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Jan 8, 2017 6:57 am

Jimi Manuwa returns in March at UFC Fight Night London

A scrap between two of the UFC’s top ten light heavyweights will take place at UFC Fight Night London on March 18. Flocombat’s Jim Edwards was first to report the news announcing that feared 205-pound striker Jimi Manuwa would be taking on Corey Anderson at the event. Jimi Manuwa was last seen in action at October’s UFC 204...

Jan 8, 2017 6:48 am

Kelvin Gastelum hopes to be a force at middleweight and welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum is one of the best welterweights on the planet, but there’s a definite asterisk attached to that statement. The young contender has missed the division’s 170-pound weight limit three times, most recently in November, when he was so far over weight for a planned bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone that he didn’t even...

Jan 8, 2017 5:52 am

Rafael Dos Anjos explains his move to welterweight

After back-to-back losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has announced his intention to move to the 170-pound welterweight division. The former champ made this announcement on Twitter earlier this week. I reached the top of LW,it's been a hard journey make weight every time,now I want to fight...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Jan 7, 2017 3:12 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov starts UFC 209 training camp for unnamed opponent

UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been eagerly attempting to secure a fight for early 2017 before he takes a month off in observance of Ramadan. Unfortunately for ‘The Eagle’, while he was looking to secure an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Ferguson revealed several weeks ago that he planned to hold...

Jan 7, 2017 2:51 pm

Jon Jones would like to see Ronda Rousey return

While many members of the MMA community believe that it is time for former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to retire following lopsided back to back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones believes that it would be good to see Rousey return to the Octagon to...

Jan 7, 2017 1:35 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero details what went wrong for Ronda Rousey at UFC 207

Former UFC champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return at December’s UFC 207 event where she squared off with Amanda Nunes for the promotions women’s bantamweight championship. Unfortunately for fans of “Rowdy”, the fight did not go at all her way, as she was finished by “The Lioness” in just 48-seconds by way of...

Jan 7, 2017 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shuts down the talk of Michael Bisping vs. Tyron Woodley

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson battled division champion Tyron Woodley to a majority draw at UFC 205 this past November in New York. Immediately following the five-round war, which was voted “fight of the night”, UFC president Dana White stated that an immediate rematch between Woodley and Thompson would be put together by the promotion....

Jan 7, 2017 7:16 am

Firas Zahabi defends Edmond Tarverdyan

Following the first professional loss of Ronda Rousey’s career at UFC 193 to Holly Holm in 2015, Ronda Rousey‘s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, was the subject of much criticism. While Rousey lost the fight, many blamed Tarverdyan for giving Rousey a false sense of confidence in her striking prior to stepping into the Octagon with an...

Jan 7, 2017 6:59 am

Mike Goldberg releases statement following UFC departure

Prior to UFC 207, it was reported that longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg would be calling his last UFC event at the highly anticipated event. Throughout the course of the broadcast, there was no mention of the event being Goldberg’s last. Throughout the course of the event however, members of the MMA community continued to...

Jan 6, 2017 10:27 pm

Phil Baroni defends Ronda Rousey following loss

Since Ronda Rousey’s UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes last week to close out 2016, the MMA community has been torn between supporting Ronda Rousey at a low point, and criticizing the former champ for being ill prepared for her scrap with Amanda Nunes. While there has been a tremendous outpouring of support for Rousey...

Jan 6, 2017 9:41 pm

Rashad Evans weighs-in on Ronda Rousey’s media blackout prior to UFC 207

Leading up to Ronda Rousey’s highly anticipated return to the Octagon at UFC 207, there was much controversy as to Rousey’s media blackout leading up to the fight. While Rousey, who normally does quite a bit of promo leading up to her fights, was completely silent, the MMA community was left to speculate as to...

Jan 6, 2017 8:55 pm

Cody Garbrandt threatens to release video KOing TJ Dillashaw

Leading up to UFC 207, the feud between former Team Alpha Male teammates Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw was reignited as the two men, who were both fighting on the UFC 207 card, took to social media to rekindle an old feud just hours before their scheduled scraps on pay-per view. Dillashaw took to social...

Jan 6, 2017 8:22 pm

Jon Anik opens up on weird UFC 207 broadcast following Rousey KO loss

To close out 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes in the main event of UFC 207. While Rousey was the focus of the promotional videos leading up to the fight, when the pair stepped in the Octagon, it was UFC women’s...

