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Oct 1, 2016 11:23 am

Chael Sonnen’s opponent for Bellator debut announced

Chael Sonnen, former UFC title challenger and recent Bellator signee, has finally received an opponent after signing with the promotion weeks ago. Sonnen will take on Tito Ortiz in a light heavyweight bout in January, 2017, according to Inside MMA: On the finale of Inside MMA, @titoortiz breaks the news that his fight with @ChaelSonnen...

Oct 1, 2016 11:18 am

John Lineker confident he will become the first man to finish John Dodson

Tonight, in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’, #3 ranked bantamweight John Lineker will square off against former top ranked UFC flyweight John Dodson in a highly anticipated matchup of heavy-handed strikers. While Dodson has never been knocked out, or submitted, over the course of his 12 year professional career, John Lineker believes...

Oct 1, 2016 10:41 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor bare knuckle training for Eddie Alvarez

Almost exactly one year ago, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who at the time was gearing up for his UFC 194 scrap with Jose Aldo for the featherweight championship, made headlines when he released a video of himself bareknuckle sparring with strongman Hafþór Júlíus Björnsson, who stars as ‘The Mountain’ in Game of Thrones. Standing...

Oct 1, 2016 8:54 am

PHOTO | One year later, Daniel Cormier reflects on fight with Alexander Gustafsson

At UFC 192, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier stepped into the Octagon to defend his light heavyweight strap for the first time. Standing opposite ‘DC’ was Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson, the man who many believed to have defeated Jon Jones back in 2013. The fight was an extremely close one that went the full...


Oct 1, 2016 8:32 am

Mark Henry apologizes to Conor McGregor & John Kavanagh for trash talk

With Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez currently slated to fight in the main event of UFC 205 in New York on November 12th, it’s understandable that the pair have begun to engage in heated verbal exchanges, with insults being lobbed between both men. It came as a surprise to many however, when Alvarez’ coach, Mark...

Sep 30, 2016 10:34 pm

Cain Velasquez not surprised by Brock Lesnar’s failed drug test

Prior to UFC 200, it was revealed that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar was coming out of retirement to fight heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt on the main card of the historic event. While Lesnar’s return was generally celebrated amongst the MMA community, it was met with a certain amount of controversy. Ordinarily, before a...

Sep 30, 2016 7:30 pm

Ben Rothwell targeting early 2017 return to the Octagon

On April 10th of 2016, top ranked UFC heavyweight Ben Rothwell stepped into the Octagon for what many believed to be a #1 contender fight with former UFC heavyweight champion Junior dos Santos. ‘Big Ben’ was riding 4-fight win streak into the fight that saw him finish four straight fights. After serving a 9-month suspension...

Sep 30, 2016 6:01 pm

John Lineker’s manager claims he made weight several days before weigh-ins

Friday morning at the ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ early weigh-ins, three fighters missed weight ahead of their scheduled fights Saturday evening. One of the three men to miss weight was UFC bantamweight John Lineker, who will be fighting in the main event of the card against John Dodson. Lineker, who sits at #3 on the UFC’s...

Sep 30, 2016 4:21 pm

Alexander Gustafsson out of headlining fight with Antonio Rogerio Nogueira

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday night that top ranked UFC light heavyweight contender Alexander Gustafsson has been forced to withdraw form his upcoming UFC Fight Night 100 headlining scrap against Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. MMAFighitng broke the news, which also revealed that at the present time, there has been no word as to what the injury that...

Sep 30, 2016 3:23 pm

CM Punk already back in the gym training at Roufusport

Earlier this month at UFC 203 in Cleveland, Ohio, former WWE champion CM Punk made his highly anticipated UFC debut against Mickey Gall. Punk’s debut came nearly two years after his signing with the promotion in 2014. During that time, the Chicago native was training at Roufusport in Milwaukee, Wisconsin under the tutelage of Duke...

Sep 30, 2016 3:04 pm

Donald Cerrone: Conor McGregor sucks, Eddie Alvarez will win

On November 12th, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez will step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 205 to square off for Alvarez’ UFC lightweight championship. While Alvarez hopes to play spoiler to McGregor’s plans of becoming a 2-division champion, Mystic Mac has predicted that he will finish the “loopy wrestler with an...

Sep 30, 2016 12:12 pm

Michael Bisping fires back at Dan Henderson: “Shame on you”

The war of words between bitter rivals Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson continued this week during the UFC 204 Gym Day. The pair have a feud dating back seven years to season 9 of The Ultimate Fighter where Bisping coached ‘Team United Kingdom’ and Henderson coached ‘Team United States’. Following the end of the season,...

Sep 30, 2016 12:00 pm

VIDEO | Will Brooks Blasts Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira for Massive Weigh In Miss

https://twitter.com/TRILLwillbrooks/status/781896154158014464 Early this afternoon, the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 96 took to the scale to weigh in for battle. Unfortunately, a whopping three of those fighters missed weight, and none more severely than Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Oliveira, who will share the evening’s co-main event spot with former...

