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May 7, 2017 10:55 am

PHOTOS | “Proud and blessed” Conor McGregor shares first pictures of newborn son

Back in November, Conor McGregor delivered a second round knockout of Eddie Alvarez, becoming the UFC lightweight champion in the process. Given that he still owned the promotion’s featherweight title at the time, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently. With this accomplishment, McGregor’s stock...

May 6, 2017 1:41 pm

Demian Maia responds to criticism from Tyron Woodley

Recently, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has been rather frustrated with his inability to find a challenger for his welterweight belt. The welterweight champion stated earlier this month that while he would like to fight in July, nobody is prepared to step up and challenge him for the belt. Woodley took specific aim at UFC...

May 6, 2017 10:12 am

Dana White responds to Anderson Silva wanting an interim title fight

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva returned to the win column this year as he picked up a decision win over Derek Brunson at UFC 208. Following the win, Anderson Silva was slated to fight streaking middleweight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 211. Unfortunately for Silva, Gastelum was pulled from the fight after failing a USADA-administered...

May 6, 2017 9:34 am

Dana White forced Donald Cerrone to sit out after Jorge Masvidal KO

In 2016, UFC lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone made the move to welterweight. ‘Cowboy’ then proceeded to put together arguably the most impressive run of 2016 as he finished 4 straight opponents to land himself at #5 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings. Unfortunately for Cerrone, in his first fight of 2017, he was viciously...

May 6, 2017 8:40 am

Yair Rodriguez confident he can be a bigger star than Canelo

Middleweight boxing champion Canelo Alvarez is undoubtably one of Mexico’s biggest professional athletes. Interestingly enough, ahead of his upcoming title defense against Julio Cesar Chavez Jr this Cinco De Mayo weekend, UFC Prospect Yair Rodriguez believes he can actually become a bigger star in Mexico than Canelo is. Ahead of that fight, streaking UFC featherweight...

May 5, 2017 3:53 pm

Benson Henderson drops surprising ‘f bomb’ on Twitter, explains why

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has earned the reputation as one of the most polite, and well spoken fighters in the world. After fighting out his contract with the UFC, Henderson signed with Bellator MMA in 2016. In his first Bellator MMA fight, the former champ dropped a unanimous decision to Andrey Koreshkov at...

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 5, 2017 11:43 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre asks Michael Bisping to pick the date

A message to Michael @bisping. pic.twitter.com/PYEg3Q0osV — Georges St-Pierre (@GeorgesStPierre) May 5, 2017 Early in 2017, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the UFC to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping in his highly anticipated return to the Octagon. While no date was given for the potential...

May 5, 2017 11:28 am

Floyd Mayweather’s teammate, Kevin Lee, gives prediction for potential McGregor fight

While Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather may not be officially set to fight one another, talks of a potential boxing match between the two have dominated combat sports headlines since McGregor’s UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez. In 2017, with talks of a potential McGregor-Mayweather fight heating up, Floyd Mayweather enlisted the help of UFC...

May 5, 2017 9:39 am

VIDEO | Bas Rutten stars in ‘What not to say to an MMA fighter’

What Not To Say To An MMA Fighter Most fighters are happy to meet fans. Just don't be a douchebag about it. Posted by Champions on Thursday, May 4, 2017 Every once in a while, fans will have the opportunity to meet their favorite fighters. What the interactions occur, sometimes fans default to the same...

May 5, 2017 8:51 am

Dana White discredits Nate Diaz claim to more PPV points

It’s no secret that UFC President Dana White and UFC superstar Nate Diaz don’t exactly see eye to eye on everything. With that being said, the Diaz brothers and UFC President Dana White have been engaged in several public arguments with their employers over the course of their UFC careers. Currently, both Diaz brothers have...

May 4, 2017 3:35 pm

Kelvin Gastelum and Shogun Rua both call Anderson Silva out

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva was initially set to fight Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, however after Gastelum’s 1st round March TKO win over Vitor Belfort, Gastelum was flagged by USADA for a failed drug test for trace amounts of marijuana in his fight night drug sample. As a result...

