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Jun 23, 2016 9:51 pm

Paige VanZant turns down WWE offer

Top ranked UFC women’s strawweight Paige VanZant announced Thursday morning on SportsCenter that she would be returning to the Octagon in August to fight Bec Rawlings. Prior to that however, VanZant was offered an opportunity to do an appearance in the ring at a WWE event. In addition, VanZant was offered an opportunity to appear...

Jun 23, 2016 10:47 am

VIDEO | #TBT Nate Diaz on CM Punk: ‘F**k him’

With the UFC’s official announcement of Phil “CM Punk” Brooks set to fight Mickey Gall at UFC 203 in Cleveland, we take a look back at the now prize fighting Nate Diaz in his interview talking about the UFC signing the former WWE superstar. When CM Punk first signed with the UFC back in 2014,...

Jun 23, 2016 10:38 am

Lorenzo Fertitta accepts new job outside of MMA

While the MMA community is still buzzing with rumors about the UFC’s potential sale, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is now in a 5-year contract with Red Rock, earning him $500,000 per year according to PR Newswire. Prior to the deal, Fertitta was already a Red Rock Vice President, and on the board of directors. This...


Jun 23, 2016 10:02 am

VIDEO | Dana White nearly faints during TUF 23 coaches challenge

The coaches challenge on season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter took an unexpected turn when UFC President Dana White upped the stakes by getting involved. Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha had to shoot targets, when the bullseye on the target was hit, the opposing coach was dropped from a platform into a giant tub of...

Jun 23, 2016 8:15 am

Dwayne Johnson considered MMA career

Former WWE champion, Hollywood actor, and former collegiate defensive lineman Dwayne Johnson has an extremely impressive resume in regards to his accomplishments. At one point in time, Johnson considered adding ‘UFC fighter’ to the list. During a recent appearance on the first episode of UFC Unfiltered, Johnson revealed that about a decade ago he considered...

Jun 22, 2016 9:16 am

Miesha Tate eyes future fight with Cris Cyborg

At UFC 198 in Curitiba, Brazil, Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her highly anticipated UFC debut against Leslie Smith. The fight was a short one, with Cyborg getting the TKO win over Smith in the 1st round. Following the win, Cyborg expressed her interest in going back to Invicta to defend her...

Jun 21, 2016 11:00 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov goes off on Rafael dos Anjos

While Khabib Nurmagomedov may have no intentions of fighting during Ramadan, ‘The Eagle’ isn’t ready to let UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos forget about their fight in 2014 in which Nurmagomedov defeated dos Anjos via decision. The pair often exchange verbal jabs through interviews, however there has been no word yet as to what...

Jun 21, 2016 4:04 pm

Dana White blasts fans criticizing Stephen Thompson vs. Rory MacDonald fight

This past weekend, Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson and Rory MacDonald squared off in a highly anticipated matchup of welterweight contenders for a title shot against the winner of Robbie Lawler vs. Tyron Woodley. The fight, which went the full 5 rounds, was an extremely technical matchup between two of the best strikers in the welterweight division....

Jun 21, 2016 9:49 am

Fabio Maldonado’s team to appeal loss to Fedor Emelianenko

Last Friday in Russia, former UFC light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado put on an incredible performance against MMA legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately for Maldonado, the performance wasn’t enough to win him the fight, as he lost via majority decision. Maldonado came out of the gate strong as he had Emelianenko rocked and nearly finished for almost...

Jun 18, 2016 10:10 am

Chris Weidman reacts to potential Georges St-Pierre vs. Michael Bisping fight

While Chris Weidman may have been forced to pull out of his UFC 199 middleweight title scrap with Luke Rockhold due to the fact that he needed to undergo neck surgery, he has managed to keep his name in headlines due to his constant trash talk. With the recent talk of former UFC welterweight kingpin...

Jun 17, 2016 10:15 pm

VIDEO | Another epic staredown from Sean O’Connell

UFC fighter Sean O’Connell has become rather well known for his hilarious shenanigans at weigh-in events during staredowns. From playing rock-paper-scissors, to taking selfies, and even giving his opponents flowers, O’Connell’s staredowns have become a sort of spectacle. Ahead of his UFC Ottawa fight Saturday evening against Steve Bosse, O’Connell once again had some fun....

