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Oct 26, 2016 6:05 am

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone Says MMA Needs a Fighters Union, Offers to Lead It

It’s unfortunate, but it’s true: tension between the UFC and its fighters is at an all-time high. After weeks of failed negotiations, welterweight legend Georges St-Pierre recently made the claim that he’d terminated his UFC contract and that he’d be testing free agency. Featherweight great Jose Aldo has asked to be released from his UFC...

Oct 25, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Pro wrestling and MMA star Bobby Lashley talks up a fight against Brock Lesnar

Who would you pick to win in a mixed martial arts fight between Bobby Lashley and Brock Lesnar? Lashley, who is under a Bellator MMA and TNA professional wrestling promotion contract spoke with TMZ about a potential matchup with former UFC and WWE contracted star, Brock Lesnar. “I think it would be really interesting. There’s...

Oct 21, 2016 8:07 am

Jordan Parsons becomes first MMA fighter diagnosed with CTE

Tragic news surfaced Thursday evening that former Bellator MMA fighter Jordan Parsons, who was fatally struck by a vehicle earlier this year, was posthumously diagnosed with Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, also known as CTE. The Boston Globe broke the story, which revealed that Dr. Bennet Omalu, the doctor who discovered the disease in football players, was...


Oct 20, 2016 1:18 pm

Former Bellator MMA champ fires back at Jose Aldo for recent comments

Recently, interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has continued to make headlines for his ongoing saga with the UFC following the announcement that Conor McGregor vs. Eddie Alvarez would headline the UFC’s inaugural show in New York, UFC 205, rather than return to featherweight for a rematch with Aldo. Aldo was quick to request that...

Oct 18, 2016 9:41 am

Medical Examiner: Josh Samman’s roommate died from “multi-drug toxicity”

Last month, tragic news surfaced that UFC middleweight Josh Samman was found unresponsive in his Florida apartment along with his roommate, MMA announcer Troy Tirkingburg, who was found dead. Samman was taken the the hospital, where he reportedly remained in a coma which trying to recover. There were no updates immediately given on Samman’s condition,...

Oct 17, 2016 5:55 am

VIDEO | Watch Former WWE Star Ryback Training for Move to MMA

Over the last few years, we’ve seen several high profile WWE stars make the move to mixed martial arts. The results of their efforts have ranged from spectacular to disastrous. Brock Lesnar undoubtedly realized the most success of any of these pro wrestlers, putting his collegiate wrestling pedigree to use to win and defend the...

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 12, 2016 7:10 am

10 of the worst weight misses in MMA history

Some fighters are better at weight cutting than others. The art of weight cutting is all a part of the process, with fighters cutting varying degrees in order to make weight. However, some fighters don’t even come close to their contracted weight. Here are ten of the most egregious cases of weight cut-misses in UFC...

Oct 11, 2016 4:44 pm

Report | MMA legend Don Frye hospitalized and not doing well

According to a report, mixed martials arts legend Don “The Predator” Frye is currently in a Los Angeles Hospital and not doing well. MMA.TV member “ocbadapple” took to the popular forum and reported the following news: “Apparently Don has been at Cedars Sinai for about a week and has had some issues , with among...

Oct 11, 2016 1:05 pm

Jay Glazer calls on MMA community to blackball former NFL star Greg Hardy

Interesting news came out on Monday when MMA Fighting revealed that former NFL star Greg Hardy was looking to transition to a career in mixed martial arts. Hardy was drafted by the Carolina Panthers in the 2010 NFL draft and played for the team as a star defensive end. However, in 2014, Hardy was found...

Oct 11, 2016 8:44 am

Former Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy Prepping for Jump to MMA

Earlier this year, we saw former WWE star CM Punk, a man with no real martial arts experience, make a foray into the perilous world of mixed martial arts. It did not go well for him. Now, former NFL defensive end Greg Hardy, who has a similar deficit in terms of martial arts experience, is poised to...

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 8:16 am

Pro Fighters React to Dan Henderson’s Retirement from MMA

On Saturday night, in the main event of UFC 204, MMA legend Dan Henderson stepped onto the canvas for a final time. The former Pride and Strikeforce titleholder did so against an old rival in Michael Bisping, in a bout that could have won him the UFC middleweight title. Regrettably, Henderson was not able to...

Oct 8, 2016 11:34 pm

MMA community reacts to Michael Bisping’s win over Dan Hendeson

In the main event of UFC 204, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping made his first successful title defense in Manchester, England as he picked up a unanimous decision win over Dan Henderson in a five round war. The fight saw Bisping dropped in both the first and second round, both times resulting in Henderson nearly...

Oct 6, 2016 11:42 am

Roy Nelson temporarily suspended by Superior Justice Court of MMA

Last month, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson left the MMA world stunned when he knocked out heavyweight veteran Antonio ‘Bigfoot’ Silva in the second round of their highly anticipated scrap in Brasilia. While the finish was an impressive one for Nelson, it was his post-fight actions that brought him attention. While referee Big John McCarthy was...

Oct 6, 2016 10:54 am

MMA Fighters Association calls for added weight classes to curb weight cutting

One of the most often-argued discussions in MMA is the idea of adding weight classes to the sport, and now the Mixed Martial Arts Fighters Association is calling for just that. The MMAFA released a statement this week detailing their proposal for adding new weight divisions in an effort to ‘curb weight cutting’, according to...

Oct 5, 2016 11:56 am

MMA community reacts to the death of UFC fighter Josh “Anqa” Samman

Tragic news hit the MMA community on Wednesday when it was revealed that UFC middleweight Josh “Anqa” Samman had passed away at the young age of 28-years-old. Samman, who made his way to the UFC on TUF season 17, “Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen” was found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last week....

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 9:38 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor fans “don’t know s*** about MMA”

Last week, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez came face to face for the first time at the UFC 205 press conference ahead of their historic fight for Alvarez’ lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 205 on November 12th. When Alvarez fielded his first question from a media member, he was meet with boos...

Oct 5, 2016 8:08 am

Report: Josh Samman passes away after being in coma

Wednesday morning the MMA community was hit with a tragic development regarding UFC middleweight Josh Samman, who has been in a coma since being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last month. While there has still been no word as to why Samman was found unresponsive, and another man with him was found dead, Samman’s...

Oct 4, 2016 8:26 pm

VIDEO – This day in MMA history: Scott Coker’s Birthday

Scott Coker took over operations for Bellator MMA back in 2014, when Viacom replaced Bjorn Rebney with the former Strikeforce president. Ever since, Bellator has signed some massive free agents, from Rory MacDonald to Benson Henderson. Bellator’s Facebook page pasted a video on Monday in celebration of Coker’s birthday, and some of the major successes...

Oct 4, 2016 6:54 pm

Jose Aldo disgusted with the direction MMA is heading

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo has come to a point in his career where he is simply fed up. The Brazilian champion recently stated that he wants to be released from his UFC contract to pursue new opportunities outside the world of mixed martial arts. Tap.Nap.Snap caught up with Aldo last week and...

Oct 4, 2016 6:09 pm

On this day in MMA history: Seth Petruzelli KOs Kimbo in 14 seconds flat

Eight years ago today, the MMA world was turned upside down with one punch and 14 seconds. Ultimate Fighter season 2 alum Seth Petruzelli, who was filling in for Ken Shamrock after a last-minute cut forced Shamrock off the card, had done something remarkable. He knocked out Kimbo Slice in one of the highest viewed...