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Nov 20, 2013 9:25 am

Cro Crop says all respect for the Emelianenko brothers has gone

Many would agree that MMA and kickboxing legend Mirko ‘CroCop’ Filipovic is not the fighter he once was. In his last fight he tapped to a neck crank from Alexey Oleinik at Russia’s Legend 2. The result had fellow icon, Fedor Emelianenko, criticizing ‘Cro Crop’, saying: “Something happened to him. And he does not have...

Nov 9, 2016 7:01 am

Brackets Set for Final Rounds of Rizin’s Openweight Grand Prix

Japan’s Rizin Fighting Federation will close out 2016 in the biggest way possible, with the quarterfinals, semifinals and finals of their hyped Openweight Grand Prix. The tournament quarterfinals will occur on December 29, while the semifinals and finals will occur two nights later on the 31. Late on Tuesday night, the Japanese organization revealed the...


Nov 1, 2016 8:16 am

“Felony” Charles Bennett to Rematch the Guy He Just KO’d in 7 Seconds

Over the last few months, “Felony” Charles Bennett, who used to fight with the nickname “Krazy Horse,” has burst back into mainstream consciousness. The featherweight’s return to the limelight can be attributed to a few things: a renewed feud with light heavyweight legend Wanderlei Silva, a series of entertaining media appearances, and of course, his recent...

Oct 23, 2016 6:24 am

Shane Carwin Hints at Move to Japan’s Rizin FF

Earlier this year, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced that, after a long hiatus from MMA, he was ready to return to the cage. Shortly thereafter, the big man announced that, despite his status as a former top-5 heavyweight, this return would not occur in the UFC. If Carwin’s return wasn’t going to...

Oct 5, 2016 2:55 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “Felony” Charles Bennett Discusses His Renewed Beef with Wanderlei Silva

One of the biggest storylines to emerge from Rizin Fighting Federation’s latest card, which went down on September 25 in Saitama, Japan, was the reemergence of an age-old beef between “Felony” Charles Bennett and the much larger Wanderlei Silva. Bennett and Silva’s beef stems from an infamous 2005 locker room brawl. Footage of this brawl,...

Sep 29, 2016 10:43 am

Rizin FF interested in signing Bigfoot Silva

UFC heavyweight Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva is undoubtably one of the most recognizable heavyweights in MMA. With over 11 years of experience as a professional, and notable wins over MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko, former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski, and MMA veteran Alistair Overeem to name just a few, Bigfoot is a very well known fighter...

Sep 29, 2016 10:31 am

Gabriel Gonzaga is retired, unless he gets a 6-figure payday

UFC heavyweight Gabriel ‘Napao’ Gonzaga has some of the best knockouts in the history of the UFC’s heavyweight division. A UFC veteran with 23 fights under the UFC banner, Gonzaga has been a staple of the UFC’s heavyweight division since he made his debut in 2005, where he knocked out Kevin Jordan in the 3rd...

Jun 14, 2016 10:49 am

VIDEO | UFC posts another Fedor Emelianenko fight flashback

While Fedor Emelianenko has never fought in the UFC, the promotion has begun posting videos of his fight flashbacks ahead of his EFN 50 fight on June 17th. Emelianenko’s fight will stream on UFC Fight Pass, however the interesting part of the story is that Emelianenko recently stated that he is closer than ever before...

May 7, 2016 9:48 am

Rizin CEO Nobuyuki Sakakibara points out major flaw in UFC’s Reebok deal

Throughout the history of MMA, several fighters have worn MMA shorts that have become iconic such as Mirko Cro Cop, Chuck Liddell, and our namesake BJ Penn to name just a few. With the UFC’s new apparel deal with Reebok, fighters now all wear uniforms, which takes away a fighters ability to be an individual...

Mar 2, 2016 10:07 am

BREAKING: Wanderlei Silva ends retirement and signs with Bellator MMA

Bellator MMA has just announced the signing of former UFC and PRIDE veteran Wanderlei Silva. The legendary fighter who announced his retirement after a lifetime ban from MMA after evading a random drug test has come out of retirement since being released by the UFC and a re-hearing with the Nevada Athletic Commission. Silva’s received...

Feb 11, 2016 7:31 pm

Kevin Randleman passes away at age 44

Tragic news struck the MMA community last night as it was revealed that MMA veteran and former UFC champion Kevin Randleman had passed away at age 44 after an alleged heart attack. Randleman compiled a 17-16 record over the course of his 15 year professional MMA career. Over the course of his career Randleman fought...

