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Sep 18, 2016 9:23 am

Reebok Outfitting Payout for UFC Fight Night 94: Uriah Hall nets $5,000

Last night, the UFC touched down in Hidalgo, Texas with an extremely exciting card, highlighted by some amazing first-round finishes. At the time of this writing, the official fight purses of the 24 fighters on the card has not yet been disclosed. We do, however, know how much each fighter took home via the UFC’s Athlete...

Sep 18, 2016 7:17 am

Fighters React to Michael Johnson’s Blistering KO of Dustin Poirier

Last night, the UFC touched down in the small border town of Hidalgo, Texas with UFC Fight Night 94. In the evening’s main event, former featherweight contender Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier looked to improve to 5-0 since returning to lightweight. His opportunity to do so came against long-time lightweight contender Michael “The Menace” Johnson, who entered...

Sep 17, 2016 7:48 am

Tito Ortiz reacts to Chael Sonnen calling him out

Earlier this week, former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. While no word was given on when Sonnen would be making his Bellator MMA debut, he did reveal that he was looking to make his debut against former UFC champion...


Sep 16, 2016 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJPENN.COM’s Rapid Fire episode 1 with BJ Penn

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s “Rapid Fire”, with host Chris Taylor, where he discussed a number of different topics including his comeback fight against Ricardo Lamas which takes place next month in Manila, Philippines. “The Prodigy”, who has not competed in mixed martial arts since a...

Sep 16, 2016 10:21 am

Rory MacDonald up for “gangster weight” fight with Chael Sonnen

Less than 24 hours ago, former UFC middleweight, and light heavyweight, title challenger Chael Sonnen announced that he had ended his retirement, and signed an exclusive multi-fight contract with Bellator MMA. While no date was given for Sonnen’s first fight, there was some speculation regarding whether Sonnen would fight at middleweight, or light heavyweight given...

Sep 16, 2016 7:17 am

Luke Rockhold Discusses Recent Pay Dispute: It’s About “Understanding Your Worth”

Last week, Luke Rockhold made waves by blasting the UFC over fighter pay, referring to an offer the organization made him as “bullsh*t.” Just days later, however, it was announced that former middleweight champion would be returning to action against Brazilian contender Ronald “Jacare” Souza. The two top middleweights will headline the UFC’s return to Melbourne,...

Sep 13, 2016 9:38 am

Randy Orton on Possible UFC Fight: I’d Fake Punch the Guy and Get Choked Out

Today, there is a pretty significant history of high-profile professional wrestlers making the jump to the UFC. The most successful pro wrestler to do so was Brock Lesnar, who not only won fights in the UFC, but claimed the organization’s heavyweight title. The most recent pro wrestler to make the jump was former WWE champ CM...

Sep 13, 2016 5:40 am

Will Brooks defends CM Punk’s UFC 203 payday: “Get your own”

Former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight ‘Ill’ Will Brooks may be one of the few fighters actually defending CM Punk’s massive payday at UFC 203 on Saturday. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, took home $500,000 in disclosed pay in a losing effort to Mickey Gall, who submitted the former WWE superstar in a...

Sep 12, 2016 5:45 pm

Anastasia Yankova calls out “online weirdos” and Ilima MacFarlane

Up-and-coming Bellator standout Anastasia Yankova has the sexual attention of a fellow female fighter as well as throngs of online ‘weirdos’, all of which both bemuses and bewilders the Russian flyweight. Yankova, (3-0), was the object of affection from fellow Bellator woman’s flyweight Ilima MacFarlane in an interview MacFarlane gave in July, and now appears to be...

Sep 12, 2016 10:35 am

Report: Fedor Emelianenko Offered $2 Million to Fight at Rizin End of Year Show, Possibly Against Wanderlei Silva

Once widely considered the greatest mixed martial artist on the planet, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko has fallen off pretty severely over the last few years. First, he experienced three consecutive losses under the Strikeforce banner, falling to Fabricio Werdum, Antonio “Bigfoot” Silva, and Dan Henderson. Next, he scored three wins over less than stellar competition, before...

Sep 9, 2016 9:14 am

Cut! Three Fighters Removed from the UFC Roster

Last month, news broke that long-time UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald had abandoned the UFC to join the Bellator roster. It should come as no surprise, then, that his fighter profile has been removed from the UFC website. As it turns out, however, two other fighters have also been released from the UFC in the last...

