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Oct 30, 2016 5:55 am

VIDEO | Actor Idris Elba Looks Impressive in His Kickboxing Debut

  Idris Elba Smashes it at York Hall! 👊🏾😂🇬🇧 A video posted by Madonna (@madonna) on Oct 28, 2016 at 5:58pm PDT England’s Idris Elba is a man of many talents. In addition to being an award-winning actor with top roles in shows like The Wire and Luther, and big screen hits like Thor, Star Trek Beyond and Pacific Rim, he’s also a...

Oct 26, 2016 2:27 pm

REPORT: Nick Diaz offered UFC 206 title fight with Michael Bisping

MMA veteran Nick Diaz is no stranger to big fights inside the cage. In just his second pro fight, Diaz won the IFC United States welterweight championship by defeating Chris Lytle. Over the course of the neck 15 years, Diaz went on to win the WEC championship, as well as the Strikeforce welterweight championship. With...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

Oct 24, 2016 10:45 am

Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer training with Ronda Rousey ahead of UFC 207 return

With Ronda Rousey set to return to the Octagon to face current UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December, she is surely ramping up her training regiment. It looks like Rousey has brought in 2016 U.S. Olympic boxer Mikaela Mayer to get some sparring done. Mayer posted a photo with Rousey...


Oct 23, 2016 8:28 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 (Free Fight)

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and perennial lightweight contender Nate Diaz squared off for a second time in the main event of UFC 202 this past August in Las Vegas. The Diaz vs. McGregor rematch lived up to the massive hype as the bitter rivals went to war for twenty-five minutes, with Conor McGregor...

Oct 21, 2016 12:13 pm

The UFC is Casting Octagon Girls for a Reality Series on POP TV Network

We’re all familiar with The Ultimate Fighter, the UFC’s trademark reality show, throughout which contestants compete for UFC contracts and sometimes even title shots or championship belts. Though the series has produced a few lacklustre seasons, its also given us UFC stars like Nate Diaz, Forrest Griffin, Diego Sanchez, Rashad Evans, Michael Bisping, TJ Dillashaw,...

Oct 18, 2016 5:10 pm

Sports analyst Shannon Sharpe claims Nate Diaz will never make 155 again

There seems to be a bit of confusion surrounding UFC star Nate Diaz and his weight. “Undisputed” sports analyst co-host, Shannon Sharpe said on a recent episode that Diaz could not make the lightweight limit of 155 pounds, even after Diaz has fought the majority of his career in the lightweight division. “Nate Diaz can’t...

Oct 16, 2016 5:43 pm

On This Day in MMA History: Michael Bisping Defeats Yoshihiro Akiyama In Back-and-Forth War

Earlier this year, in the main event of UFC 199, Michael Bisping shocked the world by scoring a beautiful, first-round knockout over middleweight champion Luke Rockhold. Earlier this month, the Brit defended the middleweight title he stole from Rockhold with a hard-fought unanimous decision victory over a former foil in Dan Henderson. Unexpected as it is,...

Oct 16, 2016 3:33 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz takes a shot at rival Conor McGregor

Former UFC lightweight title challenger Nate Diaz recently took to his Instagram where he posted the following photo with the caption “I was ready for round 3 that night were you?”, clearly taking shot at his rival Conor McGregor. I was ready for round 3 that nite were you ? A photo posted by natediaz209...

Oct 16, 2016 11:47 am

Conor McGregor on UFC 205 post-fight announcement “Don’t blink. It’s going to be big!”

Current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has confirmed that he will be making a major announcement following his UFC 205 lightweight title fight with Eddie Alvarez this November in New York. McGregor has remained tight-lipped about the announcement and recently told MMAJunkie that he will not be spilling the beans until his business with Eddie...

Oct 15, 2016 3:06 pm

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort officially retires following UFC 204

Former light heavyweight champion and MMA pioneer Vitor Belfort has officially retired from mixed martial arts. Following his co-main event fight with Gegard Mousasi, which he lost via TKO, former UFC champion Vitor Belfort announced his retirement from MMA. Quem não conhecesse os seus erros não é digno de liderar a si mesmo, quanto mais...

Oct 14, 2016 7:35 pm

Conor McGregor weighs in on a potential trilogy bout with Nate Diaz

Most fight fans would love to see a trilogy bout between Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz put together by UFC officials. The rivals first met at March’s UFC 196 event in Las Vegas, this after Nate Diaz stepped up on short-notice to fill in for Rafael dos Anjos (the promotions lightweight champion at the time), who...

