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Dec 7, 2016 6:12 pm

Bjorn Rebney on the MMAAA: ‘The good news is the negative vibe has been focused on me’

Many people fans and athletes were excited to hear the news about the formation of the “industry re-defining” Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). With members including Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy, the news of the newly announced association was buzzing. However, one member representing the association that has...

Nov 30, 2016 10:31 am

Dan Henderson fires back at Jon Jones ahead of grappling match

On December 11th, former UFC light heavyweight champion, and pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones will return to competition to compete against former Olympian & MMA legend Dan Henderson at Submission Underground 2. Interestingly enough, this isn’t the first time that the pair have been set to compete against one another. Back in 2012, Jones...

Nov 28, 2016 4:27 pm

Tony Ferguson: Conor McGregor does not want any part of me

Earlier this month, lightweight contender Tony Ferguson extended his win-streak to nine with a win over the division’s former champion, Rafael Dos Anjos. One week later, Khabib Nurmagomedov scored a similarly impressive win over Michael Johnson, extending his record to a ridiculous 24-0 in the process. Given their current streaks, either man could easily be...

Nov 25, 2016 7:28 am

Glover Teixeira praises Conor McGregor: “He’s like Muhammad Ali”

Opinions are extremely divided on Conor McGregor, who now holds the UFC’s featherweight and lightweight titles. Some people love his bravado, others find him arrogant. Some people consider him one of the best fighters in the world, others consider him the product of favorable matchmaking. Some people think he deserves all of the mountainous success...

Nov 23, 2016 7:19 am

Conor McGregor’s agent: If WWE has an offer, “we are willing to entertain it”

As the undisputed champion of both the featherweight and lightweight divisions, Conor McGregor is one of the very best fighters in the world. He’s also one of the best trash talkers in the game, as he frequently lobotomizes his opponents with his sharp tongue, and throws them off their game before the fight even begins....

Nov 21, 2016 8:21 am

Dan Henderson: Khabib Nurmagomedov would “beat the piss out of” Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor thumped Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight title. In doing so, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions concurrently. Having achieved this history-making win, McGregor’s hype reached new and unprecedented levels, as he...

Nov 18, 2016 8:36 am

VIDEO | Eddie Alvarez Predicts Conor McGregor’s Next Move

Who should Conor McGregor​ fight next in the Octagon? Eddie Alvarez's answer to that question might surprise you. pic.twitter.com/UiRf0vo4DO — AtTheBuzzer (@TheBuzzerOnFOX) November 17, 2016 Last Saturday, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor took on lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez in a bid to become the first fighter in UFC...

Nov 16, 2016 5:46 am

Nate Diaz on Conor McGregor’s Historic UFC 205 Win: It’s a Little Bit Artificial

Last weekend, Irish superstar Conor McGregor became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes simultaneously. He did so by winning the lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez with a beautiful, second-round knockout. This lightweight title joins the UFC featherweight title on his already crowded mantle. In the wake of this massive...

Nov 4, 2016 9:32 am

Friday Night’s Bellator 163 Loses Two Main Card Bouts in 12 Hours

Bellator MMA has had an excellent year. They’ve promoted some strange, but undeniably memorable fight cards. They’ve also bolstered their roster with high profile fighters like Benson Henderson, Matt Mitrione, Sergey Kharitonov, Wanderlei Silva, Rory MacDonald and The American Gangster himself, Chael P. Sonnen. Unfortunately, it’s not all sunshine and daises for MMA’s number-two promotion....

Oct 23, 2016 6:52 am

Mehdi Baghdad Claims UFC Matchmaker Joe Silva Told Him to Fight Injured, or Get Fired

Earlier this year, it was announced that long-time UFC matchmaker Joe Silva would be parting ways with the organization in December. Given the near endless list of incredible fights Silva has constructed for the fans over the years, this news was met with widespread disappointment. Not everyone, however, will miss the long-time matchmaker. In a...

