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Jun 15, 2017 11:19 am

Welterweight champ Tyron Woodley heaps praise on Conor McGregor

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor have certainly had their issues in the past. When Woodley heard the news that the Irishman had finally made his much-discussed boxing match with Floyd Mayweather happen, however, he could only offer his respect. “I immediately started thinking in my mind how I’m going to...

Jun 14, 2017 4:22 pm

Nate Diaz reacts to news of Conor McGregor’s fight with Floyd Mayweather

Earlier this evening, we compiled a list of some of the best reactions to the news that Conor McGregor‘s much-discussed fight with Floyd Mayweather had been made official. Unfortunately, this list did not include a reaction from McGregor’s most fearsome rival: Nate Diaz. That, of course, is because Diaz took his time responding to this...

Jun 14, 2017 3:51 pm

The combat sports community reacts to news of Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor

The fight is now official. UFC lightweight champion Conor McGregor will step into the boxing ring to battle undefeated great Floyd Mayweather this August 28 at the T-Mobile Arena in the combat sports mecca of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pair will collide at a catchweight of 154 pounds. They will battle for up to 12...

Jun 12, 2017 2:07 pm

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The ongoing saga of scheduling a Michael Bisping vs. Georges St-Pierre fight took another unexpected turn this week when middleweight champion Michael Bisping revealed that he too is unable to fight in the near future, and as a result is more than okay with waiting on Georges St-Pierre to be ready to fight later this...

Jun 9, 2017 1:40 pm

VIDEO | Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni have competitive sparring match

Chuck Liddell and Phil Baroni are legendary pioneers in the sport of mixed martial arts. Liddell made his pro MMA debut back at UFC 17 in 1998 and went on to become one of the biggest stars in the UFC. Liddell won the UFC light heavyweight title at UFC 52 by taking Randy Couture out...

Jun 9, 2017 8:19 am

Georges St-Pierre confident Michael Bisping fight still happens

The ongoing saga of former UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre‘s comeback fight continues to be a confusing one, as the former champion has now proclaimed that he is remaining “positive” in hopes of a fight with middleweight champion Michael Bisping happens, despite his eye injury sidelining him through the fall. While UFC President Dana White...

Jun 8, 2017 9:11 am

Demetrious Johnson questions the UFC: Is this f**king amateur hour?

The ongoing saga between the UFC and flyweight kingpin Demetrious Johnson continues to be a rather strange one as the duo have been unable to come to an agreement regarding Johnson’s next fight. Earlier this week, the flyweight champion released a rather lengthy statement in which he revealed that UFC President Dana White and UFC...

Jun 8, 2017 7:45 am

Daniel Cormier: UFC should pay Demetrious Johnson a million dollars to fight Dillashaw

Over the last few weeks, UFC President Dana White has been pushing UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson to accept a fight with a slimmed down former bantamweight champion in TJ Dillashaw. Johnson, however, has some real reservations. He believes the next flyweight title shot should go to the established Ray Borg, and is reluctant to...

Jun 7, 2017 1:18 pm

Conor McGregor shoots up in ranks amongst the world’s highest-paid athletes

It’s hard for the everyday Joe to even fathom the amount of money that the world’s highest paid athletes make as they rake in millions of dollars every year. Forbes released their list of The World’s Highest-Paid Athletes on Wednesday and once again, only one mixed martial arts superstar made their top-100 list. UFC lightweight...

Jun 7, 2017 12:38 pm

Miesha Tate explains why she’s grateful for Ronda Rousey rivalry

In the early days of WMMA, one rivalry shined above all others. Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate are widely credited with being the duo to propel WMMA into the spotlight, and ultimately leading the Fertitta brothers and UFC President Dana White to creating a women’s division in the UFC. Now, with Tate retired, and Ronda...

Jun 7, 2017 10:33 am

Artem Lobov questions whether Floyd Mayweather signs McGregor fight contract

Throughout the course of 2017, talks of a potential boxing match between Conor McGregor and Floyd Mayweather have continued to progress. Recently, UFC President Dana White finalized McGregor’s half of a contract for a potential boxing match with Mayweather. Despite that, Mayweather has yet to sign his end of the contract, leading Conor McGregor’s teammate...

Jun 6, 2017 10:40 am

TJ Dillashaw to Demetrious Johnson: ‘To me, you’re being a b**ch’

This week, UFC flyweight kingpin Demetrious ‘Mighty Mouse’ Johnson released a lengthy letter calling out the UFC brass for what he considered to be unfair treatment from the UFC. He summarized his current situation, explaining: “I agreed to their tyrannical demand to fight Ray Borg and Ray also agreed. UFC has refused to give me...

