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Jun 25, 2016 7:01 pm

Conor McGregor: Retirement Tweet was a negotiation tactic

Following UFC 196, where Nate Diaz submitted Conor McGregor, the pair were slated to fight in the main event of UFC 200. McGregor wasn’t happy with the situation, and surprised the MMA community when he retired via Twitter. The fight was ultimately scrapped after McGregor refused to fulfill his promotional obligations for the event. Ultimately...

Jun 25, 2016 11:33 am

Michael Bisping: Chris Weidman fight isn’t on the table

It’s been less than a month since Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight championship. Since knocking out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199, Bisping has found himself on the receiving end of numerous call-outs from top ranked middleweights. Former middleweight champion Chris Weidman was one of the first men to call out...

Jun 25, 2016 11:25 am

Ronda Rousey reportedly “putting in work” at acting school in L.A.

It’s now been nearly 8 months since former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was knocked out cold by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193. Since then there has been much speculation as to whether or not Rousey would ever return to the Octagon given that she regularly receives offers to star...

Jun 25, 2016 9:53 am

Rampage Jackson open to fighting friend Tito Ortiz

Back in 2013, former UFC champions Rampage Jackson and Tito Ortiz were supposed to fight under the Bellator MMA banner. Unfortunately, Ortiz was injured during his training camp, and was forced to pull out of the fight. The promotion never rebooked the fight, which was fine with Rampage given that the pair are friends. Following...

Jun 25, 2016 9:29 am

Stephen Thompson: “I know I can knock Robbie Lawler out”

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson put the welterweight division on notice earlier this month when he picked up a unanimous decision win over Rory MacDonald in Ottawa, Canada. The win was an extremely impressive one for Thompson, who picked apart MacDonald, stuffed several takedowns, and fought out of a few submissions, over the course of the fight....

Jun 25, 2016 9:22 am

Michael Bisping blasts middleweight title contenders

Since Michael Bisping won the UFC middleweight championship by knocking out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199, he has found himself being called out by nearly everyone in the top 5 of the UFC’s middleweight division. Bisping has done his best to respond to all of the challenges, pointing out that Luke...

Jun 25, 2016 8:51 am

PHOTO | Claudia Gadelha looking absolutely shredded

With under a month to go until Claudia Gadelha fights Joanna Jedrzejczyk for the UFC women’s strawweight championship, the challenger is looking absolutely shredded! Gadelha will be looking to avenge her 2014 loss to Jedrzejczyk, which remains her only professional mixed martial arts loss to date. The pair have continued their heated rivalry on the...

Jun 25, 2016 8:46 am

Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem have first staredown

Since Stipe Miocic won the UFC heavyweight championship from Fabricio Werdum in May at UFC 198, he has been a busy man! After winning the championship, Miocic signed to fight Alistair Overeem at UFC 203 in Ohio. Following that, Miocic led the Cleveland Cavaliers championship parade earlier this week. On the heels of that, Miocic...

Jun 24, 2016 7:31 pm

Problems between Anderson Silva and Dana White?

UFC President Dana White runs into issues with his fighters from time to time and usually resolves things fairly quickly so that everyone can continue doing their jobs. Most recently, former middleweight champion Anderson Silva posted an interesting photo and caption to his Instagram account. The “Spider” posted a photo of White with a quote...

Jun 24, 2016 11:14 am

Nick Diaz wants to fight Michael Bisping, but not for the UFC middleweight title?

Another name has dropped on the list of opponents for the new UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Bisping opened up on his radio SiriusXM show “The Countdown” about recently hanging out with another big UFC draw that has been out of the loop with a suspension, but will be eligible to fight again in August....

Jun 24, 2016 10:37 am

Manny Pacquiao reportedly coming out of retirement for Adrien Broner fight

News surfaced Friday morning that famed boxer Manny Paquiao has reportedly been booked to fight the one and only Adrien Broner. While Pacquiao has stated that he is retired, Golden Boy Promotions VP Eric Gomez wanted to work out a deal to bring Pacquiao out of retirement to fight Canelo Alvarez. When Gomez tried to...

Jun 24, 2016 10:28 am

Jon Jones says he prefers to fight like Floyd Mayweather, a winner, not an entertainer

Current UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones won the interim title over Ovince Saint Preux at UFC 197 convincingly. However, after going five rounds with Saint Preux, who came in on short notice, many were quick to criticize Jones’ performance in the Octagon and wondered if he could have beaten the champion Daniel Cormier...

Jun 24, 2016 9:22 am

Dana White: Brock Lesnar could be in for a bad night

In the co-main event of UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will make his highly anticipated return to MMA after nearly 5 years to fight Mark Hunt in a highly anticipated matchup. Given Lesnar’s background as a division 1 All American wrestler, it isn’t a secret that he will look to take the...

Jun 24, 2016 9:13 am

Conor McGregor tore ACL training with Rory MacDonald prior to UFC 189

Prior to UFC 189, where Conor McGregor was initially slated to fight Jose Aldo for the UFC featherweight championship, McGregor injured his knee prior to the bout. Aldo then injured his ribs, and was replaced by Chad Mendes, who McGregor defeated via TKO to claim the interim featherweight championship. Unbeknownst to the MMA community, McGregor...

Jun 24, 2016 9:04 am

Rafael dos Anjos: “I don’t see Conor winning this fight”

Earlier this year, Conor McGregor was slated to fight Rafael dos Anjos in a highly anticipated fight in the main event of UFC 196 for the lightweight title. Unfortunately for RDA, he broke his foot in training, and was forced out of the bout. Ultimately, the UFC selected Nate Diaz as a replacement opponent for...

Jun 24, 2016 8:54 am

Urijah Faber: “I’m not gonna retire”

In the co-main event of UFC 199, Dominick Cruz and Urijah Faber had their highly anticipated trilogy fight for the UFC bantamweight championship. Cruz dominated the fight from the first bell, scoring numerous takedowns, and rocking Faber several times throughout the course of the fight. Following the fight, Faber was noncommittal about his fighting future,...

Jun 23, 2016 10:02 pm

Cris Cyborg on Ronda Rousey fight: “This fight has to happen”

For years now there has been talk regarding a superfight between WMMA legend Cris Cyborg, and Ronda Rousey. While Rousey is no longer the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, Cris Cyborg recently made her successful UFC debut against Leslie Smith at UFC 198, reigniting the talk of a potential Rousey superfight. Recently, UFC President Dana White...

Jun 23, 2016 9:51 pm

Paige VanZant turns down WWE offer

Top ranked UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant announced Thursday morning on SportsCenter that she would be returning to the Octagon in August to fight Bec Rawlings. Prior to that however, VanZant was offered an opportunity to do an appearance in the ring at a WWE event. In addition, VanZant was offered an opportunity to appear...