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Jan 3, 2017 10:49 am

Cody Garbrandt’s coach discusses first potential title defense

To close out 2016, undefeated Team Alpha Male prospect Cody Garbrandt put on the performance of a lifetime as he not only defeated former bantamweight kingpin Dominick Cruz, but picked ‘The Dominator’ apart over the course of five rounds, even rocking Cruz several times throughout the fight. Leading up to the fight, Garbrandt stated several...

Dec 28, 2016 8:29 am

TJ Dillashaw wonders if involvement with Union will come back to haunt him

Earlier this month, former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw was one of several high-profile UFC fighters who emerged as part of the MMA Athletes Association. In addition to Dillashaw, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former UFC heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked fighters Donald Cerrone and Tim Kennedy all announced their involvement. Leading...

Dec 23, 2016 11:13 pm

Martin Kampann issues warning to young fighters about sparring

UFC veteran Martin ‘The Hitman’ Kampmann spent 10 years fighting professionally, ending his career earlier this year after a 3-year hiatus following his 4th round TKO loss to Carlos Condit, resulting in ‘The Hitman’ being on a 2-fight losing streak. With 27 professional MMA fights, in addition to numerous amateur Muay Thai & Boxing matches,...

Dec 23, 2016 11:37 am

Dana White drops bombshell regarding Conor McGregor’s first potential title defense

Since Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight championship by TKOing Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC 205 back in November, there has been much talk regarding who McGregor will face next as he will have to defend his lightweight title. With that being said, McGregor revealed at the UFC 205 post-fight press conference...

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 3:31 pm

Cris Cyborg releases statement on failed drug test

Thursday morning the MMA community woke up to news that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had failed a USADA drug test earlier this month. The UFC was notified of the drug testing failure and released a statement of their own. While Cyborg’s team maintained radio silence on the matter immediately, the WMMA vet...

Dec 22, 2016 9:12 am

Jose Aldo gives update on interim lightweight title fight

Earlier this month, recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo revealed that not only was he going to be moving up to lightweight, he would be competing for the interim featherweight championship. While this is likely due to Aldo’s desire to avenge his 13 second KO loss to Conor McGregor, it was also revealed this...

Dec 20, 2016 8:36 am

Chael Sonnen leaks news about potential new UFC commentary team

Shortly following the news of the UFC being sold to WME-IMG, it was revealed that the promotion was looking to replace the ‘hype master’ style of commentating provided by Mike Goldberg and Joe Rogan in order to potentially strike a new TV deal. This was followed by Eddie Bravo potentially slipping up on an episode...

Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Dec 15, 2016 6:55 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses joining the MMAAA

Earlier this month, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre joined several other high-profile fighters such as Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, and Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The association was the first of its kind, and while the MMA Fighters Association was announced earlier this year, the MMAAA...

Dec 7, 2016 1:54 pm

Ryan Bader discusses his new free agency: There’s definitely interest out there

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader wrapped up his latest UFC contract in the best way possible, scoring impressive stoppages over Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. With these wins, which reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s top light heavyweights, Bader made himself a valuable commodity not only in the eyes of the UFC,...

Dec 7, 2016 8:54 am

Dana White explains why Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes were fired

Since the new UFC owners have taken over control of the company, the WME-IMG owners have sparked quite a bit of controversy as they have fired numerous high-level executives, including most of the UFC Canada office. Their most recent firings however, saw none other than UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes receive...

Dec 6, 2016 9:21 am

Dana White questions Donald Cerrone joining MMAAA, rips Bjorn Rebney

Last week, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, top ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone, and top ranked middleweight Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA) along with former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. The move was a very historic one, with numerous fighters...

Nov 29, 2016 12:25 pm

Lyoto Machida’s bold prediction for middleweight title picture

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was recently handed an 18 month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which will leave him sidelined for another 11 months while he finishes the remaining time left on his suspension. Machida’s case with USADA has been a very public one, with ‘The Dragon’ blaming USADA for not...

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 25, 2016 11:28 am

Cris Cyborg confident Miesha Tate will not retire

Back at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate suffered a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington on the main card of the historic event. For Tate, the loss made it two in a row following her UFC 200 loss to Amanda Nunes, where she lost the women’s bantamweight championship in the very...

Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘Conor McGregor copied my model and mixed it with Floyd’

One of the original bad boys of the UFC is none other than Nick Diaz. The brash scrapper from Stockton, California has always said exactly what was on his mind and never was one to pull back any punches. With many fighters trying to up their popularity in the fight game by trash talking, the...

Nov 23, 2016 11:09 am

Cris Cyborg confident Ronda Rousey will not fight her

Next month fight fans will finally see former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey step into the Octagon in a highly anticipated return bout to the Octagon. Rousey of course will be returning from her year-long hiatus to square off against women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship in what will...