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Feb 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Holly Holm’s coach calls for harsh punishment for Cris Cyborg failed drug test

In December of 2016, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who was 2-0 in the UFC in catchweight fights, had been notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation after a failed out-of-competition drug test on December 5th. Cyborg was quick to explain the situation, stating that she failed the drug test...

Feb 15, 2017 1:20 pm

UFC 208 medical suspensions: Dustin Poirier out indefinitely

This past weekend at UFC 208, Germaine de Randamie stepped into the Octagon for her highly anticipated inaugural women’s featherweight title fight against former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm. After a back and forth 5-round scrap, complete with a bit of controversy, De Randamie was crowned the inaugural women’s featherweight champion. In the co-main...

Feb 7, 2017 11:05 am

UFC Houston medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for an action packed night of fights capped off by the triumphant return of The Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung as he knocked out Dennis Bermudez in the very first round. In the co-main event, ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Season 20’ alum Felice Herrig stepped into the Octagon for...


Feb 6, 2017 12:40 pm

Daniel Cormier: Unless McGregor is on the card, Jones rematch will be PPV main event

When Jon Jones withdrew from his scheduled UFC 200 main event title fight with Daniel Cormier, UFC President Dana White assured that he would never trust him with headlining honors again. And while White has certainly gone back on similar assurances in the past, it’s easy to see him sticking with this one, given Jones’...

Feb 1, 2017 9:03 am

UFC Denver medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in for a highly anticipated night of fights at UFC Denver, also known as UFC on FOX 23. The event certainly delivered on all marks, with the main card producing four finishes in four fights. To kick off the main card, streaking featherweight Jason Knight picked up his third...

Jan 27, 2017 9:31 pm

Glover Teixeira: Jon Jones “doesn’t care about the UFC”

In 2014, streaking light heavyweight contender Glover Teixeira rode a 20-fight win streak into a main event scrap with UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones at UFC 172. While Teixeira had been on a tear since being signed to the UFC, going a perfect 5-0, when he fought Jones for the light heavyweight championship,...

Jan 27, 2017 10:13 am

Anderson Silva sells series script to Netflix

Former UFC middleweight kingpin Anderson Silva may currently be gearing up for his UFC 208 scrap with Derek Brunson, where he hopes to snap a 2-fight skid, however the former pound for pound kingpin has been working on quite the massive side project. ‘The Spider’ spoke to Combate: “My biggest dream, right now, is to...

Jan 27, 2017 8:21 am

In a perfect world, Daniel Cormier would fight Jon Jones “over and over again”

In January of 2015, an undefeated Daniel Cormier challenged his hated rival Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title. Though he put up an admirable fight against the seemingly unbeatable Jones, he would ultimately lose this fight by unanimous decision. In the two years since, Cormier and Jones have experienced very different trajectories. Jones was...

Jan 21, 2017 9:13 pm

VIDEO | Tito Ortiz submits Chael Sonnen, holds onto choke

Tito Ortiz def Chael Sonnen via RNC #Bellator170 pic.twitter.com/eo96s90MnK — Fancy Combat (@FancyCombat) January 22, 2017 In the main event of Bellator 170 on January 21st, UFC veterans Tito Ortiz and Chael Sonnen stepped into the Bellator MMA cage for a highly anticipated showdown that had been building up steam over the course of the...

Jan 18, 2017 1:32 pm

Johny Hendricks targeted for middleweight debut at UFC Fight Night: Halifax

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks will be going up in weight to fight in the middleweight division for his next bout. According to a report from Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting, the UFC is working on Johny Hendricks vs. Hector Lombard for UFC Fight Night: Halifax, which is scheduled to take place on February...

Jan 10, 2017 5:59 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar receives heritage jersey during Winnipeg Jets broadcast

If you watched the landmark UFC 200 back in July of 2016, you may have noticed that returning former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar walked out to the Octagon in a Canadian Reebok fight kit. A quick look at the WWE star’s Wikipedia page, of course, reveals that he was born in South Dakota. He’s as American...

Jan 6, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz talks shop with Snoop Dogg – GGN News preview

What could Nick Diaz do that could be as entertaining as fighting in the Octagon? Well, how about kicking it with Snoop Dogg on GGN News and talking about fighting for one? Here is a preview of Nick Diaz as a guest hanging out with Snoop Dogg on GGN News as the two talk about...

Jan 4, 2017 12:06 pm

USADA hands Brock Lesnar one-year suspension for failed UFC 200 drug tests

Former UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar really couldn’t have looked any better in his UFC 200 fight against devastating striker Mark Hunt. Considering he hadn’t stepped foot in the Octagon in some five years, his scoring a three-round domination of a legitimate, top-10 foe was truly impressive. Unfortunately, Lesnar had the rug pulled out from under...

