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Mar 5, 2017 11:51 am

Dana White unsure of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s future as a lightweight

After being forced to withdraw from last night’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White is unsure what the future holds for undefeated Russian Khabib Nurmagomedov. “The Eagle” was supposed to square off with fellow top contender Tony Ferguson for the promotions interim lightweight title at yesterday’s event, however a bad weight...

Mar 5, 2017 11:46 am

After KO of Mark Hunt, Alistair Overeem picks his ideal next opponents

Last night, in the first bout of the UFC 209 main card, former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 champ Alistair Overeem separated himself from a failed UFC heavyweight title shot against Stipe Miocic by dominating Mark Hunt to a crushing, third-round knockout. He earned this knockout with a beautifully timed knee and several followup punches. “I...

Mar 5, 2017 7:00 am

The MMA community reacts to Alistair Overeem’s crushing KO of Mark Hunt

Last night, the UFC touched down in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada with the stacked UFC 209. This action-packed card was crammed to the edges with exciting moments. Perhaps the most exciting moment of the entire card, however, occurred in the first fight of the pay-per-view, when former Strikeforce, Dream and K-1 heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem...

Mar 4, 2017 12:59 pm

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley vs. Stephen Thompson II EA Sports simulation

Tonight in Las Vegas, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson will step into the Octagon for the second time as they compete for Woodley’s welterweight strap. In the pair’s first meeting, Woodley retained his welterweight title for the first tie after the judges scored the fight a majority draw....

Mar 4, 2017 10:54 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre steps into the Octagon for the first time in 3 years

Georges St-Pierre Enters Octagon Georges St-Pierre enters the UFC Octagon for the first time in 3 years ahead of #UFC209 tonight! Posted by UFC on Saturday, March 4, 2017 It has been three years, three months, and exactly nineteen days since former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has set foot in the Octagon. The last...

Mar 4, 2017 10:36 am

Dana White rips fighters looking for ‘money fights’

Throughout the rise of UFC superstar Conor McGregor, fight fans have heard the term ‘money fight’ used more and more. Now, with the term being commonplace in the MMA world, with more and more fighters calling for ‘money fights’, UFC President Dana White has had enough. The UFC President spoke to media members, as transcribed...

Mar 4, 2017 10:19 am

Nate Diaz looking for “big deal fight, not a money fight”

UFC lightweight superstar Nate Diaz has been abesent from the Octagon since his UFC 205 scrap with Conor McGregor in 2016. In that fight, McGregor was awarded a majority decision after 5 hard-fought rounds. For McGregor the win avenged his UFC 196 loss to the younger Diaz brother back in May, where Nate stepped in...

Mar 4, 2017 9:45 am

Tony Ferguson explains why he turned down Michael Johnson fight

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that prior to his co-main event interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital by his team. Unfortunately, after receiving an IV, Nurmagomedov was forced out of his scrap with Tony Ferguson. While the promotion initially looked to find ‘El Cucuy’ a replacement...

Mar 4, 2017 8:55 am

Michael Bisping goes OFF on Georges St-Pierre at press conference

Friday afternoon, during their special press conference in Las Vegas, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre exchanged quite a few heated words. Bisping kicked off the press conference by showing up late, before making a grand entrance complete with several expletives, Conor McGregor style. After being told by a...

Mar 3, 2017 11:23 pm

Dana White blames Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team, says fight could have been saved

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov had been taken to the hospital. This report was promptly followed by another one which revealed that Khabib had been pulled from the fight. Unfortunately, with Nurmagomedov off the card, the UFC opted to also pull Tony Ferguson from the card, leaving fight fans...

Mar 3, 2017 3:29 pm

VIDEOS | Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre staredown and exchange barbs

Earlier this week it was announced that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the octagon to take on current UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping. Georges St-Pierre has not competed inside the cage since scoring a split-decision victory over Jonhy Hendricks in the main event of UFC 167 in November of 2013,...

Mar 3, 2017 1:06 pm

MMA community reacts to Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson fight cancellation

Many were extremely disappointed when news broke that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled on Friday. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins started due to weight management medical issues. When the time for the weigh-ins came to an end,...

Mar 3, 2017 12:59 pm

Joe Rogan sounds off after Khabib Nurmagomedov taken to hospital

UFC commentator Joe Rogan was one of the many people that were upset to hear the news that the UFC interim lightweight title fight between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson was canceled. Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins “due to weight management medical issues.” Upon hearing the...

Mar 3, 2017 11:43 am

Tony Ferguson sends message to Khabib Nurmagomedov following their canceled bout

Fans were heartbroken when they heard the UFC had to cancel the UFC 209 co-main event between Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson. The #1 and #2 UFC ranked lightweights were slated to battle in the Octagon in a five-round UFC interim lightweight title fight. However, Nurmagomedov was transported to the hospital hours before the official...

