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Jan 9, 2017 12:08 pm

Yair Rodriguez talks BJ Penn bout, predicts submission win

This Sunday, in the main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Phoenix, Arizona, Mexico’s Yair Rodriguez will take on our very own BJ Penn in a fight that is undoubtedly the biggest test of his promising career. In advance of this scrap with Penn, Rodriguez joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to weigh...

Jan 5, 2017 9:43 am

Mark Hunt plans to sue Alistair Overeem personally if he fails drug test

Last month, the UFC announced a thrilling heavyweight matchup between former UFC heavyweight title challenger Alistair Overeem and heavyweight MMA legend Mark Hunt for UFC 209 on March 4th. While the MMA community was quick to express their excitement over the matchup, Hunt was quick to shut down the reports as he explained that the...

Jan 4, 2017 10:55 am

VIDEO | Joe Rogan and crew boil over Justin Bieber’s mean tweet about Ronda Rousey

When you are as big of a star as former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, you will be both praised and criticized by fellow fighters and even celebrities. In this particular case, pop star singer Justin Bieber was involved sending a mean tweet following Rousey’s UFC 207 loss to champion Amanda Nunes. Bieber tweeted...

Jan 3, 2017 6:13 am

Tony Ferguson turns down Khabib Nurmagomedov’s $200K offer

With lightweight champion Conor McGregor currently taking a break from competition, the lightweight limelight is shining on two men. Those two men are undefeated Dagestan native Khabib Nurmagomedov, and streaking Californian Tony Ferguson. The two talented lightweights have long been rumored to fight while McGregor takes his hiatus – perhaps even for an interim title....

Jan 2, 2017 8:09 am

Junior dos Santos explains why he’s fighting Stefan Struve in February

With a tough 2-3 record in his last 5 fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos entered his April showdown with Ben Rothwell in dire need of a win. Luckily for the Brazilian and his many fans, he was able to produce that win, bludgeoning his dangerous foe to a sound, unanimous decision. Regrettably,...

Jan 1, 2017 4:11 pm

VIDEO | Jon Fitch hints at retirement, cites “funny reading” on brain MRI

Jon Fitch Post Fight Interview #WSOFNYE pic.twitter.com/xyyLWBdp19 — #WSOFNYC (@MMAWorldSeries) December 31, 2016 On New Years Eve, World Series of Fighting (WSOF) made their debut in New York City with WSOF 34. Though the card didn’t generate quite the same buzz as the UFC’s November debut in the city, it was a big one all...

Dec 31, 2016 11:25 am

Dana White: TJ Dillashaw is “probably” next for title shot at 135

Friday night in the co-main event of UFC 207, undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt stepped into the Octagon and put on the performance of a lifetime as he picked apart bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, dropping the champ several times throughout the fight en route to a unanimous decision win to claim the UFC bantamweight championship....

Dec 30, 2016 5:14 pm

VIDEO | UFC 207 Results: Niko Price submits Brandon Thatch

A welterweight tilt between Niko Price and Brandon Thatch kicked off tonight’s UFC 207 prelims on FS1. Round one begins and the fighters trade leg kicks to start. Thatch comes forward and lands another hard low kick. Niko quickly replies with one of his own. The fighters clinch and exchange knees inside. They break and...

Dec 29, 2016 9:05 am

Lando Vannata returns at UFC 209

‘Groovy’ Lando Vannata may only have two fights in the UFC, however the New Jersey native has an extremely loyal fan-base, which has only grown over the course of 2016. In the middle of the year, TUF winner Michael Chiesa was forced out of his scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night: Sioux Falls’ scrap with top ranked...

Dec 28, 2016 11:25 am

The 10 Best UFC submissions of 2016

2016 has been a fantastic year for those with an appreciation for the grappling components of mixed martial arts. We witnessed the sophomore MMA effort of ADCC champion MacKenzie Dern, who dropped jaws with a modified Imanari choke against Montana Stewart. We saw dozens of dazzling submissions in the cages of Bellator MMA, One Championship, and World Series...

