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Sep 15, 2016 6:21 am

Jorge Masvidal “fired up” over losing Gastelum fight, now asking for Johnny Hendricks

While many fans are happy that the UFC found a replacement for Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone at UFC 205, Jorge Masvidal does not share their excitement. Masvidal was booked to fight Kelvin Gastelum before Robbie Lawler dropped out of his scheduled fight with ‘Cowboy’, which became the genesis of ‘Gamebred’s’ grievance. Although the 31-year-old American Top Team standout and...

Sep 14, 2016 9:27 am

Matt Brown Hopes He Can “Speak in Near-Full Sentences” When Fighting Career is Done

Earlier this summer, on the main card of UFC 201, gritty welterweight Matt Brown was flattened by the brick-fisted Jake Ellenberger. It was the first knockout loss on Brown’s long record. On the heels of this loss, Brown made an appearance on MMA Junkie Radio to discuss his concerns about sustaining long-term brain damage. On...

Sep 11, 2016 4:04 pm

Joe Rogan no longer wants to interview fighters after a KO loss

Former Strikeforce and DREAM heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem suffered a first-round knockout loss to reigning UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic in the headlining bout of yesterday’s UFC 203 pay-per-view event in Cleveland, Ohio. After dropping Miocic early on in round one, Alistair locked in a tight guillotine choke and appeared to be well on his way to...

Sep 9, 2016 6:51 am

UFC 204 Sells out in 6 Minutes

Earlier this year, England’s Michael Bisping shocked the world by flattening Luke Rockhold to win the UFC middleweight crown. From there, logic suggested the Brit would defend his title in a rematch with Rockhold, or against another top-flight middleweight in Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza or Yoel Romero. Instead, the next middleweight title shot was awarded to...


Sep 8, 2016 7:07 am

Doo Ho Choi Promises First-Round KO of Cub Swanson

It takes a special fighter to stand out in the featherweight division, which is home to massive names like Conor McGregor, Jose Aldo, Max Holloway, Frankie Edgar, and Anthony Pettis. Yet with a special blend of crippling power, sniper-like precision, and unassuming looks, that’s precisely what Doo Ho Choi is doing. The 25-year-old South Korean...

Sep 6, 2016 11:32 am

Ohio Athletic Commission justifies giving CM Punk license to fight

With less than a week until CM Punk makes his highly anticipated UFC debut against Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, many have begun to question the Ohio State Athletic Commission’s decision to grant Punk, real name Phil Brooks, the license to fight on Saturday. Fox Sports released several episodes of the...

Sep 6, 2016 6:11 am

Here’s Why the Ohio Athletic Commission Could Have Chosen Not to License CM Punk

This Saturday, former WWE star CM Punk will make his long-awaited jump to MMA. He’ll be taking on dangerous, 24-year-old prospect Mickey Gall on the main card of UFC 203, which will emanate from Cleveland, Ohio’s Quicken Loans Arena. In advance of his UFC debut, Punk finds the odds stacked against him, as bookmakers have pegged him...

Aug 29, 2016 6:58 pm

VIDEO | Watch Josh Barnett Decimate Frank Mir

This weekend, the UFC returns to beautiful Hamburg, Germany with an exciting night of fights. The card will be headlined by a showdown between Josh Barnett (34-8) and Andrei Arlovski (25-12)–two heavyweights that have been at it for years, yet still remain relevant players in this most unpredictable of divisions. In advance of this pivotal...

Aug 29, 2016 7:27 am

VIDEO | Go Behind the Scenes of UFC 202 with Chad Mendes

by Mendes posted to his official YouTube channel Last month, UFC featherweight Chad Mendes tested positive for the banned substance growth hormone-releasing peptide 6 (GHRP-6), and was handed a two-year suspension by USADA as a result. Despite this unfortunate twist, however, the three-time featherweight title challenger remains deeply embedded in the MMA scene. Mendes recently...

Aug 26, 2016 10:43 am

Nate Diaz pissed off with the UFC? Waiting for UFC ‘to see how obsessed I am’

When UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had his first loss in the UFC against Nate Diaz at UFC 196, “The Notorious” was described as “obsessed” with getting a rematch to seek revenge. At UFC 202, McGregor was able to do just that when he was awarded a majority decision win after a five-round war. Now...

Aug 8, 2016 10:58 am

Conor McGregor to jump in the WWE ring to settle the beef?

UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is a pure genius when it comes to marketing his brand. With his recent stab at the WWE wrestlers being “messed up puss–s,” “The Notorious is getting a ton of attention from a single phone call. Numerous stars from the WWE have responded to McGregor’s comments. Journalist Mike Bohn pointed...

Jul 14, 2016 12:23 pm

Dana White to support Donald Trump with speech at his Republican National Convention

UFC President Dana White is reportedly set to speak at Donald Trump’s Republican National Convention on night two, according to the New York Times. According to the report, the list of speakers was “confirmed by two people with direct knowledge of the convention planning.” With White being a part of the UFC’s $4 billion sale...

Jun 11, 2016 9:09 am

WWE hoping to have Ronda Rousey match at WrestleMania

During the UFC 199 broadcast this past weekend, it was announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar, who currently competes in the WWE, would be making his return to MMA after nearly 5 years away from the sport. Lesnar, who will still be making an appearance at the next WWE pay-per view this summer,...

Jun 10, 2016 11:40 pm

Mark Hunt: USADA exemption won’t save Lesnar

During the UFC 199 broadcast this past weekend, it was announced that Brock Lesnar would be returning to the UFC at UFC 200 to fight Mark Hunt in the co-main event of the historic card. In the following days it was revealed that Lesnar had been granted a USADA exemption and missed the first 3...

Jun 9, 2016 8:13 am

Mark Hunt reacts to Brock Lesnar’s USADA exemption

It’s been nearly a week since it was revealed that former UFC champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200. Since then, it has also been revealed that Lesnar will be fighting fan-favorite heavyweight Mark Hunt, and that he has been granted an exemption from USADA random drug testing. Ahead of...

Jun 8, 2016 9:17 am

Fedor Emelianenko comments on the return of Brock Lesnar

When it was announced that Brock Lesnar would be returning to MMA for UFC 200, no opponent was immediately listed for the bout, however it was revealed that Lesnar’s fight would be the co-main event of UFC 200. Given that no opponent was listed, and that Lesnar’s fight was listed as the co-main event, many...

Jun 8, 2016 1:54 am

Brock Lesnar waived from mandatory four-month USADA drug testing

A lot has changed in the UFC since Brock Lesnar last fought at UFC 141 back in 2011. For one, the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in now a part of the UFC Anti-Doping Policy for competition. For eligibility to compete, fighters must notify the UFC of their intent to fight four months ahead of...

Jun 6, 2016 1:47 pm

Dana White addresses Ariel Helwani’s lifetime ban from the UFC

Many were shocked to hear that MMA journalist Ariel Helwani was banned from all UFC events prior to UFC 199’s main event bout between Luke Rockhold and Michael Bisping over the weekend. Helwani broke the news that Brock Lesnar would be returning to fight in the UFC prior to the UFC making the announcement during...

Jun 1, 2016 10:31 am

Daniel Cormier reflects on MMA journey with Luke Rockhold ahead of UFC 199

This Saturday in Inglewood, California, Luke Rockhold will look to make his first title defense as he faces Michael Bisping for the second time in the main event of UFC 199. Ahead of the fight, Rockhold’s close friend and teammate, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, took to Instagram with a message of positivity for...

Apr 3, 2016 12:36 pm

Max Holloway: “People only remember you for your last fight”

UFC featherweight contender Max “Blessed” Holloway (15-3 MMA) feels a little ‘left out’ following the recent UFC 200 bookings for fellow division contenders Frankie Edgar and Jose Aldo, who will meet for the interim featherweight strap on July 9 in Las Vegas. Holloway had recently been campaigning for a rematch with current division title holder Conor McGregor, but  had...

Mar 28, 2016 4:01 pm

VIDEO | Ariel Helwani talks about parting ways with FOX and his career

Ariel Helwani, one of MMA’s most well-known journalists recently broke news that he was parting ways with FOX. While Helwani has had his share of criticism from fans, fighters, as well as promotional heads including UFC President Dana White, Helwani has also gained a huge following with the fans, fighters, as well as other media...

Mar 19, 2016 8:29 pm

Stephen Thompson on fight with Rory Mac: “I don’t know what the UFC was thinking”

When Stephen Thompson defeated former UFC welterweight title holder Johny Hendricks via first-round TKO at last month’s UFC Fight Night 82 event, he was hoping that the UFC would grant him with a title shot against current champ Robbie Lawler. Instead, the UFC opted to match “Wonder Boy” up against former title challenger and ‘close friend’ Rory...