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Nov 8, 2015 5:46 am

WATCH! Glover Teixeira vs. Patrick Cummins (Highlights)

Patrick Cummins made his octagon debut back in 2014 at UFC 170 when he stepped in as a late replacement for an injured Rashad Evans against Daniel Cormier. In the eyes of many, there was no way Cummins could ever live up to the hype that UFC was pumping out leading into that fight. While...

Nov 5, 2015 9:27 am

Belfort: Controversial drug tests won’t tarnish my reputation

Former UFC champion Vitor Belfort has been the subject of much criticism over the last few years for his controversial usage of Testosterone Replacement Theory. Recently, it was revealed that the UFC knew Belfort had a sketchy drug test prior to his UFC 152 fight against Jon Jones back in 2012, however they allowed him...

Nov 4, 2015 8:27 am

Kelvin Gastelum reacts to Neil Magny stepping up to save UFC FN 78 main event

Tuesday evening it was revealed that Neil Magny had stepped up on short notice to fight Kelvin Gastelum at the main event of UFC Fight Night 78 on November 21st after Matt ‘The Immortal’ Brown was forced out of the bout with an ankle injury. Gastelum took to social media, after the UFC announced Magny...

Nov 3, 2015 10:07 pm

Neil Magny steps in for Matt Brown at ‘UFC FN 78’ main event

Earlier this week it was revealed that Matt Brown would no longer be able to fight Kelvin Gastelum in the main event of UFC FN 78 on November 21st. No replacement opponent for Gastelum was immediately named, however we now know that Neil Magny will be stepping in on short notice to fight Gastelum! Many...

Nov 1, 2015 8:09 am

OSP puts light heavyweight and heavyweight division on notice

Ovince Saint Preux is looking to play the role of ‘Donald Cerrone’ for the UFC’s higher weight-classes. After losing via submission to Glover Teixeira back in August, OSP is looking to get back in the Octagon sooner rather than later with hopes of returning to the win column. He spoke to FOX Sports: “I’m healthy,...

Oct 31, 2015 7:53 pm

Belfort: “I’m still in TRT”

Last year when TRT was banned by the NSAC there was much speculation as to how fighters who were using the treatment would fair against their opponents without the controversial therapy. Vitor Belfort, widely believed to be the poster child for TRT, took the brunt of criticism from anti-TRT folks who noted his smaller size...

Oct 30, 2015 11:21 pm

VanZant didn’t hesitate when offered Namajunas fight

Earlier this week it was announced that Joanne Calderwood had been forced out of her UFC FN 80 headlining bout against Paige VanZant. It was also announced that Rose Namajunas had stepped in on short notice to fight VanZant in the main event. MMAFighting spoke to VanZant to discuss her thoughts on fighting Namajunas as...

Oct 28, 2015 12:05 pm

Poirier: I’d be “broke and brain dead” if I listened to fan’s advice

Dustin Poirier caught criticism from fans recently when he declined to fight Norman Parke on short notice after Joseph Duffy withdrew from their ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ main event bout. Despite many fans saying that by declining the fight he essentially allowed the card to suffer a massive blow, Poirier stated that the UFC isn’t...

Oct 27, 2015 8:05 am

Duffy planned to fight Poirier despite concussion

This past weekend’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ was supposed to be headlined by an exciting lightweight matchup between Joseph Duffy and Dustin Poirier. Several days before fight night, it was announced that Duffy had suffered a concussion in training and would be unable to compete. Norman Parke was offered as a replacement for Duffy, but...

Oct 23, 2015 10:23 am

Joe Rogan reveals that he takes ‘banned substances’

It is no secret that UFC commentator Joe Rogan uses medical marijuana. The 48-year-old has discussed his use of the drug on many occasions, including on his podcast “The Joe Rogan Experience”. During a recent interview with Rolling Stone, Rogan revealed that medical marijuana is not the only ‘banned substance’ he is currently using (transcribed...

Oct 22, 2015 8:53 am

Smolka talks emotional rollercoaster leading up to headlining bout

Yesterday it was revealed that Joseph Duffy would be unable to fight Dustin Poirier in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ on Saturday due to a concussion sustained in training. Dustin Poirier was offered Norman Parke as a replacement opponent, however Poirier declined. In addition, interim UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor offered to...

Oct 22, 2015 7:30 am

Poirier: “This isn’t a Toughman competition; you don’t just fight everybody”

UFC lightweight contender Dustin Poirier was expected to headline this weekend’s UFC Fight Night 76 event in Dublin opposite Joseph Duffy. However, yesterday it was announced that “Irish Joe” had suffered a concussion in training and would not be able to compete in this Saturday’s main event. When the news hit that Duffy was not going...

Oct 21, 2015 8:16 pm

Fighters react to Joseph Duffy’s ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ withdrawal

News broke Wednesday afternoon that Joseph Duffy had been forced off of the ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ card due to a concussion sustained during training. The UFC offered his opponent, Dustin Poirier, the opportunity to fight Norman Parke instead, however Poirier declined the fight. Conor McGregor, who defeated Poirier last year, also offered to step...

Oct 21, 2015 6:08 pm

Exclusive Video: New Main Event Poirier vs Duffy, Hawaii Boy Louis Smolka

Earlier today news broke that Joseph Duffy had been forced out of his ‘UFC Fight Night: Dublin’ main event bout against Dustin Poirier after sustaining a concussion in training earlier this week. Following Duffy’s withdrawal the UFC offered Norman Parke as a last-minute replacement opponent for Dustin Poirier, however Poirier turned down the bout. With...

Oct 19, 2015 2:45 pm

Aldo on McGregor: ‘I will hurt him like I have never done to anyone before’

Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor are finally expected to meet in the center of the octagon this winter. “UFC 194” will host one of the biggest pay-per-views of the year when the two champions meet in Las Vegas to decide who truly is the undisputed featherweight champion of the world. They were originally slated to...

Oct 19, 2015 6:14 am

“UFC Fight Night: Duffy vs. Poirier” card set with 11 fights

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to Dublin, Ireland on October 24 with a stacked card that is set to air exclusively on UFC’s subscription service, UFC Fight Pass. Joseph “Irish Joe” Duffy will headline his first UFC event after two impressive wins when he steps into the octagon to square off with Dustin Poirier. Heavyweights...

Oct 18, 2015 12:21 pm

‘I’m beating Vitor regardless of him being on drugs or not’

Dan Henderson is expected to meet Vitor Belfort for the third time in their careers in Brazil at “UFC Fight Night 77”. The fight is set to take place on November 7th and each fighter possess a victory over their opponent. “Hendo” thinks he has what it takes to handily defeat “The Phenom” this time...

Oct 15, 2015 11:08 am

Mark Coleman Thanks Every Single Person Who Donated To His Go Fund ME

MMA legend Mark Coleman explains his current state and thanks all the fans who donated to his GoFundMe account, helping with his health issues. Check it out! “Thanks to everybody at the Go Fund Me page who helped, donated, and helped me get through this. I can’t thank you all personally, but hopefully you somehow get...

Oct 15, 2015 8:40 am

BEEF! Rothwell And Mitrione Go At It On Twitter

Back in June of this year UFC heavyweights Ben Rothwell and Matt Mitrione met in the octagon. Things seemed to be going OK for ‘Meathead’ until he went for an ill advised takedown and got caught in a choke. Rothwell forced him to tap out and won the fight, before giving quite the memorable post...