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Aug 16, 2016 8:17 am

CM Punk as confident as can be ahead of MMA debut

While CM Punk has never competed in an amateur or professional MMA fight, the former WWE champion is as confident as can be ahead of his UFC debut against Mickey Gall at UFC 203 on September 10th in Cleveland, Ohio. With the release of “The Evolution of Punk” ahead of his fight, Punk spoke to...

Aug 15, 2016 1:50 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz recalls the ‘real ghetto’ early years of the MMA scene

UFC star Nate Diaz is now slated to fight UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in what could another record pay-per-view card for the promotion. As the highly anticipated rematch approaches this weekend, the UFC brings Nate recalling the early years of fighting in the WEC and the way he got on “The Ultimate Fighter” season...

Aug 13, 2016 10:18 am

VIDEO | MMA stars and legends discuss formation of Fighter’s Union

This week, history was made as the Fighter’s Union was officially formed. The news certainly shook the MMA world to its core, however just weeks prior to the official announcement, UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt called for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar failed not only an out-of-competition drug test, but also...


Aug 13, 2016 8:43 am

Two-time Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison has received multiple MMA offers

Two-time Olympic Judo gold medalist Kayla Harrison spoke with reporters on Friday and stated that she has received multiple offers to fight in mixed martial arts promotions. The 26-year-old, who became the first American to win two gold medals in Judo at this years Rio Olympics, says she has no interest in joining the sport...

Aug 11, 2016 9:17 pm

Cung Le calls on fighters to join MMA Fighters Association

This week, it was revealed that the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association was officially formed as part of the Professional Fighter’s Association. The news comes on the heels of UFC heavyweight Mark Hunt calling for fighters to unionize after it was revealed that Brock Lesnar had failed a pre-fight and fight night drug test revolving...

Aug 8, 2016 9:55 pm

VIDEO | Hockey or MMA? Player fights entire opposing team

This is the "brawl" that caused Barys/Kunlun to end after 3 minutes. Damir Ryspayev should be banned from hockey. pic.twitter.com/b6OpcuUf5i — Jeff Veillette (@JeffVeillette) August 8, 2016 While Hockey players generally have the reputation of being extremely aggressive on the ice, Damir Ryspayev took that to an entirely new level during a KHL preseason hockey...

Aug 7, 2016 11:59 pm

MMA community reacts to insane ninja fight between Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres

The main event of UFC Fight Night 92 in Salt Lake City, Utah was an insane matchup of two wild styles. Yair Rodriguez and Alex Caceres threw crafty strikes for all five rounds of their main event scrap that had people highly entertained. Speed advantage for Rodriguez is significant. Both men pretty reckless at times...

Aug 6, 2016 12:31 pm

Report: Another MMA promotion within reach of $1 billion valuation

With the recent news of the UFC being sold for $4 billion, it set the bar for the business of mixed martial arts promotional companies. Another MMA promotion company has a big price tag on it. Not quite as big as the UFC’s, but ONE Championship is reportedly “already within reach of a $1 billion...

Aug 6, 2016 10:35 am

New MMA judging criteria finalized, to be implemented in 2017

In addition to rule changes from the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports’ (ABC’s) Unified Rules of MMA, the wording of the 10-Point Must system for mixed martial arts competition was updated and will be logged in to the Unified Rules and will be implemented on Jan. 1, 2017. Bloody Elbow was able to...

Aug 4, 2016 2:11 am

UFC fighter Teruto Ishihara hates MMA, boxing, wrestling, and grappling

Teruto Ishihara has surely made it a long way with not having a particular interest in fighting. The UFC featherweight has made it to the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world and is quite frank about why he is a fighter. “Yashabo” says that the only reason he fights is to pick up...

Aug 3, 2016 9:54 am

Conor McGregor reflects on fighter dying in fight with teammate

Earlier this year the MMA community mourned the death of fighter Joao Carvalho who passed away after being TKOd during an event in Dublin. The man who TKOd Carvalho was Charlie Ward, teammate of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. The featherweight champ not only helped Ward prepare for the fight, but was also sitting cageside...

Aug 2, 2016 5:31 pm

VIDEO | Luke Rockhold discusses PED problem in MMA

The topic of PEDs in MMA is certainly the buzz of the MMA community following UFC 200. Just two days prior to the event, UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones was pulled from his main event scrap with Daniel Cormier after it was announced that he failed an out-of-competition drug test back in June....

Aug 2, 2016 5:03 pm

Unified Rules of MMA amended by Association of Boxing Commissions

Tuesday afternoon the Association of Boxing Commissions made amends to the Unified Rules of MMA after a 42-1 vote passed several revisions. MMAJunkie has the official revisions, which we included below. The first major change to the rules is that a fighter is now declared a “downed fighter” who cannot be kicked or kneed in...

