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Apr 4, 2017 10:31 am

Ray Longo explains what led to Chris Weidman’s 2-fight skid

At one point in time, UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman was considered one of the most dominant fighters on the UFC roster. Unfortunately for ‘The All American’ that changed in 2015, when he found himself knocked out by Luke Rockhold in the 4th round of their UFC 194 co-main event fight, which saw him lose...

Apr 4, 2017 10:09 am

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino: why I want to meet Ronda Rousey in the WWE ring

Late last month, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino challenged former bantamweight champ and long-time rival Ronda Rousey to a showdown in the WWE ring. The featherweight did so on Twitter, after footage of her drilling pro wrestling maneuvers with wrestler Gabi Castrovinci surfaced on the web. See Cyborg’s original Tweet below: I have my...

Apr 4, 2017 9:31 am

Gunnar Nelson gives inside info on Conor McGregor’s future & potential Mayweather scrap

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports continue to emerge regarding the status of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight. While reports have begun to slow down, McGregor himself recently revealed to media members at the Madison Square Garden that a fight between he & Mayweather was “very” close. In addition, the lightweight...

Apr 4, 2017 9:30 am

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald calls for headbutts in MMA

Former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, who is scheduled to make his Bellator debut against Paul Daley in London on May 19, is one of the best welterweights on earth. He’s also an advocate for a much more primal ruleset for the sport of mixed martial arts. MacDonald has discussed his desire for a baser set of...

Apr 4, 2017 8:41 am

Stephen Thompson discusses the possibility of fighting in different weight classes

In early March, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson gave up a majority decision to welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Given that he fought Woodley to a draw back in November, this marked his second failed attempt to steal the champ’s spot on the throne. Having failed twice to capture the title, Thompson...

Apr 4, 2017 7:00 am

VIDEO | BJ Penn signs bout agreement for Dennis Siver fight

Late last month, we learned that former two-division UFC champ and bona fide MMA legend BJ Penn will be returning to the Octagon for a featherweight battle with Germany’s Dennis Siver. The fight will occur when the UFC touches Oklahoma City on June 25. Now, we here at BJPenn.com have some exclusive footage of the...

Apr 3, 2017 5:47 pm

PHOTO | First look at “The Axe Murderer” in Bellator MMA gloves

PHOTO | First look at “The Axe Murderer” in Bellator MMA gloves Former PRIDE champion Wanderlei Silva will return to the cage this summer when he clashes with bitter rival Chael Sonnen at Madison Square Garden in the headlining bout of “Bellator NYC” on June 24. “The Axe Murderer’s” highly anticipated bout with Sonnen will...

Apr 3, 2017 5:11 pm

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next

Stephen Thompson explains why he is not interested in fighting Gunnar Nelson next Two-time UFC welterweight title challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson underwent successful knee surgery last month and is hoping to return to the octagon this September. Although he is currently on the shelf, that hasn’t stopped fellow fighters from calling out Thompson for a...

Apr 3, 2017 3:55 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas

Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone set for July in Las Vegas! A key welterweight scrap will take place this July in Las Vegas as ESPN’s Brett Okamoto just announced that former UFC welterweight title holder “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler will return to action against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone at UFC 213. BREAKING: Per @danawhite, @Ruthless_RL vs. @Cowboycerrone...

Apr 3, 2017 1:08 pm

Breakdown: Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor’s height, weight, and reach

“A lot of things make this fight intriguing but the reality is this — anybody who has ever seen Floyd Mayweather, he’s this big. Conor McGregor is huge.” This is what UFC President Dana White told FOX Sports about the size difference between undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Here...

Apr 3, 2017 11:51 am

Stephen Thompson eyes September return, has three opponents in mind

Last month, in the main event of UFC 209, Stephen Thompson – who fights under the nickname “Wonderboy” – came up short in his second bid to swipe the UFC welterweight title from champion Tyron Woodley. Though he was not without his moments in the fight, he ultimately surrendered a majority decision to the champ. On...