Jun 17, 2016 11:48 am

VIDEO | Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 promo for UFC 202

With Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor set to rematch at UFC 202, here is an awesome promotional video to get you ready for their rematch that will take place on August 20. The two were set to rematch at UFC 200, but the bout was scrapped after “The Notorious” refused to take part of the...

Jun 17, 2016 10:26 am

VIDEO | The side of Kimbo Slice that no one saw

Earlier this month, the MMA community was devastated to find out that bareknuckle boxing icon and Bellator MMA fighter Kimbo Slice had passed away at the age of 42 after needing a heart transplant. While Kimbo Slice was perceived as a big tough guy, which he was, Slice was also a family man who had...

Jun 17, 2016 8:51 am

Michael Bisping reacts to Georges St-Pierre wanting a superfight

The MMA community currently going wild in regards to a potential Georges St-Pierre return to the UFC. After nearly a 3 year hiatus from the Octagon following his UFC 167 split decision win over Johny Hendricks, St-Pierre’s camp reached out to Michael Bisping to request a title shot against the middleweight champ. Bisping broke the...

Jun 16, 2016 1:03 pm

Sage Northcutt’s dad fires back at Muay Thai champion

Earlier this month, Muay Thai champion Ilya Grad took to Instagram to recall a training session with UFC prospect Sage Northcutt. Grad’s recollection of the situation was far from good, as he called out Northcutt’s father for interfering with their training. While video footage of the sparring session in question has since surfaced, Northcutt and...

Jun 16, 2016 10:20 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping reflects on winning UFC championship on 2 weeks notice

It has been nearly two weeks since Michael Bisping won the middleweight championship in the main event of UFC 199 by knocking out Luke Rockhold. Bisping stepped into the fight on just two weeks notice after former middleweight champion Chris Weidman backed out of the fight with a neck injury that ultimately required surgery. Wednesday...

Jun 16, 2016 8:21 am

PHOTO | Conor McGregor training with Olympic boxers

Ahead of Conor McGregor’s welterweight UFC 202 rematch against Nate Diaz, the featherweight champ is wasting no time in bringing in elite level boxers to help him prepare for the bout. Michael Conlan is a 2012 Olympic Bronze medalist, and and Paddy Barnes is a two-time Olympic bronze medalist. Both men vouched for McGregor’s skills...

Jun 15, 2016 11:34 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz, Dana White, and famed rapper hanging out

Nate Diaz’s star power continues to rise following his UFC 196 submission win over UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. Ahead of Diaz’s rematch with McGregor at UFC 202 on August 20th, Diaz and UFC President Dana White met famed rapper ‘The Game’. @losangelesconfidential @danawhiteufc @natediaz209 #Cali A photo posted by Diazbrothers209 (@diazbrothers209) on Jun 15,...

Jun 15, 2016 8:31 am

Rumor: UFC sale is done

After a report Tuesday evening indicated that there has been progress in the Fertitta brothers and Dana White selling the UFC, BJPenn.com spoke to a source regarding the situation who informed us the word on the street is that the sale is complete. Initial reports about the UFC’s sale emerged quite some time ago, however...

Jun 15, 2016 1:20 am

Canelo Alvarez reaches deep into pockets after being sued for $8.5 million

One of boxing’s biggest stars was hit with a multi-million dollar lawsuit this week in a Florida court case. Saul “Canelo” Alvarez was ordered to pay $8.5 million to All-Star Boxing, a former promoter of Alvarez’s after a Florida jury ruled in favor of All-Star Boxing. All-Star Boxing claimed that Alvarez signed an exclusive promotional...

Jun 14, 2016 11:41 am

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre predicts Rory MacDonald vs. Stephen Thompson

This Saturday on Fox Sports 1, Rory MacDonald and Stephen Thompson will square off in a pivotal welterweight matchup that will likely see the new welterweight #1 contender crowned. Ahead of the fight, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, who is friends with, and has trained with both men, gave his preview of the bout...