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Jun 3, 2017 10:19 pm

UFC 212 Bonus Report

UFC 212 Bonus Report ‘UFC 212’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil delivered with some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out three “Performance of the night” awards at tonight’s UFC 212 post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 212’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the...

May 30, 2017 7:21 am

Daniel Cormier: I’d sleep “Gustafsson’s cheerleader” Jimi Manuwa

Last weekend, during the UFC’s latest trip to Stockholm, Sweden, British light heavyweight contender Jimi Manuwa was on site to support his training partner Alexander Gustafsson as he battled Glover Teixeira. When Gustafsson won this fight via fifth-round knockout, Manuwa was unsurprisingly supportive. Manuwa’s post-fight applause of Gustafsson generated a response from UFC light heavyweight...

May 27, 2017 9:06 am

Cris Cyborg fires back at Germaine de Randamie

UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie has continued to leave MMA fans confused in regards to her next fight. While all signs pointed to de Randamie making her first title defense against Cris Cyborg, conflicting rumors have continued to surface regarding when, or if, de Randamie will ever make her first title defense. This...

May 20, 2017 11:48 am

Cris Cyborg talks frustration with inability to find opponent

Former Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg has been absent from the Octagon for nearly a year now. In 2016, Cyborg made her UFC debut against Leslie Smith in a highly anticipated catchweight fight. Cyborg won the fight in just under 90 seconds, defeating Smith via TKO. In her next fight, Cyborg entered into the...


May 9, 2017 10:26 am

UFC on Fox 25 in Long Island gets key bantamweight scrap

On July 22, the UFC will make its anticipated debut in Long Island with UFC on Fox 25. Over the last few weeks, the card has begun to come together, and today, it’s being reported that the lineup has grown by one crucial bantamweight fight. This fight will pit New Jersey’s Jimmie Rivera against Brazilian...

May 3, 2017 9:10 am

Dominick Cruz calls for fight with winner of Garbrandt vs. Dillashaw

Former UFC bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz took some time off from fighting following his UFC 207 loss to Cody Garbrandt, which saw him lose the UFC bantamweight title. Following the loss, Cruz opted to let the UFC book a Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw fight while he took some time off to rest. Now however,...

Apr 24, 2017 5:57 am

John Dodson says he offered to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 209

Over the weekend, when the UFC touched down in Nashville, Tennessee, two-time flyweight title challenger John Dodson picked up a nice, decision win over former bantamweight title challenger Eddie Wineland. With this win, he reestablished himself as one of the bantamweight division’s elite players, and set himself up for some more big fights in the...

Apr 22, 2017 11:36 am

VIDEO | Former UFC champ Carla Esparza punches a guy because he asked her to

https://twitter.com/carlaesparza1/status/855653344886444034 Generally speaking, getting punched in the face by a UFC fighter is something most people try to avoid doing. Even UFC fighters do their best to avoid being punched by other UFC fighters. That’s how you avoid getting knocked out. Apparently, however, there are people out there who find the idea of getting punched...

Apr 20, 2017 9:43 am

Cody Garbrandt says TJ Dillashaw ended training partner Chris Holdsworth’s career

Back in November of 2013, Team Alpha Male‘s Chris Holdsworth won season 18 of The Ultimate Fighter with a second-round rear-naked choke win over Davey Grant. In May of 2014, he scored a decision win over Chico Camus, moving to 2-0 in the Octagon and 6-0 overall, and establishing himself as one of the brightest...

Apr 19, 2017 4:35 pm

Former title challenger Gray Maynard returns to the Octagon at the TUF 25 Finale

Two-time UFC lightweight title challenger Gray Maynard, who now competes in the UFC featherweight division, will face a stiff test in his next fight. The hard-nosed veteran will be taking on Japanese Team Alpha Male prospect Teruto Ishihara. Maynard and Ishihara will collide at the Ultimate Fighter 25 Finale this July 7, in the midst...

Apr 19, 2017 10:43 am

Jimi Manuwa: Jon Jones “knows he needs a warm-up fight”

Under normal circumstances, Jimi Manuwa’s back-to-back knockouts of Ovince St. Preux and Corey Anderson probably would have earned him a shot at Daniel Cormier’s UFC light heavyweight title. With the return of former champion Jon Jones towering on the horizon, however, the contendership picture at light heavyweight is far from normal. Earlier this week, UFC President...

