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Dec 24, 2017 1:41 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sean O’Malley discusses possible future fight with TJ Dillashaw

“Sugar” Sean O’Malley is one of the hottest prospects in the talent-rich UFC bantamweight division. Now 1-o in the UFC, having bested a game Terrion Ware in his recent promotional debut, he’s keen to continue his climb up the bantamweight ladder, and perhaps one day, battle reigning champ TJ Dillashaw. While O’Malley hopes to fight...

Dec 24, 2017 1:39 am

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington explains why he thinks Woodley and dos Anjos are ducking him

Having established himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, Colby Covington is now eyeing one of two fights: a title fight with reigning champ Tyron Woodley, or an interim title fight with fellow contender Rafael dos Anjos. Unfortunately for him, neither man seems interested in fighting him at this particular moment. Covington believes...

Dec 24, 2017 1:37 am

EXCLUSIVE | Jimi Manuwa explains why he still wants to fight David Haye

British knockout artist Jimi Manuwa is one of the best light heavyweight mixed martial artists on earth. And though he is currently riding a tough knockout loss to upcoming light heavyweight title challenger Volkan Oezdemir, he is still only a win or two from his own shot at the belt. While Manuwa has plenty of...

Dec 24, 2017 1:35 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Sugar” Sean O’Malley wants to fight Floyd Mayweather

Over the last few weeks, the MMA community has been buzzing about the possibility of undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather Jr. cutting a deal with the UFC and stepping into the Octagon. These rumors were started by comments from Mayweather himself, then thrust into overdrive by subsequent statements from Joe Rogan and Dana White, who confirmed...

Dec 21, 2017 10:51 am

EXCLUSIVE | Sean O’Malley recounts the time he smoked with Snoop Dogg: it felt like a movie

Sean O’Malley became an instant hint when he knocked out Alfred Khashakyan on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. When he smoked up with Snoop Dogg immediately after this win, however, he became a viral sensation. Unsurprisingly, this post-fight session with Snoop was an unforgettable experience for the 23-year prospect. “I remember actually hearing Snoop...

Dec 21, 2017 7:17 am

EXCLUSIVE | Colby Covington verbally eviscerates “fake f**k, plagiarist” Kenny Florian

Earlier this week, surging UFC welterweight contender Colby Covington and Fox Sports UFC analyst Kenny Florian got into a heated verbal skirmish on Twitter. If this exchange didn’t make it abundantly clear, Colby Covington is not a Kenny Florian fan, and he greatly disagrees with some of the analyst’s recent comments. “He’s over on UFC...

Dec 14, 2017 12:05 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Jimi Manuwa discusses Volkan Oezdemir’s chances against Daniel Cormier

Back in July, on the main card of the stacked UFC 214, English knockout artist Jimi Manuwa stepped into the Octagon with Swiss striker Volkan Oezdemir in a perceived light heavyweight number one contender fight. Unfortunately for Manuwa and his fans, this one went to Oezdemir, who won with punches in the first round. From...

Dec 14, 2017 9:26 am

EXCLUSIVE | Streaking Leon Edwards predicts finish of Peter Sobotta, leap into the top-10

Currently on a four-fight win-streak, composed of wins over dangerous adversaries in Dominic Waters, Albert Tumenov, Vincente Luque and Bryan Barberena, England’s Leon Edwards in one of the fastest-rising contenders in the UFC welterweight division. Edwards will attempt to make his next leap up the proverbial ladder this March 27, when the UFC touches down...

Dec 14, 2017 7:31 am

EXCLUSIVE | Curtis Blaydes explains what surprised him about Francis Ngannou’s KO of Alistair Overeem

Earlier this month, in the co-main event of UFC 218, surging French-Cameroonian heavyweight Francis Ngannou knocked out Alistair Overeem to earn a shot at reigning UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. This violent knockout win caused Ngannou’s hype to skyrocket to new and towering heights, but in the opinion of 9th-ranked heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes, the outcome...

