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May 24, 2017 8:56 am

VIDEO | Unaired footage between rounds from Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz II

Back in August of 2016, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight superstar Nate Diaz stepped into the Octagon for their highly anticipated rematch following Diaz’ submission win over McGregor five months prior. In the rematch, McGregor looked to employ a much different gameplan, opting to look to pick Diaz apart over the course...

May 24, 2017 8:32 am

Derrick Lewis blasts Francis Ngannou: “forget that African booty scratcher”

In a few short weeks, in the main event of the UFC’s upcoming trip to New Zealand, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis will face the biggest test of his career in MMA legend Mark Hunt. Should he pass this test, Lewis is likely to line himself up for a heavyweight number one contender fight, perhaps...

May 24, 2017 7:51 am

VIDEO | This could be the best Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor promo yet

Though it once looked nearly impossible, a boxing mega fight between undefeated boxing great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor now looks like it could actually happen. Earlier this month, we learned that McGregor’s side of the deal had been finalized. “It is an honour to sign this record breaking deal alongside my...

May 24, 2017 6:46 am

Tony Ferguson wants to slap “b*tch” Nate Diaz

With Khabib Nurmagomedov on the shelf until the fall, streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson has been angling hard for a fight with fan favorite Nate Diaz. On Monday’s edition of The MMA Hour, Ferguson’s callouts of Diaz continued. Speaking to host Ariel Helwani, Ferguson poked fun at Diaz’s biking hobby, and urged the Stockton based fighter...

May 24, 2017 5:53 am

Demetrious Johnson, TJ Dillashaw and Ray Borg weigh in on complicated situation at flyweight

Yesterday, we learned that UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was indeed out of UFC 213, which left his planned opponent TJ Dillashaw without an opponent. With this unfortunate news, an opportunistic Dillashaw re-upped on his previous claims, suggesting that he is keen to drop to flyweight to challenge dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson for...

May 23, 2017 12:39 pm

Mike Perry Details heated run in with Jeremy Stephens at athlete retreat

Over the weekend, the UFC flew more than 400 of its fighters out to Las Vegas for a special, athletes retreat. This retreat has generated quite a few headlines over the last few days – and very few of them have been positive. Mike Perry, however, had an amazing time participating. While Perry’s review of...

May 23, 2017 12:24 pm

Twitter beef! Tony Ferguson and Al Iaquinta go at it

How does a lightweight clash between Tony Ferguson vs Al Iaquinta sound to you? On Sunday, Iaquinta shifted his focus from Sage Northcutt and put the #2 UFC ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in his sights and let it be known on Twitter. Iaquinta: Everyone say a prair Sage north cut got his tonsils out Everyone...

May 23, 2017 11:14 am

VIDEO | Michael Johnson & Michael Chandler throwing heat during sparring

UFC lightweight Michael Johnson is likely in a ‘must win’ situation for his next fight. Although Johnson is ranked at #6 on the UFC’s official rankings, in a stacked lightweight division, he could very well find his ranking dropping if he loses his next fight. While Johnson is one of the most explosive fighters in...

May 23, 2017 10:48 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov gives timetable for return, still expects interim title fight with Ferguson

If things had unfolded just a little bit differently back in February, Khabib Nurmagomedov could be wearing UFC interim lightweight gold right now. He was, after all, scheduled for an interim lightweight title fight with fellow star Tony Ferguson. Unfortunately, Nurmagomedov was forced out of this planned collision with Ferguson after he was hospitalized due...

May 23, 2017 10:39 am

Fighters rip Anheuser-Busch rep for allegedly being drunk during retreat presentation

This past weekend, during the UFC Athlete Retreat in Las Vegas, fighters sat through quite a few presentations regarding success, building their own brand, and sponsors. While Kajan Johnson may have stolen the show with his confrontation of a Reebok rep which paved the way for an open discussion between fighters and the UFC brass,...

May 23, 2017 9:49 am

Jorge Masvidal explains what surprised him most in Demian Maia fight

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in a contest that was widely perceived as a welterweight number one contender fight. Despite some big moments on the feet, Masvidal became the latest casualty of Maia’s incredible grappling skill, surrendering four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 23, 2017 9:37 am

Daniel Cormier warns fighters against making the move to boxing

Throughout the course of 2017, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor has continued to make headlines for his potential boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. While the fight is certainly not finalized, McGregor’s side of the deal has been negotiated and finalized. Now, with a fight hinging on whether or not Floyd Mayweather agrees to a deal,...

