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Sep 4, 2016 1:56 pm

VIDEO | Robin Black’s Breakdown for Miocic vs. Overeem

In less than one week’s time, UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic will defend his throne against Alistair Overeem, arguably the most decorated fighter in the division’s history. The two big men will share the main event spot of UFC 203, which goes down in Miocic’s hometown of Cleveland, Ohio next Saturday. In advance of this Octagon-shaking showdown, MMA...

Sep 4, 2016 12:47 pm

Boxer Conor Wallace Details his Role in Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 Training Camp

In preparation for his UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz, UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor invited several stars from other martial arts disciplines into his camp. One such star was BJJ whiz Dillon Danis, who helped the Irishman prepare for Diaz’s dangerous grappling arsenal. Another was All-Ireland boxing champion Conor Wallace, who was brought in...

Sep 4, 2016 12:35 pm

Rory MacDonald is a Fan of the Brutal Rules used in Early Days of MMA

MMA can be pretty brutal at times. As fans of the sport, we frequently witness thunderous knockouts, bloody battles, and freak injuries. Yet MMA is also a heavily regulated sport, with a long list of rules in place to promote fighter safety. Groin shots are illegal. Eye pokes are too. Headbutts are forbidden. Hair-pulling is...

Sep 4, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Is Mackenzie Dern the hottest woman in MMA?

The number one female black belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu could very well be the hottest woman in MMA as well. Mackenzie Dern, the 23-year-old submission phenom, posted a video of herself on Instagram showing her in more than just fighting shape. #flashbackfriday wishing I was at the beach again! 😥😁☀️🌊😍 A video posted by...

Sep 4, 2016 11:17 am

Gustafsson Interested in Jones Rematch, But Not to Settle Their Score

Back in 2013, former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and number-one-contender Alexander Gustafsson engaged in an unforgettable war for the ages. In the end, Jones would walk away with a unanimous decision win, though many parties believed Gustafsson had done enough to steal the title. Today, Jones is neck-deep in a complicated stretch that has seen...

Sep 4, 2016 8:27 am

VIDEO | Gustafsson Comments on Safe Win Over Blachowicz

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Alexander Gustafsson rebounded from a two-fight losing streak by decisioning Poland’s Jan Blachowicz. Despite being known as a striker, Gustafsson relied primarily on his wrestling to defeat Blachowicz, which has earned him a bit of criticism from fans and fellow fighters alike. In a...

Sep 4, 2016 6:54 am

Corey Anderson Blasts Alexander Gustafsson for Decision Defeat of Jan Blachowicz

Yesterday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s trip to Hamburg, Germany, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson employed a wrestling-heavy game plan to steal a unanimous decision from the dangerous Jan Blachowicz. Though this performance was a bit of a break from Gustafsson’s typical, striking-based style, it was impressive all the same. It was also an important win...

Sep 4, 2016 6:03 am

VIDEO | Watch Alexander Gustafsson and Jan Blachowicz Have a Beer After Their Fight

https://www.facebook.com/AlexTheMauler/videos/1123777297702075/ Yesterday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s return to Germany, Sweden’s Alexander Gustafsson and Poland’s Jan Blachowicz went at it in an intriguing light heavyweight showdown. The opening moments of the bout saw Blachowicz, who was a sizeable underdog, find some success on the feet, though this only forced Gustafsson to shift gears...

Sep 4, 2016 5:55 am

Andrei Arlovski dismisses retirement talk following his submission loss to Barnett

Following a disappointing submission loss to grappling ace Josh Barnett at yesterday’s UFC Hamburg event, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski spoke about the setback and discussed his fighting future: “At least he didn’t knock me out,” Arlovski said during Saturday’s post-fight press conference. “He just choked me.” To which Barnett replied, “I tried to (knock him out)....

Sep 3, 2016 3:53 pm

VIDEO | Anderson Silva sparring with his son

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson ‘The Spider’ Silva has returned to the gym for training following his UFC 200 loss to light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier. Silva, who has been on a bit of a slide since losing his UFC middleweight championship to Chris Weidman in 2013, will be looking to return to the win...

Sep 3, 2016 2:50 pm

MMA community reacts to Alexander Gustafsson’s win over Jan Blanchowicz

In the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ former light heavyweight title challenger Alexander ‘The Mauler’ Gustafsson returned to the Octagon for the first time since his split decision loss to Daniel Cormier in October. The win for Gustafsson was an incredibly dominant one, with Gustafsson dominating the fight from bell to bell as...

Sep 3, 2016 2:41 pm

Michael ‘Venom’ Page calls for Bellator vs UFC event

British welterweight Michael ‘Venom’ Page may fight for Bellator, but with a handful of high-profile UFC fighters signing with the Spike-based promotion recently, MVP can’t help but think of what a Bellator vs. UFC card would look like. While the Bellator/UFC discussion is at an all time high with Rory MacDonald signing with Bellator last week, MVP was asked about his...

