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Oct 23, 2016 9:42 am

Canadian fans rallying to boycott UFC 206 in Toronto

No Georges St-Pierre… Big Problem! UFC fans north of the border are not at all pleased with how December’s UFC 206 pay-per-view event in Toronto is shaping up. The card is currently headlined by a light heavyweight title fight rematch featuring current champion Daniel Cormier taking on feared knockout artist Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. The next...

Oct 23, 2016 6:52 am

Mehdi Baghdad Claims UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Told Him to Fight Injured, or Get Fired

Earlier this year, it was announced that long-time UFC matchmaker Joe Silva would be parting ways with the organization in December. Given the near endless list of incredible fights Silva has constructed for the fans over the years, this news was met with widespread disappointment. Not everyone, however, will miss the long-time matchmaker. In a...

Oct 23, 2016 6:24 am

Shane Carwin Hints at Move to Japan’s Rizin FF

Earlier this year, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced that, after a long hiatus from MMA, he was ready to return to the cage. Shortly thereafter, the big man announced that, despite his status as a former top-5 heavyweight, this return would not occur in the UFC. If Carwin’s return wasn’t going to...

Oct 22, 2016 5:02 pm

Rashad Evans: “I’m the new kid on the block” at middleweight

Rashad Evans will be making his middleweight debut against Tim Kennedy at UFC 205 next month, and the former light heavyweight champion is feeling like the new kid on the block. Check out what he had to say about his upcoming drop to 185 pounds! “At one point (in my career), I was just really, really...

Oct 22, 2016 1:47 pm

“Cyborg’s” coach: Cyborg’s weight cuts show what kind of champion she is

Cristiane “Cyborg” Santos’ weight cuts to 140 pounds have been well-documented, with the Brazilian striker resorting to using birth control pills in her last weight cut to successfully make weight. “Cyborg’s” coach sees her willingness and ability to make that weight, in spite of how grueling it may be, demonstrates the heart of the former...

Oct 22, 2016 11:39 am

Michael Bisping fires back at Luke Rockhold

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold have a very long, and very public, rivalry dating back many years. Prior to the pair’s first meeting in the Octagon, Bisping infamously recalled a sparring session between the pair, taking a shot at the former Strikeforce middleweight champ by stating that after their...

Oct 22, 2016 10:58 am

Dana White accepts Anderson Silva’s apology, remains tight-lipped on GSP’s return

With everything Dana White has had on his plate lately, you’d think he’d be super stressed out. From mass firings at UFC regional offices to disputes with two of the promotion’s most beloved former champions, UFC president Dana White spoke to TMZ.com and touched upon some of the recent issues within the promotion. Check out...

Oct 22, 2016 9:04 am

Claudia Gadelha opens up on departure from Nova Uniao

Back in July, top ranked women’s strawweight Claudia Gadelha stepped into the Octagon in the main event of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs. Team Claudia’ finale for a highly anticipated rematch with strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk. Gadelha came out strong in the opening rounds, landing several big punches to Jedrzejczyk as the champ continued...

Oct 22, 2016 8:52 am

Chris Weidman: Michael Bisping would be “one of my easiest fights”

The war of words between UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman continued this weekend as Weidman proclaimed that ‘The Count’ would be one of his easiest fights throughout the course of his MMA career. Bisping recently stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 205 for a...

Oct 22, 2016 8:38 am

Sage Northcutt mimicking Stephen Thompson in training for Tyron Woodley

In exactly three weeks, UFC welterweight champion Tyron ‘The Chosen One’ Woodley will step into the Octagon in the co-main event of UFC 205 for his first title defense. The fight, which is slated to be against dynamic striker Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, is one that has fight fans split down the middle in regards to...

Oct 22, 2016 8:18 am

Daniel Cormier compares Conor McGregor to ‘Stone Cold’ Steve Austin

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is undoubtably one of the most polarizing figures in the MMA world due to his brash persona, as well as incredible volume of trash talk. While McGregor has been criticized for his constant trash talk of fighters, his fighting persona has brought an incredible amount of attention to the sport...

