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Jan 19, 2017 6:58 am

Tyron Woodley: Demetrious Johnson doesn’t get push due to race

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is hailed as one of the greatest fighters on the planet today. With a superb 11-fight win streak that has seen him defend his flyweight title nine times over the past four years, Johnson currently sits atop the UFC’s official pound for pound rankings. With that being said, UFC welterweight...

Jan 18, 2017 7:37 am

Luke Rockhold fires back at “Jacare” Souza after injury comments

In late 2016, former middleweight champion Luke Rockhold was forced out of a highly anticipated rematch with Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza with an injury. This fight would have been Rockhold’s first back since he surrendered the UFC middleweight title to Michael Bisping in June, succumbing to a shocking, first-round knockout. Early last week, Jacare made headlines...

Jan 13, 2017 9:09 am

Bas Rutten’s bold prediction for Brock Lesnar’s MMA future

In June of 2016, during the UFC 199 broadcast, the UFC announced that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon at UFC 200 in July to fight Mark Hunt, nearly 5 years after his last Octagon appearance. At the time of the announcement six months ago, no one could have...

Jan 10, 2017 11:33 am

Jacare Souza explains Boetsch booking: Rockhold “chickened out”, faked injury

Late last week, news broke that Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza would be returning to the Octagon against Tim Boetsch at UFC 208. Given Jacare’s status as a staple of the middleweight top-5, and Boetsch’s position on the outermost edge of the top-15, this was a bit of a strange booking. According to Jacare, however, it was...

Dec 29, 2016 3:49 pm

VIDEO | Frank Mir punks UFC Undisputed video game motion capture specialist

You have to be a pretty brave soul to play tricks on some of the most talented mixed martial arts athletes in the world. In this hilarious video, we take a look at former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir doing some motion capture sequences for the UFC Undisputed video game. The video shows a man...

Dec 27, 2016 10:08 am

Anthony Johnson willing to wait “forever” for Daniel Cormier

Top ranked UFC light heavyweight Anthony Johnson was just weeks away from his highly anticipated rematch with Daniel Cormier for the UFC light heavyweight championship at UFC 206 earlier this month. Unfortunately for Rumble, his chance at a rematch with ‘DC’ for the light heavyweight strap was postponed when it was revealed that Cormier had...

Dec 23, 2016 6:01 am

VIDEO | The Best UFC Trash Talk of 2016

https://twitter.com/ufc/status/812066749688385536 2016 has been a banner year for fun fights. The year gave us Robbie Lawler vs. Carlos Condit. It gave us Cub Swanson vs. Doo Ho Choi. It gave us Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2, Michael Bisping vs. Anderson Silva, Marco Polo Reyes vs. Dong Hyun Kim, Steve Bossé vs. Sean O’Connell, and...

Dec 19, 2016 5:59 am

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson undergoes surprise USADA test at convenience store

nothin like USADA deciding to join me on my date night with @mightywife 😎 pic.twitter.com/d5qzLrlszX — Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) December 19, 2016 In 2015, the UFC partnered with the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in an effort to clean up the sport. Since then, the organization has made a seemingly endless list of PED busts,...

Dec 17, 2016 8:47 am

Daniel Cormier gives update on timetable for return

Earlier this month, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier was set to fight top ranked light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson in the main event of UFC 206. The fight was not only set to be a highly anticipated rematch, but would also serve as Cormier’s second title defense. Unfortunately, several weeks before the fight, Cormier...

Dec 17, 2016 7:59 am

Mark Hunt reacts to Brock Lesnar’s one year suspension

Earlier this week, former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar received his punishment from the Nevada State Athletic Commission for his pair of failed drug tests surrounding his UFC 200 fight with Mark Hunt back in July. After it was announced in June that Lesnar would be returning to the Octagon to fight Hunt at UFC...

Dec 7, 2016 6:12 pm

Bjorn Rebney on the MMAAA: ‘The good news is the negative vibe has been focused on me’

Many people fans and athletes were excited to hear the news about the formation of the “industry re-defining” Mixed Martial Arts Athletes Association (MMAAA). With members including Georges St-Pierre, Donald Cerrone, Cain Velasquez, TJ Dillashaw and Tim Kennedy, the news of the newly announced association was buzzing. However, one member representing the association that has...

Dec 5, 2016 8:49 am

VIDEO | UFC 206 Countdown: Holloway vs. Pettis

The UFC has not touched down in Toronto since late 2013, when Jon Jones defended the light heavyweight title against Alexander Gustafsson in one of the greatest championship fights ever. This Saturday, the organization will finally return to the Canadian metropolis with UFC 206. Originally, UFC 206 was supposed to be headlined by another light...

