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Feb 20, 2017 7:31 am

Carla Esparza releases statement on controversial loss to Randa Markos

On Sunday night, the UFC returned to Halifax, Nova Scotia with UFC Fight Night 105. On the evening’s undercard, former strawweight queen Carla Esparza returned from a lengthy layoff against Canada’s own Randa Markos. Though Esparza succeeded on four takedown attempts, and threatened with a submission in the second round, the judges ultimately awarded her...

Feb 20, 2017 6:43 am

Pros react to Derrick Lewis’ knockout of Travis Browne, late referee stoppage

Last night, the UFC touched down in snow covered Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada for a second time. In the evening’s main event, streaking heavyweight contender Derrick Lewis faced arguably the biggest test of his already impressive career in towering Hawaiian Travis “Hapa” Browne. In the early moments of this fight, it looked like it could...

Feb 20, 2017 5:57 am

Pros react to Johny Hendricks’ decision defeat of Hector Lombard

Last night, in the co-main event of the UFC’s latest trip to Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks sought to rebound from a tough three-fight losing streak with a fresh start in the middleweight division. His opportunity to do so came against former Olympian and Bellator champion Hector Lombard. Though Hendricks...

Feb 19, 2017 11:23 am

Michael Chiesa calls for fight with Eddie Alvarez

Michael Chiesa is currently regarded as one of the best lightweights on the planet. Unfortunately, he’s been sidelined for almost a year with a back injury.   Luckily for the Ultimate Fighter winner and his fans, he is now almost ready for a comeback. During a recent Q&A in the buildup to UFC Halifax, Chiesa explained that...

Feb 19, 2017 11:08 am

Joe Rogan on the return of Georges St-Pierre: I bet he’s better than ever

Earlier this week, we learned that, after months of rumors and conflicting reports, former welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre has agreed to the terms of a brand new UFC contract. With this development, we can expect to see the welterweight great back in the Octagon sometime in the next few months – though it’s not known...

Feb 19, 2017 7:37 am

Chael Sonnen wanted to fight Fedor on hours’ notice, Bellator was interested

Last night, Bellator MMA returned to San Jose, California with Bellator 172. Until yesterday afternoon, we expected this card to be headlined by a heavyweight scrap between UFC veteran Matt Mitrione and heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. Unfortunately, disaster struck on Saturday afternoon, when Mitrione was forced out of the bout with kidney stones. In the...

Feb 19, 2017 6:39 am

Matt Mitrione responds to claims that he was scared to fight Fedor

On Friday night, the MMA community was transfixed on the imminent comeback of heavyweight legend Fedor Emelianenko. The Russian great was poised to take on Matt Mitrione in the main event of Saturday’s Bellator 172, and not even the UFC’s Sunday trip to Halifax could distract us from his return to action. Regrettably, things took...

Feb 18, 2017 6:33 pm

Bellator 172 Results: Mauricio Alonso KO’s Josh Koscheck

Bellator 172 Results: Mauricio Alonso vs. Josh Koscheck Former UFC welterweight title challenger Josh Koscheck made his Bellator MMA debut tonight in San Jose, California as he squared off with Mauricio Alonso on the Bellator 172 main card. Round one begins and Koscheck starts off quickly. Alosno circles and lands a nice leg kick and...

Feb 18, 2017 2:59 pm

VIDEO | Georges St-Pierre “It’s official. I’m back!”

Former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre (25-2 MMA) is officially back with the UFC. UFC President Dana White made the big announcement on Friday revealing to the LA Times that the promotion had finalized a multi-fight deal with the Canadian Superstar. Just minutes ago, “Rush” took to his Twitter where he released the following video that...

Feb 18, 2017 2:25 pm

BREAKING! Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy has been cleared to fight again by cardiologists in the UK

Former UFC welterweight title challenger Dan “The Outlaw” Hardy (25-10-1 MMA) has apparently received the necessary paperwork from doctors which would allow him to once again compete inside the octagon. Simon Head broke the news on Twitter stating the following: Breaking: @danhardymma just told me he has documentation from the best cardiologists in the UK...

Feb 18, 2017 1:48 pm

EXCLUSIVE | The Korean Zombie explains why he called out BJ Penn

“The Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung made a successful return to the octagon earlier this month in Houston, scoring a first-round knockout victory over Dennis Bermudez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 104. Jung caught Bermudez with a devastating uppercut midway through the opening round that sent Dennis crashing to the canvas which...

Feb 18, 2017 1:06 pm

VIDEO | Tony Ferguson eating brutal body kicks for 30 seconds

[youtube https://youtu.be/OTIVOnZs4C0] On March 4th, undefeated Dagestani lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off against streaking lightweight contender Tony Ferguson in a highly anticipated showdown for the interim lightweight title. The fight will not only produce the interim lightweight champion, but will also produce Conor McGregor’s next opponent when the lightweight champion chooses to return from...

Feb 18, 2017 9:55 am

Georges St-Pierre says his return ‘not official yet’

This week, news surfaced that the UFC and former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre had finally reached an agreement on the terms of a new multi-fight contract which was in the process of being finalized. That was then followed up by a statement from UFC President Dana White, in which he revealed that St-Pierre was...