Dec 7, 2017 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko gives her take on the first UFC women’s flyweight title fight

Last weekend, Nicco Montano and Roxanne Modafferi stepped into the Octagon to compete in the first ever UFC women’s flyweight title fight. After five, fun, back and forth rounds, Montano came out on top, making history as the first female flyweight champ in UFC history. Unsurprisingly, long-time women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko, who could well...

Dec 7, 2017 8:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | Valentina Shevchenko refuses to consider herself the uncrowned flyweight champion

Last Friday, the UFC crowned it’s first ever women’s flyweight champion in Nicco Montaño, who defeated Roxanne Modafferi to earn the inaugural title. While Montaño now owns the belt, however, many expect her reign to be quite short, as long-time women’s bantamweight contender Valentina Shevchenko zeroes in on a drop to flyweight, and most likely,...

Dec 7, 2017 8:26 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Misunderstood” Angela Magana has a message for her haters

Angela Magana, a veteran of MMA’s women’s strawweight division, is well acquainted with her haters. While she’s got a legion of loyal followers, her outspoken attitude assures she receives plenty of backlash too. That said, Magana has never let her haters get to her. Believing that she’s just a bit misunderstood, she chooses instead to...

Dec 7, 2017 7:49 am

EXCLUSIVE | Volkan Oezdemir weighs in on Daniel Cormier’s wrestling advantage

On January 20, when the UFC touches down in Boston, Massachusetts with UFC 220, Swiss light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir will attempt to topple the division’s champion Daniel Cormier. Ahead of this fight, the two fighters’ advantages are quite clear. Oezdemir, of course, has established himself as one of the light heavyweight division’s most venomous...

Dec 7, 2017 6:58 am

EXCLUSIVE | After possible early stoppage, Angela Magana challenges sexism in MMA

Last weekend, on the undercard of UFC 218, Angela Magana came up short against Amanda Bobby Cooper, succumbing to second-round punches. Unfortunately, Magana feels as though the fight might have been stopped a little early by referee Keith Peterson. “I feel like the fight was stopped early,” Magana explained on the latest episode of BJ...

Dec 4, 2017 9:06 am

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen trashes “Cowardly” Fabricio Werdum for throwing boomerang at Colby Covington

Last month, in the lead-up to the UFC’s latest stop in Sydney, Australia, former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum had a run-in with surging welterweight contender Colby Covington, during which Werdum ultimately threw a boomerang at Covington. Shortly thereafter, news surfaced that Covington planned to press charges against Werdum. Unsurprisingly, Werdum – and many members...

Dec 4, 2017 8:45 am

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen predicts Georges St-Pierre’s next move

Ever since Georges St-Pierre submitted Michael Bisping to win the UFC middleweight title, we’ve been speculating as to what might come next for him. While a title unifying showdown with Robert Whittaker is certainly the most logical option, his other options include bouts with welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and even lightweight champ Conor McGregor. In...

Nov 30, 2017 10:25 am

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen believes we all owe Colby Covington a “thank you”

Do not count Chael Sonnen among Colby Covington’s haters. No, “The Bad Guy” has actually become a big fan of his fellow Oregonian, and thinks that other fighters should be taking notes when Covington does his thing. “I think people can learn from Colby,” Sonnen said on the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio. “He’s...

Nov 30, 2017 9:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Tyron Woodley questions the logic behind Michael Bisping fighting Kelvin Gastelum

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley does not understand the logic behind Michael Bisping’s decision to make a quick turnaround and fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC Shanghai. Just three weeks after being choked unconscious by Georges St-Pierre in the main event of UFC 217, former champion Michael Bisping was back in the octagon staring down dangerous...

Nov 30, 2017 5:32 am

EXCLUSIVE | Chael Sonnen assesses each of his competitors in the Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix

In 2018, Bellator MMA will crown a heavyweight champion by way of an action-packed heavyweight Grand Prix. This headline-dominating tournament will kick off on January 20, when three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen takes on former UFC light heavyweight champion Quinton “Rampage” Jackson. Then, in the subsequent months, we’ll witness matchups between Roy Nelson and...