Dec 26, 2016 12:36 pm

Here is how the MMA community celebrated Christmas

The MMA community celebrated Christmas on Sunday with their families and friends and took to social media to share their holiday spirit with all of their fans. Take a look at some of the Christmas highlights from some of the familiar names and faces from the world of mixed martial arts. Happy Holidays Everyone! A...

Dec 24, 2016 1:10 pm

VIDEO | USADA drug tests Demetrious Johnson while shopping for booze

nothin like USADA deciding to join me on my date night with @mightywife 😎 pic.twitter.com/d5qzLrlszX — Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) December 19, 2016 Under the UFC’s partnership with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, fighters are obligated to update their location using the USADA app so as to make themselves available for random drug testing. When a fighter...

Dec 24, 2016 9:38 am

VIDEO | Fedor Emelianenko vs. ‘The Korean Zombie’ in friendly fight

In this rare video, you can see MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko competing against UFC featherweight Chan Sung Jung, also known as ‘The Korean Zombie’ in a foreign gameshow. While the ‘fight’ is certainly a friendly one, with smiles being exchanged by both men throughout the session, Emelianenko doesn’t hesitate to use his Sambo and throw...

Dec 24, 2016 9:18 am

Cain Velasquez ready to “beat Werdum’s ass”

At UFC 207 on December 30th, former UFC heavyweight champions Cain Velasquez and Fabricio Werdum will square off in a highly anticipated heavyweight #1 contender fight. In addition to a title fight with Stipe Miocic being on the line, the fight will give Velasquez a chance to avenge his UFC 188 loss to Werdum. In...

Dec 24, 2016 8:49 am

Nate Diaz recalls the time he nearly tapped out to Ronda Rousey

It’s no secret that former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, and the Diaz Brothers were once extremely close. While the trio still remain friends, Rousey trained with the Diaz brothers when she first was promoted to the UFC women’s bantamweight champion, frequently appearing in photos with the Stockton superstars. Ahead of Rousey’s return to...

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 11:55 pm

Dominick Cruz taunts “ignorant” Cody Garbrandt

In just under one week, UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz will step into the Octagon against #8 ranked bantamweight Cody Garbrandt in a highly anticipated grudge match for the bantamweight title. While Garbrandt is entering the fight undefeated, on a 10 fight win streak that has seen him go 5-0 inside the Octagon, the champ...

Dec 23, 2016 9:01 am

Jose Aldo’s coach calls for UFC to back up interim title fight claims

Throughout the course of this week, interim UFC featherweight champion Max Holloway revealed that an ankle injury will keep him from fighting Jose Aldo for the undisputed featherweight title at UFC 208 in February. Following that, recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo revealed that he was in negotiations with the UFC to fight for...

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 22, 2016 10:07 am

Demetrious Johnson sidelined through first part of 2017 with knee injury

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson had injured his knee earlier this year during his 5-round war against Tim Elliot. In the opening round, Johnson was nearly submitted by the ‘TUF: Tournament of Champions’ winner, however over the course of the next four rounds, Johnson used his wrestling to dictate...

Dec 21, 2016 8:37 pm

Nate Diaz not answering calls from UFC for less than $20 million

UFC superstar Nate Diaz has been absent from the Octagon since his UFC 202 main event scrap with Conor McGregor back in August. Following the fight, Diaz revealed that the only way he would return to the Octagon would be for a massive payday. Since then, there has been no further word on when Diaz...

Dec 21, 2016 9:25 am

Floyd Mayweather Sr. critiques Conor McGregor’s boxing

While Conor McGregor may have been denied a boxing license in Nevada, he was granted a boxing license in California. This once again reignited talks of a potential Mayweather vs. McGregor boxing match. While both men have verbally agreed to the fight, there has been no official word on if the fight will ever take...

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,...