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Jun 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Mike Goldberg responds to warm reactions following Bellator announcement

Many fans were excited to hear that the familiar voices of Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo will be returning to mixed martial arts broadcasts as Bellator announced the signing of the two MMA broadcasting pioneers on Tuesday. “Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier...

Jun 14, 2017 11:58 am

If Vitor Belfort moves to Bellator, he could have a very familiar welcome committee

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator’s stacked Bellator NYC card, Brazilian MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will make his debut in the Bellator cage. His opponent in this debut will be a longstanding rival in three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. No matter the outcome of this fight with Sonnen, Silva is hoping...

Jun 14, 2017 11:00 am

Joe Lauzon explains why fighters should now support Reebok

Recently, at the first ever UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson stood up and challenged a Reebok rep during his presentation, voicing the general opinion of fighters in attendance that the Reebok deal was very negative for the fighters. After Johnson’s outburst, the UFC brass spoke with him privately, before then opening up an...

Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am

ABC launches charitable initiative to support retired fighters

Fighter pay is a hot button issue in mixed martial arts. It is widely believed that the majority of fighters are not paid well enough, and we often see fighters speaking out in protest of the way they’re paid. Al Iaquinta is probably the most high profile example of this trend at present, but he is...

Jun 14, 2017 8:58 am

TJ Dillashaw reacts to footage of injured Cody Garbrandt allegedly drunk wrestling

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was scheduled to fight former teammate TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated title fight this July. Unfortunately, while a procedure over in Germany was successful, Garbrandt remained unable to defend his title against Dillashaw in July due to the injury. Given that, it likely came as a bit of surprise...

Jun 13, 2017 2:41 pm

Camille Jones, mother of Jon Jones, passes away after hard-fought battle with diabetes

Tragic news surfaced Tuesday morning that Camille Jones, the mother of UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones, and Super Bowl champions Arthur Jones, and Chandler Jones, passed away after a lengthy battle with diabetes according to TMZ. Arthur Jones broke the tragic news via social media, with a heartfelt message asking fans to keep...

Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...

Jun 13, 2017 12:19 pm

Mike Goldberg finds new home as MMA commentator and is joined by another familiar face

Mike Goldberg is returning to work in the world of broadcasting for mixed martial arts. The former voice from the Octagon hinted a return back in February saying, “You’ll see me around soon.” On Tuesday, Bellator released a statement announcing that Goldberg and former voice of PRIDE and Strikeforce, Mauro Ranallo, have been signed to...

Jun 13, 2017 11:46 am

Urijah Faber announces revolutionary partnership with aviation company

Former UFC fighter Urijah Faber is continuing to change MMA despite his retirement earlier this year. The ‘Team Alpha Male’ founder recently revealed some pretty groundbreaking changes for Team Alpha Male. Among the changes were two that could very well revolutionize MMA for fighters, including scholarships for recruiting, and an aviation deal that helps fighters,...

Jun 13, 2017 10:05 am

Michael Bisping makes his pick for Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker’s interim title fight

With UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping on the shelf nursing a knee injury, the UFC’s matchmaking team has opted to crown an interim middleweight champion to keep the division moving in the champ’s stead. This interim middleweight title fight will occur at UFC 213 this July 8, when streaking Cuban contender Yoel Romero collides with surging...

Jun 13, 2017 9:49 am

VIDEO | Chris Weidman and Gian Villante wrestling as Hulk Hogan & Ultimate Warrior

Me as Ultimate warrior and @gpvillante as Hulk Hogan #cjsbirthdayparty A post shared by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Jun 10, 2017 at 8:29pm PDT A post shared by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Jun 10, 2017 at 8:31pm PDT A post shared by Chris Weidman (@chrisweidmanufc) on Jun 10, 2017 at 8:32pm PDT A post shared...

Jun 13, 2017 7:44 am

Michael Bisping gives timetable for his retirement from MMA

Having made his MMA debut all the way back in April of 2014, reigning UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has been fighting for a long time. And given that the champ is now 38 years old, it’s hard not to wonder when he might opt to hang up the gloves and call it a career....

