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Mar 14, 2017 10:14 am

Amanda Nunes and Valentina Shevchenko continue to trade shots on Twitter

When Valentina Shevchenko submitted Julianna Pena with a second-round armbar back in January, she earned herself a crack at Amanda Nunes and the UFC women’s bantamweight title. While the Kyrgyzstani fighter’s title shot has been confirmed, however, the date and location of this fight are still not known. On Sunday evening, Nunes did her best...

Mar 14, 2017 9:19 am

Rafael dos Anjos explains why lightweight doesn’t make sense anymore

Back in July of 2016, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos stepped into the Octagon in hopes of defending his lightweight title for the second time when he fought Eddie Alvarez. It took just three minutes and 49 seconds for Alvarez to finish the champ, claiming the lightweight championship as he landed a barrage of...

Mar 14, 2017 7:54 am

The Korean Zombie wants to take out “The Bully” next

In early February, South Korean featherweight Chan Sung Jung – more widely known by his nickname “The Korean Zombie” – made a successful return to action after more than three years on the shelf, delivering a thudding, first-round knockout of the game Dennis Bermudez. With this win, the undead star burst back into the UFC...

Mar 14, 2017 7:23 am

Tony Ferguson calls for fight with Nate Diaz

If things had gone just a little bit differently, Tony Ferguson could be the interim UFC lightweight champion right now. Unfortunately, his planned UFC 209 interim title fight with fellow contender Khabib Nurmagomedov was scrapped at the last minute, which deprived him of the opportunity to vie for UFC gold. Now more than a week...

Mar 14, 2017 6:38 am

Rafael Dos Anjos and Colby Covington trade barbs on Twitter

In early January, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos announced his intention to move up a weight class to the welterweight division. The former champ cited a tough weight cut to 155-pounds as the main reason for this exciting switch, though his back-to-back losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson and resulting desire for...

Mar 13, 2017 5:03 pm

Breaking! Dillon Danis signs with Bellator MMA

Jiu-Jitsu ace Dillon Danis is headed to the mixed martial arts cage. Danis, who is a good friend and training partner of current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, signed a promotional deal with Bellator on Monday according to Yahoo Sports. Like his good friend Conor McGregor, Danis exudes a ton of confidence and rightfully so....

Mar 13, 2017 12:47 pm

VIDEO | Insane sound of Edson Barboza’s flying knee KO is just plain scary

You need to hear the sound of Edson Barboza Jr's knee knocking out Beneil Dariush at #UFCFortaleza.Andy Nesbitt has the incredible highlight. Posted by UFC on FOX on Saturday, March 11, 2017 On Saturday night, #5 UFC ranked lightweight Edson Barboza added another highlight reel knockout to his collection. Barboza met #9 ranked Beneil Dariush...

Mar 13, 2017 11:59 am

Georges St-Pierre: Weight-cutting needs to change because one day someone will die

Weight-cutting is a controversial issue for many that plays a big part of combat sports such as mixed martial arts and boxing. Recently, the touted UFC interim lightweight fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled with Nurmagomedov being taken to the hospital the morning of weigh-ins suffering from weight management medical issues. Are...

Mar 13, 2017 9:51 am

Misha Cirkunov to return to the Octagon against Volkan Oezdemir

Not all that long ago, it looked like Misha Cirkunov’s days in the UFC were over. Considering he’s arguably the hottest prospect in the light heavyweight division today, this possibility was undeniably unfortunate. Thankfully, Cirkunov and the UFC were able to squash their differences and iron out the details of a new contract. We now...

Mar 13, 2017 9:00 am

Anderson Silva calls out Michael Bisping and Nick Diaz

Anderson Silva’s narrow UFC 208 defeat of Derek Brunson marked his first win since an October 2012 defeat of Stephan Bonnar. This win served to keep his status as a top-flight middleweight alive. It also set him up for more big fights in the ever competitive UFC middleweight division. Silva seems to have two opponents...

