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Oct 6, 2016 11:43 am

Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall booked for UFC Fight Night in Sacramento

Mickey Gall’s campaign to fight Sage Northcutt has worked out for himself. ESPN reported on Thursday that Gall is set to meet Northcutt in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night Sacramento on December 17. Following Gall’s submission win over former WWE wrestling superstar, CM Punk, the young prospect called Northcutt out in his Octagon...

Oct 6, 2016 11:42 am

Roy Nelson temporarily suspended by Superior Justice Court of MMA

Last month, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson left the MMA world stunned when he knocked out heavyweight veteran Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in the second round of their highly anticipated scrap in Brasilia. While the finish was an impressive one for Nelson, it was his post-fight actions that brought him attention. While referee Big John McCarthy was...

Oct 6, 2016 10:59 am

Nate Diaz given public warning from USADA for UFC 202 CBD oil vaping incident

Over a month has passed since Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor put on their exciting battle in the Octagon at UFC 202. Following the fight, Nate Diaz was seen smoking a vape pen and was asked about it by the media. “It’s CBD,” Diaz said at the UFC 202 post-fight press conference (transcribed by MMA...

Oct 6, 2016 10:54 am

MMA Fighters Association calls for added weight classes to curb weight cutting

One of the most often-argued discussions in MMA is the idea of adding weight classes to the sport, and now the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association is calling for just that. The MMAFA released a statement this week detailing their proposal for adding new weight divisions in an effort to ‘curb weight cutting’, according to...

Oct 6, 2016 9:54 am

Julianna Pena not happy with Ronda Rousey potentially being given title shot upon return

It has now been almost exactly a year since former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey was in the Octagon. In her last outing, Rousey was bloodied and battered by striking ace Holly Holm, who ultimately knocked Rousey out cold in the 2nd round to win the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. Following the loss, Rousey...

Oct 6, 2016 9:34 am

Daniel Cormier explains why he didn’t fight Anthony Johnson at UFC 205

Recently, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and light heavyweight #1 contender Anthony Johnson took to Twitter to exchange verbal blows. Johnson called Cormier out for a fight at UFC 205, the UFC’s inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden, however Cormier was quick to shut down the idea, claiming his analyst duties for Fox...

Oct 6, 2016 9:09 am

Vitor Belfort struggling with weight-cut for UFC 204 fight

With just 24 hours until former UFC middleweight champion Vitor Belfort needs to hit the scales for his middleweight scrap with Gegard Mousasi, ‘The Phenom’ is reportedly struggling with his weight cut. While there has been no word yet as to what Belfort is currently weighing, the situation is bad enough that the UFC has...

Oct 6, 2016 8:35 am

Tyson Fury admits to cocaine usage: “l don’t want to live anymore”

News surfaced recently that Boxing heavyweight world champion Tyson Fury had failed a drug test for cocaine. The news came just days after Fury had pulled out of his rematch against Wladimir Klitschko on September 23rd for unidentified reasons, stating he was deemed “medically unfit” to fight. While it was expected that Fury would be...

Oct 5, 2016 10:37 pm

Conor McGregor claimed he would KO Eddie Alvarez nearly four years ago

If all goes according to Conor McGregor’s plans at UFC 205 on November 12, “Mystic Mac” will surely be buzzing on this one. On January 13, 2013, “The Notorious” tweeted “@arielhelwani @danawhite I’D STOP EDDIE ALVAREZ IN THE 1st ROUND, I’D STOP JIM MILLER IN THE 1st ROUND, I’D STOP CLAY GUIDA IN THE 1st...

Oct 5, 2016 10:36 pm

John Lineker Thinks a Win Over John Dodson Puts Him In Line for a Title Shot

It’s crowded at the top of the bantamweight division. Currently sitting on the division’s throne is pound-for-pound great Dominick Cruz. Directly under him are dangerous contenders like former champion TJ Dillashaw, brick-fisted Team Alpha Male staple Cody Garbrandt, the hard-nosed Bryan Caraway, and the streaking Jimmie Rivera. And then, of course, there’s John Lineker, a...

Oct 5, 2016 7:42 pm

Georges St-Pierre says he will be making a big announcement next week!

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has not competed inside the octagon since his November of 2013 split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in Las Vegas. The Canadian mixed martial arts legend, St-Pierre, recently spoke with Quebec sports media outlet “RDS” where he claimed that a big announcement is coming next week. on...

Oct 5, 2016 6:43 pm

Anthony Pettis has two opponents in mind if Jose Aldo is retiring

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was hoping to score a title fight with current interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. However, after news broke that Eddie Alvarez would be defending his lightweight strap against current featherweight champion Conor McGregor at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 in New York, a frustrated Aldo announced that he...

