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Apr 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Source: “It was Lorenzo who made the call on McGregor, Dana wasn’t involved”

The MMA world was left in complete shock earlier this week when current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor tweeted that he had decided to “retire young” and was done with fighting. Shortly after that, the UFC announced that they had pulled “Mystic Mac” from his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz which was expected...

Apr 24, 2016 3:45 pm

Photo | Jon Jones kicks it with the Diaz Brothers

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was kicking it with Nick and Nate Diaz earlier this week. Israel Martinez posted the following photo on Twitter Friday evening showcasing the three UFC superstars. Check it out: @JonnyBones kicking it with @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @ufc #197 pic.twitter.com/EXeAcfo1vz — Israel Martinez (@IzzyStyle) April 22, 2016 Jon Jones headlined...

Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Chael Sonnen: Conor wanted to fight ‘Bendo’ under the ‘McGregor Promotions’ banner

In the above video former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen discusses the fallout between the UFC and it’s current featherweight champion Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” was expected to rematch Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout at July’s UFC 200 event, however after Conor refused to attend the UFC’s media tour, the promotion opted to pull...

Apr 23, 2016 3:27 pm

Video | Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha HATE each other

It is no secret that current UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0 MMA) and top contender Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA) do not like each other. The ladies, who are serving as coaches on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter, did not hold back their hate for one another during Friday’s UFC 200 press conference. Fast...


Apr 23, 2016 12:21 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz and Frankie Edgar have much respect for one another

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and UFC veteran Nate Diaz were in Las Vegas for the UFC 200 IFW Launch Event to promote UFC 200. Edgar is set to fight former featherweight champion Jose Aldo in an interim featherweight championship match while it is unknown if Diaz will still be fighting on the marquee...

Apr 23, 2016 10:55 am

VIDEO | Fighters predict Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux winner

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes his return to the Octagon for the first time since fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 back in January 2015. Jones was set to rematch Cormier on Saturday night but an injury forced Cormier out of competition. Jones is now set to battle Ovince Saint Preux for...

Apr 22, 2016 5:49 pm

Madison Square Garden? Jon Jones would rather headline UFC 200

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones returns to the octagon tomorrow night to battle Ovince Saint Preux for the UFC’s interim light heavyweight title. The “Bones” vs. “OSP” bout, which headlines tomorrow’s UFC 197 event in Las Vegas, was put together on short-notice after current UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was forced to...

Apr 22, 2016 3:53 pm

“The majority of fighters did not have an issue with Conor not coming”

According to MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani, most of the UFC fighters he spoke with at today’s UFC 200 press conference had no issue with Conor McGregor not attending the media event. I talked to several fighters who were on that stage this week, the vast majority, off the record, did not have an issue w/ Conor...

Apr 22, 2016 2:53 pm

Dana White says ‘Jones vs. Cormier 2’ a possibility for UFC 200

During today’s UFC 200 press conference, UFC president Dana White announced that there was no longer any chance that current featherweight champ Conor McGregor would be fighting at this summer’s blockbuster event. Shortly after making that statement, Dana White was asked if it was possible that a light heavyweight championship rematch between Daniel Cormier and...

Apr 21, 2016 11:54 pm

Jon Jones says he is happy Daniel Cormier became a UFC champion

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and current champion Daniel Cormier do not like each other. The two are a part of one the biggest rivalries the UFC has seen and were set to rematch this weekend at UFC 197. However, an injury sidelined Cormier and now Jones is set to face Ovince Saint...

Apr 21, 2016 5:32 pm

Conor McGregor calls out Dana White and the UFC

Conor McGregor shook up UFC 200 earlier this week with the card nearly three months out. “The Notorious” and the UFC disagreed on a media schedule that interrupted McGregor’s training schedule while in Iceland and refused to abide by the UFC’s set media schedule. The UFC shocked everyone when they announced on Tuesday that they...

Apr 21, 2016 12:42 pm

EXCLUSIVE VIDEO | Luke Rockhold – 7 Weeks out looking like the new Anderson Silva

There is a new middleweight champion of the UFC. Luke Rockhold recently got back in the gym for his first day of boxing training after suffering a minor injury, but definitely has not lost his championship skillset. Check out Rockhold in this exclusive video as he begins his preparation for the immediate rematch against former...

Apr 21, 2016 7:53 am

BREAKING! Conor McGregor releases statement regarding UFC 200 and retirement

Conor McGregor shocked the world when he announced his retirement from MMA on Tuesday. The Irish superstar was expected to rematch Nate Diaz in the headlining bout of July’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. McGregor was then pulled from the fight card (UFC 200) after UFC President Dana White revealed that Conor was refusing...

Apr 21, 2016 2:40 am

Dana White: ‘I didn’t want Nate Diaz to get screwed up in this whole deal’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor threw a huge monkey wrench into the UFC 200 card this week, all the way from Iceland. On Tuesday, “The Notorious” tweeted that he has decided to retire and the UFC announced later in the day that they pulled McGregor from the main event spot where he was slated to...

Apr 20, 2016 10:59 am

Georges St-Pierre interested in superfights, not titles

There has been much speculation as to whether or not Georges St-Perre will be returning to the Octagon. The former welterweight kingpin has been training, however there’s been no word yet on whether or not he will be returning to the Octagon. With Conor McGregor retiring yesterday, and subsequently being pulled from his UFC 200...