Sep 30, 2016 11:52 am

Report: Josh Samman found unresponsive, in critical condition

Tragic news surfaced Friday afternoon that UFC middleweight Josh Samman had been found unresponsive in a South Floridan apartment along with another man, who was pronounced dead. While details are extremely scarce at the present time, a Reddit user broke the news via the MMA section of Reddit: “A friend of mine called me this...

Sep 30, 2016 10:27 am

TJ Dillashaw Re-Ups on $100K Bet With Dominick Cruz

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw attempted to defend the UFC bantamweight title against returning former champion Dominick Cruz. Unfortunately, Dillashaw’s title defense didn’t go the way he planned, as he surrendered a split decision – and the bantamweight crown – to his foe. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many fans called for an...

Sep 30, 2016 10:05 am

Dan Henderson responds to Michael Bisping’s ‘cheater’ comments

Leading up to Dan Henderson and Michael Bisping’s UFC 204 showdown on October 8th, Bisping has taken the offensive in the war of words between the two men. When the pair first fought at UFC 100, they did so after coaching opposite one another on ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Team USA vs. Team UK’. At the...

Sep 30, 2016 9:24 am

Eddie Alvarez shreds Conor McGregor’s striking abilities

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is generally believed to have some of the best striking skills in the UFC’s lower weight classes. McGregor’s combination of fluid movement, and unpredictable strikes have resulted in several highlight reel finishes, with the most recent example being a 13 second KO win over Jose Aldo to claim the featherweight...

Sep 29, 2016 11:35 pm

Dana White: Ronda Rousey is “by far” bigger star than Conor McGregor

While Conor McGregor stated at the UFC 205 press conference earlier this week that he believes he is the reason for the UFC’s $4.2 billion value, UFC President Dana White seems to think that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is a bigger star. While Rousey has been absent from the Octagon for nearly...

Sep 29, 2016 6:45 pm

Freddie Roach roasts Conor McGregor: He punched like a girl against Nate Diaz

Last month at UFC 202, featherweight champion Conor McGregor not only avenged his UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz, but also left the MMA community stunned as he dropped the Stockton superstar three times over the course of the fight. Diaz, who has only been finished once over the course of his 12-year, 30 fight...

Sep 29, 2016 5:13 pm

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson predicts a potential Ronda Rousey vs. ‘Cyborg’ showdown

For years, there have been debates and discussions about a Ronda Rousey vs. Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino super-fight. While the two women fight at different weight classes, that hasn’t curbed the enthusiasm for such a showdown between two of the best female fighters to ever step foot into the octagon. Former woman’s bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey...

Sep 29, 2016 2:52 pm

Jose Aldo: Dana White denied GSP’s $10 million minimum to fight McGregor

Georges Saint Pierre allegedly asked for a whopping $10 million to fight UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, according to former champ Jose Aldo. GSP, who has been in retirement since a 2013 split decision victory over Johnny Hendricks, was contemplating a UFC return amidst links to potential fights with Tyron Woodley who called GSP out,...

Sep 29, 2016 1:01 pm

Tito Ortiz gives date for potential Chael Sonnen fight: ‘I call the shots’

Earlier this month, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he was coming out of retirement, and had signed an exclusive, multi-fight deal with Bellator MMA. While Sonnen remained adamant throughout the course of his 2-year suspension that he was indeed retired from MMA, it took just over one month from the time his...

Sep 29, 2016 12:36 pm

Conor McGregor: I’m ready for Floyd Mayweather

Following Conor McGregor’s UFC 196 loss to Nate Diaz back in March, rumors began flying that when McGregor returned to competition, he would be having a boxing match with famed prizefighter Floyd Mayweather. While the fight started out as just hypothetical discussions, things quickly became more serious when both McGregor and Mayweather verbally agreed to...

Sep 29, 2016 12:01 pm

Benson Henderson reveals thoughts on ‘Big Country’s’ post-fight kick to referee

Former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson has had his own issues with referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy, but ‘Smooth’ says he would never have considered kicking him, as Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson did on Saturday. Following a crushing uppercut that sent opponent ‘Bigfoot’ Silva crashing to the mat, Nelson finished the fight with some ground-and-pound, causing...

Sep 29, 2016 11:07 am

Max Holloway goes off on ‘stupid” fans who believe Conor McGregor fought with torn ACL

Max Holloway is currently in quite the odd position in the UFC’s featherweight division. While he currently sits at #3 on the official featherweight rankings behind interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo at #1, and Frankie Edgar at #2, Holloway boasts the longest active win streak in the UFC. Since dropping a unanimous decision to Conor...

Sep 29, 2016 10:43 am

Rizin FF interested in signing Bigfoot Silva

UFC heavyweight Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is undoubtably one of the most recognizable heavyweights in MMA. With over 11 years of experience as a professional, and notable wins over MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, and MMA veteran Alistair Overeem to name just a few, Bigfoot is a very well known fighter...

Sep 29, 2016 10:31 am

Gabriel Gonzaga is retired, unless he gets a 6-figure payday

UFC heavyweight Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga has some of the best knockouts in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division. A UFC veteran with 23 fights under the UFC banner, Gonzaga has been a staple of the UFC’s heavyweight division since he made his debut in 2005, where he knocked out Kevin Jordan in the 3rd...