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Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Numerous profiled New York fighters not competing at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205

Another New Yorker has been pulled from the UFC’s first foray to the Empire State. Long Islander Gian Villante, who trains out of Serra-Longo’s Acadamy with former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, will no longer be facing Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden this November. Villante, 31, joins Al Iaquinta and...

Sep 21, 2016 11:26 am

UFC Fight Pass Twitter account takes shot at Tyron Woodley?

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has had a bit of a rough time since becoming UFC welterweight champion. Woodley knocked out Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC 201 in July, however according to ‘The Chosen One’ he hasn’t been celebrated as a champion. After winning the belt, Woodley revealed in an interview that...

Sep 21, 2016 10:26 am

UFC Official Refutes Dana White’s Claim about UFC 205

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is still without an official main event. The impression, however, has long been that the the card’s main event spot would be filled by a lightweight title fight between Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor. Last night, this possibility was stamped out by a...

Sep 21, 2016 7:48 am

EXCLUSIVE: Josh Thomson – ‘The UFC screwed Nate Diaz out of McGregor trilogy’

The only man to ever knock out Nate Diaz came to the Stockton slugger’s defense in Diaz’s pursuit for a third fight with Conor McGregor. Josh Thomson spoke exclusively on BJPENN.com’s Rapid Fire and broke down why Conor got a rematch against Nate at UFC 202, and why Nate probably won’t be getting his rematch against...


Sep 20, 2016 11:21 pm

Bill Goldberg on CM Punk Getting a Second UFC Fight: That Would be Blasphemy

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 203, CM Punk’s long journey into the world of mixed martial arts came to an abrupt and violent end. Though his heart was on full display in his long-awaited fight with Mickey Gall, his skill deficit was too, as he surrendered to a rear-naked choke less...

Sep 20, 2016 7:34 pm

UFC investigating middleweight Alex Nicholson over domestic violence arrest

UFC middleweight Alex Nicholson cannot seem to stay out of hot water. In August, Nicholson was reprimanded for racial slurs directed at Hyun Gyu Lim while cornering Mike Perry at UFC 202. Now, the UFC is investigating ‘The Spartan’ following a May 2016 arrest for domestic violence out a 7-Eleven store in Orlando Florida: “UFC...

Sep 20, 2016 5:59 pm

Eddie Alvarez says he will end Conor McGregor’s illusion of greatness at UFC 205

Current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez recently took to Twitter where he delivered the following message to current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor Let's do this @TheNotoriousMMA I'm ready !! Your futures not bright enjoy this one while it last . #ItsAllOver — Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 21, 2016 Alvarez went on to claim...

Sep 20, 2016 11:29 am

Al Iaquinta potentially willing to walk away from MMA over UFC contract dispute

Earlier this month, it was announced that #13 ranked UFC lightweight Al Iaquinta would be returning to the Octagon following a layoff that saw him sidelined for a year and a half. The layoff came at the worst possible time for Iaquinta, who was in the midst of a 4-fight win streak that had seen...

Sep 20, 2016 8:38 am

Nate Diaz reportedly passes UFC 202 drug test, not out of the woods yet

Last month, the UFC held arguably the biggest rematch in the history of the sport as Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor stepped into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 202. The fight, which served as McGregor’s shot at redemption after being submitted by Diaz at UFC 196 earlier this year, was one of...

Sep 20, 2016 7:19 am

Scandal! UFC Welterweight Stephen Thompson Caught in Bed with Another Man’s Belt

When Stephen Thompson defeated long-time welterweight contender Rory MacDonald back in June, he seemed like a shoo-in for a shot at the winner of Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s looming welterweight title fight. When Woodley stole Lawler’s belt with a first-round KO, however, Thompson’s immediate future became somewhat nebulous. Right off the bat, the new...

Sep 19, 2016 4:11 pm

Al Iaquinta pursuing real estate career after UFC 205 fallout with UFC

Long Island native Al Iaquinta has dreamed of fighting at Madison Square Garden ever since he became a professional mixed martial artist, but it appears ‘Ragin’ Al won’t be fighting Thiago Alves at UFC 205 as originally thought. Iaquinta explained the situation on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’, where he dropped two key pieces...

