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Sep 13, 2016 3:34 pm

GIF | CM Punk’s one punch before being taken down and pummeled by Mickey Gall

It was a rough night at UFC 203 for Phil Brooks, who is better known by his WWE name, CM Punk. The former professional wrestler made his professional mixed martial arts debut against 2-0 Mickey Gall in the biggest MMA promotion in the world on the main event pay-per-view card. Some fighters were upset that...

Sep 13, 2016 11:56 am

Kenny Florian’s brother, Kirk Andrew Florian passes away at age 33

UPDATE: Late Tuesday, Kenny Florian posted a tragic update through his social media channels that his brother Kirk Andrew Florian has passed away. The heartbreaking news came after an initial social media post from Kenny earlier on Tuesday reaching out to anyone with information on his missing brother. Florian posted the following update on his...

Sep 13, 2016 11:12 am

Mickey Gall felt a “strong obligation” to “make an example” of CM Punk

This past weekend, CM Punk stepped into the Octagon to make his UFC debut nearly two years after he signed with the UFC. Punk stepped into the Octagon to fight Mickey Gall with quite a bit of confidence after training for nearly two years under Duke Roufus in Milwaukee, Wisconsin at Roufusport. Unfortunately for Punk,...

Sep 13, 2016 10:46 am

Stipe Miocic: ‘If they want me to fight Jon Jones, I’ll fight Jon …’

“I’m starting to realize the hype is real with that guy. He’s legit, [it] would be the challenge of a lifetime,” is what former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones tweeted when a fan asked how he thinks he would do in a fight against heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic. I'm starting to realize the hype...


Sep 13, 2016 10:15 am

NAC Director releases statement on formal complaint against Conor McGregor & Nate Diaz

Prior to UFC 202, tensions were quickly rising between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor ahead of their highly anticipated rematch. Tensions reached their breaking point when Conor McGregor arrived at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference nearly half an hour late. That didn’t sit too well with Nate Diaz, who quickly got up and walked...

Sep 13, 2016 9:48 am

Alexander Gustafsson: Jones doesn’t deserve immediate title shot

While Jon Jones is busy trying to clear up the messy fallout from UFC 200, two-time title challenger Alexander Gustafsson believes it would not be fair to give ‘Bones’ an immediate rematch once he sorts out his situation with USADA. Jones tested positive for two banned substances in a June 16 out-of-competition drug test conducted by...

Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 9:24 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor is done at welterweight

After Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight championship by defeating Jose Aldo back in the main event of UFC 194, it didn’t take long for the newly crowned featherweight champ to sign the contract for his next fight. The fight was slated to be a lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos in the main...

Sep 13, 2016 8:21 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan smashing a mitt workout with Duane Ludwig

“Mr. @joerogan drilling the BMT Bas Combo! @BASRUTTENMMA @bangmuaythai @onnit #GetOnnit #QualityReps #MartialArts #HealthyLiving #NinjaSkills AND YES HE COULD COMPETE IN THE @ufc IF HE WANTED TOO!” It’s no secret that UFC commentator Joe Rogan has an extremely lengthy background in martial arts himself. The longtime UFC commentator competed in TaeKwonDo for many years, winning...

Sep 13, 2016 7:28 am

VIDEO | Bisping vs. Henderson “Revenge” Promo

On October 8, the UFC will set up shop in beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. The evening’s main event will see new middleweight champion Michael Bisping defend his title against an old rival in 46-year-old legend Dan Henderson. Bisping and Henderson first met at UFC 100, all the way back in 2009. On that...

Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...

Sep 12, 2016 4:09 pm

Mickey Gall Says He Had Diarrhea All Through Fight Week

On the main card of UFC 203, Mickey Gall did what the world expected and spoiled the UFC debut of WWE star CM Punk with a first-round rear-naked choke. The 24-year-old welterweight made it look easy. As it turns out, however, the days leading up to Gall’s hyped fight with Punk were not so easy....

Sep 12, 2016 2:46 pm

King Mo says CM Punk is a Fighter, Invites him to Join Bellator Roster

The world is still abuzz from the failed UFC debut of former WWE star CM Punk, who was abruptly tapped out by the young Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203. In the days following Punk’s Octagon slip, many of the game’s top fighters have offered up their thoughts on the whole ordeal....

