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Nov 26, 2016 11:58 am

Tim Kennedy offered to fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 206

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 main event scrap against Anthony Johnson with a groin injury. While Cormier was forced out of the fight, it was revealed shortly after that he intended to return to the Octagon in March. With Cormier’s...

Nov 26, 2016 10:01 am

Georges St-Pierre reportedly training as if he is fighting at UFC 206

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre had been rumored for quite some time to be ending his indefinite hiatus from the Octagon, and returning to the UFC at UFC 206 in Toronto on December 10th. According to the reports that continued to surface, St-Pierre would be ending his hiatus and returning to the Octagon for...

Nov 26, 2016 12:16 am

REPORT: Anthony Pettis vs. Max Holloway could be for interim featherweight belt

Friday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his upcoming UFC 206 scrap with Anthony Johnson on December 10th in Toronto. Cormier’s withdrawal was unexpected, but fortunately will not keep the champ sidelined for too long, as details have emerged on the situation, revealing that ‘DC’...

Nov 25, 2016 12:30 pm

Max Holloway suggests five-round main event with Anthony Pettis

Just hours ago, news broke that light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his UFC 206 bout with Anthony “Rumble” Johnson. Given that this bout was expected to serve as the card’s headliner, the UFC will now have to scramble to produce a new main event for the fans attending the event...


Nov 22, 2016 9:05 am

Tim Kennedy explains why he wouldn’t fight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has carved out a reputation as the guy you call when a fighter pulls out of a bout and you need somebody to replace them. Over the course of his incredible career, Cowboy has accepted a seemingly endless list of short-notice fights. He’s the UFC’s original anyone, anywhere, anytime guy. But who...

Nov 11, 2016 6:51 am

Thiago Alves Misses Weight for Planned Lightweight Debut

Former UFC title challenger Thiago Alves has spent the last few years realizing hot-and-cold success at welterweight. After a savage, 2015 TKO loss to Carlos Condit, the dangerous Brazilian striker opted to head south in search of greener pastures at lightweight. Originally, Alves’ planned lightweight debut was expected to pit him against New York’s Al...

Nov 2, 2016 7:33 am

Robert Whittaker vs. Derek Brunson Promoted to Main Event of UFC Melbourne

Earlier this week, the UFC’s November 26 trip to Melbourne, Australia took a significant blow, as former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced out of his planned bout with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with an injury. When this unfortunate news broke, there was speculation that the UFC might scramble to find a replacement opponent for Jacare....

Oct 26, 2016 9:00 am

UFC Fight Night 99 Loses Its Co-Main Event

On November 19, the UFC will return to Belfast, Northern Island with UFC Fight Night 99. Initially, the card looked like it was going to be a great one. Unfortunately, the injury bug has been chowing down on its lineup over the last few days. First, it was announced that the evening’s planned main event,...

Oct 25, 2016 1:34 pm

Gegard Mousasi Says He Would “Punish” Michael Bisping if They Fought

Late last week, it was announced that an injury had forced Gunnar Nelson out his bout with Dong Hyun Kim, the planned headliner for the UFC’s return to Belfast, Northern Ireland. This unfortunately left the UFC scrambling for a viable main event on just a few weeks’ notice. Though it can’t have been easy, the organization...

Oct 25, 2016 1:14 pm

VIDEO | The exact moment Gunnar Nelson injured his ankle

Recently, news surfaced that SBG Ireland fighter Gunnar Nelson, who was slated to fight Dong Hyun Kim in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Belfast’, was forced to pull out of the fight due to an undisclosed injury just several weeks before fight night. In the same report, it was revealed that the UFC...

Oct 24, 2016 7:34 pm

Lyman Good pulled from UFC 205 following potential USADA violation

New York native Lyman Good is no longer set to compete on the UFC’s first-ever event in the Empire State. The former Bellator 170 pound champion and current UFC welterweight was flagged for a USADA violation according to the UFC’s website. The news of Lyman Good’s potential USADA violation broke on Monday, just weeks away...

Oct 22, 2016 11:39 am

Michael Bisping fires back at Luke Rockhold

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping and former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold have a very long, and very public, rivalry dating back many years. Prior to the pair’s first meeting in the Octagon, Bisping infamously recalled a sparring session between the pair, taking a shot at the former Strikeforce middleweight champ by stating that after their...

