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Apr 24, 2016 10:52 pm

BREAKING! Conor McGregor is back on UFC 200 card

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor shocked the MMA world once again tonight as he announced that he is BACK on the UFC 200 card. McGregor was pulled from the card after refusing to complete his media obligations for the event. UFC President Dana White stated at the UFC 200 press conference on Friday that it...

Apr 16, 2016 7:32 pm

Tony Ferguson unimpressed by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s win

On the main card of UFC on FOX 19, Khabib Nurmagomedov made his impressive return to the Octagon after two years away from the sport. ‘The Eagle’ faced UFC newcomer Darrell Horcher after Tony ‘El Cucuy’ Ferguson was forced out of the fight nearly a week before fight night. After Nurmagomedov’s win over Horcher, Ferguson...

Apr 16, 2016 9:21 am

Jon Jones has bold prediction for rematch with Daniel Cormier

After New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York, it didn’t take long for the UFC to announce their inaugural event in The Empire State. The UFC revealed that its first event will be UFC 205 at the Madison Square Garden, and UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta revealed the UFC’s...

Apr 15, 2016 10:55 pm

UFC eyes event at Yankee Stadium in 2017

Earlier this week news broke that New York Governor Andrew Cuomo had officially signed the bill legalizing MMA in New York. The UFC promptly announced its inaugural event in New York at the Madison Square Garden on November 12th, which was later revealed to be UFC 205. As if a show at the Madison Square...

Apr 14, 2016 10:30 pm

Ronda Rousey talks desire to fight in New York

On Thursday afternoon New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York. This led to the UFC promptly announcing that their inaugural event in New York would go down on November 12th. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta revealed that UFC 205 would be the inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden,...

Apr 14, 2016 8:36 am

VIDEO | New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signs bill legalizing MMA

#MMA2NY is OFFICIAL!!! pic.twitter.com/qY86hnszy6 — UFC (@ufc) April 14, 2016 Earlier today New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill officially legalizing MMA in New York, 19 years after it was banned in The Empire State. The UFC then proceeded to announce its inaugural event in New York at the Madison Square Garden on November...

Apr 6, 2016 8:19 am

Rafael dos Anjos offers to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov

Late Tuesday evening, news broke that Tony Ferguson was injured and would no longer be able to fight Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 19 on April 16th in Tampa Florida. While it didn’t take long for fan favorite fighter Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone to offer to fill-in on short notice to fight Khabib, UFC lightweight...

Apr 2, 2016 3:22 pm

Daniel Cormier releases first statement on UFC 197 withdrawal

Thursday evening news broke that Daniel Cormier had injured his knee in training and would no longer be able to compete in his scheduled UFC 197 title defense on April 23rd against Jon Jones. Surprisingly, Jon Jones wished DC a speedy recovery, and it is expected that the pair will meet in the future when...

Mar 26, 2016 10:29 pm

Alistair Overeem wants title shot with win over Andrei Arlovski

As we approach the UFC’s first event in Holland on May 8th, Alistair Overeem believes he deserves a title fight with a win over his teammate Andrei Arlovski. Overeem is currently riding a 3-fight win streak that has seen him defeat Stefan Struve, Roy Nelson, and Junior dos Santos. A win over Arlovski would not...

Mar 25, 2016 10:29 pm

UFC hoping to bring MMA to the Olympics

While at one point in time MMA was regarded as ‘barbaric’ given the lack of rules, earlier this month New York became the final state to fully legalize MMA. With MMA now legal in all 50 states, the UFC is eyeing the most prestigious platform in all of sports, the Olympic Games. UFC CEO Lorenzo...

Mar 23, 2016 3:32 pm

VIDEO | Chris Weidman talks MMA in NY, rematch with Luke Rockhold

It was revealed on Tuesday evening that a bill had been passed in New York that moved MMA one step closer to being fully legalized. The bill now moves to the desk of New York governor Andrew Cuomo, who has expressed his interest to sign it in the past. Needless to say, this was a...

Mar 23, 2016 1:57 am

Thrilled members from the MMA community react to New York’s MMA legalization

Tuesday was a historic day for sports. New York was the last state in the U.S. to have MMA outlawed, and the process to have that changed started on Tuesday when a bill to change the laws and regulate MMA in New York passed with a 113-25 vote. The bill now awaits the governer’s signature...

Mar 22, 2016 8:29 pm

VIDEO | Dave Sholler celebrates legalization of MMA in New York

Early Tuesday afternoon it was revealed that a bill was passed by a New York assembly that moved MMA one step closer towards legalization in New York. While the bill now moves to the desk of New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, he has expressed his desire to sign the bill, and make MMA fully legalized...

Mar 22, 2016 4:30 pm

New York assembly passes bill legalizing MMA

News broke early Tuesday afternoon that a New York State Assembly passed a bill that would see MMA legalized in New York. The vote count was 113-25 according to MMAFighting. The bill now moves to the desk of Governor Andrew Cuomo, who will reportedly sign the bill without issues. UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta spoke on...

Mar 18, 2016 9:00 am

TJ Dillashaw “pretty pissed” Urijah Faber got title shot

After Dominick Cruz returned to the Octagon in January, and defeated T.J. Dillashaw to reclaim the UFC bantamweight championship he never lost, there was much speculation as to whether Dillashaw would be getting an immediate rematch given how close the fight was. After the bantamweight championship was wrapped around Cruz’s waist, it didn’t take long...

Mar 12, 2016 4:53 pm

Frankie Edgar has a strong message for the UFC and Conor McGregor

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar (20-4-1 MMA) has been campaigning for a shot at current featherweight title holder Conor McGregor for some time now. “The Answer” stepped his game up to another level this past Thursday when he posted this video targeting the Irish superstar. Frankie recently took to Twitter where he demanded that...

Mar 9, 2016 8:50 am

Dana White blames Holly Holm’s Manager

Dana White is not upset after losing arguably the biggest PPV event ever for the UFC later this year with the rematch of Holm v Rousey. He has expressed that he feels sorry for Holly Holm but not for the reason you think. He doesn’t feel bad she lost only that she doesn’t know how...

Mar 7, 2016 12:35 am

Jose Aldo to Frankie Edgar: ‘you don’t have any right to ask for a title shot yet’

Jose Aldo has made it known since UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor lost on Saturday night that he wants McGregor next for a shot to regain the featherweight title. Aldo posted a message addressing fellow featherweight contender Frankie Edgar and his campaign to fight McGregor for the featherweight title. Aldo posted the following statement captioned...

Mar 4, 2016 7:28 am

‘I hate’ the ‘business side’ of Holly Holm vs. Miesha Tate- Dana White

UFC President Dana White joked with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta should have is promoters license pulled if they didn’t book and immediate rematch between Holly Holm and Ronda Rousey. Holm v Tate for UFC 196 was booked anyway. White is not necessarily happy about it. White said Thursday on The Jim Rome Show “I’ll tell you this,...

Feb 23, 2016 10:19 am

MMA world reacts to Rafael dos Anjos pulling out of UFC 196

Tuesday morning news surfaced that Rafael dos Anjos had broken his foot and would be unable to defend his UFC lightweight championship against Conor McGregor at UFC 196 on March 5th. As can be expected with less than 2 weeks before fight night, the UFC began to scramble to find a replacement opponent for McGregor....