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Jan 18, 2017 11:28 am

Amanda Nunes gives Ronda Rousey advice following loss

After handing Ronda Rousey a 48 second loss at UFC 207 to close out 2016, it may come as a bit of surprise that UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes is now offering Ronda Rousey advice on how she can make a successful return to the cage. After suffering the first defeat of her career...

Jan 18, 2017 10:17 am

Amanda Nunes: Miesha Tate is a “way better” fighter than Ronda Rousey

Back in July of 2016, in the last-minute main event of UFC 200, Brazilian talent Amanda Nunes swiped the women’s bantamweight title from Miesha Tate with a dominant, first-round submission win. Later in the year, in the main event of December’s UFC 207, Nunes defended that title with an even more dominant win, brutalizing returning...

Jan 18, 2017 9:26 am

Nate Diaz reportedly in talks with Floyd Mayweather to join TMT

Nate Diaz could be making quite a groundbreaking move in bridging the gap between the MMA community and the boxing community. In the closing weeks of 2016, news had surfaced that Conor McGregor had been granted a boxing license in California. While there was no word on whether McGregor would take a boxing match, this...

Jan 18, 2017 9:15 am

Tim Kennedy updates on retirement decision, MMAAA, and his future in the martial arts

Earlier this week, UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from mixed martial arts with a heartfelt post to his Facebook page. This retirement announcement followed a lopsided knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum at UFC 206. Shortly thereafter, Kennedy spoke with MMAFighting.com to elaborate on his decision to retire, and give updates on his...


Jan 18, 2017 8:20 am

Yoel Romero sends Tim Kennedy retirement message

This week, MMA veteran Tim Kennedy announced his retirement from MMA several weeks after dropping a 3rd round TKO to Kelvin Gastelum on the main card of UFC 206. The loss marked Kennedy’s second in a row, and his first fight in over two years. At UFC 178 in 2014, Kennedy and streaking middleweight Yoel...

Jan 18, 2017 8:13 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor loses all his clothes in latest Pegasus World Cup promo

Over the last few weeks, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has been heavily involved in the promotion for the Pegasus World Cup Invitational, an anticipated horse race with a massive, $12 million prize. In the buildup to this race, the champ has appeared in a series of hilarious videos with actor John Lovitz, during which...

Jan 18, 2017 7:37 am

Luke Rockhold fires back at “Jacare” Souza after injury comments

In late 2016, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced out of a highly anticipated rematch with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with an injury. This fight would have been Rockhold’s first back since he surrendered the UFC middleweight title to Michael Bisping in June, succumbing to a shocking, first-round knockout. Early last week, Jacare made headlines...

Jan 18, 2017 6:58 am

Cody Garbrandt releases his “hit list,” and it’s full of big names

Last month, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt dished out a substantial upset, defeating Dominick Cruz by unanimous decision to win the UFC bantamweight title. Though Garbrandt has issued several callouts in the weeks since this win – including an attempt to goad Cruz into an immediate rematch – we...

Jan 18, 2017 6:25 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen thinks Rousey should train with Mayweather, but just for fun

Chael Sonnen has become one of the most interesting commentators in MMA. If there’s a major headline cooking up, the three-time UFC title challenger and current Bellator star will have something thought-provoking to say about it. The latest issue that Chael Sonnen sounded off on revolves around the derailed career of the once dominant Ronda...

Jan 18, 2017 5:46 am

Nate Diaz well on his way to acquiring boxing license in Nevada

Nate Diaz is well on his way to acquiring a boxing license in the state of Nevada. According to ESPN.com’s Brett Okamoto, who spoke with Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) executive director Bob Bennett, Diaz has been working toward this end for several months. Having paid the $50,000 fine he was handed by the NSAC...

Jan 17, 2017 5:00 pm

Cody Garbrandt wants Conor McGregor superfight

To close out 2016, undefeated bantamweight Cody Garbrandt stepped into the Octagon with UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz for a highly anticipated grudge match in the co-main event of UFC 207. Garbrandt of course entered the Octagon and put on a phenomenal display as he bloodied and battered the champ over the course of 5...

Jan 17, 2017 2:29 pm

Tony Ferguson opens up on accepting Khabib Nurmagomedov fight

While Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson will meet in the Octagon at UFC 209 to fight for the interim UFC lightweight championship, it took quite a bit of time for the fight to be made official. After Conor McGregor captured the lightweight championship by knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in New York in...

Jan 17, 2017 12:16 pm

Amanda Nunes confident she can reach Conor McGregor level stardom

To close out 2016, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes picked up arguably the biggest win of her career as she destroyed former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds in the main event of their highly anticipated UFC 207 scrap. While Ronda Rousey was the focus of the promotional videos leading...

Jan 17, 2017 11:58 am

Michael Chiesa explains why he would beat Conor McGregor

When lightweight champion Conor McGregor returns from his current hiatus from competition, it will likely be to a fight with the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson’s upcoming interim title fight. If the Irish champion passes this mammoth test, however, it’s difficult to say who will be next for him. Michael Chiesa, who is one...

