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Nov 13, 2016 6:49 am

Conor McGregor makes his big announcement post-fight at UFC 205

Following his historic main event title fight victory over Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, Irish superstar Conor McGregor dropped some big news. “Mystic Mac”, who became the first fighter in UFC history to hold two belts simultaneously after knocking out Eddie Alvarez last night in New York, revealed that he will be soon be a...

Oct 29, 2016 9:09 am

Dana White: UFC 205 has already set Madison Square Garden gate record

Earlier this year, the MMA community rejoiced as New York became the last state to finally legalize MMA. The announcement of MMA’s legalization in New York was followed up by an announcement from the UFC in which is was announced that they would be hosting UFC 205 at the historic arena. Now, with just over...

Oct 25, 2016 2:10 pm

UFC replaces Joe Silva with Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard as matchmaker

The UFC has officially replaced former long-time matchmaker Joe Silva after promoting Sean Shelby to oversee matchmaking for several weight divisions. Shelby will be sharing matchmaking duties with former Legacy FC owner and president Mick Maynard. While Maynard will oversee the men’s flyweight, middleweight, light heavyweight and heavyweight divisions, Shelby will take over matchmaking for...


Oct 24, 2016 3:34 pm

UFC ranks 7th on ‘Forbes Fab 40: The World’s Most Valuable Sports Brands’

With the UFC being recently sold for a jaw-dropping $4 billion, it laid out the value of the biggest mixed martial arts promotion in the world and screamed it’s legitimacy of Dana White and the Fertitta’s goal of building one of the biggest sports in the world. Forbes came out with their “Forbes Fab 40:...

Oct 19, 2016 9:54 am

Tom Wright the Latest UFC Employee to be Laid Off

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold for a whopping $4 billion – quite an increase from the $2 million that Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta bought it for in the year 2000. The promotion was purchased by American talent agency WME-IMG. Since it purchased the UFC, WME-IMG has made several major moves. Some of these...

Oct 18, 2016 5:49 pm

UFC to layoff off 60 to 80 employees in massive shake up

The new owners of the UFC are apparently looking to clean house and are laying off between 60 to 80 employees, UFC insiders confirmed. The mass lay-offs follow recent reports of low morale at the UFC’s Las Vegas HQ, with one employee likening the atmosphere as “like a morgue”. WME-IMG’s self-stated goal is “to eliminate...

Oct 18, 2016 8:31 am

Report: Morale is Suffering at UFC HQ, Atmosphere Compared to “A Morgue”

Earlier this year, the UFC was sold for a whopping $4 billion – quite a jump from the $2 million Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta purchased it for back in the year 2000. With this groundbreaking sale, which saw the company’s reigns handed to talent agency WME-IMG, the UFC seemed poised to reach new and exciting...

Oct 17, 2016 12:56 pm

Free Agent GSP Blasts New UFC Owners, Blames Them for Failed UFC 206 Negotiations

Earlier this year, welterweight great Georges St-Pierre announced his intention to return to action after a lengthy hiatus from the sport of mixed martial arts. When it was announced that the UFC was planning to host UFC 206 in Toronto – the biggest city in St-Pierre’s home country of Canada – the stars seemed to be...

Oct 15, 2016 6:19 pm

Aldo’s coach Andre Pederneiras: “UFC acted totally wrong” with Jose Aldo

Jose Aldo has been locked in a dispute with the UFC ever since the promotion announced Conor McGregor would be fighting Eddie Alvarez for the lightweight title instead of unifying Aldo’s interim featherweight belt with the belt McGregor took from him at UFC 194. Aldo’s head coach Andre Pederneiras spoke on the subject and naturally...

Oct 13, 2016 3:57 pm

Muscled up Dana White lands cover of Men’s Fitness magazine

With all the fights the UFC puts on every year, UFC President Dana White still finds time to make sure he, himself, is staying in shape. When White appeared shirtless in an episode of “Dana White: Lookin’ for a Fight,’ fans were surprised to see the UFC boss with a ripped physique. White recently did...

Oct 6, 2016 12:35 pm

Anderson Silva “very upset, sad, and disappointed” with UFC

When it was revealed that just 48 hours before UFC 200, interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones would be unable to fight Daniel Cormier for the undisputed light heavyweight championship due to a failed out-of-competition drug test the month prior, former middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva stepped up to take Jones’ place. On just two days...

