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Oct 5, 2016 10:37 pm

Conor McGregor claimed he would KO Eddie Alvarez nearly four years ago

If all goes according to Conor McGregor’s plans at UFC 205 on November 12, “Mystic Mac” will surely be buzzing on this one. On January 13, 2013, “The Notorious” tweeted “@arielhelwani @danawhite I’D STOP EDDIE ALVAREZ IN THE 1st ROUND, I’D STOP JIM MILLER IN THE 1st ROUND, I’D STOP CLAY GUIDA IN THE 1st...

Oct 5, 2016 10:36 pm

John Lineker Thinks a Win Over John Dodson Puts Him In Line for a Title Shot

It’s crowded at the top of the bantamweight division. Currently sitting on the division’s throne is pound-for-pound great Dominick Cruz. Directly under him are dangerous contenders like former champion TJ Dillashaw, brick-fisted Team Alpha Male staple Cody Garbrandt, the hard-nosed Bryan Caraway, and the streaking Jimmie Rivera. And then, of course, there’s John Lineker, a...

Oct 5, 2016 7:42 pm

Georges St-Pierre says he will be making a big announcement next week!

Former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre has not competed inside the octagon since his November of 2013 split-decision victory over Johny Hendricks at UFC 167 in Las Vegas. The Canadian mixed martial arts legend, St-Pierre, recently spoke with Quebec sports media outlet “RDS” where he claimed that a big announcement is coming next week. @adirthe...

Oct 5, 2016 6:43 pm

Anthony Pettis has two opponents in mind if Jose Aldo is retiring

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis was hoping to score a title fight with current interim UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. However, after news broke that Eddie Alvarez would be defending his lightweight strap against current featherweight champion Conor McGregor at November’s highly anticipated UFC 205 in New York, a frustrated Aldo announced that he...

Oct 5, 2016 5:50 pm

REPORT: Werdum vs. Velasquez II set for December 30 in Las Vegas

The rematch between former UFC heavyweight champs Fabricio Werdum and Cain Velasquez appears to be set for the UFC’s annual end of the year card, according to Werdum’s coach Rafael Cordiero. “Beniel Dariush is representing our team on 5 November in Mexico City and Werdum on December 30 in Vegas against Cain Velasquez. Go with everything!”,...

Oct 5, 2016 3:18 pm

Dan Henderson sends a message to the middleweight division

When it was announced earlier this year that #13 ranked UFC middleweight Dan Henderson would be getting first crack at Michael Bisping and his middleweight championship, there was widespread outrage regarding Bisping cutting the line to get a middleweight title shot. While many MMA fans wanted to see the UFC 100 rematch between Bisping and...

Oct 5, 2016 2:55 pm

EXCLUSIVE | “Felony” Charles Bennett Discusses His Renewed Beef with Wanderlei Silva

One of the biggest storylines to emerge from Rizin Fighting Federation’s latest card, which went down on September 25 in Saitama, Japan, was the reemergence of an age-old beef between “Felony” Charles Bennett and the much larger Wanderlei Silva. Bennett and Silva’s beef stems from an infamous 2005 locker room brawl. Footage of this brawl,...

Oct 5, 2016 2:45 pm

Stephen Thompson Says Fans Booing Got in Tyron Woodley’s Head

In June of this year, Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson extended his win-streak to seven with a decision win over recent Bellator signee Rory MacDonald. With the win, he established himself as the obvious opponent for Robbie Lawler and Tyron Woodley’s July welterweight title fight. When Woodley won the title with a first-round KO of Lawler, however,...

Oct 5, 2016 2:17 pm

Jon Jones NSAC hearing postponed

It looks as though the MMA community will have to wait longer for the return of pound for pound kingpin, interim light heavyweight champion Jon Jones. After it was revealed last month that Jones would be appearing in front of the NSAC on October 10th along with Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor, who could be...

Oct 5, 2016 2:16 pm

A Look Back at the Record-Breaking Rise of Conor McGregor

In April of 2013, a 25-year-old Conor McGregor waved goodbye to a job as a plumber’s apprentice and made a successful UFC debut with a first-round TKO of Marcus Brimage. In the moments after the win, McGregor would famously call for a knockout of the night bonus. He would receive that bonus, and return home...

Oct 5, 2016 9:43 am

Josh Samman: The man beyond the Octagon

Josh Samman managed to live an extraordinary life despite his relatively short 28 years here, becoming a widely recognized UFC fighter and best-selling author without ever reaching his 30th birthday. Although Samman enjoyed massive successes as a prize-fighter and writer, he endured as much tragedy as he did triumph. The world was first introduced to...

Oct 5, 2016 9:38 am

Eddie Alvarez: Conor McGregor fans “don’t know s*** about MMA”

Last week, Conor McGregor and Eddie Alvarez came face to face for the first time at the UFC 205 press conference ahead of their historic fight for Alvarez’ lightweight championship in the main event of UFC 205 on November 12th. When Alvarez fielded his first question from a media member, he was meet with boos...

