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May 17, 2017 10:35 am

PHOTO | Yair Rodriguez posts update of eye following UFC 211

This past weekend at UFC 211, streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez stepped into the Octagon with former UFC light heavyweight champion Frankie Edgar in a pivotal featherweight battle. For Edgar, he was looking to pick up his second straight win after bouncing back from a UFC 200 defeat to Jose Aldo for the interim title...

May 16, 2017 12:37 pm

Michael Chiesa explains why a seemingly mild comment enraged him and rushed Kevin Lee

Do not talk about Michael Chiesa’s mother. With Kevin Lee just mentioning Chiesa’s mother at the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference, it hit an immediate nerve in Chiesa, who instructed to Lee to never talk about his mother. Things turned physical when Chiesa rushed over to Lee and was held back by security while Lee...

May 16, 2017 8:55 am

Report: UFC’s trip to Long Island gets clash of top-15 featherweights

On July 22, the UFC will debut in Long Island, New York with UFC on Fox 25. As this card draws ever closer, it is beginning to come together with several key matchups.The latest matchup that has been pencilled onto the bill is a featherweight scrap between top-15 ranked fighters. In one corner, we’ll have...

May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Anthony Johnson: “I was never a fighter”

Recently, former UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following his 2nd round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, marking his second defeat to Cormier. In his post-fight Octagon interview, Johnson revealed that he would be retiring from MMA to pursue other ventures. While Anthony Johnson didn’t immediately reveal...

May 15, 2017 2:22 pm

UFC 211 medical suspensions released

UFC 211 took place at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas over the weekend with some exciting bouts taking place. UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was able to defend his belt and get revenge on former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. Miocic picked up a stunning TKO win in the first round of...

May 15, 2017 1:36 pm

Fight Breakdown: Nasty Muay Thai Elbow KO

This article/video was first published on Evolve MMA. Since all mixed martial arts bouts start on the feet, striking is one of the most important aspects of the sport. In fact, contrary to popular belief, an entire MMA bout can go the duration without ever going to the ground. That makes striking probably the most...

May 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Is a Tyron Woodley vs. Georges St-Pierre matchup now in the cards?

Now that UFC President Dana White announced that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre is not happening and St-Pierre still aiming for a return to fight in the Octagon, who will be selected to go up against the former kingpin of the welterweight division? Sports journalist Mike Bohn tweeted on Monday that Dana White said St-Pierre’s...

May 15, 2017 9:28 am

Michael Bisping appears in court over $349k contract dispute with former gym

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently involved in a pretty significant fight outside the confines of the UFC’s Octagon. The champ is embroiled in a lawsuit with his former gym, Wolfslair, and the gym’s head honcho, Anthony McGann. McGann also served as Bisping’s manager for many years. According to the UK’s Daily Star, this ordeal...

May 15, 2017 7:44 am

Despite lopsided win, Stipe Miocic didn’t want to hurt Junior Dos Santos

Over the weekend, in the main event of the stacked UFC 211, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic made the second defense of his title with a crushing, first-round TKO of Junior Dos Santos. This win also served as a bit of vengeance for Miocic, who gave up a close decision to Dos Santos when they...

May 14, 2017 11:08 am

Yair Rodriguez issues statement on tough loss to Frankie Edgar

Last night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his fans, this test proved to be a little too much. After giving up several takedowns, Rodriguez was pummelled by...

May 14, 2017 8:01 am

Junior Dos Santos discusses “terrible” loss to Stipe Miocic

Last night, in the main event of UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos failed to reclaim the title, as he succumbed to first round strikes dealt by reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Despite this lopsided loss, an ever classy Dos Santos joined the media post fight to discuss his performance. Unsurprisingly, he was...

May 13, 2017 12:31 pm

Dana White talks Georges St-Pierre’s future following cancellation of fight

Early in 2017, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the UFC held a press conference for the scrap, pending an official fight date. Ultimately, Bisping got...

May 13, 2017 8:19 am

Michael Chiesa releases statement on Kevin Lee scuffle

Friday afternoon at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference, UFC lightweights Kevin Lee and Michael Chiesa were involved in a rather heated argument that led to a scuffle taking place between the two men. While security guards were quick to restrain Chiesa, Lee managed to land a clean right hand before security guards restrained him....

May 12, 2017 3:06 pm

UFC announces several big matchups for summer

Friday afternoon at the UFC Summer Kickoff press conference event, Jon Anik played host to a Q&A between fans, and a panel of fighters, which included UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. The pair fielded the majority of questions throughout the course of the press conference per...

