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Oct 4, 2016 8:19 am

Australia’s XFC Cuts Ties with Julian Wallace After Assault Charge

Late last week, news broke that Australian mixed martial artist Julian “Julz the Jackal” Wallace had pleaded guilty to assault. Wallace’s charges stemmed from an ugly incident during which he brutalized his then fiancee Jessy Jess – also a fighter – after she brought home a dinner that wasn’t to his liking. Thankfully, Jess was...

Oct 4, 2016 6:22 am

VIDEO | Bellator Champ Michael Chandler Offers His Prediction for McGregor vs. Alvarez

Michael Chandler, who currently owns the Bellator lightweight strap, is 1-1 across two bouts with reigning UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. As such, Chandler’s commentary on Alvarez’s looming title fight with Conor McGregor is especially interesting. In a video posted to YouTube by MMADigest, Chandler offered up his prediction for this highly anticipated title fight,...

Oct 3, 2016 8:39 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for ‘UFC Fight Night: 96’ which took place in Portland, Oregon. The fight card was a spectacular one from top to bottom, from Curtis Blaydes’ spectacular knockout of Cody East on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims, to Andre Fili’s impressive performance against Hacran Dias on the preliminary card,...

Oct 3, 2016 8:23 pm

Chris Weidman doesn’t trust Yoel Romero after failed drug test

At the end of 2015, it looked as though top ranked middleweight Yoel Romero was poised for a title shot after defeating Jacare Souza on the main card of UFC 194. Following the fight, it was revealed that Romero had failed a drug test. While it was ultimately determined that the failed drug test was...

Oct 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Julianna Peña: “I’m the only girl who’s consistently winning.”

Julianna Peña has not been quiet about her right to a title shot. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has won four UFC fights in a row, Peña seems poised for a shot at Amanda Nunes’ belt, however  with the specter of Ronda Rousey’s possible return to the woman’s bantamweight division, Peña’s path to the belt becomes a bit...

Oct 3, 2016 8:04 pm

Dana White discusses the possibility of Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz III

Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz’s names will forever be intertwined after their pair of iconic fights. When UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos withdrew from his UFC 196 scrap with McGregor just two weeks before fight night, Nate Diaz stepped in on short notice to fight the Irish superstar. When the pair stepped into the...

Oct 3, 2016 7:44 pm

Not even a title fight with Conor McGregor would make Jose Aldo reconsider retirement

Earlier this month, the MMA community was caught off guard when interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo requested his release from the UFC after it was announced that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be fighting Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight championship at UFC 205 rather than defending his featherweight championship. After Aldo requested his...

Oct 3, 2016 3:30 pm

UFC Vice President of Brazil resigns from promotion

Shortly before his second year as Vice President and general manager of the UFC’s Brazilian operations, Giovani Decker has resigned from the promotion, according to UFC officials. Decker had been the UFC’s top executive in Brazil for nearly 600 days after replacing former VP/GM Grace Tourinho. UFC officials confirmed that Decker wasn’t changing positions within...

Oct 3, 2016 3:20 pm

Charles Bennett Details Hotel Run-In with Wanderlei Silva During Rizin FF Fight Week

If the legends are to b believed, Charles Bennett knocked out Wanderlei Silva in the un-filmed portion of an infamous 2005 backstage brawl. Unfortunately, the lack of footage of this alleged incident rendered this legend impossible to verify. What is possible to verify, however, is that Bennett and Silva’s beef, whatever truth or untruths it’s based upon,...

Oct 3, 2016 3:06 pm

Joanna Jedzrejczyk on Karolina Kowalkiewicz: “She’s a fake person and she’s never fought someone like me”

Woman’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk may share a common nationality with her next opponent, but there’s still no love lost between the two. Jedzrejczyk discussed her upcoming title fight with Karolina Kowalkiewicz during Monday’s edition of the MMA Hour, and flat out called Karolina a phony: “I met her back in 2012, I actually submitted her...

Oct 3, 2016 12:48 pm

Duke Roufus looks set up Anthony Pettis vs. Jose Aldo superfight

Recently, interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has been engaged in a standoff with the UFC brass. After defeating Frankie Edgar for the interim featherweight championship at UFC 200, Aldo believed he had secured himself a rematch with featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who he lost to in just 13 seconds at UFC 194. McGregor, who...

