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Sep 10, 2016 11:57 am

Jon Jones posts message of appreciation for fans

Former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones has been away from the Octagon for quite some time. After being slated to fight Daniel Cormier in a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of UFC 200, all signs pointed to Jones making his return to the Octagon on July...

Sep 10, 2016 11:02 am

Fabricio Werdum on UFC 203 fight: “I need this victory”

Earlier this year, the MMA community was left stunned as UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was knocked out cold by Stipe Miocic, who landed a spectacular counter-punch that knocked out Werdum. Tonight at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, ‘Vai Calvao’ will have the opportunity to return to the win column and potentially earn himself a...

Sep 10, 2016 5:36 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor photobombs Teruto Ishihara and it is awesome

Teruto “Yashabo” Ishihara is quickly making a name for himself in the UFC. With his highlight knockouts and his hilarious outspoken love for the ladies, it’s easy to see why “Yashabo” is quickly gaining a ton of fans. Famous in his own right, it looks like Ishihara and his team were excited and happy to...

Sep 9, 2016 6:13 pm

VIDEO | Manny Pacquiao mocks Floyd Mayweather for wanting Conor McGregor fight

Prior to the announcement that Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz would have their highly anticipated welterweight rematch at UFC 202, rumors were circling in regards to a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather. Both men went back and forth in the media, with both of them verbally agreeing to a fight. While...


Sep 9, 2016 6:51 am

UFC 204 Sells out in 6 Minutes

Earlier this year, England’s Michael Bisping shocked the world by flattening Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight crown. From there, logic suggested the Brit would defend his title in a rematch with Rockhold, or against another top-flight middleweight in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza or Yoel Romero. Instead, the next middleweight title shot was awarded to...

Sep 9, 2016 6:49 am

VIDEO | Ray Longo Says Chris Weidman Will Fight “Jacare” or Yoel Romero in NYC

Earlier this week, rumors began to swirl that former middleweight champion Chris Weidman would be taking on Yoel Romero at UFC 205 in NYC this November 12. When Romero posted a photo of himself signing a contract (which he has since deleted), these rumors only gained credibility. On the latest episode of Jon Anik and...

Sep 8, 2016 1:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | AKA Head Coach on Rockhold’s modeling career: “Everyone knows how good looking he is”

Luke Rockhold’s modeling contract surprised many in the MMA community except for his teammates and coaches at American Kickboxing Academy. American Kickboxing Academy head coach Javier Mendez spoke exclusively to BJPenn.com on Thursday and discussed his teammate’s reactions to Rockhold’s recently signed modeling contract and budding career as a male model. “No one was surprised. Everyone knows...

Sep 7, 2016 10:11 pm

Shane Carwin officially comes out of retirement

Former UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has been teasing a return to MMA for quite some time now. Numerous Tweets from Carwin had the MMA community playing matchmaker as they began putting together potential fights for the former heavyweight champ. Fans even went as far as to call for a rematch with former UFC heavyweight...

Sep 7, 2016 6:17 pm

Jon Jones looking good on the mitts while sorting out suspension

Jon Jones may be sidelined at the moment while he sorts out his USADA suspension from a positive test in the weeks leading up UFC 200, but ‘Bones’ is training hard regardless. The former light heavyweight champion posted an Instagram video of him hitting the mitts, and Jones looks better than ever. ‘Bones’ was stripped...

Sep 7, 2016 1:22 pm

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 Appears to Have Broken the UFC’s Previous PPV Record

From the moment it was announced, it was clear that UFC 202 would be a very successful card. Headlined by a welterweight rematch between Stockton slugger Nate Diaz and Irish superstar Conor McGregor, it immediately had all the makings of a top-selling UFC pay-per-view. As it turns out, however, the card might actually have been...

Sep 7, 2016 12:53 pm

PHOTO | Legend Mike Tyson just claimed Nate Diaz is the baddest man on the planet

You know you have made it when boxing icon Mike Tyson claims you are the “baddest man on the planet.” Following Nate Diaz’s rise to the top of the UFC’s payscale in his last two fights against UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, the youngest boxer to ever win the WBA, WBC, and IBF heavyweight titles...