Oct 21, 2016 10:59 am

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva Has Been Released from the UFC

Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva‘s time in the Octagon has come to an end, as the Brazilian heavyweight and the UFC have mutually agreed not to renew his contract. Silva’s contract ran its course after a KO loss to Roy Nelson in September. With this loss, Bigfoot fell to a brutal 1-6-1 in his last seven fights....

Oct 19, 2016 7:51 am

Twitter Beef! Lando Vannata Calls Tony Ferguson a “F**kcing Idiot”

Tony Ferguson‘s last fight, which occured back in July in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, was originally expected to be against fellow Ultimate Fighter winner Michael Chiesa. When Chiesa withdrew from the fight with back injury just weeks before the event, however, Ferguson was forced to shift his attention to late replacement Lando Vannata, who made...

Oct 7, 2016 7:26 am

UFC 204 Early Weigh in Results: One Fighter Withdraws with Illness

Tomorrow night, the UFC takes over beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. This hotly anticipated card will be headlined by a rather unlikely middleweight title fight between new champion Michael Bisping, and 46-year-old title challenger Dan Henderson, who plans to retire no matter the outcome of the bout. The co-main event, meanwhile, will see former...

Oct 6, 2016 10:46 am

UFC Manila cancelled, UFC releases statement

After losing its scheduled main event, the UFC has now cancelled the entire Fight Night 97, according to a report by FloCombat. The UFC has released a statement on the cancellation of the card, saying: “Athletes scheduled to compete on the Oct. 15 card will be rebooked at upcoming UFC events in the near future....

Oct 4, 2016 9:18 am

VIDEO | UFC 204 Embedded: Episode 1

This Saturday, the Octagon will return to beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. In buildup to this hotly anticipated return to the English Isle, the UFC has released the first UFC 204 themed instalment of its popular web-series, Embedded. The episode follows the card’s top fighters as they make their final preparations for battle. UFC 204’s main event will see...

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 26, 2016 7:52 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov continues call outs of champ Eddie Alvarez

Khabib Nurmagomedov has been demanding a lightweight title shot ever since he returned from a two-year layoff due to injury. During that time, Eddie Alvarez has won the 155 pound strap, and the Dagestani fighter has relentlessly pursued a fight with Alvarez ever since. Khabib took to Twitter on Monday and posted a photoshopped reference...

Sep 23, 2016 9:09 am

Louis Smolka mocks Sergio Pettis, internet responds

This week, unfortunate news surfaced that #15 ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis had been forced to withdraw from his ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ scrap with #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka. Pettis’ head coach, Duke Roufus, broke the news via Instagram, revealing that ‘The Phenom’ had suffered a minor injury in training that would prevent him...

Sep 22, 2016 12:52 pm

Sergio Pettis off next weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ fight card

With just over a week to go until the UFC hits Portland, Oregon, top ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis has been forced to withdraw from the card. Pettis, who currently sits at #15 on the UFC’s official flyweight rankings, was slated to face #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka on the main card of the event....

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 8:05 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping: I Want to Give Dan Henderson a Beating He’ll Never Forget

In a few short weeks, the UFC will return to Manchester, England with UFC 204. In the evening’s main event, middleweight champ Michael Bisping will look to defend his title against Dan Henderson, avenging a violent, 2009 knockout loss in the process. Though the announcement of this middleweight title fight surely raised the ire of...

Sep 20, 2016 9:43 am

Jon Anik to Be Joined by Two New Fighters at the Commentary Booth

When Jon Anik hunkers down at the broadcast booth to call a UFC event, he’s typically joined by one of two fighters. One is former UFC lightweight and featherweight title challenger Kenny Florian. The other is former UFC middleweight Brian Stann. Both are long retired. Today, however, news broke that Anik will be joined by two...

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 9:57 am

Chael Sonnen will face HUGE penalties if he fails a Bellator drug test

With Chael Sonnen’s new Bellator contract, it definitely won’t pay to fail another drug test. In fact, one failed test under the Bellator banner would leave him without a fight purse as well as a $500,000 fine, according to ‘The American Gangster’ himself. Sonnen discussed his new Bellator contract and went in depth as to...