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Sep 17, 2016 11:36 am

TJ Dillashaw: “I don’t even want to beat Urijah up. It’s not worth my time. “

The bantamweight division has been in a state of unrest since Dominick Cruz reclaimed the title over TJ Dillashaw back in January. With the emergence of contenders like Cody Garbrandt, the idea of who gets the next title shot becomes even murkier. Former champion TJ Dillashaw discussed the landscape of the 135 pound division, and...

Sep 16, 2016 3:16 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier get physical at UFC Fight Night 94 ceremonial weigh-ins

#UFCHidalgo can't come soon [email protected] vs @FollowTheMenaceLIVE & FREE on @FS1 10pmET https://t.co/Krray80v8S — UFC (@ufc) September 16, 2016 UFC lightweights Michael Johnson and Dustin Poirier will take to the center of the Octagon in the main event of UFC Fight Night 94, which takes place in Hidalgo, Texas on Saturday night. On Friday, the...

Sep 16, 2016 9:31 am

Frankie Edgar randomly tested by USADA

At the end of the first year of random out-of-competition testing, the US Anti-Doping Agency expressed their desire to increase the number of out-of-competition drug tests in the program’s second year with the UFC. Former UFC lightweight champion, and #2 ranked UFC featherweight, Frankie ‘The Answer’ Edgar took to Instagram to reveal that he was...

Sep 16, 2016 8:26 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo Looking Razor Sharp in Training

Interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo is still an absolute monster. The video above – which shows the Brazilian great smashing mitts with Emerson Falcao – is all the proof of that statement you need. As deadly as Aldo looks in training, however, we currently don’t know who he’s training for. In Aldo’s perfectly imagined world, his...


Sep 16, 2016 7:11 am

TJ Dillashaw Considering Drop to Flyweight for Title Fight with Demetrious Johnson

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw surrendered the UFC bantamweight title to returning champion Dominick Cruz in a competitive, five-round battle. Having rebounded from this title loss with a nice, decision win over Rafael Assuncao at UFC 200, Dillashaw’s focus is now locked on a rematch with Cruz, and the chance to reclaim the...

Sep 15, 2016 6:23 pm

VIDEO | Michael Johnson during fan Q&A: ‘Nate Diaz definitely doesn’t hit hard’

Michael “The Menace” Johnson headlines UFC Fight Night 94 this Saturday against Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. On Wednesday ahead of the main event, Johnson took to Facebook live where he answered questions from fans tuning in. Some of the more interesting answers that he gave from the fight fan’s asking their questions on Facebook went...

Sep 15, 2016 3:46 pm

Anthony Johnson & Daniel Cormier trade shots on social media

Last month at UFC 202, top ranked light heavyweight Anthony Johnson picked up a major win as he knocked out Glover Teixeira in the first round of their UFC 202 scrap. Following the fight, ‘Rumble’ called for a rematch with UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Cormier verbally agreed to the fight, stating that Johnson...

Sep 15, 2016 2:33 pm

Frankie Edgar vs Jeremy Stephens in talks for UFC 205 showdown

New Jersey native Frankie Edgar’s dreams of fighting in Madison Square Garden are closer than ever from coming into fruition. Brazil’s Combate is reporting that Edgar will be taking on Jeremy ‘Lil Heathen’ Stephens in a featherweight showdown at UFC 205 for the UFC’s first event in New York. Growing up and training just an hour...

Sep 15, 2016 11:54 am

Fabricio Werdum vs Cain Velasquez II targeted for UFC 207

With both men coming off of victories over Travis ‘Hapa’ Browne, a rematch between former heavyweight champions Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez is now being targeted for UFC 207 in December. Velasquez said on UFC Tonight that he would rather not wait while Miocic takes a break, noting that a rematch with Werdum in December...

Sep 15, 2016 11:30 am

Cain Velasquez weighs-in on potential Jon Jones immediate title shot

Leading up to UFC 200, all signs pointed to former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones and UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier having their highly anticipated rematch in the main event of the bout. Both fighters made it to fight week uninjured, and were taking part in their media rounds ahead of the fight....

Sep 15, 2016 6:14 am

Stefan Struve gets a new opponent for UFC 204

Coming off a blistering 16-second knockout win over Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva, Stefan Struve is looking to build on that momentum at UFC 204 in October. ‘The Skyscraper’ almost didn’t get the chance however after his original opponent Ruslan Magomedov was forced off of the card with a staph infection. Now, it appears Struve will remain...

