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Dec 8, 2016 1:31 pm

Nate Diaz seems to be right on track with Conor McGregor’s fight schedule

Ever since the highly successful UFC 202 event took place, Nate Diaz has said that he would be waiting for the trilogy fight with Conor McGregor unless another fight made as much financial sense. Now with Conor McGregor being the UFC undisputed lightweight champion after beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November, “The Notorious”...

Dec 8, 2016 11:36 am

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone & Matt Brown have intense staredown for UFC 206

🔥🔥 @cowboycerrone @iamtheimmortal A video posted by Mike Bohn (@mikebohnmma) on Dec 8, 2016 at 11:13am PST Saturday evening in Toronto, Canada, fan favorites Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, and Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown will square off in a highly anticipated welterweight showdown. Cerrone, who is currently ranked at #5 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings, will...

Dec 8, 2016 11:06 am

Jose Aldo goes off on “pieces of s**t” in Conor McGregor’s camp

Recently crowned undisputed UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been criticized quite a bit since he was promoted from the interim featherweight champion to the undisputed featherweight champion in the wake of Conor McGregor relinquishing the featherweight title. Aldo reigned as the UFC featherweight champion for five years, defending his title seven times over the...

Dec 8, 2016 10:14 am

Dana White reacts to Conor McGregor appearing on Game of Thrones

HBO’s hit series ‘Game of Thrones’ is currently gearing up to release the seventh season of the highly anticipated show in 2017. Interestingly enough, news surfaced earlier this week that during his 10 month hiatus from the Octagon, UFC superstar Conor McGregor will be joining the cast of the hit show for one of the...

Dec 8, 2016 7:43 am

Dana White gives update on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match

Since Conor McGregor was pulled from UFC 200 in April for refusing to fulfill his media obligations, there have been talks of the Irish superstar making the jump to boxing to compete against undefeated boxing icon Floyd Mayweather. While at that time talks progressed to the point that Colin Cowherd even announced the targeted date...

Dec 7, 2016 10:18 pm

Dana White clears the air: I didn’t strip Conor McGregor of title

Earlier this month, in a shocking move, it was revealed that Conor McGregor had relinquished the featherweight championship just weeks after winning the lightweight championship at UFC 205, where he became the first simultaneous two-division UFC champion. The move came after it was revealed that Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his main event...

Dec 7, 2016 9:56 pm

Shocking arrest made in connection to Anthony Pettis’ cars being set on fire

Recently, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was targeted as several of his cars were set on fire in his driveway. Fortunately, no one was injured in the fire. Pettis took to Instagram immediately after the situation to plead for any information be given to police. I am a fighter. I...

Dec 7, 2016 9:13 pm

Matt Brown rips “bully” Donald Cerrone ahead of UFC 206

This Saturday, #5 ranked welterweight Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, and #14 ranked Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown will step into the Octagon in a highly anticipated showdown between two of the toughest fighters in the UFC. For Cerrone, the fight will give him the opportunity to extend his undefeated welterweight streak to 4-0, as he looks to...

Dec 7, 2016 4:35 pm

VIDEO | Dana White explains Conor McGregor vacating featherweight title

(Video has been taken down from YouTube channel) Many people were shocked when the UFC announced that Conor McGregor “relinquished” the UFC featherweight championship title recently. Many even speculated that the UFC simply stripped “The Notorious” of the 145-pound title with the Irish superstar being quite mum on the matter when it was first announced....

Dec 7, 2016 1:54 pm

Ryan Bader discusses his new free agency: There’s definitely interest out there

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader wrapped up his latest UFC contract in the best way possible, scoring impressive stoppages over Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. With these wins, which reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s top light heavyweights, Bader made himself a valuable commodity not only in the eyes of the UFC,...

Dec 7, 2016 12:36 pm

Nick Diaz & NSAC reach agreement, Diaz cleared to fight again immediately

Despite the fact that Nick Diaz celebrated the end of his shortened suspension earlier this year, the eldest Diaz brother hadn’t returned to the Octagon due to the fact that he had yet to pay his fine to the NSAC. The failure to pay his fine resulted in Diaz being barred from cornering his brother...

