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May 22, 2016 2:04 pm

Video | Watch Luke Rockhold defeat Chris Weidman at UFC 194

Luke Rockhold became the UFC’s middleweight champion this past December when he stopped Chris Weidman in the co-main event of UFC 194. Rockhold and Weidman were set to rematch at next month’s UFC 199 event in Los Angeles, however, Chris was forced to withdraw from the fight after he suffered a neck injury. Stepping in...

May 22, 2016 12:54 pm

Dan Henderson: “I’m almost ready to retire”

Dan Henderson will fight the final bout of his current UFC contract when he squares off with former Bellator champ Hector Lombard at UFC 199 on June 4 in  Los Angeles. The 45-year-old mixed martial arts legend recently spoke to MMAJunkie Radio where he admitted that he is about ready to hang up the gloves....

May 22, 2016 8:51 am

Video | Conor McGregor talks to ESPN about his issues with the UFC

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor was interviewed by ESPN where he opened up about his ‘publicized civil war’ with the UFC. The brash Irish superstar has been in discussions with the UFC about a possible rematch with Nate Diaz which would take place at UFC 202 later this summer. “Mystic Mac” says he is committed...


May 22, 2016 8:34 am

Conor McGregor discusses ‘publicized civil war’ with UFC

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor spoke with ESPN on Sunday, where he opened up about his ‘publicized civil war’ with the UFC over UFC 200. Here is what “Mystic Mac” had to say (as transcribed by MMAFighting.com): “I was in a time where I was like, figuring out something,” McGregor said. “I didn’t just shut...

May 20, 2016 9:15 pm

Dana White: ‘I didn’t have a good day in Stockton’

Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta made their way out to Stockton, California on Friday to meet with Nate Diaz. Just a couple days before getting to Stockton, White and Fertitta met with UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor for dinner. The meeting looked to go over well as both McGregor and White were all smiles upon...

May 20, 2016 4:33 pm

Gilbert Melendez on Conor McGregor: ‘He fights like the smaller man’

Nate Diaz and Gilbert Melendez have been close training partners for a long time with Cesar Gracie. Melendez knows Diaz all too well and says that if McGregor gets his rematch with Nate, the result will be the same as their first match. “I don’t see it going any differently. I see Conor, if he...

May 20, 2016 4:14 pm

Report: Dana White storms out of lunch meeting with Nate Diaz in Stockton

UFC heads met with Conor McGregor on Wednesday night to discuss booking his next fight and from the looks of both Dana White and “The Notorious” after their meeting, everything went really well. White and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta apparently met with Nate Diaz Friday in Stockton, California to meet over lunch to discuss booking...

May 20, 2016 11:06 am

VIDEO | Daniel Cormier’s promotion of UFC 200 goes horribly wrong

UFC Champ @dc_mma went on a local Philadelphia show to promote #UFC200. Let's just say — it didn't go well.https://t.co/9tiHtXqDgF — Herd w/Colin Cowherd (@TheHerd) May 18, 2016 Fight promotion is a big part of the fight game. You can tell how important it is to the UFC after they pulled Conor McGregor from headlining...

May 19, 2016 3:52 pm

Matt Brown sounds off on Tyron Woodley’s title shot against Robbie Lawler at UFC 201

Despite facing defeat over the weekend at UFC 198, Matt Brown doesn’t agree with the UFC’s decision to have Tyron Woodley fighting for the welterweight title against Robbie Lawler in the main event at UFC 201. “He didn’t beat nobody,” Brown said to MMAjunkie. “Gastelum is nobody that you beat to get a title fight....

May 19, 2016 11:06 am

Holly Holm explains turning down Cyborg fight, now welcomes catchweight bout

Former women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm admits that she did turn down the offer to welcome Cris Cyborg to the Octagon in her UFC debut. Holm has her reason, after getting her belt taken from her in the very last round of her championship fight against Miesha Tate at UFC 196. “I’m not even stuck...

May 19, 2016 10:42 am

PHOTO | Dana White all smiles after meeting with Conor McGregor

UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that he would be having dinner with Conor McGregor to arrange his next fight in the UFC. The two were caught on video leaving their dinner meeting and McGregor looked to be in good spirits, despite their disagreement with UFC 200 and being pulled off the...

May 18, 2016 11:09 am

Luke Rockhold reacts to fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 199

Tuesday afternoon, news broke that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman would no longer be able to compete in his scheduled UFC 199 rematch against Luke Rockhold. Weidman went on to explain that he suffered an injury in training that would result in surgery, sidelining him for 8-12 weeks. Wednesday morning it was announced that...