Apr 20, 2016 9:54 am

Conor McGregor surpasses Kobe Bryant for most Retweets on retirement post

Earlier this month NBA legend Kobe Bryant announced his retirement from the sport after 20 years in the league. Bryant ended his career with a 60 point game that saw him lead the Los Angeles Lakers to a late-game comeback and defeat the Utah Jazz. The performance, as well as the end of the Mamba-Era,...

Apr 20, 2016 7:35 am

Report: Dana White met with Ronda Rousey yesterday in San Francisco

According to a report from MMA personality ‘Front Row Brian’, UFC President Dana White met with former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey yesterday in San Francisco. According to the report White and Rousey were meeting with World Gaming executive Neil Duffy. With that said, there is a good chance that a conversation about “saving...

Apr 20, 2016 6:46 am

Khabib and “RDA” exchange shots on Twitter

Khabib Nurmagomedov improved his mixed martial arts record to a perfect 23-0 last weekend when he defeated Darrell Horcher on the main card of UFC on FOX 19 in Tampa. Following his impressive TKO victory over Horcher, “The Eagle” decided to call out current UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in his post-fight interview. Khabib...

Apr 20, 2016 12:05 am

VIDEO | Did Conor McGregor hint at his retirement before UFC 196?

Oh man. This could be real.pic.twitter.com/Ac7k8F4P8g — Conor McGregor Army (@McGregorArmy) April 19, 2016 Conor McGregor’s retirement from MMA on Tuesday was quite unexpected. The featherweight champ was looking to bounce back from a 2nd round submission loss to Nate Diaz at UFC 196 in a highly anticipated rematch at UFC 200. An elaborate press...

Apr 19, 2016 8:41 pm

Report: Conor McGregor felt the UFC’s demands were unrealistic

Jonathan Shrager is reporting that Conor McGregor, who was removed from his scheduled UFC 200 main event rematch with Nate Diaz earlier tonight by the UFC, was unhappy with the UFC’s promo plans for the summer’s blockbuster event stating that they were “unrealistic”. Here is what Jonathan reported on Twitter: I've just had contact with...

Apr 19, 2016 6:57 pm

Video | Dana White says Nate Diaz is flying to Vegas to book another fight

UFC President Dana White went on ESPN’s SportsCenter to announce that current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 200 main event rematch with Nate Diaz after failing to commit to a press conference in Las Vegas. White continued by saying that the UFC still had a good relationship with...

Apr 19, 2016 4:55 pm

BREAKING! UFC pulls Conor McGregor from UFC 200

Conor McGregor shocked the world earlier today when he announced that he had decided to retire from the sport of mixed martial arts. Many fans and fighters thought that McGregor’s tweet was a joke or a hoax. However, Dana White just confirmed on ESPN’s SportsCenter that Conor McGregor is actually out of his scheduled UFC...

Apr 19, 2016 4:32 pm

Pros react to Conor McGregor’s retirement

Conor McGregor shocked the MMA Universe earlier today when he took to Twitter to announce his retirement from the sport. The current UFC featherweight champion was supposed to rematch Nate Diaz in the headlining bout of UFC 200 this July in Las Vegas. The UFC has yet to release a statement on McGregor’s retirement, but...

Apr 19, 2016 3:47 pm

Ariel Helwani says that McGregor’s retirement is real, UFC working on new plan

The MMA world is still trying to make sense of Conor McGregor’s tweet from earlier today, where the current featherweight champ stated that he had “decided to retire young“. Many fans thought and hoped that McGregor’s tweet was some sort of April fools joke or hoax, however, MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani is saying that sources have...

Apr 19, 2016 1:36 pm

Conor McGregor’s coach confirms featherweight champ’s retirement

Early Tuesday morning UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor made headlines as he announced his retirement from MMA ahead of his UFC 200 welterweight scrap against Nate Diaz. While the retirement Tweet was initially regarded as a ‘troll-job’ by many, multiple sources confirmed that McGregor was serious about retiring according to Ariel Helwani. This led to...

Apr 19, 2016 1:15 pm

Nate Diaz has surprising reaction to the news of Conor McGregor retiring

UFC 200 could be taking a wild turn and surely UFC President Dana White is getting more people reaching out to him more than ever right now. On Tuesday, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor announced on Twitter that he has “decided to retire young.” Nate Diaz handed Conor McGregor his first defeat in the UFC...

Apr 19, 2016 12:46 pm

Daniel Cormier goes off on Jon Jones for questioning his injury

The Jones-DC war outside the Octagon continued this week as Jon Jones questioned the legitimacy of the injury which forced Daniel Cormier out of their UFC 197 rematch on April 23rd. That didn’t sit too well with DC, who went on a Twitter rant to question Jones, starting with his decision to fight Glover Teixeira...

Apr 19, 2016 11:47 am

UFC superstar Conor McGregor already retiring?

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has become one of the biggest stars in MMA in just a matter of years. “The Notorious” has set numerous records and has seemingly opened the eyes of the entire country of Ireland to the sport of MMA. With tasting defeat for the first time in the UFC against UFC...