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Dec 20, 2016 2:00 pm

VIDEO | Bob Sapp vs. World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski

Five-time World’s Strongest Man champion Mariusz Pudzianowski has found a new home in the sport of mixed martial arts. After winning the World’s Strongest Man competition numerous times, the intimidating Polish athlete found a new passion for competition in combat sports. Another giant athlete that transitioned to the sport of mixed martial arts is Bob...

Dec 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Daniel Cormier forced to break up Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt backstage

While UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top ranked bantamweight Cody Garbrandt aren’t scheduled to share the Octagon until December 30th, the pair nearly had their fight for Cruz’s bantamweight title backstage at UFC 202 back in August. According to UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Cruz and Garbrandt came face-to-face backstage, and got in...

Dec 20, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen: Why Liddell and Hughes lost their UFC jobs, but Griffin kept his

When the UFC was purchased by WME-IMG earlier this year, there followed a wave of controversial layoffs, as everyone from Tom Wright to social media specialist Shanda Maloney lost their jobs. The latest high-profile UFC employees on the chopping block were UFC Hall of Famers Matt Hughes and Chuck Liddell, who were given desk jobs...

Dec 20, 2016 10:44 am

The Return? Conor McGregor hints at post-Christmas return to the Octagon

Just last month, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made the move to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez in the main event of the UFC’s historic inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden. McGregor made quick work of Alvarez, securing himself a dominant second round TKO win after dropping the MMA veteran just moments into the fight....

Dec 20, 2016 10:27 am

Cody Garbrandt weighs in on training partner Paige VanZant’s fighting future

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. In the card’s main event, 22-year-old strawweight prospect Paige VanZant had the opportunity to score a huge win in front of her adopted hometown as she took on former Invicta atomweight champion Michelle Waterson. Regrettably for VanZant and her fans in...

Dec 20, 2016 10:25 am

Amanda Nunes misses UFC 207 media lunch due to illness

With less than two weeks to go until UFC 207, unfortunate news has surfaced that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes has been forced to miss her scheduled UFC 207 media lunch due to a minor illness. While the illness forced the champ to miss the scheduled lunch, MMAFighting’s Marc Raimondi has revealed that she...

Dec 20, 2016 9:55 am

Travis Browne: callout from Derrick Lewis made the fight personal

Earlier this month, the UFC touched down in Albany New York with UFC Fight Night 102. In the main event, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis took on Dagestani prospect Shamil Abdurakhimov. Though Lewis didn’t exactly dazzle in this fight, he was ultimately able to put Abdurakhimov away with a fourth-round TKO. In the wake of this win,...

Dec 20, 2016 9:35 am

Cody Garbrandt rips Dominick Cruz ahead of UFC 207 fight

In just under two weeks, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will step into the Octagon against undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated fight for Cruz’ bantamweight title. With less than two weeks to go until fight night, the trash talk between the pair has certainly continued to increase, however the...

Dec 20, 2016 9:07 am

Dan Hardy declines Mickey Gall’s challenge, Gall responds

This past weekend, in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’, UFC prospects Sage Northcutt & Mickey Gall stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown. Although Northcutt went into the fight with quite a bit more experience, it was the grappling of Gall that proved to be the difference maker. In the...

Dec 20, 2016 8:57 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to UFC on FOX 22, also known as ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ for an action packed night of fights. While the preliminary card was certainly an exciting one, it was the main card on ‘Big Fox’ that left fight fans talking. To kick off the main card, undefeated...

Dec 20, 2016 8:36 am

Chael Sonnen leaks news about potential new UFC commentary team

Shortly following the news of the UFC being sold to WME-IMG, it was revealed that the promotion was looking to replace the ‘hype master’ style of commentating provided by Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan in order to potentially strike a new TV deal. This was followed by Eddie Bravo potentially slipping up on an episode...

Dec 20, 2016 5:58 am

Holly Holm discusses possible rematch with Ronda Rousey

In November of last year, Holly Holm shocked the world by ending the seemingly unshakeable reign of long-time women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey. She did so with a highlight reel, second-round head-kick knockout. It was far and away the biggest moment of her career. Unfortunately, things have not gone well for Holm since then. In...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Dec 19, 2016 2:14 pm

Max Holloway on Jose Aldo: ‘I have more wins than this guy has fights in the UFC’

UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway is already building up the expected fight with the undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo. With his humorous #WheresJoseWaldo campaign launched upon winning the interim title in the five-round fight against Anthony Pettis, the young and active Hawaiian is making his case for what is behind his UFC title. “Someone...

Dec 19, 2016 1:53 pm

Sage Northcutt releases first statement on social media since losing to Mickey Gall

Sage Northcutt was handed his second loss in his professional mixed martial arts record on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 22 event that took place in Sacramento, California. Northcutt met Mickey Gall who is another rising star in the Octagon and jumped up from lightweight to welterweight for the bout. Gall called Northcutt out for the...

Dec 19, 2016 10:57 am

PHOTO | Diaz brothers hanging out with Sage Northcutt backstage at UFC on FOX 22

An unlikely trio was seen together backstage at the UFC on FOX 22 event that was held over the weekend in Sacramento, California. Stockton, California bad boys Nick and Nate Diaz were seen talking with Sage Northcutt backstage and Nick apparently posted a photo together along with fellow-UFC fighter Leslie Smith on his Snapchat account....

Dec 19, 2016 9:30 am

Rose Namajunas calls for fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC on Fox 22, former Invicta Fighting Championship atomweight queen Michelle Waterson scored a huge win over highly regarded prospect Paige VanZant. Waterson earned this win by putting VanZant to sleep with a first-round rear-naked choke. In victory, the former Invicta champ continues her march up the...

Dec 19, 2016 9:12 am

UFC on Fox 22 salaries: Urijah Faber gets $320K for final fight

The curtains have now closed on the hall of fame worthy career of Urijah Faber. The former World Extreme Cagefighting featherweight champ partook in the final fight of his career on the main card of Saturday’s UFC on Fox 22, where he defeated England’s Brad Pickett by unanimous decision. Though Faber has plenty on the...

Dec 19, 2016 8:47 am

VIDEO | Holly Holm breaks down Amanda Nunes vs. Ronda Rousey

The next UFC event on the horizon is UFC 207, which will go down on December 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada. This card will be headlined by a women’s bantamweight title fight between reigning champion Amanda Nunes, and once-dominant former champion Ronda Rousey. Rousey, of course, has not been seen in action in more than...