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Jun 1, 2016 10:02 am

Chris Weidman to likely undergo neck surgery in 1-2 weeks

With just over two weeks to go until his rematch with Luke Rockhold for the middleweight championship, Chris Weidman was forced to withdraw from UFC 199 with a neck injury. Weidman revealed that while he would be unable to compete at UFC 199, he planned to compete at UFC 205, the UFC’s first event at...

Jun 1, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos wins first pro fight out of Brazil 8 years ago today

Jun1.2008 In what was his 1st fight outside of Brazilian soil,@RdosAnjosMMA submits Takaichi Hirayama via armbar pic.twitter.com/Uz2Kc7hEE7 — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) June 1, 2016 On this day eight years ago, Rafael dos Anjos competed in his first professional MMA fight that was outside of Brazil at Pancrase 5. RDA went into the bout with...

May 31, 2016 2:36 pm

Chris Weidman bashes Michael Bisping and Luke Rockhold surprisingly backs Bisping

Chris Weidman and Luke Rockhold both were guests on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. Weidman, who was forced to pull out of the title rematch against Rockhold due to injury opened up the opportunity for Michael Bisping to get his first chance to fight for a UFC championship belt. Weidman said that by pulling...

May 31, 2016 12:03 pm

Luke Rockhold says he is making over $1 million per fight as the champion

UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold sounds like he has done really well for himself now that he is at the top of the UFC middleweight division. Ahead of his title fight with Michael Bisping at UFC 199, Rockhold spoke with Ariel Helwani on the MMA Hour and said that he is making over $1 million...


May 30, 2016 9:14 am

Aljamain Sterling reacts to first loss of professional MMA career

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway stepped in the Octagon to settle their feud. Sterling was the one who initially called for a fight against Caraway, however it was Caraway who left the Octagon with the win. The fight was a rather close one, with many scoring the bout in favor...

May 30, 2016 8:44 am

Fighters react to Cody Garbrandt’s win over Thomas Almeida

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Cody Garbrandt picked up the biggest win over his career as he defeated Thomas Almeida via 1st round KO. Not only did the win extend Garbrandt’s undefeated streak, it also likely put him on the top 10 ladder of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings. Understandably, the MMA community went wild on...

May 30, 2016 6:57 am

UFC Fight Night 88 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 88’ in Las Vegas delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at last night’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 88’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Cody...

May 30, 2016 6:43 am

Photo | Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor event poster

Retired boxing champion Floyd Mayweather posted the following photo on Twitter late Sunday evening promoting his potential bout with current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. .@badmedina https://t.co/648Qb26FTL pic.twitter.com/67agluPAGt — Floyd Mayweather (@FloydMayweather) May 30, 2016 “Money” Mayweather and “Mystic Mac” are rumored to be having a boxing match which will air on pay-per-view on September...

May 28, 2016 7:24 pm

Wanderlei Silva challenges Chael Sonnen to a fight

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen was a recent guest on The MMA Hour where he told Ariel Helwani that he personally saved ‘TUF Brazil 3’ by showing opposing coach Wanderlei Silva his bank account. “The Axe Murderer” denied Sonnen’s recent claims in a video posted to Facebook, where he credited his coach Rafael Cordeiro...

May 28, 2016 7:29 am

VIDEO | Brian Stann running for political office?

Former top ranked UFC middleweight Brian Stann has a very well documented past in the armed forces. Stann, a Captain in the U.S. Marine Corps was awarded the Silver Star for his actions during combat. Back in 2013, following his KO loss to Wanderlei Silva, Stann retired from MMA, taking a very active role in...

May 28, 2016 7:00 am

BJJ Legend confident Ashton Kutcher would submit Conor McGregor

Rigan Machado is one of the most famous Jiu-Jitsu practitioners in the history of the sport. The 8th degree red and black belt, trains numerous high-profile students, including none other than famed actor Ashton Kutcher. Machado posee to TMZ to explain why he believes Kutchet’s wrestling background, combined with his Jiu-Jitsu purple belt, would result...

May 27, 2016 7:08 pm

VIDEO | Urijah Faber looking explosive one week out from UFC 199

In just one week, Urijah Faber will step into the Octagon to fight Dominick Cruz for the UFC bantamweight championship in a highly anticipated trilogy fight that’s been nearly 10 years in the making. Back in 2007, Faber handed Dominick Cruz the first loss of his MMA career. To this date, it remains the only...

May 27, 2016 10:49 am

VIDEO | Cris Cyborg trolls Ronda Rousey, calls her out for UFC 205

“Running Man challenge…all the way to New York! Share this post if you want to see this fight @ufc ‪#‎ufc205‬!!!” The ‘Running Man Challenge’ has been taking over the internet recently, with UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones even taking the challenge twice! On the heels of her successful UFC debut at UFC 198...