Oct 6, 2016 11:43 am

Sage Northcutt vs. Mickey Gall booked for UFC Fight Night in Sacramento

Mickey Gall’s campaign to fight Sage Northcutt has worked out for himself. ESPN reported on Thursday that Gall is set to meet Northcutt in a welterweight bout at UFC Fight Night Sacramento on December 17. Following Gall’s submission win over former WWE wrestling superstar, CM Punk, the young prospect called Northcutt out in his Octagon...

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....

Sep 26, 2016 4:57 pm

Cris Cyborg walked into Octagon against Lina Lansberg weighing 170 pounds?

Cris Cyborg’s journey on her dreadful weight cut to make the agreed catchweight of 140 pounds may have gotten more attention that her actual fight against Lina Lansberg at UFC Fight Night 95 over the weekend. With less than a week out from their fight, Cyborg stated on The MMA Hour that she was weighing...

Sep 21, 2016 1:50 pm

Report: Cris Cyborg still has a lot of pounds to drop 48 hours away from weigh-in

The UFC Fight Night 95 main event fight between Cris Cyborg and Lina Lansberg is potentially at risk with Cyborg’s nasty weight cut to make the 140-pound catchweight limit. Cyborg recently detailed her weight issues and concerns on Monday’s episode of The MMA Hour. “I don’t know why I’m taking [birth control], because we made...

Sep 19, 2016 4:58 pm

Sage Northcutt on Mickey Gall: I’m Thinking he Should Maybe Get Some Hair Gel

20-year-old lightweight Sage Northcutt is known not only as an incredibly talented prospect, but also as an extremely polite young man. Despite his manners, however, Northcutt frequently finds himself on the receiving end of trash talk and call-outs from his fellow fighters. The latest of the call-outs came from 24-year-old welterweight Mickey Gall, who demanded a...

Aug 12, 2016 12:39 am

Georges St-Pierre doesn’t want ‘a free pass’ like Brock Lesnar

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has announced that he has started the process to be tested by USADA so that he can be eligible to fight in the UFC once again. While basically all athletes fighting in the UFC need four months of testing done by USADA to be eligible to fight, WWE superstar...

Aug 6, 2016 3:45 pm

Conor McGregor sides with Nate Diaz: ‘They f—ing are all are on steroids’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor has been one of the most tested athletes in the UFC by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). With 14 tests done by USADA, “The Notorious” says that it is a good thing for the sport of mixed martial arts. “I’m happy to be tested,” said McGregor on Friday during the...

Jul 24, 2016 7:55 am

Pros react to Barboza’s decision victory over Melendez

Edson Barboza utilized some brutal leg kicks to earn a unanimous decision victory over former Strikeforce title holder Gilbert Melendez in last night’s UFC on FOX 20 co-main event. Here is how the pros reacted to Barboza’s win: Barboza is one big-ass lightweight. #UFCChicago — The Spartan (@EliasTheodorou) July 24, 2016 I would hate to...

Jul 21, 2016 3:06 am

VIDEO | Boxing’s Bob Arum rips on the UFC and MMA

Bob Arum has been around the boxing world for a long time and it seems he still has an issue with everything mixed martial arts. The Top Rank CEO recently spoke with the media on current events including the UFC’s $4 billion sale and talks about the promotion buying off lobbyist to ensure that MMA...

Jul 5, 2016 12:03 pm

Conor McGregor on first Nate Diaz fight: ‘I mismanaged my weight’

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is set to rematch Nate Diaz in a non-title welterweight bout at UFC 202. McGregor has been “obsessed” with his first loss in the UFC and is looking to show the first fight with Diaz was just a fluke. “I am forever, forever learning,” McGregor told ESPN. “I think in...

Jun 28, 2016 10:39 am

UFC veteran passes away from stomach cancer

UFC veteran and alleged contract killer Amar Suloev passed away this week in his hometown of Anapa after a long battle with stage 4 stomach cancer according to BloodyElbow. Suloev, who trained alongside Fedor Emelianenko, fought professionally from 1999-2008, amassing a record of 24-7 throughout the course of a fight career that saw him fight...