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Apr 19, 2017 10:43 am

Jimi Manuwa: Jon Jones “knows he needs a warm-up fight”

Under normal circumstances, Jimi Manuwa’s back-to-back knockouts of Ovince St. Preux and Corey Anderson probably would have earned him a shot at Daniel Cormier’s UFC light heavyweight title. With the return of former champion Jon Jones towering on the horizon, however, the contendership picture at light heavyweight is far from normal. Earlier this week, UFC President...

Apr 19, 2017 7:42 am

BREAKING: World Series of Fighting bites the dust, becomes Professional Fighters League

For many years, World Series of Fighting (WSOF), has stood out as arguably the third-biggest MMA promotion in the world, behind the UFC and Bellator. The promotion has been home to recognizable names like Justin Gaethje, Marlon Moraes, David Branch, Jon Fitch, Jake Shields, Rousimar Palhares, Thiago Silva, Matt Hamill, Vinny Magalhaes, Blagoy Ivanov, Josh...

Apr 19, 2017 7:14 am

Joe Lauzon discusses his fighting future ahead of Nashville bout with Stevie Ray

This weekend, when the UFC touches down in Nashville, Tennessee, fan favorite lightweight Joe Lauzon will take on Scotland’s Stevie Ray. The bout will mark Lauzon’s 24th fight under the UFC banner – an incredible run that has seen him earn a record 15 performance of the night awards. Ahead of his latest battle, Lauzon...

Apr 18, 2017 6:58 pm

VIDEO | Cris “Cyborg” Justino visits young cancer patients in Brazil

When UFC featherweight star Cris “Cyborg” Justino isn’t knocking heads in the hectic world of mixed martial arts, she likes to give back to the community. The latest example of the fearsome fighter’s philanthropic efforts occured on Tuesday morning in her native Brazil where she visited with a group of young cancer patients in the...

Apr 18, 2017 2:25 pm

VIDEO | Rose Namajunas says she knows she will fill the void of Ronda Rousey

There has yet to be a female mixed martial arts star as popular as Ronda Rousey but that may all change soon. Following a submission win over Michelle Waterson at UFC on FOX 24, UFC strawweight contender Rose Namajunas is looking to win the division title in 2017 and says she knows she is headed...

Apr 18, 2017 11:55 am

If Jon Jones takes a tune-up fight, he only has one legitimate option for an opponent

Last night, UFC President Dana White announced on ESPN that, if former UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones is ready in time for UFC 214, which is scheduled for July 29, he will fight reigning champion Daniel Cormier for the title on the card. Shortly thereafter, White elaborated that, if Jones feels he won’t be ready...

Apr 18, 2017 10:33 am

VIDEO | Cub Swanson seeks to punish Artem Lobov for calling him out

In late 2016, South Korean featherweight prospect Doo Ho Choi made a clever callout of long-time featherweight contender Cub Swanson. While this callout was quite civil, it served to reignite Swanson’s competitive fire, and gave him the motivation to deliver one of the best wins of his career: an unforgettable, tooth-and-nail decision triumph that left...

Apr 18, 2017 9:54 am

Elias Theodorou confirms July middleweight scrap with Brad Tavares

This morning, the folks over at FloCombat.com reported that Canadian middleweight Elias Theodorou would be taking on Hawaii’s Brad Tavares at The Ultimate Fighter 25 finale this July 7 in Las Vegas, Nevada. BJPenn.com has now confirmed that this fight is happening with Theodorou himself, who says he is “ready to kick some ass” in...

Apr 18, 2017 7:36 am

VIDEO | Artem Lobov explains how training with McGregor has prepared him for Swanson

Will @RusHammerMMA stun Swanson at #UFCNashville? pic.twitter.com/uuxc0YYJnn — UFC Canada (@UFC_CA) April 18, 2017 This weekend, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Nashville, Tennessee, Artem Lobov will take on Cub Swanson. Given that Lobov owns an admittedly unimpressive record of 13-12-1  and Swanson currently holds the number four spot in the...

