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Feb 5, 2018 6:43 pm

Dana White Shuts Down the Possibilities of Nate Diaz Fighting at UFC 222

The unfortunate news broke over the weekend that the featherweight title fight between former lightweight champion, Frankie Edgar and featherweight champion, Max Holloway has fallen through once again. It was Holloway this time that was forced out with a leg injury. The fight was scheduled to headline UFC 222. Currently, the UFC is still looking...

Jan 31, 2018 9:01 am

UFC rankings update: Georges St-Pierre exits, Ronda Rousey stays

In the wake of last weekend’s UFC Charlotte card, the UFC has adjusted its official rankings. The biggest shakeup this time surrounds Former UFC middleweight and welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s ejection from the middleweight rankings. Given that St-Pierre is not expected to fight again for quite some time – if ever – his ejection from...

Jan 30, 2018 2:58 pm

Dustin Poirier Looks to ‘Outlcass’ Justin Gaethje on the Way to a Title Shot

Just a few months away, former unofficial ‘Most Violent” champion Justin Gaethje will take on Dustin Poirier in April. People are already talking about this fight like it is going to be a Fight of the Night, maybe even a Fight of the Year contender. If Gaethje’s last fight with Eddie Alvarez is of any...

Jan 25, 2018 6:35 am

UFC rankings update: Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic climb up pound-for-pound list

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in the fight hub of Boston, MA with the exciting UFC 220. Given that there were two title fights on this bill, it’s no surprise that it caused some movement in the UFC’s official rankings. The most significant moves to arise from UFC 220 occured on the pound-for-pound list,...

Jan 23, 2018 5:33 am

EXCLUSIVE | Kevin Lee has an opponent in mind for his next fight

Having recently come up short in an interim lightweight title fight with Tony Ferguson, “The Motown Phenom” Kevin Lee is eager to get back on track and reinsert himself into the title mix. While he was briefly discussed as a possible opponent for former World Series of Fighting champion Justin Gaethje, Gaethje has now been...

Jan 19, 2018 6:51 am

Conor McGregor’s Coach Predicts Khabib Nurmagomedov Beats Tony Ferguson

It’s official. It was reported, we confirmed it, Dana White backed the report up and later today there is a press conference on it. Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will try to fight once again. The word is it won’t be for an interim title, but for the undisputed title, which may be confirmed today...

Jan 18, 2018 9:10 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov opens as notable betting favorite over Tony Ferguson

On April 7, in what is likely to be the main event of UFC 223, Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov will battle for the lightweight title. Veteran MMA oddsmakers Joey Oddessa has now released the opening odds for this fight, identifying Nurmagomedov as a -200 favorite, and Ferguson as a +165 underdog. This means that a...

Jan 12, 2018 12:54 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Will Not Settle for the Interim Belt

Ever since Khabib Nurmagomedov put on a dominating performance against Edson Barboza, he’s continued to dominate headlines. From being slated for a high-profile fight with Tony Ferguson, to Conor McGregor’s coach watching footage of his fights, to an epic first-ever Russian UFC card, you can’t look anywhere without seeing Nurmagomedov’s name. Everyone is wondering what...

Jan 11, 2018 2:29 pm

PHOTO | Conor McGregor’s Camp is Studying Khabib Nurmagomedov Footage

Khabib Nurmagomedov hasn’t stopped campaigning for a huge fight ever since he dominated the dangerous Edson Barboza at UFC 219. Dana White has said that the next fight will be against Tony Ferguson, but that whether it’d be for the interim lightweight title or the undisputed title, would be up to Conor McGregor. However, things...

Jan 10, 2018 6:23 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov teases “big news coming”

After his UFC 219 destruction of the always dangerous Edson Barboza, Dagestan’s Khabib Nurmagomedov is once again one of the most talked about fighters in the UFC. Undefeated at 25-0, the destructive grappling specialist is now the undeniable, irrefutable number one contender at lightweight. The big question simply seems to be whether he battles undisputed...

Jan 7, 2018 10:11 am

Joe Rogan heaps praise on “most terrifying lightweight contender in the world” Khabib Nurmagomedov

Last weekend, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 219, lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov improved to an insane 25-0, brutalizing the dangerous Edson Barboza to a lopsided unanimous decision victory. With this win, Nurmagomedov stands out as the irrefutable number one contender at lightweight – whether his shot comes against interim champion Tony Ferguson or...

