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Aug 15, 2017 9:47 am

Coach Duke Roufus confirms Anthony Pettis’ next fight

During the broadcast of the UFC’s recent trip to Mexico City, former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis called for a fight with fellow lightweight contender Dustin Poirier. Shortly thereafter, Poirier confirmed his interest in this fight on Twitter. Poirier later reaffirmed his interest in this fight in an interview with BJPenn.com’s own Chris Taylor. “You...

Aug 15, 2017 6:36 am

Paulie Malignaggi trashes “Pillsbury Dough Boy” Dana White

Former two-division boxing champ Paulie Malignaggi joined Conor McGregor‘s training camp with the intention of helping the Irish MMA star prepare for his boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr. Unfortunately, he left the camp after just a few sparring sessions, feeling that he’d been unfairly represented by the Irishman and his team. Not long thereafter,...

Aug 15, 2017 5:57 am

Randy Couture gives his prediction for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Back in 2010, former two-division UFC champion Randy Couture was charged with welcoming boxing star James Toney to mixed martial arts. As many expected, the 47-year-old Couture made quick work of his foe, dragging him into unfamiliar territory on the mat, where he locked up an arm-triangle choke for the win. On August 26, we’ll...

Aug 14, 2017 2:23 pm

Georges St-Pierre: I’m not scared of Tyron Woodley

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley has gone on the record to state that he feels that former champion Georges St-Pierre does not want to fight him in the Octagon. Woodley believes that St-Pierre does not want to risk getting a concussion against him and would rather take on opponents less likely to do such a...

Aug 14, 2017 12:39 pm

Georges St-Pierre explains what happens next if he beats Michael Bisping

The next crack at Michael Bisping’s UFC middleweight title will not go to interim champion Robert Whittaker. It will not go to top contender Yoel Romero, or former champion Luke Rockhold. It will not go to Chris Weidman or Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. Instead, it will go to Georges St-Pierre, a welterweight great who has not...

Aug 14, 2017 11:25 am

Daniel Cormier breaks his silence: ‘It might mean too much’

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier has not been heard from much since losing the belt to Jon Jones at UFC 214. Cormier was controversially interviewed in the Octagon by Joe Rogan and released a short statement on social media after the loss. However, on Monday, Cormier joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour...

Aug 14, 2017 10:42 am

Daniel Cormier: Jon Jones and I will fight again

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 214, then UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempted to defend his title against his fiercest rival, former champion Jon Jones. Unfortunately for Cormier, Jones won this fight via third-round knockout, moving to 2-0 in their rivalry as he did. Post-fight, Cormier suggested that, having lost...

Aug 14, 2017 9:56 am

Bryan Caraway to John Lineker: “you can’t hide forever”

Bryan Caraway hasn’t stepped into the cage since May of 2016. From the sounds of it, he’s eager to change that very soon. On Monday morning, the long-time bantamweight contender, who currently holds the number-6 spot in the official UFC bantamweight rankings, made a call out of brick-fisted Brazilian John Lineker. Caraway made his callout...

Aug 14, 2017 9:02 am

Mark Hunt bashes Fabricio Werdum for turning down fight

Over the weekend, Lowking.pl reported that the UFC’s November 19 return to Sydney, Australia, would be headlined by a heavyweight showdown between Mark Hunt and Marcin Tybura. This report was later confirmed by MMAJunkie.com, and now, it’s been officially announced by the UFC. #UFCSydney: @markhunt1974 vs @MarcinTybura Sunday, Nov 19 | @qudosbankarena 🎫 👉 https://t.co/T3qpToug8G pic.twitter.com/iaTU5w4x2A — UFC...

Aug 14, 2017 8:37 am

Coach defends Jon Jones’ reluctance to fight Stipe Miocic

Over the last few weeks, UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones has expressed interest in a big-ticket money fight with former UFC heavyweight champ and WWE megastar Brock Lesnar. At the same time, Jones explained that a fight with Stipe Miocic, the actual heavyweight champ, doesn’t interest him quite as much: “I feel like if...

Aug 14, 2017 7:15 am

Coach Javier Mendez: Daniel Cormier is “at a crossroads” in his fighting career

On July 29, in the main event of the stacked UFC 214, then UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier attempted to defend his title against his fiercest rival in former champion Jon Jones. Though Cormier put forth a valiant effort, he was ultimately flattened by a Jones head-kick in the third, and polished off by...

Aug 14, 2017 6:29 am

Cody Garbrandt and Aljamain Sterling get heated on Twitter, racism accusations surface

On Sunday, reigning UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt and rising bantamweight contender Aljamain Sterling got into it on Twitter. While this back-and-forth began as fairly innocent Twitter beef, it unfortunately wasn’t long before accusations of racism began to fly. See the pair’s fiery exchange below: Don’t need to. We follow each other and he clearly...

