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Dec 24, 2016 8:13 am

Bjorn Rebney discusses current state of Bellator MMA

While Bellator MMA may now be run by veteran MMA promoter Scott Coker, it was Bjorn Rebney who founded the promotion bak in 2008. Rebney spent six years as Chairman and CEO of the promotion, marketing Bellator MMA as “The Toughest Tournament in Sports”, running 11 ‘seasons’ of the promotion, with each season being a...

Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am

Joseph Benavidez hopeful for trilogy fight with Demetrious Johnson

It has now been three years since UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez shared the Octagon. The last time the pair met inside the Octagon, Johnson picked up a 1st round KO win to retain his title for the third time. That fight came just over a year after the pair had their...

Dec 23, 2016 11:55 pm

Dominick Cruz taunts “ignorant” Cody Garbrandt

In just under one week, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will step into the Octagon against #8 ranked bantamweight Cody Garbrandt in a highly anticipated grudge match for the bantamweight title. While Garbrandt is entering the fight undefeated, on a 10 fight win streak that has seen him go 5-0 inside the Octagon, the champ...

Dec 23, 2016 11:13 pm

Martin Kampann issues warning to young fighters about sparring

UFC veteran Martin ‘The Hitman’ Kampmann spent 10 years fighting professionally, ending his career earlier this year after a 3-year hiatus following his 4th round TKO loss to Carlos Condit, resulting in ‘The Hitman’ being on a 2-fight losing streak. With 27 professional MMA fights, in addition to numerous amateur Muay Thai & Boxing matches,...


Dec 23, 2016 11:41 am

TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz will “try and retire before he fights me again”

In one week’s time, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against undefeated challenged Cody Garbrandt. Though Garbrandt has yet to beat a top-5 opponent, his incredible punching power and sizzling beef with the champ have most members of the MMA community pretty excited for...

Dec 23, 2016 11:37 am

Dana White drops bombshell regarding Conor McGregor’s first potential title defense

Since Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight championship by TKOing Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 back in November, there has been much talk regarding who McGregor will face next as he will have to defend his lightweight title. With that being said, McGregor revealed at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference...

Dec 23, 2016 9:48 am

Not so fast! Mark Hunt maintains fight with Overeem is not official

Over the course of this week, reports have continued to surface that fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will be fighting MMA veteran Alistair Overeem at UFC 209. Despite that, Hunt has continued to maintain that he will not be fighting until the UFC agrees to put a clause in his contract protecting him from fighting...

Dec 23, 2016 9:28 am

Fedor Emelianenko weighs-in on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

Last month at UFC 205, Khabib Nurmedomedov cemented his place as the lightweight #1 contender when he picked up a horrifically dominant win over Michael Johnson. Nurmagomedov used his grappling skills to repeatedly take Johnson down, and land countless elbows, complete with trash talk to Johnson mid-fight, and a conversation with UFC President Dana White...

Dec 23, 2016 9:11 am

Cris Cyborg’s rep gives info on failed drug test

This week, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a random out-of-competition drug test on December 5th, and was potentially in violation of USADA’s anti-doping policy. The UFC was quick to release a statement on the matter, which was ultimately followed up by a statement from Cyborg herself on social...

Dec 23, 2016 8:39 am

MMA community reacts to Cris Cyborg’s failed drug test

Earlier this week, the UFC was notified of a potential anti-doping violation from Cris Cyborg stemming from a December 5th drug test. While Cyborg maintained her innocence in a lengthy Facebook post, saying: “For my fans who are disappointed in the news, I am sorry. You can feel confident that the substance they are inquiring...

Dec 23, 2016 7:18 am

VIDEO | Amanda Nunes says Ronda Rousey blocked her on Instagram

In one week’s time, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will attempt the first defense of her title. She will do so against former champion and transcendent MMA star Ronda Rousey, who will be making her first steps into the Octagon since she was knocked out by Holly Holm more than a year ago. The...

