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Apr 20, 2016 10:21 pm

Conor McGregor’s retirement could have USADA implications

When Conor McGregor took to Twitter on Tuesday to announce his retirement from MMA, he may not have realized the implications that the announcement could create. In addition to being pulled from UFC 200 for refusing to the the required media appearances, McGregor would be forced to vacate his featherweight championship if he is indeed...

Apr 20, 2016 4:45 pm

Jon Jones offers to step in and save UFC 200

The UFC has been actively looking for a replacement opponent for Nate Diaz at UFC 200 after Conor McGregor retired from MMA Tuesday morning. Jon Jones, who headlines UFC 197 this Saturday against Ovince Saint-Preux in a light heavyweight interim title fight, spoke to Fox Sports and revealed that he would be open to stepping...

Apr 20, 2016 10:59 am

Georges St-Pierre interested in superfights, not titles

There has been much speculation as to whether or not Georges St-Perre will be returning to the Octagon. The former welterweight kingpin has been training, however there’s been no word yet on whether or not he will be returning to the Octagon. With Conor McGregor retiring yesterday, and subsequently being pulled from his UFC 200...


Apr 20, 2016 10:19 am

Dana White: Jose Aldo vs. Frankie Edgar could be for the vacant title

While UFC President Dana White has announced that Conor McGregor will no longer be fighting at UFC 200 after refusing to fulfill his media obligations, there has been some question as to whether or not he will remain the featherweight champion. McGregor announced on Twitter yesterday morning that he was retiring from MMA, which would...

Apr 20, 2016 9:42 am

Chael Sonnen offers insight into Conor McGregor’s dispute with the UFC

UFC 200 is now left without a main event after Conor McGregor retired, and then was pulled from his main event slot for refusing to fulfill his media obligations for the July 9th event. While all signs are pointing to McGregor legitimately retiring, former UFC fighter Chael Sonnen offered some insight into what the situation...

Apr 19, 2016 11:58 pm

VIDEO | Joe Rogan’s live reaction to Conor McGregor’s retirement

By now the sporting world knows that UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor retired from MMA on Tuesday morning before it was announced that he had been pulled from UFC 200 for refusing to fulfill his media obligations. Joe Rogan was filming an episode of The Joe Rogan Experience at the time McGregor retired, and his...

Apr 19, 2016 11:41 pm

Immediate family member of Conor McGregor opens up on champ’s retirement

Tuesday morning the MMA world was stunned as Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA ahead of his UFC 200 welterweight scrap against Nate Diaz. McGregor’s coach seemingly confirmed the news on Twitter, which was followed up by UFC President Dana White announcing on SportsCenter that McGregor had been pulled from UFC 200 for refusing...

Apr 19, 2016 11:15 pm

Report: Conor McGregor demanding inane amount of money for UFC 200

When Conor McGregor announced his retirement from MMA on Twitter, there were many theories as to why the featherweight champion decided to step away from the sport so young. UFC President Dana White then appeared on SportsCenter to announce that McGregor had been pulled from UFC 200 after refusing to fulfill his media obligations for...

Apr 19, 2016 11:10 pm

Conor McGregor gives first statement following retirement

Tuesday morning UFC featherweight champion shocked fight fans as he announced his retirement from MMA. While many initially believed that McGregor was trolling fans, and had no intention of actually retiring, his head coach John Kavanagh seemingly confirmed McGregor’s retirement. Later in the day, the UFC announced that McGregor had been pulled from UFC 200...

Apr 19, 2016 8:41 pm

Report: Conor McGregor felt the UFC’s demands were unrealistic

Jonathan Shrager is reporting that Conor McGregor, who was removed from his scheduled UFC 200 main event rematch with Nate Diaz earlier tonight by the UFC, was unhappy with the UFC’s promo plans for the summer’s blockbuster event stating that they were “unrealistic”. Here is what Jonathan reported on Twitter: I've just had contact with...

Apr 19, 2016 3:47 pm

Ariel Helwani says that McGregor’s retirement is real, UFC working on new plan

The MMA world is still trying to make sense of Conor McGregor’s tweet from earlier today, where the current featherweight champ stated that he had “decided to retire young“. Many fans thought and hoped that McGregor’s tweet was some sort of April fools joke or hoax, however, MMAFighting.com’s Ariel Helwani is saying that sources have...

