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Mar 16, 2017 9:37 am

Alan Jouban is leaving no stone unturned in preparation for Gunnar Nelson

This Saturday, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to London, England, rising welterweight Alan Jouban will take on dangerous Icelandic star Gunnar Nelson. Nelson is known primarily for his grappling. That said, the Conor McGregor training partner also has a unique, karate-based style of striking that has given many foes trouble in...

Mar 16, 2017 8:55 am

Invicta champ Megan Anderson defends “Cyborg,” criticizes USADA

Late last year, featherweight superstar Cristiane “Cyborg” Justino failed a drug test administered by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Given that Cyborg has had issues with performing enhancers in the past, the MMA community was quick to pick up their torches and pitchforks and accuse her of cheating. In the end, however, Cyborg was granted...

Mar 8, 2017 12:11 pm

Ben Rothwell releases statement after being flagged by USADA for potential anti-doping violation

Many fans were surprised when news came out that the UFC was notified that heavyweight Ben Rothwell was flagged by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for a potential anti-doping policy violation. An out-of-competition sample collected on February 6, is what caused USADA to flag Rothwell with the potential violation. Rothwell released the following statement on...

Mar 7, 2017 9:56 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley: McGregor, St-Pierre, and Bisping don’t want a fight against me

Coming off a majority decision win over Stephen Thompson at UFC 209, it looks like UFC welterweight division champion Tyron Woodley will likely be taking on the next welterweight contender rather than getting himself a superfight with some of the stars surrounding the welterweight division. TMZ caught up with Tyron Woodley following his win over...

Mar 5, 2017 12:58 pm

Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to UFC 209 fight with Mark Hunt

Former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem had to receive an IV prior to his UFC 209 showdown with fellow knockout artist Mark Hunt. “The Reem” was able to score a devastating third-round knockout victory over “The Super Samoan” on last night’s main card in Las Vegas. However, according to UFC president Dana White fans were...

Mar 4, 2017 10:19 am

Nate Diaz looking for “big deal fight, not a money fight”

UFC lightweight superstar Nate Diaz has been abesent from the Octagon since his UFC 205 scrap with Conor McGregor in 2016. In that fight, McGregor was awarded a majority decision after 5 hard-fought rounds. For McGregor the win avenged his UFC 196 loss to the younger Diaz brother back in May, where Nate stepped in...

Mar 2, 2017 8:44 pm

Mark Hunt on UFC 209 fight: “I was forced to be here”

This Saturday, fan favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt will step into the Octagon in hopes of returning to the win column after his controversial UFC 200 loss to Brock Lesnar. Ahead of that fight, Lesnar was granted an exemption from the first three months of random USADA testing. This raised quite a few questions leading up...

Mar 2, 2017 10:56 am

John Kavanagh gives inside update on Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

Throughout the course of 2017, conflicting reports have continued to emerge regarding a potential Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather superfight. While the NSAC has confirmed that negotiations between the two parties are ongoing, both Floyd Mayweather and UFC President Dana White have stated that they are quite far off from reaching a deal. Despite that,...

Feb 28, 2017 8:32 am

Anthony Johnson plans to ‘Whoop Cormier’s ass’ at UFC 210

In just over one month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will step into the Octagon against Anthony Johnson for a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 210. The first time the pair met in the Octagon, they were fighting for Jon Jones vacant light heavyweight title two years ago,...

Feb 26, 2017 2:31 pm

Demian Maia “Sometimes the more you pursue a dream, the more it escapes you.”

Following his dominant first-round submission victory over former UFC interim welterweight champion Carlos Condit at UFC on FOX 21 this past August in Vancouver, Demian Maia was told by UFC officials that he would get to face the winner of UFC 205’s welterweight title fight between Tyron Woodley and Stephen Thompson next. Unfortunately for the...

Feb 21, 2017 12:48 pm

Cris Cyborg explains ramifications of USADA failed drug test

Exciting news surfaced this month that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg had been cleared of her USADA anti-doping violation stemming from a random out-of-competition drug test in December. While Cyborg was initially flagged for the potential doping violation, UFC President Dana White expressed his faith in the situation, stating that he believes Cyborg...

Feb 20, 2017 6:43 am

Pros react to Derrick Lewis’ knockout of Travis Browne, late referee stoppage

Last night, the UFC touched down in snow covered Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a second time. In the evening’s main event, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis faced arguably the biggest test of his already impressive career in towering Hawaiian Travis “Hapa” Browne. In the early moments of this fight, it looked like it could...

Feb 20, 2017 5:57 am

Pros react to Johny Hendricks’ decision defeat of Hector Lombard

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks sought to rebound from a tough three-fight losing streak with a fresh start in the middleweight division. His opportunity to do so came against former Olympian and Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Though Hendricks...

Feb 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Cris Cyborg cleared of potential USADA anti-doping violation

On the heels of UFC President Dana White expressing his confidence in hopefully getting Cris Cyborg cleared of her potential USADA anti-doping violation stemming from an out of competition drug test in December of 2016, the news has been made official. A statement was released on Cyborg being cleared, which partly read: Under the UFC...

Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Referee’s incompetence causes cornerman to jump cage and rescue fighter

SFL – The referee was sleeping – Asha Roka /Sher-E-Punjab/ 1R guillotine (vs. Hanna Kamf /Bengaluru Tigers/ pic.twitter.com/wpJbSp0FsQ — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 17, 2017 Mixed martial arts officiating is an ever controversial topic. It seems that every week, we have a new reason to criticize the sport’s judges and referees for their blunders and missteps....

Feb 15, 2017 10:58 am

Conor McGregor is on the hunt for Khloé Kardashian’s “big fat ass”

In the wake of his November knockout of Eddie Alvarez, which earned him the UFC lightweight title, MMA superstar Conor McGregor announced that he would be taking some time off to father his first child with longtime girlfriend Dee Devlin. Since then, the champ has spent the bulk of his time in his native Ireland,...

Feb 15, 2017 8:55 am

Rashad Evans receives medical clearance for UFC 209 middleweight debut

In September of 2016, it was announced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Rashad Evans would be making a long discussed drop to middleweight for a fight with Strikeforce veteran Tim Kennedy. The two fighters were expected to face off on the undercard of UFC 205. Unfortunately, this fight was scrapped at the last minute when the New...

Feb 13, 2017 5:53 am

Artem Lobov on Swanson booking: This is my kind of fight

Over the weekend, we learned that Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov had been granted the fight he’s been campaigning for: a scrap with the UFC’s fourth-raked featherweight, Cub Swanson. The two will headline the UFC’s upcoming trip to Nashville, Tennessee on April 22. Given that Swanson is soundly inside the featherweight top-5, and Lobov...

Feb 10, 2017 11:25 pm

Dana White optimistic regarding Cris Cyborg failed drug test

A 2016 Cris Cyborg failed drug test could have landed Cyborg on the sidelines for quite some time, however UFC President Dana White is optimistic regarding the situation. Last year, Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg made her highly anticipated UFC debut at UFC 198, where she picked up a 1st round TKO win over...

Feb 3, 2017 10:00 am

VIDEO| Watch Stipe Miocic train in a ballerina’s tutu

Stipe Miocic is many things. He’s the UFC heavyweight champion and, as such, the consensus best heavyweight fighter on earth. He’s a full-time firefighter. He’s a talented wrestler, boxer and baseball player. He’s also an aspiring ballerina – at least that’s what his latest post to Twitter seems to imply. In this video, the heavyweight champ...

Jan 31, 2017 9:59 am

Conor McGregor breaks silence on Ronda Rousey’s media blackout

While Conor McGregor may have had a pay-per view interview this past weekend to discuss his future plans in the Octagon, talks ultimately shifted to Ronda Rousey. Leading up to UFC 207, where Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon following the first defeat of her professional career at the hands of...

Jan 30, 2017 10:01 am

UFC featherweight champ Jose Aldo is interested in a career in boxing

These days, the biggest ongoing story in combat sports is a potential boxing mega bout between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and semi-retired boxing great Floyd Mayweather. As it turns out, however, McGregor is not the only fighter with his sights set on a boxing career. Shortly after we learned that McGregor had been granted...

Jan 27, 2017 8:21 am

In a perfect world, Daniel Cormier would fight Jon Jones “over and over again”

In January of 2015, an undefeated Daniel Cormier challenged his hated rival Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight title. Though he put up an admirable fight against the seemingly unbeatable Jones, he would ultimately lose this fight by unanimous decision. In the two years since, Cormier and Jones have experienced very different trajectories. Jones was...

Jan 22, 2017 6:31 am

MMA community reacts to Tito Ortiz’s defeat of Chael Sonnen, retirement from MMA

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to our screens with Bellator 170. Featuring some of the organization’s biggest names, this action-packed card was topped by a light heavyweight showdown between UFC Hall-of-Famer and veritable MMA legend Tito Ortiz, and returning cult hero Chael Sonnen. In the buildup to this fight, we learned that Tito Ortiz...

Jan 21, 2017 10:06 am

Jamie Varner & Tyron Woodley engage in Twitter beef

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is currently gearing up for his UFC 209 welterweight title fight with Stephen Thompson in March. Ahead of the fight, Woodley has drawn some criticism for his recent comments in which he explains that he believes he is the worst treated champion in the UFC. In addition, Woodley explained that...

Jan 20, 2017 10:31 am

Stephen Thompson sends message to Tyron Woodley

With just under two months until UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC welterweight #1 contender Stephen Thompson step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 209, ‘Wonderboy’ has a message for ‘The Chosen One’: Focus on the fight. Stephen Thompson spoke to ESPN to explain why he hopes the champ is 100%...

Jan 19, 2017 6:58 am

Tyron Woodley: Demetrious Johnson doesn’t get push due to race

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is hailed as one of the greatest fighters on the planet today. With a superb 11-fight win streak that has seen him defend his flyweight title nine times over the past four years, Johnson currently sits atop the UFC’s official pound for pound rankings. With that being said, UFC welterweight...