Oct 22, 2016 8:05 am

Joe Rogan and Yves Edwards break down Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

In just three weeks, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the Octagon against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez for an extremely rare champion vs. champion matchup. The fight is set to headline the UFC’s first event at the Madison Square Garden, UFC 205, which is widely regarded to be the biggest event in...

Oct 22, 2016 7:44 am

Michael Bisping fires back at those who think Dan Henderson won

Earlier this month at UFC 204, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, and MMA legend Dan Henderson stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated rematch, this time for Bisping’s UFC middleweight championship. The fight was an extremely spectacular one, with Henderson showing off the power he possesses in his right hand even at 46 years...

Oct 22, 2016 7:31 am

UFC cuts 13 fighters from roster

The string of recent UFC employees being laid-off has now extended beyond the corporate side of the UFC, as the new WME-IMG owners have now removed 13 fighters from the roster. MMAFighting broke the story, which has reported that the following fighters have been cut from the UFC roster: Shane Campbell Kevin Casey Cody East...

Oct 21, 2016 8:29 pm

REPORT: Jon Jones could return sooner than thought

Jon Jones was unceremoniously pulled from a milestone event in UFC 200 after USADA flagged him for a positive drug test. Just days before he was set to rematch Daniel Cormier to unify the light heavyweight belts, Jones was forced off the card and replaced with Anderson Silva, who stepped in following Jones’ failed drug...

Oct 21, 2016 6:40 pm

Jose Aldo says he is rethinking retirement

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo met with UFC president Dana White earlier this week to discuss his fighting future. The long time pound-for-pound great had recently requested his release from the promotion, this while stating that his desire was to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts. Aldo’s unhappiness seemed to stem...

Oct 21, 2016 5:30 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz responds to Chael Sonnen’s claim that he is going broke

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen recently told TMZ that his upcoming Bellator 170 opponent Tito Ortiz was going broke. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” did not take well to Sonnen’s comments and quickly fired back at Chael by releasing the following video on his Instagram: .@TMZ_tv seen the words that chael had to say...

Oct 21, 2016 3:35 pm

Ben Askren wants Georges St-Pierre: You can’t say I’m not the best

ONE FC champion Ben Askren is widely believed to be one of the best fighters not currently signed to the UFC. With a 15-0 professional record that has seen Askren not only claim the ONE championship, but also win the Bellator welterweight championship. As if that weren’t enough, Askren defended his ONE FC championship once,...

Oct 21, 2016 3:27 pm

Gunnar Nelson out, Gegard Mousasi vs. Uriah Hall 2 in the works for UFC Belfast

Just over a month ahead of ‘UFC Fight Night: Belfast’ on November 19th, the card has now been left without a main event as the Dong Hyun Kim vs. Gunnar Nelson matchup, which was expected to headline the event, has now been pulled from the card for unknown reasons. At the present time, TalkMMA is...

Oct 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Will Brooks almost fully recovered from rib injury, eyes January return

In the beginning of October, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon for his second UFC appearance on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Brooks was stepping into the Octagon against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was supposed to be making his lightweight debut at the event. The day prior however,...

Oct 21, 2016 2:38 pm

VIDEO | Octagon Girls comment on who they think the sexiest UFC fighters are

The UFC Octagon Girls are the beauty to balance the violence that goes down in the Octagon. TMZ caught up with Octagon Girls, Chrissy Blair, and Vanessa Hanson earlier this year to have a fun chat about who they think the most attractive fighters are in the UFC. Blair was quick and decisive to come...

Oct 21, 2016 1:55 pm

Randy Couture comments on Georges St-Pierre’s contract issues with the UFC

Georges St-Pierre may be in for the biggest fight of his life and it won’t even be close to taking place in the Octagon. On Monday, the former UFC welterweight kingpin announced on The MMA Hour that he was a free agent after his legal team terminated his contract with the UFC. Later that day,...