Sep 14, 2016 1:03 pm

Stipe Miocic wants time off after KO win, UFC considering Werdum vs Velasquez II

After a busy 2016 that saw heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic capture the title as well as defend it, the Cleveland native is calling for some much needed time off. Miocic knockout out Alistair Overeem in the first round of their UFC 203 headliner on Saturday night, and many wondered who the heavyweight champ would take...

Sep 14, 2016 11:57 am

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid NSAC fine, suspension upheld

Nick Diaz still hasn’t paid off his fines from the Nevada State Athletic Commission, so don’t expect him to fight until he does. Bob Bennett, the executive director of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, spoke with Damon Martin of FOX Sports and discussed the matter of Diaz’s suspension status and the financial matters holding him...

Sep 14, 2016 7:42 am

Chad Mendes hunts and kills massive moose in Alaska, Rockhold goes spearfishing

Featherweight contender Chad Mendes bagged a massive moose while hunting in Alaska and took to social media to display his handiwork. ‘Money’ Mendes is documenting his Alaska moose hunt on his Youtube channel and seems to be keeping busy while serving out his suspension after his 2015 knockout loss to Frankie Edgar. “Ok guys the first...

Sep 14, 2016 5:29 am

Max Holloway demands title shot from Jose Aldo, Aldo prefers Pettis

Max Holloway has officially lost his patience in waiting for a title shot. The 24-year-old Hawaiian is currently riding a nine fight win streak, by far the longest in the featherweight division, yet the man still hasn’t got his shot at gold. Holloway tweeted at interim champion Jose Aldo in frustration on Tuesday night: Dont...

Sep 13, 2016 10:15 am

NAC Director releases statement on formal complaint against Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz

Prior to UFC 202, tensions were quickly rising between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor ahead of their highly anticipated rematch. Tensions reached their breaking point when Conor McGregor arrived at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference nearly half an hour late. That didn’t sit too well with Nate Diaz, who quickly got up and walked...

Sep 13, 2016 9:48 am

Alexander Gustafsson: Jones doesn’t deserve immediate title shot

While Jon Jones is busy trying to clear up the messy fallout from UFC 200, two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson believes it would not be fair to give ‘Bones’ an immediate rematch once he sorts out his situation with USADA. Jones tested positive for two banned substances in a June 16 out-of-competition drug test conducted by...

Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 9:24 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor is done at welterweight

After Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight championship by defeating Jose Aldo back in the main event of UFC 194, it didn’t take long for the newly crowned featherweight champ to sign the contract for his next fight. The fight was slated to be a lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos in the main...

Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...

Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...

Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am

Jon Jones interested in potential superfight with Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones may be dealing with a potential two-year USADA suspension for two failed tests leading into UFC 200, but that hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old light heavyweight kingpin from thinking big. Like, heavyweight big. Jones commented on a potential superfight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who just knocked out Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 6:39 am

Jon Jones says he won’t be fighting at UFC 205 in native New York

Upstate New York native Jon Jones won’t be able to fight in time for the UFC’s debut event in the Empire State, according to a twitter exchange with a fan on Sunday. @JonnyBones is MSG still on the radar? — Black Bart Simpson (@BlackBartSon) September 12, 2016 No https://t.co/8rnZENlG0R — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September...

Sep 12, 2016 5:47 am

Luke Rockhold Reacts to “Jacare” Booking

For awhile there, it looked as though it could be some time before we saw former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold back in the UFC’s Octagon. He’d expressed some serious disappointment with the money the UFC was offering him, and seemed to be focused on his burgeoning modelling career. Luckily, however, the UFC has found a...

Sep 11, 2016 5:24 pm

Breaking! Luke Rockhold vs. Jacare Souza 2 will headline November’s UFC Fight Night event in Melbourne

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold will return to the octagon this November when he squares off with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza in the main event of UFC Fight Night Melbourne. UFC officials just announced the bout. https://twitter.com/UFC_CA/status/775122977386102784 Luke Rockhold was most recently seen in action at June’s UFC 199 event where he suffered a first-round...

Sep 11, 2016 4:45 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum fought Travis Browne with a fractured foot

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored a unanimous decision victory over Hawaiian Travis Browne in the co-headliner of yesterday’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. The victory marked the second time that Werdum had defeated Browne via decision in the past 30 months, having previously scored a victory over “Hapa” in April of 2014....