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Jun 15, 2017 2:01 pm

VIDEO | Nate Diaz is asked about Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

On Wednesday, the Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor boxing bout was officially announced and will take place in Las Vegas, Nevada on August 26. The fight that many thought would never take place, including UFC President Dana White, is just a little over two months away. Following the announcement, the combat sports world reacted in...

Jun 15, 2017 1:27 pm

Tyron Woodley respects fellow “hustler” Michael Bisping

Not all that long ago, UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping agreed to a catchweight superfight. Despite their clear interest in fighting one another, however, the fight never came to fruition. Instead, Woodley now appears to be closing in on a title defense opposite Demian Maia, while Bisping is currently nursing...

Jun 15, 2017 12:38 pm

Boxer who helped Conor McGregor train weighs-in on Mayweather fight

Prior to Conor McGregor‘s highly anticipated rematch with Nate Diaz, which was initially scheduled for UFC 200, McGregor enlisted the help of South African boxing champion Chris Van Heerden, a tall southpaw, to help him prepare for his rematch with Diaz given Diaz’ boxing skills. The training between the two men went well, however after...

Jun 15, 2017 11:37 am

Teddy Atlas breaks down Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight

This week, news surfaced confirming that UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor would be fighting undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather in a highly anticipated boxing match on August 26th. Unsurprisingly, the combat sports community began to split in regards to predictions for the fight. While some believe that Mayweather’s experience and defensive prowess will result in...

Jun 15, 2017 11:31 am

Dillon Danis wants to box Amir Khan on Mayweather-McGregor undercard

Conor McGregor‘s fight with Floyd Mayweather is now official. The 12-round, 154-pound boxing match will go down on August 26 in the T-Mobile Arena in glimmering Las Vegas, Nevada. Now that this massive fight is official, many top MMA fighters are hoping to earn a place on the undercard – and most of them have specific...

Jun 15, 2017 11:19 am

Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley heaps praise on Conor McGregor

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor have certainly had their issues in the past. When Woodley heard the news that the Irishman had finally made his much-discussed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather happen, however, he could only offer his respect. “I immediately started thinking in my mind how I’m going to...

Jun 15, 2017 11:14 am

Michael Bisping on Romero-Whittaker: ‘interim belts are jokes’

This summer at UFC 213 on July 8th, top ranked middleweight contenders Yoel Romero and Robert Whittaker will square off for the interim middleweight title in a highly anticipated showdown to crown the middleweight #1 contender. While the winner will be crowned the interim middleweight champion, more importantly, they will secure a title fight with...

Jun 15, 2017 8:14 am

VIDEO | Robbie Lawler, Michael Johnson, Michael Chandler, & more sparring hard

Striking guru Henri Hooft is credited as being one of the best striking coaches on the planet, Hooft posted a video with top ranked fighters such as former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler, Michael Chandler, and UFC lightweight veteran Michael Johnson. In the video above, you can see some sparring footage of the men sparring,...

Jun 15, 2017 7:10 am

Report: Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia welterweight title fight nearing completion

The next title defense of UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is apparently nearing completion. Earlier this week, rumors surfaced that Woodley would be taking on dangerous welterweight star Jorge Masvidal, as the welterweight division’s number one contender Demian Maia was apparently dealing with an injury. Shortly after Maia took to social media to assure he...

Jun 15, 2017 6:49 am

Showtime Boxing reveals poster for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather fight

With the big fight between UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor and undefeated boxing legend Floyd Mayweather now official, the promotional wheels are definitively in motion. Over the next 10 weeks, we can expect SHOWTIME Boxing, Mayweather promotions, The UFC, and other massive organizations to dig deep into their pockets to promote this fight, ensuring that...

Jun 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Nate Diaz reacts to news of Conor McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather

Earlier this evening, we compiled a list of some of the best reactions to the news that Conor McGregor‘s much-discussed fight with Floyd Mayweather had been made official. Unfortunately, this list did not include a reaction from McGregor’s most fearsome rival: Nate Diaz. That, of course, is because Diaz took his time responding to this...

Jun 14, 2017 4:11 pm

Dana White opens up on the negotiation process for Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather

It’s official – Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring with undefeated great Floyd Mayweather Jr. this August 26 in Las Vegas’ T-Mobile Arena. The pair will battle at 154-pounds, in 10-oz. gloves, for a maximum of 12 rounds. Given that Mayweather owns an incredible pro boxing record of 49-0, while McGregor has never...

Jun 14, 2017 3:51 pm

The combat sports community reacts to news of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

The fight is now official. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring to battle undefeated great Floyd Mayweather this August 28 at the T-Mobile Arena in the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pair will collide at a catchweight of 154 pounds. They will battle for up to 12...

