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Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...

Jan 4, 2017 11:07 am

Dominick Cruz sends message to fans following loss

Dominick Cruz kicked off 2016 by reclaiming the bantamweight championship he never lost inside the Octagon, before then defending the belt against his nemesis Urijah Faber. Despite that, Dominick Cruz entered 2017 without the bantamweight championship. In the final UFC event of 2016, Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated Team Alpa Male prospect Cody...


Jan 4, 2017 9:34 am

VIDEO | Forrest Griffin shaves head after losing bet to Cody Garbrandt

Leading up to UFC 207, UFC legend Forrest Griffin made his official prediction for the UFC 207 co-main event scrap between Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt. While Griffin admitted that he liked Garbrandt, he believed that the undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect wasn’t quite ready to step into the Octagon with a legend like Cruz....

Jan 4, 2017 9:03 am

Joe Rogan breaks down why Nate Diaz request for $20 mil. is unrealistic

2016 was a big year for MMA veteran Nate Diaz as he defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on just two weeks notice. Following the incredible win over McGregor, Diaz once again stepped into the Octagon with the Irish superstar at UFC 202 in August, where the pair fought to a majority decision. Ultimately, McGregor...

Dec 31, 2016 11:33 am

UFC 207 Bonus Report: Four Fighters Pocket An Extra 50k

Last night’s UFC 207 event in Las Vegas, Nevada delivered some incredible fights and memorable finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at yesterday’s UFC 207 post-fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 207’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Amanda...

Dec 31, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Scorecards from the Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

In the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. While Cruz was by far the more experienced fighter going into the scrap, Garbrandt proved that despite being just 10-0 prior to the fight, he was there to make a...

Dec 29, 2016 9:05 am

Lando Vannata returns at UFC 209

‘Groovy’ Lando Vannata may only have two fights in the UFC, however the New Jersey native has an extremely loyal fan-base, which has only grown over the course of 2016. In the middle of the year, TUF winner Michael Chiesa was forced out of his scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night: Sioux Falls’ scrap with top ranked...

Dec 27, 2016 12:15 pm

Nick Diaz is getting ‘ready’ for 2017

It appears that UFC fan favorite Nick Diaz may be preparing to return to competition soon. The elder Diaz brother was spotted in a social media post by Jose Garcia, who works on strength and conditioning for the Diaz brothers. Garcia posted a photo with Nick and said in the caption, “Guess who is back?...

Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am

Joseph Benavidez hopeful for trilogy fight with Demetrious Johnson

It has now been three years since UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez shared the Octagon. The last time the pair met inside the Octagon, Johnson picked up a 1st round KO win to retain his title for the third time. That fight came just over a year after the pair had their...

Dec 23, 2016 11:27 am

The 10 Best UFC Knockouts of 2016

There is nothing quite like a highlight reel knockout. One well placed punch, perfectly timed kick, or surprise knee, and bam, it’s curtains. In 2016, the many talented fighters on the UFC roster provided us with a seemingly endless list of emphatic knockouts, some dealt with punches, others dealt with shins, others dealt with heels,...

Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am

Demetrious Johnson sidelined through first part of 2017 with knee injury

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson had injured his knee earlier this year during his 5-round war against Tim Elliot. In the opening round, Johnson was nearly submitted by the ‘TUF: Tournament of Champions’ winner, however over the course of the next four rounds, Johnson used his wrestling to dictate...

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

The 10 Best UFC Fights of 2016

2016 was a banner year for fun fights. Over the course of the year, we witnessed a long list of unforgettable battles, all of which stand out contenders for this year’s Fight of the Year honors. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite fights from the year 2016. Honorable Mentions:  Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia...

Dec 19, 2016 7:46 am

VIDEO | Frustrated Alan Jouban wants spot in the welterweight rankings

Last Saturday, in the first fight of UFC on Fox 22, fan favorite welterweight Alan Jouban handed “Platinum” Mike Perry the first loss of his career with a lopsided unanimous decision win. With this victory, Jouban extended his win-streak to three, and his UFC record to a strong 6-2. Three of those UFC wins have come...