Mar 3, 2017 10:59 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Tony Ferguson canceled

On Friday morning, just a day before UFC 209, reports were buzzing that #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov was taken to the hospital. Russian news outlets first reported that “The Eagle” was taken to the hospital three hours before the official early UFC 209 weigh-ins. Many fans were obviously worried but still held hope...

Mar 3, 2017 10:37 am

Alistair Overeem responds to Mark Hunt’s ‘cheater’ comments

Ahead of UFC 209 this weekend, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt has been very open about the fact that if Alistair Overeem fails a drug test, he plans to sue him personally. Recently, at the UFC 209 Media Day earlier this week, Hunt made a comment as Overeem walked past him that he was a...

Mar 3, 2017 9:16 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov reportedly taken to hospital

Just hours before his scheduled UFC 209 weigh-in, news has now surfaced from various outlets that undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov has been taken to the hospital just hours before the scheduled weigh-in. The news was first reported by Russian news outlets, before teammates then reportedly confirmed news of ‘The Eagle’ being taken to the...

Mar 3, 2017 9:07 am

Mark Hunt: “Cheater” Alistair Overem is ‘like the rest of these guys’

Heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt has been one of the most vocal advocates for a cleaner sport. Following Hunt’s UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar, which was overturned to a no contest after Lesnar failed a pair of drug tests, Hunt went on to call for the UFC to put a provision in contracts protecting fighters...

Mar 3, 2017 8:47 am

Demetrious Johnson eyeing historic 10th title defense in April

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is currently the longest reigning UFC champion, and with his 10th title defense on the horizon, ‘Mighty Mouse’ is calling for an April fight with perspective flyweight #1 contender Wilson Reis. Johnson spoke to MMAFighting about the situation, saying: “My next fight is set to tie Anderson Silva’s record for...

Mar 3, 2017 8:01 am

Mark Hunt continues verbal onslaught of Brock Lesnar

It has now been nearly eight months since former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and heavyweight veteran Mark Hunt stepped into the Octagon together at UFC 200. In that fight, Lesnar was awarded a unanimous decision win after using his wrestling to take Hunt down repeatedly throughout the course of the three round scrap. Ultimately...

Mar 2, 2017 9:08 pm

Brian Stann explains unique mental advantage of Tony Ferguson

Streaking UFC lightweight contender Tony Ferguson is undoubtably one of the most ferocious fighters in the UFC. While Ferguson certainly possesses no fear when he is inside the Octagon, former UFC middleweight turned analyst Brian Stann believes that is the result of Ferguson’s uniquely difficult training. This Saturday, Ferguson will be stepping into the Octagon...

Mar 2, 2017 4:03 pm

Tyron Woodley doesn’t want to talk about Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping

During negotiations regarding the return of Georges St-Pierre, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley was mentioned as a potential opponent for the former welterweight kingpin given the fact that Woodley holds the belt once held by Georges St-Pierre. With that being said, GSP has now signed a new multi-fight UFC contract, and will now fight UFC...

Mar 2, 2017 1:39 pm

Michael Bisping sizzles on why Georges St-Pierre wanted him for return fight

With taking over three years off from fighting in the UFC, Georges St-Pierre is set to fight in the Octagon once again and will be going up a weight class to take on Michael Bisping for the UFC middleweight title. With his UFC career leading up to this fight taking place in the welterweight division,...

Mar 2, 2017 1:36 pm

VIDEO | Justin Bieber taps out friend with armbar submission

Justin Bieber is a fan of both boxing and mixed martial arts. He is a good friend to Floyd Mayweather, as we have seen him walking out with the retired boxing legend to the ring on some of his big fights in the past. Bieber is also a fan of UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor...

Mar 2, 2017 1:32 pm

Tony Ferguson: Stephen Thompson is going to ‘beat the f**k out of Tyron Woodley’

Tony Ferguson looks to be taking a page out of Conor McGregor’s book and ruffling the feathers of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley ahead of his UFC 209 interim lightweight title fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov taking place this weekend. On a UFC 209 media conference call, Ferguson stated that the interim title fight between Nurmagomedov...

Mar 2, 2017 12:55 pm

Tony Ferguson predicting brutal finish of Khabib Nurmagomedov

This Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC 209, undefeated lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will put his undefeated streak on the line when he fights streaking contender Tony Ferguson for the interim lightweight title. Ahead of the fight, both men have given rather harsh predictions for how they plan to finish the fight, with ‘The Eagle’...