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Sep 14, 2015 3:09 pm

UFC fighters react to Nick Diaz’s 5 year suspension

The verdict is in: Nick Diaz has been suspended for five years by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for failing one of his UFC 183 post fight drug tests. Diaz’s legal team and the commission went at it for over two hours on Monday afternoon and when it was all said and done, it was...

Sep 14, 2015 1:38 pm

Ronda Rousey wins ESPN’s “Best Female Athlete Ever” Award

Only six fights into her Ultimate Fighting Championship career, Ronda Rousey has solidified herself as the most dominant athlete the sport has to offer. Fighters and naysayers can come along and try to challenge that, but the fact remains that nobody has destroyed their competition quite like Rousey has. After her victory at UFC 190...

Sep 14, 2015 12:59 pm

“Stitch” takes jab at Dana White after getting picked up by Bellator

Jacob “Stitch” Duran couldn’t help but take one last jab at his former boss before making his way to the punch-clock of their competitor. Bellator MMA will be holding a historic event on Friday evening when “Dynamite” takes place in San Jose, California. Bellator President Scott Coker is running a one-night four-man light heavyweight tournament...

Sep 14, 2015 9:39 am

UFC fighters react to the return of NFL Sunday football

American Football fans rejoiced on Sunday afternoon when the National Football League made their return to a weekly schedule. The men and women of the octagon were excited to see their favorite teams return to the gridiron and spouted off their support through social media. Some fighters ended their night with a smile while others...


Sep 14, 2015 8:13 am

Chael Sonnen returns to action against Josh Barnett at Metamoris!

When fans think of the premier fight promotions of the world, names like the Ultimate Fighting Championship and Bellator MMA come spring to mind. In the grappling world, however, the choices are slim for professional jiu-jitsu players. Lucky for fans of the sport, that is changing now that Metamoris events and Eddie Bravo Invitational tournaments...

Sep 14, 2015 7:28 am

Brad Pickett launches new promotion called ‘Rise of Champions’

There comes a point in every athlete’s career where they realize they are at the tail end of their run. The business of mixed martial arts is an interesting one as a fighter’s urge to compete will always be there— retired or not. Brad “One Punch” Pickett is a fighter at heart, but is planting...

Sep 14, 2015 6:53 am

Thomson On Nurmagomedov: He reminds me of Frankie Edgar

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s rise toward the top of the UFC’s lightweight division did not happen overnight. The Sambo master managed to fly under the radar while he built an impressive win streak before coming out of his shell to show the world he has what it takes to become the company’s lightweight champion by dominating Thiago...

Sep 14, 2015 6:14 am

“Pitbull” Freire: Daniel Straus trilogy doesn’t make any sense

Scott Coker and the officials of Bellator made an interesting matchmaking decision when they booked Daniel Straus to face Patricio “Pitbull” Freire for a third time despite losing the first two bouts. The featherweight championship will be on the line when champion Freire tries to secure his third win over Straus at “Bellator 145” on...

Sep 14, 2015 1:11 am

FLASHBACK! Herb Dean grew up to look EXACTLY like his father

In the National Football League and National Basketball Association, referees play a crucial role in making sure the rules are followed. In the octagon, however, referees can be the difference between a tapout and a broken arm. There are certain referees that are known to be controversial like Steve Mazzagatti (just ask Dana White). Referees...

Sep 13, 2015 8:10 pm

WATCH! Urijah Faber recalls his 2005 street fight in Indonesia

“The California Kid” Urijah Faber may be one of the most popular fighters to step foot in the octagon, but it turns out he isn’t liked by everybody! Long before Faber ever stepped foot in the Ultimate Fighting Championship or World Extreme Cagefighting, Faber ran into a group of guys in Indonesia that wanted to...

Sep 13, 2015 7:38 pm

Sage Northcutt won’t have training camp for UFC debut

One of UFC’s newest signees is ready to take the octagon by storm. Earlier this month, one of Sage Northcutt’s recent performances at Legacy Fighting Championship went viral where he displayed his dominance over Gage Duhon. After picking up another victory over Rocky Long at Legacy FC 44, Northcutt is making the transition to the...

Sep 13, 2015 2:08 pm

Anderson Silva and Lyoto Machida speak out on Pedro Rizzo’s retirement

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship traveled to Brazil for the first time in 1998, there was a slew of Brazilian fighters who made a name for themselves during the event. Vitor Belfort wowed the crowd in attendance when he only needed forty-four seconds to knock out Wanderlei Silva, but one heavyweight stood head and shoulders...

Sep 13, 2015 12:50 pm

Urijah Faber: Conor McGregor is like ‘a poser wearing Tapout’

Conor McGregor may only have five octagon wins under his belt, but he is already one of the biggest stars in mixed martial arts today. The Ireland native has transcended barriers and is a mainstream star; The interim UFC Featherweight Champion feels like he has to dress the part of a superstar. McGregor is currently...

Sep 13, 2015 7:02 am

‘Reebok kits make UFC fighters look like they’re in a cult’

When the Ultimate Fighting Championship struck an exclusive sponsorship deal with Reebok, fight fans and fighters alike were reluctant to celebrate. The deal seriously impacted the income of several fighters, but now the premier promotion is getting criticism for how their attire looks! Bellator’s former Light heavyweight Champion Emanuel Newton put the uniforms and Reebok...

