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Jan 3, 2017 9:43 am

UFC rankings update: Cody Garbrandt steals spot on pound-for-pound list

With title fights in two divisions, and appearances from a handful of ranked fighters, UFC 207 was a big card for the official UFC rankings. Now that the card is in the rear view mirror, the promotion has updated its rankings, and there has been significant movement in several divisions. Perhaps the most notable change...

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 27, 2016 12:15 pm

Nick Diaz is getting ‘ready’ for 2017

It appears that UFC fan favorite Nick Diaz may be preparing to return to competition soon. The elder Diaz brother was spotted in a social media post by Jose Garcia, who works on strength and conditioning for the Diaz brothers. Garcia posted a photo with Nick and said in the caption, “Guess who is back?...

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 24, 2016 1:47 pm

Tony Ferguson confident he will be the first dominant lightweight champion

While Tony Ferguson is still holding out on signing his next fight contract in hopes of earning himself more money, ‘El Cucuy’ can’t help but catch the headlines of lightweight title talk. While it was initially reported that Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov would be fighting for the interim lightweight championship, Ferguson then stated that he...

Dec 23, 2016 6:53 am

Sorry ‘Mighty Mouse,’ Dana White thinks Conor McGregor is MMA’s pound-for-pound king

With former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Jon “Bones” Jones currently serving a year-long suspension, MMA’s pound-for-pound debate has typically come down to one man: Flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. When Conor McGregor defeated Eddie Alvarez to win the UFC lightweight title in November, however, he made a strong case for a spot atop...

Dec 23, 2016 6:01 am

VIDEO | The Best UFC Trash Talk of 2016

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/812066749688385536 2016 has been a banner year for fun fights. The year gave us Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit. It gave us Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi. It gave us Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2, Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva, Marco Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim, Steve Bossé vs. Sean O’Connell, and...

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 7:09 am

Gegard Mousasi calls out Chris Weidman, Weidman responds

When Gegard Mousasi avenged his previous loss to Uriah Hall in November, he set his sights on the middleweight division’s top-5, where he hoped to find an opponent who could propel him the rest of the way to a title shot. Now, it appears as though his crosshairs have landed on Chris Weidman, who is...

Dec 19, 2016 10:57 am

PHOTO | Diaz brothers hanging out with Sage Northcutt backstage at UFC on FOX 22

An unlikely trio was seen together backstage at the UFC on FOX 22 event that was held over the weekend in Sacramento, California. Stockton, California bad boys Nick and Nate Diaz were seen talking with Sage Northcutt backstage and Nick apparently posted a photo together along with fellow-UFC fighter Leslie Smith on his Snapchat account....

Dec 16, 2016 12:29 pm

The 5 best trash talkers in MMA today

Trash talk is as much a part of combat sports as punches and judging controversy. Not every fighter, however, is good at it. Try as they might, some people just can’t hang on the mic. Then, of course, there are those fighters with a natural gift of the gab; fighters with the quick wit and...

Dec 16, 2016 12:20 pm

VIDEO | Freddie Roach on Conor McGregor: ‘He’s not that good of a fighter’

Famed boxing coach and trainer Freddie Roach has worked with some big names in mixed martial arts. From Georges St-Pierre to Anderson Silva, Roach is familiar with talent in both MMA and of course, boxing. With current UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor recently getting his boxing license, it has caused quite a buzz in the...

Dec 12, 2016 7:27 pm

Report | Two massive welterweight fights in the works for March’s UFC 209 event

Two massive welterweight rematches are apparently in the works for March’s UFC 209 event in Las Vegas. Last month following his UFC 205 majority decision draw against welterweight champion Tyron Woodley, top 170-pound contender Stephen Thompson revealed to BJPENN.com that a rematch between himself and “The Chosen One’ was already in the works for February...

Dec 3, 2016 9:35 am

Demetrious Johnson embracing role as “dark horse champion”

Tonight in Las Vegas, Nevada, UFC flyweight champion and pound for pound kingpin Demetrious Johnson will step into the Octagon as he looks to defend his flyweight championship for the ninth time when he faces the winner of ‘The Ultimate Fighter: Tournament of Champions’, Tim Elliot. While Johnson has all but cleaned out the UFC’s...

Dec 2, 2016 5:48 am

Tyron Woodley: Michael Bisping should be Fighter of the Year

England’s Michael Bisping has already had a very  long career. Where many fighters start dropping off by the juncture he’s at, however, he’s just hitting his stride. In fact, 2016 was probably the best year of his career thus far. It began with a back-and-forth war with middleweight legend Anderson Silva, who he defeated with...

Nov 29, 2016 7:47 pm

Gegard Mousasi on Robert Whittaker: If I fought him, I would beat him easily

Earlier this month, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Belfast, Northern Ireland, Gegard Mousasi scored a beautiful first-round win over an old foil in Uriah Hall. This win pushed Mousasi up to the outer edges of middleweight title contention. One week after Mousasi’s big Belfast win, Robert Whittaker scored a first-round...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Nov 28, 2016 9:36 am

Vitor Belfort lists off several opponents he’s interested in fighting

When Vitor Belfort lost to Gegard Mousasi in the co-main event of UFC 204, he fell to a tough 2-3 in his last 5 fights – with both of those wins coming against the now retired Dan Henderson. Needless to say, the former light heavyweight champion appears to be on a bit of a downslide....

Nov 26, 2016 10:37 am

Luke Rockhold weighs-in on Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While November was set to be a month of potential #1 contender fights for the UFC’s middleweight division, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold withdrew form his scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night: Melbourne’ fight with Jacare Souza this weekend, leading the UFC to make UFC 205’s Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero fight the middleweight #1 contender fight....

Nov 23, 2016 5:08 pm

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 100

Two UFC events took place over the weekend as UFC Fight Night 99 took place in Belfast, Ireland while UFC Fight Night 100 went down in Sao Paulo, Brazil. With the two events, the UFC rankings have been updated to reflect the fights having an impact on the top 15 ranked fighters throughout the UFC...

Nov 22, 2016 11:34 am

Tim Kennedy calls out Brock Lesnar among others to step in to fight him at UFC 206

Tim Kennedy has been left without an opponent for the second UFC pay-per-view event in a row. Kennedy was scheduled to fight former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans at UFC 205 in New York earlier this month. However, Evans was unable to get a license to fight from the New York State Athletic Commission...

Nov 22, 2016 7:19 am

Breaking! Yoel Romero says he might be fighting Michael Bisping at UFC 208 in January

Earlier this month, on the main card of UFC 205, Cuba’s Yoel Romero levelled former middleweight champion Chris Weidman with a thunderous, third round flying knee. With this incredible knockout win, Romero established himself as the clear-cut number-one-contender at middleweight, and immediately set his sights on a scrap with divisional champion Michael Bisping. Though Bisping...