Apr 8, 2017 9:57 am

Pearl Gonzalez opens up on UFC 210 confusion

Friday afternoon, after UFC newcomer Pearl Gonzalez weighed-in for her scheduled UFC 210 scrap with Cynthia Calvillo, she was informed by the NYSAC that she would not be allowed to compete on Saturday night due to her breast implants. The MMA community was quickly enraged over the matter, given that the rule was made several...

Apr 6, 2017 12:48 pm

NAC executive director Bob Bennett confident Conor McGregor can get boxing license

While talks of a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather showdown have continued to progress, the UFC lightweight champion has yet to receive his boxing license in Nevada. When talks of a McGregor-Mayweather superfight began to pick up steam, McGregor received his boxing license in California, however the Nevada State Athletic Commission refused to license...

Mar 26, 2017 2:36 pm

Mayday! Bellator signs another former UFC title challenger

Bellator MMA has signed another former UFC title challenger. The UFC’s top rival, Bellator MMA, has been scooping up a ton of talent in the past several months including Benson Henderson, Josh Thomson, Matt Mitrione, Phil Davis, Rory MacDonald, Chael Sonnen, Wanderlei Silva and Ryan Bader, just to name a few. Most recently, the Viacom-owned...

Mar 22, 2017 1:48 pm

NSAC chairman suggests second hearing for Nate Diaz regarding water bottle incident

On Wednesday, Conor McGregor saved a lot of money after his second hearing with the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC). The second hearing was for the water bottle war that took place between McGregor and team Nate Diaz at the UFC 202 pre-fight press conference. McGregor was initially served a $75,000 fine along with a...

Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 16, 2017 8:55 am

Invicta champ Megan Anderson defends “Cyborg,” criticizes USADA

Late last year, featherweight superstar Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino failed a drug test administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Given that Cyborg has had issues with performing enhancers in the past, the MMA community was quick to pick up their torches and pitchforks and accuse her of cheating. In the end, however, Cyborg was granted...

Mar 8, 2017 12:11 pm

Ben Rothwell releases statement after being flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

Many fans were surprised when news came out that the UFC was notified that heavyweight Ben Rothwell was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping policy violation. An out-of-competition sample collected on February 6, is what caused USADA to flag Rothwell with the potential violation. Rothwell released the following statement on...

Mar 7, 2017 9:56 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley: McGregor, St-Pierre, and Bisping don’t want a fight against me

Coming off a majority decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 209, it looks like UFC welterweight division champion Tyron Woodley will likely be taking on the next welterweight contender rather than getting himself a superfight with some of the stars surrounding the welterweight division. TMZ caught up with Tyron Woodley following his win over...

Mar 5, 2017 12:58 pm

Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to UFC 209 fight with Mark Hunt

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to his UFC 209 showdown with fellow knockout artist Mark Hunt. “The Reem” was able to score a devastating third-round knockout victory over “The Super Samoan” on last night’s main card in Las Vegas. However, according to UFC president Dana White fans were...

Mar 4, 2017 10:19 am

Nate Diaz looking for “big deal fight, not a money fight”

UFC lightweight superstar Nate Diaz has been abesent from the Octagon since his UFC 205 scrap with Conor McGregor in 2016. In that fight, McGregor was awarded a majority decision after 5 hard-fought rounds. For McGregor the win avenged his UFC 196 loss to the younger Diaz brother back in May, where Nate stepped in...

Mar 2, 2017 8:44 pm

Mark Hunt on UFC 209 fight: “I was forced to be here”

This Saturday, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will step into the Octagon in hopes of returning to the win column after his controversial UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar. Ahead of that fight, Lesnar was granted an exemption from the first three months of random USADA testing. This raised quite a few questions leading up...

Mar 2, 2017 10:56 am

John Kavanagh gives inside update on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight. While the NSAC has confirmed that negotiations between the two parties are ongoing, both Floyd Mayweather and UFC President Dana White have stated that they are quite far off from reaching a deal. Despite that,...

Feb 28, 2017 8:32 am

Anthony Johnson plans to ‘Whoop Cormier’s ass’ at UFC 210

In just over one month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon against Anthony Johnson for a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 210. The first time the pair met in the Octagon, they were fighting for Jon Jones vacant light heavyweight title two years ago,...