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Sep 14, 2016 9:27 am

Matt Brown Hopes He Can “Speak in Near-Full Sentences” When Fighting Career is Done

Earlier this summer, on the main card of UFC 201, gritty welterweight Matt Brown was flattened by the brick-fisted Jake Ellenberger. It was the first knockout loss on Brown’s long record. On the heels of this loss, Brown made an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio to discuss his concerns about sustaining long-term brain damage. On...

Sep 13, 2016 9:39 am

Demetrious Johnson is Ready to Start Calling for “Money Fights”

Over the last few months, several UFC champions have caught flack for calling for money fights – that is, the fights that they believe will make them the most money, rather than the ones that make the most sense from a rankings standpoint. The most high-profile fighter to chase these fights is, of course, UFC...

Sep 13, 2016 7:27 am

TJ Dillashaw on Cody Garbrandt: “He Does Not Deserve the Title Shot Yet”

In January of this year, TJ Dillashaw lost the UFC bantamweight title to long-absent former champion Dominick Cruz in a razor-close, five-round war. Given the competitive nature of the bout, many expected the two to be booked for an immediate championship rematch. This is not the way things went down. Instead, Cruz went on to...


Sep 13, 2016 5:57 am

Demetrious Johnson: After Four Years as UFC Champion, “I Can’t Retire.”

We’ve seen some huge paydays in MMA recently. Back in March, Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to be paid $1 million dollars, flat-out. Months later, at UFC 200, Brock Lesnar more than doubled that record with a disclosed purse of $2.5 million. Then, in August, McGregor once again beat the record...

Sep 7, 2016 10:49 am

Stephen Thompson reflects on Tyron Woodley shutting him down on FS1

In the main event of UFC 201, Tyron Woodley left the world stunned as he knocked out Robbie Lawler in the first round of their main event scrap, winning Lawler’s welterweight championship in the process. On the post-fight show, presumptive #1 contender Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson made his case for a fight with Woodley, pointing out...

Sep 6, 2016 10:45 am

Nate Diaz’s boxing coach opens up on injuries in UFC 202 training camp

In the main event of UFC 202, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor put on arguably the greatest fight in MMA history as the two battled over the course of 5 rounds to a decision. The featherweight champion was given the nod on two of the three judges scorecards, earning him a majority decision win, and...

Sep 5, 2016 8:41 am

Stephen Thompson to Tyron Woodley: “It Sounds Like You’re Scared to Fight Me.”

It’s no secret that UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is not particularly keen on fighting number-one-contender Stephen Thompson. Instead, the champ infamously explained on Fox Sports that he is interested in “money fights” with the likes of Nick Diaz and Georges St-Pierre. Unsurprisingly, Woodley’s stance is not going over well with Thompson. On a recent...

Sep 5, 2016 7:32 am

Stephen Thompson Explains Why He Deserves the Title Shot Over Demian Maia

In the main event of UFC on Fox 21, UFC welterweight Demian Maia dazzled with a first-round submission of long-time contender Carlos Condit. The win extended the Brazilian’s streak to six, and under slightly different conditions, probably would have catapulted him directly into a title fight with welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Unfortunately for Maia, the...

Aug 30, 2016 7:30 am

Dana White: Conor McGregor won’t be stripped of title

Leading up to Conor McGregor’s UFC 202 rematch with Nate Diaz earlier this month, UFC President Dana White stated that regardless of whether or not McGregor wins or loses, he will be forced to return to featherweight and defend his championship. While McGregor has continued to remain noncommittal in regards to returning to featherweight, UFC...

Aug 24, 2016 5:58 pm

Daniel Cormier wants to “take control” of his career, and not fight Jon Jones

With just two days to go until UFC 200, Daniel Cormier found himself without an opponent when former light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was pulled from the card for a failed out-of-competition drug test back in June. Fortunately for Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva stepped in on short notice to replace Jon Jones...

Aug 18, 2016 6:11 pm

Report: Erectile dysfunction pill the reason for Jon Jones’ positive test

The MMA community was taken for a wild ride when Jon Jones was pulled from the UFC 200 main event for an Anti-Doping Policy violation. While Jones and his team have been adamant that the former UFC light heavyweight champion “would never cheat,” both he and Dana White have recently said that they have found...

