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Jun 24, 2016 9:04 am

Rafael dos Anjos: “I don’t see Conor winning this fight”

Earlier this year, Conor McGregor was slated to fight Rafael dos Anjos in a highly anticipated fight in the main event of UFC 196 for the lightweight title. Unfortunately for RDA, he broke his foot in training, and was forced out of the bout. Ultimately, the UFC selected Nate Diaz as a replacement opponent for...

Jun 18, 2016 10:37 am

Anthony Johnson reportedly out of July 23rd right with Glover Teixeira

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that light heavyweight title contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson had withdrawn from his ‘UFC on FOX: Chicago’ scrap against Glover Teixeira on July 23rd. Ariel Helwani broke the news via Twitter, which didn’t give a reason for Johnson’s withdrawal. So far there has been no word yet on whether or not...

Jun 17, 2016 8:27 am

Michael Bisping goes off on “old piece of s***” Dan Henderson

Earlier this month, Michael Bisping knocked out Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199 to claim the UFC middleweight champion. On the same card, MMA legend Dan Henderson knocked out Hector Lombard with a brutal elbow. Given that Henderson scored one of the most iconic knockouts of all time at UFC 100 when...

Jun 15, 2016 12:33 pm

Shane Carwin wants back in the UFC to ‘knock some people the F$*& OUT!’

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin is looking to get back into the Octagon and establish himself as one of the more memorable fighters in UFC history. Following news of Brock Lesnar’s return to the Octagon for a single fight at UFC 200, Carwin reflected on where he currently stands amongst the UFC’s greatest....


May 27, 2016 9:26 pm

UFC lightweight lucky to be alive after horrific motorcycle crash

Unfortunate news surfaced Friday afternoon that UFC lightweight Darrell Horcher, who recently lost to Khabib Nurmagomedov, was involved in a motorcycle accident that left him “grateful to be alive” according to Horcher’s manager. According to Fox Sports, Horcher hit a Jeep that pulled in front of him, and was flung from his bike nearly 240...

May 24, 2016 1:43 am

Shane Carwin: ‘I’d like to get the belt . . . or just beat up Brock Lesnar again’

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has been busy with his newly established fighter management company. However, after suffering from repeated injuries and retiring, his competitive nature is still burning inside. “[I struggled with retirement] every day,” Carwin said in an interview with getmoresports.com. “I did not do everything I wanted. I think about...

May 23, 2016 6:28 pm

UFC releases statement on BJ Penn being pulled from UFC 199 for USADA IV violation

Late Monday, BJPENN.COM learned that UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn was pulled from his UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller after his admitted use of an IV to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC gave the following statement regarding Penn’s USADA IV violation: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S....

May 22, 2016 1:12 pm

Tarec Saffiedine is likely out of next weekend’s fight with Rick Story

The UFC’s injury woes continue as it is being reported that Tarec Saffiedine has suffered an injury which will likely force him out of his scheduled bout with Rick Story at next weekend’s UFC Fight Night 88 event. Saffiedine has not been officially ruled off the card just yet, however, the promotion is doing its...

May 17, 2016 7:51 pm

Report: UFC has a frontrunner to face Luke Rockhold for middleweight title

On Tuesday, news broke that former middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to pull out of his immediate title fight rematch with champion Luke Rockhold, which was scheduled for UFC 199. The UFC has been busy finding a replacement for Weidman. According to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the frontrunner to replace Weidman is Ronaldo “Jacare”...

May 13, 2016 10:33 am

UFC lightweight fighter flagged for ‘potential Anti-Doping Policy violation’

Another UFC fighter has been flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Lightweight Carlos Diego Ferreira was flagged by USADA and has been pulled from his scheduled UFC Fight Night 88 bout versus Abel Trujillo. UFC Fight Night 88 is scheduled to take place on May 29. The UFC released a statement on Friday regarding...

May 11, 2016 8:47 am

Uriah Hall pulled from UFC 198

Tuesday night unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva had been forced out of his UFC 198 matchup with Uriah Hall this Saturday due to a problem with his gallbladder. It was revealed that Silva would need to undergo surgery to have his gallbladder removed on Wednesday. Wednesday morning an update was...

May 10, 2016 9:30 pm

Tim Kennedy looking to step in & fight Uriah Hall

Tuesday evening, news broke that former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva was out of his UFC 198 Pay-Per View scrap against Uriah Hall with a condition that could see ‘The Spider’ have his gallbladder removed. With less than a week to go until fight night, Tim Kennedy, who has been out of the Octagon since...

