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Oct 5, 2017 9:44 am

Volkan Oezdemir explains why the fans chose him for title shot over Alexander Gustafsson

When Jon Jones failed a UFC 214 drug test, and the light heavyweight strap was returned to Daniel Cormier, the question of the next light heavyweight title challenger seemed to come down to two men: Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Switzerland’s Volkan Oezdemir. In an effort to pick the next challenger for his reinstated title, Cormier...

Oct 3, 2017 7:15 am

PHOTO | Here’s the official poster for the absolutely stacked UFC 217

On November 4, the UFC will return to the combat sports stronghold of Madison Square Garden, in the heart of beautiful New York City. It will do so with the stacked UFC 217, which could be the biggest MMA card of the year. In the UFC 217 main event, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will...

Oct 2, 2017 8:18 am

Michael Johnson reacts to difficulty finding a featherweight opponent

Last month, long-time UFC lightweight contender Michael Johnson announced his intention to drop to the 145-pound featherweight division, where he hoped to find a fresh start. After sharing this news, Johnson began angling for a fight with former UFC featherweight champion and bona fide MMA great Jose Aldo. Unfortunately for him, Aldo was then linked...

Oct 1, 2017 1:48 pm

Rory MacDonald expresses his “disappointment” with Bellator MMA

Rory MacDonald has expressed some disappointment following his move from the UFC to Bellator MMA. The former UFC welterweight title challenger, MacDonald, signed with Bellator in August of 2016 and made his promotional debut this past May in London. “The Red King” would earn a second-round submission victory over feared knockout artist Paul Daley in...

Oct 1, 2017 8:34 am

Tyron Woodley explains why he respects Mike Perry more than any other welterweight contender

When UFC welterweight king Tyron Woodley looks over the jam-packed list of welterweight contenders, there’s one fighter on the list who has truly won his respect. That fighter is rising knockout artist “Platinum” Mike Perry. “The only guy that I respect who talks stuff about me is Mike Perry,” Woodley said on the Fight Strength Podcast this week (via MMAUno.com). “Mike...

Sep 28, 2017 9:06 am

BREAKING | Cub Swanson targeted for return at December Fight Night

Cub Swanson, one of the UFC featherweight division’s most dangerous contenders, is reportedly looking at a return to the cage this December 9th in Fresno, California. Swanson’s opponent at this Fight Night card is expected to be red-hot prospect Brian Ortega. This report comes from Farah Hannoun on Twitter. BREAKING: @CubSwanson vs. @BrianTcity in the...

Sep 27, 2017 11:56 am

Ray Borg explains why he won’t be hiring a nutritionist ahead of UFC 216 title fight

On October 7th, in the co-main event of UFC 216, flyweight contender Ray Borg will attempt to spoil the history-making 11th title defense of dominant flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Given Borg’s history of missing the flyweight division’s 126-pound cap, there is worry among some fans that he’ll miss the 125-pound limit required for...

Sep 26, 2017 7:20 am

PHOTO | Floyd Mayweather has painting of Conor McGregor in his home

Floyd Mayweather’s blockbuster battle with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is now soundly in the rear-view. That said, the boxer is still surrounding himself with mementos of his showdown with the Irishman. On Monday night, the undefeated boxing star shared a photo to Twitter, which shows side-by-side paintings of himself and McGregor, hanging in his...

Sep 25, 2017 12:47 pm

Report: Arianny Celeste was ‘showing major PDA’ while on date with famous rapper

There are surely some guys that will be heartbroken when they hear that UFC Octagon girl Arianny Celeste was seen recently putting on some public displays of affection while out on a date. According to TMZ, Celeste was seen at Universal Studios Saturday night for Halloween Horror Nights with famous rapper Tyga. Tyga used to...

Sep 25, 2017 12:10 pm

Kamaru Usman shuts down rumors of Mike Perry fight, continues to go after ‘RDA’

Over the last few days, several rumors have surfaced suggesting that rising UFC welterweight contenders Kamaru Usman and Mike Perry might soon collide in the cage. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, however, Usman assured that there’s nothing in the works with Perry, and that he’s instead keen on a fight with former lightweight...

Sep 24, 2017 10:04 am

You can add ‘Wonderboy’ to the long list of fighters in Mike Perry’s crosshairs

“Platinum” Mike Perry is one of the fastest rising contenders in the UFC welterweight division. Since joining the UFC fold in August of 2016, he has knocked out Hyun Gyu Lim, Danny Roberts, Jake Ellenberger, and most recently, Alex Reyes. Though these knockout wins were interspersed by a decision loss to Alan Jouban, they have...

