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May 26, 2017 9:51 am

Max Holloway chasing more than an undisputed featherweight title

Interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway is currently gearing up for his upcoming UFC 212 scrap against undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo next weekend. Ahead of that fight however, Holloway is looking to secure more than an undisputed featherweight title. ‘Blessed’ spoke to media members recently to explain why an undisputed featherweight title isn’t the...

May 26, 2017 9:26 am

NYSAC amends weigh-in rules following Daniel Cormier’s ‘towelgate’ incident

Prior to UFC 210 last month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier caught quite a bit of controversy for his early weigh-in on Friday morning. Cormier stepped onto the scale and missed weight on his first attempt, weighing in above the light heavyweight title fight limit of 205 pounds. Just over a minute later, Cormier...

May 25, 2017 11:44 pm

Jose Aldo admits Conor McGregor rematch will likely never happen

At UFC 194, interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon with undisputed champion Jose Aldo for a highly anticipated showdown that saw McGregor not only win UFC gold, but end the lengthy reign of Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Following the loss, Aldo began to campaign for a rematch against his rival....

May 25, 2017 3:37 pm

Max Holloway not confident Conor McGregor returns after potential Mayweather fight

While Conor McGregor may currently reign as the UFC lightweight champion, since winning the belt McGregor’s name has been linked to a potential boxing superfight with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather. While Oscar De La Hoya may not be too fond of the potential bout becoming more and more real every day, the combat sports...

May 25, 2017 1:59 pm

VIDEO | Several scuffles break out in newest clip from The Ultimate Fighter

It is too bad that Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw will not be settling their feud at UFC 213 as originally planned. Garbrandt suffered a back injury and will not be recovered in time to train for the fight by the July 8 event in Las Vegas, Nevada. Although the fight is now off, the...

May 25, 2017 1:54 pm

Oscar De La Hoya pens lengthy letter in hopes of stopping McGregor vs. Mayweather

Former boxing great Oscar De La Hoya is doing everything in his power to stop UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing icon Floyd Mayweather from ever stepping into the boxing ring together. With McGregor’s side of a boxing deal now finalized, a fight between the two alphas of their respective sports is looking more...

May 25, 2017 12:00 pm

Tony Ferguson on Nate Diaz: You’re a clown, dude, you’re fake

Tony Ferguson is campaigning hard for a fight with Nate Diaz. Ferguson took an opportunity on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour to go on a verbal onslaught targeting Diaz. With all of the comments that “El Cucuy” is throwing at the Stockton scrapper, it wouldn’t be a surprise if there is some sort of...

May 25, 2017 10:25 am

Duane Ludwig discusses TJ Dillashaw’s plans to become a two-division champ

Until recently, former UFC bantamweight champ TJ Dillashaw was expected to challenge reigning champ and former teammate Cody Garbrandt for gold at UFC 213 this July 8. Regrettably, Garbrandt has been forced out of this planned title fight with back trouble, which has left Dillashaw without a chance to fight for gold. While the simplest...

May 25, 2017 9:57 am

Robbie Lawler opens up on return fight

Former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler will be making his highly anticipated return to the Octagon on July 8th at UFC 213, where he will look to bounce back from a devastating first round KO loss to Tyron Woodley as he steps into the Octagon against Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. Given that Lawler has been absent...

May 25, 2017 8:58 am

Michael Bisping weighs-in on interim title fight

This week, following much speculation from the MMA community, it was confirmed that UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping would not be returning to the Octagon to defend his belt this summer. Subsequently, the UFC announced an interim middleweight title fight between Robert Whittaker and middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero for UFC 213. While the fight...

May 25, 2017 7:52 am

With retirement plans canceled, Vitor Belfort targets two big Bellator names

On June 3, on the main card of UFC 212, MMA legend Vitor Belfort will take on Nate Marquardt in a fight that will go down as the last of his legendary career – at least, that was the original plan. Since his retirement fight with Marquardt was announced, Belfort has backtracked on his retirement...

May 24, 2017 2:05 pm

BJPENN.COM Radio Ep. 34 // Duane Ludwig

BJPENN.COM Radio is live at 8PM ET/5PM PT with Duane “Bang” Ludwig! 8:15PM ET- Our guest tonight for this streamlined episode is one of the best coaches in MMA today, Duane Ludwig. With the news of Cody Garbrandt likely being unable to defend his title against TJ Dillashaw at UFC 213, we’ll get Duane’s take...

May 24, 2017 1:57 pm

Gabi Garcia calls out Angela Magana to a fight, Magana accepts match

UFC strawweight Angela Magana and former Invicta featherweight champion Cris Cyborg got into an altercation over the weekend at the UFC athlete retreat in Las Vegas, Nevada. Cyborg and Magana were seen arguing in a video released from the incident where Cyborg punched Magana and things were immediately broken up. Cyborg is heard in the...