Jan 6, 2018 6:03 pm

Conor McGregor’s coach responds to Tony Ferguson’s “defend or vacate” request

Conor McGregor’s coach responds to Tony Ferguson’s “defend or vacate” request! Since claiming the promotions interim lightweight title by submitting Kevin Lee at UFC 216, Tony Ferguson has been busy campaigning for Conor McGregor to defend or vacate his lightweight strap. “El Cucuy” has issued numerous tweets directed at “Mystic Mac” with almost every social...

Jan 6, 2018 7:25 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley Gives ‘Terminator’ Khabib Nurmagomedov High Praise

Whether or not he’s your favorite fighter or not, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the shining, smashing example of a fighter’s fighter. The type of man that other UFC fighters pick as their favorite fighter, that is unless they have to face him in the Octagon. He came back, answered the single doubt he’s left in anyone’s...

Jan 5, 2018 5:21 pm

Manager says Khabib is Focused on Tony Ferguson

When it comes to managers, few are quite as vocal as many of MMA’s biggest stars manager, Ali Abdelaziz. One of his fighters happens to be the hot commodity that is Khabib “The Eagle” Nurmagomedov. Khabib last fought at UFC 219 where he put on an epic beating on top five Lightweight, Edson Barboza over...

Jan 5, 2018 8:22 am

VIDEO | Watch Khabib Nurmagomedov Yell at Dana White at UFC 219

It seems like Khabib Nurmagomedov is making up for lost time. His dominant performance over Michael Johnson at UFC 205 was November of 2016. He didn’t fight until he met Edson Barboza in the Octagon at UFC 219. He not only made weight, put on a ‘Performance of the Night’ against a top five lightweight,...

Jan 5, 2018 6:54 am

Dustin Poirier Calls the ‘King of Violence’ Eddie Alvarez a Track Team Captain

Dana White just said yesterday that Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson would be the next fight they make. Whether or not it will be for the interim lightweight title or the undisputed lightweight title, will depend solely on if and when Conor McGregor decides he is coming back. This leaves Dustin Poirier wondering just who...

Jan 3, 2018 5:59 pm

Twelve UFC 219 Fighters Receive Medical Suspensions

Oh, medical suspensions. We get them with every single MMA event. Some are more severe than others and for the most recent UFC event(UFC 219), Cynthia Calvillo could be leading the pack in that category. According to MMAFighting, the Nevada State Athletic Commission released the list of fighters who will be receiving these suspensions. Cynthia...

Jan 3, 2018 9:44 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov Spit Fire to Dana White in the Parking Lot After UFC 219

Imagine watching Khabib Nurmagomedov dominating arguably the most dangerous striker in the lightweight division. Not only that, but somehow he’s talking to you while he’s doing it. Now imagine that this man is waiting on your car after UFC 219 to talk with you. That’s what happened to Dana White at UFC 219. Nurmagomedov greeted...

Jan 3, 2018 6:36 am

UFC 219 Salaries | Cris Cyborg and Holly Holm earn top paydays

Last weekend, the UFC touched down in Las Vegas, Nevada with UFC 219. In the card’s main event, we watched Cris Cyborg defend her women’s featherweight title by out-duelling Holly Holm to a unanimous decision win. In the co-main event, meanwhile, we saw lightweight star Khabib Nurmagomedov extend his record to an insane 25-0, bludgeoning...

Jan 2, 2018 3:58 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan and Jimmy Smith Praise Khabib Nurmagomedov’s UFC 219 Performance

He’s back and everyone is terrified. Khabib Nurmagomedov made weight with no problems and went in there to take on arguably his biggest challenge yet in Edson Barboza. His performance was as dominant as any other fight he’s had. Against Michael Johnson, against former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, it doesn’t matter, so far...

Jan 2, 2018 12:44 pm

UFC rankings update: Khabib Nurmagomedov bursts onto pound-for-pound list

Now that UFC 219 is in the rear-view mirror, the UFC has updated its official rankings to reflect the results of the card. The most notable changes to the UFC rankings occured on the pound-for-pound list, where Khabib Nurmagomedov made his long-awaited debut, a distinction he earned by pounding Edson Barboza into applesauce in the...