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Sep 14, 2017 7:23 am

Updated UFC rankings reflect chaos at light heavyweight

Earlier this week, we learned that Jon Jones’ B sample confirmed that he had indeed ingested the banned substance Turinabol in advance of his UFC 214 light heavyweight title fight with Daniel Cormier. Yesterday, the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) overturned Jones’ UFC 214 knockout win over Daniel Cormier, rendering it a no contest. With this...

Sep 12, 2017 3:09 pm

Sergio Pettis Wants to Fight Henry Cejudo at UFC 218

Last weekend was supposed to be the event that Demetrious Johnson broke Anderson Silva’s defense record, instead the spotlight was on another flyweight. After Henry Cejudo sandwiched his loss to the UFC flyweight champion by being on the wrong end of a razor-thin split decision to Joseph Benavidez, Cejudo knew he needed to make a...

Sep 8, 2017 10:35 am

UFC issues statement on Ray Borg’s illness and UFC 215 ticket refunds

The MMA community was struck with appalling news late Thursday. With less than 24 hours away from the UFC 215 weigh-ins, the main event UFC flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg was canceled. The cancellation, first reported by Ariel Helwani for MMA Fighting, was due to Borg being ill and deemed unfit...

Sep 7, 2017 9:57 pm

UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson vs. Ray Borg canceled

The UFC 215 main event featuring Demetrious Johnson and Ray Borg has been canceled just days before the event is set to take place in Edmonton, Canada. Late Thursday, Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting reported that Borg was forced out of the UFC flyweight title fight against Johnson due to illness. According to the report,...

Sep 7, 2017 4:21 pm

Georges St-Pierre Gives Demetrious Johnson Praise Before UFC 215

Demetrious Johnson is one win away from breaking Anderson Silva’s title defense record, the only man who stands in his way is Ray Borg. What “Mighty” Johnson has accomplished so far is unheard of in a sport where it’s usually very difficult to win consistently. For instance, in the heavyweight division, no champion in the...

Sep 6, 2017 5:01 pm

Watch Demetrious Johnson’s Fails and Triumphs in Battlegrounds Before UFC 215

Demetrious Johnson is one win away from making UFC history at UFC 215. He’ll be fighting Ray Borg for his potential 11th flyweight title defense, breaking a record previously set by Anderson Silva. In between fighting the best of the best in reality, he’s relaxing and relieving stress by playing video games like it’s his...

Sep 5, 2017 11:26 am

Ray Borg Willing to Give Demetrious Johnson a Rematch If He Wins at UFC 215

We are just a couple of days from Demetrious Johnson trying to make history at UFC 215. In lieu of a fight with T.J. Dillashaw, Johnson wanted to continue his journey toward breaking Anderson Silva’s title defense record. He tied the record with 10 defenses after a dominating performance over Wilson Reis, now he looks...

Sep 5, 2017 11:08 am

UFC rankings updated following UFC Fight Night 115 – pound-for-pound rankings shift again

The UFC has updated their rankings following UFC Fight Night 115 and there has been a shift once again at the top in the highly debated pound-for-pound rankings. With Jon Jones facing a second potential anti-doping violation with USADA, both Demetrious Johnson and Conor McGregor went up in the pound-for-pound rankings without being active in...

Sep 3, 2017 5:23 pm

UFC 215 Fight Card and Start Time

The UFC will invade Edmonton, Alberta, Canada next weekend for UFC 215. The pay-per-view event is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long-time champion Demetrious Johnson taking on Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one of the reasons he declined a fight with T.J. Dillashaw. “Mighty Mouse” will attempt to make UFC...

Aug 30, 2017 11:08 am

Coach claims Jose Aldo’s days in MMA are numbered

Over the last few months, a seemingly endless list of MMA fighters have expressed interest in testing their hands in the professional boxing ring. Fighters from Stipe Miocic to Jimi Manuwa to Artem Lobov to Anderson Silva have all done so, and now, Jose Aldo is doing the same. Aldo, of course, has shared interest...

Aug 30, 2017 10:21 am

VIDEO | Conor McGregor Wants Nate Diaz to Come Down to Him

Conor McGregor creates his own path. The biggest dig against McGregor is that he’s never defended a title, but it’s simply because he’s not forced to. Back in the day when Georges St-Pierre was knocking off contender after contender, the UFC and MMA as a whole was different. St-Pierre may have had the opportunity to...