Jan 17, 2017 11:12 am

Bob Arum explains why McGregor Mayweather talk is meaningless

To kick off 2017, talks of a potential Conor McGregor Floyd Mayweather boxing match quickly picked up steam as Mayweather offered the UFC superstar $15 million for a boxing match: “We tried to make the Conor McGregor fight,” Mayweather said. “They know what my number is. My number is a guaranteed $100 million. That was...

Jan 17, 2017 11:07 am

Kamaru Usman maps out his ideal opponents for his next three fights

Undefeated Blackzilians staple Kamaru Usman is one of the fastest rising prospects in the welterweight division. He also understands the value of a good, old fashioned call-out, which is why he’s recently campaigned so hard for a fight with Demian Maia. Unfortunately for Usman, Maia politely turned down his offer for a fight. Having accepted...

Jan 17, 2017 10:36 am

VIDEO | 47-year-old Chuck Liddell spars with The Pit students for black belt test

UFC Hall of Fame legend Chuck Liddell is still getting in the ring here and there, showing glimpses of his past as the king of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Recently, Liddell and longtime coach John Hackleman were in Hawaii as part of Hackleman and his student’s journey to black belt with The Pit Martial...

Jan 17, 2017 10:01 am

Ben Saunders was broke before Court McGee win

On Sunday night, the UFC returned to Phoenix, Arizona with an exciting night of fights. The second fight on the main card occurred at welterweight, where gritty veteran Ben Saunders took on The Ultimate Fighter 11 winner Court McGee. After three rounds of action, the judges would give this fight to Saunders, though many fans...

Jan 17, 2017 9:52 am

Derek Brunson explains why Anderson Silva won’t play and showboat against him

UFC middleweight Derek Brunson will return to the Octagon at UFC 208 in Brooklyn, New York on February 11. Coming off a TKO loss against Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in November of last year, Brunson will be looking to get back to his winning ways against one of the greatest mixed martial...

Jan 17, 2017 8:18 am

Cody Garbrandt calls for “advance drug testing” ahead of title fight with TJ Dillashaw

Since winning the UFC bantamweight title from Dominick Cruz in the co-main event of December’s UFC 207, Cody Garbrandt has had some interesting ideas for his next fight. He’s called for a rematch with Cruz. He’s called for a “money fight” with featherweight champ Jose Aldo. He’s suggested interest in a super fight with Conor McGregor....

Jan 17, 2017 7:38 am

Tim Kennedy announces retirement from MMA

Long-time UFC middleweight contender Tim Kennedy has announced his retirement from MMA. The Strikeforce veteran made this announcement, which follows a UFC 206 knockout loss to Kelvin Gastelum, on his official Facebook page. Kennedy’s statement, which thanks his wife, his team, some of his more notable opponents, the military community, and the fans, reads as...

Jan 17, 2017 6:21 am

Conor McGregor looks to trademark his nickname

As the first fighter ever to wear UFC gold in two divisions concurrently, Conor McGregor is one of the best fighters in the world. With numerous UFC records in the areas of fighter pay and pay-per-view sales, and side projects ranging from video game appearances to short films with John Lovitz, he’s also an astute...

Jan 17, 2017 5:27 am

Gegard Mousasi blasts his fellow middleweights for refusing to fight him

Gegard Mousasi is looking for a fight. Unfortunately, he can’t seem to find one. Despite being willing to fight pretty much anyone in the UFC middleweight rankings, he still hasn’t been scheduled for a scrap. In a recent interview with Fox Sports, Mousasi shared his frustrations, putting his fellow middleweights on blast for refusing to...

Jan 16, 2017 1:43 pm

Floyd Mayweather questions why Dana White is being paid more than Conor McGregor

The promotional battle between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and boxing legend Floyd Mayweather also interestingly involves UFC President Dana White. Recently, White, who has McGregor under contract with the UFC made Mayweather an offer of $25 million to fight McGregor with a split of pay-per-view buys to be negotiated. Mayweather laughed at White’s offer...

Jan 16, 2017 1:33 pm

BJ Penn releases quick statement, congratulates Yair Rodriguez

It was not the outcome that BJ Penn and his loyal fans were looking for on Sunday at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix, Arizona. The UFC Hall of Fame legend ended up losing to rising UFC star Yair Rodriguez in the main event of the evening in the second round as referee “Big” John...

Jan 16, 2017 1:09 pm

Floyd Mayweather offers to help train Ronda Rousey

Boxing legend Floyd Mayweather holds a polished 49-0 undefeated boxing record and has recently been a hot topic amongst MMA fans with the talk of a potential fight with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Another name in MMA that came up a lot with Mayweather was former UFC women’s bantmaweight champion, Ronda Rousey, as the...

Jan 16, 2017 12:10 pm

Rashad Evans on the state of the Blackzilians: the team is splintered

Not long ago, The Blackzilians, who were based out of the Jaco Hybrid Training Center in Boca Raton, Florida, were one of the biggest and most successful teams in MMA. Home to names like Rashad Evans, Michael Johnson, Kamaru Usman, Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, Alistair Overeem, Stefan Struve, and Vitor Belfort, the team’s success even earned them a...