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Sep 22, 2016 5:32 pm

Eddie Alvarez refutes Schaub’s claims, says he’s training for UFC 205

On Wednesday, BJPenn.com reported on Brendan Schaub’s version of what he heard happened in regards to the Eddie Alvarez and Conor McGregor fight negotiations for UFC 205. Schaub said on a recent episode of “The Fighter and the Kid” podcast that he heard that UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was demanding too much in the...

Sep 22, 2016 4:49 pm

Report: Eddie Alvarez misses out on ‘red panty night’ after demanding too much

UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez has missed out on a ‘red panty night’ after asking for more money to fight Conor McGregor. Brendan Schaub revealed on the Fighter and the Kid podcast that Alvarez apparently complained to the executives at the UFC and was met with an indignant Joe Silva before the match-maker parted ways...

Sep 22, 2016 2:13 pm

Jon Jones, Nate Diaz, and Conor McGregor get dates for NSAC hearing

Thursday afternoon, news broke that the NSAC had scheduled disciplinary hearings for Jon Jones, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke the news, which revealed that the trio would be having a hearing on October 10th. Per Bob Bennett of NSAC, McGregor/Diaz (water bottles) and Jones (failed test) hearings are all scheduled for...

Sep 22, 2016 12:54 pm

‘Cyborg’ making Dominick Cruz look small in recent side-by-side photo

Cris ‘Cyborg’ Justino has arrived in Brazil for Saturday night’s main event fight with Lina Lansberg. Just a day before weigh-ins, ‘Cyborg’ had a photo taken of her with bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz, who was in town to serve as color commentator for UFC Fight Night 95. Take a look at the picture for yourself...

Sep 22, 2016 12:52 pm

Sergio Pettis off next weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ fight card

With just over a week to go until the UFC hits Portland, Oregon, top ranked UFC flyweight Sergio Pettis has been forced to withdraw from the card. Pettis, who currently sits at #15 on the UFC’s official flyweight rankings, was slated to face #9 ranked flyweight Louis Smolka on the main card of the event....

Sep 22, 2016 12:03 pm

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg’s weight-cut struggle continues in latest vlog

With just over 24 hours to go until Cris Cyborg has to hit the scales for her UFC Brazil main event scrap with Lisa Lansberg on Saturday, things aren’t going too well for the Invicta FC champ. Throughout the week, updates have continued to surface on Cyborg’s weight-cut, however none of them have been good....

Sep 22, 2016 11:36 am

‘Bigfoot’ Silva is the 2nd most knocked down fighter in Zuffa history

Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva has earned the unwanted distinction of being the second most knocked down fighter in history, according to Fightnomics. The Brazilian heavyweight has been on a downward slide ever since his knockout wins over Travis Browne and Alistair Overeem almost four years ago. ‘Bigfoot’ (19-9) has been knocked out five times since 2013, with...

Sep 22, 2016 10:31 am

Derek Brunson vs. Robert Whittaker targeted for UFC Fight Night 101 in Australia

Coming off of his fourth first-round knockout last weekend and fifth win in a row, UFC middleweight contender Derek Brunson is already being scheduled for his next fight. Following his TKO over Uriah Hall last Saturday, Brunson (16-3) is in talks for a fight down under with Robert Whittaker at UFC Fight Night 101 in...

Sep 22, 2016 10:28 am

Dustin Poirier reflects on fight with Michael Johnson

This past weekend, Dustin Poirier and Michael Johnson stepped into the Octagon in Hidalgo Texas to square off in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Hidalgo. The fight was a pivotal one for both men. For Poirier, it was an opportunity to extend his win streak to five after making the move from featherweight...

Sep 22, 2016 8:57 am

Rory MacDonald calls for NHB throwback fight with no judges or weight classes

Newly signed Bellator welterweight Rory MacDonald seems to be a glutton for punishment. After two brutal wars with ‘Ruthless’ Robbie Lawler, you would think that Rory would have some trepidation over another dogfight. But of course none of that matters to MacDonald, who took to Twitter on Wednesday to request a no holds barred fight in...

Sep 22, 2016 8:44 am

Michael Bisping praises CM Punk following fight with Mickey Gall

Earlier this month in Cleveland Ohio, former WWE champion CM Punk made his highly anticipated UFC debut on the main card of UFC 203. The fight, which took place nearly 2 years after Punk was signed to the UFC, was an extremely short one that saw Gall dominate the fight from bell to bell. Following...

