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Dec 2, 2016 6:11 pm

VIDEO | Oscar De La Hoya: Canelo Alvarez would beat Conor McGregor’s ass

With the news of Conor McGregor recently getting a boxing license, many are speculating on what it all means. With the UFC’s recent announcement that the UFC superstar “relinquished” the featherweight title, McGregor’s verbal silence has led many to believe he was stripped of the 145-pound belt rather than agreeing to give it up on...

Dec 2, 2016 2:26 pm

VIDEO | Brandon Vera defends ONE Championship heavyweight title in lopsided beatdown

Last December, UFC veteran Brandon Vera won the vacant One Championship heavyweight title with a thunderous first-round knockout of late-replacement Paul Cheng. Almost a full year later, Vera finally defended that title. He did so against the 43-year-old Hideki “Big Body” Sekine – who is also nicknamed “Shrek” – in the main event of One...

Dec 2, 2016 2:26 pm

“The Korean Zombie” is being targeted for a Super Bowl weekend return

After a long stretch on the shelf, during which he fulfilled the two years of mandatory military service required of all South Korean citizens, “The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung is ready to return to the Octagon. Though he’s called for a comeback fight with our very own BJ Penn, it sounds as though he’ll...

Dec 2, 2016 12:53 pm

Roy Nelson finally breaks silence on kicking John McCarthy

Back in September, UFC heavyweight veterans Roy Nelson and Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva stepped into the Octagon at ‘UFC Fight Night: Sao Paulo’ in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Nelson ultimately picked up a second round KO win over Silva, however it was the actions which occurred after the KO which resulted in the fight making...

Dec 2, 2016 12:34 pm

Dana White on Conor McGregor’s boxing license: ‘Who knows with this guy?’

When UFC superstar Conor McGregor makes any type of significant moves, the word spreads quickly. On Wednesday, Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto tweeted that current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor was granted a boxing license in the state of California. It later came to light that McGregor applied for a boxing license in numerous states....

Dec 2, 2016 9:34 am

Mirko Cro Cop goes off on “scared b**ch” Wanderlei Silva

Later this month, PRIDE FC legends Mirko ‘Cro Cop’ Filipovic and Wanderlei Silva were set to step into the ring in the second round of the Rizin World Grand-Prix. The fight was a highly anticipated one, and would mark the third time the two MMA icons would be stepping into the ring together. Unfortunately, fight...

Dec 2, 2016 9:08 am

Dana White on stripping McGregor of FW title: This was Conor’s decision

Earlier this month, Conor McGregor knocked out Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title. Given that the Irishman already owned the featherweight crown, this made him the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. It was a short-lived reign as two-division king. Weeks after winning the lightweight title,...

Dec 2, 2016 6:32 am

Tim Kennedy: Bjorn Rebney is a “necessary evil” in MMAAA

Earlier this week, we were introduced to the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA), an organization created with the goal of improving the way fighters are treated by the UFC’s new owners, WME-IMG. This organization has been helmed by a team of talented UFC stars: former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre, former heavyweight champ Cain Velasquez,...

Dec 2, 2016 5:48 am

Tyron Woodley: Michael Bisping should be Fighter of the Year

England’s Michael Bisping has already had a very  long career. Where many fighters start dropping off by the juncture he’s at, however, he’s just hitting his stride. In fact, 2016 was probably the best year of his career thus far. It began with a back-and-forth war with middleweight legend Anderson Silva, who he defeated with...

Dec 1, 2016 5:19 pm

VIDEO | Five-time World’s Strongest Man Mariusz Pudzianowski makes powerful MMA debut

Mariusz Pudzianowski put in his time as a World’s Strongest Man competitor and took the title of World’s Strongest Man five times. In 2009, Pudzianowski decided to take on a new challenge and stepped in the world of mixed martial arts. For his first professional MMA fight, Pudzianowski was matched up against Marcin Najman, who...

Dec 1, 2016 4:27 pm

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov stars in hilarious rap ‘bullshit’ music video

If there is one thing the current #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is fed up with, it is the “bullshit.” “The Eagle” was extremely upset when he was given two contracts to fight then-champion Eddie Alvarez for UFC 205 and UFC 206. However, the contracts for the Russian’s first shot at a UFC title...

