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Sep 7, 2016 6:50 am

Junior dos Santos praises USADA

Junior dos Santos believes that USADA is the best thing to happen to the heavyweight division. In a weight class where guys are testing for performance enhancing drugs left and right, the former heavyweight champion sounded off on the topic and praised the UFC’s new drug testing policy. “Thank you for USADA! They are doing...

Sep 7, 2016 6:36 am

JDS on professional boxing: “That would be my paradise!”

Not many fighters have better hands than Junior ‘Cigano’ dos Santos. The Brazilian slugger has 12 knockout victories to his name, and has put down some of the heavyweight division’s best with his hands alone. ‘Cigano’ blasted on to the scene with an uppercut knockout of eventual champion Fabricio Werdum, and showed off his slick...

Sep 7, 2016 6:26 am

Cain Velasquez: If I’m 100% Going Into a Fight, There’s Nobody That Can Touch Me

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 203, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will attempt to defend his title against decorated challenger Alistair Overeem. Given the perennial popularity of the heavyweight division, this championship bout has the MMA community pretty excited. There is perhaps nobody more excited for this bout, however, than former heavyweight...

Sep 6, 2016 12:59 pm

Georges St-Pierre admits he lost desire to “hurt a guy and to finish it”

Rumors have continued to surface in regards to former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre returning to the Octagon. While the former welterweight kingpin has yet to formally announce his return to the UFC, ‘Rush’ stated in a recent interview that he is mentally ready to return. In addition, St-Pierre went as far as to state...

Sep 6, 2016 12:29 pm

Cain Velasquez on Brock Lesnar’s PED-bust: It Didn’t Surprise Me

Shortly after he defeated Mark Hunt at UFC 200, former UFC heavyweight champion and WWE star Brock Lesnar was flagged for the estrogen blocker clomiphene. While this news was certainly disappointing, nobody was particularly surprised by it. During Tuesday’s episode of The MMA Hour, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, who won his title by...

Sep 6, 2016 12:25 pm

PHOTO | Luke Rockhold signs with modeling agency, releases first photo

Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold has been rather silent since his UFC 199 knockout loss to Michael Bisping that saw him lose the middleweight championship. Since then, there has been no word as to when Rockhold will return to the Octagon. The longtime AKA fighter recently did an interview in which he revealed that...

Sep 6, 2016 12:10 pm

Duke Roufus Says He Would Have Quit Coaching if Anthony Pettis Lost to Charles Oliveira

Last month, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis dropped down to featherweight and scored a career-saving win over Charles Oliveira. Had he lost the fight, he’d have found himself on a dangerous four-fight losing streak – the kind of skid that has ejected many fighters from the UFC in the past. As it turns out,...

Sep 6, 2016 12:02 pm

Pettis on CM Punk: “He’s gonna surprise a lot people”

As CM Punk’s teammate for the past two years, Anthony Pettis knows something the fans don’t. While many people are counting out the former WWE superstar in his upcoming fight against Mickey Gall, ‘Showtime’ expects Punk to surprise UFC fans watching UFC 203 worldwide. “He’s gonna surprise some people,” Pettis said during Tuesday’s MMA Hour. “A...

Sep 6, 2016 11:32 am

Ohio Athletic Commission justifies giving CM Punk license to fight

With less than a week until CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut against Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, many have begun to question the Ohio State Athletic Commission’s decision to grant Punk, real name Phil Brooks, the license to fight on Saturday. Fox Sports released several episodes of the...

Sep 6, 2016 8:30 am

Matt Mitrione engages in Twitter war with Matt Hughes over fighter pay

Matt Mitrione ripped into UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes on Twitter during a heated exchange over fighter’s rights and pay. With talks of a fighters union and compensation running rampant amongst UFC and Bellator fighters alike, Hughes and Mitrione took to Twitter on Tuesday to air their grievances, or in other words attack each others opinion....

Sep 6, 2016 7:21 am

Eddie Alvarez: “I’m about to tell the whole world that there’s no Santa Claus!”

