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Mar 10, 2017 12:31 am

Michael Chiesa on Conor McGregor: He’s a douchebag, but he’s a great fighter

Earlier this year, The Ultimate Fighter 8 winner and current lightweight contender Michael Chiesa made headlines by claiming that he could defeat UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. “Conor is good, but I really don’t think he’s a true lightweight,” Chiesa told ESPN back in January. “That’s what I’m saying. With the landscape of this division, I...

Feb 23, 2017 5:38 am

Jorge Masvidal blasts entire welterweight division: your favorite fighter is probably a p*ssy!

Back in January, a largely unheralded Jorge Masvidal stepped onto the canvas with the streaking Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and delivered a blowout, knockout win. Given Cowboy’s reputation in the welterweight division, this emphatic win immediately looked like it could be a career-changer for Masvidal. Yet while it did earn him the number-five spot in the UFC...

Feb 10, 2017 3:08 pm

UFC removes 19 fighters from roster

Friday afternoon, news surfaced that the UFC had purged their active roster, removing 19 fighters from the promotions database of active fighters currently signed to the promotion. While some members of the list of released fighters are currently free agents, and could very well re-sign with the UFC, others have already announced their retirement, or...

Feb 7, 2017 8:19 am

Street Fighter wants to reward Angela Hill for her Sagat weigh-in outfit

Last weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Houston, strawweight striker Angela Hill returned to the UFC after a short stint in the Invicta FC cage. She made this return against streaking contender Jessica Andrade. Though Hill put up a valiant effort in this comeback fight, she ultimately came up short,...

Dec 29, 2016 12:07 pm

Joe Rogan calls for fighters to fight at natural weight

Ahead of UFC 207 on Saturday, two fighters missed weight for their scheduled scraps. The first was UFC flyweight Ray Borg, who is scheduled to fight Louis Smolka on the first PPV bout of the night. Borg missed the flyweight non-title fight limit by three pounds when he stepped onto the scales this morning in...

Dec 14, 2016 12:29 pm

‘UFC Fight Night: Albany’ medical suspensions, 6 fighters out indefinitely

This past weekend, the UFC held their second event in New York following the legalization of MMA earlier this year. The event was headlined by a heavyweight clash between Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis and Shamil Abdurakhimov. Lewis ultimately secured himself a fourth round TKO win despite what he believed was a disappointing performance. In...

Dec 7, 2016 8:33 am

VIDEO | Fighter inexplicably collapses in first round of fight

Late last month, Australia’s Xtreme Fighting Championship (XFC) touched down in sun-soaked Brisbane with their 28th show. The fourth bout of this 13-fight card occurred in the middleweight division, where James Vake took on a fellow Australian in Michael McDaniel. Regrettably, this bout would produce one of the strangest – and initially, most frightening –...

Nov 12, 2016 1:58 pm

VIDEO | Fighters pick winner of Eddie Alvarez vs. Conor McGregor

Tonight in New York, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor and UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez will step into the Octagon for a highly anticipated lightweight title fight. The fight will give McGregor the opportunity to become the first simultaneous two-division UFC champion, eight months after he was scheduled to contest for the lightweight title at...

Oct 22, 2016 7:31 am

UFC cuts 13 fighters from roster

The string of recent UFC employees being laid-off has now extended beyond the corporate side of the UFC, as the new WME-IMG owners have now removed 13 fighters from the roster. MMAFighting broke the story, which has reported that the following fighters have been cut from the UFC roster: Shane Campbell Kevin Casey Cody East...

Oct 9, 2016 2:10 pm

Michael Bisping is the Winningest Fighter in UFC History

When it comes to history-making and record-breaking, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping has quite a few feathers in his cap. Over the course of his UFC career, he’s landed more significant strikes than any fighter in the organization’s history. He’s landed more leg kicks than any fighter in UFC middleweight history. He’s scored more UFC...

Oct 8, 2016 2:21 pm

VIDEO | Dominick Cruz: Fighters are jealous of Conor McGregor’s money

Prior to UFC 202 back in August, UFC President Dana White stated that Conor McGregor would need to return to featherweight to defend his featherweight strap after his rematch with Nate Diaz. Ultimately however, after McGregor picked up his majority decision win over Diaz back in August, he signed on to fight Eddie Alvarez in...

