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Mar 23, 2016 1:57 am

Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Tuesday was a historic day for sports. New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature...

Mar 22, 2016 9:22 am

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen vs. Michael Bisping grappling match from URFight

This past weekend, UFC veterans Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping competed in a grappling match at URFight. Unlike Metamoris however, which is one long round, the grappling match between Sonnen and Bisping consisted of three 5 minute rounds. Jim Ross and Rampage Jackson were on hand for commentary for the match, which you can watch...

Mar 21, 2016 4:18 pm

Kimbo Slice and Ken Shamrock test positive for steroid, Shamrock also pops for opioid

It was revealed shortly after the Bellator 149 event that co-main event fighter Kimbo Slice and main event fighter Ken Shamrock failed their fight drug tests. According to a report released by MMA Junkie, 52-year-old Shamrock and 42-year old Slice both tested positive for the steroid nandrolone, according to urine test results released by the...


Mar 21, 2016 2:16 pm

Joe Rogan leaks his secret character code in EA Sports UFC video game

Joe Rogan is as well known in the UFC as the most famous fighters that step into the Octagon. As a well-versed martial artist himself, Rogan’s personality and knowledge of the fight game go hand in hand with his job as a color commentator for the UFC. It has been revealed that Rogan has his...

Mar 19, 2016 10:04 pm

Hector Lombard: McGregor has no place at 170-pounds

UFC welterweight Hector Lombard does not believe that current UFC featherweight title holder Conor McGregor has any place in the 170-pound division. The former Bellator middleweight champion thinks it is CRAZY that the UFC even considered having someone like Nate Diaz or Conor McGregor getting a title shot at current title holder Robbie Lawler. Hector...

Mar 18, 2016 11:09 am

Kimbo Slice’s son, Kevin ‘Baby Slice’ Ferguson Jr. makes MMA debut

Kimbo Slice simply grabs the people’s attention. In his last controversial fight with Dada 5000 where he also happened to fail a drug test at Bellator 149, Spike TV said in a press release that a card with Slice on it once again broke a Bellator record. “Bellator 149 shattered viewership records for Bellator MMA,...

Mar 17, 2016 5:56 am

Report: UFC denies RDA’s request to fight Robbie Lawler or Nate Diaz at UFC 200

According to a report from Ariel Helwani, the UFC has denied Rafael dos Anjos’ request to fight either Nate Diaz or Robbie Lawler at July’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. ‘UFC Tonight’ revealed the news on Twitter: UFC denied Rafael dos Anjos' bid for Lawler or Diaz at UFC 200 (per @arielhelwani) https://t.co/Ip40btOG8i...

Mar 16, 2016 10:31 am

Video | Eddie Alvarez wants title fight with RDA, but would settle with Nate Diaz

Top UFC lightweight contender Eddie Alvarez has been busy campaigning for a title shot with current division champion Rafael dos Anjos. The former Bellator title holder is coming off a split-decision win over former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis, which occurred at January’s UFC Fight Night 81 event. Prior to his victory over “Showtime”, Alvarez...

Mar 14, 2016 5:12 pm

After failed negotiations with UFC, Rory Mac to test free agency

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Rory MacDonald will return to the octagon in June when he headlines UFC Fight Night 89 in Ottawa opposite surging contender Stephen Thompson. “The Red King” has not competed since his “fight of the year” battle with Robbie Lawler at this past July’s UFC 189 event in Las Vegas. MacDonald...

Mar 14, 2016 2:14 am

Chris Leben opens up on details of his life-threatening heart condition

UFC veteran Chris Leben was just about to make a return to MMA with a new contract with Bellator MMA. In the process of getting ready to return to competition, bad news about his physical health hit the knockout specialist as he went through the process of pre-fight medical exams. The 35-year-old veteran appeared on...

Mar 12, 2016 3:39 pm

Eddie Alvarez vs. Donald Cerrone 2?

Since losing his octagon debut to Donald Cerrone via decision at UFC 178 in September of 2014, former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez (27-4 MMA) has put together back-to-back victories over top contenders and former MMA champions Gilbert Melendez and Anthony Pettis inside of the octagon. The 32-year-old took to Twitter where he asked “who is...

Mar 10, 2016 11:21 am

Michael Bisping wants a title shot but Nick Diaz will do

Michael Bisping’s Manager said that Bisping is intrested in fighting Nick Diaz but would prefer a title shot. Nick went to Instagram after Bisping beat Anderson Silvia even after being Knocked down. It looked to some that Bisping was Knocked out at the end of the third round after getting hit by a Silvia flying...