In the main event of UFC 202, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz by majority decision. Having evened the score in his bizarre, welterweight rivalry with the Stockton fighter, McGregor then set his sights on the division he’s most suited for: lightweight. Given McGregor’s transcendent superstardom, a trip to the lightweight division would almost certainly result in...

Sep 6, 2016 6:51 am

Bec Rawlings: “The Ref did me Dirty” in VanZant Fight

In late August, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On that event’s main card, fan favorite strawweight Paige VanZant returned to the cage after a stint on Dancing with the Stars to remove the batteries from Bec Rawlings with a second-round head-kick. Needless to say, it was a great...

Sep 6, 2016 6:11 am

Here’s Why the Ohio Athletic Commission Could Have Chosen Not to License CM Punk

This Saturday, former WWE star CM Punk will make his long-awaited jump to MMA. He’ll be taking on dangerous, 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, which will emanate from Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena. In advance of his UFC debut, Punk finds the odds stacked against him, as bookmakers have pegged him...

Sep 5, 2016 4:59 pm

VIDEO | Nick Diaz party cam, still with the ladies and joined by Tito Ortiz

If you haven’t been keeping up with Nick Diaz on Snapchat, the UFC star has been recently living it up, going clubbing and partying with friends. Despite running into some trouble where a group of guys that didn’t know who Nick was and attacked him outside a Las Vegas club, the Stockton native hasn’t let...

Sep 5, 2016 2:48 pm

Diaz’s Coach: Nate shouldn’t be suspended for medicinal vaping

Nate Diaz loves weed, and doesn’t seem particularly concerned with who knows it. In fact, the Stockton Slugger was bold enough in his use of medicinal marijuana, specifically CPD oil, that he vaped during the post-fight press conference following his thrilling five round fight with Conor McGregor at UFC 202. Diaz’s boxing coach Richard Perez told...

Sep 5, 2016 1:53 pm

‘Cyborg’ Still Wants Ronda Rousey: “This Fight Needs to Happen.”

A few years ago, there was no bigger fight for women’s MMA than a clash between former UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Invicta featherweight champion Cris “Cyborg” Justino. The main hurdle at the time, however, was that Cyborg was not a UFC fighter. Today, that has changed. Cyborg has already fought once in the...

Sep 5, 2016 1:01 pm

PHOTO | Arianny Celeste goes topless at the beach in Spain

UFC Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste is a fan favorite for good reason. Can you believe that Arianny Celeste has been with the UFC for 10 years already? Celeste has been an Octagon Girl since 2006 and is still looking as good as ever. Arianny’s website gives a bit more information about her background. “Arianny is...

Sep 5, 2016 9:46 am

Miesha Tate Demonstrates Heroism Outside the Cage

It’s no secret that Miesha Tate is one hell of a fighter. She has, after all, won titles in both Strikeforce and the UFC. Yet Tate is also one of the sport’s kindest competitors–something she reminded the world of this weekend when she aided some struggling strangers while out on a hike in Nevada’s Mary...

Sep 5, 2016 8:41 am

Stephen Thompson to Tyron Woodley: “It Sounds Like You’re Scared to Fight Me.”

It’s no secret that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is not particularly keen on fighting number-one-contender Stephen Thompson. Instead, the champ infamously explained on Fox Sports that he is interested in “money fights” with the likes of Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre. Unsurprisingly, Woodley’s stance is not going over well with Thompson. On a recent...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...

Sep 5, 2016 6:50 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan previews CM Punk vs. Mickey Gall

At this weekend’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland, former WWE superstar CM Punk will make his professional mixed martial arts debut. The former pro-wrestling champion will be taking on talented 24-year-old Mickey Gall (2-0 MMA) on the evening’s main card. Prior to his signing with the UFC, which was announced on the main card of...

Sep 5, 2016 6:26 am

Felipe Silva Wants to Test Sage Northcutt’s Striking

Last month, the UFC returned to beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada with UFC on Fox 21. On the undercard of that event, Brazilian prospect Felipe Silva improved to 8-0 with a blistering, first-round knockout of kickboxing export Shane Campbell. Fresh off this fantastic win, Silva is attempting to take his destiny into his own hands rather...