Jun 13, 2017 7:43 am

VIDEO | Jeff Mayweather discusses rumored date and venue for Mayweather-McGregor

Earlier this week, rumors began to surface surrounding a potential date and location for the much discussed boxing mega fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, and undefeated boxing star Floyd Mayweather. According to these rumors, the fight is being targeted for August 26, at Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena – not the new T-Mobile Arena....

Jun 13, 2017 5:56 am

Chael Sonnen: Ronda Rousey is “not a fighter”

Back in late 2015, the seemingly unbeatable Ronda Rousey was knocked senseless by a second-round Holly Holm head kick. The once dominant fighter did not respond well to this match of adversity, disappearing from the MMA limelight for well over a year. Ultimately, of course, Rousey did march back to the cage, where she attempted...

Jun 13, 2017 5:40 am

Coach spills the beans on location and date of “Shogun” Rua’s next fight

Though he has been labelled as “washed up” and “past his prime” more than a few times over the last few year, PRIDE legend Mauricio “Shogun” Rua is currently enjoying a significant career resurgence. The Brazilian striking specialist is currently on an impressive, three-fight streak, having recently bested fellow legend Antonio Rogerio Nogueira by unanimous...

Jun 13, 2017 4:56 am

Conor McGregor roasts “senior” Floyd Mayweather

Though it’s still not official, we seem to be closer than ever to a record-breaking boxing mega-fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated pugilist Floyd Mayweather Jr. Over the course of the long and winding road that has led us to this point – a point when the fight seems to be a...

Jun 12, 2017 1:47 pm

VIDEO | Tecia Torres stars in hilarious wake surfing video

Dying 😂😂😂😂 @TeciaTorres had a rough moment trying to surf, think everyone one the boat was crying from laughing so hard haha #lakelife pic.twitter.com/4cyxqrsvmp — Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) June 12, 2017 It’s always fun to see your favorite fighters stepping out of their world of training and fighting. Donald Cerrone is always up to some...

Jun 12, 2017 12:24 pm

Bethe Correia blasts “overrated” Holly Holm, suspects she will retire early

This coming weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s upcoming trip to Singapore, former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will collide with former title challenger Bethe Correia. In advance of this fight, Correia has made no secret of her opinions on Holm. Her latest criticisms of Holm occurred in a Monday interview with Daily Star,...

Jun 12, 2017 9:53 am

VIDEO | Francis Ngannou drilling leg kicks is the scariest thing you’ll see today

Over the weekend, in the main event of UFC Auckland, hulking UFC heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis experienced a hype-derailing loss to the veteran Mark Hunt. Shortly after this loss, Lewis surprised onlookers by announcing that he may have fought his last fight in the UFC’s Octagon. Given that real heavyweight contenders are few and far between,...

Jun 12, 2017 8:30 am

Vitor Belfort agrees to Nate Marquardt’s challenge

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 212 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, MMA veterans Vitor Belfort and Nate Marquardt collided in an interesting, middleweight clash. In the end, Belfort would win this fight with a rather controversial decision. Though this fight was initially expected to be Belfort’s retirement fight, he was quick...

Jun 12, 2017 5:49 am

Derrick Lewis blasts Travis Browne and Francis Ngannou for recent trash talk

Over the weekend, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis stepped onto the canvas with veritable MMA legend Mark Hunt. Lewis sought to extend his win-streak to a whopping seven-straight, and maybe, earn himself a shot at UFC heavyweight champ Stipe Miocic. Regrettably for Lewis and his fans, Hunt proved to be too much. As Lewis faded...

Jun 11, 2017 3:45 pm

Luke Rockhold will be ready to “fill in” for Romero or Whittaker

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has not been seen in the Octagon since he surrendered the title to Michael Bisping just over a year ago, and at the moment, he still doesn’t have a return fight booked. That said, the former champ is staying ready, in the event that either Robert Whittaker or Yoel...

Jun 11, 2017 3:40 pm

After defeat of Derrick Lewis, Mark Hunt wants to avenge two previous losses

On Saturday night, in the main event of the 11-fight UFC Auckland card, 43-year-old heavyweight legend Mark Hunt stepped into the cage with the much younger Derrick “The Black Beast” Lewis. Though Lewis was not without his moments in this fight, Hunt was able to turn back the clock, punishing his exhausted foe to an...