Dec 7, 2016 11:48 am

Report: Glover Teixeira vs. Jared Cannonier in the works for UFC 208

Late last month, reports surfaced that Glover Teixeira and Jimi Manuwa were being considered for a light heavyweight showdown at UFC 208 in Anaheim, California. Unfortunately, that card was cancelled altogether, which meant that UFC 209 – scheduled for February 11 in Brooklyn – became the new UFC 208. With the cancellation of the originally...

Dec 7, 2016 10:53 am

Anthony Pettis: I have way more tools than Conor McGregor

This Saturday at UFC 206, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will step into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight Max Holloway in a highly anticipated showdown of featherweight contenders. The fight will not only serve as the main event of UFC 206, it will also be an interim featherweight title fight, with the winner...

Dec 7, 2016 10:40 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor is taking 10 months off

It sounds like Conor McGregor may be out of competition for a bit longer than expected. Many were expecting “The Notorious” to take time off from fighting until his baby was born in the summer of 2017. However, UFC President Dana White spoke with Jay and Dan on FOX Sports Live recently and talked about...

Dec 7, 2016 10:04 am

Matt Brown explains impact of training under Duane Ludwig

UFC welterweight Matt Brown is gearing up for what could very well be the biggest fight of his MMA career this Saturday at UFC 206. Brown, who is currently ranked at #14 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings, will be stepping into the Octagon to fight former lightweight title challenger, #5 ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone....

Dec 7, 2016 9:35 am

Tyron Woodley once again mocks Conor McGregor for chair-throwing incident

Tyron Woodley and Conor McGregor, who are the UFC welterweight and lightweight champions respectively, have had plenty of memorable exchanges over the last few weeks. Some of them have been on social media, others were backstage in the buildup to November’s UFC 205. One of Woodley and McGregor’s first interactions occurred at a UFC 205...

Dec 7, 2016 9:23 am

TJ Dillashaw weighs-in on Urijah Faber’s upcoming retirement

In just over a week, MMA veteran Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon for the final time as he squares off against Brad ‘One Punch’ Pickett in front of his hometown crowd in Sacramento, California. For Faber, the fight will mark the end of a historic 13 year professional MMA career that saw ‘The...

Dec 7, 2016 8:54 am

Dana White explains why Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes were fired

Since the new UFC owners have taken over control of the company, the WME-IMG owners have sparked quite a bit of controversy as they have fired numerous high-level executives, including most of the UFC Canada office. Their most recent firings however, saw none other than UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes receive...

Dec 7, 2016 8:39 am

The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale medical suspensions

This past weekend in Las Vegas, the UFC hosted the Ultimate Fighter season 24 Finale, which was headlined by a flyweight title fight between flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, and TUF 24 winner Tim Elliot. In the first round, Elliot left fight fans stunned as he nearly pulled off what arguably could have been the biggest...

Dec 7, 2016 8:33 am

VIDEO | Fighter inexplicably collapses in first round of fight

Late last month, Australia’s Xtreme Fighting Championship (XFC) touched down in sun-soaked Brisbane with their 28th show. The fourth bout of this 13-fight card occurred in the middleweight division, where James Vake took on a fellow Australian in Michael McDaniel. Regrettably, this bout would produce one of the strangest – and initially, most frightening –...

Dec 7, 2016 6:47 am

Edson Barboza thinks his leg kicks have scared off potential opponents

Edson Barboza, who currently holds the number-5 spot in the stacked UFC lightweight division, is known as one of the best leg-kickers in the game. In fact, he might just be the best leg-kicker in MMA outright. Time after time, the Brazilian has dazzled fans and bewildered his opponents by bludgeoning legs into useless stumps...

Dec 7, 2016 5:54 am

Dominick Cruz: Cody Garbrandt is like Shane Carwin, and we all saw what happened to him

On December 30, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against the young Cody Garbrandt. In advance of this bantamweight title showdown, both fighters have pretty clear paths to victory. If Cruz wants to win, he’ll need to avoid Garbrandt’s fight-altering punching power and drag him...

Dec 6, 2016 8:30 pm

Amidst many layoffs, UFC hires new Chief Financial Officer

There has been quite a bit of restructuring with the UFC staff since the new owners WME-IMG took over in the $4 billion acquisition. Dozens of staff members have been let go, including UFC Hall of Fame legends Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes. Now, amidst all the company restructuring taking place with the biggest mixed...