Aug 21, 2017 11:41 am

NAC director Bob Bennett updates on possible future boxing-MMA crossover fights

This Saturday, UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will battle undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather Jr., and it’s all anybody can talk about. The fight is expected to shatter all combat sports pay-per-view records, and go down as one of the most lucrative events in combat sports history. Given this, it’s hard not to wonder about...

Aug 21, 2017 10:28 am

BREAKING | Lyoto Machida returns to the Octagon at UFC Sao Paulo

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

Aug 17, 2017 6:42 am

Report: Lyoto Machida to get tough test in October comeback fight

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida, who also contended for the title at middleweight, has not been seen in the cage since June of 2015, when he was smashed to a third-round TKO by the ever-dangerous Yoel Romero. The reason for the former champ’s prolonged absence is an unfortunate USADA-administered suspension stemming from his...

Aug 17, 2017 6:00 am

Cody Garbrandt vs. TJ Dillashaw is official for UFC 217, Garbrandt issues quick threat

It’s official. UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt the very first defense of his bantamweight title at UFC 217, this November 4 in New York City, New York. His opponent will be his arch rival, former champion TJ DIllashaw. Though this bout has long been expected to occur at this November card, which goes...

Aug 11, 2017 1:38 pm

PHOTO | See the Latest Lineup and Official Poster for UFC 215 in Edmonton

The Octagon will return to the Canadian province of Alberta on September 9th, this time in the city of Edmonton for UFC 215. The pay-per-view fight card is headlined by a flyweight title fight featuring long time division champion Demetrious Johnson squaring off with perennial division contender Ray Borg. This is it, folks. This is one...

Aug 11, 2017 9:16 am

Stephen Thompson Defends Woodley’s Smart Performance Against Maia

Stephen Thompson is all healed up and ready to spin kick the top five in the UFC welterweight division, all on a journey to get back to a title shot. Tyron Woodley (18-3-1 MMA) successfully defended his welterweight title at last month’s UFC 214 event in Anaheim, defeating top division contender Demian Maia via unanimous...

Aug 9, 2017 2:06 pm

Dana White answers: Who is the UFC’s Mike Tyson?

Of all the stars that have been in the spotlight in the UFC, which one fighter would you say would be the iconic Mike Tyson of the promotion? There have been quite a few massive stars that have made a name for themselves and helped bring eyes to the sport. Think back to some of...

Aug 9, 2017 9:39 am

UFC Rankings update: UFC Mexico winners move up

Last weekend, the UFC returned to Mexico City, Mexico, with an exciting night of fights. In the main event, flyweight star Sergio Pettis derailed with win-streak of surging prospect Brandon Moreno. In the co-main event, meanwhile, rising strawweight Alexa Grasso picked up a close but impressive win over Randa Markos. As expected, these wins sent...

Aug 8, 2017 5:08 am

David Branch goes off on Luke Rockhold in profanity-riddled tirade, Rockhold responds

Yesterday afternoon, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold appeared on The MMA Hour to discuss his August 16 fight with former two-division World Series of Fighting champ David Branch. During his interview, Rockhold explained that Branch was simply the only option remaining after he tried and failed to lock down a bevy of other fights....

Aug 4, 2017 11:22 am

Tyron Woodley discusses mending relationship with Dana White

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is fresh off a decision win over Demian Maia this past weekend, where he defended his welterweight title in rather lackluster fashion. Following that, Woodley and UFC President Dana White engaged in a rather heated feud that saw both sides go off on one another in various interviews. White informed...

Jul 31, 2017 7:44 am

VIDEO | Former UFC commentator Mike Goldberg has a classic reaction to Jon Jones’ UFC 214 win

@JonnyBones Only loss by DQ, he’s got my vote for GOAT, slight edge over @SpiderAnderson congratulations! pic.twitter.com/F1EWVbvg0Q — Mike Goldberg (@GoldieOnTV) July 30, 2017 On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in beautiful Anaheim, California with the the ridiculously stacked UFC 214. This blockbuster card was headlined by a light heavyweight title showdown between reigning...