Sep 19, 2016 3:30 pm

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205

Thiago Alves is back on UFC 205 according to ‘The Pitbull’ himself. Alves tweeted that he had a replacement following Al Iaquinta pulling out after a contract dispute, and sources are saying it’s none other than Jim Miller. MMA insider Dizz followed up on Alves’ tweet on Monday with news of Miller stepping in to face...

Sep 19, 2016 8:55 am

Check Out this Awesome Fan-Made Poster for UFC 205

UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s long-awaited debut in Madison Square Garden, is one of the most anticipated cards in recent memory. As the event draws ever closer, fans are doing their part to add to the hype by creating awesome trailers and fantastic promotional posters. Arguably the best of these promotional posters surfaced this morning...

Sep 19, 2016 8:39 am

Sorry, Cyborg: Dana White Has No Plans for New Women’s Divisions in the UFC

This weekend, the UFC returns to Brasilia, Brazil with an exciting night of fights. The card will be headlined by a 140 lb. catchweight bout between reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino and debuting Muay Thai specialist, Lina Lansberg. The reason this bout is being contested at a catchweight is simple: Cyborg can’t make...

Sep 19, 2016 7:43 am

New York’s Al Iaquinta Explains Withdrawal from UFC 205

One of the first bouts announced for UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s debut in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, was a lightweight showdown pairing Thiago Alves with New York’s own Al Iaquinta. This was also one of the first UFC 205 bouts to be cancelled. When news broke that Iaquinta vs. Alves...

Sep 19, 2016 6:28 am

UFC Light Heavyweight Corey Anderson Has an Opponent in Mind for his Next Bout

While we wait to learn whether Daniel Cormier’s next title defense will be against Anthony “Rumble” Johnson or Jon Jones, the rest of the light heavyweight division is trundling on. Yesterday afternoon, it was announced that two-time light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson will be taking on 40-year-old veteran Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in Brazil this November....

Sep 18, 2016 7:22 pm

Report | Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes in the works for UFC 207

According to a new report from MMA insider @TalkMMA, the UFC has some big plans for December’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas. Dizz recently tweeted that the promotion is targeting a Ronda Rousey vs. Amanda Nunes women’s bantamweight title fight for their annual New Year’s Eve card in Sin City. Check it out: Amanda...

Sep 18, 2016 12:04 pm

BREAKING| Gustafsson Returns to Headline UFC Fight Night 100

Just weeks removed from his big win over Jan Blachowicz, Swedish light heavyweight Alexander Gustafsson has another big fight in the pipe. While his last fight occurred on European soil, however, this one will take him across the world to Sao Paolo, Brazil. The two-time light heavyweight title challenger is now scheduled to take on...

Sep 18, 2016 11:38 am

CM Punk’s fight paid off for the UFC, so will he fight again?

The Ultimate Fighting Championship took a chance on CM Punk by allowing the former World Wrestling Entertainment star to have his first ever mixed martial arts fight under the UFC banner. According to a report from MMAFighting, the move paid off for the promotion as it is being estimated that Punk brought in an extra...

Sep 18, 2016 10:49 am

UFC 205: Fight Card and Rumors

After years of bureaucratic battle, MMA is finally legal in the state of New York. In celebration of this breakthrough, the UFC will soon be touching down in New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. This anticipated MSG debut, titled UFC 205, is scheduled for Saturday, November 12. Over the last two weeks, this hyped card has taken shape...

Sep 18, 2016 9:23 am

Reebok Outfitting Payout for UFC Fight Night 94: Uriah Hall nets $5,000

Last night, the UFC touched down in Hidalgo, Texas with an extremely exciting card, highlighted by some amazing first-round finishes. At the time of this writing, the official fight purses of the 24 fighters on the card has not yet been disclosed. We do, however, know how much each fighter took home via the UFC’s Athlete...

Sep 18, 2016 7:39 am

UFC Fight Night 94 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 96’ in Hidalgo, Texas delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at yesterday evening’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 94’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Chas Skelly earned a...