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Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 9:38 am

Randy Orton on Possible UFC Fight: I’d Fake Punch the Guy and Get Choked Out

Today, there is a pretty significant history of high-profile professional wrestlers making the jump to the UFC. The most successful pro wrestler to do so was Brock Lesnar, who not only won fights in the UFC, but claimed the organization’s heavyweight title. The most recent pro wrestler to make the jump was former WWE champ CM...

Sep 13, 2016 9:24 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor is done at welterweight

After Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight championship by defeating Jose Aldo back in the main event of UFC 194, it didn’t take long for the newly crowned featherweight champ to sign the contract for his next fight. The fight was slated to be a lightweight title fight against Rafael dos Anjos in the main...

Sep 13, 2016 8:38 am

Gall vs. Northcutt Won’t be Happening at UFC 205

Moments after his destruction of WWE star CM Punk at UFC 203, welterweight prospect Mickey Gall picked up the mic to lay the ground-work for the fight he wants next: a showdown with fellow prospect Sage Northcutt, who was last seen at UFC 200, when he decisioned Enrique Marin. “I’ve got someone I want next,”...

Sep 13, 2016 8:21 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan smashing a mitt workout with Duane Ludwig

[ooyala code=”ByNHd1NTE6WlB6XFUK6thsegnRLT4awr” player_id=”bd214e34cfad476984102de4bf5e8da2″ auto=”true” width=”1280″ height=”1280″ autoplay=”true”] “Mr. @joerogan drilling the BMT Bas Combo! @BASRUTTENMMA @bangmuaythai @onnit #GetOnnit #QualityReps #MartialArts #HealthyLiving #NinjaSkills AND YES HE COULD COMPETE IN THE @ufc IF HE WANTED TOO!” It’s no secret that UFC commentator Joe Rogan has an extremely lengthy background in martial arts himself. The longtime UFC commentator...

Sep 13, 2016 7:32 am

Robin Black on CM Punk’s UFC Loss: Don’t “Blindly Chase Your Dreams”

Last weekend, on the main card of UFC 203, former pro wrestling star CM Punk took his first steps into the cage and was quickly submitted by Mickey Gall in an outcome that surprised very few people. Despite his loss, many members of the combat sports community have commended Punk on his courage and ambition. Though...

Sep 13, 2016 7:28 am

VIDEO | Bisping vs. Henderson “Revenge” Promo

On October 8, the UFC will set up shop in beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. The evening’s main event will see new middleweight champion Michael Bisping defend his title against an old rival in 46-year-old legend Dan Henderson. Bisping and Henderson first met at UFC 100, all the way back in 2009. On that...

Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...

Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Sep 13, 2016 5:40 am

Will Brooks defends CM Punk’s UFC 203 payday: “Get your own”

Former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight ‘Ill’ Will Brooks may be one of the few fighters actually defending CM Punk’s massive payday at UFC 203 on Saturday. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, took home $500,000 in disclosed pay in a losing effort to Mickey Gall, who submitted the former WWE superstar in a...

Sep 12, 2016 8:31 pm

Jimmie Rivera Wants Number-One-Contender Fight with TJ Dillashaw

Last Saturday, on the main card of UFC 203, New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera defeated Urijah Faber by unanimous decision. It was undoubtedly the biggest win of the bantamweight contender’s career. Now an incredible 20-1 overall, and an deeply-embedded member of the bantamweight division’s top-10, Rivera is undoubtedly is now ready for another big step up...

Sep 12, 2016 5:45 pm

Anastasia Yankova calls out “online weirdos” and Ilima MacFarlane

Up-and-coming Bellator standout Anastasia Yankova has the sexual attention of a fellow female fighter as well as throngs of online ‘weirdos’, all of which both bemuses and bewilders the Russian flyweight. Yankova, (3-0), was the object of affection from fellow Bellator woman’s flyweight Ilima MacFarlane in an interview MacFarlane gave in July, and now appears to be...

