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Jun 8, 2017 9:52 am

VIDEO | On this day: Fedor Emelianenko weathers early storm, defeats Fujita

On this day in MMA history, heavyweight MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko picked up an impressive 1st round submission win over Kazuyuki Fujita after nearly being finished by ‘Ironhead’ in the opening minutes of the fight. Prior to the scrap, Emelianenko was riding a 10-fight win streak that saw ‘The Last Emperor’ look nearly unbeatable through...

Jun 7, 2017 9:44 am

Karolina Kowalkiewicz breaks silence following UFC 212 loss

This past weekend, in the co-main event of UFC 212, former UFC strawweight title challengers Claudia Gadelha and Karolina Kowalkiewicz stepped into the Octagon for a pivotal scrap that saw Gadelha pick up an early 1st round submission win. The win was a particularly impressive one for Gadelha, who is now on a 2-fight win...

Jun 5, 2017 11:32 am

Alexander Gustafsson stands by recent comments about Jon Jones: I told the truth

In the wake of his impressive knockout win over Glover Teixeira, Alexander Gustafsson shared some rather heavy-handed comments about former light heavyweight champion and one-time opponent Jon Jones, suggesting that given his many indiscretions outside the cage, Jones is probably not a good person. This then prompted a response on Twitter from Jones, which in...

Jun 4, 2017 12:14 pm

Jimi Manuwa discusses beef with “big, fat school bully” Daniel Cormier

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier is scheduled to defend his title against former champion Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 214. Earlier that same night, top light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa will take on the surging Volkan Oezdemir in what could well be a number one contender fight. Though Cormier and Manuwa...

Jun 2, 2017 11:18 am

Mike Tyson not giving Conor McGregor much of a chance against Floyd Mayweather

As talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight continue to progress, predictions for the fight have continued to remain split down the middle. While the fight is likely to be the biggest pay-per view in the history of combat sports, many in the boxing community feel as though the fight has no...

May 29, 2017 11:48 am

Yair Rodriguez gives timetable for Octagon return

Earlier this month, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in Frankie Edgar. Regrettably for Rodriguez and his legions of fans, it did not turn out to be his night, as he was taken out by his far more...

May 27, 2017 10:35 am

Cat Zingano reflects on UFC Athlete Retreat

This past weekend, the UFC hosted the first ever ‘UFC Athlete Retreat’ where hundreds of fighters congregated in Las Vegas for a weekend of all-inclusive fun and presentations. For the most part, the event went off without a hitch despite one physical altercation breaking out. With that being said, there was some tension at the...

May 25, 2017 1:59 pm

VIDEO | Several scuffles break out in newest clip from The Ultimate Fighter

It is too bad that Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw will not be settling their feud at UFC 213 as originally planned. Garbrandt suffered a back injury and will not be recovered in time to train for the fight by the July 8 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although the fight is now off, the...

May 25, 2017 12:31 pm

Yair Rodriguez: All my fears came true at UFC 211

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez hit a road block in the form of Frankie Edgar. Despite some strong moments in the fight, Rodriguez was grounded and ultimately stopped by his experienced foe. Now several weeks removed from this loss, Rodriguez spoke with BJPenn.com’s Chris...

May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Fighters rally behind Cris “Cyborg” Justino after Angela Magana incident

Over the weekend, the UFC flew some 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas, Nevada for a special athletes retreat. During the events of the weekend, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino had a run-in with UFC strawweight Angela Magana, which ended with Cyborg punching and visibly rocking Magana. Since then, Cyborg has been...

May 23, 2017 12:07 pm

Mike Perry explains why the UFC athletes retreat was the greatest weekend of his life

Last weekend, the UFC flew nearly its entire roster out to Las Vegas for a special, athletes retreat. This retreat has generated quite a few headlines over the last few days – and very few of them have been positive. According to welterweight star Mike Perry, however, any bellyaching about this athletes retreat is unwarranted. On Tuesday...

