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Jan 9, 2017 10:05 am

MMA community reacts to anti-MMA comment in Meryl Streep speech

The most buzz-worthy moment of Sunday’s Golden Globes ceremony was a Meryl Streep speech that criticized not only Donald Trump and the sport of football, but also threw a subtle jab at mixed martial arts. “Who are we, and what is Hollywood anyway? It’s just a bunch of people from other places,” Streep said after...

Jan 9, 2017 9:45 am

ESPN’s Jonathan Coachman says WWE can no longer use a ‘broken’ Ronda Rousey

The future of Ronda Rousey is still up in the air after losing for the second time in her professional mixed martial arts career, being devastated by Amanda Nunes at UFC 207 in December. Many wonder if the once-dominant former UFC women’s bantamweight champion will ever fight in the Octagon again or if she will...

Jan 9, 2017 9:32 am

After cancelled Caraway bout, Jimmie Rivera sets sights on Dominick Cruz

Until last week, rising bantamweight contender Jimmie Rivera expected to take on dangerous veteran Bryan Caraway on the main card of the UFC’s upcoming return to Phoenix. Then, Caraway pulled out of the fight with an injury. Though Ecuador’s Marlon “Chito” Vera was briefly targeted as Caraway’s replacement, Rivera ultimately turned down this last-minute challenge,...

Jan 9, 2017 8:39 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov questions Tony Ferguson’s confidence, gets dissed in return

Tony Ferguson and Khabib Nurmagomedov are now set to battle for the UFC interim lightweight title at UFC 209 – but don’t expect that fact to put an end to their trash talk. Just as they did throughout the negotiation process for this bout, Ferguson and Nurmagomedov are taking every possible opportunity to roast each other...

Jan 9, 2017 6:41 am

Meryl Streep criticizes MMA, Scott Coker responds

Apparently, legendary Hollywood actress Meryl Streep is not a mixed martial arts (MMA) fan. During Sunday’s 74th Golden Globes, Streep was honored with the Cecil B. DeMille Lifetime Achievement Award. In her acceptance speech for this award, Streep got fairly political, criticizing US President Elect Donald Trump, and ultimately, taking a jab at the great sports...

Jan 9, 2017 5:56 am

Stephen Thompson and Tyron Woodley go at it on Twitter

On Sunday night, Stephen Thompson took to Twitter to announce that he had signed a contract to rematch Tyron Woodley at UFC 209 – just as we reported he would back in December. In this Tweet, “Wonderboy” included a picture of his signed contract, and made sure to goad Woodley on a bit. Waiting on...

Jan 8, 2017 5:03 pm

Artem Lobov and Cub Swanson exchange barbs on social media

Earlier today we reported that featherweight prospect Artem Lobov was looking to score a fight with either Cub Swanson or “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi. Lobov explained this desire in a recent interview with Peter Carroll of SevereMMA.com. “Really I’m leaving it up to UFC to decide my next opponent,” he told Carroll. “Sean...

Jan 8, 2017 10:14 am

Yair Rodriguez on BJ Penn bout: I have to win against a legend

On Sunday, December 15, our own BJ Penn will make his long-awaited return to the Octagon for a featherweight showdown with dangerous prospect Yair Rodriguez. The pair will duke it out in the main event of UFC Fight Night 103, which will occur in Phoenix, Arizona. In advance of this anticipated featherweight clash, Rodriguez spoke to...

Jan 8, 2017 9:06 am

Bruce Buffer makes unique comparison between Amanda Nunes and Chuck Liddell

Late last month, in the main event of UFC 207, Ronda Rousey made her long-awaited return to the Octagon opposite reigning women’s bantamweight Queen Amanda Nunes. Rousey’s comeback did not go the way she planned, as she was knocked senseless by Nunes in just 48 seconds. Octagon announcer Bruce Buffer had a front-row seat for...

Jan 8, 2017 7:51 am

Artem Lobov sets sights on Cub Swanson and “The Korean Superboy”

After a fairly decisive defeat of the dangerous Teruto Ishihara at UFC Fight Night 99, Conor McGregor training partner Artem Lobov is looking for a massive step up in competition. The Russian-born Irishman is now chasing fights with elite foes in Cub Swanson and “The Korean Superboy” Doo Ho Choi, who recently engaged in arguably...

Jan 8, 2017 7:02 am

EXCLUSIVE | Yoel Romero discusses the passing of former Cuban President Fidel Castro

Cuban sensation Yoel Romero scored one of the most electrifying knockouts of 2016 when he devastated former division title holder Chris Weidman with a flying knee on the main card of November’s UFC 205 event in New York. With the win, “The Soldier of God” became the UFC 185-pound divisions top contender and secured himself a future...

Jan 8, 2017 6:48 am

Kelvin Gastelum hopes to be a force at middleweight and welterweight

Kelvin Gastelum is one of the best welterweights on the planet, but there’s a definite asterisk attached to that statement. The young contender has missed the division’s 170-pound weight limit three times, most recently in November, when he was so far over weight for a planned bout with Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone that he didn’t even...