May 5, 2016 10:37 am

PHOTO | Rafael dos Anjos points out a flaw in Conor McGregor’s BJJ brown belt

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor were supposed to meet in a superfight at UFC 196. However, Dos Anjos broke his foot leading up to the fight and Nate Diaz stepped in as a late replacement and now dos Anjos is no longer in the picture to fight “The...

Apr 24, 2016 5:17 pm

Daniel Cormier was not impressed with Jon Jones performance at UFC 197

Current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was not impressed by Jon Jones unanimous decision victory over short-notice replacement Ovince Saint Preux in the main event of UFC 197. “DC” spoke about Jones performance during the FOX post fight show, stating the following: “He got the job done,” Cormier said. “A lot of times, most...

Apr 22, 2016 2:34 pm

Nate Diaz not interested in fighting at UFC 200 unless it’s against Conor McGregor

At the UFC 200 press conference on Friday, many expected the UFC to announce who Nate Diaz’s replacement opponent would be for UFC 200. While UFC President Dana White didn’t announce Diaz’s new opponent for the event, he did confirm that Diaz will in fact remain on the card despite reports that indicated he had...

Apr 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Jon Jones offers to step in and save UFC 200

The UFC has been actively looking for a replacement opponent for Nate Diaz at UFC 200 after Conor McGregor retired from MMA Tuesday morning. Jon Jones, who headlines UFC 197 this Saturday against Ovince Saint-Preux in a light heavyweight interim title fight, spoke to Fox Sports and revealed that he would be open to stepping...

Apr 19, 2016 5:30 pm

Donald Cerrone ‘knows a guy’ for UFC 200 main event

After it was confirmed Tuesday afternoon that Conor McGregor had been pulled from his UFC 200 main event scrap with Nate Diaz after refusing to attend a press conference in Las Vegas, MMA fans immediately began speculating as to who the UFC would select as a replacement opponent. As many were expecting, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone...

Apr 19, 2016 5:09 pm

Dana White explains why Conor McGregor was pulled from UFC 200

Tuesday morning Conor McGregor left MMA fans speechless as he announced his retirement from MMA. This announcement was met with much speculation given that McGregor is currently the UFC’s featherweight champion. While many believed the retirement announcement to be a troll job, McGregor’s coach confirmed the news. UFC President Dana White then broke the news...

Apr 15, 2016 9:00 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov makes case for a title shot

While Khabib Nurmagomedov has been away from the UFC for two years due to several injuries. With that being said, Nurmagomedov holds a win over current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, and is 6-0 in the UFC. Ahead of his UFC on FOX 19 scrap against UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher, Nurmagomedov made his case...

Apr 14, 2016 11:02 pm

VIDEO | Rashad Evans disappointed he isn’t fighting Jon Jones at UFC 197

When Daniel Cormier withdrew from UFC 197 with a leg injury, the UFC began looking for a replacement opponent to fight Jones in the main event. After Anthony Johnson turned down the fight due to recently having mouth surgery, many people began calling for Rashad Evans to step in on short notice and have a...

Apr 13, 2016 1:05 pm

Daniel Cormier: ‘I don’t know how to beat Jon Jones’

Everyone including the current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has not been able to crack the code on physically beating former champion Jon “Bones” Jones. Matt Hamill is the only one that has a win over Jones on record, but that came after Hamill was brutalized by elbows from Jones that were ruled illegal....

Apr 6, 2016 12:35 pm

Conor McGregor’s ‘road to UFC 200 starts today’

It appears that Conor McGregor has officially started his camp for the rematch with Nate Diaz slated for the main event of UFC 200 that takes place on July 9th in Las Vegas, Nevada. McGregor’s coach John Kavanagh posted this photo with the caption saying, “The road to #ufc200 starts today…3yrs to the day from...

Apr 5, 2016 1:57 pm

Daniel Cormier invites Ovince Saint Preux to train and then discredits him as an easy opponent

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier shocked a lot of people when he offered to help train Ovince Saint Preux in his interim light heavyweight championship fight against former champion Jon Jones at UFC 197. Saint Preux, who serves as a replacement for an injured Cormier politely declined the champ’s offer saying, “Definitely appreciate the...

Apr 4, 2016 11:16 am

Greg Jackson says that Jon Jones now has a full-time personal driver

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has a bad history with driving. Most recently, an alleged drag racing incident ended up getting Jones locked behind bars for three days for violating his probation that he was on for a previous hit-and-run accident. One would think that it would be best for a successful former...