May 18, 2016 10:19 am

Luke Rockhold gets new opponent for UFC 199

With former middleweight champion Chris Weidman pulling out of his title rematch against the champion Luke Rockhold due to an injury, the UFC has been working on getting a new opponent to replace Weidman at UFC 199. UFC President Dana White announced Wednesday on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Michael Bisping will get a rematch with Luke...

May 18, 2016 9:56 am

VIDEO | Jose Aldo vows to “get that piece of s**t” Conor McGregor

While Jose Aldo is currently gearing up for his UFC 200 interim featherweight title fight against Frankie Edgar, an eventual rematch with Conor McGregor seems to be the main focus of Aldo. Aldo spoke to media members in Brazil prior to UFC 198, where he discussed his fight against Edgar, a rematch with Conor McGregor,...

May 18, 2016 9:27 am

Rumor: Ronda Rousey will fight Miesha Tate, then retire

It has only been 6 months since Ronda Rousey was brutally knocked out by Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 in Australia. With that being said, there has been much speculation as to when Rousey will return to the Octagon given that Miesha Tate is champion, Holly Holm was the first woman...

May 18, 2016 9:16 am

Chris Weidman opens up on injury that forced him out of UFC 199

Tuesday afternoon, unfortunate news surfaced that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman had been forced out of his UFC 199 rematch with Luke Rockhold on June 4th. While the nature of the injury wasn’t immediately revealed, Weidman himself has taken to Facebook to release a statement regarding the situation, and explain what forced him to...

May 18, 2016 5:44 am

Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping agree to fight on Twitter

Yesterday evening news broke that former UFC middleweight title holder Chris Weidman had suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 199 rematch with current champion Luke Rockhold on June 4 in Los Angeles. Shortly after the news broke, multiple fighters took to Twitter to ask for the short-notice fight with...

May 17, 2016 8:22 pm

Luke Rockhold sends Chris Weidman a message

UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold and former champion Chris Weidman have had a highly competitive rivalry and were set to rematch for the title at UFC 199. Unfortunately on Tuesday, news broke that Weidman was forced to pull out of their bout scheduled for June 4 and the UFC has been scrambling to find an...

May 17, 2016 7:51 pm

Report: UFC has a frontrunner to face Luke Rockhold for middleweight title

On Tuesday, news broke that former middleweight champion Chris Weidman was forced to pull out of his immediate title fight rematch with champion Luke Rockhold, which was scheduled for UFC 199. The UFC has been busy finding a replacement for Weidman. According to MMA Fighting’s Ariel Helwani, the frontrunner to replace Weidman is Ronaldo “Jacare”...

May 17, 2016 5:27 pm

Gegard Mousasi: I’m ready to be the UFC’s new middleweight champion

Former Strikeforce title holder Gegard Mousasi (38-6-2 MMA) took to Twitter this evening to announce that he is ready to become the UFC’s new middleweight champion. His words: @danawhite @lorenzofertitta , I will be ready to be the new @ufc MW champion even with 2 weeks notice. Ready to take over the world! — Gegard...

May 17, 2016 4:32 pm

Uriah Hall is willing to step up and fight Luke Rockhold at UFC 199

News broke earlier today that former champ Chris Weidman had suffered an injury and was forced to withdraw from his scheduled UFC 199 main event rematch with current UFC middleweight title holder Luke Rockhold. Shortly after the news broke, perennial contender Michael Bisping offered to step up and take the short-notice fight with Rockhold. Then...

May 17, 2016 4:00 pm

Luke Rockhold: “No matter who, I’ll be ready”

UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was expected to defend his title for the first time in a rematch against former champ Chris Weidman in the headlining bout of UFC 199 on June 4 in Los Angeles. Unfortunately for fight fans, news broke earlier today that Weidman had suffered an injury and was forced to pull...

May 17, 2016 8:21 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor preparing for Floyd Mayweather fight?

While the MMA community continues to discuss a potential boxing match between UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and legendary boxer Floyd Mayweather, McGregor appears to be gearing up for a boxing match. McGregor, who was pulled from his UFC 200 welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz after refusing to fulfill his media obligations for the event,...

May 16, 2016 11:29 am

Conor McGregor working on his jiu-jitsu

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor got some training in with BJJ black belt pioneer Chris Haueter recently. Haueter is one of the first American black belt jiu-jitsu practitioners and is a part of the “BJJ Dirty Dozen”, which is a group of 12 practitioners outside Brazil to achieve the rank of black belt in BJJ....

May 15, 2016 1:46 pm

Video | “Jacare” Souza wants the belt after beating Vitor Belfort

“Jacare” Souza earned a dominant first-round TKO finish over former UFC champion Vitor Belfort in the co-main event of last night’s UFC 198 fight card in Curitiba, Brazil. Following the fight “Jacare” made it clear that he wants to fight for the UFC middleweight championship in his next bout. Current UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold...