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Feb 17, 2017 8:37 am

The time Gian Villante & Chris Weidman fought gangsters

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman may seem like a family man now, but just seven years ago Chris Weidman fought gangsters with fellow UFC fighter Gian Villante. Weidman recalled the situation to Champions.co: “I was maybe 2-0 as a pro, and Villante and I were at a club with some friends, when some major...

Feb 15, 2017 12:52 pm

Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas agree to fight in May via Twitter

An amazing featherweight bout may have just been set up on Twitter by the #2 and #3 UFC ranked featherweights, Frankie Edgar and Ricardo Lamas. Lamas tweeted on Wednesday, “Who’s down to see @FrankieEdgar and I mix it up? Been a fan of his for a long time, I’m in this to fight the best....

Feb 12, 2017 6:37 am

Pros react to Anderson Silva’s decision win over Derek Brunson

Last night, the UFC touched down in beautiful Brooklyn, New York with UFC 208, an admittedly slow, but undeniably historical night of mixed martial arts. In the main event of the evening, we saw Dutch kickboxing specialist Germaine De Randamie become the UFC’s first ever women’s featherweight champion with a controversial decision defeat of former...

Feb 10, 2017 11:25 pm

Dana White optimistic regarding Cris Cyborg failed drug test

A 2016 Cris Cyborg failed drug test could have landed Cyborg on the sidelines for quite some time, however UFC President Dana White is optimistic regarding the situation. Last year, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her highly anticipated UFC debut at UFC 198, where she picked up a 1st round TKO win over...

Feb 10, 2017 11:26 am

Tony Ferguson rips on Conor McGregor: ‘Mayweather is gonna knock his ass out!’

The #1 UFC ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov and #2 ranked Tony Ferguson are set to meet in the Octagon for the interim UFC lightweight belt at UFC 209 on March 4. However, the future of a lightweight title unification bout is hazy as Conor McGregor currently holds the undisputed lightweight title and is taking time...

Feb 10, 2017 10:42 am

Is a Demian Maia title shot inevitable?

With numerous top ranked welterweight contenders, is a Demian Maia title shot inevitable? the ranked welterweight has been on a tear of the UFC’s welterweight division over the course of the past two years as he has put together a 6-fight win streak. Following back to back decision losses, Maia bounced back just three months...

Feb 10, 2017 5:56 am

Tony Ferguson blasts Conor McGregor: money made him soft

On March 4, in the co-main event of UFC 209, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle for the UFC interim lightweight title. The winner of this fight is then likely to challenge undisputed champion Conor McGregor sometime down the road. According to Ferguson, however, the winner of his bout with Nurmagomedov should be considered...

Feb 9, 2017 10:59 am

VIDEO | Germaine de Randamie KOs male opponent

Ahead of her UFC 208 inaugural women’s featherweight tile fight, Germaine de Randamie has defended her combative sports resume, explaining how while she may still be relatively fresh in MMA, she has a very extensive professional kickboxing record that saw her go undefeated. In addition, de Randamie explained that she had even knocked out a...

Feb 9, 2017 12:05 am

Holly Holm treating every fight like it’s her last

Saturday evening in Brooklyn, New York, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm will step into the Octagon against WMMA veteran Germaine de Randamie. The fight will not only be the first women’s featherweight fight in the UFC, but also the first UFC women’s featherweight title fight. Given that UFC President Dana White stated several...

Feb 8, 2017 3:22 pm

Commission passes two new rules under Unified Rules of MMA

2017 will see two new rule changes made to the Unified Rules of MMA following a decision made by the Association of Boxing Commissions & Combative Sports. The first rule change allows referees access to instant replays in the event that it is needed. One example of this would be if a fighter is complaining...

Feb 8, 2017 2:41 pm

Michael Bisping fires back at Yoel Romero

Wednesday morning, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping found his name making MMA headlines after middleweight #1 contender Yoel Romero began to call him out on social media. Romero questioned whether or not Bisping would ever accept a fight with him, and demanded Bisping be stripped of the belt should the champ not accept a fight...

Feb 8, 2017 10:12 am

Germaine de Randamie talks Cris Cyborg’s place in featherweight title picture

This Saturday, in the main event of Brooklyn’s UFC 208 fight card, Holly Holm and Germaine De Randamie will fight for the inaugural UFC women’s UFC featherweight title in a highly anticipated showdown. Ahead of the fight, there has been talk of where Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who is also 2-0 in...

Feb 7, 2017 10:50 am

Ahead of Anthony Johnson rematch, Daniel Cormier ‘loves the doubt’

On April 8th, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon to fight light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson in a highly anticipated rematch between two light heavyweight superstars. In the pair’s first meeting Cormier secured the vacant light heavyweight title as he submitted Johnson in the third round. Ahead of his Anthony...

