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Sep 30, 2017 9:10 am

Andrea Lee Issues Statement on Being Pulled From UFC 216

If for some reason or another you didn’t know who Andrea Lee was, you were about to. She’s been tearing it up in Invicta and then jumped over to Legacy Fighting Alliance to become their first ever women’s flyweight champion. This lady hasn’t been just winning, she’s been dominating and finishing opponents in exciting fashion....

Sep 30, 2017 6:45 am

Leslie Smith Comments on UFC’s Possible USADA Tracking App for Athletes

Earlier this month, UFC fighters got a curious survey sent to them about the future of USADA and how the organization and its employers would interact. The purpose of the questionnaire was to gauge interest in an app that would be installed on UFC fighter’s phones to track their whereabouts, making it easier and more...

Sep 29, 2017 1:47 pm

VIDEO | UFC handshake fails

There are just some opponents that are matched up and will never get along. Here, we take a look at some of the handshake fails and snubs that we have seen throughout the years in the UFC and in other fight promotions starring some of the biggest names in mixed martial arts. Some big rivalries...

Sep 29, 2017 10:32 am

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Tony Ferguson Was Supposed to Happen at UFC 217

With the interim UFC lightweight title fight moving forward with Tony Ferguson and Kevin Lee, we at least further distanced ourselves from the heartbreak of Khabib Nurmagomedov. We’ve been robbed of seeing this Russian sambo destroyer in action for awhile now, but the UFC has been trying to make a fight with him and Ferguson...

Sep 29, 2017 8:06 am

Henry Cejudo Confirms Fight With Sergio Pettis at UFC 218

After a dry spot in the land of MMA, suddenly there was a mirage of beautiful fight announcements. They didn’t just trickle, but were an all-out tidal wave. Four massive fights were slated for UFC 218, two were confirmed and there are two more to go. If we take Henry Cejudo’s word for it though,...

Sep 29, 2017 6:44 am

Tony Ferguson Says McGregor vs Diaz 3 Throws Out ‘Everything UFC Stands For’

Tony Ferguson are just a week away from going to war together for the interim UFC lightweight title. Usually, this would give the victor a one-way ticket to fight the champion of their division in order to unify the titles. However, this isn’t happening, at least not yet. Every mention of Conor McGregor’s return fight...

Sep 28, 2017 9:46 am

Conor McGregor Wanted to Fight Paul Malignaggi in the UFC

Flashback to the chaos of Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather, with Paul Malignaggi orbiting the pandemonium like a satellite. The fight world moves so fast that their controversial sparring sessions and the infamous knockdown/pushdown photos seem like distant memories. Still, McGregor felt disrespected and wanted to take that out on Malignaggi during camp. According to...

Sep 28, 2017 7:46 am

Former UFC title challenger Michael McDonald makes his Bellator debut this December

Over the last few years, Bellator MMA has signed a procession of high-profile free agents. One of the finest free agents they’ve picked up to date is Michael McDonald, a former UFC bantamweight who once fought Renan Barao for the interim bantamweight crown. McDonald’s Bellator debut is now set, per MMAJunkie.com. He’ll make that debut...

Sep 27, 2017 5:03 pm

Two Major Fights Added to UFC 219

When it rains, it totally pours. Four giant fights are slated for UFC 218, including Alistair Overeem and Francis Ngannou being official. Now, we have our first three fights announced for the UFC’s year-end  card on December 3oth. Former UFC champions, Carla Esparza and Dominick Cruz will return to action in high-profile fights for their...

Sep 27, 2017 4:10 pm

Four Massive Fights Are Slated for UFC 218 in Detroit

There has been tumbleweeds rustling down these MMA news streets lately. We’ve been holding our breaths waiting on fights to be announced and confirmed for UFC 218, but not just the fans and media have been pacing back and forth. Francis Ngannou has been searching for a fight ever since Junior dos Santos had to...

Sep 27, 2017 11:56 am

Ray Borg explains why he won’t be hiring a nutritionist ahead of UFC 216 title fight

On October 7th, in the co-main event of UFC 216, flyweight contender Ray Borg will attempt to spoil the history-making 11th title defense of dominant flyweight champ Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson. Given Borg’s history of missing the flyweight division’s 126-pound cap, there is worry among some fans that he’ll miss the 125-pound limit required for...

Sep 27, 2017 9:21 am

Michael Bisping could fight Daniel Cormier after UFC 217

On November 4, in the main event of the absurdly stacked UFC 217, UFC middleweight king Michael Bisping will attempt to defend his title opposite returning former welterweight champ Georges St-Pierre. This fight registers as one of the biggest of the year, and from the sounds of it, Bisping could follow it with another massive...

Sep 26, 2017 5:06 pm

Paige VanZant’s List of Ailments That Caused Her to Pull Out of UFC 216 is Crazy

Poor, Paige VanZant. Her life has been a series of literal ups-and-downs lately. First, she moved up in weight and was feeling like a brand new warrior woman, ready to impress in UFC’s new flyweight division. However, just yesterday she had to drop out of her upcoming fight with Jessica Eye due to a back...