Mar 8, 2016 4:01 pm

A severe heart condition has cancelled Chris Leben’s MMA comeback

Mixed martial arts veteran Chris Leben (22-11 MMA) was planning on coming out of retirement to fight for the Bellator MMA promotion. Sadly that is no longer the case, as MMAJunkie is reporting that “The Crippler” has been diagnosed with a severe medical condition that has left Chris with just 18 percent of normal blood...

Mar 3, 2016 11:49 am

VIDEO | TBT! Brawl breaks out at Pride 31

For this throwback Thursday, take a look back at the infamous Pride 31 brawl. The brawl broke out after Shogun Rua broke his arm defending a takedown from Mark Coleman. The referee attempted to stop the fight, however Coleman pushed him aside and continued the fight. At this point Wanderlei Silva and several other members...

Mar 3, 2016 11:39 am

Dada 5000 released from hospital nearly 2 weeks after fight with Kimbo Slice

The much talked about fight between Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 took place nearly two weeks ago on Feb. 19 at Bellator 149 and Dada 5000 has just been released from the hospital being admitted immediately after the fight. The lackluster fight ended with both opponents heavily gassed out with Kimbo ending the fight by...

Mar 3, 2016 11:06 am

VIDEO | #TBT 400 lb. Butterbean KOs James Thompson in MMA bout

Check out this Throwback Thursday clip of Eric “Butterbean” Esch take on James Thompson is an MMA match in Cage Rage back in 2007. Butterbean is a heavyweight fighter that started as a professional boxer, and then moved on to other martial arts including kickboxing, mixed martial arts, and even getting his share of matches...

Mar 2, 2016 11:24 am

VIDEO | A compilation of some of the worst fouls in MMA

Check out this compilation of some of the worst fouls to take place in the sport of MMA. These are moments in MMA history that have had people talking about long after the fight. From Heath Herring’s kiss that led to a knockout before the fight even started, all the way up to Ken Shamrock...

Mar 1, 2016 5:40 am

Anthony Pettis on loss to Eddie Alvarez: “I had focused too much on my wrestling”

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is coming off a tough split-decision loss to former Bellator champ Eddie Alvarez, which took place at January’s ‘UFC Fight Night 81’ event in Boston. The loss served as “Showtime’s” second setback in as many fights, which marks the first time in his career that he has suffered back-to-back defeats. Pettis joined Ariel Helwani on yesterday’s edition of...

Feb 26, 2016 7:37 am

Update on Dada 5000’s condition

In the co-main event of Bellator 149, Dada 5000 and Kimbo Slice fought for nearly 3 full rounds. The pair were both exhausted from the first round, which forced referee ‘Big’ John McCarhy to even stand the pair up when Kimbo had Dada 5000 in mount at one point. At the conclusion of the fight,...

Feb 25, 2016 1:09 pm

DADA 5000’s Family releases statement on Joe Rogan’s ‘racist’ comments

In the co-main event of Bellator 149, Kimbo Slice and Dada 5000 fought in what many believed to be one of the strangest fights in MMA history. Both men gassed out in the fight extremely quick, forcing referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy to even stand the fighters up at one point when Kimbo had mount. Ultimately,...

Feb 24, 2016 9:47 am

Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson down to ‘slam and knock out’ Kimbo Slice

Earlier this month it was revealed that Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson would be returning to Bellator MMA after the two parties reached an agreement. While there was no date set for Rampage’s first fight back with Bellator MMA, if the fans want to see Rampage knock out Kimbo Slice, he’s happy to oblige. He spoke on...

Feb 23, 2016 8:52 am

Benson Henderson reacts to Rafael dos Anjos withdrawing from UFC 196

As everyone knows by now, UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos has pulled out of his UFC 196 lightweight title fight against Conor McGregor on March 5th. With less than 2 weeks until fight night the UFC is scrambling to fight a replacement opponent for McGregor. Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone, fresh off his submission win over...

Feb 21, 2016 8:11 am

Video Interview: Royce Gracie – Discusses the use of Martial arts – Real Scenarios

In the video above, Royce Gracie speaks with Luke Thomas with mmafighting.com about his views on the usage of martial arts, point systems and real situations that may arise to utilize your craft. Gracie fought Ken Shamrock at Bellator 149, defeating him via TKO in the 1st. Some controversy was displayed by Shamrock indicating that...

Feb 20, 2016 11:26 am

Ken Shamrock opens up on controversial loss to Royce Gracie

Last night in the main event of Bellator 149 Ken Shamrock had his trilogy match with Royce Gracie 23 years after the pair’s initial meeting under the UFC banner. While Shamrock was hoping to get his revenge on Gracie for how things went in their first meeting, things didn’t go his way. Shamrock ultimately lost...