May 23, 2017 8:44 am

Michael Bisping hopes Robert Whittaker “beats the brains out of Yoel Romero”

From the sounds of it, Michael Bisping’s much discussed middleweight title defense against former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will not happen. If it does happen, it won’t be until the fall, as St-Pierre will not be available until then. Though this might give the impression that Bisping will defend his title against Yoel Romero or Robert...

May 23, 2017 7:44 am

Report: Rory MacDonald made bank for his first fight in the Bellator cage

Last weekend, former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald made his anticipated debut in the Bellator cage. This debut couldn’t have gone better, as he dominated his dangerous foe Paul Daley to a second-round choke for the win. In advance of this fight, MacDonald made the surprising admission that in terms of sponsorship money, he...

May 22, 2017 2:10 pm

VIDEO | Mike Tyson: Conor McGregor is not skilled enough to box with Floyd Mayweather

Although it seems like the Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor boxing superfight is getting closer and closer to happening, boxing icon Mike Tyson won’t believe it till he sees the two of them standing across each other in the ring. Conor McGregor and UFC President Dana White have agreed to their terms of the fight...

May 22, 2017 2:03 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz sneaks a punch in on Daniel Cormier

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier and former UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz spend quite a bit of time together. From working as analysts during UFC broadcasts to doing promotional events and obligations, the two have been keeping busy beyond training and fighting in the Octagon. Here, we take a look at a funny video...

May 22, 2017 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Here’s the footage of Cris “Cyborg” Justino punching Angela Magana

Last night, on the final evening of the UFC’s much talked about athlete’s retreat, top UFC women’s featherweight contender Cris “Cyborg” and strawweight fighter Angela Magana got in to an altercation. The altercation occurred after the Brazilian confronted Magana about some recent bullying posts. Earlier this year, after Cyborg did some volunteer work at a...

May 22, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | Tim Kennedy tries his hand at bullfighting, and it looks rough

The great American writer Ernest Hemingway once said “nobody ever lives their life all the way up except bullfighters.” If Hemingway had lived long enough to witness the explosion of mixed martial arts, he might just have revised that statement to include “…and mixed martial artists.” Regardless, the writer probably would probably be very impressed by...

May 22, 2017 8:03 am

Ray Borg plans to channel Chris Weidman when he fights Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson

Earlier this year, in the main event of the UFC’s recent trip to Kansas City, Missouri, UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson defended his title for a whopping tenth-straight time. With this successful defense, which saw him submit BJJ blackbelt Wilson Reis, he tied Anderson Silva’s record for the most consecutive title defenses in...

May 22, 2017 5:55 am

Victor Cui explains why ONE Championship would never sign Conor McGregor

Conor McGregor is the biggest star in mixed martial arts. In fact, he’s probably the biggest star in combat sports outright. As such, you’d assume that most MMA promotions would absolutely love to make him a part of their roster. While this might be true for most promotions, it is not the case for Singapore-based ONE Championship....

May 21, 2017 1:05 pm

VIDEO | A compilation of every time Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier have faced off

.@JonnyBones and @dc_mma sure have faced off a lot. #UFC214 pic.twitter.com/THxE9OUAHV — MMAFighting.com (@MMAFighting) May 20, 2017 This July 29, in the main event of UFC 214, Jon Jones will attempt to reclaim the light heavyweight title he once guarded so ferociously when he takes on reigning champion Daniel Cormier. This main event light heavyweight...

May 21, 2017 12:30 pm

“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!”

“Conor McGregor is one of the best boxers I’ve ever seen… Ever!” Highly touted mixed martial arts coach Mark Henry is very familiar with current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor. Henry, who is the coach of former UFC lightweight champions Frankie Edgar and Eddie Alvarez, was cage side for McGregor’s historic UFC 205 victory this past November in...

May 21, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley takes Demian Maia’s back at Athletes’ Retreat

Tyron "The Chosen One" Woodley is getting that #UFC Welterweight Championship defense started early. Posted by UFC on FOX on Saturday, May 20, 2017 Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 211, Brazilian grappling specialist Demian Maia scored a competitive but undeniably impressive decision defeat over the ever dangerous Jorge “Gamebred” Masvidal. With...