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Oct 8, 2016 11:34 pm

MMA community reacts to Michael Bisping’s win over Dan Hendeson

In the main event of UFC 204, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made his first successful title defense in Manchester, England as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Dan Henderson in a five round war. The fight saw Bisping dropped in both the first and second round, both times resulting in Henderson nearly...

Oct 6, 2016 11:42 am

Roy Nelson temporarily suspended by Superior Justice Court of MMA

Last month, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson left the MMA world stunned when he knocked out heavyweight veteran Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in the second round of their highly anticipated scrap in Brasilia. While the finish was an impressive one for Nelson, it was his post-fight actions that brought him attention. While referee Big John McCarthy was...

Oct 6, 2016 10:54 am

MMA Fighters Association calls for added weight classes to curb weight cutting

One of the most often-argued discussions in MMA is the idea of adding weight classes to the sport, and now the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association is calling for just that. The MMAFA released a statement this week detailing their proposal for adding new weight divisions in an effort to ‘curb weight cutting’, according to...

Oct 5, 2016 11:56 am

MMA community reacts to the death of UFC fighter Josh “Anqa” Samman

Tragic news hit the MMA community on Wednesday when it was revealed that UFC middleweight Josh “Anqa” Samman had passed away at the young age of 28-years-old. Samman, who made his way to the UFC on TUF season 17, “Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen” was found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last week....


Oct 5, 2016 9:43 am

Josh Samman: The man beyond the Octagon

Josh Samman managed to live an extraordinary life despite his relatively short 28 years here, becoming a widely recognized UFC fighter and best-selling author without ever reaching his 30th birthday. Although Samman enjoyed massive successes as a prize-fighter and writer, he endured as much tragedy as he did triumph. The world was first introduced to...

Oct 5, 2016 9:38 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor fans “don’t know s*** about MMA”

Last week, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez came face to face for the first time at the UFC 205 press conference ahead of their historic fight for Alvarez’ lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 205 on November 12th. When Alvarez fielded his first question from a media member, he was meet with boos...

Oct 5, 2016 8:08 am

Report: Josh Samman passes away after being in coma

Wednesday morning the MMA community was hit with a tragic development regarding UFC middleweight Josh Samman, who has been in a coma since being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last month. While there has still been no word as to why Samman was found unresponsive, and another man with him was found dead, Samman’s...

Oct 4, 2016 8:26 pm

VIDEO – This day in MMA history: Scott Coker’s Birthday

Scott Coker took over operations for Bellator MMA back in 2014, when Viacom replaced Bjorn Rebney with the former Strikeforce president. Ever since, Bellator has signed some massive free agents, from Rory MacDonald to Benson Henderson. Bellator’s Facebook page pasted a video on Monday in celebration of Coker’s birthday, and some of the major successes...

Oct 4, 2016 6:54 pm

Jose Aldo disgusted with the direction MMA is heading

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo has come to a point in his career where he is simply fed up. The Brazilian champion recently stated that he wants to be released from his UFC contract to pursue new opportunities outside the world of mixed martial arts. Tap.Nap.Snap caught up with Aldo last week and...

Oct 4, 2016 6:09 pm

On this day in MMA history: Seth Petruzelli KOs Kimbo in 14 seconds flat

Eight years ago today, the MMA world was turned upside down with one punch and 14 seconds. Ultimate Fighter season 2 alum Seth Petruzelli, who was filling in for Ken Shamrock after a last-minute cut forced Shamrock off the card, had done something remarkable. He knocked out Kimbo Slice in one of the highest viewed...

Oct 3, 2016 1:04 pm

Josh Samman’s mother gives update on son, denies rumors of heroin overdose

Last week, the MMA community was struck by tragedy when news surfaced that UFC middleweight Josh Samman was found unresponsive in a Florida apartment along with another man who was pronounced dead. Details regarding Samman’s situation remained scarce as people who were aware of his situation kept reports quiet in regards to the circumstances surrounding...

Oct 1, 2016 1:35 pm

Update on UFC middleweight Josh Samman’s condition

Earlier this week, the MMA community was struck by tragedy when it was revealed that former Ultimate Fighter season 17 contestant, and UFC middleweight Josh Samman was found unresponsive in a Florida apartment. In addition, it was revealed that Samman’s friend, Combat Night and Island Fights ring announcer Troy Kirkingburg was found with Samman, and...

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 29, 2016 8:31 am

Jose Aldo gets invitation for Bellator MMA fight

Jose Aldo’s future in MMA currently hangs in limbo while he remains adamant that the UFC release him from his contract so he can retire from MMA and play another professional sport. Aldo’s request came after the UFC announced that Conor McGregor would be moving to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez in the main event...

Sep 27, 2016 9:21 am

MMA community reacts to news of Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez

Monday evening, news surfaced that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor would be making the jump to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez for his UFC lightweight championship on November 12th at the UFC’s historic event at the Madison Square Garden. The fight announcement took the MMA community by surprise after it was revealed earlier this month...

Sep 27, 2016 8:37 am

Tim Kennedy explains timing of his return to MMA

Tim Kennedy hasn’t set foot into the UFC’s octagon in almost three years after a controversial TKO loss to Yoel Romero at UFC 178. Now on the verge of UFC 205 at the historic Madison Square Garden, the Strikeforce and UFC veteran explained the reason of his return to MMA on Monday’s edition of ‘The...

Sep 26, 2016 4:01 pm

REPORT: WWE superstar Ryback in talks with Bellator MMA

Ryan Allen Reeves, better known as Ryback in the wrestling world, is allegedly in talks with Bellator over a potentialĀ careerĀ in mixed martial arts. Well-sourced wrestling insider RBR broke the news on Monday, saying that Ryback is “open to the idea” of a run in Bellator MMA: BREAKING: @Ryback22 in talks with @BellatorMMA, "open to the...

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 18, 2016 1:09 pm

PHOTO | Anastasia Yankova went to war at Bellator 161 “This is MMA babe”

Undefeated Bellator fighter Anastasia Yankova (4-0 MMA) picked up a split-decision victory over Veta Arteaga at Bellator 161 this past Friday night. The stunning 25-year-old Russian fighter was definitely feeling the after effects of her three-round war with Arteaga, as she posted the following photo to her Instagram one day after the fight: This is...

Sep 16, 2016 7:38 pm

Yahoo Sports rips at Bellator MMA and Chael Sonnen after news of multi-fight deal signing

Big news hit the MMA community late Thursday when the Associated Press released the news that former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen freshly inked a deal with Bellator MMA. Sonnen, who just became eligible to fight again after a two-year suspension from the Nevada Athletic Commission for testing positive for multiple banned substances admitted his...

Sep 16, 2016 9:54 am

MMA community reacts to Chael Sonnen signing with Bellator MMA

Thursday evening, news broke that former UFC middleweight and light heavyweight title challenger Chael Sonnen had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. No immediate word was given in regress to when Sonnen would be making his Bellator MMA debut, however ‘The American Gangster’ was campaigning for a fight with...

Sep 15, 2016 7:10 pm

Chael Sonnen signs with Bellator MMA

Former UFC title contender Chael Sonnen has signed with Bellator MMA, according to the Associated Press. The 39-year-old MMA veteran is fresh off a two-year suspension after testing positive for multiple banned substances in 2014. According to the AP report, Sonnen signed a multiyear, multi-fight deal with the promotional company. Despite repeatedly saying that he...

Sep 11, 2016 12:15 am

MMA community reacts to Mickey Gall submitting CM Punk

On the main card of UFC 203, Mickey Gall and CM Punk had their long-awaited fight inside the Octagon. Punk, who was signed to the UFC in 2014, was all smiles during his walkout as he high fived fans. When the fight started, it was all Gall as he took CM Punk down in just...

Sep 8, 2016 9:54 am

Tyron Woodley’s plan for Demian Maia’s Jiu-Jitsu: “I’mma bite him”

Earlier this month, #3 ranked welterweight Demian Maia stepped into the Octagon to fight former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit in a highly anticipated showdown of welterweights with different styles. While Condit hoped to keep the fight standing and get a TKO win, Maia was able to take the fight to the ground and submit...