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Nov 4, 2016 8:54 am

Diego Sanchez Turns Up the Crazy at UFC Mexico Press Conference

Diego Sanchez is known primarily for two things: his wild, all-action fighting style inside the cage, and his often bizarre behaviour outside of it. The latest display of his out-of-cage antics occured at the official press conference for UFC Fight Night 98, which will go down in Mexico City, Mexico this Saturday night. On the evening’s...

Oct 28, 2016 9:00 pm

Jon Jones and Matt Mitrione engage in twitter beef!

With Jon Jones not getting any time to fight in the Octagon, the former UFC light heavyweight champion can still find a few wars to get into on the Internet. On Friday, Jones and Bellator heavyweight Matt Mitrione got into it on twitter. Mitrione posted a photo of a bartender side by side with a...

Oct 26, 2016 1:03 pm

Report | Fedor Emelianenko is Training for a Fight

Good news for fans of Fedor Emelianenko! According to a report from Russian journalist Alexey Safonov, the heavyweight legend has returned to training in preparation for an upcoming bout – though the date, location and opponent for that bout do not appear to be clear. Contracts have also not yet been signed. Fedor has started training...

Oct 23, 2016 6:24 am

Shane Carwin Hints at Move to Japan’s Rizin FF

Earlier this year, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced that, after a long hiatus from MMA, he was ready to return to the cage. Shortly thereafter, the big man announced that, despite his status as a former top-5 heavyweight, this return would not occur in the UFC. If Carwin’s return wasn’t going to...


Oct 21, 2016 3:00 pm

Will Brooks almost fully recovered from rib injury, eyes January return

In the beginning of October, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon for his second UFC appearance on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Brooks was stepping into the Octagon against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was supposed to be making his lightweight debut at the event. The day prior however,...

Oct 11, 2016 12:09 pm

This Weekend, Shane Carwin will Fight Pro Skater Jason Ellis with One Arm Tied Behind His Back

Yes, you read this article’s headline correctly. This Saturday, inside Las Vegas’ Hard Rock Casino, former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin will partake in a boxing match with pro skater turned radio host turned fighter, Jason Ellis. He’ll do so with one arm tied behind his back. This bizarre, but undeniably intriguing showdown will...

Oct 8, 2016 8:43 am

Will Brooks gives update on rib injury following Alex Oliveira fight

Earlier this month, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon to fight Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira on the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ despite the fact that Oliveira weighed-in five pounds over the lightweight limit of 156 pounds in a non-title fight. While Brooks started the fight out strong, an early...

Oct 7, 2016 8:38 am

Will Brooks explains why he thinks Alex Oliveira purposely missed weight

Earlier this month, former Bellator MMA champion Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ to square off with Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira in Oliveira’s lightweight debut. The prior day, Oliveira came in five pounds over the lightweight limit of 156 pounds for a non-title fight, forfeiting 20% of...

Oct 5, 2016 8:50 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’ payouts

This past weekend the UFC hit Portland, Oregon for an action packed night of fights. The event started off with a bang on UFC Fight Pass as Curtis Blaydes picked up a spectacular KO win over Cody East, leaving East with a massive welt on his head from brutal elbows. Throughout the event the ball...

Oct 4, 2016 9:18 am

VIDEO | UFC 204 Embedded: Episode 1

This Saturday, the Octagon will return to beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. In buildup to this hotly anticipated return to the English Isle, the UFC has released the first UFC 204 themed instalment of its popular web-series, Embedded. The episode follows the card’s top fighters as they make their final preparations for battle. UFC 204’s main event will see...

Oct 3, 2016 8:51 am

Alex Oliveira Will Continue Training at American Top Team Despite Tension With Will Brooks

Last Saturday, in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 96, Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira scored a third-round TKO win over former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks. Under normal circumstances, this would have been far and away the biggest win of the Brazilian’s career. Unfortunately, the win was steeped in controversy. The first problem was...

Oct 2, 2016 4:47 pm

UFC 205 will showcase a six bout main card

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is arguably the most highly anticipated fight card in the promotions history. The UFC 205 lineup is absolutely stacked with talent and includes a “super fight” between current UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez and current UFC featherweight title holder Conor...

Oct 2, 2016 9:47 am

Pros React to Alex Oliveira’s Win Over Will Brooks, Post-Fight Taunts

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Portland, Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira secured what was by far the biggest win of his 21-fight career, TKOing former Bellator lightweight champion Will Brooks in the third round. In doing so, Oliveira became just the second man ever to defeat Brooks. Unfortunately, there...

Oct 1, 2016 11:24 pm

VIDEO | Will Brooks vs. Alex Oliveira (highlights)

Saturday night in Portland Oregon, #11 ranked lightweight Will Brooks stepped into the Octagon to square off against Alex ‘Cowboy’ Oliveira, who was making his lightweight debut. Olivera, who missed weight by five pounds the previous day, managed to injure Brooks’ rib in the first round during an exchange in the clinch. As the fight...