Oct 5, 2016 5:50 pm

REPORT: Werdum vs. Velasquez II set for December 30 in Las Vegas

The rematch between former UFC heavyweight champs Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez appears to be set for the UFC’s annual end of the year card, according to Werdum’s coach Rafael Cordiero. “Beniel Dariush is representing our team on 5 November in Mexico City and Werdum on December 30 in Vegas against Cain Velasquez. Go with everything!”,...

Oct 5, 2016 5:33 pm

Daniel Cormier set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 206 in Toronto

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will return to the Octagon to defend his title at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada. The event is scheduled to take place on December 10. Cormier made his announcement on Wednesday night’s “UFC Tonight” show on FOX Sports 1. Cormier is slated to face Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in another...

Oct 5, 2016 3:18 pm

Dan Henderson sends a message to the middleweight division

When it was announced earlier this year that #13 ranked UFC middleweight Dan Henderson would be getting first crack at Michael Bisping and his middleweight championship, there was widespread outrage regarding Bisping cutting the line to get a middleweight title shot. While many MMA fans wanted to see the UFC 100 rematch between Bisping and...

Oct 5, 2016 2:55 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “Felony” Charles Bennett Discusses His Renewed Beef with Wanderlei Silva

One of the biggest storylines to emerge from Rizin Fighting Federation’s latest card, which went down on September 25 in Saitama, Japan, was the reemergence of an age-old beef between “Felony” Charles Bennett and the much larger Wanderlei Silva. Bennett and Silva’s beef stems from an infamous 2005 locker room brawl. Footage of this brawl,...

Oct 5, 2016 2:45 pm

Stephen Thompson Says Fans Booing Got in Tyron Woodley’s Head

In June of this year, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson extended his win-streak to seven with a decision win over recent Bellator signee Rory MacDonald. With the win, he established himself as the obvious opponent for Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s July welterweight title fight. When Woodley won the title with a first-round KO of Lawler, however,...

Oct 5, 2016 2:17 pm

Jon Jones NSAC hearing postponed

It looks as though the MMA community will have to wait longer for the return of pound for pound kingpin, interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. After it was revealed last month that Jones would be appearing in front of the NSAC on October 10th along with Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, who could be...

Oct 5, 2016 2:16 pm

A Look Back at the Record-Breaking Rise of Conor McGregor

In April of 2013, a 25-year-old Conor McGregor waved goodbye to a job as a plumber’s apprentice and made a successful UFC debut with a first-round TKO of Marcus Brimage. In the moments after the win, McGregor would famously call for a knockout of the night bonus. He would receive that bonus, and return home...

Oct 5, 2016 11:56 am

MMA community reacts to the death of UFC fighter Josh “Anqa” Samman

Tragic news hit the MMA community on Wednesday when it was revealed that UFC middleweight Josh “Anqa” Samman had passed away at the young age of 28-years-old. Samman, who made his way to the UFC on TUF season 17, “Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen” was found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last week....

Oct 5, 2016 11:51 am

Jason Parillo gives detailed prediction for Michael Bisping’s win at UFC 204

This weekend, in the main event of UFC 204, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson will step into the Octagon in Manchester, England, to square off for Bisping’s UFC middleweight championship. While the fight has the potential to be Bisping’s first successful title defense, it could also mean MMA history for Henderson. Henderson, who was a...

Oct 5, 2016 9:43 am

Josh Samman: The man beyond the Octagon

Josh Samman managed to live an extraordinary life despite his relatively short 28 years here, becoming a widely recognized UFC fighter and best-selling author without ever reaching his 30th birthday. Although Samman enjoyed massive successes as a prize-fighter and writer, he endured as much tragedy as he did triumph. The world was first introduced to...

Oct 5, 2016 9:38 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor fans “don’t know s*** about MMA”

Last week, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez came face to face for the first time at the UFC 205 press conference ahead of their historic fight for Alvarez’ lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 205 on November 12th. When Alvarez fielded his first question from a media member, he was meet with boos...

Oct 5, 2016 9:16 am

Michael Bisping feeling “massive pressure” ahead of UFC 204

In just over 72 hours, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson will step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 204 in Manchester, England to fight for the UFC middleweight championship. In addition to the fight being a highly anticipated rematch of the pair’s UFC 100 scrap that saw Henderson pick up arguably one...

Oct 5, 2016 8:50 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ payouts

This past weekend the UFC hit Portland, Oregon for an action packed night of fights. The event started off with a bang on UFC Fight Pass as Curtis Blaydes picked up a spectacular KO win over Cody East, leaving East with a massive welt on his head from brutal elbows. Throughout the event the ball...