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May 18, 2017 10:54 am

Colby Covington plans to embarrass Dong Hyun Kim, then take on a top-5 foe

On June 17, Colby Covington will step into the Octagon in far-off Singapore, where he will battle South Korean star Dong Hyun Kim in the starkest test of his career thus far. Despite the scale of this test, the American Top Team staple is confident he can beat Kim decisively. Covington broke down this high-stakes showdown...

May 18, 2017 10:53 am

VIDEO | Countless UFC and Bellator stars sparring under Henri Hooft

It's nice to have 3 former @ufc champs @sugarashadevans @lukerockhold @ruthless_rl on the mat and @mikechandlermma the Bellator champ in total 11 Ufc guys and 3 Bellator fighters you know something is about to happen 😉🔪👊🏻 @menace155 @jacksonjason150 @viktorpesta @akajav #hkickboxing #joneswrestling #durinhobjj @combatclub @hardknocks365 A post shared by Henri Hooft (@henrihooft) on May 16,...

May 18, 2017 8:41 am

Conor McGregor confirms his side of Mayweather deal is complete

What a wild ride this Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather business has been. At first, the much-discussed boxing mega fight seemed like a downright impossibility; a veritable no-go. As the months have passed, however, this strange but undeniably compelling spectacle has begun to look more and more likely, as various road blocks and red tape...

May 17, 2017 11:10 am

CSAC approves 10-point plan to drastically change weight-cutting procedure

On Tuesday of this week, the California State Athletic Commission approved significant changes to the way it allows fighters to cut weight for their fights. The hope is that these changes will reduce the possibility of fighters badly hurting themselves by dehydrating themselves to make weight. These changes will be implemented through a 10-point plan...

May 17, 2017 11:07 am

Thiago Alves responds to “Platinum” Mike Perry’s callout

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, hard-hitting welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry authored one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory, flatlining Jake Ellenberger with a slicing, second round elbow. In the wake of this career changing win, Perry used his elevated station to call out several...

May 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rory MacDonald taking sponsorship money cut moving from UFC to Bellator

For many fighters that moved over to Bellator from the UFC, the sponsorship dollars were likely a big factor in their decisions to switch things up. Take Ryan Bader for example. Bader said he would be making three to four times as much in personal sponsorship money fighting under Bellator than he was getting with...

May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the...

May 14, 2017 6:00 am

Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the latest...

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 10, 2017 7:29 am

Jorge Masvidal promises to defeat Demian Maia with X-rated violence

This weekend, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, fan favorite welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in top contender Demian Maia. From the early vantage point, the winner of this fight looks like a shoo-in for the next shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Though...

May 8, 2017 9:48 am

VIDEO | Arianny Celeste makes breakfast in her underwear, Jhenny Andrade practices her dance moves

https://www.facebook.com/therealarianny/videos/1553767394657113/ Arianny Celeste is a very busy woman. When she’s not fulfilling her duties as a UFC Octagon girl, she works as a professional model and a television host. She’s even got a burgeoning music career. Despite her busy schedule, however, Celeste still finds plenty of time for fun – such as her recent trip...

May 7, 2017 1:25 pm

UFC 211: Official Fight Card and Start Time

The next UFC pay-per-view on the horizon is UFC 211. This massive card will go down inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this Saturday night (May 13). The stacked UFC 211 will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning, defending champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior Dos Santos. This anticipated...

May 5, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | MMA stars play the slapping game and it’s hilarious

Let’s go take a little flashback to this hilarious video of some MMA stars challenging each other to a funny slapping game. We see current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Bellator’s Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, and MMA trainer Ryan Parsons all take part in the funny challenge. Interestingly, Parsons shows that...

May 4, 2017 10:02 am

Michael Johnson discusses the absences of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The lightweight division is one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. That said, things are a little chaotic in the division at the moment, as champ Conor McGregor is pursuing a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been sidelined with illness and religious obligations, and the fan favorite Nate...

May 3, 2017 9:50 am

Rory MacDonald training with original coach ahead of Bellator debut

Rory MacDonald was a staple of the UFC’s welterweight division for many years prior to his departure from the promotion last year, which saw him promptly sign a contract with Bellator MMA. While MacDonald’s Bellator MMA debut fight wasn’t immediately announced, the former UFC welterweight staple reveled that he was going to take his time...

