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Dec 22, 2016 10:07 am

Demetrious Johnson sidelined through first part of 2017 with knee injury

Unfortunate news surfaced this week that UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson had injured his knee earlier this year during his 5-round war against Tim Elliot. In the opening round, Johnson was nearly submitted by the ‘TUF: Tournament of Champions’ winner, however over the course of the next four rounds, Johnson used his wrestling to dictate...

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 12:10 pm

REPORT: Nate Diaz offered interim title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov

While Conor McGregor revealed this week that he could very well be returning to the Octagon after Christmas, rather than taking 10 months off like UFC President Dana White stated, Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson have continued to talk trash at one another on social media. Nurmagomedov revealed recently that an interim lightweight title fight...

Dec 21, 2016 8:39 am

Max Holloway goes off on Jose Aldo over recent comments

While it is undeniable that Max Holloway will be getting the next crack at Jose Aldo after winning the belt at UFC 206 earlier this month, there has been some confusion in regards to when the pair will fight. While Jose Aldo has been informing fight fans that prior to Holloway vs. Pettis, ‘Blessed’, ‘Showtime’,...

Dec 21, 2016 7:09 am

Gegard Mousasi calls out Chris Weidman, Weidman responds

When Gegard Mousasi avenged his previous loss to Uriah Hall in November, he set his sights on the middleweight division’s top-5, where he hoped to find an opponent who could propel him the rest of the way to a title shot. Now, it appears as though his crosshairs have landed on Chris Weidman, who is...

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 7:58 pm

Tony Ferguson plans to holdout for more money from UFC

Top ranked UFC lightweight Tony Ferguson possesses arguably one of the most impressive win streaks in the UFC today. With nine straight wins, which include six finishes, and a recent unanimous decision win over former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, Ferguson is poised for a lightweight title shot. While UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor may...

Dec 20, 2016 2:49 pm

Nick Diaz recalls being concussed in training and the chin of his brother Nate

Both Nick and Nate Diaz are known for their never-ending offense and their iron chins that many fighters can’t seem to figure out. While appearing as a guest on The Jasta Show recently, Nick talked about his younger brother Nate’s durability as well as his own. “It’s hard too, like my brother fought Josh Thomson...

Dec 20, 2016 1:41 pm

Daniel Cormier forced to break up Dominick Cruz and Cody Garbrandt backstage

While UFC bantamweight champion Dominick Cruz and top ranked bantamweight Cody Garbrandt aren’t scheduled to share the Octagon until December 30th, the pair nearly had their fight for Cruz’s bantamweight title backstage at UFC 202 back in August. According to UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier, Cruz and Garbrandt came face-to-face backstage, and got in...

Dec 20, 2016 10:44 am

The Return? Conor McGregor hints at post-Christmas return to the Octagon

Just last month, UFC superstar Conor McGregor made the move to lightweight to fight Eddie Alvarez in the main event of the UFC’s historic inaugural event at the Madison Square Garden. McGregor made quick work of Alvarez, securing himself a dominant second round TKO win after dropping the MMA veteran just moments into the fight....

Dec 20, 2016 9:07 am

Dan Hardy declines Mickey Gall’s challenge, Gall responds

This past weekend, in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’, UFC prospects Sage Northcutt & Mickey Gall stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown. Although Northcutt went into the fight with quite a bit more experience, it was the grappling of Gall that proved to be the difference maker. In the...

Dec 20, 2016 8:57 am

‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ medical suspensions

This past weekend, fight fans tuned in to UFC on FOX 22, also known as ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ for an action packed night of fights. While the preliminary card was certainly an exciting one, it was the main card on ‘Big Fox’ that left fight fans talking. To kick off the main card, undefeated...

Dec 19, 2016 4:43 pm

EXCLUSIVE | Tiffany van Soest on Joanna Jedrzejczyk: She’s good but I know I’m better

Renown kickboxing and Muay Thai fighter Tiffany van Soest made history recently by becoming the first-ever female champion in the Glory kickboxing promotion. Van Soest fought twice on December 10 in the Women’s Super-Bantamweight Grand Prix to claim the title. Van Soest first met Jessica Gladstone in the semifinal, taking a unanimous decision win and...

Dec 19, 2016 1:53 pm

Sage Northcutt releases first statement on social media since losing to Mickey Gall

Sage Northcutt was handed his second loss in his professional mixed martial arts record on Saturday’s UFC on FOX 22 event that took place in Sacramento, California. Northcutt met Mickey Gall who is another rising star in the Octagon and jumped up from lightweight to welterweight for the bout. Gall called Northcutt out for the...

Dec 19, 2016 7:46 am

VIDEO | Frustrated Alan Jouban wants spot in the welterweight rankings

Last Saturday, in the first fight of UFC on Fox 22, fan favorite welterweight Alan Jouban handed “Platinum” Mike Perry the first loss of his career with a lopsided unanimous decision win. With this victory, Jouban extended his win-streak to three, and his UFC record to a strong 6-2. Three of those UFC wins have come...

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 18, 2016 11:52 am

Top-10 lightweight Michael Chiesa offers to train Sage Northcutt in MMA grappling

Shortly after he spoiled the MMA debut of pro wrestling star CM Punk earlier this year, Mickey Gall took the opportunity to call out fellow prospect Sage Northcutt. Not long after this callout was issued, it was announced that Gall would get his wish, as he and Northcutt were pencilled in as the co-main event...

Dec 18, 2016 10:25 am

Michael Bisping destroys Anderson Silva on social media

UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping kicked off his remarkable 2016 campaign by earning a unanimous decision victory over former division kingpin Anderson Silva in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night 84’ on February 27 in Manchester, England. Bisping would follow up his five-round decision victory over “The Spider” by earning a short-notice first-round knockout...

Dec 18, 2016 5:53 am

Urijah Faber weighs in on his final fight

Last night, on the main card of UFC on Fox 22, MMA legend Urijah Faber competed in the final bout of his long and illustrious career. He did so in his hometown of Sacramento, California, against English bantamweight Brad Pickett. Faber was able to dominate his English foe to a unanimous decision win for a...

Dec 17, 2016 11:44 pm

MMA community reacts to Michelle Waterson’s submission of Paige VanZant

Saturday night in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ women’s strawweight prospects Paige VanZant and Michelle Waterson stepped into the Octagon for a highly anticipated showdown which likely would see the winner catapulted into the top 5 of the women’s strawweight division. While VanZant came out of the gate looking extremely quick, Waterson...

Dec 17, 2016 11:27 pm

Mickey Gall reveals what he & Sage Northcutt were saying mid-fight

Saturday night in the co-main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’, welterweight prospects Sage Northcutt and Mickey Gall stepped into the Octagon in a highly anticipated matchup between two of the brightest prospects in not only the 170 pound division, but the UFC. While Gall went into the fight with just a 3-0 professional record,...

Dec 17, 2016 6:31 pm

MMA community reacts to Urijah Faber’s final fight

On the main card of ‘UFC Fight Night: Sacramento’ MMA veteran Urijah Faber stepped into the Octagon for the final time as he squared off against Brad Pickett. Faber dominated the fight from the beginning, dropping Pickett in the first round before proceeding to out-strike and out-grapple Pickett over the course of the remaining two...

Dec 17, 2016 9:51 am

Holly Holm opens up on fighting for inaugural women’s featherweight belt

2016 has been a bit of a rough year for Holly Holm. In November of 2015, Holm picked up the biggest win of her career as she picked up a spectacular KO win over Ronda Rousey in the main event of UFC 193, extending her professional record to 10-0. Unfortunately for Holm, the momentum didn’t...

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...