Aug 1, 2016 1:59 am

BJJ world champion Mackenzie Dern getting a lot of new fans with transition to MMA

One of the top female Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors made her professional MMA debut at LFC 58 in July and is getting a lot of new fans with her transition to the new sport. The highly decorated Mackenzie Dern has already notched World Champion, World No Gi Champion, ADCC and many more titles under her belt...

Jul 30, 2016 9:59 pm

MMA community reacts to Tyron Woodley’s KO of Robbie Lawler

In the main event of UFC 201, Tyron Woodley showed the world why his nickname is ‘The Chosen One’. The 34-year old Missouri native shocked the world as he stopped Robbie Lawler just minutes into the fight with a one-punch knockout. Immediately, the MMA community went wild on Twitter reacting to Woodley’s finish of the...

Jul 26, 2016 5:12 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz talks respect for Conor McGregor, PEDs in MMA, more

With less than a month until UFC 202, where Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor will have their highly anticipated welterweight rematch, the pair have begun their media obligations for the event. During an appearance on SportsNation, Nate Diaz was asked about his feelings towards Conor McGregor, his thoughts on PEDs in MMA, and more!

Jul 26, 2016 9:57 am

Royce Gracie supporting Amir Khan in transition to MMA

Earlier this month, former boxing champion Amir Khan took to social media with a picture of himself and a UFC championship belt, leading many to wonder if he is serious about stepping into the Octagon. Khan followed the picture with an interview, in which he stated that he would be interested in fighting UFC featherweight...

Jul 25, 2016 2:38 pm

Stunning BJJ world champion Michelle Nicolini looking to make her name in MMA

Michelle Nicolini has established herself as one of the most decorated female Brazilian jiu-jitsu competitors in the history of the sport. Now, the eight-time world champion and member of the BJJ Hall of Fame is looking to put her stamp down in the world of mixed martial arts. “I just moved to Singapore to train...

Jul 24, 2016 11:15 pm

VIDEO | Boxing champion Danyelle Wolf looking to make the transition to MMA

Danyelle Wolf has been turning some heads with her new highlight video that she recently released. The three-time USA boxing champion is looking to make her transition to MMA and her video is making sure people know about it. “Doing this crossover to MMA is almost like second nature to me,” Wolf said to WSOF....

Jul 22, 2016 11:34 am

VIDEO | BJJ star Mackenzie Dern weighs in for MMA debut vs. Kenia Rosas

A video posted by TATAME (@tatamemagazine) on Jul 21, 2016 at 3:13pm PDT Another star from Brazilian jiu-jitsu competition is set to make her MMA debut at Legacy 58 today at the Golden Nugget Hotel & Casino in Lake Charles, LA. Mackenzie Dern comes from a decorated background and will look to implement her Jiu-jitsu...

Jul 21, 2016 3:06 am

VIDEO | Boxing’s Bob Arum rips on the UFC and MMA

Bob Arum has been around the boxing world for a long time and it seems he still has an issue with everything mixed martial arts. The Top Rank CEO recently spoke with the media on current events including the UFC’s $4 billion sale and talks about the promotion buying off lobbyist to ensure that MMA...

Jul 19, 2016 10:00 am

Bellator MMA releases 7 fighters, including UFC vet

Tuesday morning, Bellator MMA announced that they had released 7 fighters from the promotion. MMAJunkie confirmed the story, which revealed that the following fighters were released: Mike Richman Dave Jansen Houston Alexander Mikkel Parlo Raphael Butler Isao Kobayashi Thiago Goncalves Jambo Houston Alexander, who is a UFC veteran, went just 1-5 during his stint with...

Jul 19, 2016 9:23 am

Evangelista Santos plans MMA return in just 3 months

Less than one week ago, Evangelista Santos was on the wrong end of a vicious flying knee KO from Michael Page at Bellator 158. The knee which knocked Santos out, also landed him in the hospital for a fractured skull which will require surgery. Santos shared horrific pictures of his face, as well as the...

Jul 15, 2016 8:55 am

Fedor Emelianenko’s win over Fabio Maldonado overturned by World MMA Association

Fabio Maldonado’s appeal to the World MMA Association has paid off! After losing via majority decision to Fedor Emelianenko at EFN 50 last month, Maldonado began the appeal process to have the decision overturned due to a conflict of interest stemming from Emelianenko being the head of the Russian MMA Union. 3 judges for the...

Jul 13, 2016 7:49 pm

UFC Sioux Falls Results: Tim Boetsch TKO’s Josh Samman

A middleweight bout between Tim Boetsch and Josh Samman took place on tonight’s UFC Fight Night main card in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. Round one begins and Samman quickly clinches with Tim and presses Boetsch against the cage. “The Barbarian” is able to switch the position and then earn a takedown. He lands some good...

Jul 11, 2016 10:37 am

MMA community reacts to the sale of the UFC

A new chapter in the book of sports started on Monday when the UFC released an official statement regarding the sale of the most prominent mixed martial arts promotion in the world. Zuffa also emailed the fighters on their roster a statement regarding the sale and the MMA community reacted in different ways. Here is...