May 4, 2017 2:52 pm

Stipe Miocic explains why Junior dos Santos rematch will be different

UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic is currently gearing up for his upcoming title defense against Junior dos Santos this Saturday at UFC 211, where he is hoping to avenge his December 2014 loss to Dos Santos that saw his 3-fight winning streak end. Now, with Miocic reigning as the heavyweight champion, he is looking to...

May 4, 2017 2:12 pm

VIDEO | Royce Gracie bare knuckle fight vs. 15-year undefeated kung fu fighter

What would mixed martial arts be like without jiu-jitsu? Back in 1993, a tall and slender Brazilian by the name of Royce Gracie walked out to the UFC Octagon at UFC 1 wearing a jiu-jitsu gi with his black belt wrapped around his waist. Being outweighed by his opponents, Gracie shocked those viewing the eight-man...

May 4, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman channels Paige VanZant, releases sexy Reebok promo

Sometimes you just gotta let out your inner sexy…I got your back @paigevanzantufc @reebok pic.twitter.com/gnH0lZI56l — Chris Weidman (@ChrisWeidmanUFC) May 4, 2017 Earlier this month, fan favorite UFC strawweight Paige VanZant found herself under fire after she shared a rather provocative, self-made Reebok promo video to her official Snapchat account. The backlash she received was...

May 4, 2017 10:52 am

Nate Diaz calls Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather’s bluff

When UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez via TKO at UFC 205 to claim the UFC lightweight championship, the Irish superstar revealed that he would be taking some time away from the Octagon to prepare for the upcoming birth of his firstborn son in May. With that being said, McGregor has managed to...

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 4, 2017 8:46 am

“Poor Man’s Machida” Elias Theodorou explains why he’ll beat Brad Tavares

On July 7, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou will face a tough test in Hawaii’s Brad Tavares. The two will meet at the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter, in Las Vegas, Nevada. On the latest edition of BJ Penn Radio, Theodorou discussed this looming scrap with Tavares, and was quite complimentary of...

May 4, 2017 7:54 am

Michael Johnson questions Tony Ferguson’s contender status, is no longer willing to give him a rematch

Back in May of 2012, long-time lightweight contender Michael Johnson scored an impressive decision defeat over the highly regarded Tony Ferguson. Almost five years later, when Ferguson found himself without an opponent after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s last-minute withdrawal from UFC 209, Johnson offered him a shot at revenge. Unfortunately, Ferguson was unwilling to accept this fight...

May 4, 2017 6:35 am

Dana White unsure whether Diaz brothers will ever fight again

Yesterday afternoon, fan favorite lightweight Nate Diaz appeared on a special edition of The MMA Hour to give the fight community an update on the state of his career, and when he might fight again. The news was not good. While many were expecting Diaz to announce a fight during this anticipated interview, he instead announced...

May 4, 2017 5:45 am

Tony Ferguson goes off on “b*tch” Nate Diaz, tells him to take up tennis

On Wednesday evening, almost 15,000 people tuned in to listen to a special edition of The MMA Hour, during which MMA star Nate Diaz did his first real interview in many months. As is the case with almost every Diaz interview, it was pure entertainment. One of the highlights of this interview was Diaz’s riffing...

May 3, 2017 1:16 pm

Luke Rockhold says he has just started training camp

It has been nearly a year since former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold last fought in the Octagon. Rockhold was upset by current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping, losing the UFC middleweight title after getting knocked out by “The Count” in the first round of their UFC 199 championship fight. With battling some injuries and...

May 3, 2017 12:58 pm

Jorge Masvidal expecting to be #1 contender with win over Demian Maia

#5 ranked UFC welterweight Jorge Masvidal put together arguably one of the most impressive runs in 2016. After snapping a 2-fight skid by defeating Ross Pearson via unanimous decision. Following that, Masvidal picked up a controversial TKO win over Jake Ellenberger after ‘The Juggernaut’ got his big toe stuck in the cage wall. Most recently,...

May 3, 2017 10:37 am

Georges St-Pierre hints at location of Michael Bisping fight?

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is currently gearing up for his 2017 return to the Octagon, which will see him challenge Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title after three years away from the Octagon. While the UFC announced earlier this year that a Bisping vs. St-Pierre fight will take place at some point...