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Dec 12, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | Watch Jon Jones submit Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2

Jon Jones get Hendo to tap. 6:39 with an arm triangle. #SUG2 pic.twitter.com/c7kwDqgodf — Billy Gates (@GatesOnSports) December 12, 2016 Way back in 2012, light heavyweight great Jon “Bones” Jones was expected to defend the UFC light heavyweight title against former two-division Pride champion Dan Henderson. The fight was supposed to fill the main event...

Dec 12, 2016 8:42 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor gets impersonated in SNL skit

The latest example of Conor McGregor’s transcendent superstardom occurred this weekend, when he was impersonated in a skit on an episode of Saturday Night Live. This skit, which saw Alex Moffat make a rather abysmal attempt at portraying McGregor, also featured WWE star John Cena, who played the role of the New England Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski, and...

Dec 12, 2016 8:02 am

A quick look back at the year since Conor McGregor KO’d Jose Aldo

One year ago today, Ireland’s Conor McGregor backed up months of trash talk and bravado to knock out Jose Aldo and win the UFC featherweight title. The knockout occurred just 13 seconds into the fight’s first frame, and marked the end of Aldo’s decade-long unbeaten streak. How things have changed since then. Shortly after his incredible...

Dec 12, 2016 6:46 am

VIDEO | Road to the Octagon – Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall

This Saturday (December 17), the UFC will return to sunny Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. The card will be headlined by a compelling strawweight scrap between 22-year-old prospect Paige VanZant, and former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle “The Karate Hottie” Waterson. Before these two talented strawweights get at it, however, we’ll witness a welterweight...

Dec 11, 2016 7:59 pm

SUG 2 Results: Jon Jones submits Dan Henderson

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones squared off with MMA legend Dan Henderson in the headlining match of tonight’s Submission Underground 2 event in Portland, Oregon. “Bones” was able to mount “Hendo” and then proceeded to secure an arm-triangle choke which forced the former dual-division PRIDE champion to tapout. Following his submission victory, which...

Dec 11, 2016 9:28 am

Kelvin Gastelum says he’d stay at middleweight for a fight with Vitor Belfort

Last month, the UFC made its long-awaited debut in New York with UFC 205. To celebrate the occasion, the organization stacked the card with high profile fights. One of the most exciting of these scheduled fights was one between Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Kelvin Gastelum, which was to occur at welterweight. When Gastelum was so...

Dec 11, 2016 9:24 am

Athlete outfitting pay for UFC 206: Holloway takes home $30K for wearing Reebok

Last night, the UFC returned to snow covered Toronto, Ontario Canada for the first time since 2013. They did so with UFC 206, a fight that was short on big names, but long on incredible action. At the moment, purses for this 12-fight card have not been disclosed. We do, however, know how much the...

Dec 11, 2016 8:56 am

After knockout of Matt Brown, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone wants Demian Maia

Last night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 206, fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone dazzled with a thunderous third-round knockout of the notoriously durable Matt Brown. With this win, Cowboy improved to a fantastic 4-0 as a welterweight. Given his current streak, and the fact that he is now ranked well inside the...

Dec 11, 2016 6:59 am

Max Holloway remains doubtful that Jose Aldo will show up to fight him

Last night, in the main event of UFC 206, Hawaiian contender Max Holloway won the UFC interim featherweight title with a third-round TKO of former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis. This win set the Hawaiian up for a title-unifying showdown with undisputed champ Jose Aldo, who was recently promoted to that role when Conor McGregor was...

Dec 10, 2016 1:40 pm

Doo-Ho Choi plans to fight for featherweight title in 2017

While South Korean superstar Doo-Ho Choi has just three fights inside the Octagon, he has left fight fans speechless all three times. Back in 2014, Choi entered the Octagon with a 12-1 professional record that saw him enter the UFC on a 10-fight win streak, with all but two of the wins coming by way...

Dec 10, 2016 11:28 am

Dan Henderson breaks down Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis

Tonight, in the main event of Toronto’s UFC 206 pay-per view card, streaking featherweight contender Max Holloway will square off against former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis in a highly anticipated showdown between two of the best strikers in the featherweight division. For Holloway, the fight will be for the interim featherweight title, and give...

