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Nov 19, 2016 9:34 am

Lyoto Machida releases statement on suspension

This week, former UFC champion Lyoto Machida was handed an 18-month suspension for a USADA anti-doping violation. While Machida admitted to using a supplement which contained the substance he tested positive for, ‘The Dragon’ admitted that he didn’t know the substance was on USADA’s banned substance list. In a Facebook post, the former champ released...

Nov 19, 2016 8:38 am

Floyd Mayweather Sr. threatens to KO Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor cemented his place in the UFC history books when he TKOd Eddie Alvarez in the second round to claim the UFC lightweight strap, becoming the first man to simultaneously hold two championship belts in two weight classes. Several weeks prior...

Nov 18, 2016 10:29 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan does hilarious imitation of Yoel Romero

The next UFC middleweight fight could be a matchup between the champion Michael Bisping and freshly updated #1 UFC ranked contender, Yoel Romero. Following Romero’s destruction of Chris Weidman at UFC 205 in New York this past weekend, the two possible opponents shared a moment during Romero’s post-fight Octagon interview. Joe Rogan was there to...

Nov 18, 2016 5:16 pm

Cris Cyborg reflects after nearly four years since testing positive for stanozolol steroid

In December of 2012, Cris Cyborg was hit with the most devastating blow of her professional MMA career. After needing just 16 seconds to TKO Hiroko Yamanaka at the Strikeforce – Melendez vs. Masvidal event, Cyborg found out soon after her fight that she tested positive for the steroid stanozolol. The California State Athletic Commission...

Nov 18, 2016 4:55 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov rips Conor McGregor & Floyd Mayweather

Top ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is doing everything in his power to secure a lightweight title fight with newly crowned lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This past weekend on the UFC 205 fight card, Nurmagomedov picked up a spectacular 3rd round submission win over Michael Johnson, which not only included some horrific ground and pound,...

Nov 18, 2016 4:23 pm

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva loses corruption-filled fight for shadowy Russian promotion

In September of this year, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva was knocked out by Roy Nelson. The knockout marked Silva’s fifth strike-induced loss in six fights which, unsurprisingly, prompted his release from the UFC. Just days after his release from the UFC, news broke that Bigfoot had signed on for a fight in Russia, with the same...

Nov 18, 2016 1:24 pm

Demian Maia given three possibilities if he doesn’t receive title shot

Top ranked UFC welterweight Demian Maia has been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division over the course of the past two years, going 6-0 as he has defeated top contenders such as former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit, and rising prospect Gunnar Nelson. Maia’s impressive 6-fight win streak has earned him the #3...

Nov 18, 2016 12:37 pm

Conor McGregor out until summer of 2017

With making history by becoming the first concurrent champion of two UFC weight divisions, the world is waiting to hear what will be next for Conor McGregor. With holding the championship belts for the 145-pound UFC featherweight division and the 155-pound UFC lightweight division, contenders in both weight classes are eagerly waiting to get their...

Nov 18, 2016 11:29 am

George St-Pierre’s lawyer gives update on negotiations with UFC

Several weeks ago, all signs pointed to former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returning to the Octagon at UFC 206 to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the middleweight title at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada. Unfortunately, while both men verbally agreed to the fight, there were several hangups on the matchup, with St-Pierre’s...

Nov 18, 2016 10:10 am

Michael Bisping opens up on gym altercation with Uriah Hall

Several months ago, popular UFC middleweight Uriah Hall controversially stated in an interview before UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping’s first title defense against Dan Henderson at UFC 204 that he kicked the champ’s ass in training. Bisping, who of course went on to successfully defend his title against Dan Henderson, remained quiet regarding the situation...

Nov 18, 2016 10:07 am

EXCLUSIVE | “Platinum” Mike Perry Gives his Thoughts on McGregor vs. Alvarez and Woodley vs. Thompson

Despite having fought just twice inside the Octagon, “Platinum” Mike Perry is quickly emerging as one of the welterweight division’s most popular –and dangerous – fighters. Currently preparing for a December 17 scrap with fellow prospect Alan Jouban, Perry recently took time out of his busy schedule for an appearance on BJPenn.com’s Rapid Fire with host...