Aug 14, 2017 6:00 am

VIDEO | Does this slo-mo footage debunk Conor McGregor’s knockdown of Paulie Malignaggi?

Over the last week, it seems that all anybody has been able to talk about is the knockdown Conor McGregor allegedly scored on former two-division boxing champion Paulie Malignaggi during a sparring session. This controversy erupted after UFC President Dana White shared footage – albeit a mere seconds of footage – that shows McGregor pelting Malignaggi...

Aug 13, 2017 8:50 pm

Photo | Friend posts photo with Matt Hughes says his progress is “a miracle”

UFC Hall of Famer Matt Hughes was involved in a horrific accident on June 16 when his pickup truck was struck by an oncoming train in Raymond, Illinois. Hughes was airlifted to a nearby hospital immediately following the accident and it was later revealed that the former UFC welterweight champion of the world was in a...

Aug 13, 2017 2:00 pm

VIDEOS | Pro boxers react to the Conor McGregor vs Paul Malignaggi “knockdown”

UFC President Dana White sent shockwaves through the combat sports world on Friday night when he released two short clips from Conor McGregor’s sparring sessions with former two-weight champion Paulie Malignaggi. One of the videos posted by the brash UFC boss showed what appeared to be a knockdown for McGregor. With that said, the footage...

Aug 13, 2017 11:47 am

Rafael Dos Anjos disses Tyron Woodley, explains how he’d beat the champ

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking like a bigger and bigger problem for any welterweight contender hoping to capture the divisional title. Yet former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos, who now competes at welterweight, believes he could be the man to dethrone Woodley – and he expects to have the opportunity to try...

Aug 13, 2017 11:46 am

Paul Malignaggi challenges Conor McGregor to a winner takes all fight

While Conor McGregor is busy making final preparations for his August 26 super-fight with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather, his feud with former two-weight boxing champion Paul Malignaggi continues to steal the show. Malignaggi was brought in by Team McGregor as a sparring partner to help “Mystic Mac” prepare for Floyd Mayweather. Paulie and Conor...

Aug 13, 2017 10:50 am

With surgery complete, recently retired Tito Ortiz drops big hint about comeback fight

Earlier this year, former UFC light heavyweight champion, UFC Hall of Famer, Bellator contender, and all-around MMA legend Tito Ortiz announced that he’d be retiring from the sport after his Bellator 170 main event battle with rival Chael Sonnen. When Ortiz won this bout by tapping Sonnen in the first-round, he appeared to be ready...

Aug 13, 2017 10:25 am

VIDEO | legendary cutman ‘Stitch’ Duran sides with “very honest” Paulie Malignaggi

In an effort to better prepare for his August 26 boxing match with undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor enlisted the help of recently retired former two-division champ Paulie Malignaggi. Regrettably, the pair’s working relationship crumbled as quickly as it began, as Malignaggi left the camp after feeling disrespected by...

Aug 13, 2017 8:17 am

Artem Lobov explains why Conor McGregor’s confidence is at an all-time high

Though Conor McGregor is being widely discredited in the buildup to his blockbuster August 26 boxing match with Floyd Mayweather Jr, he and his team are brimming with confidence. UFC featherweight Artem Lobov, who serves as one of McGregor’s main training partners, explained the surplus of confidence inside the camp in a recent interview with...

Aug 13, 2017 6:56 am

Coach assures Conor McGregor beats any version of Floyd Mayweather

On August 26, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will take his first steps into the boxing ring opposite undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr. While McGregor’s skeptics are numerous, his coaches are more than confident in his chances. Speaking to MMAJunkie.com, one of McGregor’s coaches, Owen Roddy, assured that Conor McGregor beats any version of...

Aug 12, 2017 8:47 pm

Conor McGregor doesn’t care if “loveable mouthpiece” Malignaggi talks to Mayweather

Former two-weight boxing champion Paul Malignaggi has been included in just as many headlines as Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather in recent weeks. The “Magic Man” was brought in to the McGregor camp to serve as a sparring partner for Conor last month. After unflattering photos from their sparring sessions were leaked on the internet,...

Aug 12, 2017 5:13 pm

Coach Kavanagh pokes fun at “Pushing” and an angry Paul Malignaggi responds

UFC President Dana White shook up the combat sports world yesterday evening when he released video footage of Conor McGregor knocking down former two-weight boxing champion Paul Malignaggi in sparring. Here is the video everyone wanted to see of Conor vs Paulie Malignaggi former IBF and WBA World Champion @TheNotoriousMMA pic.twitter.com/GfFP3SKsye — Dana White (@danawhite)...