he was impersonated in a skit on an episode of Saturday Night Live. This skit, which saw Alex Moffat make a rather abysmal attempt at portraying McGregor, also featured WWE star John Cena, who played the role of the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, and...