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Jun 23, 2016 10:38 am

Lorenzo Fertitta accepts new job outside of MMA

While the MMA community is still buzzing with rumors about the UFC’s potential sale, UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta is now in a 5-year contract with Red Rock, earning him $500,000 per year according to PR Newswire. Prior to the deal, Fertitta was already a Red Rock Vice President, and on the board of directors. This...

Jun 23, 2016 8:15 am

Dwayne Johnson considered MMA career

Former WWE champion, Hollywood actor, and former collegiate defensive lineman Dwayne Johnson has an extremely impressive resume in regards to his accomplishments. At one point in time, Johnson considered adding ‘UFC fighter’ to the list. During a recent appearance on the first episode of UFC Unfiltered, Johnson revealed that about a decade ago he considered...

Jun 17, 2016 10:05 pm

Fedor Emelianenko comments on MMA future following controversial win

On Friday in Russia, MMA icon Fedor Emelianenko fought former UFC fighter Fabio Maldonado in what turned out to be an incredibly controversial scrap. Maldonado survived an early onslaught from The Last Emperor, and then fired back with some bombs of his own as he nearly finished Emelianenko with strikes. Emelianenko survived the round and...

Jun 17, 2016 10:46 am

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson recalls the moment he decided to do MMA

Stephen ‘Wonderboy’ Thompson was 57-0 prior to making the jump to professional MMA. Now, with a 12-1 professional MMA record which includes a 1st round TKO win over former champion Johny Hendricks, Thompson is preparing for his #1 contender scrap with Rory MacDonald. Ahead of the fight, Thompson spoke to the BrisbaneTimes to recall the...


Jun 16, 2016 12:41 pm

VIDEO | #TBT to Dan Henderson’s first professional MMA fight way back in 1997

MMA legend Dan Henderson is still knocking people out after 19 years of professional mixed martial arts fighting. Wednesday marked “Hendo’s” professional MMA debut anniversary, as he took on Crezio de Souza in the Brazil Open – ’97 on June 15, 1997. Come 45 fights later, the 45-year-old pioneer of the sport is coming off...

Jun 16, 2016 9:06 am

VIDEO | Horrific footage released of MMA fighter being paralyzed during arrest

Earlier this year, news surfaced that Colorado MMA fighter Donovan Duran had been paralyzed from the chest down after police allegedly used excessive force during an arrest for public intoxication. Duran was suing the department for using excessive force in his arrest, which resulted in his paralysis. While in April a jury determined that none...

Jun 13, 2016 12:32 pm

UFC paying to lobby against the Muhammad Ali Extension Act

What is the Muhammed Ali Boxing Reform Act you ask? The Muhammed Ali Boxing Reform Act is a law that was enacted in 2000 to help protect the rights, fairness and financial welfare of boxers. According to the FTC, “this Act, amending the Professional Boxing Safety Act of 1996, specifies that a sanctioning organization may...

Jun 11, 2016 5:50 pm

Former Bellator MMA fighter found dead in apartment

Unfortunate news surfaced Saturday afternoon that former Bellator MMA fighter Ivan Cole was found dead in a Dallas apartment earlier in the day after shooting himself in the head while playing a game of Russian roulette. The Dallas Police Department confirmed Cole’s death on their website, where they reveal that Cole was killed around 7:31am...

Jun 10, 2016 10:04 am

Brock Lesnar recalls meeting Muhammad Ali

Earlier this month, tragic news surfaced that boxing legend Muhammad Ali had passed away at the age of 74 after being hospitalized and placed on life support. Friday afternoon there was a funeral procession in Louisville to bring Ali home for a Muslim funeral service. Prior to that, Brock Lesnar spoke to ESPN to recall...

Jun 9, 2016 10:26 pm

VIDEO | Muhammad Ali’s casket being brought into funeral

On Thursday, the funeral service was held for Muhammad Ali after his passing this past weekend. Several fighters, including Bernard Hopkins, were in attendance at the service for the man who will go down as arguably the greatest boxer of all time. In the video above you can see Ali’s casket being brought into the...

Jun 9, 2016 8:57 am

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell reacts to Brock Lesnar’s return to MMA

During the UFC 199 broadcast last weekend, it was revealed that Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 199 for one fight. The fight will be Lesnar’s first in nearly 5 years after he retired on a 2-fight losing streak after losing his heavyweight championship, and then being TKOd by Alistair Overeem....

Jun 8, 2016 11:18 am

VIDEO | Freddie Roach wonders what’s in store for him following Muhammad Ali’s death

Earlier this week tragedy struck the combat sports community when it was announced that boxing icon Muhammad Ali had passed away at the age of 74. While Ali’s death was undoubtably devastating for many members of the combat sports community, Ali’s death certainly hit close to home for famed boxing trainer Freddie Roach. Roach also...

Jun 8, 2016 10:53 am

VIDEO | Muhammad Ali’s son discusses his father inside and outside the ring

Tragedy struck the combat sports world earlier this week when news surfaced that boxing icon Muhammad Ali had passed away at the age of 74. Immediately the combat sports community began paying tribute to the man who many consider to be the greatest boxer of all time. In the video above you can see Muhammad...