Sep 3, 2016 2:37 pm

Pros react to Josh Barnett’s submission win over Andrei Arlovski

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Hamburg’ MMA legend Josh Barnett picked up yet another impressive win as he submitted former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski. Barnett’s win put him back in the win column after being submitted for the first time in his career by Ben Rothwell in his last fight. Below...

Sep 3, 2016 1:33 pm

McGregor’s head coach reveals untold training method for UFC 202

As the head coach of Irish superstar Conor McGregor’s, John Kavanagh is tasked with game-planning and training for a fighter who is known to take risks. The Irishman rolled the dice once more and really shook up his preparation for the rematch with Nate Diaz, coach Kavanagh revealed. McGregor spent $300,000 on fight camp leading into his...

Sep 3, 2016 10:02 am

Rafael dos Anjos rips McGregor vs. Diaz II fight: “I just saw 2 sloppy guys”

Last month, fight fans tuned in for the highly anticipated rematch between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz. McGregor was stepping into the Octagon in hopes of avenging his March 5th loss to Diaz in the main event of UFC 196. In the pair’s first fight, Diaz stepped in on just 2 weeks notice for Rafael...

Sep 3, 2016 9:25 am

Ryan Bader: “Terrible” ‘Rumble’ Loss changed my perception on win streaks

On the night going into Ryan Bader’s headlining main event against Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson, Bader was riding an impressive five fight win streak, the kind of win streaks that usually lead to title fights. And with victories over Rashad Evans, Ovince Saint Preux and Phil Davis during that five fight span of dominance, a chance at light...

Sep 3, 2016 9:10 am

CM Punk on UFC debut: I s**t myself on national TV, how bad could it be?

Ahead of CM Punk’s highly anticipated UFC debut in just over a week at UFC 203, many are wondering how the former WWE champion will handle the pressure of stepping into the Octagon for the first time in what is not only his UFC debut, but also his MMA debut. Ahead of the fight, the...

Sep 3, 2016 7:58 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey looking in fight shape

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon since being brutally knocked out at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 back in November. While Rousey was initially expected to film several movies in Hollywood, and then return to the Octagon, the...

Sep 2, 2016 4:06 pm

CM Punk Says He Weighs More Than 200lbs Just 10 Days Out from fight night

Even the most experienced fighters occasionally run into problems while cutting weight. Given this, it should come as no surprise that inexperienced fighters can also have difficulty shedding the pounds. This is precisely the kind of obstacle former WWE star CM Punk is facing as he prepares for his UFC debut next Saturday: a welterweight...

Sep 2, 2016 1:26 pm

VIDEO | Bruce Lee’s insane art of trapping and locking Jeet Kune Do

Bruce Lee is one of, if not the biggest martial arts icons in the world. Born in San Francisco while his parents were traveling, Lee was raised in Hong Kong. Lee grew up acting from when he was a young child. However, at the age of 13, Lee began training the martial art of Wing...

Sep 2, 2016 1:18 pm

Georges St-Pierre explains roadblock in UFC negotiations

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre appears to be closer than ever before to returning to the UFC. While UFC President Dana White has remained adamant that he believes the former welterweight kingpin will not return to the Octagon because he no longer has the desire to compete with the UFC’s best, St-Pierre revealed Wednesday...

Sep 2, 2016 12:31 pm

Conor McGregor to Star in Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare

In the main event of UFC 202, Conor McGregor defeated Nate Diaz, avenging an early 2016 loss to the same man, and reminding the world just how dangerous of a fighter he is in the process. Of course, McGregor is far more than a talented combatant. He’s also an astute businessman, as evidenced by his...

Sep 2, 2016 12:27 pm

VIDEO | Flashback Friday: Watch Mickey Gall in a No Gi Grappling Match

Back in 2014, during the pay-per-view portion of UFC 181, it was announced that WWE superstar CM Punk would be making the jump to MMA as a member of the UFC roster. And though it was immediately made clear that Punk had no real martial arts experience, we were led to believe that spent at...

Sep 2, 2016 11:50 am

Matt Hughes weighs-in on formation of Fighter’s Union

Following UFC 200, veteran heavyweight Mark Hunt called for the formation of a fighter’s union after it was revealed that his opponent at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar, failed a pre-fight drug test as well as a fight night drug test. Shortly after, it was announced that several fighters began working together, and with the help...

Sep 2, 2016 11:34 am

Georges St-Pierre will have to decide between UFC & Hollywood

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre is frequently one official announcement away from returning to the Octagon. Despite his indefinite hiatus, St-Pierre has remained adamant that he is open to a return to the Octagon if he is able to reach a deal with the UFC. This week, St-Pierre made a rare TV appearance to...