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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...

Dec 12, 2016 8:02 am

A quick look back at the year since Conor McGregor KO’d Jose Aldo

One year ago today, Ireland’s Conor McGregor backed up months of trash talk and bravado to knock out Jose Aldo and win the UFC featherweight title. The knockout occurred just 13 seconds into the fight’s first frame, and marked the end of Aldo’s decade-long unbeaten streak. How things have changed since then. Shortly after his incredible...

Dec 12, 2016 6:46 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon – Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall

This Saturday (December 17), the UFC will return to sunny Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. The card will be headlined by a compelling strawweight scrap between 22-year-old prospect Paige VanZant, and former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson. Before these two talented strawweights get at it, however, we’ll witness a welterweight...

Dec 11, 2016 9:28 am

Kelvin Gastelum says he’d stay at middleweight for a fight with Vitor Belfort

Last month, the UFC made its long-awaited debut in New York with UFC 205. To celebrate the occasion, the organization stacked the card with high profile fights. One of the most exciting of these scheduled fights was one between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum, which was to occur at welterweight. When Gastelum was so...

Dec 11, 2016 9:24 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 206: Holloway takes home $30K for wearing Reebok

Last night, the UFC returned to snow covered Toronto, Ontario Canada for the first time since 2013. They did so with UFC 206, a fight that was short on big names, but long on incredible action. At the moment, purses for this 12-fight card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the...

Dec 11, 2016 8:56 am

After knockout of Matt Brown, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone wants Demian Maia

Last night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 206, fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone dazzled with a thunderous third-round knockout of the notoriously durable Matt Brown. With this win, Cowboy improved to a fantastic 4-0 as a welterweight. Given his current streak, and the fact that he is now ranked well inside the...

Dec 11, 2016 6:59 am

Max Holloway remains doubtful that Jose Aldo will show up to fight him

Last night, in the main event of UFC 206, Hawaiian contender Max Holloway won the UFC interim featherweight title with a third-round TKO of former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. This win set the Hawaiian up for a title-unifying showdown with undisputed champ Jose Aldo, who was recently promoted to that role when Conor McGregor was...

Dec 10, 2016 1:40 pm

Doo-Ho Choi plans to fight for featherweight title in 2017

While South Korean superstar Doo-Ho Choi has just three fights inside the Octagon, he has left fight fans speechless all three times. Back in 2014, Choi entered the Octagon with a 12-1 professional record that saw him enter the UFC on a 10-fight win streak, with all but two of the wins coming by way...

Dec 10, 2016 11:28 am

Dan Henderson breaks down Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis

Tonight, in the main event of Toronto’s UFC 206 pay-per view card, streaking featherweight contender Max Holloway will square off against former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in a highly anticipated showdown between two of the best strikers in the featherweight division. For Holloway, the fight will be for the interim featherweight title, and give...

Dec 10, 2016 10:21 am

Cub Swanson thrilled Conor McGregor isn’t champion anymore

Earlier this month, news surfaced that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had relinquished his featherweight championship. While his reign as a simultaneous two-division champ was certainly a short one, the Irish superstar still holds the UFC lightweight championship. With the news of Conor McGregor relinquishing the title, interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo was promoted to...

Dec 10, 2016 8:39 am

Dana White discusses new potential “dream team of commentating”

Since the new WME-IMG UFC owners took control of the company earlier this year, they have continued to fire numerous high-profile employees, including UFC Canada’s Tom Wright, and UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes to name just a few. Recently, there were reports circulating that in order to potentially secure a new...

Dec 9, 2016 9:31 pm

Coach Duke Roufus says CM Punk may get another fight in the UFC

Both fans and athletes have been very polar on Phil Brooks, better known as the former WWE star, CM Punk, getting his first professional mixed martial arts fight in the UFC. There have been many hating on the fact that CM Punk was able to fight for the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the...

Dec 9, 2016 3:35 pm

VIDEO | Pro fighters predict winner of Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis

There is a UFC interim featherweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 206, which takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday night. Interestingly, the interim featherweight title is only available to one competitor in the five-round title fight as Anthony Pettis failed to make the featherweight limit...

Dec 9, 2016 2:34 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping weighs-in on Anthony Pettis declining to attempt to cut final 3 pounds

"You don't take that advice. You don't listen to a doctor."- @bisping on Anthony Pettis. #UFC206 https://t.co/qt8NfxmQZk — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 9, 2016 Friday morning, the MMA community learned that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was struggling to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds for his scheduled UFC 206 main event...