Sep 12, 2016 10:35 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Offered $2 Million to Fight at Rizin End of Year Show, Possibly Against Wanderlei Silva

Once widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko has fallen off pretty severely over the last few years. First, he experienced three consecutive losses under the Strikeforce banner, falling to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Dan Henderson. Next, he scored three wins over less than stellar competition, before...

Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am

Jon Jones interested in potential superfight with Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones may be dealing with a potential two-year USADA suspension for two failed tests leading into UFC 200, but that hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old light heavyweight kingpin from thinking big. Like, heavyweight big. Jones commented on a potential superfight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who just knocked out Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 7:12 am

Homeless Man Offers Thanks to Joanne Calderwood

Last weekend, in the opening bout of UFC 203‘s main card, Scottish strawweight Joanne Calderwood was submitted by dangerous Brazilian Jessica Andrade. Despite the loss, however, the Scotswoman’s visit to Cleveland was not entirely negative. A few days prior to the fight, Calderwood and her training partner UFC flyweight Zach Makovsky were walking down the...

Sep 12, 2016 6:46 am

Miocic Responds to Overeem’s Tap Claim: The Submission Attempt “Was Terrible”

In the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic clobbered challenger Alistair Overeem for a first-round knockout win – but not before surviving an early knockdown and guillotine choke attempt. In the moments after Miocic’s victory, the vanquished Overeem – surely still dazed from his knockout loss – told UFC color commentator Joe...

Sep 12, 2016 5:59 am

Mickey Gall on CM Punk Fight: “I Was Fighting an Amateur”

CM Punk’s long-awaited, long-debated jump from pro wrestling to MMA has come and gone, and it did not go the way he planned. The former pro wrestler, who had no real martial arts experience prior to signing with the UFC, was abruptly submitted by a much more experienced fighter in Mickey Gall on the main...

Sep 12, 2016 5:47 am

Luke Rockhold Reacts to “Jacare” Booking

For awhile there, it looked as though it could be some time before we saw former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold back in the UFC’s Octagon. He’d expressed some serious disappointment with the money the UFC was offering him, and seemed to be focused on his burgeoning modelling career. Luckily, however, the UFC has found a...

Sep 11, 2016 4:45 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum fought Travis Browne with a fractured foot

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum scored a unanimous decision victory over Hawaiian Travis Browne in the co-headliner of yesterday’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. The victory marked the second time that Werdum had defeated Browne via decision in the past 30 months, having previously scored a victory over “Hapa” in April of 2014....

Sep 11, 2016 11:42 am

Ben Rothwell slams “unprofessional” Fabricio Werdum

UFC heavyweight contender “Big” Ben Rothwell was supposed to square off with former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum at last night’s UFC 203 event in Cleveland, Ohio. Unfortunately for fight fans, Rothwell suffered an injury just weeks ahead of the scheduled bout and was forced to pull out of the contest. Rothwell was replaced by...

Sep 11, 2016 11:10 am

Ouch: Jimmie Rivera Sustains Crack Behind Retina After Urijah Faber Eye-Poke

On the main card of UFC 203, Jimmie Rivera earned a unanimous decision win over Urijah Faber, becoming the first bantamweight to defeat the long-time contender in a three-round, non-title fight. The decision win goes down as the biggest of the 27-year-old prospect’s career, and is likely to have earned him a spot deep inside...

Sep 11, 2016 11:04 am

Big John McCarthy: Werdum vs. Browne Should Have Been Stopped

UFC 203, which emanated from Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena, produced a number of strange moments. The majority of these moments were shoehorned into the evening’s co-main event, during which former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum took a unanimous decision from Hawaii’s Travis Browne, who stepped up on short notice to replace an injured Ben Rothwell.   One...

Sep 11, 2016 10:36 am

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone: A Piece of Me Died When Robbie Lawler Fight Fell Through

The recent announcement that former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler would be fighting at UFC 205 this November sent the MMA community into a mass celebration. The announcement that this bout had been cancelled just days after it had been booked, meanwhile, drove the fight world into the pits of...