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Jan 10, 2017 8:26 am

Conor McGregor reportedly concerned with potential future brain trauma

For quite some time now, reports have periodically surfaced that UFC superstar Conor McGregor is concerned with brain trauma. Prior to being signed to the UFC in 2013, Conor McGregor was reportedly concerned over the possibility of long-term brain damage. Despite that, the Irish superstar was signed to the promotion and went on quite the...

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 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 7, 2017 6:59 am

Mike Goldberg releases statement following UFC departure

Prior to UFC 207, it was reported that longtime UFC commentator Mike Goldberg would be calling his last UFC event at the highly anticipated event. Throughout the course of the broadcast, there was no mention of the event being Goldberg’s last. Throughout the course of the event however, members of the MMA community continued to...

Jan 6, 2017 8:22 am

Joe Rogan: Nick Diaz vs. Conor McGregor is the ‘money fight’

2016 was a big year for UFC superstar Conor McGregor. McGregor entered the year fresh off a win over Jose Aldo at UFC 194 to claim the UFC featherweight championship. To kick off 2016, McGregor was slated to move up in weight at UFC 196 to take on Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC lightweight...

Jan 4, 2017 11:41 am

Top 5: counting down the best UFC PPVs of 2016

Picking the best UFC PPVs of 2016 is not an easy task. This year was, after all, a year of incredibly stacked pay-per-view cards. Under the magnifying glass, however, there were five PPVs in 2016 that seemed to stand a head and shoulders above the rest; cards that were packed not only with big names,...

Jan 4, 2017 11:07 am

Dominick Cruz sends message to fans following loss

Dominick Cruz kicked off 2016 by reclaiming the bantamweight championship he never lost inside the Octagon, before then defending the belt against his nemesis Urijah Faber. Despite that, Dominick Cruz entered 2017 without the bantamweight championship. In the final UFC event of 2016, Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated Team Alpa Male prospect Cody...

Jan 4, 2017 7:06 am

Demi Lovato calls it quits with boyfriend Luke Rockhold

In the summer of 2016, we learned that former UFC middleweight champion and model Luke Rockhold and pop music superstar Demi Lovato had started dating. Though the two were initially fairly hush-hush about their relationship, they were spotted in public multiple times together – including a few appearances at UFC events – and ultimately went...

Jan 3, 2017 8:22 am

Dana White recalls consoling Ronda Rousey after UFC 207 loss

This past weekend, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey made her highly anticipated return to the Octagon after over a year away from the cage. The return was a very short lived one as Rousey was tagged in the opening moments of the fight before ultimately being stopped just 48 seconds into the fight...

Jan 2, 2017 8:09 am

Junior dos Santos explains why he’s fighting Stefan Struve in February

With a tough 2-3 record in his last 5 fights, former UFC heavyweight champ Junior dos Santos entered his April showdown with Ben Rothwell in dire need of a win. Luckily for the Brazilian and his many fans, he was able to produce that win, bludgeoning his dangerous foe to a sound, unanimous decision. Regrettably,...

Dec 31, 2016 10:30 am

PHOTO | Scorecards from the Dominick Cruz vs. Cody Garbrandt fight

In the co-main event of UFC 207, Dominick Cruz stepped into the Octagon against undefeated bantamweight prospect Cody Garbrandt for a highly anticipated grudge match. While Cruz was by far the more experienced fighter going into the scrap, Garbrandt proved that despite being just 10-0 prior to the fight, he was there to make a...

Dec 31, 2016 9:17 am

Cris Cyborg reacts to Ronda Rousey’s loss at UFC 207

In the main event of UFC 207 Friday evening, UFC women’s bantamweight champion Amanda Nunes made her first successful title defense as she knocked out former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey in just 48 seconds. Nunes landed a big punch just moments into the fight, noticeably leaving Rousey stunned. Nunes followed up the blow...

Dec 30, 2016 6:04 am

Johny Hendricks blasts MMA media, explains recent retirement talk

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks is currently in the midst of a rough stretch. First, he lost his belt in a competitive fight with Robbie Lawler. Though he was able to rebound with a nice win over Matt Brown in his next fight, his next fight thereafter saw him succumb to a first round...

Dec 29, 2016 4:11 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov sends a message to the UFC and Conor McGregor

Earlier this afternoon top UFC lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov took to his Instagram where he posted a photo along with a message directed at the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the promotions current lightweight champion Conor McGregor. This message to @UFC : It is clear to everyone that you hiding Conor from me. But stop lying...