May 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Stipe Miocic eyeing potential showdown with Anthony Joshua

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is fresh off his second UFC heavyweight title defense over former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos, however the champ already has his sights set on another potential marquee fight. Given the fact that talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match have dominated MMA headlines, and...

May 24, 2017 12:23 pm

Fighters rally behind Cris “Cyborg” Justino after Angela Magana incident

Over the weekend, the UFC flew some 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas, Nevada for a special athletes retreat. During the events of the weekend, UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino had a run-in with UFC strawweight Angela Magana, which ended with Cyborg punching and visibly rocking Magana. Since then, Cyborg has been...

May 24, 2017 11:56 am

VIDEO | Dana White admits Conor McGregor may never fight again after Floyd Mayweather fight

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is gunning for the biggest fight of his life with the boxing match against undefeated great, Floyd Mayweather. One reason Mayweather could be coming out of retirement for the fight against McGregor is the massive amounts of the money that it could generate. UFC President Dana White is estimating Mayweather...

May 24, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Unaired footage between rounds from Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II

Back in August of 2016, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight superstar Nate Diaz stepped into the Octagon for their highly anticipated rematch following Diaz’ submission win over McGregor five months prior. In the rematch, McGregor looked to employ a much different gameplan, opting to look to pick Diaz apart over the course...

May 24, 2017 8:32 am

Derrick Lewis blasts Francis Ngannou: “forget that African booty scratcher”

In a few short weeks, in the main event of the UFC’s upcoming trip to New Zealand, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will face the biggest test of his career in MMA legend Mark Hunt. Should he pass this test, Lewis is likely to line himself up for a heavyweight number one contender fight, perhaps...

May 24, 2017 7:51 am

VIDEO | This could be the best Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor promo yet

Though it once looked nearly impossible, a boxing mega fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor now looks like it could actually happen. Earlier this month, we learned that McGregor’s side of the deal had been finalized. “It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my...

May 24, 2017 6:46 am

Tony Ferguson wants to slap “b*tch” Nate Diaz

With Khabib Nurmagomedov on the shelf until the fall, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has been angling hard for a fight with fan favorite Nate Diaz. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Ferguson’s callouts of Diaz continued. Speaking to host Ariel Helwani, Ferguson poked fun at Diaz’s biking hobby, and urged the Stockton based fighter...

May 24, 2017 5:53 am

Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw and Ray Borg weigh in on complicated situation at flyweight

Yesterday, we learned that UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was indeed out of UFC 213, which left his planned opponent TJ Dillashaw without an opponent. With this unfortunate news, an opportunistic Dillashaw re-upped on his previous claims, suggesting that he is keen to drop to flyweight to challenge dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson for...

May 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Mike Perry Details heated run in with Jeremy Stephens at athlete retreat

Over the weekend, the UFC flew more than 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas for a special, athletes retreat. This retreat has generated quite a few headlines over the last few days – and very few of them have been positive. Mike Perry, however, had an amazing time participating. While Perry’s review of...

May 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Twitter beef! Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta go at it

How does a lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson vs Al Iaquinta sound to you? On Sunday, Iaquinta shifted his focus from Sage Northcutt and put the #2 UFC ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in his sights and let it be known on Twitter. Iaquinta: Everyone say a prair Sage north cut got his tonsils out Everyone...

May 23, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Michael Johnson & Michael Chandler throwing heat during sparring

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson is likely in a ‘must win’ situation for his next fight. Although Johnson is ranked at #6 on the UFC’s official rankings, in a stacked lightweight division, he could very well find his ranking dropping if he loses his next fight. While Johnson is one of the most explosive fighters in...

May 23, 2017 10:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov gives timetable for return, still expects interim title fight with Ferguson

If things had unfolded just a little bit differently back in February, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be wearing UFC interim lightweight gold right now. He was, after all, scheduled for an interim lightweight title fight with fellow star Tony Ferguson. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this planned collision with Ferguson after he was hospitalized due...

May 23, 2017 10:39 am

Fighters rip Anheuser-Busch rep for allegedly being drunk during retreat presentation

This past weekend, during the UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas, fighters sat through quite a few presentations regarding success, building their own brand, and sponsors. While Kajan Johnson may have stolen the show with his confrontation of a Reebok rep which paved the way for an open discussion between fighters and the UFC brass,...

May 23, 2017 9:49 am

Jorge Masvidal explains what surprised him most in Demian Maia fight

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in a contest that was widely perceived as a welterweight number one contender fight. Despite some big moments on the feet, Masvidal became the latest casualty of Maia’s incredible grappling skill, surrendering four takedowns and giving up almost eight...