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Sep 8, 2017 10:35 am

UFC issues statement on Ray Borg’s illness and UFC 215 ticket refunds

The MMA community was struck with appalling news late Thursday. With less than 24 hours away from the UFC 215 weigh-ins, the main event UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg was canceled. The cancellation, first reported by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting, was due to Borg being ill and deemed unfit...

Sep 7, 2017 9:57 pm

UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg canceled

The UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg has been canceled just days before the event is set to take place in Edmonton, Canada. Late Thursday, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported that Borg was forced out of the UFC flyweight title fight against Johnson due to illness. According to the report,...

Sep 7, 2017 1:24 pm

Neil Magny Voices Disappointment in Attempts to Organize UFC Fighters

In just a couple of days, Neil Magny welcomes Rafael dos Anjos into the welterweight division at UFC 215. However, it’s in-fighting between other UFC fighters that is also on his mind. He’s tried to convince his fellow UFC fighters to form an unofficial organization of support, but unfortunately it hasn’t prospered as much as...

Sep 7, 2017 10:22 am

Demetrious Johnson criticizes UFC for promoting ‘too many’ fight cards

UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson feels like the UFC’s schedule of events is getting a little too busy. Speaking to the media during a recent scrum for his UFC 215 battle with Ray Borg, Johnson explained that he feels his upcoming fight hasn’t been properly promoted, and he believes that’s because the UFC has overextended...

Sep 7, 2017 7:33 am

With UFC contract nearing completion, Cris Cyborg has secured a boxing license

UFC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is now a licensed boxer in the state of California. The Brazilian juggernaut received her license on Wednesday, per a report from Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting.com. The timing of Cyborg’s being granted a boxing license is quite convenient, as her current UFC contract will wrap up in October. Because...

Sep 4, 2017 6:41 am

Brendan Schaub claims Conor McGregor is “steering the ship” in the UFC

Brendan Schaub has never been afraid to heap praise on UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. On Saturday’s special UFC Rotterdam Fight Companion edition of The Joe Rogan experience, Schaub did just that once more, explaining the he believes McGregor will have an incredible amount of sway in future negotiations with new UFC owners WME-IMG. “Conor...

Sep 3, 2017 9:14 am

Jose Aldo wants spot on UFC 217, is willing to fight anybody

Jose Aldo is no longer the UFC featherweight champion, having come up short against Max Holloway in June, but he still wants to stay active. In fact, the former champ is eager to insert himself into the lineup for the stacked UFC 217, which goes down this November 4 inside New York’s Madison Square Garden....

Sep 2, 2017 2:45 pm

UFC Fighters react to Alexander Volkov’s TKO victory over Stefan Struve

Alexander Volkov picked up the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career today in Rotterdam, scoring a third-round TKO victory over Stefan Struve in the main event of UFC Fight Night 115. Struve looked sharp in the early stages of the fight, landing a variety of strikes including a flying knee which left Volkov...

Sep 1, 2017 11:25 am

BREAKING | Jon Jones Passed His Blood Test Right After UFC 214

It seems like there is a new development in the Jon Jones saga every single day. After allegedly popping for a steroid, we’ve been on an emotional roller coaster that started at heartbroken and is now twisting into the strange and unusual. His own teammate came out very early on claiming this had to be...

Aug 29, 2017 5:52 pm

The UFC Will Offer Refunds For Those Who Couldn’t Watch Mayweather vs McGregor

It was to be the biggest fight of the century. MMA’s double-belt poster boy strutting into the Octagon against Floyd Mayweather, the king of boxing. It was a fight that you could throw in “record-breaking” before anything you said about it and you could be right. There was one big problem though, a ton of...

Aug 29, 2017 4:19 pm

UFC officials announce main and co-main events for UFC 216

The octagon will return to T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas this October for UFC 216. The pay-per-view fight card, which takes place Saturday October 7, will be headlined by a previously announced interim lightweight title fight between Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee. Kevin Lee is currently riding a five-fight win streak, his latest being a...

Aug 10, 2017 12:50 pm

Report: Anderson Silva rescheduled for matchup at UFC China event

The MMA community has been patiently waiting for the return of the former middleweight king Anderson Silva. On Thursday, Damon Martin reporting for FloCombat stated that their sources confirmed that the former UFC middleweight champion is being targeted to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the UFC Shanghai card, which will be the first UFC event taking...

