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May 25, 2017 5:51 am

Kickboxing star Gokhan Saki officially signs with the UFC

Gokhan Saki is one of the best kickboxers in the world. His next fight, however, will not be in the kickboxing ring. It will be inside the UFC’s Octagon. Saki’s jump to the UFC was first reported several weeks ago by Ryan Thomas of CagePages.com, and subsequently confirmed by MMA-Today.com. Now, the news has now...

May 24, 2017 7:51 am

VIDEO | This could be the best Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor promo yet

Though it once looked nearly impossible, a boxing mega fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor now looks like it could actually happen. Earlier this month, we learned that McGregor’s side of the deal had been finalized. “It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my...

May 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Mike Perry Details heated run in with Jeremy Stephens at athlete retreat

Over the weekend, the UFC flew more than 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas for a special, athletes retreat. This retreat has generated quite a few headlines over the last few days – and very few of them have been positive. Mike Perry, however, had an amazing time participating. While Perry’s review of...

May 23, 2017 7:44 am

Report: Rory MacDonald made bank for his first fight in the Bellator cage

Last weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made his anticipated debut in the Bellator cage. This debut couldn’t have gone better, as he dominated his dangerous foe Paul Daley to a second-round choke for the win. In advance of this fight, MacDonald made the surprising admission that in terms of sponsorship money, he...

May 22, 2017 7:08 am

UFC Fighter escorted out of discussion at Athletes Retreat for criticizing Reebok

Over the weekend, the UFC invited 400+ members of its talent-rich roster to the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada for a weekend-long athletes’ retreat. Over the course of this event, there were laughs, fun and games, and even a Sunday night brawl. While it was these things that kept fans entertained over the...

May 22, 2017 5:55 am

Victor Cui explains why ONE Championship would never sign Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in mixed martial arts. In fact, he’s probably the biggest star in combat sports outright. As such, you’d assume that most MMA promotions would absolutely love to make him a part of their roster. While this might be true for most promotions, it is not the case for Singapore-based ONE Championship....

May 21, 2017 5:50 am

PHOTO | Cris Cyborg squares off with Megan Anderson, implores UFC to make the fight

Cris “Cyborg” Justino has not since September of 2016. This, however, is not for lack of trying. Over the last few months, the destructive featherweight star has been ceaselessly campaigning for a fight. Cyborg’s first choice was a scrap with reigning featherweight champ Germaine De Randamie, who she was keen to fight at UFC 214...

May 18, 2017 1:07 pm

Volkan Oezdemir outlines his strategy against “really smart” Misha Cirkunov

On May 28, the UFC will touch down in beautiful Stockholm, Sweden with an exciting night of fights. In the evening’s co-main event, rapidly  rising light heavyweight contenders Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov will collide in a bout that has title implications written all over it. In advance of this fight, Oezdemir joined host Kinch...

May 18, 2017 10:54 am

Colby Covington plans to embarrass Dong Hyun Kim, then take on a top-5 foe

On June 17, Colby Covington will step into the Octagon in far-off Singapore, where he will battle South Korean star Dong Hyun Kim in the starkest test of his career thus far. Despite the scale of this test, the American Top Team staple is confident he can beat Kim decisively. Covington broke down this high-stakes showdown...

May 18, 2017 10:53 am

VIDEO | Countless UFC and Bellator stars sparring under Henri Hooft

It's nice to have 3 former @ufc champs @sugarashadevans @lukerockhold @ruthless_rl on the mat and @mikechandlermma the Bellator champ in total 11 Ufc guys and 3 Bellator fighters you know something is about to happen 😉🔪👊🏻 @menace155 @jacksonjason150 @viktorpesta @akajav #hkickboxing #joneswrestling #durinhobjj @combatclub @hardknocks365 A post shared by Henri Hooft (@henrihooft) on May 16,...

May 18, 2017 8:41 am

Conor McGregor confirms his side of Mayweather deal is complete

What a wild ride this Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather business has been. At first, the much-discussed boxing mega fight seemed like a downright impossibility; a veritable no-go. As the months have passed, however, this strange but undeniably compelling spectacle has begun to look more and more likely, as various road blocks and red tape...

May 17, 2017 11:10 am

CSAC approves 10-point plan to drastically change weight-cutting procedure

On Tuesday of this week, the California State Athletic Commission approved significant changes to the way it allows fighters to cut weight for their fights. The hope is that these changes will reduce the possibility of fighters badly hurting themselves by dehydrating themselves to make weight. These changes will be implemented through a 10-point plan...