Dec 1, 2016 3:14 pm

Jon Jones reveals shocking details about partying during fight week

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has been very open about his past battle with addiction, and his pride in now being sober. Despite his past battles with addiction, Jones reigned as the youngest UFC champion in the history of the promotion for nearly five years as he dispatched of top ranked contenders such...

Dec 1, 2016 1:36 pm

No one can explain Donald Cerrone’s eye and his fight still scheduled days away

UFC fan favorite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone shocked a lot of people last week when he posted a video of his gruesomely injured-looking eye. “What’s going on everybody, this is Cowboy,” Cerrone said in his social media post. “Before the media puts out what happened, just wanted to let you all know I’m still fighting in...

Dec 1, 2016 12:13 pm

Max Holloway wants Conor McGregor rematch, even at heavyweight

As top ranked UFC featherweight Max Holloway gears up for his UFC 206 interim featherweight title fight with Anthony Pettis on December 10th in the main event of UFC 206 in Toronto, the streaking featherweight has his eyes set on a rematch with UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor, who just recently relinquished his featherweight championship....

Dec 1, 2016 9:39 am

Former boxing champion Paul Malignaggi calls out Conor McGregor

This week news surfaced that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor had been given a boxing license in California, which added quite a bit of fuel to the rumors regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather boxing match. Despite McGregor’s dominance inside the Octagon, and the fact that he was recently crowned the first ever...

Dec 1, 2016 8:59 am

Conor McGregor denied boxing license in Nevada

This week has been a busy one for UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. After UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier withdrew from his scheduled UFC 206 headlining scrap with Anthony Johnson, the UFC opted to promote the co-main event fight between Max Holloway and Anthony Pettis to the main event, and make the fight for...

Dec 1, 2016 8:36 am

Cain Velasquez set to have surgery after fight with Fabricio Werdum

Former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez is currently gearing up for his UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum, which will not only serve as Velasquez’ shot at redemption at ‘Vai Calvao’, but also as the heavyweight #1 contender fight. Ahead of the fight, both men are coming off wins, which returned them to the win...

Dec 1, 2016 8:01 am

Georges St-Pierre: “I’m a free agent”

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre frequently finds himself at odds with the UFC brass. When St-Pierre initially stepped away from the sport in 2013 following a split decision win over Johny Hendricks, ‘Rush’ began to speak out about PEDs in MMA, calling for a clean sport if there was any chance of him returning....

Nov 30, 2016 8:48 pm

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis’ car gets broken into in driveway

It’s been a rough couple of months for former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis. Last month, Pettis’ Milwaukee home was targeted as several of his cars were damaged and set on fire in his driveway. Fortunately, while the cars were destroyed, no one was injured by the fire. Shortly after the incident took place,...

Nov 30, 2016 8:11 pm

Georges St-Pierre invites Conor McGregor to join MMAAA: “He knows what’s right”

Wednesday afternoon, several high-profile fighters including former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, to name just a few, announced the formation of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association. The move was certainly a historic one, and left a major immediate impact on the MMA...

Nov 30, 2016 7:42 pm

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn on upcoming comeback fight: I think Yair Rodriguez will be surprised

Earlier this month, it was announced that UFC Hall-of-Famer and former two-division champion BJ Penn would be making his long awaited return to the Octagon against Mexican featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. The two will share the main event honors of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix Arizona on January 15. As this massive showdown draws...

Nov 30, 2016 6:34 pm

Conor McGregor gets boxing license in the state of California

With the big announcement of the Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association on Wednesday, another very interesting bit of news broke late Wednesday surrounding the UFC’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor. MMA journalists Ariel Helwani and Brett Okamoto tweeted news late Wednesday that Conor McGregor has been issued a boxing license in the state of California. Helwani...

Nov 30, 2016 11:12 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJ Penn doesn’t care who 145 champ is: ‘I am going for the belt’

The MMA community recently received word that former two division UFC champion, UFC Hall of Famer, BJ Penn would be returning to the Octagon in January at ‘UFC Fight Night: 103’ as he steps into the Octagon to face streaking featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez. Penn announced earlier this year that he was ending his retirement,...

Nov 30, 2016 10:31 am

Dan Henderson fires back at Jon Jones ahead of grappling match

On December 11th, former UFC light heavyweight champion, and pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones will return to competition to compete against former Olympian & MMA legend Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2. Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time that the pair have been set to compete against one another. Back in 2012, Jones...