Dec 10, 2016 10:21 am

Cub Swanson thrilled Conor McGregor isn’t champion anymore

Earlier this month, news surfaced that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had relinquished his featherweight championship. While his reign as a simultaneous two-division champ was certainly a short one, the Irish superstar still holds the UFC lightweight championship. With the news of Conor McGregor relinquishing the title, interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo was promoted to...

Dec 10, 2016 8:39 am

Dana White discusses new potential “dream team of commentating”

Since the new WME-IMG UFC owners took control of the company earlier this year, they have continued to fire numerous high-profile employees, including UFC Canada’s Tom Wright, and UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes to name just a few. Recently, there were reports circulating that in order to potentially secure a new...

Dec 9, 2016 9:31 pm

Coach Duke Roufus says CM Punk may get another fight in the UFC

Both fans and athletes have been very polar on Phil Brooks, better known as the former WWE star, CM Punk, getting his first professional mixed martial arts fight in the UFC. There have been many hating on the fact that CM Punk was able to fight for the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the...

Dec 9, 2016 3:35 pm

VIDEO | Pro fighters predict winner of Max Holloway vs. Anthony Pettis

There is a UFC interim featherweight title on the line in the main event of UFC 206, which takes place at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto on Saturday night. Interestingly, the interim featherweight title is only available to one competitor in the five-round title fight as Anthony Pettis failed to make the featherweight limit...

Dec 9, 2016 2:34 pm

VIDEO | Michael Bisping weighs-in on Anthony Pettis declining to attempt to cut final 3 pounds

"You don't take that advice. You don't listen to a doctor."- @bisping on Anthony Pettis. #UFC206 https://t.co/qt8NfxmQZk — FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) December 9, 2016 Friday morning, the MMA community learned that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was struggling to make the featherweight limit of 145 pounds for his scheduled UFC 206 main event...

Dec 9, 2016 12:14 pm

Tyron Woodley calls out Nick Diaz for UFC 209

Back in July, ‘The Chosen One’ Tyron Woodley picked up the biggest win of his MMA career as he knocked out reigning UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the first round of their UFC 201 main event scrap to claim the UFC welterweight championship. Following the win, Woodley sparked some controversy as he shut down...

Dec 9, 2016 12:07 pm

Anthony Pettis breaks silence on failed cut to featherweight: “my body just gave out”

Until this morning, Anthony Pettis had never missed weight for a fight. Now, that’s a claim he can unfortunately no longer make. The former lightweight champion and current featherweight contender was regrettably unable to make the featherweight division’s 145-pound limit for his planned UFC 206 interim title fight with Max Holloway. This news was extremely...

Dec 9, 2016 9:51 am

Ontario Athletic Commission forces UFC 206 fighter Emil Meek to shave his beard

In mixed martial arts, athletic commissions are known for their strange policies and their iron-fisted enforcement of those policies. The latest manifestation of this reputation occurred this morning, when the Ontario Athletic Commission, who will oversee UFC 206 in Toronto, forced main card fighter Emil Meek to shave his trademark beard. Failure to do so,...

Dec 9, 2016 9:29 am

John Kavanagh sounds off on Anthony Pettis missing weight

Friday morning, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis had missed weight for his scheduled UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Max Holloway. Pettis, who missed weight by three pounds for the event, is no longer eligible to win the interim featherweight championship in the fight, and also forfeited 20% of...

Dec 9, 2016 9:04 am

UFC 206 weigh-in results: 3 fighters miss their mark

Tomorrow night, the UFC will return to Toronto, Ontario, Canada for the first time since 2013. The organization will do so with UFC 206, a card that has been battered by fighter withdrawals and other issues from the moment it was announced. This morning, the 24 fighters on this 12-fight card took to the scale...

Dec 9, 2016 8:52 am

Jose Aldo: “The UFC has been a mess for a while now”

Jose Aldo and the UFC have been at odds over the last several months. After being knocked out by Conor McGregor in just 13 seconds at UFC 194, Aldo hoped for an immediate rematch with the Irish superstar, in hopes of reclaiming his featherweight championship. After Conor McGregor moved up to welterweight for a fight...