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May 16, 2017 9:07 am

Herb Dean reflects on controversial Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ending

Saturday night in the preliminary card main event of UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon against streaking lightweight Dustin Poirier for a highly anticipated showdown. Dustin Poirier began to land early, stunning Alvarez with hard shots throughout the first round before ultimately then rocking Alvarez in the second. Miraculously,...

May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Anthony Johnson: “I was never a fighter”

Recently, former UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following his 2nd round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, marking his second defeat to Cormier. In his post-fight Octagon interview, Johnson revealed that he would be retiring from MMA to pursue other ventures. While Anthony Johnson didn’t immediately reveal...

May 16, 2017 8:22 am

Derrick Lewis is planning for a quick finish against Mark Hunt

On June 12, the UFC will return to beautiful New Zealand with an exciting looking card. This card will be topped by a big main event, as MMA legend Mark Hunt collides with streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis. Hunt, of course, is a hometown hero in New Zealand and Australia. Lewis, then, will represent the visiting team,...

May 16, 2017 6:56 am

Stephen Thompson replies to Jorge Masvidal callout

Could a Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal fight be in the cards?  Last weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what looked like a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling...

May 16, 2017 5:58 am

Jorge Masvidal diagnoses Neil Magny with medical condition, calls out “Wonderboy”

Last weekend, on the main card of the blockbuster UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the far sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling skill, succumbing to four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds This past December the Ultimate Fighting Championship made the exciting announcement that they would be introducing a women’s featherweight division to their lineup. Then in February, the promotion crowned their first ever women’s 145-pound champion in the form of Germaine de Randamie, who defeated former...

May 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Fight odds: Yoel Romero opens as a big favorite over Michael Bisping

UFC President Dana White shocked quite a few people announcing that the UFC middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre is no longer happening. White added that Yoel Romero is now getting the shot against Bisping and the opening odds are not favoring the current champion. According to the Sportsbook odds via...

May 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Is a Tyron Woodley vs. Georges St-Pierre matchup now in the cards?

Now that UFC President Dana White announced that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre is not happening and St-Pierre still aiming for a return to fight in the Octagon, who will be selected to go up against the former kingpin of the welterweight division? Sports journalist Mike Bohn tweeted on Monday that Dana White said St-Pierre’s...

May 15, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Best boxing knockouts of 2016 in 2 minutes

The best #boxing KOs of 2016 in two minutes pic.twitter.com/WkFvytMpgF — Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) May 14, 2017 2016 was an epic year for knockouts in MMA. We saw Yoel Romero crush Chris Weidman with a third round flying knee. We saw Conor McGregor flatten Eddie Alvarez to win UFC lightweight gold. We saw Stipe Miocic...

May 15, 2017 9:28 am

Michael Bisping appears in court over $349k contract dispute with former gym

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently involved in a pretty significant fight outside the confines of the UFC’s Octagon. The champ is embroiled in a lawsuit with his former gym, Wolfslair, and the gym’s head honcho, Anthony McGann. McGann also served as Bisping’s manager for many years. According to the UK’s Daily Star, this ordeal...

May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the...

May 15, 2017 7:44 am

Despite lopsided win, Stipe Miocic didn’t want to hurt Junior Dos Santos

Over the weekend, in the main event of the stacked UFC 211, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic made the second defense of his title with a crushing, first-round TKO of Junior Dos Santos. This win also served as a bit of vengeance for Miocic, who gave up a close decision to Dos Santos when they...

May 15, 2017 6:48 am

Tyron Woodley: Demian Maia will struggle to take me down, jump on my back

Last Saturday night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 211, Demian Maia met Jorge Masvidal in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal certainly had his moments, Maia would win this fight, relying on his legendary grappling en route to a split decision victory. With this win, Maia...

May 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

May 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was not a happy man when the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre would be receiving a middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping in his return to the octagon. Rockhold vented his frustrations in a recent interview with Ariel...

May 14, 2017 11:30 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk credits move to American Top Team for dominant win over Andrade

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 211, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a fifth-straight defense of her title, dominating a dangerous Jessica Andrade to a unanimous decision win. This win, which seemed to impress every single member of The MMA community, goes down as one of the best of Jedrzejczyk’s career –...

May 14, 2017 11:08 am

Yair Rodriguez issues statement on tough loss to Frankie Edgar

Last night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his fans, this test proved to be a little too much. After giving up several takedowns, Rodriguez was pummelled by...

May 14, 2017 9:17 am

Demian Maia will not sell out to earn a title shot

Last night, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling whiz Demian Maia picked up a decision win over Jorge Masvidal, seemingly clinching a shot at welterweight champ Tyron Woodley in the process. In the current era of money fights, however, it’s possible that Maia’s spot in line is usurped by a bigger name,...

May 14, 2017 8:01 am

Junior Dos Santos discusses “terrible” loss to Stipe Miocic

Last night, in the main event of UFC 211, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos failed to reclaim the title, as he succumbed to first round strikes dealt by reigning champ Stipe Miocic. Despite this lopsided loss, an ever classy Dos Santos joined the media post fight to discuss his performance. Unsurprisingly, he was...

May 14, 2017 7:47 am

Dana White hopes to finalize Conor McGregor’s side of Floyd Mayweather fight on Sunday

According to UFC President Dana White, the much discussed boxing mega fight between UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather could take a big step towards fruition today. Speaking to the media at the UFC 211 post-fight press conference, the UFC boss explained that he hopes to have McGregor’s side of the...

May 14, 2017 6:57 am

Pros React to Joanna Jedrzejczyk’s dominant decision defeat of Jessica Andrade

Last night, dominant UFC strawweight queen Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a whopping fifth defense of her throne, defeating a game Jessica Andrade by unanimous decision. Though Andrade had her moments in the fight, and certainly impressed fans with her toughness, it was an impressive win for the champion, who stands out as one of the most...

May 14, 2017 6:00 am

Pros react to Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

Last night, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the latest...

May 13, 2017 12:31 pm

Dana White talks Georges St-Pierre’s future following cancellation of fight

Early in 2017, it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. While no date was given for the bout, the UFC held a press conference for the scrap, pending an official fight date. Ultimately, Bisping got...

May 13, 2017 10:45 am

Demetrious Johnson responds to TJ Dillashaw’s callout, Dillashaw responds

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday afternoon that Cody Garbrandt had been dealing with a back tear, and would be heading to Germany to undergo yet another procedure in order to help his back recover in time for the fight. While UFC President Dana White is extremely confident in the procedure Garbrandt will go through in Germany,...

May 13, 2017 9:16 am

Dana White unveils epic plan B if Cody Garbrandt is injured

The UFC recently revealed that bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be defending his UFC bantamweight title this summer against TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated grudge match following ‘TUF Redemption’. Unfortunately, this week, it was revealed that Dillashaw’s plane ticket to the UFC Summer Kickoff event was cancelled, since Garbrandt was flying to Germany to...