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Feb 25, 2017 10:23 am

Ben Askren breaks down the grappling of Khabib Nurmagomedov

It’s no secret that UFC lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov possesses some of the most dominant wrestling, and lethal ground and pound in the entire sport of MMA. In addition to holding the UFC record for most takedowns landed in a fight, Nurmagomedov is one of the few men in the UFC with an undefeated...

Feb 25, 2017 10:14 am

Conor McGregor posts photo with Lorenzo Fertitta: No one can stop me

UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor is currently sidelined through May due to the upcoming birth of his firstborn son. Following McGregor’s historic UFC 205 win over Eddie Alvarez to claim the lightweight championship, McGregor revealed that his big announcement was his girlfriend, Dee Devlin’s pregnancy. The ‘Notorious’ admitted that he was nervous about fatherhood, and...

Feb 25, 2017 9:58 am

Dominick Cruz discusses Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw

At UFC 207, fight fans witnessed one of the biggest upsets in the history of the UFC as young, undefeated, Team Alpha Male standout Cody Garbrandt defeated reigning bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz in a 5-round co-main event scrap. While many were counting Garbrandt out of the fight due to the fact that they believed Cruz’...

Feb 25, 2017 9:50 am

Floyd Mayweather sends message to Conor McGregor regarding superfight

Throughout the course of 2017, the combat sports community has continued to receive updates regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight. To kick off the year, Floyd Mayweather offered Conor McGregor $15 million to fight him in a boxing match, which UFC President Dana White quickly shot down as he countered Mayweather with...

Feb 25, 2017 12:17 am

Chael Sonnen opens up on attempt to step in for Matt Mitrione against Fedor Emelianenko

Earlier this month at Bellator 172, UFC veteran Matt Mitrione was set to step into the Bellator MMA cage against MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko for a highly anticipated scrap that would serve as Emelianenko’s return to the United States following his return to MMA at the end of 2015. Unfortunately after months of buildup, training,...

Feb 25, 2017 12:01 am

Stephen Thompson explains why he’d “hate” to fight Georges St-Pierre

UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson’s affiliation with Tristar is well documented. Prior to ‘Wonderboy’ making the transition from kickboxing to MMA, the undefeated kickboxer trained at Tristar under coach Firas Zahabi, alongside the likes of UFC legend Georges St-Pierre and Rory MacDonald, where he helped St-Pierre train for several bouts, including his scrap with...

Feb 24, 2017 11:34 pm

Tom Lawlor receives 2-year suspension from USADA

News surfaced this week that UFC veteran ‘Filthy’ Tom Lawlor has been suspended by USADA for a failed out-of-competition drug test back in October of 2016. Lawlor failed the drug test for Ostarine, a substance banned both in-competition and out-of-competition by USADA due to the similar positive effects of anabolic steroids, without the side effects....

Feb 24, 2017 11:22 pm

Dominick Cruz turned down Cody Garbrandt rematch

In the co-main event of UFC 207, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon with undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. The fight saw both men send verbal jabs back and forth over the course of several months, and even almost come to blows backstage at...

Feb 24, 2017 10:54 pm

Tito Ortiz & John McCarthy respond to Chael Sonnen’s recent claim

This week, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen revealed on his podcast that Tito Ortiz actually verbally tapped out in their Bellator 170 fight several weeks ago. He explained: “The score is one-one between Tito and I and you always go into a rubber match. Everyone knows that. The only reason I kept my mouth...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | CT Fletcher addresses Iron Addicts Miami gym steroid bust

On Thursday, BJPenn.com reported that UFC veteran Josh Burkman was present during a big steroid raid that took place in the Iron Addicts gym in Miami, Florida on Tuesday. For those that are familiar with the Iron Addicts name, it is likely because YouTube sensation CT Fletcher is associated with the Iron Addicts gym. Fletcher...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz reflects on loss to Cody Garbrandt with Joe Rogan

Dominick Cruz has been plagued by injuries in the prime years of his career but came back to capture the UFC bantamweight title for the second time against TJ Dillashaw UFC Fight Night 81 last year. Cruz sucessfully defended his title against longtime rival Urijah Faber at UFC 199 but was unable to overcome Cody...

Feb 24, 2017 1:04 pm

Bobby Lashley gunning for Bellator fight against Fedor Emelianenko

Now that Fedor Emelianenko is signed to Bellator MMA, there are a quite a few matchups to be had for “The Last Emporer.” With his bout against Matt Mitrione falling out at the last minute with “Meathead” having to be transported to the hospital for issues from kidney stones, it is likely we will see...