May 17, 2017 11:07 am

Thiago Alves responds to “Platinum” Mike Perry’s callout

Last month, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, hard-hitting welterweight “Platinum” Mike Perry authored one of the most violent knockouts in recent memory, flatlining Jake Ellenberger with a slicing, second round elbow. In the wake of this career changing win, Perry used his elevated station to call out several...

May 16, 2017 11:10 am

Rory MacDonald taking sponsorship money cut moving from UFC to Bellator

For many fighters that moved over to Bellator from the UFC, the sponsorship dollars were likely a big factor in their decisions to switch things up. Take Ryan Bader for example. Bader said he would be making three to four times as much in personal sponsorship money fighting under Bellator than he was getting with...

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 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 12, 2017 12:31 pm

Korean Zombie down for a fight against Korean Superboy

How does a battle between two of the best Korean featherweights in the world sound to you? Although the matchup between Chan Sung Jung and Ricardo Lamas was confirmed today by BJPenn.com’s Chris Taylor, “The Korean Zombie” also posted a photo to social media of Doo Ho Choi and himself with an interesting caption. “The...

May 10, 2017 7:29 am

Jorge Masvidal promises to defeat Demian Maia with X-rated violence

This weekend, on the main card of a stacked UFC 211, fan favorite welterweight contender Jorge Masvidal will face one of the trickiest tests of his career in top contender Demian Maia. From the early vantage point, the winner of this fight looks like a shoo-in for the next shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Though...

May 8, 2017 9:48 am

VIDEO | Arianny Celeste makes breakfast in her underwear, Jhenny Andrade practices her dance moves

https://www.facebook.com/therealarianny/videos/1553767394657113/ Arianny Celeste is a very busy woman. When she’s not fulfilling her duties as a UFC Octagon girl, she works as a professional model and a television host. She’s even got a burgeoning music career. Despite her busy schedule, however, Celeste still finds plenty of time for fun – such as her recent trip...

May 7, 2017 1:25 pm

UFC 211: Official Fight Card and Start Time

The next UFC pay-per-view on the horizon is UFC 211. This massive card will go down inside the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas this Saturday night (May 13). The stacked UFC 211 will be headlined by a heavyweight title fight between reigning, defending champion Stipe Miocic and former champion Junior Dos Santos. This anticipated...

May 5, 2017 1:56 pm

VIDEO | MMA stars play the slapping game and it’s hilarious

Let’s go take a little flashback to this hilarious video of some MMA stars challenging each other to a funny slapping game. We see current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Jason “Mayhem” Miller, Bellator’s Muhammed “King Mo” Lawal, and MMA trainer Ryan Parsons all take part in the funny challenge. Interestingly, Parsons shows that...

May 4, 2017 10:02 am

Michael Johnson discusses the absences of Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov

The lightweight division is one of the most stacked divisions in the UFC. That said, things are a little chaotic in the division at the moment, as champ Conor McGregor is pursuing a boxing match with Floyd Mayweather, top contender Khabib Nurmagomedov has been sidelined with illness and religious obligations, and the fan favorite Nate...

May 3, 2017 9:50 am

Rory MacDonald training with original coach ahead of Bellator debut

Rory MacDonald was a staple of the UFC’s welterweight division for many years prior to his departure from the promotion last year, which saw him promptly sign a contract with Bellator MMA. While MacDonald’s Bellator MMA debut fight wasn’t immediately announced, the former UFC welterweight staple reveled that he was going to take his time...

May 2, 2017 7:51 am

VIDEO | Anthony Joshua vs Wladimir Klitschko highlights get the Rocky treatment

Over the weekend, Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko co-authored an instant classic, thrilling a whopping 90,000 onlookers inside London’s Wembley Stadium with a wild, back-and-forth war. Though the first four rounds of this fight were somewhat conservative, Joshua roared into offensive mode in the fifth, battering his decorated foe and dropping him early in the...

May 1, 2017 1:17 pm

Fertitta brothers launch new business venture following $4 billion sale of the UFC

What comes next after selling one of your companies for $4 billion? It looks like Frank and Lorenzo Fertitta are off to make even more money with the launch of their new business venture, Fertitta Capital. According to a press release that came out on Monday, “Fertitta Capital, a private investment firm, today announced its...