May 12, 2017 1:56 pm

Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw UFC 213 title fight potentially on rocky roads

The UFC 213 bantamweight title fight between champion Cody Garbrandt and former champion TJ Dillashaw may be on rocky roads. The two former teammates are slated to settle their differences in the Octagon at UFC 213 following their stints as coaches on the current season of The Ultimate Fighter. However, both fighters took to social...

May 12, 2017 12:31 pm

Korean Zombie down for a fight against Korean Superboy

How does a battle between two of the best Korean featherweights in the world sound to you? Although the matchup between Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas was confirmed today by BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, “The Korean Zombie” also posted a photo to social media of Doo Ho Choi and himself with an interesting caption. “The...

May 12, 2017 11:36 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyes titles in two divisions

UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk has ruled over the women’s 115 pound division for two years, defending her belt four times during her reign. This weekend, Jedrzejczyk will look to make it five straight title defenses as she steps into the Octagon against Jessica Andrade this weekend at UFC 211. With that being said,...

May 12, 2017 11:02 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses possibility of Anderson Silva fight

Former UFC champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva have now been left without fights. In early 2017, it was announced that St-Pierre would be returning from his UFC hiatus to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping in a highly anticipated showdown for the middleweight title. Anderson silva on the other hand, was slated to fight Kelvin...

May 12, 2017 9:50 am

BREAKING! Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29

Korean Zombie vs. Ricardo Lamas official for July 29 A key featherweight bout between former title challengers Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas will take place at UFC 214 on July 29 in Anaheim, California. BJPENN.com’s own Chris Taylor was first to report the Lamas vs. Zombie fight. I have confirmed that a key featherweight...

May 12, 2017 8:26 am

Georges St-Pierre responds to Dana White cancelling fight

Early in 2017, UFC President Dana White revealed that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the pair had a press conference in early 2017 to hype the fight. Ultimately, Bisping issued...

May 11, 2017 11:07 pm

Dana White planning to have meeting with Anderson Silva

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva, and the UFC brass are currently engaged in a rather public dispute regarding Silva’s next fight. After snapping a two fight skid that saw ‘The Spider’ lose a controversial decision to Michael Bisping, before then dropping a unanimous decision to Daniel Cormier on just 48 hours notice, Silva demanded...

May 11, 2017 3:23 pm

Stipe Miocic encourages doubters ahead of second title defense

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday, however despite his recent 4-fight win streak that has seen him finish 4 straight top ranked opponents, Miocic is facing some doubt from the MMA community. He spoke to Fox Sports to address that doubt:...

May 11, 2017 1:41 pm

Nick Diaz congratulates Wiz Khalifa on beginning BJJ journey

It’s no secret that the Diaz brothers smoke marijuana. In addition to their transparency regarding their usage of the plant, both brothers have been involved in very public incidents regarding marijuana. Several years ago after fighting Anderson Silva, Nick Diaz failed his post-fight drug test for marijuana, and was subsequently handed an unprecedented 5-year suspension....

May 11, 2017 5:51 am

Bisping vs. St-Pierre plans scrapped, Yoel Romero now gets next middleweight title shot

Several months ago, we learned that Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had squashed their differences, and that the former welterweight champion would be receive an immediate middleweight title shot against Michael Bisping upon his return. While this news was somewhat controversial, as St-Pierre’s shot deprived many of the middleweight division’s top contenders of their deserved...

May 10, 2017 11:59 am

Report: Boxing far from dead – Canelo vs. Chavez draws in tremendous numbers

Many fans often debate between the popularity and superiority of mixed martial arts vs boxing. They are two different combat sports that have many die-hard fans often are trying to claim one is better than the other or that one is more popular. With the Canelo Alvarez vs. Julio Cesar Chavez fight that took place...

May 10, 2017 11:02 am

PHOTO | Looks like Demetrious Johnson has finally received his belts

Back in mid-April, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson defended his title for a whopping tenth time with a submission of BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis. In doing so, he tired Anderson Silva’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. It was not, however, all sunshine and daisies for dominant flyweight king. In the...

May 9, 2017 12:39 pm

Anderson Silva posts interesting message following retirement talk

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva is very upset that he will not be fighting at UFC 212, which takes place in his home country of Brazil. “The Spider” was slated to take on Kelvin Gastelum in Rio de Janeiro on June 3. However, Gastelum was pulled from the fight as he was recently suspended...