Sep 30, 2016 12:00 pm

VIDEO | Will Brooks Blasts Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira for Massive Weigh In Miss

https://twitter.com/TRILLwillbrooks/status/781896154158014464 Early this afternoon, the 24 fighters scheduled to compete at tomorrow night’s UFC Fight Night 96 took to the scale to weigh in for battle. Unfortunately, a whopping three of those fighters missed weight, and none more severely than Brazil’s Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira. Oliveira, who will share the evening’s co-main event spot with former...

Sep 30, 2016 11:21 am

UFC Portland Weigh In Results: Three Fighters Miss Weight

Tomorrow night, the UFC will take over Portland’s Moda Center with UFC Fight Night 96. Portland’s main event honors will be held by former flyweights John Dodson and John Lineker, both of whom have recently found new life at bantamweight. Dodson, who twice fought for the title at flyweight, will look to build on the momentum...

Sep 28, 2016 8:14 am

Conor McGregor to Surrender One Belt if He Wins at UFC 205

Last December, Ireland’s Conor McGregor won the UFC featherweight title by knocking out the seemingly unbeatable Jose Aldo in just 13 seconds. Instead of turning around and defending his newly won title, however, McGregor then set his sights on a lightweight title shot opposite then champion Rafael Dos Anjos. As we now know, McGregor’s lightweight...

Sep 27, 2016 8:24 am

UFC 205 Fight Card and Rumors

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is drawing closer by the day. As it does, it continues to evolve into one of the best UFC cards of all time. The biggest fight on the card, unsurprisingly, is its newly announced main event, which will see Eddie Alvarez defend his...

Sep 23, 2016 12:12 pm

UFC 205 Fight Card and Rumors

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City, is drawing closer by the day. As it does, its lineup continues to grow. At this point, the highlight of the card is a long-discussed welterweight title fight between Champion Tyron Woodley and challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson. Woodley won the divisional crown by...

Sep 21, 2016 8:05 am

VIDEO | Michael Bisping: I Want to Give Dan Henderson a Beating He’ll Never Forget

In a few short weeks, the UFC will return to Manchester, England with UFC 204. In the evening’s main event, middleweight champ Michael Bisping will look to defend his title against Dan Henderson, avenging a violent, 2009 knockout loss in the process. Though the announcement of this middleweight title fight surely raised the ire of...

Sep 18, 2016 7:17 am

Fighters React to Michael Johnson’s Blistering KO of Dustin Poirier

Last night, the UFC touched down in the small border town of Hidalgo, Texas with UFC Fight Night 94. In the evening’s main event, former featherweight contender Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier looked to improve to 5-0 since returning to lightweight. His opportunity to do so came against long-time lightweight contender Michael “The Menace” Johnson, who entered...

Sep 16, 2016 11:56 am

EXCLUSIVE | BJPENN.COM’s Rapid Fire episode 1 with BJ Penn

Former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion BJ Penn was a recent guest on BJPENN.com’s “Rapid Fire”, with host Chris Taylor, where he discussed a number of different topics including his comeback fight against Ricardo Lamas which takes place next month in Manila, Philippines. “The Prodigy”, who has not competed in mixed martial arts since a...

Sep 13, 2016 5:40 am

Will Brooks defends CM Punk’s UFC 203 payday: “Get your own”

Former Bellator champion and current UFC lightweight ‘Ill’ Will Brooks may be one of the few fighters actually defending CM Punk’s massive payday at UFC 203 on Saturday. Phil Brooks, better known as CM Punk, took home $500,000 in disclosed pay in a losing effort to Mickey Gall, who submitted the former WWE superstar in a...

Sep 9, 2016 9:14 am

Cut! Three Fighters Removed from the UFC Roster

Last month, news broke that long-time UFC welterweight contender Rory MacDonald had abandoned the UFC to join the Bellator roster. It should come as no surprise, then, that his fighter profile has been removed from the UFC website. As it turns out, however, two other fighters have also been released from the UFC in the last...

Sep 6, 2016 8:30 am

Matt Mitrione engages in Twitter war with Matt Hughes over fighter pay

Matt Mitrione ripped into UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes on Twitter during a heated exchange over fighter’s rights and pay. With talks of a fighters union and compensation running rampant amongst UFC and Bellator fighters alike, Hughes and Mitrione took to Twitter on Tuesday to air their grievances, or in other words attack each others opinion....

Sep 5, 2016 11:15 am

MMA Fighter Marcus Kowal’s 1-year-old son killed by drunk driver

Another hit-and-run incident has dealt the MMA community a devastating blow. 3-1-1 professional MMA fighter Marcus Kowal’s 15-month-old baby boy passed away after being hit by a 72-year-old drunk driver in Hawthorne, California. From the Hawthorne Police: “On September 3rd, 2016 at approximately 4:15 pm, Hawthorne Police Department officers were dispatch to the instersection of...

Aug 31, 2016 2:37 am

Marcin Held signs with the UFC

Former Bellator lightweight title challenger Marcin Held has signed with the UFC, according to the Polish fighter’s Facebook page. “I want to announce that I am officially the UFC fighter!” Held wrote. “I hope you like this change and you will watch my next fight(s). Thanks for everyone who kept (their) fingers crossed. I (will) start climbing to...