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Apr 24, 2016 4:27 pm

Source: “It was Lorenzo who made the call on McGregor, Dana wasn’t involved”

The MMA world was left in complete shock earlier this week when current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor tweeted that he had decided to “retire young” and was done with fighting. Shortly after that, the UFC announced that they had pulled “Mystic Mac” from his scheduled UFC 200 rematch with Nate Diaz which was expected...

Apr 24, 2016 3:45 pm

Photo | Jon Jones kicks it with the Diaz Brothers

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was kicking it with Nick and Nate Diaz earlier this week. Israel Martinez posted the following photo on Twitter Friday evening showcasing the three UFC superstars. Check it out: @JonnyBones kicking it with @nickdiaz209 @NateDiaz209 @ufc #197 pic.twitter.com/EXeAcfo1vz — Israel Martinez (@IzzyStyle) April 22, 2016 Jon Jones headlined...

Apr 24, 2016 3:42 pm

Video | Anthony Pettis thinks Conor McGregor might be “burnt out”

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis spoke to MMAFighting’s Ariel Helwani prior to his UFC 197 bout with dangerous striker Edson Barboza. “Showtime” took a minute to discuss UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor’s removal from the headlining bout of UFC 200, which occured after “Mystic Mac” refused to attend the UFC’s media tour to promote...

Apr 23, 2016 11:31 pm

Fighters react to Demetrious Johnson’s TKO win over Henry Cejudo

In the co-main event of UFC 197, Demetrious Johnson faced arguably the toughest test of his MMA career as he faced Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo. Johnson picked up an extremely impressive 1st round TKO win over Cejudo to retain his UFC flyweight championship. Below you can see the best reactions from fighters regarding Johnson’s...

Apr 23, 2016 11:25 pm

Fighters react to Jon Jones successful return to the Octagon

In the main event of UFC 197, Jon Jones made his successful return to the Octagon as he defeated Ovince Saint Preux via unanimous decision to claim the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. While Jones was extremely critical of his performance, he is now the interim UFC light heavyweight champion, and will face Daniel Cormier...

Apr 23, 2016 11:17 pm

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson TKO’s Henry Cejudo

In the co-main event of UFC 197, Demetrious Johnson proved once again why he is the greatest flyweight in the history of MMA. Johnson faced Henry Cejudo, who many believed to be the toughest test of his MMA career. Johnson rose to the occasion and stopped Cejudo in the 1st round via strikes after a...

Apr 23, 2016 11:09 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux (Highlights)

In the main event of UFC 197, Jon Jones made a successful return to the Octagon and defeated Ovince Saint Preux via decision to claim the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. While Jones wasn’t happy with his performance, he will now fight Daniel Cormier for the undisputed light heavyweight championship. See the highlights above!

Apr 23, 2016 11:03 pm

Dana White: Ovince Saint Preux broke his arm in Jon Jones fight

In the main event of UFC 197, Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux fought to a decision. While the fight was a rather lackluster one, Jones was awarded the unanimous decision win, and claimed the interim UFC light heavyweight championship. After the fight, Ovince Saint Preux revealed that he had hurt his arm at some...

Apr 23, 2016 10:59 pm

VIDEO | Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux Octagon interviews

In the main event of UFC 197, Jon Jones and Ovince Saint Preux fought for 5 rounds to a decision. Jones, who wasn’t happy with his performance, was ultimately crowned the interim UFC light heavyweight champion, and will now face Daniel Cormier for the undisputed UFC light heavyweight championship. In the video above you can...

Apr 23, 2016 10:45 pm

VIDEO | Demetrious Johnson Octagon interview

In the co-main event of UFC 197, UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson faced Olympic gold medalist Henry Cejudo, who many believed to be the toughest test of Johnson’s MMA career. Johnson rose to the occasion, proving why he is the flyweight champion as he picked up a 1st round TKO win over Cejudo. Watch his...

Apr 23, 2016 7:35 pm

VIDEO | Yair Rodriguez picks up unbelievable head kick KO win over Andre Fili

Yair Rodriguez with one of the greatest knockouts ever. #UFC197https://t.co/4iXmE8EQPz — OddsShark (@OddsShark) April 24, 2016 The Pay-Per View portion of UFC 197 started with a bang as Yair Rodriguez scored an incredible head kick knockout win over Andre Fili. Rodriguez faked a right leg kick and then immediately launched into a left head kick...

Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Chael Sonnen: Conor wanted to fight ‘Bendo’ under the ‘McGregor Promotions’ banner

In the above video former UFC title challenger Chael Sonnen discusses the fallout between the UFC and it’s current featherweight champion Conor McGregor. “The Notorious” was expected to rematch Nate Diaz in a welterweight bout at July’s UFC 200 event, however after Conor refused to attend the UFC’s media tour, the promotion opted to pull...

Apr 23, 2016 3:28 pm

Matt Mitrione books first Bellator opponent

Former UFC heavyweight Matt Mitrione (9-5 MMA) will make his Bellator debut at June’s “Bellator Dynamite 2” event in St. Louis, Missouri. “Meathead” will meet Carl Seumanutafa in the event’s co-main event slot. Mitrione is coming off back-to-back losses while fighting under the UFC banner. He suffered a third-round TKO loss to Travis Browne in...

Apr 23, 2016 3:27 pm

Video | Joanna Jedrzejczyk and Claudia Gadelha HATE each other

It is no secret that current UFC strawweight champion Joanna Jedrzejczyk (11-0 MMA) and top contender Claudia Gadelha (13-1 MMA) do not like each other. The ladies, who are serving as coaches on Season 23 of The Ultimate Fighter, did not hold back their hate for one another during Friday’s UFC 200 press conference. Fast...

Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Dana White addresses the Khabib Nurmagomedov vs. GSP rumor

During Friday’s UFC 200 press conference, UFC president Dana White was asked to comment on top lightweight contender Khabib Nurmagomedov’s recent statement that he was offered a fight with Georges St. Pierre for July’s UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. The UFC president seemed rather shocked by the question, which prompted him to respond with...

Apr 23, 2016 3:26 pm

Rory MacDonald defends Conor McGregor: “He did the right thing”

Former UFC title challenger Rory MacDonald is preparing to fight the last bout of his current UFC contract when he headlines June’s UFC Fight Night 89 event in Ottawa opposite fellow top contender Stephen Thompson. According to reports, MacDonald and the UFC have not come close to reaching a new deal or contract extension. Rory...

Apr 23, 2016 12:42 pm

Benson Henderson stepping away from MMA at the age of 33

Former UFC champion Benson Henderson is just 7 months away from turning 33, an age that will see the former champ step away from MMA. Prior to his Bellator 153 welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov, which Henderson lost in convincing fashion on Friday night, the former UFC champ spoke to Ariel Helwani on The...

Apr 23, 2016 12:21 pm

PHOTO | Nate Diaz and Frankie Edgar have much respect for one another

Former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar and UFC veteran Nate Diaz were in Las Vegas for the UFC 200 IFW Launch Event to promote UFC 200. Edgar is set to fight former featherweight champion Jose Aldo in an interim featherweight championship match while it is unknown if Diaz will still be fighting on the marquee...

Apr 23, 2016 10:55 am

VIDEO | Fighters predict Jon Jones vs. Ovince Saint Preux winner

Former UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones makes his return to the Octagon for the first time since fight Daniel Cormier at UFC 182 back in January 2015. Jones was set to rematch Cormier on Saturday night but an injury forced Cormier out of competition. Jones is now set to battle Ovince Saint Preux for...

Apr 23, 2016 10:32 am

VIDEO | Bas Rutten reacts to Conor McGregor situation

Conor McGregor’s ongoing standoff with the UFC took another interesting turn yesterday as UFC President Dana White explained that the door is now closed for McGregor to fight at UFC 200. McGregor, who wants to skip out on some of his UFC 200 media obligations, will not be allowed to fight on the card after...

Apr 23, 2016 10:24 am

Demetrious Johnson discusses USADA banned substance list

UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson is one of the most respected fighters both inside and outside the Octagon. Johnson, who has a pretty strong case for pound for pound kingpin, is not only the only flyweight champion in UFC history, but has also earned the respect of fans for being extremely classy. In addition, the...

Apr 23, 2016 10:16 am

Jon Jones recalls the exact moment he knew he needed to change

UFC light heavyweight kingpin Jon Jones is arguably one of, if not the greatest, MMA fighter of all time. Jones, who became the youngest UFC champion of all time at the age of 23 when he defeated Shogun Rua via submission at UFC 126, is now on a path to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight...

Apr 23, 2016 9:53 am

PHOTO | Dustin Poirier looking almost unrecognizable in post-workout pic

UFC veteran Dustin Poirier made his return to lightweight last year at ‘UFC FN: Mendes vs. Lamas’ in April as he knocked out Carlos Diego Ferreira in the 1st round. Following that fight, Poirier went on to defeat Yancy Medeiros via TKO, and Joseph Duffy via decision. The return to lightweight has been viewed as...

Apr 23, 2016 9:40 am

Benson Henderson sends message to Andrey Koreshkov following loss

In the main event of Bellator 153 last night, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson suffered a defeat in his Bellator MMA debut at the hands of welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. The loss was a rather one sided one for Henderson, who was unable to get into a rhythm over the course of the fight....

Apr 23, 2016 9:34 am

VIDEO | Benson Henderson gets dominated in Bellator MMA debut

Last night at Bellator 153, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his Bellator MMA debut at welterweight as he faced welterweight champion Andrey Koreshkov. Surprisingly, Henderson lost the fight in convincing fashion, extending his win streak to 6, as he defended his Bellator MMA title for the first time. See the highlights above!

Apr 22, 2016 8:31 pm

Ben Askren rips Benson Henderson following loss to Koreshkov

Former Bellator welterweight champion and current ONE Championship title holder Ben Askren (15-0 MMA) took to Twitter Friday night to poke fun at former UFC title holder Benson Henderson for losing his Bellator debut. “Funky”, who defeated Andrey Koreshkov via fourth-round TKO at Bellator 97 in July of 2013, had the following tweets directed at...

Apr 22, 2016 8:10 pm

Benson Henderson gets upset in Bellator debut

Former UFC and WEC lightweight champion Benson Henderson made his Bellator debut on Friday in a five-round welterweight title fight against Andrey Koreshkov at Bellator 153. Henderson found that the Bellator champion had a lot to offer and gave “Bendo” trouble in his Bellator debut. Koreshkov connected with a hard knee to Henderson’s head at...

Apr 22, 2016 4:35 pm

Video | Dana White on Conor McGregor: “I am not upset at all”

During today’s UFC 200 press conference, UFC president Dana White stated that current UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor had officially lost the opportunity to compete at this summer’s blockbuster UFC 200 event in Las Vegas. The brash Irish superstar quickly fired back at his boss via Twitter while the UFC 200 press conference was still...