Dec 28, 2016 4:57 am

Nate Diaz blasts Conor McGregor on social media

In March of this year, Nate Diaz shocked the world by submitting then featherweight champion Conor McGregor in a last minute welterweight scrap. His submission win marked the end of a 15-fight win-streak for the Irishman. Given his long-time dominance, and his status as the UFC’s biggest and most valuable star, McGregor was quickly given a...

Dec 27, 2016 9:30 am

PHOTO | Diaz brothers now have their own rolling papers

It’s no secret that Stockton superstars Nick and Nate Diaz are frequent marijuana smokers. While this sometimes results in a bit of controversy surrounding the brothers, Nick recently took to Snapchat to show off ‘Diaz Bros’ rolling papers: So @NickDiaz209 and @NateDiaz209 have been immortalized through their own rolling papers (via Nick's Snapchat). pic.twitter.com/nsB3KxJ8fA —...

Dec 24, 2016 1:10 pm

VIDEO | USADA drug tests Demetrious Johnson while shopping for booze

nothin like USADA deciding to join me on my date night with @mightywife 😎 pic.twitter.com/d5qzLrlszX — Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) December 19, 2016 Under the UFC’s partnership with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, fighters are obligated to update their location using the USADA app so as to make themselves available for random drug testing. When a fighter...

Dec 24, 2016 12:15 am

Joseph Benavidez hopeful for trilogy fight with Demetrious Johnson

It has now been three years since UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson and Joseph Benavidez shared the Octagon. The last time the pair met inside the Octagon, Johnson picked up a 1st round KO win to retain his title for the third time. That fight came just over a year after the pair had their...

Dec 23, 2016 11:27 am

The 10 Best UFC Knockouts of 2016

There is nothing quite like a highlight reel knockout. One well placed punch, perfectly timed kick, or surprise knee, and bam, it’s curtains. In 2016, the many talented fighters on the UFC roster provided us with a seemingly endless list of emphatic knockouts, some dealt with punches, others dealt with shins, others dealt with heels,...

Dec 23, 2016 9:28 am

Fedor Emelianenko weighs-in on Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. Conor McGregor

Last month at UFC 205, Khabib Nurmedomedov cemented his place as the lightweight #1 contender when he picked up a horrifically dominant win over Michael Johnson. Nurmagomedov used his grappling skills to repeatedly take Johnson down, and land countless elbows, complete with trash talk to Johnson mid-fight, and a conversation with UFC President Dana White...

Dec 22, 2016 10:36 am

EXCLUSIVE | John Dodson discusses next potential fight, reflects on Lineker loss

Back in October, two of the most exciting fighters in the UFC’s lighter weight divisions stepped into the Octagon in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Portland’. Former flyweight title challenger John Dodson was looking to pick up his second straight win since returning to bantamweight, while John Lineker was looking to continue his...

Dec 22, 2016 9:42 am

UFC officially announces Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt

It looks like Alistair Overeem vs. Mark Hunt is a done deal as the UFC has announced the bout on their UFC 209 website. The heavyweight bout is the first fight to be announced by the promotion for the UFC 209 event taking place on March 4 in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be a...

Dec 21, 2016 12:18 pm

The 10 Best UFC Fights of 2016

2016 was a banner year for fun fights. Over the course of the year, we witnessed a long list of unforgettable battles, all of which stand out contenders for this year’s Fight of the Year honors. Without further ado, here are our 10 favorite fights from the year 2016. Honorable Mentions:  Joanna Jedrzejczyk vs. Claudia...

Dec 21, 2016 9:51 am

Jose Aldo explains how UFC contract is keeping him from his dreams

Recently promoted UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo has had a very public dispute with the UFC brass over the second half of this year. After Conor McGregor opted to return to welterweight for a rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, UFC President Dana White stated that after the fight Conor McGregor must either defend...

Dec 21, 2016 6:05 am

Jose Aldo: I’m the real featherweight champ, not ‘two-faced’ Conor McGregor

When Conor McGregor won the UFC lightweight title from Eddie Alvarez in November, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two weight classes concurrently, as he still owned the organization’s featherweight belt at the time. Yet given that it had been nearly a year since he’d won that featherweight title,...

Dec 20, 2016 9:55 am

Travis Browne: callout from Derrick Lewis made the fight personal

Earlier this month, the UFC touched down in Albany New York with UFC Fight Night 102. In the main event, rising heavyweight Derrick Lewis took on Dagestani prospect Shamil Abdurakhimov. Though Lewis didn’t exactly dazzle in this fight, he was ultimately able to put Abdurakhimov away with a fourth-round TKO. In the wake of this win,...