Feb 18, 2017 8:51 am

Daniel Cormier forces Anthony Johnson to stand in new interview

UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier pulled one of the most savage moves in recent memory when he decided to make UFC fight heavyweight #1 contender Anthony Johnson stand during an interview because there was only one seat available. Cormier, who will be having his highly anticipated rematch with Johnson at UFC 210 on April...

Feb 18, 2017 8:30 am

Jose Aldo weighs-in on McGregor-Mayweather superfight

Throughout the course of 2017, reports have continued to surface that UFC superstar Conor McGregor and undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather were progressing closer and closer to eventually having a McGregor-Mayweather superfight. Mayweather started the year by offering McGregor $15 million for a boxing match, which UFC President Dana White was quick to counter with an...

Feb 18, 2017 7:38 am

Holy Holm releases statement on Germaine de Randamie rematch

Earlier this month, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Holly Holm stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown with Geramine de Randamie for the inaugural women’s featherweight title. The fight was an extremely competitive one which saw De Randamie awarded the inaugural women’s featherweight title after five hard-fought rounds. With that being said, there...

Feb 17, 2017 2:34 pm

Cris Cyborg cleared of potential USADA anti-doping violation

On the heels of UFC President Dana White expressing his confidence in hopefully getting Cris Cyborg cleared of her potential USADA anti-doping violation stemming from an out of competition drug test in December of 2016, the news has been made official. A statement was released on Cyborg being cleared, which partly read: Under the UFC...

Feb 17, 2017 1:58 pm

Dana White drops big news on Georges St-Pierre next fight

This week, news surfaced that former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre and the UFC had come to an agreement on a multi-fight contract and were in the process of finalizing the new contract. Just days later, UFC President Dana White confirmed that St-Pierre and the UFC had reached an agreement, and that St-Pierre would be returning...

Feb 17, 2017 1:43 pm

Holly Holm’s coach calls for harsh punishment for Cris Cyborg failed drug test

In December of 2016, news surfaced that Invicta FC women’s featherweight champion Cris Cyborg, who was 2-0 in the UFC in catchweight fights, had been notified of a potential USADA anti-doping violation after a failed out-of-competition drug test on December 5th. Cyborg was quick to explain the situation, stating that she failed the drug test...

Feb 17, 2017 1:15 pm

TJ Dillashaw accuses Urijah Faber of purposely continuing beef

It’s no secret that former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw’s split with Team Alpha Male was a very bitter one. After Dillashaw left TAM to join Elevation Fight Team in Colorado, Urijah Faber banned his former pupil from the gym in the midst of insinuations that Dillashaw was using PEDs during his time on the...

Feb 17, 2017 1:04 pm

Michael Page books next fight at Bellator 179 in London

Bellator announced on Friday the next challenge for rising welterweight star Michael Page. “MVP” will take on Derek Anderson at Bellator 179 in London, which features a main event matchup between Paul Daley and former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald. BREAKING! @Michaelpage247 vs @DerekBarbaric set for #Bellator179 in London! @spike pic.twitter.com/2AapeIVyzu — Bellator MMA (@BellatorMMA)...

Feb 17, 2017 10:34 am

Travis Browne fires back at “ignorant” Derrick Lewis

Ahead of their scheduled ‘UFC Fight Night: Halifax’ scrap Sunday night, heavyweights Derrick Lewis and Travis Browne have continued to increase the amount of trash talk they are doing. Lewis lobbed a rather personal shot at Browne ahead of the scrap as he made reference to Browne’s alleged domestic violence incident, which Lewis believes Browne...

Feb 17, 2017 9:44 am

VIDEO | Learn the origins of Fedor Emelianenko’s legendary sweater

On Saturday night, legendary Russian heavyweight Fedor Emelianenko will return to the cage. He will do so opposite dangerous UFC veteran Matt Mitrione in the main event of Bellator 172, which will emanate from San Jose, California. Fedor, of course, is a legend for many reasons: for his tremendous grappling skill, for his incredible power, for...

Feb 17, 2017 8:37 am

The time Gian Villante & Chris Weidman fought gangsters

Former UFC middleweight champion Chris Weidman may seem like a family man now, but just seven years ago Chris Weidman fought gangsters with fellow UFC fighter Gian Villante. Weidman recalled the situation to Champions.co: “I was maybe 2-0 as a pro, and Villante and I were at a club with some friends, when some major...

Feb 17, 2017 8:29 am

VIDEO | Referee’s incompetence causes cornerman to jump cage and rescue fighter

SFL – The referee was sleeping – Asha Roka /Sher-E-Punjab/ 1R guillotine (vs. Hanna Kamf /Bengaluru Tigers/ pic.twitter.com/wpJbSp0FsQ — Jolassanda (@Jolassanda) February 17, 2017 Mixed martial arts officiating is an ever controversial topic. It seems that every week, we have a new reason to criticize the sport’s judges and referees for their blunders and missteps....

Feb 17, 2017 7:48 am

Derrick Lewis gets personal with Travis Browne, calls for top 5 opponent

Sunday in Halifax, streaking UFC heavyweight Derrick Lewis will step into the Octagon with Travis Browne, who will be looking to bounce back from his current 2-fight skid. After controversially defeating Matt Mitrione in early January in a fight which saw Mitrione sustain one of the worst eye injuries in the history of MMA. Following...