Mar 13, 2017 7:29 am

Jimi Manuwa on Jon Jones: I think I could knock him out

This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, British striking specialist Jimi Manuwa will take on dangerous grappler Corey Anderson. If Manuwa wins this battle in The Big Smoke, it’s conceivable that he’ll earn himself a shot at the winner of Daniel Cormier and Anthony “Rumble” Johnson’s UFC 210...

Mar 13, 2017 5:52 am

T-Mobile Arena saving date for possible Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor bout

If UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather meet in the boxing ring, it’ll go down as one of the biggest fights – if not the biggest fight – in combat sports history. Discussions about this fight have been cooking for over a year. For the most part, however, there has seemed to...

Mar 12, 2017 3:39 pm

Alan Jouban explains why he is fighting Gunnar Nelson and not Rafael dos Anjos

UFC welterweight standout Alan Jouban will return to the octagon next weekend in London where he will square off with Gunnar Nelson in the evening’s co-main event. Jouban is very happy to finally be booked against a top-ten opponent, this after working his way up the divisions rankings over the past three years. Following his...

Mar 12, 2017 10:06 am

Robert Whittaker not bothered by GSP-Bisping booking, offers prediction for the fight

When the UFC brass ironed out their differences with former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, and pencilled him in for an immediate middleweight title shot against divisional king Michael Bisping, their hope was clearly for a positive reception. Unfortunately for them, this booking has been met with plenty in the way of backlash, as its been criticized...

Mar 12, 2017 10:02 am

Pros react to Edson Barboza’s incredible flying knee KO of Beneil Dariush

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was an extremely stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. In the...

Mar 12, 2017 9:17 am

Robert Whittaker discusses ‘Jacare’ booking and the challenges of the matchup

Earlier this month, we learned that elite middleweight contender Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza will be returning to the Octagon at UFC on Fox 24 on April 15. The Brazilian grappling specialist will do so against rising Australian contender Robert Whittaker, who recently rocketed into the upper echelon of the division with a dazzling knockout defeat of...

Mar 12, 2017 6:34 am

MMA community reacts to Mauricio “Shogun” Rua’s stoppage of Gian Villante

Last night, the UFC touched down in sun soaked Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. In the evening’s middleweight main event, we saw former welterweight contender Kelvin Gastelum maul former light heavyweight champion Vitor Belfort to a first-round TKO win. Other highlights...

Mar 12, 2017 5:58 am

MMA community reacts to Kelvin Gastelum’s destruction of Vitor Belfort

Last night, the UFC touched down in sunny Fortaleza, Brazil, with UFC Fight Night 106. This card was a stacked one as far as Fight Nights go. On the undercard, we saw some nice wins from talent like Kevin Lee, Joe Soto and Sergio Moraes, as well as the final fight of “The People’s Warrior”...

Mar 11, 2017 12:43 pm

Bethe Correia eyeing potential Ronda Rousey rematch

Ahead of her ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ scrap against Marion Reneau tonight, Bethe Correia is looking for an eventual rematch with Ronda Rousey after she found herself knocked out in just 34 seconds by the former champ two years ago. Leading up to that fight, Correia was hailed as the most dangerous fighter Rousey had...

Mar 11, 2017 8:08 am

Kelvin Gastelum still eyeing potential return to welterweight

The Ultimate Fighter season 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum is currently competing at middleweight following several botched weight-cuts to welterweight. Gastelum won season 17 of The Ultimate Fighter in the middleweight division, but then dropped to welterweight in order to fight opponents his size. With that being said, Gastelum missed weight on several occasions, resulting in...

Mar 11, 2017 7:45 am

Amanda Nunes opens up on feeling “alone” before Ronda Rousey fight

At UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon for a showdown with UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes. Throughout the buildup of the fight, Rousey was the focus of the promos leading up to the fight, stirring quite a bit of controversy given that Nunes,...

Mar 11, 2017 7:30 am

Floyd Mayweather officially ends retirement, wants Conor McGregor in June

Throughout the course of developments made in the Conor McGregor-Floyd Mayweather superfight negotiations, undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather has remained adamant the fact that he is truly retired from boxing. With news surfacing earlier this year from the NSAC that both parties have been making progress in negotiations, many believed a fight was all, but official....