May 2, 2017 7:51 am

VIDEO | Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko highlights get the Rocky treatment

Over the weekend, Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko co-authored an instant classic, thrilling a whopping 90,000 onlookers inside London’s Wembley Stadium with a wild, back-and-forth war. Though the first four rounds of this fight were somewhat conservative, Joshua roared into offensive mode in the fifth, battering his decorated foe and dropping him early in the...

May 1, 2017 1:17 pm

Fertitta brothers launch new business venture following $4 billion sale of the UFC

What comes next after selling one of your companies for $4 billion? It looks like Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta are off to make even more money with the launch of their new business venture, Fertitta Capital. According to a press release that came out on Monday, “Fertitta Capital, a private investment firm, today announced its...

May 1, 2017 12:46 pm

BREAKING | Cris “Cyborg” Justino and Megan Anderson agree to July showdown

The UFC women’s featherweight division is in disarray. Since winning the inaugural title with a controversial January decision over Holly Holm, reigning champ Germaine de Randamie has been something of a ghost, revealing little in the way of information as to when or who she might fight next. At the same time, former Invicta champion Cris...

May 1, 2017 9:53 am

VIDEO | Paige VanZant criticized by fellow fighters for sultry self-made Reebok promo

Over the weekend, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant took to Snapchat to share an undeniably sultry self-made promo video for Reebok’s new line of black and white workout apparel. While this video left many of VanZant’s fans drooling, its provocative tone also generated significant criticism from her peers. See below for VanZant’s video (which...

Apr 30, 2017 8:37 am

VIDEO | Get Pumped for UFC 211 with this Awesome Junior Dos Santos highlight

There are a lot of reasons to be excited for UFC 211, which goes down on Saturday, May 13 in the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. The undercard alone is packed with reasons to watch. We’ll see former WSOF champ Jessica “Jag” Aguilar get the fight she’s been chasing against Courtney Casey. We’ll see...

Apr 30, 2017 8:23 am

VIDEO | 5 of the best non-UFC Knockouts of 2017 so far

This year, we’ve seen some pretty jaw-dropping knockouts occur inside the UFC’s Octagon. We saw Jorge Masvidal burst into welterweight title contention with a second-round knockout of Donal “Cowboy” Cerrone. We saw Derrick Lewis club Travis Browne to a second-round KO. We watched Jimi Manuwa level Corey Anderson with a first-round left hook. Most recently,...

Apr 29, 2017 10:09 pm

Yair Rodriguez believes that “disrespectful” Frankie Edgar is the toughest fight in the featherweight division

Yair Rodriguez believes that “disrespectful” Frankie Edgar is the toughest fight in the featherweight division Surging UFC featherweight contender Yair “El Pantera” Rodriguez will return to the octagon at next month’s UFC 211 pay-per-view event in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie “The Answer” Edgar. Prior to his...

Apr 29, 2017 2:27 pm

Eddie Alvarez: “Frankie Edgar is nobody to be f*cked with man!”

Former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will return to the octagon at UFC 211 on May 13 in Dallas, Texas where he will square off with Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier. Alvarez, who trains with fellow former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar, recently sat down with Chris Taylor on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire segment. Taylor asked Eddie...

Apr 28, 2017 12:18 pm

Ryan Bader to bring in a substantial amount over Reebok deal with personal sponsorships

Ryan Bader is one of the noteworthy fighters that jumped ship from the UFC to Bellator MMA recently. With going through the negotiation process between the two major mixed martial arts promotions, Bader ultimately felt like he would be better off changing things up and signing with Bellator. A big factor in Bader’s decision to...

Apr 27, 2017 10:44 am

Jimi Manuwa hopes to be on Cormier-Jones card, will be ready to replace either man

When Jimi Manuwa knocked out Corey Anderson in their March light heavyweight showdown, he established himself as one of the top contenders at light heavyweight. In fact, were it not for the looming return of former champion Jon Jones, Manuwa could well be looking at a shot at reigning champ Daniel Cormier right now. Given...

Apr 27, 2017 10:25 am

Mike Perry breaks down his “master plan to take over the world”

Mike Perry entered mainstream MMA consciousness in a rather strange way. Though diehard fans had been aware of him for some time, his first steps into the limelight occurred at the UFC 202 weigh ins, when he faked a handshake with his opponent Hyun Gyu Lim, then pulled his hand away at the last minute,...