Oct 3, 2016 12:21 pm

Eddie Alvarez Says He’ll Make ‘Millions’ for UFC 205 Bout with Conor McGregor

Last week, at the official press conference of UFC 205, Conor McGregor threw plenty of shade Eddie Alvarez’s way, and much of that shade concerned the amount of money Alvarez would earn for their main event showdown. “He’s very lucky to be in the position he’s in,” McGregor said of Alvarez’s pay for the bout....

Oct 3, 2016 12:18 pm

Cris Cyborg rips “coward” Ronda Rousey

The ongoing feud between Ronda Rousey & Cris Cyborg is often reignited when Cyborg steps into the cage. Last month, Cyborg stepped into the Octagon to square off against Swedish striking phenom Lina Lansberg in the main event of UFC Brasilia. Cyborg, who admittedly had a brutal weight-cut throughout the course of the week, cutting...

Oct 3, 2016 11:29 am

Eddie Alvarez on Conor McGregor: “I’ve Never Felt So Unthreatened By Another Man”

As Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor’s anticipated UFC 205 lightweight title fight draws ever closer, both parties continue to dish out the trash talk. On today’s episode of The MMA Hour, Eddie Alvarez plated the latest steaming servings of trash talk, re-upping on his previous claims that McGregor would be the easiest opponent of his...

Oct 3, 2016 10:42 am

Conor McGregor’s coach gives prediction for Eddie Alvarez fight

In the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor will look to make history as the first man to simultaneously hold belts in two weight classes as he steps into the Octagon against UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez. In addition, a win over Alvarez would make McGregor just the third man in...

Oct 3, 2016 10:16 am

Amanda Nunes Calls Out Ronda Rousey

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey relinquished the UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm, and we haven’t seen her since. In the year the that Rousey has been away from the cage, the division she once ruled has experienced an incredible amount of movement. First, Holly Holm surrendered the title...

Oct 3, 2016 10:05 am

Bisping on Dan Henderson title fight: “Don’t call it a rematch!”

Dan Henderson’s thunderous knockout of Michael Bisping back at UFC 100 is a highlight that the newly-crowned middleweight champ would like to forget. That fateful right hand replayed for years as one of the most infamous KOs in recent memory, but Bisping will have the chance to flip that script at UFC 204, where ‘Hendo’...

Oct 3, 2016 9:51 am

Tyron Woodley questions whether potential double standards have to do with race

At the end of July, Tyron Woodley left the MMA community stunned as he picked up a spectacular first round knockout win over Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 203. The win not only earned Woodley the UFC welterweight championship, but marked just the second time over the course of Lawler’s fifteen year...

Oct 3, 2016 8:51 am

Alex Oliveira Will Continue Training at American Top Team Despite Tension With Will Brooks

Last Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 96, Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira scored a third-round TKO win over former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks. Under normal circumstances, this would have been far and away the biggest win of the Brazilian’s career. Unfortunately, the win was steeped in controversy. The first problem was...

Oct 3, 2016 8:06 am

Stephen Thompson: Rory MacDonald schooled Tyron Woodley

In the co-main event of UFC 205, welterweight champion Tyron Woodley will put his 170 pound strap on the line as he faces arguably the greatest striker in the UFC today, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson. Thompson, who rides a 7-fight win streak into the bout that has seen him pick up several spectacular highlight reel finishes,...

Oct 3, 2016 6:43 am

Tony Ferguson on McGregor vs. Alvarez: “I Hope They Both Knock Each Other Out”

On November 12, the UFC will make its long-awaited debut in New York City with UFC 205. Atop this historic card sits a lightweight title fight between reigning lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and reigning featherweight king Conor McGregor. This veritable super fight has 99% of the fight game drooling in anticipation. Streaking lightweight contender Tony...

Oct 2, 2016 4:47 pm

UFC 205 will showcase a six bout main card

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The UFC 205 lineup is absolutely stacked with talent and includes a “super fight” between current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC featherweight title holder Conor...

Oct 2, 2016 4:29 pm

VIDEO: Anderson Silva posts sparring session

Anderson Silva is back to the gym and appears to be training for another fight following his short-notice decision loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. ‘The Spider’ posted a video of some light sparring on his YouTube page on Saturday. Although the former middleweight kingpin doesn’t have another fight scheduled yet, the video reveals...

Oct 2, 2016 1:53 pm

Throwback! That Time Conor McGregor Couldn’t Afford a $250 Walkout Song

In the main event of August’s UFC 202, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz by majority decision, avenging an early 2016 loss to the same man in the process. Yet McGregor would leave Las Vegas with a whole hell of a lot more than his vengeance. While McGregor’s disclosed purse was $3 million – hardly a...