Sep 26, 2017 4:23 pm

VIDEO | Nick Diaz Made His UFC Debut 14 Years Ago Today

A lot of images and feelings come to mind when the name Nick Diaz is brought up. He’s shadow boxed during awkward interviews right into our heart for many years. He could usually be found constantly looking over his shoulder, most likely after ridiculously exciting fights. Lately though, anti-doping violations caused by marijuana has simultaneously...

Sep 26, 2017 11:38 am

Undefeated UFC-signed fighter flagged by USADA before making Octagon debut

A fighter’s UFC career has been put on hold after the promotion was notified of a potential Anti-Doping Policy violation. Undefeated Russian MMA fighter Azamat Murzakanov was flagged for a potential violation and will now have to go through the due process. The following is a statement from the UFC regarding Murzakanov: The UFC organization...

Sep 26, 2017 11:28 am

Emil Meek and Mike Perry Are Still Trying to Get a Fight at UFC 218

Mike Perry is coming off two big knockout wins — one in the second and his latest in the first round — and he’s wanting a super quick turnaround. He’s called out Robbie Lawler, but much like boy scouts, MMA fighters always need to be prepared in ever situation. Meanwhile, Emil Meek hasn’t lost since 2015 and...

Sep 26, 2017 9:42 am

UFC rankings update: Jessica Andrade rockets up the strawweight list

Last Friday, the UFC made a triumphant return to Japan with an exciting night of fights. Now that the card is in the rear-view, the promotion’s official rankings have been updated. The biggest changes to the UFC rankings occured in the strawweight division, where Jessica Andrade rocketed up the list after a thrilling win over...

Sep 26, 2017 6:55 am

Gokhan Saki explains cardio issues in UFC debut

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Japan, kickboxing legend Gokhan Saki made his anticipated UFC debut. His opponent was Brazilian light heavyweight Henrique da Silva. Though Saki ultimately managed to put da Silva down with a crashing left hook in the first round, his win was not without flaws....

Sep 25, 2017 10:25 am

Report | Paige VanZant’s UFC 216 fight is off

Long-time UFC strawweight contender Paige VanZant was expected to make the jump up to the new UFC women’s flyweight division at UFC 216 this October 7. Her planned opponent was UFC bantamweight star Jessica Eye, who was dropping down a division. Unfortunately, this compelling scrap has been nixed According to a report from Ariel Helwani...

Sep 25, 2017 8:06 am

Joe Duffy gets top-notch foe at UFC 217

Two of the UFC’s fastest rising lightweight contenders are set to clash at UFC 217, which goes down this November 4 inside New York City’s hallowed Madison Square Garden. In one corner, we’ll have Irish Tristar student  Joe Duffy. In the other, we’ll have”The Texecutioner” James Vick. This bout was announced by UFC officials on...

Sep 25, 2017 7:27 am

Edmond Tarverdyan explains why Ronda Rousey didn’t do any media before UFC 207

Back in December of 2016, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned from a lengthy hiatus and attempted to re-capture the title in a scrap with reigning champion Amanda Nunes. This attempt, as any fan will remember, went disastrously, as Rousey was brutally beaten down by Nunes in less than a minute. In advance...

Sep 24, 2017 7:00 pm

Dana White refutes rumor of Diaz vs McGregor trilogy fight at UFC 219

Earlier today Team FA reported that a trilogy fight between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor was set for December’s UFC 219 pay-per-view event in Las Vegas. BREAKING: Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have agreed a deal for a Trilogy fight!!! Las Vegas, 30th December 💥💥💥 pic.twitter.com/TlLmEQN5tH — Team FA (@TeamFA) September 24, 2017 However, that...

Sep 24, 2017 9:23 am

Tyron Woodley is not a fan of the UFC’s pound-for-pound list

The UFC’s pound-for-pound rankings list is always changing. When Jon Jones was ejected from the list after his latest USADA-bust, the rankings endured another tectonic shift, and UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley isn’t impressed with the way they ended up. At present, the UFC’s pound-for-pound list has flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson at number...

Sep 24, 2017 8:24 am

Dominick Cruz is ready to replace Cody Garbrandt or TJ Dillashaw at UFC 217

On November 4, in the co-main event of the stacked UFC 217, UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt will attempt to defend his title against an estranged teammate in former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. This is, by all accounts, one of the biggest and best title fights in UFC bantamweight history, which is why it would...

Sep 23, 2017 6:00 pm

UFC Fight Night 117 Reebok Athlete Outfitting Payouts

The octagon returned to Japan yesterday for UFC Fight Night 117. The event was headlined by a light heavyweight scrap featuring Ovince Saint Preux taking on Yushin Okami. “OSP” put on another fine performance at the Saitama Super Arena scoring a first-round submission finish (Von Flue Choke) over his Japanese foe. In the co-main event...

Sep 23, 2017 12:58 pm

Emil “Valhalla” Meek challenges Mike Perry to scrap at UFC 218, “Platinum” responds

UFC welterweight Mike Perry improved his record to 11-1 last weekend in Pittsburgh by scoring a first-round knockout victory over Alex Reyes. The win marked Perry’s second spectacular knockout in a row, as he had previously disposed of Jake Ellenberger via a viscous elbow at April’s UFC Fight Night event in Nashville. Following his victory...