May 27, 2016 9:32 am

Miesha Tate’s cautionary warning to Conor McGregor

UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate has been competing in MMA professionally for nearly a decade. In addition, ‘Cupcake’ was one of the first women in the UFC. Ahead of her UFC 200 fight against Amanda Nunes, Tate appeared on SiriusXM Fight Club, Tate tried to impart some wisdom on UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor,...

May 26, 2016 10:26 am

PHOTO | Georges St-Pierre training with boxing greats

There has been quite a bit of speculation as to whether or not former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre will return to the Octagon. While many initially expected GSP to return to the Octagon for UFC 200, there were several bumps in the road along the way, mainly the UFC’s deal with Reebok. Despite that,...

May 26, 2016 3:36 am

Let’s talk Nate Diaz vs. Floyd Mayweather

Nate Diaz has got some great boxing skills and made Conor McGregor crumble in their fight at UFC 196 with, yes, his boxing. While Diaz thinks the McGregor vs. Mayweather talk is all just a publicity stunt to build their respective fanbases, Diaz says he would beat down both McGregor and Mayweather on the same...

May 25, 2016 5:24 pm

Nate Diaz: Conor McGregor is ‘artificial’

Nate Diaz is sitting at the top of the UFC with the promotion’s biggest draw, Conor McGregor, “obsessed” with fighting him in a rematch. Diaz spoke with Ariel Helwani on a special edition of The MMA Hour on Wednesday to discuss a variety of topics that included Nate Diaz’s position on the business of fighting...

May 25, 2016 10:29 am

VIDEO | Jason ‘Mayhem’ Miller addresses missing weight by 24 pounds and Venator loss

Jason “Mayhem” Miller made headlines after nearly four years out of competition as he weighed in for his middleweight title fight at Venator FC over the weekend. “Mayhem” stepped on the scales and weighed in 24 pounds over the middleweight limit and his fight with Luke Barnatt was canceled. However, Miller was given a light...

May 25, 2016 9:23 am

Frankie Edgar fires back at Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo may have gotten the better of Frankie Edgar back at UFC 156, however at UFC 200 on July 9th, Frankie Edgar foresees a very different fight. Aldo on the other hand, believes he will win the fight after “easily” winning the first one, apparently with just his left arm. Ahead of UFC 200,...

May 25, 2016 9:13 am

Conor McGregor’s family potentially getting reality show

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has quickly become one of the most recognizable faces in the sporting world. With talks of a potential boxing match against legendary prizefighter Floyd Mayweather keeping McGregor’s name in the headlines more than ever, McGregor could now find himself on TV as a reality star as well. McGregor’s older sister,...

May 25, 2016 8:57 am

Urijah Faber reacts to BJ Penn’s USADA violation

Unfortunate news broke earlier this week that UFC Hall of Famer BJ Penn had been pulled from his scheduled UFC 199 scrap with Cole Miller on June 4th after voluntarily revealing that he used an IV back in March. While there hasn’t been any word in regards to whether or not Penn will be suspended...

May 25, 2016 3:30 am

PHOTO | Nate Diaz honored by California assemblyman

Nate Diaz is doing big things outside of the Octagon and has been honored for the efforts behind his goodwill. On Tuesday, the graciefighter_209 account posted a photo of Diaz being honored for his efforts in giving back to his community. The caption read: “Tonight our own Nate Diaz was honored by Assemblyman Jim Cooper...

May 24, 2016 10:03 am

Dan Henderson “almost ready” to retire

Former Pride FC champion Dan Henderson undoubtably has one of the most historic careers in the history of MMA. After winning the Pride welterweight championship in 2005, Henderson went on to win the Pride middleweight championship by knocking out Wanderlei Silva at Pride 33 in 2007. In addition, Henderson is a former Strikeforce champion, and...

May 24, 2016 9:56 am

VIDEO | UFC 199 Free Fight: Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva

By now the MMA world knows that Michael Bisping has stepped in on short notice to fight Luke Rockhold in the main event of UFC 199 on June 4th after Chris Weidman was forced out of the bout with a neck injury. Ahead of that fight, take a look back at Bisping’s recent win over...

May 24, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | ‘ESPN First Take’ hosts blast “delusional” Conor McGregor

The latest reports regarding a Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather matchup indicate that the bout will in fact happen in September. While the bout would likely shatter pay-per view records in boxing and MMA, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith believe that McGregor is delusional. The ‘ESPN First Take’ hosts spoke earlier this week, prior...

May 23, 2016 6:28 pm

UFC releases statement on BJ Penn being pulled from UFC 199 for USADA IV violation

Late Monday, BJPENN.COM learned that UFC Hall of Fame legend BJ Penn was pulled from his UFC 199 bout with Cole Miller after his admitted use of an IV to the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). The UFC gave the following statement regarding Penn’s USADA IV violation: The UFC organization was notified today that the U.S....