May 23, 2017 9:49 am

Jorge Masvidal explains what surprised him most in Demian Maia fight

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in a contest that was widely perceived as a welterweight number one contender fight. Despite some big moments on the feet, Masvidal became the latest casualty of Maia’s incredible grappling skill, surrendering four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 23, 2017 7:44 am

Report: Rory MacDonald made bank for his first fight in the Bellator cage

Last weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made his anticipated debut in the Bellator cage. This debut couldn’t have gone better, as he dominated his dangerous foe Paul Daley to a second-round choke for the win. In advance of this fight, MacDonald made the surprising admission that in terms of sponsorship money, he...

May 22, 2017 2:10 pm

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: Conor McGregor is not skilled enough to box with Floyd Mayweather

Although it seems like the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor boxing superfight is getting closer and closer to happening, boxing icon Mike Tyson won’t believe it till he sees the two of them standing across each other in the ring. Conor McGregor and UFC President Dana White have agreed to their terms of the fight...

May 19, 2017 1:43 pm

PHOTO | Epic poster released for Daniel Cormier vs. Jon Jones 2

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former champion Jon Jones are set to rematch in the Octagon at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. The two rivals first met at UFC 182 back in 2015 when Jones was the champion. Cormier came in as an undefeated challenger and after the end of...

May 19, 2017 9:22 am

Amanda Nunes could move up or down in weight in pursuit of second title

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is currently gearing up for her second bantamweight title defense against Valentina Shevchenko. Ahead of that fight however, it is no secret that Nunes is looking to ultimately win a second UFC title. While initially, the champ expressed her desire to move up in weight, with the addition of...

May 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Volkan Oezdemir outlines his strategy against “really smart” Misha Cirkunov

On May 28, the UFC will touch down in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting night of fights. In the evening’s co-main event, rapidly  rising light heavyweight contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov will collide in a bout that has title implications written all over it. In advance of this fight, Oezdemir joined host Kinch...

May 17, 2017 8:17 am

Daniel Cormier justifies mocking Jon Jones drug use

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has been extremely willing to engage in trash talk recently leading up to his summer rematch with former light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones for the undisputed light heavyweight title. Leading up to the fight, Cormier appears to be extremely comfortable not only in the spotlight, but also with the...

May 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rory MacDonald taking sponsorship money cut moving from UFC to Bellator

For many fighters that moved over to Bellator from the UFC, the sponsorship dollars were likely a big factor in their decisions to switch things up. Take Ryan Bader for example. Bader said he would be making three to four times as much in personal sponsorship money fighting under Bellator than he was getting with...

May 16, 2017 8:22 am

Derrick Lewis is planning for a quick finish against Mark Hunt

On June 12, the UFC will return to beautiful New Zealand with an exciting looking card. This card will be topped by a big main event, as MMA legend Mark Hunt collides with streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis. Hunt, of course, is a hometown hero in New Zealand and Australia. Lewis, then, will represent the visiting team,...

May 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds This past December the Ultimate Fighting Championship made the exciting announcement that they would be introducing a women’s featherweight division to their lineup. Then in February, the promotion crowned their first ever women’s 145-pound champion in the form of Germaine de Randamie, who defeated former...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

May 13, 2017 9:16 am

Dana White unveils epic plan B if Cody Garbrandt is injured

The UFC recently revealed that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his UFC bantamweight title this summer against TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated grudge match following ‘TUF Redemption’. Unfortunately, this week, it was revealed that Dillashaw’s plane ticket to the UFC Summer Kickoff event was cancelled, since Garbrandt was flying to Germany to...

May 12, 2017 11:02 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses possibility of Anderson Silva fight

Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva have now been left without fights. In early 2017, it was announced that St-Pierre would be returning from his UFC hiatus to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated showdown for the middleweight title. Anderson silva on the other hand, was slated to fight Kelvin...