Oct 1, 2016 10:46 am

VIDEO | Conan O’Brien reveals reason behind investing in UFC

Late-night talk show host Conan O’Brien’s name stood out when it appeared on a list of new investors in the UFC following Zuffa’s sale of the world’s leading MMA promotion. The Fertitta brothers, who purchased the UFC back in 2001 for $2 million and sold it in July for a whopping $4 billion to WME-IMG,...

Sep 30, 2016 8:35 am

The UFC Gets New Celebrity Investors Including Ben Affleck, Tom Brady and The Weeknd

Earlier this year, it was announced that the UFC had been sold for more than $4 billion. The organization was purchased by Hollywood talent agency WME-IMG, who would take the reigns from long-time owners Lorenzo and Frank Fertitta. When news of this massive sale first broke, it was unclear what effect it would have on the company....

Sep 27, 2016 3:56 pm

Nate Diaz reacts to Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 press conference

Monday evening, the UFC announced that Conor McGregor & Eddie Alvarez would square off in the main event of UFC 205 for Alvarez’ lightweight championship. The event will not only be a historic one, it will give McGregor the opportunity to enter the UFC record books as only the third man to hold a UFC...

Sep 27, 2016 11:06 am

Dana White explains fighter pay, who makes the majority of the revenue and why

Let’s face it. Just about every person out there can make an argument for why they should be getting paid more for their job. However, when you look at it from a UFC fighter’s perspective, they are in a pretty unique situation. As Nate Diaz pointed out, MMA fighters are the entertainment not just for...

Sep 23, 2016 1:00 pm

Miesha Tate returns to the Octagon at UFC 205

With under two months until UFC 205, the UFC’s historic inaugural event in the Madison Square Garden, the card is beginning to take shape! Friday afternoon, ESPN’s Brett Okamoto broke news that Miesha Tate would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 205 to fight Raquel Pennington in a pivotal women’s bantamweight showdown. For Tate,...

Sep 15, 2016 11:40 am

Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero set for UFC 205

The UFC 205 fight card is starting to take shape! Following several reports that former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman, and top ranked middleweight Yoel Romero would fight on the card, MMAJunkie has confirmed that the fight has been finalized. While the UFC has yet to formally announce the bout, fight fans can likely expect...

Sep 14, 2016 1:15 pm

Donald Cerrone agrees to new opponent for UFC 205

With the UFC’s inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden, UFC 205, rapidly approaching on November 12th, fight fans have been anxiously awaiting announcements regarding fights which will take place on the card. The first bout announced by the UFC for the historic card was Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone. While MMA fans were quick...

Sep 10, 2016 1:35 pm

Rashad Evans vs. Tim Kennedy official for UFC 205

With the UFC’s historic inaugural show at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th quickly approaching, reports regarding bouts for the highly anticipated event have begun to surface. While a matchup between former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler and Donald Cerrone was one of the first fights set for the event, Lawler pulled out of...

Sep 8, 2016 7:33 am

Ronda Rousey tested by USADA for the first time in 6 months

As rumors regarding former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey’s return to the Octagon continue to surface, fans have only been able to speculate as to when the former champ will return to the Octagon. With UFC 205 in New York rapidly approaching, where Rousey was expected to make her return, UFC President Dana White...

Sep 8, 2016 7:10 am

McGregor vs GSP ‘off the table’ for UFC 205

A respected source within the MMA world squashed rumors that have been circulating of a potential superfight between former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and Conor McGregor. Ariel Helwani tweeted that the fight was “off the table” in response to a question regarding the match-up, which had been rumored to take place at UFC 205 in New York...

Sep 3, 2016 7:58 am

PHOTO | Ronda Rousey looking in fight shape

Former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon since being brutally knocked out at the hands of Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193 back in November. While Rousey was initially expected to film several movies in Hollywood, and then return to the Octagon, the...

Aug 31, 2016 2:33 pm

Nate Diaz looks forward to meeting new UFC owners: They weren’t at UFC 202

With the UFC under new ownership, many are wondering what the response will be among fighters who have become used to working with the Fertitta brothers. Nate Diaz, who has always been outspoken in regards to feeling as though he isn’t treated the way he should, spoke on Chael Sonnen’s “You’re Welcome” podcast to discuss...

Aug 30, 2016 4:36 pm

Travis Browne gives update on Ronda Rousey’s mental game ahead of potential return

As time goes on, with no definite news in regards to when Ronda Rousey will return to the Octagon, many are wondering if a ‘Rousey return’ will ever happen. While Rousey was originally supposed to return in November, a year after her devastating knockout loss to Holly Holm, that date has continually been pushed back....