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Dec 31, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Scorecards from the Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

In the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. While Cruz was by far the more experienced fighter going into the scrap, Garbrandt proved that despite being just 10-0 prior to the fight, he was there to make a...

Dec 30, 2016 9:46 am

TJ Dillashaw considering weight class change after UFC 207

Tonight, on the main card of UFC 207, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw will be stepping into the Octagon against streaking bantamweight John Lineker. While the fight was expected to produce the bantamweight #1 contender, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby recently stated that the fight is not guaranteed to produce the next bantamweight title challenger:...

Dec 28, 2016 11:16 pm

PHOTO | Fabricio Werdum fires back, posts screenshot of texts with Dana White

Former UFC heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum was recently left without an opponent when former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez was forced out of their scheduled UFC 207 scrap just days before the event after the NSAC deemed Velasquez medically unfit to fight. While Junior dos Santos initially opened up as a frontrunner for a late...

Dec 28, 2016 6:22 pm

Dana White says Nick Diaz has turned down all the fights the UFC has offered him

During today’s UFC 207 media scrum in Las Vegas, UFC president Dana White revealed to MMAFighting’s Luke Thomas that former Stirkeforce champion Nick Diaz has been offered several welterweight fights by the promotion but unfortunately turned them all down. Weight debates aside, Dana White told me he's offered Nick Diaz fights at welterweight. According to...

Dec 28, 2016 12:53 pm

Family First: Nick Diaz turned down a fight with Conor McGregor

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in the second round of a last-minute welterweight fight. Given McGregor’s previous dominance, and his status as MMA’s biggest star, he was given an immediate shot at redemption against Diaz. Though this rematch with Diaz was initially expected...

Dec 28, 2016 9:39 am

Ben Rothwell: Cain Velasquez used media to get himself pulled from UFC 207

Unfortunate news surfaced this past weekend that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been pulled form his scheduled UFC 207 fight with Fabricio Werdum on December 30th after failing an extra pre-fight medical screening following news of a back injury he endured during training camp. Velasquez had been very open about the fact that...

Dec 28, 2016 9:30 am

Amanda Nunes ‘doesn’t know what’s wrong with’ Ronda Rousey

Leading up to UFC 207, much of the UFC’s promotion for the event has surrounded the highly anticipated return of Ronda Rousey, who will step back into the Octagon over a year after horrifically being knocked out cold by Holly Holm at UFC 193, where she lost the UFC women’s bantamweight championship. In addition to...

Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor on social media

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a last minute welterweight scrap. His submission win marked the end of a 15-fight win-streak for the Irishman. Given his long-time dominance, and his status as the UFC’s biggest and most valuable star, McGregor was quickly given a...

Dec 27, 2016 12:26 pm

Fabricio Werdum questions Junior Dos Santos’ sexuality

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez had been forced out of his scheduled UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum this Friday. While the fight was expected to see one man crowned the heavyweight #1 contender, Velasquez was pulled from the fight after it was determined that he was medically...

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 26, 2016 12:08 pm

Fabricio Werdum tells Junior dos Santos to ‘come out of the closet’ in unsavory tirade

On Christmas Eve, it was announced that an injured Cain Velasquez would not be licensed for his UFC 207 rematch with Fabricio Werdum. This, of course, left Werdum without an opponent for the quickly approaching card. Shortly after this unfortunate news broke, several of the game’s top heavyweights threw their names in the hat, hoping...

Dec 26, 2016 10:52 am

UFC 207: Nunes vs. Rousey official fight card

The UFC will close out an action-packed 2016 with a rare, Friday night card in UFC 207. The card, which will emanate from the new T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, has been hit by a few unfortunate twists of fate, but still stands out as an excellent one. The main event will see women’s...

Dec 26, 2016 8:44 am

Statements from NSAC and UFC on Cain Velasquez’s removal from UFC 207

If you’re a Cain Velasquez fan, your Christmas Eve was likely dealt a significant blow this year. As Santa Clause geared up for another trip around the planet, we learned that the former heavyweight champion had been pulled from his planned UFC 207 bout with fellow former champ and recent foil Fabricio Werdum. In the...

Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am

Joseph Benavidez hopeful for trilogy fight with Demetrious Johnson

It has now been three years since UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez shared the Octagon. The last time the pair met inside the Octagon, Johnson picked up a 1st round KO win to retain his title for the third time. That fight came just over a year after the pair had their...

Dec 23, 2016 11:41 am

TJ Dillashaw: Dominick Cruz will “try and retire before he fights me again”

In one week’s time, in the co-main event of UFC 207, bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will attempt to defend his title against undefeated challenged Cody Garbrandt. Though Garbrandt has yet to beat a top-5 opponent, his incredible punching power and sizzling beef with the champ have most members of the MMA community pretty excited for...

Dec 22, 2016 9:42 am

UFC officially announces Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt

It looks like Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt is a done deal as the UFC has announced the bout on their UFC 209 website. The heavyweight bout is the first fight to be announced by the promotion for the UFC 209 event taking place on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be a...

Dec 22, 2016 8:22 am

Joanna Jedrzejczyk refusing to predict UFC 207’s Nunes vs. Rousey fight

On December 30th, in the main event of UFC 207, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes will look to make her first successful title defense as she steps into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with Ronda Rousey. While Nunes will be riding a 4-fight win streak into the bout, Ronda Rousey will be...

Dec 21, 2016 9:11 pm

Cain Velasquez using CBD Oil to relieve pain from injury 9 days out from fight

With just nine days to go until UFC 207, where former heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum are set to have a highly anticipated rematch for the heavyweight #1 contender spot, many fans will likely be shocked to hear that Velasquez is dealing with a pretty significant injury. During his training camp for the...

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

The 10 Best UFC Fights of 2016

2016 was a banner year for fun fights. Over the course of the year, we witnessed a long list of unforgettable battles, all of which stand out contenders for this year’s Fight of the Year honors. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite fights from the year 2016. Honorable Mentions:  Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia...

Dec 21, 2016 12:10 pm

REPORT: Nate Diaz offered interim title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

While Conor McGregor revealed this week that he could very well be returning to the Octagon after Christmas, rather than taking 10 months off like UFC President Dana White stated, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have continued to talk trash at one another on social media. Nurmagomedov revealed recently that an interim lightweight title fight...

Dec 21, 2016 9:51 am

Jose Aldo explains how UFC contract is keeping him from his dreams

Recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has had a very public dispute with the UFC brass over the second half of this year. After Conor McGregor opted to return to welterweight for a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, UFC President Dana White stated that after the fight Conor McGregor must either defend...

Dec 21, 2016 6:05 am

Jose Aldo: I’m the real featherweight champ, not ‘two-faced’ Conor McGregor

When Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez in November, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently, as he still owned the organization’s featherweight belt at the time. Yet given that it had been nearly a year since he’d won that featherweight title,...

Dec 18, 2016 10:25 am

Michael Bisping destroys Anderson Silva on social media

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping kicked off his remarkable 2016 campaign by earning a unanimous decision victory over former division kingpin Anderson Silva in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night 84’ on February 27 in Manchester, England. Bisping would follow up his five-round decision victory over “The Spider” by earning a short-notice first-round knockout...