Apr 12, 2016 10:05 am

Manny Pacquiao fires back at Floyd Mayweather for scoring Tim Bradley fight a draw

This past weekend Manny Pacquiao stepped into the boxing ring for the final time as he faced Timothy Bradley in a trilogy fight. Pacquiao ultimately won the fight via unanimous decision, knocking Bradley down two times during the course of the fight. Following the fight however, Mayweather reportedly told Bradley that he scored the fight...

Mar 30, 2016 8:23 am

Cris Cyborg eyes superfight with Ronda Rousey after UFC debut

It was announced earlier this week that Cris Cyborg would be making her UFC debut at UFC 198 in Curitiba Brazil against Leslie Smith. While that fight isn’t until May 14th, Cyborg already has her eyes set on the fight that has so far eluded her, a superfight with Ronda Rousey. She spoke to TMZ...

Mar 15, 2016 2:19 pm

Chael Sonnen speaks about UFC return rumors

While Chael Sonnen hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since his TKO loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167 in November of 2013, there has been much speculation as to whether or not Sonnen would return to the Octagon once his 2-year suspension is up. With UFC 200 rapidly approaching, many guessed that Sonnen would make...

Mar 9, 2016 10:55 am

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Georges St-Pierre?

While former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre hasn’t competed inside the Octagon since he defeated Johny Hendricks via split decision at UFC 167 two and a half years ago, talks of GSP returning have remained consistent. Leading up to UFC 196 this past Saturday, MMA fans wondered if GSP could return for a superfight at...

Mar 3, 2016 10:25 am

The return of Chael Sonnen?

While Chael Sonnen may have formally retired from MMA back in 2014 prior to being suspended for 2 years by the NSAC, talks of a ‘Chael Sonnen return’ have always been a subject of interest to the MMA community. While many believed that Sonnen would return when his suspension was up on July 23rd of...

Mar 1, 2016 9:24 pm

VIDEO | Chael Sonnen discusses Conor McGregor’s dominance, and more!

Former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen may currently be retired from MMA, however Sonnen has continued to be an active figure in the MMA world through his podcast, as well as his analyst role with ESPN. Ahead of UFC 196, where Conor McGregor will fight Nate Diaz, and Holly Holm will fight Miesha Tate, Chael...

Feb 17, 2016 9:00 am

Manny Pacquiao leaves door open for Floyd Mayweather rematch

Last year Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao had their highly anticipated Boxing super-fight. Mayweather ultimately won the fight via decision, however many criticized him for his unwillingness to engage with Pacquiao in striking exchanges. After the fight there was talks of an immediate rematch however Mayweather retired and Pacquiao ultimately decided to fight Timothy Bradley...

Feb 13, 2016 7:25 am

Michael Bisping vs. Chael Sonnen, Ken Shamrock vs. Dan Severn, Roy Jones Jr. vs. Fan

In what is likely the strangest combat sports card in the history of, well…combat sports, UR Fight is reportedly putting on a fight card that is leaving us scratching our heads. The event, which is scheduled for March 20th according to MMAWeekly will feature a grappling match between Chael Sonnen and Michael Bisping, a MMA...

Feb 10, 2016 8:05 am

Diego Sanchez wishes Daniel Bryan all the best in retirement

On Monday night former WWE Champion Daniel Bryan officially retired from pro wrestling. While many are probably wondering what this has to do with MMA news, Bryan’s famous “Yes! Yes! Yes!” chant which was chanted by entire arenas throughout the course of Bryan’s career was actually borrowed from UFC veteran Diego Sanchez. Sanchez took to...

Feb 4, 2016 1:01 pm

Chael Sonnen says he is a ‘huge supporter of Donald Trump’

Chael Sonnen has never been one to shy away from his words or his opinion. The retired UFC veteran spoke with FOX Sports on the topic of politics and how he feels Donald Trump has changed the game. “I’m a huge supporter of Trump,” Sonnen told FOX Sports. “When people talk about him, I hear...

Feb 2, 2016 11:35 am

Video: Worst Boxing Cheat Ever – GLOVE PADDING REMOVED – Criminal Intent

One of the worst cases of cheating in combat sports history. Check out the story of a fighter who was ‘assaulted’ for 30 minutes in this boxing breakdown of a fighter who was literally beat while the world watched on. Check out this video and never forget how cheating in any way shape or form...