Sep 24, 2017 8:52 am

Mike Perry goes off on Colby Covington, has plans to fight him soon

“Platinum” Mike Perry and Colby “Chaos” Covington are two of the brightest young contenders in the UFC welterweight division – and they really don’t seem to like each other. Over the last few months, the pair have exchanged plenty of heat in interviews and on social media. On the latest episode of BJ Penn Radio,...

Sep 21, 2017 1:41 pm

Jorge Masvidal Would ‘Slap Up’ Michael Bisping for a McDonald’s Meal

Slated to fight welterweight contender Stephen Thompson at UFC 217, it’s a middleweight that Jorge Masvidal has on his mind. Not just any middleweight, but one he will share that November card with. Michael Bisping ripped up a Cuban flag while watching Yoel Romero’s fight with Robert Whittaker at UFC 213, something Masvidal vented to...

Sep 21, 2017 11:53 am

Jorge Masvidal is prepared to die inside Madison Square Garden

UFC 217, which goes down on November 4 inside Madison Square Garden in New York City, is one hell of a fight card. Topped by a trio of title fights, it could even be the biggest fight card of the year outright.  Given the scale of the card, it should come as no surprise that...

Sep 21, 2017 11:12 am

Conor McGregor Could Address Congress About The Ali Act for MMA

Right after Conor McGregor hoisted two UFC titles above his head at UFC 205, he put on one of his signature suits and strolled to the post-fight press conference. It was there, celebration whiskey probably still on his breath, that he vowed he was coming back for a piece of the whole company. In the...

Sep 19, 2017 6:09 pm

Tony Ferguson Vows to Make Kevin Lee ‘Piss Blood’

The interim UFC lightweight title is up for grabs just a few weekends away at UFC 216, which is why trash talk between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee has been reaching a boiling point. Profanity has been flying around like the kicks and punches will be on October 7th. Lee is confident he is going...

Sep 19, 2017 9:24 am

Mackenzie Dern moves up to flyweight for October scrap in LFA cage

BJJ whiz Mackenzie Dern is now ready to take the next steps of her MMA career. According to a report from MMAJunkie.com, which was confirmed by Dern herself on Instagram, this next step will occur at LFA 24 on October 13 inside Comerica Theatre in Phoenix, Arizona. Dern’s opponent will be Mandy Polk. https://www.instagram.com/p/BZOG89lFBAp “So happy...

Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 10, 2017 6:59 am

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has some advice for teammate Ray Borg

If things had gone according to the initial plan, 24-year-old flyweight contender Ray Borg would have taken his crack at the seemingly unstoppable UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson in the main event of UFC 215 last night. Regrettably, Borg was forced out of the fight at the very last minute with an illness. While Borg...

Sep 8, 2017 7:05 am

The Fertitta Brothers Sell The Rest of Their UFC Shares at a $5 Billion Valuation

  The “Fertitta Era” is over. Billionaires Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta bought the UFC in 2001 and have been running it ever since. After a long and arduous road losing money and dealing with the legal complications of trying to monopolize the bloodsport industry, the Fertitta’s made the UFC extremely profitable and eventually sold most...

Sep 7, 2017 10:22 am

Demetrious Johnson criticizes UFC for promoting ‘too many’ fight cards

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson feels like the UFC’s schedule of events is getting a little too busy. Speaking to the media during a recent scrum for his UFC 215 battle with Ray Borg, Johnson explained that he feels his upcoming fight hasn’t been properly promoted, and he believes that’s because the UFC has overextended...

Sep 7, 2017 7:33 am

With UFC contract nearing completion, Cris Cyborg has secured a boxing license

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is now a licensed boxer in the state of California. The Brazilian juggernaut received her license on Wednesday, per a report from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. The timing of Cyborg’s being granted a boxing license is quite convenient, as her current UFC contract will wrap up in October. Because...

Sep 6, 2017 9:32 am

Dan Hardy to Sit Down For an Evening With Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor lost the biggest fight so far in his career against Floyd Mayweather, yet he’s still a multi-millionaire living it up right now in Ibiza. We all know how he got there, despite being a 0 – 0 boxer, McGregor climbed to the top of MMA and he can captivate an enormous crowd of...