Nov 18, 2016 9:15 am

VIDEO | See Tyron Woodley’s backstage encounters with Conor McGregor and Demian Maia

Last Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 205, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley attempted the first defense of his crown against streaking striker Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Given the finishing ability shared by these two fighters, many fans and pundits expected this title fight to end emphatically, one way or the other. In the end,...

Nov 18, 2016 8:57 am

Teddy Atlas weighs-in on potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight

While Conor McGregor’s win over Eddie Alvarez this past weekend in the main event of UFC 205 was certainly an incredibly dominant one, which saw McGregor dominate Alvarez bell to bell en route to a 2nd round TKO win, members of the fight community have mixed reactions to McGregor’s odds in a potential boxing match...

Nov 18, 2016 8:36 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Predicts Conor McGregor’s Next Move

Who should Conor McGregor​ fight next in the Octagon? Eddie Alvarez's answer to that question might surprise you. pic.twitter.com/UiRf0vo4DO — AtTheBuzzer (@TheBuzzerOnFOX) November 17, 2016 Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor took on lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in a bid to become the first fighter in UFC...

Nov 18, 2016 6:31 am

Michael Bisping Agrees to Fight Yoel Romero, Hopes for Spring Date

Not long ago, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping suggested he would turn down a fight with contender Yoel Romero, even if Romero beat former champ Chris Weidman at UFC 205. His reluctance to accept this potential fight was based on Romero’s failing a drug test in early 2016 – which was ultimately deemed to be the result...

Nov 17, 2016 4:54 pm

Yoel Romero ridicules Michael Bisping on social media

The next middleweight title bout could be a matchup between champion Michael Bisping and challenger Yoel Romero. After a devastating finish over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman at UFC 205 over the weekend, Romero and Bisping had a little exchange during the “Soldier of God’s” post-fight Octagon interview as “The Count” was in attendance hosting...

Nov 17, 2016 4:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC 205 knocks out NFL Super Bowl with remarkable social media statistic

There is no denying how much interest there is in mixed martial arts. With the UFC having its first event in New York since MMA was legalized in the state back in March, UFC 205 broke nearly every record in the company’s history. With the help of UFC superstar Conor McGregor headlining the UFC 205...

Nov 17, 2016 2:17 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Louis Smolka: ‘You’re only as good as your last performance’

11-2 UFC flyweight Louis Smolka is looking to bounce back from a bitter loss. At UFC Fight Night 96 in a bout against Brandon Moreno, Smolka was finished for the first time in his professional MMA career as Moreno locked in a guillotine choke forcing the Hawaiian to submit. With his only loss prior to...

Nov 17, 2016 1:10 pm

Conor McGregor had staph infection weeks before Nate Diaz fight

Earlier this year the MMA community was left stunned as MMA veteran Nate Diaz not only defeated Conor McGregor in the main event of UFC 196 on just two weeks notice, but also rocked and submitted the featherweight champ. McGregor, who appeared to gas early in the fight, was noticeably drained going into the second...

Nov 17, 2016 1:04 pm

VIDEO | UFC rankings updated following UFC 205 – Conor McGregor not yet at the pinnacle

The UFC rankings were freshly updated following the historic UFC 205 event that took place at New York’s Madison Square Garden. UFC superstar Conor McGregor made history on Saturday night in the main event against Eddie Alvarez. “The Notorious” became the first fighter in the UFC to hold two weight class championship titles at the...

Nov 17, 2016 12:05 pm

Cameras catch Miesha Tate informing corner of retirement before Octagon interview

This past weekend at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate stepped into the Octagon to fight Raquel Pennington in the kickoff bout for the main card of UFC 205. Tate, who lost the women’s bantamweight championship to Amanda Nunes at UFC 200 via 1st round submission, was looking to return to the...