Nov 30, 2016 10:31 am

Demetrious Johnson doesn’t care about being above Conor McGregor on the pound-for-pound list

UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones and UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson have been neck-and-neck atop MMA’s pound-for-pound list for years. Now that Jon Jones is out of competition with a suspension, however, there is little denying that Mighty Mouse is MMA’s pound-for-pound king. According to Mighty Mouse, however, being the pound-for-pound best doesn’t...

Nov 29, 2016 8:31 am

Daniel Cormier responds to concerns over AKA injuries

While the American Kickboxing Academy is home to some of the best fighters in the world, including UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, former UFC middleweight champion Luke Rockhold, former heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez, and top ranked lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov to name just a few, the camp is often criticized for its fighters frequently pulling...

Nov 25, 2016 5:44 pm

New details emerge on Daniel Cormier’s injury & return

Friday afternoon, the MMA community received some unfortunate news, that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced out of his upcoming UFC 206 scrap with Anthony Johnson on December 10th in Toronto, Canada. The fight was set to be Cormier’s second title defense since winning the belt in May of 2015, when he...

Nov 25, 2016 1:28 pm

MMA community reacts to Daniel Cormier’s withdrawal from UFC 206

Friday morning, news surfaced that UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier had been forced to withdraw from his highly anticipated UFC 206 showdown with Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson on December 10th in Toronto, Canada. The fight was set to be a rematch from UFC 187 in 2015, where Cormier defeated Johnson to win the vacant light...

Nov 25, 2016 9:13 am

NFL stars do Conor McGregor’s ‘Billionaire Strut’

Ireland’s Conor McGregor, who now holds the UFC featherweight and lightweight titles, is a bona fide superstar. His tremendous blend of bravado and talent have helped him break dozens of UFC records and surpass other names like Ronda Rousey, Brock Lesnar, Jon Jones, Georges St-Pierre and others to become the biggest star the sport of MMA has...

Nov 21, 2016 8:21 am

Dan Henderson: Khabib Nurmagomedov would “beat the piss out of” Conor McGregor

Earlier this month, in the main event of UFC 205, UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor thumped Eddie Alvarez to claim the UFC lightweight title. In doing so, he became the first fighter in UFC history to hold titles in two divisions concurrently. Having achieved this history-making win, McGregor’s hype reached new and unprecedented levels, as he...

Nov 2, 2016 11:31 pm

VIDEO | Watch Jimi Manuwa Destroy Ovince St. Preux From a New Angle

I really think this is one of my favourite KOs ever. Amazing stuff from @POSTERBOYJM pic.twitter.com/NGsJKhpbXl — Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) November 2, 2016 On October 8, the UFC returned to beautiful Manchester, England with UFC 204. It was one hell of a fight card. The most buzz worthy feature of the card was undoubtedly the main...

Oct 30, 2016 10:03 am

Anderson Silva Has Been Tested by USADA More Times Than Any Other Fighter in 2016

Anderson Silva, who is widely considered the greatest fighter in the history of mixed martial arts, is the keeper of many impressive records. He’s headlined more pay-per-views than any fighter in UFC history, at 15. He’s tied with Vitor Belfort for the most finishes achieved in UFC history, at 15. He’s earned more knockdowns than any...

Oct 27, 2016 9:11 am

VIDEO | Anthony Johnson sparring 6’5 kickboxing champ Katsiaryna Kavaleva

With just over a month to go until UFC 206, where UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier will put his light heavyweight strap on the line as he squares off with top ranked light heavyweight contender Anthony ‘Rumble’ Johnson in a highly anticipated rematch, Rumble is getting some training in with a kickboxing world champ,...

Oct 26, 2016 8:43 am

Fabricio Werdum trolls Reebok with ‘Nike Fight Kit’ picture

Since the UFC announced their apparel partnership with Reebok, fighters and fans have continually criticized the brand. In the early days of the apparel deal, Reebok made quite a few errors when designing clothing for fighters, calling Anderson Silva “Anderson Aldo” on one of their shirts, and putting a United States patch on the sleeve...

Oct 20, 2016 8:57 am

Anthony Johnson expecting Daniel Cormier to revert to wrestling after feeling power

On December 30th, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, and top ranked light heavyweight contender Anthony Johnson will step into the Octagon in the main event of UFC 206 in a highly anticipated rematch for the UFC light heavyweight championship. The pair first met inside the Octagon in 2015, when they fought for Jon Jones’...