Sep 6, 2016 8:30 am

Matt Mitrione engages in Twitter war with Matt Hughes over fighter pay

Matt Mitrione ripped into UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes on Twitter during a heated exchange over fighter’s rights and pay. With talks of a fighters union and compensation running rampant amongst UFC and Bellator fighters alike, Hughes and Mitrione took to Twitter on Tuesday to air their grievances, or in other words attack each others opinion....

Sep 5, 2016 11:15 am

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 1-year-old son killed by drunk driver

Another hit-and-run incident has dealt the MMA community a devastating blow. 3-1-1 professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-month-old baby boy passed away after being hit by a 72-year-old drunk driver in Hawthorne, California. From the Hawthorne Police: “On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of...

Sep 5, 2016 9:52 am

Eddie Alvarez talks about growing up in ‘Rocky’ Philly neighborhood

UFC Lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez grew up in the rough parts of Philadelphia, where fighting was a big part of his daily life, well before he ever stepped into the cage. But according to Alvarez, growing up in ‘Rocky’s’ neighborhood in Kensington is not without it’s merits. “It was tough, tough neighborhood. That’s where Rocky was...

Sep 4, 2016 3:02 pm

Michael Chandler: “Eddie Alvarez deserves a red panty night”

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler (15-3 MMA) is very familiar with current UFC lightweight title holder Eddie Alvarez. Alvarez and Chandler engaged in two epic wars while fighting under the Bellator banner, with Chandler submitting Alvarez in the pairs first encounter, and Eddie being awarded a judges split-decision in their second lightweight title affair. Chandler recently weighed...

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...

Aug 31, 2016 2:46 am

Michael Chandler Says He’d Fight Rory MacDonald At Welterweight

Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler’s immediate future looks like it could get very interesting. We know that he’ll be taking on former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson on November 19. Should he pass that test, Chandler can then look forward to a scrap with another UFC veteran in Josh Thompson, and perhaps even to a...

Aug 31, 2016 2:37 am

Marcin Held signs with the UFC

Former Bellator lightweight title challenger Marcin Held has signed with the UFC, according to the Polish fighter’s Facebook page. “I want to announce that I am officially the UFC fighter!” Held wrote. “I hope you like this change and you will watch my next fight(s). Thanks for everyone who kept (their) fingers crossed. I (will) start climbing to...

Aug 30, 2016 3:36 pm

Cyborg Santos plans to fight in December despite fractured skull

Evangelista Santos may have been on the wrong end of what many consider to be the most devastating injury in the history of MMA, however that hasn’t deterred him from wanting to return to the cage as soon as possible. Santos, who underwent surgery for the injury, has yet to be cleared by a doctor,...

Aug 30, 2016 9:32 am

UFC on FOX 21 gets worst ratings ever for a FOX UFC card

Following UFC 202’s record breaking event, last weekend’s UFC on FOX 21 was the first time a FOX card averaged less than two million viewers, according to a final rating analysis for all 2016 UFC cards on FOX. Headlined by former interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit and Demian Maia, UFC on FOX 21 pulled in...

Aug 29, 2016 2:14 pm

Rory MacDonald blasts Robbie Lawler, accuses him of using PED’s at UFC 189

On Monday afternoon, Ariel Helwani returned to our screens with the latest episode of The MMA Hour. One of this episode’s many big-name guests was Rory MacDonald, who shook up the fight world by announcing that he recently heard that Robbie Lawler failed a drug test in the wake of their July 2015 rematch. Here’s what...

Aug 27, 2016 1:27 pm

VIDEO | Rory MacDonald was tired of being a “UFC Robot”

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald recently jumped ship and signed a deal to fight under the Bellator banner. “The Red King” talked about his decision to leave the UFC at yesterday’s Bellator 160 event stating that he felt like a “robot” during his final fights with the promotion (after the Reebok deal). Rory...

Aug 24, 2016 8:37 am

Rory MacDonald removed from UFC rankings

Going into Rory MacDonald’s ‘UFC: Ottawa’ scrap with Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson, the welterweight star was very open about the fact that the fight was the last on his contract, and that he would be testing the free agency. While there has been no word yet as to where MacDonald will land, Bellator MMA President Scott...

Aug 19, 2016 8:29 am

Matt Mitrione claims he recently had a horrific accident involving a hammer and his nuts

Former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione, now fighting under the Bellator MMA promotion is no stranger to freak injuries. In his last controversial fight in the UFC against Travis Browne at UFC Fight Night 81, Mitrione suffered a gruesome eye injury that was hard to look at. Now, “Meathead” claims that he has injured himself with...