Sep 22, 2016 7:15 am

REPORT: ‘Cyborg’ still has ten more pounds to lose in 24 hours

The majority of this fight week’s discussion has centered on Cris ‘Cyborg’s’ weight loss as she prepares to headline her first UFC bout on Saturday in Brazil. Earlier in the week, it was reported that ‘Cyborg’ weighed in at 165 pounds for her 140 pound catch-weight fight with Lina Lansberg. Now just 24 hours away...

Sep 22, 2016 5:34 am

Conor McGregor reportedly healthy, ready to fight at UFC 205 despite reports

UFC featherweight champion is reportedly healthy and willing to fight at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 fight card in New York. According to ESPN’s Brett Okamoto, the brash Irish star is “fine” and his apparent leg injury would not hinder him from competing at UFC 205: According to sources close to McGregor, Conor is "fine"...

Sep 21, 2016 7:21 pm

Frankie Edgar announces his return to the Octagon at UFC 205 in New York

With the historic UFC 205 looking like it is having a hard time being put together, New Jersey’s Frankie Edgar announced his spot at UFC 205. “The Answer” posted a promotional piece featuring a featherweight bout between Jeremy Stephens and himself, set for November 12 at Madison Square Garden. Edgar captioned his post with excitement...

Sep 21, 2016 6:36 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov being considered for UFC 206 in Toronto

The confusion over Eddie Alvarez’s next fight appears to be over, at least for now. First, Eddie Alvarez was set to defend his newly-won 155 pound belt against featherweight champion Conor McGregor at UFC 205 in New York City. Now, it appears Alvarez will take on Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 206 in Toronto instead. Alvarez, 32,...

Sep 21, 2016 6:24 pm

Five fights have now been made official for UFC 205 in New York

November’s UFC 205 fight card in New York is finally beginning to take shape. The promotion announced five bouts as being official for the event on this evening’s edition of UFC Tonight. The first bout mentioned was a key welterweight fight between former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and perennial contender Kelvin Gastelum. Cerrone...

Sep 21, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Cris ‘Cyborg’: Ronda Rousey is a Bad Role Model

When it comes to super fights in women’s mixed martial arts, there’s nothing bigger than a potential showdown between current Invicta featherweight champ Cris “Cyborg” Justino and former UFC bantamweight champ Ronda Rousey. This has been true for years, and remains true today. Recently, however, this super fight has been looking like less and less of...

Sep 21, 2016 3:34 pm

As ‘Cyborg’ Battles Cut to 140, Lansberg Says She Would Have Taken the Fight at 145

This Saturday, reigning Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino will headline her first UFC card. She’ll do so in her home country of Brazil, opposite Swedish muay thai specialist Lina Lansberg. The two will meet at a catchweight of 140 lbs. Unfortunately, Cyborg’s cut down to 140 has turned into an absolute nightmare. The Brazilian striker claims...

Sep 21, 2016 3:18 pm

Daniel Cormier and Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson go at it on Twitter!

As a fight fan, nothing provides better insight into our favorite fighters’ lives than Twitter. On Wednesday afternoon, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson and current light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier went at it on Twitter, treating fans to an impromptu trash-talking session between the current light heavyweight champion and the man he will likely fight next. See...

Sep 21, 2016 1:50 pm

Report: Cris Cyborg still has a lot of pounds to drop 48 hours away from weigh-in

The UFC Fight Night 95 main event fight between Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg is potentially at risk with Cyborg’s nasty weight cut to make the 140-pound catchweight limit. Cyborg recently detailed her weight issues and concerns on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. “I don’t know why I’m taking [birth control], because we made...

Sep 21, 2016 1:24 pm

Anthony Johnson blames “excuses” for Daniel Cormier not accepting rematch

Last month at UFC 202, Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson picked up a spectacular 1st round knockout win over Glover Teixeira to cement his place at the top of the UFC’s light heavyweight division. Following the win, Johnson called out UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier for a highly anticipated rematch for the light heavyweight championship. Cormier...

Sep 21, 2016 12:26 pm

Numerous profiled New York fighters not competing at Madison Square Garden for UFC 205

Another New Yorker has been pulled from the UFC’s first foray to the Empire State. Long Islander Gian Villante, who trains out of Serra-Longo’s Acadamy with former middleweight champion Chris Weidman, will no longer be facing Marcos Rogerio de Lima at UFC 205 in Madison Square Garden this November. Villante, 31, joins Al Iaquinta and...

Sep 21, 2016 11:53 am

Michael Bisping blasts “little b**ch” Chris Weidman

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is never one to shy away from speaking his mind. The recently crowned UFC champion is currently gearing up for his UFC 204 scrap with Dan Henderson on October 8th in Manchester, England. Despite that, Bisping has taken aim at former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, who will reportedly be...