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Sep 29, 2016 1:01 pm

Tito Ortiz gives date for potential Chael Sonnen fight: ‘I call the shots’

Earlier this month, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he was coming out of retirement, and had signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. While Sonnen remained adamant throughout the course of his 2-year suspension that he was indeed retired from MMA, it took just over one month from the time his...

Sep 29, 2016 12:36 pm

Conor McGregor: I’m ready for Floyd Mayweather

Following Conor McGregor’s UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz back in March, rumors began flying that when McGregor returned to competition, he would be having a boxing match with famed prizefighter Floyd Mayweather. While the fight started out as just hypothetical discussions, things quickly became more serious when both McGregor and Mayweather verbally agreed to...

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Benson Henderson reveals thoughts on ‘Big Country’s’ post-fight kick to referee

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had his own issues with referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, but ‘Smooth’ says he would never have considered kicking him, as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson did on Saturday. Following a crushing uppercut that sent opponent ‘Bigfoot’ Silva crashing to the mat, Nelson finished the fight with some ground-and-pound, causing...

Sep 29, 2016 11:07 am

Max Holloway goes off on ‘stupid” fans who believe Conor McGregor fought with torn ACL

Max Holloway is currently in quite the odd position in the UFC’s featherweight division. While he currently sits at #3 on the official featherweight rankings behind interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo at #1, and Frankie Edgar at #2, Holloway boasts the longest active win streak in the UFC. Since dropping a unanimous decision to Conor...

Sep 29, 2016 10:43 am

Rizin FF interested in signing Bigfoot Silva

UFC heavyweight Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is undoubtably one of the most recognizable heavyweights in MMA. With over 11 years of experience as a professional, and notable wins over MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, and MMA veteran Alistair Overeem to name just a few, Bigfoot is a very well known fighter...

Sep 29, 2016 10:31 am

Gabriel Gonzaga is retired, unless he gets a 6-figure payday

UFC heavyweight Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga has some of the best knockouts in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division. A UFC veteran with 23 fights under the UFC banner, Gonzaga has been a staple of the UFC’s heavyweight division since he made his debut in 2005, where he knocked out Kevin Jordan in the 3rd...

Sep 29, 2016 10:12 am

VIDEO | Floyd Mayweather not shutting the door on Conor McGregor fight yet

Prior to Conor McGregor’s epic two fights with Nate Diaz, the biggest rumor in he fight world revolved around a super fight between UFC featherweight champion McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. While talks of a bout between the two has cooled down following ‘Mystic Mac’s’ fights with Diaz and scheduled lightweight title fight against...

Sep 29, 2016 10:03 am

Tyron Woodley has a message for Donald Trump

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is never one to shy away from voicing his opinion, regardless of whether or not the MMA community will agree with him. Unfortunately however, since winning the welterweight championship by knocking out Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201 back in July, Woodley has faced not only criticism,...

Sep 29, 2016 9:37 am

Eddie Alvarez reportedly walking around close to 180 pounds

Earlier this month, it was revealed that UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez would be stepping in the Octagon on November 12th to defend his lightweight championship against UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor in the main event of the historic card. The announcement was followed up by the UFC 205 press conference on Tuesday afternoon, where...

Sep 29, 2016 9:18 am

Wanderlei Silva invites Jose Aldo to fight in Rizin

While interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo is currently still under contract with the UFC, the offers have begun to pour in for the former featherweight kingpin to jump to other promotions. After it was revealed that Conor McGregor would hold onto his UFC featherweight championship despite moving up to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez...

Sep 29, 2016 8:41 am

Max Holloway goes off on Jose Aldo and Frankie Edgar

Max Holloway has been on a campaign for a featherweight title shot, both inside and outside of the octagon. And with a nine-fight win streak, the longest in the featherweight division,  you would think the 24-year-old Hawaiian would have earned a title shot already, but with the logjam that is the current state of the...

Sep 28, 2016 11:11 pm

Georges St-Pierre undergoes USADA tests ahead of potential UFC return

While former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC are currently still in negotiations regarding St-Pierre’s potential return to the Octagon, news emerged this week that indicates St-Pierre is one step closer to returning to the Octagon. According to MMAWeekly, ‘Rush’ has entered the USADA testing pool and has already been tested. This news...

Sep 28, 2016 10:46 pm

Jose Aldo willing to take UFC to court over contract according to manager

Interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo’s ongoing saga with the UFC brass could get even uglier if both sides stand their ground. After the UFC announced that Conor McGregor would be fighting Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship at UFC 205, and would not be vacating the featherweight championship, Aldo requested that the promotion...