Oct 5, 2016 8:08 am

Report: Josh Samman passes away after being in coma

Wednesday morning the MMA community was hit with a tragic development regarding UFC middleweight Josh Samman, who has been in a coma since being found unresponsive in a Florida apartment last month. While there has still been no word as to why Samman was found unresponsive, and another man with him was found dead, Samman’s...

Oct 5, 2016 6:27 am

VIDEO | Way Back Wednesday: Watch Kimbo Slice Beat Up Afro Puff and Big Mac

Earlier this year, news broke that Bellator heavyweight and former UFC star Kevin Ferguson – more widely known as Kimbo Slice – had tragically passed away. The beloved fighter died of heart failure after being rushed to a hospital in Florida. Slice, of course, rose to prominence as a street fighter. In the early 2000s, videos...

Oct 4, 2016 10:45 pm

TJ Dillashaw blasts Dominick Cruz once again for “running”

Former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw has been doing everything in his power to secure a rematch with UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. Cruz, who returned to the Octagon earlier this year, fought Dillashaw in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Boston’ back in January, and reclaimed the bantamweight championship that he never actually...

Oct 4, 2016 10:05 pm

Thomas Almeida still thinks about Cody Garbrandt loss “all the time”

At the beginning of 2016, many predicted that 21-0 Brazilian bantamweight Thomas Almeida would climb to the top of the UFC’s bantamweight rankings by the end of the year, and even potentially earn himself a crack at bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz. On May 29th, Almeida stepped into the Octagon against Team Alpha Male prospect Cody...

Oct 4, 2016 6:54 pm

Jose Aldo disgusted with the direction MMA is heading

Current UFC interim featherweight champion Jose Aldo has come to a point in his career where he is simply fed up. The Brazilian champion recently stated that he wants to be released from his UFC contract to pursue new opportunities outside the world of mixed martial arts. Tap.Nap.Snap caught up with Aldo last week and...

Oct 4, 2016 11:08 am

Michael Bisping’s Coach Says Bisping is Finally “Peaking” at 37 Years Old.

This Saturday, in the main event of UFC 204, UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping will look to defend his crown against a former foil in Dan Henderson. In advance of this middleweight title fight, much is being made of Henderson’s age –and rightly so. The American is, after all, the oldest fighter on the UFC...

Oct 4, 2016 11:04 am

Eddie Alvarez felt “unthreatened” by Conor McGregor during staredown

Earlier this month, after it was announced that Conor McGregor would be moving to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez for the UFC lightweight championship in the main event of the UFC’s historic UFC 205 fight card, the pair came face to face for their first staredown at the end of the first UFC 205 press...

Oct 4, 2016 9:55 am

Tony Ferguson: “All those whiney b**ches can fight over the belt”

While Tony Ferguson currently sits at #3 on the UFC’s official lightweight rankings, he is content to partake in fights where title belts aren’t on the line. Ferguson has been on a tear of the UFC’s lightweight division lately, going on a spectacular 8-fight win streak that has seen him finish all but two opponents....

Oct 4, 2016 9:25 am

Dana White on Mayweather vs. McGregor: “They don’t REALLY want to fight”

With featherweight champion Conor McGregor scheduled to take on lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez, much of the Floyd Mayweather vs. McGregor talk has died down. But for a while, the thought of a superfight between boxing and MMA’s most talented and brightest shining stars was a serious discussion. With McGregor teasing fight posters featuring a fight...

Oct 4, 2016 8:19 am

Australia’s XFC Cuts Ties with Julian Wallace After Assault Charge

Late last week, news broke that Australian mixed martial artist Julian “Julz the Jackal” Wallace had pleaded guilty to assault. Wallace’s charges stemmed from an ugly incident during which he brutalized his then fiancee Jessy Jess – also a fighter – after she brought home a dinner that wasn’t to his liking. Thankfully, Jess was...

Oct 4, 2016 6:22 am

VIDEO | Bellator Champ Michael Chandler Offers His Prediction for McGregor vs. Alvarez

Michael Chandler, who currently owns the Bellator lightweight strap, is 1-1 across two bouts with reigning UFC lightweight champ Eddie Alvarez. As such, Chandler’s commentary on Alvarez’s looming title fight with Conor McGregor is especially interesting. In a video posted to YouTube by MMADigest, Chandler offered up his prediction for this highly anticipated title fight,...

Oct 3, 2016 8:23 pm

Chris Weidman doesn’t trust Yoel Romero after failed drug test

At the end of 2015, it looked as though top ranked middleweight Yoel Romero was poised for a title shot after defeating Jacare Souza on the main card of UFC 194. Following the fight, it was revealed that Romero had failed a drug test. While it was ultimately determined that the failed drug test was...

Oct 3, 2016 8:07 pm

Julianna Peña: “I’m the only girl who’s consistently winning.”

Julianna Peña has not been quiet about her right to a title shot. ‘The Venezuelan Vixen’ has won four UFC fights in a row, Peña seems poised for a shot at Amanda Nunes’ belt, however  with the specter of Ronda Rousey’s possible return to the woman’s bantamweight division, Peña’s path to the belt becomes a bit...