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Feb 20, 2015 9:23 am

Finalized! March’s UFC 185 Fight Card Is Set

UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will put his belt on the line next month in Dallas, when he faces off with number one contender Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185. In addition to the highly anticipated lightweight fight, UFC 185 will also feature a strawweight title fight between champion Carla Esparza and challenger Joanna Jedrzejczyk....

Feb 16, 2015 7:15 am

CM Punk: “I Think MMA Is Pro Wrestling”

Former WWE champion, turned soon-to-be UFC fighter, CM Punk, is currently gearing up for his UFC debut, which has yet to be announced. Punk has reportedly been training extremely hard at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, alongside Anthony Pettis, Ben Askren, Tyron Woodley, and other elite level fighters. Ahead of his UFC debut, Punk revealed...

Feb 16, 2015 6:28 am

CM Punk: ‘Lesnar Offered To Help Me Prepare For UFC Debut’

As we anxiously await the UFC debut of former WWE champion CM Punk, we can only speculate as to when he will make his debut later this year. CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, is currently training at Roufusport gym in Milwaukee alongside the likes of Anthony Pettis, Tyron Woodley, Ben Askren, and more elite...

Feb 16, 2015 5:02 am

John Dodson: Demetrious Johnson Needs To “Pop”

Demetrious Johnson is arguably one of the best pound for pound fighters in the world, despite that, the flyweight division is often overlooked by many fans. Top ranked UFC flyweight, John Dodson, believes that is because Johnson needs to promote his fights better. He explained to MMAFighting: “Demetrious Johnson is doing something that a lot...

Feb 15, 2015 4:24 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Plans To End 2015 As Lightweight Champion

Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t been in the Octagon in nearly a full year. The last time ‘The Eagle’ was in the Octagon, he defeated Rafael Dos Anjos via unanimous decision. Following the win, it was announced that Nurmagomedov would fight Donald Cerrone, in what many believed to be a #1 contender matchup. However, less than an...

Feb 14, 2015 4:00 am

Bec Pokes Fun At Reebok Following Recent Signings

  Ronda Rousey, Conor McGregor, Jon Jones, and Anthony Pettis have all inked individual endorsement deals with the UFC’s new clothing sponsor Reebok. And in came Paige VanZant. VanZant, a one-fight UFC veteran, who’s made a lasting impression on the industry, was also signed to an individual deal with Reebok, and her peers don’t like...

Feb 8, 2015 7:55 am

Woodley: ‘If You Have A Problem With CM Punk, You Have A Problem With Me’

Since news broke that former WWE champion CM Punk signed with the UFC, many people were quick to criticize CM Punk, real name Phil Brooks, for his decision to step into the Octagon. Following the announcement, Brooks took his experience to Milwaukee Wisconsin, where he began training under Duke Roufus at Roufusport gym alongside Anthony...

Feb 5, 2015 11:47 am

Weidman: ‘Putting up an interim belt “kind of stupid”‘

“You know, I thought it was kind of stupid. I’m just like, hang on, Anthony Pettis was out for a year. Johny Hendricks was out for like nine months. Cain Velasquez, they just did an interim title, he was out for how long? A year and a half? So I’ve been out for six months,...

Jan 26, 2015 5:01 am

Gustafsson vs. Johnson Does Highest UFC on FOX Numbers In Two Years

This past weekend, Alexander Gustafsson and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson went to war in Stockholm. The bout saw Gustafsson KO’d in the first round, marking the first time ‘The Mauler’ had been stopped by strikes in his career. Overnight ratings from TVbythenumbers show 2.82 million viewers tuning in to see the scrap, however that is just...

Jan 21, 2015 10:59 am

Cerrone, Khabib Agree To May Bout

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Khabib Nurmagomedov have agreed to fight at UFC 187. All they have to do is get the UFC on board. Hey man @Cowboycerrone,I heard you want time to rest,what about UFC 187,May23,Vegas.lets do it@ufc @danawhite @lorenzofertitta #UFCcontender — khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) January 20, 2015 https://twitter.com/Cowboycerrone/status/557686635035635715 If the bout transpires it will...