Oct 5, 2016 11:56 am

MMA community reacts to the death of UFC fighter Josh “Anqa” Samman

Tragic news hit the MMA community on Wednesday when it was revealed that UFC middleweight Josh “Anqa” Samman had passed away at the young age of 28-years-old. Samman, who made his way to the UFC on TUF season 17, “Ultimate Fighter: Team Jones vs Team Sonnen” was found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last week....

Sep 18, 2016 7:17 am

Fighters React to Michael Johnson’s Blistering KO of Dustin Poirier

Last night, the UFC touched down in the small border town of Hidalgo, Texas with UFC Fight Night 94. In the evening’s main event, former featherweight contender Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier looked to improve to 5-0 since returning to lightweight. His opportunity to do so came against long-time lightweight contender Michael “The Menace” Johnson, who entered...

Sep 10, 2016 9:32 am

VIDEO | UFC 203 fighters stuck on elevator the night before UFC 203

Before our rescue…& after @aliabdelaziz000 warned from the outside "be-careful in there Urijah" A video posted by Urijah Faber (@urijahfaber) on Sep 9, 2016 at 8:48pm PDT UFC 203 is the first time the Octagon has headed to Cleveland, Ohio. The event, which is headlined by a heavyweight scrap between Stipe Miocic and Alistair Overeem...

Sep 6, 2016 8:30 am

Matt Mitrione engages in Twitter war with Matt Hughes over fighter pay

Matt Mitrione ripped into UFC Hall-of-Famer Matt Hughes on Twitter during a heated exchange over fighter’s rights and pay. With talks of a fighters union and compensation running rampant amongst UFC and Bellator fighters alike, Hughes and Mitrione took to Twitter on Tuesday to air their grievances, or in other words attack each others opinion....

Sep 4, 2016 10:10 am

UFC Hamburg Athlete Reebok Pay: Co-main event fighter Jan Blachowicz takes home $2,500

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returned to Germany yesterday for UFC Fight Night 93 in Hamburg. The event was headlined by a heavyweight tilt between former UFC champions Andrei Arlovski and Josh Barnett. After an exciting back and forth first-round which saw both fighters (Arlovski and Barnett) get rocked by punches, Barnett was able to utilize...

Aug 29, 2016 5:27 pm

PHOTO | Mark Hunt blasts fellow UFC fighters: “Grow some balls!”

Former UFC heavyweight title challenger Mark Hunt is not happy with his current employer the Ultimate Fighting Championship or the fighters on the promotions roster. After suffering a decision loss to former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar in the co-main event of UFC 200, it was revealed to “The Super Samoan” and the MMA world...

Aug 23, 2016 8:07 am

Eddie Alvarez rips Conor McGregor: He’s not a championship fighter

While Conor McGregor’s performance in the main event of UFC 202, during his fight with Nate Diaz, may have won over a lot of MMA fans, UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez was not impressed. McGregor, who gassed early in the fight, but was able to catch a second wind, was ultimately awarded a majority decision...

Aug 13, 2016 7:14 am

Conor McGregor on fighters union: “Maybe I will help spearhead something like that”

On Friday morning the Professional Fighters Association (PFA) was established to represent the collective interests of the fighters employed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The goal of the “PFA” is to organize the fighters so that they can collectively bargain their terms and conditions of employment. The “PFA” stated that it would not only be...

Aug 11, 2016 7:19 am

BREAKING! Professional Fighters Association has officially launched

Big news from the world of mixed martial arts. The Professional Fighters Association (PFA) was established today to represent the collective interests of the fighters employed by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). The goal of the “PFA” is to organize the fighters so that they can collectively bargain their terms and conditions of employment. The...

Aug 9, 2016 3:37 pm

UFC fighter flagged by USADA, won’t face suspension

News surfaced this week that ‘Ultimate Fighter: China’ winner Ning Guangyou failed a drug test for Clanbuterol. The failed drug test stems from a random out-of-competition drug test back in May. Interestingly enough, Guangyou will not be suspended for the infraction given that since 2011, WADA has been aware that failed drug tests for Clanbuterol...

Aug 3, 2016 9:54 am

Conor McGregor reflects on fighter dying in fight with teammate

Earlier this year the MMA community mourned the death of fighter Joao Carvalho who passed away after being TKOd during an event in Dublin. The man who TKOd Carvalho was Charlie Ward, teammate of UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor. The featherweight champ not only helped Ward prepare for the fight, but was also sitting cageside...