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Sep 19, 2016 4:11 pm

Al Iaquinta pursuing real estate career after UFC 205 fallout with UFC

Long Island native Al Iaquinta has dreamed of fighting at Madison Square Garden ever since he became a professional mixed martial artist, but it appears ‘Ragin’ Al won’t be fighting Thiago Alves at UFC 205 as originally thought. Iaquinta explained the situation on Monday’s edition of ‘The MMA Hour’, where he dropped two key pieces...

Sep 19, 2016 7:43 am

New York’s Al Iaquinta Explains Withdrawal from UFC 205

One of the first bouts announced for UFC 205, which will mark the UFC’s debut in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, was a lightweight showdown pairing Thiago Alves with New York’s own Al Iaquinta. This was also one of the first UFC 205 bouts to be cancelled. When news broke that Iaquinta vs. Alves...

Sep 18, 2016 10:49 am

UFC 205: Fight Card and Rumors

After years of bureaucratic battle, MMA is finally legal in the state of New York. In celebration of this breakthrough, the UFC will soon be touching down in New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. This anticipated MSG debut, titled UFC 205, is scheduled for Saturday, November 12. Over the last two weeks, this hyped card has taken shape...

Sep 14, 2016 9:14 am

Canadian Welterweight Jordan Mein Emerges from Retirement

Last August, Canadian welterweight Jordan Mein announced his decision to hang up the gloves. He did so at just 25 years old – though he’d competed in a whopping 39 professional fights, many of them quite gruelling. On Tuesday, news broke that the ever-exciting welterweight has nixed those retirement plans, and is hoping for a...


Sep 12, 2016 6:39 am

Jon Jones says he won’t be fighting at UFC 205 in native New York

Upstate New York native Jon Jones won’t be able to fight in time for the UFC’s debut event in the Empire State, according to a twitter exchange with a fan on Sunday. @JonnyBones is MSG still on the radar? — Black Bart Simpson (@BlackBartSon) September 12, 2016 No https://t.co/8rnZENlG0R — Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) September...

Sep 9, 2016 11:37 am

McGregor vs Alvarez Is The “Top Choice” for UFC 205 Main Event

UFC 205, which is scheduled for November 12 in New York City’s Madison Square Garden, is quickly coming together. Earlier this week, it was announced that a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves had been tacked onto the bill. Days later, we learned that Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Robbie Lawler would also be...

Sep 9, 2016 8:57 am

Aljamain Sterling Wants Rafael Assuncao or Michael McDonald in NYC

On November 12, the UFC will set up shop in New York City’s Madison Square Garden with UFC 205. This week, this anticipated card’s first match-ups were announced. First, we learned that the card would feature a lightweight bout between Al Iaquinta and Thiago Alves. Days later, we learned that a long-rumored bout between Robbie...

Jul 28, 2016 2:04 am

Updated UFC rankings – Holly Holm drops while Ronda Rousey moves up

The UFC rankings were updated after the UFC on FOX 20 event that took place over the weekend. The divisions that seen the most change were the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s featherweight division. Holly Holm fell two spots to #4 after being beaten by Valentina Shevchenko, who jumped up four spots to #3....

Jan 4, 2016 6:06 pm

Robbie Lawler has absorbed the most significant strikes in the UFC

Robbie Lawler has been in crazy wars since stepping back into the Octagon in 2013. Lawler’s title defense against Rory MacDonald in 2015 was marked the “Fight of the Year” and is up there for one of the greatest battles in the UFC.  Just two days into 2016 with another strong campaign in a war with...

Jan 1, 2016 11:17 am

Vote for your favorites! 2016 World MMA Award nominees announced

On Thursday, the nominees for the Fighters Only 2016 World MMA Awards were announced. Fans can vote for their favorite nominees at WorldMMAAwards.com. Voting is now open and will run through Friday, Jan. 31, 2016 at 12 Midnight PT. This marks the eighth annual Fighters Only World MMA Awards ceremony and will take place on...

Nov 30, 2015 1:09 pm

Carlos “Natural Born Killer” Condit: “This is my shot!”

Carlos “The Natural Born Killer” Condit will have another crack at the welterweight title against reigning champion Robbie Lawler, which takes place in the UFC 195 main event on January 2, 2016 in the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. “I probably don’t have too much longer,” the former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) champion told...

Nov 16, 2015 2:43 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Ronda Rousey Drops out of Top 10 P4P

“UFC 193” has come and gone and the official UFC rankings have been updated! Some major changes were made as big names made major drops and a familiar face pops back up in the light heavyweight division. Ronda Rousey’s devastating loss to now-champion Holly Holm may not have caused a major drop for her in...

Nov 10, 2015 9:18 am

Rothwell ‘denied’ opportunity to fill in for Cro Cop

It looks like Ben Rothwell’s wishes are continuing to just go up in smoke. Rothwell revealed on Twitter that he was denied the spot from the UFC to fill in for Mirko Filipovic after Filipovic announced he had to pull out of UFC Fight Night 79. Filipovic was set to fight against Anthony Hamilton, but...