Jan 4, 2017 11:07 am

Dominick Cruz sends message to fans following loss

Dominick Cruz kicked off 2016 by reclaiming the bantamweight championship he never lost inside the Octagon, before then defending the belt against his nemesis Urijah Faber. Despite that, Dominick Cruz entered 2017 without the bantamweight championship. In the final UFC event of 2016, Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated Team Alpa Male prospect Cody...

Jan 3, 2017 12:36 pm

UFC 207 medical suspensions

To close out 2016, the UFC hit Las Vegas one final time for UFC 207. The event was an extremely entertaining one which left fight fans with plenty of memories. From Alex Garcia’s first round KO of Mike Pyle on the preliminary card to Cody Garbrandt’s masterful performance against Dominick Cruz in the co-main event,...

Dec 31, 2016 9:17 am

Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey’s loss at UFC 207

In the main event of UFC 207 Friday evening, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes made her first successful title defense as she knocked out former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. Nunes landed a big punch just moments into the fight, noticeably leaving Rousey stunned. Nunes followed up the blow...

Dec 29, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Frank Mir punks UFC Undisputed video game motion capture specialist

You have to be a pretty brave soul to play tricks on some of the most talented mixed martial arts athletes in the world. In this hilarious video, we take a look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir doing some motion capture sequences for the UFC Undisputed video game. The video shows a man...

Dec 29, 2016 7:42 am

VIDEO | Mirko Cro Cop KOs King Mo at Rizin

Cro Cop takes out King Mo to end the night. #RIZIN2016 pic.twitter.com/dfysY0AlhP — Josh Sánchez (@jnsanchez) December 29, 2016 Last night in the quarterfinal of the Rizin FF Grand Prix, MMA legend Mirko Cro Cop stepped into the ring with top ranked Bellator MMA fighter Muhammad ‘King Mo’ Lawal. While King Mo certainly had the...

Dec 27, 2016 12:15 pm

Nick Diaz is getting ‘ready’ for 2017

It appears that UFC fan favorite Nick Diaz may be preparing to return to competition soon. The elder Diaz brother was spotted in a social media post by Jose Garcia, who works on strength and conditioning for the Diaz brothers. Garcia posted a photo with Nick and said in the caption, “Guess who is back?...

Dec 27, 2016 10:08 am

Anthony Johnson willing to wait “forever” for Daniel Cormier

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson was just weeks away from his highly anticipated rematch with Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 206 earlier this month. Unfortunately for Rumble, his chance at a rematch with ‘DC’ for the light heavyweight strap was postponed when it was revealed that Cormier had...

Dec 27, 2016 9:30 am

PHOTO | Diaz brothers now have their own rolling papers

It’s no secret that Stockton superstars Nick and Nate Diaz are frequent marijuana smokers. While this sometimes results in a bit of controversy surrounding the brothers, Nick recently took to Snapchat to show off ‘Diaz Bros’ rolling papers: So @NickDiaz209 and @NateDiaz209 have been immortalized through their own rolling papers (via Nick's Snapchat). pic.twitter.com/nsB3KxJ8fA —...

Dec 27, 2016 7:49 am

VIDEO | Dana White weighs in on the fighting futures of Brock Lesnar and CM Punk

Earlier this year, in the co-main event of July’s historic UFC 200, WWE star and former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar made a largely unexpected return to the Octagon. Despite the fact that he had not fought in many years, he was able to grind Mark Hunt to a unanimous decision win. Regrettably, news broke...

Dec 24, 2016 3:08 pm

NSAC director Bob Bennett confirms Cain Velasquez off UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled from his upcoming UFC 207 scrap with Fabricio Werdum just days before the fight due to medical reasons. While Velasquez was quick to refute the reports, stating that as far as he knew, the fight was still on, NSAC director...

Dec 24, 2016 2:05 pm

Mike Winkeljohn takes partial blame for Jon Jones woes outside of cage

While former UFC light heavyweight champion, and arguable pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones is without a doubt one of the greatest fighters of all time, Jones’ struggles outside of the Octagon have tarnished his legacy in the eyes of some. While Jones was cleared of any wrong-doing in the case of his failed random...

Dec 22, 2016 1:10 pm

Cris Cyborg releases first statement on failed USADA drug test

Big news hit the MMA community on Thursday when the UFC released a statement that they were notified that the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) informed Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation stemming from an out-of-competition sample collection on December 5, 2016. Cyborg gave a short statement to MMA Fighting following the news...