Apr 3, 2017 10:52 am

Report: Viacom tells Bellator officials to ‘sign every single big name out there’

The last 12 months have been massive ones for Bellator. To recount, the number-two MMA promotion has picked up notable free agents such as: former UFC lightweight champ Benson Henderson, former UFC light heavyweight contender Phil Davis, former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione, heavyweight veteran Sergei Kharitonov, former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald, Pride legend Wanderlei...

Apr 3, 2017 8:54 am

BJ Penn discusses Conor McGregor’s chances against Floyd Mayweather

There is currently no bigger story in the world of combat sports than that of Conor McGregor‘s plans to challenge undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather in the boxing ring. While this fight’s fruition is still far from a certainty, many members of the combat sports world are chiming in, giving their opinions on it. The...

Apr 2, 2017 11:33 am

VIDEO | BJJ whiz Mackenzie Dern gets tapped out in Rio de Janeiro

Mackenzie Dern is one of the most recognizable names in grappling. Having gone 3-0 in MMA – including a 2016 Submission of the Year contender over Montana Stewart – she’s also becoming one of the biggest names in women’s mixed martial arts. Unfortunately, Dern had a bit of a rough night in Rio De Janeiro,...

Apr 2, 2017 9:29 am

Bas Rutten on Germaine de Randamie: She can hang with “Cyborg”

Though nothing is confirmed just yet, it’s very possible that new UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie’s first title defense could be against destructive MMA superstar Cris “Cyborg” Justino. If this is indeed the way things unfold, De Randamie will likely enter the fight as a substantial underdog. According to beloved  MMA veteran Bas...

Apr 1, 2017 2:34 pm

Scott Coker weighs-in on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, boxing icon Floyd Mayweather and UFC star Conor McGregor have continued to be linked to a boxing match. While conflicting reports have continued to emerge on the matter, McGregor recently informed media members at a boxing event at the Madison Square Garden that a fight was “very close” to being...

Apr 1, 2017 1:04 pm

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones is “always” around a title fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has certainly had a long and storied rivalry with current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. The pair’s rivalry began several years ago, and escalated to an all new level when the pair were involved in their infamous press conference brawl. While the pair have been scheduled to fight...

Apr 1, 2017 12:34 pm

Ferguson calls for Conor McGregor to ‘vacate belt now’ if pursuing boxing

UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson recently found himself without an opponent when lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced out of their scheduled interim lightweight title fight the day of weigh-ins. This week, Ferguson appeared on UFC Tonight to discuss the lightweight title picture, as well as Conor McGregor, and a potential fight between McGregor &...

Apr 1, 2017 10:47 am

Paul Heyman not ruling out Brock Lesnar return to MMA

In 2016, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar stepped into the Octagon for the first time in nearly 5 years to fight heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt at UFC 200. Lesnar’s return was one that was quickly criticized after he was given an exemption from the first three months of mandatory USADA testing prior to the...

Apr 1, 2017 9:58 am

Gegard Mousasi explains how “stupid” Bisping vs. St-Pierre affects the division

Early in 2017, news surfaced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon to fight middleweight champion Michael Bisping. UFC President Dana White confirmed the news, and both Bisping and St-Pierre appeared at a press conference for the scrap. With that being said, there was no date given for the...

Apr 1, 2017 9:15 am

VIDEO | King Mo vs. Rampage Jackson 2 (Highlights)

Friday night in Rosemont, IL, MMA legend Rampage Jackson stepped into the cage with MMA veteran Mohammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal for a highly anticipated rematch three years in the making. Going into the fight, King Mo promised to use his wrestling to lay on top of the heavier Rampage for fifteen minutes. Come fight night...

Mar 31, 2017 11:36 pm

Jorge Masvidal fires back at Michael Bisping for predicting he loses

The UFC’s welterweight division is certainly one of the most stacked divisions in the entire promotion. With no potential shortage of contenders for welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top ranked welterweights Jorge Masivdal and Demian Maia will square off in a highly anticipated showdown on May 11th at UFC 211. The winner will likely receive a...