Jan 20, 2015 11:02 am

UFC Returns To Dallas With Two Title Fights

Two world titles are on the line when the UFC returns to the American Airlines Center in Dallas on Saturday, March 14 as lightweight champion Anthony “Showtime” Pettis defends his title for the second time when he meets No. 1 contender Rafael dos Anjos and newly-crowned women’s strawweight champion Carla Esparza makes her first title...

Jan 18, 2015 1:00 pm

Melendez: ‘McGregor Is Absolutely Not The #1 Contender’

Gilbert Melendez is fresh off his UFC 181 loss to Anthony Pettis, but found some time to join the crew at Fox Sports to discuss tonight’s UFC Fight Night Boston. Melendez believes that Frankie Edgar, not Conor McGregor is the rightful #1 contender. His words: “He’s absolutely not the No. 1 contender in my opinion....

Jan 14, 2015 8:09 pm

Esparza vs. Jedrzejczyk Title Fight Co-Headlines UFC 185

UFC strawweight champion Carla Esparza has been booked for her first title defense. The California-based champion will take on undefeated polish striker Joanna Jedrzejczyk. The bout was announced on Wednesday’s edition of UFC Tonight on FOX Sports 1. UFC 185 is a stacked event going down from the American Airlines Center, in Dallas. The pay-per-view...

Jan 14, 2015 4:01 pm

Reebok Announces Partnership With Conor McGregor

Continuing to empower fitness enthusiasts around the world through its tough fitness approach, Reebok announces today its partnership with UFC featherweight contender, Conor McGregor. The signing follows the recent announcement of Reebok’s groundbreaking partnership with the UFC, the world’s leading mixed martial arts organization, and builds upon the global fitness brand’s impressive roster of UFC...

Jan 12, 2015 9:44 pm

Cejudo vs. Cariaso Targeted For UFC 185

A flyweight bout between Olympian Henry Cejudo, and Chris Cariaso is being targeted for UFC 185. Following his successful UFC debut over Dustin Kimura, Henry Cejudo pleaded with UFC President Dana White to allow him to drop back down to flyweight. Despite saying Cejudo would never be allowed to fight at flyweight in the UFC...

Jan 11, 2015 12:19 pm

TWITTER BEEF: Khabib Nurmagomedov And Ben Askren Verbally Spar On Twitter

Khabib Nurmagomedov has continued his verbal onslaught against UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis earlier today (See that HERE). Now however, Ben Askren has jumped in to defend his Roufusport teammate, which led to Nurmagomedov posting a meme of what he thinks Askren would look like if he makes his UFC debut. @TeamKhabib @mauroranallo @Showtimepettis @ufc...

Jan 7, 2015 6:10 am

Alistair Overeem vs. Roy Nelson set for UFC 185 in Dallas

A heavyweight clash featuring two of the divisions hardest hitters will take place at UFC 185 this March. UFC officials announced yesterday that former Strikeforce heavyweight title holder Alistair Overeem (38-14 MMA) has agreed to meet Roy Nelson (20-10 MMA) at the event. Roy “Big Country” Nelson was last seen in action in the headlining...

Jan 7, 2015 4:00 am

UFC Rankings Report: Week of 1/5/15

The Rankings Report is a weekly UFC.com series that gives you, the fans, a more in-depth look into the official UFC rankings. This week Matt Parrino and Forrest Griffin discuss if Jon Jones is the greatest of all time, the biggest jump in the flyweight division, and the announced UFC 185 headlining fight between Anthony...

Jan 5, 2015 2:59 pm

Askren: Dana White is telling blatant lies about me

It is no secret that current ONE FC Welterweight Champion Ben Askren and UFC President Dana White don’t exactly see eye to eye. The pair have verbally sparred back-and-forth on many different topics, most recently the UFC’s signing of former WWE star CM Punk. Askren’s criticism of the UFC’s new hire prompted Dana White to...

Jan 5, 2015 9:04 am

Roufus: Askren “Stoked” To Work With CM Punk

When news of CM Punk being signed to the UFC broke, ONE FC champion Ben Askren was one of the first fighters to offer a reaction to the signing. @ufc sign a fake wrestler, but not an Olympian who is the best WW in the world. Amateur move. — Ben Askren (@Benaskren) December 7, 2014...