Sep 28, 2016 4:35 pm

Conor McGregor posts Instagram photo smoking a suspicious looking ‘cigarette’

Just days removed from the UFC’s announcement of a Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez lightweight title fight, ‘Mystic Mac’ posted a questionable photograph on his Instagram page. In the photo, McGregor appears to be smoking a suspicious looking hand-rolled ‘cigarette’, with squinty eyes and an overall relaxed demeanor. See the picture in question for yourself...

Sep 28, 2016 1:40 pm

John Dodson began camp at 168 pounds for bantamweight fight with John Lineker

This Saturday, former UFC flyweight title contender John Dodson will step into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ to square off against John Lineker in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Dodson, who made the move to bantamweight after dropping his second loss to flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson, made quite the statement...

Sep 28, 2016 12:29 pm

Dana White open to the possibility of CM Punk fighting in the UFC a second time?

Phil Brooks, better known by his WWE wrestling name, CM Punk made his professional mixed martial arts debut at UFC 203 earlier this month. The former WWE star didn’t put up much of a fight against his opponent, Mickey Gall and was submitted after being battered in the first round. Despite his performance against Gall,...

Sep 28, 2016 11:45 am

VIDEO | Newly released Anthony Johnson sparring footage

It’s no secret that Anthony “Rumble” Johnson is one of the hardest hitters in MMA. The top-ranked light heavyweight has showcased his incredible power time and time again, scoring blistering knockout wins over game competition in Antonio Rogerio Nogueira, Alexander Gustafsson and most recently, Jimi Manuwa, Ryan Bader, and Glover Teixeira. With such incredible power packed...

Sep 28, 2016 11:42 am

Conor McGregor Says He’ll Make $40 Million by the End of the Year

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is not only a word class fighter, he’s also an astute business man. Over the course of his UFC career – which is now just over three years old – the Irish superstar has set and reset dozens of money-related records. In March of this year, for example, he became...

Sep 28, 2016 11:40 am

Max Holloway to Jose Aldo: “No more running”

The man with the longest winning streak in the UFC’s featherweight division is losing his patience in getting a fight with interim champion Jose Aldo. Max Holloway (16-3), has won nine UFC fights in a row since dropping a decision loss to Conor McGregor back in 2013. Since then, the 24-year-old Hawaaian has been on...

Sep 28, 2016 9:53 am

Dana White reacts to Jose Aldo’s request to be released

Tuesday afternoon, UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo left the MMA community stunned as he requested that the UFC release him from his contract so that he could retire from MMA and move to another sport entirely. Aldo expressed his frustration with the UFC for not making good on their promise to force Conor McGregor...

Sep 28, 2016 9:34 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov following UFC 205 title snub: “I will make them remember”

#1 ranked UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been on quite the rollercoaster ride in regards to getting a fight. After it was initially reported that the UFC was targeting a lightweight title fight between Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez for the main event of UFC 205, UFC President Dana White then stated that it was...

Sep 28, 2016 9:04 am

‘Jacare’ Souza goes off on “Peacock” Rockhold and Bisping “the Liar”

Perhaps no man is more deserving of a title shot at middleweight than ‘Jacare’ Souza. The former Strikeforce champ has rattled off six wins in his seven UFC fights, most recently finishing Vitor Belfort with strikes in the first round of their UFC 198 showdown. With number 11th ranked middleweight Dan Henderson getting the first...

Sep 28, 2016 8:55 am

Conor McGregor refutes claims he will vacate a title if victorious at UFC 205

Ahead of UFC 202, where Conor McGregor ultimately ended up avenging his UFC 196 submission loss to Nate Diaz, UFC President Dana White stated that after the fight McGregor must defend his featherweight title, or be forced to vacate it. Immediately following the fight, McGregor was asked at the UFC 202 post-fight press conference if...

Sep 28, 2016 8:14 am

Conor McGregor to Surrender One Belt if He Wins at UFC 205

Last December, Ireland’s Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title by knocking out the seemingly unbeatable Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Instead of turning around and defending his newly won title, however, McGregor then set his sights on a lightweight title shot opposite then champion Rafael Dos Anjos. As we now know, McGregor’s lightweight...

Sep 28, 2016 8:11 am

Claudia Gadelha Has Her Next Fight Lined Up

In late 2014, Brazil’s Claudia Gadelha lost a hotly debated split decision to Poland’s Joanna Jedrzejczyk. In July of this year, the two women went at it again, this time with Jedrzejczyk’s well-guarded strawweight title on the line. While Gadelha started strong in this rematch, she ultimately faded down the stretch, and surrendered another decision loss...