Jun 6, 2017 9:55 am

Ray Borg has newfound respect for flyweight champ “Mighty Mouse”

Yesterday morning, UFC flyweight king Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made waves by releasing a lengthy, anti-UFC statement, slamming the promotion and its president Dana White for trying to force him into a fight with former bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw. In this statement, the champ suggested that he was more interested in fighting established flyweight contender...

Jun 6, 2017 5:58 am

TJ Dillashaw on Demetrious Johnson outcry: it all comes down to him being scared of me beating him

Yesterday morning, dominant UFC flyweight champion Demetrious “Mighty Mouse” Johnson made waves by releasing a lengthy, anti-UFC statement, blasting the organization and its head-honcho Dana White for bullying him, and for trying to force him into a fight with former UFC bantamweight champion TJ Dillashaw (read that statement here). Now a day removed from Johnson’s...

Jun 3, 2017 10:19 pm

UFC 212 Bonus Report

UFC 212 Bonus Report ‘UFC 212’ in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil delivered with some memorable fights and solid finishes. With that said, UFC President Dana White handed out three “Performance of the night” awards at tonight’s UFC 212 post fight press conference. Those $50,000 ‘UFC 212’ bonuses went to the following fighters: Performance of the...

Jun 3, 2017 9:33 am

Frankie Edgar: Germaine de Randamie won’t fight Cris Cyborg because of “fear”

The ongoing saga of figuring out UFC women’s featherweight champion Germaine de Randamie’s next move has continued to be a rather surprising one. After winning the inaugural women’s featherweight championship by defeating Holly Holm earlier this year, Germaine de Randamie looked all but ready to defend the title against the presumptive #1 contender Cris Cyborg...

Jun 2, 2017 9:15 am

Cris Cyborg will fight at UFC 214, but not against Cat Zingano

Recently, UFC women’s featherweight fighter Cris Cyborg has been campaigning for a fight, however despite her best efforts, she has yet to finalize a date and opponent for her next fight. While former women’s bantamweight title challenger Cat Zingano was willing to fight Cyborg, an injury is preventing ‘Alpha’ Cat from fighting. UFC President Dana...

Jun 1, 2017 2:34 pm

Jose Aldo hints at frequent future lightweight fights

This weekend, UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo will look to unify the UFC featherweight championship and the interim featherweight championship, which is currently being held by Max Holloway. While Aldo has continuously sought a rematch with Conor McGregor following his lopsided loss to the Irish superstar at UFC 194, the featherweight champion was recently told...

Jun 1, 2017 9:45 am

Cody Garbrandt issues warning to TJ Dillashaw regarding Demetrious Johnson fight

Several months ago, it was announced that UFC bantamweight champion Cody Garbrandt would be making his first bantamweight title defense against TJ Dillashaw following a season of coaching on The Ultimate Fighter. Unfortunately, a back injury delayed the potential fight when Cody Garbrandt was flown to Germany by UFC President Dana White for a procedure...

May 31, 2017 2:09 pm

Tito Ortiz reflects on historic UFC fight where he fought for no pay

Tito Ortiz was one of the first superstars in the UFC and Tuesday marked the 20th anniversary of Ortiz’s professional mixed martial arts debut, making his way into the Octagon for the first time in 1997 at UFC 13. “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” fought twice at UFC 13, winning a first round TKO over...

May 31, 2017 12:20 pm

Georges St-Pierre discusses eye injury

While the UFC may have announced earlier this year that former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre would be returning to the Octagon to fight Michael Bisping for the undisputed UFC middleweight title, the fight never received an official date. The UFC moved forward with the scrap, holding a press conference in Las Vegas where both...

May 31, 2017 8:58 am

Georges St-Pierre will retire if he loses comeback fight

With the highly anticipated return of former UFC welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre looming in the not-so-certain future, fight fans are anxiously awaiting word regarding when, or if, Georges St-Pierre will be returning to the Octagon. While St-Pierre was initially supposed to fight UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping for the middleweight belt this year upon returning...

May 29, 2017 7:42 am

Bob Arum: Manny Pacquiao “is there” to fight McGregor if Mayweather isn’t

The biggest ongoing story in combat sports today surrounds a possible boxing mega fight between undefeated great Floyd Mayweather and UFC lightweight champ Conor McGregor. At first, of course, this fight looked like a near impossibility. As the months have passed, however, red tape has been bushwhacked and roadblocks have been cleared, and the fight...

May 28, 2017 12:38 pm

Pros react to Volkan Oezdemir’s crushing KO of Misha Cirkunov

On Sunday afternoon the UFC returned to Sweden with UFC Stockholm, an action-packed, 12-fight card. In the evening’s co-main event, we saw ranked light heavyweight contender Volkan Oezdemir and Misha Cirkunov in a bout that would send the winner shooting up the divisional ranks. In the end, the bout’s winner was Oezdemir. Despite his status...