Jan 8, 2017 5:52 am

Rafael Dos Anjos explains his move to welterweight

After back-to-back losses to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has announced his intention to move to the 170-pound welterweight division. The former champ made this announcement on Twitter earlier this week. I reached the top of LW,it's been a hard journey make weight every time,now I want to fight...

Jan 7, 2017 3:41 pm

Fedor Emelianenko to be drug tested ahead of Bellator fight

In February, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko will step into the Bellator MMA cage to square off with former UFC heavyweight contender Matt Mitrione in a highly anticipated heavyweight showdown. Ahead of the fight, it has now been confirmed by TASS.ru from Bellator MMA CEO Scott Coker that ‘The Last Emperor’ will indeed be drug tested...

Jan 7, 2017 2:51 pm

Jon Jones would like to see Ronda Rousey return

While many members of the MMA community believe that it is time for former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey to retire following lopsided back to back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes, former UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones believes that it would be good to see Rousey return to the Octagon to...

Jan 7, 2017 11:47 am

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson shuts down the talk of Michael Bisping vs. Tyron Woodley

Top UFC welterweight contender Stephen Thompson battled division champion Tyron Woodley to a majority draw at UFC 205 this past November in New York. Immediately following the five-round war, which was voted “fight of the night”, UFC president Dana White stated that an immediate rematch between Woodley and Thompson would be put together by the promotion....

Jan 7, 2017 7:16 am

Firas Zahabi defends Edmond Tarverdyan

Following the first professional loss of Ronda Rousey’s career at UFC 193 to Holly Holm in 2015, Ronda Rousey‘s coach, Edmond Tarverdyan, was the subject of much criticism. While Rousey lost the fight, many blamed Tarverdyan for giving Rousey a false sense of confidence in her striking prior to stepping into the Octagon with an...

Jan 6, 2017 10:27 pm

Phil Baroni defends Ronda Rousey following loss

Since Ronda Rousey’s UFC 207 loss to Amanda Nunes last week to close out 2016, the MMA community has been torn between supporting Ronda Rousey at a low point, and criticizing the former champ for being ill prepared for her scrap with Amanda Nunes. While there has been a tremendous outpouring of support for Rousey...

Jan 6, 2017 8:55 pm

Cody Garbrandt threatens to release video KOing TJ Dillashaw

Leading up to UFC 207, the feud between former Team Alpha Male teammates Cody Garbrandt and TJ Dillashaw was reignited as the two men, who were both fighting on the UFC 207 card, took to social media to rekindle an old feud just hours before their scheduled scraps on pay-per view. Dillashaw took to social...

Jan 6, 2017 8:06 pm

Ronda Rousey’s team had training partner Raquel Pennington sign NDA

In one of the most surprising MMA stories in recent memories, news has now surfaced that during her training camp leading up to UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey actually had training partner and fellow women’s bantamweight Raquel Pennington sign a non-disclosure agreement. Essentially, what this means is that while Rousey and...

Jan 6, 2017 12:47 pm

Michael Bisping to Tyron Woodley: I’ll beat the f**k out of you, buddy

Does the idea of a catchweight bout between UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping get you excited? That’s exactly what the two champions were recently arranging amongst themselves as we seen the exchange between Woodley and Bisping posted on both of their social media accounts. Although there has been no...

Jan 6, 2017 12:44 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Stephen Thompson on Nick Diaz being offered Woodley fight “That is absolute crap”

In November of 2016, the UFC’s number-one ranked welterweight Stephen Thompson fought divisional king Tyron Woodley to a majority draw. With this result, Woodley held on to the welterweight belt, while Wonderboy seemed to have guaranteed himself another shot at the champ. Apparently, however, Thompson’s being given an immediate rematch with Woodley is far from a...

Jan 6, 2017 12:10 pm

Rafael Dos Anjos announces plans to move to welterweight

After two straight losses, former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos has announced his intention to head north to the welterweight division. Dos Anjos made this announcement on his official Twitter account on Friday morning. See his rather surprising announcement below: I reached the top of LW,it's been a hard journey make weight every time,now I...

Jan 6, 2017 11:21 am

Rose Namajunas explains callout of “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson

Long-time strawweight contender Rose Namajunas is currently riding a loss to Karolina Kowalkiewicz, and she knows just who she wants to fight to bounce back from that loss. The ever-entertaining strawweight has been vocal in her desire for a fight with “The Karate Hottie” Michelle Waterson, who scored a first-round submission win over Paige VanZant...

Jan 6, 2017 10:45 am

VIDEO | Nick Diaz talks shop with Snoop Dogg – GGN News preview

What could Nick Diaz do that could be as entertaining as fighting in the Octagon? Well, how about kicking it with Snoop Dogg on GGN News and talking about fighting for one? Here is a preview of Nick Diaz as a guest hanging out with Snoop Dogg on GGN News as the two talk about...