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May 17, 2017 5:52 am

Michael Bisping reacts to Dana White saying GSP fight is canceled

For a time, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping was next expected to defend his title against former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Given that St-Pierre has not fought in many years, and that he’s never fought in the middleweight division before, this booking was met with widespread criticism. Luckily for those fans and fighters that disapproved of...

May 16, 2017 12:55 pm

VIDEO | Kung Fu vs. Taekwondo bare knuckle street fight ends in surprising fashion

Combat battles that pit a certain style against another opposing style always make for an interesting matchup. This is what made the UFC in its early days so interesting. Here, we take a look at this crazy bare knuckle street fight competition between a Kung Fu and a Taekwondo practitioner. The two start off with...

May 16, 2017 12:37 pm

Michael Chiesa explains why a seemingly mild comment enraged him and rushed Kevin Lee

Do not talk about Michael Chiesa’s mother. With Kevin Lee just mentioning Chiesa’s mother at the UFC Summer Kickoff Press Conference, it hit an immediate nerve in Chiesa, who instructed to Lee to never talk about his mother. Things turned physical when Chiesa rushed over to Lee and was held back by security while Lee...

May 16, 2017 12:16 pm

Joanna Jedrzejczyk defends Ronda Rousey ahead of record tying title defense

This past weekend at UFC 211, UFC women’s strawweight kingpin Joanna Jedrzejczyk stepped into the Octagon against Jessica Andrade for a highly anticipated matchup of styles. Joanna Jedrzejczyk stepped into the Octagon in hopes of picking her opponent apart and using her elite level striking to defend her belt for the fourth time, while Andrade...

May 16, 2017 11:27 am

Luke Rockhold slams Dana White: Think before you run your mouth

When it was announced earlier this year that the next shot at Michael Bisping’s middleweight title would go to former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre – a man riding a multi-year layoff with no experience in the division – there was widespread backlash. While much of this backlash came from the fans, the most visible responses...

May 16, 2017 11:19 am

Tyron Woodley discusses next title defense

This past weekend, on the main card of UFC 211, top ranked UFC prospect Demian Maia picked up a win over Jorge Masvidal to extend his win streak to 7, and cement his place as the UFC welterweight #1 contender. With his win over Masvidal, Maia now has likely secured himself a fight for the...

May 16, 2017 10:52 am

VIDEO | This Fedor vs. Mitrione promo will have you counting the days to Bellator NYC

On June 24, Bellator MMA will take over New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden with the aptly titled Bellator NYC card. This event will mark the rising promotion’s second effort on pay-per-view. To commemorate this debut in New York City and return to pay-per-view, Bellator has stacked the Bellator NYC lineup with big names....

May 16, 2017 9:07 am

Herb Dean reflects on controversial Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ending

Saturday night in the preliminary card main event of UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon against streaking lightweight Dustin Poirier for a highly anticipated showdown. Dustin Poirier began to land early, stunning Alvarez with hard shots throughout the first round before ultimately then rocking Alvarez in the second. Miraculously,...

May 16, 2017 8:30 am

Anthony Johnson: “I was never a fighter”

Recently, former UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson announced his retirement from MMA following his 2nd round submission loss to Daniel Cormier at UFC 210, marking his second defeat to Cormier. In his post-fight Octagon interview, Johnson revealed that he would be retiring from MMA to pursue other ventures. While Anthony Johnson didn’t immediately reveal...

May 16, 2017 8:22 am

Derrick Lewis is planning for a quick finish against Mark Hunt

On June 12, the UFC will return to beautiful New Zealand with an exciting looking card. This card will be topped by a big main event, as MMA legend Mark Hunt collides with streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis. Hunt, of course, is a hometown hero in New Zealand and Australia. Lewis, then, will represent the visiting team,...

May 16, 2017 6:56 am

Stephen Thompson replies to Jorge Masvidal callout

Could a Stephen Thompson vs. Jorge Masvidal fight be in the cards?  Last weekend, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what looked like a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling...

May 16, 2017 5:58 am

Jorge Masvidal diagnoses Neil Magny with medical condition, calls out “Wonderboy”

Last weekend, on the main card of the blockbuster UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal took on Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal was the far sharper man on the feet, he fell victim to Maia’s legendary grappling skill, succumbing to four takedowns and giving up almost eight...

May 15, 2017 6:05 pm

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds

Cat Zingano calls for a featherweight tournament, Cris Cyborg responds This past December the Ultimate Fighting Championship made the exciting announcement that they would be introducing a women’s featherweight division to their lineup. Then in February, the promotion crowned their first ever women’s 145-pound champion in the form of Germaine de Randamie, who defeated former...