Sep 13, 2015 7:01 am

UFC veteran Pedro Rizzo retires after TKO win in Brazil

Long before the likes of Cain Velasquez, Fabricio Werdum, Fedor Emelianenko, and Brock Lesnar dominated the heavyweight division, Pedro Rizzo was one of the biggest powerhouses in the octagon. The near twenty-year veteran will be hanging his gloves up after securing another technical knockout victory at “Face to Face 12: Rizzo vs. Flores” in Brazil...

Sep 13, 2015 6:55 am

WATCH! Legacy FC 45 delivers ANOTHER night of crazy finishes

With the ever expanding rosters of Ultimate Fighting Championship, Bellator and World Series of Fighting, it is rare to find a weekend without a major mixed martial arts promotion running a show. Legacy FC 45 had their chance to shine on AXS TV on Friday night and put on an amazing show full of bloody...

Sep 13, 2015 1:09 am

This Invicta FC Strawweight may have the best fight gear of all time

Invicta FC aired another exciting night of fights on UFC Fight Pass last Saturday evening when their “Invicta FC 14” rivaled the Floyd Mayweather pay-per-view. Now, fans of MMA thought they have already seen everything they could in terms of fight gear during the dark ages of the UFC. Whether it was something iconic like...

Sep 12, 2015 9:39 pm

WATCH! Berto Gets Tired of Mayweather’s Running and Talks Some Trash!

Andre Berto seemed to be getting sick and tired of Floyd Mayweather’s style of fighting so he made sure to let him know! Mayweather’s elusiveness and ability to avoid getting hit may not be a popular way to fight, but nothing beats getting another “W” without taking much damage! Check out the clip below in...

Sep 12, 2015 9:09 pm

WATCH! Mayweather dances his way back to the corner!

Floyd Mayweather’s confidence seems to be as high as ever while in the ring with Andre Berto! Berto tried his hardest to teach “Money” a lesson, but the champion seems to be dancing circles around “The Beast”. This may be the last time fans ever get to see Mayweather in the ring and he is...

Sep 12, 2015 8:47 pm

WATCH! Floyd Mayweather is all business in walk to the ring

When Floyd Mayweather made his way to the ring tonight, he was all business! The undefeated king of boxing is set to put his forty-eight fight win streak on the line against Andre Berto in Las Vegas, Nevada. “Money” will be putting his WBA, WBC and The Ring welterweight titles on the line tonight in...

Sep 12, 2015 8:26 pm

UFC Welterweight Close To Signing Deal With Versace

Well here’s something you don’t see everyday. A UFC fighter is close to signing a contract with probably the most famous fashion company in the world, Versace. That’s right, UFC welterweight Alan Jouban is reportedly close to signing a contract with Versace, which would certainly be the first time an MMA fighter has been linked...

Sep 12, 2015 8:05 pm

Rockhold: ‘Close-Minded People Believe In The UFC Hype Train’

Before entering the UFC, middleweight Luke Rockhold was the top Strikeforce fighter in his division when Zuffa bout out Strikeforce and moved the fighter over. Recently, Rockhold talked to MMAFighting about how none of the Strikeforce fighters got any respect until they came in the UFC and started taking over. Now, Strikeforce fighters like Robbie...

Sep 12, 2015 7:48 pm

Josh Thomson: ‘No Doubt Khabib’s A Future UFC Champ’

Former UFC lightweight and current Bellator MMA lightweight Josh Thomson trains with top UFC fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov at AKA and says that there’s no question ‘The Eagle’ will be a champ in the very near future. Khabib will return after a long layoff due to injury and face off with Tony Ferguson. Before being injured,...

Sep 12, 2015 5:28 pm

TJ Dillashaw Responds To McGregor’s ‘Snake In The Grass’ Comments

Earlier in the week, while promoting the premiere of TUF 22, UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor took a few shots at bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. While going back and forth with Urijah Faber, McGregor said that he told Faber to be weary of Dillashaw, his teammate, because he thinks he’s a ‘snake in the...

Sep 12, 2015 4:36 pm

Holly Holm: ‘Fighting Rousey Sooner Could Be Better’

Undefeated UFC bantamweight Holly Holm is gearing up for the biggest fight of her life, against champ Ronda Rousey, which will now take place on Nov. 14, instead of the originally scheduled Jan. 2. Rousey vs. Holm was set for UFC 195 but because of changes to the main event scheduled for UFC 193, which...

Sep 12, 2015 12:19 pm

Matt Brown: ‘Without Conor, ‘GO BIG’ Press Conference Would’ve Been Boring’

A lot of people have been critical of UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s antics at the latest ‘GO BIG’ press conference. McGregor took over, jumping on the mic whenever he felt like he needed to, even when questions weren’t directed towards him. He started beefs with tons of fighters, like UFC lightweight champion Rafael...

Sep 12, 2015 7:06 am

Luke Rockhold Feels Bad For The Lower Weight Classes

Why doesn’t UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson, who is one of the most dominant champions, grab the attention of viewers? It’s a question that continues to be asked, especially following the poor numbers brought in for his recent outing, at UFC 191. There seem to be a lot of answers floating around out there, from...

Sep 12, 2015 6:21 am

The UFC Stands By USADA Following Mayweather IV Scandal

With the recent report coming out that calls into question the United States Anti-Doping practices, regarding a situation where Floyd Mayweather used a banned IV, a lot wondered about the UFC’s new partnership with USADA. Well, UFC’s Jeff Novitsky, VP of athlete health and performance, insists that the promotion has not lost any trust with...