Jun 7, 2016 10:46 am

VIDEO | Bellator MMA: In Focus with Kimbo Slice

Many are still shocked to find out that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice has died at the age of 42. On Monday, TMZ reported that Kimbo was admitted to a hospital near his home in Florida. Later that day, news spread that Kimbo had passed away. Dive deeper into Kimbo’s life with Bellator...

Jun 7, 2016 8:43 am

VIDEO | Brock Lesnar talks MMA retirement in 2011, return in 2016

Back at UFC 141, Brock Lesnar returned to the Octagon against Alistair Overeem following surgery for diverticulitis. Lesnar lost in the very first round, and subsequently retired from MMA. During the UFC 199 broadcast, it was revealed through a UFC 200 promo that Brock Lesnar will be returning to the Octagon in the co-main event...

Jun 7, 2016 12:41 am

MMA community reacts to the death of Kimbo Slice

Tragic and shocking news blazed over the Internet when it became known that Kevin Ferguson, better known as Kimbo Slice, died after being admitted to a hospital in Florida late Monday. The 42-year-old Internet sensation turned MMA star had an intimidating look and character that captivated the attention of people around the world, but the...

Jun 4, 2016 9:14 am

VIDEO | Evander Holyfield reflects on Muhammad Ali’s legacy

After the tragic death of Boxing legend and cultural icon Muhammad Ali Friday evening, the sporting world quickly began mourning the man who made overwhelming impacts on both boxing and society. Former heavyweight champion Evander Holyfield spoke on ESPN to reflect on Ali’s career, influence on both boxing and society, and tell a story about...

Jun 4, 2016 9:08 am

Floyd Mayweather Jr. releases statement on Muhammad Ali’s death

Friday evening the combat sports community mourned the loss of legendary boxer and cultural icon Muhammad Ali. While numerous members of the MMA community, including Conor McGregor, took to social media to react to the death of Ali, boxer Floyd Mayweather, who calls himself ‘The Best Ever’ spoke to Kevin Iole to give his thoughts...

Jun 4, 2016 9:00 am

MMA community reacts to the death of Muhammad Ali

Friday evening, tragic news surfaced that Boxing icon Muhammad Ali had passed away after being placed on life support earlier in the day. Understandably the MMA community immediately began posting their reactions to the death of Ali, who is widely regarded as one of the biggest combat sports icons. Below are some reactions from the...

Jun 4, 2016 8:08 am

Conor McGregor reacts to news of Muhammad Ali ‘s death

Friday evening, tragic news surfaced that boxing icon Muhammad Ali had passed away after being placed on life support earlier in the day. Immediately the MMA community began mourning Ali, who will live on as one of the most influential men in combat sports. UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, who is often compared to Ali,...

Jun 3, 2016 9:45 pm

BREAKING: Boxing legend Muhammad Ali passes away at age 74

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74, according to a family spokesperson. News hit Friday afternoon that the three-time heavyweight boxing champion was hospitalized on Thursday in Phoenix, Arizona due to respiratory issues. “After a 32-year battle with Parkinson’s disease, Muhammad Ali has passed away at the age of 74....

Jun 3, 2016 1:45 pm

Muhammad Ali reportedly on life support after being hospitalized

Tragic news surfaced Friday afternoon that legendary Boxer Muhammad Ali had been hospitalized the previous evening and placed on life support in Phoenix, where his family has flown to be with him. While the famed prizefighter was initially hospitalized with respiratory issues, a new report from Mirror has indicated that Ali’s problems are “worse than...

Jun 1, 2016 10:31 am

Daniel Cormier reflects on MMA journey with Luke Rockhold ahead of UFC 199

This Saturday in Inglewood, California, Luke Rockhold will look to make his first title defense as he faces Michael Bisping for the second time in the main event of UFC 199. Ahead of the fight, Rockhold’s close friend and teammate, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, took to Instagram with a message of positivity for...

May 30, 2016 9:14 am

Aljamain Sterling reacts to first loss of professional MMA career

Sunday night in Las Vegas, Aljamain Sterling and Bryan Caraway stepped in the Octagon to settle their feud. Sterling was the one who initially called for a fight against Caraway, however it was Caraway who left the Octagon with the win. The fight was a rather close one, with many scoring the bout in favor...

May 26, 2016 9:53 pm

VIDEO | Miesha Tate reflects on MMA career ahead of UFC 200

Ahead of UFC 200 on July 9th, where Miesha Tate will look to defend her UFC women’s bantamweight championship against Amanda Nunes, the UFC women’s bantamweight champion sat down to check out old footage from early on in her MMA career, as well as footage of her wrestling in high school. Check out the awesome...

May 23, 2016 10:00 am

Renan Barao says ‘future will tell’ if he will ever fight with teammate Jose Aldo

Nova Uniao teammates and former champions Renan Barao and Jose Aldo used to run the bantamweight and featherweight divisions, respectively. Now with Barao going up to the featherweight division, chances are that the two Brazilian teammates will have to face one another in the Octagon if they are both on the same path of becoming...