Dec 23, 2016 6:53 am

Sorry ‘Mighty Mouse,’ Dana White thinks Conor McGregor is MMA’s pound-for-pound king

With former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Jon “Bones” Jones currently serving a year-long suspension, MMA’s pound-for-pound debate has typically come down to one man: Flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. When Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title in November, however, he made a strong case for a spot atop...

Dec 22, 2016 3:31 pm

Cris Cyborg releases statement on failed drug test

Thursday morning the MMA community woke up to news that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a USADA drug test earlier this month. The UFC was notified of the drug testing failure and released a statement of their own. While Cyborg’s team maintained radio silence on the matter immediately, the WMMA vet...

Dec 22, 2016 2:35 pm

VIDEO | Dana White talks about Cris Cyborg’s failed USADA drug test: ‘I thought it was just strange that she was turning down all these fights’

The MMA community has been buzzing with the news of Cris Cyborg’s potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collected on December 5, 2016. The UFC released a statement on Thursday stating that they were notified of the potential violation. UFC President Dana White spoke with TMZ on Thursday about the situation. “USADA...

Dec 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Cris Cyborg releases first statement on failed USADA drug test

Big news hit the MMA community on Thursday when the UFC released a statement that they were notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. Cyborg gave a short statement to MMA Fighting following the news...

Dec 22, 2016 11:40 am

BREAKING! Cris Cyborg fails USADA drug test

On the heels of news that Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie would be competing for the inaugural women’s featherweight championship at UFC 208, it has now been revealed that the UFC has been notified of a failed drug test from Cris Cyborg. The UFC released a statement on their website: “The UFC organization was...

Dec 22, 2016 11:01 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson willing to fight at “as many” weight classes as he can

While a controversial split decision loss to John Lineker may have halted John Dodson’s hopes of making a statement in the bantamweight division in 2016, ‘The Magician’ is currently struggling to find a 135 pound fighter who is willing to fight him! During a recent episode of BJPenn.com Radio, Dodson revealed that following his loss...

Dec 22, 2016 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson discusses next potential fight, reflects on Lineker loss

Back in October, two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC’s lighter weight divisions stepped into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Former flyweight title challenger John Dodson was looking to pick up his second straight win since returning to bantamweight, while John Lineker was looking to continue his...

Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am

Demetrious Johnson sidelined through first part of 2017 with knee injury

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson had injured his knee earlier this year during his 5-round war against Tim Elliot. In the opening round, Johnson was nearly submitted by the ‘TUF: Tournament of Champions’ winner, however over the course of the next four rounds, Johnson used his wrestling to dictate...

Dec 22, 2016 9:12 am

Jose Aldo gives update on interim lightweight title fight

Earlier this month, recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo revealed that not only was he going to be moving up to lightweight, he would be competing for the interim featherweight championship. While this is likely due to Aldo’s desire to avenge his 13 second KO loss to Conor McGregor, it was also revealed this...

Dec 22, 2016 7:53 am

Report: Rumored roster for ‘TUF 25: All-Stars’

In an effort to once again switch things up once again, it appears as though the UFC will be making the next season of The Ultimate Fighter an all-star season, rather than bringing in a new group of contestants to compete on the show. MMAJunkie broke the news, revealing that the promotion is targeting an...

Dec 21, 2016 9:11 pm

Cain Velasquez using CBD Oil to relieve pain from injury 9 days out from fight

With just nine days to go until UFC 207, where former heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum are set to have a highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight #1 contender spot, many fans will likely be shocked to hear that Velasquez is dealing with a pretty significant injury. During his training camp for the...

Dec 21, 2016 9:01 pm

Tyron Woodley willing to fight Conor McGregor in Ireland

During the UFC 205 fight week, Irish superstar Conor McGregor and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley were involved in several heated situations of their own, despite the fact that both men were slated to fight other men. The first incident was a very minor one, however it set the stage for the remainder of the...