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Aug 16, 2016 3:11 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov absolutely destroys Conor McGregor on social media

Lightweight #1 contender Khabib Nurmagomedov continued his streak of calling out the UFC’s best today when he simultaneously roasted UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor, UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez, and UFC lightweight contender Nate Diaz in one Tweet. Nurmagomedov and Alvarez have had a back and forth war of words since Alvarez won the UFC...

Aug 16, 2016 9:48 am

Conor McGregor noncommittal about return to 145 after Nate Diaz rematch

With Conor McGregor’s highly anticipated welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz less than a week away, many are wondering what will be next for the featherweight champ. While UFC President Dana White has stated that McGregor will have to go down to featherweight to fight Jose Aldo in a title unification fight, McGregor appears to have...

Aug 12, 2016 10:41 am

Dana White calls the shots, talks Conor McGregor’s next fight after Nate Diaz

Featherweight champion Conor McGregor is scheduled to fight in his second UFC non-title welterweight fight on August 20 at UFC 202. McGregor will rematch Nate Diaz in another scrap at 170 to try and avenge his first UFC loss handed to him by Diaz at UFC 196. UFC President Dana White revealed what will be...


Aug 4, 2016 10:22 am

Khabib Nurmagomedov admits USADA found something in his testing sample

Khabib Nurmagomedov is never one to shy away from throwing verbal jabs at his fellow lightweights. The undefeated Dagestani fighter, who holds a win over former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, frequently makes headlines for talking trash in interviews and getting in Twitter feuds. With the UFC announcing Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson,...

Aug 3, 2016 10:40 am

UFC officially announces Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson

After a brief period of anticipation, the UFC has officially announced Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tony Ferguson. Reports emerged earlier this week that the former lightweight champ would be returning to the Octagon in November to fight #3 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson in a highly anticipated showdown, however there had been no official word on...

Aug 2, 2016 8:27 am

Rafael dos Anjos reportedly set to return in Mexico City on November 5th

On the heels of Rafael dos Anjos losing his UFC lightweight championship to Eddie Alvarez on July 7th in Las Vegas, the former champ is looking to return to the win column before the end of the year. News surfaced this week from Champions.co that dos Anjos would be returning to the Octagon at the...

Jul 29, 2016 5:39 pm

Two UFC champions pick Nate Diaz to defeat Conor McGregor

With UFC 202 less than a month away, the MMA community is torn on predictions for the welterweight rematch between Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor on August 20th. Diaz won the pair’s first meeting after stepping in on just two weeks notice. Given his ability to win the fight on such short notice, many believe...

Jul 28, 2016 2:04 am

Updated UFC rankings – Holly Holm drops while Ronda Rousey moves up

The UFC rankings were updated after the UFC on FOX 20 event that took place over the weekend. The divisions that seen the most change were the women’s bantamweight division and the men’s featherweight division. Holly Holm fell two spots to #4 after being beaten by Valentina Shevchenko, who jumped up four spots to #3....

Jul 21, 2016 8:48 am

UFC co-founder: Bellator stars are the guys I started with 20 years ago

While the UFC undoubtably is the largest MMA promotion in the United States, if not the world, Bellator MMA has continued to grow in popularity among MMA fans. The promotion recently just held its Bellator 158 event in London, and is already preparing to hold their Bellator 159 event this Friday. On the heels of...

Jul 16, 2016 10:27 am

Conor McGregor sends warning to fighters calling him out

While UFC featherweight champion Conor McGregor is currently slated for a welterweight rematch with Nate Diaz at UFC 202, ‘Notorious’ has found himself called out by numerous fighters. While McGregor is supposed to to fight Jose Aldo for the undisputed featherweight championship after his bout with Diaz, Eddie Alvarez, Dominick Cruz, and several other fighters...

Jul 14, 2016 10:11 am

Tony Ferguson eyes big fight after winning 8 in a row

Wednesday night in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, #3 ranked lightweight Tony Ferguson picked up his 8th win in a row as he defeated Lando Vannata via 2nd round submission. The fight was an impressive one for Vannata, who took the fight on short notice after Michael Chiesa withdrew from the bout. Now, Ferguson is ready...

Jul 10, 2016 12:22 pm

VIDEO | Dana White recaps all of this weekend’s fights

UFC President Dana White discusses all of this weekend’s UFC fights. The UFC crowned a new lightweight champion (Eddie Alvarez), a new women’s bantamweight champion (Amanda Nunes) and an interim featherweight champion (Jose Aldo) during what was a historic weekend for the promotion. Dana White also addressed the possibility of Brock Lesnar returning to fight...

Jul 5, 2016 9:29 am

Rafael dos Anjos looking for superfight with Georges St-Pierre

In less than 48 hours, Rafael dos Anjos will look to defend his lightweight championship against Eddie Alvarez in the main event of UFC Fight Night 90 on UFC Fight Pass. Ahead of the fight, there has been much speculation regarding former welterweight kingpin Georges St-Pierre returning to the Octagon to fight Michael Bisping for...