Jan 5, 2016 3:22 pm

Ray Sefo says he turned down fight with Fedor

For quite some time leading up to Fedor Emelianenko’s MMA return on New Year’s Eve there was speculation as to who ‘The Last Emperor’ would be fighting. While he ultimately ended up fighting and defeating Jaideep Singh, the first man who was named as Emelianenko’s opponent, apparently the fight was offered to retired kickboxing legend...

Dec 2, 2015 8:29 am

Holm gets stamp of approval from MMA legend

Holly Holm’s impressive win over Ronda Rousey at UFC 193 earned her the respect and admiration of fans as well as her fellow fighters. Now, the win has even earned Holm the respect from MMA legend and famed striker Mirko Cro Cop. He spoke on The MMA Hour: “It was a great performance. To be...

Nov 14, 2015 6:34 am

Alves out of ‘UFC FN: Seoul’ main-event bout vs. Henderson

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday morning that Thiago Alves had suffered a broken rib and had been forced out of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Seoul’ main event bout against Benson Henderson on November 28th. According to MMAJunkie the UFC is currently searching for an opponent for Henderson in order to ‘save’ the main event. This news...

Oct 12, 2015 2:55 pm

Brendan Schaub releases statement on UFC retirement

Brendan Schaub hinted at it on a recent episode of “The Joe Rogan Experience”, but it looks like he just made it official: Schaub is hanging up the gloves for good. The heavy hitter first appeared on UFC television as a contestant for the tenth season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. Schaub was lumped in a...

Oct 5, 2015 2:40 pm

Tito: Fedor Is Not The GOAT, But Jones Could Be

Fedor Emelianenko was on the verge of helping the mixed martial arts community resolve one of the greatest debates of our sport: Is he the greatest fighter of all time? When Emelianenko announced his return to the sport of mixed martial arts, fans were excited for the possibility of seeing “The Last Emperor” step inside...

Sep 14, 2015 10:29 am

Former WWE Champion Joins MMA organization Combate Americas

All to often we see the worlds of professional wrestling and mixed martial arts clash. Whether it’s Brock Lesnar performing a fake version of an excruciating submission hold or a fighter doing their best impression of a wrestler, it’s usually interesting to say the least. Another former World Wrestling Entertainment World Champion will be following...

Aug 18, 2015 12:01 am

HOTT! UFC’s Newest Stunner, Aleksa Albu Posts Several Sexy Pics (NSFW)

UFC strawweight Aleksandra ‘Stitch’ Albu won her debut inside the octagon back at ‘UFC Fight Night: Gonzaga vs. Cro Cop 2’, when she submitted Izabela Badurek via guillotine in the second round. Albu only has two professional MMA fights, but both are finishes, with her first win coming via TKO in the first round. So,...

Jul 22, 2015 5:31 am

Big Nog: ‘In The UFC Or Not, I Want To Fight Fedor Again’

“He’s such an icon for the sport. If he’s healthy and feels like fighting again, he should. The MMA world loves to watch him perform. There is always room for big icons like him. Tito Ortiz is still fighting, so is Quinton Jackson and Cro Cop. People want to see them fight. Sometimes there’s a...

Jul 16, 2015 9:43 am

Frank Mir: ‘It Would Be An Honor To Fight Fedor’

Frank Mir added another amazing finish to his highlight reel at last night’s UFC Fight Night event in San Diego, when he floored Todd Duffee with a brutal left hand in the opening round of their main event fight. The former UFC heavyweight champion has fought a legendary list of heavyweights during his MMA career...

May 31, 2015 7:22 am

REPLAY! Jimmo Suffers BRUTAL Low Blow at UFC Fight Night 67

Ryan Jimmo stepped into the octagon last night with one goal in mind: Walk out of the cage with his hands raised. Instead, minutes into the fight he was crawling around the octagon hoping to not throw up in the cage! Francimar Barroso’s low kick missed the mark and blasted Jimmo square in the nuts...

May 19, 2015 10:18 am

Frankie Edgar Jumps into “Pound for Pound” List in Updated UFC Rankings

Frankie Edgar came out on top against Urijah Faber at “UFC Fight Night 66” and he made his return to the pound for pound rankings in the most recent edition of UFC’s official rankings! Despite being the most dominant athlete in the world, Ronda Rousey has moved down a spot in the “pound for pound”...

May 12, 2015 11:34 am

UFC Rankings Updated: How Far Did Mark Hunt Fall?

“UFC Fight Night 65” is in the books and we saw some shifts in the official UFC rankings. Stipe Miocic’s one-sided beating of Mark Hunt did not boost him up the rankings at all as he remained ranked #4 in the division. However, Hunt suffered a drop down to #6. Robert Whittaker, previously unranked, made...