Oct 30, 2015 7:00 am

8 things you may not know about Robbie Lawler versus Carlos Condit

As the days count down to UFC 195 where Robbie Lawler and Carlos Condit fight for the UFC welterweight championship title, the UFC released some facts by the numbers dealing with the first main event fight of 2016. “Ruthless” Robbie Lawler is on a 4-fight win streak, which is the second 2nd longest active win...

Oct 12, 2015 5:49 am

“Bendo” would return to lightweight for the right fight

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Benson Henderson seems to have moved on to bigger and better things with the 155-pound weight class behind him. “Bendo” made his welterweight debut in February 2015 and not only proved he has what it takes to hang with the bigger guys, but he also put on one of the best...

Oct 3, 2015 11:58 am

Benson Henderson Offered To Fight Woodley On 24-Hours Notice

Amid the disappointment and shock after UFC president Dana White announced on Friday that the co-main event for UFC 192, between Tyron Woodley and Johny Hendricks, was canceled, there were a few fighters who took the time to let everyone know that they would be willing to step in to save the fight. One of...

Oct 1, 2015 8:42 am

USADA Releases UFC Test Numbers –– Rousey Tops The List

The United States Anti-Doping Agency, the third-party organization that now oversees all drug testing for the UFC, recently released a list showing all the fighters they’ve tested so far, and how many times they’ve been tested. Who topped the list? UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, who has been tested 5 times since the start of...

Sep 28, 2015 2:36 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Barnett and Hall make major jumps

UFC Fight Night 75 is in the books and some major changes were made to the official UFC rankings! Uriah Hall wasn’t even ranked in the top fifteen walking into Japan, but he catapulted himself into the top ten with his spinning kick/flying knee knockout against Gegard Mousasi. Check out what other changes were made...

Sep 8, 2015 12:48 am

WATCH! Carlos Condit Was In Awe Of ‘Lawler vs. MacDonald’

  UFC welterweight and upcoming title challenger Carlos Condit is preparing to take on the champ, Robbie Lawler, at UFC 195 on Jan. 2. Condit is coming off a crazy win over Thiago Alves, where he busted his nose so bad the doctor stopped it. Lawler is of course coming off of an amazing war...

Sep 3, 2015 9:53 pm

Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit Rescheduled For UFC 195

After being pulled from UFC 193 with a thumb injury, it looks like Robbie Lawler will now be ready to defend his welterweight title against Carlos Condit at UFC 195, which will take place on Jan. 2. The news was announced by the UFC late on Wednesday night. Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm was originally...

Aug 30, 2015 1:57 pm

Ben Henderson explains ‘terrible’ performance at ADCC 2015

Former lightweight champion Ben Henderson represented the UFC at the Abu Dhabi Combat Club on Saturday and came up short in his first match and only of the day. “Bendo” got submitted by Abdukadirov Magomed. Magomed took the back of Henderson who shortly tapped out after getting trapped in a rear naked choke attempt. Henderson...

Aug 27, 2015 6:49 am

UFC’s Jordan Mein Retires At The Age Of 25

UFC welterweight Jordan Mein (29-10 MMA) has decided to hang up his gloves and retire from the sport of mixed martial arts. UFC officials announced the news on Wednesday night. While only 25-years of age, Mein was a veteran in the sport of MMA, having 39 professional bouts to his credit. “Young Gun” began his...

Aug 26, 2015 10:47 am

Condit: ‘I Have To Get My Head Right For a Rematch With Nick Diaz’

UFC welterweight Carlos Condit is preparing for his title shot against the champ Robbie Lawler, which will take place at UFC 193, in Melbourne, Australia. Condit is coming off of an exciting win over the tough Thiago Alves, but still, there are those who think Johny Hendricks should be fighting Lawler for the third time....

Aug 25, 2015 7:47 am

Carlos Condit Fires Back At All The Title Fight Criticism

UFC welterweight and upcoming title challenger Carlos Condit is in a similar position to that of women’s bantamweight Holly Holm, sort of, maybe. The two were given title shots unexpectedly, after another contender was assumed to be getting the next crack at the belt. In Condit’s situation that was Johny Hendricks. The former champ, Hendricks,...

Aug 12, 2015 8:25 am

Johny Hendricks Plans On Making Us All Remember

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks (17-3 MMA) will be looking to make a statement when he squares off with Tyron Woodley at October’s UFC 192 event in Houston. “Bigg Rigg” is currently ranked as the welterweight divisions #1 contender, but was ultimately passed-over for a title shot by UFC officials in favor of former...

Aug 10, 2015 4:00 pm

UFC Rankings Report: Dariush Enters Top 10, Nunes Cracks Top 5

The dust has settled from “UFC Fight Night 73” and the official rankings have been updated! Beneil Dariush and Amanda Nunes are the big winners this week as Darish was able to crack the top ten in his division while Amanda Nunes took the number four spot in the bantamweight division. Michael Johnson can take...