Jan 6, 2017 8:06 pm

Ronda Rousey’s team had training partner Raquel Pennington sign NDA

In one of the most surprising MMA stories in recent memories, news has now surfaced that during her training camp leading up to UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey actually had training partner and fellow women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington sign a non-disclosure agreement. Essentially, what this means is that while Rousey and...

Jan 6, 2017 12:47 pm

Michael Bisping to Tyron Woodley: I’ll beat the f**k out of you, buddy

Does the idea of a catchweight bout between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping get you excited? That’s exactly what the two champions were recently arranging amongst themselves as we seen the exchange between Woodley and Bisping posted on both of their social media accounts. Although there has been no...

Jan 6, 2017 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson on Nick Diaz being offered Woodley fight “That is absolute crap”

In November of 2016, the UFC’s number-one ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson fought divisional king Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley held on to the welterweight belt, while Wonderboy seemed to have guaranteed himself another shot at the champ. Apparently, however, Thompson’s being given an immediate rematch with Woodley is far from a...

Jan 6, 2017 12:30 pm

REPORT: Ronaldo ‘Jacare’ Souza returns to the Octagon at UFC 208 in Brooklyn

Ronaldo Jacare Souza is apparently set to return to competition. According to Mark La Monica of Newsday, Jacare will return to the Octagon at UFC 208 in Brooklyn to face Tim Boetsch. Jacare was last scheduled to fight Luke Rockhold in November but their bout was canceled due to Rockhold suffering an injury. Rockhold who...

Jan 6, 2017 12:10 pm

Rafael Dos Anjos announces plans to move to welterweight

After two straight losses, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has announced his intention to head north to the welterweight division. Dos Anjos made this announcement on his official Twitter account on Friday morning. See his rather surprising announcement below: I reached the top of LW,it's been a hard journey make weight every time,now I...

Jan 6, 2017 11:21 am

Rose Namajunas explains callout of “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

Long-time strawweight contender Rose Namajunas is currently riding a loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and she knows just who she wants to fight to bounce back from that loss. The ever-entertaining strawweight has been vocal in her desire for a fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson, who scored a first-round submission win over Paige VanZant...

Jan 6, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz talks shop with Snoop Dogg – GGN News preview

What could Nick Diaz do that could be as entertaining as fighting in the Octagon? Well, how about kicking it with Snoop Dogg on GGN News and talking about fighting for one? Here is a preview of Nick Diaz as a guest hanging out with Snoop Dogg on GGN News as the two talk about...

Jan 6, 2017 10:31 am

Cain Velasquez undergoes successful surgery

Late last month, former UFC heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez was forced out of a planned rematch with Fabricio Werdum with a back injury. Velasquez has now undergone a successful surgery to correct that injury. News of Velasquez’s successful surgery comes from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com, who spoke with Velasquez’s coach, Javier Mendez. “He had successful...

Jan 6, 2017 9:55 am

Ben Rothwell challenges Michael Bisping and Tyron Woodley to 2-on-1 fight

Last week, UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley and middleweight champ Michael Bisping made headlines by agreeing to fight at a catchweight of 180lbs. While it remains to be seen if the UFC actually makes this fight, it’s bound to ruffle a few feathers if they do. Woodley, after all, is currently in the crosshairs of...

Jan 6, 2017 9:42 am

Champion Amanda Nunes eyeing titles in two divisions

Throughout 2016, there were talks of the UFC forming a women’s flyweight division at 125 pounds. While the promotion never officially announced the formation of the division, they held a women’s flyweight fight between Joanne Calderwood vs. Valerie Letourneau which was an extremely spectacular fight. Following the fight, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk revealed...

Jan 6, 2017 9:21 am

Michael Rapaport fires back at Herb Dean

In the main event of UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated showdown. Just 48 seconds into the fight, referee Herb Dean was forced to call a bout after Rousey continued to eat unanswered shots, noticeably out on her feet. That...

Jan 6, 2017 9:10 am

EXCLUSIVE | TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig: Cody should be getting the next crack at TJ

Last Friday, on the main card of UFC 207, TJ Dillashaw coach Duane Ludwig watched his star pupil score a lopsided win over John Lineker, the bantamweight division’s number-two ranked fighter. Logic would suggest that with this win, Dillashaw guaranteed himself at the UFC bantamweight title he once owned, which is now held by Cody...