Sep 7, 2016 10:07 am

Chael Sonnen calls for Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

Going into UFC 202, there was much speculation as to what UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s next move would be after his rematch with Nate Diaz. McGregor won his rematch with Diaz via majority decision, avenging his UFC 196 loss to the Stockton superstar. In the wake of McGregor’s win, there has been much speculation...

Sep 7, 2016 9:32 am

After Overeem, Stipe Miocic Wants to Avenge an Old Loss

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 203, Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his UFC heavyweight title against decorated striker Alistair Overeem. Though Miocic is favored to win this fight, which will occur in his home town of Cleveland, Ohio, his victory is certainly not a foregone conclusion. Despite the scale of this...

Sep 7, 2016 7:02 am

Report | Conor McGregor Turned Down Movie Role to Fight at UFC 205

Last December, Irish superstar Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title by knocking out former champion Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Instead of defending that title, the Irishman’s next move was an immediate jump up to lightweight to challenge for former champion Rafael Dos Anjos’ crown. As we now know, of course, this is...

Sep 7, 2016 6:16 am

NSAC releases McGregor and Diaz drug tests results from UFC 202

“Everybody’s on steroids.” Those were the accusatory words infamously uttered by Nate Diaz in the buildup to his UFC 196 submission win over Conor McGregor. As it turns out, however, Diaz’s claim is not accurate. While steroid abuse is certainly a real problem in MMA, neither he nor McGregor are using them. So no, not...

Sep 6, 2016 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold signs with modeling agency, releases first photo

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been rather silent since his UFC 199 knockout loss to Michael Bisping that saw him lose the middleweight championship. Since then, there has been no word as to when Rockhold will return to the Octagon. The longtime AKA fighter recently did an interview in which he revealed that...

Sep 6, 2016 9:28 am

Eddie Alvarez rips Conor Mcgregor and Nate Diaz for UFC 202

Last month, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and UFC superstar Nate Diaz competed in a highly anticipated welterweight rematch, where McGregor was able to avenge his UFC 196 submission loss to Diaz. The fight is widely regarded by fans as one of the best fights of the year, in addition to one of the greatest...

Sep 4, 2016 12:47 pm

Boxer Conor Wallace Details his Role in Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Training Camp

In preparation for his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz, UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor invited several stars from other martial arts disciplines into his camp. One such star was BJJ whiz Dillon Danis, who helped the Irishman prepare for Diaz’s dangerous grappling arsenal. Another was All-Ireland boxing champion Conor Wallace, who was brought in...

Sep 4, 2016 8:28 am

Josh Barnett: “I’m sure a heavyweight championship fight could be in the future”

Former UFC heavyweight champion Josh Barnett scored a third-round submission victory over fellow former UFC title holder Andrei Arlovski in the main event of UFC Fight Night 93 last night in Hamburg, Germany. “The Warmaster”, who has gone 3-2 since returning to the UFC in August of 2013, was asked where he thinks he ranks...

Sep 4, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Comments on Safe Win Over Blachowicz

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Alexander Gustafsson rebounded from a two-fight losing streak by decisioning Poland’s Jan Blachowicz. Despite being known as a striker, Gustafsson relied primarily on his wrestling to defeat Blachowicz, which has earned him a bit of criticism from fans and fellow fighters alike. In a...

Sep 3, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva sparring with his son

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has returned to the gym for training following his UFC 200 loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Silva, who has been on a bit of a slide since losing his UFC middleweight championship to Chris Weidman in 2013, will be looking to return to the win...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Sep 3, 2016 1:33 pm

McGregor’s head coach reveals untold training method for UFC 202

As the head coach of Irish superstar Conor McGregor’s, John Kavanagh is tasked with game-planning and training for a fighter who is known to take risks. The Irishman rolled the dice once more and really shook up his preparation for the rematch with Nate Diaz, coach Kavanagh revealed. McGregor spent $300,000 on fight camp leading into his...

Sep 3, 2016 10:02 am

Rafael dos Anjos rips McGregor vs. Diaz II fight: “I just saw 2 sloppy guys”

Last month, fight fans tuned in for the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. McGregor was stepping into the Octagon in hopes of avenging his March 5th loss to Diaz in the main event of UFC 196. In the pair’s first fight, Diaz stepped in on just 2 weeks notice for Rafael...