Dec 18, 2016 10:25 am

Michael Bisping destroys Anderson Silva on social media

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping kicked off his remarkable 2016 campaign by earning a unanimous decision victory over former division kingpin Anderson Silva in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night 84’ on February 27 in Manchester, England. Bisping would follow up his five-round decision victory over “The Spider” by earning a short-notice first-round knockout...

Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Dec 14, 2016 12:53 pm

The 10 best welterweight fights in UFC history

This Saturday, the UFC will touch down in sun-soaked Sacramento, California with UFC on Fox 22. One of the many highlights of this card is a welterweight scrap between bona fide excitement generators “Platinum” Mike Perry and Alan Jouban. Given the propensity for violence shared by these two fighters, many fans consider their imminent scrap...

Dec 11, 2016 1:46 pm

VIDEO | Cub Swanson vs. Dooho Choi UFC 206 Highlights

Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi delivered one of the best fights of all-time at last night’s UFC 206 pay-per-view event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The featherweights went to war for fifteen straight minutes and Swanson was eventually awarded the decision victory from the judges in attendance. “The Korean SuperBoy’s” stock did not fall in defeat,...

Dec 11, 2016 12:14 pm

VIDEO | Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi’s post-fight octagon interviews

Featherweights Cub Swanson and Dooho Choi stole the show at last night’s UFC 206 pay-per-view event in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The 145-pound standouts went to war for 15 straight minutes on the evenings main card and took home “fight of the night” honors for their respective efforts. Cub Swanson was awarded the judges decision (30-27,...

Dec 8, 2016 1:31 pm

Nate Diaz seems to be right on track with Conor McGregor’s fight schedule

Ever since the highly successful UFC 202 event took place, Nate Diaz has said that he would be waiting for the trilogy fight with Conor McGregor unless another fight made as much financial sense. Now with Conor McGregor being the UFC undisputed lightweight champion after beating Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November, “The Notorious”...

Dec 8, 2016 12:19 pm

VIDEO | Fighter accidentally punches ring girl after losing decision

For fighters, there is no worse feeling than losing a decision you thought you had won. Time and time again fight fans have seen fighters left stunned when it is announced that their opponent has been awarded a decision. As UFC President Dana White has frequently stated, ‘never leave it in the hands of the...

Dec 7, 2016 10:53 am

Anthony Pettis: I have way more tools than Conor McGregor

This Saturday at UFC 206, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis will step into the Octagon to fight streaking featherweight Max Holloway in a highly anticipated showdown of featherweight contenders. The fight will not only serve as the main event of UFC 206, it will also be an interim featherweight title fight, with the winner...

Dec 7, 2016 10:04 am

Matt Brown explains impact of training under Duane Ludwig

UFC welterweight Matt Brown is gearing up for what could very well be the biggest fight of his MMA career this Saturday at UFC 206. Brown, who is currently ranked at #14 on the UFC’s official welterweight rankings, will be stepping into the Octagon to fight former lightweight title challenger, #5 ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone....

Dec 5, 2016 11:55 am

Dominick Cruz on Cody Garbrandt: He’s literally about as smart as a rock

On December 30, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against dangerous undefeated striker Cody Garbrandt. It’s arguable, of course, that the shot should have instead been awarded to former champ TJ Dillashaw, but Cruz and Garbrandt’s sizzling beef was more than enough to convince...

Dec 5, 2016 7:51 am

Henry Cejudo on loss to Benavidez: Everybody keeps telling me I won

Last Saturday, the UFC returned to Las Vegas, Nevada with the finale of the latest season of The Ultimate Fighter. The card was headlined by a flyweight title fight between dominant champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson and unsung challenger Tim Elliott. The co-main event, meanwhile, pitted top-ranked flyweights and recent Mighty Mouse victims Joseph Benavidez...