Feb 7, 2017 6:55 am

Daniel Cormier to Anthony “Rumble” Johnson: you ain’t knocking me out!

On April 8, the UFC will touch down in Buffalo, New York with UFC 210. The card will be headlined by a light heavyweight title rematch between champion Daniel Cormier and challenger Anthony “Rumble” Johnson, who were originally expected to fight at UFC 206 in December. In advance of this fight, Rumble has assured that...

Feb 7, 2017 5:52 am

New women’s featherweight division will not coax Miesha Tate out of retirement

In November of 2016, on the main card of the landmark UFC 205, former women’s bantamweight champion and veritable WMMA pioneer Miesha Tate gave up a decision to Raquel Pennington. Without any intention of taking away from Pennington’s win, it’s safe to say that the version of Tate we watched that night was far from...

Feb 6, 2017 12:40 pm

Daniel Cormier: Unless McGregor is on the card, Jones rematch will be PPV main event

When Jon Jones withdrew from his scheduled UFC 200 main event title fight with Daniel Cormier, UFC President Dana White assured that he would never trust him with headlining honors again. And while White has certainly gone back on similar assurances in the past, it’s easy to see him sticking with this one, given Jones’...

Feb 6, 2017 11:48 am

Despite multiple fight offers, Demian Maia will wait “no matter what” for next title shot

In November of 2016, Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson battled for the UFC welterweight title. The winner was then expected to defend the title against streaking welterweight contender Demian Maia sometime in the new year. Unfortunately for Maia, who is arguably the best grappler in MMA, Woodley and Thompson fought to a frequently-debated majority draw....

Feb 2, 2017 9:33 am

Neil Magny fires back at Jorge Masvidal

Following Jorge Masvidal’s impressive ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone this past weekend, the streaking welterweight contender found himself being offered a fight against Demian Maia. Masvidal accepted the bout, and Maia was sent the potential bout. Maia turned the fight down, and fellow top ranked welterweight Neil Magny offered to step up...

Feb 1, 2017 11:48 pm

Anthony Johnson explains what will go different in Daniel Cormier rematch

At UFC 210, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon in hopes of defending his title for the second time when he faces streaking contender Anthony Johnson in a highly anticipated rematch. This isn’t the first time the pair have met in the Octagon. After Jon Jones was pulled from his...

Feb 1, 2017 10:30 am

Demetrious Johnson breaks down potential McGregor Mayweather fight

To start 2017, talks of a potential McGregor Mayweather boxing match have continued to dominate headlines as the pair have continued to go back and forth in regards to a potential showdown. To start the year, Mayweather made Conor McGregor and offer of $15 million to box him, which was quickly countered by UFC President...

Feb 1, 2017 10:04 am

Chan Sung Jung discusses Korean Zombie return this Saturday

Saturday February 4th, in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Texas’, fan favorite featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’, will make his highly anticipated return to the Octagon almost 4 years after his last scrap. Jung rode a 3-fight win streak into a featherweight scrap with Jose Aldo, which saw...

Jan 29, 2017 6:50 am

Pros react to Valentina Shevchenko’s submission of Julianna Pena

Last night, the UFC touched down in The Mile-High City, Denver, Colorado, with UFC on Fox 23. This 12-fight card was an epic one, as a whopping eight of its bouts ended with stoppages, including the evening’s main event, which pitted Kyrgyzstani striker Valentina Shevchenko against American grappling specialist Julianna Peña. In advance of this...

Jan 27, 2017 11:05 pm

VIDEO | Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masivdal staredown gets intense

CERRONE vs MASVIDAL!!! Tomorrow night on FOX! pic.twitter.com/67HTtMZkrO — Dana White (@danawhite) January 28, 2017 The ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’ Donald Cerrone vs. Jorge Masvidal scrap is continuing to become more and more intense! On Saturday night at ‘UFC Fight Night: Denver’, fight fans will tune in for a highly anticipated showdown in the co-main...

Jan 26, 2017 9:53 am

Johny Hendricks seriously considering retirement if move to 185 is unsuccessful

Ahead of Johny Hendricks UFC 207 scrap with Neil Magny at the end of 2016, the former welterweight champion revealed that he could very well be on his way to retirement depending on how the fight played out. Unfortunately for Hendricks, not only did he miss weight by three and a half pounds, he then...

Jan 23, 2017 6:54 am

Gilbert Melendez confirms plans to drop to featherweight

For a time, Gilbert Melendez stood out as one of the best lightweights in the world. That was back when he was the dominant champion of Strikeforce’s lightweight division, and running through names like Josh Thomson, Shinya Aoki, Tatsuya Kawajiri and Jorge Masvidal. Today, however, the lightweight great has hit a bit of a rough...