Oct 14, 2016 11:11 am

Dana White & Dan Henderson discussing UFC 204 scoring after decision is read

In the main event of UFC 204 this month, Michael Bisping and Dan Henderson squared off in a highly anticipated rematch seven years in the making. The fight was an extremely incredible one that went the distance, ultimately seeing Bisping awarded the unanimous decision win to get his revenge on Dan Henderson, and defend the...

Oct 13, 2016 9:37 am

VIDEO | Dan “Hendo” Henderson Tribute

Mixed martial arts legend Dan Henderson retired from the sport this past Saturday in Manchester following his controversial decision loss to Michael Bisping in the main event of UFC 204. In the above tribute video (created by BrattMamley MMA), we take a look back at some of the greatest fights and finishes of Dan Henderson’s...

Oct 9, 2016 4:26 pm

ICYMI: ABC Approves Changes to MMA’s Unified Rules, Attempts to Improve Scoring Criteria

In August, the Association of Boxing Commissions and Combative Sports (ABC) held its annual conference in Las Vegas, Nevada. At this conference, the association approved some fairly major changes to MMA’s Unified Rules. Perhaps the most significant of these changes pertain to the language of MMA’s rather archaic scoring system. Good news, considering scoring controversies – like...

Oct 9, 2016 1:50 pm

UFC 204 Bonus Report

Last night’s UFC 204 event in Manchester, England, delivered some memorable fights and a whopping nine finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out four “Performance of the night” awards at yesterday’s UFC 204 post-fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 204’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus –...

Oct 5, 2016 5:33 pm

Daniel Cormier set to defend his UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 206 in Toronto

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will return to the Octagon to defend his title at UFC 206 in Toronto, Canada. The event is scheduled to take place on December 10. Cormier made his announcement on Wednesday night’s “UFC Tonight” show on FOX Sports 1. Cormier is slated to face Anthony “Rumble” Johnson in another...

Oct 5, 2016 2:16 pm

A Look Back at the Record-Breaking Rise of Conor McGregor

In April of 2013, a 25-year-old Conor McGregor waved goodbye to a job as a plumber’s apprentice and made a successful UFC debut with a first-round TKO of Marcus Brimage. In the moments after the win, McGregor would famously call for a knockout of the night bonus. He would receive that bonus, and return home...

Oct 5, 2016 9:43 am

Josh Samman: The man beyond the Octagon

Josh Samman managed to live an extraordinary life despite his relatively short 28 years here, becoming a widely recognized UFC fighter and best-selling author without ever reaching his 30th birthday. Although Samman enjoyed massive successes as a prize-fighter and writer, he endured as much tragedy as he did triumph. The world was first introduced to...

Oct 5, 2016 8:50 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ payouts

This past weekend the UFC hit Portland, Oregon for an action packed night of fights. The event started off with a bang on UFC Fight Pass as Curtis Blaydes picked up a spectacular KO win over Cody East, leaving East with a massive welt on his head from brutal elbows. Throughout the event the ball...

Oct 3, 2016 8:39 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for ‘UFC Fight Night: 96’ which took place in Portland, Oregon. The fight card was a spectacular one from top to bottom, from Curtis Blaydes’ spectacular knockout of Cody East on the UFC Fight Pass Prelims, to Andre Fili’s impressive performance against Hacran Dias on the preliminary card,...

Oct 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Julianna Peña: “I’m the only girl who’s consistently winning.”

Julianna Peña has not been quiet about her right to a title shot. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has won four UFC fights in a row, Peña seems poised for a shot at Amanda Nunes’ belt, however  with the specter of Ronda Rousey’s possible return to the woman’s bantamweight division, Peña’s path to the belt becomes a bit...

Oct 3, 2016 10:16 am

Amanda Nunes Calls Out Ronda Rousey

It has now been almost a year since Ronda Rousey relinquished the UFC women’s bantamweight title to Holly Holm, and we haven’t seen her since. In the year the that Rousey has been away from the cage, the division she once ruled has experienced an incredible amount of movement. First, Holly Holm surrendered the title...

Oct 2, 2016 7:03 pm

UFC Fight Night 96 Bonus Report

‘UFC Fight Night 96’ in Portland, Oregon, delivered some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, four “Performance of the night” awards were handed out at last night’s post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC Fight Night 96’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the night bonus – Brandon Moreno picked up...

Oct 1, 2016 11:45 pm

VIDEO | John Lineker vs. John Dodson (highlights)

In the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ former top ranked flyweights John Lineker and John Dodson stepped into the Octagon in a pivotal bantamweight showdown. Lineker, who missed weight the previous day, was on the offensive for the majority of the fight, stalking ‘The Magician’ down and looking to land bombs while his...