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Jul 5, 2016 12:03 pm

Conor McGregor on first Nate Diaz fight: ‘I mismanaged my weight’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is set to rematch Nate Diaz in a non-title welterweight bout at UFC 202. McGregor has been “obsessed” with his first loss in the UFC and is looking to show the first fight with Diaz was just a fluke. “I am forever, forever learning,” McGregor told ESPN. “I think in...

Jul 5, 2016 10:10 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor in his birthday suit for ESPN Body Issue

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is the latest athlete from the UFC to be featured nude for the new “Body Issue” of ESPN the Magazine. McGregor joins the list of fellow UFC stars that have posed nude for the special edition of the magazine including Ronda Rousey, Miesha Tate, Cris Cyborg and Jon Jones. Regarding...

Jul 5, 2016 9:43 am

Boxing champion trashes Conor McGregor with a tweet and delete

On Monday, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor released some exclusive footage of his training for his rematch with Nate Diaz scheduled for UFC 202. In the video, McGregor showcased his sparring session with former boxing champion Chris Van Heerden and apparently edited the video to show himself getting the better of Van Heerden in training....

Jul 5, 2016 9:06 am

Frankie Edgar predicts finish over Jose Aldo

In less than a week at UFC 200, Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo will have their highly anticipated rematch, this time for the interim UFC featherweight championship. The fight will earn the winner a crack at UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who fights Nate Diaz in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 202. The fight...


Jul 5, 2016 8:53 am

Jiu-Jitsu world champion: “Conor [McGregor] is amazing on the ground”

Back on March 5th, Conor McGregor squared off against Nate Diaz in the main event of UFC 196. In the second round, McGregor was rocked, and shot in for a takedown against Diaz, which ultimately led to him being submitted via rear-naked choke. In the wake of the fight, many began criticizing McGregor for what...

Jul 5, 2016 8:43 am

Conor McGregor: “I am hungry again”

Back in March, Conor McGregor suffered the first loss of his UFC career at the hands of Nate Diaz, who stepped in for an injured Rafael dos Anjos on just two weeks notice. Diaz submitted McGregor in the second round after rocking the featherweight champ with a jab-cross combination. Ahead of their rematch at UFC...

Jul 4, 2016 4:27 pm

VIDEO | Conor McGregor releases exclusive training footage

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor recently released some exclusive training footage for his upcoming bout with Nate Diaz set for UFC 202. Check out “The Notorious” and his preparation for the fight that has been the UFC featherweight champ’s latest “obsession.” Who are you picking to win the rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz?...

Jul 3, 2016 7:31 pm

VIDEO | UFC 200: Counterpunch – Cormier vs Jones 2

UFC interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones is set to rematch UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9. The two will look to settle their differences in the Octagon to unify the UFC light heavyweight belts and crown one man the undisputed champion. Take a look...

Jul 3, 2016 6:28 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen explains why Conor McGregor will lose to Nate Diaz at UFC 202

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen is a very knowledgeable fight analyst for ESPN and has some interesting things to say about the rematch between UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. Sonnen doesn’t think the outcome of their rematch will be any different from their first meeting at UFC 196 back in March...

Jul 3, 2016 12:27 pm

Matt Hughes would ‘love’ to fight Matt Serra at UFC 205 in MSG

Former UFC welterweight champion Matt Hughes revealed that he would come out of retirement for a fight with fellow former welterweight title holder and bitter rival Matt Serra. A fan tweeted Hughes asking “Matt Hughes will you fight Matt Serra at MSG?”, the UFC Hall of Famer responded with the following: I would love to...

Jul 3, 2016 11:32 am

Jon Jones refutes claims that he wants to fight Brock Lesnar

Earlier this week Jon Jones manager Malki Kawa made waves when he told MMA insider FrontRowBrian that he could see a “super fight happening” between his client (Jones) and Brock Lesnar if both fighters were to prove victorious at next weekend’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. Jones recently addressed the rumor on Twitter stating...

Jul 3, 2016 10:16 am

TJ Dillashaw: “Garbrandt is a liar, I’ve never been KO’d in practice”

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw recently sat down with MMAFighting where he discussed the current landscape of the 135-pound division. The way Dillashaw sees it, the winner of his rematch with Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200 should be next in line for a shot at current title holder Dominick Cruz. “The way I see...

Jul 3, 2016 9:23 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan previews Jedrzejczyk vs. Gadelha 2

Bitter rivals Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha will rematch for the UFC strawweight title on July 8 in Las Vegas. The coaches of “The Ultimate Fighter” first met in late 2014, with Joanna earning a razor close split-decision victory over the Brazilian. Watch as UFC commentator Joe Rogan previews the main event for “The Ultimate...

Jul 3, 2016 9:02 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen vs. Jon Jones

Before Daniel Cormier and Jon Jones rematch in the headlining bout of next weekend’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas, watch “Bones” defend his title against Chael Sonnen from UFC 159 in 2013. The Jones and Sonnen bout at UFC 159 came together after “Bones'” camp refused to take a short-notice fight with Chael in...