Feb 24, 2017 12:54 pm

Gian Villante granted retroactive exemption for inhaler, cleared for Shogun fight

UFC veteran Gian Villante has officially been granted a therapeutic-use exemption for an inhaler, and is now cleared to fight Shogun Rua at ‘UFC Fight Night: Fortaleza’ on March 11th. While the bout order has not been made official, reports have indicated that the fight will serve as the co-main event. Villante made his use...

Feb 24, 2017 10:17 am

Derrick Lewis explains Mark Hunt callout

This past weekend, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis picked up arguably the biggest win of his professional career when he defeated Travis Browne via 2nd round TKO after weathering an early storm from ‘Hapa’. In the wake of the fight, Lewis has been looking for a fight with heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt, who is currently...

Feb 24, 2017 8:19 am

Chael Sonnen reveals Tito Ortiz tapped at Bellator 170

Earlier this year, UFC veteran Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage with UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz for a highly anticipated grudge match in the main event of Bellator 170. Ultimately, Ortiz picked up a 1st round submission win, catching Sonnen in a rear naked choke after Sonnen let go of a...

Feb 23, 2017 11:18 pm

Fighters most tested by USADA in 2016

Throughout the course of 2016, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has continued to crack down on performance enhancing drugs used both in competition and out of competition by fighters. This has resulted in quite a bit of fighters being suspended for potential USADA violations, most notably former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, and former UFC...

Feb 23, 2017 10:51 pm

VIDEO | #FBF! Rare footage of Jon Jones pro debut

Nearly a decade ago, a 21 year old New York native by the name of Jon Jones stepped into the cage for his first professional MMA fight. Jones fought 0-2 Brad Bernard at FFP 20 in Boxborough, Massachusetts. Of course, spectators couldn’t have known that the Jon Jones pro debut that they just witnessed would...

Feb 23, 2017 10:30 pm

Michael Bisping & Yoel Romero’s manager trade verbal shots

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has continued to find his name in headlines despite the fact that he is currently sidelined with a knee injury sustained in his UFC 204 title defense against Dan Henderson, where he picked up a unanimous decision win, defending his title for the first time. While UFC President Dana White...

Feb 23, 2017 11:20 am

Anderson Silva responds to Roy Jones Jr.

This week, famed boxer Roy Jones Jr. took to social media to call out former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva for a boxing match. Jones Jr. proposed that he and ‘The Spider’ throw down in the boxing ring on the same card that Conor McGregor & Floyd Mayweather would potentially throw down on if they...

Feb 23, 2017 11:01 am

Roy Jones Jr. wants Anderson Silva on Mayweather vs. McGregor card

Mayweather vs. McGregor may not be the only fight where a UFC fighter steps into the boxing ring. While Conor McGregor may be taking a hiatus from the Octagon ahead of the upcoming birth of his firstborn child, the UFC lightweight champion has continued to make headlines as talks of a potential superfight with Floyd...

Feb 23, 2017 9:18 am

Elias Theodorou: GSP vs. McGregor would be MMA’s Mayweather vs. Pacquiao

After months of conflicting rumors and reports, Georges St-Pierre has finally agreed to the terms of a new contract with the UFC. That means we’re likely to see the former welterweight great and bona fide MMA legend back in the cage sometime before the end of the year. On Wednesday’s episode of BJ Penn Radio,...

Feb 23, 2017 9:08 am

BREAKING! Joanna Jedrzejczyk announces next fight

Thursday morning, UFC women’s strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk took to social media to tease an announcement regarding her next title defense. Instantly, fight fans glued themselves to social media in anticipation of the champ’s big announcement. It was then revealed by the champ on a stream that she would be fighting #3 ranked women’s strawweight...

Feb 23, 2017 8:48 am

Bellator 172 salaries

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for Bellator 172, for a fight card which was initially supposed to be headlined by Fedor Emelianenko vs. Matt Mitrione, where the MMA icon would be stepping into the Bellator MMA cage for his highly anticipated Bellator MMA debut, as well as his first fight in the United...

Feb 23, 2017 7:27 am

Jorge Masvidal discusses potential fight with Nick Diaz: I’d take it in a heartbeat

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Denver, Colorado, Jorge Masvidal dazzled with a second round knockout of the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. With this emphatic win, Masvidal catapulted himself up the welterweight rankings, where fights with the division’s top dogs now await. He has been mentioned as a possible...

Feb 23, 2017 6:01 am

Elias Theodorou elaborates on callout of Rashad Evans

Last Sunday, on the main card of the UFC’s second trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou scored a nice decision win over Brazilian Ultimate Fighter winner Cezar “Mutante” Ferreira. Shortly after this win, Theodorou expressed interest in fighting Rashad Evans, a former UFC light heavyweight champion who will debut in the middleweight...