Jun 14, 2017 3:23 pm

Dana White reveals venue and contracted weight for Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

It has now been made official. Floyd Mayweather and Conor McGregor will fight in the boxing ring this August 26 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Yet according to UFC President Dana White, who was heavily involved in the negotiation process for this massive mega fight, the initial reports of this unprecedented crossover fight got the venue wrong....

Jun 14, 2017 2:18 pm

Report: Conor McGregor vs. Floyd Mayweather is official

You read that headline correctly. According to both Kevin Iole of Yahoo Sports, and Adam Hill of the Las Vegas Review Journal, the much discussed boxing mega fight between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather is a done deal. This fight will reportedly occur on August 26, in Las Vegas’ MGM Grand Garden Arena, though the venue...

Jun 14, 2017 1:06 pm

Mike Goldberg responds to warm reactions following Bellator announcement

Many fans were excited to hear that the familiar voices of Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo will be returning to mixed martial arts broadcasts as Bellator announced the signing of the two MMA broadcasting pioneers on Tuesday. “Mike Goldberg and Mauro Ranallo are two of the best in our business and I couldn’t be happier...

Jun 14, 2017 11:58 am

If Vitor Belfort moves to Bellator, he could have a very familiar welcome committee

On June 24, in the main event of Bellator’s stacked Bellator NYC card, Brazilian MMA legend Wanderlei Silva will make his debut in the Bellator cage. His opponent in this debut will be a longstanding rival in three-time UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen. No matter the outcome of this fight with Sonnen, Silva is hoping...

Jun 14, 2017 11:57 am

VIDEO | Undefeated female kickboxer vs. male Muay Thai fighter

During the reign of former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey, the topic of whether or not Rousey could defeat a male fighter was heavily discussed. While no commission would likely authorize such a fight, two striking experts went toe to toe in 1994 in a fascinating display between Lucia Rijker, arguably the most dominant...

Jun 14, 2017 11:00 am

Joe Lauzon explains why fighters should now support Reebok

Recently, at the first ever UFC Athlete Retreat, UFC lightweight Kajan Johnson stood up and challenged a Reebok rep during his presentation, voicing the general opinion of fighters in attendance that the Reebok deal was very negative for the fighters. After Johnson’s outburst, the UFC brass spoke with him privately, before then opening up an...

Jun 14, 2017 10:20 am

ABC launches charitable initiative to support retired fighters

Fighter pay is a hot button issue in mixed martial arts. It is widely believed that the majority of fighters are not paid well enough, and we often see fighters speaking out in protest of the way they’re paid. Al Iaquinta is probably the most high profile example of this trend at present, but he is...

Jun 14, 2017 8:58 am

TJ Dillashaw reacts to footage of injured Cody Garbrandt allegedly drunk wrestling

UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt was scheduled to fight former teammate TJ Dillashaw in a highly anticipated title fight this July. Unfortunately, while a procedure over in Germany was successful, Garbrandt remained unable to defend his title against Dillashaw in July due to the injury. Given that, it likely came as a bit of surprise...

Jun 14, 2017 7:37 am

Daniel Cormier reacts to news of Jon Jones’ mother’s passing

Yesterday afternoon, news surfaced that former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones had lost his mother, who had been struggling with diabetes for some time. In the wake of this tragedy, the MMA community united around Jones, offering their condolences to the former champ, and his brothers Arthur and Chandler, both of whom play in the NFL....

Jun 14, 2017 6:19 am

Joe Rogan reacts to news of Mike Goldberg’s move to Bellator MMA

Late last year, long-time UFC play-by-play man Mike Goldberg was released by the promotion with little in the way of sendoff or fanfare. He simply called UFC 207, put down his commentator’s headset, and that was that. His long run with the promotion was over. After months of rumors, we learned yesterday that the beloved...

Jun 13, 2017 2:41 pm

Camille Jones, mother of Jon Jones, passes away after hard-fought battle with diabetes

Tragic news surfaced Tuesday morning that Camille Jones, the mother of UFC pound for pound kingpin Jon Jones, and Super Bowl champions Arthur Jones, and Chandler Jones, passed away after a lengthy battle with diabetes according to TMZ. Arthur Jones broke the tragic news via social media, with a heartfelt message asking fans to keep...

Jun 13, 2017 2:19 pm

Wanderlei Silva explains why he no-showed Bellator press conference

This past week, MMA legend Wanderlei Silva no-showed a press conference ahead of his ‘Bellator NYC’ grudge match with Chael Sonnen on June 24th. While Bellator was quick to put out the fire for ‘The Axe Murderer’ claiming that he was ill, Silva himself has now shed light on why he decided to skip out...

Jun 13, 2017 1:51 pm

VIDEO | Fabricio Werdum and Wanderlei Silva’s intense sparring session

You have probably heard of the gym wars that went down in the infamous Chute Boxe camp when Wanderlei Silva and Shogun Rua were putting on their memorable fights in PRIDE. The stories of their aggressive training and sparring sessions reflected in the PRIDE ring. Here, we take a look at this video from the...