Jul 2, 2016 9:16 am

VIDEO | Joanna Jedrzejczyk less than one week out from fight night

With under a week to go until Joanna Jedrzejczyk squares off against Claudia Gadelha in their highly anticipated rematch at the TUF 23 finale on July 8th, Jedrzejczyk is looking like an absolutely monster in training! A training montage of Jedrzejczyk in her final day of training before the fight was posted to YouTube, and...

Jul 2, 2016 9:10 am

VIDEO | Cain Velasquez mic’d up for ‘Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier 1’

Back in January of 2015, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier squared off in the main event of UFC 182. Jones won the fight in convincing fashion, defeating Cormier via unanimous decision, taking the Olympic wrestler down several times throughout the fight as well. Ahead of UFC 200, where the pair will have their highly anticipated...

Jul 2, 2016 9:01 am

Jon Jones rips Daniel Cormier: ‘He doesn’t have the power to stop me’

In just one week, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier will square off in a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight championship in the main event of the historic UFC 200 card. Since the pair’s last meeting inside the Octagon, Cormier won the vacant light heavyweight championship against Anthony Johnson, and then defended the...

Jul 1, 2016 10:38 pm

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier and Cain Velasquez sparring

With just over a week to go until Daniel Cormier has his highly anticipated rematch with Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 200, the light heavyweight champion is making his final preparations in training camp. A video was posted to YouTube showing Cormier sparring with former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez. Velasquez is...

Jul 1, 2016 12:08 pm

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier shows off striking combinations for Jon Jones

Daniel Cormier will face the toughest test of his MMA career on July 9th when he enters the Octagon to fight Jon Jones in the main event of UFC 200 for a highly anticipated rematch for the undisputed light heavyweight championship. Cormier lost the pair’s first meeting in 2015 via unanimous decision, however rebounded to...

Jul 1, 2016 10:40 am

Frankie Edgar: Conor McGregor “should have to defend” championship

After winning the UFC featherweight championship by knocking out Jose Aldo in the main event of UFC 194, Conor McGregor opted to go up to lightweight to fight Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title at UFC 196. Ultimately, dos Anjos was forced to withdraw from the fight with a broken foot, and was replaced...

Jul 1, 2016 10:12 am

Fabio Maldonado nothing but respectful in wake of Fedor Emelianenko fight

Last month, Fabio Maldonado and Fedor Emelianenko squared off in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown in the main event of EFN 50 in Russia. In the first round, Maldonado rocked Emelianenko for almost the entire round, nearly finishing the MMA legend. While the fight arguably could have been stopped, the referee allowed the fight to...

Jul 1, 2016 9:23 am

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones is a “middle-aged man at 28 years old”

Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier were initially slated to have their highly anticipated rematch at UFC 197 on April 23rd in what was Jones’ first fight back in the Octagon since being stripped of his light heavyweight championship. Cormier pulled out of the fight with a knee injury, and was ultimately replaced by Ovince St-Preux...

Jun 30, 2016 10:02 pm

Daniel Cormier on Jon Jones rivalry: “I would not change a thing”

While Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier’s rivalry is certainly alive and well ahead of their UFC 200 rematch on July 9th, both men have toned down the trash talk to an extent. This week Jones even went as far as to call his rivalry with Cormier “childish”. During the UFC 200 media call, Cormier was...

Jun 30, 2016 10:44 am

Jon Jones on UFC 200 training: “I’ve done almost zero weightlifting”

Prior to Jon Jones’ return to the Octagon in April at UFC 197, the pound for pound kingpin packed on a considerable amount of muscle. Many questioned whether or not this would have a significant impact on Jones’ performance inside the Octagon given that he was carrying so much extra muscle. After his unanimous decision...

Jun 30, 2016 10:25 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk eyes titles in two divisions

Earlier this month, Joanne Calderwood and Valerie Letourneau competed in the first UFC women’s flyweight bout in Ottawa, Canada. Calderwood dominated the fight from the start, rocking Letourneau numerous times before ultimately finishing the fight with a liver kick, spinning backfist combo. While UFC women’s featherweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk is currently gearing up for her...

Jun 30, 2016 10:09 am

Jacare Souza ready to make UFC return following surgery

In May, Jacare Souza picked up arguably the biggest win of his UFC career when he defeated Vitor Belfort via 1st round TKO. With the win, Souza became the presumptive #1 contender at middleweight, leading many to expect him to get a title shot over the winner of UFC 199’s Rockhold-Weidman rematch. With just two...

Jun 30, 2016 9:52 am

Jon Jones: ‘I may have DC call me daddy on fight night’

Back at UFC 182 in January of 2015, Jon Jones infamously placed his hand on top of Daniel Cormier’s head at the end of the 4th round of their title fight, in a display of disrespect. Now, ahead of their highly anticipated rematch at UFC 200 for the undisputed light heavyweight championship, Jones has a...