Jul 4, 2017 8:47 am

UFC was targeting Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva 3 in Brazil

Nearly four years after their first encounter in the Octagon at UFC 162 in 2013, The UFC was looking to cash in on the possibility of a Chris Weidman vs. Anderson Silva trilogy fight in Brazil. When the two met four years ago on July 6th, Wediman was an undefeated contender with a 9-0 professional...

Jun 29, 2017 1:53 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 112 – lightweight division shaken up

The UFC rankings have been updated since UFC Fight Night 112 took place in Oklahoma City on Sunday night. In the main event of the evening, Kevin Lee scored a controversial submission win over Michael Chiesa. Referee Mario Yamasaki called an end to the fight before Chiesa tapped, perhaps thinking that Chiesa was choked unconscious....

Jun 28, 2017 8:38 am

UFC Fight Night Oklahoma City salary report

This Sunday, fight fans tuned in to an action packed night of fights in Oklahoma City, headlined by a highly anticipated grudge match between two of the lightweight division’s most promising fighters. When Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee fought however, it was a rather controversial affair, which many felt didn’t do the matchup justice. Ultimately,...

Jun 27, 2017 8:45 am

UFC Fight Night: Oklahoma City medical suspensions – Michael Chiesa facing lengthy sit

Sunday evening, fight fans tuned in for a highly anticipated night of fights in Oklahoma City headlined by a lightweight clash between two of the lightweight division’s most exciting prospects, Michael Chiesa and Kevin Lee. The main event scrap, which drew attention following an infamous scuffle at a UFC press conference that saw Lee punch...

Jun 1, 2017 7:16 am

ONE Championship chairman: I think our fighter pay scale is comparable to the UFC

Last year, ONE Championship Chairman & CEO Chatri Sityodtong took to Twitter to claim that the Singapore-based promotion’s strawweight champion Angela Lee was paid more than UFC stars Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Cris “Cyborg” Justino. Yes, rumors are true. ONE Atomweight World Champion Angela Lee’s new contract pays more than what Cris Cyborg or Joanna Jedrzejczyk make....

May 21, 2017 3:39 pm

Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana involved in altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat

Cris Cyborg and Angela Magana involved in altercation at UFC Athlete Retreat Breaking news coming from this weekend’s UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas. Top UFC women’s featherweight contender Cris Cyborg and strawweight fighter Angela Magana got in to an altercation this afternoon in Sin City, this after “Justino” confronted Angela about her various online...

Apr 13, 2017 2:08 pm

Charles Oliveira reacts to suspension for jumping cage after UFC 210 win

This past weekend at UFC 210, UFC featherweight Charles Oliveira made his successful UFC lightweight debut as he picked up a 1st round submission win over Will Brooks to kick off the pay-per view portion of the main card. Following his big win over Brooks, Olvieira celebrated as many fighters do, by jumping the cage...

Mar 4, 2017 10:33 pm

UFC Fighters react to Thompson vs. Woodley 2

Current UFC welterweight title holder Tyron Woodley took on top division contender Stephen Thompson in the main event of tonight’s UFC 209 fight card in Las Vegas. Both men were very tentative for the better portion of 25 minutes, excluding a last minute surge from Woodley which almost resulted in a fight ending stoppage. With...

Mar 1, 2017 11:43 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov gives prediction for UFC 209

This Saturday in Las Vegas, undefeated Dagestani superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov will look to extend his undefeated streak and capture the interim UFC lightweight championship when he steps into the Octagon with streaking lightweight Tony Ferguson for a highly anticipated showdown. Ahead of the fight, the pair have traded quite a bit of trash talk back...

Jan 4, 2017 5:58 am

Coach Edmond Tarverdyan breaks silence on Ronda Rousey’s UFC 207 loss

Last Friday, in the main event of UFC 207, former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey stepped into the Octagon for the first time since she was flattened by a Holly Holm head kick more than a year ago. She made her long awaited return against the division’s reigning queen, brick-fisted Brazilian Amanda Nunes. Unfortunately for...

Dec 19, 2016 2:14 pm

Max Holloway on Jose Aldo: ‘I have more wins than this guy has fights in the UFC’

UFC interim featherweight champion Max Holloway is already building up the expected fight with the undisputed featherweight champion Jose Aldo. With his humorous #WheresJoseWaldo campaign launched upon winning the interim title in the five-round fight against Anthony Pettis, the young and active Hawaiian is making his case for what is behind his UFC title. “Someone...