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Oct 20, 2015 10:53 am

UFC Heavyweight Soa Palelei announces retirement

38-year-old Soa Palelei announced his retirement via Twitter on Monday. The UFC heavyweight from Australia announced his time spent fighting in the ring are done, but his involvement with MMA will continue as he hopes to help the sport grow. The announcement comes on the heels of Palelei being removed from the UFC’s active roster...

Oct 20, 2015 9:51 am

Gustafsson: ‘I do not want to be a journeyman’

Two-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger Alexander Gustafsson does not want to become a journeyman in the sport of mixed martial arts. “The Mauler” recently spoke with Swedish news outlet Allehanda, where he stated that he will continue to fight as long as he has the potential to be the best. His words (transcribed by...

Oct 19, 2015 1:52 pm

“Cowboy” Cerrone: Dana White wouldn’t let me move to 170 pounds

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is one of the more popular fighters to ever step foot in the octagon and it’s with good reason; He is willing and able to take on a fight at a moment’s notice no matter who the caliber of opponent. When Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to pull out of their high-profile fight...

Oct 19, 2015 10:43 am

White and Fertita commission Ronda Rousey mural in Venice Beach

Venice Beach is a very unique stretch to walk through in California. From Muscle Beach to the murals seen all over the neighborhood, Venice is also home to UFC champion Rounda Rousey. New mural of @RondaRousey in Venice Beach. Brilliant work by Brazilian artists @bicicrasemfreio #RouseyRevolution pic.twitter.com/2caBpMwSYy — Brian Hawkins (@Brian_Hawkins) October 10, 2015 UFC...

Oct 17, 2015 10:58 am

Hendricks discusses botched weight cut: “I don’t know everything”

Former UFC welterweight champion Johny Hendricks made headlines recently for a botched weight cut ahead of UFC 192 that left him in the hospital with a kidney stone and intestinal blockage. The weight cut was enough for many fans to call for Hendricks to move up to middleweight, however given that Hendricks would be outsized...

Oct 10, 2015 10:27 am

McGregor: I’m negotiating a $100,000,000 contract

UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor plans to make the big buck, or rather, even bigger bucks, when he negotiates his next UFC contract. The Irishmen told The MMA Hour that he plans on earning upwards of over $100M. I mean at this point it really wouldn’t be crazy to think that he’d be able...

Sep 30, 2015 9:00 am

Nick Diaz: ‘UFC Put Me In Touch With Their Lawyers’

On Tuesday, the support for former UFC champion Jon Jones was evident, with both UFC president Dana White and CEO Lorenzo Fertitta in attendance during the court hearing. However, we’ve seen little to no real support for Nick Diaz coming from the UFC since his five-year suspension was handed down, not even a statement on...

Sep 29, 2015 12:06 pm

Jones’ UFC Return Imminent? Dana And Lorenzo Show Up At JacksonWinkMMA

By now you might have heard the news about former UFC champion Jon Jones. The former 205 king appeared in court on Tuesday and left with 18 months of probation and no jail time after pleading guilty to a felony charge. Jones’ legal team was able to get Jones a plea deal and ultimately the judge...

Sep 27, 2015 6:39 am

UFC fighters react to Uriah Hall’s ridiculous KO over Mousasi

Uriah Hall put the entire middleweight division on notice at “UFC Fight Night 75” last night with his performance against top-tanked Gegard Mousasi. Mousasi put on an impressive opening round and Hall knew he had to turn things around quickly if he wanted to pick up the win in the Saitama Super Arena. Just twenty-five...

Sep 22, 2015 6:00 am

Rousey: ‘I’m Highest Paid Because I Bring In The Highest Numbers’

UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey is currently the promotion’s biggest star. She’s everywhere these days, even outside of the MMA world, in movies and what not. Recently, the big two in the UFC have been Rousey and McGregor. Conor spends a lot of time talking about his money and the numbers while Rousey is a...

Sep 17, 2015 1:23 pm

Paige VanZant Lands A New UFC Contract And A New Opponent

According to UFC strawweight and Team Alpha Male fighter Paige VanZant, she just locked down a brand new UFC contract and got her next fight finalized. ’12 Gauge’ took to Twitter to announce the news, sharing a picture of herself with UFC CEO Lorenzo Fertitta. VanZant is a fast rising star and fan favorite who...

Sep 16, 2015 7:41 pm

Josh Barnett Has No Plans To Compete At Metamoris Ever Again

UFC heavyweight Josh Barnett made headlines earlier this week when he was said to be competing against Chael Sonnen at the next Metamoris event. Who said that? Sonnen himself. Unfortunately, Barnett had no idea what he was talking about and said that he was not scheduled to go against Sonnen. Now, Barnett’s manager is taking...

Sep 5, 2015 1:47 pm

WATCH! Urijah Faber Was Hesitant About Doing TUF Again

  Team Alpha Male’s Urijah Faber wasn’t sure that doing another season of The Ultimate Fighter was the right move for him when it was first offered to him. He said he had to really think about it and talk to Dana White and Lorenzo Fertitta before accepting to do it. Faber has already coached...

Sep 3, 2015 3:33 pm

UFC Sends Out Warning To Fighters –– ‘Say NO To The Unions’

The battle between the UFC and possible unions seem to be growing. The Teamsters and The Culinary Workers Union 226 have come together in an effort to organize MMA fighters into a fighter union. There has been a lot making its way round the internet about just what the Culinary Workers Union motivations are, seeing...

Sep 2, 2015 7:22 am

The Six Steps Of Conor McGregor’s Tattoo Evolution

It seems like UFC interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor just can’t stop adding ink to his body. Since the world came to know McGregor, during his first UFC fight, he’s transformed in front of our eyes. First that big chest tattoo, then the tiger on his stomach and now his own name. Will the Irishmen...

Sep 2, 2015 6:40 am

Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira Officially Retires From MMA

MMA can officially say goodbye to one of the biggest legends in the sport’s history. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira announced that he is in fact calling it quits and retiring from MMA. ‘Big Nog’ will not be fading off into the sunset to never be seen again though, as he has accepted a job with the...

Aug 24, 2015 1:30 pm

Frankie Edgar accepts Max Holloway’s challenge, wants to fight in December

New Jersey’s Frankie Edgar sits atop the featherweight division as the only man under champions Jose Aldo and Conor McGregor. Often overlooked by officials, Edgar sure isn’t forgotten when it comes to fighters looking to take a step up in competition. Fifth-ranked featherweight Max Holloway called out “The Answer” to a potential bout in Hawaii....

Aug 17, 2015 7:05 am

BEEF! Junior dos Santos and Alistair Overeem go at it on Twitter!

After what felt like months of Alistair Overeem and Junior dos Santos calling each other out in various interviews and on social media, we may finally get to see these two clash in the octagon. The heavyweights were originally scheduled to square off a couple years ago at UFC 146. After Overeem knocked out Brock...

Aug 11, 2015 4:41 pm

UFC Boss — ‘Ronda Rousey is bringing teenage girls to the UFC’

“We’re already seeing it. We’re getting exposure now, or she’s getting exposure now, in magazines like Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Vogue. Those aren’t the typical news outlets that would necessarily cover the Ultimate Fighting Championship. So she’s breaking down those barriers and bringing a whole new group of fans that want to watch her fight. We’ve...