May 15, 2017 1:56 pm

Fight odds: Yoel Romero opens as a big favorite over Michael Bisping

UFC President Dana White shocked quite a few people announcing that the UFC middleweight title fight between champion Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre is no longer happening. White added that Yoel Romero is now getting the shot against Bisping and the opening odds are not favoring the current champion. According to the Sportsbook odds via...

May 15, 2017 1:21 pm

Is a Tyron Woodley vs. Georges St-Pierre matchup now in the cards?

Now that UFC President Dana White announced that Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre is not happening and St-Pierre still aiming for a return to fight in the Octagon, who will be selected to go up against the former kingpin of the welterweight division? Sports journalist Mike Bohn tweeted on Monday that Dana White said St-Pierre’s...

May 15, 2017 1:04 pm

VIDEO | Best boxing knockouts of 2016 in 2 minutes

The best #boxing KOs of 2016 in two minutes pic.twitter.com/WkFvytMpgF — Boxing History (@BoxingHistory) May 14, 2017 2016 was an epic year for knockouts in MMA. We saw Yoel Romero crush Chris Weidman with a third round flying knee. We saw Conor McGregor flatten Eddie Alvarez to win UFC lightweight gold. We saw Stipe Miocic...

May 15, 2017 9:28 am

Michael Bisping appears in court over $349k contract dispute with former gym

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping is currently involved in a pretty significant fight outside the confines of the UFC’s Octagon. The champ is embroiled in a lawsuit with his former gym, Wolfslair, and the gym’s head honcho, Anthony McGann. McGann also served as Bisping’s manager for many years. According to the UK’s Daily Star, this ordeal...

May 15, 2017 8:28 am

Nick Diaz was not impressed by Demian Maia’s defeat of Jorge Masvidal

On Saturday night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, Jorge Masvidal met Demian Maia in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. In advance of this fight, Masvidal exuded confidence. He also stepped onto the canvas as a slight betting favorite. In the end, however, the Cuban-American became the...

May 15, 2017 7:44 am

Despite lopsided win, Stipe Miocic didn’t want to hurt Junior Dos Santos

Over the weekend, in the main event of the stacked UFC 211, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic made the second defense of his title with a crushing, first-round TKO of Junior Dos Santos. This win also served as a bit of vengeance for Miocic, who gave up a close decision to Dos Santos when they...

May 15, 2017 6:48 am

Tyron Woodley: Demian Maia will struggle to take me down, jump on my back

Last Saturday night, on the main card of an action-packed UFC 211, Demian Maia met Jorge Masvidal in what appeared to be a welterweight number one contender fight. Though Masvidal certainly had his moments, Maia would win this fight, relying on his legendary grappling en route to a split decision victory. With this win, Maia...

May 15, 2017 6:27 am

Jake Shields defeats Dillon Danis in grappling match, Danis issues statement on loss

Last night, in the main event of Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground 4, long-time Nate Diaz training partner Jake Shields met Conor McGregor jiu jitsu coach Dillon Danis in the latest chapter of the ongoing Team Diaz vs. Team McGregor rivalry. When neither man failed to lock up a submission, the bout entered an overtime period,...

May 15, 2017 5:52 am

Anthony Johnson reveals new venture after retirement from MMA

Last month, in the main event of UFC 210, Anthony Johnson came up short in his second attempt to claim UFC light heavyweight gold, succumbing to a submission dealt by champ Daniel Cormier. Despite this loss, the man nicknamed “Rumble” still stood out as one of the best 205-pound fighters on earth, which is why...

May 14, 2017 1:34 pm

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments

Dana White fires back at Luke Rockhold for his recent comments Former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was not a happy man when the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre would be receiving a middleweight title fight against Michael Bisping in his return to the octagon. Rockhold vented his frustrations in a recent interview with Ariel...

May 14, 2017 11:30 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk credits move to American Top Team for dominant win over Andrade

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC 211, UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk made a fifth-straight defense of her title, dominating a dangerous Jessica Andrade to a unanimous decision win. This win, which seemed to impress every single member of The MMA community, goes down as one of the best of Jedrzejczyk’s career –...

May 14, 2017 11:08 am

Yair Rodriguez issues statement on tough loss to Frankie Edgar

Last night, on the main card of the stacked UFC 211, red hot featherweight prospect Yair Rodriguez faced the biggest test of his career in former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar. Unfortunately for Rodriguez and his fans, this test proved to be a little too much. After giving up several takedowns, Rodriguez was pummelled by...