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Oct 21, 2015 8:17 am

Brimage feeling optimistic despite being cut from UFC

Marcus Brimage found himself on the UFC’s cut list recently after they began their ‘roster purge.’ Brimage’s release didn’t necessarily come as a shock given that he’s lost 4 of his last 5 fights. While many fighters would feel discouraged by being released from the UFC, Brimage looks at it as an opportunity to better...

Oct 21, 2015 7:40 am

Ryan Bader’s coach has a bold explanation for title shot snub

Ahead of Ryan Bader’s UFC 192 co-main event fight against Rashad Evans there was much questioning as to whether or not Bader would be granted a title shot given that he was on a 4-fight win streak. Bader went on to decisively win the fight via unanimous decision, extending his win streak to 5 fights,...

Oct 21, 2015 7:27 am

Reebok’s new Ireland shirt enrages Irish fans

The Irish invasion has begun in MMA, and it all started with interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Ahead of UFC Dublin this Saturday, where Joseph Duffy will square off against Dustin Poirier in the main event, Reebok released a new shirt showing a map of Ireland along with the description “Show your UFC territorial...

Oct 21, 2015 6:56 am

Ratings report: WSOF 24: Fitch vs. Okami viewership drops 16% from WSOF 23

This past Saturday former UFC welterweight title contender Jon Fitch squared off against Yushin Okami under the World Series of Fighting banner on NBC Sports. The fight went the distance, with Fitch ultimately being awarded the unanimous decision win, and another crack at the vacant WSOF welterweight championship. According to MMAFighting, the event drew in...

Oct 20, 2015 9:38 pm

Corey Anderson replaces Tom Lawlor at UFC FN 77

News broke last night that ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor was forced to withdraw from his UFC Fight Night 77 bout on November 7th, and that he was being replaced by the man with arguably the coolest nickname in MMA, Corey ‘Beastin 25/8’ Anderson. Anderson will be stepping in to fight Fabio Maldonado, who is looking to...

Oct 20, 2015 9:30 pm

Bobby Green to fans: “I’M BACK”

Popular UFC fighter Bobby Green hasn’t fought in the Octagon in nearly a year, and for good reasons. After having his 8-fight win streak snapped by Edson Barboza, Green underwent surgery to repair a torn quad. During his recovery Green underwent surgery after tearing his ACL and lateral meniscus. In addition to having to overcome...

Oct 20, 2015 8:26 pm

McGregor shows off incredible head movement while sparring

Sparring with The Russian Hammer! A video posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Oct 20, 2015 at 7:35pm PDT Good rounds with the Show Stopper! A video posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Oct 20, 2015 at 7:59pm PDT Almost! A video posted by Conor McGregor Official (@thenotoriousmma) on Oct 20, 2015 at...

Oct 20, 2015 3:06 pm

Cruiserweight division imminent?

As the sport of MMA continues to grow and evolve, so does the need for revisions to the rules for competition, as does the possibility for more weight classes. The Association of Boxing Commissions President Mike Mazzulli spoke to MMAJunkie about their plan to address the ban of 12-6 elbows, the criteria for a 10-8...

Oct 20, 2015 2:46 pm

Is Ronda Rousey a role model?

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is an extremely polarizing figure. While some support Rousey and her ‘tell it like it is’ attitude, others can’t help but turn the other cheek when Rousey occasionally makes a comment that comes across as harsh. While every fighter has critics, Rousey appears to have more than most given...

Oct 20, 2015 1:36 pm

Zahabi: GSP has “plenty of fighting left”

As speculation continues to grow on whether or not Georges St-Pierre will return to the UFC again, one person who may have the best inside information on the matter beside St-Pierre himself is his coach, Firas Zahabi. The Montreal Tristar coach spoke with MMA Fighting to share his thoughts on the return of “Rush” to...

Oct 20, 2015 12:48 pm

New Jersey commission to experiment with putting judges in soundproof booths

MMA has had a long history with controversial judge’s decisions and the New Jersey State Athletic Control Board will be testing out a new system in an attempt to reduce judging errors. Three MMA judges will be put in “soundproof isolated rooms” in addition to three cageside judges at the Cage Fury Fighting Championship 52...

Oct 20, 2015 12:40 pm

Fedor to compete in Sambo tournament next month

Fedor Emelianenko will return to a combat sambo world tournament, which takes place November 25th in Monaco. Emelianenko, a four-time world combat sambo champion looks to get back to competition before making a return to MMA on December 31st. Tass.ru was the first to report that the Former Pride FC heavyweight champion would be entering...

Oct 20, 2015 12:12 pm

Why BJ Penn should be listed in the ‘Giving Back’ Hall of Fame

Our own BJ Penn was featured in an article from Impact Flow titled “These Four Professional Athletes Should Be In The ‘Giving Back’ Hall of Fame.” The article covered a short list of professional athletes that have uncovered their ability to make a positive difference in the world through their athletic abilities. The article lists...

Oct 20, 2015 11:10 am

Neil Magny jumps in the middle of Cote-Ellenberger Twitter beef

In an attempt to get put on January’s UFC on Fox 18 card, Patrick Cote called for an opponent to meet him in the cage via Twitter. Jake Ellenberger gladly stepped up and replied to his tweet and the two got in to a Twitter feud that already makes up for an interesting fight.  ...

Oct 20, 2015 11:01 am

Stephen Thompson: “I want my son to be like THAT guy”

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was recently interviewed by MixedMartialArts.com and spoke about his philosophy on being a role model and a true martial artist. The UFC welterweight is on a five-fight win streak and looks to continue his success with integrity. “When little kids and their parents see me on TV, I want parents to say,...

Oct 20, 2015 10:53 am

UFC Heavyweight Soa Palelei announces retirement

38-year-old Soa Palelei announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday. The UFC heavyweight from Australia announced his time spent fighting in the ring are done, but his involvement with MMA will continue as he hopes to help the sport grow. The announcement comes on the heels of Palelei being removed from the UFC’s active roster...

Oct 20, 2015 9:51 am

Gustafsson: ‘I do not want to be a journeyman’

Two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson does not want to become a journeyman in the sport of mixed martial arts. “The Mauler” recently spoke with Swedish news outlet Allehanda, where he stated that he will continue to fight as long as he has the potential to be the best. His words (transcribed by...

Oct 20, 2015 8:51 am

Nick Newell on retirement: “It was the right decision for me”

Following his unanimous decision win over Tom Marcellino at WSOF 24 this past weekend, ‘Notorious’ Nick Newell announced his retirement. In a backstage interview immediately after the fight, Newell cited numerous injuries as his reason for retiring despite being on a 2-fight win streak. Newell joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour on Monday to...

Oct 20, 2015 8:30 am

CM Punk goes off on critics: “Don’t pay attention to me”

Since announcing earlier this year that he would make his MMA debut under the UFC banner, CM Punk has been on the receiving end of some pretty harsh criticism. Some believe that the move is simply a publicity stunt, while others believe CM Punk is in for a rude awakening, despite the fact that he...

Oct 20, 2015 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen discusses UFC 200 return rumors

Despite Chael Sonnen announcing his retirement prior to being handed a 2-year suspension from the NSAC back in July of 2014, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Sonnen will return to the sport when his suspension is up. ‘The American Gangster’ recently shut the door on talks of a potential return...