Sep 12, 2016 4:52 pm

Fighters react to CM Punks $500k UFC 203 payday

CM Punk cashed out big time for his debut fight in the UFC. Punk brought home $500,000 in disclosed pay, not including Reebok sponsorship money. In contrast, his opponent Mickey Gall, who beat Punk by first round submission, took home an earnest $30,000 ($15k to show, $15k to win). Many fighters took exception to Punk’s...

Sep 12, 2016 4:09 pm

Mickey Gall Says He Had Diarrhea All Through Fight Week

On the main card of UFC 203, Mickey Gall did what the world expected and spoiled the UFC debut of WWE star CM Punk with a first-round rear-naked choke. The 24-year-old welterweight made it look easy. As it turns out, however, the days leading up to Gall’s hyped fight with Punk were not so easy....

Sep 12, 2016 2:46 pm

King Mo says CM Punk is a Fighter, Invites him to Join Bellator Roster

The world is still abuzz from the failed UFC debut of former WWE star CM Punk, who was abruptly tapped out by the young Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203. In the days following Punk’s Octagon slip, many of the game’s top fighters have offered up their thoughts on the whole ordeal....

Sep 12, 2016 1:07 pm

UFC 203 medical suspensions include Stipe Miocic, Alistair Overeem, and CM Punk

UFC 203 had a bit of everything. The event was wild, weird, and definitely entertaining. From a back and forth heavyweight title fight that ended up with a knockout delivered by the champion Stipe Miocic to a kick thrown by former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum on his opponent’s coach after the fight was over. UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 11:44 am

Mickey Gall reveals what CM Punk told him following their UFC 203 fight

CM Punk had some words of wisdom for the man who beat him on Saturday night. Even though Mickey Gall submitted the former WWE superstar in the very first round of their UFC 203 contest, Punk shared what he told him immediately following the end of their fight. “Throughout his interviews, he’d say things like,...

Sep 12, 2016 10:45 am

CM Punk got PAID in his UFC debut

CM Punk may have only spent a little over two minutes in the octagon, but he got some serious money for those two minutes. Punk earned $500,000 in a losing effort to Mickey Gall at UFC 203, where Gall submitted Punk with a rear naked choke after dominating the former pro wrestler on the ground...

Sep 12, 2016 10:35 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Offered $2 Million to Fight at Rizin End of Year Show, Possibly Against Wanderlei Silva

Once widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko has fallen off pretty severely over the last few years. First, he experienced three consecutive losses under the Strikeforce banner, falling to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Dan Henderson. Next, he scored three wins over less than stellar competition, before...

Sep 12, 2016 8:19 am

VIDEO | Did the WWE just mock CM Punk’s UFC debut?

On Saturday night, former WWE star CM Punk’s MMA dreams came crashing down, as he was defeated by 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall in his long-awaited UFC debut. The fight was a quick one – 2:14 long to be exact. It began with Punk charging bravely, if recklessly, across the ring to trade strikes with Gall....

Sep 12, 2016 7:17 am

Jon Jones interested in potential superfight with Stipe Miocic

Jon Jones may be dealing with a potential two-year USADA suspension for two failed tests leading into UFC 200, but that hasn’t stopped the 28-year-old light heavyweight kingpin from thinking big. Like, heavyweight big. Jones commented on a potential superfight with heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic, who just knocked out Alistair Overeem on Saturday at UFC...

Sep 12, 2016 7:12 am

Homeless Man Offers Thanks to Joanne Calderwood

Last weekend, in the opening bout of UFC 203‘s main card, Scottish strawweight Joanne Calderwood was submitted by dangerous Brazilian Jessica Andrade. Despite the loss, however, the Scotswoman’s visit to Cleveland was not entirely negative. A few days prior to the fight, Calderwood and her training partner UFC flyweight Zach Makovsky were walking down the...