Aug 18, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz’s coach: Conor McGregor “acted like a little kid”

The UFC 202 press conference was undoubtably a controversial one. After Conor McGregor arrived nearly 30 minutes late, Nate Diaz promptly proceeded to leave the stage and walk out of the press conference. As he was doing so, he and his team began insulting McGregor, which resulted in both sides throwing objects at each other...

Aug 4, 2016 8:36 am

Amanda Nunes: Ronda Rousey knows she can’t beat me

Since losing the UFC women’s bantamweight championship to Holly Holm in the main event of UFC 193, Ronda Rousey has been on an indefinite hiatus from the Octagon. The former champ initially planned on filming several movies in Hollywood, and then returning to the Octagon. With that being said, Rousey has maintained radio silence regarding...

Jul 28, 2016 7:25 pm

Chad Mendes breaks his silence on banned substance use and two-year suspension

Chad Mendes was suspended for two years on July 20 following his positive test for the growth-hormone releasing peptide, GHRP-17. Mendes finally opened to KHTK Radio on Thursday about what exactly happened that has sidelined the former UFC featherweight title contender for a couple of years. “It was GHRP-6. Before all this stuff came out...

Jul 28, 2016 2:32 am

Luke Rockhold looking for a fight with Anderson Silva

Right now, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold is undergoing treatment for an injured knee. Once fully healed up and healthy enough to get back in the gym, Rockhold says that there is one particular fight that he is looking to get with Michael Bisping already booked and set to defend his title against Dan...

Jul 27, 2016 1:02 pm

How USADA ruled ‘No Fault’ for Islam Makhachev’s Anti-Doping Policy Violation

On Wednesday, USADA released a statement that Islam Makhachev was ruled with a ‘No Fault’ for his Meldonium Anti-Doping Policy Violation. Makhachev tested positive for the prohibited substance Meldonium, “which was determined to have been ingested by him without fault or negligence.” Makhachev tested positive for the banned substance from a sample collected on April...

Jul 16, 2016 10:18 am

TJ Dillashaw blasts UFC for treatment of fighters

Since the UFC struck their deal with Reebok, fighters have become increasingly more vocal about how the deal has hurt fighters financially. UFC middleweight Vitor Belfort even went as far as to compare the deal to slavery. Now, in the wake of TJ Dillashaw’s unanimous decision win over Raphael Assuncao at UFC 200, the former...

Jul 15, 2016 12:41 pm

Report: UFC 200 fails to surpass UFC 100, 196 PPV numbers

The UFC was surely planning to make their historic UFC 200 card the biggest event in UFC history. The fight card looks like it had the most expensive roster to date in the disclosed payouts report, perhaps setting the UFC record for fighter payouts for a single UFC event. However, the UFC 200 card took...

Jul 14, 2016 11:54 am

VIDEO | Anthony Pettis tricks and kicks brother Sergio below the belt

Brotherly love runs deep with Anthony and Sergio Pettis. Although the Pettis brothers are very close, the two UFC veterans surely have had their moments of disparity growing up. In this case, it was just big brother Anthony simply playing a painful trick on younger brother Sergio. Check out this classic Throwback Thursday clip of...

Jul 14, 2016 9:35 am

Gegard Mousasi calls for fight against Anderson Silva or Vitor Belfort

This past weekend, at the UFC’s historic UFC 200 event, Gegard Mousasi picked up an incredible KO win over Thiago Santos on the UFC Fight Pass prelims. The win made it two straight for Mousasi following his TKO loss at the hands of Uriah Hall last year. On the heels of Mousasi’s win over Santos,...

Jul 12, 2016 1:12 pm

Chuck Liddell bashes Jon Jones: ‘Don’t be crying, you know you took something’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell didn’t feel any pity for Jon Jones when he began crying at his press conference addressing the media about his potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. Liddell spoke with MMA Mania about how he believes that Jones knowingly took banned substances, which resulted in the failed drug tests. “Don’t be...