Apr 18, 2017 6:31 am

Brian Stann: Demetrious Johnson is “the best to ever do it”

Last weekend, in the main event of UFC on Fox 24, flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson tapped out Brazilian Jiu Jitsu blackbelt Wilson Reis. This win marked the champ’s tenth-straight title defense, which ties Anderson Silva’s record for most consecutive title defenses in UFC history. In the wake of Johnson’s latest win, many members of the...

Apr 17, 2017 2:19 pm

PHOTO | Michelle Waterson sports two black eyes following loss with her head up

UFC strawweight Michelle Waterson lost for the first time in the UFC over the weekend. Waterson met Rose Namajunas at UFC on FOX 24 and was submitted in the second round by a rear-naked choke locked on by Namajunas. Following the fight, Waterson took to social media where she addressed her loss and gave some...

Apr 17, 2017 11:33 am

Daniel Cormier agrees to fight Jimi Manuwa during heated twitter beef

There’s a UFC light heavyweight title fight brewing between the champion, Daniel Cormier and Jimi Manuwa, the current #3 UFC ranked fighter at 205-pounds. Cormier and Manuwa went at it on Twitter on Monday in another battle of words. Manuwa: @dc_mma take the fight Daniel. @dc_mma take the fight Daniel. — JIMI MANUWA (@POSTERBOYJM) April...

Apr 17, 2017 10:08 am

Joe Lauzon: “I love BJ Penn. He is like a dad to me. He shaped me as a fighter.”

Joe Lauzon: “I love BJ Penn. He is like a dad to me. He shaped me as a fighter.” UFC lightweight Joe Lauzon is arguably one of the most exciting fighters in mixed martial arts history. Lauzon has earned an eyebrow-raising 15 Performance of the Night bonuses during his amazing twenty-three fight career with the UFC....

Apr 17, 2017 7:42 am

VIDEO | Tearful Christy Mack opens up in first interview since War Machine Trial

Back in March, Bellator and UFC veteran War Machine was found guilty on 29 of 34 charges stemming from a grisly 2014 attack on ex-girlfriend Christy Mack, and her boyfriend at the time, Corey Thomas. During this bone-chilling attack, War Machine brutalized Mack so severely that she was left with a broken nose, a fractured eye socket,...

Apr 17, 2017 5:44 am

Georges St-Pierre: Size advantage won’t help Bisping, it’ll just be louder when he hits the floor

Later this year, at a to-be-determined date, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title against the most unlikely of challengers – not Yoel Romero, not Robert Whittaker, not Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza, but former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre. Though this fight is not yet scheduled – which is making Bisping increasingly ornery...

Apr 16, 2017 8:32 pm

VIDEO | Friendly grappling contest goes horribly wrong

VIDEO | Friendly grappling contest goes horribly wrong You know that old saying… Boys will be boys. Well in the above video we see just that. Two friends get together and after a couple of drinks the pair engage in a grappling contest to prove who is the better man on the ground. Unfortunately, this...

Apr 16, 2017 2:11 pm

VIDEO | Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s request for more belts

VIDEO | Dana White responds to Demetrious Johnson’s request for more belts Prior to his sensational submission victory over Wilson Reis in the main event of UFC on FOX 24, UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson revealed that he was not happy with the UFC. “Mighty Mouse’s” frustration with the promotion stemmed from the fact the...

Apr 16, 2017 1:24 pm

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight

Dominick Cruz explains why Demetrious Johnson would have problems at bantamweight UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson tied Anderson Silva for the most title defenses in UFC history (10) last night in Kansas City by scoring a dominant submission victory over Wilson Reis in the evenings main event. “Mighty Mouse” has essentially cleaned out the entire...

Apr 16, 2017 10:43 am

Michelle Waterson issues statement after tough loss to Rose Namajunas

Last night, in the co-main event of UFC on Fox 24, fan favorite strawweight “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson stepped onto the canvas with the ever-dangerous Rose Namajunas. Had she won this fight, she likely would have earned herself a shot at the winner of Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Jessica Andrade’s strawweight title fight, which is...