Jul 4, 2016 1:34 pm

UFC welterweight: ‘Fighting has never paid enough’

Fighter pay is always an interesting topic that brings debate from all angles. Recently, undefeated UFC welterweight Alberto Mina commented on his UFC pay and interestingly looks at his compensation with the UFC in a way that you typically don’t hear from many fighters. “Fighting for me is above and beyond just money,” Mina told...

Jul 2, 2016 9:49 am

First man to defeat Rafael dos Anjos used MMA notoriety to end prison riot

Back in 2004, Rafael dos Anjos made his professional MMA debut in Juiz de Fora, Brazil. dos Anjos lost the fight via split decision to Adriano Abu. Shortly after the fight, Abu decided to step away from MMA to work as a prison guard in order to stay close to home. 10 years after his...

Jun 23, 2016 1:02 pm

VIDEO | Khabib Nurmagomedov shows off brutal ground & pound

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov is currently coming off a big win over Darrell Horcher in April after nearly two years away from the Octagon. While Nurmagomedov is currently taking time off from the Octagon in observance of Ramadan, however ‘The Eagle’ is still in the gym training in preparation for what could be a #1...

Jun 22, 2016 8:52 am

Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor press conference added to international fight week

Initially, Nate Diaz and Conor McGregor were slated to have their highly anticipated welterweight rematch in the main event of UFC 200 on July 9th. McGregor refused to fulfill his media obligations for the event, and as a result was pulled from the card after briefly retiring. Now, with the pair set to collide in...

Jun 21, 2016 11:00 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov goes off on Rafael dos Anjos

While Khabib Nurmagomedov may have no intentions of fighting during Ramadan, ‘The Eagle’ isn’t ready to let UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos forget about their fight in 2014 in which Nurmagomedov defeated dos Anjos via decision. The pair often exchange verbal jabs through interviews, however there has been no word yet as to what...

Jun 21, 2016 9:57 am

Rafael dos Anjos wants “easy money” fight with Conor McGregor

Earlier this year, after Conor McGregor knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds to claim the UFC featherweight championship, McGregor was slated to move up to lightweight to fight lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC 196. Unfortunately, dos Anjos was forced out of the bout with a broken foot, and...

Jun 8, 2016 10:13 am

Anthony Pettis planning drop to featherweight

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony ‘Showtime’ Pettis has gone through a rough patch in the Octagon. After losing his UFC lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 185, Pettis dropped back to back decisions to Eddie Alvarez and most recently Edson Barboza. Given the 3-fight losing streak, Pettis feels as though it’s time for...

Jun 1, 2016 9:39 am

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos wins first pro fight out of Brazil 8 years ago today

Jun1.2008 In what was his 1st fight outside of Brazilian soil,@RdosAnjosMMA submits Takaichi Hirayama via armbar pic.twitter.com/Uz2Kc7hEE7 — MMA History Today (@MMAHistoryToday) June 1, 2016 On this day eight years ago, Rafael dos Anjos competed in his first professional MMA fight that was outside of Brazil at Pancrase 5. RDA went into the bout with...

May 17, 2016 12:06 pm

VIDEO | Rafael dos Anjos goes beast mode in training

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos is currently gearing up for his title defense against Eddie Alvarez on July 7th. Ahead of that fight, dos Anjos took some time to train at Evolve MMA in Singapore. Check out the clip of RDA training, above, and learn about the team at evolve-mma.com. In addition, learn about...

May 10, 2016 10:52 am

Gilbert Melendez ready to move on from failed drug test

Back at UFC 188, former Strikeforce champion Gilbert Melendez lost a controversial split decision to Eddie Alvarez. In addition to the decision being controversial, Melendez tested positive for testosterone metabolites. Now, nearly a year later, Melendez’ suspension is up, and he’s gearing up for his UFC on FOX 20 scrap against Edson Barboza on July...

May 4, 2016 1:21 pm

Edson Barboza vs. Gilbert Melendez reportedly set for UFC on FOX 20

At UFC 197 Edson Barboza picked up the biggest win of his professional career as he defeated former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis via unanimous decision. The win was a dominant one for Barboza, as he out-struck Showtime throughout the course of the fight, dealing a severe amount of damage to Pettis’ legs throughout the...

Apr 30, 2016 12:10 am

UFC announces Roy Nelson vs. Derrick Lewis

Friday evening the UFC announced a fight that guarantees fireworks. On July 7th on UFC Fight Pass, Roy ‘Big Country’ Nelson will fight Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis. The event will be headlined by Rafael dos Anjos vs. Eddie Alvarez, and will be an important one for both men as Lewis looks to climb from...

Apr 29, 2016 9:28 am

Rafael dos Anjos unimpressed with Khabib Nurmagomedov

While Rafael dos Anjos is currently the UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov holds a win over dos Anjos, something ‘The Eagle’ hasn’t been quick to let RDA forget. Nurmagomedov had been sidelined for two years before his return to the Octagon earlier this month at UFC on FOX 19, where he defeated UFC newcomer Darrell...