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Dec 16, 2016 11:09 pm

Scott Coker recalls negotiations with Fedor Emelianenko

On New Year’s Eve of 2015, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko made his highly anticipated return to the Octagon when he fought Singh Jaideep at Rizin Fighting Federation’s inaugural event in Saitama, Japan. It took ‘The Last Emperor’ just over three minutes to secure a TKO win, picking up his first win since retiring in 2012....

Dec 15, 2016 6:55 am

Georges St-Pierre discusses joining the MMAAA

Earlier this month, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre joined several other high-profile fighters such as Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw, Donald Cerrone, and Tim Kennedy in announcing the formation of the MMA Athletes Association. The association was the first of its kind, and while the MMA Fighters Association was announced earlier this year, the MMAAA...

Dec 7, 2016 1:54 pm

Ryan Bader discusses his new free agency: There’s definitely interest out there

UFC light heavyweight Ryan Bader wrapped up his latest UFC contract in the best way possible, scoring impressive stoppages over Ilir Latifi and Antonio Rogerio Nogueira. With these wins, which reaffirmed his status as one of the world’s top light heavyweights, Bader made himself a valuable commodity not only in the eyes of the UFC,...

Dec 7, 2016 8:54 am

Dana White explains why Chuck Liddell & Matt Hughes were fired

Since the new UFC owners have taken over control of the company, the WME-IMG owners have sparked quite a bit of controversy as they have fired numerous high-level executives, including most of the UFC Canada office. Their most recent firings however, saw none other than UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Matt Hughes receive...

Dec 6, 2016 9:21 am

Dana White questions Donald Cerrone joining MMAAA, rips Bjorn Rebney

Last week, former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre, former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, top ranked welterweight Donald Cerrone, and top ranked middleweight Tim Kennedy announced the formation of the MMA Athletes Association (MMAAA) along with former Bellator CEO Bjorn Rebney. The move was a very historic one, with numerous fighters...

Nov 29, 2016 12:25 pm

Lyoto Machida’s bold prediction for middleweight title picture

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Lyoto Machida was recently handed an 18 month suspension from the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, which will leave him sidelined for another 11 months while he finishes the remaining time left on his suspension. Machida’s case with USADA has been a very public one, with ‘The Dragon’ blaming USADA for not...

Nov 26, 2016 10:37 am

Luke Rockhold weighs-in on Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

While November was set to be a month of potential #1 contender fights for the UFC’s middleweight division, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold withdrew form his scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night: Melbourne’ fight with Jacare Souza this weekend, leading the UFC to make UFC 205’s Chris Weidman vs. Yoel Romero fight the middleweight #1 contender fight....

Nov 25, 2016 11:28 am

Cris Cyborg confident Miesha Tate will not retire

Back at UFC 205, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Miesha Tate suffered a unanimous decision loss to Raquel Pennington on the main card of the historic event. For Tate, the loss made it two in a row following her UFC 200 loss to Amanda Nunes, where she lost the women’s bantamweight championship in the very...

Nov 24, 2016 7:26 pm

Nick Diaz: ‘Conor McGregor copied my model and mixed it with Floyd’

One of the original bad boys of the UFC is none other than Nick Diaz. The brash scrapper from Stockton, California has always said exactly what was on his mind and never was one to pull back any punches. With many fighters trying to up their popularity in the fight game by trash talking, the...

Nov 23, 2016 11:09 am

Cris Cyborg confident Ronda Rousey will not fight her

Next month fight fans will finally see former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey step into the Octagon in a highly anticipated return bout to the Octagon. Rousey of course will be returning from her year-long hiatus to square off against women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes for the UFC women’s bantamweight championship in what will...

Nov 23, 2016 9:01 am

Report: Ronda Rousey had to be consoled after her staredown with Amanda Nunes

In mid October, it was announced that former women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey would be returning to action against reigning champion Amanda Nunes. The bout, which will mark Ronda Rousey’s first since she was knocked out by Holly Holm more than a year ago, will headline UFC 207 this December 30. As this fight draws...

Nov 23, 2016 7:19 am

Conor McGregor’s agent: If WWE has an offer, “we are willing to entertain it”

As the undisputed champion of both the featherweight and lightweight divisions, Conor McGregor is one of the very best fighters in the world. He’s also one of the best trash talkers in the game, as he frequently lobotomizes his opponents with his sharp tongue, and throws them off their game before the fight even begins....

Nov 22, 2016 6:04 pm

Luke Rockhold weighs in on Michael Bisping vs. Yoel Romero

Yoel Romero (12-1 MMA) extended his current win streak to eight in a row earlier this month in New York, this after scoring a devastating third-round knockout victory (flying knee) over former middleweight champion Chris Weidman on the main card of UFC 205. With the win, “The Soldier of God” solidified his status as the...

Nov 22, 2016 5:19 pm

Luke Rockhold feels Conor McGregor is a threat in the UFC welterweight division

There is much speculation as to what will come next for UFC superstar Conor McGregor. With his last title fight against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205, “The Notorious” became the first fighter to be a concurrent two-division UFC champion, holding both the featherweight and lightweight titles. Following the historic fight, McGregor told the media that...

Nov 22, 2016 11:56 am

Stephen Thompson explains major key to winning rematch with Tyron Woodley

In the co-main event of UFC 205 earlier this month, UFC welterweight champ Tyron Woodley, and top ranked welterweight contender Stephen Thompson squared off in a highly anticipated welterweight showdown. The fight was extremely back and forth, and ultimately resulted in Woodley retaining the welterweight championship after the fight was scored a majority draw. Following...

Nov 22, 2016 8:37 am

Cris Cyborg only returning to 140 for superfight

It’s no secret that Invicta FC featherweight champion Cris Cyborg is a natural featherweight fighter. With that being said, both of Cyborg’s UFC fights have been at a catchweight of 140 pounds due to the fact that she is unable to make the bantamweight limit of 135 pounds. Despite the fights taking place at 140...

Nov 21, 2016 9:13 am

Stephen Thompson on Possible Woodley Rematch: We Have to Settle This

One of the most memorable moments of UFC 205 was the co-main event, which saw welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and surging challenger Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson pummel one another to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley retained his title – though the identity of the world’s best welterweight is somewhat murky as a result. The draw,...

Nov 21, 2016 6:02 am

Luke Rockhold opens up on recent injury, targets March return

The next UFC fight card on the horizon is UFC Fight Night 101, which will emanate from sun-soaked Melbourne, Australia this coming Saturday (November 26). The card will be headlined by a middleweight contender showdown between Robert Whittaker and Derek Brunson – but this is not the headliner fans in Australia originally anticipated. Instead, the...

Nov 19, 2016 9:42 pm

Michael Chandler Defeats Benson Henderson in Bellator 165 Main Event

On Saturday night, Bellator MMA returned to the SAP Center in San Jose, California with Bellator 165. In the card’s main event, reigning Bellator lightweight champion Michael Chandler attempted to defend his title against former WEC and UFC lightweight titleholder Benson Henderson. Though Chandler would ultimately succeed on this mission, Henderson did not make it easy...

Nov 18, 2016 7:38 pm

Bare Knuckle Fighting a safer combat sport than MMA and boxing?

By Dennis Taylor It’s dark and chilly in the underground, where authentic bare knuckle fighters have been bloodying each other’s noses for decades, even centuries. They’ve been fighting in barns, warehouses, box cars, auto body shops and parking garages — anywhere they might avoid law-enforcement. In 1881, bare knuckle legend John L. Sullivan fought John...